Sheet Mask Giveaway!

Sheet Mask Giveaway!

Hey every­one! Quick announce­ment to head over to my Insta­gram @thebuttonfluff (for­mer­ly @epicbeautyguide) for a sheet mask give­away! Twelve (!) of my favorite sheet masks will go to one lucky win­ner. The win­ner will be announced this Wednes­day 23rd Novem­ber 2016, so go enter now! 🙂 ~Steph...
Favorite Beauty Products + $400 Beauty Bundle GIVEAWAY!

Favorite Beauty Products + $400 Beauty Bundle GIVEAWAY!

[Closed — See Below for the Winner + Exclusive Coupon!] Hey every­one! Sooooo while I am busy writ­ing 3 dif­fer­ent arti­cles at once for your future read­ing plea­sure, I thought I would get togeth­er with my awe­some team at Epic Beau­ty Bar to curate some of the year’s most-loved nat­u­ral beau­ty prod­ucts for a very rare occasion…an epic $400 give­away! Just because. And because I real­ly appre­ci­ate all of you for always being sup­port­ive and ask­ing awe­some ques­tions so I can answer them in the hopes that it helps you get and keep beau­ti­ful skin. By the way, if you haven’t seen my new YouTube videos, you can watch them here. Lots more to come! Okay so more details on this rare give­away: There are TONS of options for get­ting points in the give­away by fol­low­ing the brands includ­ed in the give­away, tweet­ing, etc. Don’t wor­ry about feel­ing like you need to do all of the actions either, I think only 2 or 3 are required. The more points you get, the more like­ly you are to win (like hoard­ing a truck­load of raf­fle tick­ets instead of just one). One Winner Will Get This Complete Bundle Worth $424 USD Rahua Jet Set­ter Kit CV Skin­labs Res­cue-on-the-Go Kit Stu­dio 78 Paris We Breathe Eye­shad­ow (win­ner gets their col­or of choice) May Lind­strom Skin The Clean Dirt Vapour Soft Focus Foun­da­tion (win­ner gets their shade of choice) Lina Han­son Glob­al Body Serum La Bel­la Fig­u­ra Aria Night­time Treat­ment RGB Nail Col­or (win­ner gets their col­or of choice) RGB Top Coat Enjoy and may the odds ever be in your favor (#sor­rynot­sor­ry couldn’t resist). P.S. The win­ner will be announced on 29 April 2015! Keep a look out for the win­ner announce­ment and a spe­cial gift...
Glowing Skin with Prtty Peaushun – Review & Giveaway

Glowing Skin with Prtty Peaushun – Review & Giveaway

Celebri­ties are known for look­ing per­fect on the red car­pet because there is always an army of peo­ple and prod­ucts that go into their appear­ance. And you know that shim­mer­ing, glow­ing skin celebs have on red car­pets and mod­els have in pho­to shoots? Well, you can blame Prt­ty Peaushun’s line of skin firm­ing, shim­mer­ing lotions. 😉 Devel­oped by Hol­ly­wood make­up artist, Bethany Kar­lyn, Prt­ty Peaushun (pro­nounced “pret­ty potion”) is a favorite of celebs like Gwyneth Pal­trow, Cate Blanchett, and Tay­lor Swift, and train­er Tra­cy Ander­son. Aside from get­ting gor­geous, dewy skin with an Epic Beau­ty-style diet and lifestyle, you can get an instant, pic­ture-per­fect glow from Prt­ty. I was look­ing into buy­ing a pouch to try and, as fate would have it, they con­tact­ed me to ask if I’d like a Prt­ty lotion to review. My answer was “absolute­ly!” and here I am, review­ing this nat­u­ral glow-giver. It’s not a self-tan­ner and it won’t make you look like a trashy spark­ly mess, thanks to the super tiny light-reflect­ing par­ti­cles. (Want a Prt­ty pouch of your own? Click here or scroll down to enter the give­away – there will be 2 win­ners!) First, I love the pouch. It is a heck­u­val­ot big­ger in per­son than the pic­tures lead you to believe. Here’s my hand hold­ing it, for per­spec­tive (and do note: my hands are not tiny — I have those long skin­ny witchy hands). It’s min­i­mal­is­tic, easy to use, and allows you to get out every last drop. Each pouch is 8 flu­id ounces, which will last me months (prob­a­bly a year, since I don’t use lotion often). The col­or is...
GIVEAWAY! $150 Skin Apotheke + $75 U.S. Wellness Meats Gift Certificates

GIVEAWAY! $150 Skin Apotheke + $75 U.S. Wellness Meats Gift Certificates

Today I have a special treat for everyone… I am combining two of my favorite companies in one superb giveaway: Skin Apotheke and U.S. Wellness. I am rarely loy­al to skin care brands, but Skin Apotheke is one of my rare excep­tions. Ria, the own­er and metic­u­lous cre­ator of this Ayurvedic good­ness, is not only a won­der­ful per­son with a gigan­tic heart, she is fan­tas­ti­cal­ly gift­ed at what she does. Her skin care line is at once sim­ple and expert­ly for­mu­lat­ed, and lends incred­i­ble results. Soft, dewy skin that enjoys the treat­ment, instead of look­ing pun­ished by it (red, irri­tat­ed skin after a mask, any­one? not the case here). One win­ner will get a $150 gift cer­tifi­cate to use on any of the prod­ucts in the Skin Apotheke online shop. Check out the­se best­sellers from Skin Apotheke: Organ­ic Radi­ance Ubtan Scrub Reju­ve­nat­ing Eye Cre­me Ayurvedic Fresh Wild Rose and San­dal­wood Mask U.S. Well­ness Meats is my trust­ed source of grass-fed and, most-impor­tant­ly, com­pas­sion­ate­ly-raised ani­mal prod­ucts. As a teenager, I went veg­an for ani­mal rights rea­sons, not know­ing that oth­er facil­i­ties exist­ed besides dis­gust­ing feed­lots and cru­el slaugh­ter­hous­es. I learned while liv­ing in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia that there are farm­ers and ranch­ers that love their ani­mals and care for them prop­er­ly. I only pur­chase from U.S. Well­ness Meats and local humane farm­ers, and they are gra­cious­ly offer­ing a $75 gift cer­tifi­cate to one win­ner. Check out the­se best­sellers from U.S. Well­ness: Pas­tured, antibi­otic-free ground turkey 85% lean grass-fed ground beef Tri-tip grass-fed steak  GIVEAWAY DETAILS One $150 gift cer­tifi­cate to Skin Apotheke (e-gift cer­tifi­cate, not phys­i­cal gift card). One $75 gift cer­tifi­cate to U.S....

Talking Beauty with Sarah Fragoso + Cookbook GIVEAWAY! (Closed)

Hey every­one! Today I have an awe­some inter­view with Sarah Fragoso, author of the super pop­u­lar Every­day Paleo web­site and Every­day Paleo cook­book. She is one of my favorite paleo folks – she’s a work­ing, trav­el­ing, super busy mum of 3 boys and main­tains a fan­tas­tic diet and exer­cise rou­tine for her­self and her fam­i­ly. Her cook­book is also an excel­lent tool for any­one want­i­ng to fol­low an Epic Beau­ty Guide-style diet for clear skin, since her recipes are quick and tasty. Annnnd…we’re giv­ing away a copy of her cook­book! Keep read­ing… 1. Your cook­book is a favorite in my house­hold col­lec­tion. How long did it take you com­pile this tome and what was your favorite part of cre­at­ing it? It took me almost a year to cre­ate and com­pile Every­day Paleo.  My favorite part of cre­at­ing it was the sim­ple fact that this was a fam­i­ly project.  My hus­band and my chil­dren were all extreme­ly involved, inter­est­ed, and hon­est through­out the process and I could not have done it with­out their lov­ing sup­port. 2. If you could pick one recipe from Every­day Paleo, which one would you say is your favorite? My per­son­al favorite would have to be the Steak Chile Rel­lenos but my fam­i­lies absolute favorite is hands down the Every­day Meat­loaf. 3. You have three adorable sons and are in great shape. Could you tell us how you got fit post-preg­nan­cy? Chang­ing my eat­ing habits was num­ber one in my phys­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion. For fit­ness I worked out twice a week at Nor­cal Strength and Con­di­tion­ing under the guid­ance of Robb Wolf and his amaz­ing wife Nicki Vio­let­ti. I...

How to Beat Eczema & Dry Skin — Plus, GIVEAWAY!

Hey every­one! As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Ayurvedic med­i­cine (and Ayurvedic prod­ucts like Skin Apotheke) as a tool for skin care, and it’s an excel­lent com­pli­ment to anyone’s skin care knowl­edge. Today I have a great guest post by Kris­ten Ma, author of Beau­ty Pure & Sim­ple: The Ayurvedic Approach to Beau­ti­ful Skin. Her book is an awe­some resource for Ayu­verdic tech­niques for skin care and beau­ty. Keep read­ing and don’t miss the bot­tom of the arti­cle, where I announce an awe­some give­away for 3 lucky win­ners. .…… The Three Faces of Eczema: Beauty Through Ayurveda (How to Beat Eczema & Dry Skin This Winter) by Kristen Ma www.tibetconnection.org/administrator/sys/ With the win­ter weath­er approach­ing, our skin will get bat­tered and beat­en by the ele­ments. This makes our com­plex­ions vul­ner­a­ble to dehy­dra­tion, irri­ta­tion, and a vari­ety of skin ail­ments. One of the most com­mon win­ter-trig­gered beau­ty con­di­tions is eczema. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, it is one of the most mis­di­ag­nosed skin prob­lems due to the fact that it is also very mis­un­der­stood. From a der­ma­to­log­i­cal per­spec­tive, we don’t real­ly know what eczema is and have come to no con­clu­sions about its real cause. Usu­al­ly, a derm will send you home with a pre­scrip­tion for cor­ti­sone – which is a steroid that sup­press­es your immune respon­se and thins your skin over time. While this will calm the con­di­tion down tem­porar­i­ly, it does not take a long-term approach, leav­ing the root cause of your eczema untreat­ed. It is also a con­fus­ing con­di­tion because it is expressed in so many dif­fer­ent ways. Some of us are red, some itchy, some flaky, and...