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Top Beauty Tips for the Aging Woman

Notice that I didn’t say “anti-aging” woman? In my opinion, those two little words are extremely toxic and I have been eradicating them from my life. Aging is a privilege that we receive every morning when we awake to another day. Now that we’ve defined us aging gracefully instead of fearing time, let’s move onto a more fun conversation of skin and beauty, as it’s important to feel our best at any age. As we age, our skin gets dry, flaky and new nooks and crannies are popping up everyday. The answer towards combatting these ailments is moisture, and lots […]

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Guide to Kjaer Weis

One of my favorite eco-luxe makeup brands is Kjaer Weis. Clean beauty meets real performance with its high-end makeup products that also happen to have some gorgeous color collections. There is so much to love about their line! The first thing you may notice is that Kjaer Weis comes packaged in some of the most eco-friendly, yet chic packaging around. Its beautiful metal cases are designed to be refillable to minimize waste. As much as I love the gorgeous packaging, I have an insider tip: I find it much easier (and cheaper) to purchase its makeup refills and house them […]

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Let’s Talks About Hair, Baby

Did you know that most conventional hair products include unhealthy, chemically-laced synthetic ingredients that are linked to awful things like infertility, respiratory issues, hormone disruptors and other conditions you don’t want? And that’s just for hair products, let alone the rest of the products in our beauty routine! I’ve been so pleasantly surprised with the new wave of natural hair care, not only in ingredients but also in function and performance. So much so that I forget that they’re clean and green. If you’ve tried enough non-toxic hair products, you probably have noticed that the ingredients are amazing, but they’re […]

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Top Brown Smoky Eyeshadows

This has got to be one of the most boring topics: dark brown eyeshadow. But funny enough, it’s one of the most purchased eye product categories due to its neutrality and versatility. Here are my top favorite picks for all-natural and cruelty-free dark brown eyeshadows, perfect alone for a 1-step brown smoky eye, or paired with other eyeshadows for more complicated looks. w3ll People Elitist Eyeshadow in Camel One of the only loose eyeshadow brands I will tolerate, w3ll’s formula is smooth and pigmented. This color has bronze microshimmer to create warmth and interest. Pat on the eyelid with a […]

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1-Brand Makeup Tutorial ft. Gressa Skin

  Summertime means “summer-proof” makeup, and Gressa Skin is a great overall brand for budge-proof cosmetics. Its foundation, blush, eye tints, bronzer and more are cream or liquid-to-powder formulations, meaning they start off as a cream or liquid and then dry down to a semi-matte finish, ensuring a long-lasting makeup for those hot and humid days. In this video collaboration with Petit Vour, we show you a step-by-step makeup tutorial featuring products from Gressa Skin. Shop affordable samples and full-sized Gressa products at Petit Vour, our favorite online shop for everything vegan and cruelty-free beauty! Click to shop all Gressa […]

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Review: Honest Beauty Contour Kit + Tutorial

  We love contouring, all day everyday. Call us a little over-the-top, but adding a little extra definition (especially when wearing a medium/full coverage foundation that ultimately eliminates the dimensions of the face), is a staple in our makeup routine. The new Honest Beauty Contour Kit (retail $34) is a great palette for contour’ers of any skill level, thanks to its 2 dark matte contour shades + 1 shimmer highlighter. The cream formulas are easy to blend, and you can even use just your fingers to apply. Click to shop Honest Beauty!

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All-Natural Summer Makeup Staples 2016

In keeping the focus on our glowing, fresh skin, we want to enhance our natural beauty with light-weight makeup for these hot summer days. Fresh, vibrant, refreshing, multipurpose, and minimalistic is the look we are going for the season of sun and heat! Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream Tinted SPF 30 Non-Nano Zinc Oxide If you love products that are all in one, the Josh Rosebrook’s Tinted SPF 30 is a go-to multi-tasker. It has sun protection and a light tint to even out your skin in one step. This all-natural product may help you against sun exposure damage to […]

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Top Hot Pink Lipstick

What’s easier than a bold pink lipstick, some concealer, and mascara? A bright pink pout not only keeps you looking fresh and tan (unlike most red or berry lips that actually wash out the complexion, and more bronzer is needed to bring the warmth back), it also doubles as a fantastic sheer pink cream blush in a pinch. Here are my top favorite all-natural and cruelty-free hot pink lipsticks of the moment, with creamy formulas, easy application and no need for lipliner! Ilia Beauty lipstick in Neon Angel Reminiscent of MAC Cosmetic’s Candy Yum Yum or Nars Schiapp, Ilia Beauty’s […]

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Top Hot Pink Blush

Hot pink blush has always been my go-to blush color, simply because it’s a cheek hue that works with any eyeshadow or lip color, and it matches my natural flush very well. And it’s universally flattering for any skin tone, where it can be worn sheer for a hint of color, or applied heavier for a bright flush on darker skin tones. Here are my top favorite hot pink blushes, varying in formula from cream to powder. Wear these year-round colors with some mascara and lip balm for a super quick and easy everyday face, or pair a hot pink […]

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Top All Natural Cream Bronzers

For the most realistic tan, strategically-placed cream bronzer is the safest bet due to its blendable texture and low commitment wash-off formulas. Skip the foundation during hot and humid days, and opt for a cream bronzer to help even out the complexion in a lightweight way. These are my top favorite cream bronzers that are both easy to use and multitasking powerhouses.   Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint This lightweight liquid bronzer is exactly what its name suggests: a sheer bronzing tint for the skin. Use with a stippling brush for a light bronze color on cheekbones, or mix in […]