Courtesy of: Natural Healthy Concepts
I am positively addicted to 100 Percent Pure's Fruit Pigmented Lip Glazes. They are so moisturizing, and the colors are rich and long-lasting. A few of my favorite colors are Cabernet - an Old Hollywood Glam red, Strawberry - a bright fuchsia pink, and Daiquiri - a subtle peachy pink. 100 Percent Pure pressed powders and blushes come in such gorgeous packaging, and the colors are amazing! I love their tinted moisturizer for everyday wear, which also contains SPF. On days that I need a little more coverage, Healthy Skin Foundation does the trick, and blemishes and dark circles disappear with the Brightening Concealer - both of which contain SPF. I also swear by Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream... it works wonders on fine lines and puffiness.
I am a huge fan of Dr. Bronner's soap, scented with natural oils such as peppermint, rose, and lavender. For moisturizing, I use Aveeno lotion and organic coconut oil. For extra dry skin, Egyptian Magic is just that... magical! I have used it to cure cracked lips, chapped hands, and raw nose due to cold. My friends also swear by it for diaper rash. A bit pricey, but one jar lasts several years. My favorite everyday lip balm is Smith's Rosebud Salve. It has been sold since 1892, and it has such a lovely rosey scent.
For household cleaning products - including disinfecting spray, laundry detergent, dish packs, and dish soap - I almost exclusively use Seventh Generation. I also use simple homemade cleaning remedies, such as vinegar and hot water to clean our hardwood floors.
If you want to check the toxicity of your everyday products, visit the Environmental Working Group... This wonderful website certainly served as an eye-opener to me! And if you are interested in learning more about healthy beauty and household products, as well as how to make them yourself, I highly recommend Sophie Uliano's Gorgeously Green books.
What are your 2014 resolutions? One of mine is to prepare more home cooked meals. My husband and I love to cook, but we have been so consumed with our renovation, that we have not been cooking as much as we used to... So I'm thinking of sharing a few of our favorite recipes here at The Glam Pad to keep me on track! Would you like to see them?