Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 18 Feb 17

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Addressing Dry Lips from the Inside - I’ll be the first to admit that a lip balm will not cure your chronic dry lips. I say this even though we make an amazing luxury organic lip balm. Regardless of the brand, lip balm simply soothes the superficial manifestation of your dry lips… but it doesn’t cure it. I’ve noticed that since I went on my hormone shifting diet guided by the amazing online program, Cooking for Balance by Magdalena Wszelaki, all my dry issues have disappeared. I attribute this to eating more healthy fats and healing my gut which has allowed me to fully absorb more nutrients.

2. Podcast That’s Inspiring Me - Dear Sugar: How Do I Find The Courage To Be My Own Guide?

3. Falling in Love with Hemp - If you hav.....
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February 18, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Love Letters Contest

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I’m excited to announce our annual Love Letters contest …. with a twist!

The contest is pretty simple…write a love letter, haiku, poem or testimonial to your favorite Afterglow product and email it to us or post it on social media (more details below).

The first 100 thoughtful submissions will automatically win*

a free full size bronzer, gloss, or eyeshadow refill of your choice w/free shipping AND

you’ll be entered to win a drawing for one of ten $100 gift certificates.

Please only write a Love Letter to a product you’ve actually used.

Beautiful relationships are all about being open and honest. I know that not every relationship is perfect.

While we are aiming for LOVE here... we are happy to hear all of your feedback and honest perspective on your Afterglow experience.

All thoughtful entries will be entered into the contest.* Not just the warm fuzzy ones!   

And don’t forget…  we want you to help us share the love.*

When .....
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February 9, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 1 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 4 Feb 17

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Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Don’t be Jealous - I don’t mean to brag but... I just picked up a generic version of the pricy EpiPen brand called Epinephrine for a mere $9.99 at CVS! I don’t even have insurance! Last year, the makers the epinephrine injectable that saves lives for those with severe allergies to food and insect stings jacked their Epipen price up to an unconscionable $600! Thankfully, the market responded. Just waltz into your nearest CVS and plunk down this coupon with your prescription and get your shiny new 2 Epinephrine pen pack for $9.99. Please forward this coupon to anyone you know that carries Epinephrine!

2. Awareness and Shifting the Vibe - I’ve become very sensitive to the way conversations turn, and how we frame our experiences a.....
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February 4, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 1 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 21 Jan 17

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Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Finally Pressing Record - Check out my first video, How to Apply our Natural Concealer, all about applying our Perfecting Under Eye Concealer. Video hasn’t been “my thing” for many years but I know how many prefer video, so I’ve finally gotten out of my own way and my own head and pressed record.  Whew, it took a real push to get here but now I’m officially a YouTuber! Please like the video and subscribe to our YouTube channel. I’ll be adding a video a week!

2. Letting THIS Food Be My Medicine - It’s no secret that our diet, emotional state and lifestyle has the ability to turn on or off certain latent genes that could manifest disease. The study around this fenomena is called epigenetics. There’s a component of crucif.....
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January 21, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 2 Reply

Tips and Tricks from Top Makeup Artists

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Concealing Acne: Tips and Tricks from Top Makeup Artists  

If you’re like many women, you probably thought your skin problems would go away with your subscription to Teen Beat. Unfortunately, as we grow older we realize that issues like pimples, acne and breakouts continue to affect us well into our 20s, 30s, and beyond. You don’t have to settle for zitty skin or rely on antiquated, disappointing “acne cures”. Instead, try these secrets, borrowed from some of the industry’s top makeup artists, for covering and concealing skin blemishes in a pinch.

Flattening the Problem

In an ideal world you’d have time to sit in a dark room waiting for your skin to clear up. But life doesn’t stop just because your skin isn’t cooperating. When a pimple pops up with no time to spare, your first course of action is to reduce the swelling. For an immediate fix, applying ice to your breakout may reduce inflammation, redness and swelling.

If you have a moment for a DIY.....
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January 19, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

The 80-20 Rule for Beauty

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Beauty and Pareto’s Principle

While the words “economic theory” and “beauty products” aren’t often used in the same sentence, we’re getting academic today here at Afterglow. Read on to learn more about Pareto’s Principle, along with how applying it to your daily beauty routine can transform your skin, body, and entire beauty regimen. Examples of this principle exist everywhere in life. I’m going to fill you in on this magic ratio and then tell you how I apply it to my own highly simplified beauty routine.

The Pareto’s Principle

Also known as the "80-20 Rule," the Pareto Principle suggests that the majority of things in life are not distributed evenly. Rather, some make a greater contribution than others.

While originally suggested by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto as he observed that 80% of his country’s wealth belonged to a mere 20% of its population, and that 20% of the pea plants in his garden yielded 80% of peas. Pareto’s Principle ha.....
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January 12, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 31 Dec 16

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Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1. Celebrating the Small Wins - It’s very hard to be beautiful when you aren’t happy. Carrying an ongoing light of gratitude in your mind and heart is an important part of beauty. At the end of a year it seems we fall into a funk of what we didn’t do or accomplish, and struggle to remember all of those small wins that made our year great (yes it was!). Moving into 2017, I have committed myself to a “Jar of Awesomeness” practice. Watch this short video by one of my entrepreneurial crushes, Tim Ferriss, as he explains how this sweet practice could be the best thing you do for yourself this coming year.  (Along with a personal note, it would also be an inexpensive and thoughtful last minute xmas gift!)

2. Unconventional Giving Back - Every year I look back on all the amazing people in my life th.....
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December 31, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 1 Reply

The Truth About Organic Beauty Brands

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The Truth About Organic Beauty Brands  

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably wondered at some point or another, “Is it really worth it to buy organic?” This is a common question when it comes to beauty products: after all, it’s not like you actually ingest your foundation or lip gloss. So does organic really matter when it comes to which beauty brands you use? At Afterglow, we’re convinced that it does, and we’re eager to share with you why we proudly stand behind our natural, organic infused, cruelty-free products.

The Truth About Conventional Beauty Brands

The average woman uses 12 cosmetic products a day containing approximately 168 different ingredients, according to researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). While you may think the effect of traditional, synthetic-based cosmetics products is simply superficial, many of these products include increasingly questionable ingredients such as parabens preservatives, industrial plastic.....
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December 29, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 2 Reply

Are These Common Chemicals Hiding in Your Makeup Bag?

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One of Shakespeare’s most memorable quotes involve Hamlet telling Horatio, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio/Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”  Sub out the word “things” for the word “chemicals,” and you’ve got the current state of conventional beauty products. Let’s count down three of the most troubling contaminants, where they’re found in your cosmetic bag, and how to avoid them


  1. 1,4-Dioxane




Found in shampoo, bubble bath, and other sudsy products, this carcinogen -- which can be found in as many as 22 percent of the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database -- is linked with organ toxicity.  

While the FDA does not require 1,4-dioxane to be included on ingredient lists due to the fact that it's caused by a reaction between two other common ingredients, you can still protect yourself by scouring labels for words like Sodium Laureth Sulfate, and PEG (Polyethylene Glycol) compounds, along with the clauses xyno.....
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December 22, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 3 Reply