FarmHouse Fresh

  FarmHouse Fresh. The name conjures up memories of weekends of my youth spent in various parts of the hill country in Texas. That alone makes me feel nostalgic, but the products even more so. With names like Sweet Tea, and Blackberry Wine, what’s not to love about this charming line? It is southern elegance […]

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LXMI

  Something I am working to do more of; actively seek out companies who have sustainable sourcing and strong ethical practices. Those requirements intersect in LXMI (pronounced LUXE-ME). The entire line is built around the prized ingredient, nilotica (NILE-oh-TEE-CA). It’s an incredibly rare form of shea butter that grows near the Nile Valley with a […]

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Glow up with Kypris: Antioxidant Dew & Beauty Elixir II

Holy GLOW, Batman! Kypris does not disappoint. Let me just start with that. From the very first application of Antioxidant Dew, it immediately brightened and hydrated my skin. I swatched it on my hand before applying it to my face to see if there was an immediate effect, and sure enough all the little lines on the […]

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Olio e Osso

Skincare, meet beauty. Beauty, meet Olio e Osso. Paola LaMorticella needed a way to soothe her infant sons skin when drugstore options failed her. With her 25+ years of experience working in the film and commercial industry as a makeup artist, she decided to create her own skin balm. In 2014, she was joined by […]

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Lauren B. Beauty: Nail Couture

  When I was a kid, I wanted to be a nail artist. I would do my own nails weekly as well as friends, family, neighbors…basically anyone I came across with a pulse. I was obsessive about nail shapes and polish constantly checking out the latest celebrity trends and pouring over my mom’s monthly Allure […]

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Leahlani Skincare

If I had my own spa, it would be stocked with Leahlani products. Each product transports me to the island of Hawaii with their raw textures and delicate tropical scents. Wrapped in frosted glass and sealed with golden lids, each product is created with the intent to bless your skin with the richest botanical elements […]

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Butter & Me Haul

    Butter & Me…the name alone makes me happy. It’s a cheery little company hailing from Colorado that specializes in body and skincare products that prioritize the use of shea butter. I love that their packaging is made from 100% post consumer recycled goods, too! First up: Pure cleanse. This body wash is made […]

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little barn Apothecary: passion fruit+rose enzymatic exfoliant mask

Long long ago, I used to scour my face with an apricot scrub. I rubbed so hard, my skin would be angry, red, and shining, mostly because I took off several layers in a matter of minutes. Not exactly a good idea. I’ve since learned the importance of being gentle with my skin, and I’ve […]

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My skin’s new best friend: the Elevare+

  Anti-aging. We’re all familiar with the concept. It’s everywhere – Magazines, creams, the latest celebrity  dermatology obsessions (hello vampire facials) and how to fight it. The truth is, aging happens to all of us, and it’s a privilege! Aging means you’ve lived to see another day, and that is something none of us should […]

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The Great Deodorant Dilemma

  Over the years, I’ve tried various methods of deodorizing myself after switching away from conventional deodorants. Finding a deodorant, especially in the natural beauty  world, is definitely not a one size fits all kind of deal. Venturing away from familiar territory is scary when it comes to our signature natural aroma. A scent is […]

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