Nourishing Zen

Nourishing YOU. Adventures to Healthy, Happy, and a Fulfilling Life! Food is our medicine.

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Who’s interested in Better Beauty? SAFER beauty products? And some samples to REALLY give it a shot?!

Let me know if you’re interested in trying some of Beautycounter’s amazing products. 

I have less than a few weeks left before D-Day…. Literally. My induction date has been set and I may be a little distracted with a little baby for a small while! 

Here’s your chance to try some samples, give it a try, and let me know what you think! 

If we don’t have samples, I will try to make some for you! 

Here are a few of my favorites:

Charcoal Bar

Protect Sunscreen 

Dew Skin Moisturizer

Essential Line – coconut oil based!

Lustro Face Oils – Different oils for different types of skin! 

Lustro Oil – Citrus & Rosemary

Lip Sheers & Lip Glosses (believe it or not I actually didn’t wear any until now!)
Let me know! 


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Back in Stock and a Steal of a Deal!

Yessss! A Two-Fer!!! 

We have been waiting for months….. Beautycounter’s charcoal soap is back! I’ve been told it’s going to sell out sooooo fast! 

Grab it HERE + when you purchase $150 or more, you will receive a FREE Lustro oil #3 ($68 value). One of my favorite products! It’s amazing for combination skin! Use it with a moisturizer or by itself to freshen up! 
This charcoal cleansing bar is amazing for skin. It’s basically magical for breakouts. 

This soap has the perfect balance of charcoal! It clarifies and detoxifies our skin by pulling out dirt, impurities and excess oil, without drying out our skin. It does all this, while avoiding many of the toxic ingredients commonly found in soaps such as sulfates, parabens, synthetic dyes, fragrances and other hormone-disrupting chemicals.
Check it out HERE: Charcoal Soap

When you shop via my link, I am here to take care of you! You can email me anytime with question, plus I occasionally send you extra Beautycounter surprises! 🙂

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Starting Mother’s Day Off Healthily! 

With… My favorite morning shake!

1 cup Organic Vanilla Greek Yogurt 

1 cup ice cubes

1/2 cup sliced organic strawberries

1/2 cup raspberries 

1 tablespoon chia seeds 

Additions: 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 scoop protein powder of choice, 1 cup spinach or kale, or more ice to make it more of an iced shake/sorbet! 

Blend and enjoy! 

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL past, present and future mamas! ❤️❤️❤️

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Who’s Ready to Join Me Live?

Join my Facebook Page Beautycounter by Erica to meet me live TOMORROW night at 8:00pm PST!

I will be talking about *the* product that got me HOOKED 🎣 !! 

This will be a brief streaming session – I promise I won’t take up too much of your time! 

During the live feed, feel free to comment any questions, concerns or… Just say hi! 

See you tomorrow 😉

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Meet Beautycounter’s NEWEST Product…!

Beautycounter’s Lengthening Mascara!
It took us THREE years to perfect this mascara!! 

This mascara conditions your lashes as your wear it with organic oils and Shea butter!

“Women aged 26-59 experienced the following:

94% reported defined and lengthened lashes

97% reported mascara was easily buildable

94% reported mascara did not clump on lashes

94% reported mascara gave lashes ultimate definition

91% reported would refer mascara to a friend”

Feel free to ask me any questions via my Facebook group “Beautycounter by Erica Petty” or my email:
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Beautycounter’s BIGGEST Product Launch TOMORROW!

It’s the FINAL countdown to Beautycounter’s BIGGEST product launch!

Tomorrow we will reveal a product that has been in the works for years!!

Can you guess what it is??? 

#betterbeauty #jointhemovement #productlaunch #switchtosafer

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SAFE Products!

Who knew that there were SO many bad ingredients in our beauty products today?? 
I honestly didn’t think about it much until becoming pregnant. It has really enlightened me and made me want to learn more about what ingredients are exactly in the beauty products that I use! This includes shampoo, conditioner, lotions, toners, makeup, baby balm and so many other ingredients. 

I’ve recently started as a consultant for Beautycounter. This is a company that heavily screens there ingredients that are put into their products. It’s actually quite impressive! If you know me, I am a pretty low maintenance type of person. I don’t really normally wear make up, I use the bare minimum as far as products not only in my hair but on my skin which includes make up. However, after being involved with this company, I have definitely been more inclined to use Beautycounter Products because I know that everything in them is safe for not only me, but my baby as well! 

Tomorrow, join me live on my Facebook page, Beautycounter by Erica Petty!  I will be online at 11:00am PST to share a little bit about myself, why I joined Beautycounter, and also to showcase a couple of my favorite products! 

P.S. In the photo, I used Beautycounter makeup! 


Beautycounter: 3 Minute Face


My #3minuteface kit from Beautycounter came yesterday and I was so eager to put it to the test! I mean, THREE minutes…. Really?!?

Well here’s the result….!

I just did a before and after using the #3minuteface kit before work this morning! 

Before applying the #3minuteface kit, I used #beautycounter’s Routine Clean face wash and Everyday face moisturizer. 

Can you believe 5 products made such a difference?? 

Get yours now – it’s available while supplies last. You get a tint shade, blush, touchup skin concealer, brow pencil, lip gloss and a cosmetic bag all for $125 (a $195 retail value). 


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Sorry… I’ve been hibernating…

Seriously… it has been a long time since I’ve written here.  And I am really sorry I haven’t!

See, something has come up over the past seven months.  I’m pregnant! Yes, it is true.

For all of those women that say pregnancy is a breeze, I couldn’t be happier for you!  I am also a bit jealous to be honest.  But….. don’t pretend like it was all cupcakes and strolls on the beach!  I mean, really.  For me, the first trimester was tough.  Really tough.  Let me explain my story…

I’m a foodie.  I suppose you all know this by now.  And I didn’t want to eat – a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g.  And if I did?  I was forcing myself to choke food down.  Every bite, I would hold the food in my mouth, prepping myself to swallow.  You know how that feels – you’ve gotta psych yourself up to just swallow whatever glob of food is in your mouth!  This sounds bad, but it’s true.  On a daily basis, I could maybe eat 1/2 of a meal a day, with a few crackers here and there.  I had no energy and I was extremely exhausted every day – it was a battle to get through the afternoons specifically.  By the end of a day of work, I was absolutely, completely wiped out.  I couldn’t process more than sitting on the couch and watching television. Nevertheless, I was thankful to be able to be pregnant.  It is a true blessing to be able to bring life into this world!

In the first trimester, my diabetes was a bit crazy in the sense that I would experience a ton more LOWS.  This is due to the fact that my body was taking SO much of my food and energy to grow this little being, that it was causing many more lows.  I could jump up and down for 5 minutes and my blood sugar would drop 20 points!  It was crazy!  Not only that, but I could eat more freely without using as much insulin.

Second trimester definitely was better.  I was actually able to eat and go on walks!  What a difference!  It was a amazing.  I could eat full meals and not feel sick!  I was also hungry a lot more – I needed to eat every 2-3 hours or my stomach would actually grumble! Not only that but my blood sugars were a bit more stable.  Yes, I required a bit more insulin, but it wasn’t too drastic at the time.

Now being in my third trimester, things are getting a little crazy!  29 Weeks.  WHOA time flies!  It is still surreal…. I’m definitely popping out now and am feeling a tiny bit more uncomfortable.  Appetite isn’t quite as strong as some would think but it is about normal.  Little things like… trying to bend properly, or get out of bed has been a bit of adjustment as well!  Sometime I feel a limb near my ribs which makes it difficult to sit up right away, and therefore, I perform the ever-so graceful ‘roll’ out of bed.  Literally!  Sleeping on my back is no longer an option for more than 15 minutes – maybe?  Clothes are not fitting so well, as you can imagine!  Leggings and stretchy clothing = savior.

Anyway, I apologize to all of you for not cooking and posting as much as normal.  I haven’t been the best chef lately as my appetite seems to come and go.  However, I will be posting more soon!


Stay tuned and thank you for reading 🙂


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Grub worthy Maui: Kihei Caffe

We checked out the Kihei Caffe while in Maui. It’s a busy spot – so get there early! Any later than 9:15am, expect to wait in line. This joint is cafeteria style – you wait in line to order, grab a table, then they serve your grub to you. My husband ordered the Mac Nut and Banana pancakes and I had to try out their loco moco. Let me start by saying these portions are HUGE! The loco moco was delicious for the fact that I got it with fried rice instead of white rice, and that the gravy was DEEEELISH! You could tell it was homemade gravy.   The pancakes were filling and amazing and of course we had to have it with the coconut syrup!
Check this place out if you get a chance!

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Kind Bars 

Have you tried these? If you haven’t, you probably should. The dark chocolate and sea salt are my favorite! Sweet and salty and only 16 grams of carbohydrates! What’s not to love?

This pack is found at Costco – thank goodness for Costco!