Get gorgeous lashes without fancy serums or extensions

Get gorgeous lashes without fancy serums or extensions

If you look at the ingredient labels of many popular lash serums, you will probably find castor oil listed.  It got me thinking and several months ago, I decided to apply straight up castor oil to my lashes every night before bed to see if there was any impact. I’ve been doing it consistently since then about 4 nights per week at a minimum. (FYI- This is the one that I use.) There isn’t much science behind what I do.  I just take either a clean mascara wand or a Q-tip, dip in castor oil and lightly apply to my top lashes starting...

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How to make your home smell like Christmas

How to make your home smell like Christmas

We’ve had a real tree for the past few Christmases, but I really missed the scent in years past when we had an artificial tree.  The house just didn’t seem as Christmas-y without the smell of pine- unless I resorted to plug-ins or candles (things I desperately try to avoid as much as possible). Even with the live tree, I still cannot get enough of all the holiday aromas, so I make my own holiday blend on the stove top using nothing but natural ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need: 3-4 orange slices 2-3 cinnamon...

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Beauty Brand Spotlight on Alima Pure

Beauty Brand Spotlight on Alima Pure

Alima Pure was one of the first natural brands that I ever used.  We’re talking years ago when all I wanted was a good mineral foundation; I didn’t even care about whether or not it was clean.  I remember being impressed back then, and I am still impressed today. One of the things that I appreciate about the brand is how its ingredients are clearly listed on the website.  It also states that all of the products are “free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, dimethicone, petroleum, talc, bismuth oxychloride,...

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Clean Living Holiday Gift Guide

Clean Living Holiday Gift Guide

I have a lot of friends who are into green beauty and clean living, and as you can probably imagine, I have serious fun shopping for them. If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you’re into a healthy lifestyle and can probably relate.  So, from stocking stuffers to inexpensive and more luxurious gifts- even gifts for kids- I’ve got you covered. Even those who aren’t into the natural life will love these things!     Stocking Stuffers Indie Girl Hair Ties Wei of Chocolate Kari Gran Suji Red...

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November 2016 Favorites

November 2016 Favorites

Happy Holidays! I hope you’re all feeling festive.  Thanks to my kiddos, Christmas has never been so much fun.  My son actually looks like a bit Kevin in Home Alone and has a whole lot of Buddy the Elf in him as far as personality.  It’s pretty spectacular really. I’m going to do a little gift guide next week, so please check on back! Here are my favorites from last month… Sunwarrior Sol Good Protein Bar in Salted Caramel When it comes to salty or sweet, I am a salt fan all the way…but when I can get both?...

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Green Beauty Sale Alert: The Choosy Chick

Green Beauty Sale Alert: The Choosy Chick

As you probably know, The Choosy Chick is one of my favorite sites to shop for all things green beauty. Naturally (no pun intended), I am really looking forward to their awesome Black Friday deals, and I just had to share with you!   The Choosy Chick is offering 15% site wide from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. No minimums. No exclusions. You will also get FREE shipping on all US orders $75 and over with the code: SAVE15   Only one discount code can be used at a time. If you aren’t sure what to buy, I highly recommend my...

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Products I’m Loving Lately for Hair Growth

Products I’m Loving Lately for Hair Growth

Before I got pregnant with my third baby, I was dealing with some rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups and had to administer some pretty heavy duty injectables into my body every few days.   An unfortunate side effect was thinning hair.  Couple that with some postpartum hair loss, and my hair was in need of a little TLC. Getting my hair back to where I want it to be has been quite the journey, but I am getting there with the help of the products below.  I’ve also been letting it air dry and trying to wear it in its natural wavy state (which...

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October 2016 Favorites

October 2016 Favorites

Happy November! I hope that you had a great October.  Did it fly by quickly or what?  It was such a special month for us between visiting the farm and pumpkin patch, dressing up for Halloween, and celebrating my oldest baby’s 4th birthday.  November is already shaping up to be just as fun! I don’t have many favorites from the month because I have been working through my current stashes, but what I do have to share with you is worth the read, so please stick with me. Mrs Meyer’s Mum Scented Cleaning Products Yes, another...

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Nontoxic home & beauty products for pumpkin lovers

Nontoxic home & beauty products for pumpkin lovers

A little over two years ago, I did a post called 10 beauty products for pumpkin lovers.  That post is a little out of date now, especially considering that only a couple of the products were green. We can’t have that now, can we? So, today I present to you, my updated list of beauty and home care products just for my fellow pumpkin lovers! Stewart & Claire Lip Balm Autumn Pai Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seed Stretch Mark System Ultra Hydrating Body Wash Coconut Pumpkin Farmers’ Market Natural Bar Soap Pumpkin Spice Pumpkinhead...

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Beauty Brand Spotlight on Aleavia

Beauty Brand Spotlight on Aleavia

If you’ve been following along closely lately then you already know that I’ve become an Aleavia devotee. In fact, the majority of my skin care routine consists of Aleavia products now. Green beauty products, while fabulous for so many reasons, can be painfully expensive, and when you are a product junkie, that can become a problem. One of the many reasons why I am drawn to Aleavia is because it is so affordable compared to many other effective, natural, beauty brands. Founded by Kelly Graham, Aleavia is “an exclusive...

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