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Sunny Days Essentials – Coola Suncare for Face & Body

I’ve always been a huge believer in wearing sunscreen. And not just outside in the sun either. I wear sunscreen everyday, rain or shine, all year round. I’ve honestly gotten to the point where I feel kind of naked without it! Obsessive much? Maybe. But I’d like to think that my sunscreen OCD is at least partly responsible for my…

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Brand Spotlight – Odylique by Essential Care

Odylique (meaning “like a power of nature”) is a family owned and run brand that offers certified organic and 100% natural skin and hair care products. They originated in the UK over 30 years ago and their eco-luxe, hand made products are especially beneficial for sensitive and reactive skin. Introduced to Pharmacognosy (plant medicine) in her early teens, founder Margaret…

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Product Obsession: “Minerals by Annmarie” Multi-Purpose Foundation

I’ve been a fan of Annmarie  Skincare for a few years now (see here and here), and with the introduction of their new mineral foundation, Minerals by Annmarie, that love I have for them has just gotten stronger! This foundation is truly like none that I have ever tried. For one thing, it is incredibly versatile. Apply it dry for…

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Get Your Glow on with Acure Organics & Nordic Naturals!

Hey beauties! Today, I am excited to share a special promotional offer from one of my all time favorite natural brands, Acure Organics (read review here). They have recently partnered with Nordic Naturals to help spread the word to consumers about the benefits of using natural, organic skincare products and high quality, sustainable nutritional supplements for optimal health and beauty. As…

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DIY Raw Chocolate Face Mask…Because..Chocolate!

Happy Friday loves! This week I thought I would mix things up a bit and do a DIY post instead of a “Flashback Friday” post. I have so many recipes floating around in my head that I really need to just start making and sharing them with you guys! I submitted this recipe for a blogger collaboration over the Summer…

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Tea Time! You BeauTea for Beautiful Skin

The health and beauty benefits of tea is well documented. And while I do enjoy my morning cup of (organic, fair trade) coffee, I also love to drink my share of herbal teas. I normally drink tea to help with my health issues, but I was recently introduced to a tea that includes collagen and vitamin C for some serious…

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Tips for “Winterizing” Your Nails Courtesy of Julep!

I’ll be honest, nail care isn’t always my top beauty priority, I usually just slather some hand cream on and go about my day. However, once the weather turns a bit more chilly, I start paying more attention to them!  With the help of Julep, I want to share some great tips I learned to keep nails in tip top…

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Flashback Friday: Interview with Jill Stacey from Elaa Skincare

Happy Friday my loves! For this Friday’s flashback post, I want to pay tribute to a woman who has not only been a major inspiration in my own journey to wellness, but a great friend as well –  the lovely Jill Stacey (formerly Bickford). Read on to find out why I am so in love with this woman and her…

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Ingredient Superstar: Hibiscus (AKA the “Botox Plant”)

One of my favorite ingredients at the moment is Hibiscus. Stunning to look at, this flower offers much more than just bright colors. It offers health as well as beauty to those who use it. 1) Used in Ayurveda to stimulate hair growth and prevent pre-mature grayHere are 10 benefits I uncovered about this amazing plant that I thought I’d…

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Product Obsession: Elaa Living/Raw Organic Skincare

I recently had the honor of interviewing the lovely Jill Bickford, founder and formulator of elaa skincare (you can read the post here) and I knew after learning about her products that I needed to try them. I placed an order and received some amazing samples to try out as well. “organic or wildcrafted, fresh & superior quality, living / raw,…

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My Favorite Anti-Acne Essential Oils

Back before I knew any better, I used to believe that ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid were necessary to treat my acne breakouts. I had no idea the damage I was potentially causing my skin, not to mention only making my acne worse. For the past 6 years I have relentlessly researched, studied and tested essential oils and…

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My Top Picks for Affordable Organic Skincare and Make-Up!

While there are so many amazing and healing organic cosmetic brands out there, the sad truth is some of them are quite pricey, and a high price tag can often time deter people from buying them. It’s no secret that I am a strong advocate for the purest, most natural products out there. And while I do have a pretty…

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Product Obsession – Sequoia Beauty Review

In my journey searching for the most healing skincare products, I was thrilled to discover a brand that sounded so pure, so nourishing that I knew I had to try it. Sequoia Beauty was founded by herbalist and skincare specialist, Laurel Shaffer. Laurel understands that what we put on our body is just as important as what we put in…

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