My current nighttime skincare routine (face and body)

My current nighttime skincare routine (face and body)

As I wrote in my morning skincare routine post, I’m pretty into my nightly skincare regime and actually look forward to the whole ritual.  I’ll admit that there are definitely some nights when I’m so tired that all I want to do is crawl straight into bed and skip the process altogether, but the threat of waking up with breakouts  just isn’t worth the risk.  Plus, I always seem to get into it all once I begin. You might have thought my daytime routine was extensive, but you haven’t seen anything yet! 1....

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Brand Spotlight: Lotus Wei

Brand Spotlight: Lotus Wei

Since making a full commitment to natural, nontoxic, and plant-based products this year, I have discovered so many amazing brands.   The makeup, skincare, and hair care products are typically my favorite because they’re just lots of fun, and I love getting to play and experiment with them.  However, it is a rare occurence when a brand actually improves the quality of your life.  In fact, I’m not entirely sure that any line had ever done that for me before I was introduced to Lotus Wei. Some of my very favorite green beauty...

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My current morning skincare routine (face & body)

My current morning skincare routine (face & body)

Thank you so much for all of the sweet comments, emails, messages, etc. about Megan’s birth.  They really mean a lot to me. We’re both doing fantastic!  Not to sound too much like Brooklyn Decker’s character in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, I was allowed to leave the hospital pretty early, and despite getting less sleep at night, I have a fair amount of energy and am not in any pain with the exception of a little cramping. Megan is a little peanut, but she’s nice and healthy and her appetite is gradually...

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Some news!

Some news!

Well, I initially planned to do a post today about one of my very favorite natural brands (Hint: It has to do with plant-based therapy), but I went into labor 4 weeks early and kind of had my hands full! Meet Megan Michele Turner, the newest addition to my sweet family of five. We’re both doing great, and I hope to be back with a normal post on...

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Beauty Brand Spotlight: Gressa Skin (& giveaway winner!)

Beauty Brand Spotlight: Gressa Skin (& giveaway winner!)

(Please note: While I did receive some complimentary samples, I was not paid to write this post by Gressa Skin, and as always, this post reflects my own true thoughts and recommendations.) I’ve been testing out products by Gressa Skin for the past several weeks, and it was actually my very first experience with the brand.  I fell head over heels in love with one product in particular, so keep reading if you’re curious to learn more! If I had to describe the brand in just one word, it would be: glamorous.  Between the product...

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How I keep my lips moisturized in the winter

How I keep my lips moisturized in the winter

Dry cracked lips are never cute, but it is really hard to avoid them around this time of the year.  Luckily for you, I have done lots of research and testing in order to find some solutions to this very serious dry lip epidemic. 😉 This is where it pays to be a lip product junkie. The two main things that I am going to recommend are exfoliation and moisturizing.  Obviously, drinking lots of water (coconut water and aloe vera juice are also helpful!), eating a healthy diet, not licking your lips, and avoiding harsh products are going to...

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November 2015 Favorites

November 2015 Favorites

(Please note: I received some of these items as samples as disclosed below, but I was not paid to feature or review any of them.  As always, these are my own true thoughts and opinions.)   Hello! I easily could have listed 100 favorites this month, but I did my best to keep the list as short as possible.  I’ll actually be giving one of these favorites away to one of you, and it’s really good, so stick around! Habit Cosmetics Nail Polish in Disco This nail polish came in a Petit Vour box, and I was really surprised that I...

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Cyber Monday Haul & Giveaway Winner!

Cyber Monday Haul & Giveaway Winner!

Hi! If you saw my post last week about the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, you know that there were lots of amazing deals…and of course, I took advantage of them! I thought that I”d share some of what I got with you today. 100% Pure Vanilla Bean Body Scrub (Regular Price: $35; Sale Price: $10) This is my all-time favorite body scrub, but since it is kind of pricey, I rarely buy it.  I’m so excited to have it back in my life! Lily Lolo Lash Alert Mascara (Regular Price: $19; Sale Price: $14) I’ve heard such great...

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals (Clean Living)

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals (Clean Living)

Hello! As I am sure you know, there are lots of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals going on right now- including ones for those of us who follow a clean lifestyle! Below are some sales that might be of interest.  Be sure to check back frequently because I will be updating this list all throughout the weekend as I learn of more great offers. LeVert Beauty Free shipping on Cyber Monday. Joyous Health 20% off everything on Black Friday through Cyber Monday with the code JOYOUS. Indie Lee Save 20% off your order through November 30th with the...

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Blog makeover & a giveaway from The Choosy Chick!

Blog makeover & a giveaway from The Choosy Chick!

Hi! If you’ve been reading The Grass Skirt for awhile, you may have noticed that it looks a little different lately.  Well, after having the same look for almost 5 years, I thought that it was time for a little makeover! The old look really represented the blog back when it was more focused on food and recipes, but I think that this newer design really reflects my girly personality and passion for green beauty and clean living.  I hope that you like it too! (By the way, you can read more about my blog’s history and transition on...

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