I am thrilled to introduce you to one of my favorite safer beauty finds, and share with you my Araza Holiday Paleo Makeup look! Araza Natural Beauty products are one of the primary THREE beauty companies I know and trust. When I launched my Fed & Fit Beauty column here on the blog, I promised to offer product suggestions that spanned the range of conventional to crunchy-Paleo finds. While you’re probably well aware of my love and personal use of the conventional-but-safe products produced by Beautycounter, I want to tell you that Araza is a great option for those who prefer an even more natural ingredient spread.

Their foundation is lovely and I adore the Coconut Lip Gloss. Their eye shadows (whether in a compact or loose) have nice colors + long wear and I really love their makeup brushes!

While I will continue to include Araza in my lineup of planned Fed & Fit Beauty posts where I’ll compare/contrast 3 “safer beauty” options for foundation, lip glosses, oils, etc., I felt compelled to first introduce this company by highlighting their Holiday Color Sets!

If you’re looking to try some 100% natural color for your eyes and lips, these sets are a fantastic choice. They include 4 eye colors, one lip gloss, and one eye shadow brush. Snag one now for the holidays or use them to stuff stockings of loved ones!



Because my friends over at Araza Natural Beauty are so excited to work with you all, they wanted to kick things off with a giveaway! TWO of you will WIN one of these Holiday Color Sets to create your own Araza Holiday Paleo Makeup look. You can choose from the “Smokey Eye” or “Reds & Copper” 4-color eye sets AND pick any lip gloss you like. I personally opted for the “Smokey Eye” and the “Candy Apple” gloss.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Simply leave a comment below telling me about your favorite holiday tradition!
  • Note which of the two eye shadow colors and which lip gloss color you would love most.

Two winners will be chosen at random on Thursday, December 8th at 12:00 p.m.


About the Author

Cassy Joy Garcia, NC

Cassy Joy Garcia, a New York Times best-selling author, of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed & Fit.

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  1. Watching “Elf” and “Christmas Vacation”… and of course all of the holiday treats and food!
    smokey eyes // raspberry lip

  2. Hi!!
    So fun! Okay so I guess one thing I look forward on Christmas is-One of my uncles is very genuine and gives each of the grand kids money! BUT, in a strange way…every year is different! Past years: Rolled up so tiny inside an ornament. Inside a sealed (brand new) looking box of cereal. Frozen in an ice cube! How fun!? I never expect it, but if we receive it, it’s like a bonus! How sweet!
    I like the Smokey Eyes & Hearthrob! So perty!

  3. My mom and I do a christmas cookie baking marathon. I’ve largely adopted a paleo eating style but whenever we break out the kitchenaid it’s good ole’fashioned multipurpose flour and white cane sugar. Then we give them away to everyone before we can eat ourselves into a coma.

    This is my first Christmas since I’ve graduated, and now I live 2 and half hours away for work, so we’re downsizing our list this year, but the tradition will remain!

    I would be so tickled to win the smoky set with italian ice gloss. Thanks Cassy!

  4. I love everything Christmas! Seriously, it’s my favorite holiday. Fave Christmas tradition = getting to spend as much quality time with my family as I can. It is the only time of year where we actually plan and adhere to the plan of getting all of our immediate family together. One of my very precious childhood memories is getting together on Christmas Eve every year. That’s changed now that all of us kids have grown up and have jobs that sometimes require us to work on holidays (hello nurse world!).

    I would choose smoky eye holiday set with foxy lip gloss!

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Hi! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    My favorite Christmas tradition as a kid was to walk to the Christmas tree farm across the road, wander through the snowy woods to find the right tree, chop I down and carry it home. Even though my husband and I live in Seattle now we were able to continue the tradition this year by walking to and from the Christmas tree lot. Not quite the same, but still special πŸ™‚
    I would love the reds and coppers set and the Foxy lip gloss!

  6. My favorite holiday tradition includes an ornament that looks like a pickle! Mom always hides it by hanging it in the Christmas tree somewhere and since it’s an evergreen color it’s hard to find! We say 3, 2, 1, GO! And whoever finds it first wins a prize. Reds and Coppers and Sugar Poppy!

    1. Ahh!!! I meant toasted copper and fireside!
      Thank you for posting another giveaway!

  7. Decorating the tree while listening to Christmas music!

    For the giveaway: Smokey Eye & Ruby Red

  8. My MOST favorite Christmas tradition would have to be every year when my family would take a trip out to the local Christmas Tree Farm, grab some hot chocolate, a saw and wheel barrel and go hunting for the PERFECT Christmas Tree. Once we found a winner we would each get to pick an ornament from the gift shop to take home and they would be the first ones on the tree. After we got home with our tree we would spend the night with (more) hot chocolate and decorating our perfect Christmas Tree.
    Unfortunately, this is my husband and I’s first Holiday season away from our families (not the easiest of things). However, we still held true to my families tradition with just the two of us. It was such a special moment for us to go out and cut down our very first Christmas Tree together as a married couple. We came home, exchanged ornaments that we picked out for each other, put on the Christmas tunes, made some hot chocolate and spent the night decorating our perfect tree πŸ™‚ It’s hard being away from family, especially around the holidays, but getting to carry on these traditions with my hunny makes my heart so full of joy πŸ™‚
    If picked to win, I would love the smokey eye set and sugar poppy lip gloss.

  9. What a great giveaway!! πŸ™‚ My favorite holiday tradition is our family breakfast the morning of Christmas, after presents have been opened. Everyone pretty much stays in their pajamas/comfy clothes, and we make a huge breakfast! It is so nice to just sit and relax by the fire and enjoy everyone’s company. Sometimes the holidays can seem so busy, so it’s nice to just sit and relax!

    I would choose the smokey eyes and the huckleberry lip gloss!

  10. My favorite tradition falls on Christmas Eve when we go to Christmas Eve lunch with my husband’s extended family, then to church with my extended family, and then to my moms for dinner and a gift exchange. I like the smokey eyes and ruby red gloss.

  11. Hi Cassy!!

    MY favorite christmas tradition includes: Making gingerbread bear cookies with the family and reading the gingerbear christmas story! We all make our own gingerbears and place a red cinnamon heart on each of the bears! The book is a story about little ginger bears coming to life and making the Holiday easier on the family by wrapping presents, washing dishes, and hanging up decorations, etc. It is a very fun and heart warming story! I am looking forward to another year soon!! πŸ™‚ I want to hear more about your favorite holiday traditions!

    My favorites are the Smokey Eye and the Huckleberry gloss. That color just pops out!! Thanks for sharing about this company! I am excited to check them out!

  12. Hi Cassy!

    My favorite holiday tradition consists of my family cooking a traditional Polish meal every Christmas. The house smells like cabbage, onions, and fish, but everything this delicious and the time spent together is priceless. Just thinking about it conjures up images of the table set and the smells of the foods I have eaten since I was a little girl.

    My favorites are the Smokey Eye Set and Polished!

  13. Hi Cassy!

    My favorite Christmas addition is my family has this ridiculous ornament my grandmother made of a little teddy bear sitting inside an outhouse. You open the door and there he is sitting there. He even has a little roll of toilet paper. My mom was so offended by it the first year she did not put it on the tree. So I secretively hung on the tree when she wasn’t noticing. She eventually found it and laughed instead of being upset. She then went on to hide the little outhouse somewhere else on the tree. Long story short, it has now become a game with our family every year that one person hides it and then whoever finds it, hides it someplace else. This has gone on for 16 years and does not get old as we have gotten more creative with hiding places. This is also a nice game to keep my grandmother’s spirit around during the holidays.

    OMG I was so excited when I saw this! I recently just tried Araza’s jojoba foundation and it is wonderful! Their products are one of the only brands I can use that won’t irritate my skin. I have struggled with skin issues since I was little and it is extremely difficult to find cosmetics and bath products that will go well with my skin. I am allergic to about 95% of synthetics and chemicals and also fragrances and shea butter. Araza, Beautycounter, Primally Pure, and Jane Iredale have been huge lifesavers for me with skincare and makeup.

    Smoky Eye Set and Italian Ice for me please!

    Thank you and keep rocking it on your blog! Your doing great!

    BTW. I do not know if she will see this, but thank you for having Sam on your podcast. Before I moved, we were in the same Crossfit gym and the episode you had really struck a cord with me as I am going through similar things. So thanks!