Picked up some fractionated coconut oil from Terralite when I ordered my amazing lavender candle from them. Until recently, I kind of assumed fractionated coconut oil was simply liquid coconut oil, which is half right, but the process and benefits are quite different. In a nutshell (pun intended), fractionated coconut oil is liquid coconut oil... Continue Reading →

Another wonderful beauty brand to check out: Rivelles, founded by designer Nadia Rivelles and photographer Mario Kiener. After going back home to Austria, Nadia and Mario launched their own sustainable cosmetic line which contains hair, body, and facial products. What I love about the brand is their minimalist aesthetic and packaging made from the wood industry's waste.

MEN! Join the natural skincare movement with @sukinskincare! Many products on the market are often targeted toward women, despite the product itself being unisex. This is the first natural skincare product I’m seeing, targeted towards men! Join the movement!

Native is rated the best natural deodorant on the market, with over 4,000 positive reviews on its website alone! Aluminum (which is linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s) is often found in tradition deodorant, but definitely not in this instance. The lack of aluminum also means this lovely deodorant will not stain your clothes! What... Continue Reading →

Ever heard of glycerin soap? Glycerin is a natural by-product of the soap making process, which commercial manufacturers remove to make and sell lotion at low prices. This by-product actually attracts moisture to the skin, thus softening it (and is way gentler than commercial soaps, making it great for those with sensitive or dry skin).... Continue Reading →

"Winner of over 35 cosmetic awards, outperforming even non-organic brands; @inikaorganic has smashed the myth that natural make-up has to compromise on performance or fashion. Certified #organic, #vegan, #halal, and #crueltyfree." Not only is this lipstick such a lovely color, IT'S INCREDIBLY MOISTURIZING thanks to it's natural ingredients list. What grosses me out about traditional... Continue Reading →

Monday Makeup Swap: Lily Lolo eye primer replaces Benefit eye primer. Bought this clean alternative at @credobeauty a few weekends ago, and love it! The eye primer contains two colors - a natural skin color and a yellow color for more stubborn dark circles. I find that this cheaper and cleaner primer works better than... Continue Reading →

My latest secret weapon: vitamin E blended with avocado and jojoba oils! I found this gem when scrolling through my @thinkdirty mobile app (purchasing items through the app helps keep this wonderful service free)! The ThinkDirty app has helped me find clean cosmetic, skincare, and hygienic alternatives such as toothpaste and deodorant. I love this... Continue Reading →

Today I saw a video about counterfeit makeup which enlightened me on the topic. Not only is selling counterfeit makeup illegal, but it is incredibly damaging to the skin! The video explored Santee Alley, a popular destination in downtown LA for counterfeit finds. The vendors stated that many makeup artists purchase these products, and overall,... Continue Reading →

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