Category Archives: Product Reviews

7 questions with Ayuna – Less is Beauty

Have you ever thought that you basically have it all figured out? Not about everything, but about something in your life? For me, I thought I had my skincare routine all set. I thought I needed about 27 steps in my routine and 85 different products on my shelf. I knew that selecting non-toxic, all-natural […]

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New…and IMPROVED!

Fall is a time for new things. New pencils and notebooks for a new school year. New clothes. New shoes. New haircuts and backpacks and schedules. But what about those of us who are no longer in school? Don’t we deserve some serious New, too? Never fear, newness is here! And what’s better than just […]

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Lightweight Moisturizers for Warm Weather

Finding a lightweight moisturizer is no easy thing. Rich, indulgent creams and balms abound, but it’s tough to find that perfect moisturizer that actually hydrates while letting skin breath unencumbered by heavy ingredients. I ask a lot from lightweight moisturizers. They have to hydrate and leave my skin feeling comfortable so that fine lines are […]

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Introducing PRITI NYC

A fresh manicure or pedicure never fails to bring me smiles for days. This little self-indulgence has a way of making me feel lovely even if the rest of my look isn’t so put together. There’s just something irresistibly pretty about colorful, glossy nails, but like many products in the beauty industry, nail polish has […]

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Clean Beauty Picks for Spring

  Spring is here! Well, kind of — depending on where you live, you might still be experiencing winter temps. I know I am, but that hasn’t kept me from swapping out for spring colors (hello Priti NYC nail polish and Lily Lolo makeup!) so I can pretend that spring is indeed here. That said, […]

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A Few of My Favorite Beauty Discoveries in 2016

With 2016 out of the way, I have to say—it wasn’t all bad! At least where natural skincare products are concerned, I discovered and enjoyed many beautiful, practical, and nontoxic items that really brightened my year. Before we move on to what’s new and fabulous in 2017, let’s talk about some of the products that […]

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MUN Akwi Purifying Cleanser and Argan Oil

MUN, a longtime favorite brand, has just launched a new cleanser, and it’s holy grail status for me all day. With incredible products already in their well-edited line like the Aknari Youth Brightening Serum and the Anarose Toner, I trust that when MUN releases a new product, it’s going to be a knockout—but I honestly […]

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Kari Gran Suji Red Lip Whip and Lip Buff

This is the time of year when I most look forward to accessorizing with red lipstick. What would the holidays be without a fabulous red lip, after all? It can take a holiday party look from average to festive and chic with one swipe. This year, I’m going with Suji Red for my red lip […]

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Introducing Red Flower

Many of you may know Red Flower for their gorgeous smelling candles, which first launched at Barneys NY in 1999. Candles were certainly my first introduction, and I admit to buying one for a Christmas gift years ago and loving it so much I kept it for myself (though I did buy another to gift, […]

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3 Reasons The Capsule Collection is Obsession-Worthy

  In the early days of green beauty, hardly any of the beautiful brands you see at Integrity Botanicals and beyond existed. Choices in clean skincare were extremely limited, so I spent my days learning about and collecting raw botanical ingredients that I could mix into DIY formulas to suit my needs. As the industry […]

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