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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12 Tips for growing thicker hair & managing hair loss

12 Tips for growing thicker hair & managing hair loss

I discuss outer beauty a lot on this blog, but I also try to balance those posts out with lots of information about health and overall well-being. After all, there is more to life than makeup and good hair days. With that being said, it is often hard to feel good about ourselves when we don’t look our very best. Not to overgeneralize too much, but I think that women are especially impacted when they have a physical attribute that makes them feel self-conscious. Several months ago, I was personally dealing with some postpartum hair loss...

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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)

Please see this post from February 26, 2015 for an updated list! 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...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (5/2)

Things I didn’t share Friday (5/2)

1.  When The Sopranos first aired 15 years ago, I didn’t watch and neither did my husband, but we recently got HBO Go and now we have access to all six seasons.  We’re only about eight episodes into season one so far, but we’re both completely addicted!  We even skipped our usual movie on Sunday night to watch a few episodes.   If you’ve never seen it but you’re a fan of movies like The Godfather (one of my all-time favorites), you absolutely have to watch it! 2.  It probably sounds cheesy, but I am working...

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July 2013 Favorites

July 2013 Favorites

  Happy August! I don’t have a ton of favorites to share from the month of July, but I definitely have some things to show that I haven’t already mentioned 1,001 times. You know the ones that get constant love here… strawberry Zevia, chocolate ZICO, coconut oil… You can just safely assume that they all have permanent spots on these lists.       That’s it bars (apples + cherries) These bars contain minimal ingredients, and they are vegan and gluten-free.  I love to carry them in my...

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