Kristin’s Saturday 7

January 9, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply
Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I have uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!

1.  This week’s adventure I’m cherishing -  I enjoyed a splendid weekend with a friend in the fall mountains of North Carolina. We stayed at a fairy-tale bungalow complete with a waterfall that I found last minute on VBRO.    


2.  Recent investment I’m loving -  KIVA - I feel so privileged to be a woman entrepreneur with all the support and opportunities that my family, friends, and this country offers to turn my dreams into reality. I love the fact that I can extend my good fortune into the world to help other entrepreneurs through KIVA. KIVA is an a non-profit organization and online platform, which allows you to make a loan to an entrepreneur across the globe for as little as $25. Check out this video to learn more about how KIVA is creating the opportunity for all of us to help 3rd world entrep.....
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Kristin’s Saturday 7

January 2, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply
Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I have uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!

1.  This week’s adventure I’m cherishingEnjoying an amazing locally sourced, organic, raw, vegan dinner on the patio of one of my all-time favorite restaurants, Cafe Gratitude (Venice, CA) in the company of Afterglow’s fabulous Director of Operations, Alexis H.


2.  Recent purchase I’m lovingIt’s the little things that make or break my beauty routine when traveling. Humangear GoToob Travel Bottles are the most reliable, durable < 3oz bottles I have ever had the pleasure of using. I always bring my own shampoo, conditioner, and face wash with me in these little guys. They never disappoint!

3.  Quote I’m integrating - “Why do you tell everyone else the truth and lie to yourself?” -Dain Heer

4.  Radical thought I’m considering“What if life is an incredible gift that you ar.....
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Kristin’s Saturday 7

December 26, 2015 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply
Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I have uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!

1.  This week’s adventure I’m cherishing - Volunteering at MeFine Foundation’s annual gala fundraiser and witnessing my hometown city (Raleigh, NC) come together with so much heart and passion to help children with terminal illnesses and their families.     


2.  Recent purchase I’m loving - Ziva Mind, an online Vedic meditation course for meditation newbies. I first heard meditation expert, Emily Fletcher, speak as a guest on BulletProof Radio podcast. Even though I have been meditating for years, I am always intrigued by different and new approaches to "sitting”. Emily's ZivaMind meditation program is such an easy, elegant and engaging way to learn how to incorporate meditation into your daily routine. If you want to meditate and don’t know where to start… check out Emily’s program.

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Kristin’s Saturday 7

December 19, 2015 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply
Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I have uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1.  Music that’s moving me  - The Best of Eva Cassidy - Her gorgeous voice and interpretations of some of my favorite classics is just undeniably beautiful. Check out Over the Rainbow and True Colors.   

2.  Recent purchase I’m lovingI loved the Purium 10-Day Transformation Cleanse the first time I did it earlier this summer.  I just got my second 10-Day Transformation Cleanse kit in the mail.  I’m so excited to complete another 10-day cleanse to reboot my system before the fall truly sets in. For me, this cleanse is transformative both inside and out. You’re invited to join me for an Afterglow Group Cleanse starting Wednesday, October  7th. Click here to learn more about the cleanse and place your order. Take $50 off your order with coupon code KADAMS. Note: Purium offers a gluten-free .....
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Kristin’s Saturday 7

December 12, 2015 by Alexis Hawkins | 0 Reply





Hey Beautiful!











Here is my short list of little treasures I have uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy! 


1. This week’s adventure I’m cherishing -  My city friends moved to a gorgeous country house last spring.  I finally got to meet the two new additions to their family… a pair of baby rescue pigs! I’m still laughing at the memories of the unrestrained joy of these two cuties in their pig pen.


2. Recent purchase I’m loving -  Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley. This book is written for the layperson to understand how to truly harness the power of essential oils to harmonize and heal every aspect of your life. This guide is very well organized and makes it easy to reference hundreds of different health and wellness conditions and over 100 corresponding oils. The book was inspired and written for Young Living Essential Oils. However, regardless of.....

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3 Vitamin Deficiencies That Severely Affect People with Celiac Disease

December 8, 2015 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply
Young smiling woman outdoors portrait.

Living with celiac disease means far more than a life without pasta. Along with other forms of gluten intolerance, this multi-system autoimmune disorder compromises the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. If left unchecked, this can lead to vitamin deficiencies which not only cause G.I. issues, but also detract from the natural beauty of your skin, hair and nails. Let’s take a look at the common issue of vitamin deficiencies in people living with gluten intolerance, along with how these deficiencies may be impacting your appearance.

Overview of Gluten Intolerance

Being gluten intolerant means that your body is unable to digest the gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye. This can lead to the irritation and inflammation of your small intestine, impeding its ability to absorb nutrients.

Luckily, there’s an easy fix: avoiding gluten allows nutrients to be properly absorbed. Unfortunately, many people either don’t realize the severity of the condition, while.....
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Kristin’s Saturday 7

December 5, 2015 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply
Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I have uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!

1.  This week’s adventure I’m cherishing - Last night, I helped out at the VIP tent for the Hopscotch Music Festival to raise money for Raleigh Helping Hands Mission. Here’s a pic of me and the live moss and fern adorned mannequin greeting visitors at the tent entrance.  :-P

2.  Recent purchase I’m loving -  I got my Four Sigma Foods “Royal Flush” bundle of their most popular medicinal mushroom drinks including Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Cordycepts, Reishi and Hot Coco blends just in time for “national mushroom month” (who knew?!) . I’m excited and intrigued to start incorporating these medicinal mushrooms into my lifestyle in an easy (and delicious) way.  Interested in learning more about these amazing, adaptogenic mushrooms? Check out what Dr. Axe has to say here!

3.  Quote I’m integra.....
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Why We’re Taking 2 Weeks Off…

December 1, 2015 by Kristin Adams | 2 Reply
paid vacation time

Even though we are a makeup company, there are three subjects more important to us than makeup....  

Happiness, health, and sustainability take the (gluten-free) cake at Afterglow...

because we know that there is no amount of makeup that can make you calm and glowing the way taking time to truly relax and reconnect with yourself does.

We talk lot about sustainability and the importance of selecting sustainable, organic ingredients and designing our business to reduce waste and run efficiently. Since I started Afterglow in 2004, I’ve witnessed the exciting business trend towards using sustainable ingredients and business practices to better the planet and reduce waste.

But there’s a serious disconnect…

We humans are left out of the sustainability conversation in American business.

America has been dubbed by many as the “no vacation nation”. In fact, according to The Center for Economic and Policy Research, American’s take less vacation time than a.....
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Kristin’s Saturday 7

November 28, 2015 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply
Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I have uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1.  This week’s adventure I’m cherishing - I wandered through the Blue Ridge Parkway forest outside Asheville, NC foraging for edible mushrooms with my friends and a guide from ‘No Taste Like Home’.  Post-forage, we took our mushroom haul to a local Asheville restaurant and they made us the most delicious plates with the mushrooms we picked! What a unique (and tasty) way to experience nature and good company!

2.  Recent purchase I’m lovingTherasage Far Infrared Heating Pad - It delivers a really deep, comforting heat that relaxes my post-workout sore muscles. I lay on it for 15-20 minutes while I read before bed and wake up much less sore. I can’t wait to use this during the winter!

3. Quote I’m integrating - “Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.....
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