American Beauty

Our Beauty Editor shares tips, products reviews and advice, along with her favorite American made beauty products. These are products you will use on your body, possibly every day. Choose made in USA formulas you can trust.

Made in USA Beauty Products: The Ultimate Source List

Ultimate Source List: American Made Beauty Brands

Our source guide for Made in USA beauty products includes ONLY brands that are exclusively American Made.   In order to provide a go-to, comprehensive list of sources for made in USA makeup, skin care, nails, sunscreen, and more, the criteria needed to be simple.  Every bath, beauty and cosmetic product these companies make is done right here.

Jill’s Picks: Affordable American Made: 30 Gifts for $30 or Less's editor lists her favorite affordable American made gifts.

Everyone wants to find a great gift that won’t break the bank. I’ve put together a list of 30 gifts for $30 or less for everyone on your list. They are all affordable American made, so you’ll feel even better about your purchase!

Last Minute Halloween Costumes – Get Creative with American Made Face Paint

Use American Made face paint as a go-to for last minute Halloween costumes.

Sometimes we need last minute Halloween costumes.  Face paint is a quick and easy transformation. I’ve got some simple templates for you and source for American Made face paint that can be delivered to your door ASAP.

How To Prevent Ingrown Hairs and More Shaving Tips for Men and Women

How to prevent razor bumps + razor burn | American made shaving supply list.

These shaving tips are my best methods for how to prevent ingrown hairs and unsightly razor bumps.  The tips are not only useful for keeping a close shave but also for any areas that are prone to ingrown hairs and razor burn on both men and women.

Giveaway: Organic Hair Care Made In the USA from Innersense

Innersense Organic Hair Care

Innersense Organic Beauty is offering you 20% off with code ‘love’ November 30, 2015.  (applicable on products and not shipping). Consider organic hair care.  Give your hair a second to just relax.  Shampoo and conditioner are the foundation of how great, or not so great, your hair looks.   Choosing an American made organic hair care line […]

Fake the Awake Look: Brighten Up Tired Eyes, 4 Made in USA Products

Fake the awake look with makeup tips. Diffuse dark circles.

Fake the awake look with this routine that will brighten up tired eyes in four simple steps.  Fall is here and with it we have darker and earlier mornings.   This can leave a girl with major dark circle status.  These tips are great when you are in a rush but need more than just […]

9 Easy Ways To Use Your Urban Decay Naked Palette


The Urban Decay Naked Palette is the little black dress of makeup.  It is versatile, can be mixed and matched and has timeless appeal with its neutral hues.  I always recommend this palette to beginners because you can do so many things with it while you build your makeup wardrobe.  This is why we love […]

Try Glycolic AHA As An Effective Anti Aging Ingredient | Alpha Hydrox Product Review

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Beauty product ingredients can get overwhelming.  A little bit of knowledge can take you a long way when you are shopping.  Alpha Hydroxy Acids – AHA’s are an effective and easy to understand anti aging ingredient I think you should try. Of course, I’ll share my favorite American made source you can trust.

Bad Hair Day Fixes With American Made Hats & Styling Products

How to fix a bad hair day.

Sometimes hair just does not cooperate.  Bad hair day fixes are much better than trying to fight it.  Embrace it, change the plan and go to the back up.  We have 3 bad hair day fixes that should get you through the day.

Six Products You Need Right Now to Enjoy the Benefits of American Honey

American Honey  National Honey Month  Made in USA

September is recognized as National Honey Month since this month marks the end of the typical honey harvesting season across the United States. The goal of National Honey Month is to promote the importance and benefits of American honey.

How To Repair The Signs Of Sun Damage (with Made in USA products you can count on)

Complete anti aging regimen

As summer slows you may wonder how to repair sun damage that has started show.  After enjoying long summer days, your skin pays the price.  Skin begins to look tired, dull and even discolored.  Of course the best way to control sun damage is prevention but even then most of our skin can still use […]

Made in USA Top 10: Back to School Beauty and Personal Care Supplies


Back to school shopping is looming, it’s that time of year again.   As summer winds down and we shift gears to prepare for the upcoming year, many of us think of our schedules and shopping lists.  Here I have collected 10 American made beauty and personal care products.  Some are essential. Others are little luxuries. […]

A DIY All Natural Pedicure – 3 Easy Pedicure Steps with Made in USA Products

DIY Natural Pedicure Steps

An all natural pedicure can be just what your feet need.  This pedicure can be done in 3 easy steps.  If you want more than maintenance and are doing a complete pedicure with color, you can keep it natural with our list of non-toxic nail polish too.

Add These American Made Back to School Beauty Basics To Your List For a Fresh Start to Fall

Back to School Beauty Basics

It’s always bittersweet to say goodbye to summer and ready ourselves for more routine, especially at back to school time.  Now is the time to stock up on your American-made Back to School beauty products and get things started on the right foot.  Looking your best helps you in feeling your best and that is […]

3 DIY Beauty Routines for Salon Results – American Made Beauty Products

How to get salon results at home. DIY Beauty

How to get salon results at home is a common question.  I have some DIY beauty routines inspired by professionally created looks .  You feel like a superstar when you walk out the salon, the professional results are superior.  Your hair is styled to perfection and your skin is glowing.  It can be hard to […]

Eight Great Natural Deodorant Options, all Made in the USA

Seven Great American Made, Natural Deodorant Options via

I recently overhauled my entire collection of beauty and personal care products. In the past, I used Secret or Degree as my anti-perspirant, and would use Kiss My Face deodorant, if I knew I wasn’t going to be doing any serious sweating.  I had never considered that there were better alternatives. After using the Think Dirty […]

Trash Your “Dirty” Beauty: Safe, Clean Beauty Brands We Love

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Once I found out about the Think Dirty app, I scanned all my beauty and personal care products to see how dirty or clean they were. Any guesses on the results?

3 Of The Hottest Beauty Trends For Fall 2015 & The Makeup Prep Essentials To Get It Flawless


Three of the hottest beauty trends for fall 2015 are strobing, velvet lips, and long lashes.  I have worked on all of these looks in the industry.  And now I have selected the best American made beauty products that prep and perfect these looks.  Entire teams of global makeup artists create the seasonal inspiration and […]

12 Things We Love, Made in Maryland

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While I’m a Virginia native, Maryland is quite close. I live 5 minutes from the border, right over the Woodrow Wilson bridge. Even though I’m close to Maryland, I was surprised to find so many great products I had never heard of, or never knew were produced in Maryland! I’ve curated a thoughtful list of […]

Summer Skincare Saviors: Made in USA Recovery Beauty Products to Order Today

summer beauty products for fast fixes

Being active out in the sun can require some rest and recovery summer beauty products.  The common blemishes of the heat can be rapidly recovered with these American made summer skin care fix-its. This is my go to list for keeping it pulled together in the thick of the summer life.

How to Give Yourself a DIY Facial Using American Made Skin Care

Get glowing skin at home | DIY facial routine.

The right skin care routine is as important as having the right product.  We have both.  Here are the complete steps to a DIY facial and made in the USA products that can be trusted with your beautiful face to get glowing skin.  These steps were developed from the professional facials I give in the […]

How to Survive A Beach Outing With Kids + American made sources for beach essentials

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My kiddos’ favorite summer activity is going to the beach. Fresh water, salt water, they don’t care. As long as they can get wet and play in sand, all is right in their world.  They get along at the beach, and they get tired at the beach (early bed time, yeah!), so all is right […]

Balayage Hair Style – Extend The Length Of Your Hair Color {Tips from Celebrity Hair Stylist Ian McCabe}

Balayage Hair Styles

The pictures of gorgeously highlighted hair are everywhere.  The latest popular technique is called balayage.  Where ombre styles were more extreme, balayage is a more natural look.  Balayage blends in the highlights while shading the roots for a much easier upkeep process. Updating your hairstyle is a fast, easy way to make a big impact. […]

Lotion Or Spray? The Best Non Toxic Self Tanner, Made In the USA

The best non toxic self tanner - spray & lotion

In addition to not streaking or being orange, is it too much to ask for a tanning lotion that’s also a non toxic self tanner made right in USA?  Using self tanner allows you an island glow without risking sun damage to your skin.  Traditional tanning lotions on the market are packed full of toxins.  However […]

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