Pregnancy-Safe Skincare

There is so much controversy these days about what is truly safe to use/take/do during pregnancy.  I personally find it so strange that doctors in the US will tell a woman that Cheetos are safer to eat than an ounce of organic unpasteurized goat cheese, (I understand the risks of listeria, but still…) but if […]

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Lazy Perfection + A Giveaway

Summertime, and the living’s… lazy…  The warmest season is my favorite season.  I love how we give ourselves permission to eschew the tight daily grind, the layers upon layers of clothing and serious skincare and makeup for spontaneous fun, easy dressing and paired-down beauty routines.  I thought this would be a great time to introduce […]

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Summer Favorites at The Choosy Chick

Full disclosure: I love being tan.  However, I’m not in my twenties anymore, and my sun damage is starting to show, so you’ll find me using self tanner at night, and lots of SPF during the day.  (See my annual nontoxic sunscreen review here.)  Readers, followers, friends and family have been asking me nonstop lately, […]

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AILLEA Opens in Charleston + A Giveaway

In case you haven’t heard, AILLEA, one of my favorite clean beauty retailers, just opened a new location here in Charleston.  It is a 10 minute walk from my house downtown, so to say that I am excited is an understatement!  AILLEA has two other locations in Denver, and one in Atlanta.  They are also […]

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Sunscreen Stars 2018

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here, and I know you probably haven’t even thought about what’s been sitting in your beach bag for the last year, but it’s time to stock up on safe, nontoxic, eco-friendly sunscreen for you and your family.  Every year, we are offered more clean options, which is great, (!) but some […]

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Why Skincare Doesn’t Stop at Your Face

  When I last saw True Botanicals founder Hillary Peterson in November, she filled me in on their upcoming launch, the Resurfacing Body Mask.  I am always excited for a new release from True Botanicals, (because I’ve literally never been disappointed by one) but I was especially grateful for this product.  I’d been using their […]

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Earth Day Sales & Eco-Friendly Tips

Maybe it’s just me, but I am thinking (read: worrying) about the Earth, and what kind of shape I am leaving it in for my children every.single.day.  Every time I throw a piece of plastic in the recycle bin, I cringe, especially if it’s single use plastic, like a bottle of water.  (There are so […]

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5YINA: TCM meets Luxury Skincare

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know that I am a HUGE fan of Traditional Chinese Medicine, particularly acupuncture and herbalism.  My acupuncturist has taught me so much over the years about the 5 Elements discipline she adheres to, and it absolutely fascinates me.  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around […]

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Beauty Heroes Wellness Discovery: Vital Proteins

Beauty Heroes has been pumping out the box options lately, and they are all soooo good.  They’ve recently added a wellness discovery box, and as many of you know, I am a wellness and supplement junkie.  Naturally, I’m hooked.  Purchasing these wellness discovery boxes (quantities are limited, but these are not a subscription; anyone can […]

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My Morning Beauty Routine

What’s your morning beauty routine?  I get this question a lot, and recently the ladies over at Glitter Guide asked me the same thing.  The truth is, for a beauty blogger, my routine is pretty quick and minimal; there are days where I don’t wear any makeup at all.  I’m a busy mother, and I’d […]

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