For the third and final segment of emeraldB Empties for 2016, I’m covering the body care products I used in 2016. There are a few more “empties” in this category than in the others as I tend to go through more body care products.
I don’t wear a lot of make-up on a daily basis. As you will see below, it’s usually foundation, concealer, and mascara (and lip balm but that’s not very exciting). I do enjoy playing around with make-up but I’m not a morning person. When forced to choose between extra sleep and a fully made up face, sleep always wins. As a result I don’t have many “empties” in the make-up category but here is what I do have.
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Many beauty bloggers do monthly posts of “empties”. I’m doing a post of “empties” for the entire year, but then again I don’t consider myself a beauty blogger. I really don’t like to waste products so I try to only buy what I can consume. Since I’m not very heavy-handed with products, I don’t generate that many “empties”. But, here are the skin care products that I did use in 2016. Continue reading “emeraldB Empties for 2016 – Skin Care”
Now that Summer is officially here, it’s time to break out the sunscreen!
If you’d like a primer on sunscreen, then the EWG website is a great place to start. Long before I was aware of the greener, cleaner options for beauty products, I found their annual sunscreen guide while searching for alternatives to avobenzene and other synthetic sunscreens. As a result, I’ve been strictly relying on physical sunscreens for several years now. However, since I’ve switched to natural beauty, I realized I needed to find sunscreen options that not only relied on a physical sunscreen as the active ingredient but also minimized other chemicals. Continue reading “7 Sunscreens for Summer”
What sets Pura Vida Body Coconut Coffee Scrub apart from others is the aroma. It actually does smell like freshly ground coffee beans, which speaks to the rawness of the ingredients. This one will really wake you up!
Winter doldrums have you down? Spice things up with Fez from Kahina Giving Beauty!
Today most mainstream nail polish brands are 3 free – free of formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and toluene. And for green beauties, 5 free nail polish, which is also free of formaldehyde resin and camphor, has become the new standard for greener, cleaner nail polish. Now, a few brands have raised the bar even higher to eliminate additional toxins. Alia polish is 8 free – free of the of all of the chemicals excluded in 5 free polish and also free of parabens, TPHP, and sulfates. It is also vegan and gluten-free, but is the Aila Top Coat really better than gel?