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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 »

Amber -Jul 29, 2014, 11:49AM
Thanks for sharing your experience with these products. I'd love to read reviews of natural concealers and / or compact powder.
LamentingLizzie -Jul 29, 2014, 9:59AM
I would love to see more posts like this. I was given a gift card to Sephora at Christmas, so I did purchase a Tarte mascara that is cruelty free and I do quite like it. However, it is pricey. I am going to look up Pacifica's Stellar Gaze. http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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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 »

Beautifille -Jul 29, 2014, 4:12AM
What an excellent post, so many great ideas! I think my favorite has still gotta be coconut oil.
Rita -Jul 28, 2014, 8:45PM
Definitely pure olive oil! I have the feeling (maybe wrong) that great quality olive oil is a luxury in the US, but here in Portugal is the healthy foundation of our kitchen and health. We have great olive oils and they are not expensive 3 euros a bottle of one litre. I use it for cooking (always!), dressing the salads, making a exfolianting (olive+cane sugar), oil pulling, etc. I love eucaluptus oil for burning. Argain oil and coconut oil for the hair and almond oil to clean the face at the end of the day. It's very expensive but Damascene Rose oil has helped me a lot in the past with anxiety and sadness. Love your posts on natural products Brigette!

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

gypsybreezes -Jul 26, 2014, 11:30PM
Yay! Thank you for sharing these oh so easy instructions! Your pictures are beautiful!!
Reni -Jul 26, 2014, 5:32PM
This is a fantastic idea! I can't wait to try! thelittleliongirl

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

Valarie -Jul 25, 2014, 4:15AM
I second the notion, where can one find more credible information on Ayurveda?
Meara -Jul 24, 2014, 11:15AM
I love this and have started my days with sun salutations and will try to find ginger paste for my morning concoction. And where did you find those adorable knit pants? Love them!

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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 »

Arta -Jul 19, 2014, 4:38AM
Great tip! Thanks x
Lauren -Jul 18, 2014, 11:13AM
I never really thought about the need to do this but now I feel kind of grossed out by it! Will definitely be cleaning mine today lol Lauren | http://www.livelovelauren.com

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Makeup is one of those things that I personally hate to love. It takes time to put on, but the end result can lift up your spirits, and help you feel put together. Read more »

faith -Jul 28, 2014, 12:12PM
you're so beautiful without the makeup too!!!!! go natural some days!(:
Callie -Jul 26, 2014, 9:29AM
Love this look! It's basically my everyday makeup routine: moisturizer, concealer, mascara. It's very clean & fresh, perfect for the summer.

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Our skin deserves the best of care, and bath bombs are one of my favorite new ways to achieve that.  Read more »

-Jul 18, 2014, 6:36PM
This looks wonderful! I can't wait to try it!
Olga -Jul 15, 2014, 11:04PM
Great recipe!! thanks sweety Strawberry Blonde

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Acne. It’s just something that happens when we’re younger. It’ll go away on it’s own. Right? But on my 26th birthday, when my acne of 13 years was at its worst to date, I must say… I begged to differ. Read more »

-Jul 22, 2014, 6:22PM
You don't know how much this post helped me. I have struggled with acne since I was eleven or twelve years old and am now sixteen years old. It would go away for a while, then flair up and be so bad that I would be totally upset and cut myself off from even going out if I could prevent it. Right now my face is in that phase. My cheeks and chin are horribly broken out for the first time in months. The only beacon of light is that I can cover it up with makeup, but makeup washes off and acne is still acne. I started using Noxzema. It comes in a big blue container, kind of looks gross and like cottage cheese (ew!), and smells like aloe. It's used for sunburns, too. And after a few weeks, the little acne I had did go away. I didn't have much of it, just some pimples here and there that I wanted to get rid of. But recently, my face has been breaking out... EVERYWHERE. I have naturally sensitive skin and even break out on my back and chest, too, but I have never been as badly broken out as I am now. I thought it was hormones, because I'm still growing up and what not. But this is really bad and nothing is helping. Dermatologists, doctors, home remedies, the whole nine yards. I stumbled on this blog while looking for fashion advice (ironic, huh?) And upon looking on these blogs, I am so fortunate for doing so. My diet is literally filled with dairy. I even drink an extra glass of whole milk in the morning because I am calcium-insufficient. Seriously, I eat yogurt, ice cream, you name it. I am going to try removing dairy and sugar from my diet for a few weeks and see how it works out. I am excited because it also gives me an excuse to stop eating junk (I know, any reason is a good reason, but I am a chocolate fiend). I am anticipating that it'll work out because, like most of the commenters, I have had acne horribly for my whole life. Everyone is different, but if anyone's skin is as bad as mine and cutting dairy out of their diet worked for them, I'm hoping it'll work for me. If all else fails, I will try some of the oils that everyone listed. The chemicals from all of the ointments and topical treatments I've used - prescription pills and ointments, home remedies, and substances from the pharmacy - have hurt my skin so badly.... On that note, does anyone know oils that would help with scars? Thank you...
Mimi -Jul 18, 2014, 1:38PM
NEEM OIL IS THE BEST! It's naturally antibacterial and it almost completely cleared up my skin in a couple days. Whenever I don't use it for a couple days I break out, but then when a go back to using it every night my skin is clear. It's the oil pressed from the Neem evergreen tree, and surprisingly it smells super weird, but totally worth it. You can find organic neem oil at Whole Foods.

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

Taylor -Jul 15, 2014, 10:55AM
This routine is very similar to my yoga classes I take, and let me say that IT WORKS! I do it 4 times a week and am starting to see strong and sexy arm and core muscles :)
Hypnotica Vintage -Jul 14, 2014, 12:20PM
Love this... I usually do a loooong and slow yoga routine and forget about doing things like lunge jumps. I do feel like some of these exersizes are best incorporated into an intermediate to advanced yoga routine- without the supervision of an experienced teacher it can be easy to put too much stress on joints when doing a lot of jumping. http://www.etsy.com/shop/HypnoticaVintage

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Post image for How To Detoxify With Calcium Bentonite Clay

Whether we want to face it or not, we are constantly exposed to toxin upon toxin in our daily life – both internally and externally – and sometimes it gets to be a little too much for our bodies to handle on their own. That, my friends, is where calcium bentonite clay comes to help save the day. Read more »

Eileen -Jul 15, 2014, 7:38AM
Just like our mother earth, I am becoming increasingly electromagnetically challenged. Clay may prove to be of great benefit to those, like myself, who suffer from Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF, EMR, EMS) which is now proliferating the planet at an alarming rate. I would love to experiment with Clay! Sadly though, even as a financially savvy senior, the cost of adding Clay to my daily routine, is not as yet, darn well feasible. Question. Can Clay neutralize "Stray Electrical Currents" -- a phenomenon that I believe is at the root of "colony collapse disorder" for many many species, including our own? C4st.org
Aarabhi Vaishali -Jul 15, 2014, 12:08AM
Great writeup! The so called Multani Mitti or Fuller's Earth contains calcium Bentonite and has amazing effects on oily skin. You can mix it with RoseWater for instant results!

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Post image for 3 Ingredient Makeup Remover (All Natural!)

For a morning pick me up, or a finish to the day, cleansing the face is the fastest and quickest way I feel refreshed. Read more »

Summer -Jul 29, 2014, 10:37AM
So I went out, shopped, combined, and conquered. I absolutely LOVE these make up wipes. I love the scent I love how they get slightly sudsy and I love how there is the slightest astringent feeling left behind I'm guessing from the witch hazel. I am sad to say I totally agree with ^Stephanie and they really REALLY burn my eyes :( so what I started doing is just making sure I take it in the shower with me and rinse it away after I wipe my eyes or follow up with a splash of water from the sink. I think if mine we a little less saturated it wouldn't be as bad. But just the feeling of knowing I made these and how much my skin likes them is enough for me. Thanks Jana for posting this and bring on more home made skin care! xoxo summer http://indianpaintblush.blogspot.com
Nicole -Jul 26, 2014, 3:13PM
I cannot wait to try these! I am posting an article soon on my favorite uses for coconut oil, and I may have just found another! :)

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