Currently Using: Mahalo Skin Care

There are plenty of compelling natural beauty products out there, ones that are both effective and a joy to use. But few are actually legit works of art, which is what I encountered when I tried Rare Indigo Beauty Balm from Mahalo Skin Care in the May 2016 Beauty Heroes box.

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4 Smoothies to Boost Beauty in the Year Ahead

A sweet and gingery beet blend, a dessert-like cherry and chocolate treat for your skin, a fresh and lemony green smoothie, and a creamy, anti-inflammatory mix of turmeric and coconut milk. There's something for every taste preference in this list of 4 beautifying smoothie recipes, ideal for nourishing your skin this winter—or any season of the year. Try one, or all, this week for an Eat Pretty boost!

Check out four of my favorite beauty smoothie recipes, shared with Anthropologie.

You may also want to read my interview with Anthropologie about favorite smoothie ingredients and winter beauty foods!

Smoothie images via Anthropologie

Protein-Packed Beauty Breakfast: Homemade Qi'a

There's much debate about breakfast— is it really the most important meal of the day? Can eating breakfast make you leaner, happier, more energetic, and less controlled by cravings? I say absolutely, BUT it all fully depends on what kind of breakfast you choose to eat!

Here's why...

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Ginger: Winter Beauty Heats Up

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Imagine that it’s the dead of winter on the East Coast. The thermometer hasn’t risen above freezing in a week. You’re beyond chilled. Your skin is red and parched. Maybe this isn’t so hard to imagine at all? Right after you apply a rich, calming skin cream, there’s one beauty food I want you to reach for. It’s the one food that will both heat you up inside and cool down redness and inflammation in your skin. It’ll help you digest while satisfying your hearty winter appetite. It’s sweet or savory, and always delicious. It may even ward off that cold that your coworkers have been passing around for weeks.

It’s ginger.

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Salma Hayek's Essential Juice Recipe

salma-harpers-bazaar-beauty-juiceCelebs, they're just like us.

They may have a bigger net worth and a massive fan base, but the lives of celebrities are just as busy as ours. Sometimes their 'round-the-world jet-setting means that they're at even greater risk for exhaustion and all the beauty bummers (think undereye bags, dull skin, dryness) that come with.

But it seems like more and more leading ladies are revealing beautifying diets that keep them glowing (with the help of great makeup artists) when jet lag and awards season exhaustion set in. The latest delicious beauty juice comes from Salma Hayek, actress and co-founder of Cooler Cleanse.

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Summer Beauty Drink: Frosty Basil Lemonade

By mid-summer, I have more basil than I can handle. I toss chopped basil in salads, I pair it with tomatoes and mozzarella, and I use it to make one of the most refreshing (beauty) drinks of the summer: basil lemonade.

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Forget Roses; Celebrate VDay with these Floral Chocolates

Cacao is a major beauty food. Skip the low quality chocolates that are thinned out with oils, cheap sweeteners and dairy, and go for the real stuff: dark chocolate, organic or raw. Wei of Chocolate dark chocolates go a step further by introducing body-balancing flower essences into each divine piece...

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This Beauty Brew Has More Antioxidants Than Green Tea

I was instantly intrigued when I heard about Kishr, a unique infusion of dried coffee cherry, saigon cinnamon, ginger and cardamom that has origins in Yemen and has been around for over 1,000 years. It has 10 times more available antioxidants than green tea!

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