Cleanser Galore

I’ve gathered up some cleansers for this post and will be sharing which ones I’m planning on repurchasing. It’s difficult to wrap your head around which products to use when there are SO many options – good ones at that- being continually released, however I include a breakdown at the end discussing all of the options…

Read More

Skincare Routines 1.0

It’s easy to get lost on social media, admiring new product releases that brands are constantly surprising and impressing us with- and we have no shortage of these temptations in green beauty. In addition to seeing so many products, we are always surrounded by information and articles on what ingredients are good or bad, and…

Read More

My Most-Used Accessories: Part I

Depending on quality, the performance of the right accessory will be so good that it helps address a need or perform a task much better. The items that I list here and use frequently not only meet my expectations, but go beyond them. There are many, many items you can buy, but these are the accessories that…

Read More

Mix It Up: Edit #1

A single product that can make an impact on its own is worth a thousand products, whether it be through a sensory, physical, or color performance. Yet mixing two of these products to produce an unexpected yet wonderful result? That’s a secret worth sharing. In these edits, I talk about the products I’ve played around…

Read More

Fullies: Jan-Feb 2018

Yes I’m aware there are actual words to describe repurchases, but I decided this was a cuter partner to Empties ;). If I keep repurchasing an item, this to me means more than if I choose not to. Regardless, you’ll get the reviews of the products I try out, but this is a way to…

Read More

Foundation Routine: Winter 2018

Without a good canvas, we can’t expect our foundation to look good. I’m not saying we have to have pore-free, breakout-free, flawless skin (I don’t)- this is why we use foundation, to minimize undesired problems and to enhance our own skin. Nevertheless, it certainly is important that we treat rather than cover up. The end…

Read More

Masquerade: African Botanics

African Botanicals ($85 FOR 60 ML / 2 OZ) With the product packaging/names, prices, consistencies, and benefits, I would expect to find African Botanics amongst the shelves of Sephora in the company of other conventional luxury brands. This is a brand that exceeds in bridging the gap between green skincare and conventional skincare. As of…

Read More

Masquerade: Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique

Micronutrient + Hydro Mask by Kristina Holey & Marie Veronique ($135 for 1.7 OZ) One of my more recent purchases which also serves as an introduction to the line, this mask is a gooey, sticky formulation that is ultra-hydrating (click here for more info). After viewing the brand from afar and assessing which products I was most…

Read More

Masquerade: Osmia Organics

Adzuki Nourishing Mask ($40 for 1.4 OZ) If May Lindstrom represents the type of indulgent experience that combines the feel of high-end luxury with nature, Osmia Organics represents the luxury of nature. Whereas with the former you discover heavenly scents and spices that make you feel like Cleopatra, with the latter you are able to experience…

Read More

Masquerade: Josh Rosebrook

Active Enzyme Exfoliator ($65 for .75 FL OZ/ 22 ML) This review may come as a surprise to some, as this formulator is known to be a master apprentice of nature, bringing to us beautiful plant-based products; Josh Rosebrook literally has the gift of a green thumb. The Active Enzyme Exfoliator in itself contains a…

Read More