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.
*Note: 100% PURE provided me with the products listed below for review. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own. I receive a commission if you purchase products from the links in this post. The commissions are used to keep my blog running and to provide you with awesome content that I strongly believe in. Thank you for your support! x Jules Hello Beauty-ful Babes – I am suuuuuper excited to share this amazing natural and organic cosmetics brand with you. Since starting my blog over two years ago, one of my most faq’s is about my skincare routine. I know many of you have skin sensitivities to ingredients like bismuth oxychloride and sodium benzoate. In general, there is a laundry list of ingredients that just shouldn’t be used on our skin, especially not regularly. I avoid “popular” makeup brands like Nars, Esteé Lauder, Shiseido and so on, because they are far from natural.