DIY Face Paint for a Healthier Halloween!

Halloween is quickly approaching, and it’s time to nail your family’s costumes down. In order to make sure you stay healthy while participating in the fun, Sophia Ruan Gushee, author of A-to-Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide To Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, has created the ultimate recipe for nontoxic DIY face paint that the whole family can have fun making together!

There are many dangerous toxicants found in conventional paints, including lead, nickel, cobalt, and chromium. This recipe is quick, easy, and a great alternative to the common varieties out there:


  • 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp water
  • Natural food color (seek nontoxic products  on Amazon, or use household foot items that can act as natural dyes)
  • Mix the cornstarch and flour in a bowl. Add the honey and water to your mixture. It should create a thick, gluey substance that resembles a paste. If the paint is too thin, add more cornstarch and flour. If too thick, add extra water.


·         Divide the mixture into separate bowls, and add your coloring. For example, you can use turmeric for yellow, and paprika for red.


·         The paint comes out a bit more thick and gooey than conventional face paints, but the colors come out beautifully and stay on for hours.


·         While the paint dries well, the honey component makes the paint slightly sticky to the touch. Avoid touching the paint after it is applied.



4 Must-Have Beauty Solutions for Vacation Hangovers!

Happy almost Friday! Vacation is the main event everyone plans for during the beautiful Autumn. However, no one really prepares themselves for the vacation “hangover” once you’re back in town and reality hits!


Not to worry, below I’ve listed some tried and true products from ArbonneBorghese and Skin Research Labs that can restore even the heaviest of post vacation blues (including a charcoal containing mud mask that works in just 5 minutes).




Depending on where you go, the travel alone can leave skin feeling dry and dull try fango ESSENZIALI Mud Mask in ENERGIZE for an overall skin renewal. Apply on cleansed skin and feel the activated charcoal detoxify skin leaving it radiant and restored. Feel free to wash after 5 minutes, but can be used for up to 20 minutes.

Other Key Ingredients:

  • Mineral-Rich Mud: Derived from the earth, this powerful ingredient is infused with minerals that work to purify pores, exfoliate and clarify the skin without drying it out.
  • Coffee Seed Oil and Caffeine: Helps stimulate collagen and elastin production to leave the skin feeling toned and healthy.

Paraben-Free | Clinically-Tested | Allergy-Tested

Try the sheet mask version to awaken and exfoliate the skin!





Since vacation allows you to indulge and set aside healthy habits for a short time, you might feel the need to detox and purify your body. Try a vegan botanical herbal blend like, Arbonne Essential Herbal Detox Tea which helps rid the body of toxins while cleansing the liver and kidneys.




Need a lash boost after going makeup free all week? Use a lash enhancing serum and mascara in one with neuEnvy peptide enhanced mascara. It even works to extend the life and lushness of lash extensions, conditioning and protecting the lashes between trips to the salon.


Dance with Butter London!

How to have the positive energy all the time? For a girl, being pretty and attractive is the easiest way to make you feel alive.


Using the fit color for you lip definitely is very important. I chose this one to make my mood feel like dancing! Of course you have other options from Butter London.


Plush Rush Lipstick

Captivate colour in the most cushiony, velvety texture. A plumping effect stimulates collagen production for fuller, firmer lips while accentuating curves and boosting moisture.


Plush Rush Lip Liner

butter LONDON’s Plush Rush Lip Liners are the ultimate 2-in-1. Provides definition and blendability with a built in brush. No feathering, no bleeding and water resistant!


Plush Rush Lip Gloss

High-shine and cushion feel, instantly add lip fullness with a lasting tingling sensation. You have to feel it to believe it!


BronzerClutch Palette

A customizable contour and highlighting palette that comes with three universal shades and highlighter pen to shape, define and brighten. Colour boosting ingredients prolong the appearance of your tan and enhance your natural pigmentation.

BlushClutch Palettes

 Our customizable BlushClutch Palettes are made with Ruby Powder and Pepper Tree Extract to bring out a natural flush. Primer infused for all day wear, our blushes have a creamy, velvety texture for smooth application. The clutch also includes a highlight pen for a soft strobe of light where you want it most!



The Beauty Ingredients You Never Heard Of

We‘re all too familiar with the common ingredients in our everyday beauty routine. Hyaluronic acid, retinol, AHA’s – the list goes on. But what about the lesser known?

Surya Brasil has spent the last 20 years unearthing the therapeutic performance of exotic botanical ingredients like buriti, murumuru and babaçu straight from the Amazon Rainforest and around the globe. 100% natural, organic and vegan ingredients, they may put your tongue in a twist but are worth the benefits.unnamed

Acerola: Amazonia Preciosa Exfoliating Shower Gel

Acerola cherries are packed with antioxidants and enhance the appearance of healthy skin. This shower gel is a gentle yet effective body wash to cleanse and moisturize.

$29, available online


Babaçu: Color Fixation Hair Mask

If you’re looking for silky, smooth hair babaçu is your solution! This creamy, restorative hair mask provides a deep treatment to hydrate and revitalize dyed or damaged hair. This mask also extends the life of color, strengthens the cuticle of the hair and restores shine and manageability.

$11.99, available online


Buriti: Sapien Women Facial Scrub

A hydrating and natural SPF, buriti acts as a natural exfoliant in this facial scrub to remove dead cells and impurities. The Sapien Women Facial Scrub will leave your skin silky, smooth, soft and hydrated.

$16.99, available online


Murumuru: Amazonia Preciosa Murumuru Shampoo + Conditioner

Rich in pro vitamin A and C and omega fatty acids 3, 6 and 9, murumuru butter is an intense natural moisturizer. Our Murumuru Shampoo and Conditioner will cleanse and regulate excess oil while moisturizing dry ends for balanced, healthy hair.

Shampoo: $25

Conditioner: $25

Available online


Ucuuba: Ucuuba Nourishing Hair Mask

Ucuuba is a key ingredient to replenishing dry hair. Our Ucuuba Nourishing Hair Mask strengthens hair leaving it silky and more manageable.

$20, available online


Ylang Ylang: Color Fixation Leave In Conditioner

Containing ylang ylang for a non-toxic and non-sensitizing natural conditioner, this treatment is for hair in need of additional hydration whether dry, chemically treated or stressed by environmental factors. Its rich formula is balanced to provide smoothness to each strand and control volume while strengthening the cuticle of the hair.

$9.99, available online


Wraps Launch Special Edition Skull Wristband Headphones

Following the success of the Classic and Talk Wraps wristband headphones, Wraps is now launching a limited edition Skull Bead Wraps to celebrate the spooky Halloween season. Based on the Natural Walnut wooden bead Wraps but with added Skull charms to bring this look to life, you can now rock out while you are enjoying your pumpkin soup, getting together with friends and neighbors or trick or treating with the kids! The new skull bead edition will be available for a limited time only so get yours while you still can!
Using Wraps headphones has fast become as much about how good you look wearing them as it is how good they sound. Not only do the earphones look and sound great, they also solve the daily frustration of those that are easily broken, tangled or lost. Wraps solve 3 inherent problems all earphones have: storage, anti- tangle and style simply by enabling you to wear them on your wrist while you’re not using them. #WearYourSound with pride and bring your outfit to life while also having your favourite music ‘on hand’ whenever you want it.

The Skull Beads Wraps feature: 

  • built in headset microphone
  • 3.5mm gold plated jack 
  • light, spherical ABS housing helps control the sound
  • choice of small, medium and large silicon tips to provide a comfortable and secure fit 
  • large 10MM dynamic speaker, tuned by world-renowned British Audio sound engineers, to deliver exceptional sound quality
When worn on the wrist, the unique patented slider system keeps the lightweight heads, slider and jack plug all connected together for a secure compact fit. The cables are kept in perfect alignment and remain tangle free and always close to hand! The British designers blended materials and colors to craft a fashionable headphone that can stylize your outfit and coordinate your look so whether you’re travelling to work, to a Halloween party or heading off to school, there is a Wraps headphone for you!
The Limited Edition Skull Bead Wraps is available on for $38.99. 

Veil Cosmetics Sunset Skin Foundation

Introducing Sunset Skin Foundation, an airy, whipped foundation that reveals flawless skin.

Available October 15thSunset Skin Foundation ($59.00 SRP, is specially engineered to give an effortless blend and soft focus finish that helps skin appear smoother and reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines. Hydrating, soothing and plumping benefits from Water Lily and Cinnamon Bark give skin a natural looking glow.


Available in an impressive range of 12 shades from Porcelain, Light, Medium & Tan with either pink, neutral or gold undertones.         

About Veil Cosmetics

The LIGHT INFUSED COSMETICS Brand, VEIL products impart instant illumination and brighten the complexion with their treatment benefits. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed celebrity makeup artist Sebastien Tardif, Veil Cosmetics was inspired by Tardif’s passion for skin and fresh take on superior makeup textures. Veil sets out to modernize the traditional approach to makeup by revealing gorgeous skin, not masking it, with multi- tasking, skin care cosmetics.

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