Skin Care

How to Buy Quality Essential Oils + My Favorite Source

Essential oils have been part of my life since I was eleven years old and first tried my hand at making an all-natural DIY lip balm recipe. I believe I used tangerine essential oil. Twenty years later I am a certified botanical perfumer and am immersed in the world of essential oils more than I ever […] Read more…

Review: 100% Pure Organic Rose Skincare Line

Hello beauties! Happy New Year! I don’t know about you but I am in the midst of reorganizing, decluttering, and re-energizing this week. I may do a series in which I declutter my makeup collection soon! Today, I have a review for you. I’ve been trying out the 100% Pure Organic Rose Water Sensitive Skin […] Read more…

Review: Humble All Natural Deodorant

Humble Brands kindly sent me their all natural deodorant to try out three weeks ago and I have been using the Essential Lavender one each day. These are currently made in three “scents” – Essential Cedarwood, and Simply Unscented being the other two. These only contain 4-5 ingredients! I love a good simple product. Humble is […] Read more…

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Natural Beauty & Skincare

It’s day THREE of my holiday gift guides, and my final gift guide this year! In this one I share my suggestions for natural beauty / skincare items. I know this is the one many of you have been waiting for! It is always so hard to narrow down the choices of all the wonderful […] Read more…

November 2016 Favorites

November was a whirlwind month filled with lots of writing (see my last post) and apparently, many hours spent with Netflix and Hulu. I also fell in love with some stellar natural skincare and beauty items. I uploaded my November Favorites video yesterday, but I also wanted to go a bit more in depth about […] Read more…

Age Defying Favorites From Jurlique

Hello lovelies! Today’s post is a little different. This is a sort of guest-review, from one of my favorite people on this planet – my Mom. As a beauty blogger I get lots of little samples and I often pass on some of them for her to try out. Rarely does she decide she loves […] Read more…

jane iredale Holiday 2016: Minis!

One of the many things I love about the holidays are the special limited edition releases from my favorite natural beauty companies. This year jane iredale decided to create their holiday collection with stocking-stuffers in mind. These pretty little minis are adorable and perfect for adding a little sparkle to someone’s Christmas stocking – or your […] Read more…

Review: Jurlique Activating Water Essence

I’m always for trying products that are supposed to calm and soften my skin. My sensitive skin, much like my nerves, can always benefit from a bit of calming ingredients. The new Jurlique Activating Water Essence starts to relax me before I even put it on my skin by merely looking at it’s beautifully simple bottle. The smooth, frosted 150ml […] Read more…

How to Keep Your Lips Hydrated

I’ve been asked several times how I keep my lips hydrated, healthy and smooth. I figured I’d create a post all about my tips for healthy, hydrated lips and a few of my favorite nontoxic lip products. Temperatures are dropping here in the northern hemisphere, autumn in full swing, and the nip of winter already […] Read more…

September 2016 Favorites

My September Favorites video is up! If you’d like to head over to YouTube (and subscribe if you haven’t already) then you can watch here. A mix of skincare, beauty, books, and entertainment! There are several skincare and beauty items I loved during the month of September (and continue to use and love). Pacifica Quinoa Sensitive Face […] Read more…

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