DIY Bentonite Clay and Turmeric Mask For Glowing Skin

Ever since I came back from hot, dry Arizona last week, all I have been thinking about is skincare.  My skin has been red and flaky, and my hyper-pigmentation has been accentuated by that intense sun exposure.  So…I pretty much lost it when I saw  Meghan Markle’s glorious wedding day skin. Continue Reading…

Clean, Soft, Kissable Lips for Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day!)

Usually, my hair is the focus of my look…but, my love for lip pampering runs pretty deep, too.  From lip balms and glosses to multiple tubes of lipstick, my makeup bag has long been a reflection of my intense lip product obsession.  With Valentine’s Day around the corner and theContinue Reading…

Natural, Organic, Clean, and Green: Beauty Buzzwords You Need to Know

green beauty buzzwords

Raise your hand if words like natural, organic, clean, and green in the beauty industry confuse the heck out of you. [Raises hand]. Now keep your hand raised if you’ve  purchased products anyway, thinking these words mean the same thing or must denote high quality. [Keeps hand raised]. Unfortunately, understandingContinue Reading…

Hydration vs. Moisture: What’s The Difference?

As I Iearn more about the ingredients in my beauty products, I am shocked by how often companies interchangeably (and incorrectly) use the words “hydrating” and “moisturizing.”   And, truth be told, I’ve only recently understood the distinction myself.  The difference between hydration and moisture for hair and skin boilsContinue Reading…

Nyakio Skincare: Starting 2018 Off With A Glow

It’s a new year, but I got the same ish on my mind: dishing about the good-for-you products I try!  As I fall deeper into my love affair with cleaner skincare and aggressive label-reading, I couldn’t hide my excitement when a rep for Nyakio (Neh-Kay-Oh) kindly sent me some skincareContinue Reading…

DIY Rich Avocado, Olive Oil and Honey Hair Mask

Growing up, I would try pretty much anything for soft, shiny hair so I certainly experimented with my fair share of homemade (and mom-made!) hair masks.  From applying amla oil, coconut oil, or henna to my hair to this one particularly messy Seventeen Magazine-inspired egg mask fiasco, I am no strangerContinue Reading…

Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner: The Multi-Tasking Wonder

  Lately, I’ve been loving using old favorites in new ways.  And, if I can find a way to use a natural skincare product for my hair/scalp,  even better!  Whether you follow the curly girl method or just love natural beauty products, Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner isContinue Reading…