4 Easy Ways To Brighten Your Look

I have my favorite brands and products. However, every few months (usually every season), I am reminded to go through my beauty products and switch them out. Whether I need to use a different type of product for changes in weather or I want to try something new! We found 4 easy ways to brighten your look! Take the time to go through your beauty stash and make the necessary changes!

4 Easy Ways To Brighten Your Look
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I love trying new makeup. I am always going through my makeup to make sure I am no longer holding on to products I no longer use. This also helps make room for new products! 

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Personal Care For The Modern World

Personal Care For The Modern World--Vellabox Candles, Essential Oxygen Oral Care, Bodyography Epic Lash Mascara, Busy Beauty Body Wipes
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I enjoy trying new beauty and personal care items and am excited to share a few new ones with you today. Candles are also something I love to sprinkle throughout my home, even in the bathroom. Switching up the scents I use for candles and other scent-effusing items helps add character to my rooms and keep them smelling great.

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Natural Organic Body And Home Care

Natural Organic Body And Home Care - Indigo Wild Zum Products
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Cleaning is absolutely unavoidable … or enthusiastically desirable … depending upon the perspective you take when confronted with such a task. Recently I have switched out a few household cleaning items that are definitely making laundry and hand washing much more enjoyable.

Not only do Indigo Wild cleaning products bring me joy with a range of mood-boosting natural scents, they are also making me feel better that I’m using products that aren’t full of chemicals.

The ingredients in these products are better for my family and are also eco-friendly to the planet. They are cruelty-free vegan products that are manufactured with essential oils, plant-based and pure high-quality vegetarian ingredients, and certified organic food-grade oils. They are also free from detergents, triclosan, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

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Make the Switch to More Sustainable Beauty Products

Make the Switch to More Sustainable Beauty Products
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Plastic, it seems everywhere I look there it is. It’s in my kitchen, in my car, and especially in my bathroom. As useful as it may seem, it’s overwhelming bad for the planet. In fact, according to a 2018 National Geographic article, only 9% of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic produced is actually recycled. This means most of the products we use end up in landfills or the oceans. So, what can we do to reduce our carbon footprint and plastic usage? For starters, we can switch to more sustainable beauty products.

If you think about, most of the plastic we use can be found in the kitchen and the bathroom. According to Teen Vogue, in 2010 the beauty industry produced 65.62 billion plastic packaging units and 76.8 billion plastic packaging units in 2017. It’s hard to imagine that in less than a decade the beauty industry was responsible for increasing plastic packing by 10 billion units.  

Thankfully, more consumers and brands are becoming aware of this plastic problem and actually doing something about it. Whether it’s recyclable, reusable or compostable, many brands are starting to produce more sustainable beauty products. One such brand is Plaine Products, a personal care brand focused on producing non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainable products.

Plaine Sustainable Beauty Products
Plaine Products Packaging

After seeing firsthand the damage plastic was doing to the environment, sisters Lindsey and Alison Delaplaine knew they had to do something. They spent a year researching, creating, and testing out their new line of safe and non-toxic products, as well as developing their sustainable packaging.

Currently, Plaine Products offers hair and body care and face care products, available in both full and travel size. Not only do these sustainable beauty products come in reusable bottles, but they also are feature vegan, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and biodegradable formulas.

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How it Works

To start using Plaine Products, you first choose your scent and product type. Then, the brand will send your refillable bottles and pumps. When you start running low, you can order a refill or sign-up for their subscription service, so you never run out of your items. In fact, even their travel bottles are refillable and reusable.

When your bottles are empty, simply rinse them out and switch your pumps to the new bottles. Then, use the enclosed return label to send your empty bottles back to Plaine Products.

No more trips to the store to buy more plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion or face wash. No more ordering plastic bottles of bath and body products.

Plaine Products Face Wash

The brand was kind enough to send me their Rosemary, Mint & Vanilla body wash and lotion, as well as their face wash. I really like the fresh scent of the body wash and lotion. They don’t smell fake or full of chemicals. I also appreciate that their first ingredient is aloe vera, which is very soothing and hydrating. The face wash also has a nice citrus scent. It’s very light and refreshing, which is great for helping me wake up in the morning.  

Switching to more sustainable beauty products is getting easier and easier, especially thanks to brands like Plaine Products. Not only are they more conscientious of the packaging they use, but also of the formulations they create. We all want to look our best, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of the planet we call home.

Are you ready to make the switch to more sustainable beauty products?

Fresh And Easy Cooking to Your Door

We tried Martha and Marley Spoon and so excited to share our experience! We opened our box to find fresh and easy to prepare.

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Give Me Fresh and Healthy Food!

It can be hard to eat food that meets the criteria of being delicious, easy, and made with fresh, healthy ingredients. Recently I was asked to try Martha and Marley Spoon. I have tried a few meal services before, but they were a bit different as they sent meals pre-prepared.

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Daily Suncare Doesn’t End When Fall Begins

Daily Suncare Doesn't End When Fall Begins
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I’m not one for rhyming, but in this instance, it works. Daily suncare shouldn’t end with fall begins. Everyone is hyper-conscious of wearing sunscreen in summer. After all, it is the time of year when our skin receives the most exposure to the sun. When fall arrives, and we start piling on the layers, wearing sunscreen doesn’t always seem like a priority. In reality, it should be a priority all year round.

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Simple Cleaning For Home And Beauty + Tutorial

One of the perks of being single, is being the head of household. While I miss having someone to share my life with, I love being the sole decision maker. I have switched our home cleaning and beauty products over to natural and eco-friendly! I am so excited to share more simple cleaning for home and beauty solutions with you! 

Simple Cleaning For Home And Beauty
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Let’s start with the Kirk’s Soap brand, back when I was making my own laundry soap, I used Kirk’s Castile Soap Bar. I love that Kirk’s is easy to find at the grocery store too! 

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Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts

I bought my Instant Pot on a whim earlier this year. It was on sale and I couldn’t pass it up. I am not much of a cook and I figured the Instant Pot could make things easier for me. I was originally looking at the smallest one, the Instant Pot 3qt. Now that I have my Instant Pot, I am always looking for easy, fun, and quick recipes to make in my new appliance! Get ready for our Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts!

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts
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Eat Healthy, Who’s Got Time For That?

Eating healthy can be really hard and it can be made even harder with the cost of food and the time constraints. Whether you have children or just a demanding job, finding the time to cook meals with fresh and healthy ingredients is not always an option. We found a meal delivery service that will fit your busy schedule!

Fresh n' Lean 5 Day Meal Plan
Fresh n’ Lean 5 Day Meal Plan
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Meal Delivery Service

Thankfully Fresh n’ Lean meal delivery offers a solution to this problem. Get your meals delivered to your door! Choose your meal options and they prepare your meals for you!

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A Face Mask That’s Rich In Antioxidants

A Face Mask That's Rich In Antioxidants
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Summer is drawing to an end and my skin has really suffered from constant sun exposure. Daily breakouts and angry dry/flaky skin patches. Clear signs my skin is lacking something “extra”. I decided to try a face mask I have seen beauty bloggers bragging about and honestly, it gave my skin the extra pep it needed.

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