Review: Au Naturale Organic Creme Foundation

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There are dozens of vegan powder and liquid foundations on the market, but what if you want something with a little more coverage? Whether you're looking to spot-conceal, hide pigmentation imbalances, or simply like a creamy formula, sometimes the ordinary foundations won't cut it.

Cream foundations are versatile products, but they are often hard to find in gentle formulas - let alone vegan versions. Fortunately, Au Naturale offers a Creme Foundation made with organic lavender oil that is gentle and offers full coverage.

Pros:
  • Gentle formula
  • Includes organic ingredients
  • Can double as a concealer
  • Offers SPF 15
  • Buttery formula
  • Full coverage
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Article: Vegan and Eco-Friendly Fall Beauty Tips

In , , , / 10/20/2014
You might not know it's fall here in Texas, with temperatures still in the 80's. But autumn is in full swing, and stores are filled with Halloween candy and pumpkin-flavored everything. If, like me, you aren't quite feeling the season, it might be a great time to swap in some new colors for fall.

Looking for some fresh ideas? Check out my guest post on Green Bride Guide.

Here's a quote from the article:
Pumpkins are high in vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin A. They are also said to both help reduce redness and brighten the skin. No time to DIY? Try MyChelle’s Pumpkin Peel or their Pumpkin Renew Cream.
Click here to check out the full post on Green Bride Guide!

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Review: Furless Black Beauty Makeup Brush Set

I've been eyeing Furless brushes for a long time. With their sleek designs and affordable prices, this all-vegan company really stands out from the competition. I was thrilled when the Australian retailer offered to let me try out their Black Beauty Brush Set.

Pros:
  • 100% cruelty-free
  • Hand-crafted
  • Sturdy construction
  • Soft, fluffy bristles
  • Affordable prices
  • Well-balanced set
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Article: How to Stretch Your Dollar at Whole Foods

In , / 10/13/2014
Image: ilovebutter via Flickr and Creative Commons 2.0
If you're ever suffered from sticker shock at Whole Foods, you're not alone.As much as I try to shop elsewhere, I can't find everything I need at the cheaper stores. Only Whole Foods has items like bulk organic almond butter and organic dates (which I use for my daily chocolate smoothies). But Whole Foods doesn't have to be expensiveif you know how to shop for savings. Read on for some of my time-tested tips.
  • Try frozen produce instead of fresh. Prices on organic fruits and veggies in the frozen food aisle are often comparable or cheaper than the fresh versions. They are also frozen at the peak of the season.
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Review: Lily Lolo Vegan Mascara

There are a lot of great vegan mascaras out there, but most of them have a very soft, natural finish. This seems to satisfy a large number of consumers who seek out these products due to allergies or environmental concerns. However, as a makeup artist and beauty fanatic, I like a mascara with a little more "oomph:." I want one that lengthens, thickens, and helps define lashes - one that provides a more bold look. Enter Lily Lolo, a U.K. company. They offer a vegan mascara that not only looks snappy but instantly gives you that extra boost.

Pros:
  • Volumizing formula
  • Beautiful packaging
  • Gentle ingredients
  • Gluten-free and vegan
  • Provides a bold finish
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Ask Kaylin: Best Foundations for Large Pores

In , / 10/06/2014
My mom came for a visit recently, and she asked me for some help with her makeup. I set aside several different foundations and concealers, hoping for something quick and easy for her to use. I had completely forgotten that she had large pores on her nose, so that quickly narrowed my options. Which was my product of choice? Read on to find out.

Kaylin's Mom:
What product should I use to reduce redness on my nose? I have large pores and I don't want to have to keep re-applying it each time I touch my face.
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Review: Gourmet Body Treats White Ginger Hand & Foot Scrub

When I moved to Austin, I found that my skin became drier. Products like scrubs and exfoliators suddenly became very useful, as they help remove the dead skin and reveal bright new skin. One of these exfoliators is Gourmet Body Treats White Ginger Hand & Foot Scrub

Pros:
  • Yummy sweet ginger scent
  • Gentle ingredients
  • Made with organic sugar
  • Helps exfoliate skin while providing moisture
  • Easy to apply
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