My Green Beauty Wish List (February 2016)

My Green Beauty Wish List (February 2016)

To stay on budget, my husband and I have a monthly allowance that we each use to buy fun things for ourselves (outside of all the necessities).  I have been keeping a notebook for the past two years that I use to record all of the beauty, skin care, clothing, and jewelry items that I am coveting.   I refer back to the notebook each month to see what really catches my eye at that time.  With this little habit, I end up spending my allowance on things that I truly want- rather than making impulse purchases. I thought that you might like to...

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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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Beauty Brand Spotlight: Privai

Beauty Brand Spotlight: Privai

(Please note: I was not paid to write this review.  However, many of the products mentioned below were sent to me for consideration.)   I’ve featured a lot of brands on the blog during its 5-year run, but today is the first time that I am going to familiarize you with a natural, botanical-based skincare brand that will give you a true at-home spa experience. The brand is called Privai, and it was founded by Christina Stratton and Ilana Alberico in Asheville, North Carolina- one of my very favorite places. I have personally loved...

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February 2016 Vitacost Haul

February 2016 Vitacost Haul

Doesn’t it always seem like the minute you run out of one thing, you run out of everything?  That was the case for me last week.  First I ran out of toothpaste. Next I ran out of dishwasher tablets.  Then I ran out of rosehip oil, and the pattern just continued. So, it seemed like the perfect time to place a Vitacost order (as if I really needed an excuse). Many of the things that I bought are new to me, so you’ll probably see some of them pop up in follow-up reviews and hopefully favorites posts as well! (FYI- You can save 20%...

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6 green cleaning essentials to have in your home

6 green cleaning essentials to have in your home

Before I get into today’s post, I want to quickly address some of headlines that you may have read about the Ava Anderson brand.  As you may recall, I featured this company on the blog in December, and I have since updated my post in light of recent findings regarding the ingredients used in many of the products. Moving on to the subject of cleaning! Store bought cleaning products can get pricey- especially green ones.  I absolutely buy them from time to time, and I’m a sucker for anything by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, but...

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January 2016 Favorites

January 2016 Favorites

To be honest, I didn’t have access to many of my things this month because so much of what I own was packed up in boxes due to our move.   However, I did make sure to keep out some essentials- especially things are were convenient, fast and easy to use, and dependable. So, that’s pretty much the theme of this month’s favorites! Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream by Jane Iredale It took me awhile to get the hang of this product.  In the beginning, I used way too much and ended up looking like I was wearing a mask. Once I...

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The KonMari Method Revisited

The KonMari Method Revisited

I’ve been on the minimalism/KonMari train for awhile now, and I used to think that I had it all down pretty well. Then I had to pack and unpack for a move, and I realized that I still have a long, long, loooong way to go before I can even begin to call myself a minimalist- or even an organized person. Through the packing process, I learned that I have some weird hoarding problem when it comes to stationery and thank you notes.  I have more spatulas than Bed Bath & Beyond and a beauty arsenal that is out of control (OK, so that last...

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My Current Favorite Face Mask: The Problem Solver by May Lindstrom

My Current Favorite Face Mask: The Problem Solver by May Lindstrom

(Please note: This post is not sponsored but does contain some affiliate links.) Hi! It has been a minute since I’ve checked in, and it feels so good to be back to blogging today.  Moving into our new house was quite the process- though it was absolutely worth the whole ordeal and even inspired the post that will be up after this one.  Now that we’re moved in and are getting settled, I should be blogging more consistently. While I have a set skin care routine, as a blogger who focuses a lot on green beauty, I buy and receive a...

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Latest nontoxic beauty haul

Latest nontoxic beauty haul

Happy 2016! I hope that your year is off to a wonderful start.  Things have been crazy (yet fantastic) here with having a newborn and packing up to move into a new house. My posting schedule might be sporadic for the next week or so, but I have lots of fun posts in the works once things calm down. Despite the craziness, I still managed to do a bit of online shopping thanks to grandmas who still give grown grandchildren spending money for Christmas. I’ve had all of these things on my wish list for awhile, so it was exciting to finally...

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2015 Favorites (green beauty, health, & food)

2015 Favorites (green beauty, health, & food)

I’m going to be totally predictable here and start off by saying how I cannot believe 2015 is almost over.  Some big wonderful things happened to my family this year- MT started a new job that he loves, we bought a new house, and even better, we welcomed our third child into our hearts. It was also an important year for The Grass Skirt. I officially switched over to the clean living community and gave the blog a little makeover.  In just a few weeks, this blog will be 5 years old!  I’m really excited about year five, and I have...

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