It’s been a while since I did one of these “Currently Loving” posts, and although I intended to do it on a monthly basis, somehow it never happened. I’ve been testing lots of new products this month, and thought this would be a great way to post snippets on some new loves and discoveries! MAKE … Continue reading Current Loves – June
Arcona is a luxury brand known for its high quality, organic ingredients and has been around for a while now, even before the recent “green beauty movement” escalated to new heights. With so much going on in the green beauty scene these days, it’s no surprise that there’s no dearth of brands flooding the market place … Continue reading Arcona – Two is Company
Whenever the swoon worthy luxury brand, Sunday Riley, releases a new product, people sit up and take notice. The release of its newest face oil, Luna Sleeping Night Oil, was no exception. To add to the maddening frenzy, it’s still a Sephora US only exclusive (Hah! I love that bit!). I’ve been religiously anointing my face … Continue reading Sunday Riley – Luna Sleeping Night Oil
I have a huge number of empties for the month of May (*insert happy grin*), and my tiny bin that I use to store my empties was crying due to the overload! That, and also the satisfaction I get by recycling empty bottles prompted this post. So, let’s crack on! First up are the Hair care … Continue reading Empties – May
Even though the green beauty market is quite crowded, where new brands pop up every single day, Kypris Beauty clearly holds its own ground, thanks to a carefully curated line of Beauty Serums and Beauty Elixirs. I held off on purchasing their products for a very long time, primarily because I was in no immediate need of new … Continue reading Kypris Beauty Serums – Antioxidant Dew, Clearing Serum, and Moonlight Catalyst
What is it? A face serum that brightens, adds radiance by evening out the skin tone, and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, thus providing anti-aging benefits. The Mun No. 1 Aknari Serum comes in a small Miron glass bottle with a standard pump dispenser, and is much coveted by green beauty enthusiasts for its high quality … Continue reading Mun No. 1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum
Another month draws to an end (almost!), and that means it’s time for an empties post. This was a very successful month for me – My #NoBuy resolution is still going strong, and I racked up quite a few empties. I hope to continue this trend for at least another month, until the #ANFGB Goodeboxes … Continue reading Empties – April
Apart from the Empties from the #GreenSurvivor challenge, I have a whole bunch of other empties that I wanted to summarize here. It gives me such a sense of achievement to finish up products – I’m sure I’m not alone here, right? This post has been in Draft status for the longest time, and I’ve already collected many more empties that I’ll post soon. Also, I have decided that I need to put a spending ban – my stash is out of control (again!). The sheer number of products I have can sustain an entire family for at least a couple of years. So, I’ve started giving away samples and products that I know I’ll never get to — especially to those who are just getting started on their green beauty journey and would like to make the switch. I am putting it in writing here so I can be held accountable – I will not be purchasing any new skincare and makeup items, unless it can’t be substituted with a similar product from my stash.
What is it? A one month Pa+G serum/oil treatment for hyperpgimentation from the luxurious, organic skincare line, Odacité. The serum comes in a small 5 ml bottle, and is a concentrated treatment that targets and reduces brown spots, acne marks, preventing the formation of additional wrinkles and further pigmentation. Price: $39/5 ml Where to purchase? Odacité … Continue reading Odacité – Papaya Geranium (Pa+G) Serum Concentrate
My makeup mantra is different from my approach to skincare – In comparison to my skincare routine that I find very relaxing, my makeup routine stresses me out, because by the time I’m done with my skincare, I am usually running late, with just about sufficient time left to grab a quick bite, and head out of the door for work ASAP (and possibly snuggle with my dog, Sasha, and take conference calls at the same time – my mornings are a mess!). So, I try to keep my makeup routine as quick as possible (5-10 mins max). While my skincare routine is 100% natural at this point, I’m still working through many old makeup products (especially lips and blushes). Since I don’t wear much makeup, it’s difficult throwing these away and spending a bomb switching to 100% natural – although I do want to get to that point by end of year, if possible.