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An Accidental Hippie

Your place to discover how good healthy living can be

After all the splurging during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the new year offers the perfect opportunity for a fresh start.

While most people add new workout and diet plans to their routines, the new year is also the perfect time to refresh your body, hair, and skin. Everyone deserves a total body refresh to start the year, and we’re sharing a few choice tips on how you can do that in 2021!

Refresh Your Body

So we just spent the last six to eight weeks indulging in treats, sweet drinks, and scrumptious dinners. While we wouldn’t have it any other way, holiday festivities often leave us feeling sluggish in January. Starting the day with a glass of warm lemon water is a popular cleansing technique to get your day rolling. Adding more fruits and veggies to your diet is another way to give yourself a fresh start to 2021, and Monat Energy is a fantastic energy boost without the crash.

Refresh Your Hair

Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp! Environmental impurities cling to our hair and scalp throughout the year. That’s what giving your hair and scalp regular purifying resets are essential to any haircare routine—and January is the perfect time to begin. With the launch of our NEW Purifying Haircare Line featuring Purifying Vinegar Shampoo and Scalp Purifying Scrub, you have the scalp cleansing products your hair craves! This high-performing scalp scrub and shampoo is formulated with apple cider vinegar, superfruit AHAs, and vitamin B6 to offer you the ultimate new year refresh!

Refresh Your Skin

January is also the ideal time to cleanse your skin of environmental impurities, toxins, and dead skin to leave you looking refreshed and renewed! Start the year with a facial at your favorite local spa or visit your dermatologist.

Of course, you’ll want to cleanse your skin daily, and we offer two options depending on your skin type to help ensure the effects of your cleanse last. Add Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser to your routine if you have oily to combination skin or Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser if you have normal to dry skin.

You’ve earned a fresh start to 2021, and we hope these quick tips get you on your toward your best year yet!

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A growing number of consumers are interested in naturally based, vegan and/or plant-based alternatives. It’s a thriving sector—one that some experts think could change the beauty industry for good. This seismic change in what people want is part of the larger shift in consumer awareness about health and wellness. Thanks to a growing number of beauty blogs and social media accounts dedicated to the benefits of wellness, consumers have access to more information than ever before about what helps them.

The Cruelty-Free Movement Has Taken Over One tremendous movement is for corporations to be cruelty free. Public opinion and consumer power have had monumental influence on influencing corporate behavior and legislative initiatives toward saying no to animal testing. Over the last 25 years, the public demand for cruelty free products has grown so much that innovative non-animal testing strategies which yield efficient and accurate safety data have proliferated. Changes in the law haven’t been far behind. Organizations like Cruelty Free International and The Leaping Bunny Program, the gold-standard in cruelty free certification for personal care and household products companies and signifies no animal testing at any stage of product development. It’s the only globally recognized guarantee that a brand has made a genuine commitment to ending animal testing for its products. Certified companies must meet its rigorous criteria. To be Leaping Bunny certified is a big win for those of us who care.

Saying Yes to Naturally Based Products Naturally based products are becoming the rage among today’s health conscious shoppers. As more and more people become aware of how naturally based products can positively affect their lives, they are making the switch and opting for healthier options.

MONAT Global is at the top echelon of hair care companies that are cruelty free, manufacture naturally based products and say yes to acceptable products. Leaping Bunny certified, MONAT has made a commitment to providing animal-friendly options. And when it comes to naturally based, just look at some of the many botanical oils that MONAT’s flagship product, REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive contains. Abyssinian oil was the first ingredient selected for its remarkable rejuvenating properties. Next, a blend of unique ingredients, including antioxidants, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids was developed. This unique product also contains Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Lime Oil, Citrus Bergamot Fruit Oil, Coconut Oil and Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract. Sounds yummy, bringing new levels of nourishment and anti-aging benefits to your hair and skin. Or look at MONAT’s Smoothing Shampoo, formulated to gently cleanse and nourish while smoothing and softening the hair cuticle to reduce frizz. Smoothing Shampoo takes charge to reduce dry static flyaways, de-frizz, and resist humidity for a smoother, sleeker, silkier look. And these are just two of their line of products. What you will not find in MONAT products are listed below in our “no’s” Parabens


Cyclic Silicones





Mineral Oil

Paraffin Wax


Plastic Microbeads

Formaldehyde Releasers

Harmful Colors

Harmful Fragrances What you will find in our products are naturally based ingredients and botanicals extracts that benefit the hair and scalp. These ingredients gently cleanse, moisturize, hydrate and improve the hair’s overall condition to leave it silky, shiny, healthy and beautiful.

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  • Tammy

I have to be honest with you! There have been many times I’ve been on my social media, scrolling away, to see so many beautiful images of my friends and followers. Sometimes, not always, but sometimes I find myself comparing my life, my looks, my circumstances, my EVERYTHING to them. I tell myself a story. I tell myself I’m old, fat, unattractive and not exactly where I want to be in life.

Guess what? I just gave the devil a foothold and he won that battle. I was coveting my neighbor.

Exodus 20:17 “You must not covet your neighbor’s house. You must not covet your neighbor’s wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.”

I suppose that also means your neighbor’s Instagram perfect photos.

In those moments I realize I need to confess to God and get real honest with myself. We are all so much more than our perfectly filtered photo. Just because someone’s life appears a certain way on social media, it doesn’t mean that’s the reality. We’re getting sucked into what we’re allowed to see. The devil relishes in us comparing ourselves to our friends. He wants us to feel less than and not enough. He desires for you to feel sad, ashamed and distraught.

But God wants so much more for you. He wants you to find your identity in Him. You’re identity cannot be in your career, your family, marriage or anything else. It needs to be in Christ alone. You need to forget about the pretty pictures, the likes, comments and hearts. Focus on the good that God has given you. Focus on the love Jesus feels for you. Start celebrating your friends and their posts without feeling like you’re less. Remember Who holds you and wants to use you for His glory.

Psalm 139:14

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Psalm 139:14