March Beauty Heroes: SkinOwl’s Mangosteen Beauty Drops PM + Return of the Facial Steam!

march 2, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: skincare, videos I really loved getting to try the brand SkinOwl in this month’s Beauty Heroes box – I’ve been curious about them for years, and always felt drawn to the simple formulations with high quality ingredients. I think this is now the largest bottle of…

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An evening skincare lineup too good to not share

by: mercedes | may 25, 2016 | filed under: skincare As soon as I stepped out of the bathroom, evening skincare routine complete (literally half an hour ago), I knew I had to share it with you. I pretty much feel like a new human. It was just the right magical amalgam  of products in my…

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A Capsule Approach to Eco-Beauty: Holiday Gift Ideas, Skincare Edition

december 7, 2015 | by: mercedes | filed under: skincare The second part of this little series I decided to do, let’s chat my top skincare picks. So think of this as both my current skincare essentials/recommendations, as well as gift ideas – because really all of these would make lovely individual gifts. I covered…

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Meeting Katharine L’Heureux (of Kahina Giving Beauty) Tonight!

november 24, 2015 | by: mercedes | filed under: skincare [screen shot taken from Follain’s website, full article and interview with Katharine can be viewed here:] http://shopfollain.com/blogs/naturalchemyst/77230465-meet-the-maker-katharine-lheureux-of-kahina-giving-beauty%5D Kahina was one of the very first green beauty brands I ever tried, probably four or five years ago now – so it maintains a special place in…

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Current Skincare Routine (AM/PM) + GIVEAWAY featuring Nuciya Natural Beauty

november 23, 2015 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, skincare If you missed it on YouTube or Instagram, I uploaded my current am and pm skincare routines yesterday. It’s a topic I LOVE talking about, as a good skincare routine really is the foundation for everything else beauty-related. Knock on wood I’ve been really…

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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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A Mini Pamper Sesh

With my skin looking a bit lackluster and a little extra time on my hands (ok who are we kidding – there are only so many jobs one can apply to in a day…), I decided to do a little self-pampering. This is a quick, pared down version – just a face mask and hair…

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The Winter Dry Skin Chronicles

I have extremely dry skin. I pretty much always have. I can never remember being oily, even during the teen years. My skin usually behaves beautifully in the spring and summer months (I’ve always lived in 4 season climates), but come winter, things get dicey. Try as might to keep things so well moisturized, slathering…

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