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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 […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

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 […]

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Top 5 Natural Brands at CVS

CVS is a large drugstore chain in the U.S. that’s very similar to Walgreens as well as Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada. CVS has a drive-thru prescription pick-up window that makes it ridiculously easy for people who need to fill their medication with the most helpful pharmacists in the land. Better yet, they’re now inside our beloved Target which makes shopping at Target an even more amazing life-changing experience! What’s exciting at CVS is that effective by 2019, CVS brands such as CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty, and Blade Lines are becoming more natural-ish by vowing to eliminate […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

No-Makeup Makeup for Summer

Happy Summer, everyone, and this means no-makeup makeup until Fall! It’s late May and I’m already sweating the moment that I step outside! On extremely hot days aka all of the summer, I like to keep my makeup pretty minimal. I’ll do something simple during the day and dress it up at night with some eyeliner and a bold lip. This look is obviously pretty laid back and carefree. A few products and a few minutes and ta-da, you’re ready for a day at the park and in the heat! Base I started by applying Kari Gran Three Six Five […]

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5 Ways to Make Green Beauty Work For You

I vividly remember when I discovered the world of Green Beauty. It was amazing and exciting and honestly, overwhelming. I don’t want you to feel overwhelmed so I wanted to share my top 5 tips to making Green Beauty work for you.   Do Your [Own] Research There is a lot of information out there and a lot of people saying different things. Don’t feel bad about questioning what you hear. It’s your health, your body, and your skin. Find out what ingredients you want to avoid and why.   Take It Slow Don’t feel like you need to replace […]

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Fresh Summer Beauty Look

Summer time is upon us, and what’s not to love!? Your skin gets tanner, days get longer, and the makeup options are endless. I love bronzed glowing skin and bronzed lids with a glossy pink lip for Summer time beauty. This isn’t really a pool or beach day look, but more of a fun daytime or evening Summer look. Hope you guys enjoy! Skin Prep I always prep my skin to make sure it’s well hydrated so that the makeup has a smooth canvas to go over. My current favorite is the Free Love Beauty Wildchild Illuminating Oil. Then, I […]

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Top 5 Natural Products at Trader Joes

If Trader Joe’s started charging membership like Costco, I’d pay for it in a heartbeat. Trader Joe’s is a staple in life, if not life itself when you just can’t deal with grocery stores or Whole Foods (hey, we love Whole Foods too, but we also like to save money for things like when we break toes). I realized yesterday why I love Trader Joe’s so much and it has to be in this order: coffee samples where they don’t even care if you sample it twice, the super nice people who work there, and the selection of everything you […]

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Top 5 Natural Brands at Target

You all know the wise saying by now that goes something like this: “If you’re sick, go to Target. If you’re sad, go to Target. If you’re tired, go to Target. If you’re happy, go to Target. If you’re dead, go to Target.” That said, Target has been expanding their natural brands quite extensively over the past few years. Every few months, it seems like they are adding something new to the store that causes a stir of oohs and ahs. You are probably familiar with many of the natural brands at Target at this point if you have been […]

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Top 5 Natural Brands at Ulta

Ulta is a perfect place for many beauty lovers. They carry many affordable and luxe brands. But, in the past couple of years, they have added several natural companies to their roster. If you are interested in natural beauty but feel they’ve always been out of reach, look further than your local Ulta. The following are just a few of the natural brands that can be found at Ulta stores as well as the website.   Pacifica Not only is this brand natural, they are also cruelty-free and vegan. They offer a huge range of skincare, body care, makeup, nail […]