THE online beauty shop for all you choosy chicks

The Online Beauty Shop for Choosy Chicks

When it comes to beauty products, I am nothing if not supremely choosy.  I mean, I created a whole blog about it.  But most of us who are not professional bloggers and wellness experts just don’t have time to research a million different beauty brands and ingredients, or cross-check everything with the EWG database.  So finding a great online beauty shop that does the work for you is just, plain awesome.  We’ve featured many different natural beauty shops on The Organic Beauty Blog, and there are a lot out there to love.  But what I love about The Choosy Chick is that they carry such a wide variety of natural beauty brands, at a variety of price points.

A big complaint I hear from our readers is that going all-natural/organic is expensive.  Thankfully, with the explosion of the natural beauty scene over the last few years, this is no longer the case! The marketplace for natural beauty products now mirrors that of conventional products in terms of price — with super effective, budget-friendly brands rubbing elbows with smaller scale, luxury brands. But the big difference in quality (and of course safety!) still applies.

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Miss Having Squeaky Clean Hair? Try this.

The one downfall to going for all-natural and sodium lauryl sulfate free haircare is that you just don’t get that soapy, lathery, squeaky clean feeling.  Now, technically, we don’t want our hair to be squeaky clean — that means we’ve stripped it of the natural oils that keep it luscious and hydrated.  But for those who use lots of product on their hair, an occasional squeaky clean wash that gets rid of all that built up gunk on the hair and scalp can do wonders for bringing back some serious shine and luster.

In my experience, there are two ways to get squeaky clean hair, without resorting to all those chemical-laden products we used to use.

The DIY Option:


A raw apple cider vinegar hair rinse was one of the first hair DIY’s I ever bravely concocted, and it has never let me down.  By now, we all know the magic of raw apple cider vinegar as an amazing tonic for health, digestion, and skin, but it’s uses for hair are just as potent.  Due to it’s acidity and high levels of natural alpha-hydroxy acid, ACV is amazing for clearing the hair and scalp of built up product, oils, and dirt, and balancing the pH of hair.  This leads to squeaky clean hair that is balanced, shiny, and luscious, without over-drying.

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Best one-stop natural beauty shops!

The last few years have been super exciting in the world of natural beauty. Not only are major retailers like Amazon, Sephora, and Target carrying many organic beauty products side by side with beauty industry mainstays, but the last few years have also brought on a whole new crop of online natural beauty retailers only carrying products that meet a strict set of guidelines regarding ingredients and quality.  Whereas I used to have to scrupulously read every single ingredient in reportedly natural products at major retailers, now I can pretty much completely trust that if a product is stocked in one of these online one-stop natural beauty shops, they meet my high standards of safety.

I’ve been using several products from each of these awesome online shops for the better part of a year now, and love the brands they carry, their great mission statements, and their commitment to quality, safe, organic beauty.

Here are my three favorite one-stop natural beauty shops!

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Slay your 2016 #skingoals in 90 days

The new year is an awesome time to finally address all those skincare and beauty woes that are always standing in the way of you looking and feeling your absolute best, and I am here to help. In honor of this beautiful year of the monkey (hehe), over the next few months I’m going to post a series addressing all the skin and beauty issues you guys ask me about the most.  We’re going to vanquish your dry skin, brighten up that dull visage, eradicate redness, clear up acne, deep clean face and body, and smooth away wrinkles and bumps.  How’s that for some #skingoals? Whoa.  2016 is looking mighty fine, is it not?

To get us started, it’s crucial to have a regular daily, weekly, and monthly healthy skincare regimen. Doing a mask every once in a while, or drinking a glowing green smoothie when you feel like it isn’t going to cut it, ladies.  That covetable, confidence inducing radiance comes from committing to a regular routine of self-care. This awesome infographic from Holland & Barrett breaks it all down for you with easy to follow steps, and some great natural beauty DIY’s for a holistic approach to true radiant beauty. Ready, set, go!

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#skingoal 1: Drive Away Dry Skin

#skingoal 2: Amp Up Anti-Aging

#skingoal 3: 5 Steps to Clear Skin

Nourish Your Skin with Nourish Organic + Mega Giveaway!

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The biggest complaint I hear from my readers about switching over to healthier, natural products is the cost.  I get it! Sometimes you have other things to spend that money on, and your beauty products just aren’t that high a priority.  So I get really excited when I discover effective, organic beauty products that are also affordable and accessible.

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What to Look for in Natural Skincare

The world of natural skincare and beauty is definitely having its moment, but just because something claims “organic” or “natural” on the label, doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Just like with everything we put in our mouths, we have to be super conscious of the ingredients we are putting on our skin.  Check out the awesome infographic below to help you know exactly what to include and avoid to be truly naturally beautiful.

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The Best of Natural Makeup 2014

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

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As the weather cools and our summer tans inevitably fade, it’s time to step things up a bit when it comes to makeup.  But wearing a bit more does NOT mean slathering our skin with toxic and pore-clogging chemicals.

I’ve made it my mission to find the most effective natural makeup out there, and I’m super excited to share my favorites with you guys!  These natural beauties boast some awesome ingredients, without the dangerous chemicals you’ll find in most drugstore brands…and without ever sacrificing results!

All of the selections below are formulated without:

  • parabens

  • mineral oils

  • phthalates

  • sodium lauryl sulfates

  • BHT

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2 Multipurpose Products for Gorgeous Skin and Hair

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

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Being a bit of a lazy girl, I am all about easy, multipurpose products.  And I get even more excited when these amazing do-it-all products work even better than the 20 individual things they can completely replace.

Argana Vita makes just two amazing products, but these puppies are so powerful, effective, and versatile that you can literally toss out half the content of your bathroom!

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Organic Ayurvedic Goodness for Your Skin and Hair

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Ayushi Skincare on The Organic Beauty

At The Organic Beauty, we’re obsessed with all things Ayurvedic.  From the keen insights the ancient science gives us into how to eat for our bodies, to the amazingly potent beauty ingredients that fill our favorite products — Ayurveda, sanskrit for life knowledge, is truly where it’s at in natural beauty and radiant health.

So you can imagine how excited we get when we discover a beauty brand that is making amazing use of potent Ayurvedic ingredients and philosophy in creating effective products that are also organic, vegan, handmade, and cruelty-free.  It almost seems too good to be true!  But alas, it is no dream. It’s Ayushi, and we just can’t get enough.

From head-to-toe, Ayushi has you covered, with powerful herbal ingredients infused into natural beauty products you’ll keep coming back to.

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5 Tips to Grow out Your Healthy Hair

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

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I don’t know about you, but I think long luscious locks are totally timeless… the perfect accessory.  But growing out your tresses can be tough if you’re dealing with dry, damaged hair that breaks and splits.  I’ve dealt with this myself since I was a teenager and first starting coloring my hair.  But I’m happy to report that I’ve nailed down the perfect recipe for stronger, healthier, shinier hair that grows out beautifully.  As with everything, it takes a holistic approach, inside and out!

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