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My Top Favorite Vegan & Natural Shampoos

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Sometimes you gotta kiss a few frogs before finding the perfect match, especially when it comes to natural beauty products. Which brings up the topic of natural hair care. I have struggled with finding the right formula that my scalp, hair and I love. In this post, I share with you the few natural & semi-natural shampoos that have worked for me.

First, let me tell you the type of hair and scalp I have. My hair is thin, flat and my scalp is very sensitive, itchy, flaky and yet oily. I know it makes no sense but that's my hair type. When I started my natural journey, I was desperately trying to find a shampoo that would help with my scalp issues and replace the non-vegan, not natural, animal testing brand of shampoo I was using. I tried so many natural brands and most were too heavy for my hair or didn't help with my scalp issues at all. Fast forward to a couple years, I'm happy to report that I finally found a coupl…
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I recently noticed that there are a few products that I haven't bought in a long time. Which is great for my wallet and my new minimalistic approach. Here are just 5 beauty products I don't buy anymore.

Makeup-Removing Wipes

I've tried tons of wipes, most didn't work for me because they were too strong for my skin. Most irritated my skin and burned the skin around my eyes. I did eventually find some that were gentle enough, the Blum Naturals Grape Seed Daily Cleansing makeup removing wipes. I used them for a while until I discovered oil cleansers. Since then I haven't bought a single pack of makeup removing wipes. A washcloth works great with my oil cleansers. Washcloths can be washed and reused which makes them eco-friendly. The ones I use are the Hubalu cleansing cloths and the Eco Tools muslin cloths, both are great, one is made with bamboo fibers and the other with organic cotton.


Hair Spray & Gel

Back in the day, scrunching your hair with tons of hairspray …

My Top 5 Fall Vampy Vegan Lipsticks

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Although here in California still feels like summer with this 90 to 100ish degree weather, it is now autumn and I wanted to share with you my top vampy lipsticks, all vegan, cruelty-free and some more natural than others. Fall is my favorite season for makeup it's when I like to play with dark shades. I have round up my top 5 dark shades for a vampy look. Let's start with the darker shades and work our way down to the lightest.


Aromi Black Cherry & Vamptastic Plum

On their website, Black Cherry is described as part plum part maroon and
Vamptastic Plum is a dark plum. These two shades are quite similar at a glance but Vamptastic Plum is more purple. I love both shades and reach for them year round but mostly during the fall & winter seasons. The formula on these matte liquid lipsticks is really great, long-lasting definitely one of my faves for sure. I got a YouTube video on Aromi liquid lipsticks where I review & …

OSEA Masks

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Today OSEA is having a great Labor Day Sale that I thought some of you would like to take advantage of. OSEA is one of my favorite brands for effective vegan & natural skincare.

Their Labor Day sale is the following: Get a FREE mask of your choice with your $125 or more order. That's a $48 value.  OSEA has 3 masks to choose from, the White Algae, Red Algae & Black Algae. Once you have $125 or more worth of products in your cart you will be given the opportunity to pick one mask for free to add to your cart.
*Sale ends September 4th at 11:59 pst. 
Since I have tried all three masks I can give you a quick review of them. 
Red Algae Mask This mask is my favorite from OSEA, it's for normal, combo & acne prone skin. As stated on their site, this mask is a "complexion refining masks that purifies & decongests. It's one of my go to products when I have an invasion of pimples. I see results as fast as the next day when used over …

You Won't Believe What A Flower Can Do!

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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or someone certified to diagnose illnesses or any medical issues. This article is about my personal experience with calendula flower essence. I suggest doing your own research, talking to a professional herbalist or talking with your medical provider (doctor) about using any new forms of natural healing. Again this is just my own experience, thoughts & opinions on this flower essence. 




I've talked about calendula flower essence a few times on my Instagram but I wanted to do a full blog post on it since I did get lots of questions about it. This has taken me a long time to post only because I wanted to finish up my first bottle before posting to be able to give you a full review on it. I am now on my second bottle of calendula flower essence and feel confident to post it.

What is calendula?

Calendula also known as Marigold is a plant in the daisy family, used in beauty products for its natural healing properties, it's said to be very healing, an…

Super Food Facial Oil

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Some of you might already know my fascination for oils whether it's a facial oil or body oil, I'm always up to trying a new one. You just never know when you will come across a miracle oil. I know that finding the right oil can be a challenge but it's not impossible. Today I want to share my thoughts on a new oil I have been using. The Amaranth face and body oil from 5Am Provisions has been a luxurious affordable addition to my nightly skincare routine.

First, let's start with what amaranth is, Amaranth is an ancient grain that's fully loaded with nutrients such as protein, minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids and the highest plant source of squalene. Just in case you didn't know some squalene is derived from shark livers, which means sharks are killed to have squalene in luxury products. According to the 5AM Provisions website "An estimation of 6 million sharks a year are being killed for squalene." That is horrible and avoidable when squalene …