How to Become a Successful Green Beauty Blogger

apple-1851464_1920As the green beauty movement grows (yay!) and more and more people become interested in becoming green beauty bloggers, I decided to create this guide based on my own personal experience as a green beauty blogger to help inspire others. There is room for everyone in this vast digital space and green beauty, in my opinion, stands for something greater than fashion blogging or conventional beauty blogging, so the more we are the better. I have had quite a number of followers reach out to ask me for tips or express their interest in starting a beauty blog, so I hope this guide along with my personal Instagram tips will be useful to some of you.

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Organic Aromas Nebulizing Diffuser Review + DISCOUNT CODE

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Limited time discount code for either $10 off or 20% off!

Nebulizing diffusers are superior to conventional diffusers in that they don’t heat up the oils and don’t require water. The essential oils remain in their most powerful and pure form since they never come into contact with heat, water or plastic. Instead it uses nothing but pressurized air based on the Bernoulli Principle. Here’s what I love about the Organic Aromas Essential Oil Diffuser:

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Max and Me Skincare Launches at EcoDiva

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Max and Me just launched at EcoDiva Beauty online store which means this high vibrational organic skincare brand from Austria is now more accessible than ever. High vibrational skincare is set to be the next big trend in skincare and to help you understand more about what it is, I recently interviewed co-founder Tanja. For an inside look at the brand including Tanja’s personal holy grail products from her line, nighttime skincare routine and the future of Max and Me, read on…

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NU Evolution Organic Makeup Review + Swatches

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NU Evolution is a new, cutting-edge natural makeup brand created by 2 powerhouse New Yorkers, Nadine & Sandra. Having worked in the high fashion world for many years, they set out to use their expertise to create a natural line of makeup made with certified organic ingredients that would reach next-generation status. I’ve been using their Complete Coverage Foundation, Camouflage Cream concealer and blush for the past few months and am blown away by the performance. If you have any skeptical friends who haven’t switched to natural makeup, this is a line you want to recommend to them.

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Misleading Bogus Claims of "Organic" Cosmetics

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Article from the Environmental Working Group website

“Cosmetics and other personal care product companies make questionable organic claims on thousands of products, a new EWG analysis shows.

More than 5,000 products in EWG’s Skin Deep® database – about 20 percent of current product formulations rated on the site – use “organic” in the brand name, product name, product label or list of ingredients. But many of these products contained risky or hidden ingredients and received poor Skin Deep® scores.

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Misleading Bogus Claims of “Organic” Cosmetics

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Article from the Environmental Working Group website

“Cosmetics and other personal care product companies make questionable organic claims on thousands of products, a new EWG analysis shows.

More than 5,000 products in EWG’s Skin Deep® database – about 20 percent of current product formulations rated on the site – use “organic” in the brand name, product name, product label or list of ingredients. But many of these products contained risky or hidden ingredients and received poor Skin Deep® scores.

Skin Deep® rates a product on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the best score and 10 the worst score. Of the products that used the term organic, more than 250 received a score of 5 or above. Four products that used the term organic received a score of 9 or 10.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates the use of “organic” when the claim is made on farm products. Cosmetics made primarily of farm products are allowed to carry the USDA Organic seal if 95 percent or more of the ingredients meet federal organic standards, and the remaining ingredients are on an approved ingredient list and were not produced using prohibited methods. Products labeled “made with organic ingredients” can have up to 30 percent non-organic ingredients but cannot use certain ingredients.

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100% Pure Monster Giveaway (worth $400+)!

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To celebrate my birthday & Halloween with you all I’m having a mega MONSTER 100% Pure! You’ll win a monstrous bundle of Natural & Organic lipsticks, face palettes, glosses & more worth over $400.

OPEN WORLDWIDE!

I’ve previously reviewed many of these products here (Lipsticks/Glazes) & here (Naked II palette).

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The Monster Prize Bundle includes:

Fruit Pigmented Pretty NAKED Palette ($45 value)
Fruit Pigmented NAKED II Palette ($45 value)
Fruit Pigmented Anti-aging Pomegranate Oil Lipstick in Poppy ($29 value)
Fruit Pigmented Anti-aging Pomegranate Oil Lipstick in Dahlia ($29 value)
Fruit Pigmented Anti-aging Pomegranate Oil Lipstick in Peony ($29 value)
Fruit Pigmented Anti-aging Pomegranate Oil Lipstick in Calypso ($29 value)
Fruit Pigmented Anti-aging Pomegranate Oil Lipstick in Hibiscus ($29 value)
Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Melontini ($25 value)
Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Rhubarb ($25 value)
Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Coraline ($25 value)
10-Free Natural Nail Polish x 2 ($24 value)
Gemmed Lip Gloss ($25 value)
Lip Caramel ($25 value)
Brightening Face Scrub & Mask ($35 value)

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BELOW & GOOD LUCK!
Ends Halloween Day & winner will be selected randomly.

100% Pure Mega Giveaway

Luminance Skincare Review

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Luminance Skincare is an Organic & Vegan skincare line run by a small passionate team of individuals who strive to produce the best products possible that are truly pure. I received these products over the summer after they launched their new packaging and have enjoyed this luxurious yet affordable brand.  For the price point I feel the selection of ingredients is rather impressive and the products performed to my expectations.

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Jane Iredale Brow & Mascara Review

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In 1994 Jane Iredale was the first company to create a mineral makeup line that offered skin benefits. The brand strives for healthy effective products using natural and organic ingredients. While not completely pure, they are a much better alternative to conventional brands and a highly respected brand in the green beauty community.

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Jane Iredale Brow & Mascara Review

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In 1994 Jane Iredale was the first company to create a mineral makeup line that offered skin benefits. The brand strives for healthy effective products using natural and organic ingredients. While not completely pure, they are a much better alternative to conventional brands and a highly respected brand in the green beauty community.

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FDA Bans 19 Chemicals Found in Antibacterial Soap

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Remember when we used to be obsessed with all the Bath and Body Work Antibacterial Soaps? Well, On Sep 2, 2016 the FDA officially banned 19 chemicals from hand and body soaps including Triclosan. Triclosan was first introduced in products in 1979 and its usage was questioned but allowed. In 2009 the Food and Water Watch along with other environmental groups petitioned the FDA to ban Triclosan in consumer products and finally the FDA is taking action. Companies now have 1 year to remove the banned ingredients from their products or take them off the market. (This ban doesn’t affect hand saniziters or wipes – odd)

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Mallorca Travel Diary: What I Did, Where I Stayed & What I Used

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Over the weekend I went to Mallorca for a quick getaway and because I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer. While it’s been cooling down everywhere else, it was hot and toasty on the Spanish island. Whether you’re looking for a romantic vacation to get away from it all or an exciting nightlife-filled getaway, Mallorca has everything.

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Korean Skincare Curated by GlowRecipe

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I’m a huge fan of K-beauty. Skincare is a way of life in South Korea and the skincare technology is known to be the most advanced in the world – American companies even go there to learn from them. Korea is also developing some of the most innovative and unique skincare products out there. I’ve been trying 2 of these innovations curated by the online natural K-beauty store Glow Recipe – the splash mask and jelly pack – and can’t wait to share my experiences with you.

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100 Percent Pure Eyeshadows & Blushes

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I’m very excited to review 100 Percent Pure’s new pressed eyeshadow shades, satin eyeshadow shades & blushes today. I’m a 100% Pure Approved Blogger which means that I have the opportunity to test their newest products and share my personal opinion with you all. A big thank you to 100% Pure and of course, you, for reading. Here’s what I love about these compact little gems:

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100 Percent Pure Eyeshadows & Blushes

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I’m very excited to review 100 Percent Pure’s new pressed eyeshadow shades, satin eyeshadow shades & blushes today. I’m a 100% Pure Approved Blogger which means that I have the opportunity to test their newest products and share my personal opinion with you all. A big thank you to 100% Pure and of course, you, for reading. Here’s what I love about these compact little gems:

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Goodbeing Subscription Box Review (July)

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Very late but here goes – July’s Goodbeing box is full of well-known brands in the green beauty world & is a $75 value for $21. Here’s what I received:

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The derma e Microdermabrasian Scrub definitely reminds me of traditional microdermabrasian scrubs. It’s got Dead Sea Salt & Volcanic Sand to buff away dead skin cells and help to retexturize dull skin. I’m an advocate of frequent exfoliation so that your skincare products can get to work rather than sit outside on a layer of dead skin cells. The creaminess of this scrub also makes it a pleasant scrubbing experience that also nourishes skin.

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