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Red Apple Lipstick Review & Giveaway

Red Apple Lipstick Review & Giveaway

I have to admit, I have never been very sensitive about whether or not my skin care and beauty products contain gluten. I mean, I make sure that anything that goes on my lips is gluten-free, but beyond that, I've never seemed to have any issues. I do read all the labels on the products I use, and I know that my make-up and lotions are gluten free, but my hair products contain wheat amino acids. But honestly, as long as I don't chew on my hair I have never had an issue.

 

For the past several years, I have been using various lip balms and have been mostly satisfied with them. My only issue is that I feel like I am reapplying at least once an hour, maybe more. Talk about time consuming. When I started seeing Red Apple Lipstick come up in tweets and posts by my fellow GFFs, I had to check them out. Boy am I glad I did - what an awesome company! Red Apple Lipstick makes all of its products from scratch so you're guaranteed to get a great product. Also, there is no petroleum, no animal bits, no gluten, soy, dairy, corn, harsh chemicals or GMOs in any of the products. What you're left with is lip balm and lipstick that are the most moisture-rich products I have ever used, and they last for hours!

Denial, or Why I Ate That Damn Pizza

Denial, or Why I Ate That Damn Pizza
I never eat something I know I shouldn't. This, folks, is called being in denial. Denial is when you pretend something that happened didn't really happen....

Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference & Expo 6/7-6/8

SEE MORE AT http://celiacandthebeast.com/2014/04/celiac-disease-foundation-2014-conference-and-expo/   WHEN: June 7th & June 8th WHERE: Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA WHO: Anyone who is celiac or diagnosed with...

The beauty of tea

The beauty of tea
There are few things in life more comforting than a cuppa. There are few things in life less comforting than painful, stiff joints. So it isn’t...

How Egg-free Easters & Adoption Made Inclusion a Family Holiday Tradition.

How Egg-free Easters & Adoption Made Inclusion a Family Holiday Tradition.
I still remember the first Easter that my son was 'egg-free'.  He was three and a half - old enough to be aware of the other...

Phoenix Book Signing for Celiac and the Beast

Phoenix Book Signing for Celiac and the Beast
Phoenix! Please come see me THIS FRIDAY 4/11 at 7pm for my book signing at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ! http://www.changinghands.com/event/dermer-apr14

Allergy-Friendly Easter Desserts

Allergy-Friendly Easter Desserts
One of the greatest things about starting a blog three years ago is that it keeps track of all the things I've done for holidays.  Now,...

Gluten Free Easter & Passover Resource Guide

Gluten Free Easter & Passover Resource Guide
With Easter & Passover fast approaching we have compiled a list of helpful resources to make your holiday a gluten-free safe & creative one! http://celiaccorner.com/celiac-gluten-free-blog/gluten-free-easter-passover-resource-guide/#.Uz3LHvldV-5

Why I Don't Eat Out (Much) Anymore

Why I Don't Eat Out (Much) Anymore


Prior to my diagnosis with celiac, I was a restaurant and junk food fiend. My favorite food was fried and I would never say no to a dessert or other carb (and gluten) laden treat. So you can imagine my devastation when I found out that basically all of my favorite foods were off limits after finding out I could no longer eat gluten. 

 

Despite feeling like I was given a death sentence by having to go gluten free, I was completely fed up with being in pain all the time and constantly feeling exhausted and bloated. Solely because I wanted to feel better, I dove right into a GF diet. And to my amazement, I felt so much better even within the first week. I vowed that I would never eat gluten again - besides the fact that it was slowly killing me. 


After being on the GF diet for a couple months though, I really started to miss eating out. It wasn't just the delicious foods served at restaurants I missed, it was the whole fun and excitement of it. I started looking up restaurants who could accommodate a GF diet and began checking them out. I had a few mishaps with getting glutened, but being not so far from going GF, I suffered the pain and moved on. I had no hesitation to try other restaurants. 

 

Weight Loss With Garcinia Cambogia

In this very day and age, corpulence is simply an overall scourge. Not only does it destroy sufferers ‘everyday personal satisfaction yet it debilitates them with...

Are Peanuts the Only “Bad Boy” Legume?

Are Peanuts the Only “Bad Boy” Legume?
While peanut allergies are the most prevalent of food allergies, there are other legumes to which some children may have an allergic reaction. Peanuts are often...

Product Review: Don’t Go Nuts Soy Spreads and Granola Bars

Product Review: Don’t Go Nuts Soy Spreads and Granola Bars
The other day I was thinking about how grateful I am for having so many allergy-friendly products available these days.  I just couldn’t imagine what it...

Review (& Giveaway) of soon-to-be-released book by actress, celiac advocate, bakery owner: Jennifer Esposito

Review (& Giveaway) of soon-to-be-released book by actress, celiac advocate, bakery owner: Jennifer Esposito
Read our recent review (& enter giveaway) of Jennifer Esposito's new book (Giveaway ends: April 1, 2014)   http://celiaccorner.com/celiac-gluten-free-blog/jennifers-way-my-journey-with-celiac-disease-what-doctors-dont-tell-you-and-how-you-can-learn-to-live-again-book-giveaway/#.Uzmmx_ldV-6  

27 Reasons I AM Gluten-Free: A Huffington Post Piece

27 Reasons I AM Gluten-Free: A Huffington Post Piece
You may remember my previous pieces for HuffPo, The Social Impact of Food Allergies and An Open Letter to Jimmy Fallon. I'm excited to share my...

Food for your achey bits

Food for your achey bits
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