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We talk a lot about oils here on the Free People blog, and for good reason – they’re amazing for both your external and internal health. Personally, I’m a fan of coconut oil: I cook with it, slather it on my skin, rub it into the ends of my hair, and even add it to my coffee and tea. Read more »

Steph -Aug 20, 2014, 2:18PM
I'll have to try this!!! http://www.iolablog.com/
Alexandra -Aug 20, 2014, 1:53PM
Pinned! Can't wait to try it out . Thanks! Warm regards, Alexandra www.littlewildheart.com

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Post image for The Pale Pink Nail Tutorial You Need For Fall

The moody, slate-grey days of fall aren’t too far off, lying just beyond the horizon. I’ll be sad to leave this sun-soaked summer behind, but will also be welcoming those cozy, grey afternoons with open arms. Read more »

jessi -Aug 20, 2014, 2:03PM
doing this tonight!
christina -Aug 20, 2014, 1:55PM
so cuuute. - christina www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

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Post image for Homemade Hair Volumizer

My hair has a mind of it’s own. It’s long, thick, and kind of just does whatever it wants to. Read more »

Liz -Aug 15, 2014, 3:41PM
Will Epsom salt have the same effect as hair products with sulfates in them since it IS partly sulfate?
Maïa -Aug 14, 2014, 5:11AM
I have the same type of hair ! And I was looking for this home made recipe for a while now. Thanks for sharing ! I have to try ! xx, Maïa www.wildandfolkheart.blogspot.com

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Post image for Beauty Battle: Which Concealer Will Come Out On Top?

I’m not always successful at getting enough rest at night. Read more »

Laura -Aug 20, 2014, 8:03AM
My undereye area is my "problem" area. Although others tell me they can't notice a less than ideal sleep night or work overload undereye bag syndrome, I can. I have been using Duross and Langel (based out of Philadelphia) nighty night eye cream. It's amazing. My eyes stay hydrated even after I wash this off. In the AM, I found the Garnier Rollerball that's tinted is a life saver. It's about 10 dollars but will last you 6 months or so. My friend got hooked and started concealing her whole face with it (she does her T zone, undereyes, highlights cheeks and under chin) My mom and sister now use it, both of whom are pretty leery on drugstore makeup or trying new things, but it does work! You can even keep it in the freezer for an extra wake-me-up in the morning as the rollerball is metal so it can reduce inflammation under the eyes. Hope this helps! Here's to youthful eyes...
Sandra -Aug 18, 2014, 8:27AM
I also find it hard to find a perfect concealer. I prefer a natural concealer, which goes along with the rest of my natural skin care products. There's are lot of different brands around, one that works for me is soap and salve.

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Post image for 6 Ways To Feel Lighter

There are definitely days when I wake up not feeling my best. Read more »

elizabethportman -Aug 06, 2014, 10:00AM
Lemons can help improve digestion. Lemons are a great source of some vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin C, Potassium, and Iron (these have some great benefits, especially when dealing with sickness like colds and flu). Lemons help your system flush out toxins faster, both through liver stimulation and through increased urination rate.
emma -Aug 02, 2014, 3:07PM
Aloe Vera is amazing for IBS, detox, skin allergies, healthier hair, energy, chrons disease, weight management and much more. If you want more info on the products that I sell please contact Emma - emmaharris312@gmail.com

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Post image for Beauty Tutorial: 4 Ways To Wear The Cat Eye

Striking, classic, and sexy. The cat eye is one of those looks that will never go out of style, and has the ability to completely transform your look with a simple swipe.  Read more »

Fiercely Demure -Jul 31, 2014, 7:53PM
I needed to see this...just the right inspiration :) Thanks!! xoxo http://fiercelydemure.blogspot.com/
Hilary -Jul 31, 2014, 2:34PM
Thank you for this post! I am always working on perfecting my cat eye and this is very helpful. The illustrations are fantastic as well <3 xoxo

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Post image for Natural Beauty Battle: Mascara

At the beginning of this year I made a resolution: By 2015 all of my makeup would be as organic and natural as possible (I’m just not ready to make my own quite yet) and cruelty free. Read more »

Natuurlijke Huidverzorging -Aug 18, 2014, 8:35AM
Thanks for sharing your insights! Natural skin products are difficult to come by and the different brands are hard to choose from. This makes my choice for the best organic products a little easier...
Louisa -Aug 15, 2014, 8:04PM
Lots of interesting tips here.. thank you. I have been converting over to natural products over the last 5 years and although not organic, Arbonne's products are very natural and offer amazing results. Their Its a long story mascara in black actually strengthens your lashes over time. I have struggled with very few lashes and very sensitive eyes my entire life and love the results with this mascara. Arbonne's products are Vegan, botanically based and made without parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde,gluten, dyes, mineral oil etc. Best part is getting these products at a discount with a 45 day guarantee https://www.arbonne.com/shop_online/showitem.asp?ProductId=7793&menuId=&withLinks=1

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Post image for Oils For Beauty: Which One Takes The Cake?

Oils have become a major part of my daily beauty routine. Almost every single product I use contains at least one type, or is actually an oil itself. Read more »

Noorein -Aug 14, 2014, 12:19PM
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elizabethportman -Aug 07, 2014, 4:44AM
Jojoba oil a wonderful oil - it can be applied evenly and lightly as a serum at bedtime! Olive oil is my favourite to consume. Love it in salads along with lots of kalamata olives - delicious! Enjoy the article.

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Post image for Make Your Own Herb-Infused Body Oil

I made the switch from using body lotion to oil about a year ago, and haven’t looked back since. Read more »

Jess -Aug 04, 2014, 8:28PM
Awesome recipe! I've been using a mix of coconut oil and lavender essential oil and keeping it in a tiny glass jar... smells amazing :)
Sarah -Jul 29, 2014, 4:35PM
I love all of the ideas on this site. I've been wanting to go to all natural everything. shampoos, lotions, perfumes, just all around a natural green life style. this is a fantastic start! Love it. <3

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Post image for Ayurvedic Morning Routine For Winter

This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia! Read more »

Miann -Aug 14, 2014, 8:20PM
Elizabeth - there is a wealth of information on the internet. Start with some basic ground reading on the philosophies of Ayurveda which will be a great foundation to understanding why many of the ancient practises are great to incorporate into your day. Meara - they are they Novella Royalle bell bottoms from Free People! :) X x
elizabethportman -Aug 06, 2014, 10:08AM
Ayurveda reminds us about something that our ancestors did without thinking, naturally – to follow the rhythms of nature.

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Post image for 5 Reasons To Love Seaweed

Yeah, it kind of freaks me out when I’m swimming in the ocean, minding my own business, and I feel it brush up against my leg as if it wants to be friends… but I have a new-found appreciation for seaweed. Read more »

Sjoukje -Jul 22, 2014, 3:00AM
beautiful pictures, as always. And I think seaweed is so scary when I am swimming haha - I never tasted it though. x www.lemontierres.com
Sara -Jul 21, 2014, 3:07PM
Seaweed DEFINITELY freaks me out in the ocean.... but I have no problem snacking on it all day! Haha I love this post xoxo Sara http://www.restlessnomads.com

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Post image for How To Clean Your Hairbrushes Naturally

I’ll admit it: I’ve never once properly cleaned one of my hairbrushes. Read more »

elizabethportman -Aug 06, 2014, 10:10AM
Clean hairbrushes and combs are a lot better for our hair than dirty brushes and combs.
Deepali -Aug 04, 2014, 8:55AM
This is really great tips. I found another great article relevant to hair damage prevention. http://tinyurl.com/mvzd84z

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