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Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

5-Minute Streamlined Beauty Routine for the Busy Woman

A 5-minute streamlined beauty routine for the busy woman is what we all need right now. Yes, it is that time of year again. Our days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and it’s time to get back to the books. It’s go-time again for sp many of us, whether you are a mom, Nana, anything and everything in between. It’s the time to streamline our daily routines. I’ve got it down to a few products in five minutes and I promise you can do it too! FACE After cleansing my skin, I go for the 1-2 punch […]

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Part 3: How to Avoid Subscription Box Regret

In the last segment of subscription box selection, we will talk about how to avoid box regret. It happens to all of us in the consumer world. You regret the purchase and it hurts even more when you can’t return it for a full refund. You read: Two hundred dollars worth of beauty products for only $19.95?! You think: “Wow, that is amazing. Sign me up” You sign up. You receive afore mentioned box. You tear into it dreaming of the beautiful products you got at a major discount. You look through the box and nothing works for your coloring […]

Beauty, Green Bath/Body/Hair

Top 10 Natural Seasonal Transition Beauty Products

Summer is winding down, school is starting again, and pumpkin spice everything is around the corner. Now that we’ve spent a good few months out in the sun, we need to replenish our skin and hair back to its sultry goodness. We’ve put together a seasonal transition skin and body care regimen chock full of products that are tried and true.   Maya Chia The Revitalizer Beautifying Supercritical Body Oil You’ve heard it before, our skin is our biggest organ and we must do more than slather lotion onto it after spending months in harsh weather. This is where Maya […]

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Summer Date Night Look (Melt-Proof)

Summer is becoming a beast and while we want to spend time outdoors, there’s a true issue of our makeup melting off! Date night becomes a challenge because it’s still 80+ degrees in the evening and what’s a girl to do!? Here are my melt-proof trips for summer date nights. You might still get sweaty and some makeup might dissipate (we’re not using permanent paint here, folks), but you won’t look like this below. Hope you like the tips and find them useful. nbsp;   Skin Prep I start prepping my skin with Amazonia Skincare Active Reversal Treatment Daily Wrinkle […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics, Natural Skin Care

Top Summer Green Beauty Travel Essentials

The best summer travel essentials are the ones that are multi purpose and won’t get confiscated at the security checkpoint. We want to pack as light as possible, so it’s important to bring products that are an absolute must. We also have to take into consideration our destination, whether it’s tropical humid heat or dry desert heat and if the products will hold their consistency. We’ve put together the ultimate top 10 summer travel green beauty essentials guide with carefully curated products that we bring on all our travels. Let’s take a look!   Maya Chia Supercritical Waterless Wonder Balm […]

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Part 2: Which Green Beauty Subscription Boxes to Consider

Welcome back! This is part two of a three part series on green beauty subscription boxes. As a, ahem, subscription box addict, I feel qualified to now impart my top picks. These are beauty boxes that consistently deliver a solid value for your dollar, as well as offering thoughtful item curation. This list isn’t long, however, these boxes truly epitomize the concept of the beauty subscription box: which is simply to deliver a surprise box of goodies that delight you every month (aka random monthly Christmas). There are so many clean beauty options on the market right now but I […]

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Summer Skin & Body Green Beauty Hacks

Sun’s out, which means skin, body and haircare switches up. Enjoying the sun while staying healthy and gorgeous is our goal, which also means taking care that the elements (sun, salt water and the like) don’t wreak havoc. Quick, easy to use, and good-for-us beauty products are our goal, since summer is all about fun in the sun, versus worry and time-wasting on a complicated routine. Here’s our top picks for summer beauty, with clean yet effective natural ingredients to help both nourish and protect our skin, body and hair.   Era Organics Revive+ Microdermabrasion Manuka Honey Walnut Scrub & […]

Beauty, Natural Skin Care

Top 5 Reasons to Actually Use SPF

To make 5 cases about why we should actually wear SPF in 2017 is funny. To deny that skin cancer is even a thing or that it can actually kill you is comical. Yet, the argument still exists somewhere that sunscreen gives you cancer. If that’s a fact you want to run to the high hills with, then here’s another fact: being born probably gives you cancer, too. Here are 5 reasons to use SPF, like every day even when it’s cloudy and rainy. Because You Really Don’t Want Skin Cancer, Ever The. most. serious. type. of. skin. cancer. There’s […]

Beauty, Green Bath/Body/Hair

Top Summer Deodorants

Deodorant is a necessity, not an option for the pure sake of your fellow human beings. Summer is in full swing and it’s time to take into consideration that we will all be sweaty beasts at one point or another. Mainstream deodorant has gotten a bad rap in that past because of aluminum which is thought to cause cancer. Then, more natural deodorant just “doesn’t work” for some because they still sweat or they smell like a tree. As personal as deodorant is, the simple fact is that you are supposed to sweat, but you aren’t necessarily supposed to exude […]

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Part 1: How to Choose a Green Beauty Subscription Box

Are you debating on trying a green beauty subscription box? At this point, there are so many great boxes to choose from that actually choosing which one to try can be daunting! This is part one in a three-part series about green beauty subscription boxes. As an avid subscription box lover, I have been asked over and over again, “Which box do you recommend?” Well, I can’t answer that for you! Instead, let me help you decide which box is right for you and your unique needs and preferences. Make sure you follow along for all three articles as each […]