Beauty

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Let’s Talks About Hair, Baby

Did you know that most conventional hair products include unhealthy, chemically-laced synthetic ingredients that are linked to awful things like infertility, respiratory issues, hormone disruptors and other conditions you don’t want? And that’s just for hair products, let alone the rest of the products in our beauty routine! I’ve been so pleasantly surprised with the new wave of natural hair care, not only in ingredients but also in function and performance. So much so that I forget that they’re clean and green. If you’ve tried enough non-toxic hair products, you probably have noticed that the ingredients are amazing, but they’re […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Top Brown Smoky Eyeshadows

This has got to be one of the most boring topics: dark brown eyeshadow. But funny enough, it’s one of the most purchased eye product categories due to its neutrality and versatility. Here are my top favorite picks for all-natural and cruelty-free dark brown eyeshadows, perfect alone for a 1-step brown smoky eye, or paired with other eyeshadows for more complicated looks. w3ll People Elitist Eyeshadow in Camel One of the only loose eyeshadow brands I will tolerate, w3ll’s formula is smooth and pigmented. This color has bronze microshimmer to create warmth and interest. Pat on the eyelid with a […]

Beauty, Natural Skin Care

All-Natural Summer Skin & Hair Staples 2016

We wait all year for the best season of life: summer. It’s when we let our hair down in beachy waves, bask in the sun’s rays, and wonder how we let ourselves go the first time we don a pair of shorts. Never fear, here are a few summer necessities to help you get your glow on safely and naturally. Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-in Conditioner Short or long hair, we are all mermaids who need some tender loving care. To keep our hair healthy from the sun’s rays, Yarok Feed Your Ends will keep your hair soft, conditioned, never […]

Beauty, Natural Skin Care

10 All Natural Brands at Sephora

Sephora, the mecca of the most glamorous beauty selections, has been growing its conglomerate of all-natural and cruelty-free brands. This provides beauty lovers in transition from conventional beauty with more selection and in-person buying power than ever before. From skincare to blush to lip color, enter keywords “natural beauty” or “cruelty-free” on Sephora.com to see what it has to offer. Tata Harper Tata Harper is 100% natural, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. The highly coveted Resurfacing Mask is a beta-hydroxy treatment that will leave your skin smooth and glowing. Another fan-favorite is the Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in five adorable shades […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

1-Brand Makeup Tutorial ft. Gressa Skin

  Summertime means “summer-proof” makeup, and Gressa Skin is a great overall brand for budge-proof cosmetics. Its foundation, blush, eye tints, bronzer and more are cream or liquid-to-powder formulations, meaning they start off as a cream or liquid and then dry down to a semi-matte finish, ensuring a long-lasting makeup for those hot and humid days. In this video collaboration with Petit Vour, we show you a step-by-step makeup tutorial featuring products from Gressa Skin. Shop affordable samples and full-sized Gressa products at Petit Vour, our favorite online shop for everything vegan and cruelty-free beauty! Click to shop all Gressa […]

Beauty, Green Bath/Body/Hair

DIY Haircut Tutorial

  WARNING: This video may contain very cringe-worthy scenes of live hair cutting. If you are a hair stylist or beauty professional, sorry! This was a much-requested video for a DIY haircutting tutorial, since I’ve been cutting my hair by myself, in my bathroom, for the last 8 months. It’s a super-simple straight across cut, no layers, no bangs, no asymmetrical angular shaping complicated-ness. Just. Straight. Across. Some common questions: Q: Do you get split ends when you cut your hair yourself? A: I haven’t experienced split ends but you have to make sure your scissors are sharp so that […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Review: Honest Beauty Contour Kit + Tutorial

  We love contouring, all day everyday. Call us a little over-the-top, but adding a little extra definition (especially when wearing a medium/full coverage foundation that ultimately eliminates the dimensions of the face), is a staple in our makeup routine. The new Honest Beauty Contour Kit (retail $34) is a great palette for contour’ers of any skill level, thanks to its 2 dark matte contour shades + 1 shimmer highlighter. The cream formulas are easy to blend, and you can even use just your fingers to apply. Click to shop Honest Beauty!

Beauty, Natural Skin Care

5 Natural Products You Never Knew Existed on Amazon

We’ve all been there, perusing Amazon before going to bed and finding things we never knew existed. The behemoth marketplace surprisingly has a plethora of all-natural products, some familiar powerhouses as well as several indie brands. There are a few things to keep in mind to make Amazon the best online green shopping experience, ever. 1. Search using phrases that pinpoint a specific product such as “all natural moisturizer” or “organic sunscreen” or “all natural eyelash growth serum”. Being too general will bring up a million results that may overwhelm you. 2. Read the reviews, a few 5-star, 3-star, and […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

All-Natural Summer Makeup Staples 2016

In keeping the focus on our glowing, fresh skin, we want to enhance our natural beauty with light-weight makeup for these hot summer days. Fresh, vibrant, refreshing, multipurpose, and minimalistic is the look we are going for the season of sun and heat! Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream Tinted SPF 30 Non-Nano Zinc Oxide If you love products that are all in one, the Josh Rosebrook’s Tinted SPF 30 is a go-to multi-tasker. It has sun protection and a light tint to even out your skin in one step. This all-natural product may help you against sun exposure damage to […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Top Hot Pink Lipstick

What’s easier than a bold pink lipstick, some concealer, and mascara? A bright pink pout not only keeps you looking fresh and tan (unlike most red or berry lips that actually wash out the complexion, and more bronzer is needed to bring the warmth back), it also doubles as a fantastic sheer pink cream blush in a pinch. Here are my top favorite all-natural and cruelty-free hot pink lipsticks of the moment, with creamy formulas, easy application and no need for lipliner! Ilia Beauty lipstick in Neon Angel Reminiscent of MAC Cosmetic’s Candy Yum Yum or Nars Schiapp, Ilia Beauty’s […]