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

Natural Brand Review: Pili Ani

I want to introduce you all to another natural skin care brand I’ve been testing for the last month called Pili Ani. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The company was started by accident after the founder, Rosalina Tan, began buying pili oils from local farmers in the Philippines in an effort to help them out financially. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Known as the “chosen tree”in the Philippines, the pili tree’s bark … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: Pili Ani

Natural Beauty Brand Review: Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare

I received products from Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare as a gift over a month ago and didn’t use any of it until now. This week I’ve been using the brand’s Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, and it is amazing! I’m talking I saw an immediate result right after using it. I had the most amazing dewy just-came-from-a-spa skin. The formula is a rich … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Review: Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare

Natural Beauty Brand Review: Pevonia

In a gift bag from a recent event, I received product samples from a brand called, Pevonia. The company says it has been a “green” beauty brand long before it was trend (although I did find that the brand does use synthetics; however, it’s important to note that not all synthetics are toxic/unsafe). Launched in 1991, the company creates products using phyto-organic and natural ingredients. … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Review: Pevonia

Wellness: Health Benefits of West Indian Sorrel Punch

I look forward to Christmas because that’s the only time of year my mom makes sorrel juice (also known as Jamaican sorrel). It has a refreshing, tangy, citrusy-sweet flavor that is absolutely addictive. The drink is made from the leaves of the roselle plant (Hibiscus sabdariffa), a species of Hibiscus native to West Africa, and has a beautiful crimson color. Sorrel is actually as nutritious … Continue reading Wellness: Health Benefits of West Indian Sorrel Punch

Attention NYC: Clean Beauty Brands Arrive at Barneys + Attend Free Events

Barneys New York has added a slew of clean skin care and nutricosmetics brands (aka ingestibles) to its store shelves, and we couldn’t be more excited! According to the company, all products were chosen because they are free of harmful ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, and petrochemicals, have amazing founder stories and actually work. The ingestibles selected contain nutrients designed to improve the appearance of … Continue reading Attention NYC: Clean Beauty Brands Arrive at Barneys + Attend Free Events