It’s starting to be that busy time of the year and in the midst of all the chaos, I’ve been continually reminded to focus on family and my own well-being. I’ll be finishing up my graduate studies (for good!) right before Christmas this year and I’m so excited to spend time with my family and friends without the usual school distractions and stress looming over me. While I haven’t had much free time to update my blog as often as I’ve wanted, I’ve had time to reflect on personal priorities and values, and what’s changed so far.
As the seasons change, so should your skincare—this is a fact I’ve come to learn and live by from my experience with natural and organic beauty. A big factor in making skincare products work for you, comes not only from understanding ingredients but also in learning to satisfy and adapt to your skin’s needs throughout every season.
5YINA is a luxury, natural skincare brand that is the highest quality example of an adaptogenic seasonal skincare collection inspired by the philosophies and processes behind Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
You may not see many subscription box reviews on this blog, and that’s because I never really jumped on that bandwagon. I think it’s a great concept, but for my mindset and lifestyle (and the amount of products I accumulate on my own as it is,) I’ve just never felt the desire to commit to subscription boxes. However, I was sent a Goodbeing* box for October (see my past Goodbeing reviews here) and since a lot has changed with this subscription service, I figured it’d be a useful review to write. Read on to see what’s new with Goodbeing and what makes this subscription box stand apart from the rest.
Credo Beauty’s latestClean Beauty Kit is all about beauty staples. If you’re still feeling stumped on how to transition makeup colors into fall, the #CredoCrush Clean Beauty Makeup Kit is the perfect makeup kit that includes everything you need for a fresh fall look. Including 6 products from top green beauty brands, this Clean Beauty Kit has your whole look covered with an eyeshadow, blush, mascara, highlighter, lipstick, and nail polish.
I’ve tested quite a few natural and organic eyebrow products over the years and it’s pretty amazing to see the wide range of effective and unique brow products that are now on the green beauty market. No longer consisting only of scratchy brow pencils in a limited variety of colors, the green beauty brow sector has expanded and evolved tremendously. The Canadian natural beauty brand, Plumeknown for their brow and eyelash growing serum, has introduced a groundbreaking product, their Nourish & Define Brow Pomade, which I was excited to try out.
The official summer months may be gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t maintain healthy radiant skin! Here are the top eight skincare products that I have been loving and will continue using to keep my summer glow all year long:
As if the beautifully designed, natural lipstick brand, Axiology could not get any cooler, they’ve launched a new collection consisting of natural Lip Crayonsin a stunning variety of colors. Effortlessly chic on the lips and equally stunning to look at, the Axiology Lip Crayons are fun and unique products that have arrived just in time for effortless, spring/summer beauty looks.
One thing I enjoy about following small beauty and skincare brands that I trust and enjoy, is seeing how products and brands develop over time. It’s always exciting to see beloved products get better formulations or more unique packaging, or even brands developing upon their mission and offerings. Such is the case with the evolution of Apoterra Skincare, a brand I’ve been a loyal fan of for their thoughtful product formulations, beautiful packaging, and transparent communications.