I dream of a world where clean and safe beauty is the gold standard. But, for that day to actually arrive, we need to vote with our dollars and support businesses that are pushing the cosmetic industry forward. Skin is our largest organ and our protective barrier from illnesses and disease, so what you put on it matters, just like the food you eat matters. Is beauty really worth the cancer-causing and hormone-disrupting toxic ingredients? Nope. It really isn’t. And I betcha, you’ll find that these clean beauty alternatives work just as well, if not better.
It’s halfway through the year, and I’ve been quite the lil globe trotter. Since January, I’ve traveled to Kentucky (my hometown!), San Francisco, Bali (read my travel guide here), and just recently Portland for a work trip. I have several more trips planned (and unplanned) through the rest of the year, so I can’t wait to share more on that later.
The following post was sponsored by 100% Pure. All thoughts and opinions are completely (and always will be) my own. Hi guys! Well, this is surely a wildcard, but who doesn’t love surprises? I want to share a quick little makeup video I made for *fun* using the 100% natural products I use every day. I talk about this brand all the time, and that is because I truly, truly love them so much. It is the core beauty brand I use. My mom wears it, too. So, we all know it’s legit, ’cause mama don’t play around. We are ALL about it. Who is this incredible makeup brand, you might ask?
Periods. Let’s talk about ’em. We all know having your period can be annoying, painful, inconvenient, and if you live in a big city, it’s a little expensive. Running out of tampons and having to stop by the store day of isn’t ideal. In reality though, this is a #firstworldproblem. Did you know that over 100 MILLION girls lack adequate menstrual products all over the world? Think about it for a second. No menstrual products. Nada. This means their entire world is put on pause for the duration of their cycles – girls are missing school, work, and life in general, because they can’t hide it. In many countries, when a girl starts her period, it’s considered her “week of shame”. Something that is so womanly, so natural, and so out of our control is considered shameful or taboo. Imagine that.
Makeup c/o 100 Percent Pure Woo, chicas y chicos! I am so happy to get back to my #ThingsILoveThursday posts. If you’ve been following along for the past few months, then you’ll know this is where I share my favorite musings from music & restaurants to beauty & yoga products! I started this series back in March, and I find it very gratifying to look back and see what inspired me during those times – I hope you enjoy it, too!
First, let me start off by saying mud baths are so underrated. With all of the matcha, coconut oil, and avocado skin treatments in the world, mud baths seem to fall to the wayside and get buried. Thanks to a lovely mother-daughter company called Jane Inc., the idea of a mud bath (in the comfort of my own home) has been unearthed – and now I’m hooked.