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...

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...