Posts in Beauty
Practicing Safe Sun

We love the sun. Vitamin D deficiency is REAL like REALLY REAL for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere. If you don’t know about it read my in depth article here. A recommended 20 minutes of unprotected sun is great for Vitamin D absorption, but as we get older we realize the damaging effects the sun can have on your skin specifically the YOUTHFULNESS. Insert early onset wrinkles and sun spots. No thanks.

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DIY Spray Tan

Who doesn't love a good Tan? I was all about fake baking as a teenager. It was a bad, bad habit, but despite how bad I knew it was I wouldn’t stop. It took a friend with a melanoma scare from a tanning bed that made me promise to stop I finally got out of the tanning bed routine. I love worshipping the sun and still enjoy being in the sun and getting some Vitamin D. Now I am aware of the damage to my skin that I was doing basking away in the sun while simultaneously aging my skin. One thing you can’t deny is the accelerated aging of your skin from exposure to sunlight. Elders would always tell me about the dangers of  tanning and the sun and now I wish I would have listened. Now I lather up ORGANIC SPF and layer clothing for protection + hat and enjoy the summer heat. 

What's a girl who wants to protect her skin, but loves a great tan to do? Add a new weekly ritual of self spray to get me through! A great form of self care is boosting your confidence with a fabulous organic spray tan! 

 


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Move over Coconut Oil, this is the key to Glowing Skin

Beauty by Squalane and it's not going anywhere. 

We are all looking for the fountain of youth for skin care. I only recently realized that I need to take better care of my skin. Once I brought awareness to it, my skin keeps getting brighter, clearer and more glowy so I feel like I have to share one of my skincare secrets. 

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Self Care Sunday: Oil Infusions

I was listening to the Skinny Confidential podcast this past week with guest Dr. Mona V and one of the first questions Lauren asked Mona was, “what are some of her most essential tips for Self Care?”


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Self Care Sunday: Facial Gua Sha

Glowing Skin is always in. I definitely am not blessed with the best skin and have struggled with hormonal breakouts forever. AND now on top of balancing that out I also have to combat signs of aging and damage that was done to my skin in my teenage years. GUILTY of tanning beds. (WHY!? ) 

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DIY Cucumber Rose Eye Masks



There are so many reasons why I love these Cucumber Rose Eye Masks but the number one reason is that I know exactly what is in them! Have you ever looked at what is in your masks before? Don't bother because you won't even be able to read it = chemicals! Something that is nourishing for your skin should not be filled with chemicals. 

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Magic Potion: Monk Oil

I found this oil at the Moon Juice shop in Venice beach and decided to give it a go. As you know I am constantly converting everyday products to more natural, organic and closer to the earth alternatives. I love organic oils that replace beauty products and these ingredients were top notch (most products contain toxic, cancer causing ingredients). This oil can be used as a perfume, under your makeup as a moisturizer, blended with your foundation, or anywhere you use oils, I just slather it on! 

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Self Care Sunday: Silk Pillowcase

Beauty sleep is real. I recently decided to level UP my beauty sleep game with a silk pillowcase. I had been hearing lots of buzz about silk pillowcases and decided to see what they were all about. 

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Say No To Silicone In Your Bodycare

In case you haven’t heard we partnered with WholeFoods to do a bit of product testing this past month. Rather then just write a product review I thought this would be a great opportunity to also do a little educating about the different ingredients used in conventional body care.

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Why you should be using a natural deodorant

Aluminum compounds are the active ingredient in your average deodorant brand. These compounds work to keep us smelling fresh in two ways….

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Shopping For Natural Body Care.........

So I am super excited to announce that Intrepid Hearts is collaborating with Whole Foods Market this month in order to do some product testing. Over the next month I will be trying out 5 products hand picked for me by the fabulous Whole Body Team in Allentown, PA. Seriously though, I love the Whole Body Department

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Self Care Sundays: At Home Facial

I am 27 and just this year started understanding how to take care of my skin. I never really was taught how to properly take care of my skin. Kids these days are so fortunate to have the unlimited resources of the internet as a reference point when they don’t have that older sibling to ask questions to…. and not look like a scrub with blue eyeshadow and black eyeliner...while they are going to the tanning salon every day.....  

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Keeping your Beauty Routine aligned with your Health

Growing up I didn't have any older sisters, but had a few girls in my life like Gigi who I looked up to, but didn't get to stalk them on a daily basis like you would with a sister so i was pretty much on my own with discovering beauty and skincare products. 

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Gigi's Summer Makeup Routine

Anna and I have been sharing our daily makeup routines on the Intrepid Hearts Instagram story this month. In case you missed it we have both put together post breaking down our go to summer makeup products. Check out Anna's glowy, simple, quick AM Routine. As for me, I'm also a big proponent of the low maintenance AM routine. I'm not into the heavy makeup thing. I totally have my moments with it but on the day to day I like to keep my look Au Natural. Below I've given you gals all the details on how to get a dewy soft look in under five minutes.  

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Anna's Summer Makeup Insta Story

If you watch Gigi and I's insta Story @intrepidhearts then you've seen our quick summer makeup looks. I included my little video below, for my quick, go-to summer makeup look. I like a glowy, simple, quick routine in the AM. Excuse the "Selfie-Nation" of these photos, I was on my own to get the final look of the makeup for this post and you can take a look at a little BTS of me selfie-ing in paradise AND my outfit breakdown below since I couldn't capture the full outfit in a selfie photo. No offense to anyone, but I draw the line at a selfie stick.. 

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A Brunette with Blonde Girl Dreams......The day my blonde girl dreams come true!

To Piggyback off of Anna's The Secret Weapon for Blonde Hair that contributes to OVERALL HEALTH! I am finally posting and blog entry I wrote back in February (before the blog was even up and running) about my experience going from a brunette to a blond. Continue to read to learn what I have learned from the experience and tips for making the your blonde girl dreams come true too!

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The Secret Weapon for Blonde Hair that contributes to OVERALL HEALTH!

This is for all my blondes out there looking to preserve their color. I like to keep my hair maintenance/all maintenance routines to a minimum and as natural as possible. For the summer I went with even cooler tones in my already blonde hair. I always feel like after invest the time and money to get my hair highlighted/colored it always ends up turning a different shade or developing more red/brassy tones. NOT OK!

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