Honest Beauty Makeup Demo + Review

march 20, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup I’m certainly not the first one to share my review and opinions on Honest Beauty’s makeup, but I’m throwing in my two cents in today’s video. If you read through the comments people have left, clearly I’m not alone in a) not feeling drawn to…

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Contemplating a Silk Naturals Order: Limoncello Highlighter, Medium Ash Brow Cream, Velvet Matte Lipsticks?

january 26, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup Yesterday Andie, Ru and I had dinner in Chinatown after work. These girls have become such great friends, and as anyone who blogs or makes youtube videos can attest – it’s AMAZING to get together and talk shop with people of your milieu. Every time…

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Foundation Advice

Part of the reason I decided to start my blog and YouTube channel is because friends frequently ask for my advice and product recommendations relating to natural/non-toxic beauty and lifestyle.  I’d send them detailed emails with links and suggestions, and really enjoy doing it. So, I had dinner with a good girlfriend this past Tuesday…

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New Adventures in Non-Toxic Hair Care: Wonder Seed

I have this one close girlfriend – more like a soul sister really – who I knew from college but we actually became close (through an extremely RANDOM encounter on makeupalley back in the day, actually) after college, over the past 8 years or so. Anyway. We share a PROFOUND love for makeup/skincare/beauty/etc. and have…

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Hair Talk

Ah, a topic I’ve been wanting to discuss for awhile. Switching over my hair care products to be more natural and nontoxic was one of the first things I did, because most conventional hair products – while effective – are NOT great for you. And considering our scalps are so porous, this seemed like a…

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Updated Night Out Makeup

Mes amis! I hadn’t filmed a Get Ready With Me in months, so I decided it was time to. I was off to one of my favorite nightclubs in Boston (that brings in lots of good house music acts), so I did my go-to look – a contoured mostly matte eye, more dramatic black liquid…

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My Top 5 Healthy Lifestyle Product Recommendations

Happy Sunday bellas! I just uploaded a video where I talk about the 5 products I would currently recommend to someone interested in a greener/cleaner/less toxic/more natural lifestyle. Hope you check it out!

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July 2014 Natural Beauty and Lifestyle Favorites!

Yesss summer is passing! I’m very weird – I do not like July and August very much. My acupuncturist has told me she thinks this is because I have a very strong metal element in my constitution which aligns with the energy of fall/early winter, and that the energy is summer is very “adolescent,” much…

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A haul video! Or, Mercedes shops…

Hi! I know, I know…lack of real blog posts! My life has been up and down since early June but I’m trying to reestablish some consistency, so I hope you’ll bear with me. In the meantime, here’s the YouTube video I just filmed and put up, showing some online shopping I did for all natural/organic/non-toxic…

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Two-Part Summer Skincare Video Series

Happy Sunday, my most favorite day of the week! Since I am hugely passionate about natural and organic skincare – as part of my broader obsession with natural and organic beauty products – I wanted to film my current morning and evening skincare routines. I have extremely dry and dehydrated skin, so I always aim…

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