Green beauty on a budget|Under 15 dollars each

Green beauty on a budget|Under 15 dollars each

Because it isn’t always super easy to find non-toxic products in the drugstore (and many of them aren’t as natural as they claim to be), going all natural can get kind of pricey if you don’t know where to look. I actually do find great deals quite often, and I’m working on a post all about where I like to shop for my products.  In the meantime, I thought that I’d feature some wonderful products that are all under $15 to show you that going non-toxic doesn’t have to be expensive.     1. Giovanni...

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Friday Favorites (11/7)

Friday Favorites (11/7)

Happy Friday! I hope that you had a great week.  Everyone in my household has been under the weather all week, especially Michael who has a double ear infection and strep.  However, I am pleased to report that he seems to be feeling much better this morning- just in time for the weekend. While I certainly didn’t enjoy living in a house filled with sickos, here are some things that I did like this week…   Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz I purchased this brow pencil several months ago, and it completely blew any other brow...

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Non-Toxic Makeup, Skin Care, & Hair Care Products (Printable)

Non-Toxic Makeup, Skin Care, & Hair Care Products (Printable)

Almost two years ago, I posted a printable list of nontoxic beauty brands, and I thought that a little update was long overdue. You’ll notice that I omitted the pricing and stores from the new list.  Many of the brands have an extremely wide range in pricing due to the fact that they offer anything from chapstick to large gift sets, so it is difficult to really provide an accurate price point.  In addition, because all of these brands are available through online retailers, I figured that mentioning a few stores was kind of pointless....

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How & why I’m detoxifying my beauty and cleaning routines

How & why I’m detoxifying my beauty and cleaning routines

Please note: What you will read below is what has personally worked for me.  I realize that even making drastic lifestyle changes may not help everyone who suffers from an autoimmune disease, and as always, you should consult with your doctor to determine what will work best for you.  For about half of my life, I have known that I have an autoimmune disease called lupus.  I’ve learned to manage very well with it over the years (mostly without prescription medication) thanks to my very healthy lifestyle.  As I wrote in the disclaimer...

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Friday favorites (10/24)

Friday favorites (10/24)

Happy Friday! It has been a busy week here with the kids, and I’ve been behind on reading blogs and blogging myself.  I should be back on track next week, but despite the chaos, I still have a five favorites to talk about today. Let’s get to it! Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Candle from Bath & Body Works We are crazy about the scent of this candle in my household.  MT likes it so much that I went to Bath & Body Works on Wednesday to totally stock up on the candles, plug-in, and hand wash before they are all gone for the season....

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Friday Favorites & Maybes (10/17)

Friday Favorites & Maybes (10/17)

Happy Friday! As you know, this is usually that day of the week where I turn into a QVC hostess and rave on and on about all of the products that I am into at the moment.  I’m still wearing my Lori Greiner hat today, but today I also have two things that have me on the fence a bit. Let’s get the maybes out of the way before ending on a high note with my definite favorites…     Maybe #1: Coconut Secret Raw Coconut Vinegar I picked this up at Whole Foods several weeks ago after reading that it “is an abundant...

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