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Beauty, Natural Skin Care

All-Natural Summer Skin & Hair Staples 2016

We wait all year for the best season of life: summer. It’s when we let our hair down in beachy waves, bask in the sun’s rays, and wonder how we let ourselves go the first time we don a pair of shorts. Never fear, here are a few summer necessities to help you get your glow on safely and naturally. Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-in Conditioner Short or long hair, we are all mermaids who need some tender loving care. To keep our hair healthy from the sun’s rays, Yarok Feed Your Ends will keep your hair soft, conditioned, never […]

Beauty, Natural Skin Care

10 All Natural Brands at Sephora

Sephora, the mecca of the most glamorous beauty selections, has been growing its conglomerate of all-natural and cruelty-free brands. This provides beauty lovers in transition from conventional beauty with more selection and in-person buying power than ever before. From skincare to blush to lip color, enter keywords “natural beauty” or “cruelty-free” on Sephora.com to see what it has to offer. Tata Harper Tata Harper is 100% natural, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. The highly coveted Resurfacing Mask is a beta-hydroxy treatment that will leave your skin smooth and glowing. Another fan-favorite is the Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in five adorable shades […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

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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DIY Haircut Tutorial

  WARNING: This video may contain very cringe-worthy scenes of live hair cutting. If you are a hair stylist or beauty professional, sorry! This was a much-requested video for a DIY haircutting tutorial, since I’ve been cutting my hair by myself, in my bathroom, for the last 8 months. It’s a super-simple straight across cut, no layers, no bangs, no asymmetrical angular shaping complicated-ness. Just. Straight. Across. Some common questions: Q: Do you get split ends when you cut your hair yourself? A: I haven’t experienced split ends but you have to make sure your scissors are sharp so that […]

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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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5 Natural Products You Never Knew Existed on Amazon

We’ve all been there, perusing Amazon before going to bed and finding things we never knew existed. The behemoth marketplace surprisingly has a plethora of all-natural products, some familiar powerhouses as well as several indie brands. There are a few things to keep in mind to make Amazon the best online green shopping experience, ever. 1. Search using phrases that pinpoint a specific product such as “all natural moisturizer” or “organic sunscreen” or “all natural eyelash growth serum”. Being too general will bring up a million results that may overwhelm you. 2. Read the reviews, a few 5-star, 3-star, and […]

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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 […]