Author: Candace Smith

Green Beauty Review | Pacifica Mystical Eyeshadow Palette (+ Giveaway!)

Hey there, beautiful people! This post is long overdue. As an Influencer of Hope for Soap Hope, I have the distinct privilege of hosting an awesome summer giveaway. Up for grabs is the Mystical Supernatural Eye Shadow Palette by Pacifica. Keep reading to learn how you can enter! About The Palette Opal Moonbeam Celestial Stargazer

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Green Beauty Review | Infinity Jars

Hello beautiful people! Time sure flies. It was over a month ago when I received these gorgeous glass cosmetic bottles from Infinity Jar in exchange for an honest write-up. If you enjoy DIY beauty as much as I do, I think you’ll agree with me that these glass jars truly are a must-have! One thing

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Green Beauty Unboxing | May 2016 VeganCuts Beauty Box

Hey, beautiful people! My May VeganCuts Beauty Box arrived in the mail yesterday, so I thought I’d share my first impressions with you. I also included a few discount codes for anyone interested. Enjoy! The Terre Mere Cosmetics blush brush ($34 value) I received is a 100% cruelty-free brush ergonomically designed to highlight your features

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Green Beauty DIY | Rosemary + Lavender Clay Face Mask for Oily Skin

Suitable for Oily Skin  2 Tablespoons Natural Bentonite Clay 1 1/2 Tablespoons* Distilled Water 1 Drop Rosemary Essential Oil 1 Drop Lavender Essential Oil Use non-metal bowls and mixing utensils when using bentonite clay. Mix the clay and water first before adding in the essential oils. I like to leave the mask on for 20

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Green Beauty Cosmetics | Pretty in Pink

Good morning! I’m sharing a late post of my Mother’s Day makeup. “Tweak” is such a pretty baby pink, and blended out nicely. The black eyeliner ended up being a bit too harsh for what I was going for, but hey — it’s just makeup!  There’s always another day. Eyes Mineral Fusion Smoothing Eye Primer

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Nontoxic Nails | Raga Varnish “Sahasrara”

Just another Mani Monday! Today we’re taking it back to the time I tried out Raga Varnish in the color “Sahasrara.” It only took two coats for full color. I received this pretty purple shade in the February Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. Raga Varnish is a cruelty-free, vegan nail polish company made in the US.

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Nontoxic Nails | Sparitual Mother’s Day Mani

Good morning, beautiful people. This morning I painted my nails with an old favorite – Sparitual “On The Dunes,” a gorgeous pale gold shimmer. The shade was the perfect compliment to my dark complexion, and works well with the black-white-tan wardrobe color scheme I’ve been rocking for the past few months. What are you favorite

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Green Beauty Cosmetics | Seeing Green

Eyes Mineral Fusion Smoothing Eye Primer Silk Naturals Eyeshadow “Emerald” Earthlab Cosmetics Eyeliner “Black” Gabriel Cosmetics Concealer “Medium” Face Silk Naturals Brow Cream “Deep Brown” Silk Naturals Oil Control Primer Gabriel Cosmetics Pressed Powder “Deep Beige” Lips Silk Naturals “XXX” Ultra Nude Matte Gabriel Cosmetics Liner “Chestnut” I was especially pleased with the color payoff

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Healing Oils | Benefits of Clove Essential Oil

Clove oil is distilled by steam from the Syzgium aromaticum plant.  This evergreen plant grows twenty-six to thirty-nine feet tall.  It has square leaves and pink colorful flowers that grow in clusters.  The flowers are harvested when they’re less than one inch in length and red in color. Clove flowers are dried in the sun

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