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    Tips for a 5 minute FLAWLESS + NONTOXIC makeup routine!

    With five kids to raise and 3 businesses to run, I’ve got to fill you in a little secret. MOST of the time, I do my makeup in the car (parked safely of course) because it’s the only time they are all busy and contained where I can actually DO my makeup. My secret to not looking like a zombie is the Flawless in Five bundle from Beautycounter. I apply it all in five minutes or less which is pretty much the only time I have to get it done. This makeup bundle has been a gamechanger for me because I can do it so quickly and all the products…

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    What Does a Nontoxic + High Performing Makeup Bag Look Like?

    The fact that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40 years ago it was 1 in 20 is hard to take in. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and leukemia when I was younger and it has really made a long lasting impact on me. Not only do I want to make sure that I reduce my toxic load in all the ways I can, I strive to help others understand why it matters so much about the makeup products we use on our skin. We are applying things to our body that absorb into our bloodstream through the surface of our skin. Makeup,…

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    The BEST Non-Toxic Purple Shampoo

    This post is in partner with Kavella. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer page for more information. It is no secret that I like to keep my hair as blonde as possible! Because of that, I spend a pretty penny at the salon to achieve this look every couple of months. Right now, my hair is probably the blondest it’s ever been and I try to keep it as icy as I can between trips to the salon. If you color your hair, you know the struggle is real when it comes to keeping it looking fresh! For the last 8 years I have been…

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    Say goodbye to Summer: how to transition your beauty products to Fall!

    With the seasons changing, it’s time to break out the sweaters, boots, pumpkins. It’s also time to take inventory of summer makeup and skincare and transition into fall colors and products for more hydration. I personally love taking a new season as inspiration to switch up what I am currently using for skincare and also play with makeup looks. This time of year, the weather does transition to colder, which is the gateway for you to reevaluate skincare needs. When I was younger, I thought that whatever skincare I used would work forever. That is NOT the case and it’s actually good to switch up your skincare throughout the year.…

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    Why You Should Want My Favorite Ethically Sourced Lipstick

    I would love to help you. If you want to read more about my journey with Beautycounter, my beauty routine and what you might want for your skin, click here. The world has vanilla in more of a demand than ever, requiring over 3,000 tons a year. I had no idea the ins and outs of the vanilla sourcing chain until Beautycounter recently relaunched their Sheer Genius lip sheers and Beyond Gloss lip glosses with ethically sourced vanilla. The process of growing and preparing vanilla is a long and hard process, taking the ethical and sustainable route makes it even harder. I love that Beautycounter is working harder to do…