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Skin Care Giveaway: Beautycounter Desert Sunrise Palette

Giveaway: Beautycounter Desert Sunrise Palette

Happy Friday! I’m stopping by to say hi for the third time this week, because I have an awesome giveaway for you. For those of you who have shown great interest in toxin-free and safer skincare, I just want to say thank you for sharing this passion of healing your skin from the inside and outside.

And because I know some of my readers aren’t interested in the skincare stuff and they just want nutrition tips and recipes (which I totally get!), I decided to create a Facebook group to share all things skin care for those of you who love this stuff! I’ll be sharing product recommendations, beauty tips, my knowledge on the importance of safer skincare, and more. I really want this community to grow so I hope you’ll join!

Safer Skincare FB

Giveaway Time!

Now, for the giveaway, as a thank you for those of you who share my passion of spreading the word about safe skincare, one lucky winner will receive Beautycounter‘s newest makeup palette, Desert Sunrise (worth $58) for free! 

Giveaway: Beautycounter Desert Sunrise Palette

When Beautycounter recently came out with this palette, I was soooo excited because all the colors are so pretty and they complement ALL skin tones. The shades are so vibrant that it still amazes me that the ingredients are all safe and toxin-free!

The palette comes with 6 eyeshadows and 3 blush shades that look great for all seasons:

  • Pearl Eyeshadow (illuminating white)
  • Champagne Eyeshadow (illuminating gold)
  • Dove Eyeshadow (dusty lavender)
  • Khaki Eyeshadow (golden olive)
  • Bark Eyeshadow (luminous brown)
  • Pinot Eyeshadow (luminous eggplant)
  • Tawny Blush (warm peachy tan)
  • Bloom Blush (soft pink)
  • Flamingo Blush (vibrant pink coral)

I love combining the eyeshadow colors for a dramatic, yet subtle look. I actually do something similar to the technique used in this video and I absolutely love it!

How to Enter

To win, you must subscribe to my newsletter AND join my Safer Skincare Facebook group. You can enter by using the form below!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. It will be open for entry until February 28th at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced below and will also be contacted by email.


Good luck, and I look forward to connecting with you in my Safer Skincare Facebook group!


Safe & Toxin Free Skincare Giveaway!

Announcement: Say Hello to What Great Grandma Ate

Hello and Happy New Year! You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t posted in a while. Well, that’s because I’ve been preparing my blog to launch with a new look and name.

For several months, I haven’t been feeling like myself with the name, Primal Health with Jean. It was a great name to start out with when I wasn’t sure what direction my blog was going in. I was still very new to the blogging world and wasn’t firmly grounded on my nutritional stance either. Yes, I still believed eating real, whole foods. High quality meats and organic local veggies and fruits have always been a staple of my diet.

However, I started wanting to be more than that. Within the past year, I got certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and read through books and resources about all aspects of health. I learned about traditional methods of cooking and eating, like the incredible benefits of fermented foods and how it’s possible to eat grains by preparing it properly. I also realized that a healthy lifestyle is more than just food. Our skin care, sleep, how we handle our emotions, and what environment we spend time in have an incredible impact on our well-being.

When I looked at the various components of health as a whole, I saw a unified theme emerge. We had to go back to the times before factory farming and chemical pesticides, before fat was vilified and refined sugar was the most accessible ingredient at any grocery store, and before we sat in a cubicle for 10 hours a day. We had to go back to before we were too busy or too occupied with our electronics to spend time with our community and loved ones or go on a walk in nature. We had to go back to before we were swallowing and injecting endless amounts of pharmaceutical drugs that only masked our symptoms, instead of treating the source of the disease.

Michael Pollan once said, “Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” By eating what our great grandmother ate (and living how she lived), we can trace ourselves back to the times before obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and digestive disorders were an everyday occurrence. It dawned on me that everything I was doing to achieve my own health goals aligned completely with what our great grandmothers were doing more than a century ago.

This is how I came up with What Great Grandma Ate. You can still expect to find nourishing recipes and health articles like before. What you’ll find new are traditional food preparations and tricks, more about my own health issues that I’ve been treating, and DIY posts for natural and safe skin care and home cleaning. Hope you’ll enjoy this change and additional components.

I’ve been doing the entire redesign and transfer on my own with a bit of help from my web-savvy fiancé (so weird to call him that), so I appreciate your patience and understanding in case you find some technical glitches during the transition.

Thanks and love to you all!

I’m Featured in the Casual Veggie Cookbook!

the casual veggie

One of the things my mom loved about my brother and I was that we were never picky eaters. She took pride in the fact that when we gathered to eat with our friends and their children, we were the only two kids who wouldn’t leave food on the plates (#CleanPlateClub forever). I’m sure she couldn’t hide her glee when other mothers would look at us in awe. I’ve always loved spinach, broccoli, eggplants, and any other vegetables that picky eaters usually turn their noses up to. I was a real-food lover from birth.

When I first started cooking for myself during college, it was so exciting to have complete control over my grocery shopping and I loved the challenge of experimenting with various ingredients in the kitchen. That’s when I learned about various new-to-me vegetables that I’ve never tried before at the grocery store. Most of my mom’s cooking used vegetables usually found in Asian cooking, and believe it or not, I have never tasted (at least in my memory) brussels sprouts, butternut squash, beets, and artichokes until I started cooking for myself! Sounds crazy because those are some of my favorite things to eat now.

Because of my love for veggies of all sorts I’m so incredibly excited to announce that I’m part of a blogger collaboration cookbook called The Casual Veggie!! Along with 45+ amazingly talented food bloggers, I contributed recipes for this book that focuses on 29 veggies individually, inspiring readers to eat more seasonally and cook with vegetables that they weren’t sure what to do with before. What I love about this book is that the contributing bloggers are from all different kinds of backgrounds and food philosophies: paleo to gluten free to vegetarian to vegan, but we can all collaborate to celebrate  the diversity and deliciousness of various vegetables.

The Casual Veggie Cookbook

To celebrate the book, I want to introduce you to some of the fellow bloggers who made The Casual Veggie cookbook happen. They are all such creative individuals and I know you’ll be amazed at all the delicious and innovative recipes that they came up with. I’m so honored to be part of this group:

The Casual Veggie will go on sale October 19th. Stay tuned!