10 ways to recover from a bad night’s sleep (aka: fake a well-rested glow)

You’ve heard it before but I’ll say it again: Sleep is so important. It is more important than catching up on Twitter on your phone, finishing the latest episode of [insert-must-see-TV-or-Netflix-show-here]. Regularly getting a good night’s sleep contributes so much to your mental and full-body health. In other words, get enough sleep for your body and wonderful things happen. If you’re lucky (and possibly a … Continue reading 10 ways to recover from a bad night’s sleep (aka: fake a well-rested glow)

Green Beauty Inspiration From The 2014 Emmys

The clothes! The makeup! The sorta-witty banter on the red carpet! The kinda-funny jokes! Sounds like a big awards show. Here are my picks for the top beauty looks from the 2014 Emmys last night … and the green, non-toxic makeup I’d use to recreate their looks. Capture that Amy Poehler glow with Alima Pure Bronzer, $20. p.s. Check out this awesome post by Kimberly … Continue reading Green Beauty Inspiration From The 2014 Emmys

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My Current Favorite Non-Toxic Lipsticks

My summertime makeup routine is very simple: BB or CC cream, a quick coat of mascara (Pacifica Stellar Gaze in Brown, currently) and I’m out the door. When I’m going to dinner or want to feel a little more pulled together, I add one more item: lip color. Here are my current green beauty faves: 1. Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick in … Continue reading My Current Favorite Non-Toxic Lipsticks

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June Goodebox Review (Subscription Box)

Goodebox is a subscription service that ships you a small box of “expertly curated, trial sized healthy, eco-sensitive & effective beauty and personal care products, along with occasional samples of natural & organic health and wellness products.” If you completely fill out your online profile, they’ll customize the contents even more. Right now I’m signed up to receive a box every other month. So far, … Continue reading June Goodebox Review (Subscription Box)

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Meredith Tested: MyChelle Skincare Review

I’ve been using several items from MyChelle for a few months now. The verdict is in! Here are my reactions to some of their best sellers. MyChelle products are typically very clean and green but double check the ingredient list and the EWG Skin Deep site as some products aren’t as “natural” as I’d like. I had a gift card (full disclosure: I won a … Continue reading Meredith Tested: MyChelle Skincare Review

Made in America Makeup Bags

I am on the hunt for a new cosmetics bag to organize my non-toxic beauty products. Who knew there were so many fun, functional, American-made choices? Help me choose, vote for your favorite below! This lipstick print bag for $24 is just so…happy! Fun on the outside, practical on the inside with a waterproof lining. Made in PA by Etsy seller handmadephilosophy. So gorgeous. $179. Designed … Continue reading Made in America Makeup Bags

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Best Hair & Makeup from the 2014 Academy Awards

I love watching the Oscars. Celebrating celebrities might seem silly, but I have always loved film and the glamorous feeling that comes with watching the show. After becoming obsessed with The Wizard of Oz at the age of 2.5, I made it my mission to watch every sumptuous musical from the 40s, 50s and 60s. One thing that always enchanted me (besides the incredible dancing … Continue reading Best Hair & Makeup from the 2014 Academy Awards

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The “Going Green” Tag

I was tagged by Amy from Disguised By Zebras to complete a quick questionnaire about “Going Green.”  Here are my answers – hope you enjoy! 1. What started it all off for you? I’ve always had a lot of passion for the environment thanks to my environmentalist parents, but like several other bloggers answering this tag, most of my big changes started with food. I … Continue reading The “Going Green” Tag

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Top 5 Non-Toxic Beauty Videos

I love watching makeup, skincare and general beauty tutorials on YouTube. Techniques and products can really spring to life through videos, IMHO. Here are my top 5 favorite makeup tutorials for anyone interested in non-toxic, natural, eco-friendly and organic makeup. Bonus: One of my favorite makeup YouTubers is Annie Jaffrey – she seems so sweet, right? She recently started exploring the world of organic, non-toxic … Continue reading Top 5 Non-Toxic Beauty Videos