Potion Review: Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Weightless Texture Spray

PRODUCT: Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Weightless Texture Spray BASICS: HAIR SPRAY | $10.99 / 4 oz | ORGANIC - PLANT-BASED - SUSTAINABLY SOURCED HERBS: COCONUT - ALOE As much as I liked Shea Moisture's Yucca and Plantain Styling Milk, I really cannot say the same for this product. It came highly recommended to me from [...]

Homebrew: Perfume – “Sorceress Spell”

TYPE: PERFUME HERBS: FRANKINCENSE, LAVENDER, JASMINE. USES: PERFUME, AROMATHERAPY. This was another fragrance from the first batch that I made. I wanted to create something that was earthy, but also dark and sexy - bespelling. The frankincense is musky and earthy but blends really well with the lavender, and the jasmine lingers a bit after [...]

Potion Review: Weleda – Cold Cream

PRODUCT: WELEDA COLD CREAM BASICS: COLD CREAM | $16.50 / 1 oz | CRUELTY-FREE - PLANT BASED HERBS: SWEET ALMOND, PEANUT, ESSENTIAL OILS My go moisturizing product has been Pond’s Cold Cream for my entire life. It has never made me break out, gets every speck of makeup off at the end of the day, [...]

Field Notes: Plant Portraits – Spring

I've gotten in the habit of snapping pictures of plants I see around the city to help myself become more aware of physical differences between species. The more I do it the more I notice them - and the better I get at identifying familiar faces. Here are a few I really thought were pretty [...]

Flora and Fauna – Virginia Opossum

The Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) may be the strangest neighbor you don't even know you have. These odd looking critters are not only the sole marsupial inhabitants of New York City, but also the continent of North America. They are excellent climbers, and quite crafty, so they have a habit of getting themselves in all [...]

Field Notes: Tips to Bring Forest Tranquility Indoors

Cultivating your living space into a personal sanctuary is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Your home is one of the few constants in your life - it's where you recharge at the end of the day, where you rest when you're sick, where you retreat when you need a breather. Personally, [...]

Potion Review: Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Styling Milk

PRODUCT: SHEA MOISTURE YUCCA AND PLANTAIN ANTI-BREAKAGE STYLING MILK BASICS: HAIR MILK | $10.99 / 8 oz | ORGANIC - PLANT-BASED - SUSTAINABLY SOURCED HERBS: YUCCA - PLANTAIN - CILANTRO Shea Moisture is a product line I've read tons of rave reviews about, but never tried myself. Curly-haired bloggers have sung the products praises all over [...]