Archive for category: Beauty

Bare Your Beauty — Benefits of Being Make-Up Free a Few Days Out of the Week

Bare Your Beauty — Benefits of Being Make-Up Free a Few Days Out of the Week

  Make-Up is essential for most women on a daily basis – either to look good for work or social occasions. However, all beauty standards set aside, going make-up free for a few days out of the week can be

Simplifying your Closet: A Brief Guide

Every time you have an important dinner or a meeting to dress up for, rummaging through your closet for the perfect outfit becomes an inevitable part of your routine. Most of the time, you cannot find what you need, not

How to Use Your Self Confidence to Change Your Life

How to Use Your Self Confidence to Change Your Life

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How to Use Your Self Confidence to Change Your Life   A good life is synonymous with a successful personal, professional and social life! If in either aspect you do not find yourself successful, you can use your self confidence

Sweet Lavender Toner

Sweet Lavender Toner

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Featured Eco Product: Sweet Lavender Toner The item is our new Sweet Lavender Toner – 98.69% organic: ABOUT Made with 98.69% organic Ingredients Lightly scented with organic lavender oil Contains organic cucumber fruit extract, a natural skin emollient and softener

Raspberry Ice Powdered Blush

Raspberry Ice Powdered Blush

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Featured Eco Product: Raspberry Ice Powdered Blush The Raspberry Ice powdered blush – Colored with botanicals, clays and fruits! This blush is mica free, titanium dioxide free and iron oxide free. Proudly made in the USA!  HOW TO USE: To

Bangs are Super Cool – 3 Ways to Tame Your Summer Fringe

Bangs are Super Cool – 3 Ways to Tame Your Summer Fringe

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Bangs are chic & fun but Summer weather + fringe? … Not so much. Here’s how to keep that bang up job looking effortless & frizz free, naturally!   1. Condition … Moisture makes the fringe less likely to puff

The Great Wedding Recyclery in Chicago: Buy or Sell Slightly Pre-Loved Wedding Items

The Great Wedding Recyclery in Chicago: Buy or Sell Slightly Pre-Loved Wedding Items

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If you’re a newly engaged Chicago area couple looking for great deals on fabulous items for your upcoming wedding ~ OR ~ are a recent bride or groom that’s still hanging on to extra stuff from your wedding, then join

Phthalates Linked with Childhood Asthma, and Many Other Health Problems

Phthalates Linked with Childhood Asthma, and Many Other Health Problems

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Phthalates Linked with Childhood Asthma, and Many Other Health Problems Phthalates cause health problems. The evidence continues to come in. Here’s the latest: a study from the University of Columbia reports that exposure to phthalates in personal care products and

Overwhelmed by Which Cosmetics are Safe and Which Aren’t? 5 Easy Steps for the Everyday Person

Overwhelmed by Which Cosmetics are Safe and Which Aren’t? 5 Easy Steps for the Everyday Person

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  Overwhelmed by Which Cosmetics are Safe and Which Aren’t? You Don’t Have to Be a Chemist —5 Easy Steps for the Everyday Person I’ve done several presentations now to help people reduce their toxic exposure in life. I talk

Could Your Gel Manicure Leave You with Nerve Damage or Skin Cancer?

Could Your Gel Manicure Leave You with Nerve Damage or Skin Cancer?

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Could Your Gel Manicure Leave You with Nerve Damage or Skin Cancer? I got a very disturbing comment from one of our Cinco Vidas readers a little bit ago. After reading it, I felt really angry that more isn’t done

Check Out My Safe Shopping Recommendations in WVE’s Non-Toxic Guide!

Check Out My Safe Shopping Recommendations in WVE’s Non-Toxic Guide!

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Check Out My Safe Shopping Recommendations in WVE’s Non-Toxic Guide! I was really excited when our friends at Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) asked me to submit my favorite non-toxic, safe gift ideas. They have done a great job