Natural Beauty Brand Spotlight: Revival Body Care

Last week I attended Beauty2, a new tradeshow that showcases some amazing new brands that are hoping to be added to your beauty routine. One of the brands that stood out to me is Revival Body Care. The founder, Nicole, created the line of body and hair care products using natural ingredients and essential oils, with the idea of providing a more holistic approach to … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Spotlight: Revival Body Care

Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Earth tu Face

At a beauty tradeshow, I had the opportunity to learn about an interesting brand called Earth tu Face, a plant-based, organic, 100% natural skin care line, which is free of toxins and synthetic compounds. The brand was founded by two herbalists in 2010 and every ingredient included within the products has been chosen for a specific therapeutic reason. This is so important, because as I … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Earth tu Face

Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Suntegrity

Believe it or not, but many sunscreen products on the market actually contain toxic ingredients and chemical UV blockers, which is ironic because the reason you want to wear sunscreen is to protect your skin, not open yourself up to the possibility of harmful ingredients being absorbed by your body. Thankfully, a holistic, mineral sun care line has emerged which uses a non-nano size zinc … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Suntegrity

Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Stewart & Claire

I love to discover new brands, especially those that are natural and have an amazing brand story. About a year ago, I attended a beauty tradeshow where I received a ton of products and forgot about them all. I recently found the bag of products while cleaning, and Stewart & Claire lip balms were the first products I tried. The brand’s co-founder Kristin Donnelly, developed … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Stewart & Claire

NYC: Visit the St. Ives Mixing Bar

Last week, I went apricot picking. OK, the apricots weren’t real, and I didn’t actually get to pick the apricots off, but it was still a lot of fun. I had this experience within the mirrored infinity room full of small and life-sized apricots in the St. Ives Mixing Bar, a temporary store in SoHo neighborhood Manhattan. The store opened up on June 16th and … Continue reading NYC: Visit the St. Ives Mixing Bar

How Watching Youtube Videos Can Ruin Your Face

Youtube is home to a variety of DIY beauty hacks that people trust because influencers (people just like them) film tutorials advocating for a whole host of self-treatments for everything from acne to developing homemade potions to mimic the effects of their favorite drugstore brands. Here, we’ve pulled together some videos on Youtube that show that sometimes, DIY can lead to scary results, which in … Continue reading How Watching Youtube Videos Can Ruin Your Face

Natural Beauty Brand to Know: FUR

So, I recently learned about FUR, which is brand that creates products that you can use “down there.” Yes, really. Their most popular item is FUR oil, an all-natural blend of lightweight oils meant to soften pubic hair and prevent ingrowns. It’s antiseptic, antimicrobial, and reduces inflammation. Oh, it can be used on the face and body, too. Key ingredients are tea tree, clary sage, … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand to Know: FUR

SW Basics Makes Beauty Products Using Only 5 Ingredients

Months ago I attended a trade show and received products from SW Basics when I stopped by their booth to learn more. The products are certified organic, cruelty free and fair trade or sourced from family farms. They’re also only made with 5 ingredients or less. The all-natural, sustainable skin care line is based in Brooklyn, New York, and offers face, body, fragrance and wellness … Continue reading SW Basics Makes Beauty Products Using Only 5 Ingredients

Product Review: Mother Dirt Face & Body Cleanser

I’ve been intrigued with the concept behind Mother Dirt products so was excited when I got their face & body cleanser in a gift bag at a recent event. Just like our gut needs good bacteria to be healthy, our skin needs good bacteria to be healthy as well. This ecosystem is called the skin biome which gets disrupted when we use harsh soaps and … Continue reading Product Review: Mother Dirt Face & Body Cleanser