Beauty Roundup: Jennifer Lawrence Edition

I’m from Kentucky. This naturally means that I have a huge girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence. This girl crush was further solidified on Oscar night. I mean, really. Check out these gifs and try and tell me you don’t love her too.

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Now onto the links we loved this week!

  • While we love luxury beauty products, sometimes it’s fun to try a little DIY. Britanie of Beauty by Britanie has a great DIY for a face mask that helps sensitive skin.
  • Who doesn’t want stronger, fuller, shinier hair? No one, that’s who. Check out Wellness Mama’s post on how to improve hair naturally to get started on growing the perfect mane.
  • Our love for S.W. Basics is well document at this point. Now we love that Shop Pretty is documenting their love.
  • Alison breaks down her yearly beauty budget over at XOJane. We loved reading all of the comments to get a better idea of monetary value an individual places on their beauty routine. Join the conversation. What’s your budget?

What did you love this week?

New Product Alert: suki correct coverage concealer in butter cream

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Good news – suki now has a second color option for their popular concealer; butter cream. The 100% pure mineral pigment correct coverage concealer in honey is a great seller, but we’re excited to offer a second color for different skin tones.  Like the original, the butter cream color actively improves skin health while delivering flawless every-day coverage.

Find on our site:

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Introducing 80 Acres Body Butter

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Moments before writing this blog post, I generously covered my arms and hands in my new favorite body product; 80 Acres of McEvoy Ranch Body Butter.

80 Acres already manufacturers incredible beauty products in great verde, blood orange, and lavender scents – but we think this body butter is quickly going to become a top-seller. The body butter is extremely creamy, rich and provides great hydration for skin. The body butter is made from organic extra virgin olive oil, organic shea, mango, and cocoa butter, and produces an intensive hydrating experience.

Seriously. Try it.

Find it on our site:

Verde Body Butter

Lavender Body Butter

Blood Orange Body Butter

Beauty Roundup: Valentine Edition

Love is in the air. Even if you’re single today, take refuge in great family, friends, and beauty posts!

  • Who needs pheromones when you have perfume? Well and Good has a great list of 9 natural perfumes.
  • Seinfeld is my spirit animal. This explains why I’m totally into MindBodyGreen‘s write up on how Seinfeld teaches about karma and happiness.
  • The New York Times has a thought-provoking editorial on beauty product safety in relation to animal testing. It’s definitely worth a read.
  • We loved Carrie’s post at BlissTree about the recognizing the privilege of purchasing “natural” products and striking an informed balance.

What did you love this week?

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Beauty Roundup: Beyonce Edition

We just had to name our beauty roundup after Beyonce this week. There’s no way you could stop us. Girl was on FIRE last night!

  • We love lists. So it’s a no-brainer that we loved No More Dirty Looks 9 Wellness Rules of Healthy People.
  • Green Beauty Team has a great post reminding us on the importance of Vitamin D and sunshine.

Did you enjoy the Super Bowl? What was your favorite commercial?

New Deep Steep Products

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A natural beauty favorite, Deep Steep, has added a few new product lines to their collection and we are most excited to offer them to Charleston Naturally customers.

Charleston Naturally now carries Deep Steep Hand Cream, Hand Scrub, and Deep Steep Sugar Scrub in all available scents. From Grapefruit Bergamot to Tangerine Melon, discover a new favorite or enjoy an old classic in a new natural product.

Deep Steep’s Hand Cream is the perfect size for your purse, offering the option to always be able to moisturize your hands on dry winter days.

Deep Steep Hand Scrub helps exfoliate and smooth calluses with a blend of sea salt, exotic oils, and Shea butter.

Relax while also exfoliating your skin with Deep Steep’s Sugar Scrub. Made with organic sugar, the scrub will help reveal silky, smooth skin.

What’s your favorite Deep Steep scent?

Dr. Hauschka in the news

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We feel  a bit like a proud parent bragging about their child, but we would be remiss if we didn’t give a mention to all the incredible press Dr. Hauschka has been receiving lately.

Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream and been featured in Tory Burch, Style.com, and US Magazine lately. Gucci Westman and Jennifer Aniston regularly use the rose day cream as an integral part of their skin care routine. Aniston says, “I’ve used Neutrogena face soap since I was a teen. I also like Dr. Hauschka Rose day cream, which I now mix with sunblock.” Style describes the cream as, “I hate foundation, but I do wear Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream on my face. It feels natural, and I like the smell. It’s light, and it looks sort of like butter.”

Rose Day Cream isn’t getting all the love, NYMag features the Normalizing Day Oil stating,

“Before trying this product, I hadn’t concluded that anyone would actually want to switch from a lotion to a oil. Then, a few drops of this “normalizing” blend of apricot, peanut, carrot, sunflower, and other oils made my dry skin look fresh while eliminating most of grossness from that “T-zone” area dermatologists always signal out. Like a good cream, it felt nice to spread this stuff across my face in the morning. And the slightly medicinal/menthol-y smell (it has added fragrance, unlike many others tested) suggested cleanliness with no extra cologne needed. Only problem: With no dropper included, the bottle is a bit messy.”

If you’re looking for a body oil, instead of face – The Beauty Bean has a great review on the Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Body Oil calling it, “No gimmicks, no empty promise, just a high quality body oil that will firm and fortify the skin to diminish the appearance of cellulite.”

Looking to shrink your pores? The Scoop has a selection of featured products that help minimize their appearance, including the Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Clay Mask.

Have you tried any Dr. Hauschka products? What’s your favorite?

Beauty Roundup: Happy Weather Edition

It’s currently a beautiful 75 degree day in Charleston, so don’t mind me if I’m blissfully staring out the window in between bullet points.

  • Known for her detailed, science approach, Ask an Esthetician has a great breakdown on honey as a beauty ingredient.
  • Big ups to Victoria’s Secret! According to Fashionista, the lingerie powerhouse is making big strides to be toxic-free by the end of 2013.
  • Sometimes you have to look beyond the products you put on your face and consider what you’re putting into your body for great skin. Luckily, MindBodyGreen gives some tips on how to get beautiful skin through your diet.
  • Award season is fantastic, no? Especially when we get to learn more about the Beautiful Beth Behrs organic beauty routine from GreenBeautyTeam. Psst..she wore Dr. Hauschka lipstick. ;)

What did we miss? What are you loving this week?

Introducing S.W. Basics

Introducing our newest product line, S.W. Basics of Brooklyn.

These super efficient, simply lovable organic beauty products will convince you that less is more!

“Simplicity is the definition of awesome.”

That’s the motto of S.W. Basics of Brooklyn. Instead of adding tons of unnecessary and harmful ingredients, all S.W. Basics products are composed solely of whole, high-potency compounds that deliver beautiful results. Handmade in Brooklyn, this holistic beauty line is made in small batches from ingredients that are ethically sourced, certified organic, Fair Trade, or harvested from small family farms. All products contain 5 ingredients or less! Check out the full S.W. Basics line and embrace the simple life.SW Basics

New Product: 80 Acres Travel Kits

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We love travel kits. They’re perfect for travel, clearly. But they are also a great way to test out several smaller products and find your favorite.

We are so excited to now sell the 80 Acres of McEvoy Ranch Travel Kits. A customer favorite, 80 Acres soaps, lotions, salts, and body washes are made from organic, extra-virgin olive oil from their own olive orchards. With incredible scents such as lavender, blood orange, and verde – the 80 Acres Travel Kits are the perfect gift for you or a loved one.