exposed: hibiscus

for this installment in the "exposed" series (showcasing various all-natural ingredients), we'll talk about my current obsession: hibiscus. it's beautiful and it's versatile. it can be used both internally and externally. it's available in different forms. it's great. WHAT IT IS: hibiscus is a big, bright, beautiful flower, normally grown in warmer climates. this flower [...]

spotlight on spirulina

today we're all about ALGAE! spirulina has long been touted for its health benefits when ingested, but let's explore some topical uses for this great green growth! spirulina is a type of edible algae that is high in antioxidants, protein, and B-vitamins. you'll most likely find it in its dark green powdered form, but when [...]

treat yourself

i firmly believe in pampering or treating yourself regularly, no matter your schedule or lifestyle. for some, this could mean grabbing that treat you deserve, or mixing up that face mask you've been dying to try. it's about taking a small time-from everything to focus on YOU and give yourself some time. after all, you [...]

this post is about periods.

no, the title is not misleading. i figured it'd serve as a nice warning for those that would prefer to not discuss it, OR that know me in person and wouldn't want to read anything like this. either way... ๐Ÿ™‚ stop reading now if you can't handle reading about periods or vaginas.   readers who've [...]

10 skincare mistakes

skincare routines areย difficult to initially get down pat. i'm not sure how many trial-and-error routines i went through before i found what worked for me. it can be an uphill battle for anyone. and since it's your skin, it's what shows and can feed into your self-esteem (at least it does for me!). there are [...]