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How to Hug a Tree

How To Hug A Tree By Afterglow Founder Kristin Adams Two summers ago, my dear friend and I went on a 500+ mile epic hike called Camino de Santiago across Spain.  We started on the French side of the Pyrenees Mountains in Saint Jean Pied de Port, hiked up and over the Pyrenees mountain range,…Read More »


Bamboo-zled By Afterglow Founder Kristin Adams Bamboo cosmetic containers have become really popular lately.  The suggestion often comes up that I should consider using bamboo cosmetic containers instead of the recyclable plastics we currently use. While I really do appreciate the sentiment, and the intent behind the request, it simultaneously makes me cringe. When I…Read More »

Our Secret is Revealed!

Hello everyone! I’m here at the beach celebrating the last few slivers of summer heat, and I thought this would be the perfect time to finally announce my skin-changing secret! I truly believe you’re makeup is never going to look as beautiful and amazing as I should, and as it can, if you don’t have…Read More »

Here’s a hint to our secret!

  Hello again! In my last videos I mentioned I had a really big secret, but I’m not going to tell you what it is just yet. I’m just going to tease you a bit more. Have you heard of a class of herbs called adaptogens? You may be familiar with licorice root extract, holy…Read More »

I Have A Secret!

  I’m appearing in your inbox today to let you know I’m going to make a big announcement in seven short days! This announcement will take your beauty routine to the next level. This has been my passion project over the last two years and I’m so excited to be days away from sharing it…Read More »

Makeup as an Extension of Skin Care

  I’m on my way to see Maroon 5 live in concert and I just thought I’d share my makeup routine day dreaming with you! It’s hot outside here in North Carolina. With temperatures still in the 80s, it’s hard to think about the upcoming temperature change, but it’s inevitable. What does that mean for…Read More »

Kristin’s Insider Secrets: Professional-Grade Vegan Brushes

  Here’s a makeup artist secret that can mean the difference between a so-so application experience and a beautiful one… regardless of the makeup you use. What makes the difference? The quality of the brushes you’re applying it with! Regardless of the makeup product, the higher quality your brushes the better they will pickup, apply…Read More »

Random Acts of Beauty Adventure

Happy Earth Day! Here at Afterglow Cosmetics we’ve been celebrating this entire month with the launch of a new sustainable partnership and an eco option for eye shadows! But through it all we weren’t too busy to take our Earth Day efforts outside our office! Watch our video to see our team’s Random Acts of…Read More »

Your Skin’s Favorite Succulent!

The aloe vera plant is rich in nutrients and has an extensive history in skin care and cosmetics. It is said notable Egyptians including Cleopatra and Nefertiti used aloe vera to protect their skin from the sun and to maintain their skin’s health.   So what’s all the fuss about this succulent plant? Aloe vera gel is…Read More »

Easy Meditation

A few of us here at Afterglow agree our first inkling of meditation and its power came from the 1984 movie The Karate Kid. “Better learn balance,” Mr. Miyagi says. “Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up. Go home. Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.”…Read More »