Updated list of safer beauty brands & where to shop for them

Updated list of safer beauty brands & where to shop for them

Back in November, I promised frequent updates to my list of non-toxic beauty brands, and that is what I am delivering today. The new (and improved!) list is still available as a free PDF (see the link below), but now it also includes links to each company’s official website and several nail polish brands as well. I hope that you like the changes and find the document to be a helpful tool.   Download a printable version of the list here.   While you can obviously shop all of these brands on their websites, sometimes you have to...

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Vitacost haul

Vitacost haul

(Please note: I am a Vitacost affiliate.  However, everything you’ll read here reflects my own true thoughts and opinions, and I have not been compensated or asked to write this post.) While I am a big fan of stores like Whole Foods, Earth Fare, and Trader Joe’s when it comes to health food and products, I also do a lot of my shopping on Vitacost. In case you aren’t familiar with it, Vitacost is an online store that sells products, such as grains, vitamins & supplements, snacks, canned goods, condiments, skincare,...

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Safer nail polishes you need to try

Safer nail polishes you need to try

Even though I made the switch to more natural beauty, hair, and personal care products pretty easily, I really dragged my feet when it came to using less toxic nail polishes.  The colors in my collection were just too pretty to give up! That being said, I went through a long stretch of not painting my nails at all, and my nail polish collection became more of a museum display.  Eventually, I realized that I wasn’t avoiding home manis and pedis because I didn’t have the time to do them.  OK, lack of time was sort of an issue, but...

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Friday Favorites (1/30)

Friday Favorites (1/30)

This week, I pretty much unplugged from social media, reading blogs, and blogging myself.  I even tried not to pick up my phone as much as usual- which clearly needed to happen since my 2 year old has started walking around imitating me with his pretend phone. Unplugging was an honorary favorite, and if you have not unplugged lately, you should give it a go.  It is amazing how much you can get accomplished when you aren’t looking at photos of your friends’ children or their cats on Facebook all day long.  In fact, I have been...

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Friday Favorites (1/23)

Friday Favorites (1/23)

Happy Friday! Thanks to my recent commitment to use what I already have and be more of a minimalist, my favorites from the week are mostly things that I’ve had and/or loved for awhile. After this, I am off to Addie’s 9 month old well visit.  She is growing up way too quickly! Obviously, she is a favorite of mine too.     100% Pure Luminous Primer Vitamins & Antioxidants with Resveratrol  This is a product that I rediscovered through my decluttering process, and I am so glad that I did!  I actually bought it...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one

Part of my decluttering/simplifying process involves using up things that I already own- especially when it comes to cosmetics and personal care products. Admittedly, it was sort of difficult at first. I wanted to try new lotions, thought I needed a new shade of lip gloss, and was positive that a different body wash would change my life.  But I forced myself to shop my existing arsenal of products and make use of what was in there, and now I am actually having fun with it.  It’s pretty satisfying to use things up, carry the empty...

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