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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August Natural Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites Video

I just uploaded this yesterday, so maybe on your Labor Day off of work you can give it a watch! I talk about beauty products, a clothing item, a book, and some la musique (of course). Hope you enjoy!

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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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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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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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Easy Weekend Day Makeup

Hi natural beauties! I just uploaded another makeup look video to my YouTube channel, in case you’re interested. I gave my new Studio 78 concealer a whirl and man is it good. I’ve been using it all week and it provides excellent coverage, and melts into the skin really seamlessly. Very pleased with that splurge.…

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June 2014 Natural Beauty and Lifestyle Favorites

Ok, so I promise I’ll start posting more REAL blog posts in the future, not just posts about when I upload a new video to YouTube : / I’m just always overly optimistic and aspirational about the amount of time I have to devote to these endeavors. But, I did upgrade to a new camera…

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