• 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,  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,  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,  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…

  • Makeup

    An Everyday Glam Makeup Look

    If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a video’s gotta be a novel’s worth! There’s no better way to share my latest favorite makeup look and how I apply each product 🙂 Disclaimer: I’m pretty excited about this everyday sparkly look and while I’m definitely not a makeup artist, I hope that some of my tips are helpful for those looking to amp up their daily look. The video is definitely on the longer side and I happened to film while multiple tractors were running (sorry, lol!), but I genuinely love these products and think they can be flattering for a wide range of skin tones. Products used, in…

  • Clean Beauty,  Mommy

    Clean Beauty: Part 4 – DIY Pregnancy Care Package

    Note: This post was inspired by a dear, expecting friend of mine who I wanted to pamper with some nontoxic goodies! That being said, each of the products I selected for her can be used by anyone, man or woman, expecting or not! Nothing here is “maternity specific”. That’s the true beauty of going clean 😉 Of course, if you are pregnant, please be sure to research each of the products and ensure they are approved by your doctor. While Baby Showers are amazing opportunities to bless the expecting couple with all of the gizmos and gadgets they need to prepare themselves for the wonderful chaos of parenthood, I’ve always…