Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 11: Michelle Ranavat, Ranavat Botanics: Your Royal Ritual

february 17, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people…

Read More

Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 10: Why Valentine’s Day is the Best Holiday, More Things I Love that (Most) Other People Don’t, & Valentine’s Day (Eco) Beauty Ideas

february 9, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people…

Read More

Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 8: Reviewing Empty Eco/Organic Skincare: What I’ve Used Up & Will It Be Repurchased?

february 5, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people…

Read More

Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 7: Time to Anti-Haul: Telling You the (Mostly Eco/Beauty) Products I’m Not Going to Buy & Why

february 4, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people…

Read More

Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 6: My Current Skincare Philosophy: Discussing Skin Integrity, Retinol, Facial Massage and More

february 2, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people…

Read More

Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 4: A New Category of Beauty Product Reviewing/Archiving: The Product Crit

january 25, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people…

Read More

Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 3: Diane Read, Mo Mi + Modern Minerals: Inner Alchemy for Outer Beauty

january 24, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More