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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pink rose

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…

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…

Row of okra

okra hair and face mask

It’s Food on Your Face Friday! Is that a thing? Let’s make it a thing! Who am I kidding — I’m willing to put food on my face any day of the week, especially when it’s as nutritionally rich as okra. Jam-packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, and thiamine, okra offers a number of…

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…