2013 Epic Beauty Awards — Best of Natural Beauty

2013 Epic Beauty Awards — Best of Natural Beauty

Welcome to the third year of the Epic Beauty Awards! Don’t see a cat­e­go­ry you want? Did I over­look a great pro­duct? Leave a com­ment so I know what cat­e­go­ry to add for next year and what prod­ucts to review that I may have missed. FTC Notice Some prod­ucts have been given to Epic Beau­ty Guide to review at some point in the past, but this in no way favors the pro­duct to win an Epic Beau­ty Award. All prod­ucts have been orig­i­nal­ly pur­chased or repur­chased by me. Some affil­i­ate links or links to my read­er-request­ed curat­ed shop, Epic Beau­ty Bar, are used when they are avail­able, which sup­ports Epic Beau­ty Guide as a free resource for every­one, but in no way effects the win­ner selec­tion. Thank you for your sup­port! Let me know in the com­ments if you have any ques­tions, arti­cle sug­ges­tions, pro­duct sug­ges­tions, etc. 😉   WINNERS – MAKEUP Toggle the tabs to see all the winners. Best Foundation Vapour Atmos­phere Lumi­nous Foun­da­tion, $40 This foun­da­tion is per­fect for trav­el, creamy, non-dry­ing, and per­fect for near­ly all skin types (except oily and very oily, in which case W3LL Peo­ple Nar­cis­sist is a fan­tas­tic choice). Great cov­er­age for the full day with­out any orange-y oxi­da­tion col­or changes. Best Concealer W3LL Peo­ple Nar­cis­sist, $38 This foundation/concealer stick is pig­ment­ed enough to con­ceal dif­fi­cult under eye cir­cles as well as blem­ish marks with­out cak­ing or flak­ing. Best Eye Primer Vapour Stra­tus Soft Focus Skin Per­fec­tor, $54 This is per­fect for oily lids and keep­ing eye­shad­ow from creas­ing. This can also be used all over the face alone or under foun­da­tion for...

Giveaway! Marie Veronique Organics [WINNER ANNOUNCED]

{WINNER ANNOUNCED} Jor­dyn — March 29, 2011   Hey every­one! I hope you’re all doing well. If you remem­ber my arti­cle on nat­u­ral sun­block, one of my favorite prod­ucts came from Marie Veronique Organ­ics. Well, they just con­tact­ed me today to let me know that they will be donat­ing 25% of all Earth Day pro­ceeds to the Cen­ter for Envi­ron­men­tal Health (sweet!)…aaaaand they would like to do a give­away for you guys. bad cred­it bike loans Sim­ply leave a com­ment with your favorite anti-aging tip, and you’ll be entered to win a bot­tle of Anti Aging Oil Plus (worth $80). The win­ner will be ran­dom­ly select­ed on Earth Day, April 22nd. Good luck and have a great week­end. ~Steph  x...

Book Winner & Extra Help for Your Skin

Hey every­one! I want­ed to announce the win­ner of my new acne book…but I have a lit­tle sur­prise! 🙂 I chose TWO book win­ners instead of the one win­ner I said I was going to choose. Both win­ners were cho­sen ran­dom­ly from YouTube and blog com­ments. Thank you to every­one who entered, and I was real­ly hap­py to have so much sup­port. 🙂 I love you guys. All right, so the winners are… madis­on­n94 (from YouTube) Mary (from EBG blog, post­ed June 27 at 9.39 pm) Con­grat­u­la­tions! .….….….….… Book Launch Date & Price The book will be out on August 15th. I’m pol­ish­ing up the FAQ sec­tion to include everyone’s ques­tions and com­ments, and I def­i­nite­ly don’t want to give you guys any­thing less than an awe­some book. I also want to keep the book real­ly afford­able for every­one. I’m think­ing it will be dona­tion based where you can pick from 2–3 dif­fer­ent amounts to pay for the book, depend­ing on your own bud­get. Let me know what you think about that. .….….….….… Extra Help for Your Skin And in oth­er news, per many requests, I have start­ed offer­ing one-on-one ses­sions. I know there’s a lot of con­fus­ing and con­flict­ing infor­ma­tion out there, and much of it can either be unsafe or wrong for your par­tic­u­lar skin. So if you need extra skin help — whether it’s acne, dry irri­tat­ed skin, aging skin — I’m here to help. You can go to the new “Coach­ing & Con­tact” page to check out the details. Thank you again to every­one for your sup­port and love­ly com­ments. 🙂 ~Steph...

Food Sources for Organic Produce, Grass-Fed Meats, Raw Milk, & More!

I fre­quent­ly men­tion the impor­tance of a clean, unprocessed, whole-foods diet in order to enjoy flaw­less, clear skin and pro­tect your­self from aging. So today I want­ed to include some resources for find­ing organ­ic pro­duce such as fruits and veg­gies and healthy, humane ani­mal prod­ucts like raw milk, grass-fed meat, and tru­ly free-range eggs. If you have more resources, let me know and/or leave a com­ment to share with every­one! LocalHarvest.org EatWild.com RealMilk.com Enjoy! ~Stephanie...

My Diet

I’ve been get­ting a lot of requests for my per­son­al diet, so I’m going to share all that with you in today’s post. My diet changes with the sea­son and in between based on what my body wants. About two months ago, I was eat­ing a lot of brown rice and rice milk, but that came to an end when I start­ed want­i­ng more juicy, light­weight foods like fruit. I don’t stick with one dietary ide­al, and I no longer give myself a dietary label either. I only cement myself to some basic guide­li­nes, which is to eat organ­ic, whole foods and in the case of ani­mal prod­ucts, humane­ly raised and grass-fed. I also love to cook, so I make about 95% or more of my meals at home, and when I go out to eat, I love sushi, Japan­ese and Thai food, and Mediter­ranean food. May­be my diet will give you some ideas, but don’t fol­low it exact­ly — lis­ten to your own body, make sure you see what it’s try­ing to tell you and give it what it needs. So I gen­er­al­ly eat when I am hun­gry, which is about every 2 or 2 1/2 hours because I eat small por­tions (about 1 or 2 hand­fuls of food) at one sit­ting. I don’t like to feel full or stuffed, so that’s why I eat small­er meals and space them out dur­ing the day, which means I don’t have a “break­fast, lunch, din­ner” rou­tine. Graz­ing through­out the day is what I’ve done since child­hood, and I feel best doing that. Please keep in mind this is just a gen­er­al idea....