AntoninB Intense Honey Butter Review

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: April 17, 2016 Comments: 0

AntoninB is a new Parisian brand creating professional salon-quality and ECO-CERT certified Organic Haircare products. Paris being the home of the best hair salons and hairdressers in the world, I knew AntoninB’s products would embody luxury and quality.¬†They currently have 2 products, the Desert Ceramide Hair Serum and the Intense Honey Butter which is an organic texturizing balm. The versatile product is 100% natural and 82.2% organic and can be…

HollyBeth Organics Review

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: April 3, 2016 Comments: 0

As a lover of luxury, I get particularly excited¬†about luxury organic skincare lines, and today that’s HollyBeth Organics. The brand is the culmination of founder HollyBeth’s 50 years of travels around the world learning about the medicinal properties of plants, essential oils and living an organic lifestyle. Effective¬†formulations, truly 100%¬†Certified Organic ingredients, beautiful¬†packaging, luxurious textures – HollyBeth Organics has it all.

AHNESTI, EVOLVh & Captain Blankenship Organic Haircare from Folica Hair Boutique

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: March 28, 2016 Comments: 0

My hair adapts to whatever product I’m using quickly, meaning that with repeated use I see diminished effects, so I need to switch¬†up the products I use quite often. I have dry hair that’s damaged from overprocessing so I use a mask each time I wash my hair and oil treatments once or twice a week. Lately I’ve been using AHNESTI’s Puriti Shampoo and Conditioner, Captain Blankenship’s Mermaid Hair Oil…

AHNESTI, EVOLVh & Captain Blankenship Organic Haircare from Folica Hair Boutique

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: March 28, 2016 Comments: 0

My hair adapts to whatever product I’m using quickly, meaning that with repeated use I see diminished effects, so I need to switch¬†up the products I use quite often. I have dry hair that’s damaged from overprocessing so I use a mask each time I wash my hair and oil treatments once or twice a week. Lately I’ve been using AHNESTI’s Puriti Shampoo and Conditioner, Captain Blankenship’s Mermaid Hair Oil…

The Little Book of Skincare: Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin by Charlotte Cho

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: March 25, 2016 Comments: 0

¬†¬†Korean women are famous for their perfect glowing skin, so naturally I needed to get this book that dishes their beauty secrets. The Little Book of Skincare: Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin by Charlotte Cho is a light and easy read – I read the entire book in 1.5 hours but it felt more like 20 minutes. It opened my eyes to how skincare isn’t just a daily…

PLANT Apothecary Review

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: March 13, 2016 Comments: 0

I’m excited to write about PLANT today, because this is a brand on a mission to¬†make organic and nontoxic beauty easily accessible to everyone. They’ve rolled out tentatively in select Targets (call or check one near you) and unlike some other natural beatuy brands that are available at Target, they are truly 100% pure and free of chemicals. PLANT makes organic, all-botanical skincare and bodycare products that combine aromatherapy and…

Earthwise Beauty Review

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: March 9, 2016 Comments: 2

Earthwise Beauty is, as you know from my Instagram, one of my favorite organic skincare brands. I am constantly in awe of Ava, the founder’s, creative blend of carefully selected and sourced ingredients and the passion and thought she puts behind each product. The packaging and product names are fun and quirky, yet the ingredients luxurious and outstanding. Each product is unique and¬†made from unrefined, unprocessed fair-trade ingredients: unrefined botanical…

Forager Botanicals Coconut Isle Body Oil

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: March 8, 2016 Comments: 0

If you love tropical scents and super hydrating body oils, this Coconut Isle Body Oil by Forager Botanicals ticks both boxes. Forager Botanicals is an all-natural fragrance and bodycare brand with a range of perfumes, body oils, lotions and washes. Their products¬†are handcrafted in small batches in Brooklyn NY and are free of color, parabens, sulfates and preservatives. The Coconut Isle Body Oil has me dreaming of summer with its…

Cocokind Review (and Discount Code)

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: March 7, 2016 Comments: 0

Born in San Francisco, Cocokind skincare is affordable quality with certified organic, simple and effective ingredients and a focus on coconut oil. A lot of people want to switch to organic but find it too expensive for their budget when there ARE brands who create products keeping these people in mind. Cocokind is one of them. My cocokind discount code OBL saves at checkout!

French Girl Organics Review

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: March 6, 2016 Comments: 0

I recently won several French Girl Organics products from a Petit Vour giveaway and could not wait to dish about them. Drawing from the founder Kristeen’s French heritage and inspired by the Parisian lifestyle, French Girl Organics is a skincare line that’s organic, wildcrafted and vegan. Many of their ingredients are sourced from their Urban Farmstead in Seattle where they handcraft each of their products, and the recipes have been…

Crystal Beauty

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: March 5, 2016 Comments: 0

I am new to crystals and have just started learning about them because I tried¬†crystal-infused skincare products recently. I Instagrammed my excitement over this new discovery and ¬†was fortunate to win a giveaway for a Druzy 24k Gold ring handcrafted by Leslie Francesca¬†and receive a custom-designed Smoky Quartz and Amethyst necklace by Truly Deer. What I find most interesting about crystals is that: Crystals are actually alive and have a…

PureSol Konjac Sponge Review

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: February 28, 2016 Comments: 0

If you haven’t heard of Konjac sponges by now, they’re¬†100% natural cleansing and exfoliation tools made from steaming the edible fiber of the¬†konjac root plant. Used in Japan for 100 years as bathing sponges for babies, they’re now¬†my favorite skincare¬†tool because of their versatility and benefits. Here are the reasons why I love them: Gently exfoliates and is great for sensitive skin Improves skin texture and makes your pores smaller…

Marie Veronique Review

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: February 28, 2016 Comments: 0

Perhaps the most scientifcally driven natural skincare line that I’ve tried, Marie Veronique combines¬†cutting-edge research with the finest ingredients to create¬†products that deliver results. This line is designed to target specific skin conditions from acne to aging and hyperpigmentation to rosacea. I tried their PRO Essentials Starter Kit which¬†is a great routine to follow if you’re interested in probiotics-focused skincare and looking to prevent further damage.

My Handcare Routine

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: February 25, 2016 Comments: 0

Taking care of the skin on my hands is very important to me because I adore the look of soft and supple hands. I also want to avoid rough, mottled and wrinkly hands for as long as possible. These are the rituals I do: Overnight¬†Intense Moisturization¬† Each night before going to bed I rub a dollop of organic, unrefined shea butter into my skin. It’s inexpensive (I purchase mine from…

Lilfox Botanicals Review

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: February 21, 2016 Comments: 0

Lilfox Botanicals is an exquisite organic skincare line created by Alexis Rose (aka Madame Fox), a certified aromatherapist, essential oil guru, and phytotherapist based in Miami, Florida. She has combined her passion for botanical aromas, crystals and organic beauty into her own luxurious products that guarantee to impress.

This was my first time trying crystal-infused skincare and I quickly became interested in the properties and healing powers of crystals. Each type of crystal has its own vibration and energy and are widely known to have a variety of health benefits. It is possible that this energy interacts and exchanges energy with the human body’s magnetic field. I also love the spiritual aspect that they bring into my skincare routine.

The Real Reason to Switch to Organic Beauty

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: February 15, 2016 Comments: 0

The reason I switched to organic products was not because of how wonderful organic ingredients are but because I learned about the research behind the toxins we use in our everyday products. Each day the average woman uses 12 cosmetic products filled with 168 ingredients. The Food and Drug Administration are not required to review, test or approve any of these products nor do they have the ability to recall…

How to Switch to Organic Beauty

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: February 14, 2016 Comments: 2

Why Everyone’s Switching to Organic Beauty Similar to the organic food revolution, organic beauty is now sweeping the world. Jessica Alba is slaying with her Honest Beauty company, Gywneth Paltrow with goop and you can now find organic beauty brands in Target and Sephora. Many of us are now choosing to lead healthier, more conscious lifestyles from what we eat to the clothes we wear to the beauty products we…

Prim Botanicals Review

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: February 13, 2016 Comments: 0

Behind Prim Botanicals Prim Botanicals is a beautiful line of all-natural and carefully researched blends that truly perform. The brand was started by Stefanie and Victoria, 2 childhood friends who decided to create a line that would put an end to adult bad hair days and breakouts. Read on for my experience with each of their products.

The Three Face Mask Routine

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: February 13, 2016 Comments: 0

This masking routine doesn’t involve just 1 face mask but 3! It’s the most intense at-home facial routine¬†that I do¬†on days when I have a ton of time for self-pampering. If you know how to give yourself a good facial at home, you can save hundreds of dollars on expensive spa facials. It does require a decent amount of¬†effort,¬†but grab a glass of bubbly, turn on Netflix and your skin…

Green & Gorgeous Organics Dry Shampoo

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: January 29, 2016 Comments: 0

Why should you switch to an organic dry shampoo? The scalp and face absorb at a much higher rate than the rest of our body, so we need to be extra careful about what we use¬†on this area. If you look at Dove’s Invigorating Dry Shampoo on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database you’ll find it has a toxicity level of 7/10 due to harmful ingredients like Butane and…

Green & Gorgeous Organics Dry Shampoo

Posted by: Andrea Posted on: January 29, 2016 Comments: 0

Why should you switch to an organic dry shampoo? The scalp and face absorb at a much higher rate than the rest of our body, so we need to be extra careful about what we use¬†on this area. If you look at Dove’s Invigorating Dry Shampoo on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database you’ll find it has a toxicity level of 7/10 due to harmful ingredients like Butane and…