The Spirit Beauty Lounge is our go-to for all things beauty related when we want to keep it green, organic, and clean. We trust them completely - they’ve done the research for us! They have makeup, hair care, bath+body, fragrance, even gift ideas.
We found the site via one of our favorite green (and celebrity) makeup artists - Katey Denno and her awesome blog, “The Beauty of It Is.” One of the best parts of Spirit Beauty Lounge is their Expert Picks - the part where they tell us their favorite main-stays and the best of the best in organic beauty.
Add this to your bookmarks stat - we did!
Green Tea and Lemon have wonderful brightening and anti-oxident properties - we use them in this body scrub to shed the dry, winter skin and reveal plump, happy new skin! See below for our adapted recipe (<— love this site!) for this super easy, 4-step DIY body polish.
5 cups Sugar
2 cup Epsom Salt
1/3 cup Lemon Oil
2/3 cup Olive Oil
1/3 cup Orange Blossom Honey
1 cup of loose Green Tea
3 Lemons, zested
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
(Serving Size: 72 oz, or 9 8-oz jars)
Step 1: Gather all ingredients.
Step 2: Add sugar, salt, honey, and olive oil (both kinds) to a big bowl. Mix using spatula.
Step 3: Add grated lemon zest and loose green tea. You can use a food processor to blend the green tea if you want.
Step 4: Add lemon juice and mix in. Spoon into glass jars - as many as you’d like. Voila!
You’re done! Easy, DIY beauty - now your skin can look as beautiful as ever. Keep in the shower and use 1-2x a week, scrub all over body, can use wet or dry.
Keeping dry skin moist in the winter is one of our biggest concerns. We came across the Green website, “the daily green,” and this article on how to keep your remedies natural in the winter.
Here are some green ways to stay moisturized:
Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
Ole Henriksen Skin Insulator SPF 15
Read here for more!
We thought we’d seen every Marilyn Monroe photograph … until we came across Eve’s Reel Life blog and Richard Avedon’s shoot for Life Magazine called “Fabled Enchantresses.” Printed for Life’s December 22 “Christmas” issue, it included an article by Marilyn’s playwright husband, Arthur Miller, entitled “My Wife, Marilyn.” This series is so vibrant modern, it could be in any magazine today.
Marilyn as Lillian Russell
Marilyn as Theda Bara
Marilyn as Clara Bow
Marilyn as Jean Harlow
Marilyn as Marlene Dietrich
Lisa Eldridge, one of the best makeup artists in the game, has a killer blog and how-to videos. We were thrilled to see her do a Marilyn Monroe How-To look - she incorporated anecdotes and tips that we’d never heard before! Not to mention, Lisa gives her step-by-step tips and products below the video. Have we said how much we love this lady?
Most Historically Accurate How-To Create Marilyn Monroe’s Makeup Video:
Here are some of our favorite tips:
- The color of MM’s eyeliner (not what everyone thinks!)
- How Whitey (her makeup artist) used to give the illusion of a shadow from her lashes
- The way she liked the shape of her lips
- How to bring out her face shape she knew to be most appealing
- What color blush MM actually used