Here are my top finds for those following Paleo or AIP lifestyles looking to score products to support your health and wellness in the coming year. These are all things I use and trust in my own home and to gift to my own loved ones and includes everything from grass-fed collagen and other supplements, safe makeup and skincare, to the Instant Pot, to cookbooks and eBooks, to my husband's t-shirts, to the online course I used to heal diastasis recti!
Beautycounter Safe Makeup and Skincare
What you put ON your skin is 100% just as important as what you put IN your mouth when you want to improve your overall health and wellness. Read this post for a lot more information (with plenty of science!) about two extremely common ingredients, parabens and phthalates, to understand just how damaging conventional skincare and cosmetics are.
That said, Beautycounter is BY FAR my favorite safe skincare and cosmetics line, I've tried so many brands and have always felt let down in terms of performance. Safety is king, but performance is queen! Our products go head to head with all the beauty megabrands. Don't believe me? You have 60 days to try our products and can return them for a full refund if they don't work out for you.
Shop with me here: www.amandasbeautycounter.com (bookmark that specific link so you are always shopping with me!) IMPORTANT: always double check you see my name, Amanda Torres, in the top left before you check out. If you don't see my name, go to my site again then complete your purchase.
There are TWO special sets available while supplies last (they will sell out I am sure!) PLUS a gift with purchase from Beautycounter, a gift with purchase from ME, and free shipping on orders over $100! WOOHOO!
There will be completely different sales on Cyber Monday, please email me with any questions or if you're not sure which day is best for you to shop! firstname.lastname@example.org This post will be updated with Cyber Monday deals
1. Cleansing Balm + Cloth: $38
This is about 1/2 the size of the full size balm. I wish they offered this year round! It takes me 12-14 months to use up a full size jar, so it is an amazing value, but I LOVE the smaller version as an option. The balm is like the Swiss army knife of Beautycounter.....you can use it to cleanse (oil cleansing method - I do this more and more in the winter), spot treat acne, as an overnight intense moisture mask (to wake up with baby soft skin), and it's extremely soothing for psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema.
2. Lash Power couple: $20
Featuring mini versions of our wildly popular volumizing mascara and eye makeup remover! The mascara increases volume 385% and uses natural plant fibers to achieve a dramatic look without the need for false lashes. I LOVE this mascara. The makeup remover is perfect for a luxurious experience that leaves eyes feeling clean and not greasy.
3. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100!
You can take advantage of free shipping on orders over $100 (pre-tax, pre-shipping, post-product credit) through Sunday 11/26 at 11:59 PST! But hey....Band of Beauty members get that perk ALL year round, plus earn 15% product credits on every order! Join for just $29 and you'll get a free gift: Nourishing Cream Cleanser! Great for sensitive skin.
4. FREE Signed Copy of My Book, Latin American Paleo Cooking, Or Holiday Lip Gloss with orders over $150
I will mail you a signed copy of my best-selling print cookbook, Latin American Paleo Cooking (which is selling so well it's already been sent for a reprint! OMG!) I can sign it to YOU or to someone you'd love to gift it to. Just tell me! You MUST email me at email@example.com if you'd like to claim this offer. Must spend $150 pre-tax, pre-shipping, post-product credit through 11:59PM PST 11/28.
Already have my book? No problem! You can also choose a FREE lip gloss from either the Perfect Pout Pinks or Nudes (you choose Pinks or Nudes, I choose the specific color for you).
5. FREE Beautycounter+ Spa Set with orders over $250
The + collections are targeted treatments to enhance your current skincare regimen, and each features a mask, mist, and facial oil. There are 3 sets, with products to BRIGHTEN, PLUMP, and BALANCE the skin. The spa sets are travel-friendly sizes so you can pamper yourself any time. Choose your favorite set as your gift with purchase!
🍊 #1 BRIGHTENING COLLECTION ~ Infused with multi-source powerful antioxidant VITAMIN C complex, BRIGHTENS dull skin and boosts radiance. Helps MINIMIZE DARK SPOTS for a more even complexion and radiant glow.
🌸 #2 PLUMPING COLLECTION ~ Formulated with powerful peony and jasmine essences to RESTORE and FIRM moisture-depleted skin. Helps diminish the appearance of fine lines.
⚫️#3 BALANCING COLLECTION ~ Infused with ACTIVATED CHARCOAL and ylang ylang to gently refine oily, uneven skin. Charcoal removes excess oil and impurities. This collection works great for ACNE and BREAKOUT PRONE SKIN as well as ROSACEA.
Perfect Supplements is my favorite brand of grass-fed collagen and gelatin! I also take their grass-fed desiccated liver, fermented kale powder, and spirulina and chlorella blend.
All of their Perfect brand supplements are 35% off through Cyber Monday PLUS you can take 10% more off with my coupon code CURIOUS10 to make that a whopping 45% off!
Look, the price per gram of their collagen is ALREADY the lowest among grass-fed brands. So it is a crazy crazy good deal to pick some up at this extra steep discount!!
They have a lot of other extremely high quality supplements in their line.....check them all out!
Read more about the products I use in this blog post (plus get a tasty recipe that feels like dessert but is actually a protein packed snack with hidden fermented kale!)
Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker
The hottest appliance of 2017. I've been so grateful to have this tool in my kitchen since 2014, though! I use it to make broth, so much broth (in just one afternoon you can make as much broth as would take you over a WEEK if using a slow cooker!)
PLEASE BEWARE 3RD PARTY LISTINGS - Every year the IP sells out, and every year multiple scammer listings show up. Amazon will show you those 3rd party links after they sell out. The price will usually seem way too good to be true, too. ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK THE PRODUCT that it says it is shipping from and sold by Amazon. Do that for all your Amazon shopping this holiday season, too <3
The 6 qt is $68 - such an amazing steal!
EDITED 11AM FRIDAY - The $68 price point SOLD OUT. It is now available sold by Amazon for $79.95. It will sell out again so don't snooze if you want one!
EDITED 12:15PM FRIDAY - The 8 qt is on sale!! I just bought one, $82. Same link as below, just choose the 8 qt model. WOOHOO!
MuTu System to Heal Diastasis Recti Naturally
Many women are familiar with a dastasis recti (DR for short, a separation of the muscles in the midline of the abdomen) since it is an extremely common side effect of pregnancy.
I've never been pregnant, but when I was obese I had a large amount of visceral fat in my abdomen, which caused a 3-finger width DR. There is a lot of really bad advice out there for how to close a DR, and I will tell you that the MuTu system has accurate and safe advice packaged in a wonderful high-quality multimedia online course that anyone can follow.
I've closed my DR to just 1 finger width. I'm still working on my pelvic floor. It's complicated by the fact that I have uterine fibroids. You can read more about my DR and the MuTu System in this blog post.
If you've ever been pregnant or obese and have low back pain, mobility issues, incontinence, or certain GI symptoms like constipation, it's worth checking yourself to see if you have a DR. It's easy to do, just follow the instructions here for how to check for a diastasis recti.
This system is only discounted twice a year: once in July for Wendy's birthday and again for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Grab it while it's on sale! The dietary recommendations are suitable for Paleo.
There are 2 versions of the course: one that features more intense exercises to help you lose fat in addition to healing your core, and one that just focuses on rehabilitating your core. If you aren't sure which system you'd like to try, use this tool to help you decide. I have the full version.
Use code BF33 to get 33% off any of the systems through 11:59PM EST 11/27
Books and Cookbooks
Of course I think you should have my cookbook Latin American Paleo Cooking on your bookshelf! Here are some other favorites that I'll be sharing preview recipe from soon on the blog. Note that The Art of Great Cooking With Your Instant Pot is all gluten-free but some recipes do use cheese, which in many cases can simply be omitted for those who need to be dairy-free. Paleo Planet features mouthwatering global dishes - if you are a fan of my Latin American cuisines, you'll love everything else in Paleo Planet! And even though the Instant Pot is all the rage, don't forget you can use it as a slow cooker! I love The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking. It's easy to convert recipes to pressure cooking if you prefer to have them ready in a jiffy, too.
use code GIFTBOOK17 at checkout to get $5 $20 or more on Amazon!
Interested in starting an autoimmune protocol diet? I urge you to do Wahls Protocol, not AIP. If you're going to try AIP, then Jessica's Loving Diet is an absolute MUST read. Looking for just regular Paleo? The Primal Blueprint is my top recommendation. I'll be a certified Primal Health Coach in 2018 and will be accepting individual clients if you need some extra help to get started!
I am constantly being asked about meditation books. These are 2 of my favorites, plus an additional recommendation if you suffer from chronic illness and have also suffered trauma. The Body Keeps The Score absolutely changed my life and has been instrumental in the deep emotional healing I've done in the last 2 years.
My mocktails eBook is on sale for just $0.99! Ends Monday at 11:59 CST
Mobius Theory T-Shirts
Mobius Theory is the t-shirt and art brand I started with my husband this year. A lot of our products are Memphis specific, but there are 2 t-shirts in particular I think you'll love no matter where you live: Get Your Ducks In a Row and It Could Be Worse!
They're both whimsical, cute, and the It Could Be Worse especially can help you shift your MINDSET and PERSPECTIVE. It is so important when you're navigating the waters of chronic illness and autoimmune disease to find a way to be grateful even when you're having a bad day because, really, it could be worse.
And c'mon, how cute are the ducks?! If you're from Memphis or visited a lot, you'll be familiar with our famous Peabody ducks, but anyone can appreciate the message. Some days I wear it and consider it a command for me to get my $h*t together ;-)
These 2 designs are 20% off just for you! Plus, you'LL get FREE Shipping today! Use code "COCONUT" at checkout.
Primal Life Organics Tooth Powder
If you want the crunchiest of the crunchy ingredients in your personal care products then PLO is the brand for you. I absolutely LOVE the tooth powder and you can snag ANY of their dental products or deodorants for 20% off today with code BLACK17. I have not been able to use the deodorant because baking soda gives me a rash, but I am excited to try the new baking-soda free option!
It doesn't stop on Friday, though. Check this graphic below for info on the daily sales through Monday.
I want to be 100% honest with you: I was never able to master their makeup. But I know people who use it and love it. They do make some great oils and serums even though I personally no longer use any of them. I'm sharing this option so that there's something for everyone!