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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Updated list of safer beauty brands (printable)

Updated list of safer beauty brands (printable)

Hello! This is probably the fourth update to my original list of recommended beauty brands, and I have to say, I am really pleased with this version.  I’ve really been studying up, researching, and soaking in all of the information that my mommy brain can handle in order to make this list as useful as possible. You may (or may not) notice that some of the brands that originally appeared on the list have now been removed.  That’s because, as I have learned more and more about green washing, I have grown pickier about the brands...

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Makeup, skin care, & home care haul (Vitacost)

Makeup, skin care, & home care haul (Vitacost)

Hello! I place one huge order a month through Vitacost, and this month, I ordered a lot of beauty and household items along with a couple of food items that managed to sneak into my photos. If you’ve ever ordered from Vitacost before, you know how exciting it is to see that big brown box with the green packing tape on your doorstep. I never can tear into it fast enough, and my kids love playing with the box once it has been emptied, so everyone is happy! If you have tried anything that I have not had the chance to use just yet, please...

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A look inside my first Petit Voir Box

A look inside my first Petit Voir Box

Hello! If you are a natural beauty product junkie, you have probably already heard of (or may even be subscribed to) Petit Vour, a monthly subscription box that contains 4 cruelty-free, non-toxic, vegan beauty products. The sample-sized and occasional full-sized products that you receive are based off the profile you complete once you register. You can choose from their monthly, 3-month, or 6-month plans if you live in the U.S., and there is even an option for those who reside in Canada.  FYI- I am just doing the monthly plan at the...

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