• 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,…

  • Clean Beauty,  Makeup

    Full Face of Clean Beauty

    We started this clean makeup/#cleanstreak back in Feb and I am so excited that I finally have all the components for a full face of clean beauty. Like I back when I was knee deep in decluttering, I never wanted to up and buy makeup in a rushed and haphazard fashion. I wanted to buy things as the need arose and allow ample time for research/reading reviews. Plus, let’s be real, makeup isn’t cheap and the same goes for the nontoxic variety. When I first proposed #cleanstreak (where I challenged myself to only buy clean makeup/skincare products), I adamant that the products I use and incorporate into my daily routine…

  • Fashion

    1 Dress, 3 Ways

    If you’ve been an avid, or even a casual, reader of BittaFab you know that I like to style one thing many ways. I’ve done animal print and a body suit so far, and the next installment of fashion inspo comes in the form of a button down dress. Of course, I will be sharing some dresses that I think work great for this type of multi-styling, but it’s always a good idea to shop your closet first. Be on the lookout for a dress that buttons all the way down, this will lead to the most versatility. I personally prefer something with a hint of a sleeve over sleeveless,…

  • Fashion

    Style Inspo – Summer Dresses

    Lately I’ve been having a good luck streak when it comes to finding cute and versatile summer dresses and I just had to share! I’m throwing in a skirt and jumpsuit too; something for everyone 😉 As I’ve shared on both here and on my Instagram feed in the past, I’m all about finding multiple ways to style and re-wear one piece. And I especially love those pieces that can go from casual, running around with the kids to fancy, date night with the hubs with minimal effort. I decided to mix it up when sharing these summery dressy pieces with you – don’t mind the silliness 🙂 Can’t take…

  • Fashion,  Makeup

    What’s in my bag?

    Anyone else a huge fan of this oldie but goodie throwback to the beginnings of YouTube? I can’t say no to a ‘What’s in my bag?’ video, not just because they are so nostalgic, but also because, I love organizing, remember? …and I can be nosey (don’t judge!)…but mostly because of the organizing thing – it’s so helpful and inspiring to see what people carry and how they structure their handbags! Anyhow, it’s time for me to pay it forward because I love my LV Neo Noe. This bag has it all: it’s trendy yet classic, all while being super functional. The straps can shorten and lengthen to allow you…