Review: Ole Henriksen Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner

“A pore-refining toner with salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids to remove excess oil, clarify, and freshen the complexion without stripping skin.” – Sephora The Ole Henriksen Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner has been lauded by many as the holy grail toner for oily skin. As someone eager to control the sebum in my own oilyContinue reading “Review: Ole Henriksen Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner”

Top 25 Books of 2019

I read nearly 200 books this past year and to celebrate, I’d like to highlight 25 of my favorite reads (in no particular order)! From fantasy to historical to literary, these books carry a diversity of engaging plots and complex characters. I chose each piece based not only on their execution, but also their personalContinue reading “Top 25 Books of 2019”

Review: Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Cleanser

An antioxidant cleanser that doesn’t mess up your skin barrier, lifting everything your skin doesn’t want while leaving what it needs—healthy pH, hydration, antioxidants and no irritation. Matcha and hemp seeds are here to boost the skin’s intake of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Your skin and this cleanser might be a matcha made in heaven!Continue reading “Review: Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Cleanser”

Review: A Peoples History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian

“She thought she would miss it. The power, the possibilities. The bending of time. But here, in this chaos of sisters and mothers and brothers, of families lost and found. Here, in this glorious present, she doesn’t miss a thing.”  –  A People’s History of Heaven Summary and Thoughts Heaven is a thirty-year-old slum hiddenContinue reading “Review: A Peoples History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian”

Review: Organic Ginger Peach Green Tea

Brew La La’s fine assortment of flavored green teas are made lovingly from start to finish, from the cultivation of the leaves by our USDA certified organic farming partners to the biodegradable non-bleached tea bags that you’ll steep in your favorite mug. You can be sure you’re not only getting a delicious naturally-flavored green tea,Continue reading “Review: Organic Ginger Peach Green Tea”

Review: In My Own Moccasins by Helen Knott

“When you have a lifetime of emotions that you have been running from, it seems like once they catch up they will gang-beat you and leave you crippled in an alleyway. Curb stomp finale. You learn to have distaste for them, to ignore their presence, and to dislike when other people are emotional. You learnContinue reading “Review: In My Own Moccasins by Helen Knott”

Review: Sweet Potato Pie

“Rich with warming cinnamon and sweet caramel flavours, plus a hint of creaminess from the marshmallows.” – David’s Tea Sweet Potato Pie has quickly become one of my favorite tea flavors. Its hint of caramel sweetness makes it perfect for those who prefer their tea unsweetened and black (such as myself) or with cream/milk. TheContinue reading “Review: Sweet Potato Pie”

Review: Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

“Just as those closest to you would comfort you during your hardest times, let this mask give a boost to your skin! This mask will keep your complexion luminous for days.” — Facetory description I recently gave Facetory’s Lux subscription a try (the first subscription is $10 for 7 luxury masks, after that $20 aContinue reading “Review: Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask”