Cyber Monday deals for green beauties

Cyber Monday deals for green beauties

Hi! I have always loved to shop (a skill that my mother passed down to me), but I’ve actually never been a Black Friday shopper. I think that I may have ventured into a store on Black Friday a few times before, but I’ve never camped out in front of a mall, been the first one through the doors, or in a fight with a stranger over the last cashmere scarf in the store. But let me tell ya, I do love Cyber Monday. Nothing beats shopping in your pajamas on the couch (although it was much easier to do so in peace and quiet pre-kids)....

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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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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#5)

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#5)

(Please note: This post contains some affiliate links.) Hi! Before I get into my recent empties, I want to share that Vitacost (where you can find many of the products I’m about to talk about) is running a holiday beauty sale right now.  You can save $5 off a $30 purchase using the code HOLIDAYGLAM. i actually have way more empty products than I realized, so let’s dive right in! 100% Pure Mattifying Primer This is a really great primer, and I will definitely order more of it ASAP. I find that it helps my makeup to stay on longer,...

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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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Some of my skin care & hair care essentials for travel

Some of my skin care & hair care essentials for travel

Hi! My family and I took a little mini-vacation to Charleston, South Carolina this past weekend.  Much to my disappointment, I didn’t see any of the Southern Charm cast members- though I was certainly on high alert the whole time. I was pretty proud of myself for packing lightly, but there were some skin care and hair care essentials that I knew I had to bring…no matter what. Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash I received a sample of this face wash in my last Petit Vour box, and honestly, I wasn’t overly excited to try it...

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RMS Beauty Haul

RMS Beauty Haul

Hello! I recently ordered some beautiful products by RMS Beauty.  I’ve been using them for about a week now, so I can actually give you my thoughts on them- beyond just an initial impression. RMS Beauty products are made with the finest organic ingredients.  They are gluten free (with the exception of the mascara), soy free, nano free, and they are not tested on animals.   I love how the cream color cosmetics come in  glass containers.  They not only look prettier in that packaging, but it is a much safer alternative to plastic. RMS...

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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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Cleaning Product Rave: Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets

Cleaning Product Rave: Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets

Hi! You know you’re an adult when you get excited about dishwasher tablets, and I swear that I am not nearly as dorky as I make myself seem. In all seriousness, the tablets or liquid that we use in our dishwashers are extremely important because, even though we aren’t ingesting the soap directly, we are indirectly coming in contact with traces of it through the food that we put on those dishes. This means that we are ingesting traces of dyes, alcohol, perfumes, chlorine, formaldehyde, and a potential host of other chemicals. Most...

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4 high-end green beauty brands that you’ll love

4 high-end green beauty brands that you’ll love

There was a time in my life (not all that long ago) when Sephora was like my own little slice of heaven on earth. I could spend hours in the store or on their website browsing makeup and skin care and filling up my basket.  There was just something about the experience that could always lift my spirits.   Part of the reason why I liked to shop there was because I am a sucker for higher-end brands and their luxurious packaging.  It just made me feel…pampered and special. Unfortunately, Sephora isn’t an ideal place to shop when...

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Beauty Brand Spotlight: Kari Gran

Beauty Brand Spotlight: Kari Gran

(Please note:  This post contains some affiliate links.  However, I have not been paid to write a review of the brand and its products.)   Hello! I try not to switch up my skin care too often because I don’t want to freak out my face (I’m sure you feel me), but I recently received some Kari Gran products from The Choosy Chick, one of my very favorite green beauty resources.  By the way, I’m going to devote an entire post to The Choosy Chick within the next few weeks. Anyway, I heard many great things about the Kari...

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