My Favorite RED Lipsticks / Natural, Organic, Clean Beauty

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, to share my love with you I thought I would bring you not one, but TWO lip swatch videos. Earlier this week I shared my three favorite pink lipsticks with you. Today I am sharing my favorite REDS. Also, be sure to open the video in Youtube because there’s a pretty awesome giveaway happening to further share my love with you.

My favorite red lipsticks are:

Axiology Keen

Axiology Worth

RMS Red

You may notice that these are all warm, orange reds. That’s all I own right now. It’s just what I prefer on my skin tone. If you are looking for a cooler, true red shade I suggest looking at 100% Pure Poppy and RMS Beauty Rebound.


Axiology Lipstick in Keen

Tangerine orange-red with a mostly matte finish.

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Axiology Lipstick in Worth

Deep orange-brown-red with a creamy finish.

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RMS Beauty in RMS Red

Punchy Orange Red

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My Favorite PINK lipsticks / Natural, Organic, Nontoxic, Clean Beauty

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It’s Valentine’s Day this week and to share my love with you I thought I would bring you not one, but TWO lip swatch videos. Today I am sharing my favorite PINK nontoxic, clean beauty lipsticks with you. Later this week I will be sharing my favorite REDS. Also, be sure to open the video in Youtube because there’s a pretty awesome giveaway happening to further share my love with you.


My favorite pink lipstick shades are:

RMS Beauty Pretty Vacant

Honest Beauty Peony Kiss

Clove & Hallow Road Trip


RMS Wild With Desire Lipstick in Pretty Vacant

Neutral midtone pink with a slight coral pop, creamy feel, matte finish.

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Honest Beauty Demi-Matte Lip Crayon in Peony Kiss

Light cool toned, nearly baby pink. Slippery feel with a nearly matte finish.

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Clove + Hallow Lip Velvet in Road Trip

Nearly neon magenta pink, matte feel, matte finish.

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The Best Healthy Lifestyle Products of 2018!

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Welcome to my BEST of 2018 video! In this video you’ll find all the products I thought were truly THE best of the year include nontoxic / natural / organic makeup, food, fitness, podcasts and books. All links are listed below the video.


Herbivore Prism http://shrsl.com/1du7r

Jane Scrivner Skinfoliate http://bit.ly/2H1PEP0

Yuli Lip Serum http://bit.ly/2Qxyt7i

Flourish Minis http://bit.ly/2RG6GGg

Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion http://shrsl.com/zofs

Clove & Hallow Lip Velvet Road Trip (shade out of stock at the moment): https://amzn.to/2RyNY3D

RMS Lipsticks http://shrsl.com/1c6z7

RMS Lipliners http://shrsl.com/1du8m

Marie Veronique Tinted Moisturizer http://shrsl.com/1c6ys

Glossier Boy Brow http://bit.ly/2LWAsBD

Beautycounter Shampoo http://bit.ly/2FZfL4k

Andalou Hair Spray https://amzn.to/2VCaG9Y

Branch Basics http://bit.ly/2Qu55yU

4th & Heart Vanilla Ghee https://amzn.to/2AAYn4O

Fat Bomb Recipe http://bit.ly/2Qyo4Is

Foundation Trainer @health_revolt on instagram

Youtubers:

Love Sweat Fitness

Action Jacquelyn

FemFusion Fitness

Sam Ozkural

MakeupbyTiffanyD

Books:

The Mind Connection https://amzn.to/2LYZiAK

The Miracle Morning https://amzn.to/2CWEkQf

You Are A Badass https://amzn.to/2SHxweE

True To Form https://amzn.to/2Hew9mz

Podcasts:

The Purpose Show

Coffee & Crumbs

The Life Coach School

The Brenden Show

The Next Right Thing

Clean Beauty & Healthy Lifestyle Gift Guide 2018

Welcome to my 2018 gift guide! Most of these items are products that I have used throughout the year(s) and have truly loved. I know that I will be gifting some of them myself (so if you’re a family member, maybe stop here and forget what you’ve seen!) and I would also love to receive these as a gift. I truly love gift giving and matching the perfect item to each person on my list. Happy gifting! You can also see my previous year’s gift guides here and here for more inspiration. I still totally stand by those gift ideas.


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True To Form Book - This book is amazing for anyone with chronic muscular skeletal pain or for anyone interested in body mechanics or enhancing their workouts through body mechanics.

Leahlani Mermaid Mask - A classic, gorgeous mask for all skin types with mouthwatering ingredients.

Welch Candle Co. Beeswax Candle - CLEAN candles made locally here in Wisconsin.

Epicurian Cutting Board- A clean, high quality cutting board. Tons of sizes.

Fourth & Heart Vanilla Ghee - Because, yum.

Flourish Honey Blossom Body Cream- My favorite luxurious feeling body cream. Comes in a mini size, too!

Osmia Artisan Soaps - These soaps are pricey, but they will last you a solid six months. They’re also gorgeous. I love the Oh So Soap and Detox Soap.

Barre3 Online Membership - My favorite online workouts! Super effective and fun.

RMS Wild With Desire Mini Lipstick Set - My favorite lipsticks of 2018 in a gift set!

Kari Gran Lip Whip - My favorite heavy duty lip balm. It comes in a variety of colors, too.

Berkey Water Filter - For the person who is ready for an effective water filter.


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Mountain Rose Herbs Essential Oils - Even those new to EO’s would enjoy learning how to clean or diffuse the basic oils like lemon, peppermint and lavender. Mountain Rose Herbs has the highest quality oils for the most affordable prices, in my opinion.

Alter Eco Chocolate Bars- Does this even need an explanation? Chocolate!

Pure Layered Fruit Bars - My husband recently picked these up at Costco and I am obsessed. They are the perfect size and so delicious.

EcoLips Mongo Kiss Lip Balm - My favorite lip balm to throw in your purse or backpack.

Boiron Homeopathy - For those who are sort of interested in homeopathy, but don’t know where to start. I’d probably combine this with the Homeopathy For Mommies E-Book or my own explanation of how to use my favorite remedies. My favorite beginner remedies are Belladonna, Aconite, Ferrum Phos, Nux Vomica and Arnica in a 30C potency.

Young Living Thieves Hand Sanitizer - The BEST hand sanitizer. It never dries out my hands and I feel like since it incorporates thieves, it’s really working.


*Some of the links are affiliate links. You are in no way obligated to use them or purchase through them, but I thank you for your support of Laura’s Natural Life if you choose to use them.

Black Friday 2018 Sales! Clean Beauty & Healthy Lifestyle

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AHHHHHH! The biggest shopping weekend of the year is nearly upon us. I don’t know about you, but I tend to buy more than I should every.single.year.

So with that in mind. Stop scrolling! Make a list of what items you are actually planning to buy before proceeding.

I will be updating this list as sales become public, so keep checking back.

Beauty Sales

Aleavia Skin Care

  • 30% off your purchase, Friday - Sunday

  • Must Have: Facial Cleanse

Antonym

  • 30% off your entire order (site wide) using code: BLACKFRIDAY2018

  • Free US continental shipping on all orders over $25

  • Offer valid from midnight Nov 22 to midnight Nov 25 

  • Must Have: Noir Eyepencil

Au Naturale

  • 20% Off The First Half Of The Week, code Thanks20

  • Ends at midnight on November 22nd

  • Must Have: su/Stain Matte Lip Stain

CREDO BEAUTY

  • $100 of free green beauty with a $125+ purchase, no code necessary

  • Monday November 19th-Sunday November 25th or while supplies last

  • Gift includes Mini Pai Rosehip Mask, Mini W3LL PEOPLE Mascara, Full Size Jillian Dempsey Eyeliner, Travel Size Susanne Kaufmann Cleansing Gel, Mini Ilia Radiance Powder, and Mini Trilogy Cleansing Balm 

  • Must Haves: Axiology Lip Crayons, Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes

EcoDiva Beauty

  • 25% off site wide, code DIVA25

  • Begins November 21

  • Must haves: Treat Nail Polish, Nu Evolution Camouflage Cream

Erin’s Faces

  • 20% off from November 23-26, code GRATEFUL

  • The eyeshadow primer is a cult favorite (I haven't tried it, but I’ve heard only glowing reviews)

Integrity Botanicals

  • 15% off $100 or more, code BLACK15

  • 20% off $200 of more, code BLACK20

  • Excludes Kypris, May Lindstrom, Vintner’s Daughter

  • Nov. 23-26

  • Must Haves: Kypris Antioxidant Dew, Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation

Organically Wonderful Dry Shampoo

  • 40% off, code BLACKFRIDAY

  • Nov 22-26

Primally Pure

  • Black Friday Promo: Spend $60, get a FREE 1.7 oz deodorant of choice

  • Nov. 24 - 25: FREE shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP

  • Cyber Monday: BOGO Starter Kits, Spa Kits, Baby Kits

  • Must Have: Lavender Deodorant, Body Butter

Root Pretty

  • Get Buy 1, Get 1 50% off all full size Root products + Free Gifts when you spend $75, $125 & $250!

  • Black Friday 6pm - Saturday, Nov. 24 at 11:59pm!

  • Must haves: any of the matte pressed eyeshadows. I wear the shade Duke almost everyday.

The Choosy Chick

  • 15% off site wide, code THANKFUL

  • Begins 6pm Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday

  • Excludes the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Kit & Ultimate Glow Kit from INIKA

  • Must Haves: Kosmatology Hand Soap, Lily Lolo Mascara

The Detox Market

  • $10 off $100

  • $30 off $200 AND get a free Maya Chia Supercritical Omega-3 Chia Face Oil ($60 value)

  • $80 off $400 AND get a free Maya Chia Supercritical Omega-3 Chia Face Oil ($60 value) + The Detox Market Opalite Gemstone Facial Roller ($30 value) 

  • November 21 -November 27

  • Exclusions apply

  • Free gifts valid while supplies last

  • Must Haves: Marie Veronique Tinted Moisturizer, RMS Lipstick

The Yellow Bird

  • 35% off, code BLKFRIDAYVIP

  • Nov 23

  • Must Haves: Shea Butter Soap Bar, Organic Washcloths

Trilogy Skin Care

  • 30% off site wide Friday - Monday

  • Must Have: Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

100% Pure

  • $10 Beauty Deals

  • Must Have: Nail Polish, Body Scrub

HOME sales

Branch Basics

  • 20% off of the Starter Kit, code HOLIDAYGIFT20

  • New product release on Black Friday

  • Nov 23-26

  • Must Have: Starter Kit

Extrema Cookware

  • 15% off everything, 25% off sets

  • I don’t own anything yet, but a skillet is on my list! This brand is one of the most non-toxic options for cookware

My Green Mattress

  • $25 off of Emily Crib Mattress, code SAVE25

  • $125 off of Pure Echo Mattress, code SAVE125

  • $200 off of Natural Escape or Hope Mattresses, code SAVE200

  • Nov 21-26

  • We have the Emily Crib Mattress for our toddler and the Natural Escape for ourselves

*Some of the links are affiliate links. You definitely have no obligation to use them or buy through them, but if you do I thank you so much for your support of Laura’s Natural Life!

The BEST Chocolate Keto Friendly Fat Bombs

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I’m finally sharing the recipe to my Instagram “famous” chocolate fat bombs! These delicious morsels have been my BFF since I changed up my diet about five months ago. They are low carb, high fat, no refined sugar balls of amazingness. Oh, did I mention they take hardly any time?

You’ll need:

1/2 lb. salted butter, softened

1/3-1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 TBSP. honey

Mix ingredients together. Spoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze or refrigerate for 15 or more minutes. Transfer to a container of your choice. Freeze or refrigerate.

I usually get 54 fat bombs using a small spoon. If you get roughly 50 in your batch, the nutrition facts are 38 cals, 1.2g of net carbs, 1.1g of sugar, .1g of protein and 3.7g of fat.

Enjoy! I hope you love these as much as I do.

I tried 15 mineral sunscreens for the face...here are the best.

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I confess, I haven't been a religious user of facial SPF in the past. Most formulas that I tried were heavy, chalky, left a white cast or made my makeup look bad, or my skin look strangely pink. 

This year I was determined to find a non-toxic, mineral facial SPF that I actually enjoyed wearing. To my surprise I found not only one...I found several great options! I am sharing all of the ones I tried, because while they did not all work for me, they might be your perfect fit. 

There are a number of reasons why you might want to choose a mineral sunscreen over a chemical sunscreen. Whether you have sensitive skin, you are avoiding oxybenzone or octinoxate, or you want a reef friendly option I have got you covered. 

Why choose zinc oxide as your active sunblock ingredient? Zinc oxide is broad spectrum - meaning that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. It is usually not irritating on the skin and is non-toxic. It is preferable to choose a product that is using a non-nano form of zinc oxide. 

Keep in mind, my skin is normal but influenced by the weather. We have very humid weather most of the summer. My skin is light to medium with warm undertones.  Keep in mind I am extremely sensitive to even the most natural of fragrances, so that is always a consideration of mine that may not apply to your tastes. 

Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the important of just 15-20 minutes of sun exposure daily without sunscreen. Just this little amount of sun on exposed arms and legs is enough for the body to create Vitamin D, which is so necessary for optimal immune and hormone function. 

In this video, I'm sharing in depth why I loved my top 6 choices, scroll down to see all 15!

 

Tinted Sunscreens That I Loved

Beautycounter Dew Skin

Price: $45

SPF: 20, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 14% (not listed on beautycounter's website, but I found this statistic elsewhere). 

Shade Range: 5 shades. I wear Shade 3. 

What I loved: This is the true definition of a tinted moisturizer - sheer to light coverage that just evens out skin tone. It leaves your skin looking radiant. It can be worn alone or is light enough to support makeup over top if you want more coverage. No white cast. Not chalky. 

What I didn't love: Perhaps a tinge too dewy for my summer weather. I'm not in love with the scent. While scented naturally, it does linger on the face for several hours. It's not strong, but smells mostly sweet with a hint of herbs. 

Marie Veronique Everyday Coverage Tinted Sunscreen

Price: $48

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 20%

Shade Range: 3 shades. My shade medium is the darkest. 

What I loved: If you've been googling "Meghan Markle Makeup That Shows Freckles", this is for you. It has the most unique texture and I am obsessed with it. It feels and applies like a cooling, watery serum. It can be worn alone for a light to medium coverage look, or is light enough to support a little makeup over top. This feels like skincare, but looks like a sheer to light foundation.  No white cast. Not chalky. 

What I didn't love: The scent. It is naturally scented and at first whiff, quite strong, but isn't detectable for long on the skin. The scent to me smells of vitamins and robatussin. While I do think those of you with skin tones darker than mine can still wear the shade medium, I would love to see a darker shade added to the range. 

W3LL People Bio Tint

Price: $28.99

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 20%

Shade Range: 4 shades. I wear Light. 

What I loved: Affordable. Accessible, as it is in several Target stores across the US. This is a solid medium coverage, no need to wear additional foundation on top of it. No white cast. It's unscented! 

What I didn't love: The formula is a tad thick for my taste, so I thin it with a drop of primer or facial oil typically. Limited shades for darker skin. 

 

**Summary of my favorite tinted options:

Go with the Dew Skin for sheer to light coverage, Marie Veronique for light to medium coverage and W3LL People for medium to near full coverage.

Choose W3LL People if you don't want any aroma coming from your product. 

In terms of the feel of the formula on the skin - choose Marie Veronique for the lightest texture and satin sensation, Dew Skin for a medium texture and dewy sensation, and W3LL People for a thicker texture and more matte finish. 

Untinted Sunscreens That I Loved

Pratima Neem Rose Face Sunscreen

Price: $36

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 18.65%

Shade Range: 1 shade - untinted. 

What I loved:  No white cast. Not chalky. Applies like a standard facial moisturizer and leaves a dewy finish. I also love the price point and that Pratima offers a sample pack for $7 of three products of your choice. That $7 can be applied towards your future purchase, too.  I love the the formula is unscented. 

What I didn't love:  The formula is a tad dewy for my skin in the humidity, otherwise I would have definitely purchased a full size for summer. If you have drier skin or live in a drier climate I would 100% recommend this one for you. 

Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion

Price: $54

SPF: 18, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 10%

Shade Range: 1 shade - untinted. 

What I loved:  This applies like if a standard facial moisturizer and a matte primer had a baby. It dries matte, but doesn't leave you feeling tight. It is also not chalky and leaves the perfect texture to apply makeup or to wear alone. I also love that it is unscented and comes in unisex packaging, so that I can even convince my husband to wear it. No white cast. 

What I didn't love: Could be a tad higher SPF. 

 

 

***Summary of my favorite un-tinted options:

Choose Pratima if you have dry to normal skin and / or live in a dry climate. Choose Ursa Major if you have normal to oily skin and / or live in a humid climate. 

SeriouslyFab Zinc It Over

Price: $39

SPF: 25, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 5%

Shade Range: 1 shade - untinted. 

What I loved:  This product is so unique - a makeup setting spray with SPF! No white cast when sprayed the proper distance away.  Comes in two scented - unscented and tropical floral. 

What I didn't love: Nothing! It's not an everyday product for me, but the uniqueness is astounding. 

Tinted Primers

Coola Unscented Matte Tint Mineral Sunscreen

Price: $36

SPF: 30, Titanium Dioxide - 3.2%, Zinc Oxide - 1.8%. It's unclear if the zinc is non-nano from the packaging and website. 

Shade Range: 1 shade. 

What I loved:  This has a mousse like texture, that applies very nicely. While there is only one shade, I think it would work on most skin tones - except extremely fair skin tones. This acts in my opinion as a primer that just is tinted to avoid a white cast - it doesn't provide any coverage or skin evening in my opinion. It is unscented, which I love. If you are someone who enjoys using a silicone product, you will like this. 

What I didn't love: So. Many. Silicones. I haven't used many silicones on my skin in over 7 years, so feeling silicones on my face felt absolutely bizarre. The percentage of zinc oxide is much lower than the rest of the formulas that I tried. 

MDSolarScience Mineral Tinted Creme

Price: $32

SPF: 30, Titanium Dioxide 2%, Zinc Oxide 17%. It's unclear if this product is non-nano. 

Shade Range: 1 shade. 

What I loved:  This has a liquid-y texture, which I prefer to a thick texture. While there is only one shade, I think it would work on most skin tones - except extremely fair skin tones. This acts in my opinion as a primer that just is tinted to avoid a white cast - it doesn't provide any coverage or skin texture evening in my opinion. It is unscented, which I love. If you are someone who enjoys using a silicone product, you will like this.  This one is nearly identical to the Coola product reviewed above, but it is just a little less silicone-y.

What I didn't love: I wish there was just a teensy bit more coverage to this so that it could be worn on its own. 

Tinted Sunscreens that I didn't love on my face, but you might. 

Badger Tinted Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Cream

Price: $15.99

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 18.65%.

Shade Range: 1 shade. 

What I loved:  A very simple ingredient list.  The price point. This is great for using on the body while at the pool or beach, but I did not love it on my face. 

What I didn't love: A pinkish white cast,  but not a true white cast. A tad thick, heavy and tacky for my face. I do use this on my body. 

Beauty By Earth Tinted Facial Sunscreen

Price: $19.99

SPF: 20, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 11%. 

Shade Range: 1 shade. 

What I loved:  This has a thinner liquid texture and spread nicely. It does provide light coverage. It's easy to purchase from Amazon. 

What I didn't love: It's too strongly scented (naturally) for my taste. 

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream

Price: $39

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 20%. 

Shade Range: 5 shades. My shade is Warm Glow. 

What I loved:  This product is a true CC cream, with the texture to prove it. This offers absolutely insanely good coverage. This product has the highest coverage of all the products in this review, in my opinion. 

What I didn't love: The scent. While scented naturally, this is too strong and herbal for my taste. 

Raw Elements Tint Formula

Price: $18.99

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 23%. 

Shade Range: 1 shade. 

What I loved: I love that while this tinted product is just one shade, it is a darker shade. There are so few natural products that cater to darker skin. I don't think many people with much lighter skin than mine could pull this off on the face. If you have medium skin, give this a try! I also adore the simple, short ingredient list and that it is unscented. 

What I didn't love:  The shade and texture just doesn't quite work for me on my face,  but that being said, I absolutely love this formula and am using this on my body while out enjoying water activities. 

Note: Raw Elements released a daily moisturizer with SPF shortly after I ordered this which may be of consideration for a daily facial SPF product. 

Untinted Sunscreens that I didn't love on my face, but you might. 

Kypris Pot Of Shade

Price: $68

SPF: 30, Non-nano Zinc Oxide 20%. 

Shade Range: 1 shade - untinted. 

What I loved:  If you're in the market for an untinted primer to use under makeup that has extremely clean ingredients, this is it. The scent is a tad vitamin-y. Goes on clear with no white cast on my skin tone. The texture is almost putty like. 

What I didn't love: The price. For $68, it needs to blow my mind. It also felt a tad tacky and itchy on my skin. 

*These clamshell samples were purchased using The Detox Market Sample Program. Highly recommend!*

Suntegrity face sunscreen & primer

Price: $45

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 20%.

Shade Range: 1 shade - untinted. 

What I loved:  Suntegrity offers sample tubes of this product for $4.95 so you can try before you buy. I cannot speak to the performance because the scent of this nearly had me keeling over.  If you like the regular Suntegrity formula and wanted to try their primer, this may be a good option for you. 

What I didn't love: The scent is overpowering for me. It smells a bit like Pantene in my opinion. 

Suntegrity 5 in 1 Moisturizing Sunscreen

Price: $45

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 20%. 

Shade Range: 4 shades. My shade is Golden Light. 

What I loved:  This product is a standard facial moisturizer texture. It is tinted, but in my opinion, does not offer coverage. It is dewy and does not feel chalky. No white cast. 

What I didn't love: I would like to see a little more coverage from this product. While this one is unscented, after 4-5 hours of wear time it smells like sunscreen on my face. 

The Best Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

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Conventional cleaning products can be full of scary ingredients from ammonia to bleach and more. Cleaning products are the easiest thing to transition in your home to non-toxic products. Although it seems like a small thing to do, using non-toxic cleaning products really does make a difference in your home's health and air quality. Watch for my favorites. 

 

Learn more about Well-ing Your Dwelling here. 

Evening Self Care Routine

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Today I'm sharing my current evening self care routine. My routine lately has consisted of airplane mode on my phone, a nice shower and some Gua Sha. 

This video is sponsored by The Yellow Bird, who makes non-toxic body care products and are available on Amazon Prime. (cue: celebration!)

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

*The Yellow Bird Co. Unscented Soap

*The Yellow Bird Co. Salt & Sugar Scrub

Skin Care Routine

Gua Sha Tools

Gua Sha Tutorial

5 Best Products From W3LL PEOPLE

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W3LL People is one of my favorite all natural, non-toxic beauty brands. They have such a great range of products, affordable price points AND here's the real kicker...they're sold in TARGET! (Cue stadium cheers).

I'm sharing my five favorite products from W3LL PEOPLE in today's video. This is the first in my new Best Of series. What brand would you like me to feature next? 

Products Mentioned:


Bio Tint Moisturizer
Bio Correct Concealer
Bio Bronzer Stick
Bio Brightener Stick
Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner
 

To learn more about how I choose products based on the quality of ingredients, click here. 

3 Tips For Buying Non-Toxic Furniture

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Today I'm sharing 3 tips for buying non-toxic furniture. I am not physically able to have new furniture in my house due to chemical sensitivity so I've done a lot of trial and error to find safer, healthier, non-toxic furniture! This is also a tiny taste of my new course, Well-ing Your Dwelling. Click here to learn more about how to create your own, non-toxic home.     

Tip #1 - Avoid or sparingly buy pressed wood furniture. Opt for solid wood, glass or metal. 

Tip #2 - Avoid furniture treated with flame retardants. 

Tip #3 - Look to purchase a floor model when in the market for a new sofa or upholstered chair. 

Non-Toxic Spring Makeup Look

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I'm sharing my favorite spring look with you today - complete with PINK lips, of course. I think every spring makeup look I've ever done has featured a pink lipstick. I've also returned to a super easy eyeshadow technique that helps the eye look more open and awake. AKA - a mom's best friend. As always, all products used are non-toxic and all natural, most are organic. If you want to know more about my standard for choosing ingredients, read my manifesto here. 

This video is also a collaboration with Ailish, from The Glow Getter. Make sure to check out her video and her offerings. She's a UK based green beauty blogger, makeup artist and an all around ray of sunshine human being. 

 

PRODUCTS USED:

Primer: http://shrsl.com/uv7v
Foundation: http://shrsl.com/uv7w
*Setting Powder: Limited Ed. Similar here: http://bit.ly/2eiFdnk
Powder: http://bit.ly/299SpKQ
Bronzer: http://bit.ly/2FYvC3t
*Blush: Limited Ed. Similar: http://bit.ly/2eiFdnk
Brows: discontinued? 
*Highlight: http://bit.ly/2eiFdnk
*Teri Miyahira Renew Eyshadow limited ed. Similar http://bit.ly/2eiFdnk
Root Eyeshadow (Duke) http://bit.ly/2hHg1I6
RAL Eyeshadow (Yes You Canyon & Espresso) http://bit.ly/2Gn53Vq
Antonym Palette: http://shrsl.com/s6cq
Eyeliner: http://shrsl.com/rih2
Hynt Mascara: http://shrsl.com/kq5a
Lily Lolo Mascara: http://shrsl.com/iutb
Lipstick (Melon Kiss): http://bit.ly/1MzXo7e

 

Join the waitlist for Welling Your Dwelling here. 

Join my next live hang here. 

My Postpartum / Stay At Home Mom Fitness Routine

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I've always really enjoyed fitness, but getting back in a routine post baby was not easy. My fitness philosophy is maybe a little more "woo" than you're used to. I think that fitness should fuel and energize the body, as well as feel good in the body during and after. That said, I totally still want to see some results from my hard work, but I no longer believe that I need to be in pain post workout for it to have been successful. 

I usually workout five days a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. I am still doing my favorite barre3 workouts, but since adding in a little extra boost of cardio and weights I've finally broken though my postpartum body plateau. Super exciting! Everything I'm doing still feels really good to me and is super flexible for my lifestyle as I can fit most of it in during nap time. 

This video is sponsored by one of my favorite natural deodorant brands, Green Tidings.  Green Tidings is Leaping Bunny Certified, manufacturered in the US and it works! You can also get free shipping on GreenTidings.com or from Amazon Prime. 

4 Non-Toxic Hand Sanitizers

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Today I'm sharing four of my favorite, non-toxic hand sanitizers! All of them are triclosan free. While triclosan has been now banned in hand soaps, it's still allowed in hand sanitizers. You may not know that triclosan is actually a pesticide! You don't need a pesticide on your hands to sanitize them. All of my hand sanitizer favorites use essential oils. 

My Organic Skin Care Routine

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Today I'm sharing all of my favorite organic skin care products! These are the products I have either repurchased several times or are new to me and I am just loving. 

 

Speaking of organic skincare...have you detoxed your own beauty bag? Check out my tips here! 

 

Links to products are below the video. 

 

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

Everyday Cleanser: http://amzn.to/2ziBqmR

Oil Cleanser: http://shrsl.com/p55x

Facial Wipes: http://shrsl.com/p562

Makeup Remover: http://shrsl.com/p563

*Luxury Toner: http://bit.ly/2BBkyK8

Orange Toner: http://bit.ly/2zi3Ope

Hylauronic Acid Serum: http://bit.ly/2zZiD1x

Blue Tansy Serum: http://bit.ly/2hryMBx

Maracuja Oil: http://bit.ly/2AH3AGn

Rosehip Oil: http://shrsl.com/p56k

Facial Peel: http://shrsl.com/p56l

*Pregnancy / BF Safe Facial Peel: http://bit.ly/2Bojx5A

Facial Scrub: http://bit.ly/2nGPHoZ

Mask: http://bit.ly/2BBlFcM

Non-Toxic Nursery Products + Tour

Today I am sharing my non-toxic nursery products and a tour of our nursery. I have so many beautiful, non-toxic options to share with you all! 

 

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

BabyMod Crib (Our model is Olivia. It looks like it's discontinued, sadly.)

BabyMod Dresser

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365 Diapers

Bambo Diapers

Parasol Diapers

Emily Skin Balm: http://amzn.to/2BE9wjX

Earth Mama Angel Baby Oil

Nook Changing Pad

Naturepedic Changing Pad

Land Of Nod Organic Sheets

My Green Mattress Emily Crib Mattress

Hanging Glass Planters

Flamingo Head

Flamingo Quilt

Large Cactus Print

Small Cactus Print

Pink Pom Pom Curtains

Floor Poof (Homegoods) Guava Bassinet