We Tried It: DIY Au Naturel Beauty Treatments

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We’re never in short supply of amazing beauty products around here, but this week we decided to kick it old school slumber party style and whip some au naturel beauty treatments in the comfort of our own, uh, tiny apartments. Here’s what happened when Zoë shaved with coconut oil, Annie slathered a sweet, sweet brown sugar scrub all over her body, and Storm did an avocado mask — i.e. he took a pile of guac to his face.

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Kate Hudson: “I Apply Lip Balm As Many Times As Men Think About Sex”

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Kate Hudson expresses how often she applies her lip balm in a behind the scenes video on the set of her new Almay liquid lip balm commercial. Let’s just say its very often!

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It’s impossible to watch “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” without completely falling in love with Kate Hudson. She’s the ultimate cool girl: confident and gorgeous with a hint of an edge. We’ve had plenty of “I wish I were Kate” moments, and chances are you have, too. But when we watched Kate’s latest behind-the-scenes video on the set of her new ad for Almay’s new Liquid Lip Balm, our obsession for the actress and mom of two grew even stronger.

Besides sharing that her favorite TV shows include “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” (which are all currently in our Netflix queue), when Kate was asked how often she applies lip balm, she very certainly said, “I think I apply lip balm as many times as men think about sex.” For those of you keeping track, that’s about once every three minutes. We…

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Get a Celeb-Worthy Updo in Seconds

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It’s nearly impossible to watch the stars arrive on the red carpet at an awards show and not become stricken with a serious case of hair envy. Last year we obsessed over the updos on Emma Stone, Claire Danes and Lea Michele, attempted to recreate the gorgeous looks, then failed and accepted that we’ll never be able to achieve red carpet hairstyles without access to top Hollywood stylists (plus a few clip-ins). But this year, things are different. We have a secret weapon that’s going to help us make our hair dream happen — no pro help or extensions required.

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You had us at “no bobby pins,” Sarah Potempa.

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Celebs Without Makeup

Heidi Klum showcasing her flawless natural beauty

Not only does organic beauty ingredients showcase your inner Naturalista Beauty but a face without makeup displays strong self confidence. Behind the skilled makeup artists and hairstylists celebrities have imperfections just like us.  While we dwell on our own insecurities we need to realize everyone’s beauty is unique and the best beauty feature comes from within.

Jennifer Lopez without her J.Lo glow

 

Jessica Biel looks great au naturale

 

Beauty Craze: SPF Lip Balm

We all know the number one summer beauty essential item is SPF. You can’t leave the house without it and it was recently named to be the only proven anti-aging ingredient. SPF products have been made for sun protection for the body, face, hair and now lips. SPF lip balm not only protects your lips from the sun but moisturizes the lips to prevent a dry cracking and peeling pout.  Beauty brands like Fresh offers tinted color options while hydrating your lips with ingredients like jojoba oil, castor oil and grapeseed oil. If you are looking for a slight pigment on your pretty pout with an added bonus of sun protection, spf lip balms are your best bet.

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FRESH Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 $22.50 at Beauty.com

SuperGoop SPF 30+ UVA l UVB AcaiFusion And MintFusion Lip Balms $8.50 each available at SuperGoop

Alba Botanica Terra Tint Lip Balm SPF 15 $3.99 at Alba Botanica

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6 Tips to Get The J.LO Glow: The Natural Way

Everyone envies J.Lo’s glow-y skin. I know for sure I do. I rounded up 6 tips for all of us to at least attempt to achieve the J.Lo Glow the natural way.

1. Cleanse/Exfoliate

In order to achieve smooth skin like J.Lo’s. You must have a clean foundation to work with. Gentle non-stripping cleansers are your best bet. I like to use aloe vera gel as a daily cleanser. It’s gentle, non-stripping and eliminates dirt and oil while keeping your skin’s natural oils in tact. I personally use Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel. An exfoliating facial scrub is a key component in getting smooth skin. Just make sure not to scrub your skin more than 2-3 times a week.

2. Minimize Pores/Reduce Acne

Do we ever see J.Lo with acne, blemishes or huge pores? I think not. So controlling and eliminating acne is so vital in achieving flawless skin. Look for ingredients such as salicylic acid, willow bark extract and tea tree oil to reduce blemishes and keep them away. Minimizing your pores will give a more youthful tighter and smoother appearance so try out one of my fave products Andalou Naturals Aloe + Willow Bark Pore Minimizer  that includes witch hazel which deeply cleanses and tighten pores.

3. Moisturize!

This is the most crucial step. Without moisturized skin you will never achieve this look. For my oily skin types, make sure you invest in an oil-free moisturizer. Avoid ingredients like mineral oil and petrolatum which clogs pores, aggravates acne and causes your skin to age prematurely. Invest in a moisturizer with ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid( sodium hyaluronate), and natural oils. An crucial essential bonus to a moisturizer is one with a SPF.

4. SPF

Moisturizing and SPF is like peanut butter and jelly. The key to great skin can not survive without a SPF.  UVA/UVB rays ages skin, causes sun spots and hyperpigmentation  so make sure you wear SPF daily and reapply when needed.

5 .Even Skin

I have it. We all have that one mark or scar that disrupts the flawless tone of our skin. Even skin is like that A+ I always strive for. Vitamin , Retinol and Glycolic Acid are great ingredients that will even out your skin. Glycolic acid is one of the best natural exfoliators. It safely removes dead skin cells on your skin’s surface and will fade dark spots, sun spots and age spots. I use Reviva Labs 10% Glycolic Acid cream. If you have sensitive skin, this will irritate your skin so use only once a week or use Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid cream. Remember only use this at night.

6. Serum

This last tip is reserved for any nightly or daily serum that will give your skin that extra oomph to your skin. Strive for an antioxidant-based serum.  Great products to check out are Andalou Naturals Argan + Omega Natural Glow 3 in 1 Treatment  and 100% Pure LUMINOUS PRIMER VITAMINS + ANTIOXIDANTS WITH RESVERATROL

Tell me your tips for a great glow

Welcome to Naturalista Beauty

Welcome to Naturalista Beauty!! This blog is devoted to organic beauty skincare and haircare. Naturalista Beauty will explore beauty products and ingredients that work in my point of view and different brands and websites geared toward quality organic beauty at a reasonable price. The most important theme in my blog is not just organic and natural but quality with proven results.