The Beginner’s Guide to Green Beauty on a Budget

Do you like the thought of switching to green beauty, but think it’s way too expensive? You’re not alone. I think money is the main reason that a lot of people are hesitant to make the switch. I like to think of it as investing in your health vs. buying expensive makeup, but not everyone shares this point of view. I’m here to share with you some ways that you can make the switch without breaking the bank! 💵

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How to Naturally Clean Your Makeup Brushes for $3

Did you know that 25% of people never clean their makeup brushes?! 😷 (I used to be one of them…) And 65% of people wash them less than once a month! It might seem like another chore to add to your list, but I’ll teach you how to clean your brushes quickly, effectively, and cheaply! Your skin will thank you 🙌

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Green Health & Beauty Gift Guide: 40+ Gift Ideas for Men & Women

It’s the holiday season! ⛄ If you’re like me, I always struggle with buying gifts for people. Gift cards feel too thoughtless. Clothes are hard because you don’t know if they’ll fit or be liked. What the heck do you buy? It’s always so stressful and difficult! This year, I thought it would be a good idea to make “green” gift baskets for people instead (sorry, spoiler alert for those of you who will be getting gifts from me this year!). Also, a great way to introduce people to “green” products and give them samples to try. So guy or girl, no matter who you’re shopping for, this guide has something for everyone! 🎁

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How to Make Kombucha in 10 Easy Steps & Why It’s Good for Your Health

This post is going to make me seem like a total hippie 😎 but yes I make my own kombucha! You can save so much money by making your own at home vs. buying at the store. It’s pretty easy, too.

Some of you might be wondering, what the heck IS kombucha anyway? It has lots of health benefits and tastes delicious. I’ll tell you all about it!

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DIY: How to Use Activated Charcoal for Whiter Teeth in 5 Minutes!

So I’m kind of loving Activated Charcoal lately. I’ve heard of it being used in face masks, but there are actually tons of uses for it, like alleviating gas or bloating, treating alcohol poisoning and preventing hangovers, filtering water, getting rid of mold, cleansing your digestive tract, and lowering cholesterol. But I’m going to teach you how to use it to get whiter teeth, in just 5 minutes!

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Recipe: Green Superfood Smoothie

You always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why not start it off right with a delicious smoothie? I make this one every morning. It’s full of healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It’s sweet without being too sugary. Plus it’s super filling and delicious! 😋

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Review: Claire & Maximus Skincare Products

Looking for some new skincare products? Look no more! Claire & Maximus is an Artisanal Skincare Apothecary out of Hinsdale, Illinois founded by a medical doctor. They make handcrafted, natural skincare products in small batches and avoid using sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, paraffin, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic colors. They never test on animals, and support local businesses and suppliers in their area. They also use all recyclable packaging! Most of the ingredients are organic and they are looking to source more in the future.

I tried three products: a Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover, Rose Hibiscus Face Mist, and a Face Serum. Here are my thoughts!

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Organic vs. Natural vs. Non-GMO & More: The ULTIMATE Guide to Deciphering Food Labels

When looking for food at the grocery store, you want to make the best decisions for your health. Unfortunately, it’s easy to fall into marketing traps and buzzwords that make the food seem healthy, when really that might not be the case.

Well I’m here to help! There are a lot of nuances when it comes to food labeling, so I’ve created a guide to help you better understand common labeling terms and what they really mean.

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Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Pumpkin pie…for breakfast?!? Yeah, you heard me.

Overnight oats are the best. This recipe is super simple to make, and you just pop it in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning. It’s filling, but not too sweet. The perfect way to get your pumpkin pie fix and satisfy your sweet tooth, in a healthy way!

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