Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish Review

Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish - Top/Base Coat & Afterglow

Pacifica’s new 7 free nail polishes are amazing! They apply well, go on smooth, are long-lasting, and dry quickly with a beautiful shine and vibrant color. Pros: 7 free formula, long-lasting, apply well, fast drying, nice shine, vibrant color, 25 colors to choose from Cons: n/a Price: $9 Size: .45 fl oz Performance: I’ve been testing Pacifica’s new 7 Free Top & Base Coat and Afterglow nail polish for almost a month now. They are formulated without parabens, phthalates (dibutyl phthalate), toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animals. I like... Read The Rest →

Laurel Skincare Review: Oily/Combination Skin Trio

Laurel Skincare: Oily/Combination Skin Trio

If you’re looking for a skincare line that cleanses, restores and balances oily, combination or acne-prone skin using the purest certified organic ingredients, Laurel is it. With gorgeous new packaging and reformulations, Laurel not only looks the part but plays the part too. Pros: balances, regenerates, keeps skin clear, potent, fresh light scents, uses certified organic ingredients, products come in dark bottles for highest efficacy Cons: wish the Elixer spritz had a bit wider coverage Price: $44-$68 Performance: I’ve been testing these products for over four months now and am... Read The Rest →

3 Must-Have Dresses for Summer + Weekend Only Deal

3 Must-Have T4T Dresses for Summer

So I know it’s Saturday and I typically only run fashion related posts only for Eco Fashion Fridays, but I couldn’t help myself when I received an email this morning that Threads 4 Thought (most of you know they’re one of my favorites for casual and affordable eco fashion) is running a 30% off site-wide flash sale (excluding essentials…these are already a great price) this weekend only with promo code SURPRISED30. I’ve been romping around in some Threads 4 Thought organic cotton dresses this summer and thought I’d share a... Read The Rest →

3 Tips to Clean Your Beauty Routine

3 Tips to Clean Your Beauty Routine

I was thrilled when Scripps TV Station Group The List reached out to me for their Eco-Beauty is More Than Skin Deep segment that aired this week. (Make sure you’re watching this video from a desktop or laptop as it may not pull up on mobile devices.) In it, I give 3 quick and easy tips to clean your beauty routine for the average person just starting out and that has never really heard or completely understood the organic and natural beauty message. Because the piece was only a few... Read The Rest →

Splurge or Save: Acne Spot Treatment

Organic & Natural Acne Spot Treatments

Splurge: Osmia Organics Spot Treatment, $20/0.16 fl oz This fragrant blend of essential oils powerfully treats acne and blemishes quicker then they appear. Osmia’s popular serum is gentle and potent in diminishing acne, treating future spots, and clearing the skin of bacteria. Unlike most acne treatments, it never dries out skin. Primrose oil heals the skin, keeps it moisturized, and works to prevent overdrying. Housed in a glass bottle with a roller-ball applicator, Osmia Organics Spot Treatment is convenient for traveling and easy to apply. The aromatic floral scent is... Read The Rest →

Trend Alert: Orange Lips

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Bold orange lips are hot this summer and add a punch of color to brighten any skin tone. Summer is all about easy effortless beauty so don’t overdo it and keep it simple when it comes to the rest of your makeup—all you need is some mascara and a little bronzer or a peachy toned blush to make orange lips really pop. If you find yourself a little timid when it comes to orange, try a peach gloss or tint instead. However, if you’re willing to be adventurous then check... Read The Rest →

Green Beauty Smoothie: Detox & Cleanse

Green Beauty Smoothie

Green smoothies are a refreshing and delicious way to detoxify the liver and cleanse the body while still enjoying a delicious treat. A cleaned-up liver can process nasty toxins more efficiently which leads to clear, radiant and younger-looking skin. Blending fruits and vegetables in a smoothie versus juicing, boosts the absorption of all the beneficial vitamins and nutrients by keeping the fiber in the mix. This aids in cleansing and gets the body back into balance resulting in more energy and a natural glow. Remember to choose organic when possible... Read The Rest →

Beauty Director Loves Giveaway

Natural Beauty Director Loves

  I’m beyond ecstatic about this week’s Beauty Director Loves giveaway and you should be too! It’s our biggest giveaway to date and one of our readers is going to receive EIGHT amazing products valued at over $200 to add to their non-toxic beauty bag. It’s going to feel like Christmas in the summer. YAY!! I curated some amazing natural beauty picks for skin, hair and body that I’m currently loving right now for Coco Eco Magazine’s EARTH ROCKS Summer 2014 issue and I’m sharing them with you. One lucky... Read The Rest →

Happy National Chocolate Day

Organic Chocolate Beauty

Happy National Chocolate Day beauties! Chocolate, particularly dark chocolate or raw cacao, is not only delicious and good for your health but it’s good for your skin too. Cacao is extremely high in flavanols (type of flavanoids found in chocolate). Flavanols are powerful antioxidants that help to activate circulation in the skin and feed your skin the vitamins, minerals, amino and fatty acids and antioxidants it needs to protect itself from UV damage, fight free radicals and increase blood flow…which means fewer wrinkles and sunspots and more youthful dewy skin.... Read The Rest →

Splurge or Save: Sport Sunscreens

Natural Sport Sunscreens

When it comes to sun protection, I like to have an SPF as high as possible that I’m not going to have to reapply every 30 minutes, doesn’t leave behind a white residue (especially on darker skin tones), is water resistant, non-greasy, and smells pleasant. So far this summer, I’ve been very pleased using Nature’s Gate and Coola sunscreens. Nature’s Gate Aqua Block Sunscreen SPF 50, $6.79 – Get 80 minutes of water resistance and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with this non-toxic, budget friendly and fragrance-free sunscreen. Made with Chamomile... Read The Rest →

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