beauty Category

best CLEAN vegan cosmetics, groceries & nutrition books

For many years I have been searching for the cleanest cosmetics, certified organic vegan foods, and best books on plant-based nutrition so I have compiled them into lists. Click on the photos below to see which foods, books and cosmetics are my favorites. I have also provided direct links to these products so you can […]

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The best clean vegan cosmetics at Amazon (clean cosmetics list)

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written by Nina Shantel, blog:, published January 24, 2023 I have very sensitive skin, allergies and autoimmune conditions, so I’m very picky about what I put on my skin. Below is a list of my favorite clean cosmetics that meet my strict standards; they must be vegan, cruelty-free, never tested on animals, paraben-free, gluten-free, […]

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Where to buy cute, comfortable, workout clothes made in the USA by women (supporting US small business women)

written by Nina Shantel, blog:, published May 31, 2022 If you are looking for cute, sexy, comfortable, quality workout clothes, pole dancing outfits, pickleball clothes and pickleball sets, soft and stretchy leggings, half tops, attractive bell bottoms, dresses and/or jumpsuits, check out the USA made brand Mia Brazillia at by female entrepreneur and […]

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Mother’s Day healthy gift guide 2022

Mother’s Day is May 8th Surprise mom with a Mother’s Day gift this year that she wouldn’t splurge on herself. These brands and products are ones I adore, are much cleaner than what’s typically sold in stores, and are from companies that care about people and the environment. After searching for years for a gentle […]

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inexpensive healthy holiday gift ideas (2020 gift guide)

(if you are viewing this on email or on social media, please visit site at for the most updated version of this post; it looks better, and it shows me an accurate count of views) This is going to be a different holiday experience this year because I won’t be having family over for […]

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Non-toxic self-tanner

I stopped letting my face get any sunrays because I don’t want wrinkles or sunspots, but I love the look of a bronze glow.  I also stopped wearing foundation and blush because, no matter what brand I tried, my skin would break out. I also stopped going to automated spray tanning salons, since it was impossible not […]

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Are your facial products aging your skin?

Make-up can clog pores, but did you know that products containing parabens can actually decrease your collagen and cause wrinkles? Make sure this awful preservative is not in the ingredients, or, even better, search for cosmetics, lotions, creams…really anything you put on your skin…that “…say ‘paraben-free’ or ‘PABA-free’ on the label (1).”  Source: Prevention magazine, […]

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