The Gift of Giving – Holiday Sales!

I hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving in the company of loved ones. Now lets let the madness begin! Here is a round-up of all the best holiday sales happening now. Ill be updating this page as new deals roll in.


The Choosy Chick

15% off the entire site and Free Shipping on US orders over $40 with code: THANKS15 – valid 11/27-11/30

The Detox Market

$10 of $100 code GIVE10

$30 off $200 code GIVE30

$100 off $400 code GIVE100

Integrity Botanicals

15% off orders of $100 more *exclusions apply* code: THANKS15

Spirit Beauty Lounge

A gift bundle ($40 value) with your $100 purchase code: THANKFUL

Mahalo Skin Care

25% off ALL Mahalo Sets plus Free Shipping  (no code needed)

W3LL People

20% off everything plus Free Shipping – offer valid 11/27-11/30

Gressa Skin

Orders of $100 and over will receive three Lip Boosts in Bare, Radiant and Regal (no code needed) – offer valid 11/27-11/29

S.W. Basics of Brooklyn

30% off site wide plus an additional 10% off with code: VIP10 – valid 11/27-11/30

Au Naturale Cosmetics

$30 off site wide with code: HOLIDAY – valid 11/27-11/30

Kahina Giving Beauty

20% off site wide with code: KAHINA20

Citrine Beauty

10% off $100+ with code: THANKS10

15% off $250+ with code: THANKS15

20% off $500+ with code: THANKS20

Captain Blankenship

20% off & a matching 20% donated to charity:water code: grateful

One Love Organics

25% off with code: merryolo25 – valid 11/28-12/1

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Top 5-Free Nail Polish Formulas

When it comes to nail polish, I need a formula that is going to last. I’m the type of person that would rather do no polish than have to deal with unsightly chips. It causes me unrest… I just can’t. Add in ease of application and a glossy finish and my nail polish needs are met. Surely that’s not much to ask, right? Surprisingly, switching over from more mainstream nail polishes to less-toxic options was truly no sacrifice for functionality whatsoever. I have actually discovered some of the best formulas I’ve ever come across.


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Reset your Complexion – Mahalo Skin Care Pele Mask

There is one product that I believe every woman should have on hand and that’s a detoxifying face mask. These deep cleansing masks typically contain some mineral-rich clays and are often seen in combination with bamboo activated charcoal powder and/or raw cacao. They basically work like a reset button for the skin, diving deep down into pores and extracting impurities, leaving skin clearer, more refined and radiant. I always say, if you’re not wowed by your results after one use, you’re not using the right mask. There a few masks in my beauty arsenal that have that wow factor, then when I met the Pele Mask from Mahalo Skin Care and was beside myself. 


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Universal Radiance: Gressa Skin Luminous Complexion Fluids and Lip Boost in Jolie – Plus a *GIVEAWAY*

Gressa Skin is on a mission to steal the hearts of every beauty enthusiast with their one-of-a-kind line of clean cosmetics. Well, they have certainly stolen my heart and continue to amaze me upon every new release. Consider me a die-hard Gressa fan! Each unique product boasts tantalizing colors and unique formulations, without ever compromising our health in the name of beauty. The “Minimalist Glamour” line from Gressa Skin, offers high-performance beauty products that nurture your complexion with an array of skin-healthy ingredients.

Now meet Gressa Skin’s newest releases and my latest obsessions…


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My Bluemercury Top Picks and a $50 Gift Card Giveaway

If navigating through the makeup displays at your local department stores strikes you as a bit overwhelming – the extensive offerings, the excitable salespeople anxious to sell you something, anything really, don’t dismay. This is where the luxury beauty and spa retailer, Bluemercury comes in. Bluemercury is more of a curated boutique, carrying a finely tuned selection of your favorite department store brands and more, while offering customers expert advise sans the “pitch”. Bluemercury additionally carries some of my favorite niche green beauty brands, including Odacité, Tammy Fender, and RMS. 

Check out some of my Bluemercury top picks and keep on reading to see how to enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card!


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The Exotic and Intoxicating FEZ Perfume Oil from Kahina Giving Beauty

My favorite Fall fragrances feature warm spicy notes that complement this rather sensory season. Just as a chill settles in the air, Kahina Giving Beauty unleashes their long-awaited FEZ Perfume Oil*, the fragrance equivalent of a hot cup of tea. This ethereal blend first made its debut when infused into Kahina’s beloved Body Serum, and then soon made a second appearance in their Hand and Body Balm. True story, I used to carry around a small vial of the body oil in my purse to refresh its fragrance throughout the day. A perfume release was expected and I am so pleased that it has finally made its debut.


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