There’s a new green beauty chick in town, and it’s The Choosy Chick! Founded by Margot White, a public school teacher who grew really concerned with the rising numbers of cancer and diseases, The Choosy Chick represents her mission to help the next generations live healthy, sustainable lives.
The Choosy Chick aims to become your one-stop shop stocked with safe, non-toxic beauty products, and to actively educate consumers about the dangers of harmful chemicals and ingredients that’s so widely used today. Every product they carry is checked for ‘The Big Baddies’, the store’s strict standard list of ingredients to avoid.
As you know, I love supporting small businesses and of course I had to make an order from The Choosy Chick myself, right? For this purchase, I mainly got gifts for a soon-to-be-mom friend, something for the hubs, and re-stocking my favorite konjac sponges. My package arrived very promptly after 2 working days and check out the lovely wrapping!
A couple days ago, I guest posted for the lovely Annabel of Fragmented Splendour. I was surprised to learn that her mom follows my blog too (*waves)! Here’s a little snip of my ‘5 Favorites':
5 favourite things about blogging
I’ve always liked journaling and making lists, and I’ve kept diaries on and off since I was a kid. Blogging is another way of expressing myself and my creativity, and I enjoy sharing about my passion – which in this case, green beauty. Apart from that, the green beauty community is a wonderful place to make blogger friends and I’m happy to say that I’ve come to know a few of them better, and we interact a lot via social media. they make the community so wonderful by sharing their knowledge, and always showing support for one another.
5 beauty essentials
Every morning, I have either a glass of warm lemon water or wheatgrass powder and collagen powder mixed with orange juice after I wake up. It helps with the digestive system, which in turn benefits the complexion. Exercise is not only good for our bodies, but it supports healthy skin as well, so I make it a point to practice yoga everyday to get myself moving… (to be continued)
Facial masks are like the occasional dark chocolate treat – you don’t eat it every day (okay, maybe some of you do) but when you do indulge, it gives you an instant mood boost. This second part of Laurel Whole Plant Organics review is overdue, and that’s only because these 2 masks I’m about to share are so wonderful and effective, I want to keep it all for myself they have to be properly tested over a period of time before I finally declare the score cards.
If you remember my post on 5 Questions with Laurel, this Californian brand sheds new light on meaning of ‘whole plant’. Laurel Whole Plant Organics is all about 100% plant-based skin care using farm and locally-sourced ingredients which are personally processed without the inclusion of chemically-treated plant extracts. There isn’t a least bit of synthetics or filler ingredients – just pure, raw plants and herbs to give you the most efficient and potent skin-loving products for your skin.
You may remember when I got my first Red Apple Lipstick (RAL) lipsticks, I was so impressed by its performance. RAL made me a lipstick convert because their non-toxic formula is hydrating, nourishing, and the range of colors they have is just amazing for a small green beauty business. Fast forward a couple months later, I won a gift voucher from Yeiza, plus they sent me a link for a BOGO offer and so I decided to get 2 more lipsticks to add to my collection.
I had shortlisted a few shades and my usual practice is to research tons of swatches online and also on Instagram. RAL provides lip swatches on models with different skin tones/ethnicities, but I find that their images are not big enough. I also prefer swatches by ‘real’ people – some of them take really good close-up lip swatches!
I wanted a nude color since I don’t have one yet, and I know I’m hankering for a muave-y shade for Fall/Winter. The 2 shades that fit the bill were New York and Mayberry.
hello I'm Ru // short, small, & sweet is a green beauty blog which documents my quest in transiting to natural/organic skincare. I made the switch to green skin care after my move to the US in 2013. On this site you can find reviews of green beauty products and my personal experiences with them, healthy recipes, and also my knitting projects.