• 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 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…

  • Clean Beauty

    Fresh Face of Clean Beauty

    While I’ve been into clean skincare for several years now, I really only started to dive into the world of clean makeup earlier this year. My visit to Follain Dallas really sparked my interest; I wasn’t totally sold on the idea of shopping for clean makeup online until I had a chance to really play with the product in person. Pittsburgh is still the best city in the world 😛 , but we don’t always have the latest and greatest in terms of natural beauty, so whenever I’m in an area that does, I’m all over it! I’ve finally amassed enough of a collection where I was able to do…

  • Clean Beauty

    Clean Haircare

    I’ve been sticking to my #cleanstreak promise and haven’t purchased a ‘non-clean’/’non-green’ beauty or hair product since my major declutter earlier this year. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this – I’m slowly trying to find clean alternatives to the not-so-clean parts of my skincare and beauty routine. Step 1 was decluttering all of my existing products so I know what I have left to use and what I was ready to toss. Now that I can see the contents of my collection daily, I have been making my way through it, using up products and moving on to the next so I can the most of my…

  • Clean Beauty

    Label Reading 101

    Yep, this is a candid picture of me, on my phone, trying to figure out whether or not the latest mascara drop really is as natural as it claims… It’s time to get ahead of the clean- and greenwashing that seems to have taken over the beauty industry. I know I’ve mentioned resources such as the Think Dirty app and Environmental Working Group’s  (EWG) Skin Deep cosmetics database before, but as helpful as these tools are, they aren’t comprehensive. New products keep popping up and it’s not easy to always know if their claims can be trusted or not. This is why I’ve decided it’s time for me to learn…