The Beautiful

Healthy beauty and fashion feng shui enhances your image and your body. Inner beauty radiates when you remove the toxic chemicals and dress to shine! Your personal style is key to who you are as a person, whether that means wearing pajamas or being a total fashionista. Beauty and fashion are more than on the surface- they are a reflection of what you love and how you feel about yourself.

schmidt deodorant

Since we just did a big round-up of  exceptional alternatives to  the conventional, toxin-laden beauty and grooming products that are still lurking in the pharmacies around the globe, it is exciting to give you even more options in the one place where it’s really hard to find suitable alternatives: deodorant.  Despite tons of press about the potential dangers in using conventional deodorants daily, a natural one can be hard to come by that actually does its job!  Today, I am thrilled that celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore is introducing a brand that is not only effective and natural, its aromatherapy is refreshing and powerful!

I am buying the 5-pack today!  This is awesome!

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magnolia

It’s no longer a hippie secret that there are chemicals that are decidedly not good for your body and mind that are loaded into many skin care products and cosmetics.  Both men and women face the bathroom detox challenge these days, as we are now aware that many common products- some shampoo to basic body lotion and deodorant- are not the greatest for our hormones, our bloodstream, our mood and even the fututure of our health.

As I woke up this morning to finish a big bathroom/beauty closet  feng shui project in my own home, I realized that I had a few lingering toxic culprits in my own bathroom that I avoid instead of replacing.  That is just clutter! And as it gets properly sorted today, I thought I would pull together a simple way to lighten your toxic load.

First, a basic cheat-sheet of common cosmetic chemicals for you to pin and take with you as you shop:

toxic skincare

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Now to the fun! I’ve bundled up some of my favorite basics from celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore’s reviews and introductions so that you can make a few quick switches in your own daily routine.   Chantal has tested so many products in her life and in the field of very high profile makeup artistry to bring us the top performers, so you don’t need to sacrifice quality to move to a healthier mascara, lipstick or body lotion!  Continue Reading…

kajer weiss brushes

I’m the ultimate makeup minimalist, and even I know very well the importance of a few great makeup brushes.  The more I’ve read about makeup expiration dates (oh, lots of mine has expired and is headed out the door today!) and the perils of bacteria buildup in some makeup brushes (*especially bad for eyes) that are not properly cleaned or well-made, the more attention I pay now to keeping my minimal makeup routine both healthy and conscious.

That’s why Chantal Moore is such a life-saver of a gift to this blog; it’s her passion to find the best of the conscious beauty products!  I am so excited that my most favorite celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore is reviewing amazing, healthier, 100% vegan makeup brushes today!  Continue Reading…

lipstick

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Lip color can be challenging if you live a running-around-town lifestyle like I do where a pink or red lipstick wears off in a less than hour and then… I just forget.  And look kind of washed out.  And then lose faith that I can wear color on my lips.

But its lips that can brighten and wake up and put an exclamation point on style and smiles!

When celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore shared this awesome lip tint with staying power, I was overjoyed!  It’s consiously made, and it’s built to last even though long days. Absolute color love! Continue Reading…

pumpkins

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Pumpkins are so lovely!   Pie, Thanksgiving, Fall… the best part of the season.  In addition to being lucky for some people (really, some people find pumpkins to be lucky!),  pumpkin happens to be great for your skin!

Beyond eating pumpkin (*something I love!) it is an amazing natural skin remedy!  Pumpkin is filled with enzymes and acids that help to smooth your skin and get it glowing.  Plus, there are tons of antioxidants in pumpkin that feed your skin with cell-supporting nutrients to help repair daily environmental stresses.   What I found most interesting to learn recently is that pumpkin’s molecular structure is small, which means it can pentetrate more easily into your skin than some other substances, making pumpkin a really super-charged natural skin solution!!!

Needless to say, when celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore shared a Pumpkin & Cocoa face mask I was deliciously intrigued… and so excited!   Continue Reading…

H. Gillerman Organics True Relaxation Stress RemedyWho doesn’t need to relax a little (or lots!) more?!

I write often about relaxation techniques because stress, as most of us know, is the #1 toxic force on the planet.  Whether it is caused by emotional pressure, physical tension, mental challenges or anything else… stress needs to go from everyone’s lives.

Today’s balanced beauty is an anti-stress sensory tool we all need!  Celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore reviews H. Gillerman Organics True Relaxation Stress Remedy, and the results are nothing short of luscious!!! Continue Reading…

La Bella Figura Jardin De Fleurs Skin Revitalizer

Flowers and more flowers everywhere: my ideal way to live!

Flowers have such ephemeral freshness, so much energy and vibration in every petal.  Some flower petals soaked in water yeild a powerful healing essence that balances emotions and detoxifies negativity.  Flowers are steeped in mythology, symbolism and sacred geometry.  With all these gorgeous reasons to love flowers, I got very excited when celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore told me she was reviewing a skin refresher filled with a bouquet of fresh petals!!! Continue Reading…

cleansing jelly

 

I have been a super simple soap girl, that is, until my skin got crazy dried out travelling this year and it git so bad I didn’t even want to wash my face.  Suddenly, the search for the perfect cleanser was on. Gratefully, Chantal Moore always brings us the best of the best of balanced beauty, and this whole line is just amazing!  Continue Reading…