Monthly Archives: November 2015


Shaving with coconut oil

Coconut oil gets touted as the cure-all for absolutely everything, even as a shaving cream replacement. So how does it stack up for removal of unwanted hair? I wanted to get to the bottom of why I need a shaving cream at all, and if I do, would coconut oil do the trick? Unless you love the thrill of having your hair ripped out with hot wax, you probably know your way around a razor pretty well. My relationship with shaving is one of the longest relationships in my life, and just like all long relationships, has been met by […]

coconut-oil

toxic chemicals in skin care products

How ‘safe’ is your beauty regime?

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and since it is porous, it absorbs 60-80% of all chemicals applied to it. That’s not a made up figure, it’s backed up by science. How do you think nicotine or birth control patches work? Cosmetics are tested (to an extent) before they can be released for sale. So technically, all products are ‘safe’ by government standards. But it’s how they’re testing that’s the problem and the standards they’re required to meet. When determining the safety of a chemical in skin absorption it’s all about risk assessment. What determines the toxicity of […]


Natural-Looking Evening Makeup Tutorial

  As much as I love Kim Kardashian’s heavily applied and contoured makeup, sometimes you’ve just got to tone it down a little – like when you’re heading out for dinner with your in-laws. I’m never going to advocate going sans-makeup (if I do, call the doctor as I’ve gone crazy), but I do support the occasional subtle evening makeup. This look also works for work functions where you want a little more ompf without looking like you’re there to sleep with your boss. All makeup I use is natural, organic (where possible) and definitely never tested on animals. I’ve included […]

Ere Perez Cheek & Lip Balm in Harmless