Monthly Archives: April 2012
While I was in Austin, TX I treated myself to a facial – and I deserved every second I must say! My consultant consistently told me how she loved my cocoa skin tone and how beautiful she thought my skin was. I begin to share with her that this “Emerging Vegan Sistah” is having a challenging time with my skin as I take this vegan journey. I wish I was a STRICT vegan, but I am not yet. I have come to realize that it’s not easy changing over 30 years of eating habits. I do realize, more importantly, is that as long as I continue down this path that I will follow the healthy lifestyle more and more. Ok, back to the matter at hand. I explained that I want to utilize better products and make-up for my face. Since I work in a corporate office I want to feel confident about my look and my presence when I have to facilitate meetings or give advice to my clients. She totally understood and exclaimed before you leave TX you must fo to W3LL PEOPLE!! Wonderful I thought, another special thing for me because I was not at my optimum when I left for my trip. So, I left one of my business seminars early and headed over to W3ll People and I made a great executive decision!!!
I truly enjoyed my experience at W3ll People. As soon as I walked in the door I was greeted with wonderful smell and an array of products. I was immediately escorted to the chair when I said I was looking for make-up products for my skin type. Who wouldn’t want a toxin-free on the spot makeover. It was simply a joy to be inside
I like my look and I like the concept of W3ll People and I really liked how the products enhanced my look since I decided to simply where my hair black! I already had the lip liner on, but its an all natural product from my local health store.
The W3ll People website explains the following about its products are free from the following ingredients:
- Artificial Preservatives
- Synthetic Dyes
- Synthetic Fragrance
- Propylene Glycol
- Mineral Oil
- Bismuth Oxychloride
- Bad Mojo
The concept is truly and extraordinary one. It is good for you, your body and the planet! It’s nice to feel beautiful and know that I am contributing to my personal well-being. What’s even better is that they ship their products so you can enjoy them even if you are not in Austin, TX. yeah! I encourage you to visit the W3ll People website: www.w3llpeople.com
Casa De Luz is a hidden vegan treasure of Austin, TX. It’s a very simple place, but very relaxing. Don’t walk in anticipating a list of items to select from for dinner. No sir! There’s ONE dinner menu and that’s what you eat for $12. Walking through the garden area was quite peaceful (though I’m not one for the institutional practices). I did find it nice to be around so much greenery after being in conference rooms all day.
It’s very simple: pay your $12, help yourself to soup & salad & then someone will bring you the entree for the evening. They had desserts, but I guess it was an additional cost or process – I honestly didn’t inquire. This process couldn’t be any easier – they only bring the entree to you – you do everything else. The food was tasty and I know my body was happy that I didn’t totally blow my new lifestyle while away from home (now if only I can get a handle on this craving fr sweets…..that’s another blog for another day
BTW: if you read my last blog you know who suggested this place…..let’s say it together – Daisy How cool is that??
Here’s some more pics of Casa De Luz:
I am in Austin Texas having a nice time especially since everyone is so friendly! I am trying to stick to my new healthy vegan lifestyle so of course I was looking for placing close by to dine. I thought or going to the Clay Pot for Indian food, but it was further than I thought so I decided to inquire and that’s when I went to the concierge desk – ladies you ROCK!!
We had a great conversation about vegan and raw vegan eating. Then Daisy grabbed a map & gave me so many great options for healthy, organic vegan dining. She is on a raw diet now – stay strong Daisy you will be amazed by the results!!!! I think I am good hands for the remainder of my stay so if you are ever in Austin, TX consider staying at the Four Seasons Austin (I just checked in a few hours today and I am very happy thus far). If you do, stop by the concierge desk & say hi to Daisy! She plans to follow my blog so I know she’ll find some great motivation from my other followers – all of you are amazing!
Right now I am Mai Thai and the food is amazing. Check it out: