August 2015 Favorites & an Earth Kiss giveaway!

August 2015 Favorites & an Earth Kiss giveaway!

(I have not been paid to write this post, and all opinions below are my own. However, it does contain some affiliate links, and Earth Kiss kindly sent me their awesome face masks to try for free.) Hi! Before I get into today’s post, I want to congratulate Keeley, Maureen, Antonia, and Rebecca, the winners of the NuNaturals giveaway.  I contacted all of you ladies via email, so look out for my message. If you didn’t win, you have a chance to enter another fun giveaway down below.  It’s a beauty related one this time! And...

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Shopping for nontoxic beauty products in mainstream stores

Shopping for nontoxic beauty products in mainstream stores

I have made no secret of the fact that I order from Vitacost a lot (because it is seriously the best!), and that is where I find a lot of my makeup and skin care products.  But I realize that some people like to see/test products in person before buying them (totally understandable), and some people just aren’t fans of online shopping, especially when they need something right that second. So, is it possible to find nontoxic beauty products in mainstream stores? Well, I am not an expert on all stores, as much as I would like to be....

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6 oils to start using today for health & beauty

6 oils to start using today for health & beauty

I am a big fan of adding certain oils to my diet and using them in my beauty routine.  They are a relatively inexpensive, natural, nontoxic, and usually very easy to find in stores.  Many oils even fight inflammation and dry skin- two things that I battle constantly- so it is no wonder that I like to use them. You are probably more than familiar with popular oils, such as olive oil and probably even coconut oil, but hopefully, I will familiarize you with a few more today! Note: Choose organic and cold pressed oils whenever possible...

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What’s in my hand bag? (summer edition)

What’s in my hand bag? (summer edition)

I don’t know about you, but a lot of what I carry in my hand bag seems to change with the seasons.  During the summer time, many of the things that I keep in there are geared toward sun protection, as you’ll see. The bag that I am currently using is a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in Damier Ebène canvas.  It was definitely not cheap, but it is a classic type of bag that I plan to use forever which makes it worth the investment.  At least, that is how I justify it. By the way, I keep any of the messier items you’re about...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#4)

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#4)

My goodness, I go through products so quickly! As you’ll see, I am truly loyal to ones that I love.  There are also a few underwhelming things on my list which will hopefully help you out when you’re shopping.  It never hurts to read feedback.  Speaking of which, Makeup Alley is an awesome resource when it comes to beauty product reviews.  I rarely purchase something new without consulting there first. Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Lotion This is a longtime favorite that I always seem to buy every summer. Earth Science A-D-E...

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Friday Favorites (7/10)

Friday Favorites (7/10)

Happy Friday! I received so many sweet comments all over social media in response to my pregnancy news, and I just cannot thank you all enough!  As you might have expected. a lot of my favorites this week are items that I showed in my last Vitacost haul.    Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Rosewater Mask for Sensitive Skin This mask is pretty unique because it feels more like a thick night cream.  I left it on for about 30 minutes (recommended time is 10 minutes), and it really never hardened.  My face felt extremely soft and hydrated...

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