If you saw my post on the Kjaer Weis Foundation, you probably remember me mentioning that cream blushes are the best option when wearing a cream foundation.

Today I’ll be sharing a couple Kjaer Weis Cream Blushes that are absolutely gorgeous! 

Kjaer Weis Cream Blushes Embrace Happy

From left to right: Embrace, Happy

These blushes are probably the best I’ve cream formulation I’ve come across. They are highly blendable and buildable, depending upon the intensity you’re looking for. I know I’m unintentionally heavy-handed when I apply powder blushes, so I’ve really been enjoying the natural look these provide.

Shade Embrace
This shade is definitely my favorite of the two. I would describe the shade as a beige/pink/almost nude cream blush. It comes of very natural looking and I’d imagine would be great for almost skintone. If you have very dark skin, this shade may come off chalky. I actually tried this on my lips the other day and was so in love. 

Shade Happy
This is a really fun shade to use when you don’t have a lot going on with your eye makeup or lips. When I use brightly colored blushes like this one, I think it looks best only applied to the apples of the cheeks. Be sure to blend this one out with a sponge for best results.  

Both blushes are formulated with Jojoba Oil, Castor Seed Oil and Beeswax. Kjaer Weis is a Certified Organic makeup brand and don’t contain any parabens

Kjaer Weis Embrace Happy Cream Blush Swatch

Like I said, my favorite of the two is definitely Embrace. If you’re on the fence about which one to get, I’d say if you have a very dark complexion, go for Happy and if you are a medium to fair skintone, definitely snatch up Embrace.

In MAC (even though I haven’t worn MAC in years!), I’m around an NW25 for reference. This is what Embrace looks like on my skin, blended fully with a slightly damp sponge. It is a beautifully subtle glow. 

Kjaer Weis Embrace Cream Blush

If you’re interested in purchasing these blushes, you can order Embrace here and Happy here. Don’t forget to check out my blog post on the Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation here as well. 

*pr sample


So you guys already know, I’ve already switched to an all-natural skincare routine and am slowly converting to more all-natural cosmetics.

I was on the hunt for a healthy foundation and came across the brand Kjaer Weis. Kjaer Weis is a luxury, certified organic cosmetics brand created with high quality ingredients and gorgeous refillable packaging. The line was created by a Danish-born, New York Makeup Artist, Kirsten Kjaer Weis.

Kjaer Weis Foundation Just Sheer

Let’s talk about the amazing formula.

The Kjaer Weis Foundation contains Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oil. So not only does this foundation cover but is also very nourishing to the skin. It does not contain parabens, petroleum, artificial coloring, fragrance, petrochemical emulsifiers or artificial ingredients.

To be clear, this is a high-end natural brand… like the Dolce & Gabbana of green beauty so the price point is a bit higher. However, <and this is cool> the beautiful packaging is refillable so while your initial purchase of foundation will be $68, the refill pan is only $40.

I chose the shade Just Sheer which ended up being a good match for when I’m slightly tan. <I’m normally ghost white without self-tanner>. Next time I think I’ll go with the Silken shade.

Kjaer Weis Just Sheer FoundationKjaer Weis Foundation Just Sheer

How to Use
Using the Kjaer Weis Foundation Brush (I heard their blush brush is also a fantastic brush to apply it) I apply strokes all over for the desired coverage and then lightly blend with a damp BeautyBlender. If you plan on using a powder blush, you’ll want to set this foundation with a setting powder.

What type of finish?
I believe this will likely depend on your skin type. This leaves my skin rather dewy… in a very glowy sort of way. Hands down, my favorite part of this foundation is that your skin will look like skin and not makeup! I have read that if you have dry skin, it will have more of a powder finish.

I REALLY enjoy this finish. It’s so fresh and young looking. I used to be obsessed with a matte, powdery finish and that just ages skin! The skin should look youthful! Youthful skin is associated with oily skin because we produce less oil as we age, so don’t be afraid to rock the dew.

Tips for using this foundation
• I found that if I had any dry patches on my skin, the foundation would adhere to it and look slightly darker than the rest of my skin. This was less noticeable when I moisturized with Argan Oil and placed extra oil on the dry patches.
• If you frequently have foundation settle into smile lines, it’s a good idea to set with translucent powder with a fluffy brush on those lines.
• As with any cream foundation, it’s best to use a cream blush. I will be reviewing and swatching a couple Kjaer Weis Cream Blushes soon!

Overall Thoughts
I’m absolutely obsessed with this foundation. Whether or not it’s for you depends on what you look for, for a foundation. If you are looking for youthful, skin-friendly, natural looking skin – this is definitely for you! If you prefer a heavy matte coverage, probably not up your alley.

Kjaer Weis Just Sheer FoundationKjaer Weis Just Sheer Cream FoundationKjaer Weis Just Sheer Cream Foundation SwatchThis product was sent to me by the manufacturer. This is no way affects my review.


So… this is less of a recipe and more like a healthy swap that I wanted to share with you guys.

I love tacos. like a lot.

When I wanted a taco fix without all the calories, I’d simply make a regular taco but in a romaine leaf. This is still a great option but sometimes you want corn freakin’ tortilla.

Today I give you a healthy taco that is extremely versatile and super duper healthy.

healthy tacos

Now, the key here is the tortilla being used. The Food for Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas are amazing! Not only do they taste great and have a normal corn tortilla texture, but the ingredient list is unreal.

Ingredients: Organic Sprouted Corn, Filtered Water, Sea Salt, Lime

That’s it!

For two tortillas, it will only set you back 120 calories. 

Here’s a little tip! If you’re like me and can never get through a bag of tortillas before they expire, these tortillas freeze EXTREMELY well and as long as you aren’t a savage about it, they separate very easily while frozen. Defrost in the microwave for about 15 seconds.

Now let’s get to the toppings (the reason they are called “Kitchen Sink” tacos).

healthy tacos

So basically, you can use whatever healthy toppings you have on hand! Everything but the kitchen sink! When you take the time to cut up every veggie you have on hand, it adds so much to the texture.

First, you need a base. You know – the hearty part of the taco. The part that really keeps you full. For this taco, I used the Spicy Black Beans found at Smith’s. <they taste just like a bowl of chili!>

Have a family you are serving this to? You can totally do a meat here. Recommendation: Instead of ground beef (barf!), try using ground turkey or ground chicken with a packet of Mrs. Dash low sodium taco seasoning. This will add flavor and allow you to control how much salt you would like to add… and it will need a little.

Have a little extra time? Place four raw (you can totally put them in frozen!) chicken breasts and a jar of Salsa Verde into the slow cooker on low for around 4 or 5 hours. Then use two forks to shred. You’ll need a scoop with holes to grab the chicken and leave the Salsa Verde liquid behind. So much flavor without a ton of calories.

For this taco I used: Romaine, Grape Tomatoes, Almond Cheese, Red Onion, Spicy Black Beans, Salsa, Siracha and a small dollop of Light Sour Cream. I also squeeze fresh lemon of them. It sounds weird but makes it taste so homemade and fresh.

Additional Toppings: This is where it gets fun, guys! You can use whatever you have on hand… but let’s keep it healthy 😉

  • Here’s a list of my favorite healthy toppings (dependent upon your taste of course!)
    Chopped Romaine
    Diced Grape Tomatoes
    Red Onion
    Almond Cheese
    Sliced Radishes
    Chopped Parsley
    Black Olives
    Diced Chilis
    Sliced Jalapeno
    Green Onion
    Diced Mango

Be sure to hit it with some hot sauce and a squeeze of lemon or lime!

TIP: I like to play the Brazilian Top Hits channel on Pandora and light a candle while I make these. I do my best to make it look like art because pretty food just tastes better. 




I absolutely love skincare, especially EFFECTIVE skincare.

Before I share my routine, I think it’s important for you to know my skin type. I’m definitely oily but mostly just on my nose. I used to have pretty bad acne (everyone thinks they’ve had bad acne) but seriously, I actually DID have bad cystic acne – 18 years old was probably when it was the worst.

While I’ve “cured” my acne, I still suffer from clogged pores. Not even blackheads, because they almost never oxidize. I’ve tried everything to clean out my pores but nothing really keeps them clean for long.

Until I made the decision to switch to an all natural skincare routine. Best. Decision. Ever.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’ve never gravitated towards anything natural (except nutrition, big on good nutrition!) in the beauty realm. Natural skincare and beauty products always seemed “cute”. Like for people that want a skincare or beauty routine but it doesn’t really do anything effective. Boy, was I wrong!

After seeing how badly clogged my pores were earlier this year, I had a very strong feeling that it was all the crap (including MAKEUP!) that I was using on my face, so I decided to switch to an all natural skincare routine.

I’ve also more recently decided to slowly make the transition to all natural makeup. So when I run out of a makeup staple, I replace it with a highly rated all natural alternative.

You guys, this skincare routine has completely changed my skin and I want to share it with you! I think it’s really effective for almost any skin type, you’ll just need to alter how often you use certain products based upon your needs.

I would also like to note that this will be a two-part skin series. I will be posting  how to get rid of acne since I successfully did so, probably in a couple weeks. I really want to share how I did it because I know how low acne can make you feel. I’ve been there homie.

So let’s jump into it!

Natural Skincare Routine 

Jojoba Oil
I recently noticed how much I tug at my eye area when I use make-up wipes to remove eye makeup. The skin around the eye area is extremely fragile and prone to wrinkles, so I knew I needed to find a gentle and natural makeup remover. Jojoba Oil!

I used to always be afraid of oils on my face (except Argan Oil, but more on that in a sec) and even now, trying a new oil is slightly scary. After much research, it turns out that Jojoba Oil is very close to the skin’s natural sebum (your face oil). The molecular structure of both sebum and Jojoba Oil are very similar so no fear for breakouts!

I use a cotton pad and add as many drops as needed to remove my eye and face makeup. It’s so incredibly nourishing to the skin and it feels wayyyy more luxurious than any makeup wipes I’ve ever tried. So don’t be scared, you won’t break out!

Acure Argan Stem Cell + Chlorella Growth Factor Brightening Facial Scrub
This stuff is absolutely amazing. It contains Organic Sea Kelp, French Green Clay, Organic Lemon Peel, Organic Chlorella Growth Factor and Argan Stem Cells to remove dead skin cells, purge impurities and really brighten the skin. It’s also Vegan, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Synthetic Fragrance Free, Silicone Free and Phthalate free.

Best of all it’s only around $10 AND they just recently started selling it at Target so I’m not obligated to buy it online anymore. Seriously, RUN – don’t walk, to get this stuff. I use this as my cleanser every night and sometimes morning too.  Occasionally I can tell that a scrub is just too much for my skin that day and I’ll use my Dr. Bronner’s Soap instead.

Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar (highly recommend Bragg’s)
First, let me start off by saying the quality of the vinegar is so important here guys. While your Heinz ACV may seem like a good deal, I highly encourage you to purchase Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the ‘Mother’. And you’re all, “Lacy, I already have a mother.” The ‘Mother’ is the strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules that sit in the bottom of the bottle, until you shake it up. It looks a lot like Kombucha!

I use this as a toner after I cleanse in the evening (I don’t currently tone in the morning). If you’re like me and have fairly clogged pores, you can use this straight with a cotton pad. However, if you have normal to dry skin, mix together one part vinegar to three parts water. If you do use it straight, just be prepared… it’s very potent. It will be a little difficult to breathe until it dries (the fumes!). You will experience a slight sting. I feel like this step in particular has made the biggest difference in the overall condition of my skin.

Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar Face Toner

Argan Oil
If you used to watch my old YouTube videos, you already know I’m obsessed with Argan Oil. It was the first oil I ever experimented using on my face and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. Argan Oil is extremely nourishing and the perfect last step to your skincare routine. It’s important to only use 100% Organic Argan Oil, there should be no other ingredients on the label.

When I first started using it, I used Josie Maran. I knew I was mostly paying for the brand name and tried multiple brands (they were NOT good quality) and found the perfect affordable brand, Aria Starr Organic Argan Oil.  I purchased on Amazon and the owner even e-mailed me to let me know how to use it. Apply to the skin all over, a little extra around the eyes and VOILA!  

Dr. Bronner Castile Soap
I like to use this liquid soap in the mornings with my Clarisonic for a gentle, but effective cleansing. I love the Clarisonic because it really gets the blood flowing and makes the skin glow, which is a perfect way to start the day! In case you’re wondering, the Clarisonic was worth the money for me. It’s just like the Sonicare Toothbrush but for your face. It really removes the makeup!  

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap comes in many scents but the basic formulation of them all contain Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil and Organic Palm Kernel Oil. I tend to gravitate towards the Baby Unscented Pure variety. My main reason for picking this one is because you can alter it however you like. I can add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil if my skin is actin’ a fool, or I can add Peppermint Oil for a refreshing morning cleanser. Experiment with different varieties to see which blend you like.  

Dr. Bronner Baby Soap

I hope this inspires you to switch to an all-natural skincare routine. I’m currently testing out non-toxic makeup brands, so I look forward to sharing some all natural makeup reviews with you! Be on the lookout for my next skincare post where I talk about how to get rid of acne. 


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