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Budget Friendly Organic Beauty At Credo

Budget Friendly Organic Beauty At Credo

Sharing my favorite budget friendly organic beauty at Credo Beauty!  I thought I would give you a run down of my favorite organic beauty products at Credo Beauty that are $30 and under.  Plus I have a coupon code at the bottom of the blog post too- make this deal even sweeter!

Credo Beauty is one of my favorite online natural beauty retailers.  They have it all when it comes to clean and effective products.  They’re like the Sephora of clean beauty.  All the “IT” brands in one place!

It makes it so easy to shop and find something you love.  Plus, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get some of the best products they offer- I’m about to show you.

So what would l include in my budget friendly organic beauty at Credo Beauty roundup for $30 and under…allow me to introduce you to some of my very favorites!

*Don’t forget to use the coupon code when shopping at the bottom!

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All the it brands from Kosas Lipstick, Kari Gran Lip Whips and Ecobrow at Credo Beauty.

Ecobrow Defining Crayon-

This is a new favorite of mine!  It literally takes me a minute to do my brows- which is pretty awesome.  I really wanted to find a natural brow pencil for my readers because a lot of them struggled with brow gels.  I really love Beautycounter’s Brow Gel but I know for some the application can be tricky.  I really wanted something straightforward for people.  This Ecobrow Defining Crayon is it!

It looks natural and doesn’t look fake or drawn on like so many eyebrow pencils can.  One end is the crayon and the other end is the spooly for brushing the product through the hairs.  I wear the color Penelope but I’m getting the color Liz in the mail too- I think I might need something a little more ashy.  Penelope has a touch of redness.  I’ll keep you posted.  They offer 6 colors so you’re bound to find one that works for you.  This comes in at $26!  Check them out here!  

 

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Jade rolling is where it’s at if you want to reduce facial puffiness, remove toxins and soften fine lines.

Rose Quartz Facial Roller-

I’m a huge fan of facial rolling!  It really works.  It helps to get the lymphatic system moving, and flush out toxins.  It also helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles.  As it gets the lymphatic system moving you will notice less puffiness and overall more radiant complexion.  All it takes is 5 minutes in the morning.  I apply my favorite oil all over my skin.  Then start my facial massage.  Watch this video on how to use the jade roller if unsure.  I love how she explains what it’s doing.  Not only does my whole complexion look more awake but also less puffy and tired looking.  Bonus: my facial oil really gets to seep in my skin!  This is $28.  Get a facial roller here!

Honest Hazel Eye Gels-

This was an easy one to add to my budget friendly organic beauty at Credo roundup. Say goodbye to puffy eyes and dark circles with these eye gels!  Not only do they help to minimize unwanted bloat under the eyes but they also brighten the whole eye area.  I love using these first thing in the morning.  I apply them right before I start brushing my teeth.  My eyes feel more awake and vribrant.  These are especially great for travel!  Airplanes are so dehydrating and can really suck all the moisture right out of you.  These are great to do while flying or when you land for an extra surge of moisture.  One of my secret weapons to looking awake even with small kiddos.  They’re $12.  Get them here!

 

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Ilia Concealer-

This is one of Ilia’s newer products and I’ve fallen hard for it.  The formula comes in a tube and is perfect for under the eye area. It instantly hides dark circles and brightens the whole area.  I just dab a few swabs under my eyes and then blend in.  It doesn’t look cakey at all!  Something I’ve found is hard to find in a concealer.  I also love it for helping to hide hyper pigmentation and highlighting and contouring on my face.  I’ll apply some down the bridge of my nose, and then right in the middle of my forehead and cupids bow for an all over brightening effect.  It’s like a highlighter and concealer in one!  I wear the color Yucca.  Only $30!  Check them out here!

Kosas Lipsticks-

If you follow me then you know I love a good Kosas lipstick.  These lipsticks are highly pigmented, last and plump the lips all at the same time.  They come in so many great colors too.  Honestly, I haven’t found a color I didn’t love.  Some lipsticks feel too heavy, or not hydrating enough- Kosas really nailed the formula on this one.  Everything you want in a lipstick- but clean!  You can get them for $28- Check them out here!

Ursa Major Go Easy Shampoo and Conditioner-

Natural shampoo and conditioner that works can be pretty spendy.  It’s hard to find brands that deliver great results with a natural shampoo and conditioner but also are effective.  Ursa Major’s Go Easy Shampoo and Conditioner is the exception.  I tried them out a while back and was really impressed with the formula and results.  Not only did my hair feel clean but the price tag wasn’t as high as some others and it lasted me a while.  My hubs liked it too!  It doesn’t smell super feminine either but light and fresh.  My hair had body and bounce and no extra oil.  A total win!  You can get it for $26.  Check it out here! 

 

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Innersense I create Lift is the best volumizer in clean beauty and this Herbivore Sea Mist is a sea salt mist that adds amazing texture.

Innersense Volumizing Foam-

This foam is the best for giving your roots and hair the body and volume that lasts all day!  Literally my hair will still have volume after a couple days.  The best volumizing hair product I’ve found in organic beauty.  A lot of times I’ll wash my hair and then blow dry it before bed.  Once I’m done blow drying it I’ll stick it up in a high pony tail.  In the morning my hair is full of body from being up in the pony tail and using the volume foam- it’s so good!  $28- you can get it here! 

Herbivore Sea Mist-

I definitely had to add this to my budget friendly organic beauty credo roundup.  This sea salt spray really lives up to it’s name.  It gives hair that beachy vibe instantly.  I love using it after curling my hair.  It brings some definition and hold to my style and makes the curls look less perfect.  It comes in two scents- coconut and lavender. I’m partial to the coconut smell!  Especially great for adding lots of texture to lifeless hair.  And it’s only $12!  Snag one here!

Ursa Major Shave Cream-

If you’ve been looking for a shave cream, look no more.  This shave cream keeps my legs silky smooth with no razor burn!  It also keeps them feeling super soft for days.  I love that the scent is mild and just smells fresh.  It really is great for even the most sensitive skin types.  Even on Credo Beauty they have 33 reviews that add up to a rating of 4.8- pretty awesome! $24- Get the shave cream here!

Kari Gran Lip Whips-

I’ve been a fan of Kari Gran Lip Whips for as long as I can remember- seriously.  They are just a staple in my routine.  They are the one product that really can keep my lips hydrated.  I love the naked peppermint one.  It’s essentially colorless and smells like- you guess it, peppermint.  They come in frosted glass jars and look like little jars of decadent frosting.  You can get tinted versions too.  Not only do you have a pop of color but some serious hydration as well!   $20- Get them here! 

That’s a wrap on my favorite budget friendly organic beauty at Credo.  See any faves?  Be sure to use my coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN FOR 10% OFF!  Only valid for new customers.  Shop all of Credo Beauty here!

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Sharing my favorite organic beauty products under $30 at Credo Beauty.

How To Save Money On Clean Beauty

How To Save Money On Clean Beauty

Today on the blog I’m showing you how to save money on clean beauty. I hear the phrase a lot, I can’t afford to swap my beauty products out.  Or switching over is so expensive.  I hear you and I totally get it.  It’s not easy to just drop a couple hundred on some new clean beauty products.  That’s why I want to introduce you to my secret weapon when it comes to saving money when buying natural beauty products.  

Have you heard of Pharmaca?  Well, if you haven’t let me introduce you!  They’re an online natural wellness retailer that carries everything from clean beauty products, to natural supplements, kid’s products and more.  

I love finding a one stop shop where I can literally buy my toothpaste, get my favorite lipstick, and grab some clean shampoo.  Instead of shopping at 3 different stores online. 

I wanted to share why Pharmaca is my go too when getting clean products for a good price.  Keep reading to find out why this retailer takes the cake!

*This post does contain affiliate links.  If you do purchase something from one of them I will receive a small commission.  

 

Pharmaca Clean beauty

These are some of my favorite clean beauty products from Pharmaca!

 

1st- Pharmaca carries QUALITY products.

Yes, you read that right.  It’s not some retailer selling random things.  They carry all the big name green beauty brands, natural living brands and supplement brands.  Plus, their selection is amazing!

2nd- It’s all in ONE place.

No more going back and forth between five websites trying to get green beauty brands in one place and supplements in another.  Now, you can just do it all at once and save yourself some precious time.

3rd- Shopping at Pharmaca SAVES you money.

Yes, you heard me right!  They are always having a great sale or gift with purchase.  Plus, you get free shipping after $35- hello.  Most retailers are $50 and higher.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to their website to purchase something and was amazed to find they also carried another one of my products too.  Pharmaca has made my life more streamlined and easier as a mom and fellow natural living enthusiast.

Here are some products you can find at Pharmaca:

Some green beauty brands I love that they carry are:

 

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So many great products at Pharmaca!

 

Isn’t it amazing?!  Huge savings plus quality products.  I wanted to share some of my very favorite brands and products that you can find at Pharmaca below.

 

  • 100% Pure Caffeine Eye Cream  This eye cream wakes up my tired mama eyes and helps minimize the puffiness.  I’m so impressed with the price and the quality of the product!  I even put mine in the fridge to help de-puff even more.
  • Radius Floss This floss is always the best deal on Pharmaca.  I love knowing that it’s free from teflon and other chemicals they put on conventional floss.
  • Himalaya Toothpaste I was excited to try this toothpaste for the first time.  I had read rave reviews about it.  I really like the formula.  It isn’t overly foaming and my teeth feel clean and polished after using.  I’ll have to wait and see how much it whitens but so far I’m impressed!
  • Dr. Bronner’s Soaps Love these soaps in general, but love this convenient travel size for all my trips!  You can use it to wash your hands, your body, even get a stain out of a shirt. I love the hemp scented one.
  • Max Green Alchemy Hair Paste- I’ve been on the hunt for a texture paste that works and isn’t going to blow the budget.  Well, I finally found one!  I had heard good things about Max Green Alchemy Scalp Rescue Texture Paste and was excited it lived up to the hype.  It comes in tube form and retails for $14.99, but at Pharmaca they are always having discounts so you can usually get it for 20% off!  This works on my husband’s hair to give him a nice textured look and some decent hold without it looking wet or crispy.  It also works on my hair too.  I take a small dime size amount and rub through my hands.  After, curling I take my hands and work it through to piece out the curls and add some texture and hold.  A great product all around and at a great price!  
  • Evan Healy Sweet Blossom Hydrating Oil-  This body oil has been in my beauty arsenal for 5 years- it’s so good!  I love the smell.  It has notes of frankincense, neroli, and ylang ylang in it.  When you apply it to your skin it soaks right up.  But leaves behind a silly smooth feeling.  Made with a combination of jojoba, sunflower, sesame and apricot kernel oil.  It envelops your skin and leaves lasting moisture. 
  • Preserve Razor Tripe Blade- These razors are made from recycled materials, some of the recycled products are yogurt cups.  Pretty cool!  Also, the whole razor is recyclable itself. They give my skin a smooth feeling but I don’t feel like they’re so sharp that they are going to nick me easily.  I love that they’re easy to travel with too and budget friendly.  A great pick instead of getting a plastic one you can’t recycle.  
  • Acure Captivating Light Body Oil- This body oil is great for travel!  I love having it on hand for trips.  It doesn’t come in glass like the Evan Healy one, which makes it perfect for a trip.  You can easily toss it in your bag and not worry about it breaking.  Plus, it smells so good and sprays too- pretty cool.  If coconut isn’t your fave, they also have other scents too.  
  • ZuZu Lipsticks- These lipsticks are another great value for a green beauty lipstick.  It goes on so smooth and doesn’t bleed.  I love the color Starlet!  A cool candy apple red.  The perfect statement lip for those days when you want to look pulled together but don’t want to do a full face of makeup.  
  • 100% Pure Eye Mask-I love these masks! They can wake up any tired eyes.  Plus, they are great at de-puffing and minimizing dark circles.  You apply them underneath your eyes and it instantly feels cooling and refreshing.  The eye gels are made from a combination of aloe vera gel and plant cellulose.  I love bringing these with me on trips, and also for early mornings when my eyes need a little bit of help.  Trust me- you’ll be hooked!  
  • Juice Beauty Sport Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 30- I love a good mineral based sunscreen and this one by Juice Beauty did not disappoint!  It is packed full the natural mineral zinc oxide which helps block the sun without the harmful chemicals.  It does go on a bit whiter, which is typical of mineral based sunscreens. But sometimes I prefer that when applying to my kiddos.  It helps me to see where I’ve applied it and I find they don’t burn as easily.  This sunscreen stood the test of pool days quite well!  
  • Inika Organic Liquid Foundation- This foundation had me at first swipe!  I really can’t get over it.  It goes on so smooth, doesn’t look cakey and lasts the whole day.  I tried their bb cream but I prefer their liquid foundation over it.  It makes your skin look so dewy and lit from within.  I would apply it with my fingers or a foundation brush.  It blends so easily into the skin.  A great foundation for those with dry to normal skin types. 
  • Inika Organic Mineral Blush Duo- I’ve quickly fallen for anything and everything Inika Organic!  Their products speak for themselves.  This is the first time I’ve tried one of their baked Mineral Blushes.  This blush is so pretty.  It has a mix of blush rose pink and a soft peach hue.  A great mix!  I love that it’s a pressed blush.  Makes it so easy to use and less messy.  The blush color is very light and subdued.  It really gives an overall natural look.  I like layering this blush on top of a cream blush.  This helps the blush last longer and gives it a little glow too!  A great blush for anyone who likes an overall soft, understated look. 
  • All Good Body Lotion- This is a great budget friendly body lotion.  It really performs so well one comes in a tube which makes it so easy to travel with.  
  • Vapour Organic Beauty AER Next Level Deodorant This is such a great deodorant and one of the few places you can find it for a discount online.  

 

Do you see any product faves?  Shop all of Pharmaca here to save big! 

 

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Aluminum Free Deodorant

Aluminum Free Deodorant

I’m sharing my favorite aluminum free deodorant with you today!  Primally Pure! I have tried my fair share of natural deodorants in my day.  Trust me, it seems a new deodorant shows up on my doorstep every week.  But I didn’t land one that was great for everyone until Primally Pure.

Their deodorant takes the cake for my husband and I!  (Scroll to the bottom for my full review on my faves).  They not only create amazing deodorant but also provide so much education on natural deodorant in general.  I wanted to share what sets them apart and why it’s so important to make the switch to a natural deodorant. 

 

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Primally Pure is the best aluminum free deodorant I’ve found in natural beauty!

 

Now let’s back the truck up and talk about why you want an aluminum free deodorant in the first place. 

I really wanted to share the toxic burden mainstream deodorants carry.  This is one area of going green that I want to shout from the rooftops!  Why?  Because people use deodorant everyday, or at least most of us should.  Maybe you can get away with every other day, but you get my point.  Multiply that by 365 days and you’re rubbing toxins on yourself daily!

So what is this toxic load I speak of?  Well, let’s first talk about the biggest offender when it comes to mainstream deodorant, aluminum.  Aluminum is put in deodorant for the sole purpose of blocking your pores from sweating.  In essence, so you don’t get wet.  There’s a problem though, we were made to sweat, and our body uses sweat as a way to rid ourselves of toxins.

So where does the aluminum go?  Into our blood stream, fatty tissue, and can settle into breast tissue.  Unlike toxic food that can be broken down once digested, chemicals we put on our body cannot.  Instead they find a home in our fat and can wreak havoc.  Specifically in breast tissue.  A quote from the Journal of Inorganic Bio-chemistry states, “Over 50% of breast cancers start in the upper outer quadrant of the breast local to the underarm region.” Although, that doesn’t equate to aluminum causing breast cancer, it certainly lays a case for it.  Plus, it’s not just the application of the antiperspirant but the application onto underarms that have just been shaven.  The broken skin makes it even more permeable for the aluminum to get into the body.  Why take the risk if you don’t have too?!

And the crazy part about it all?  Aluminum isn’t the only toxic ingredient in your mainstream anti-perspirant.  Even if you’re using a mainstream deodorant without the aluminum you’re still putting harmful toxins in your body.  I can’t forget triclosan, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol and fragrance.  These all do a number in your body too, and I’m not talking a happy number!  Your best bet is to make the switch over to a non-toxic deodorant that’s free from all the toxic offenders.

Now, I know this can be a tricky thing to do-trust me.  I sweat and I sweat a lot!  However, I have picked up some tips to make the transition easier.

 

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Primally Pure’s Blue Tansy Deodorant and Charcoal Deodorant have won my heart!

 

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO A NATURAL DEODORANT:

 

 

  • DRINK WATER– Sounds like a no brainer but not drinking enough water can leave your body stagnat-nothings moving and that’s not good.  Make sure you’re drinking enough water for your body weight and having consistent bowel movements.

 

  • CONSIDER YOUR FOOD- Often times what we eat has a direct effect on our smell.  If you’re putting junk into your body, i.e. refined sugar, white flour, processed foods etc. then chances are you’re going to smell it too.  Eating more leafy greens and fruits causes your body to have a sweeter smell.  Also, some foods even if they are healthy can cause you to smell just because of their makeup. Be mindful of when you eat odor causing foods that may take your stench to a whole new level. Avoid these foods for a bit to see if your odor improves.  

 

  • EXFOLIATE UNDERARMS- It’s time to slough off all that bacteria and make sure your underarms are clean.  Getting rid of the bacteria and creating a clean canvas will help ensure you’re not creating further stench.

 

  • SWEAT- Many people don’t like to hear it but sweating is actually one of the best ways to detox naturally.  It pushes the toxins out of your body.  I’ve noticed myself I always smell better when I’m consistently getting a good sweat on through some form of exercise.  Also, epsom salt baths are great for helping to sweat, as well as saunas.  If your glands have been blocked for so many years chances are they have some mucous and bacteria buildup.  Remember sweating is a good thing!  Your body may even go through a period where you sweat a little more during the transition-totally normal.  Your body will adjust.

 

  •  CLOTHING- For the first several weeks consider the clothes you wear.  Opt for material such as merino wool, bamboo, hemp and cotton-all natural fibers.  Avoid synthetic fibers which can trap sweat and help breed bacteria.  Choose loose fitting, breathable clothing.

 

  • WATCH YOUR SHAVE- To avoid irritation, don’t apply your deodorant right after you shave.  Since your pores will be open and fresh, it’s best to avoid putting the deodorant on right away.  It may cause irritation and redness.  Give it some time.  If you can, shower the night before and apply in the morning or wait an hour to apply after you shower in the morning.  An hour gives your pores a chance to close up.

 

  • DON’T GIVE UP– Just because one natural deodorant doesn’t work or you’re still feeling like you smell, don’t give up!  It takes time for your body to acclimate and this may not be a quick fix.  Ask around, be diligent de-toxing, and eventually you’ll reap the rewards.

 

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Some of my favorite natural beauty products from Primally Pure!

 

Primally Pure as I mentioned takes the natural deodorant cake in all areas.  From an affordable price, squeaky clean ingredients, smell good scents and no irritation.  Overall the formula works so well!  They have a couple blog posts that really help understand natural deodorant.  Check out what you need to know about using natural deodorant and also their blog post on the science of natural deodorant and why their formula works so well. 

My hubs loves the Charcoal Deodorant.  I love their Blue Tansy.  Although I tried the Charcoal and I have to say I would use that any day too!  It’s crazy because the more I tell people about their deodorants the more feedback I hear on how amazing they are.  It seems to work for the majority of people.  

If you haven’t been able to get your husband to make the switch I recommend grabbing him a Primally Pure Deodorant.  My hubs is picky and when he says it’s his fave, I know it’s good.  The Formula goes on so smooth and doesn’t cause any irritation.  I smell fresh all day long.  The Blue Tansy smell is just so good!  I also love how the charcoal smells minty fresh- you know I’m all about anything mint.

If you’re also wanting to switch your products over in the skincare arena, check out Primally Pure’s skincare products.  I’ve tried a handful of their products and I can’t get enough of their simple ingredients, and effectiveness.

 

Some Favorite Skincare Products From Them Are:

  • Blue Tansy Beauty Cream- This cream soothes skin so well.  Blue Tansy is known for it’s soothing and calming properties.  It also smells divine.  It melts right into the skin and leaves behind complete hydration.  It also has emu oil which is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Dry Shampoo- This is my favorite dry shampoo I’ve used in natural beauty!  They have it in a darker shade for dark hair and lighter shade for light hair.  It soaks up excess oil in hair so well and really adds some great volume!
  • Blue Tansy Body Oil- This body oil also has blue tansy…I know can you tell I’m a huge fan of blue tansy.  This oil is so great for the skin and calms irritation or inflammation.  

 

If you’ve been searching for your favorite natural deodorant, then look no further!   Check out all of Primally Pure’s Products here! 

 

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Sharing my favorite aluminum free deodorant in natural beauty.

Natural Hair Care Routine For Fine Hair

Natural Hair Care Routine For Fine Hair

My natural hair care routine for fine hair is here!

Welcome to the #betterforyoucrew! I’ve teamed up with my girls Lisa from This Organic Girl, Sarah from Whoorl, Kate from Root & Revel, Caroline from Olive You Whole and Kristina from Love & Zest to highlight green, yet effective food, beauty and lifestyle products that are rocking our natural mama worlds. This series will publish the last week of every month so check back for the latest. You can also search #betterforyoucrew on our blogs and Instagram to access the entire series. Wanna join in? Tag #betterforyoucrew on social with your picks. We want to see your faves, too

 I wanted to first start off and let you know what type of hair I have.  The beauty of doing a post like this with several other bloggers is that we all have different hair types.  So if I don’t have your hair type, there is bound to be someone who does.

Check out my Organic Hair Dye Post here for all the details on getting your hair colored without the toxins!  

My hair type is fine and thin.  I’m all about adding body to my hair!  Give me the volume.  I also don’t like products that add a lot of weight to my hair.  I want something that will be weightless and provide lasting volume.  

If this is your hair type, then you’re in the right place!  I’ve been searching for the best natural hair products for fine and thin hair for the last 8 years since going green and I’m pretty sure I’ve discovered the holy grails.

*Oh and side note I’m a hair stylist!  Talking hair is kind of my jam.  It’s one of the first things I notice about people.  So know your in good hands.

Shampoo & Conditioner-

If you’ve been in natural beauty for a hot minute you know it can be like rolling the dice when trying to find a decent shampoo and conditioner.  Thankfully it has gotten a lot better.  Natural shampoos and conditioners have come a long way!

I’ve found a few I can’t stop using.

Beautycounter Volume and Shape Shampoo and Conditioner- This shampoo is an all star when it comes to fine/thin haired gals.  It suds up so well.  My hair feels clean and it doesn’t weigh it down.  The conditioner still does feel like it hydrates without adding weight.  My hair is color treated so I do like a little hydration otherwise my lighter pieces can look a little dry.  I wash my hair every other day.  Get it here!

Ursa Major Go Easy Daily Shampoo and Conditioner- This is such a good all around shampoo and conditioner.  It really makes my hair feel extra clean and bouncy.  Not a heavy shampoo at all.  It still lathers a little too which I love.  It smells citrus mixed with a little sandalwood.  The conditioner is light, yet my hair still feels hydrated.  Get it here!

Styling Products-

I’ve found some great styling products since going natural with my hair routine as well.

Natural hair tutorial

I Create Lift by Innersense adds all day volume to my fine/thin hair!

Step 1: Add in some lasting volume on damp hair.

Innersense I Create Lift Volumizing Foam- So this is very similar to a mousse.  I pump some out into my hands and then run it through my roots to mid shaft on damp hair before I blow dry my hair.  It gives my hair so much volume and lasting body.  I blow dry my hair upside down, this adds a ton of extra volume.  As I’m blow drying I will brush my hair downward with this brush.  I’m obsessed with this blow drying brush!  brushing your hair helps to prevent the product from becoming crunchy and spreads it out evenly.  If you have curly fine/thin hair you could just scrunch up with your hands so you don’t ruin your curls.

It really gives hair this long lasting volume and your hair feels like it has some grit to it!  Snag it here!

Natural hair tutorial

Innerpeace by Innersense adds definition and texture to my hair.

Step 2: Add in a weightless cream texturizer for some definition.

Innersense Innerpeace Whipped Creme Texturizer- This stuff lives up to the hype.  I’ve been using it for 3 years and I can’t stop!  It comes in a round jar.  It looks like a thick lotion.  The texture is a little sticky, and has some good hold.  I put it in my hands and rub them together, and you can feel the texture it’s about to create just in your hands.  I loved putting this in my hair wet, and then using a diffuser to blow dry.  It would make my hair have this messy tousled look and then I would go through and wrap some pieces around a curling iron to bring some definition.

I also loved it for after curling my hair.  I would go through and scrunch up all over to bring some separation and texture to my curls.  This not only gave my hair hold, but that tousled look we all crave!  My sister also couldn’t stop singing this product’s praises. She loved it for the hold it gave her naturally wavy hair and the definition.  Since her hair is naturally wavy, it was all she needed to get her style rockin’-which is pretty amazing.  This works for any hair type, fine, thick, or curly.  If I had one styling product to pick from Innersense this would be it!  A must have product in any beauty maven’s hair arsenal!  Grab it here!

Natural hair tutorial

I Create Waves Salt Spray by Innersense adds some hold and texture to my hair.

Step 3: Add in a sea salt spray for more texture.

Innersense I Create Waves Texture Spray- Innersense just knows how to create exceptional hair products.  The founders are stylists themselves which definitely helps.  They know the hair and they know what it needs.  This salt spray is their newest product and I couldn’t wait to try it!  I used it once and knew it was going to be a fave.

A lot of texture or salt sprays can weigh the hair down a bit.  Not this one.  It gives my hair some decent hold, almost like a subtle hair spray, and then it adds texture.  Not heavy texture that gets super crunchy.  This is effortless texture that makes it feel like your hair just did it on it’s own.

I love spraying it in my hair to break up my curls after I curl my hair.  It gives my hair a tousled look.  I’m excited to travel because I don’t even think I would bring a hair spray- just this!  It offers enough hold.  This would work great for those with curly hair too as it would help to liven up your natural curls.  SO excited to have this in the summer months!  Get your I Create Waves Texture Spray here!

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Step 4: Finish with some finishing spray for added hold and volume.

Josh Rosebrook Hair Spray- The best natural hairspray I’ve found peeps-let it be known!  It’s in pump form, there’s no aerosol that’s good…trust me(bad for you and the environment).   I love the smell!  It has a list of essential oils but the ones that stick out to me are the rosemary and lavender.  I love knowing exactly what I’m breathing in, no hidden fragrance!

Second, it doesn’t goop up when you spray.  It actually has a mist feel.  Yeah, pretty cool.  Lastly, it just works.  With my hair being fine and thin, this product delivers hold throughout the day, volume, and doesn’t get crunchy…you know what I’m talking about.  It’s just good stuff.  I would recommend this for anyone transitioning from a mainstream hairspray.  You need it, trust me!  Grab it here!

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Primally Pure’s Dry Shampoo takes the cake for giving volume and cutting grease!

Step 5: Add some dry shampoo if needed.

Primally Pure Dry Shampoo- When looking for a dry shampoo I want something that will give my hair lift, and volume and take away oiliness.  I also want it to be somewhat reasonable in price and available in brown and blonde.

Well, I found it!  I’m obsessed with Primally Pure’s Dry Shampoo.  I use the one for light hair, but I love that they have a dark option as well.  It really gives my hair body and bounce.  I sprinkle it on in the mornings when I don’t wash my hair and then I brush it through.  I prefer using a teasing brush because it’s smaller and really helps to get the product spread evenly.  This is the one I use.  Plus, it smells fresh!  They use essential oils of grapefruit, lavender and peppermint.  If you’ve been searching for a good dry shampoo look no further!  Get your Primally Pure Dry Shampoo here!

*The sums up my natural hair routine.  You don’t have to use the salt spray and hair spray on the same day.  Sometimes I just use the salt spray and sometimes I just use the hair spray.  Sometimes both!  

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Love my Hot Tools Curling Irons!

Favorite Hair Tools-

Having the right hair tools can also make a huge difference when getting the right look or style, especially for fine/thin hair.

Shield Life EMFreedom Hair Dryer- This is such a great all around hair dryer.  I really like to get a low EMF one if I can.  Blow dryers are a big culprit when it comes to EMF exposure. If you want to learn more about the harmful affects of EMF’s check out my blog post here.  This blocks 75% of EMF’s from getting absorbed into your body.  It does it through copper infused barrier that directs the EMF’s away from your body.  Bonus you can get it on Amazon!  Get it here!

Teasing Brush- If you have fine/thin hair then this brush is your best friend!  I use it to tease my hair on top to add volume.  It works so well!  Get it here!

Blow Dry Brush- This brush I discovered a year ago and I haven’t looked back.  I use it every time I blow dry my hair- I can’t be without it!  It helps to dry my hair faster!  Get it here!

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Love a good teasing brush to add volume, my Eco Tools Blow Drying Brush and some clear rubber bands.

Curling Irons- I love these curling irons.  They work great, come in a variety of sizes and aren’t outrageously expensive.  Also. a side note for those who have fine/thin hair.  I use a 3/4 inch barrel on my hair.  I’ve found that this size is really great for those who have fine/thin hair.  It does give you a more curly look initially but then I brush it out and it looks more tousled.  I like it though because my curl will actually stay.  Otherwise if I curl it with something bigger my hair tends to fall easier.  I’ll curl my hair and then brush it out with the teasing brush.  It gives me a wavy look versus ringlet curl look.  Snag one here!

Flat Iron- I really love this flat iron!  I’ve been using it for a while and it just works so well.  It has slightly rounded edges so it’s really versatile for curling or flat ironing.  I find to get the really undone imperfect waves, you need a great flat iron.  Also, preferably one with slightly rounded edges.  This also helps to seal in moisture and not strip your hair.  So crucial if you flat iron your hair a lot or have color treated hair.  Trust me, you will love it!  Get it here! 

Rubberands- I find a lot of hair ties are just too big for my hair.  These ones are just the right size.  If you have fine/thin hair you feel me on this!  I prefer a clear hair band too.  I love using these for easy top knots. Grab them here!

Like this or maybe want to find someone with your hair type?  Then check out my friend’s hair routines here:

Don’t forget to share what you’re using in your natural beauty hair routine on Instagram using the hashtag #betterforyoucrew!  What are your staple natural hair products for fine/thin hair?

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March Natural Beauty Box Roundup

March Natural Beauty Box Roundup

March Natural Beauty Box roundup is here!  Can you believe it’s March?!  I felt like January and February flew by- literally.  So excited we’re getting closer to Spring!  I’ve got the lowdown on all the clean beauty boxes.  First up this month is Beauty Heroes!  Keep checking back as I update the list.

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Excited to share with you Beauty Heroes March Discovery box!

Beauty Heroes: March Discovery BLUH Alchemy

So excited to share this month’s Beauty Heroes Box with you, BLUH Alchemy!  I’ve loved getting to know the product and also learning the back story behind this natural beauty brand.  

 BLUH Alchemy was started by Becky Bluh who had a strong desire to help her daughter’s skin heal from itchy, dry and sensitive skin.  Becky knew she was on to something when her daughter’s skin began to heal.  She realized she wanted to pursue the power of plants even further and really learn of their medicinal properties. 

Besides experimenting on her own, she also was trained in cosmetic chemistry where she collaborated with top natural chemists to create BLUH Alchemy.  Not only does this innovative skincare line help protect against environmental effects, but natural aging, and daily oxidative stressors.  Using botanicals, BLUE Alchemy treats the skin with intentional products that produce results naturally.

I have never used any BLUE Alchemy products and was so excited to try the products out!  Once a product junkie, always a product junkie.

Heroic Product- BLUE Alchemy Multi C Serum

If you thought you knew about Vitamin C, step aside.  This is a new Vitamin C you have yet to use!  This is a quote about the product:

A breakthrough in botanical technology, Multi C Serum features the world’s first full- spectrum photoactive Vitamin C, a cellular extract from the kakadu plum that boasts 50 x more antioxidant potency than a Florida orange.

It’s actually more stable than any other Vitamin C!  This serum has a multitude of Vitamin C’s all wrapped into one.  From quandong and sea buckthorn berry oils.  When you combine them together they are a force to be reckoned with!

It’s no secret Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can brighten, lighten and create a glowing complexion.  Plus, this unique formula has peptides that help to firm the skin, green coffee, and ferric acid.  Say bye to dull, ruddy skin and hello to glowing, radiant skin!  I use it after toning my skin at night and in the morning.  I noticed an improved overall texture, glow and evenness to my skin.  I love how it absorbs so effortlessly into the skin.  And can we talk about the luxe frosted glass bottle?  I love how it pumps how and has a cap- so easy for travel. I can’t wait to keep using it!  

BLUH Alchemy Toning Elixir- 

The sidekick this month is just as good!  This deep hydration toning elixir takes your skin from parched and dry to hydrated and supple.  Not only does this toning elixir contain bioactive and antioxidants but hyaluronic acid and hibiscus to keep moisture intact.  This hydration helps to firm your skin while helping to fade fine lines and of course when skin is hydrated it naturally glows!  

One of my favorite things I found to be in this toning elixir was Niacinamide which is vitamin B3.  This is a powerhouse ingredient for your skin!  It has long been applauded for it’s ability to soothe the skin, calm inflammation and help clear acne.  Not too mention helps strengthen the skin.  This really is such an amazing toning elixir!  I spray this on my skin and pat in with my hands morning and night.  I can’t get enough of it!

Best part is you can get this fabulous box right now for such a steal!  This box is valued at $209 but you can snag it for $42.95…I mean what are you waiting for?!  This box has been one of my very favorites and I don’t want you to miss out on it!  Hop on it now if you’re thinking of getting it before they sell out!

Boxwalla April Box

Boxwalla’s Beauty Box for April featuring Malaya and Flowerspice.

Boxwalla March Box-

This is a bi-monthly box. I really love that it’s bi-monthly!  It makes you really savor each product.  This month we are seeing two different brands in the box.  Flowerspice and Malaya.  

Flowerspice Soothe and Repair Daily Moisturizer- This moisturizer is so lovely!  It completely hydrates your skin but doesn’t leave it feeling greasy or oily.  The scent is so nice too.  Very different but I love it.  It’s a mixture of rose and coriander.  It comes in a glass jar.  I would scoop some out and apply it to my skin after my serums at night.  My skin would feel so hydrated and supple in the morning.  I even have been using it for my hands as they have been drier and loving how moisturized they feel.  This isn’t your average moisturizer.  It’s filled with aloe, prickly pear and Swiss Mountain Spring Water.  A serious treat for the skin!

Malaya  Advanced Repair Mask- This mask is unlike any mask I’ve used. It is both clarifying and nourishing at the same time.  Made with neem flower honey, bentonite clay and aloe, this mask really is a powerhouse when it comes to hitting all the skincare needs.  I love how my skin feels cleared, yet hydrated and glowing after using it.  And the smell!  I just love the smell.  It’s a lemongrass, blue tansy smell that I can’t get enough of!  I love how the ingredients are soothing like aloe and blue tansy, but at the same time clarifying from the honey, and clay.  Can’t stop using it!

I would snag this box soon!  It’s a $160 value but you can get it for $49.95!  Get it here!

 

March Clean Beauty Box

The March Clean Beauty Box is all about Indulge!

The Clean Beauty Box-

This month’s clean beauty box is filled with Beneath Your Mask.  This brand is known for really repairing and rejuvenating the skin and helping to reverse damage caused by environmental toxins. The brand fits so well with the theme, Indulge.  It’s all about indulging your senses and your skin.

Total Body Elixir- This elixir is such a indulgent skin treat.  It not only deeply nourishes your skin with 18 pure plant oils and botanicals but it also help protect it from the environment.  Your skin is left glowing and radiant!  The ingredient deck is stacked too.  With Baobab seed oil, white camellia seed oil, pomegranate seed oil and sea buckthorn berry co2.  These oils not only hydrate but also help heal stretch marks and scars and calm redness.  I apply the oil to slightly damp skin after showering and my skin is left feeling so soft.  

Skin + Hair Serum- This is such a unique product.  Not only can you use it on your skin but also your hair.  With nourishing ingredients for your scalp like neem this is perfect for calming scalp inflammation but reducing dandruff.  I applied it on my scalp and ends of hair at night and then slept in it.  I would shampoo my hair the next day and it would feel so hydrated.  I didn’t need to apply that much since my hair is fine and thin.  A little goes a long way.  For my skin I would apply as the last step in my skincare routine at night.  My skin would feel hydrated and moisturized but not greasy.  It has such a nice vibrant scent with the lemongrass oil in it.  Really adds a glow to the skin.  Such a great product for travel too!  A two in one!

This box is valued at $90 but you can get it for $41.95!  Such a steal for a green beauty box!  Get it here!

 

Detox Box for March

The Detox Box for March is featuring W3ll People’s 5 minute face!

The Detox Box March-

I always love seeing what’s in the Detox Box!  Sometimes it’s makeup, other times it’s skincare and then sometimes you get hair products. This month it’s all makeup and I couldn’t be more excited!  

We are seeing W3ll People in this month’s box.  It’s all about the 5 minute face!  You get the Bio Baked Bronzer Powder, Bio Brightener Loose Powder, Expressionist Mascara, Luminaria Eyeshadow,  and then you also either get the Optimist Lipstick in Soulmate, and a Kabuki Brush, or Optimist Lipstick in Choose Love, Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner and the Eye Contour Brush.  Your basically set with all you need to create the ultimate green beauty makeup look!  You get all of this for $49.95!

I would hop on this box- such a good one I have a feeling it may sell out quick! Grab The Detox Box here! 

If you want to read about past boxes, check out my February Box roundup here!

 

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