Natural Beauty

I had never searched for the “best lip balm” before getting pregnant. As a naturally oily-skinned lady, dry lips just weren’t something I generally had to deal with. But, with the hormone changes of pregnancy, dry lips have become a reality and I’ve had to start googling. I knew I wanted something natural (since lip […]

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I’ve been meaning to put together a list of my favorite resources on natural health, beauty, and simple living for a while now and I’ve finally gotten around to doing it. I’m posting all my favorite blogs, sites, books, and other resources below with short descriptions of why I like them.  I’ll also keep an […]

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Pregnancy has pretty much confirmed for me that my hormones are the source of all my acne and canker sore woes. Since I hit about 16 weeks pregnant (I’m 7 months now!), my skin has been effortlessly perfect, and I can eat jars full of peanut butter without a single canker sore. The only reasons […]

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I started using Glycolic Acid about two weeks ago to treat my first trimester pregnancy acne that has popped up in the last couple months. One side effect I was well aware of with the Glycolic Acid was the potential for an initial breakout. And I must say I think I’m definitely having one. This […]

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Although I’m a big advocated for wearing minimal or no makeup on a day to day basis, sometimes you just need the added confidence and mood lift that a little bit of beauty in a box can give you. Unfortunately, simple, natural makeup can be hard to come by. Many cosmetics contain ingredients that are […]

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If you haven’t tried glycolic acid for your acne, you may want to give it a shot. Glycolic acid helps to treat acne by speeding up your skin’s natural rate of exfoliation. Although many different factors usually combine to create an acne problem, skin that is slow to exfoliate allows bacteria to build up and […]

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I’ve decided to go off the birth control pill.  Again. I’ve made this decision countless times. Every time I go on a particular pill I generally end up wanting to go off of it within a year or so. Why? The Side Effects–I won’t get too detailed here. If you’re a woman who’s been on […]

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I just love the Caveman Regimen. If you haven’t read my previous post about why I started the Caveman Regimen (and what it is) I suggest you read that first. It’s officially been a month since I started this whole not washing thing and I just love it. Before deciding to try the caveman regimen, […]

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I recently wrote about my adventures with the no ‘poo or no shampoo regimen. I never attempted the baking soda/apple cider vinegar routine because it’s really not suitable for colored hair (If you don’t already know, I color mine to cover grey hair…at age 25 arg). Instead I chose to use the “conditioner only” method […]

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I wrote a few weeks ago about my plans to wean myself off the twice-a-day applications of benzoyl peroxide I’d been using for years to control my acne. My wedding has officially come and gone (yay! married!) and so I decided I was ready. I figured there would be no better time to begin my […]

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At 25 my struggle with acne is hardly rare, but yet another inflammatory auto-immune type problem that I’ve struggled with is canker sores. Canker sores, if you aren’t familiar with them, are little open white sores that appear on the inside of your mouth (for me, usually on my lower gums) and they are excruciating. […]

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