• Beauty,  Clean Beauty,  Clean Lifestyle,  Clean Skincare,  Makeup

    What I learned during a year of using exclusively Clean Beauty

    I started #cleanstreak at the end of January 2019 after a major makeup and skincare declutter. For those of you just tuning in, post-declutter I made a goal to only repurchase, pursue and use clean skincare, makeup and haircare products. Side Note: I did continue to use and finish up any viable not-so-clean things I already had <<wastage benefits no one>>, but once I started accumulating amazing, effective clean beauty products, I didn’t find myself missing what I used before (for the most part…I’m getting there). I’ll start off by saying that the beauty industry has changed a lot since I started watching YouTube beauty gurus back in 2008. It’s…

  • Clean Beauty,  Makeup

    GRWM – Spring-Inspired Eyeshadow Look

    Happy Holi everyone! It’s the holiday of spreading happiness & love, all celebrated with lots of color and fun! In honor of Holi, I am sharing a Spring-inspired eyeshadow look that’s got a pop of color, but is very wearable! I’m also sharing some great colorful eyeshadow palettes that I love!  Makeup Breakdown (in order): – Smashbox 24 Hr Photo Finish Eyeshadow Primer – Pacifica Beauty Animal Magic Eyeshadow Palette  – Pacifica Beauty Moonflower Otherworldly Eyeshadow Palette   – 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush in Plum – Addictive Cosmetics Fixit All Natural Eye Primer & Mixing Medium  – Lovinah Beauty Liquid Eyeliner – Ilia Beauty Limitless Lash Mascara in After…

  • Clean Beauty

    Battle of the *Clean* Liquid Eyeliners

    By now, I’m sure you all know that I’m a sucker for a liquid winged liner. It’s my daily go-to! So you can imagine how crushed I was when I first started #cleanstreak a year ago and struggled to find a clean eyeliner option, let alone THE perfect liquid liner that I could use on a daily basis. As releases began to trickle out over the course of 2019, I scooped up every option I could and immediately began putting them to the test. Several months later, I am happy to share my thoughts with you guys! Now, before I share my pros/cons for each eye liner, here are my…

  • Clean Beauty,  Makeup

    PYT Beauty Warm Palette Review

    Happy 2020, BittaFab Fam! 2019 was the year I made the full switch to clean beauty #cleanstreak . I’m so happy to share that I stuck to that promise and in doing so, had a chance to discover so many new and amazing brands. It was like falling in love with beauty all over again!! So for those of you who are debating making the change, I stay go full steam ahead and don’t look back! There are amazing, top quality products with good-for-you ingredients. PYT Beauty Warm Day-to-Night Eyeshadow Palette I picked up this lovely PYT Beauty palette during the Credo Beauty Black Friday sale and found myself reaching…

  • Clean Skincare

    First Impression: withSimplicity All-Natural Face Masks

    Recently, I had the pleasure of receiving three brand new, withSimplicity toxin-free face masks that will be launching today. Now, there’s nothing I love more than discovering new and exciting clean beauty and skincare brands, so I jumped at the chance to treat myself to a little masking ‘me time’ over the past few days. My disclaimer, as always, is that I personally have dry, dehydrated skin that lately has been going through an oily/acne-prone patch. I have only tried each product once and cannot comment on any long term benefits/issues, but will provide you all with my honest, first impression. withSimplicity‘s mask launch #wsmaskerade includes five toxin-free, natural, organic,…

  • Clean Beauty

    Acne-Fighting, Clean Skincare Routine

    OK – let me start out by saying that I do not suffer from chronic or widespread acne, nor have I visited a skincare professional, nor am I a skincare expert.  Over the past several months, my dry, non-acne prone skin has gone through an uncharacteristic period of oiliness and acne flareups, and I want to share my latest routine for those of you who may be going through the same thing and want to gently resolve these issues with clean skincare. For the record, my skin does present as more combination during the humid summer months, but I would definitely say that the blemishes I’ve been experiencing since earlier…

  • Clean Beauty,  Makeup

    Clean Lip Care

    Lips have been having their moment for a while now (thanks, Kylie!). It’s all about the healthy pout and I’ve finally discovered how to achieve mine, thanks to clean beauty! Optional Step 1: Exfoliate There are so many products marketed and sold specifically for this purpose, and I’ve tried my fair share, but I always seem to come back to this, super basic method – rub your lips gently with a towel. I know this might sound too simple, but it really works. Once or twice a week, while getting out of the shower, I gently rub my lips with my bath towel. This works to slough off dry skin, leaving…

  • Clean Beauty,  Makeup

    Brand Spotlight: Ilia Beauty

    Recently, while editing a GRWM, a brainwave hit me – I’ve got a lot of Ilia Beauty products in my collection (check out my Minimal and Quick Clean Beauty FOTD here)! Not only that, but I reach for them often and have developed pretty strong opinions along the way. I know I’ve demo-ed and spoken about products here and there (especially on Instagram: BittaFab), but I’m ready now to give you guys more of an in-depth review. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in – this is gonna be a long one 🙂 ILIA Beauty I was attracted to Ilia right from the start, with their modern website and…

  • Clean Beauty

    The Double Cleanse

    Double cleansing for makeup removal/skin cleansing is a pretty popular concept. In fact, I think I was probably doing this technique before I even know it had a name. First it was makeup wipe + cleanser, then cleansing balm + cleanser and now…well, I’m so happy to share the latest and greatest clean combo. I can’t take full credit for this find, I had a phone conversation with a Follain Dallas associate about which cleansing balm would be best for me. She mentioned a few, based on my skin type and needs, and then offered to send me some samples. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s…

  • Clean Lifestyle

    ‘Clean’-ing up at home

    **This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. As much as I focus on clean beauty and makeup, I’ve truly been on a clean lifestyle journey and it hasn’t always been easy. For most things in life (beauty and fashion excluded 😛 ), I can be considered pretty practical. If it worked for my parents and worked for me, why rock the boat? Take Tide laundry detergent for example. My family had been using the original Tide for as long as I could remember. Once I had a home of my own, I continued the tradition, that is,…