No fancy manicure pizzazz here, BUT this is where both of my worlds joyfully collide.

Some of you may now that I’m a designer according to my bio.  I’m proud to say that I am part of the Calvin Klein Men’s Collection team and have been for 8+ years.

goddess.huntress. favorite butter LONDON had a handle on the buff, masculine manicures for the 22 Calvin Klein models. Clean, groomed, and handsome.

I was buzzing around backstage to prep for the show, I never got to visit the makeup/grooming rooms as I usually do each season…to my dismay.  So here are some of the backstage highlights instead:

 

Calvin Klein Men’s Collection is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

View the  Calvin Klein Men’s Collection Fall 2011 show here.

Photos via Calvin Klein and New York Times.


 



No fancy manicure pizzazz here, BUT this is where both of my worlds joyfully collide.

Some of you may now that I’m a designer according to my bio.  I’m proud to say that I am part of the Calvin Klein Men’s Collection team and have been for 8+ years.

goddess.huntress. favorite butter LONDON had a handle on the buff, masculine manicures for the 22 Calvin Klein models. Clean, groomed, and handsome.

I was buzzing around backstage to prep for the show, I never got to visit the makeup/grooming rooms as I usually do each season…to my dismay.  So here are some of the backstage highlights instead:

 

Calvin Klein Men’s Collection is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

View the  Calvin Klein Men’s Collection Fall 2011 show here.

Photos via Calvin Klein and New York Times.


 


Abalone shells

Designer Jen Kao gave a piece of her jewelry to Creative Nail Design as inspiration for the fingertips of her Fall 2011 girls.

A stunning original nail with a beautiful organic process to achieve.

Layer one coat of Gold Chrome on nails. Then create a reverse french manicure on the nail with Midnight Sapphire.  While Midnight Sapphire is still wet, create the aquatic effect by applying a drop of Iced Blue Shimmer to each nail and let it spread. Continue the same process with more Midnight Sapphire and Gold Pearl.

This is a great method to experiment with at home just using a couple of nail colors. Plan for lots of drying time.

Creative Nail Design is free of dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, and toluene.

Photos via Creative Nail Design.


For all the non-girly girls with a bit of edge, here is your new cache: a nail chilled by a blue-grey wash.

The hypothermic nail.

as per Nonie Creme, butter LONDON Founding Creative Director:

Take an empty bottle and fill it almost to the top with Hardwear Topcoat, a small pour of Union Jack Black, and a single drop of Royal Navy. Stay true to the Fall 2011 A. Wang nail with a final coat of Matte Finish.

Check out the new elusive color and Nonie’s mixology  below:

butter LONDON is a goddess.huntress. favorite and is free of toluenedibutyl phthalate, and formaldehyde.


Rodarte brought out the prairie girls for Fall 2011.  Aveda mirrored the texture of windblown wheat into the tresses of the Rodarte prairie girls.  Using only fingers, no brush, the Aveda team applied Phomollient Styling Foam and Air Control Hair Spray to create these ethereal soft shapes.


Tata Harper is an extremely luxurious, all 100% natural, and non-toxic skin care line that ranks as a favorite among the skin elite.  Tata Harper’s impressive products are crafted in Vermont on her own organic farm.  This former industrial engineer creates small monthly batches with clinical grade botanicals.

Tata Harper pampered the skin of Bodkin models before their makeup application this  New York Fashion Week. For Bodkin, Tata prepped the girls with Regenerating Cleanser, Hydrating Floral Essence, Rejuvenating Serum, Rebuilding Moisturizer, Restorative Eye Creme, and Aromatic Stress Treatment.

ABBA created a wispy, healthy, tucked away ponytail using Volumizing Root Lift, Texture Cream, Smoothing Cream, and Firm Hold Hairspray.  ABBA’s plant-based products are free of sulfates, parabens, and DEA.

Images via Style.com


goddess.huntress. favorite butter LONDON continues to create fresh and forward nail trends down the runways this New York Fashion Week.

Custom flesh tones for Victoria Beckham Fall 2011

Flesh tones that evoked a warm extension of the finger’s skin tone were custom created for each model at the Victoria Beckham show.  The finish had an elegant shine.

butter LONDON is a goddess.huntress. favorite and is free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, and formaldehyde.

Images via butter LONDON


Fashion Break

09Feb11

I’m currently working on producing a fashion show for New York Fashion Week.  I will be away all this week.  In the meantime, have some Bowie for your day!

I’ll be back next week!

It`s fun seeing my label on someone`s behind – I like that. -Calvin Klein

You have to wonder why we instinctually avoid, at all costs, the perfume girl passing out strips of fine paper soaked in “parfum o’ the day” at the department store entrance.  It definitely is a smart move.

Fragrances evoke emotions, memories, elegance and lures people to you.  Enlivening the senses with floral, musk, fruit, and wood notes, fragrance is beautifully powerful.  Beautiful when NATURAL.

I have been a card-carrying No. 5 girl all my fragrance spraying life.  In fact anything from the house that Coco built (some would argue Karl), I absolutely loved and doused myself in.  In the past year, I have limited my spritzes and opted for the endorphin inducing scents of my healthy body lotions.

This weekend I made a bold move.

As I opted for naturally derived fragrances this past year in an effort to limit my toxin intake, something shifted in my olfactory reception.  A simple spray of any of my coveted glass bottles has me rush out the bathroom gasping for fresh air.  My senses have heightened from my big name fragrance hiatus.  This weekend I decided enough is enough.  My shelf is now shiny and free, showcasing my life-giving essential oils.

Fragrances are protected by a trade secret law, which allows companies the right to not reveal the ingredients of their fragrances.  This holds true for added fragrance in other products such as moisturizers, where the vague ingredient “fragrance” is listed.  Of course, if the fragrance is naturally derived, the company will make that clear on the ingredient list (it is a badge of integrity).

So what are some toxic ingredients in major fragrances that have been discovered?

  • Diethyl phthalate – mimics hormones, linked to abnormal reproductive organs and sperm damage
  • BHT – toxic to immune, nervous, and respiratory systems, endocrine disruptor, possible carcinogen
  • Oxybenzone – potential photocarcinogen, endocrine disruptor, linked to lower birth weight
  • Octinoxate – endocrine disruptor, increases uterus weight
  • Limonene – can create formaldehyde as a byproduct when exposed to ozone

These synthetic chemicals are tweaking with mother nature and creating heart-breaking results that we should not be living with.  Detox your olfactory system and switch to natural fragrances, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE PREGNANT.  Purchase essential oils.  Add a few drops to a carrier oil such as jojoba oil or almond oil. Become a perfumer of essential oils; we all loved being a bathroom chemist when we were younger!

Right now this chemist rocks a blend of rose and lavender, dreamily.

Want to see how your fragrance rates in toxicity?  Check out the EWG’s fragrance report.



In Fiore VITALE Toning Floral Essence

Toners are supposed to hydrate and nourish, not sting and strip as we all have thought from our years of stripping (yes, I said it).  Toners are best misted and essential oils are best massaged into the toner mist; the moisture enhances the delivery of essential oils into the skin.  In Fiore Vitale Toning Floral Essence is a standout.  This toning mist is a brimming treasure chest of aloe vera, orange flower, seaweed extract, chamomile, nettles, marshmallow root, lavender, rosemary, fennel seed, myrrh, bergamot, vitamins E & C, cypress leaf, witch hazel, Bulgarian rose, comfrey leaf, and grapefruit seed extract.  In Fiore, created by Julie Elliott, is a skincare and solid fragrance line crafted around the healing properties of flowers.  All ingredients are biodynamic, organic, or wildcrafted.

Get toned here.

In Fiore VITALE Toning Floral Essence is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

the legal stuff: goddess.huntress. was in no way solicited, swayed, nor compensated by In Fiore in any way.


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This is going to be so much fun!

 

 


Duchess Cosmetics.

Gluten sensitive or insensitive, here is a lip gloss line to take notice of.

Last week, on g.h. I explained the significance of gluten-free cosmetics.  Those with a gluten intolerance,  should  pay mind to what their skin is absorbing because gluten can sneak into cosmetics via wheat germ-derived vitamin E.

Duchess Lip Gloss is gluten-free, paraben-free, lanolin-free, and cruelty free.

The wonderful Duchess team surprised me with a couple of glosses to mess around with, colors Naomi and Linda…yes, the strutters.  I kept Naomi (a tawny rose with lots of shimmer) and I handed Linda (a rich toasted berry red) to my hot teacher, gloss-loving friend.  After a week rendezvous with Duchess Lip Gloss Linda, she writes me, “Honestly, this gloss and I belong together. ;)”

Rich in color, Duchess Lip Gloss stays true for up to 3 hours.  There is no goop nor stickiness here, just malleable moisture that does not alter in consistency as the time passes by.  The color you see in the tube is what you get on your lips, no sheer shyness with Duchess.  And guess what, if your hair blows in your face, the glosses will not act like super grip fly paper (an annoying characteristic of many).  Duchess seals the moisture deal with jojoba and vitamin E (derived from vegetables).

Get royal, strutting, and ready for class lips here.

Duchess Lip Gloss is a hot teacher (Miss Marissa) favorite.

(Cue Van Halen)

the legal stuff: goddess.huntress. and  Miss Marissa were in no way solicited, swayed, nor compensated by Duchess Cosmetics in any way.

 

 

 


A book you should run out and get, “Crazy Sexy Diet” by Kris Carr.

Kris Carr’s story:

Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma cancer at stage 4.  Stage 4 is the final chapter in cancer speak.  Kris had the “chutzpah” to not wait to die.  She sought out the best oncologist that would recognize her will and decision to live, she changed her diet to incorporate gorgeous vegetables (lots of them), she changed her stress levels, and she went back to school to study nutrition.  This was seven years ago and guess what…her tumors have not grown and are dormant through her Crazy Sexy Diet lifestyle.  She is managing her cancer all on her own; Kris is control.

Waitress, I’ll have what Kris Carr’s having!

I’ve had the honor to see Kris Carr speak a couple of months ago.  She had me at the edge of my seat in excitement, wonder, laughter with her rock star presence; she is one funny and empowering woman, I wanted to put her in my pocket.  My cells danced (like she does here at minute 2:30)

Crazy Sexy Diet will teach you all about ph levels and how to keep your body alkaline through diet, because there is way too much acid out there and high acid levels are not ideal.

Check out what Kris keeps in her fridge!

And of course, Kris Carr has a beauty section in the book written by the cofounder of the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, Stacy Malkan!  Stacy advises what to cut out of our regimen.

Grab your copy today, grab another for a loved one, spread the Crazy Sexy love.

Also check out Kris’s site Crazy Sexy Life, jam-packed with life-giving information from a very elite panel of experts. Elite panel.

 

Hey!  That’s me with my birthday gift to myself!  Yee haw!

Wishing you all things Crazy and Sexy!

 

 


A book you should run out and get, “Crazy Sexy Diet” by Kris Carr.

Kris Carr’s story:

Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma cancer at stage 4.  Stage 4 is the final chapter in cancer speak.  Kris had the “chutzpah” to not wait to die.  She sought out the best oncologist that would recognize her will and decision to live, she changed her diet to incorporate gorgeous vegetables (lots of them), she changed her stress levels, and she went back to school to study nutrition.  This was seven years ago and guess what…her tumors have not grown and are dormant through her Crazy Sexy Diet lifestyle.  She is managing her cancer all on her own; Kris is control.

Waitress, I’ll have what Kris Carr’s having!

I’ve had the honor to see Kris Carr speak a couple of months ago.  She had me at the edge of my seat in excitement, wonder, laughter with her rock star presence; she is one funny and empowering woman, I wanted to put her in my pocket.  My cells danced (like she does here at minute 2:30)

Crazy Sexy Diet will teach you all about ph levels and how to keep your body alkaline through diet, because there is way too much acid out there and high acid levels are not ideal.

Check out what Kris keeps in her fridge!

And of course, Kris Carr has a beauty section in the book written by the cofounder of the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, Stacy Malkan!  Stacy advises what to cut out of our regimen.

Grab your copy today, grab another for a loved one, spread the Crazy Sexy love.

Also check out Kris’s site Crazy Sexy Life, jam-packed with life-giving information from a very elite panel of experts. Elite panel.

 

Hey!  That’s me with my birthday gift to myself!  Yee haw!

Wishing you all things Crazy and Sexy!

 

 


Gluten-free.

Becoming aware of gluten-free cosmetics and skincare popping up on makeup counters?  Do you know why?  I sure didn’t have a clue until Celiac Chicks enlightened me a couple of months ago.

Gluten intolerance exists in varying degrees: celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy. Celiac disease is the most heightened gluten sensitivity since it is an autoimmune disease that affects digestion, nutrient absorption, the blood stream, and skin.

Since our skin is an absorbing organ, those with gluten intolerance should stay away from applying ingredients that are derived from gluten, especially celiacs.  Dermatitis herpetiformis is a common visual symptom of gluten intolerance.  It can be a gruesome rash of itchy, liquid filled blisters. I’ll refrain from including pictures of the condition.

So, what is a common gluten-derived ingredient in cosmetics?

Vitamin E.

This is where Celiac Chicks enlightened me.  Vitamin E can be derived from wheat germ. Applying vitamin E that is derived from wheat germ can cause a sizeable allergic reaction to those with gluten intolerance, namely celiacs.

The good news with vitamin E is that it can come from gluten-free sources, such as corn and soy.

If you have any gluten intolerance it is wise to seek gluten-free skincare and cosmetics.  Read your labels.  If you are still unsure of the ingredients or want to be doubly assured, contact the company.

Keep an eye on this space, because gluten-free product reviews are on their way!

Got a favorite gluten-free skincare/cosmetic product?  Share it in the comments below!


I fell in love with Jay’s hair the second I saw his comp card and knew I wanted him shot for goddess.huntress.  When he walked into the studio, hair stylist Ryan Cunningham and I became even more ecstatic with his gorgeous hair texture.

Show off what your mama gave you. Ryan shaped, enhanced, and at the same time softly managed Jay’s natural texture by evenly massaging Belegenza Taffy styling cream into hair.  No combs used.

Ethnic hair products can be laden with some heavy chemical nasties.  Completely unnecessary and harmful to your health.   Belegenza is formulated for ethnic hair in mind.

Looking to relax safely? Use Belegenza Simply Straight Progressive Straightener.  I got the tip to sleep with it on using a shower cap to smooth what you thought to be unmanageable hair.  Many women have abandoned their relaxers for Simply Straight.

Photographer: Samuel Zakuto

Hair: Ryan Cunningham @ Cutler

Model: Jay Colbert @ Re:Quest


This week I have been away for work and unavailable to spoil you with some posts.  I will be back in gear next week!

Have a wonderful, healthy weekend!

xx,

Monique


Happy New Year!

Tonight on New Year’s Eve you may do some imbibing, some dancing, and some staying up all night.  On New Year’s Day you are ready with a fresh outlook on life, so having a refreshed “look” is ideal.  Moisturized and brightened under eyes are one of many fantastic resolutions for 2011!

RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up

Created by renowned, fashion makeup artist Rose Marie Swift, RMS Beauty is a non-toxic, organic mineral line that nourishes and feeds your skin.  RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up is a unique concealer  that adapts to your skin tone and  can also be used  on the T-zone. “Un”Cover-Up is rich with coconut oil, castor oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E, and rosemary.  It melts into your skin providing even, moisturizing coverage.  “Un”Cover-Up is jam-packed with moisture, additional moisture application is unnecessary.

Refreshed for 2011!

Purchase here and receive additional samples with your order!

RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

the legal stuff: goddess.huntress. was in no way solicited, swayed, nor compensated by RMS Beauty in any way.

 


Happy New Year!

Tonight on New Year’s Eve you may do some imbibing, some dancing, and some staying up all night.  On New Year’s Day you are ready with a fresh outlook on life, so having a refreshed “look” is ideal.  Moisturized and brightened under eyes are one of many fantastic resolutions for 2011!

RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up

Created by renowned, fashion makeup artist Rose Marie Swift, RMS Beauty is a non-toxic, organic mineral line that nourishes and feeds your skin.  RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up is a unique concealer  that adapts to your skin tone and  can also be used  on the T-zone. “Un”Cover-Up is rich with coconut oil, castor oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E, and rosemary.  It melts into your skin providing even, moisturizing coverage.  “Un”Cover-Up is jam-packed with moisture, additional moisture application is unnecessary.

Refreshed for 2011!

Purchase here and receive additional samples with your order!

RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

the legal stuff: goddess.huntress. was in no way solicited, swayed, nor compensated by RMS Beauty in any way.

 


Well, I said I would say hello to you from an exotic place in my last post.  It was exotic enough to not have an internet connection at my disposal! Costa Rica, pura vida!

Yesterday on my flight from Costa Rica to my Houston connection* (more on that later), I sat next to a very lovely woman named Julie.  We got to chatting and of course we shared a passion for all things healthy.  In fact, she and her family stayed at Rancho Margots, an organic and sustainable resort at the base of the Arenal volcano.

 

Naturally, the conversation took off to skin and healthy skin care.  Julie shared with me a great, invigorating DIY scrub, so I must share with you.  It couldn’t be any easier than this!

Lemon Sugar Scrub

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • juice of one lemon (preferably organic)

Mix both the lemon juice and sugar to dissolve.  Gently massage onto face or body to slough off, detox, and improve skin’s circulation.  To make the scrub more moisturizing add a few drops of jojoba oil, cold pressed olive oil, grape seed oil, or almond oil. Rinse off scrub and apply moisturizer or the essential oil of your choice.  Keep remaining in airtight container.

Julie said it is also great when you are in a pinch for refreshing your skin when traveling.  Just ask for packets of sugar and lemon at your hotel or on the airplane.

Fantastic for your wallet too!

Thanks, Julie!  It was a pleasure meeting you!

*I’m writing this from my hotel at the Houston Airport.  I’m one of the many East Coast blizzard strandeds (I just made up that word).  I have a flight tomorrow, though! Yeehaw!

Just wanted to send a HELLO!

Now that we’ve finally formally met… Tell me, what would you like to see on goddess.huntress.?

And if you are at all wondering:
Music: Allez-Allez “Weird Science”
Flag: Stephen Sprouse x Target (2002)

Badger Lip Balm

15Dec10


Badger Unscented Lip Balm

As you know, I am a big fan of Badger products.  This is a Badger product that I put on multiple times a day (especially these days as the temperature dips into the single digits with the wind chill).

As you have watched the Breyer’s Ice Cream commercial in Monday’s post, you should look for simple, wholesome ingredients that are familiar in your skincare products because they will be absorbed into your body.  Not only are the ingredients in Badger’s Unscented Lip Balm familiar, they are also USDA Certified Organic!

Extra virgin olive oil, golden yellow beeswax, castor oil, and rosemary extract.

Simple. Basic. Effective. Safe to absorb.

Not only is this balm a great moisture provider, it is a great balm to use for those of you that have nut allergies, like myself.  So many lip balms contain nut oils or butters, it leaves me with extremely limited choices, especially while I am avoiding other harmful ingredients.  This summer, I had to throw out my “go to” organic SPF 15 upon the realization it contained oxybenzone, a potential photocarcinogen. I head over to Whole Foods,  study the lip balm section, and picked up Badger’s Unscented Lip Balm. It met my nut-free, healthy absorption standards and my lips have been elated since.  I love it more than my previous “go to” and am happy to make up for lost time!

Get your kissable lips here.

Badger Unscented Lip Balm is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

the legal stuff: goddess.huntress. was in no way solicited, swayed, nor compensated by Badger in any way.


 


Spelling Bee

13Dec10

If you can’t read it….

This powerful commercial has never left my side and has been my pillar for decades. Yes, decades. I said it.

If you can’t say it, don’t spray it…

Nuff said.


Propylene Glycol

Also listed as:

1,2-DIHYDROXYPROPANE; 2-HYDROXYPROPANOL; METHYLETHYL GLYCOL; 1,2-PROPANEDIOL; PROPANE-1,2-DIOL; 1,2-DIHYDROXYPROPANE; 1,2-PROPYLENE GLYCOL; 1,2-PROPYLENGLYKOL (GERMAN) ; ALPHA-PROPYLENEGLYCOL; DOWFROST; METHYLETHYLENE GLYCOL

Propylene glycol is an alcohol commonly found in cosmetics and personal care products to seal moisture into the skin. While keeping moisture in skin sounds like a good idea, propylene glycol is not a safe way to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated. It coats skin and does not allow toxins to be released, clogging pores. Propylene glycol increases the acidity levels in the body.  It also can cause or increase asthma, hay fever, eczema, skin irritation, kidney and liver damage, nausea, and headaches.

You can find propylene glycol in brake fluid, anti-freeze, paints, and de-icing fluids for airplanes, boats, and cars.  Propylene glycol is also found in body lotions, mascara, personal lubricants, deodorants, toothpaste, and foods.

Get to know what your products contain.  You can ELIMINATE  your propylene glycol intake.

(Pay the same mind to ethylene glycol)




A while back, I sent some product to my beloved friend Nick to try.  I asked him for some feedback and he says, “It doesn’t really lather up, so I don’t feel it is cleansing and doing the job.”  I tell him that we have been trained to think that a soap only works when it lathers up due to an added ingredient known as sulfate.  This fluffy lather has been created  to evoke “cleanliness”. Sulfates are a foaming agent that strip all oils, leaving surfaces barren and dehydrated, which explains why there is a huge need for conditioners and moisturizers.  Genius marketing?  Maybe.

“Oh!  Then I will continue with this product.  I never knew this.  You should really post about this psychology of clean.  This topic is more interesting and enlightening for your readers.”

So, here it is.

SULFATES.  FOAM. LATHER. NOT CLEAN.

Squeaky clean?  More like squeaky, stripped, and pushing you to the point of no return.  Sulfates are the agent ADDED to create foam and lather to products.  Besides creating a foam party, what else do sulfates and their “gentler” clones do?

  • cause unnatural hair loss
  • damage follicles
  • irritate skin (dermatitis)
  • potentially create carcinogens through contact with other ingredients
  • fade color treated hair
  • strip essential oils
  • damage the immune system
  • may impair brain, heart, and eye function

So the next time you encounter lavish foam, check the label for sulfates.  Squeaky clean is not naturally occurring. Naturally we wouldn’t think otherwise because we have never known anything other than the “lather means it is cleansing” model.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON YOUR LABELS?

  • SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE (SLS)
  • SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLES)
  • AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE (ALS)
  • COCAMIDE DEA
  • LAURAMIDE DEA

Where can you find these so-called sulfates and “gentler” clones?

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Facial cleanser
  • Body Wash
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Shaving Cream
  • Bubble Bath/Bath Oil/Bath Salts
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair Color and Hair Bleach
  • Baby Products

The good news: There are lots of great performing sulfate-free products (that may lather naturally) in the marketplace to replace those sulfate-ridden products, which makes the transition nothing to lose your hair over! (Pun intended)

Oh, and by the way, Nick is now a FAN of  his aforementioned sulfate-free product.


Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream.

Living Nature is a skincare line from New Zealand that has the prestige of being certified natural by the BDIH.  Who is the BDIH?  The BDIH is a German association of pharmaceuticals, health care products, food supplements, and personal hygiene products.  In 1996, the BDIH established strict formulation guidelines for cosmetics to be considered certified organic.  There are only over 100 natural cosmetics companies that carry the BDIH Natural Cosmetics Seal.  Now that is prestigious.

The loving people at Living Nature sent me a box of certified goodness.  One of their outstanding products is their Nourishing Hand Cream.  Working at a corporation (yes, I have a career too), I am exposed to harsh soaps in the restroom and kitchen that just strip my hands of any life-giving oils (remember this post?).  I always keep a bottle of hand moisturizer on my desk to replenish moisture and to keep my hands youthful so they age with grace.

Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream contains manuka honey.  Manuka  is known for its anti-fungal and healing properties.  According to the Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham’s appearance on the Dr. Oz Show, we should  all add manuka oil to our first aid kits!  Manuka is indigenous to New Zealand.  As it heals, manuka honey provides a protective barrier to the skin.  It is an ideal healer for skin ulcers and burns.

Larch tree extract also makes an appearance in this BDIH certified natural hand cream.  The larch tree is a member of the pine tree family.   Larch tree extract provides moisture, elasticity, and radiance to skin.

Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream is a light cream and goes on easily.  I recommend to let hands soak it up for one minute before returning to your normal activity.  Living Nature also suggests to add a few drops of their Radiance Night Oil to the cream for an overnight hand treatment.  This past Thanksgiving week, I left my cream on my desk at work while I was away in California.  This was the first time we were away and it will never happen again!

Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream comes in a 3.38 fl. oz bottle which is perfect for your purse and the TSA!

Get your hands on the right track HERE.

Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream is a goddess.huntress. favorite.

the legal stuff: goddess.huntress. was in no way solicited, swayed, nor compensated by Living Nature in any way.

Holiday Love

24Nov10

I am away this week and want to wish you and your loved ones lots of merriment this exciting Thanksgiving holiday.  See y’all next week!

x

goddess.huntress. and Snoops


Editorial: Oz

19Nov10

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Photographer: David Agbodji

Makeup/Hair: Uki


Eyes:  Zuzu Luxe Eye Shadow in Ice Princess,  Gabriel Cosmetics Eye Shadow in NavyJosie Maran Argan Eye Shadow in Embrace

Lashes: ZuZu Luxe Mascara in Onyx

Lip: RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Bloom




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