Kjaer Weis lipstick in Honor is beautiful in theory. Let me start by saying that I really like this brand. I love the design, packaging, ingredients, vibe and shade ranges. I don’t always love the price but I do think they’re usually worth it. This lipstick formula just did not work for me.
Hey guys! It’s been a little bit but I’m so happy to get back into writing more for the blog. I recently realized it’s been over a year since I switched to clean beauty, and a lot of the products I’ve bought are starting to expire (cleaner beauty=fewer chemical preservatives, which usually means a shelf life of 12 months or less).
This process has been really fun and interesting for me, and one of the major things that I’ve learned is that trying to live a 100% nontoxic lifestyle 24/7 is not only impossible (hello, wi-fi waves, food without listed explicit ingredients, and ubers/shops/hotels/friends and family with synthetic fragrance); it was also actually wearing on me a little and stressing me out. I’ve really been learning to prioritize my peace of mind and happiness as one of the most important aspects of my health, and for me that now includes less obsession over every aspect of my life and more intention on enjoying it!
I recently met Krystina via Instagram, and we connected over our mutual interest in creating a less toxic home. I then found out that her husband is actually a craftsman and nontoxic furniture maker! See out interview below to find out what Krystina’s priorities are for clean living, and some of her tips for creating a more natural home environment!
As promised, here are my top five tips for developing a healthier sleep schedule and bedtime routine! Just in time, too, since we’ll lose an hour with Daylight Savings beginning this weekend. All of these tips have been hugely helpful for me as I’ve worked back from staying up super late to going to bed much earlier on a regular basis. So here we go:
Confession: I’ve had pretty bad sleep habits for most of my adult life so far. From all-nighters and regular late night parties in college to even more all-nighters (but no more parties, unfortunately) in grad school, I was basically a walking zombie for most of my early-mid twenties.
Cassie is a wife, mother, holistic nutritionist, and the wellness writer behind Candid Health. I connected with Cassie on Instagram after following her account and loving all of the gorgeous pictures and “Candid Tips ” that she regularly shares about lifestyle, nutrition, and other health & wellness topics. Cassie is so incredibly kind, smart and supportive and I love her outlook and attitude towards health. To read Cassie’s thoughts on snacking, smoothies, trusting your intuition, and what’s non-negotiable for her daily nutrition, check out our interview below!
This Black Friday I finally bought Plume, clean beauty’s most popular and raved about eyelash/eyebrow serum. I used Latisse (a prescription eyelash growth serum) before my wedding last year, and feel in love with how long and full my eyelashes and brows were after using it. Unfortunately, Latisse also has many potential side effects—from irritation to lid and eye discoloration to changes in vision. I began having some blotchy vision after using it for a couple of months and stopped immediately after that began. Thankfully my vision returned to normal, and eventually my brows and lashes returned to normal as well.