Abbott NYC: Telluride

  Adventurers Jose Alvarez and Michael Pass created Abbott NYC with the idea of capturing scent memories in fragrance form. Their deep love for the outdoors and environment inspires their collection; mountains, deserts, lush forests, and oceans are all poured into the heart and soul of Abbott. The noses behind the fragrances are Antoine Lie […]

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D’Antonio Solid Perfumes

Perfume has always had a transcendental quality for me; just a bit, and suddenly I am ready to take anything on. It’s like confidence in a bottle, and it’s always the final step in my routine before I address the day. Some would say a picture is worth a thousand words – I would say […]

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Crème de la Crème: The Kari Gran Lip Whip Edition

Can I take the title Queen of Lip Balms? I’m doing it. Lip Balm Queen, comin’ atcha! From my early teens, I have been obsessive when it comes to having something on my lips at all times. The feeling of dry, chapped lips just doesn’t fly with me. I loathe it. No, No, NO!  Sometimes I feel […]

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Purple Daydream: Manasi 7 Heliotrope All Over Color

  Scandinavian simplicity and quality converge in Manasi 7. My Swedish roots are absolutely tickled opening the sturdy, recycled packaging. The delicate printed label that adorns the box notates the 7 ways their company is different, and I’m absolutely delighted. The Principles of Manasi 7 Slow: small-scale production at a sustainable pace Select: curated ingredients […]

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Clarify and Restore with Vapour

I’ve loved Vapour from the very start, so I was so excited to try the Clarity Oil Cleanser and the Essence Restorative Night Treatment. I’ve only used their makeup until trying these two oils, but much like my love for their makeup, these skincare picks are easy to love, too. I’m a huge supporter of […]

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Habit Cosmetics

  One of my favorite types of formulas are multi purpose products that can be applied to eyes, lips, and cheeks. It makes for a streamlined routine (and bonus, less products to carry if you’re on the go). If you’re looking for richly pigmented organic makeup, look no further than Habit! These Multi-Use cremes pack […]

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Bella Aura

My first introduction to Bella Aura was the Night Cellular Renewal. It was a generous sample size, and upon the first use I was really impressed. It sank into my skin so quickly and left my skin supple, hydrated, and bright upon waking each morning. I loved it so much, I started using it during […]

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Prep Star & Stratosphere: lune+aster mascara review

  Mascara junkie, reporting for duty! You know I love my mascaras, so during a recent trip to my local Bluemercury, I was perusing the counters and came across a brand called lune+aster. While this line isn’t touted as ‘clean beauty’ per say, it is listed with a few labels that caught my eye like […]

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Eye of Horus Lippie Haul

If you saw my initial Eye of Horus post, you know the love is real! These products are not only highly pigmented but high performing, too. One of their stand out formulas is their Bio Lipstick which I had the opportunity to try the shade Vesta red, but now I have the perfect nude pink […]

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Going Crunchi (with My Foundation, that is)

If you’ve ever perused the hashtag #cleanbeauty, you’re bound to have seen the brand Crunchi at least once. Their products are high performance, and I’ve had the opportunity to sample quite a few thanks to Erica Davis (Insta: toxinfree_mama). The brand has a cult following among those who are aiming to clean up their beauty […]

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