milkmaid braid

why green beauty

I imagine you've stumbled upon this blog post because you, too, are interested in green beauty. Perhaps you're new to green beauty or perhaps you're a long-time consumer in this vertical! Deciding to venture into green beauty/green skincare is a personal decision, and I think education — as opposed to fear mongering — is the…

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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…

Ere Perez Waterproof Mascara Tube

review: ere perez waterproof mascara

Throughout my green beauty journey, I've always struggled to find a clean swap for my exceptionally performing conventional mascaras (I've leaned toward Too Faced and Maybelline). I still find myself, shamefully, reaching for conventional mascaras. Green beauty patrol — forgive me! Attempts to find a suitable green mascara for my combination/oily skin have always ended…

Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation

review: alima pure foundation

I don’t wear a lot of makeup on a day-to-day basis, — you can ask my poor coworkers who have to look at my mug everyday 😅😬 — but one product I can’t go without is Alima Pure’s Satin Matte Foundation. I have been using this foundation for about 4 years (Warm 6 and Warm…

Beet Root Powder

beet root powder

With all the synthetic, and possibly toxic and carcinogenic, dyes and colorants in makeup and skincare products, it's no wonder folks are revisiting natural dyes. Beets are not only healthy, but also great for DIY green beauty and green skincare. I use beet root powder for all sorts of projects, ranging from lip scrub to…

W3llPeople blush

review: w3ll people makeup

Combine a graduate student budget with a consummate tomboy and what do you get? A minimal makeup routine! My journey into green, minimal beauty started several years prior to my journey into a minimalist lifestyle, and it's safe to say that I've tried an obscene amount of green beauty products. I found myself accumulating products that were…