How to Safely Use Makeup Testers

Most of us have been there. We walk into a makeup store and see a beauty wonderland and run to test the prettiest lip color and most luminous shimmering highlighters. But, do you ever think about who may have tested the products before you? A woman recently filed a lawsuit against beauty giant Sephora, claiming she contracted oral herpes after testing a lipstick at the … Continue reading How to Safely Use Makeup Testers

Health Dangers of Scented Candles

I love scented candles, and although they seem like a safe way to fill your home with your favorite aroma, I was surprised to learn that many of them are made with paraffin wax which can release toxic chemicals into the air such as acetone, benzene and toluene when burned. The aforementioned chemicals can be found in diesel fuel emissions, which can reach deep into … Continue reading Health Dangers of Scented Candles

Product Review: Winky Lux 24kt Glimmer Lip Balm

If you’re beauty obsessed like I am, then you’ve probably already seen Winky Lux’s Flower Balms, which look like magical must-haves, as the lip product is transparent, allowing you to see a tiny flower that is nestled within the formula. The brand recently released a limited edition 24kt Gold Glimmer Balm for $16 which will have you feeling like royalty with its luxurious gold packaging … Continue reading Product Review: Winky Lux 24kt Glimmer Lip Balm

Natural Product Review: Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths

I’ll admit, even though I like to be eco-conscious and use natural products, after cleansing my face with my normal makeup remover, I have never stopped to think, “where does that go after I toss it in the garbage?” That is, I never thought about it until after I received Kaia Naturals’s juicy bamboo gentle facial cleansing oil cloths when I attended a beauty trade … Continue reading Natural Product Review: Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths

Natural Product Review: Farmacy’s Honey Potion

I received Farmacy’s Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy in a gift bag earlier this year from an awards program (it won!) and recently decided to give it a try since my skin has been going crazy…probably due to my recent sugar binge. I decided to try this mask because it contains natural acne-fighting ingredients, although this isn’t marketed as an acne … Continue reading Natural Product Review: Farmacy’s Honey Potion

What does 5-Free Polish Mean?

I recently attended an event where I had the amazing opportunity to get my nails done by CND nail experts. Before I attended the event, I did a lot of research on the Vinylux line of polishes that was being offered at the event, to make sure it was free of common toxic chemicals. I was happy to learn that CND Vinylux is 5-free, although … Continue reading What does 5-Free Polish Mean?

Natural Product Review: Oyin Handmade Greg Juices Leave-in Hair Tonic

I want to share something with you all: I juice regularly…my hair, that is. I was at a beauty trade show in Las Vegas last summer when I received a tiny sample of Oyin Handmade Greg Juices Leave-in Hair Tonic, which has made my curl-refresher game strong. Normally, when I realize my hair is starting to look a little dry during the day, I’ll run … Continue reading Natural Product Review: Oyin Handmade Greg Juices Leave-in Hair Tonic