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There are many secrets cosmetic companies intentionally keep from consumers. Thousands of toxic chemicals abound in lipsticks, fragrances, shampoos, and eye shadows being sold in the United States and beyond. Take one look at the Cosmetic Safety Database and you’ll see for yourself that we’re literally killing ourselves for the sake of beauty. For this reason I made a pledge at the start of the year to dump all of my artificial makeup and skin care products and start over with natural cosmetics.Â I’ll admit that January was a difficult month. I went shopping and had a very very difficult time finding products that fit my high caliber expectations. Having worked as a professional makeup artist in the past – I know firsthand the magic of a good cosmetic.
The following article was written by Keegan Baur.
Here's a secret the $50 billion cosmetics industry doesn't want you to know: You don't need almost any of what they're peddling. Truth is, that our bodies are smart, and long before the advent of $200 eye creams—or even basic shaving cream—we were all doing just fine.
If there is anything that gets abandoned in the morning it would have be my hair, and more often than not a hat or ponytail has become the solution to this problem.
There's something strangely satisfying about pulling a pore strip off your face and examining the results. In fact, that feeling can become a little addictive. While there is no shame in it, satisfying the addition easily turns into a costly endeavor. Whether you're a pore strip junkie or simply want an easy and cost efficient way to remove dead skin and built-up blackheads, try creating your own strips.
photos: Kristin Ess, post designed by Kristin Ess Last week, we were shooting Lauren’s collection for Kohl’s and at the end of the day, we got our hands on some colorful soft chalks. How can a girl resist when there are pinks + purples involved??
I feel as though I should invest in a regular supply of plain yogurt. It seems to be in everything all-natural-eco-awesome (that isn’t vegan, anyway), from face masks to smoothies to a replacement ingredient to create more healthful recipes.
If you're ever looking for a quick gift, then I’ve got the perfect one for you to turn to. Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Scrub! Everyone loves homemade gifts and with the success of last year’s Candy Cane Sugar Scrub , I decided to gift another bath-time goody this past Christmas.