I don’t think I know anyone that celebrates Valentine’s Day. Do you? I don’t mean to sound like a grump. It’s a weird holiday that I think only exists to sell stuff to regions that don’t really do Lunar New Year celebrations. Honestly, I only put together these gift guides because it gives me an excuse to talk about rose-scented things, champagne and other things that I like. I’m not here to diss things that give me joy. It’s winter. We need joy!
Now that I live in a place where the beaches aren’t just piles of rocks being hit by massive waves, I need to step up my mermaid game. This summer I’ve actually went to a beach…in a bikini. During this time, my skin saw more sun than it ever did over the eight years of living in Washington (still slathered in sunscreen, of course). And it’s time to step up my mermaid game. And A Beautiful Life is here to support me after my epiphany.
Memebox is a nifty little service that sends full-size Korean products to beauty addicts in the states and beyond (shipping to 51 countries). Original Memeboxes contain 4-8 full-size products. Superboxes contain 1 full-size with sample/travel sizes.
Being a beauty product fiend, I couldn’t settle for just one box. I ended up ordering three of the Scentboxes. Because this is EauMG and this is a dedicated “scent space”. I was curious to see what is happening scentwise in the world of Korean cosmetics. Plus, if I bought 3… Continue reading | 14 Comments
Haus of Gloi is an Oregon-based vegan bath and body line. If you want to explore the world of indie bath products, I suggest you start with Haus of Gloi. I love the formulas and there is a wide variety of scents.
I’m reviewing a few of the Bubbling Scrubs that I’ve tried. These are sugar scrubs in a rich, moisturizing shea butter base. The cool thing about these scrubs is that they have a “light” lather. I don’t really use these as a scrub but more as a soap with some light exfoiliation.
MSC or Metropolis Soap Co. is an all-natural bath and body line that is handmade in Brooklyn. And here are reviews of a few products that I’ve tried from the line:
Honeysuckle & Violet Bar Soap
You guys know that I love bar soap.
The name would suggest a floral; however, this soap is a crisp green citrus. I mainly get a bitter, green lemon from this scent. I’m not usually a fan of citrus but I like this one. It smells naturally clean and… Continue reading | 1 Comment