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Product Talk: La Bella Figura NEW Makeup

A splash of orchid pink on cheeks, warm honey-hued gold to highlight the skin and a deep ruby crimson on lips…who can resist La Bella Figura’s new makeup line? I sure can’t. And the colors are for everyone! La Bella Figura’s Description of their makeup: A luxe crème blush that applies effortlessly into your skin, leaving behind a beautiful, orchid pink hue. Cell-regenerating Acai and Rooibos extracts, emollient Marfura Butter

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Product Talk: Habit 5-Free Nail Polish Review

Be warned: these nail polishes are habit forming. What Habit Cosmeticis Has To Say About Their Nail Polish: Habit naturally strengthens nails with Myrrh extract. Myrrh reinforces nails to give them more flexibility without the brittleness you get from chemical nail hardeners. Myrrh is also anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.Habit is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and 5-free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and Camphor, and is made without animal

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Are We Really Trying To Cure Breast Cancer Or Just Pinkwashing Instead?

With October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming to an end, I have been pondering this whole commercialized routine we go through annually (we had some great discussions around it at SXSW Eco earlier this month) and wondering what good is all this pinkwashing really doing. It seems like cancer is at all-time highs and that it’s become as commonplace in our culture today as a cold. Something about that

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5 Green Beauty Boxes Worth The Subscription

The subscription box trend has taken off in recent years and it’s only natural that green beauty would follow suit. A good subscription box can save you a lot of time, money and hassle in finding new products that work for you. Generally, signing up is as simple as setting up a quick profile with your credit card information and then waiting for your box of beauty goodies to arrive

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Product Talk: W3LL People Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara Review

This very well may be one of W3LL People’s best products to date! (And I like A LOT of them.) W3LL People got both the formula and the brush right on this one for big, bold lashes with plenty of depth. It’s so good that it’s rivaling for best non-toxic mascara with our beloved Kjaer Weis right now. W3LL People’s Description of their Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara: This boundary breaking

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Beauty Benefits of Coffee for Skincare

Happy International Coffee Day! Research has shown that coffee boasts some beautiful skin benefits like reducing puffiness with its anti-inflammatory properties and brightening/reducing dark under-eye circles by increasing circulation. Coffee is also known to help temporarily reduce cellulite and provide skin smoothing exfoliation which is why we love it in body scrubs. It’s no wonder you should make coffee part of your skincare routine. Here’s four of our beauty favorites

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Kjaer Weis Makeup: New for Fall 2014

Kjaer Weis is ready to transition you  into Fall with four new additions to their gorgeous, high-performing, refillable makeup collection—Radiance Highlighter, Embrace Cream Blush, Lover’s Choice Lip Tint and Green Depth Eye Shadow. International makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis has manged to do it once again with universally flattering shades that look good, feel good and are good for both you and the environment. Plus, we can’t get enough of

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5 Best & Prettiest Natural Lipsticks

I’m a sucker for non-toxic ingredients and pretty packaging so with today being National Lipstick Day, I thought I’d round up the 5 best and prettiest natural lipsticks that have made their way across my desk and on to my lips for a long-lasting, beautiful and moisturizing pout of perfection. These lippies are pretty inside and out, made with the highest quality organic and all natural ingredients by companies that

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Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish Review

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

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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

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