Reviews

Jewel Posse: Ethical jewelry for boss babes

Jewel Posse: Ethical jewelry for boss babes

You know that piece of jewelry that makes you feel not only beautiful, but also powerful?

With minimal yet bold designs and gorgeous natural materials like concrete and marble, all of the jewelry from Jewel Posse captures that #bossbabe feeling.

Of course, all the pieces are made sustainably and ethically. Plus, Jewel Posse is a woman and Black-owned shop!

Yes, you can knit a sweater!

Yes, you can knit a sweater!

For knitters, knitting your first sweater is a rite of passage. It’s an intimidating feat, after all. The sheer endurance and commitment it takes to complete a sweater is a commendable accomplishment, not to mention the skills and techniques you’ll need to master. 

But what if I said you could knit a sweater, no matter your skill level?

A conscious guide to cashmere / Grana Mongolian cashmere review

A conscious guide to cashmere / Grana Mongolian cashmere review

As the days grow shorter and colder, there’s nothing cozier than snuggling into a cashmere sweater. But where does this fuzzy winter magic come from? How can you buy it responsibly? And how can you care for it so your cashmere continues to bring you warmth and joy for years to come?

Today’s post is all about cashmere! I’m thrilled to partner with Grana in this post, featuring their Mongolian cashmere.

Psst, there’s a discount at the end for you!

Underwear that cares / White Rabbit review

Underwear that cares / White Rabbit review

It’s hard enough to find a comfortable bra that fits, let alone a sustainable and ethical one, so I was thrilled when White Rabbit offered to send me their sustainably and ethically made bamboo intimates to review!

Psst, I also have a discount code for you at the very end!

The world’s most comfortable shoe??? / Allbirds wool loungers review

The world’s most comfortable shoe??? / Allbirds wool loungers review

The last place I thought I’d turn to for fashion inspiration is Silicon Valley, but it turns out that techies are on to something with their latest shoe obsession. Made of super-soft merino wool, Allbirds are the sustainable sneakers taking over the tech world’s hearts and soles, with the Internet calling them “the world’s most comfortable shoes”—and they’re so cute that I had to try them on for size!

Should I go organic (cotton, that is)? / Synergy Organic Clothing review

Should I go organic (cotton, that is)? / Synergy Organic Clothing review

As a relative newbie to the world of sustainable and ethical fashion, one of the most confusing things to me has been trying to figure out what exactly is sustainable or ethical, and what’s just a gimmick to make a company sound good. In particular, the word “organic” seems to be everywhere in the world of sustainability—but it’s often questionable what that actually means or why it’s good for the earth. So let’s break it down with one of the most common and environmentally harmful textiles: cotton.

The perfect summer sandal / Nisolo review

The perfect summer sandal / Nisolo review

If there were a pair of sandals that could make you feel like your life is insta-perfect instead of the mess that it actually is, it’s these slides from Nisolo! Read on to see why these ethically-made sandals have become a staple in my summer […]

Remember those leggings I wouldn’t shut up about? They’re back, with sports bras! / Girlfriend Collective review

Remember those leggings I wouldn’t shut up about? They’re back, with sports bras! / Girlfriend Collective review

If you haven’t heard of Girlfriend Collective, they were the brand blowing up the internet last year with their scammy-sounding “free leggings” (you just had to pay $20 for shipping from Vietnam and wait like 4 months lol). HOWEVER, they are not a scam (yay), and actually make high-quality athletic wear from recycled water bottles in responsible factories. They’re launching their full line this summer with their internet-famous leggings and new sports bras in drool-worthy colors.

Getting my first tattoo (stick and poke/hand poke)

Getting my first tattoo (stick and poke/hand poke)

I got my first tattoo a couple weeks ago. It was a hand poke, which means the tattoo artist uses a needle to manually poke you and embed the ink into your skin rather than a machine. Stick and pokes have a stereotype of being a DIY thing that adolescents do at home with sewing needles, but a lot of professional tattoo artists have made hand poke tattoos their craft.

Since hand pokes are a little more controversial than their machine counterparts and there’s less info out there about them, I wanted to share my experience! 

I tried eyelash extensions!

I tried eyelash extensions!

I got eyelash extensions! In this post, I answer some questions you might have about getting lash extensions.