BG by Christina

Friday, April 19, 2019

Wellness | Spilling The Tea On Organic Feminine Products

*I've received product from O.B Tampons. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links.
 I only share what I love.
Hi, guys!

Okay, so today I'm talking about
...


tampons

 (gasp!)

So personal I know! This is a first for my blog!
 I don't think the word tampon has ever even been muttered on here. But it has now!

I know this topic is too personal for some, so if you're feeling flustered, no worries! You can scroll past this post and tomorrow I'll be talking about something else. If you're a guy and you'd rather not read about feminine care products, it's okay. I give you permission to close outta this post and catch my next one. I won't be offended ;)

If you are interested, let's chat!
The topic of safe feminine care products is super important to me. I mean half of the entire population will be faced with this topic at some point in their lives. I've been doing a lot of research this past year about the ingredients and chemicals that are in our beauty and home products. Let me tell ya, I have not been happy with what I've found. There are still so many harmful and toxic chemicals in our everyday products. I didn't know until recently that a lot of our tampons contain this stuff!

How disturbing is that? 

The majority of my blog readers and social media friends are women. 
Girl power!!!
One of my blogging goals is to help all of us women find safer products. I'm excited to share these o.b.  organic™tampons with you guys. The ones that I've featured in this post are the o.b. Organic™Regular tampons and they're made with 100% certified organic cotton from tip to string. They're free from chlorine, fragrances and dyes.

And guess what?! They're better for the environment too! 
They're applicator-free so they produce less waste than plastic applicators. 

When it's our time of the month, we definitely don't need any added stress about the products we use. 
If we choose the safer alternatives, we can feel better about what we're putting on our bodies 
& feel happy that we're helping out our good friend, the Earth. 
Have you tried out organic feminine care yet?

Love,

Christina xx

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 Lord, help! They cried in their trouble and He saved them from their distress.

Psalm 107:28

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Beauty | Let's Talk Damaged Hair + Trying New Organic & Cruelty-Free Spring Haircare!

*I've received product from Maple Holistics. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love.
Hi, guys!

New season, new routines! 

I don't know about you, but I like to switch up my beauty routines with each new season. It's a nice little way for me to embrace the change. I've recently been trying out the Maple Holistics Silk18 shampoo and conditioner. I was super excited to try this set, because I've worked with Maple Holistics in the past and their Tea Tree shampoo is one of my all-time favorite shampoos! I can get a really dry scalp and that shampoo was amazing for that.

I was already really feelin' the Silk18 items before I used them, because they smelled delicious. This set smells like a vanilla ice-cream dessert. I'm telling ya, I was sold before I even tried it on my hair. I'm a sucker for sweet scents! They have natural vanilla has a key ingredient, which gives it that lovely sweet scent.

They also made my hair feel super soft and smooth!

Their key ingredients:
Silk Amino Acids, Botanical Keratin, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Natural Vanilla Fragrance, Aqua.
- Holistic Synergy

- Recycled Packaging

-Cruelty-Free

-Naturally Formulated

-Ethical Buying 


Now, let's talk hair! 

Do you have damaged hair? I have some damage from all the heat that I put on my hair! I also get split ends really easily. I know in the past I've talked to you guys about that! I like to use hair products that are good for my body and that are made with natural ingredients. Especially with having some hair damage, I don't want to make things worse by throwing harmful chemicals or synthetic ingredients into the mix!


& To read about which shampoos are best for damaged hair, check out this article on the Maple Holistics blog!

Let me know what products you use that help with damage! 

Love,

Christina xx

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God understands the cries of our heart, even when they're too deep for words.

...

 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groan

Romans 8:26

Monday, April 15, 2019

Beauty | The 3 Organic Products That Changed My Self-Care Routine

*I've received product from Hello Body. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love.
Hi, guys!

For the past few of weeks, I've been using 3 products from Hello Body and I've fallen completely in love with them! They've totally changed my self-care routine for relaxing and skin pampering by eliminating my need for other products. You can treat your skin with these 3 items alone!

Hello Body is such an amazing company.
- They use natural & safe ingredients
- They're cruelty-free
- They celebrate the natural, authentic, unique beauty of real women everywhere

I was going to summarize their "about us" info, but it's too good not to share the whole dang thang:

"We believe that there is beauty in every woman and that the key to beauty is being natural. We are a community of authentic women, each with her own shape and individual style, and we want to encourage you to say goodbye to rigid rules and stereotypes. Our natural cosmetics provide what nature does best, so you can unleash your inner beauty and embrace who you are."
#naturalisglamorous

- hellobody.com
So, here is a little bit about the 3 items I'm using:


Okay, so this cleansing mousse is a super gentle cleanser. I like to use a cleanser 2 times a day and this one is gentle enough that I can. It also has a very creamy foam texture that I love! It feels very moisturizing and nourishing. Also, foam just makes bath-time fun, right?! 

2) COCO CLEAR Mud Mask | $34.99

I love a good mud mask.
 & There's just something about this one that feels super cleansing!
Oh, it also contains avocado oil! Anything avocado, sign me up! The avocado oil makes it really moisturizing and regenerating.

3) COCO RICH Lip Balm | $19.99

If your lips get dry, you NEED this balm. I'm serious, it's so so good. I hate when my lips feel dry, so  I tend to over gloss 'em in Fred's opinion haha. This has to be one of the most moisturizing lip balms I've ever used. It has a glossy texture so you can use it as a gloss too. It also smells heavenly. This smells like a summer day when you're sitting by the pool with suntan lotion on. This will be in my pool bag this summer. 
I forgot to mention that we took these at Hotel Leveque when we stayed there last weekend. 
I'm sure you all could tell this isn't our bedroom background from our home! 

Peep the unicorn art behind me. That's why I chose this corner for the shoot, so magical!
If you could only try one of these products, which one would it be?!
I'd probably say the mask, because I love to try out new masks!

Love,

Christina xx


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My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. 

Exodus 33:14

Friday, April 12, 2019

Style | OOTD Glasses, Books, & Golden Hour Magic

*I've received product from Discount Glasses and Dokotoo. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love.
Hi, guys!

I've been reading a lot lately. I'm currently in between 3 books right now! Do you read multiple books, or only one at a time?! I'm reading Chocolat, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and Cecile, Gates of Gold. Those first 2 I named were gifts from my sister-in-law and I've been enjoying them so much! Thanks, Audrey! Chocolat is one of my favorite movies and I actually just watched The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on Netflix and I'm obsessed! You have to give it a watch if you haven't seen it. I thought it was soo good. If you watch it, or read the book, let me know what you think!

I know this post is a rare one, because ...
I'M WEARING JEANS!!!
See, I do wear pants haha! I just think dresses and skirts are so pretty, so I usually feature them more. I do wear pants though and I love me some good high-waisted denim!
These are from Dokotoo and you can find them here!

You can also use my code:
Dokesther
to get 15% off!

Also, I'm wearing my new glasses! What do ya think? I'm loving round frames right now. These are the Harrison West style in the color Antique Brown from Discount Glasses.
They honestly have a pretty rose gold, copper tint to them and I LOVE that.












{WEARING}






What books are you currently reading?
& Do you like my new glasses?!
Oh & are you surprised I'm wearing jeans?!

Love,

Christina xx

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Be anxious for nothing.

Philippians 4:6

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Style | OOTD Sun-washed Denim & Tulle + Retro Earphones

*I've received product from xoxo, RuthieAnn and Sudio. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love.
Hi, friends!

So you guys know I wear floral prints all year round, but spring is the official season for florals. Every time I post about florals in the spring I think "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking." from The Devil Wears Prada haha! Love that movie.
I'm not the owner or creator of the above GIF
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But Miranda Priestly's opinion aside, I will always be gaga for florals regardless of the season.
This is the perfect top for warm weather. It's super comfy and it can worn so many ways! It's from xoxo, RuthieAnn. Xoxo, RuthieAnn is the most adorable little boutique, definitely check it out if you haven't yet!

If you're a fan of retro style earphones, you NEED to check out Sudio!
The ones I have are the Regent II  and they're so cool! I just love their vintage vibe.
Right now you'll get a free travel case with every purchase!

& You can use my code:
bgbychristina
to get 15% off!


{WEARING}















Do you guys love retro style earphones like me?!

Any guesses what I was actually listening to on this shoot?
 If you follow me on Instagram, you know ;)

Love,

Christina xx

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Trust me in your times of trouble and I will rescue you.

Psalm 50:15