Tag: Non-Toxic Skincare

Mahalo’s You Are Loved Valentine’s Day Set REVIEW | The Petal + The Bean + Attar Onaona Perfume

february 10, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: skincare


I’m now convinced I was somehow guided to discover Mahalo at A Night For Green Beauty back in August (of 2015). It was the only purchase I made that night, and the only thing I felt really DRAWN to. After a bit of an initial adjustment period to the products (they’re QUITE potent and their scent reflects this) I have come to have the deepest love, adoration, and appreciation for this line. There’s something special both about the ingredients the founder Maryna sources, as well as the love and energy she’s putting into her products. I can’t envision my life without the Vitality Elixir (I used to think this smelled like a sour barn and now I crave putting it on my face at night), and the original Mahalo Balm is the most perfect companion.

But I’m not here to give yet ANOTHER rave to those two – I want to share my experience with their latest release, the You Are Loved set. It features two masks – The Petal and The Bean – and a stunning perfume called the Attar Onaona. This set REALLY exceeded any expectations I didn’t have (I really didn’t have any, receiving this box courtesy of Mahalo was a big happy surprise) and I felt compelled to share everything in a video:

You can use my code “lamouretlamusique” to request generous samples of other products in Mahalo’s range. May I recommend –

The Vitality Elixir
The Mahalo Balm (Original) 

Happy early Valentine’s Day <3

A Very L’amour-Filled Beauty Day!

february 7, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, skincare

So much LOVE going on today, I can’t even deal! I just posted my Valentine’s Day Makeup Look featuring W3LL People to YouTube, which was a collaboration with two amazing eco-beauty YouTubers Andie The Green Queen and Danielle from CrueltyFreeVeganBeauty. I was SO excited for this because it’s my first “collab”! Collabs are like a “thing” on YouTube, you know. Like hauls, and tags, and empties. Such a unique and wonderful subculture, the YouTube beauty world is. So you can hop over to YouTube and watch all three of our videos there, or I’ll embed mine down below.

And THEN today is also the launch of Mahalo Skincare’s You Are Loved set, featuring two masks (The Petal and The Bean) and a “love anointing” perfume. I mean…let’s all just swoon for a minute. loved-rez


To say I’m completely head over heels for everything in this set would be an understatement. I wasn’t even planning to do more than an IG/blog post, but I’ve been so IN LOVE with the set that I filmed a video review which I’ll have up Tuesday or Wednesday. Until then, if you’d like to purchase the set immediately you can do so here – and if you use my code “lamouretlamusique” you can get a generous sample of another Mahalo product of your choosing (*cough cough* vitality elixir *cough cough*). So more to come, but I just wanted to preliminarily alert you to this absolutely GORGEOUS love-infused gift set from one of my top all-natural/non-toxic/energetically beautiful skincare lines.


New In: Skincare [ Honest Beauty, Uma, Stark ] + Skincare Shopping List

january 24, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: skincare, video


Another week of lackluster blog posts, but please believe me when I say it was the veritable week from hell. I’m glad to put it behind me! Thankfully I had filmed this before shiz went down, so I’m happy to share with you my thoughts on some new skincare bits I’ve been trying out, as well as what’s on my current skincare shopping list. Feel free to hop over to YouTube to watch it there (and subscribe while you’re there, so you can keep up with me regularly!), or feel free to watch below. Happy Sunday <3


Beauty Heroes: A Subscription Box Worth Considering

january 6, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: skincare, videos


I haven’t posted about Beauty Heroes yet on here, but given it was Youtube upload today I thought it fitting to mention on here, and direct any of you who stumble on this post to the playlist of Youtube video reviews I’ve done on boxes since September 2015.

It all started when my friend Jaime (who I met through my channel!) started telling me about this new subscription box she was into. We had both bemoaned the downward spiral of Petit Vour, and she happened to mention my name and YouTube channel to Beauty Heroes founder Jeannie Jarnot. Jeannie liked my Youtube presence enough to send me a free box to try out and review. One month turned into three…which turned into me becoming and “influencer” for the brand…until last month Jeannie offered me the Beauty Heroes “brand ambassador” title. Which, let’s be honest, was THRILLING for me. On so many levels. But primarily because I have never had such a positive working relationship with an eco-brand or company as I’ve had with Jeannie. I’ve said this repeatedly and I’ll say it here – Jeannie is the most engaged, thoughtful, dedicated business owner I’ve yet to interact with. Her dedication is evident in both the thoughtfully curated contents of each month’s box, as well through her social media presence and communication. She responds quickly, kindly, and HELPFULLY to every query I’ve personally ever sent her, and I’ve heard the same from other customers who email her with product concerns.

If you’re curious to watch me talk more at length about the Beauty Heroes subscription box experience and review each month’s products in depth, you can view the full playlist of videos here. The January Box featured a brand I’ve loved for years, Osmia Organics. I’m a NUT for their protein exfoliating mask and honey myrrh lip repair. And I’ve been really in love with this month’s picks, the Black Clay Facial Soap Bar, and the Simple Face Cream. Hear more below, or directly on YouTube:

If you’re interested in subscribing to Beauty Heroes, you can visit them here to learn more. Or to specifically subscribe to the January Box, you can do so here.