Finding “natural” deodorants that actually work can be quite the challenge. Here at The Beauty Girl, we’re all for being conscious of harsh chemicals and parabens in anti-perspirants, but not when it leaves us smelling like a gym sock at the end of the day. In the past we’ve shared other natural deodorant options
with you, and recently we’ve discovered another to add to your list. Read More
Here at The Beauty Girl, we’re big fans of Crest whitening products. But if you’re looking to save some extra cash, we found this simple, safe and easy to follow at-home whitening treatment. With only four ingredients, and three easy steps, this whitening remedy costs less than five dollars, takes less than five minutes and delivers great results. Read More
The gloom and chill of winter days can make you want to eat everything in sight and hibernate the months away until May.
We discovered a healthy snack alternative called NatureBox. The company sends healthy snacks directly to your door monthly. For example, our box included carrot chips, roasted garlic pumpkin seeds, chipotle maple almonds, cinnamon spiced granola and country ranch peas. The snacks come packaged separately, but we decided to mix them all together to create a delicious trail mix. Serving up to twenty people, and with each food package under 190 calories per serving, it’s a great buy for families of all sizes. Another plus is that NatureBox contributes to feeding the hungry through their partnership with Feeding America.
Each NatureBox is priced at $19.99 and can be purchased on the website (naturebox.com).
I used to think the only cure for cracked skin was a heavy helping of moisturizer and a Band-Aid or Saran Wrap to seal in the hydrating ingredients. Then I got this tip from dermatologist Neal Schultz. “If you catch that crack early, apply a few layers of Krazy Glue over it. You’ll get rapid healing and pain relief. And when it’s better, don’t pick off the dried glue; allow it to peel off naturally in one to two weeks.”
Have you ever thought about how much grime, oil, and germs are on our touch screen phones? When you think about it, and how can you not, it’s pretty gross. Especially with this horrible flu going around, if there were ever a time to be better about disinfecting your phone, this is it.
We found a simple solution: GoSwype Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
. It’s made up of an antibacterial microfiber, which unlike other cloths that just wipe away finger smudges, this one does that AND kills 98% of the bacteria like E. Coli and Salmonella. It’s $1.99 a cloth and lasts up to 200 wipes. After using the GoSwype for two weeks, I was really impressed with how clear it kept my screen, plus there was no more ick-factor when handling my phone.
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No matter your relationship status on Valentine’s Day, here are some ways to enjoy the sweetest holiday of the year.
As a child, every Valentines Day, my mom would write me a little love letter that she’d tuck into my lunch box or backpack before school. Yes, I got plenty of Valentine’s and candy grams from my classmates, but I so looked forward to finding these cute notes reminding me that I was her Valentine that day and every day! Consider writing a love letter to your child on the 14th. Even if your son or daughter hasn’t quite reached the reading stage, that’s okay. Save these notes to share with your child when they’re a little older and can appreciate them. I’m a lot older now and still have mine!
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I’m a fan of KIND bars. They’re the one thing I could eat in the mornings during my first trimester of pregnancy. Now in my fourth month, I still buy them in bulk as they make a great snack (I love the peanut butter and strawberry flavor).
Then I found out celeb makeup artist Bobbi Brown is a fan, too. She partnered with KIND for their ‘Snack and Give Back’ campaign to remind women that there’s more to beauty than what we apply to our faces.
Together they’ve created this Eat Pretty Powerful Cube, comprised of Bobbi’s favorite KIND bars. Flavors include: Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Cashew & Ginger Spice, Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan and Madagascar Vanilla Almond. A portion of sales from each cube will help to fund a new KIND Kitchen at the Broome Street Academy, a free public charter high school in New York City that is close to Bobbi’s heart.
The cube is $42.95 and available for purchase here
. It’s packaged in a cute box and could make for a delicious and healthy gift.
We’ve slathered every which type of oil on our skin—olive, argan, coconut, jojoba, avocado, to name five. A new contender that landed on our desks: Squalane oil. It’s a hot new ingredient that’s popping up in skincare products and gaining industry buzz. The oil was once purely derived from shark liver (yikes!), which is considered to be the richest source of Squalane. However, there are now all-natural, cruelty-free ways to obtain Squalane via plant sources like Amaranth seed, rice bran, wheat germ, and olives. Read More
There’s something to be said for a big bag full of trick-or-treated, sugary goodness. And there’s also something to be said for treats that are delicious and healthy at the same time. Healthy candy sounds like a gimmick (and an oxymoron) to us, but the UNREAL
candy company’s candy is free of all the fake junk that’s in conventional sweets. By fake junk we mean: corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, GMO, artificial flavors and synthetic colors. It also has less sugar and more fiber and protein than other brands. Read More