When I came home from my honeymoon in Europe, my skin was in need of some serious TLC. Changes in time zones, humidity, time spent in the sun, and overall exhaustion had left it congested, broken out, and dull. So I slimmed down my skincare routine, going back to basics, to try and heal as naturally as possible. That’s when I turned to the Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap, my holy grail of cleansers.
Subscription boxes are all the rage right now. You can get everything from green beauty products, to organic snacks, and even dog treats delivered to your door every month! And while that’s great, it can also be costly and wasteful. If you’re trying to live green, ordering a subscription box that’s not dedicated to the same standards will result in throwing away products that aren’t up to snuff; and those that are dedicated to the greener life are generally a bit more expensive than conventional versions. So I went on a mission to find a green beauty subscription box that was affordable, included full-size products, and maybe even one that did more with my monthly fee than put it toward the bottom line. That’s when I found the Green Goddess Beauty Box.
It’s no secret that Alima Pure is one of my favorite green beauty brands. Their all natural, mineral-based formulas are sublime and their range of colors means you don’t have to sacrifice glam for green. My favorite products in their line are the eye shadows which, up until recently, were only available as loose powders. But the Alima Pure pressed shadows have finally hit the market, and they are even more luxurious than I imagined!
Honey is one of my favorite things to mask with. It’s a natural antibacterial agent and humectant, which makes it the perfect binder when mixing masks. So when I heard there was a honey even more powerful than the raw, organic stuff I buy locally, I knew I had to try some! That’s when a fellow green beauty enthusiast introduced me to the Clean Living Collection 5 Spice Manuka Mask, and I immediately fell in green beauty love!
Transitioning to green living can be overwhelming. Just the thought of throwing away all your makeup, skincare, and cleaning products can make a girl quit before she even starts! So I’ve compiled seven tips to going green to help make your transition as clean as possible. Click the image below to download my Get Real Guide to Going Green, and learn from the trials and errors of a girl trying to live green.
It’s that time again! The time when I’ve anxiously awaited my shipping notification and can finally break into my favorite quarterly deliver: the Rachel Zoe Box of Style. The most recent box—Summer 2016—was probably my favorite yet. Past boxes have relied heavily on beauty and skincare products and, while I love me some beauty and skincare, it was rarely green. So I was excited to find this box contained only two beauty products—one of which is green!
So I hear needling is a thing. It’s the practice of rolling tiny needles over your face and neck to bring blood to the area and encourage collagen production. While it’s technically a green beauty practice, the whole idea of using needles on my face has me a little nervous, so I recently picked up the next best—dare I say better?—thing: a jade roller.
I’ve recently fallen in love with the bohemian-chic look of decorating with indoor potted plants. We’ve always had faux flowers around the house (real ones give me severe headaches), but I’ve never really kept plants because, well, potted plants are something moms collect. Well, it seems my mom may have been onto something when she filled our family home with every type of plant she could find.
I was gifted the all natural Agent Nateur Deodorant by a friend and was quite skeptical at first: $19 for deodorant?! It must be made of glitter and rainbows and magic (it better be, at that price!).
Not quite, but it’s pretty darn close! Made of 11 natural ingredients (including “love,” according to the label), it has a subtle and feminine fragrance; I pick up mostly lavender, but honey and eucalyptus oil are also to thank for its soothing aroma.
I’ve written before about my life-long struggle with calloused feet. My heels are perpetually dry, and the thick layers of skin easily callous and crack. So it’s no surprise that I’ve tried everything to heal them: wearing nothing but close-toed shoes, getting regular pedicures, refraining from paint my nails, scrubbing with pumice stones. The list goes on. And with summer approaching, and sandal season in full swing, I’m always looking for ways to perfect my pedis. So when I found the Kosmatology Mint Your Feet treatment system, I was eager to give it a try.