Ilia Beauty cosmetics on black background

review: ilia beauty

When the Ilia team reached out to me asking me if I would be willing to try a few of their products, I was over the moon! I have been intrigued by the brand for a long time and am so thankful to the Ilia team for generously sending over their line. The package of…

Glass jar of Taui balm on a white tray

review: taui egyptian skin balm

I love having a bee product-based multipurpose balm in my shelf to take care of everything from cuts and scrapes to serving as an eye cream when I’m feeling lazy. Over the past several years, I’ve tried Egyptian Magic, Worker B Cream, Medicine Mama’s Sweet Bee Magic, and Taos Honeybee Balm—to name a few! I…

Pacha Soap Body Butter on wooden board

review: pacha soap co. whipped hand and body butter

I've been a fan of Pacha Soap Co. for a couple of years now, purchasing both their bar soaps and their whipped soap and scrubs whenever I made a Whole Foods run. When they reached out to me and asked if I'd be interested in trying their new line of whipped hand and body butter,…

Jar of Live Botanical body scrub on wooden board with black background

review: live botanical lavender and cocao body polish

I've been eyeing the brand Live Botanical for several months now, and I finally decided to take the plunge! In my effort to streamline my consumption this year, my bath routine has consisted of a bar of Good soap and a jar of She Plants Love body butter. While I love using a dry brush…

Bottle of Province Apothecary Lover's Oil on wooden dresser next to clear glass lamp.

review: province apothecary lover’s oil

I've seen Province Apothecary in stores for several years now but just haven't reached to purchase any of their products. I recently had the opportunity to try their lover's oil via an Instagram giveaway, and I must say, it's a great introduction into the brand! After struggling for years with allergies and eczema, Province Apothecary’s…

Black bottles of beauty products with flowers behind them

review: ranavat botanics

It’s been a while since I’ve been floored by a brand, and I have to say, Ranavat Botanics might be one of my 2018 favorites! Borne out of a love for sharing ancient family traditions, Ranavat Botanics founder, Michelle Ranavat, does an inspiring job of incorporating traditional Ayurvedic ingredients into her refreshingly modern formulations. Michelle takes…

black background with natural fiber dry body brush in foreground

review: dry brushing with the yerba prima tampico body brush

I had SUCH a case of the Mondays today. What I have planned for tomorrow is a hot shower and a good dry brushing. I’ve been dry brushing for about a couple of years now, and I can say, it’s a better wake up call than coffee. I’m pleasantly surprised at how it gets 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…

wooden hair brush on black background

low waste/low impact swap: widu wooden hair brush

A few weeks ago, my trusty, 10-year-old hair brush broke, and I was expectedly disappointed and unwilling to let go. With much hesitation and after a brief period of mourning (I jest…😆), I welcomed the Widu hair brush into my life, and I’m so glad I did! I have thick, dry curly/wavy hair that I…