We Interviewed the Founders of Clionadh Cosmetics

Clionadh Cosmetics has become a household name in the indie makeup community – and for good reason! Their eyeshadows are absolutely stunning. My favorite shade I own from them is…

18 Asian-Owned Indie Beauty Brands to Support

Asian-Owned Makeup, Skin Care, Hair Care, and More One of the main things that drives our passion for indie beauty is the fact that supporting indie brands means supporting…

The 11 Best Indie Skincare Products of 2021

Dramatic? Maybe. But I tried going a month without my Akar Mist and almost didn’t make it. I’ve tried a lot of indie skincare products and…

Review: Stunning Makeup Bags With Tons of Compartments

Beautiful, functional, and roomy: these makeup bags from Singhvis check all the boxes! As a makeup artist and frequent traveler, makeup bags have been a pain point for me over…

18 Indie Makeup Brands You Have To Try in 2021!

Indie makeup and beauty is trending and it’s for a good reason. You can find products that are totally original while also supporting a small business, which is…

Fun and Colorful Self-Care Essentials from Giving Living Co

Giving Living Co is a bath and body company owned and operated by supermom and creative maker Kelsie Benge. Based out of Austin, Texas, they sell a variety of goodies…

We Talked to the Owner of Glisten Cosmetics About Inspiration, Creativity, and Collaboration

Glisten Cosmetics has been one of Liv and I’s favorite brand since we first found out about them! In fact, their split liners won two categories in the…

Winners of the 2020 Indie Mood Awards, Voted for by YOU!

Ya’ll really came THROUGH this year! We had over triple the number of votes in 2020 than we did in 2019. Thank you so much for all your…

Vote For The 2020 Indie Mood Awards: Audience Choice!

Update 1/6/2021: Voting is now closed! Come back for results on Friday, 1/8/21 Please go to the link below to fill out the form! Thank you…

Review of the My Chemical Romance Makeup Collection

Hipdot has been breaking the mold with amazing makeup collections for a few years now, and their new My Chemical Romance collection is no different. A few stand-out collaborations…

Your Ultimate 2020 Indie Gift Guide

This year, it’s more important than ever to shop small. We’ve created a gift guide for every indie beauty lover on your list. From lipgloss to…

Dirt Witch: Natural and Effective Skincare Review

Dirt Witch is an independently owned skincare and body care brand founded by herbalist and witch Jacqueline McClure. Her thoughtfully created products embrace the earth as much as your skin…

Shop Small For Black Friday: Your Guide For Indie Beauty Deals

Want to get your loved ones (or yourself) a totally original gift while also supporting a small business? How about at deep discounts? This Black Friday, shop small and…

A Gentle Retinol Serum Exists and It’s Awesome!

For someone with dry, sensitive skin, retinol is a scary boogie man that will cause dry, flaky skin and breakouts in exchange for supposedly more youthful skin. Before this, I…

Haus of Gloi Fall Part II 2020 Review

It’s well known that indies own Autumn. No one does spooky, pumpkin spicy, and cozy fall scents better than indie brands, particularly Haus of Gloi. I…

Glow and Behold: Review Of the Gleamin Vitamin C Mask

I’m always excited to hear about a new cruelty free and indie skincare brand. With clean ingredients and cute packaging to boot, Gleamin immediately caught my eye. Gleamin…

New Fall Palettes From HipDot: Review and Swatches

Fall is by far my favorite season. The weather gets cooler as layered fashion and grungy colors are reintroduced. If I could, I would live in a big, old, tattered…

We Interviewed the Owner of Rosewood Cosmetics

Every time I see a post from Rosewood Cosmetics, owned by Faith Butler, on our feed, it never ceases to stop my scrolling. Her glosses always look so juicy and…

Interview with the Founder of Serenade

Serenade is a new plastic-free, zero-waste online beauty retailer, which is an answer to our prayers! All our favorite sustainably packaged indies all in one place, who could…

Can the Silvon Pillowcase Give You Beautiful Skin?

The first time I heard about antimicrobial fabric was years ago when Bombas was first on Shark Tank, selling its buy-one-give-one sock model. The donated socks were…

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