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 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

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

EVENT RECAP: Clean Beauty Labels and Ingredients

Last night I attended and event at STORY, a NYC pop-up concept store, about natural beauty. The event called, “Let’s Talk Natural Beauty with Well + Good!” was filled with so much insightful information from how to read beauty product ingredient labels to the connection between skin health and diet. Here are some highlights: Panelists • Ali Finney, Beauty Editor, Well + Good • Tina … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Clean Beauty Labels and Ingredients

Natural Brand Review: Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

I’ve been trying several natural deep conditioners for my hair and Briogeo is definitely one of my top 3. This is not a sponsored post; I really do use this product weekly. It really softens my hair and keeps my curls looking smooth, especially after heat styling. I leave it in for about 15 mins (or longer depending on if I get sidetracked), and my … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

Natural Brand Product Review: Inna Organic’s Myrr Detoxifying Mask

I’ve become a sheet mask fan…even though I can’t really tell if they really do anything for my skin. I just think they’re a fun thing to incorporate into a self-care regimen because they force you to not do anything for 10-15 minutes or risk it falling off. I recently tried this Myrr Detoxifying mask from Inna Organic, which is meant to hydrate and give … Continue reading Natural Brand Product Review: Inna Organic’s Myrr Detoxifying Mask

Makeup Swatches: Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

One of the best things about being a beauty editor is getting to learn about new products before it hits the shelves, so when I went to First Aid Beauty’s launch event last week I was excited to hear about this gem – the brand’s first tinted moisturizer, available now at Sephora in 5 shades: fair, light, medium, tan and rich. Naturally, I had to … Continue reading Makeup Swatches: Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

Wellness Inspiration: Black Girl In Om

Founder: Lauren Ash, a creative writer, yoga and meditation teacher founded the website, and was recently named as one of ESSENCE’s top “33 Self-Care Sistahs That Helped Redefine Wellness in 2017.” What is it: Black Girl In Om (BGIO) is a platform for women of color who are looking for wellness/self-care/self-empowerment tips and inspiration, which the company offers via an online publication, podcasts and in-person … Continue reading Wellness Inspiration: Black Girl In Om

Top Tips I Leaned at the Credo Beauty/Joyous Health Event

Last month I attended an event at Credo Beauty featuring Joy McCarthy who is the Founder of Joyous Health and a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. I attended the event because I was interested in learning about detoxing as part of wellness journey, but does everyone need to detox? Well, according to Joy, it couldn’t hurt. We are all exposed too various toxins on a regular basis ranging … Continue reading Top Tips I Leaned at the Credo Beauty/Joyous Health Event