Just Tomatoes Etc.

April 7th, 2011 Posted in Foods & Desserts, Sweet Tooth | No Comments »

They finally arrived at my local supermarket!  Just Tomatoes Etc. The perfect trail hike treats and delights to satisfy your munchies!  I love Just Bananas and Just Mango best so far; better yet, mixing them together in one bag =)

*Photocredit: Just Tomatoes Etc.

PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics

April 1st, 2011 Posted in beauty products | No Comments »

I was introduced to this wonderful brand after a visit to my local natural market one year ago.  I picked up their gorgeous Paint Me Stunning Nail Paint (a mauvy iridescent polish) and also fell in love with their lip paints.  Seen below are my Paint Me Stunning, Forgiving, and Non-Violent Nail Paints.  Do check out their website and support Peacekeeper Cause-Metics. I have included this excerpt about Peacekeeper which can be found on their website:

“Peacekeeper Cause-Metics is the first cosmetics line to give all of its after-tax, distributable profits to women’s health advocacy and urgent human rights issues. PeaceKeeper builds a bridge between extraordinary women in the land of plenty and extraordinary women who, by chance of birth, don’t have our resources or opportunities.

Here are the ideals that we pledge to uphold in our business practices:

1) Slavery-free labor

PeaceKeeper is building a slave-labor free company, so if we believe there to be any  exploitation in hours, safety, or health-care and retirement benefits, we are out.

We are consulting with www.newstandards.com to monitor this.

2) Fair wages

PeaceKeeper makes sure that the companies we are working with, here and overseas, pay a fair wage to their employees.

3) Cruelty-free products

PeaceKeeper does not use any products that have been tested on animals. We also provide 100% vegan products for animal lovers who do not use ingredients such as carmine.

PeaceKeeper strives every day to practice the ideals of truthfulness, non-stealing, and non-violence, as found in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, a text which outlines the ways in which a yogi can find ethical balance throughout their life.

When a yogi practices truthfulness, ultimately anything they say will come true.  If they practice not hoarding or stealing, people will feel so safe around them that they will reveal unimaginable treasures. When we truly practice non-violence, then no negative energy can harm us. Like the Buddhist monks who can safely walk through a battlefield, we can face each day unaffected by the negativity in the world. Now that’s powerful!

As a company, PeaceKeeper strives to promote greater peace throughout the world by the practice of these traditional concepts. We hope that you can help us achieve success by practicing truthfulness, non-stealing, and non-violence in your own everyday lives!”

*Reference: PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics