The Best Nontoxic Beauty Products I Tested In – 2017 – Broken Down By Category

As the year comes to an end, I look back on all I’ve struggled with and overcome: a receding hairline and hair loss; intense perioral dermatitis flare ups; annoying acne; and dry/dehydrated and irritated skin. While there were many lows, there were also a lot of highs. And many of those highs were due to finding efficacious, nontoxic, green products to help ease me back towards healthy skin. Therefore, as we wrap up this year, I decided to outline down below in seven categories – Dry/Dehydrated, Acne/Congested, Brightening, Dermatitis, Eye/Neck/Lip, Body, and Hair – my favorite products from 2017 that helped me get back to glowing skin! For…
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Review Of Kosas New Highlighter Duo Palettes

Dewy, radiant, youthful – it’s what we all strive for with makeup. To look enhanced and never overdone. The key to achieving this, IMO, is the right blend of cream and powder highlighters! You want the light to reflect in just the right places. The shades to contour those cheekbones. And a flash of flushed color to give the glow of pubescent days. All this can be easily had with a few swipes and a light dusting from Kosas’ new Color & Light highlighter and bronzer palettes. Like their line of creamy, hydrating, and long-lasting lipsticks the brand launched last…
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Memory Inducing Scents: In Fiore’s Solid Fragrances

When I flip through my memory’s library pausing at volumes on childhood or first loves, the images are fuzzy. The visual details feel obscured and out of reach, but visceral scents tied to those memories reverberate strongly. Like the time when I was five, my older sister pushed me in our wagon down the hill at the neighborhood block party and I violently tumbled out scraping my knees bloody. I can recall neither the terror I’m sure was on her face, or the pain I felt from my open wounds. What does feel salient is the scent of fresh cut…
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Marie Veronique + Kristina Holey New Skincare Launch Review

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Marie Veronique and her line of organic skincare. I’ve raved about her tinted sunscreen and of course her collaboration with in-demand Bay-area facialist, Kristina Holey, on their set of three serums – Barrier Restore, Soothing B and Intensive Repair – that helped heal my perioral dermatitis. So when it was announced the two were launching a range of products to work in tandem with their widely acclaimed serums, I was ecstatic!  If you spend even the briefest amount of time in Marie Veronique and Kristina Holey’s orbit, you’ll catch on quickly that these two women…
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Juice Beauty Liquid Lip Stain/Gloss Review

Everyone is going crazy for lip stains, but if you’re looking for a green, nontoxic option look no further than Juice Beauty’s Photo Liquid Lip glosses. They’re organic, long-lasting and made with plant pigments and skin benefitting ingredients like jojoba oil and shea butter. Their  holiday gift trio I tested includes bold colors – Gwyneth, Blythe and Apple – aptly named after Ms. Paltrow and the women in her family. They can be worn glossy, but I found them to be really stunning worn matte. Read on for the full review to see what I mean.  Product: Juice Beauty Photo…
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