Archives for July 2013

Bronzed Skin, Naturally? No Sun Required – Melvita’s ProSun, Green People’s Self Tanner & Living Nature’s Bronzer Reviews

Summer. Ohh, summer. While it is one of my favourite seasons, I certainly am no sun goddess. In fact, it might be accurate to say that I am one of the least qualified people to speak on anything with regard to bronzing in the sun… I avoid it as much as possible – SPF, hats and shade are my summertime saviours. However, if there is one thing I’ve learned a thing or two about over the years, it is natural {Read More}

Lip Products “Rooted” in Impact: Rooted Beauty Lip Butters

If there is one thing that I love, it is business that is rooted in making a difference. Social entrepreneurship (businesses that operate based on a social mission, while also sustaining a viable business model) is something I have been very enthusiastic about since I started studying business a while back, so it is no wonder that when Rooted Beauty contacted me about their all natural, gluten-free lip butters I jumped at the chance to share them with you. I am {Read More}

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer & The RMS “Un” Cover-Up Review

Oh, RMS Beauty, How I Love You I love RMS Beauty. A lot. This brand of organic cosmetics has done nothing but impress me since I started testing out their products. It is one of the few organic makeup lines that feels nothing like makeup. In fact, the creators say it best themselves, “think of it as skincare with mineral colour.” It couldn’t be more true, that is exactly what this is – nourishing products for every skin type that {Read More}

A New Doctor is in Town: Dr. Woods Shea Vision Castile Soap & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser

There are a lot of doctors in the natural skincare playing field (Dr. Hauschka and Dr. Bronner’s for example). But today I want to introduce  you to a US based brand that takes natural to heart, Dr. Woods Naturals. Creating their soaps and oils all in the US, Dr. Woods has some pretty darn pure soaps and now, my new favourite body wash… Dr. Woods Peppermint Castile Soap   My first experience with Dr. Woods was with their Pure Peppermint {Read More}

Natural Oil Sunscreens: What You Need to Know & Badger Balm for Fool Proof Sun Protection

There has been a lot of chatter on the interwebs lately about using coconut oil (and other oils) for sunscreens – amazing that plants actually have natural sun protection in them, isn’t it? However, there are a few things you should know before you slather on coconut oil and pop out into the sun. Not all oils’ Sun Protection Factor (SPF) are created equal, and not all are strong enough for everyone. For those choosing coconut oil to be their sun protection of {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}

Vapour Organic Beauty – Stratus Instant Skin Perfector & Atmosphere Luminous Foundation Review

As per usual, my absence can be attributed to travel. The past few weeks I’ve been up to (links to my Instagram pictures) BC’s beautiful wine country in the Okanagan to do some lake yoga, some horseback riding and visit some of the family, down the West Coast to Seattle with the boyfriend and then back up to Whistler to spend some quality time with some of my best gal pals. While a good glass of wine can cure most ails {Read More}

Emani Mineral Makeup Review from the Purely Posh Online Natural Shop

I love meeting new people and brands in the natural community – my recent interaction with Jen from Purely Posh was no different.  She introduced me to some new brands that she’s carrying in her lovely online shop Purely Posh. She carries such brands including Acure, Zoe Organics & Honey Bee Gardens (who makes one of my favourite natural lipsticks). This time I was able to give Emani Mineral Cosmetics a whirl. I (and my mom) liked what I/we saw. {Read More}

Saying Goodbye to My Mat & Hello to Manduka’s eKO Yoga Mat Series + Blissoma Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner

I hung onto it for as long as I could, but it was time. Holes grew bigger and pieces of mat fell to the ground when I rolled my mat after each practice. I knew it was time to say goodbye. With this being my third mat, in three years, I was tormented to think about buying another that I would use and abuse for a year before having to recycle it or (gasp) throw it out. The Search for the Best Eco-Friendly {Read More}