• These New Gel Moisturizers Are What Your Combination Skin Needs This Summer

    It’s 80 and so humid that I refuse to leave the icy chill comfort provided …

  • Farmacy Honey Grail + Better Daze Ahead

    Ever since Farmacy plowed (pun very much intended) into my vanity almost four years ago, …

  • Beauty Heroes May Discovery feat. Ayuna

    I’ve had the pleasure to chat with many brand founders over the past five …

  • The hows and whys of using Washable Cotton Pads

    The concept of washable cotton rounds is actually pretty new to me. So it wasn’…

  • Maelove Adds Marula Oil To Their Lineup!

    Maelove Adds Marula Oil To Their Lineup!

    A bit over a year ago I wrote about three Marula Oil formulas that ranged significantly in price (and all that contributed to both value and quality). You can still check out those musings here. Most recently, Maelove, a brand…

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    African Botanics Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery Cream

    African Botanics Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery …

    If I were to describe African Botanics in a single word it would be ‘exquisite.’ Beyond impressed with their intricate formulas, my skin has been thriving with every drop of these glow boosting potions for at last a few years…

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    Why is Marula Oil my all time favorite face oil and how to navigate around what’s available?

    Why is Marula Oil my all time …

    To be fair, Argan Oil should rightfully take credit for the single ingredient facial oil craze that began over a decade ago. This skincare enthusiast, however, had never been persuaded by what the New York Times once referred to as…

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    Fighting Blemishes at 36 – Favorite Acne Treatments

    Fighting Blemishes at 36 – Favorite Acne Treatments

    Why is it that summer is always so much better for my skin? I can count on the balance of the sun and the use of cooler water in the shower to keep my complexion fresh and break out free.…

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    Drunk Elephant Skincare Highlights

    Drunk Elephant Skincare Highlights

    When Drunk Elephant (no, the brand was not named after me) landed at Sephora a year and a half ago, I knew we were destined to be drinking buddies. I was right. While slightly late to the party, my recent…

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    African Botanics Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil

    African Botanics Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery …

    Ever since my first African Botanics encounter six months ago, the brand has been topping the list of ‘can do no wrong’ in my beauty book. A perfect definition of green luxury, every sublime formula is equal parts effective and…

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    Re:BEAUTY Skincare ft. Re-Vitaplex™

    Re:BEAUTY Skincare ft. Re-Vitaplex™

    Admittedly, I may come across as a snob and a half regarding skincare, but I am legit forever intrigued by successful MLM beauty empires. My twenties were glowing in part due to a long ago discontinued Avon night cream (or…

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    African Botanics Skincare ft. Marula Oil

    African Botanics Skincare ft. Marula Oil

    For those who follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed the heavy African Botanics influence on my skincare routine of late. Responsible for elevating the social status of Marula Oil, a signature ingredient in every formula offered by this…

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