Cocokind Review: The Ultimate Guide to Cocokind Skincare

Cocokind skincare review

If you’re looking for Cocokind reviews, you’ve landed on the most up-to-date and honest Cocokind review. Founded by Priscilla Tsai, Cocokind makes clean and natural skincare all under $25 and widely available at Target, ULTA and Whole Foods. Much has changed since my original Cocokind skincare review, from tons of new products to a brand new look.  I’m reviewing the best Cocokind products and sharing which were misses for me. Read on for the ultimate Cocokind review and a Cocokind discount code for 15% off.

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Hapa Kristin Review: Best Colored Contacts for Dark Eyes

Hapa kristin review

Based in South Korea, Hapa Kristin offers non prescription and prescription colored contacts that are natural looking, comfortable and high quality. I discovered Hapa Kirstin on Instagram and was immediately drawn to their fun illustrative packaging and wide variety of colored contact choices. I now regularly purchase these Hapa Kristin contacts on my own because these are the best colored contacts for dark eyes I’ve tried. Hapa Kristin conveniently ships with global express shipping and my contacts always arrive around three days after I’ve made my purchase. I’ve tried Peaceful Kristin, Yolo Kristin, Blase Kristin and Solitary Kristin. Read on for my Hapa Kristin review, colored contacts try on photos and a Hapa Kristin discount code!

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Max and Me Skincare Review 2022

Max and me skincare

Max and Me is an eco-luxury high-vibrational skincare line hailing from Austria. using only the purest most high quality ingredients in their masterpieces. The founders are a husband-wife duo who pour their love for each other, nature and skincare to create products that work beyond skin healing and as vibrational tools. Each Max and Me product combines energy healing, aromatherapy and highly vibrant ingredients sourced from sacred pockets around the world. As a Max and Me blogger I’ve had the opportunity to use many products from their exquisite line, including the: Enchanted Face Oil, I am the Light Face Oil, Sweet Serenity Face Mask, The Intuitive Face Mist, Circle of Protection Body Oil, Rescue Balm and Purity & Grace Cleanser. In this Max and Me skincare review, I’ll deep dive into what high-vibe skincare actually is and how Max and Me skincare elevates the skincare experience to nurture body, mind and soul.

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Badger Clear Zinc Sunscreen Review

Badger sunscreen

Badger has been making pure, simple and effective products of the highest natural quality since 1995. They use organic plant extracts, exotic oils, beeswax, and minerals to create products that heal and protect the skin. Badger is most known for their sunscreens, which are widely accessible, affordable and used as a staple by so many families across the US. Badger has remained true to their crunchy granola roots and remains a family owned and operated company to this day. They’ve also earned the coveted B Corp certification as a company on a mission to better both people and planet. In this Badger Sunscreen review, I’m sharing my thoughts on the new Badger Clear Zinc sunscreen line. 

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Juice Beauty Review 2022

Juice beauty review

One of the original clean beauty brands, Juice Beauty has been around since 2005 and uses certified organic ingredients with a farm-to-beauty approach. From mineral sunscreen to skincare and plant-based makeup to wellness, Juice Beauty has an extensive range of products that have earned them a loyal following. Star power from Gwyneth Paltrow as the Chief Creative Officer helped put Juice Beauty on the map,  and the vegan and sustainable brand even purchased their own organic farm in Sonoma County. I recently had the chance to interview Juice Beauty founder Karen Behnke in person – check out the video here. In this ultimate Juice Beauty review, I’ll be sharing the best Juice Beauty products, sunscreens, skincare and makeup! You can take 25% off with Juice Beauty discount code OBL here.

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Best DERMA E Products Review

Derma e review

DERMA E is one the largest natural skincare brands in the US that makes affordable vegan products sold everywhere from Target and ULTA to Whole Foods and Sprouts. With everything from skincare to scar gel and sunscreen to hair care, DERMA E could easily take over your entire personal care and beauty routine. DERMA E call themselves a clean, eco-ethical brand because of their commitment to natural ingredients, the environment and giving back. Even though not all DERMA E products are 100% natural (they’re a 100% vegan and cruelty-free brand), this company offers such a wide selection of products at incredibly accessible prices. In this DERMA E review, I’m sharing the best DERMA E products, from hair care to skincare including their new Scalp Relief products.

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Routine Deodorant Review

I’ve been using Routine Natural Deodorant for a few years now, so I’m excited to share my Routine review and why this has been my go-to deodorant! Proudly Canadian and founded in Calgary by sisters Neige and Pippa, Routine deodorants are ethically crafted with natural ingredients and low-waste packaging. With humble roots that began in 2012 in local Calgary markets, Routine has grown a much-deserved, loyal fan base, entered Credo Beauty stores, and has expanded their line to body oils, soaps, solid perfumes and candles — all available in their signature deodorant scents. No matter how much or often I use Routine deodorants I’ve never gotten a rash or irritation. So without further ado, let’s dive right into this Routine deodorant review.

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15 Best Natural and Organic Vitamin C Serums

Best natural organic vitamin c serums

I’ve rounded up the top 15 organic Vitamin C serums for face made with natural ingredients and stabilized Vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants to protect skin cells from free radical damage. Besides acting as a protective shield, Vitamin C also helps fight hyperpigmentation and sun damage, brighten skin tone, increases collagen production and reduces wrinkles. Simply put, it’s an anti-aging powerhouse. For sensitive skin types, Vitamin C may cause irritation so proceed with caution. Read on for the best natural and organic Vitamin C serums in clean beauty (plus a discount code for several)!

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Best Sun Protection Hats That Are UPF 50+: Wallaroo Hats Review

Wallaroo hats

While sunscreen may be the most popular option when it comes to sun protection, the first line of defense is your clothing. When it comes to our face, this would mean sun protection hats. Ages ago, I had no idea sun protective clothing or hats even existed. I mean, if it covered my skin didn’t that mean it automatically protected me from the sun? Oh how wrong I was. A standard cotton T-shirt has a UPF rating of 5. Compare this to UPF clothing which often score at or over 50 UPF. There is a major difference between regular fabric and UPF fabric.

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Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil Review

Le prunier plum oil review

Le Prunier shot to fame in November 2020 thanks to Chrissy Tiegen raving about the brand’s hero product, Plum Beauty Oil, but Le Prunier’s history actually spans over a century. The story of this heritage brand begins in 1916 when the founders’ great-grandfather started the Le Prunier family farm in Northern California. Two generations later, sisters and co-founders Jacqueline, Allison, and Elaine Taylor decided to harness the beauty benefits of cold-pressed plum oil and partnered with two world-renowned labs to eventually debut Le Prunier at Indie Beauty Expo in 2018. Today, the Le Prunier farm is the world’s largest grower of organic plums. In this Le Prunier review I’m exploring why Chrissy Tiegen loves Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil (she calls it “magic”), and diving into the skincare benefits of plum oil, the driving force behind Le Prunier as a brand and even Le Prunier alternatives.
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ManiMe Gel Stick-On Nails Review + Discount Code

Manime gel nails review

I’m not one to go to the nail salon frequently or even wear nail polish these days while quarantining but I love the look of a gel nail art manicure (just not the $120 price tag!). So when I discovered ManiMe Gel Stick On Nails was created right in Los Angeles by a Korean native I knew I had to reach out to them and give them a try for my short nails. If you like the idea of avoiding spending hours at the salon, saving money on expensive gel nail art manicures, or are looking for a non-toxic alternative to gel nails, ManiMe is the perfect solution. ManiMe gel stick on nails are 10-free (free of the top ten toxins in nail polish) and the first nail brand to offer custom-fit sizes using a proprietary 3-D technology. In this ManiMe review I’m sharing what you need to know before buying ManiMe, the best tips to properly apply ManiMe gel stick on nails, and a 20% ManiMe promo code (OBL). Read on for my ManiMe Gel Nails review! Read more

Mychelle Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50 Review

Mychelle sunscreen sun shield

Mychelle is an accessible and affordable clean beauty brand that has been making reef safe sunscreen for over a decade! So they might know or a thing or two about making mineral sunscreen that’s safe and effective. Mychelle is also committed to the clean beauty movement and are a founding member of the Environmental Working Group’s “Verified for Your Health” program, a PETA certified cruelty-free company and certified by Leaping Bunny. Naturally, you won’t find any Phthalates, Parabens, Petroleum, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances and Colors in their line. With summer just around the corner, let’s get right into this Mychelle review specifically for Mychelle’s Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50.

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Votary Skincare Review

Votary skincare review

Votary Skincare is a luxurious British brand that caters to sensitive skin and uses super seed oils at the heart of each of its products. If you have oily, combo or sensitive/reactive skin, Votary is a line to put on your radar. From its beautiful deep green bottles to clean aesthetic, Votary has come a long way from founder and beauty editor Arabella Preston’s kitchen. What started off as a cleansing oil that suited Arabella’s needs has now grown into a full range of cleansing oils, facial oils, deeply nourishing creams, masks and powerful serums.

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Banish Acne Scars Review – Using Microneedling on Acne Scars

Banish Acne scars review

Birthed through the founder Daisy Jing’s personal struggle with cystic acne, Banish Acne Scars is a brand on a mission to banish much more than just acne scars. Because of the founder’s own struggle with self-esteem and confidence while battling acne, she has made it part of Banish’s mission to teach men and women “that it’s not the way you look that matters; it’s the confidence to be who you are, without hiding from others.” Read on for my Banish Acne Scars review, before and after and use Banish discount code OBL to save at www.banish.com.

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Bluh Alchemy Multi C Serum Review

Bluh Alchemy review

I was so impressed by Bluh Alchemy’s Multi C Serum I had to give it its own review. Bluh Alchemy is an award-winning advanced bioactive line that’s for organic beauty lovers who want to tackle signs of premature aging.

What sets Bluh Alchemy apart is that they are one of the only companies in the world using the world’s first cellular extracted botanicals, a “cutting-edge extraction process works to rapidly harness a plant’s complete phytoactive profile, pure, stable and unadulterated as it exists in nature.”

While the science behind this extraction process feels beyond my grasp, I can appreciate what the end result means for my skin. And it does not disappoint.

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BYBI Beauty Review

BYBI BEAUTY REVIEW

I’m so excited to introduce a new clean beauty brand that offers affordability, quality and sustainability – BYBI Beauty! This British brand was started by two female entrepreneurs and skincare formulator friends who sought to create products that they themselves wanted to use but couldn’t find in the market (hello Bakuchiol Booster!). And this is why I found many of their product offerings unique and also — they just make a whole lot of sense. Read on for my BYBI Beauty review!

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Heart of Gold Skincare Review

Heart of gold skincare

If you’re looking for Plant alchemy skincare infused with vibrational medicine, reiki, intuition, loving intention, and nutrient-rich whole plants, keep reading for my Heart of Gold skincare review. I was first introduced to Heart of Gold skincare in 2019 and since then I’ve fallen in love with the brand and products. Heart of Gold skincare is based out of Portland, Oregon and founded by Ally Draizin, an herbalist and holistic esthetician with over two decades of experience as an esthetician and seven years as a bioregional herbalist.

Stay tuned until the end of the review for a mini interview with founder Ally Draizin! Heart of Gold skincare products are available on their website and at Boxwalla, which ships internationally for free with orders $100.

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Best NOW Foods Products Review

Now foods review

I worked with NOW Foods for two years and during that time I’ve been lucky enough to try many NOW Foods supplements and beauty products in their 1400+ product line. In 2019, I was lucky enough to visit the NOW Foods headquarters and labs in Illinois before the pandemic hit. In this NOW Foods supplements review I’m sharing all about my behind the scenes visit to NOW HQ and my favorite NOW products. Even before I knew NOW Foods, I already knew them because their products are sold everywhere and have been a longtime staple in many American households throughout its 50 year history.  Even after five decades, NOW Foods remains a family owned company committed to bettering their customers’ lives. Read on for the ultimate NOW Foods review.

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Odacite Skincare Review: The Ultimate Guide to Odacite

Odacite Skincare is a natural and organic skincare line where understated luxury and high performance go hand in hand. Odacite has a certain je ne sais quoi, like the effortless beauty that French women seem to possess but in the form of a skincare line. Hailing from California, Odacite Pure Elements has been around since before clean beauty became “clean beauty” and remains a staple in my beauty routine to this day. Now it’s a celeb favorite with Gigi Hadid loving Odacite’s Moringa Petitgrain serum concentrateand Naomi Watts a fan of the Rose + Neroli Hydra Vitalizing Treatment Mist. It’s been five years since I first introduced my skin to Odacite’s highly active formulas, and in this full Odacite skincare review, I am finally sharing my thoughts on the products I’ve tried over the years. You can save 15% with my Odacite discount code OBL, as always.

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Edible Beauty Review

Edible beauty skincare

As the name suggests, Edible Beauty is a natural skincare brand that’s so pure you could eat it! Hailing from Australia, these luxurious products are made of 100% mineral, vitamin and botanical derived ingredients and are vegan, cruelty-free and packaged in completely sustainable materials. Edible Beauty carries a wide range of products from natural skincare to teas and sunscreen to multi-purpose balms. In this Edible Beauty review, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on their tonic serums and their Sephora bestseller No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum. Plus an Edible Beauty discount code for 20% off!

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6 Eco-Friendly Accessories to Have On Your Radar

Nordgreen watch

Making better shopping decisions when it comes to my clothes and closet is one thing I’m working on since I advocate for conscious beauty shopping. Our options for fashionable, sustainable, and cruelty-free Clothes and accessories are getting better each year as more companies turn up to meet our changing demands.

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Cocokind Sunscreen Review

Cocokind’s most anticipated launch of the century has dropped and it’s sunscreen! It’s taken years for Cocokind to launch a sunscreen product, so I’m excited to share my thoughts in this Cocokind sunscreen review with you all. I also shared my first impressions of Cocokind’s newest Silk SPF here. I have a cocokind discount code OBL to help you save at checkout too!

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What Do Bloggers Do All Day

Life as a blogger

What do bloggers actually do all day? For anyone curious about what I actually do all day as a green beauty blogger and my full time blogger schedule, this is for you.

Managing a blog requires a lot of different skills including writing, editing, photography, social media management, and learning how to run a successful business. While it doesn’t look like a respectable or demanding profession from the outside, I actually find myself working longer hours than I did at my corporate job. The flipside is that I get to make my own schedule, work from anywhere and take days off if I choose to.

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QYKSonic ZOE Review: ZOE Bliss vs Plus

Qyksonic zoe bliss

The QYKSonic ZOE is my go-to facial cleansing device and I could not imagine my skincare routine without this gamechanging “skinnovation” that does so much more than cleanse. I have both the QYKSonic ZOE Bliss and ZOE Plus and will cover how to use QYKSonic ZOE and compare both devices in this review. The Orange County, California based company first reached out to me in 2018, so I’ve been using this device for almost 2 years now. As always, my affiliated QYKSonic ZOE discount code OBL saves.

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The Best Organic Beauty Shopping Guide

Organic beauty buying guide

I created the ultimate Organic Beauty buying guide to help anyone looking to price compare and shop the best organic and natural skincare products. In this clean beauty shopping guide you’ll find skincare products that range from affordable at less than $10 to hyper-luxe at $300 in nearly 20 different skincare categories. Whether you’re looking for a cheap face scrub or the best organic anti-aging skincare routine, you‘re sure to find some natural beauty inspiration in this ultimate organic skincare shopping resource.

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EVOLVh Clean Hair Care Review + Discount Code

evolvh haircare review
Evolvh

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Looking for effective organic hair care? After using Evolvh products for years I’m finally getting around to documenting my thoughts on the world wide web. A luxury natural haircare brand based out of the Bay area, Evolvh has certainly evolved a lot over the years with many new additions to their expanding line.

They also switched to an all-natural grapefruit essential oil fragrance!

What I appreciate about Evolvh Hair products is that instead of using ingredients that simply coat the hair to make it “look” healthy, they use ingredients that are backed by science to meet the molecular needs of strands at their very core. They are also a “no nasties” committed brand that is:

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Bellasonic Review: Electric Nail File for At Home Manicures

Bellasonic

I’ve been using the Bellasonic electric nail file for the past few months and wanted to share a quick Bellasonic review for anyone interested in this new nail tool. The Bellasonic nail grooming system features patented oscillating back-and-forth movement using 4 interchangeable round discs. Each disc serves to either shape, smooth, buff or shine nails.

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Hey Dewy Review: Portable Facial Humidifier

Hey dewy humidifier

I recently discovered the Hey Dewy portable humidifier and was curious to see for myself why celebrity esthetician Shani Darden uses it. I saw it was already sold at Revolve and Urban Outfitters, but couldn’t find any real reviews. I don’t typically review devices, but I thought a Hey Dewy review might help anyone considering whether to purchase or not.

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Code Of Harmony Review: Clean CBD Skincare

Code of harmony

Even with the thousands of CBD brands that have popped up in the last few years alone, my favorite clean CBD skincare brand remains Code Of Harmony. I first met Code Of Harmony at Indie Beauty Expo Los Angeles a few years ago and have been hooked ever since! Based out of Long Beach, California with their very own spa called The Skin Lab nestled downtown, Code Of Harmony crafts clean, small-batch CBD skincare with bespoke formulas developed by founder Janet Schriever.

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Beauty By Earth Review + Discount Code

Beauty by earth review

Looking for affordable organic skincare? Organic no longer has to break the bank thanks to brands like Beauty By Earth. Their mission is to create the most effective skincare products possible using the cleanest ingredients available. This isn’t an easy feat, but Beauty By Earth makes it look effortless. Beauty By Earth was birthed from outrage – outrage at the skincare industry’s disregard for our health, outrage at hidden toxins and outrage at the sky high prices for natural high-quality skincare. You can save 15% with discount code OBL at Beauty By Earth.

SAVE 40% Amazon Prime Day July 12-13, 2022 at their Amazon Store.

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The Best New Mineral Reef Safe Sunscreens for Summer

Best organic sunscreens

We are all hoping and praying that summer 2020 is not lost, so I am throwing out more good vibes into the internet universe with this mineral sunscreen review. I deemed March to be Sunscreen Madness month on social media (really just to hype myself up) and tested a dozen of the latest and greatest reef-safe sunscreens throughout the month. I love sunscreen, can never have enough of them, and probably own at least a dozen at any given time.

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Indie Beauty Expo Best in Show 2019 Collection

indie beauty expo Best in Show Collection

I am so excited to share with you all the Indie Beauty Expo Best in Show 2019 Collection! I attended the Indie Beauty Expo 2020 show (thank goodness it happened in January before the pandemic-onium began) and even wrote up a blog post sharing some of my cool indie beauty finds. More than 650 different indie beauty brands exhibited across the expo’s North America and Europe shows and there were over a thousand products to evaluate.

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HOW TO MAKE NATURAL HAND SANITIZER

diy natural hand sanitizer
homemade natural hand sanitizer

I stopped using commercial antibacterial hand sanitizers years ago. Not only did they have banned chemicals like triclosan, but they seemed like overkill. Over-frequent hand washing can render soap less effective and bacteria stronger, so I believed the same to be true for hand sanitizer. The FDA banned manufacturers from using triclosan, a common ingredient in antibacterial soaps and sanitizers in 2016 due to its ability to cause hormone disruption and a rise in resistent strains of bacteria. There you have it! Too much hand sanitizer can cause bacteria to rise up and against you in revolt.

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NEW HOPE NETWORK BLOGGER BOX REVIEW

wholesome allulose natural sweetener review

As part of the New Hope Network Influencer Co-op I’m sent a blogger box every quarter to experience and share with you all. It’s filled with the latest and best natural products in the market right now and this quarter’s box included a few brands I already know and love and many that I was excited to discover. I first discovered New Hope Network after attending Natural Product Expo, the biggest natural product trade show in the world, and this has been a fun way to continue to discover what’s hot in the natural products industry.

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WHY AVEENO NATURALS ISN’T ALL THAT NATURAL

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 30

Hi My name is Aveeno 100% Mineral Daily Moisturizer and I’m made with 40 ingredients but I like to advertise my very last one – nourishing oat! I come recommended by some dermatologist somewhere! I’m also  almost entirely made up of water, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, silicones & Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer. 

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Mahalo Organic Skincare Review

mahalo skincare review

MAHALO is an organic skincare brand from Kauai that is the epitome of eco-luxury. The Hawaiian brand was started several years ago by Maryna Kracht and became famous in the green beauty community for their skincare potions like The Vitality Elixir and The Petal. These bottled up rituals that contain Hawaiian essence, precious super-oils, supercritical extracts, and antioxidant-rich plant butters are made in small batches of 30, packaged in bamboo and glass jars, and then sent across the world so that we may all be blessed with good skin. Read on for my Mahalo skincare review of their beloved Petal mask, serums and balms — and how to save on Mahalo skincare. Mahalo also just launched a new product called The Queen Emma’s Golden Harmony Pressed Serum and it looks divine! Until May 8, 2022, Mahalo is having a 9 year anniversary sale of up to 20% off + free Hawaiian Nights or Hawaiian Hydration.

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INDIE BEAUTY EXPO 2020: COOL CLEAN BEAUTY FINDS

INDIE BEAUTY EXPO CLEAN BEAUTY ORGANIC SKINCARE BEAUTY ENTREPENEURS CBD NATURAL INGREDIENTS NONTOXIC
indie beauty expo

Indie Beauty Expo was one of those cool LA beauty events that I could only ever dream of attending, so despite being tired out from my recent travels to Punta Cana, I had to make my way over. Also knowns as IBE, this expo is the largest exposition of independent beauty brands from all over the world, founded to support the growth and success of indie brands and the entrepreneurs behind them. IBE also has an online magazine called Beauty Independent, a go-to source for beauty entrepeneurs (I’m also featured as a blogger!)

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EARTHWISE BEAUTY NEW ORGANIC SKINCARE REVIEW

earthwise beauty organic skincare

Earthwise Beauty launched a few new products this year, an interesting serum in the form of a face mist and the line’s only single oil facial oil. I’ve reviewed the brand and most of its products in a previous blog post (including the founder’s work diary provided by Ava herself), but since then, Earthwise Beauty has had a re-branding and a whole new look. Read on for my Earthwise review and, as always, my affiliate code OBL saves at Earthwise Beauty sitewide.

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