Sappho CC Cream

  I love makeup artist created lines – who better to understand performance needs than someone who applies makeup for a living? Canadian makeup artist Jo Ann Fowler created Sappho New Paradigm as a brand free from suspected carcinogens with the mission to create a product that can rival conventional makeup. She has been the makeup artist for various productions such as Air Bud, multiple … Continue reading Sappho CC Cream

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 being paraben and phthalate free as well as no animal … Continue reading Prep Star & Stratosphere: lune+aster mascara review

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 routines, and for good reason – the brand as a … Continue reading Going Crunchi (with My Foundation, that is)

Makeup Fit for a Goddess: Eye of Horus

Ancient Egypt continues to inspire modern beauty rituals and trends. Kohl eyeliner, red pigments crushed and used as lip and cheek colors, and milk and honey baths are all popular in today’s culture, and Eye of Horus Cosmetics upholds ancient recipes in their formulas for a true touch of Egypt. Moringa oil is prized in many of their products for its high antioxidant content. The … Continue reading Makeup Fit for a Goddess: Eye of Horus

Clove +Hallow Lip Velvet

  Liquid lipsticks…I have purposefully avoided them since my teenage years. After a bout with a popular drugstore brand, I was left with dry, cracked, and bleeding lips. Needless to say, that experience scarred me and I haven’t sought out a liquid lippie since. Until now. After seeing Clove + Hallow’s Lip Velvets seemingly everywhere, I caved. I chose the shade Napa, a dark pinkish-mulberry … Continue reading Clove +Hallow Lip Velvet