Facial oil bottle on dark background with eucalyptus leaves

review: la coéss revitalisé organic face oil

Lovely Sophie, the co-founder of La Coéss, reached out to me via Instagram and very kindly sent me her gorgeous product a few weeks ago. The brand's story is captivating, to say the least. According to their website, the founders embarked on an “8 years and 3 months long quest testing 312 different ingredients around…

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Two amber bottles of Sahajan Skincare products

review: sahajan

When Sahajan's founder, Lisa Mattam, reached out and asked if I'd be interested in trying her products, I jumped at the chance! I'd been watching this brand for a few years now but had yet to try their products. Sahajan, the Hindi word for intuitive, is based on 5,000-year-old Indian mind-body practice called Ayurveda. This…

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…

dripping spoon of raw honey

raw honey mask

I always love to revisit kitchen ingredients for my skincare. Enter raw honey from a local apiary — honey that’s unprocessed and straight from the hive. Rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, raw honey exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties, helps heal acne, and can even help with hyperpigmentation. When I first started using honey on my…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pacha Whipped Soap and Scrub

review: pacha whipped soap + scrub

When I first saw this product on the shelf of my local Whole Foods, I thought "whipped soap...what the heck...that's so weird?!" One thing's for sure...I simply couldn't walk away. I'm glad I didn't because weird turned out to be wonderful. I purchased the honeysuckle rose scent, which has a mildly sweet aroma. The rose…

OYL Body Butter

review: oy-l body butter

I was recently introduced to OY-L, an up-and-coming green beauty brand, via Instagram. Initially enamored by beautiful their packaging, I soon realized there was so much more to love! Living up to their tagline — Beauty Without Secrets — their plant-derived formulations are preservative, paraben, and mineral oil free. Offering a lean and luxurious 10-product skin…