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How to Get an Organic Makeup Look in Under Five Minutes

The other day I was browsing through my local drugstore and as always I stopped at the makeup section. I got to the end of the aisle and saw that Physician’s Formula came out with new organic makeup products! So I couldn’t resist and went ahead and purchased the two products, Natural CC Color + Correction Cream and Natural Fake-Out Mascara. As soon as I got home, I tried them out! Here are the steps I followed:
Step 1: Cleanse skin to get rid of any trace of make up and dirt.
Step 2: Squeeze some of the Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer on the top of your hand and use your index / middle finger to apply this evenly all over your face (make sure to blend this down a bit below your jaw line so that it is evenly applied).
Step 3: Apply a few coats of mascara to your top and bottom lashes. 
Check out the finished look!
before and after
Do you have any organic makeup products that you cannot live without? Please share in the comments!


Who Knew? A (Very Effective) Natural Food Poisoning Remedy


It’s summer, and that means more fun, sun, and BBQs! We’ve all encountered that time where you’ve just finished a scrumptious meal, and all of a sudden, you don’t feel very well. Your stomach is rumbling, you’re starting to feel weak, and you know what’s coming next, and it won’t be pretty. We’ve all wished for a natural treatment for nausea and the unmentionable after-effect, but it seems like there’s never anything on hand that ultimately stops what’s happening in its tracks, unless we take a chance on the pink stuff. Who knows what’s even in it! Here’s a great recipe for nausea relief that you’ll almost always have on hand – especially if you love Italian food!

Our bodies are filled with many different strains of bacteria. As we grow, we are exposed to more and more kinds of bacteria, and either our immune system fights them, or we get sick. Getting sick is how we obtain antibodies and can more effectively fight off the bacteria the next time we are exposed to it. The first line of defense against bacteria is our skin. But how do we protect what we consume? That’s where our stomach comes in. Our healthy stomach contains many types of “good” bacteria, like L. Acidophilus, which we can supplement with yogurt and kefir to beef up our stomach’s immunities.

There are times though, when our stomach’s bacteria is outnumbered by the bad bacteria, such as E. Coli, Salmonella, and the most common, Campylobacter. All of these bacteria cause some not-so-nice symptoms, and can be treated with just two food products that you eat on a regular basis to reduce the symptoms, or completely fight the bad bacteria. It is used often in my house, and we often times treat ourselves, and then go on about our day like nothing happened.

So what are these two miracle foods?


Honey is amazing in all forms. The best kind of honey is raw, which you can pick up just about anywhere these days. It is highly antibacterial, and is the first punch of this knockout formula.



Basil?! Yes, basil! It is one of the most powerful antibacterial foods out there for food poisoning (alongside garlic) that helps knock out those bad bacteria that make us feel awful. Here’s the recipe:

Honey-Basil Food Poisoning Treatment

All you need to do is juice a bunch of basil, which usually makes a couple tablespoons’ worth. Don’t underestimate the power of this awesome juice – a little goes a very long way! Then just add 1 tablespoon of raw honey, and sip until it’s gone. If you’re still having some bouts of nausea after 15 minutes, or it goes away and then returns, drink another round.

If you don’t have a juicer laying around, you can put torn up basil leaves in 3 tablespoons of yogurt, with a pinch of crushed black pepper, and eat three to four times for the remainder of your day.

Once you feel your stomach is settled enough, sip on some peppermint tea to soothe any stomach cramping you may still be experiencing.

Here’s to hoping you never have to use this secret recipe, but make sure to bookmark it in case you do!

Stubby Pencil Studio Earth Day Giveaway

Earth Day GiveawayYay! I have a giveaway today that I have been really looking forward to. I know you will love it! It’s sponsored by Stubby Pencil Studio, my go to spot for creative, eco-friendly products for the kids. The prize is a very generous $50 gift certificate!

The reason that I have been looking forward to this giveaway, is two-fold. First, summer is right around the corner, and Stubby Pencil Studio has all of the essentials necessary for a creative summer. Second, this is our first giveaway since the new website launch – hooray!

Stubby-Pencil-Studio-GiveawIf Stubby Pencil Studio is new to you, they are all about fantastic products to keep your children excited about getting creative. They have a large selection of art materials, school supplies, books, craft supplies, and classic games. We are huge fans of the art supplies, Eben especially loves the sketchbooks, colored pencils, and markers – his birthday is coming up next month, and he has already told me, all he wants is more art supplies.

It’s wonderful to work with Stubby Pencil Studio because when your child loves art the way mine does, you want them to only use products that are non-toxic and good for the environment. I know that Eben is safe using their modeling clays or paints for his sculptures and paintings.

I have to admit, I smile every time I walk past his closet art studio and see all of those colorful markers, crayons and pencils in the jars on his desk! It’s his happy place, and all kids need a happy place!

You can create a happy place for your kids with Stubby Pencil Studio too – visit them and enter the giveaway below, the winner will be announced on April 29th!

Extra Fun: Use the discount code SAVEGREENS to save 15% on orders through May 15th, 2014.
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