DIY DUPE: luxury face oil – “numinous moon”

hello friends! i'm back again with a dupe formula, taking inspiration from a $225 / 0.67 fl ounce night serum. yes, you read that correctly. it has really great ingredients, but is easy to DIY because - 1. it's completely anhydrous; and 2. is a simple blend with no time invested on extracting from whole [...]

diy dupe – “moonshiner’s son” botanical serum

welcome back to the DIY DUPE SERIES (pt 3). today we're formulating a dupe that i haven't come across yet, for a rather... ahem, pricey face oil that's endorsed by celebrities... if you care about that? as with all the other dupes, no companies will be named and the names of the product has been [...]

advice on starting your “green” life: reboot

the landscape has changed so much over the last 5 years, and you can buy pretty much any "green" beauty product you want nearly anywhere. when i started this blog in 2012, that definitely was not case; hence why i DIY'ed everything. now, the "green" beauty world is FULL of options. itโ€™s really easy to [...]

i answer google search terms that brought people to my blog

happy saturday, crunchies. i thought this would be a fun one! the highlight of reviewing my blog stats is getting to read what people searched to wind up on my blog. so let's answer some of the most popular ones, shall we? no long intro - let's get into it. does the honey and cinnamon [...]

diy dupe series – cleansing balms

welcome back to the DIY DUPE SERIES. today we're formulating dupes for cleansing balms! cleansing balms are pretty neat. they're like cleansing oils, but are more solid and contain both an emulsifier and a surfactant. that means they're also different from micellar water, which can pull hydration OUT of your skin (and they aren't the [...]

diy dupe series – expensive face oils – PT 1

welcome back to the DIY DUPE SERIES. today we're formulating dupes for expensive face oils! this is part one... part two coming next week, with a couple big hitters. as with all the other dupes, no companies will be named and the names of the products have been changed. i hope the names make you [...]