Bar soap on bamboo dish

plastic-free, low-waste shower routine

Gahhhh, I’m so bad with posting consistently…so, hai! As some of you may know from my previous posts, I’m making my way towards a plastic-free bathroom and wanted to share my current shower routine. I only wash my hair once or twice a week (and am still working through a plastic bottle of conditioner—forgive me!),…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Brush With Bamboo Toothbrush

low impact/low waste swap: brush with bamboo toothbrush

With several billions of plastic toothbrushes finding their way to landfills and oceans every year, it's no wonder that plastic is at the center of our environmental crisis. According to National Geographic:  "Of the 8.3 billion metric tons [of plastic] that has been produced, 6.3 billion metric tons has become plastic waste. Of that, only…

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…

Rice

rice beauty hacks

Rice! It's delicious and nutritious, but did you know it's a tried-and-true beauty staple? Used in Asian beauty routines for centuries, rice is as gentle as it is effective. I use rice in my DIY beauty hacks because beyond its myriad benefits, it's also cost-effective. I admit that green beauty can come with a hefty…