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The Holiday Formerly Known As Thanksgiving: Inspo for Your Best One Yet

The Holiday Formerly Known As Thanksgiving: Inspo for Your Best One Yet

It's that time of year again. Stores may have already been gearing up for Christmas since Halloween, but in actuality, we have one more holiday in between.

The "Holiday Formerly Known As Thanksgiving" aka Friendsgiving, is coming up soon. This post is all about celebrating it to the max with my picks for a dish, clean and cruelty-free makeup look, and an affirmation to keep you calm and in the spirit of gratitude.

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1. Totally Tasty Tofu Turkey 

Finding a vegan alternative to turkey is no easy task. But I guarantee you that this delicious vegan version is one excellent replacement.

Photo Credit: The Detox Market

Photo Credit: The Detox Market

2. Clean Green Beauty

I usually like to keep my makeup look simple for celebrations, especially if I'm the one cooking. You don't necessarily need a full face of makeup just because you're attending or throwing a celebration. And the last thing you want to be concerned about during your Friendsgiving celebration is breakouts from toxic nasties in your makeup. I usually love a nice, bold lip. However, knowing that I'm going to be eating, drinking and talking at a get-together usually leads me to choose a simple lip balm or sheer lip tint/gloss to avoid looking cray as my lipcolor starts to fade and get wiped off. Here are my picks for pretty, non-toxic makeup for the day.

  • W3LL People Altruist Mineral Foundation-According to The Detox Market, this mineral foundation "...instantly creates more radiant and healthy looking skin with weightless, flawless coverage in complexion perfect tones. The satin-like, supernatural formula moves and breathes with skin thanks to feather-light, triple-milled pigments that feel creamy smooth, with no creasing."

  • Burt's Bee's Vanilla Bean Lip Balm-gives a light, sheer glossiness while providing lots of moisture.

  • Alima Pure The Ultimate Lip Tint Duo in Blackberry & Honey-If you like to always have a little color on your lips, this highly moisturizing duo (a wearable nude and a pretty red/berry) are your best bet for long-lasting sheer color that doesn't dry your lips out.

  • RMS Beauty Volumizing Mascara in Black-Receiving a rating of 0 for toxicity on the Think Dirty app doesn't stop this gentle mascara from packin' a punch for pretty, lush lashes. Curl yours before applying for that pretty bit of glamour for your look.

  • Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi-Use Blush in Impulse-Get a faux glow with this multi-use blush. The blendable formula also benefits your skin with Vapour’s face-specific infusion of soothing Frankincense, antioxidant Tulsi, and calming Lotus.

  • Mineral Fusion Nail Polish in Brick-This pretty, long-lasting medium red shade is not only cruelty-free, but is also 5-Free, meaning it does not contain formaldehyde, camphor, triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or Toluene. It's the perfect sophisticated red to take you from event to event without chipping. (Just make sure to use a base and top coat for longevity!)

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3. Friendsgiving Affirmation for Gratitude and Peace

As much as we love our friends and family, the idea of hanging out with them for extended periods of time may bring up some feelings of stress or anxiety. Try taking a few minutes by yourself before or during the celebration, take some deep breaths, and repeat this affirmation silently or out loud.

I am filled with peace and an overflowing sense of gratitude. Nothing I hear or experience will take away my joy or calmness.

Here are Seven Affirmations for Fall to make sure the remainder of the year stays on a good note. And check out my 3-ingredient Friendsgiving-Inspired Face Mask featured on 21Ninety.

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