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Detox from December — and everything that goes with it — with this powerful citrus smoothie…

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leeshin -Jan 04, 2016, 11:28PM
yummy blog, want to try this recipe
Rebecca -Jan 04, 2016, 7:51AM
This sounds amazing ! This will be fantastic to give a bright glow as well . Adding this to my "beauty" detox smoothie 's!

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Post image for Make: Cute & Easy Holiday Gifts

Looking for some last minute gift inspiration? Check out our roundup of the best DIY holiday gifts to make this weekend…

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Danielle -Dec 20, 2015, 2:38PM
This weekend I'm painting my cousin a black Christmas tree with a little skull on top. It's oak and minimal... totally her style.
Megan b -Dec 20, 2015, 12:25AM
I'm currently knitting a snake for a nephew, making a doll dress for a doll I made for a niece, and a few bath bombs and your bath soak for a few gift baskets I'm giving. Busy weekend.

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Post image for Meet Indie Lee: Face of Eco-Chic Beauty and FP Escapes Special Guest

“Live every day in choice, with true appreciation for everything.”

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Post image for Old + New: Vintage Christmas Ornaments

I’ve always been a lover of mixing vintage pieces with new, even when it comes to the tree.

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Saphoona -Dec 20, 2015, 4:19PM
Oh, thank you for this article. These ornaments remind me of my grandmother, whom i miss dearly. She used to go all-out with her holiday decorations. Some of them were kind of cheesy, but most of them were beautiful. I miss those days. http://www.etsy.com/shop/Saphoona http://www.Saphoona.com
Brenda -Dec 20, 2015, 12:05PM
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing <3

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Post image for Book Club: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Enchantment

Today we’re discussing part 2 of Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling book, Big Magic: EnchantmentRead More

Mary -Dec 21, 2015, 4:12PM
I like how she gives a lot of examples not only from her life, but different people's lives and their quotes which are really good! For me, my genius shows up very unexpectedly, like hers. It can come any time any day. This chapter really helped me realize that I should work on my idea. When she talks how later on people see their ideas in the papers, tv or elsewhere, it made me think that what if I miss this moment (and be lazy) and it will be too late to make my idea come true and I will regret it later.
Rabecca -Dec 18, 2015, 11:07PM
What a super amazing cover! It's so artistic and pretty! Love it <3 Becca: http://www.midnightburnout.com/

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Post image for Healthy Holiday Superfood Recipes from Philosophie

Get healthy for the holidays with three sweet superfood recipes from FP Escapes food expert Sophie Jaffe.

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Rabecca -Dec 19, 2015, 7:14PM
Oh yum! Such a good idea for the holidays! Thanks!
Michelle -Dec 18, 2015, 10:11AM
The recipes sound so delicious, I definitely need to try one or two! https://www.makeandmess.com/

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We desire glowing skin throughout the year – maybe even more so during the holidays.
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Milana -Feb 08, 2016, 1:48AM
Exact thing I was searching for. I like preparing my own cosmetics too at home. Lately I have been experimenting by preparing Face Masks for Glowing skin. I found out that when you use organic products that are perishable, can enhance your beauty by 2 times. These natural products are very healthy and do not contain any preservatives so provide long lasting effect. I have been referring to this article for making the face mask http://www.theurbanlady.com/health/beauty-tips/homemade-face-mask-for-glowing-skin-6-top-beauty-secrets.html
Cicely -Jan 19, 2016, 5:57PM
I make my own cosmetics at home, have been for years now (foundation, lipstick, gloss, serum, hair care, everything basically. All high-quality and "healing"), and am also heavily involved in the Sciences. I can tell anyone above who's wondering about mica that it's 100% safe for you to use, as long as it's not derived from a harmful source, or combined with something potentially toxic like ferric-ferrocyanide, ultramarines, or some of the "chromium oxides". There are disputed studies done on the toxicity levels of above ingredients, but if you want to be totally safe, just forgo them in any formulations. That being said, mica, which is actually a crystalline mineral (yes. It is a crystal. Like quartz and the like. In Geology classes at my college we would perform tests on various micas to classify their crystalline structures), is fine for you to use on your face. It's also fine for you to put on your lips. Some people don't mind using it in food products, which is why some drinks have it (alcoholic ones in particular). At most, the damage you'll probably get from that is sparkly, well, poo. The body can't digest it and it'll just pass through. In its purest form, as a finely milled powder gotten from safe (not all natural sources are safe and nontoxic) sources, it is absolutely fine to use and it cannot be absorbed into the bloodstream from skin, because it is way too large of a particle for that. For the most part, only something the size of an amino acid or smaller could effectively be absorbed into skin. I've seen some sites say that mica is a toxic "unnatural" thing, and that's both ridiculous and remarkably depressing. Some oxides can be harmful. Some natural oxides are deadly. Some synthetic oxides are harmless, and some are irritants. Mica, if it is actually as its name says, "mica" (the mineral!), is pretty much inert and a pretty shimmery thing you can have fun with. Science is a gorgeous and powerful thing. Have fun with the sparkly and do not fear! *0*

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Post image for Peppermint Coconut Macaroons (Raw, Vegan and Gluten Free)

These easy holiday treats are sure to become a year-round tradition…Read More

Lovey -Dec 17, 2015, 6:14PM
MAKING THESE!!!! Oh how gorgeous and perfect~ xoxo http://theindiegirl.com
Sandra -Dec 17, 2015, 2:45PM
What? Raw, vega andddd gluten free... sounds just perfect.

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Post image for 4 Places To Find Holiday Spirit In LA

Last week we brought you five places to find your holiday spirit in NYC. Now it’s LA’s turn. Read More

Taylor Winkelmeyer -Dec 17, 2015, 3:42PM
This is my first Christmas in LA, so I had no idea about any of these. Will be going to all of them. Thank you! ox Taylor | www.mycupofchic.com

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Post image for I Am Going: A Trip Beyond the Comfort Zone

When a trip isn’t what you expect it to be…what do you do?

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Paige -Jan 23, 2016, 7:41PM
I love this post, and your honesty. A lot of times we romanticize the "just go" mentality, and while it's great, it also fails to mention that it can be crazy hard, wearying, and anxiety inducing. Not every part of the trip, certainly, but some, and I love how you wrote that you took the pressure off yourself for having the "best time ever" and realised you just have to go with it. I studied abroad for a year in Northern Ireland and am moving back to the republic of Ireland in 2 weeks. I always tell people to "just go" when you're given the opportunity, but so many are held back and I wish they could see how, even though I had to endure some of the hardest days of my life, they were all incredibly worth it and I'm moving back again despite the challenges. Worth it to pick up, go, and face it head on.
Sandra E Brown -Jan 20, 2016, 10:15PM
I'm an Aussie living in Paris. As I say to people, in the end Paris is just a big city full of people just living their lives. I dragged my disability of quadriplegia here to challenge myself, barely spoke the language and spent quite a few months very confused! I think you are spot on about taking pressure off to have the Best Time Ever. Your photos are at odds with your thoughts though. It's no wonder people have skewed expectations when all they see is pretty pictures. The Japanese embassy here has a hotline to 'rescue' their citizens whose image of Paris didn't match their reality. Seriously.

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Post image for FP Me Roundup: Photos To Put You In The Holiday Spirit

A collection of our favorite FP Me photos that remind us just how much we love this time of year…
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Leah -Dec 22, 2015, 9:25AM
Saw the commenter above say that her photos were used without permission & that's really not cool. Looks like it still hasn't been corrected. Not going to pretend I don't see & hear things when someone else is being wronged. Credit the original artist or don't use the images. Honestly, Free People is just as responsible for this as the FP Me account that used the pictures in the first place.
Jessica Moore -Dec 18, 2015, 10:20AM
Hey, guys. Both of the photos you posted from the hazel and scout blog are my photos! Second time on the blog and no credit. It's pretty discouraging. You don't have copy rights to those images. Please add credit where credit is deserved :( ( Instagram @wanderlust_jess ) to see the photos

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Take a lesson in French etiquette with Sabrina Nait!

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Kiss & Make-up -Dec 17, 2015, 6:07AM
She's gorgeous!
Michelle -Dec 17, 2015, 1:52AM
Wonderful style, wonderful video! https://www.makeandmess.com/

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