8 green beauty essentials to keep you looking fabulous throughout the winter

8 green beauty essentials to keep you looking fabulous throughout the winter

I write this post as the temperature here in Charlotte is pretty warm.  No jacket required.  Regardless, I suspect that it will get cold here again eventually, so I’m rolling with the winter theme today! Here are some of my best green beauty essentials.  In other words, these are the things that I need to keep me from looking like a scaly snake. Solavedi Hand Cream My hands can get seriously dry in the winter, so I always make sure to keep some hand cream in my purse.  Just a little bit goes a long way, so use it sparingly.  My...

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Review of Gorgeous for Good: A Simple 30-Day Program for Lasting Beauty – Inside and Out

Review of Gorgeous for Good: A Simple 30-Day Program for Lasting Beauty – Inside and Out

Switching to nontoxic products can be very overwhelming in the beginning.  When I first started, I really could have used a beginner’s guide or a cheat sheet as far as what brands to consider. Well, as many of you know, I created a list of brands to try, and I hope it has been helpful!  And Sophie Uliano’s latest book Gorgeous for Good: A Simple 30-Day Program for Lasting Beauty – Inside and Out serves as the most perfect guide to getting started.  As soon as I saw it on my recommended reading list on Amazon, I knew that I...

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8 healthy habits you should start today

8 healthy habits you should start today

I’ve never been much into using a journal to write about my day-to-day life (that’s partly why I blog).  However, I do keep a gratitude journal (though not as consistently as I should), and I also like to keep a health journal (not to be confused with a food log). My health journal is just a place where I record my health and fitness goals, new supplements that I want to try, and where I make note of some of my “healthy habits” to make sure that I stay on track.  When I am diligent about practicing certain actions, I...

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My best tips for health and happiness

My best tips for health and happiness

Even though I’m not big on making resolutions, I do think that we should constantly strive to improve ourselves and make our lives richer. In fact, that’s kind of the point of this blog. In the two years that The Grass Skirt has been in existence, I’ve shared lots of tips on health, happiness, and well-being.  I compiled some of them here for you today and hope that you’ll consider some of these recommendations in the New Year. Here it goes… Try using at least some non-toxic beauty and personal care...

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All you need to know about dry brushing

All you need to know about dry brushing

Back in July, I casually mentioned that I’m a fan of dry brushing and promised to go into further detail soon. Sorry for the delay.  I didn’t intend to leave you hanging for so long! Although I’m pretty sure none of you have been sitting in front of your computer screens constantly hitting refresh hoping that this post will pop up, today I’m finally going to give you the scoop on dry brushing.   What is dry brushing? Basically, dry brushing is an invigorating exfoliating massage for your entire body. The benefits...

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