April's Toxin-Free Beauty Picks
The toxin-free beauty products I'm digging this month. Check out my top beauty picks for April!
I feel like my make-up bag is ever changing and growing. Since falling in love with toxin-free beauty, I am constantly searching for new products that will not only make me feel beautiful, but will be beneficial to my body (or at least, not harmful).
Here are my top toxin-free beauty selections for this month.
For the past two years, I have been 100% loyal to my 100% Pure Mascara. Don’t get me wrong, I still adore and will always keep their mascara in my make-up bag, but I recently stumbled across this mascara on Thrive Market and it is truly fabulous (and very affordable). It's definitely a keeper!
Great for: Those of you who love a thick wand and a fuller eye look. This product makes my lashes look look and luscious.
Hands down the best foundation I have ever used. This beats all toxic AND non-toxic foundations that I have tried. It’s a serum and a foundation in one, so it’s great for your skin, as well as providing a solid coverage. It may be a little pricey, but it's so worth it and lasts forever.
Great for: Those of you who like a good base coverage. I have dry skin and it works very well with my complexion.
I’ll admit I am not the most talented when it comes to eye shadow application and the thought of applying colors seemed extremely daunting. This eye shadow duo has been perfect for my every day look and for improving my application skills. The light gold hues are gorgeous and the champagne shade is subtle, but equally as beautiful.
Great for: Those of you who strive for a natural, fresh-faced look, and for those of you (like me) who are new to applying shadows and blending colors.
You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that nail polish is terrible for you. It has a very distinct smell that screams chemicals. However, despite this, I admit it’s actually only been a few months since I ditched the manicures at the salon and my beloved OPI colors for a safer brand. I am loving matte, neutral colors at the moment and I fell in love with this shade in the SOPHi line. This water-based formula is hypoallergenic and odorless so you don’t have to breathe in toxic fumes while pampering yourself.
Great for: Those of you who love neutral, Fall colors at any time of year.
A new thing I’m loving this month? Dry brushing. This is new to my beauty and detoxification routine, but I am already seeing huge benefits including softer skin, smaller pores and more energy. I’ve also heard people say that it has reduced appearance of cellulite. This brush has an extra long wand so it’s great for getting those hard to reach spots like your mid-back. It’s high-quality yet very affordable.
Great for: Those of you looking for new ways to detoxify and who want to add a little extra something to their self-love routine.
Beef Bulgogi Bowls
Makes 2 Large Bowls
1 lb. grass-fed rib eye or sirloin steak
2 tablespoons cooking oil of choice
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
2 tablespoons freshly minced garlic
1 tablespoon raw honey or sweetener of choice
2 stems of green onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
4 cups dark leafy greens
2 cups roasted broccoli
3 large carrots, roasted
3 cups cauliflower rice
+ hot sauce (to taste)
= spicy mayo!
1) To make the roasted vegetables, throw frozen broccoli and carrots onto a baking sheet, drizzle in cooking oil of choice, salt and pepper, and roast in the oven at 375F for 30 minutes or so. Remove and set aside.
2) Place the steaks in a large bowl with coconut aminos, minced garlic, raw honey, salt and pepper. Let marinate for 10-30 minutes.
3) In a large skillet, add cooking oil and saute the steaks (along with sauce) over medium high heat or until the steak is medium-well done.
4) Set the beef aside and slice into thin pieces.
5) Using the same pan, heat up your cauliflower rice in the skillet until piping hot.
5) To each bowl, add 2 cups of greens. Top greens with 1-2 carrots, 1 cup roasted broccoli, 1 1/2 cups cauliflower rice, 1/2 lb of steak and chopped green onion. Add a dollop of spicy mayo on the side, sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!
Isabella Grace is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner focusing on toxin-free, natural living to its fullest extent. Her mission is to provide personalized integrative health solutions to create sustainable, lifelong change and enable you to live, love, and serve at your fullest health potential.
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