Top Green Skincare Products

I’ll be real, for the longest time, I was a makeup girl. Skincare always came second for me…until one day, (quite some time ago) I realized that skincare was essential for healthy, beautiful glowing skin. The canvas to express my makeup looks on…it had to be prepped right, and with the best of the best ingredients!

So, with that being said, I wanted to share my top green skincare products! I’ve broken them down into categories, starting with my first routine – cleansing, and then the rest of the products consecutively follow! Keep in mind, these are what I use right now, on a daily/nightly basis and pretty much the ones I couldn’t live without.

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Inspiring Interviews Series 1: Brandie Gilliam of Thoughtfully Magazine

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I am so excited to be debuting this new series that I will be featuring on my blog every so often called “Inspiring Interviews“. I’ve always been so intrigued, impressed and completely inspired (see what I did there?) by what fuels the men and women in the clean beauty world – heck, in the world, period. Whether it be makeup, skincare, body care, haircare, writing, photography, music, art, fashion, health, fitness, faith and more…I want to share with everyone the amazing people I get to connect with on a daily basis! I have met some wonderful humans through social media, and sometimes I get lucky enough to meet them in real life!

 

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Live Inspired: Hand-Crafted Organic Body Care

Live Inspired Organics; hand-crafted, body care created out of a passion cultivated in the belief that behind every superior product, there is a powerful story – now I can get behind that!

A story of all-natural, no harm and organic beauty as told by each beautiful ingredient.

So, what’s the story behind Live Inspired? Well, it’s pretty simple really – aren’t those the best kind of stories anyhow? ;) –  nourishing, healing and renewing products are a result of the use of superior all-natural, pure and organic ingredients. These incredible ingredients, combined with all of the love and gratitude that’s poured into the products made make this company really stand out. Gina, their founder, is one of the sweetest souls! It’s been such a pleasure connecting with her over the past couple of months. She has a heart of gold, and you can really sense that in conversation (whether that be on Instagram or e-mail) and yep…products!

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Petit Vour December 2016 Beauty Box

‘Tis the season! December’s Petit Vour Beauty Box is feeling extra festive with its cute Christmas themed illustration, done by the talented Niina Pechkovskaya! The box itself this month is amazing! Chock-full of goodies that cater to your beautiful self – from haircare and makeup, bath and shower to skincare – this month has it all! There’s even a FREE GIFT for active Petit Vour subscribers, of (one of my faves) EVOLVh‘s Leave-In Conditioner (2 oz) with any full-size purchase of the featured December products! All you have to do is enter the code ACTIVE upon checkout. (Valid through 1/15/17) Such a great little perk!

 

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Monthly Must-Have: 5 Facial Balms You Need Now

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*I don’t know about you, but the cooler weather can only mean one thing…dry skin. Even if you’re oily, or just have normal skin (lucky), you will definitely want to have a look at these must-have face balms. These balms hydrate, balance, soothe, heal and give you that glowy, healthy skin you strive for. Plus, they can double up as body balm too!

 

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5 Simple Holiday Gift Ideas

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We’re all aware that the holidays are just around the corner…I mean, I think everyone decided to go Christmas crazy really early this year. It seems like all of my friends posts and videos are of Christmas decor or music! Just me? But for real, I’ll blink and the next thing I know it’s Christmas morning (LOL..)! Ok, I promise, I am going to keep the intro to this post simple, just like the gift guide. If you are wanting some ideas for gifts this year, here are some products/brands I have been loving and I personally think would make a lovely gift! Annnnnd 1, 2, 3…go!

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Petit Vours November 2016 Beauty Box

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I am enamoured with this months Petit Vour Beauty Box! It’s full of amazing, gorgeous products that will have your skin singing, even in this cooler weather!

I’ve recently been enjoying the monthly switch-up of illustrators for the description card that comes in each beauty box. The drawings are beautiful, no matter who the illustrator is – every time! This month, the design is by the wonderfully talented @daniellekroll. I particularly love the colour scheme! Pretty pops of red and blue, alongside pinks and other more muted shades. Danielle drew some classic cosmetics and skincare products lining two shelves. I think it’s the cutest thing – I’d personally blow this image up and hang it as a print in my bathroom! (Hmm, maybe I will…)

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