TOP DRAWER: Zao Organic Makeup


Another confession: I judge products by their packaging. Yes, maybe that makes me shallow but at least upon initial inspection it’s always a piece in my consideration and future devotion. I’m a sucker for beautiful innovative design, is that such a crime? And when those qualities combine with organic, eco-friendly formulas in makeup and skincare well, just call me smitten. That’s what I’ve become with this gorgeous organic makeup line from Zao that I can’t help lusting over.

“The Zao philosophy is about an ethical and sustainable approach to living in harmony with nature. Looking beautiful should not compromise your health, the health of animals, or the health of the planet.”

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TOP DRAWER: Mèlange Solid Perfume Blending Palette

I’m still on the quest to find that perfect, natural fragrance to replace my old, more toxic perfumes. There have been many hits and misses (more on specifics soon) though sometimes, I’ve found that my current favorite scents come from solely patting on some aromatic essential oils as a healthier and longer-lasting alternative to perfume.

This product from natural perfume company, Mèlange Perfume definitely caught my eye as I was perusing the online green beauty goldmine, BeauTeaBar (I love stalking their Instagram feed too). For those who can’t decide on a single fragrance (like me) or are holding out for an uber unique scent, the Mèlange Solid Perfume Blending Palette ($28) is for you. Inspired by an artist’s palette, the Solid Perfume Blending Palette contains 4 pans of artisanally prepared, handcrafted solid perfumes to mix and match or wear alone. Each scent is blended with Mèlange Perfume’s signature natural beeswax and jojoba oil base, are prepared in small quantities, and hand-poured in the Los Angeles studio. In French, the word “mèlange” translates to a mixture or blend of different elements.

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