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MARCH 30, 2015

ONE EYESHADOW, NUMEROUS SHADES

March 30, 2015

ONE EYESHADOW, NUMEROUS SHADES

We are often asked if we will be adding any more eyeshadow colors to the line. Good news, bad news… the short answer is no. The longer winded response is that you can actually make multiple shades from this one little pot of shadow we sell; it’s all in the amount of product and the type of brush you use. Plus, you won’t have tons of eye shadow stored in your cabinet. In this quick video, we’ll show you a few of the tricks we have up our sleeve. Mineral makeup is versatile and buildable as we’ll demonstrate in just...

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MARCH 04, 2015

CUSTOMIZABLE LIQUID FOUNDATION

March 04, 2015

CUSTOMIZABLE LIQUID FOUNDATION

Some days, I like the look and feel of mineral powder foundation and on other days I prefer a tinted moisturizer. When my skin feels like it needs extra hydration, liquid foundation does the trick. It’s not that I cannot make up my mind, it’s just that my skin is always changing depending on weather, hormones or something I have eaten or imbibed. And that’s where the Kari Gran multitasking Mineral Foundation powder makes sense. Rather than stuffing my makeup bag with products, I customize my foundation based on my skin’s specific needs. Liquid Foundation 101 Whether you know your...

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FEBRUARY 27, 2015

KIND INITIATIVES

February 27, 2015

KIND INITIATIVES

A choice we have made as a company is to try to live everyday with gratitude and to share in our abundance. In an effort to make this choice a reality we’ve adopted a kind initiative to give back through WonderWork, an organization committed to saving the lives of children and their families by providing free, life-changing surgeries. For every dollar you spend with Kari Gran, we donate 1% to the cause. Whether it’s a lip whip or system purchase, you are helping to change lives. We love to shop locally with other companies who have similar initiatives, and here...

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FEBRUARY 04, 2015

15 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

February 04, 2015

15 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

Here in Seattle, coffee is a big deal. On my way to work a couple mornings ago, I was in need of a chai tea. So I swung by a local coffee stand for a quick fix. I ordered my usual and handed over cash to pay, but the barista sweetly refused. “It’s on the car in front of you,” she said. I looked around to find the little red car that just pulled away. As they waited to merge into traffic, I smiled and waved to the mother and child who had treated me.  “Have a nice day,” the...

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FEBRUARY 01, 2015

FEBRUARY LITTLE THING: KINDNESS

February 01, 2015

FEBRUARY LITTLE THING: KINDNESS

February begins tomorrow; one month in to 2015 and one month into our Dozen Little Things New Year Commitments. For those of you who may have missed it we are embracing the New Year with 12 little incremental changes and actions (one per month) that are easy to achieve rather than one big New Year’s resolution that’s hard to stick with. February’s commitment is kindness.  It’s as simple as that. I encourage you to make kindness a standard. Be kind – to yourself, your neighbors, and your world. Sounds easy but it is going to take some mindfulness. On my...

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JANUARY 31, 2015

MOTIVATION: DAILY FACE WASHING TIPS

January 31, 2015

MOTIVATION: DAILY FACE WASHING TIPS

For those of you following and playing along with our Dozen Little Things series, you know this January we’re committing to washing our face every single day, with the goal to make this an instinctual habit in the months to come. How’s it going for you? We’re keeping pace over here, though admittedly some nights is still tough to muster up the energy. So for some extra motivation, we’ve been brainstorming a few tips and tricks to make sure we stick to our washcloths on the daily. Find a good time. Stick to a routine that works for you and...

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JANUARY 30, 2015

ONE SIMPLE HABIT LEADS TO BETTER SLEEP

January 30, 2015

ONE SIMPLE HABIT LEADS TO BETTER SLEEP

Last fall we attended the Organic Spa media event. It was one of those soirees where companies tout their product to the press in a hotel ballroom. While we were there I couldn’t help but notice the two natural sleep aid companies and the fuss they were making about sleep. It was like they had discovered the new kale. Sleep, my old trusted friend, had transformed herself into the new fountain of youth, designed to prevent wrinkles and bags under the eyes while refreshing a person’s happiness levels in one single night. Who knew? So, what is the lowdown on...

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JANUARY 14, 2015

DIY GREEN BEAUTY TREATMENTS

January 14, 2015

DIY GREEN BEAUTY TREATMENTS

I’ve tried my fair share of beauty products throughout my life, but I often find myself coming back to the simplest forms of things. I truly believe less is more, and I embrace at-home beauty concoctions that reflect that belief.Whether you’re looking for a quick moisturizer or a weekly mask, there are tons of do-it-yourself recipes to try. Here are a few favorites I personally use: Body Moisturizer: Organic coconut oil. One ingredient, endless possibilities. I like to leave a little jar of the oil in my bathroom for a quick and easy post-bath moisturizer. Just a little scoop works...

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DECEMBER 30, 2014

HOMAGE TO THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

December 30, 2014

HOMAGE TO THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Oh, the little black dress – classic, timeless, versatile; a closet staple. This iconic piece of fashion has more than color in common with our all natural skin care line, which is why we have embraced the tagline “the little black dress of eco-skin care.” First, a few parallels: The LBD was born to be customized; so too was Kari Gran.  The Hydrating Tonic and Essential Serum are used together with a flexible ratio allowing you to customize how much hydration you give your skin every day. Skin feeling parched? Add an extra pump of serum – that’s the beauty...

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DECEMBER 24, 2014

A WINTER WONDERLAND: OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY MEMORIES

December 24, 2014

A WINTER WONDERLAND: OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY MEMORIES

We frequently think about our family and friends and how grateful we are to have them in our lives, but it seems like when the holidays roll around we’re a bit more sentimental than usual. As we’re just days away from Christmas, we thought we’d take a quick stroll down memory lane: First up, Kari:My favorite memory was making lefse – a Norwegian flatbread (read: flour tortilla) made with potatoes and cream – with my mom every year. With some laborious steps like peeling and mashing potatoes, rolling out dough and frying, it’s kind of a pain to make. My...

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