Empower Your Lifestyle

Beauty from the Inside Out: What to Eat for Gorgeous Skin!

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Hiya Gorgeous, Have you tried every lotion and potion under the sun to soothe your skin woes? I remember reaching for zit cream when pesky pimples showed up in my earlier years. Occasionally it worked, but never long-term. It wasn’t until I cleaned up my diet that I got the glow I’d always wanted, which is why I’m a big fan of Jolene Hart’s work. Jolene got her start as a beauty editor while researching,… Read More >


7 Safe + Affordable Skin & Hair Care Brands

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Hiya Gorgeous! The drugstore used to be my ultimate destination for all things beauty. Hair spray? Check! Blue sparkly eye shadow for 99 cents? Check! Hot pink nail polish? Check! As I strolled down those aisles as a 16-year-old girl with blond, teased hair, I cared about one thing: buying as many lotions, potions and makeup items as possible at cheap prices. (I worked hard for that babysitting money!) Today I have other standards in… Read More >


How I Save Money On Pantry Essentials (Plus a $1,000 Giveaway!)

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Hiya Friend, I’m a joyful homebody. So even though I love food, cooking and hanging out in the kitchen, I don’t love going to the grocery store. When it comes to produce, we usually shop a couple times a week (although because it’s garden season, I just stroll over to my veggie patch—woo-hoo!). For household and kitchen staples, I try to think ahead and get ‘er done, stocking up with enough toilet paper and hand… Read More >


Faux-Glow 101: Are Self-Tanners Safe? Plus Natural Alternatives…

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Hiya Gorgeous, Hallelujah—it’s summertime! Since the warmer days have kicked in, I’ve been baring a little more skin than usual (while wearing some trusty SPF). There’s nothing better than puttering around my farmette in tank tops, shorty shorts and Crocs (I don’t care what fashion people say, I love them). And although I enjoy seeing some color on my cheeks this time of year, I know it can come at a cost—especially since I racked… Read More >


Polling is Open for My Next Beauty Review… Nail Polish!

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Hiya Gorgeous, Getting a mani-pedi is synonymous with things like pampering and self-care. But unfortunately that’s not the whole story when it comes to nail salons and the products they use (or the ones you pick up at the store and use at home). The chemicals in most polishes are more harmful than helpful to your well-being and even more-so to the lovely manicurist who spends her (or his) days beautifying nail after nail. Today,… Read More >


Top 5 Tips for Healthy Hotel Stays

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Hiya Healthy Travelers, When you check-in to your hotel room, you don’t have to check-out of your healthy habits. I spend a lot of time in hotels. Book tours, speaking events, and let’s not forget—doctors visits, have taken me far and wide. Eventually, I got sick of stale-smelling evenings in hotel room after hotel room, so I started being proactive about making these stays healthier and happier. I know many of you travel too—some of… Read More >


The 7 crucial questions to ask if your sex drive is low

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Hiya Gorgeous! Let’s talk about sex, baby! With a name like Crazy Sexy, you’d think I’d be tackling this topic more often. Media, advertisements, TV and film, magazines, Facebook, billboards—sex is everywhere. But have you ever looked at how sex is portrayed and thought, that sure as heck ain’t happening in my bedroom? Pretty normal, since it’s far from most people’s reality. I know that many of my readers struggle at times with this part… Read More >


My natural foundation review + step-by-step application tips

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Hiya Gorgeous, Have you ever applied foundation only to find yourself feeling like you’re wearing a Kabuki mask or your face just jetted off to the Bahamas for some sun bathing without the rest of your body? Needless to say, it’s a tricky item to get just right for your skin tone and type. And while foundation isn’t a must-have (no makeup item is!), I like having some on hand for covering up blemishes and… Read More >


5 tips for becoming an Ageless Goddess

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Hiya Gorgeous, Last time I saw Christiane Northrup, MD on stage at an I Can Do It! event, I knew I had to share her most recent work in shifting our perspective on aging with you. One thing that came to mind when I saw her speak was just how fun and free this great woman is. She embodies being herself and loving every inch of her bad-ass awesomeness. If that’s what growing older like… Read More >


How to move from dreaming to doing (free planner included)

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Hi Dear Friends, Is there something you’ve been aching to try but are too afraid to pursue? Are you frozen in a belief system that no longer satisfies who you are today? Do you celebrate everyone else’s progress but your own? Well, I’ve got some potentially difficult (yet ultimately awesome) news for you. A spiritual forest fire could be stirring. The universe has a way of burning down our inner town when we’re built for… Read More >


Polling is Open for My Next Beauty Review… Foundation!

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Hiya Hot Stuff, Foundation is a tricky one, isn’t it? Finding the right match, weight, texture, application style, plus a brand that’s non-toxic and kind to animals? It’s enough to make your head spin, which is why I want to help! Even though I don’t reach for my foundation daily, it’s a go-to product when I’m getting ready for a photo shoot, biz meeting, or hosting a shindig at the farmette. During my teens and… Read More >


My Natural Lipstick Review + 6 Lip-Smacking Tips

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Hiya Gorgeous, Elizabeth Taylor once said, “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” There’s something empowering and totally sexy about a really great lipstick. Although I don’t wear it everyday, I love to dress up my smoocher when I’m out on the town or on stage. And I know many of my readers are curious about which lipsticks are safest and perform the best, which is why it’s Crazy Sexy… Read More >


Here’s your Crazy Sexy Starter Kit. A roadmap to vitality!

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Hiya Health Seekers, Feeling good can’t be found on a prescription pad. It comes from an interconnected way of life that centers around nurturing ourselves in a holistic way. This approach is really what’s at the core of my teaching. Over the years, I’ve figured out how to use this philosophy to feel fabulous from the inside out. Today, I want to give you something that’ll help you do the same. So many people ask… Read More >


An interview with Nathan Runkle: What everyone should know about factory farming & animal welfare

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Hiya Kind Hearts, If you’re part of my Facebook community, you know that I regularly share petitions that have to do with food policy and animal welfare. Often times I’m posting about a breaking undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals (MFA). When I do, I’m always amazed by so many of my loving readers (you!). It only take a few minutes to become a voice for the voiceless and I just want to thank you… Read More >


Your Crazy Sexy Guide to Food Labels + Printable Cheat Sheet

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Hiya Food Sleuths, Understanding food labels is an essential part of making sure you’re getting the safest and healthiest food possible. Thankfully, more people are demanding to know what’s on their plates and how it’s produced. We’re no longer staying silent or blindly trusting that food companies or our government have our backs. We want to understand what foods have been heavily sprayed by pesticides and how these chemicals can damage our health. We want… Read More >


Holiday Survival Kit: 5 tips for staying well + a self-care planner

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Hello Wonderful, The holidays. A time to celebrate family, friends, tradition and spirit. And yet we often limp through the experience feeling wrung out on the other end. Not this year. This year, I invite you to look at the holidays with pleasure and your well-being in mind. That’s why we’re here today. The best way to protect your health and happiness is to schedule it. Otherwise, wrapping paper, cocktail parties and holiday recitals are… Read More >


How to do a self-breast exam (infused with fun & love!)

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Hiya Prevention Pioneers, In honor of breast cancer awareness month, it’s time to #checkyourselfie! Keep A Breast Founder, Shaney Jo Darden, joined me for this interview to share how to do a breast check infused with fun and self-love. We also discuss important tips on breast health and prevention. In this video, Shaney and I check our own breasts and we hope you’ll join us! If you’ve got some privacy, follow along—or try this at… Read More >


What everyone should know about toxic products & greenwashing

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Hiya Gorgeous, When it comes to chemicals in personal care and beauty products, you have to be your own fierce advocate. Sadly, there’s no guarantee that the products sitting on drugstore shelves are safe for you or your family. That’s the main reason I do my Crazy Sexy Smackdowns and talk about the Environmental Working Group so much. Knowledge is power. When it comes to our food system, I’ve encouraged you to vote with your… Read More >


Polling is Open for My Next Beauty Review…Lipstick!

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Hi Gorgeous! Last week I posted our epic mascara review. Did ya see it? You voted (hundreds of suggestions came in!), my team and I researched and tested. We looked at everything from cruelty-free certification and sneaky animal product ingredients to price and overall performance. Because I wanted the analysis of each mascara to be as up-to-date as possible, I asked Environmental Working Group (EWG) to update their ratings for our picks. If a mascara wasn’t… Read More >


Mascara Review: What’s Non-Toxic, Cruelty-Free & Works?

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Hiya Bright Eyes! If I were stranded on a desert island and only allowed one makeup item, it would definitely be mascara. That peeper potion is like oxygen—essential to my very survival. During my days in showbiz, I worshipped the classic green and pink Maybelline Great Lash. But as I wised up to the reality of animal testing and toxic chemicals, I ditched my go-to lash blaster in search of a mascara that respects animals,… Read More >