Hi, I’m Lauren.
This space is dedicated to glowing skin and happy hearts. I believe healthy skin comes from a combination of using all-natural products, filling your body with vibrant foods, and maintaining a calm and happy mind. I like to think of spa visits and yoga classes as the best kind of medicine and I never underestimate the importance of sunshine and gelato.
I grew up on the West Coast of Canada living in the gorgeous cities of both Victoria and Vancouver. I now call the lush garden island of Kauai home. This blog is a mix of my everyday life, my obsession with smoothies, and all the things I’m learning along the way. I hope this space motivates you to glow from the inside, out. Life is sweet! Nice to meet you.
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I love getting reader emails! Please feel free to email me anytime with questions, comments, opportunities, product/spa reviews, collaborations, or simply to say aloha!
1| What is ‘green beauty’?
This refers to makeup and skincare products that are natural, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and occasionally organic. The brands behind these products use sustainable and renewable resources and utilize environmentally-conscious packaging materials and shipping methods when available. Using green beauty products supports the environment as well as your health. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it loves to eat your beauty products! Be aware of what you feed it.
2| What camera/editing programs do you use?
I use the Canon EOS Rebel T5i. I also use my iPhone 5 a lot because of the convenience. I edit my photos with Photoshop Elements (super basic!) and VSCO Cam on my iPhone.
3| You do a lot of product reviews, what skin type do you have?
I have combination skin that is quite fair. I get oily through the T-zone throughout the day and my cheeks are naturally rosy and sensitive. I have occasional break outs (primarily on my forehead and jawline) and sunburn easily.
4| I want to start a blog, do you have any advice for beginners?
The best advice I can give is to write about something you love and be consistent. If your heart isn’t in it, it will show. Start documenting things that you enjoy doing or learning about. If it’s cooking, start writing down recipes and taking photos of your dinner. If you can’t afford a fancy camera make sure to shoot your photos in natural light. Use what you have and learn as much as you can. The internet is a wonderful place full of information!
5| Can I use your photos and writing on my website?
More Questions? Ask away!
Let’s get super serious for a second. Unless otherwise noted, all photos and content have been taken, styled, written, and created by me. However, I love sharing photos from others and while I strive to accurately credit each and every piece that I post, the original source can sometimes get lost amongst its travels. If you find a photo that belongs to you or someone that you know, please contact me and I will gladly give credit where it’s due, or remove if prompted.
The majority of the products I talk about in my posts have been bought and paid for by myself. However, the green-beauty community is extremely generous and I have been really lucky to receive various products to review. I am in no way obligated to review these products in a positive light. It is up to my discretion what products I chose to talk about on my blog and my opinions will always be honest and personal.
Serious talk is over. Love you guys!