Join the Clean Beauty Revolution

Join the Clean Beauty Revolution

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Do you really know what’s in your beauty products? Have you ever wondered what those ingredients actually are? If like me, you are concerned about what you’re putting on your skin, it might be time to join the clean beauty revolution.

Clean beauty is more than simply switching to all-natural products. It’s about using ingredients that are safer for your skin and body, whether they’re man-made or natural. In most cases, this translates to cruelty-free products which don’t contain parabens, phthalates, sulfates, silicones, and synthetic fragrances.

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Handcrafted Candles for Every Occasion

 

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One of the simplest ways to update your décor is with candles. They can transform a room with their warm glow, aromatic throw, or elegant packaging. For me, candles let me express my style and help create the ideal mood, or feel, of every room in my home. This time of year, I’m creating a myriad of sensory experiences with the handcrafted candles of Brooklyn Candle Studio.

This independent studio, located in Brooklyn, New York, was founded by in 2013 by designer Tamara Mayne. Her obsession with aromatherapy and candlemaking extends beyond creating beautifully designed candles. It’s also about being eco-friendly. Each handcrafted candle from Brooklyn Candle Studio is made from 100% soy wax with lead-free cotton wicks primed with vegetable-based wax. In addition, each every candle is vegan and free of preservatives, petroleum, and animal testing.

Handcrafted Candles – Minimalist

While I like to burn candles all year long, my favorite time of year to do so is in the fall. There’s nothing like taking a hot bath or cozying up under a blanket while warm, toasty scents fill the air. You can imagine my excitement when Brooklyn Candle Studio offered me to send me some of their seasonal offerings.

I received Apple Cider and Fern + Moss from their Minimalist Collection. Packaged in simple glass jars, with brushed gold lids, their Minimalist Candles look perfect in every room of the house, from the kitchen to the bedroom.

 

Handcrafted Candles_Minimalist in Apple Cider and Fern+Moss

 

Apple Cider is the epitome of fall. The natural cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange, and cedarwood essential oils blend perfectly with the top notes of crisp apple. There’s nothing artificial about this candle either. It’s has a nice, rich throw, without being too sweet or overpowering.

The best way I can describe Fern + Moss is that of a yummy, outdoorsman. In a good way of course. It’s blend of natural sage, lavender, orange, spruce, and pine are heavenly. I can’t get enough of this candle, even though when I first smelled it, I wasn’t sure it was for me. I thought it would turn my home into a den of cheap cologne. Quite the contrary. It has the perfect, woodsy, musky throw.

Now if both handcrafted candles could magically bring me a hot, man carrying warm mugs full of whiskey infused cider…ah, a girl can dream.

 

Brooklyn Candle Studio – Pink Disco

 

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In addition to the Minimalist Collection, I was also drawn to the Brooklyn Candle Studio Limited Edition Pink Disco Collection. This unique holiday collection was inspired by cocktail party season, and features three handcrafted candles in Prosecco, Fireplace, and Cypress. Each candle is hand-poured into a frosted, blush colored jar and then stamped with a gold foil accent.

As a fan of sweet libations, I decided to order Prosecco. Nothing says holiday, cocktail party like a flute of Prosecco. Not only is the candle gorgeous to look at, but it also has a lovely throw. With notes of red berries, wild roses and white musk, Prosecco is the ideal candle for starting your evening, or cocktail party, off on the right note.

Candles for Every Occasion

What I like most about these handcrafted candles is the divine scent they leave long after I’ve extinguished their warm glow. It’s always a treat to walk into the room the next day and still smell their throw. I look forward to burning these Brooklyn Candle Studio gems all season long, as well as picking up some more for myself and for gifts.

 What are your favorite fall candle scents?  How do like to incorporate candles into your home decor?

 

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Beauty TLC: Tender Loving Coconut

Have you tried coconut beauty products? Try some Beauty TLC: Tender Loving Coconut

Beauty TLC Tender Loving Coconut

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I find myself being pretty picky with the beauty products I use. I recently had to buy a few items for my son since they were going to teach them basic skills (oral health, combing hair, using deodorant, lotion, etc). After gathering all the supplies, I realized I already had a natural deodorant I could have added to my son’s supplies, instead, I bought him at the store. I am going through the products I use with my son as well.

Are you ready to switch? It’s time to choose natural with a little Beauty TLC: Tender Loving Coconut!

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Skincare With Five Ingredients Or Less

Skincare With Five Ingredients Or Less - Fyve Lip Balm and Fyve Melting Facial Cleanser

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It seems as though finding skincare and beauty products gets harder every day. Looking at the labels on the back of bottles becomes quite the event when trying to decipher all of those hard to pronounce ingredients. I try my best to use products that are advertised as natural or vegan but sometimes you have those go to favorites that you just can’t get rid of. For me – those products are my Carmex lip balm and my Neutrogena face wash.

I have the worst time with acne and dry lips and I can never find natural products with clean ingredients that I like.

I had the pleasure of testing a brand that uses FIVE ingredients or less in all of their products and I am hooked.

 

Fyve Lip Balm

Fyve has a wonderful set of lip balms that have become an everyday essential for me. I have stashed a different flavor in my office, purse, and car. My boyfriend has even taken one to keep with him at work!… [read more]

Go Vegan and Non-GMO with your Skincare

Nutra Health provides Vegan and Non-GMO beauty products for everyday

Nutra Health Skincare

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I’ve always had terrible skin. As a teenager, I suffered from painful acne and oily skin. As an adult, I cannot say that much has changed. Throughout the years, I have learned that certain products make my hormonal acne worse and I searched for skincare items that I could trust. I mainly fell upon washes and spot treatments that were made by individuals running Etsy shops that produced great products that featured essential oils. The only downside was that I was missing that prescription grade treatment, while maintaining Vegan, to really knock out my breakouts.

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Easy Ways To Supplement Natural Products Into Your Beauty Routine

Natural Options To Add To Your Beauty Routine

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I often refer to myself as a ‘closet hippy’ or ‘crunchy granola mom’. I tried my best to nurse my daughter when she was born. I also made lactation smoothies and snacks for my self as well as homemade baby food for my little one. I even went as far as to exclusively cloth diaper her for almost two years.

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A Spotlight On Vegan Beauty

A Spotlight On Vegan Beauty with The Organic Skin Co

Written in collaboration with Kansas.

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Now, when I say Natural Based Beauty Products that can go one of two ways. You came to see beauty products that are naturally made OR you came to see beauty products that give off a natural, no makeup used, look. I am ecstatic to say that The Organic Skin Co covers both grounds perfectly!

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Powerful And Natural Cleaning

Powerful And Natural Cleaning With Humble Suds

Powerful And Natural Cleaning
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When I was pregnant with my son, I realized the cleaning products I was using was not good for my health and didn’t want to put my baby to have to smell or even be around those harsh chemicals. I knew that whenever I cleaned, the fumes would make me dizzy and affect my asthma and breathing. It really hit me when I had cleaned the bathtub with a cleaning product with bleach and here I was giving my son a bath. The thought of the residue left from the chemicals, bleach, and even the smell of everything really bothered me and forced me to look at alternative cleaning solutions.

Are you looking for powerful and natural cleaning solutions that really work? Your cleaning products don’t need to contain nasty chemicals to be effective!

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Must-Haves For An Easy Weekend Getaway Look

 

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As we are dwindling down to the last few weeks of summer, its time to book those weekend getaways you’ve spent so much time talking about. Take a break from your hectic life and use a getaway as a chance to slow down and relax. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Let me help you save some time on your preparation list by sharing these three must-have brands to give you a vacay-ready look fast!… [read more]

Prepared For School And Beyond

Prepared For School And Beyond

Prepared For School And Beyond

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My son and I moved back to California almost a year ago. This will be his first full school year in California and he will be starting middle school! It’s been a rocky road to adjusting to our new life. I am doing my best to provide for my son, however, it’s not easy. I am trying to stay positive in a very negative environment.

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