Currently… (& July Favorites)

A friend told me that July felt like it both FLEW by but also lasted 10 years…I think that’s pretty accurate.

Current Summer Favorites | Dancing for Donuts

I’m super ready for it to be August, partially because it’s my birthday month (helloooo 30!) and partially because I’m heading back to the east coast at the end of it!

I’ve been wanting to switch up the way I do my monthly favorites for a bit now (remember when I tried the video thing? Did anyone like that?), so we’re trying something new today. Here are some things that I’ve been eating/using/doing on repeat, so I guess you could just call them my favorites😂

CURRENT…

Breakfast on repeat… Green smoothies, yogurt bowls, and Alpen muesli – all day, everyday baby👏🏻 I’ve been adding in either Nuzest Protein (code DFD15 to save moolah), or LivWell Coconut Protein to my smoothies. Both are vegan! For the muesli, I just add almond milk and then top it with fruit/coconut.

Snack in my purse at all times… Naturally Clean Eats bars, Eat Like a Woman Chocolate Brownie bars, Fruit Bliss Bites, and Split packs. All pictured above!

Makeup routine… I honestly don’t wear much makeup these days since summer is so sweaty anyway, but if I do, I always use my Intelligent Elixirs Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (the coverage and finish are absolutely beautiful), Mineral Fusion Lengthening Mascara, and my Too Faced Natural Face Palette. I’ll finish it off with this gorgeous Tower 28 Lip Jelly!

Workouts… a steady mix of yoga at YogaWorks or Sweat Yoga, pilates at Pilates Platinum, Bünda, and steady-state cardio at home on the elliptical (while watching HGTV, duh).

Self-care routine… I’m thinking I might do a more in-depth blog post on this, but lately I’ve been keeping things simple – having a dance in the party in the shower with good music, a candle and using my favorite body lotion from Nécessaire afterwards (code JORDAN10 to save $$). I’ve also been watching a fair amount of TV, but also reading. I think both are okay😊

Show I’m binge-watching… The Bold Type (although I just caught up😥), Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things (well we already watched that one, but I honestly might watch it again), and Euphoria. UGH please watch Euphoria it’s unreal and I have the biggest girl crush on Zendaya.

Must-have home product… because #puppymom😂 Branch Basics sent me their incredible green cleaning products and they’ve been a godsend since Ovi licks everything and we’ve been cleaning our floors/doing a TON of laundry! They essentially have one multi-purpose cleaner concentrate that you mix with water – so convenient!

Song I’m overplaying… Still not over Beyoncé’s Homecoming album #sorrynotsorry, the new Lion King soundtrack and lots of country music, specifically Kelsea Ballerini! Country makes me think of summer, is that weird? Also I’m fully aware of how different those two artists are😂

What about you guys? What have you been loving lately?

xo Jordan

Spring Favorites

Just popping in to share some of my recent favorites with you guys!

I know it’s been a hot minute since I shared a monthly favorites post, but I’m doing things a lil differently today and doing it in a video instead😊

I’ve been having so much fun shooting and editing videos, plus you can hear me describe the items a bit better this way, too. Let me know in the comments if you’ve been loving anything lately, and if you have any videos you’d like me to shoot!

xo Jordan

New Favorite Non-Toxic Beauty & Skincare Products

Hi and Happy Friday!!

Dancing for Donuts | New Favorite Non-Toxic Beauty Products

I’ve mentioned on here before how I’ve been trying to switch over to a more non-toxic, green beauty routine including everything from bath products to makeup, and I’ve recently tried so many amazing new products.

I wanted to share them with you today in case you’re looking to do the same but aren’t sure where to start, since that’s how I felt a few months ago! Let’s just hop into it, shall we 😊

Dancing for Donuts | New Favorite Non-Toxic Beauty Products

GoldFaden MD Detox Gel Moisturizer – I’ve been using GoldFaden products for months now, but just recently broke out the gel moisturizer. I’ve been dealing with some pretty annoying breakouts on my chin and I have to say, I looove the way this stuff feels! Definitely hydrating without a thick feeling, which is good since a facialist told me I “definitely have oily skin and my pores go all the way to my hairline…” lolol LOVE THAT THANKS GIRL.

Trilogy Rosehip Oil – So even though I have oily skin, I’m still apparently supposed to be using oils (and potentially so should you!). When your skin is too dry, it overproduces oil, so keeping it hydrated is a must. Though this doesn’t actually smell like rose, which I was hoping for, I do love how soft and smooth my skin feels after I use it! It’s supposed to be good for anti-aging, all-over nourishment and repair, too.

Twice Toothpaste – This is actually Lenny Kravitz’s brand, which I already think is cool, but they make toothpaste that is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and non-GMO. It’s also NOT charcoal toothpaste, which I appreciate, because I heard that stuff does zero to prevent cavities. Get the TWILIGHT one if you want to try it out – it’s peppermint, vanilla and lavender flavored and it’s amaaaazing!

Dancing for Donuts | New Favorite Non-Toxic Beauty Products

WELL CBD Massage Cream & Oil – I grabbed these products at Bristol Farms (their Natural Living section is basically my Disneyland) after a friend suggested I try CBD for my back pain. I know there’s a constant debate about whether or not CBD actually works, but I swear to you guys, I can actually feel this relaxing my muscles when I put it on. It’s not as intense as an Icy Hot or Bengay, but I think that’s a good thing since those have lotssss of chemicals in them😅

Good Clean Love Wipes – This one is exclusively for my ladies! I don’t know about you, but I can’t use ALL wipes, they just don’t work for me if ya know what I’m sayin’. I think this brand in general is amazing (they use only organic, natural ingredients with zero parabens, synthetics or petrochemicals!), but these wipes in particular are a new staple for me. I keep them in my purse and use them after workouts (and pro tip: don’t stay in your sweaty workout clothes either, if you know what’s good for ya👍🏻 )

Dancing for Donuts | New Favorite Non-Toxic Beauty Products

Tower 28 ShineOn Lip Jelly + SuperDew Highlighting Balm – Tower 28 juuuust launched and I’ve been using their products since I received them in the mail a week ago! The Lip Jelly is the most amazing feeling lip gloss (not sticky at all and hydrating!) and the Highlighting Balm works amazingly well considering it’s not a traditional highlighter! They have a face mist that I love, as well.

Asarai Earth Tones Face Mask – Aside from this being the most beautifully packaged skincare ever, it just FEELS good. Asarai is an Australian brand that was founded by a Naturopath and everything is super “clean” when it comes to ingredients. This mask doesn’t leave your skin feeling super tight like most masks, even though it helps de-clog pores, brighten, and even out skin tone. They have a retinol and cleanser that I’m super excited to try, too!

Dancing for Donuts | New Favorite Non-Toxic Beauty Products

What about you – have you been loving any green beauty products or companies lately? I’m so impressed by all the options out there these days and glad non-toxic living is becoming more of a significant topic!

xo Jordan

Transitioning to Clean Beauty: Skincare & Beauty

Happy Monday and Happy Presidents’ Day!

Something I’ve been talking about a bit more on my Instagram is non-toxic beauty, and if you remember, I actually shared some of my green beauty haircare faves last month, too!

I just feel like if we’re putting in the effort to fuel our bodies with good food and move them so we can build strong muscles, why not pay a little closer attention to what we put on them, as well? Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite non toxic beauty products (both skincare and makeup) in case you want to move into a more green beauty routine too, and aren’t sure where to start!

Intelligent Elixirs Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – You guys. This product is at the top of this list for a REASON. I’ve been using the IE tinted moisturizer for about 4 months now and it is my holy grail beauty product. It’s a light coverage tinted SPF that somehow makes my skin glow and evens out its tone while protecting me from UVA/UVB rays. It’s A MUST.

Intelligent Elixirs Total Eye Repair Cream – Another favorite from the IE line is their Eye Cream! In all honesty, I would’ve put every product from this company on this blog post, but that wouldn’t have been very fun for anyone😂 That being said though, this cream is super moisturizing and you only need a tiny bit, so it lasts forever.

Summer Fridays Overtime Mask – So this company (started by two influencers) was super hyped up on social media last year when it launched. I didn’t give in when they launched their first mask, but this one is an exfoliating mask that smells like fall and pumpkin and wonderful cozy things. You know me, I put that sh*t in my Sephora cart faster than you can say basic. And you know what? I LOVE it. i had been looking for a good exfoliating product and this takes the cake!

Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day & Night Face Cream – If you’re looking for affordable, effective green beauty, Pacifica is the move. I’ve been using this lotion for over a year now and I can find it almost anywhere (Target, Amazon, Ulta, CVS I think…). It’s lightweight but not so much so that I don’t feel it working. And, like it says, it’s great for any time of day so it’s a one stop shop!

BeautyCounter No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil – Another thing I started using last year during my foray into skincare? Oils. I love ’em. I received this one in a swag bag after an event and it’s sooooo nice. Again, a little goes a long way, but I love the feel of this on my skin and it’s instantly hydrating. I usually put it on at night either under a light moisturizer or even just alone if I don’t need too much hydration.

Mineral Fusion Mascara, Bronzer, Foundation & Sheer Moisture Lip Tint –  And last but not least, I found a non toxic makeup company I’m obsessed with! I’ve been using Mineral Fusion’s products for about a month now and they are SO nice. I know non toxic makeup can be on the pricier side, but I promise you don’t lose quality on this whatsoever. The foundation is silky smooth, the mascara is natural and perfect for everyday wear, and I can’t go a day without using that moisture lip tint. I’m actually hosting a giveaway with them on my Instagram today, so stay tuned!

So there ya have it! Tell me in the comments if you guys have any green beauty favorites – I’m always looking for more great products to try! Thanks so much for reading and have a great rest of your day😊

xo Jordan

Transitioning to Green Beauty: Hair Care

Dancing for Donuts | Green Beauty: Haircare Edition

Hi friends! I’m going to be talking about something a little different on here that’s becoming increasingly more important to me: green beauty!

I honestly was never super into beauty (like makeup, skincare or hair care) until a couple years ago. And now? I’m kind of obsessed. But you know what’s crazy is that there are a lottttt of chemicals in the stuff we generally put on our bodies from everything to soap to deodorant to foundation and hairspray. Luckily, options that are paraben-free and sulfate-free are becoming more and more available, which is amazing!!

I want to share some of my favorite products with you guys because in my opinion, healthy living encompasses everything from what we put IN our bodies to what we put ON them. After all, what goes on our skin ultimately goes into it, anyway.

Green Beauty Favorites – Hair Care

Formulate Shampoo & Conditioner – So this is a new company that I actually had the pleasure of working closely with during the second half of 2018! Formulate makes customized hair care, and I don’t just mean you get to pick your scent and your major hair concern. This stuff is suuuper personalized and you do fill out a pretty in depth (but not too time consuming!) quiz when you start.

Dancing for Donuts | Green Beauty: Haircare Edition

They even ask things like your zip code, sensitivity level of your scalp, and what tools or products you use to style your hair. Their products are preservative, paraben, sulfate and cruelty free (YAS), and they have a super easy to use app where you can adjust any of your information/give feedback on your formulas. I also love that they send you a really detailed description of what’s in your products – it’s nice to have that transparency!

Dancing for Donuts | Green Beauty: Haircare Edition

Full disclosure, I did have to get my formula re-made three times because the first couple batches were making my hair knotty, but their customer service is SO speedy and they work with their chemists to make sure your formula takes into account all of your feedback. I highly recommend this company and I love what they stand for!

Aquis Leave In Conditioner (from the Prime Starter Kit) – You guys I have been obsessed with this stuff. I color my hair with bleach, so it gets super knotty sometimes and I love spraying this in when I get out of the shower!! The entire starter kit is fantastic, but this bottle and their hair wrap towel are the two things I use the absolute most.

Jason Organic Coconut Oil – Umm please never underestimate the power of an inexpensive, no-frills product! I swear by hair masks and I won’t spend money on anything else but this coconut oil. I’ll rub a bit between my hands and then smooth it into my hair (either on the ends or all over!). About once every two weeks I’ll do this and just put my hair up in braids or a bun, then shower it out after an hour or so. It’s fantastic!

Dancing for Donuts | Green Beauty: Haircare Edition

So there ya have it! I’ve been really loving exploring the green beauty options that are out there these days, so stay tuned for a skincare edition of this post, as well!

Let me know in the comments if there are any clean/green beauty products you’ve found that actually work!!

xo Jordan