Hi!

Hi!

✨ For those of y’all that are new here I thought I’d take a moment to tell a little bit about myself and how Glam & Green started!✨

I’m Lauren, a wife/mom living in Houston, TX, and I wanna start off by saying THANK YOU for being a part of this community! We are at ALL different stages in our toxin free journeys, so you can rest assured that you belong here 🤗

I began this page when I discovered a toxin free cosmetic brand called Crunchi. You’ll hear me mention this brand often as I am an advocate for Crunchi and completely obsessed with their products. I discuss everything from how to detect if a product has safe ingredients, to topics related to your health and well-being 🌱

You may be wondering how I stumbled upon Crunchi? 💭

It all really started about 5 years ago when my Aunt was diagnosed with cancer. Everyone knows someone (or let’s face it…multiple someone’s) that has this ugly disease. 😔

That same year my husband and I were moved to California for his job. I found a part time position in a clean beauty shop…and I honestly had no idea what “clean beauty” even was at the time 😂 I LOVED working in that store! Trying all the makeup, getting to know the customers, learning why these beauty products were so different than the rest….💄

Eventually I started switching my beauty routine over to what I assumed to be safer brands. I didn’t really know what made them safer and why the ingredients in those brands were different than my beloved MAC foundation!

Then the next event happened…we found out we were expecting. And THAT’S when I started actually researching the individual ingredients in the cosmetic and personal care products I was using everyday. I’m gonna try and make a long story short here and connect all the dots for y’all:

👉🏼 What I found was that MANY ingredients in the various products we use EVERYDAY were causing illnesses and reproductive issues in the population…awful cancer included.

👉🏼 As I looked further, I found out even many of the brands I thought were toxin free were actually Greenwashed (basically misleading marketing). I began searching high and low and trying out new products, and it took me a couple years but I finally stumbled upon Crunchi.

I wish I could say the rest is history, but shortly after finding Crunchi and falling in love with their products…I had a miscarriage. Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself and allowing myself to dwell on it, I decided to become an advocate. Not only for Crunchi, but for safe beauty in general! Crunchi gave me the platform and training that I needed to get started, and from there this page kind of just blossomed! 🌸

My aunt passed away this January, and every day since has been a struggle for my family and I. But every time I log onto Facebook and look at this little corner of the internet, I find a little bit of peace and it gives me hope ☺️

I am so happy to have you all here! I would love to hear all about where you are at in your toxin free journey in the comments! 💕

Simple look with Crunchi

Simple look with Crunchi

✨ Simple look with Crunchi Luxe Lipstick in “Pure” ✨
🌼 Crunchi Daylight facial cream
🌼 Crunchi Smart Primer
🌼 Crunchi Foundation in Light 02
🌼 Fitglow Conceal+ in C2
🌼 Crunchi Bronzer
🌼 Crunchi Blush in “Royal Flush”
🌼 Crunchi Highlighter in “Lit”
🌼 Zuzu Luxe Brow liner in “Fig”
🌼 Crunchi Mascara
🌼 Well People Liquid Liner*
🌼 Gabriel Lip Liner in “Chestnut”
🌼 Crunchi Luxe Lipstick in “Pure”

Crunchi Mother’s Day Sale!

Crunchi Mother’s Day Sale!

💐Mother’s Day is on the horizon! 💐

We have a handful of A M A Z I N G Crunchi gift sets available for a limited time!

As most of y’all know, we rarely have bundles or items on sale so make sure to take advantage of these awesome sets!

Please let me know if y’all have any questions about these sets! Happy shopping 💕
Crunchi.com/laurenparker

DIY Under Arm Detox

DIY Under Arm Detox

❓Why do an armpit detox ❓

Wellllllll, what deodorant actually does is mask the smell of bacteria that comes from sweating. If you are still using an antiperspirant, the purpose of that is to reduce actual sweating. The armpits are the entry and exit point of the body, so things can get pretty smelly around there. 👃🏻

Did you know your armpits contain one of the highest concentrations of lymph nodes in the body! 💭 Armpit detoxes are designed to get rid of those nasty bacteria’s that have built up on your skin, and in the long run can eventually help reduce the capacity of your sweat glands and the amount of odor they produce.

There are many variables that play into why we smell “off” sometimes, for example: stress, poor diet, or having one too many glasses of wine once in a while! (🙋🏻‍♀️)

🌿If you’ve already switched over to a toxin free deodorant, then the detox process has already begun! 🌿

That’s the good news! The bad news is that your body may take time to adjust to your new deodorant…resulting in funky smells 😣

I will confess to you all that I am an armpit-detox-newbie 🤫 I have been meaning to do one for quite some time now, sooooo, I’ll be posting a video shortly of my first armpit detox for your viewing pleasure 💁🏻‍♀️

It should be super fun, and you will get to see my pits! #embarrassing But ya know, anything for the sake of the blog!

DIY armpit detox’s are actually super simple! You only need a few items:

✅ 1 TBSP Bentonite Clay

✅ 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar

✅ 1-2 TBSP filtered water

Mix all of the ingredients with a NON METAL utensil until a paste forms.

⏰ If you’re a first timer (like me!), it’s suggested you only leave the mixture on for 5 minutes. The goal is to work your way up to 20 minutes after a few days. If you notice any skin irritations, do not continue. Your skin may become slightly red, but it should not be painful or anything.

Excess sweating is to be expected, and I know it’s hard but it’s best to avoid wearing deodorant throughout the detox process (which could take up to a few days 😬)

Crunchi Primer and Foundation

Crunchi Primer and Foundation

✈️ We’ve been traveling all week, and although we’ve been on the go 24/7 my skin has stayed nice and smooth. ✈️

I was a bit worried because the air quality is not the best in NYC and my skin tends to dry out easily, but theres been one product that has gotten me by and it’s kinda surprising:  Crunchi Smart Primer 🌿

I slathered some of this baby all over my face right before our flight last week, and have been applying it every morning after my cleansing/moisturizing/sunscreen routine (whether I put makeup on or not that day). It’s been locking in moisture and keeping my skin hydrated and baby soft! Even through this crazy weather! (One day it was warm, the next it nearly snowed ⛄️)

I’ve always been a fan of this primer. It goes on cool and just feels SO GOOD on your skin! It also hydrates, smooths and preps your face for perfect makeup application ✨

It’s rich in jojoba, avocado and rosehip oils, and packed with antioxidants!

It’s also balanced enough to use whether you have dry and oily skin. On most days I like to apply where I have larger pores and fine lines/wrinkles…but this week I’ve been practically bathing in it 😂 

It’s also:

🌱 Vegan

🌱 Leaping Bunny Certified

🌱 Consciously Packaged

🌱 Toxin Free ✨link in profile ✨

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The Best Toxin Free Dry Shampoo

The Best Toxin Free Dry Shampoo

16DDA2CF-2EFC-4A31-BFB0-5797BBC04DE7For those of you who own Crunchi’s Flawless Finishing Powder or if you’re just looking for a toxin free dry shampoo…I’ve discovered an awesommmmme hack!

I get so many questions about my fave dry shampoo, and I usually recommend the Innersense foaming one….but this beats that HANDS DOWN.

How it’s done:

1️⃣ Tap a bit of the of Crunchi’s #nofilter powder into the cap
2️⃣ Swirl a tiny amount onto a clean fluffy brush
3️⃣ Apply to the roots of your hair

That is IT! I am still totally shocked at how well this worked. Another thing to not is that you only need a teeny tiny amount to “shampoo” your whole head. I purchased this back and mid August and I still have half a container left.

* please excuse my dirty hair in this photo, which shows my hair 5 (gasp 😱, yes 5 lol) days dirty. The next picture is right after I applied the powder. The greasiness was totally gone and there was no icky residue feeling left behind! Just dry fluffiness!

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