Family Getaway at Boyne!
We landed ourselves <another> free getaway to Boyne, located in northern Michigan. It’s an amazing place to visit, perfect for every season! My husband and I spent two anniversaries there to go skiing (on bunny hills). We actually made it to the medium-skill hills, though we decided only to risk our lives a couple times…
This time we brought along our children and three of my siblings. It was our first visit in the middle of summer and it was beautiful. The marinas were filled with hundreds of fancy boats and Lake Charlevoix sparkled so brilliantly! We spent most of our time at the Boyne Mountain Resort and went swimming and kayaking in Deer Lake. If you ever visit downtown Boyne City, they have two amazing restaurants: Red Mesa Grill (Mexican) & Cafe Santé (French/European). It’s a little pricey, like any tourist town restaurant, but so delicious. We only visited the Red Mesa Grill this time. Look at this beautiful sign they proudly display near the hostess table! Phenomenal. Makes me happy to see this important vegetarian/vegan trend hit so many small towns!
A Couple Snapshots at Deer Lake
I have a huge fear of bringing my children to the beach or any body of water for swimming. Seriously, I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t have to but I know it’s important for them to learn to swim at an early age. The sooner they can swim, the sooner I can relax and enjoy swimming with them. (I just might check into swimming lessons this winter.)
My kiddies had a blast!
Be Natural Organics
When I travel, I like to relax and enjoy myself. I like to do what I want, when I want. We spend so much time rushing around at home that it’s incredibly nice to just be and do as we please in the present moment. Vacations are important for that very reason! I desperately want to adopt this peacefulness and move it into our regular home schedule. That would be awesome.
That peacefulness allows me to spend more caring for myself in little ways. Something as simple as lengthening the time spent pampering my skin and washing my face instantly refreshes and recharges my mind and body. It’s just an overall great feeling. And if you endured a long day spent outdoors traveling, there’s nothing better than washing up, getting into pajamas, and cozying down at your hotel or campsite, knowing you get to wake up and do it all over again.
When I went on vacation this time, I brought along my Be Natural Organics Anti-Aging Skin Care Travel Set. This company offers a wide variety of products for all skin types including normal, sensitive, acne-prone and anti-aging. They hold very high standards when it comes to creating natural skin care products with superior quality ingredients. They are certified as or endorsed by:
- Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
- Green America: Approved for People & the Planet
- Green Business Certified
- Environmental Working Group
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that they provide these two excellent resources related to cosmetic ingredients.
- Descriptions of all Be Natural Organic Ingredients
- Common Toxic Ingredients in other beauty products
Anti-Aging Travel Collection
I sampled the Anti-Aging Travel Collection because I consider myself to have normal skin, and since I am 26 years old, I chose the products recommended for those 25+. This collection includes:
- 1 oz – Bio-active Cleansing Treatment
- 1 oz – Daily Botanical Enzyme Peel
- 1 oz – Niacin Complex Balancing Mist
- 6 ml – Sea Kelp Moisturizer
- 1 oz – Aloe Leaf Body Lotion
- 10 ml – Mother of Pearl Facial Scrub
- 10 ml – Pomegranate Facial Scrub
- Diminished fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin discoloration
- Strengthens cellular structures
- Removes damaged surface cells
- Increases collagen and elastin production
It appears the products act quickly to brighten and tighten your skin after only one use. Here’s a random picture that really shows the high quality of my skin several hours after my first use of this skin cleanse kit. I personally don’t think my skin looks this good on an everyday basis.
4 Easy Steps
You don’t have to use all the products in one session. It’s basically four products with an additional facial scrub option and body lotion sample.
- Cleanse: Use Bio-Active Cleansing Treatment to life aging cells and bring forth fresh, radiant skin.
- Exfoliate: Use Daily Botanical Enzyme Peel to remove surface cellular waste and leave a fresh smooth texture.
- Balance: Use Niacin Complex Balancing Mist to provide your skin with vitamins, alpha lipoid acid and DMAE to tighten, nourish and protect.
- Fortify: Use Sea Kelp Moisturizer to heal, restore and protect.
Be Natural Organics <obviously> recommends using their products on a daily basis in replace of chemical-loaded, non-vegan products that have been tested on animals. I honestly would be extremely happy using their products for the rest of my life because they work well and the company puts a lot of effort into being both compassionate and sustainable. It’s a great example of what you should look for in a company.
Best of all, Be Natural Organics is located in West Bloomfield, Michigan so if you purchase any of their products, you are helping my state’s economy, along with the American economy as a whole. 🙂