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About Crystal Collins

I'm a former sweet-tooth turned health-nut. After a difficult loss of a first pregnancy and having a second child with a heart condition, I became obsessed with health and wellness. I revamped our entire family's lifestyle, dropped seven pant sizes, and created a website where I could share our story and help support people wanting to make small changes day by day in order to live well. I also support my family by the work that I do here through advertising content, affiliates, and partnership/consultant links within content. When you click and/or order, it puts food on our table. Thanks for all your support, and may you live well and thrive!

5-Minute Face Makeup {Tutorial}

I'm a simple girl, that likes simple things. I'm that girl whose attempt at a smoky eye looks like she had a run in with wild boar. Yep. That's me. I like to be out the door in 5 minutes. I mean...I've got 4 whippersnappers running around, so there's not much time for getting myself ready. [...]

Mango Coconut Superfood Smoothie

If you're looking for a refreshing Summer smoothie without artificial or added sweeteners, this one packs a punch! Plus it is loaded with powerful antioxidants and can be customized to your preference (ie. adding frozen pineapple chunks and/or banana is divine!). For this time around, I used the addition of Young Living's Ningxia, a powerful red [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:32:44+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Juicing|0 Comments

Dry Brushing For Skin – What Is It, and How to Do it

I've recently started doing Dry Skin Brushing to help tighten up and exfoliate all of my skin. We spend so much time exfoliating and taking care of our faces, that a lot of times we don't think about the rest of our skin. We should, because it's our largest organ and its appearance oftentimes reflects [...]

Is Thrive Market Really a Good Deal on Organic Groceries?

I was hearing a lot about Thrive Market, and decided to go ahead and put them to the test. Is it really a good deal? I had put together a shopping cart full of groceries on Amazon, and my total came up to about $160. I put the same amount in my cart plus a [...]

By | 2017-01-24T11:32:23+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Frugal Living, Organic and Green Living|2 Comments

Why Beautycounter

As I mentioned in a previous article, choosing safer cosmetics/skincare was one of the last "healthy changes" I made in my natural journey. In this week's video, I share a little bit more about why Beautycounter products are so amazing, and why the mission to get safer skincare into the hands of everyone is something [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:32:37+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Health and Wellness, Natural Products|0 Comments

Dear Friend Trying To Have All The Right Answers

Dear Friend that is trying to have all the right answers, I get it. I'm the same way! I feel frozen when I don't know the perfect choice to make, or the right path to take. Fear of failure... fear of making mistakes... these have been my companions. So as much as I say this [...]

By | 2016-11-28T07:23:37+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Health and Wellness|1 Comment

The Best (Non-MLM) Health Greens & Supplements

Seems like every day we see a new MLM offering supplements/smoothies/greens etc... Don't get me wrong - I'm a HUGE fan of MLMs, and I always recommend that everyone find one they can be passionate about. I do my best to support friends and colleagues that work their own MLMs. Even here on my site, I [...]

By | 2016-09-20T17:33:47+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Healthy Eating, Juicing, Organic and Green Living|0 Comments

Beautycounter for Target: Deals, Coupons, & How To Save

This is so exciting! Beautycounter is a brand and product I have been using for years to purchase makeup and skincare items that are safer and healthier for my skin and body. What's more important than having makeup and skincare items that are non-toxic? Not much, but having them also be beautiful and chic is [...]

By | 2016-10-03T16:25:00+00:00 September 10th, 2016|Deals, Natural Products|0 Comments
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