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Odds and Ends

1. I’m warning you. You’ll never be able to unsee this. #plasticchildren

2. “I totally ship them!” Just keeping you up-to-date on the teenage slang. You’re welcome.

3. Your astrological sign isn’t what you think it is. (psst – relax with your identity crisis, it’s fine)

4. Fall has finally come to the plains. I wore this sweatshirt (in Brass) all day yesterday and it was glorious.

5. Rob Lowe’s sons love to troll their dad on Instagram and it’s hilarious.

6. The most powerful women in business wear dresses, not suits. Love it, but I say wear whatever the hell you want.

7. Love love love this piece on aging and marriage.

8. The best food podcasts. I’m hungry.

9. By the way, feeding ourselves and others involves an awful lot of work.

10. My friend Kate just opened enrollment to her Six-Figure Blog Academy until October 9th. It is INCREDIBLY insightful and thorough if you are wanting to become a professional blogger. Covers everything!

11. Feeling insecure? Here are 6 tips to quiet your inner critic.

Happy Friday! Just as Fall rolls into Oklahoma, I’m heading to sunny Southern California. Can’t complain though – can’t wait to put my toes in the sand. Happy weekend to you all!

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Odds and Ends

1. Fall DIY projects that help numb the pain of existence.

2. Imagine going through puberty wayyyyyy early.

3. Greta Thunberg is such a role model to those with Asperger’s. It’s HUGE for kids on the spectrum to see one of their own making such a difference. #neurodiversityFTW

4. I love this story of an older woman speaking some truth at a bookstore.

5. I miss Walkmans. Thanks, Sony!

6. Yo! Shopbop’s Fall Event ends today! Here are my favorite picks.

7. Did you see my May Lindstrom giveaway on Instagram? (Thinking of making a purchase at Integrity Botanicals to be entered? Here are my top 30 products from there.)

8. Am I the only one still gutted by the loss of Anthony Bourdain?

9. Hey friends, you deserve a partner who texts you back. Amen.

10. Do you take off your shoes upon entering your house?

11. African Botanics fans! You can get their $180 Le Masque Hydralift Intense for $49.95 this weekend!

12. A chef’s weekly food diary. I’d like to hire her, please.

13. Mistakes are embarrassing the publishing industry. Interesting.

14. I’m no ordinary woman. I’m a woman wearing a dress with pockets!

Happy Friday! I hope you have an incredible weekend.

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Green Beauty Favorites From Integrity Botanicals

Integrity Botanicals is one of my favorite green beauty retailers for many reasons. The brands carried there are robust and expertly-curated, the customer service is top-notch, free shipping over $50, and the sample offerings are the best! (With each and every purchase you make, you get to choose three samples to try out. Yes, choose…it’s not some rando situation in which you receive a bunch of crap samples that you would never use.)

I’ve assembled all my favorite products from Integrity Botanicals (excluding May Lindstrom since you are probably here for the giveaway *wink wink*) ranging from $12 to $90 to fit varied budgets. I want to clarify that each and every one of the products mentioned below are, in fact, ones that I use often. They all get the Whoorl Stamp of Approval for certain.

UNDER $25

Small Z Palette. $12 – To save space (and also save money by purchasing refills of cosmetics instead of the full packaging), I put many of my eyeshadows and blushes in these palettes. They are fantastic and come in many sizes. I use the Small and Medium the most.

Alima Pure Lip Tint, $14 – This is basically high quality, lovely, luxury chapstick. For those of you who don’t want more than a tint on your lips, you will love these!

Priti NYC Nail Polishes, $15 – My favorite nail polishes in green beauty. I have tons of colors and also love their clear Nail Strengthener.

Almost Naked Organic Lubricant, $15.95 – This is a great organic personal lubricant. (If you’re going to go green, don’t forget your nether regions!)

Osmia Coffee Mint Soap, $18 – Ohhhhh, this smells so good and perks you right up!

Kari Gran Lip Tint, $20 – The shade Cora Gold is my dream color. Like a slightly shimmery full-bodied coral. LOVE.

RMS Lip Liner, $20 – Both shades in Daytime and Nighttime Nude are perfect for creating definition around the lips. Very natural color.

Ouli’s Ointment, $20 – I love this stuff and put it on everything that needs hydration. Looks great on cheekbones for a subtle highlight without any shimmer.

Ere Perez Eye Pencils, $21 – Great pencils that don’t smudge or transfer. I usually wear Black and Earth although I’ve got my eye on Copper and Forest . #haha #eyepun

Alima Pure Satin Matte Blush, $24 – Now, I usually don’t go for loose powder blushes, but the shade “Pink” looks downright ethereal on the cheeks.

$25- $50

One Love Organics Easy Does It Cleanser, $25 – I will say it until I’m blue in the face. The best facial cleanser out there. Gentle, effective and gets all eye makeup off on first pass.

Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot, $25 – Love these pots! So much pigment – only need the smallest amount to make your cheeks and/or lips pop.

Lily Lolo Bronzer, $26 – My go-to bronzer for years. No orange in sight – looks so natural.

Josh Rosebrook Serum Spray, $28 – I freaked out over this when it came out because it’s so good. Smoothing, heat-protecting, super-smelling awesomeness for your hair.

100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream, $29 – I like to apply a tiny bit of this cream underneath my eyes before applying concealer. Keeps the area looking hydrated and non-feathery.

Rituel de Fille Rare Light Luminizer, $29 – I’ve tried so many highlighters, but 95% of the time, I reach for this one in Phosphene. Gorgeous.

Kjaer Weis Pressed Powder, $36 – Best pressed powder in the wooorrrrrrld.

Mo Mi Styling Jelly, $38 – This is a great hair product for those of you looking for flexible hold and volume. Bonus that it smells amazing.

Leahlani Mermaid Mask, $38 – I STILL can’t believe Leahlani only charges 38 bucks for this wondrous mask. It performs like a million bucks.

Fitglow Beauty Lip Serums, $42 – I think we all know by now that I’m obsessed with these lip glosses. I have all the shades, but if I had to pick three, they would be Buff, Nudie, and Liv.

$50 – $100

Leahlani Meli Glow Illuminating Mask, $52 – Another Leahlani gem, this mask leaves the skin looking bright and brand new. Love it when I’m looking for some glow action.

Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator, $65 – My favorite exfoliator because it’s both a chemical AND a physical exfoliant. My husband loves this one too. (Did you see the video we made about it?)

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush, $56 – These blushes give such a dewy, fresh-faced glow. My favorites are Blossoming, Sun Touched, Reverence, and Abundance.

Maya Chia Supercritical Oil, $60 – Everything you need to know is here.

Maya Chia The Refresh Mint Mask, $68 – Another Maya Chia superstar. A chemical exfoliant that has the best cooling effect on the skin. And just look at that color!

Laurel Brighten Mask, $72 – Got hyperpigmentation? LOOK NO FURTHER. Seriously. Just buy it.

Red Flower Arctic Berry Cream, $77 – I love how pillowy and lovely and amazingly-smelling this cream is.

Florescent Sundays Perfume, $79 – I’m usually pretty hush-hush about my favorite scents, but this is one of them. (You can only buy it if you live outside of my state because I want to be the only #specialsnowflake wearing it here.)

Mahalo The Bean Mask, $80 – Good enough to eat and gets that blood circulating in the face! A damn good mask.

Laurel California Body Oil, $90 – I love love love this body oil. It smells absolutely divine, I just want to bathe in it all day. This is one of those rare products that feels memorable when I wear it.

I could go on and on, but this should give you some food for thought in terms of the products available at Integrity Botanicals. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments!