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Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Guide to Au Naturale Cosmetics

Au Naturale was one of the first clean beauty brands I started using on my green beauty journey that continues to be one of my favorites. Their luxury cosmetics are all handcrafted in small batches. Not only are their products glamorous, but they are on a clean beauty revolution to provide safe products that are farm-to-face fresh and are also environmentally friendly. They have so many options for the green beauty enthusiast or those new to the green beauty world. Au Naturale is a complete range of organic beauty products ranging from lip products, cheek products, eyeshadow, foundation, concealer, and […]

Big Picture, High Performance, Mindset

When Sh*t Hits the Fan & How to Deal

What it feels like when sh*t hits the fan. You wake up one morning, get news that turns your world sideways? Then, you have kids crawling up your butt, your coffee is burnt, your car won’t start, and your shirt is inside out. Your first thought is probably, “Did sh*t just hit the fan?”. Maybe some of you heard about “retrograde”. It’s a thing when some planets line up and apparently try to ruin your life somehow. For some, retrograde was very real. For others, they were oblivious. And, for some (*raises hand ever so slightly*), they knew about it […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

How to Stop Ridiculous Thoughts That Keep Us Awake

How can we stop the ridiculous thoughts that keep us awake at night, cycling through our head like a broken record. Yet, all of us are so tired by the end of the day but when it’s time to sleep, we can’t. Yet, we aren’t actively addressing our worried thoughts while we lay in bed. I have to admit that I lay awake at night sometimes worried about absolutely embarrassing, horrid things that I will share shortly. I hope that I am not the only one, and after having this confession session that we can move on and get some […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Guide to Honest Beauty

When celebrities lend their faces to a beauty brand, it can sometimes be hard to imagine yourself as glamorous as Charlize Theron. To me, Honest Beauty is not one of the brands. As a division of The Honest Company that was co-founded by Jessica Alba, Honest Beauty celebrates such a diversity of beauty that strives to brings out your best. Through skincare and makeup, they maintain being committed to providing products that perform safely and beautifully. Honest Beauty products are made without any questionable ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde carriers, PEGs, MCI/MI, steareth-n, synthetic fragrances, propylene glycol, butylene glycol, […]

Well Being

Dry Brushing 101: A Crash Course

Hopefully we all know and recognize the importance of brushing our teeth and hair on a daily basis and agree on their health benefits. But skin brushing? Really? Well, start a conversation about health and wellness with any skincare professional and the topic of dry brushing will inevitably pop up. You will hear that dry brushing does everything from exfoliating dead skin cells, to detoxifying the body, reducing cellulite and increasing energy levels. Sounds like something we should all be doing, doesn’t it?   What is Dry Brushing? This is the most intuitive part. Dry Brushing means just that: scrubbing […]

Business, Entrepreneurship

How to Foster Passion & Profit in Business

Why are the ideas of “passion” and “profit” talked about as being separate entities from each other? Maybe it’s because of the age-old misconception that in order to make money in your business, you have to be a money-hungry, deceiving hustler who just cares about making money. Or the other lie that in order to be profitable at business, you have to love money more than you love your mission or values. But do you know what iconic visionaries like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Oprah, Elon Musk and Martha Stewart have in common? Not only did they grow extremely profitable […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Top 7 All-Natural Makeup for Beginners

Ever feel like transitioning to green beauty is a daunting task, even downright overwhelming? From the sea of products promising you healthier skin, to not knowing how your skin will react to certain ingredients, and prices ranging from affordable to a pretty-penny, where does one even start? Throw in not knowing where to go, Target or an online store, it can feel nearly impossible. However, I want to remind you that beauty should be fun and it should be about what makes you feel beautiful. You don’t have to blow your inheritance but rather, a slow and easy transition is […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Top Summer Vegan Beauty Products

While there are lots of vegan beauty options to choose from for the ultra animal-lovers, the search for products that are: healthy (non-toxic ingredients), vegan and cruelty-free can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But, I have personally tested these products and have repurchased many times over due to their amazing results and high performance. I hope my top favorite summer vegan beauty product picks will help you discover your own favorites! Heritage Rosewater This rosewater is nothing but pure goodness. I literally start and finish my day with a spritz of this. It is multipurpose as a […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Parental Anxiety: What It Is and How to Deal

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted children. Even as a young girl, regardless of the fact that I was a huge tomboy, I have always just loved babies. That same “want” feeling stayed with me through my teenage years and grew stronger into my adult life. However, I never expected I would experience parental anxiety. I met my love and now husband at the age of 27, and we both knew we had plenty of time for children. But on the day I turned 30, Mr. Excellent whisked me away to Malaysia to pop the big […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

How to Switch to Cleaner Beauty

Transitioning from conventional beauty, body and baby products to safer versions can seem downright intimidating, time-consuming and costly. Where do you even start? We get it, it’s hard. We’re still faced with searching ingredients even if it’s just to find out that it’s a fancy word for “coconut oil.” To make your transition to green and all-natural a little easier, here are some tips on how to ease into making the switch to cleaner beauty. YOUR MOTIVATION Environmental impact, toxin load, allergies. We all come to a place of doing better for a reason and it’s good to listen to […]