Thursday, March 19, 2015

Radha Beauty 100% Argan Oil Review

I am not really a beauty blogger, but with all these blogging opps available to me, I am going to jump on them. I am very thankful to be able to try and share the 100% Argan Oil with you. This is a sponsored post and no other compensation was given.

Radha Beauty was started in July 2014, has grown very fast and are now one of the top beauty brands on amazon. They strongly believe in using natural and organic ingredients in our products. 




About the Product
Discover 100% Pure Radha Argan Oil that naturally freshens, hydrates and softens dry skin, it also repairs and beautifies hair, from roots to split-ends and improves scalp health.

Infused with nutrients and antioxidants that make the skin soft and fights against the loss of elasticity and firmness.

Strengthens brittle, cracked, nails and softens cuticles. The amazing gold of Morocco can be used as a topical ointment for medicinal and therapeutic purposes to soothe the irritated skin of infants, for various skin ailments, and to protect against skin infections. It was also used in traditional cuisine. It is first cold pressed to ensure the best quality, highest-grade oil. Unscented, Lightweight & pure for the ultimate healthy glow.

Learn About the Brand
Growing up in an Indian home in South-East Asia (Singapore), I (Rebekah Letch, Co-Founder of Radha Beauty) was constantly bathed in oils. Oil baths were part of my regime growing up. As a kid, my mother would adorn my hair and skin with different oils and create natural mixtures using spices and oils from turmeric, coconut, argan, lavender, peppermint etc which left my skin insanely soft, supple, blemish free and radiant. I would always get compliments on how healthy and radiant my long hair and skin were. Over the next 10 years, I worked with some of the world's best makeup artists as a professional ballet dancer and model. However, I noticed that after each session, my face would either break out, or get really dry and flaky. The more I learned about the toxic chemicals in most cosmetics, the more I wondered: did beauty have to be bad for us?
I couldn't accept that. I wanted cosmetics that embodied luxury and conscience -- cosmetics that were sexy and fun, high quality and organic, effective and good for Mother Earth.

In 2014, I started Radha Beauty a 100% pure & natural oils line and a natural skincare line. We combine high performance with natural and healthy ingredients and partner with earth-loving, women-empowering organizations, use Eco-friendly packaging, and we never stop striving to improve our products and our impact on the world. Radha Beauty embellishes beauty with the earth’s most natural oils and our natural skin care line. Our products are Cruelty Free and Not Tested on Animals. We believe that beauty does not have to be bad for us, as in our industry today, harsh chemicals are used in most beauty products. Our professional-level performance and luxe feel beauty line embodies luxury and conscience using high quality and organic ingredients which are effective and good for Mother Earth..

Radha's Beauty backs up their products up with a 180-day hassle-free money back guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. There is absolutely no risk to you when you order now! If you are not completely satisfied, simply contact them and they will give you a full refund, no questions asked (you do not even have to return the bottle). Their #1 priority is to make sure their customers are completely happy.

If you want to purchase this product for yourself, you can do so on Amazon.com. If you want to connect with Radha Beauty, you can do so on their website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ego Benefits of Weight Loss

Although I am not down a TON of weight, I am at a weight that was my post-high school adult happy weight - before I met the ex BF a few years ago and started drinking...

I told the current BF when I hit this said weight LOOK OUT! I'll be more confident and flirty and I know that I am the shiznit...

I AM at THAT weight now.

We went out to dinner Friday night and I had a man (not the BF) hold the door open for me on the way in. I had another random stranger man (not the BF) hold the door open for me on the way out.

A thought hit me at that time is that men must be doing that now because I am getting skinny. It's happened a few other times this week that I paid no mind to. The BFs remark was that I might not be far off on that thought.


Sunday, I set off on a slow and sloggy walk/trot. I had no time to worry about. I just wanted a huge calorie burn and wanted to get something around 12 miles. I was running by feel and I was feeling good. 2 rest days in a row, followed by an easy day will do that to a person.

I walk/trotted 3.5 miles on the country farm roads and the BF biked along, picking up cans for recycling. We got to a point where his bag was full and a mile from the house. I was a mile from the high school track, so he headed home and I went to the track.

There were a couple young boys there 13, 14, 15- somewhere around there. Two brothers. Nice boys with their black lab playing with the track equipment. I just did what I planed on doing which was track trotting. They, being boys started showing off after a couple of laps by taking off their shirts and pulling each other on the sled with the attached harness, telling me they were training as I passed them each lap. Cute.

My miles 6, 7, 8 passed so quickly. I was able to get into the zone and into my mental running happy place. I decided to check Instagram and I started a walk break. The boys were concerned and asked if I was done since I did, like, 60 laps! Nope, not done. Still have 3-4 miles to do.

Another 2 miles passed, I was running again, and they had to ask me how many laps are left now. 8 or so laps. 2 more miles.

I hit 12 miles and headed to the bleachers. I was picking up cans to take home and the younger boy asked if I needed help. lol, no. There were maybe 5 cans or so but that's 10 cents!

At this time, the boys got their shirts and jackets on and headed towards me to the entrance of the track. I was leaving and they were too. The older boy asked like he was so impressed about how many laps that I did. Well, I did 4 miles before I came here, and just finished 12. And I have a mile and a half before I get home, so I will be doing about 14 before I'm done.

Wow, they both said. Shocked.

And I trotted off.

The point of telling you that is that, THAT never happened the last few years. YOU might be impressed knowing that I DO do miles and put in work and complete the races that I do. But strangers in real life opening the doors for me and young boys blatantly impressed with this young cougar didn't happen before. 

I DO notice that people treat me differently since this weight loss. And I'm only 1/3 to my goal! It FEELS good to know that people are liking what they see. I feel that my hard work is paying off and knowing that I am more attractive to others is a big ego boost. Mentally, I feel the same. Since I have struggled with depression the past few years, letting go of my black cloud might take a while. I don't feel that cocky attitude shift yet, but I know how I felt mentally better when I was at this weight pre-2007, so I am hoping I can feel that way again.

Anyone with weight loss experience have this happen? Noticing that people treat you differently? If men start getting flirty, do women start becoming catty bitches?

FYI - the pics are me the same weight.

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Same shirt, less flab. Left is last weekend. Right is Robie Creek in 2013. 2013, I lost weight by only running and really only lost it in my legs. I was still drinking and eating normally. This go around, I have a clean diet and am doing running, plus everything else. And I've lost weight everywhere. I guess I should have done better before and afters for this weight loss project. ;-)