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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How to keep the air in your home clean

How to keep the air in your home clean

Hello! In honor of Healthy Lung Month, I am going to share some of my tips for keeping your lungs healthy- primarily by ensuring that the air in your home is clean and as toxin-free as possible. Even those of us who are concerned about maintaining a healthy lifestyle can neglect this area of our well-being, so I really hope that these tips serve as a helpful reminder. Use non-toxic cleaning products. I’ve stressed the importance of using nontoxic cleaning products many times in the past. I’m going to do more posts about nontoxic...

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The best nail polish remover ever

The best nail polish remover ever

Hi! Like many women, I love having freshly painted nails.  They make me feel neat and pulled together (which is a rarity since I became a mom). However, I’ve always loathed the whole process of taking off my nail polish. The smell of nail polish remover is just so overpowering and unpleasant and then there’s the stinging sensation that some of them cause and the horrible fumes that tend to linger in the air.  Unfortunately, dealing with nail polish remover is the price a woman has to pay for having pretty nails. When I finally...

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Fall nail polish picks

Fall nail polish picks

Hello! I tossed or gave away nearly all of my nail polish several months ago because the majority of what I had wasn’t even remotely clean- and breathing in nail polish fumes is not good especially while pregnant. The process was not as painful as I thought it might be, especially once I realized that I could shop for new nail polish. While I don’t think a truly, 100%, non-toxic polish exists, I am very comfortable with these brands, and the colors are gorgeous! 1. Art House...

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