Wednesday, March 26, 2014

❤ Look of the day- Honey Pot ❤

I have been very sick with mono... so that's why I haven't been posting. But thankfully I am feeling much better. Here is a look from like... last month sometime, But I liked it :)

 The All Natural Face eye primer,
The All Natural Face shadows- Creme Brulee (inner corner, inner lid), Honey Gold ( mid lid), Warm Honey (outer corner & crease)
Diva Stick (Dark brown)- Liner
OhSudz Light Warm concealer (under eye)
Brija Painting Roses Lip Gloss

Thursday, March 13, 2014

30 Day Butt Challenge

Okay so I am a little obsessed with the Fitness pins on Pinterest and found this 30 Day Butt Challenge... I've been wanting to tone up the tush for a while so I figured... Why not start today? Most people start a challenge at the first of a month but I'm starting right now...well...3 days ago haha.. I think I can make it through the whole way and hopefully we'll see a nice difference. Let me know if you wanna join in in the comments, I'd love to have you along. You can start anytime! 

Tuesday March 11th- Day 1
12th- Day 2,
13th- Day 3

The Challenge-


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Going Green TAG!

I feel like I'm a bit late on this but let's just go with it eh?
I was tagged by Amy from Disguised By Zebra's, and Crystel from Clean Beauty Craze. Thank you both so much for tagging me!!


1. What started it all off for you?
I think it started when me and my family started eating better. I started looking at the ingredients in my beauty/personal care products.

2. What was the first thing to go? (Ingredient or product) Parabens and Sulfates for sure.

3. What are you or what did you struggle to let go of?
I haven't really struggled to let go of anything. Every non natural thing I have let go of I have found better natural products.

4. What has been your best find? (i.e a green product or a tip that you're really glad you've found/learnt)
Creamy cleansers probably. My skin hates anything that lathers. A couple of products I have been loving lately are the Acure lemongrass lotion, the Rainwater Botanicals Antioxidant serum, and the Andalou Naturals Apricot Cleansing Milk. (those are all talked about in my February Favorites) And coconut oil of course is amazing ;)

5. What has been the worst thing about going green? What has been the hardest to transition or find an adequate green replacement of?
I have yet to find anything bad about going green. Other than it's a little harder to get your hands on natural products.

6. Anything else to add? Any tips or tricks to pass on? Start off slow, don't trash and replace everything all at once. It's a journey for sure. Do your research, don't rely on product packaging to tell you how natural something is.

Buy online if you can. It's much cheaper. I like using LuckyVitamin and Vitacost.
Follow natural bloggers. This has helped me SO much! It's great seeing real people opinions of products and helps you find less popular brands.
And speaking as someone with acne, don't expect your acne to magically go away. Diet as A LOT to do with your skin. My skin is at it's best when I eat mostly raw fruits and veggies. With lots of water and no sugar :)


Monday, March 10, 2014

Outfit & Look Of The Day (GRWM With Brija)

I loved my outfit this day and my makeup look! So here it is.

 Shirt- Kingsfoil band tank top- I looove this shirt. It was Micah's but he can't wear it so he gave it to me and while he was here he played me some music from them and they are kind of my music obsession right now. More to come on them in my March Favorites.
Cardigan- This is from JC Penny I believe.
Jeggings from Target,
Shoes from Payless.

I've been really liking this look, it was just in my New Makeup Looks post. 
TANF Eye Primer
All the shadows are Brija-
Bachelor Watson (lid, inner corner, brow highlight),
Yzmopolis (mid. lid),
Consulting Detective (crease)
TANF Dark Brown Diva Stick (liner)
Oh Sudz light warm concealer under my eyes,
Burts Bees Hibiscus Lip Balm
Brija Painting Roses lip gloss

This is mostly the same as my GRWM so I'm just gonna pair it together since it's almost the same.

In the video I used the ELF eye primer (it was before my all natural face one), as well as the Physicians Formula black liner and just the Painting Roses gloss.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

New Makeup Looks #1

I got inspired to do this post by Brianna's post on her makeup looks. They are gorgeous! Here are some of the looks I'm been trying out with my new makeup (To see that Haul click here)

 This is a full Brija look.
Glittering Assembledge Cream Shadow (lid and crease),
Bachelor Watson (lid, inner corner, brow highlight),
Yzmopolis (mid. lid),
Consulting Detective (crease)
Painting Roses gloss

I actually used most of the same products but in a different way, so it's slightly different.

Glittering Assembledge cream shadow (lid, crease, and lower lashline),
Batchelor Watson (inner corner, brow highlight),
Consulting Detective (lid and crease),
Yzmopolis (just a little in the crease)
Physicains Formula nude eye black liner,
Burts Bees Sweet Violet tinted lipbalm

Pink and Gold-

The All Natural Face Primer,
Brija Glitering Assembledge Cream shadow (lid and crease)
TANF- Fawn shadow (lid, hightlight),
Plum Honey (lid),
Iridescent Pink (outer corner),
Honey Gold (crease),
Warm honey (crease & outer corner),
Brija Consulting Detective (mid. lid),
TANF Dark Brown Diva Stick (liner)
(Yes I used a ton for this look but I was just tryin stuff out.)

TANF Vegan Eye Pimer,
TANF Shadows:
Creme Brulee (inner corner, brow highlight),
Mermaids Tail (inner lid),
Honey Gold & Warn Honey (mid. lid),
Mermaids Choice & Silvered Moss (crease & outer corner)
Fawn (To blend the crease color out and re-highlight),
Dark Brown Diva Stick (liner)
Burts Bees Pink Blossom Tinted Balm

Pink Lady:

TANF Vegan Eye Primer,
Brija Glitterin Assembledge Cream Shadow,
TANF Mauve Shimmer (lid),
Brija Consulting Detective (crease)
TANF Honey Gold (outer corner),
Fawn (highlight),
Dark Brown Diva Stick (liner)
Oh Sudz Light Warm Concealer

Saturday, March 8, 2014

♡ Green Your Routine- Acure Lotion SS #10 ♡

Skincare Saturday #10? I can't believe I've kept up with it this long!
This is also a Green Your Routine. Finding a natural product of something you use a lot OR finding a natural alternative for things you barely hear about in the natural world (like razors).

When it comes to lotion I really wanted to switch that to natural as soon as I can since I like to slather it all over my body.

The Acure lotion is wonderful! The lemongrass scent I have seriously smells like spring air! And just a little like citrus. I got this not even a month ago an it's already more than half gone! 
The other great thing about this is that it moisturizes enough without feeling greasy or oily! This is far from oily! I had the orange scent before but like this one even more.
This is a perfect lotion for me. I got it from Whole Foods for $9 but you can get it on LuckyVitamin or Vitacost for just a but cheaper.

Things to look for in lotion-
Aloe: Aloe is naturally calming and soothing.
Butters: (shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter) These natural butters are very deeply nourishing and moisturizing to skin.
Oils: (Olive oil, coconut oil, rosehip oil, evening primrose oil, avacado oil, ect.) Natural oils are wonderful for moisturizing your skin and making it glow.

Things to AVOID in lotion-
Alcohol- This is drying to skin.
Water- Although this isn't bad for you it again can be naturally drying.
Silicones- This is a 'fake' moisturizer. It acts kind of likes plastic to coat the skin, keeping anything from leaving your skin or good things (like vid. D) from the sun) out of your skin. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

♡ Raw Truffles (Vegan) ♡

These are totally raw and AMAZING!

What You Need-
About 1 cup of pitted dates,
Any nut of your choice (you'll use these to roll them in)
Flaked coconut (same use as the nuts)

1. Put the nut of your choice (I used pecans) in the food processor to grind it into tiny pieces. You can make it however fine you like

2.. Put all of your dates in the food processor and pulse it up till it's a thick paste..

3. Get a spoon to scoop out a small amount of date paste
4. Roll it into a ball...
5. Then roll it in the nuts or coconut and work with it to press the topping into it so it won't just fall off.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

♡ Minimizing My Routine- Skincare ♡

I realized... I technically have 5 moisturizers at this time... yes, 5. And yes, it's not needed. I really want to minimize my skincare routine.

What I'm Using-
Acne Treatment,
Day serum,
Day moisturizer with SPF,
Night Serum,
Night cream.
(No I don't use ALL of my moisturizers together- see my skincare routines to see what I do)

What I want to change to-
Day moisturizer with SPF,
A nightime moisturizer,
1 oil or serum. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

♡ My March Goals ♡

Here are my monthly goals for March!

1. Spending limit of $30- This is all I'm allowing myself for things other than food (green beauty products, clothes, books, ect.)

2. Saving goal of $50- I not only want to be not spending money but I also want to make sure I'm putting money in savings too.

3. Exercise 3 times a week- I want to focus on doing walking and yoga for the tummy and waist.

4. Stick to eating 80% raw- As you saw in my skin update, I was pretty bad one week with eating sugar, dairy, and packaged food and it affected my skin greatly. The more raw I eat, the better my skin looks. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

♡ Natural Sample Haul- Re-Stocking My Makeup ♡

I finally went through the rest of my non-natural makeup so now it's time to re-stock with some natural makeup goodies. I ordered from The All Natural Face, Brija, and OhSudz
Yes most of these are samples with a few full size things. I want to test out things before I get too many full sizes.

 First thing (which is actually the last thing to come) is my OhSudz concealer in the color Light Warm. It did have a bit of a oily layer on the top so I used the back of my fingernail to scrape some out, worked much better.

From The All Natural Face I got... The Vegan Eye Primer and the Diva Stick in Dark Brown. I have a feeling it's gonna be hard to find something that will keep shadows from creasing on me, I have very oily eyelids. Does anyone know how the oily lid primer works?

 I got 12 shadow samples. I don't like the tiny containers they come in because I can barely fit my brush in it, I prefer them to be in bags.

Angel Kissed White Gold,
Creme Brulee,

Honey Gold,
Warm Honey,
Swiss Chocolate

Plum Honey,
Iridescent Pink- This is not pink. It's purple all the way with a pink shimmer.
Mauve Shimmer,
Aren't these gorgeous?

Mermaids Tail,
Mermaids Choice,
Silvered Moss,

I have no idea how I'm gonna use these greens but I'm excited for them, they are so pretty! Maybe a spring look?

 Brianna (From Brija) put everything in this cute baggy, adorable!

 The Glittering Assembledge cream eyeshadow is a brown/purple color. I love this already.

 The shadow samples I got are Consulting Detective (top), Bacholer Watson (middle), and Brianna was nice enough to add a sample of Yzmopolis (bottom)
Which I would have never picked for myself but I'm so glad she sent me this, it's beautiful!!

 I also got the Painting Roses lip gloss.

 And it came with a cute business card and a Disney sticker.

So there you have it! Maybe I'll do a sample update on what I'm liking and want to get the full size of :)