My Green Beauty Wish List (February 2016)

My Green Beauty Wish List (February 2016)

To stay on budget, my husband and I have a monthly allowance that we each use to buy fun things for ourselves (outside of all the necessities).  I have been keeping a notebook for the past two years that I use to record all of the beauty, skin care, clothing, and jewelry items that I am coveting.   I refer back to the notebook each month to see what really catches my eye at that time.  With this little habit, I end up spending my allowance on things that I truly want- rather than making impulse purchases. I thought that you might like to...

read more

January 2016 Favorites

January 2016 Favorites

To be honest, I didn’t have access to many of my things this month because so much of what I own was packed up in boxes due to our move.   However, I did make sure to keep out some essentials- especially things are were convenient, fast and easy to use, and dependable. So, that’s pretty much the theme of this month’s favorites! Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream by Jane Iredale It took me awhile to get the hang of this product.  In the beginning, I used way too much and ended up looking like I was wearing a mask. Once I...

read more

Latest nontoxic beauty haul

Latest nontoxic beauty haul

Happy 2016! I hope that your year is off to a wonderful start.  Things have been crazy (yet fantastic) here with having a newborn and packing up to move into a new house. My posting schedule might be sporadic for the next week or so, but I have lots of fun posts in the works once things calm down. Despite the craziness, I still managed to do a bit of online shopping thanks to grandmas who still give grown grandchildren spending money for Christmas. I’ve had all of these things on my wish list for awhile, so it was exciting to finally...

read more

2015 Favorites (green beauty, health, & food)

2015 Favorites (green beauty, health, & food)

I’m going to be totally predictable here and start off by saying how I cannot believe 2015 is almost over.  Some big wonderful things happened to my family this year- MT started a new job that he loves, we bought a new house, and even better, we welcomed our third child into our hearts. It was also an important year for The Grass Skirt. I officially switched over to the clean living community and gave the blog a little makeover.  In just a few weeks, this blog will be 5 years old!  I’m really excited about year five, and I have...

read more

Beauty Brand Spotlight: Gressa Skin (& giveaway winner!)

Beauty Brand Spotlight: Gressa Skin (& giveaway winner!)

(Please note: While I did receive some complimentary samples, I was not paid to write this post by Gressa Skin, and as always, this post reflects my own true thoughts and recommendations.) I’ve been testing out products by Gressa Skin for the past several weeks, and it was actually my very first experience with the brand.  I fell head over heels in love with one product in particular, so keep reading if you’re curious to learn more! If I had to describe the brand in just one word, it would be: glamorous.  Between the product...

read more

Cyber Monday Haul & Giveaway Winner!

Cyber Monday Haul & Giveaway Winner!

Hi! If you saw my post last week about the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, you know that there were lots of amazing deals…and of course, I took advantage of them! I thought that I”d share some of what I got with you today. 100% Pure Vanilla Bean Body Scrub (Regular Price: $35; Sale Price: $10) This is my all-time favorite body scrub, but since it is kind of pricey, I rarely buy it.  I’m so excited to have it back in my life! Lily Lolo Lash Alert Mascara (Regular Price: $19; Sale Price: $14) I’ve heard such great...

read more