8 Great Vitamins for Glowing Skin

May 20, 2016 by admin | 0 Reply
8 Great Vitamins for Glowing Skin
One of my favorite creative parts of my life is uncovering hidden natural ingredient and supplement gems that take my health and beauty to the next level. I put the same amount of obsessiveness, research and experimentation into my own internal beauty routine as I do my cosmetic creations for
Afterglow Cosmetics and Exuberance Beauty. These are my top 8 favorite vitamins for glowing skin.


  1. Evening Primrose Oil




Evening primrose oil was a favorite of Native Americans for wound care and other natural wellness therapies. Derived from the seeds of the evening primrose plant (Oenothera biennis), evening primrose oil is loaded with omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants.

Evening primrose oil may contribute to your glowing skin goals from the inside by positively impacting your natural hormone balance.  This means softer, firmer, more supple skin and less acne. In fact, a study in The International Journal of Cosmetic Sciences found that supplementing with 3 x 500 mg per .....
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The GFCO Certified Gluten-Free Difference

May 13, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply
Certified Gluten-Free Written by Guest Contributor, Chris Rich, Vice President of Development for the Gluten Intolerance Group.

Quick question - as a gluten-free consumer, what is the first thing that you do when you pick up a new product at the grocery or drugstore?

The majority of you probably answered one of two things. First, you find the area showing the ingredients and/or components that make up the product. You are looking for those “hidden” ingredients: the malt, wheat flour extract, etc. When people think about you being gluten-free, they think you need to just avoid breads, but these ingredients are the tricky little things that you know can do the real damage.

The second thing that you are doing when holding that product in your hand is looking for the GF label. The “circle GF” label, also known as the certification label, is arguably the most trusted symbol in our gluten-free community.

Before I became involved with the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) and learned more a.....
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How to Choose the Right Foundation Shade

March 8, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply
How to Choose the Right Foundation Shade

Do you have foundation shade paralysis? You’re not alone! Nailing the perfect foundation shade can be tricky, but it all comes down to determining your undertone. The goal of a foundation is to match your natural skin tone and even out the overall appearance of your skin. Using the correct foundation shade will allow your natural skin tone to shine through. Use these quick tips to determine your perfect foundation shade by first understanding your beautiful skin’s natural undertone.

What is an ‘undertone’?

Your undertone is the underlying shade of your skin.  Undertones generally fall into four groups; Warm (yellow or golden light and medium skin tones), Cool (pink or red light and medium skin tones), Olive (medium and medium deep skin tones), and Neutral (balanced light and medium skin tones).  In fact, your undertone has nothing to do with how light or dark your skin appears. It also has nothing to do with the amount of pink or redness you see on your skin du.....
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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.

3. .....
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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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