several bars of soap in different colors

review: good soap by alaffia

Truth be told, I spend more time in the beauty section of Whole Foods than any other section in the supermarket. I've been on a bar soap kick lately, and the Good Soap display was staring me in the face. You know how this ends. And as it turns out, this is an affordable and…

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green beauty skin care starter kit

Getting started with green beauty can be daunting, particularly with all that is currently available on the market. My journey started in 2002 — although I’ve only been documenting my green beauty adventures on this blog since 2016 — and needless to say, I’ve been through quite a bit of trial and error to figure…

hand holding Argan Republic's white peony brightening serum

review: argan republic white peony skin brightening serum

I had been following Argan Republic for a while now, so when Marissa — its owner — agreed to a collaboration, I was thrilled. I was sent one full-sized product and a couple of samples — thank you Marissa! Argan Republic is a green beauty skincare line whose star ingredient is — you guessed it…

Siam Seas toner and cleanser on a dresser in sunlight

review: siam seas yen heal and hydrate toner and morning delight all-in-one cleanser

When I heard Beauty Heroes was featuring Siam Seas in its March box, I was excited to try it because its founder, Supadra Geronimo, created the line to help heal her acne-prone skin. Perhaps it would help heal mine, too? According to the Beauty Heroes website, "Siam SEAS is a Southeast Asian artisan skin  care…

Bottle of Jiya Beauty Earth Aroma Mist and bottle of Jiya Beauty Sky Body Oil on black background adjacent to ring dish with 3 rings

review: jiya beauty sky body oil and earth aroma mist

I have been a patron of Jiya Beauty for a few years now, purchasing their nourishing body oil (read my review) and Ayurvedic hair oil many, many times over. When Aarti Gala, the founder of Jiya Beauty, graciously sent me a few of her other products to try, I was thrilled! Borne out of a…

An opened jar of Vapour Velvet Lip Gloss

review: vapour organic beauty velvet lip gloss

I’ll admit it — I’m not a gloss girl, but Vapour Organic Beauty gave me the chance to try their velvet gloss to see if I would change my mind. Guess what? It’s glossy but not offensively glossy. 😂 Long-wearing with a luscious texture, its scent makes me nostalgic for the Lip Smackers of my…

Fitglow Beauty Creams

review: beauty heroes fitglow beauty cloud comfort cream + redness rescue cream

February's Beauty Heroes box features a brand that I've be jonesin' to try for a while: Fitglow Beauty. I've heard nothing but rave reviews about Fitglow and was impossibly excited to learn that I would be trying two skincare products: the Cloud Comfort Cream and the Redness Rescue Cream. As with every brand that Beauty…