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Shade of the Week – Nightshade

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Nightshade is the darkest shade in our neutral matte collection of multi-purpose colors.

 

Nightshade is a neutral, intense, concentrated soft black and may be applied and combined in layers for different effects. Nightshade can be used for a wide variety of makeup applications. This versatile color may be used wet or dry as eyeshadow, eyeliner or brow liner.

 

 

As an herbalist, I have named all my mineral make-up shades and colors with plant names. Nightshade is named after the Bittersweet Nightshade plant:

 

 

Here is a gorgeous example of how to combine Nightshade with other colors for a beautiful natural effect!

Photo and look by Make-up Artist, Christie Jean. You can see more of her work here.

 

For more tips and tricks applying Nightshade Natural Color, see our Mineral Makeup Application Tips article.

 

 

Herbs of Grace Natural Look Mineral Make-Up How To Series – Part 9

Monday, December 12th, 2016

In this installment of our how-to series, L.A. Make-up Artist, Jenny Karl, shows us how to apply mineral lip color. What do you think?

 

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Herbs of Grace Natural Look Mineral Make-Up How To Series – Part 8

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

In this segment of our video tutorial series, Make-up Artist, Jenny Karl, shows us how to apply eyeliner to the bottom lid, as well as a few other tricks to ‘spunk’ up your look!

 

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What do you think?

 

Tools for your Make-up Kit

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Did you know that not all make-up brushes are created equally? Did you know that the quality of your make-up brush affects the end result of your make-up application?

In order to give your look the natural, smooth finish you want and the ease of application your are looking for, it is essential to use a superior quality make-up brush. I spent much time and energy researching brushes and brush manufacturers before settling on the make-up brushes I carry.

I am proud to say that the brushes I carry are made by a very conscious, aware company. I carry 2 categories of brushes – one set or those of you looking to only use all natural products and another for those of you looking for vegan products.

Our all natural hair brushes are the highest quality. These brush hairs are not machine cut, they are hand shaped to preserve the natural tip. The brush hairs are carefully selected and processed. ­ No animal is ever hurt or destroyed for the purpose of making these brushes!

Our vegan brushes are made of taklon and and are perfect for applying mineral make-up efficiently and effectively. And, they are oh, so soft!

All of our brushes have smooth hardwood handles and the manufacturers participate in reforestation programs and never use endangered species of wood.

You can see all our brushes here.

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Herbs of Grace Natural Look Mineral Make-Up How To Series – Part 7

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Here is the seventh installment in our series starring L.A. based Makeup Artist, Jenny Karl, using Natural Look Mineral Make-Up. In this video she demonstrates proper techniques for applying mineral make-up color as a liquid eyeliner.

 

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Do you use your Natural Look Mineral Make-Up as liquid eyeliner?

 

Herbs of Grace Natural Look Mineral Make-Up How To Series – Part 5

Monday, April 18th, 2016

In this next installment of our series starring L.A. based Makeup Artist, Jenny Karl, using Natural Look Mineral Make-Up, we explore some techniques for applying eye shadow with loose powder mineral make-up.

 

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What do you think of this method?

 

 

Herbs of Grace Natural Look Mineral Make-Up How To Series – Part 4

Monday, March 14th, 2016

 

Here is the latest installment in our series starring L.A. based Makeup Artist, Jenny Karl, using Natural Look Mineral Make-Up. In this video we explore techniques for using mineral make-up as an eyeshadow base.

 

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Let me know what you think in the comments!

 

Herbs of Grace Natural Look Mineral Make-Up How To Series – Part 3

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

 

In this, the third installment in our series starring L.A. based Makeup Artist, Jenny Karl, using Natural Look Mineral Make-Up, we explore using the Translucent Primer/Finalizer, as well as proper techniques for applying mineral make-up blush.

 

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What do you think? Do you have any tips or techniques to share?

 

 

Photo Shoot – Part 2

Monday, January 4th, 2016

If you missed Part 1 of this series, you can view it here.

In today’s post, I’d like to show you a few of my favorite photos from the second photo shoot we did with along with Golden Sphere Studios.  We were honored to model Kent Raible’s fabulous art jewelry again.

Photography by Elysa Pizzuti Ray.

Hats by Head’nHome.

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Zagorska Bamboo Tooth Whitening Treatment Review

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

I met Michele at a local gathering of women entrepreneurs in the beauty and body care field. We were attending the Portland area Indie Business Network conference.

She mentioned that she was reformulating some of her products so I asked if I could do a review of them.  I love supporting other local, woman-owned businesses, especially when they are in the field of personal and body care products. I am so impressed with Michele’s product line in general. Her products are well formulated, luxurious and, most importantly, effective!

The first product I’d like to tell you about is her Bamboo Tooth Whitening Treatment.

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My first impression of this product, was that it felt really nice on my teeth. I’m used to using my own homemade tooth powder and often don’t care for pastes or gels anymore, but I really liked the feel of this paste. The other really wonderful thing about Michele’s Tooth Whitener is that the flavor is not too strong. As an aromatherapist, I can’t stand products that are so loaded with essential oils that they are overpowering. The taste of Michele’s product is pleasantly minty, but also much more subtle than commercial tooth paste.

Zagorska Bamboo Tooth Whitening Treatment has an impressive list of ingredients including Aloe, non-GMO Xylitol, Bentonite Clay, Bamboo fiber, Activated Bamboo Carbon, Baking Soda, Neem Leaf Powder, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and essential oils of Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen, Tea Tree, Myrrh and Clove. I especially love that she includes baking soda, clay and sea salt in her formulation, as those are they key ingredients I use in my own tooth powder and the key ingredients that promote remineralization of the teeth.

I can honestly say that after just a couple of uses, I noticed my teeth getting whiter. I can also say that my teeth and entire mouth felt really good using this tooth whitener. I loved the way my mouth felt after using it!

I would strongly encourage you to take a look at Michele’s Zagorska Bamboo Tooth Whitening Treatment and give it a try. I think you’ll love it! And, now is the perfect time, because Michele is offering a 20% discount with coupon code GRACE20 just for readers of this blog!

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