Fresh Summer Makeup Look + My New Favorite Clean Foundation

Summertime makeup should be as fresh, dewy, and breezy as the outdoor picnics and barbecues you wear it too. More than ever, it should complement your natural features rather than cover them up–no one wants thick, cakey makeup baking in the sun! Any perfect makeup look starts with the skin, so I recently went on … Continue Reading

The New, Natural (and Affordable) Skincare Line I’ve Been Using

Losing your virginity to quality skincare products is like trying good wine for the first time. Sure, Two Buck Chuck is just fine until you taste a velvety glass of Napa Merlot. Just as a drugstore cleanser and moisturizer is just fine until you get your first 5-star facial. Once you know what you’ve been … Continue Reading

I Tried CBD Lip Gloss For A Week–Here’s What I Thought

Since the passing of 2018’s Farm Bill legalized hemp in the U.S., it seems that CBD has taken over the skincare world. Lotions, serums, and vitamins are all promising the anti-inflammatory benefits of Cannabidiol, THC’s non-psychoactive cousin. With the truly mind-blowing results I experienced with the Cannuka CBD Healing Skin Balm, I know that CBD … Continue Reading

5 Natural Self-Care Tips for Surviving Winter

One of the hardest things to get used to since moving to the mainland U.S. almost ten years ago has been how drastically my skin changes during the winter months. Year-round humidity is definitely something I took for granted growing up in Hawaii. Here in Los Angeles, December through March brings a dryness and dullness … Continue Reading

How To Cut Out Plastic From Your Skincare Routine

Over the past few years, I have significantly cut back my use of plastic waste regarding food packaging. I have been using a reusable grocery shopping bag and refillable water bottle for years, but recently I have also started to seek out grocery stores that have bulk sections to pick up my pantry items (quinoa, … Continue Reading

Natural Beauty Nighttime Skin Routine

If you want skin so good that you don’t need the pretty filter, keep reading.  

5 Steps For Easy, Natural-Looking Waves (Chemical-Free)

Summers are meant for running barefoot, splashing around in the ocean, and sprawling out in the sun – and  your hairstyle should match the mood of the season: carefree, effortless and a little untamed.

How I Get Voluminous Waves (Chemical-Free)

During the early 2000s, I felt so lucky to have naturally straight, sleek hair.

All-Natural Holiday Makeup

When I decided to make the switch to using clean beauty products 2 years ago, the idea of replacing all my makeup at once seemed too daunting (and pricey) so instead I found a clean alternate every time I finished a product or it expired.

The Eco-Friendly Makeup That Saved My Halloween Costume

Inspiration sometimes hits me like a lightening bolt.