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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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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