Sephora just launched a new influencer platfrom called #SephoraSquad where beauty gurus will be selected to speak on their expertise. I have been educating, researching, and reviewing natural beauty since 2013 and would love the chance to be apart of their community to bring more awareness to the public on why CLEAN BEAUTY is incredibly important. If I have helped you through the years in anyway, from skincare to clean beauty brands, I’d love your testimony. Or if you’d like to see an advocate for healthy beauty products on the panel, please submit your vote! Your sweet words to Sephora will strengthen my chances to become part of their team and share my passion for healthy skin.
The form can be found here, and takes less than 2 minutes to fill out (unless you want to gush on how awesome I am at reporting clean beauty, then take as long as you need).
I truly appreciate your help and support! This opportunity will allow me to continue to put out free information on safe and effective skincare, wellness, and beauty products.
I don’t know about you but the holiday stress did a number on my skin. Between all the good food, the change in weather, the pressure to get things done before the new year left my skin looking pretty rough. The one saver that helped with breakouts were these incredible Might Patches by Hero Cosmetics. I’ve been using these since Thanksgiving and I am completely hooked! So if clear, glowing skin is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then keep reading!
You may have seen Lexli on my counter tops in the past few months if you follow along on Instagram! Lexli has been the aloe vera based skin care brand I tested for the past month. Previously, I never thought about using pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera skin care products in my daily regimen, but after learning the dramatic health benefits, I am so shocked I hadn’t included it sooner. Keep reading for the full review on four Lexli products (including AloeGlyC®) and why you should try pharmaceutical-grade Aloe Vera skin care. PS. I share a 25% off discount code at the end!
I am very late to the game with this brand, but recently I tried Kiehl’s skincare line and wow the results were insane. I should mention, I tend to have dry skin with a bit of sun damage (wear your sunscreen people!). I have been skeptical by the cult brand for years, thinking it is too overpriced for what it was. But then, at the last place I stayed while traveling they had Kiehl’s products. From body scrub to moisturizers and toners. This is what I discovered after using the products for 10 days consistently.
Hi beauties! 2018 is already off to a glowing start. If you follow along on Instagram, you know I am not one to take a selfie or to wear a bunch of makeup. But a good highlighter is my kryptonite. I am all for that extra dewy skin glow.
I was even more shocked as to where I found my new favorite highlighter. It’s not from a brand or palette you’d ever expect! It’s actually a drugstore brand and is super affordable. Want to know what it is?
I have a new obsession and it is with this watermelon glow sleep mask. It is sold exclusively at Sephora by the company Glow Recipe. The sleep mask is supposed to create a soft and glowing complexion. It is formulated with watermelon, aha, hyaluronic acid, and it is all natural! See what I experienced below in this watermelon glow review.
I was recently sent the Slip Xo pillowcase to test out and review. I have been incredibly curious by this brand for some time now after reading other bloggers’ experiences. One travel blogger even went as far as recommending these cases while you travel so you don’t wake up with sleep lines or creases on your face. It was when Jen Atkin started promoting it, I knew I had to give it a try.
One thing I hate about living in New York City during the summer is how sticky it gets, especially in the subway stations. If you constantly overheat during the summer or face public transportation during 100-degree weather as I do, here is a simple trick to instantly cool you down.
You normally wouldn’t think champagne and hair care would go together, but that’s exactly what happened when Cuvée beauty was formed. Each and every single Cuvée product contains a unique blend of champagne, white truffle, platinum ferment extracts, resveratrol, ceramides, plant proteins, and botanicals. I mean talk about a hair elixir. You can read how the founder came up with the idea that the bubbly drink would work as a hair product here. The real question is, does it work?
Suns out, buns out! Protect your skin this summer with these amazing natural sunscreens. Not only do they protect you from UV rays, but also promotes healthy skin by using the best ingredients. Why not wear a sunscreen that also reverses signs of aging while you are playing in the sun!
Here are my favorite natural sunscreens, tested and approved by yours truly.
Oh how much I love a beauty product that multitasks! If a product makes my life easier, I’ll love it to the end.
I recently tested the Beautycounter Cleansing Balm. It is a natural face cleansing balm (read: no parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGS, SLS or secrets) that hydrates your skin while removing grit from the day.
Added bonus! It is so easy (and fun) to use. The product comes in a beautiful glass container. There is a soft, linen, cleansing towel to help remove the product, and two plastic wands to help scoop the product from the container. The wands keep it sanitary so you don’t double dip and helps prevents any bacteria from your hands to mix with the product.
How To Use
Placing the face cleansing balm into my hands, I used circular motions on my face. The balm melted effortlessly into my skin, nearly instantaneously. The makeup lifted easily as well and my face began to shine. Next, I took the cloth that was supplied and dampen it with warm water. I gently removed the balm and residue with the cloth. Afterward, I washed away the rest of the balm with cold water. All done! While other makeup removers are harsh and drying, I noticed an immediate softness to my skin. I highly recommend this product. It is a super easy way to keep your skin fresh all Summer long!
Oh, I hate writing bad reviews. I try to keep this blog as positive as possible. When I receive products that I am not fond of, I typically skip posting about them to make room for services or products that I love. However, I was gifted the November Birchbox to review, so a review I must do. Here are my honest opinions.
I have been waiting to share this goody with you! A natural and safe way to whiten teeth without even trying! You heard me right. Boka, a natural oral care brand sent me this box to try. No pressure to review, no need to post. But once I began hearing “wow you have such white teeth” every other day after using this product for a month, I knew I had to share my secret.
Didn’t get much sleep last night? Or the night before? Don’t worry because YSL beauty created a product that will make you look like you just had a restful 8 hours. This YSL highlighter is in a form of a pen, making it easy to apply to those small crevices under the eyes. The formula instantly lightens the face and covers any dark circles. It can be used as a highlighter on the bridge of your nose, top of your forehead and top of your cheekbones. It is an all in one miracle wand if you ask me.