“our oil blend is hydrating” and other misleading marketing claims

hi loves! as you know, i think being an educated consumer is really important. expecting the companies you support with your money to be honest should be the baseline. today i'm here with a few commonly used, misleading marketing claims. "this oil blend is hydrating" my usual thought when i read a claim like this [...]

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 [...]

gel to milk cleanser

hi crunchies! today we're creating - dare i say it - what might be one of my favorite creations yet.... a gel-to-milk cleanser! this DIY may sound like it would be quite involved, but i assure you it's not super difficult. it requires a little more work than a standard face oil blend DIY, but [...]

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 [...]