Welcome, friends! My name is Mercy and I’m sort of a beauty aficionado. Skincare, especially, has been a long-time passion of mine and in the last few years this passion really flourished when I discovered the intriguing world of natural indie beauty brands. Out of a desire to share my beauty experiences and discoveries, and connect with like-minded beauty lovers and makers, I started this blog in early 2016 to do just that. I take pleasure in putting an honest, detail-oriented focus on every product experience I share and I strive to keep my reviews as helpful and informative as possible.
With regard to being health-conscious of ingredients – while most of my product collection is plant-based (thanks for the deduction Glossier!) I keep an open mind about products that may contain questionable ingredients, though it’s rare that I sway towards “conventional” beauty. Safe synthetics are a-okay in my opinion and I believe in moderation when it comes to the not-so-okay ingredients. Natural beauty is my main hang and to it I owe all of my glow.
Expect to see products featured from both affordable and luxury brands, hauls, reviews, beauty routines, and more.
About my skin type: With the right products, I can achieve a “normal” oil-balanced skin type. Without any product at all, my skin leans dry and dehydrated. My skin is most dry in the Summer and Winter. I’m prone to dehydration and congested pores, both caused by excess dead skin cells. Because of this – gentle, every day exfoliation is super important to me which I achieve through double cleansing. I believe that my skin is stronger and healthier when I maintain minimal routines that consist of core, simple products like hydrators, oils/balms, and moisturizers.
I’m 29 years old, living in Northwest Louisiana and I’m a momma to two fur baby kittens: Carrot (the snow shoe) and Poppy (the baby half-tiger). Check out their cuteness on my Insta: @greenbymercy
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