Green Beauty

No More Dirty Looks

I get asked what all natural beauty/skin care products I use quite a bit by friends and family, so I thought I would quickly post about one of the websites that has helped me as I transition to all natural skincare and make up, please say hello to…

NO MORE DIRTY LOOKS

No More Dirty Looks (NMDL) is a website that launched in 2010, it’s also a book and a community for people who are passionate about natural beauty, wellness and healthy living. Founded by co-authors Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt, these ladies are queens of green beauty in my eyes. Their book, posts and the website community helped me personally deal with a dermatitis flare a few winters ago (more on that soon…) so I feel like it’s my duty to support and share my love of their site.

Some things you’ll find on NMDL:

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Test Dummies: Bio Seaweed Gel

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Use discount code – KICKINGITWHOLESCHOOL for $10 off online orders on http://www.shopbioseaweedgel.ca/ until December 31, 2015.

We were recently given the opportunity to test out and review Bio Seaweed Gel’s new Uptown Lights Summer 2015 collection and we are very excited to share our experience because Bio Seaweed Gel is free of the ‘5 big nasties’: formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, BHA and solvents. Several traditional nail or gel polish brands have some or all of those chemicals so this brand is a healthier gel alternative for those looking for one.

We prefer 5-free polishes because you avoid exposing your body to these harmful chemicals, while also preventing nail dehydration, staining and weakening. We also loved this collection because the gels are all UNITY  Colours, which means it’s a base, colour and top coat all in one and you don’t need to have or use a UV/LED lamp to set them. Instead, you can cure the gel with sunlight!

We had used their 3STEP Colour products before, (which requires a UV/LED lamp), and loved them, but this was our first time using the  Unity range.

The Uptown Lights collection is also so cute because all of the colours are inspired by Canadian cities, and there’s a good mixture of neutral and bright colours to choose from. We picked Winnipeg, Fredericton, Halifax and Quebec City to try out. Check the colours out below, and continue reading for our review and ‘how-to’ guide for using Bio Seaweed Gel’s Unity All-In-One gels. (more…)

Petit Vour May 2015 Box Review

Petit Vour May 2015 Box

Let’s get right into it…

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PETIT VOUR APRIL 2015 BOX REVIEW

Better late than never, right???Petit Vour April 2015 Box SubscriptionI’m pretty backlogged in writing these reviews, but I’m going to try to catch up before the summer ends, so wish me luck.  Oh, and please don’t think the lack of posting reviews is because I don’t like the products. I actually get really excited to receive the box each month. I wouldn’t repurchase every product I’ve tried, but I have found some real gems, which is great.

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Blendily Gift Card Giveaway in partnership with Loam Magazine!

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We are SO excited to announce this Instagram Giveaway, in partnership with Loam Magazine and Blendily, a natural cosmetics kitchen that offers beauty products that are hand-crafted in small batches with pure ingredients. They feature local and seasonal herbs and plants as well as sustainably harvested exotic botanicals.

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Not only are we partnering with these two great brands to giveaway three $25.00 gift cards, we are also planning on some other exciting projects with Loam Magazine. For more details or to read their awesome write up about us, click here.

CONTEST RULES:

Want to be entered for a chance to win? To enter, just follow each of us on Instagram (click on the image above to take you to the post) and let us know in the Instagram comments one of your favourite short and sweet ways to take care of yourself and the earth!

We’ll choose winners at random next week.

Best of luck from all of us and stay tuned for more from us and Loam Magazine!

PETIT VOUR MARCH 2015 BOX REVIEW

Petit Vour Box March 2015

Another month over and another Petit Vour box to review! Last month’s subscription box was good, but this one was way better. I’m excited to share my thoughts on April’s all-natural and cruelty free products!

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Petit Vour February 2015 Box Review

Petit Vour February 2015 Box

This month kicked off my subscription to Petit Vour and I wanted to share a quick recap and review of the products in my February 2015 beauty box, click through to see more details about what I thought of the products :).

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