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Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Beginner’s Guide to Vegan Beauty

We all need a guide when we are venturing into new territory. Vegan Beauty can be confusing. Finding everyday beauty that is truly effective can feel like a wild goose chase. Finding effective products that are also vegan can seem near impossible to find. For those who are animal loving, who are uneasy with the idea of bugs in your makeup (yes, bugs!), or if you currently eat a vegan diet and are looking to make the switch to an overall animal-free lifestyle (minus our furry family members), here’s a Beginner’s Guide to Vegan Beauty to help you. They are […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Top Green Beauty Subscription Boxes

It can be hard to find a natural beauty subscription box that you actually like and, believe me, I’ve struggled with the best of them. I went years subbing and un-subbing to box after box until I found a few that I really enjoy and find true value in what they offer. There’s a lot of fluff out there when it comes to beauty boxes so I wanted to share my top picks for the best of the best. No more time wasted; only beauty discoveries await you!   GoodBeing; $18-$21/Month GoodBeing box is probably my favorite green beauty box […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Top Beauty Tips for the Aging Woman

Notice that I didn’t say “anti-aging” woman? In my opinion, those two little words are extremely toxic and I have been eradicating them from my life. Aging is a privilege that we receive every morning when we awake to another day. Now that we’ve defined us aging gracefully instead of fearing time, let’s move onto a more fun conversation of skin and beauty, as it’s important to feel our best at any age. As we age, our skin gets dry, flaky and new nooks and crannies are popping up everyday. The answer towards combatting these ailments is moisture, and lots […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Guide to Kjaer Weis

One of my favorite eco-luxe makeup brands is Kjaer Weis. Clean beauty meets real performance with its high-end makeup products that also happen to have some gorgeous color collections. There is so much to love about their line! The first thing you may notice is that Kjaer Weis comes packaged in some of the most eco-friendly, yet chic packaging around. Its beautiful metal cases are designed to be refillable to minimize waste. As much as I love the gorgeous packaging, I have an insider tip: I find it much easier (and cheaper) to purchase its makeup refills and house them […]

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 […]