The 10 BEST Natural Beauty Products You Need To Try Now…

We all should know by now that our skin is our biggest organ. I have tried so, so many products over the last few years to find you all the best items. Some are good..some are bad…some are great!! I’m here to tell you about the products I do not go without now. They are classics and hard to beat.

It’s hard to switch to a completely natural lifestyle. It’s taken me years to learn and I am still learning. And sometimes, it’s impossible to avoid chemicals it feels. BUT… we can try to avoid them. At least to even just bring peace of mind.

And one thing I love.. Beauty Products! I have never been a full on junkie. I usually bought a few quality things and loaded up on some cheaper goods for fun or variety. So when I realized I was having reactions to things I changed it up mostly! Now, I am a self-proclaimed minimalist and love natural products.

Here are some MAJOR first steps to take to change your skincare routine for something clean & green!

10 Best Beauty Items To Have Now

 

 

  • Major First Step: Your Deodorant

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant, $4.99 Target

 

Deodorant can contain aluminum. Why is this bad? Aluminum levels are linked directly to breast cancer, Alzheimer’s & even liver toxicity. So exposure to is definitely playing a factor here. I do like Arm & Hammers Essentials but Schmidt’s is now found at Target for only $4.99…shop link now!! This one doesn’t leave you feeling sticky or stinky. It’s perfect.

 

 

  • Your Soap

everyone soap 3 in 1 $9.99 Target

Changing to a naturally derived soap will help maintain a natural ph balance. This means your skin will stop working overtime trying to correct what toxins are doing to it. Using harmful soaps can leave you dry or even oily in some cases if your body is trying to repair the damage. So don’t lather on too many chemicals here. Plus it can be bad for the water!! I love this soap because it smells great, we can all use it & it’s not expensive but cuts out a lot of the harmful ingredients still. Plus it’s huge!! Score.

  • Your Face Wash (Hands Down..The Best Stuff Right Here)

ACURE Brightening Facial Scrub $9.99 Amazon

Oh me..oh my… I am hooked..never looking back. I have been reading about Acure for awhile. And on Amazon Prime day I scored a bunch for half off. And there is a reason the aisles of your local Target are usually sold out of it. It works and is amazing!!!! Clean, green and wonderful!! Try Acure Brightening Facial Scrub asap!!

  • Your Lotion

WELEDA Skin Food $12 Amazon

This lotion is ranked highly among all who have come across it. Not only is this brand great at natural products, they have created the perfect formula. I use this for major dry skin, pedicures, sun burns..you name it. I don’t have to feel bad slathering this on. Amazon runs sales on it too! I scored my last bottle for only $5 there.

  • Your Toothpaste

WELEDA Calendula Toothpaste $12 for 2 Amazon

 

I know what you’re thinking…how could Toothpaste be bad? Well it is. While I usually reach for Tom’s brand myself, I have learned recently that may not even be enough. Your toothpaste may can contain Triclosan in the worst cases too. It is toxic and can be linked to disease. Take a look Here..even the FDA is admitting it now and removing it from products. It hasn’t been removed from Toothpaste yet though!!! Other countries already have it banned from products. Just make sure you have a Toothpaste that is nice and natural. Dr. Bronner’s also makes amazing Toothpaste we all love.

  • Your Face Mask: The Best!!

Indian Healing Clay $9.99 Amazon

Yes it works. Combine with a little water and Apple Cider Vinegar and you have your self a miracle mask. This will actually get rid of black heads, clear your skin and keep you looking fresh and bright. Just check out the other reviews..thousands of people swear by this. And the price is phenomenal for what it does and how much it will make! Get rid of of the rest and stick with the best.

  • Your Nail Polish

Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color $9 Ulta

 

Our beloved nail polish can contain formaldehyde among many other hormone disrupting factors. Even the nail technicians wear masks!! Julep, Butter and even Jamberry have toxin free options though. The colors actually last. I stocked up on a few lovely colors to alternate on for each season!

 

  • Your Shampoo & Conditioner

yesto Shampoo & Conditioner $7.99 each Amazon

 

Your hair will actually work overtime to correct the damage done to it as well. It’s why I love to choose mostly natural options. Ever had dry ends and oily roots? Well this could help that. There are many harsh chemicals even in shampoo. So if you want healthy, shiny locks switch to a naturally derived option to protect yourself and the tresses. Avoid parabens and sulfates. Some chemicals in soaps actually do not break down in water. So they are bad for water too. I love Acure, Burts Bees and many others too!

  • Your Lips

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer & Tints $4.99 each Amazon

 

This one of my favorite products of all time. Gorgeous colors with stunning results. The cost is amazing for these little beauties. Parabens, petroleum & oxybenzone are just some of the issues with chapsticks and lipsticks. They can be linked to cancer…and who wants that sitting on their lips to be ingested for the rest of their life?

  • Your Foundation

Physicians Formula Foundations $10-14.99

 

Another big way to care about your skin is foundation. Tarte, Lush and Origins all have awesome foundations you can use but this one is a decent start for someone.

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The Best Face Masks You Need To Try: Sheet Masks Review

Best Face Sheet Masks

So I’m sure you have seen the plethora of face masks that are on display, basically at every store. And I don’t think sheet masks are going anywhere anytime soon. I’ll admit, I have an old faithful face mask I swear by and will not ever change it…but it takes time to make and can be messy. So if I am in a hurry, I’ll grab a few sheet masks to keep in stock. I love them! I’ll be trying out more for you soon too!

And it’s no secret I’m a mama bear. Being a mother means sleepless nights, sleepless nights means dark circles..yikes. Ain’t enough concealer in the world to hide that secret sometimes! But these wonderful face masks work so well and I swear by them.

Using these three in combination will give you an instant glow for any occasion.

Take a look below and see some of my favorite grab and go masks to perk my skin up for a lovely glow.

The Best Face Masks You Need To Try

Burt’s Bees Charcoal Sheet Mask Review

1. Burt’s Bees Detoxifying Charcoal Mask

This little guy will leave your skin with a fresh, clean feeling. I think it does a great job with creating an even complexion. The best part it’s 99% natural which is why I love Burt’s Bees products. They smell great and don’t leave you too dry or oily. It’s the perfect combination ( all thanks to the honey!) Only $2.50 for a single use!

Soo AE Panda Eyes Brightening Mask

2. Panda Eye Brightening Mask

I love this!! It’s adorable and fun to use! And it works! I’m not lying when I say motherhood will leave you a little…tired…so having these masks around are a must! This is my favorite. It really does soothe the delicate eye area and leaves you with looking like a doe-eyed Disney Princess.

Masqueology 24k Gold Under Eye Gel Mask

3. Masqueology Under Eye Gold Gel Mask

24k Gold? Niacinamide? Collagen?!! Yes please.

I keep under eye gel masks at all times. They work. Collagen is very important for maintaining radiant skin. I put collagen powder in my drinks even. But more on that later, as I say. I love an instant fix though too! This will awaken your skin!

So if you’re heading out for a big event or just need a quick pick me up … these are my some favorites! And you can find them just about anywhere, Walmart, Target etc..

In the meantime just order them up to be delivered now!

Soo AE Panda Eye Brightening Masks

Burt’s Bees Charcoal Mask

Masqueology Under Eye Gold Gel Masks

Stay tuned for more masks reviews!

My Current Favorite Hair Care Products…

 

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Alright…I’ve been testing everything from nail polish to body lotions to bring to you the overall best products you can find in the aisles anywhere…You can thank my love of Target for these articles…but these truly are fantastic products I recommend as much as some of the higher end contenders.

My Favorite Shampoo & Conditioner…

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Loreal Ever Pure Shampoo & Conditioner…This leaves hair feel so soft and flexible. No harsh washing, so there’s a fresh clean scent with great shine. I couldn’t believe my hair after using this. I was shocked how great it was honestly. It felt like new hair!!!  I swear by this now. $5.99 each

My Favorite Dry Shampoo…

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-Clariol Hair Food Dry Shampoo…Okay…I tend to have fine oily hair, so sometimes it’s better to spritz a little mousse and dry shampoo in my roots to get some volume over tons of hair spray etc..In most cases, I’ll use just this and a little tease…my hair holds up and smells amazing. $9.99-$11.99


My Favorite Hair Serum…

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-Organix Weightless Healing Dry Oil…Argan Oil is so great for hair and hair growth. There’s no greasy residue from this. Great scent and leaves hair silky smooth. Works wonders for growing hair by protecting the strands!!! $5.99

These are what I’m using regularly now. My hair is healthy and that’s important for trying to grow out hair. All of these are worth a good shot and an amazing steal!!!!

xoxoxo

Simple Secrets to Staying Fit…


Alright, let me start with something here… I do not deprive myself of anything I want. It does take motivation, will power and courage to get in shape after a certain point though. When I completely indulged with my first pregnancy, I thought I’d never lose the weight. I gained nearly 70 pounds! I still loved my body. I was completely happy. But I wasn’t exactly healthy. So now that my husband and I are putting a hold on anymore children, well we try to atleast, I am ready to get back my body and healthy lifestyle.

  Simple Steps to Keep Things Healthy…

•Get moving!!!!! 

– Dance, yoga, swim, play, Dumbbells, push-ups, walk a lot….get moving. This is the absolute biggest thing I do. 

Whether I’m pushing the stroller up hills at the park, dancing my ass off with the kids every day to our favorite play list, or doing a little at home workout routine that includes Dumbbells for arms, jumping jacks and push ups just to keep things tight..I keep moving! No gym required!!!

•Choose the right meal…

-Sometimes when people don’t diet right they tend to binge later…so if you find a meal didn’t leave you satisfied choose healthy options to snack on… And make a healthy choice that keeps you full in the first place.. More on this later…

Set achievable goals..

don’t give up because you’re not a size zero..my stomach may never be completely flat again…but I’m healthy.. I’m staying fit and true to me…so give me that burger and fries with extra cheese please when I’m in need!

img_7995THIS IS ABOUT STAYING HEALTHY..NOT SKINNY!!

I am going to break down what I may choose to eat in a day that I think most mothers and women in general can relate to. I get asked a lot of questions about how did I do it, so here it is my sexy senoritas… I do not cut anything out of my diet however…

My Food…

      1. Breakfast Options-

  • eggs-fried with a little coconut oil (scrambled with a little milk and cheese on some days) egg burrito with salsa & spinach
  • Oatmeal with a little maple syrup or honey
  • Whole grain fiber-rich cereal for quick meal
  • Superfood smoothie with flax and chia seeds
  • Whole wheat pancake with flax and chia seeds and sometimes added fruit
  • Fruit plate/smoothie bowl
  • Avocado Toast

    2. Lunch Options-

  • Tuna salad on whole wheat bread, crackers or cucumbers
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar
  • Taco salad loaded with black beans and veggies
  • Spinach egg wrap with salsa
  • Homemade Whole wheat pasta salad loaded with fresh herbs and veggies and lite dressing topped with grilled chicken
  • Soups and light sandwich 


3. Dinner Options-

  • Grilled/Baked chicken lightly seasoned with any of the following: lemon pepper, garlic, sea salt, pepper etc
  • Salmon with fresh herbs
  • Tacos loaded with veggies and whole wheat tortillas
  • Whole wheat pasta and lean meat but be mindful of the sauce ingredients

      4. Snack Options- 

  • Yogurt
  • Trail mix 
  • Almonds 
  • Guacamole 
  • Fruit
  • Veggies and hummus/salsa/guacamole 
  • Pretzels and lowfat dip
  • Dark chocolate 
  • Fiber cereal
  • Any lighter portion of left overs from above..
  • Chips and salsa 
  • Smoothie, peanut butter & banana, or all fruit and veggie
  • Peanut butter and whole wheat toast
  • Fresh popcorn in coconut oil..nothing microwaved! Topped with white cheddar is our fave cheat snack

      5. Side Options-

  • Brown Rice
  • Grilled veggies
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Organic wheat macaroni (the kids fave)

     6. Cheat Meals- On weekends mostly

  • Enchiladas 
  • Grilled Wings 
  • Chilli cheese dogs 
  • Eating out
  • Cheeseburgers
  • Garlic bread 
  • Pizza
  • Dessert
  • Coke
  • Sweet tea ( I have southern roots..I crave a coke & sweet tea sometimes)

7. Drink Options…

  • Coffee
  • Tea and honey 
  • Water..all day every day
  • Fresh lemonade
  • Smoothie 


So there you have it. These are the foods my entire family will eat on a daily basis. We know days where it calls for festival food, family outings or just plain lazy! But we know we cannot eat that way every meal or even every day.  We keep it to weekends mostly. We choose a healthier option. We don’t hit the gym always but we do keep active in the home and at the parks. I hope this helps anyone relate!!! And let me know what you think babes!!! Xoxo

Happy Halloween, Vixens!

Hope you all had a great day! Also, hoping you have a Purrfect Night! Stay safe!  🐾🎃🍁🕸👻 This is my best pregnant kitty momma costume.😽

I just did an all black cozy outfit. I got my ears from Target, in the glorious dollar section. I did a wonderful smoky eye with a touch of glitter and bold lip. Simple. Pretty. Fun.  Xoxo💋

Bold in Bronze…

My beautiful friends, I have been so under the weather & busy in my last week of pregnancy! Thank you to anyone taking the time out to read my posts and show love still! I’m exhausted. I have a few things planned before I celebrate the arrival of my daughter! So bare with me, as I go on this journey. I will be back at it in no time!

But I just had to share a look with you that is my go to right now. No fuss or even major products..just an easy beautiful look that you can pull off within minutes and get you out the door looking good for awhile! Lazy girl style😉

No major contouring or eyebrows being filled in even. I want to show I still felt beautiful even with a little.

I love Autumn as much as the next person. Why..might you may ask? The colors!! I finally get use all my darker shades round the clock.

For the eyes….I used my go to brown base and lightly topped with Rimmel Scandal Eyes in Gold Digger & dusted with a little golden powder in crease. Then,to give at least a little something extra, I used a Wet N Wild golden glitter powder to make the eyes pop a bit more in the corners. The eye liner was NYC Limited Edition in Fairytale. No major products here…just inexpensive little gems.

For the lips….I’m a major product junkie when it comes to lips. I hardly ever use just one product, unless that product is amazing on its own with lasting power.  I used Milani Power Lip, which I love. I still put a little Golden gloss to top it off and lighten.

That was it my friends. My lazy girls guide to a quick look. I tossed some curls in my air dried hair and put on my favorite headband. I only used a little foundation and an illuminator for the cheeks. I felt so much better even doing just that for myself.


I hope this helps anyone else who needs a little pick me up! You guys keep me inspired and I’ll keep reading showing my support as I take a little time to rest up these next few weeks!

Xoxo💗