Green Lifestyle | Havasoap in Lake Havasu

Hello lovelies! The travel bug bit over the weekend, so I hopped in the car and drove 150 miles to Lake Havasu City for a visit. Lake Havasu has been on my list of places to visit for years. I first heard about it on an episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  One of…

Green Beauty Cosmetics | A Spring Fling

Hello lovelies! Spring has sprung (ugh, cliché…) and I’m all about it. After digging around in my makeup bag, I put together this look. Perfect for spring (or whenever else) amiright? Reminds me of hydrangeas. What do you think? EYES Eyeshadow: Silk Naturals “Novel” (Lid) + “Lewd” (Under Brow) + “Aubergine” (Outer Corner) Brows: EcoBrow…

Green Beauty | 80+ Black-Owned Brands Changing The Face of Beauty + Wellness

Black-Owned Clean Beauty + Wellness Brands (Updated 4/1/18) Consciously Candace exists to uplift non-toxic, natural and organic beauty brands. We also seek to advocate for women underrepresented in the beauty and fashion industries. Black women. Disproportionately we are excluded, and disproportionately we are harmed by the indirect (and often direct) message society often sends: “You can’t…

Healing Herbs | Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

Hello lovelies! Today I visited Matcha House Tea and Sweets for a green tea matcha (with almond milk), and it did not disappoint. I love starting my day with matcha because it lends me a very necessary pick-me-up in the morning, and because I know I’m doing wonderful things for my body. ‘What’s matcha,’ you…

Green Beauty Review | Galaxy Bomb by da Bomb Bath Fizzers

Hello lovelies! The dust has settled on my content plan for 2018. Yay! I thought I’d kick things off with a review of the Galaxy Bomb by Da Bomb. I stumbled upon this brand of bath bombs at Target a few days ago, and thought it was super cute that two teeny bopper sisters founded…

Green Beauty Review | Honestly pHresh Natural Deodorant

Hello lovelies! After years of using Primal Pit Paste without any issues, my skin decided it no longer liked baking soda. I never developed a rash, but the color of my arm pits began to change. Not cute. I had great success with the baking-soda free scent from the same brand, and also with Schmidt’s….

Green Beauty Cosmetics | Sky Full of Stars

Well lookie here, lovelies! My first post of the year. I thought I’d ease back into regular blogging with this makeup look featuring my favorite green beauty brands: PlainJaneBeauty and Burt’s Bees. The lovely Maria with Hercules Beard Co. commented on my IG post that this look reminded her of stardust from a starry night….

Healing Oils | My Essential Oils for Skincare + Wellness

Hello lovelies! Happy November! I have quite a few DIY recipes I want to roll out this month, and thought I’d kick things off by showing you what essential oils I have in my collection. I don’t use every oil every day of course — I do have my favorites — but I have used…

Green Beauty Cosmetics | A Floral Romance

Hello lovelies! Just popping in to share a quick makeup look with you. Nature offers the best inspiration (in my opinion) for color combinations, and I loved the romantic energy of these fuschia flowers. Today’s makeup look is my interpretation of a dance between lovers. Where do you find inspiration for makeup looks? The sun was…

Green Beauty Review | Lotus Moon Tonic Minerals Facial Toner

Hello lovelies! Now that I’ve settled into Sin City, I have the mental clarity to crank out the bazillion product reviews and demos I’ve left sitting on the back burner. Many moons ago I received the complete line of Lotus Moon Skincare, and many of Plain Jane Beauty’s product offerings. Both lines are extremely impressive!…

Ramblings | “If you’re vegan, why are you so mean?”

Hello lovelies! I’ve got a bone to pick with some of you. (Don’t worry, the bone came from a sustainably-raised grass-fed cow who lived a long, happy life. Moo.) My recent health scare is responsible for my return to plant-based cuisine, and I’m so grateful for the not-so-subtle reminder of the healing power of food….

Green Lifestyle | Hiking Cathedral Rock Trail

Hello lovelies! I’d like to share a few pictures from my recent visit to Mt. Charleston. The weather reporters mentioned a 20° difference between Mt. Charleston and Red Rock, so I chose Cathedral Rock as a temporary escape from Las Vegas’ summer heat. It was my first day back to my happy place (nature) since my…

Wellness | My Uterine Fibroids Diagnosis

Hello lovelies! Been awhile, I know. Much has changed since my last post. I moved to Las Vegas mid-May and started a new position at a financial firm. Now smack dab in the middle of summer, I can now say I’ve experienced true “Vegas heat.” San Diego spoiled me in the weather department, that’s for…

Nontoxic Nails | Sinful Colors “Soul Mate”

Hey ladies! Short nails don’t care! I painted my nubbins with Sinful Colors “Soul Mate” this morning. Sinful Colors is not the “cleanest” nontoxic nail polish brand (whatever that means), but the varnishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde and DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). Expecting an “all natural” or completely “nontoxic” nail varnish is a bit silly…

Green Lifestyle | 4 Life Lessons from Wildflowers

Hello lovely! I stumbled upon this gem of a quote online yesterday, and for some reason it continues to speak to me. Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from? Alice: Oh, I don’t come from any garden. Daisy: Do you suppose she’s a wildflower? Alice in Wonderland Do you suppose I’m a wildflower?…