LPN’s April & May Faves: Natural Beauty Love

This might be considered cheating — but I slammed April & May faves into one post this month. Why? Well, because life has been a bit crazy as of late and I haven’t been able to update as frequently as I would like. Excuses aside, summer is coming and I can’t wait to have a bit more time to tell you about all the wonderful goodness I’ve come across over these last few months. In today’s post, I’ll focus on {Read More}

The Best {Natural} Face Serums of 2013: LPN’s Picks

After last week’s feature on the best facial oils of 2013, I promised a follow-up post on best in facial serums. After months of testing, I give you LPN’s definitive guide to the best in natural (and organic) serums for face. These were selected much along the same lines as my facial oils, with a few deviations: Quality and purity of ingredients Quality of processing / extraction Star ingredients Effects on my skin over 3 – 4 weeks of use Sourced from {Read More}

The Best {Natural} Facial Oils of 2013: LPN’s Picks

After much anticipation (and just in time for a crisp and chilly winter), it’s here… Living Pretty, Naturally’s official 2013 Best in Facial Oils Feature. It took months upon months of researching and testing, but I’ve nailed it down to the Top 7 Facial oils for daily use. Take the guessing out of your next online shop and get the details on these high quality anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, anti-redness, anti-blemish, antioxidant miracle oils.  In my (humble) opinion, these beauties are the {Read More}

Facial Oils 101 – Facial Oil Feature Precursor

I have been working for months for two posts; one of which is the best in facial oils. This feature, coming at you soon, is taking place after months of trying every facial oil I could get my hands on from around the world. In a short while you will be seeing LPN’s Guide to Best Facial Oils of 2013. But, before I get there, I wanted to partner up with Jennifer from a dermatological practice in San Francisco, to {Read More}

Coconut Oil – Your Best Natural Beauty Friend

Oh you’ve heard about it time and time again, but there is nothing like a little refresher now and again, right? This post was inspired for three reasons: I thought my last post on coconut oil for beauty could use some updating There is a new e-book on Coconut Oil for Beginners (it focuses on coconut oil’s variety of uses for health, weight loss, beauty, and recipes) I had a wonderful guest post submission from the lovelies over at Lucy Bee Extra {Read More}

An Effective Organic Skincare Line I Would Eat: Annmarie Gianni’s Organic Skincare Review

It is not often that I say I would eat an entire skincare line, but if left in a bind I wouldn’t hestiate to eat every last product in Annmarie Gianni’s Skincare line. Ok, so I’d eat it (clearly it is natural), but now you’re asking “does it work?” It is rare that I would recommend nearly EVERY product in a skincare line for its efficacy and ingredient components, but today I bring to you an effective, organic, completely natural and {Read More}

Etsy Find: A Selection of Products by Natural E NYC

Once in a while the small little boutiques on Etsy do great things in the natural beauty area. Small stores mean handmade batches, and a good chat with the creators themselves. I was contacted by Elaine from Natural E NYC (she’s based in New York) who is creating hand-made batches of wonderful products that focus on Ayurvedic principles. Here are a few of my favourites (I will be posting on their haircare in the not-so-distant future too). Natural E Gentle {Read More}

LPN Facial Oil Feature: Spotlight on Blossom Jar Facial & Body Oil

If there is anything I am fanatical passionate about when it comes to natural beauty (everything?), it is oil. Natural, unrefined, PURE, plant-based oil. It is the one product that I refuse to skip in my skincare routine, regardless of how late a night it has been. Every evening, without fail, this plant-based miracle makes it onto my face. What’s A Facial Oil Feature? Since starting up LPN, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about facial oils, in particular what to {Read More}

Blissoma Solutions: LPN Loves This Pure and Effective Skincare Line

Over the past 3 weeks I have fallen in love with Blissoma’s line of skincare, who creates raw & active skincare by hand. After trying some products from the Solutions line, I am sure this brand is going places – including my bathroom cupboard. Blissoma is unique in that science backs-up the formulations of the natural ingredients – every ingredient has its purpose – and synthetic fillers are unfounded. Beyond that, the natural ingredients are of extremely high quality, unlike many of {Read More}

Facial Oil Feature: Kimia Exquisite Rejuvenating Facial System Review for Anti-Aging

I love natural facial oils. They are the most pure, safe and effective way to moisturize your face and body. I try a great deal of products, but without fail, before bed I’m always using an oil of some sort (often, it is rosehip oil). While I am happy with my rose oil, in my true “Exploratory Kate” fashion (basically a desire for the superlative of everything), I went on the hunt for something more luxurious, and this is what I found: The {Read More}

Facial Oil Feature & Natural Anti-Aging Fave: Rose Oil

Aging is something I’ve been worrying about since the ripe old age of 18. I believe that was my first purchase of anti-aging cream. Now in my mid-twenties, sadly, I actually need it. Unfortunate thing, time. With all that being said, I’ve hunted high and low for something that works miracles – and have been hard pressed to find much. I’ve gone so far on both sides of the spectrum: Creme de La Mer to – brace yourself – Vaseline. {Read More}