CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion + Giveaway

Goddess Huntress | CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion Giveaway

CV Skinlabs is a skincare line that takes skin care to new heights.  CV Skinlabs is first and foremost formulated to healthfully soothe and repair skin that been taxed by the effects of chemotherapy, dermatitis, eczema, radiation burns, and post-laser hair removal. Yet, CV Skinlabs beautifully nourishes and boosts all skin types, taxed or not.

Britta Aragon, founder and cancer survivor, sought out to create a clean skincare line that benefitted and healed sensitive skin, which is more prone to the effects of toxins. Britta saw the vulnerability of sensitive skin first-hand with her father’s eight year battle with cancer and also being a Hodgkins survivor herself.  With her expertise as a skin therapist and makeup artist, she created CV Skinlabs to provide ethical, non-toxic skincare based in science to heal vulnerable skin.

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When I received my CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion and Rescue + Repair Spray, I immediately handed off the Body Repair Lotion to my boyfriend who has dealt with eczema his whole life.  His eczema has to be managed daily, as he almost died from it as an infant.  So here he is the expert in eczema and here am I just seeking a healthy solution that would put his prescription topical treatment on hiatus.

Andrew abandoned his famous drugstore oatmeal brand lotion (which isn’t so clean as they market) that kept all things calm on the skinfront for CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion for the past month.  It has served his skin so well, that he has officially divorced that other lotion brand he used for decades that starts with an A and ends with an O.  He has seen such a positive difference in his skin with CV Skinlabs, he has requested I purchase more…which I’m doing tonight.  A request I’m gleefully willing to fulfill.

CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion is stellar for all types of skin: highly compromised, moderately compromised, and somewhat compromised…(non-compromised skin simply doesn’t exist)

Being that CV Skinlabs has made such a difference in our household, CV Skinlabs and I will be giving away one Body Repair Lotion to one lucky winner in honor of Goddess Huntress’ 5th Birthday! 

Simply Log in with your facebook or email below, and enter by posting a comment below.  Take advantage of the bonus entry options offered to increase your chances of winning!

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Goddess Huntress Is 5!

Goddess Huntress | Goddess Huntress Is 5!

Goddess Huntress is 5 and I want to celebrate!

Starting Monday, March 17th, I will start off a week a birthday giveaways!  I absolutely love getting out-of-this-world clean beauty products into your hands, so I’m going to make a week of it!

Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when the giveaways go live!

See you here with the first giveaway posts tomorrow!

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Work With Goddess Huntress + Free Fresh Start Set

Goddess Huntress | Marie Forleo's B-School

Are you looking to create your own brand and business? Already have a business and want to take it to a pro level that reflects every facet of your being? Wish that your website and social media could be more streamlined and bring in the cash while you sleep, play, and vacay?

Then, Marie Forleo’s B-School may be just for you.

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I started working with Marie Forleo three to four years ago.

Homegirl knows her sh*t and homegirl commands results with all of her business students. I started Goddess Huntress almost 5 years ago (GH’s 5th birthday is March 15th!) with a thriving fashion career.  I knew I needed the tools to take Goddess Huntress from hobby blog to a professional website and business, but had no clue about what, where, how.  At that time, I saw Marie Forleo at a casual event and loved her magnetism (she is a refreshing firecracker of a woman). I subscribed to her newsletter and emphatically decided I must work with her…and as they say, the rest is history.

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Working with Marie expanded my life and my business. I still count the blessings every day.  I left my first dream job: designing for Calvin Klein, for my second dream job: cleaning up the toxic cosmetic industry with Goddess Huntress.  I left the dreamy island of Manhattan to return to the soothing palm trees of California.  Soon after my return to California, I was featured on Oprah’s Lifeclass…yes, Oprah…thanks to Marie. Now here I am designing my newest issue of GH Mag (you are going to LOVE this healthy nail polish issue), working on my own cosmetic line, and having fun doing graphic design for some private clients…crazy, right?

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If you are ready to start your own business, take your business to new heights, increase your profits, here is what Marie’s B-School brings you:

B-School is an 8 week online training program that shows you step-by-step how to build a unique and profitable brand, market more effectively, and turn your online presence into a money-making, world-changing machine.

Not to mention being a part of the thriving B-School alumni, which is the most priceless, engaging, and supportive group of entrepreneurs. There is plenty of business to be had in this network.

Plus, don’t miss out on Marie Forleo’s training videos as you enroll:

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B-School enrollment closes March 5th and is only offered once a year.

And…

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If you enroll in B-School through my link, I have a couple VIP bonuses for you:

1) You will receive the coveted GH Fresh Start Set.*  The Fresh Start Set is a curation of six full size beauty products that send you on your merry way to a cleaner regimen. I include these GH favs:

  • Alima Pure Eyeliner
  • RGB Cosmetics Nail Polish,
  • COOLA Suncare,
  • Zoe Organics Foaming Bath Wash
  • Kensington Apothecary  Rose Balm
  • Valentina’s Home-Brewed Prosperity Massage Oil
  • Goddess Huntress cotton tote.

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The Fresh Start Set is only reserved for media and celebs. Not for sale.

2) You will get access to a private brand image consulting with me.* As you are becoming a marketing, sales, and copywriting pro with Marie Forleo, you’ll want to present your message visually like a pro too.  I will teach you how to create your own professional images for blog posts, Instagram, and Facebook that your readers will clamor to pin onto Pinterest. Without Photoshop…yes, without pricey Photoshop.  Giving you independence and saving you money to use your graphic designer and programmer just for the big stuff.  All in a matter of a couple hours!

Here is what your consulting will consist of:

  • learn how to quickly create graphics using creative fonts, photos, and color.
  • learn how to create a successful image composition and layout that is impactful and reflects your unique brand.
  • learn how to make text pop and not disappear amongst the background image.
  • receive a visual assessment of your website, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.

Total value: $625

Explore + enroll HERE

*Bonuses are only available if you sign up through my affiliate link

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Opinions are all my own…as always.

 

It’s All In The Disney Details

Goddess Huntress | Epcot Center

I remember as a little girl how much I begged my parents to visit Disneyworld.  Being that we lived 40 minutes from Disneyland and visited it frequently, my parents put the kabosh on my grand idea. I was even more fascinated with visiting Epcot and eating my way through every country showcase.   The fascination disappeared as I got older, but luckily in my 30’s I got to finally experience the famous Epcot Center on one of Andrew’s business trips.  Andrew and I  ate and drank our way through Mexico, Norway, Germany, UK, France, China, Italy, Japan, Morocco, and Canada.

Disney just majors in the details and I lap up their attention to detail.  Enjoy my detail shots of Epcot.

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 All in all, one magical day.

Winter Quinoa Salad

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 Today (January 17th) is my birthday!  And I am so excited to celebrate my birthday with you and Heather Pierce Giannone with our online Beauty Bites Birthday Bash on January 21st.

There is no other woman that can make quinoa sexy like Heather does.  Here is her Winter Quinoa Salad recipe which serves as a teaser as to what Beauty Bite will be cooking up next Tuesday evening.

She’s also an impressive parchment crumpler too…

If you like what you see and taste, make sure to RSVP for our online cooking partay, where we all will create a mouthwatering quinoa dish, a boozy beauty cocktail, and a boozy facial toner.  RSVP here now to get your shopping list.

Online attendees will be eligible for some fantastic birthday giveaways from Alima Pure, myself, and Heather!

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Can’t wait to celebrate with you! Bring on the antioxidants!

 

Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara

Goddess Huntress | Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara

Finally!  A clean mascara that WORKS!

I never thought that last sentence would ever be typed by my fingers.  I threw my hands up and gave up on the clean cosmetic industry a while ago, only in regards to a great performing mascara. Thankfully, I was proven wrong…and I LOVE being proven wrong.

Much gratitude to the wonderful team at Alima Pure, who successfully created a mascara that feels, acts, and looks as a normal yet, great mascara should.

Voila! Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara.

Goddess Huntress | Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara

Alima Pure’s Natural Definition Mascara lifts, boosts, and thickens lashes appearance with a long lasting finish.

I’ve been using my Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara since July (yes, I’ve been holding out on you) and the formula texture has maintained its freshness from day one…it hasn’t gotten clumpy, dry, nor thickened, a distinctive attribute other mascaras in the dirty world can’t even boast about. The brush’s shape is simple and delivers separated lashes.  The only clumping I experience is when I don’t remove my eye makeup the night before and reapply with the wand the next day…and when that happens it is so easy to separate (for all my other lazy beauties out there).

The color is rich in saturation and looks fresh all day as if it just was applied.  No dusty, off-color, textured, overly coated lashes here…take that dirty mascaras!

I had my mom (not a day does she go without mascara, nor stilettos, nor un-immaculate makeup) try it out for a couple weeks.  After I usurped the tube back, she says that she really misses it and asks where she can buy it, it was that good.

Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara. Dirty makeup mom tested, dirty makeup mom approved.

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Pssst! I will be giving away Alima Pure mascaras at my Beauty Bites Birthday Bash with Heather Pierce Giannone on January 21st.

Cooking, drinking, and mascara? Sounds like a win-win-win to me! Don’t miss out on the fun and giveaways! RSVP HERE

 

Skyscapes

Goddess Huntress | SkyscapesLast month we had some spectacular skycapes that I went nuts taking photos of with my iPhone and dslr camera. Robust blushes, golds, azures, and optic whites.

Mother Nature is simply majestic, isn’t it?

I even created a hashtag on Instagram for all of the skycapes of yesterday and all the ones to come, #ghskyscapes. These are just a few of them, you can view the rest on Instagram.

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Q+A with Makeup Artist Gloria Noto

Goddess Huntress | Q & A With Makeup Artist Gloria Noto

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You may already be familiar with makeup artist Gloria Noto’s work and not even know it.  Her talent has graced the faces of Shailene Woodley, Lykke Li, Milla Jovovich, Sasha Grey, and Christina Hendricks, to name a few. Gloria has also worked on advertising campaigns with BCBG, Herve Leger, Stussy, and Nasty Gal.

Gloria (who is quite the stunner if you ask me) leads a very holistic life and exercises that holistic muscle in her work.  She is an avid lover of balance utilizing clean cosmetics and skincare on set and on the red carpet…and she makes a mean lip tint from beets..a must see video.  So, yes, I fell in love.

I interviewed Gloria during the holidays and fell even more in love with her work. Without further ado…

GH/ You come from a creative family, very tactile creative parents, an interior designer and ironsmith.  How did you develop your love for makeup artistry?

GN/ I am not completely sure how it all started, but I do remember my mother and my older sister who I basically Idolized always getting ready to the tops.  My sister is 16 years older than I am so in the 90’s she was the epitome of cool.  I would go shopping with her, and watch her put her makeup on and she would always play dress up on me.  I was always interested in beauty, weather it be fashion, art, nature.  I was always observant of features on people and the structure of things, ever since I can remember.

GH/ Do you have a poignant beauty memory from your childhood?

GN/ I remember when I was beginning elementary school, the discovery of punk and alternative music.  That shifted everything for me.  I grew up listening to a lot of classical and jazz, which I loved..but when I discovered harder music and the lifestyle that came along with my world changed.  I got a guitar and started to make my own clothing and think about what I could use with random objects, or how to see an object differently.   The fashion part all started with my first job at a Thrift Store called Rescued Treasures in Detroit when I was 15.  Plaid pants and vintage tee’s, records, bowling shoes, and very old books were my life.

Goddess Huntress | Gloria Noto Views On Beauty

GH/ High performance, rich pigments, luxurious textures/finishes, and long wear are required of the products you use on the job, be it a photo shoot, magazine editorial, ad campaign, or celebrity. What clean beauty products have you incorporated in your work that meet or excel those high demands?

GN/ To be honest high pigments aren’t as big of a concern in my work.  For me it’s more about texture, opacity, and the ability to be flexible and manipulate.  I like products that can be layered to mimic skin but enhance or create incredible depth.   I love RMS living Illuminizer, which is a raw organic coconut base glow that I use almost every time.  I love creams of all sorts and I love the Makeup Forever great palette with 12 or so colors in them…this way I can create almost any color needed or change a color I already have.

GH/ Tell us more about the beet-stained lips you created for actress Shailene Woodley. How did you control the color? (btw, those were some damn, sexy beets in the video)

GN/ Beets have been used for color purposes for centuries and centuries.  The depth that can be achieved and the longevity of the stain is pretty amazing.  If you are using the juice straight from the beet, you can control the depth by adding layer after layer, each obviously getting more intense.  Beets also come in a few different colors, heirloom beets can be baby pink and even yellow!

GH/ Aside from being a makeup artist, you are also the Editor In Chief of The Work Magazine, a fashion and art publication, and you recently launched Set Daze, showcasing exclusive makeup editorials…both of which are gorgeously curated. With such a wonderfully full schedule, what is your healthy daily go-to that provides you with beauty sustenance and focus? 

GN/ This area of my life may be of most importance.  I am very active.  I try to go on some sort of adventure, be it locally or not as often as possible.  I also get to the gym 4-7 days a week, depending on how I am feeling and how or where work is.  I try to eat as clean as possible, meaning whole foods.  Now, this doesn’t mean I don’t over eat, haha because I do eat quite a bit.  But It’s foods that are good for me, so I have less guilt and I feel good.  I take adrenal supplements to aid in stress and all around good vibes and I eat a lot of protein and chocolate to keep me going.  I often try to take a small cooler with food to keep me on track, but it can be difficult with catering on jobs.  That is my downfall.   I also try to drink a green veggie juice as often as possible, and LOTS of green tea.  Phew..I could keep going.

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 GH/ And finally, you manage to capture so much sensuality from the women your Touch Up videos on Set Daze.  The video series you are building is truly one of a kind.  So I must ask in return of your video muses and in total Gloria Noto fashion…what is your idea of beauty?

GN/ Beauty is such a subjective concept.  I have so many views on what beauty is to me.  It can’t be one thing.  I often find so much beauty in decay, the end of something, in pain, and in darkness..I am a hopeless romantic, truly.  BUT I also find beauty in the obvious, in nature, and in the universe.   It’s all one in the same to me.

Now what make me feel beautiful?  Self confidence, self love, taking care of myself and nurturing myself from the gifts that the earth has provided, dancing with myself and my eyes closed, though that has brought on a few black eyes and a busted nose, and being around people who I am inspired by and love, people who understand me and I them…after all…we all want to be understood.

True indeed.

View more of Gloria’s beautiful editorials on the regular on Set Daze

My 5 Fit Essentials For 2014

Goddess Huntress | My 2014 Fit Essentials

I must admit, I had not only a gluttonous holiday season, but a gluttonous 2013.

The irony is that ever since I moved to back to California during summer 2012, I have gained weight.  What is considered the land of the fit is really the land of my fat for me.

When I lived in New York, I was in the best shape of my life.  I lived in a walk-up building on the fifth floor, scurried and ran for the bus everyday, bolted up and down stairs to the subway daily, I walked an average of 20 miles per week (albeit not at a strolling pace), was very mindful of my diet, and to top the calorie burn off…I went to the gym 3-6 times a week.  Just living in NY is a huge calorie burn! In California, I have to seek out a crazy burn of calories…my zip code doesn’t guarantee it, unfortunately.

So, I’m determined to get that body back in 2014 and these are my beauty sweat essentials:

Goddess Huntress | Fit Essentials for 2014

1/ Fitbit Force 2/ Nike Flyknit Air Max 3/ Marika Tek Galaxy Print Legging 4/ RunKeeper iPhone app 5/ Bobble BPA free filtered water bottle

In addition to these essentials, I have resumed a vegan diet (organic as possible) with a protein spike of organic eggs, when protein calls, and lots of water (the only minus is the middle of the night bathroom break). I bike pretty much every morning 11 miles along the beach.  In the afternoon, I run a mile with my two labradors (they lost their waistline too, last year). Then I run another mile or more solo around sunset. On off days I do BUTI Yoga or just swap runs for BUTI.

That’s my plan, Stan.

What are your fitness essentials for 2014? Share with us in the comments below.