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Skin Type vs. Skin Color

When it comes to skin care, people often place more importance on skin color than skin type while making decisions about products. In fact, many companies hope that you’ll make the same mistake as well; that way, they can target their products to a particular ethnic group. These products often come at a wildly different price point or with questionable ingredients. That’s called “target marketing” and it doesn’t always make for good skin care. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Use Organic Rosehip Seed Oil As Eye Makeup Remover

I’ve talked before about organic rosehip seed oil before and it’s myriad of benefits. One thing I love using it for is as an eye makeup remover because not only is it great at removing stubborn waterproof mascara, a little goes a long way and it also has the added benefit of being a great way to combat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. It’s a double whammy! And you know I love multitasking my products. Here’s the one I’m currently using: Continue reading

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8 Foods to Eat for a Healthy Complexion

Too often we are more worried about what products we are putting on our skin to make it appear healthy, versus the foods we are putting in our bodies that actually boost skins health. Here are 8 foods that you can eat to help give your skin a boost…from the inside. Continue reading

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Crazy Simple DIY Dishwasher Detergent

The last time I talked about making my own dishwasher soap, I suggested that you use Kool Aid (because of the citric acid). But since then, I have found an even SIMPLER DIY Dishwashing Powder for you to mix up. I actually mixed this up when I ran out of both Kool-Aid AND the Method dishwashing tabs I was using. The best part? It only takes 3 ingredients! Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Clean Your Shower While You’re In It

I have one of these in my shower. It’s filled ¼ with castile soap, a capful of hydrogen peroxide and the rest water. When I’m done with my shower, before I turn the water off, I scrub down the walls and faucets  really quick before letting the rest of the shower water wash the suds away. By the time I clean the shower on the weekend, there’s not much to do!

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Quick tip: Find an Earth Day Event Near You

April 22, 2015 is Earth Day, so if you're looking for events to participate in then checkout the Free People Blog. They have listings of events happening all over the country. And if you happen to be an international SB reader. go to Earth Day.org to find out what's happening around the world. Have to work? Can't get out to any events? Then you can participate online at Billion Acts of Green.

Happy Earth Day!

 

 

 

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Mac and Cheese for One (Maybe Two)

This is mac and cheese for one recipe is so simple, I’ve often made it when I get home from work late, or if I’m being lazy but I’m really hungry. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and can also be split and used as a side dish for two people. Let me know what you think!

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Upcycle, Repurpose and Reimagine With Kuttlefish

I grew up watching my Bermudian mother and cousins repurpose old items for new ones and use everything from napkins to tea bags more than once. Rainwater was collected in wells for tapwater, glass and shells were used as tile in walls and sand from the beach was rubbed into our skin as an exfoliant. No one thought it was “green” or “eco-friendly” it’s just what you did. Any other way of operating was considered “wasteful”. Well, that same sentiment is what prompted the creators of Kuttlefish to start their company. Kuttlefish is a community and marketplace where buyers meet sellers to exchange goods made with reused, recycled, upcycled content and found objects. Continue reading