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  • Makeup


    Want to reduce your toxic load in a major way?  Transitioning to non-toxic skin care products is the next step in reducing exposure to harmful toxins.  You’ve probably heard a lot about toxins found in food whether they be from chemical pesticides or food-like products. But did you know that toxins can also be found in your skin care products and cosmetics?  Our skin is our largest organ and for that reason  this is a great way to reduce your toxic load. Swapping out things when you can and finding your favorites. What’s great about the clean beauty industry is that it’s grown and it’s everywhere making it easier than…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle,  Makeup

    Why I Decided To Get Hair Extensions Postpartum After Baby Number 6

    In early January, I decided to take the plunge and get hair extensions and I absolutely LOVE them. You’re probably wondering why I would do something like this so here it goes… For the past ten years, I’ve been pregnant or postpartum and my hair has seen better days. Every single time I have a baby, my hair goes through a major shedding stage to where I’m left with legit large bald spots and regrowth that looks like someone got a pair of scissors and gave me Barbie bangs.  NOTHING HAS HELPED MY REGROWTH to where I’ve been able to get long hair again. No amount of vitamins, supplements, hair…

  • Health,  Makeup

    My Non-Toxic Lipstick Recs

    One of the biggest reasons that I am so passionate about clean beauty and skincare is because of the lack of regulation in the beauty industry. As a consumer, I was under the impression that if it was available to purchase in a store, that the products on the shelves were safe for my use but unfortunately that’s not the case. The last major federal law that regulates the beauty industry was passed in 1938 by President Rosevelt. The same beauty industry has grown to $511 billion dollars! That’s a very large market with many ingredients that have not even been tested for human safety. With the lack of regulation,…

  • Beautycounter,  Makeup

    4 Tips for Helping Your Makeup Stay Put + My Favorite New Makeup Primer

    One thing that has given me a run for my money (literally) when trying nontoxic is makeup! It’s taken me several years of testing different brands to see what works and has the best ingredients. I’ll be honest, I’ve only tried a handful of primers – these act as a base for your makeup – so my knowledge is limited but this one is hands down my favorite. The Glow First Priming Serum is a serum-primer hybrid, made with obsessively tested, clean ingredients that instantly hydrates skin, plumps, and preps for makeup application, as well as helps makeup stay put throughout the day (among the other 3 tips below!). It also…

  • Makeup

    The BEST clean mascara I’ve ever tried

    My favorite clean beauty brand recently launched the best non-toxic, high performing mascara I’ve ever used! Beautycounter’s new mascara called Think Big All-in-One Mascara truly lives up to it’s name and is like nothing I’ve ever tried before. One application of this reformulated mascara and I. WAS. HOOKED. If you previously tried the Beautycounter volumizing or lengthening mascara and were less than impressed with it, PLEASE give this one a shot. Here are just a few highlights of the mascara: long wearing smudge proof water proof volumizing AND lengthening creamy volume with a weightless feel 100% new formula  soft molded material tip helps to prevent clumping cares for your lashes…