Natural + Cruelty Free Hair Product Guide

Hair care is something I get excited over.. I have long, naturally curly, colour treated hair so I find it can be difficult to find shampoos and conditioners that perform, don’t weigh down my hair, leave a sticky residue or leave my hair tangled and unmanageable. It can be even more tricky to find options that are natural as the products in health food stores tend to not really work for me. They seem a bit archaic in their formulations and don’t really cater to the girl who wants clean products that work just as well as salon brands. Not to mention, a lot of the brands in the health food stores still aren’t quite as clean as I would like them to be. But this just leaves the excitement of the hunt to find the best hair products that are still super clean, something that I think I’ve managed to crack over the years of testing out product after product. I’ve really narrowed it down here to hair products that I use regularly.. and while I may add some more here and there down the way, you can be sure that these are the top performers of the bunch.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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May’s Detox Box Reveal + Review: One Love Organics

The weather is finally coming around and May is bringing some sunshine and warmer temperatures along with it. I always like to switch up some of my products when the seasons change and that is why I am SO excited to talk about May’s Detox Box from the Detox Market. This month they chose a brand that I’ve been seeing quite a buzz around lately and after trying them myself, I am totally jumping on board with the hype! They are the perfect additions to any summer skincare regime and its been love at first pump since I opened these bottles.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Fitglow Beauty Lip Colour Cream 3-in-1 Lip Treatment Review and Swatches

There has been a huge buzz surrounding one of my favourite EVER green beauty brands, Fitglow beauty. This is a well deserved reaction to the Canadian born makeup and skincare line. Fitglow is known for its makeup that doubles as skincare as well as a nutrient dense skin care line that delivers some of the most potent and skin boosting ingredients around. Not many brands have been able to perfect both makeup and skincare but if I had to choose just ONE brand, Fitglow would hands down be my deserted island choice. I have been a huge fan of this brand for years now as it  was carried by one of the green beauty spas I went to in Toronto in its earlier years.  Fitglow Beauty has always had rave reviews and it’s become the standard for green beauty. I have been using their foundation boosted with seaweed bio extracts and hyaluronic acid for about three years now and it has been my go to for everyday wear. You can check it out in my natural and cruelty free foundation guide HERE.

 

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Vegan “Chicken Soup” Broth: Just as savoury & high in nutrients

This is a recipe that I created out of no where. It isn’t something I was necessarily craving but now that I’ve tasted it and know the nutrient profile in the recipe, I can’t stop making it! I have been making this to eat on its own and to freeze into ice cubes as a nutrient dense broth that you could throw into cooking (ie. cook with your quinoa or add to soups). It will especially come in handy whenever I get sick next and in need of a light comfort food like broth. On top of all that, it’s super simple to make!

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Moroccan Beldi Soap: Why its Different, How to Use It + Its Incredible Health Benefits

Body care is just as important as taking care of the skin on your face. Your skin is a literal pathway to everything inside of your body, so what you use to clean it matters. It should come as no surprise that I stick to natural products when it comes to my body but I rarely create a ritual out of it.. until lately . Jump in the shower, wash, jump out.. that used to be my everyday routine. I have since extended the extra TLC that I use on my face to the rest of my body as an extra form of self care with amazing results. My new routine consists of dry brushing (though I’m not exactly the most consistent with this), the Beldi soap ritual (which I will explain in a moment) and I have been consistent with applying either a body butter, body oil or wax after towelling off. I used to hate adding these extra steps as they “ate up time” in my day and its something I don’t have an abundance of since I made a tiny human.. but quite honestly, it has been transformational for my skin and for my mind.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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My Step by Step Deeply Hydrating Winter to Spring Skincare Routine

I have had a lot of questions regarding my skincare routine as of late and I had to share the product line up that has helped mend the dry winter skin and help me transition into the Spring with a glow. Besides being all star products that are highly coveted in the green beauty world, they all have the most gorgeous spring scents which are helping boost my mood along with the sunshine that’s poking through the clouds a bit more these days. I test out products a lot but I always come back to these brands which makes them extra special to me. As someone who has suffered with terrible acne breakouts in my teen years and early adulthood, these are the kinds of products and methods that have helped pull me out of those uncomfortable moments and have helped me maintain clear and glowing skin for years.

So here it is, a quick and dirty (but really clean) green beauty skincare regime:

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Natural + Cruelty Free Foundation Guide

Foundations are such a personal choice when it comes to makeup. They are the canvas for everything to follow. Everyone has different skin types, skin needs, and preferences. I think its so important to take opinions from various sources when choosing the right fit of foundation for these very reasons. Many green beauty bloggers have their favourites, as I have mine.. but my favourite won’t necessarily be yours. So, when putting together my foundation guide I wanted to be as objective as possible. I had originally hoped to create a chart that was an easy visual but had too much to say about each product and found that it wouldn’t all fit on a chart. So I decided I would write a list of things I would want to know about when choosing a foundation.  Each foundation is listed with the following information: My personal shade (for reference), cost, where to buy, coverage, is it buildable?, viscosity, finish, # of shades available, is it vegan?, is it organic?, SPF?, how its best applied, think dirty rating if available (a rating scale that determines toxicity), the brands description, and a mini review (provided by myself, from my own personal opinion based on my own skin). I’ve also included a shade guide for each product.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Root 100% Lash + Pretty Gloss Review

I have had my eyes on all the pretty colour palettes coming from Root for a while now. Make up is something I’ve played with since I was a little girl, then I went through the awkward “over makeuped” teen stage, to finally settle into the “enhance what you already have” game. I love a good nude lip,  voluminous lashes and neutral palettes. So anytime I can get my hands on new mascara and a lip balm I’m in my happy place.

* This post includes affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Soup Recipe

I love a good soup! Being vegan, soups are generally an easy way to get a lot of nutrients in and max out on flavour. This Roasted Red Pepper soup is a delicious and easy recipe to add to your book.

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A Natural Self Care Box for New Mothers

When you’ve just fallen deep into the responsibility of new Motherhood you will experience highs and lows that no one could have prepared you for. You will be SO in love and yet SO tired at the same time, add in baby blues, 3rd degree tears, stitches, sore nipples and you’ve got the Newborn stage. Mothers are usually forgotten shortly after they have their babies as the spotlight has turned (and rightfully so) but lets not let that overwhelming cuteness make us forget about the person who is exhausted, healing and trying her best not to lose it when the 4th person overstays their welcome in a day. Mothers are dealt quite a bit in the early stages and I think its important to remember that she needs love too (and more than usual).

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