golden hair elixir – diy

hair elixirs are great moisturizing, smoothing, shine-boosting, and repairing oil blends. if you follow my blog, you know this post is about a DIY version, as the ones for purchase can get crazy expensive. while i wholeheartedly believe in the products and companies behind organic hair elixirs and the missions they’re on, sometimes spending that much money isn’t in the cards for us. $50 per ounce is a steep price for a single-purpose product, and can actually be more costly than buying all the ingredients in bulk separately.

but that shouldn’t mean that we can have the same little indulgences, right?


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honeybee gardens – lipstick review & swatches

the past week i’ve been wearing different shades of lipsticks from the company honeybee gardens. while their entire line is not what i would deem “safe” and “green,” they do have a few products that i’d wear.

here are 6 shades i’ve tried, my thoughts, and their ingredients. please note that this post is not sponsored – i only purchased samples this time around


brace yourselves for way too many selfies!


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red wine face masks

yes, you read the title correctly. it’s happy hour for your face!

organic red wine is chock full of great things for your skin, like antioxidants, amino acids, alpha hydroxy acids, and polyphenols, as well as boasting antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

these properties make organic red wine a great addition to any face mask to help with blemishes, fine lines, uneven tone, excess oil production, skin renewal, and a nice glow.

but why organic?

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weekly catch-up #8

happy monday, crunchies!

i hope everyone had a fun and/or relaxing and/or productive weekend!

what did you do?

today’s catch up post will be super short. don’t forget to leave your thoughts and advice below!

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kukui nut oil

i’ve been wanting to do an ingredients spotlight series, and after the spotlight on spirulina, i decided to go for it!

today’s post is all about kukui nut oil – and why i love it!

kukui nut oil


this oil has varied external uses, like my beloved argan oil. it comes from the kukui nut tree, the official tree of hawaii, and has been used by natives for hundreds of years.

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weekly catch-up #7

happy monday, crunchies!

i hope everyone had a great weekend!

the highlight of my weekend was floating down a river with some friends, however, i got quite the sunburn. what did you do this weekend?


ROSE HYDROSOL. as we all know, i love rose anything! i purchased a spray bottle of organic rose water and i have to say – i’m in love. i have the brand inflora botanica, purchased here (not an affiliate link). rose water can be used as a toner, humectant, anti-inflammatory, spray to help with oily and blemished skin, lightly scented body or hair spray, and a spray to help with fine lines and wrinkles. this refreshing floral  hydrosol is also high in vitamin c and antioxidants, so spray away! the brand i have is a tad expensive, but the quality is superior. it smells heavenly! what are your favorite hydrosol uses? Continue reading

emu bliss giveaway – winner

thanks to all who entered!! and thank you to Carole from Emu Bliss for hosting this great giveaway!


CONGRATS to RYAN W. C. for being the winner!

hopefully we can do this again soon!


emu bliss – product review & giveaway

awhile ago, i publicly professed my love for emus… and their oil.

not long after, a wonderful lady named carole reached out to me about her new company. all of her products feature emu oil. she graciously offered samples for me to review, and after checking ingredients, i happily accepted.

emu oil is another miracle oil that has a multitude of uses from head to toe. these products reflect that!


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