Skincare

Better than Birchbox? / October Petit Vour Cruelty-Free Beauty Box review

Better than Birchbox? / October Petit Vour Cruelty-Free Beauty Box review

I am a sucker for subscription boxes! I love getting little packages in the mail each month, filled with fun surprises. I mean, who doesn’t?

I’ve tried Birchbox in the past, but that experience was definitely a case of “better in theory than in practice.” I ended up with a bunch of sample-sized products that I never used up, mostly because the products didn’t fit my skin or needs. Worse, I couldn’t filter out brands that were cruelty-free or non-toxic, which became a deal breaker.

When I heard about Petit Vour’s cruelty-free beauty box that the products were also non-toxic and vegan, I thought it was too good to be true! Spoiler alert: It’s the real deal, and I think it’s way better than Birchbox.

A fun, easy way to discover cruelty-free, natural, and clean beauty / Petit Vour Beauty Box review

A fun, easy way to discover cruelty-free, natural, and clean beauty / Petit Vour Beauty Box review

I’ve been more conscious of my beauty purchases since learning more about how many ingredients in our beauty products can be toxic or irritating. I also want to commit more fully to buying cruelty-free and vegan products, because animal testing has always horrified me and there is literally zero reason to inflict such violence and cruelty on animals when animal testing doesn’t even yield conclusive information.

Unfortunately, it can take a lot of time to research the products you’re buying, and a lot of money to try out new products just to see if you like them. 

Today I’m excited to share a really fun, easy, and affordable way to discover cruelty-free, natural, and clean beauty brands and products!

A guide to natural and non-toxic sunscreen (vegan and cruelty-free)

A guide to natural and non-toxic sunscreen (vegan and cruelty-free)

It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer, and I couldn’t be happier. But of course, summer fun isn’t without its perils. To avoid nasty sunburns, premature aging, and increased risk of skin cancer, it’s important to wear sun protection (yes, even if you don’t burn)!

Here’s my guide to natural, non-toxic, and cruelty-free sunscreen!

my sustainable skin savior / peet rivko skincare review

my sustainable skin savior / peet rivko skincare review

With only three products in their line, all of which contain zero irritants or toxins, Peet Rivko strips the weird chemicals and confusion out of skincare. Read on for an in-depth review.

DEFEATING hormonal acne 101

DEFEATING hormonal acne 101

I went off the birth control pill and got a hormonal IUD (Mirena) in early January (read more about the procedure and the side effects). And WOW, did my skin take me through a pimply and emotional rollercoaster.

2 easy ways to save your skin (and the environment!)

2 easy ways to save your skin (and the environment!)

I’ve recently incorporated these simple changes into my skincare routine, and have been loving how streamlined my routine feels without creating unnecessary waste.