The NOT So Glamorous Glammy Awards

Glamour Magazine just announced their 10th annual Glammy Award winners and boy oh boy do I have some bones to pick with their list of 2014’s best beauty products. But instead of getting all negative, I’ve decided to provide you with a list of #truthbeauty alternatives. So, here’s the first batch of our favorite non-toxic products that will keep you healthy and looking fantastic!! Xoxo Alexis

Oh and if you really want to know about the #beautybullshit behind the Glammy Award winners, be sure to click on the product links to read what the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database has to say about each product on the list. I promise you it’s not pretty.

1. Instead of L’Oreal’s True Match Foundation try Juice Beauty’s Perfecting FoundationBye-bye parabens and hello organic, powerful, juice-based skin-care that’s harmful ingredient FREE.

juice beauty perfecting foundation

2. Instead of Maybelline’s Baby Lips Balm try Jane Iredale’s Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain. Ditch the synthetic fragrance and petrolatum, and nourish your lips the natural way.

jane iredale just kissed


Want your lips to really pop while still feeling silky smooth? Try ILIA’s Tinted Lip Conditioner in Arabian Knights. This color looks incredible on anyone!



Just want some badass balm on the cheap? Don’t forget about the S.W. Basics all-in-one lip tin. It’s the perfect package!



3. Swap out the Great Lash for some Kjaer Weis mascara. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Jane Iredale’s Longest Lash in Black Ice is a close second.



4. Cover Girl Cheekers blush has some seriously heavy-duty toxins lurking in its formula. Yuck! Try RMS Lip2Cheek instead. It’s an incredibly versatile product that comes in several gorgeous shades.



5. Olay’s Regenerating Serum is fragrance-free but it’s still full of endocrine disrupting chemicals. For awesome anti-aging results try the Earth Tu Face Face Balm, or for a less-expensive option try Grateful Body’s Rare Earth Phytonic.

earth tu face



Check back next week for the rest of our list and make sure you share your #truthbeauty alternatives with us!

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