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.

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Christmas morning as a kid, the first thing I tore into was my stocking full of surprises! Did you? Do you still?!

This season, you still have a few days to load up on treats for you (!) and your loved ones.  If you are looking for healthy beauty that is a must-try, these balanced beauty essentials are perfect gifts, all curated by celebrity makeup artist Chantal Moore who picks the best of the best! Continue Reading…

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I tinker with the idea of red lips and can’t get enough of non-toxic, excellent lipstick formulations. Today’s Balanced Beauty pick from Celebrity makeup artist Chantal Moore is a must-get liquid lipstick with a staying power and color prowess that is blowing my mind!  Continue Reading…

Produce Candles!

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You know its candle season in my house when the first drop of rain falls and the weather drops below 70 degrees.  I am spoiled by Southern California, I know,  but we all have our own set point for needing fire energy.  Candles are elemental feng shui fire.

Candles can help you to feel motivated, warm, grounded, focused and, in the case of great aromatherapy, enchanted in sensory greatness as well.

Today’s Balanced Beauty by celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert Chantal Moore is an amazing line of candles that will help you feel beautifully, seasonally, rejuvenated and uplifted… naturally!  Continue Reading…

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There’s nothing quite like waking up in the morning to find a hefty fraction of your makeup from yesterday circling your eyes, nearly imbedded.  Even after a shower, this stuff has a way of sticking around if it is not properly removed. Scrubbing with soap- my old MO- would break my eyelashes and make my eyes puffy by the morning.

My old standby coconut oil could do much more than soap, and its still my fallback eye makeup remover in a pinch.  It is hard to wash off, though, which leads to a touch of the scrubbing that my eyes don’t love. Needless to say,  I was thrilled when my celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore sent over this review: the botanical eye treatment that I’d been waiting for… but it was actually an eye makeup remover!!!  Continue Reading…

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Do you do kitchen beauty at home?

From brewing herbs to creating face masques with spices, I’ve experimented at length with kitchen beauty because my body, my hair and my skin do not like strong, lab-synthesized chemicals. These chemicals are absorbed by your scalp and your skin, resulting in toxins that seep into your body.

Read a label of the typical drugstore hand lotion and that will be plenty of words to show you the massive amount of chemicals that you certainly can’t eat… so why should your skin be eating them?!

The only issue with kitchen beauty is that it can underperform, or sort of do nothing. Who wants to have oily skin or yucky hair for the sake of being natural?  Let’s just say its not preferred, even if you’d be willing to do it!   That’s why I’ve been rounding up these recipes for so long: they work!

Today I have assembled my Top 7 posts filled with toners, scrubs, masques, hair tonics and body moisturizers.  All are easy to make, inexpensive and well worth the experiment to find your perfect natural beauty routine! Continue Reading…

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I can tell you that for years I couldn’t wear eye makeup at all due to an allergy to a mascara so intense that it created a big problem.  No mascara was the worst part.  Who doesn’t love fresh lashes that are glossy and long and thick? I mean, I could forgo all makeup as long as I can have lipgross and mascara, but for those years I had to skip it, I was not thrlled. In fact, I was anxious about trying mascara ever again.  And when I did try natural, my skills in picking brands just weren’t honed, and it wasn’t a good experience.

Today, we are super lucky to have Chantal Moore curating a trio of natural mascaras that work like a charm without the toxic ingredients that my eyes (and maybe yours , too) just can’t handle.  Of course if you are vegan or working on removing the toxins from your makeup bag, this round up is ultra-amazing as well…! Continue Reading…

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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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:

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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…