FDA Announces Actions to Keep Consumers Safe When Using Sunscreens

On May 22, the U.S. FDA announced new efforts to help protect consumers from sun protection products. There are 3 major steps they are taking: 1. They are going to make sure that the products actually deliver their advertised benefits, and don’t take advantage of people’s desire to protect themselves. After doing an investigation, the FDA sent warning letters to supplement companies that were failing … Continue reading FDA Announces Actions to Keep Consumers Safe When Using Sunscreens

Beauty2 Spring Edit Recap: Natural Brands You Need to Know

On May 3, I attended the beauty2 tradeshow, an event that showcases small brands (near and far) the beauty industry needs to have on its radar. While I don’t have the space to talk about every brand I saw, here are some of the ones that stood out: Deco Miami – Specifically created for millennial consumers who are seeking a luxury aesthetic, without the luxury … Continue reading Beauty2 Spring Edit Recap: Natural Brands You Need to Know

Natural Brand Review: RealHER Metallic Liquid Lipstick

If you’ve checked out my Instagram, you’ve already seen me talk about a makeup brand called Real Her. The natural and cruelty-free makeup brand empowers women by adding positive affirmations to the packaging of each eye, lip and face product. Messages range from “I am a queen” to “Yes I can” and are meant to uplift the you in the morning and serve as a … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: RealHER Metallic Liquid Lipstick

Event Recap: Marie Claire’s Sustainability Forum

This morning I attended Marie Claire’s Sustainability Forum (#ad), held at Hearst Tower, the first commercial building in NYC to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for new construction and LEED Platinum for existing buildings. Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, opened the breakfast (wearing an amazing dress made out of recycled materials) with some interesting stats. Marie Claire conducted a survey … Continue reading Event Recap: Marie Claire’s Sustainability Forum

Natural Beauty Brand Review: Kjaer Weis

You don’t have to sacrifice luxury when making the switch to cleaner beauty brands. Kjaer Weis is an organic, natural makeup brand that is high-performance, natural and high-end. Almost all of the brand’s products have been Certified Natural or Certified Organic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s also a sustainable brand. The gorgeous metal compacts can easily be refilled every time you run out of the products. You just … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Review: Kjaer Weis

Natural Beauty Brand Review: Beurre Shea Butter

I received this sample of Beurre Shea Butter at a trade show and have been using it for the past week and absolutely love it. The company makes products using ethically sourced unrefined Shea Butter from Ghana as the star ingredient (you all already know how much I adore shea from previous posts), so I already knew that I would love it. Add to that … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Review: Beurre Shea Butter

Natural Brand Review: Summer Fridays

When I heard that two influencers, Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland, were coming out with their own product line, I rolled my eyes. As a full-time beauty editor, tons of products come across my desk, and immediately thought Summer Fridays would be some kind of gimmick looking to capitalize on the influencers’ dedicated fan base. So, I attended the launch party in NYC, wrote … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: Summer Fridays