Gisou

Gisou, founded by Negin Mirsalehi, is a hair care line that features the Mirsalehi honey from their family bee garden. I have had the pleasure to experience a few of the products from the line for the past year and I get asked all the time what I think of them! Let’s look at everything a little bit closer. Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil The most popular from the line, the hair oil, is something…

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Dr. Barbara Sturm

I’ve been asked to review these products more than any other products in my collection! I give to you the long overdue Dr. Barbara Sturm review. Cleanser This foam cleanser dispenses in a soft and plush foam form. The aloe vera and panthenol soothe irritations, while the active ingredients and mild surfactants help clean the skin. I really love how this leaves my skin feeling after cleansing. It’s never irritated my eyes, and it’s a…

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Natural Deodorants

This has been a burning question across a lot of my instagram posts and stories. I’ll post about a deodorant in one of my routines or shelfies and people will ask “Does it work?” again and again. I’ve rounded up ALL the natural deodorants that I could find interesting enough and I’m ready for the nitty gritty (a few I’ve tried are missing, but for good reason). We will judge them in three categories: Scent,…

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Hidden Gems – Paula’s Choice Boosters

I’ve always been infatuated with the Paula’s Choice brand. Not only because Paula Begoun is the cosmetics cop, but also because the products just work! Everything Paula makes is gentle and safe for the skin. With that promise, I’m always comfortable trying out her products. Also, she just acts based on research and holds the same ideals as I do: no fragrance, no essential oils, no drying alcohols. My holy trinity! These are the skin…

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Everything Biologique Recherche

Last November I ordered my first bottle of Lotion P50 by Biologique Recherche. My skin (and life) changed shortly after. I introduced more BR products in May, the placenta serum and creme. My skin felt new. In August 2018, I visited BR in Athens and I got a comprehensive consultation. Since then everything makes so much more sense about what my skin needs! Let’s break it down. Biologique Recherche is a Parisian brand. Their business…

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Beauty Storage

My precious treasures! There’s a lot of them and I have to keep them in one place and organized. I keep most of them on this shelving unit I got from IKEA in white. It has glass shelves and looks very chic in my bedroom. I store all my perfumes, candles, magazines, jewelry and oils on this unit. For my perfumes I like to use trinket trays I find at Home Goods. They make the…

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The Faux Tan Edit

I’ve been meaning to gather all my favorite faux tanners for you all and do a break down of exactly what I like to use and for what. I’ve tried quite a few this past 8 months and I can confidently say, I’ve got the tanning game down to a tee. Let’s dive in! Prepare your body First thing I do before I apply tanner is to exfoliate. I like to use the Juara invigorating…

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Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Review

If you follow me on Instagram you are probably sick of hearing me talk about this product! The Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation has been one of the most coveted foundations. The Japanese brand was founded in 1986 by Japanese actress Ai Saotome. Ai began working on a foundation designed to deliver radiant skin on and off screen, as she was tired of using heavy, mask-like makeup bases. She first created the Moisture Foundation in the red…

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Skincare Review – Bioderma Atoderm Line

When referring to skincare, we often forget to include our bodies. I have made a significant effort this past year to invest more time in caring for my body. I still haven’t managed to successfully moisturize all areas of the body daily, but I am doing my best! I did get the chance to test every single of the aforementioned products from Bioderma’s Atoderm line. Bioderma is a brand that I hold close to my…

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Beauty Park x Beauté Défilé Beauty Box

I have worked with Beauty Park to put together a unique selection of products for you! These are some of my everyday staples and if you follow my instagram you’ve seen them again and again or heard me talk about them on stories. I absolutely love shopping at beautypark.com because of their amazing discounts on luxury skincare and beauty. They asked me to curate a box just for my audience, and of course I said yes!…

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Skincare Review – Grown Alchemist Intensive Hand Cream

What is it? An intensive hand cream infused with Persian Rose, Tamanu Oil, Argan extract, and Vitamin A. I purchased this from The Stell, about a year ago and I fell in love with the scent, the finish, the packaging, the brand, everything. It smells earthy, woodsy, and like a true red rose cut from the garden! I love how it leaves no greasy feeling behind and it absorbs immediately. What are the results? Supple, soft,…

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The Wishlist Edit

Do you ever feel like you want so many things that if you don’t jot them down or add them to your cart you’re going to forget you ever wanted them in the first place? Well, that’s me! I wanted to make a wishlist of all the beauty related items I’m currently coveting in the hopes that some of you might have tried them and loved them or even better hated them and save me…

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This Killer Ingredient Ages Skin Like No Other

A lot of you ask me why I choose alcohol-free skincare and makeup products. I wanted to write this blog post to explain why I gave away luxury skincare and makeup in order to reverse the effects of alcohol on my skin. Let’s start by defining what type of alcohol I am referring to. These alcohols are labeled as alcohol denat. (denaturated alcohol), alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol. Fragrance or perfume also means alcohol. These alcohols…

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Growing out an awkward lob

In April 2016 I decided to get my hair cut into a bob. I think it was heavily influenced by all the YouTube beauty gurus around that time as everyone and their mom had a long bob (lob, ugh!). I cut my hair in an A-line shape which means it was shorter in the back of my neck and longer in the front of my face. Although I looked cute and I really liked how…

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All the Candles You Didn’t Know You Wanted – A Holiday Gift Guide

My-oh-my do I love candles! I am the weird candle lady at the office, that’s for sure. The thing is, candles make the perfect gift for the holidays, or anytime really, so I wanted to put together a gift-guide with all my favorite candles. Gifting is optional, I would keep all these for myself. For your Mom / Byredo – Rose Water   For your boyfriend’s Mom / Diptyque – Cypress For your sister /…

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