The Clean Beauty Rookie Guide


The New Year is a great time to start new habits – like a new beauty routine! I receive a lot of questions about what to start with when switching to all natural and I have comprised a list of some great starts.

One Love Organics Coconut Skin Dew is a new lotion-like moisturizer from one of my favorite brands.  It is a brand new product this month and I am in love.  The Coconut Skin Dew is the perfect replacement for a conventional moisturizer – and perfect for the Winter cold.  I am also hoping that Santa puts the One Love Organics Vitamin C Brightening Serum in my stocking.  I have had the chance to try this product and it is high priority on my skin regimen wish list.  Both of these products are 25% off this weekend with the code LOVECLUBCYBERSALE.

I have just absolutely fallen in love with the 100% Pure Mascara. It is just so good and you can’t beat the $10 price tag for Cyber Week.

RMS Beauty Makeup Remover Wipes are my absolutely favorite makeup remover.  Not only are they great at removing makeup, they are incredibly moisturizing and leave behind the slightest bit of coconut oil.  These would make the perfect stocking stuffer for the clean beauty newbie.  Fig and Flower is my favorite natural boutique in Atlanta and they are having a great Cyber sale.  Use codes THANKFUL10 (10% off $50-99), THANKFUL15 (15% off $100-149) and THANKFUL20 (20% off $150+).  The sale is also good for the HollyBeth Organics Rose Geranium Face Kit.  I love this kit.  It has everything you need for a complete skincare regimen.  It is super moisturizing for the winter months that are soon upon us. This is a clean beauty skincare essential and just such a great deal.

I have been so impressed with Beautycounter.  It has taken a while for me to try out their products but I have seriously loved everything I’ve tried.  The Beautycounter Cleansing Balm is one of the best products out there.  It is perfect for a night when I am just too tired to take too many skincare steps.  It’s an all-in-one makeup remover, cleanser and moisturizer.  I only use it at night and I feel like my skin looks so good the next day.

I have always said that lip products are the best place to start when switching to clean.  It is a simple way to incorporate clean products into your daily routine.  And a pretty imperative part.  After all, you literally eat what you put on your lips.  Beautycounter Kiss, Kiss Gift Set is just what you need to get the holiday (peppermint) and year-round (rose! love!) incorporated into your lip pampering.

I would love to hear if you gift any of these items to one of your clean beauty rookie friends!  Or if you have any other starter ideas, message me or comment on my Instagram!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

xoxo, Lauren

The Beauty Lover Gift Guide


Okay, okay. For the most part, this is my wishlist of products from brands that I already trust and love.  The Beautycounter Winter Warmth Palette is one of the top 3 beauty items that I would like to receive this Christmas (wink, wink)!  It has amazing reviews and those colors look like they could quickly become my faves.  I have had my eye on these makeup brushes for a while because that deep blue color is just pure beauty to me.

As you all know, I use my Naked II Palette from 100% Pure every single day.  One thing I know is that every beauty lover loves a good palette and that’s why I included two natural beauty palettes on this list.  If you are anything like me, you can never have too many palettes.  I am also pretty fond of the new Semi Matte Lipsticks from 100% Pure.  I tried one on in the color Marrakesh.  It stayed for hours and I felt like a million bucks.  These new lipsticks will satisfy every former MAC lipstick lover – who just wants a natural product on her lips!  ..Make sure you check out my last post about the 100% Pure Cyber Week Sale!

The RMS Living Luminizer is a must-have for any natural beauty maven.  It is perfect for the holidays because it is a moisturizing, dewy luminizer that is essential for every twinkly light occasion!

Ilia and Baggu Gift Set combines two of my favorite brands for what is sure to be a delightful stocking stuffer.  You get three lipsticks in the perfect shades for the season, all tucked in a rose gold leather pouch.  What a little dream.

I posted about my lavender Odeme 5-free nail polish this past summer.  I am really wanting to get my hands on a fall shade…or rather get a fall shade on my hands 😉  I love this deep navy color (which goes perfectly with those makeup brushes)!  The packaging is just so cute…it is sure to make your gift recipient smile 🙂

I would love to know what you end up gifting this season! Please feel free to message me or comment on my Instagram!

xoxo, Lauren



100% Pure Cyber Week Specials


I love the 100% Pure Cyber Week sale!! With so many products at $10, it feels like you are getting a steal!!  That’s cheaper than drugstore makeup and the quality is SO much better!!

100% Pure products are 100% natural and 100% cruelty-free.  100% free of artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemical preservatives and all other toxins.  I simply love them.  This picture I posted shows 3 products that I use every. single. day.  Even better, the Mascara and BB cream are part of the $10 deal!

The way the deal works is that you have to spend $35 on full price products to unlock the $10 deals.  The $10 deals are seriously good!

My list of items to spend the $35:

Nail Polish in Pie

Sparkle and Shine Gift Set

Coconut Bath + Body Gift Set

Long Last Concealer (I wear Peach Bisque)

Semi Matte Lipstick in Marrakesh

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My choices for the $10 gifts:

Ultra Lengthening Mascara

Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

BB Cream (I wear shade Aglow)

Bright Eyes Mask 5 Pack

Semi Matte Lipstick in Sandstone

I would love to hear what you end up buying in this Cyber Week sale!  Message me or comment on my Instagram!

xoxo, Lauren






Fall Makeup Look


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It’s a great feeling to put on a pretty dress.  It’s an even better feeling knowing that the beauty products I choose are not harmful to my health.  Not only are they a better-for-me option (free of so many harmful chemicals), but there are so many beautiful products that really perform.


Here’s the breakdown:

100% Pure Holiday Sale!

15% off $50 (code SAVE15NOV), 20% off $75 (code SAVE20NOV), 25% off $100 (SAVE25NOV)

Foundation:  100% Pure BB Cream in Aglow

Concealer:  100% Pure Concealer in Peach Bisque

Eyecolor, Blush and Highlighter:  100% Pure Naked II Palette

Mascara:  100% Pure Ultra Lengthening Mascara in Black Tea

Lips: (Not a part of the sale) Axiology Lipstick in Noble


xoxo, Lauren

What to Wear to Fall Events


I absolutely love fall weddings and seasonal events.  There’s something about the chill in the air that makes everything just a little more exciting.

I have, however, found myself stumped when it comes to dressing for these events.  Most of what I find is a little over-the-top seasonal and the last thing I want to do is show up to the event looking like a gift-wrapped present.


When I found this dress, I knew I found the perfect fall event attire.  Elegant and romantic, meets low-key and easy.  My favorite combo.  I never like for my outfits to be too fussy and this dress was just an easy ‘yes.’


Photos all by the lovely Minoo Bassery

I have also linked some more of my favorites below!  Stay tuned for another post on this natural beauty makeup look!

Dress:  Lord + Taylor Bardot Dress

Necklace:  Diamond and Rose Gold from Jewelry Artisans


Lace Dress
Velvet Dress

xoxo, Lauren