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.

Fairy-winter

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Making the cold more beautiful makes the cold more sunshining. I’m so excited that Mira from Rosemira (oh I love this line!)  is making the most of winter skin.  Continue Reading…

nude skincare

If you’re looking to upgrade your beauty routine and switch to Green beauty, The Beautiful section of the blog, beautifully curated by Celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert (and dear friend!)  Chantal Moore, is a wonderland of beloved products.   Because I am a proponent of very mindfully buying to reduce clutter and stress ( IE: lots of stuff doesn’t mean opulence, it usually means overwhelm), when it comes to beauty, I rely heavily on Chantal to bring me the best of the new!

Given my own fitness and beauty routine overhaul this season, The Beautiful is even more of a shining star… and I hope for you it will spark lots of ideas, great new habits and amazing balanced & Green product finds.

All that said, my dull-feeling winter skin is due for a shining, sparkling, super-nourishing treat today!  Continue Reading…

bananas

In the world of weird beauty, this tip has gone past me on Pinterest a number of times and left me cold… until the day (yesterday!) that I started researching alternatives to whitening toothpaste.

And I tried it.

Banana Peel Tooth Whitening.

It’s one of the weirder and somewhat intriguing  #GlowMoreDaily tips… right here for you to try, today!

First off, I should say that this isn’t an insta-white-tooth solution, but by all accounts, even from dentists, it seems to have no adverse effect on toot enamel and might even be great for it, in fact, so here we go!

Natural, no-side-effect tooth whitening… With banana peels!

Banana peels contain minerals that are thought to whiten teeth safely, naturally and chemical-free. Minerals such as potassium, magnesium and manganese are thought to absorb into your teeth to make them stronger and whiten them.

Idea: get a ripe banana, peel and eat it! Now, take a piece of the peel and rub the inside of it (the part that was closed to the fruit) on your teeth for about 2 minutes.

Note: 2 minutes is a long time…! The peel will sort of dematerialize and when it did, I found a new spot on the peel to use to scrub.  It’s not the most elegant process.

Now rinse well, once you’re done.  Then floss, brush and observe.  It seems that the dramatic changes are from people who repeat morning and night for a few days.

I really did (and was shocked!) notice a bit brighter difference right away…! At the very least I can say my teeth freel really clean and smooth, and that’s pretty great in itself!

If you try it, please let me know how it goes. I’m going to stay on my 2x a day regime and see what happens! I’ll update this & let you know!

xoxo Dana

 

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laurel organics

After visiting an organic herb farm so full of energy I felt like I was floating this past summer, my magnetic pull toward hyper-natural cures for most everything has been at a new level. Hyper-pure plant-based skincare is that next level! Today, celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore shares a farm-fresh line, and a fabulous product, for clear, glowing skin. Continue Reading…

hair mask Today’s #GlowMoreDaily is a simple shiny hair mask that I’m about to bring into the shower for my weekly treat!    Full of lemon to clarify your scalp, oils and protien to nourish and moisturize, this is a refreshing, delicious potion that helps hair to grow and to glow! Continue Reading…

whipped body butter

If you want to be more radiant and #GlowMoreDaily, your kitchen can be the most beautifying place in your home.  Body Butters that are natural are awesome, and also expensive, with a short shelf life, so you sort of have to use it all fast before it expires.  I use such extreme amounts of lotion and body goodies, DIY is the only way I can keep up with myself, and this Whipped Up Cocoa Coconut Body Butter is a grand favorite with anti-oxidants, incredible skin-fueling emolients and a deep dark and natural chocolate fragrance that you’ll want to— and can— eat!  Continue Reading…

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

Charcoal is all the rage, still, in wellness in Los Angeles.  Black bottles of “Charcoal Lemonade” punctuate the shelves of high-end juice shops, promising a deep cleanse from within as organic charcoal absorbs internal impurities.  Nutritional experts tout charcoal pills as part of detox programs, even as a tooth whitening solution when brushed gently on teeth.  And while my tolerance and desire to do any of the above are admittedly low, charcoal in beauty is brilliance of a gentle and powerful nature that I can get extremely excited about using!  Today, celebrity makeup artist and skin magician Chantal Moore shares a mask that can refine your skin in minutes, powered by a dose of purifying, detoxifying charcoal.  Continue Reading…

dry brush skin detox

Today’s #GlowMoreDaily is all about keeping your skin fresh and nourished, and your circulation alive and vital!  Dry Brushing has been nothing but awesome for me, and I hope you love it, too! Continue Reading…