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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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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