Active Lifestyle: Fall Finds

It’s finally feeling Fall-ish in LA. Pumpkin lattes are brewing and Holiday Gift Guides are blowing up inboxes. I’ll hold off on gift suggestions for another few weeks but I will share some go-tos I’ve been enjoying during this transitional season.

I’ve always used Secret deodorant. No complaints. But the reported dangers of aluminum have motivated me to switch things up. TBH, unpleasant results of friends trying natural brands have kept me at bay for years.

NATIVE

After listening to an Art of Being Well podcast, I was compelled to try NATIVE deodorant. Coconut & Vanilla to be specific. Results: great! I’ve tried it at the beach, in a heat wave, hiking in Hawaii … and no stink! I even bought my sister a sample size in a scent I thought she’d like. If you’re looking to try a more natural, aluminum-free deodorant, I highly recommend NATIVE. NOTE: This isn’t an anti-perspirant so it doesn’t stop you from sweating if that’s a concern.

Another natural deodorant reco: HiBar. Success with Native got me confident enough to test-drive another natural brand: HiBar Fresh Rain + Cucumber! Results: So far, so good.

CōTZ

I’ve been using the CōTZ primer for years. Love! And now I’ve found another convenient CōTZ formula for face AND body. The Mineral Sun Stick is mess-free and fits in my fanny pack so on-the-trail touchups are simple. The finish is sheer with a touch of luminosity. It doesn’t sweat off and my skin looks healthy without being sparkly. Highly recommend!

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Your Questions Answered: Skin Care & Color Picks

It’s been a minute, I know. Like so many of us, life in the COVID era has been a constant reorg of priorities and planning. But I’m here now and excited to answer a few of your DM questions. So here goes… Q: What are some of your nighttime skincare hacks? I can’t say that I have any hacks per se, but I do have … Continue reading Your Questions Answered: Skin Care & Color Picks

Supporting International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. YAY us! Give yourself some YES GIRL! love today. Take a breath, step outside yourself, and look at all you are from afar. YES GIRL! Amiright? I don’t need to say that it isn’t always easy being a woman in this world. Or that as far as we’ve come, there are still marked salary incongruencies, daily whispers to not rock … Continue reading Supporting International Women’s Day

Beauty Gifts They Want

I LOVE giving gifts! Holiday…birthday…Monday. Whatever. I’m actually energized just thinking up the perfect gift for someone. If you’re more of an 11th-hour shopper, here are a few ideas (that are still on shelves!) for the self-care and beauty lovers in your life. MAKEUP | Pat McGrath Labs I would never suggest buying a product for its packaging. In this case, the cake is as … Continue reading Beauty Gifts They Want