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When and Why You Should Throw Out Old Makeup

Brigid McHugh

When and Why You Should Throw Out Old Makeup

We all (or at least most of us) know to go through the fridge and the pantry and chuck food that is past it's expiration date. It's really simple, find the stamped date, and if it's too old, get rid of it. Why? Because things go bad, start to grow mold and bacteria, and we don't want to eat that.  Cosmetics have an expiration date too! The problem is that cosmetics are not required to have an expiration date on their packaging. A lot of products will tell you how long after opening/purchasing they should be discarded, but it can...

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3 Cruelty-Free Beauty Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow

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3 Cruelty-Free Beauty Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow

Beauty starts from the inside, loving yourself and the temple that is your body. Cruelty-free and vegan beauty brands embody positive vibes and focus on being good for you and everything around you. Staying in the loop on the latest brands and trends has never been easier with this list of 4 of my favorite cruelty-free and/or vegan beauty accounts on Instagram.   Vegan Beauty Addict @veganbeautyaddict Jess fills Instagram and YouTube with photos and reviews of vegan beauty brands. Her reviews are honest, and her photos are amazing!   I LOVE testing out new shampoos and conditioners! Since my...

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Eucalyptus to Soothe Your Soul

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Eucalyptus to Soothe Your Soul

When I was in high school, I was offered an amazing opportunity to be an exchange student in Australia. It was probably one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done in my life and has had an impact on me in so many ways. Before traveling to Australia, I was somewhat familiar with eucalyptus, but in the sense of “Hey Koalas eat that!” That's me holding a koala!!!   Let me set a scene for you: Trafalgar Station is an 80,000-acre ranch in Queensland, which uses some amazing sustainability practices. The property is HUGE, and the owners are one-of-a-kind....

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All You Need To Know About Your Skin, Coconut Oil, and Lauric Acid

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All You Need To Know About Your Skin, Coconut Oil, and Lauric Acid

It seems like everyone uses coconut oil for everything these days... Frizzy hair? Coconut Oil. Cavities? Coconut Oil. Ran out of lube? Coconut Oil. The list goes on and on. So what's all the fuss about, and why is coconut oil so amazing? What is Lauric Acid? Lauric acid is a fatty acid that can be found in foods contining saturated fats. It is classified as a lipid, a class of organic compounds, and another name for fats. Fats are required for human life, as they contribute to the construction of cellular membranes, and keep our bodies from starving. There...

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The Charcoal Craze

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The Charcoal Craze

I feel like when it comes to activated charcoal there are only two types of people: The ones who jump up and down because I have charcoal soap The ones who don't know what charcoal is or why it is used If you're a jumper, this post probably isn't for you, but who knows, maybe you will find other uses for activated charcoal that you didn't know existed!     Rewind a few years ago, if you mentioned charcoal to me, I would have thought of drawing a picture, or cooking up some s'mores. These days, my mind goes to...

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