How to Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag + Giveaway!

Graydon Cleansers | elodiebeautycom

1. Clean all makeup brushes  How long have your makeup brushes been sitting unwashed in your makeup bag? Dermatologists recommend that you clean your brushes daily. If that sounds like too much work, aim to clean makeup brushes at least once a week by using a gentle cleanser such as the Graydon Super Sensitive Face Foam. After washing, thoroughly rinse them, pat with a towel, and lay flat to dry over night. In between washes, sanitize your… 

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Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Mascara: For each GOGO mascara purchased, Josie Maran Cosmetics will donate one mascara to a City of Hope cancer patient/survivor.

The Search for the Perfect (Natural) Mascara

Finding the right mascara is a tough one. . . especially when going natural. I have tried many natural brands that work fairly well, but all seem to fall short in some area, whether it be volumizing, curling, or lengthening. Mascara is a personal preference, and everyone seeks a brand or a type depending on their needs. For those looking for a lengthening mascara, 100% Pure’s Ultra Lengthening Fruit Pigmented Mascara is a great option…. 

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Soapwalla Deodorant Cream

Clash of the Eco-Deodorants: Soapwalla vs. Leaves of Trees

Poor deodorant. . . we put such pressure on this small odour battling- perspirant fighter; always cursing it and blaming it for foul body odour when it fails us at our best and worst of times. Good news though! We put some eco-deorodant titans to the test which we consider superior to some others we have tried. Here’s a look at their strengths and some of their weaknesses. Soapwalla Deodorant Cream Lina: I’ve had my… 

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Natural oils and skin brushing is sometimes all you need to take care of your skin. Argan, rosehip and tamanu are some of my favourites.

Relearning Beauty, Naturally

“This April marked two years since I first embarked on a quest to discover natural solutions to my daily beauty routine. Concern for my skin and the products that I was using arose out of desperation and, quite frankly, vanity. You see, at the mature age of 25 I suddenly began to experience terrible bouts of acne. Whether the cause was a hormonal fluctuation or my skin’s protest against years of suffocation by synthetic makeup,… 

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Not mentioned below: I always bring Larabars or some other high protein, all natural bar. I also always bring reading material. This month’s Organic Spa magazine came just in time!

To Rome with Love: Travel Essentials and a DIY Recipe

Ciao friends, Lina and I are going on a little vacation! We are headed to the eternal city of Rome (Italy of course) to see old friends and visit special places. Before we leave though I wanted to share with you some of the essentials we will be taking with us to ensure we stay feeling great and looking our best. Not mentioned below: I always bring Larabars or some other high protein, all natural… 

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