A beginner’s guide to green beauty

A beginner’s guide to green beauty

Hi there! I have been getting a lot of emails lately from women who want to know where to start when it comes to adopting a cleaner beauty routine.  This is actually a topic that I’ve covered here and there in the past, but now that I’ve been fully immersed in the green beauty world for awhile, I feel that I have even more (and better) tips to offer on the subject- though I am certainly not an expert and there’s always more to learn.    1.  Do your research. While you can totally get into reading about the science...

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Flattering Blush Recommendations (Cream & Powder)

Flattering Blush Recommendations (Cream & Powder)

When it comes to beauty, most of us have our vices.  I’ve known women who have enough nail polishes to open their own salon.  I have a friend who is on a quest for the most perfect brows, so she owns nearly every brow powder, pencil, stencil, gel, and wax on the market.  And I’ve watched beauty gurus on YouTube who have enough foundations to cover themselves from head to toe for ten years without ever having to replenish their stock. I have two major beauty weaknesses: lip products and blushes. I’m definitely the woman who...

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March 2016 Favorites

March 2016 Favorites

(Please note: This is not a sponsored post, but it does contain some affiliate links.)   I didn’t have to step back to come up with my standout favorites from the month of March because they were just so insanely obvious.  In fact,  I reached for all of these things on a daily basis with the exception of the face scrub, and you’ll read why in a minute. It was definitely a good month for new discoveries. Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Sweet I received this product (not shown above) as a free sample with...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#6)

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#6)

I am doing an empties post today, so I can finally toss these containers into our recycling bin. It always feels so weird to hang onto empty packages and bottles for so long, but let’s face it, bloggers do a lot of weird things. Activated Charcoal Every so often, I like to take activated charcoal to rid my body of toxins (consult your physician before deciding to do this yourself).  I also break open the capsules and use the powder to scrub my teeth because it naturally whitens them.  If you’d like to see a more in-depth post...

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Whole Foods Beauty Week & a Giveaway

Whole Foods Beauty Week & a Giveaway

As a mom of three small children, a vacation getaway is kind of out of the question. While I’d love to fly off to Maui with my husband on a whim (not that we ever did that pre-kids), I have to clear my head on a smaller scale a bit closer to home these days. One of my very favorite places to get some much needed “me time” is at Whole Foods.  It is basically my happy place, and I often refer to it as my mother ship. In the past, I would easily spend hours just browsing the food options and hitting up their famous hot bar, but...

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Lily Lolo Mascara versus Per-fekt Lash Perfection Gel

Lily Lolo Mascara versus Per-fekt Lash Perfection Gel

When it comes to transitioning to cleaner beauty products, finding the perfect mascara seems to present quite the challenge.  We’re all so used to those mascaras that don’t budge and can only be removed by a prayer and a little eye makeup remover.  We’re also accustomed to finding any type of mascara (i.e. waterproof, black, brown, blue, lengthening, volumizing, etc.) in mostly any drugstore, supermarket, or makeup counter. You might be curious to know about two green mascaras that I’ve used, each very different from...

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