Tag: Beauty Secrets

My Favorite Things

I wanted to share a few of my favorite things with you.
Also, I feel bad for slacking this week on blogging.

First, up is this new Dry Shampoo.  I was using Dry Bar, and I love it.  I will totally continue using it on day 2 & 3, but I wanted something to extend my hair past day 5.  I saw this new dry shampoo on an InstaStory and had to try it, especially when the girl said she had day 6 hair.  So I got it, and tried it on Day 5 hair…..OMG my hair looks amazing.  Usually on day 5 I have to wear my hair up because it looks a little dirty.  With one application before bed on night 4 and a little touch up on the morning of 5 I was able to wear my hair down.  The texture is hard to explain, it’s defiantly dirty but visually it looks clean.  All in all I am happy and will continue to use it.  Defiantly a try if you have dark hair. Read More »

Products I am Loving!

I have been switching to Green Beauty products more and more.  Some people may balk at the price, but I figure for what I am getting and subjecting my skin to, it is well worth it!  The pigments from the makeup are on point and the products smell so good and make my skin and hair feel amazing!

I am going to share my recent switches and what I was using before.

To start……Foundation!

I was using Este Lauder Double Wear foundation.  I have skin pigmentation and need a full coverage foundation.  I talked to April (owner of Be Pure Beauty) about my need to full coverage and she turned in onto Nu Evolution.  I get the same full coverage without all the nasty ingredients my skin doesn’t need.
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For Everyone Gift Set

Ladies Gift Set

All items available at Be Pure Beauty

 I mentioned that I was going to share a different type of gift set for the Holiday Season.

For the lady you don’t know what to get I suggest Hidden Forest.  This brand is all natural green beauty product [gluten free].  It is made by April who owns Be Pure Beauty.  She started this line because she couldn’t find green beauty products that did everything she wanted.

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Men’s Gift Set

I am starting my gift set series with Men.  These are products tried and loved by my own man.
Shh, don’t tell but several men in my family will be receiving these products for Christmas.

I met April #GirlBoss owner of Be Pure Beauty about 2 years ago at a blog event.  I had a few friends who are all about Green Beauty and would take them to her store.  I thought, Oh I’m good with my makeup.  I kept receiving free products to try from the big name brands. and wanted full coverage due to some skin irregularities.  I was certain I wouldn’t get what I needed from green beauty.  I mean my friends who wore it didn’t really wear makeup or didn’t need the coverage I did.

On one trip, to actually talk about Accounting, I asked April about Schmidt’s natural deodorant.  I suffered from a terrible sweat problem, no matter what I did I would sweat like a linebacker. [See my review of  natural deodorant here.]  After switching and detoxing I slowly got more intrigued with green beauty.  April moved locations and is now closer to me, and near the stores I shop in (Trader Joe’s).  Of course being me, my next purchase was a Lavender Linen spray.  Then I picked up the Beard Tonic for my husband.  If I am going green so is he!

I have since switched from MAC to 100% Pure and Vapour lip stick.  My latest is from Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation to Nu Evolution Foundation.  We also use soap, lip balm, and face wash from Be Pure Beauty.  I still have to switch my blush, bronzer, and eye makeup.  Being money conscious I need to use the makeup I have, then I will switch to green.  I hate wasting!

Which brings me to my Gift Guide Series!  I wanted to share some items you can give as gifts to the people in your lives.  Starting the series with “Men’s Gift Set”.  Next will be “Ladies Gift Set”, followed by “For Everyone Gift Set”.  All the products I am sharing are Green Products that will be good for anyone in your life.  Items are Gluten Free.  I will also tell you the price point before tax, plus these gift sets will qualify for Free shipping!  You can order online or go to the store.

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Taking care of your Smile

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own

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Exercising and the Struggles

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Go To Falsies

Makeup has always been tricky for me because it isn’t something the women in my family wear.  My Grandmother use to say, “I have to put my face on” and she would apply lipstick.  Lipstick has always been a go to for my family, but oddly enough it is not something I typically like to wear.  I find it fades or goes away completely after just a short time of wearing it.  I do apply it before going to see people, but on my day to day I typically won’t wear it or forget to reapply so it only lasts a few hours.

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Be Pure Beauty

Last week I attended a blogger event at Be Pure Beauty in Durham.
What an event!  April, the owner, was so sweet and amazing.  She put together a scavenger hunt for us where we learned about the nasty toxins that are in most makeup.  Then she took us through a “Night” eye makeup tutorial.  I am so excited to share with you some of her professional tips!

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Adjusting from Long to Short Hair

I recently got my hair cut.  For over 12 years I have had long hair, like over half way down my back.  So to go from that to hair barley past my shoulders has been an adjustment.  I thought I would share what I have learned from the transition.

Goodbye Long pretty hair

Hello Short fun hair
Some of the things I have found with short hair:
1.  I use less Shampoo and blow drying goes quickly
2.  My curls last longer but I had to switch to a smaller barrel wand
3. It has more volume, so teasing is a cinch
4. Most of my hair pins won’t hold the short layers.  Had to pick up tiny bobby pins
5. Definitely more variety with styles.
6. Best part is I can still do a high bun, however the messy bun is no more.
Have you changed your hair lately?
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