A New Kind of Facial Routine

After taking inventory of my beauty products, I quickly realized how many unhealthy ingredients they contained. I was quite depressed. What would I replace them with? I have sensitive skin, can’t stand strong scents, and I’m “frugal.”

For years, I had used Pond’s cold cream to remove my eye makeup. I would slather it on, wear it for several minutes, allowing it to break down my mascara. After reading the ingredient deck, it was awful!

After many experiments, I found a terrific method for mascara removal. I take a cotton ball and just soak it with hot water. Hold it on one eye, then the other, and it is amazing how quickly Continue reading

No Miss Nail Polish Review

I love nail polish! But upon learning polishes contain harmful ingredients, I really wanted to find a healthier alternative so I could enjoy wearing polish without feeling like I was doing a “bad” thing!

Many “pricier” nail polish brands advertise that they’re 3/5/7-free. What does that mean? Three common chemicals found in polishes are toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde. Polishes can also contain formaldehyde resin, camphor, TPHP, and xylene. So, depending on what chemicals the nail polish company has deleted from their ingredient list, they label as some type of “free.” Continue reading