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Bought it From Birchbox: W3LL People 
Today’s post is life changing the same way finding out Lindsey Lohan wasn’t a twin after seeing Parent Trap for the seventeenth time was. Except this time, there will be no, “My whole life is a lie” statements made. Or tears. Am I right ladies? I secretly thought the Lohan twins were a thing just like the Olsens. And we see how that turned out. 
W3LL People is a Birchbox featured brand of epic proportions. Super natural ingredients like aloe, green tea, and chamomile make these stick-form products really great for your skin.
The Narcissist Foundation + Concealer earns its title as it’s the creamiest and easiest to use foundation of life. It’s great applied directly to skin and blended in either with your fingers or a brush. And it’ll give you a natural look that doesn’t feel too heavy.
{Pro tip: Swipe a darker shade right inside your cheekbones for an effortless contour. The stick form makes it the perfect fit!} 
Also in the collection is the Universalist Multi-Use Colorstick. Once again, this product is made up of all natural ingredients with no extra chemicals or dyes. Perfect for cheeks and lips, it’ll give you a natural flush that says, “I woke up like this.”
These products are new staples in my collection, perfect for summer traveling because of the compact packaging and no-mess stick form! What say you, beauties?
Miriam, The Everyday Girl, NYC

Spreading the W3LL PEOPLE love!

predame:

Bought it From Birchbox: W3LL People 

Today’s post is life changing the same way finding out Lindsey Lohan wasn’t a twin after seeing Parent Trap for the seventeenth time was. Except this time, there will be no, “My whole life is a lie” statements made. Or tears. Am I right ladies? I secretly thought the Lohan twins were a thing just like the Olsens. And we see how that turned out. 

W3LL People is a Birchbox featured brand of epic proportions. Super natural ingredients like aloe, green tea, and chamomile make these stick-form products really great for your skin.

The Narcissist Foundation + Concealer earns its title as it’s the creamiest and easiest to use foundation of life. It’s great applied directly to skin and blended in either with your fingers or a brush. And it’ll give you a natural look that doesn’t feel too heavy.

{Pro tip: Swipe a darker shade right inside your cheekbones for an effortless contour. The stick form makes it the perfect fit!} 

Also in the collection is the Universalist Multi-Use Colorstick. Once again, this product is made up of all natural ingredients with no extra chemicals or dyes. Perfect for cheeks and lips, it’ll give you a natural flush that says, “I woke up like this.”

These products are new staples in my collection, perfect for summer traveling because of the compact packaging and no-mess stick form! What say you, beauties?

Miriam, The Everyday Girl, NYC

Spreading the W3LL PEOPLE love!

Natural Healing: Tiossan’s Top 3 Organic Ingredients

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Last week Magatte Wade, the founder of back-to-basics skincare line Tiossan, paid a special visit to Birchbox HQ. Not only did we get the chance to sniff, dab, and blend Tiossan’s all-natural products firsthand, but we also got a mini skincare lesson direct from Senegal-born Wade—whose radiant complexion, we might add, speaks volumes about her skincare habits.

Having grown up among traditional Senegalese healers, Wade has always been fascinated by ancient knowledge of natural beauty aids. And her globetrotting ways—she’s lived everywhere from France to Silicon Valley—have given her a well-rounded perspective on what works (and what doesn’t). “It has been my little game to take the best of each culture and put them together in a combination that is mine,” she says. (Just one sniff of her sugar-infused Body Scrub, and we were itching to jump in the nearest shower for a test drive.)

And Tiossan’s mission extends way beyond skincare: 10% of profits are earmarked for founding innovative schools in Senegal. Wade aspires to use Montessori-style teaching methods to help unlock students’ creativity—and foster more of the entrepreneurial spirit she’s put to such beautiful use.

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In addition to French-inspired fragrances, Tiossan’s products are based around three traditional Senegalese ingredients. Here, a quick primer on their skin-saving powers:

Organic aloe vera: This trusted succulent makes skin supple in two different ways: It has water to moisturize, and oil to hydrate—meaning it locks in the moisture that’s been added.

Organic unrefined shea butter: According to Wade, the unrefined version is ideal because it retains the built-in vitamins and fatty acids your skin needs. With extra fatty acid action, your skin’s elasticity and moisture levels get a boost.

Organic black seed oil: This powerhouse oil is a natural anti-inflammatory that’s renowned for its myriad healing properties. “The elders believe that it could cure anything—except for death,” says Wade. While death may be too much to ask, this antioxidant-rich balm packs a wrinkle-defying punch when applied to skin.

—Amary

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The Perks of All-Natural Beauty: Sitting Down with Indie Lee

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We don’t often come across a beauty brand that’s as diehard about using exclusively natural ingredients as Indie Lee. But when we heard the story of the founder, Indie Lee herself, it suddenly made sense. Back in 2009, Lee suffered a brain tumor that her doctors suggested could have been caused by environmental toxins. After her recovery, the former accountant completely changed gears and set out to create her own line of 100 percent natural and eco-friendly beauty products. Here, she sounds off on her beauty philosophy.

Why do you think that natural beauty products are so crucial?

Part of my mission is to help people understand that what they put on their bodies is just as important as what they put in them. Natural beauty products not only help you protect the environment—they help you take better care of your body and your health.

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5 All-Natural Beauty Products That Work Like Magic

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Here’s a major beauty myth: Natural products can’t hold up to traditional formulations in terms of performance. In reality, there are plenty of green brands that can deliver the same results—without any skin-irritating additives. Here are five must-try all-natural creations we’re crazy about:

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All-Natural Product Guru Tata Harper Shares Her Insider Tips

Natural beauty: Harper in her element. (Photo: elementsofstyleblog.com)

—Caroline

Looking for a beauty pick-me-up this morning? Consider giving our Scrapbook Scissor Nails a try.