If you have been following my blog and social media for awhile now, it’s now secret that Plume Science is my go-to for maintaining my eyelashes and brows. Their brand has expanded rapidly from a single eyelash serum to gorgeous brow pomades and the BEST eyelash curlers and tweezers you can get your hands on!! Plume offers the highest quality nontoxic ingredients that are actually very effective! They made me a believer in their eyelash serum years ago and now I’m hooked on their brow pomade, which is made with their signature serum and helps brow growth as well.

If you aren’t familiar with Plume, this gorgeous brand was created by Lauren Bilon, who after the birth of her first child suffered significant hair and eyelash loss. Lauren wasn’t impressed by the harsh conventional alternatives offered and teamed up with organic cosmetics formulator Irene Schnell to develop Plume, a nontoxic and safe formula that is truly effective.

The main reason I wanted to share my experience with Plume with you guys is because I actually have suffered from PTSD since my son’s illness. As a result of my stress disorder I began to pick and pull my eyelashes and brows out. Yes, you read correctly I purposely did this. I remember vividly doing this A LOT when my son was actually in the hospital and undergoing surgery and treatments and what not. Since then, which keep in mind it has been roughly four years since his diagnosis, I still to this very day struggle with this but not nearly as frequent. I’m sure many of you have heard of skin pickers or cutters so this is very similar as far as the satisfaction someone with extreme anxiety or distress gets from doing it. I have been to tons of therapy and wanted to share what I have gone through in case other mothers, or fathers have dealt with a traumatic event and show them this is not so out of the norm. Many of you may read this in shock but unless you have gone through something that truly traumatized you to your core, it may be difficult to understand. Facing the mortality of your child will have different effects on you, not just emotionally but physically!!! Plume really did save the day with their serum, I religiously apply in to my top and bottom lash line ever night after washing my face and it has helped keep my lashes balanced and full.

Left: nothing on lashes, Right: using Plume eyelash curler and one coat of mascara. Brow Pomade in “Ashy Daybreak” on brows

Pictured above are my results with Plume Eyelash Serum, eyelash curler and their brow pomade to define my brows. Keep in mind that I wear very heavy eyeliner because of that fact that I pick my lashes, the results may not be an immediate wow to the naked eye but for a picker, these results are AMAZING!!! This serum has supplemented my lashes, keeping growth active and my lash line full!! Their newest addition of their eyelash curler is a huge standout for me as well. It’s extremely sturdy with a very unique design that enables you to get super close to your lash line for an extreme curl. The same goes for their sleek matte black tweezers, they are slaying the tweezer game for sure! The brow pomade offers really clean ingredients, is extremely pigmented, not as waxy as my go to EcoBrow but the staying power is there for sure. Your brows will stay put all day babes!

Plume Science so graciously sent me their Limited Edition Lash and Brow Collection boxes over the holidays which featured all of the gorgeous products I mentioned above, which are currently still available on their website for $95 (lash collection) and $133 (brow collection) which is an awesome deal so I would snag one before they are gone babes!! Please don’t hesitate to CONTACT me regarding the Plume Science products I mentioned above or my PTSD journey as I would be happy to share any info I can! 🙂 You can shop all Plume Science products here. 

Lash Serum Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Cinchona Succirubra Bark Extract, Water, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycerin, Honey Extract, Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sucrose Laurate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Tropaeolium Majus (Indian Cress) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Coleus Forskohlii Root Oil, Carya Ovata (Hickory) Bark Extract., $95 for 5mL.

Brow Pomade Ingredients: Isoamyl Laurate, Isoamyl Cocoate, Silica, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Oryza Sativa Cera (Rice Bran Wax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Candelilla Cera (Candelilla Wax), Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera (Berry Wax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Emblica Officinalis Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cera Carnauba (Carnauba Wax), Tocopheryl Acetate, Coleus Forskohlii Root Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Lauric Acid, Arginine, Cystine, $38 with five different shades offered.




It’s definitely fun to get back to blogging a little bit! Most of my focus has been shifted to the business and development side of FLB so it’s refreshing to just sit down and type out my thoughts and the fun things I’ve been up to. Diane, the gorgeous mastermind behind green beauty brand Modern Minerals and I have been in touch for awhile now and have always wanted to collaborate in some way. So when we sent each other some of our own goodies we both knew we had to share with you guys how convenient and gorgeous are products are together! Below I’m showing you some eyeshadow and foundation blends but what I especially love is the convenience of our travel size options and how many looks you can create by simply having those in your makeup bag when your on the go!

I feel like I have nearly all of the Modern Minerals collection so there are so many options to show you guys of how versatile are products can be together. One of the stand out products to me was the rose and coconut infused eyeshadows in “Maya” and “Pink Sand”. Both of those shades are matte and provide you with a really great base to blend one of our illuminating oils with and make your own bronzer or blush that can also be used on lips as well! The tones I came up with are absolute perfection for fall. Below you will see that I blended “Pink Sand” with our Lovechild rose gold Illuminating oil to make a pretty berry toned blush and the results are stunning! This is the ideal shade to simply dab on your lips and cheeks for a fall glow, and did I mention the ingredients in our oils will keep your skin uber hydrated during the cooler weather months?!

Aside from all the color blends you can make with our products, one of my favorite blends is actually adding a  few drops of my Illuminating Oil with Modern Minerals loose mineral foundation powder for a dewy tinted moisturizer!! Honestly guys this has been my go-to lately as we still have such dry fire weather here in SoCal, so my face is craving hydration all day, everyday. The oil keeps my face hydrated, plump and glowy all day while the loose foundation gives me just the right amount of coverage. This is why I have the most heart eyes for loose mineral makeup babes, the possibilities are endless to what you can create and sometimes with pressed powders I feel like they just sit on top of your skin while loose powders blend in so beautifully.

I wanted to show you babes exactly how I blend them because I feel like some think its an art when truly all I do is drop one drop of oil in the bottom of the Modern Minerals foundation cap and blend with the desired amount of powder I like. I like a tad bit more coverage so I add more powder than oil, but if you prefer less coverage and more dewiness, simply add more oil! 🙂 You can blend into your skin with your fingers or a stipling brush/foundation brush. I’ve tried all methods and they all work just fine. I’ve tried SO many foundations, bb creams and tinted moisturizers guys and I truly feel like this method makes my skin look the most healthy and glowy out of everything I’ve tried before. I just think you can’t go wrong when you can customize your desired coverage and hydration and what works best for your skin type! For those of you curious my Modern Minerals foundation shade is “Medium Beach”. I go a tad darker to keep my complexion on the warmer side.

Now onto the exciting stuff! To celebrate our collaboration together and glow babes on the go, Modern Minerals and Free Love Beauty are teaming up for the absolute ultimate GIVEAWAY on Instagram!! Simply head over to the @freelovebeauty Instagram page for all the details on how to enter. But we aren’t stopping there babes, we love and appreciate all of you so much that we are BOTH offering 15% off all purchases from now until Friday, November 3rd with code WELOVEBEAUTY15. Thats right, that code can be used at AND I absolutely adore seeing FLB products works so beautifully with other green beauty brands and us boss babes coming together to create amazing things! Have an amazing week glow babes!!!




A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to getting some shots of my illuminating potions working their magic in the California sunshine so I can give you babes a better idea of my favorite places to use them and why they blow your everyday lotion/moisturizer out of the water! 😉 I truthfully do not use ANY creams, moisturizers or lotions on my skin anymore at all. High quality oils have made my skin so healthy and youthful that there is no looking back now, and I highly recommend jumping on the bandwagon babes! Now I know that highlighters are all the rage and don’t get me wrong I developed my illuminating oils because I wanted to make something beautiful and sparkly to the eye, but the most important part of my potions are the oils I use in them. The oils I use are certified organic and serve major purposes. While they shimmer and sparkle, they also fight aging (big time), hydrate, refine, tone and restore your skin to the best it can be! Certified organic Grapeseed Oil hydrates and restores your skin while Organic Rosehip Oil is a dry oil which prevents your potion from feeling overly greasy and tones your skin as well! These oils are the power couple for my illuminating oils and your skin loves them!

Thanks to my photographer friend Maverick of @mavericksphotos on Insta (check him out!) and my bestie Cady we collected a few beautiful shots of how healthy my illuminating oils make your skin look- I always aim for a refined and wearable sparkle and glow! Pictured above is Wildchild which is a reflective turquoise sparkle and the sparkles are so fine that this potion also makes for a great primer before makeup or blending in with your favorite loose mineral foundation to make it your own dewy summery tinted moisturizer! My next post will show you exactly how to do that and the results are stunning!! As always be sure to prep your skin with a good sunscreen beforehand-super important babes!!

Above we used our warm Sunchild Illuminating oil and you can see the bronze cast it has on the skin, it’s truly THE summertime must-have beauty product! What is unique about this oil is that I use my own signature honey gold sparkle blend that not only illuminates but it also evens out the skin tone which makes for an ultra flattering result! Sunchild is still my best seller to date, it’s just so damn flattering. My mind is always working on new developments and my newest potion, Flowerchild, has been a  long time in the making. It’s my most bold and fun oil I would say and I’m so excited to finally share it with all you babes!

Flowerchild is a duo-chrome iridescent lavender gem that is just so much fun and gives so much impact when used on the cheekbones to highlight or the décolletage because the duo chrome just makes it so bold yet wearable at the same time. I’m in love with this gem and so excited to finally get it in the SHOP! Did I mention that ALL of our potions are now available in .25 oz. travel sizes so you can take your “glow on the go” with you! I’ve had so many inquiries about producing smaller sizes and I’m so happy to finally have them available for you guys. It truly is the best way to try a few different shades when your torn between which one to get and we’ve had such a great response with them! 🙂 Plus, they are just the cutest to throw in your makeup bag!!

I’m also currently working on how-to videos to show you babes my personal favorite ways to use my potions and keep you up to date on your newest releases! Ice Queen will be our newest release hopefully within the next couple of weeks and let me tell you it’s the most stunning cool-toned highlighter ever!! I’m also working on a possible limited edition oil and a super fun collaboration with Modern Minerals is right around the corner so stay tuned for that as well! I cannot thank all of you enough for all the support and love for my growing business, I put everything into making these the absolute best for you!! You can browse all of our full size and travel size potions in the SHOP now!! 🙂




If you have followed my blog and/or Instagram (@freelovebeauty) for awhile you know that True Botanicals is my go-to when it comes to skin care. For the past couple of years I have been a slave to their Pure Radiance Oil and more recently incorporated their Vitamin C powder and Cellular Repair Serum into the mix and my skin has never looked better. You can see my reviews of their skincare here and here. I’m also a fan of their hair care and body care products which I have mentioned here. So when True Botanicals sent me their travel set of their new travel line of hair and body products and their lotion in the new scent “Grove” I was beyond excited. True Botanicals always gets me pumped with their scents because they are completely clean and  always smell so earthy and fresh!

What I appreciate about the particular travel sizes above any others that I’ve tried is that they are super luxe and sturdy, which make them ideal for travel because they don’t leak and the sleek stainless steel packaging helps them withstand any bumpy travel conditions. Each are 2 oz. bottles of their Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner, and their Nourishing Body Wash and Lotion.  Each bottle has a tight-fitting cap on them and you can seriously just throw them in your bag if you wanted to and they will NOT leak whatsoever which is an awesome plus for me. I have used all of these up until the last drop since I bounce around for my business and love my Palm Springs getaways with my girls ;). I just really love the fact that True Botanicals has made it so easy to stay clean and green when your on the go, and in the most chic way of course! Their travel sizes run $11 each which is a steal for how long they last. If you purchase them all together at once you are set for when you are due for a getaway!!

As for the Nourishing Lotion in “Grove”? Well it’s everything I could ever want in a body lotion with the cleanest of ingredients and the earthiest of scents. Described as a “light, woodsy, citrus scent” I would have to agree because it contains sandalwood and patchouli oils which are my absolute favorites!! No joke babes, I’m a total hippie at heart and these kind of scents are my jam! The bottle is 8 Oz. and comes in their standard sleek stainless packaging and the lotion itself is ultra-creamy and keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day. One thing I’ve learned about clean lotions is that you need to take the time to rub them into your skin since they don’t have any synthetic ingredients or emulsifiers they take a minute to rub in so just keep that in mind! 🙂 This gem retails at $42, and a little goes a long way babes!

If you search “True Botanicals” on this site you will see how much I truly stand by these products as I have tried almost everything in their line and adore it all. You can also head over to to shop everything I mentioned above and check out their amazing skin care products as well! Fell free to CONTACT me with any questions about True Botanicals. Happy Wednesday green babes!



This is a post I have been working on for awhile because there is just so much goodness and glow to share with you all! First off if you are a green beauty fanatic and haven’t come across the Root beauty brand yet, then this will be a perfect introduction because they have absolutely everything to offer the nontoxic beauty lover on every level. If you follow my blog and Instagram, you know that highlighters and illuminators and the key to my makeup-loving heart (and the base of my own Free Love Beauty brand!)and Root was so kind to send me their “Rose Glow” and “White Gold” mineral illuminators to pair with my very own oils so we can show the extreme versatility these products have to offer. When teamed up together with my oils and these stunning illuminators turn into creams that I use on my lips, as a highlight, eyeshadow and blush! I have to say I have tried almost every highlighter out there, green and not, and these illuminators are on another level ladies!! I’ve been absolutely obsessed from the moment I received them and haven’t reached for anything else since, and I’m SO excited to show you how amazing they are!!

from left to right, Root “Rose Glow” and Root “White Gold”

Root “Rose Glow”

Root “White Gold”

I was truly blown away by the Root Illuminators, and the green beauty world needs these because they are true to form glowy highlighters that pack a punch. These babies prove that you don’t need toxic ingredients to make a mean highlighter and they truly deliver the goods! They offer two loose mineral shades; “Rose Glow” and “White Gold”. White Gold was the one I reached for first being a gold lover myself and this shade rivals some of the mainstream heavy hitter highlighters out there let me tell you.  When applied on my pale, neutral skin tone it comes off as a warm, bright champagne that is ultra-flattering. No glitter chunks here but it almost has a metallic look to it which is why it brings such a warm glow to the skin. As for “Rose Glow” at first I wasn’t sure if I would love it as much as the White Gold but boy was I mistaken, as this has become one of my top favorite highlighters of all time and I have never received so many compliments on a highlighter then I have while wearing “Rose Glow”. The truly amazing thing about these illuminators are that they are extremely versatile and I mixed them with all three of my very own Organic Illuminating oils to show you exactly what all of these amazing products can do together!

Root “White Gold” mixed with Free Love Beauty “Wildchild” Oil

As you can see above I simply use the cap of the illuminators to blend the products. I take a tiny amount of the illuminator and blend it with a tiny drop of my oil of choice until its a cream like consistency. The marriage of these two products creates a high impact cream highlighter that also adds hydration to the skin and anti aging properties from the illuminating oil. I wear this blend to highlight everywhere I want a high impact champagne glow. The addition of the oil gives the skin an extra youthful glow that makes it so wearable. I like blending the “White Gold” Illuminator with my “Wildchild” and “Sunchild” potions. All of those shades really compliment each other well and bring warmth to the skin.

Root “Rose Glow” Illuminator blended with “Lovechild” Oil

Above you see the absolute stunning results I achieved when blending the “Rose Glow” Illuminator with my Lovechild Illuminating Oil which is a rose gold shade as well. This blend was my favorite and I cannot get over just how flattering the results were. This blend can be used as a highlighter, eyeshadow, blush but my absolute favorite use was as a lipstick!! This blend produced this most perfect warm, rosy nude lip I could ever hope for and it’s hydrating as well thanks to the oil! Throughout this past week I wore this blend as a monochromatic look and received endless compliments on how glowy my skin was, not to mention how many wanted to know what I was wearing on my lips and I loved telling them it was my own blend! It’s hard to find a good nude in the green beauty world so this was an exciting find for me!

Root “Rose Glow” blended with “Lovechild” Illuminating Oil on lips

All three of my Organic Illuminating Oils were absolute perfection to blend with the Root Illuminators, and the possibilities are endless with shades and tones while doing so.

The blend I’m wearing above is what I use often to highlight and thats Root “White Gold” with “Sunchild” Illuminating Oil. Sunchild is a straight bright bronze tone so it really brings out the warmth of the “White Gold”Illuminator and this blend is a MUST have for the upcoming summer months.

So if you haven’t already rushed over to Root’s website I would if I were you, they offer everything the green beauty babe could ever want and need! They have an amazing selection of high performance skincare, perfume, mineral makeup AND pressed makeup and I definitely appreciate the options! You can shop all of their goods at and they offer free shipping on orders over $75! To see more detailed swatches of each shade of my Free Love Beauty Illuminating Oils head over to my SHOP where you can see the differences! I’m also offering a discount code for all my amazing readers and customers with code SPRINGGLOW15, you will receive 15% off your order which is good until April 7, 2017.


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