Taking full advantage of being ❄️ snowed in ❄️ and getting so much done! It’s amazing how productive I can be when I don’t have to go to work! 😂😬 ••• Wearing @100percentpure’s Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick in “Sahara” 💋 #100PercentPure
One of my favorite things about working within the conventional beauty industry was the constant possibility for artistry. While the phrase “natural beauty” currently conjures up “no make-up” make-up tutorials and lots of barely-there looks, I never want to surrender the artistic element of beauty that I enjoy so immensely. Obviously, physical health is critical but emotional health is just as important and often under-rated. If you trade in creativity for cleanliness, then you’re just prioritizing your physical health over your emotional health- eventually you’ll feel deprived & discouraged. ••• Luckily, green beauty has more & more innovative offerings by the day to keep your creative juices flowing. I’ve highlighted my 5️⃣ favorite trends in beauty for 2018 and I’m sharing fun (& clean) products to help you achieve the looks today on EpicureanEmily.com ••• P.S. Don’t worry about being “too trendy”. For me, trends are a great way to test-drive a new look. A fresh technique may just end up landing a spot in your permanent routine! Which trends in beauty are you loving lately???
Time for #ToxinTuesday once again!☠️🚫☠️ Popular for treating breakouts, I remember using Mario Badescu’s “Drying Lotion” every night before bed on my blemished teenage skin. At the time, I wasn’t aware of its ingredients, including ☠️TALC☠️, a seemingly harmless clay mineral that happens to carry a high risk of asbestos contamination. While the FDA considers it unacceptable for personal care products to be contaminated with asbestos, they remain powerless to legally hold companies accountable for the safety of their talc sourcing. Asbestos are a group of silicate minerals that were commonly used in construction beginning in the early 1900’s. These hazardous minerals were linked to lung cancer and mesothelioma for decades until countless lawsuits filed by miners & construction workers began to arise in the 1970’s. ••• Talc itself has been linked to many health problems, including ovarian cancer, lung cancer/disease, & respiratory issues. It’s important to note that many of these studies have been associated with talcum powder, which puts talc at a greater risk to 1️⃣ be inhaled through the nose or mouth, drying out nasal mucous membranes and affecting breathing ability in infants 2️⃣ cause irritation and inflammation of the respiratory system upon inhalation 3️⃣ play a key role in the development of ovarian cancer in women when applied regularly in the genital region. Powdered talc may be more dangerous than the talc in an acne treatment, but why buy suspect carcinogenic talc-based products at all when there are safer and equally effective alternatives? ••• @indie_lee’s Blemish Lotion is a blemish banisher, with one of it’s star ingredients being •Collidial Silver• an antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory super-hero reducing swelling, preserving cells, and promoting healing. Simply dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment (don’t shake it!), spot apply before bed, and wake up to clearer skin! Basically, it’s magic! ✨🧖♀️✨
Holiday Monday inspo 🤗 ••• Spending my day off remembering the legacy left by the great MLK Jr. This quote of his that I heard on the radio this morning really resonated with me, “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” ••• My biggest hope for my platform is that it becomes a resource and community where everyone feels valued and encouraged to share their story. Being healthy isn’t something that should only be accessible to people who can afford adaptogens and supplements. If we want to change the world, we must first serve the world and seek to connect with the people within it. ••• I’ll be posting an exciting (and highly requested) Instagram story later today that will hopefully help you to eat healthfully on a budget. Any guesses???
This @lumionskin Oxygen Mist has been so helpful in my current skincare routine for combating the inevitable dryness and redness that accompanies cold & dry winter weather! ❄️🌨 ••• It’s formulated with ⚡️HOCL⚡️ (hypochlorous acid), which is a naturally occurring compound that fights infection within our bodies. When applied topically, it protects against environmental stressors, reverses signs of aging, combats bacteria and “disinfects” the skin. Usually, when we put up a fight against any of the conditions listed above, we end up with red, irritated, & uncomfortable skin. But because this mist contains oxygen in addition to HOCL, it also increases hydration, decreases inflammation, and stimulates collagen production. ••• In summary, it’s basically a miraculous scientific formula in bottle and even though it’s just a face mist, I really feel like it’s been healing my dry patches while minimizing breakouts. Waiting to try out the serum next! 🤗 ••• P.S. This line is a very affordable, yet very effective green skincare option. I’m wondering- would y’all be interested in seeing more moderately priced beauty picks? Maybe a series? We could call it #FridaysFrugalFind! 😬 Leave me some feedback in the comments! ☺️ #LUMIONLife
Thursday thoughts; 💭 does drinking @happyandhale smoothies and running errands count as #DoingThings, @outdoorvoices??? 🤔🙈 Obsessed with these colorful leggings from OV! Life is too short to wear black leggings! 🙌🏼🌈 #OutdoorVoices
Today on epicureanemily.com, I’m sharing my favorite plant-based food blogs and inspiring Instagrammers to follow for recipe ideas, like @rachlmansfield, who is responsible for creating the recipe for this vegan & gluten-free creamy pasta! ••• Head to the blog to discover the rest of the amazing women who inspire my mealtimes! #LinkInBio #Banza #RachLEats
Happy Monday! 💖 ••• I’m wearing @100percentpure’s Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick in “Winecup”, my go-to rosy mauve hue. These lipsticks are seriously amazing! The formula is so much more pigmented and moisturizing than any conventional matte lipstick I’ve tried in the past and guess what the pigment is made from??? Fruit! 🍓🍒🍇 ••• P.S. I’m still loving @keikolynn’s @acolorstory filter pack, “Stardust”! My favorite filter is “Lucille”, but all of them maintain really natural skin tones which make them perfect for selfies! #AColorStory #AColorStoryStardust
Who needs stacks of money when you can have stacks of pancakes?! 🥞 I’ve tried a lot of “healthy” pancake recipes, but this one may be my favorite because it reminds me of the pancakes of my childhood- perfectly fluffy yet delightfully crispy. 🤤 However, this stack boasts 30 grams of protein! 😱 ••• Recipe is by @katharinemelody and can be found on @alohamoment’s website under the “Breakfast” tab 💙Happy week, friends! ☺️