Friday Favorites (3/20)

Friday Favorites (3/20)

(Visit The Mini Skirt for some of my mommy favorites!)   Happy Friday! Here are my favorites from the week… Que Bella Purifying Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Mask The Que Bella masks are such an inexpensive and fun way to have a little pampering session at home.  I applied this mask the other night while I was doing some dusting around the house, and when I washed it off, my face felt fresh, clean, and rejuvenated. Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil & Argan Stem Cell Triple Moisture Shampoo I’m still a loyal fan of my...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#2)

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#2)

I am still very much into using up my current stash of products before getting anything new, and as you’ll see, I even committed to finishing things that I didn’t even like all that much.  I’m really proud of how much I have decluttered! (By the way, you can see my first empties post here.) Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E I used this lotion for years (obviously not the same bottle), and for a long time, cocoa butter was my signature scent.  I still absolutely love this stuff, but as you know, I’m...

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5 myths about non-toxic beauty products

5 myths about non-toxic beauty products

When I first got into a more natural lifestyle several years ago, I was far too trusting of labels and naively thought that a package depicting a nature scene or anything with the word “botanical” on it was healthy and safe for me to use. Obviously, this isn’t true, and there are other common misconceptions about what it means to go all-natural in terms of makeup and skin, body, hair, and nail care.  I hope to de-bunk a few of those myths today and ideally make this whole non-toxic business a little less complicated for...

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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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Friday favorites (2/20)

Friday favorites (2/20)

Happy Friday! I didn’t have enough favorites last week to really write a whole post, but I definitely accumulated a bunch this week.  Before I get into them, I just have to share this video of three really talented guys singing “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift.  It’s an honorary favorite for sure!   Chocolate Cupcake Luna Bar Oh my goodness, have you tried this flavor yet?  MT actually tried it before I did, and he told me that it really did taste like a chocolate cupcake.  I thought that maybe he was...

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Non-toxic beauty brand spotlight: ACURE Organics

Non-toxic beauty brand spotlight: ACURE Organics

It always makes me happy when more natural beauty brands hit mainstream stores.  Obviously, I like it because it makes the products easier for me to get without having to make a special shopping trip or online order. However, what really makes me so giddy about it is that it gives other people the opportunity to try a safer brand that they might not have purchased otherwise and hopefully paves the way for other non-toxic brands to enter these stores as well. Well, I am really pleased to announce that one of  my longtime favorite brands,...

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