Beauty Brand Spotlight: The Raw Spa

Beauty Brand Spotlight: The Raw Spa

If  I had to describe today’s featured brand in just a few words, those words would be: fresh, moisturizing, and delicious (even though the products aren’t meant for human or animal consumption). I’m talking about The Raw Spa, a range of nourishing bath, body, and shower products.  I used and adored four of these products and would recommend any of them in a heartbeat.  In fact, they are insanely perfect for winterizing the skin and keeping it from looking and feeling dull and dry. Both the Cleopatra and Selene Exfoliant...

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Nontoxic Brand Spotlight on Ava Anderson

Nontoxic Brand Spotlight on Ava Anderson

Important update (1/26/2016): Since I initially wrote this post, some facts about the safety of Ava Anderson products have come to light, and unfortunately, I no longer recommend the brand.   You can read the full story here, but in summary, whether they are company issues or supplier issues, the ingredients stated on the labels are not fully accurate and several products actually contain harmful ingredients.   This is no way is a reflection of the innocent representatives who sell these products.  If you’re in search of nontoxic...

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Beauty Spotlight on The Choosy Chick

Beauty Spotlight on The Choosy Chick

(Please note: While I did receive some products for free, I was not paid to write this post.  As always, this is my honest review.) Hi! Whether you’re new to the world of green beauty or not, finding safe products and reading through ingredient lists can be very overwhelming.  That’s why I absolutely love websites like The Choosy Chick where all of the research and testing is done for us. The Choosy Chick is an online boutique offering lots of amazing green brands, such as 100% Pure, Acure, DN-UNIK, Josh Rosebrook, Kari Gran,...

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October 2015 Favorites

October 2015 Favorites

Hello! It was really easy to choose my favorites this month because there were a lot of standouts.   I have some makeup, skin care, food, and even a social media favorite, so let’s get to it! Ecobrow Defining Wax If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I recently became a red head.  I figured that I should probably switch the color that I had been using to fill in my brows and decided to go with Ecobrow in the color Rita. I apply it using a thin angled brush and absolutely love the results.  If you’re looking for...

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The best nail polish remover ever

The best nail polish remover ever

Hi! Like many women, I love having freshly painted nails.  They make me feel neat and pulled together (which is a rarity since I became a mom). However, I’ve always loathed the whole process of taking off my nail polish. The smell of nail polish remover is just so overpowering and unpleasant and then there’s the stinging sensation that some of them cause and the horrible fumes that tend to linger in the air.  Unfortunately, dealing with nail polish remover is the price a woman has to pay for having pretty nails. When I finally...

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Updated list of safer beauty brands (printable)

Updated list of safer beauty brands (printable)

Hello! This is probably the fourth update to my original list of recommended beauty brands, and I have to say, I am really pleased with this version.  I’ve really been studying up, researching, and soaking in all of the information that my mommy brain can handle in order to make this list as useful as possible. You may (or may not) notice that some of the brands that originally appeared on the list have now been removed.  That’s because, as I have learned more and more about green washing, I have grown pickier about the brands...

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