This came as a complete surprise to me…I mean, I did send Alexandra Spunt, co-author and blogger of No More Dirty Looks, a package of Stark goodies, and didn’t even have time to send one off to author and bestie Siobhan O’Connor when BAM! A review was up! (In all honesty, I think about 2 weeks had passed, but my perception of time has been waaaay off lately since I am both running this here joint and ghostwriting a non-fiction book. No kidding.)
Anyyywaayysss, let me tell you, that morning felt like Christmas. Except WAY better, and in March when not much else is going on. Here’s the review, in case you weren’t one of the thousands (!!) who read it! (click on the pic…I don’t expect you to squint and read that…it’ll ruin your eyes.)
My favorite part is that Stark stood out to her. I can imagine they get a TON of products all the time for reviews, since they have such a devoted following on their blog (have you checked it out? I’m one of their big fans as well…it’s a great blog, and their book is a must-have for any beauty fan). She also said that these products “felt right” and that they are “palatable without smelling like food” and that she’d use every last drop of her Stark goodies (for the record, I sent her full-size products!). I had tears in my eyes reading this.
Natural products are givers: they’re all about what’s good for YOU. When I decide what’s going to go into a Stark product, I make sure that there are a number of ways that the ingredient in question takes care of skin. Every single drop is a drop of pure goodness because this the way I believe skincare should be. It’s a whole lot like food. When you buy a package of something incredibly processed, and check out the expiry date and lo and behold, these apple doodahs are going to survive any climatic conditions for the next 18 months, you just KNOW there’s a whole lot of garbage pumped into every greasy, fakey morsel. When you buy a bunch of kale, you don’t expect it to stay crisp and tender throughout a whole cycle of seasons and then some. You use it quickly. You enjoy it. Your body loves you for it. In return, however, natural products, be they for food or beauty, require a little love back. First, let me tell you about REAL natural products and how we deal with the lack of preservatives.
Wow, I can’t believe how much time has gone by since my last post! I’m a little embarrassed, actually, as I used to be such an astute blogger. I’m thinking that now that fall is upon us, Adriano and I celebrated a faux New Year’s (we decided that fall equinox was a better time for a new beginning than the dead of winter, and it happens to be Rosh Hashanah so it all kinda works out), that I’ll get back on track with blogging. It’s not that I didn’t start a bunch of posts, because I have all kinds of blog scraps that I just never finished. Also, I’ve got a bunch of informative posts planned, so I can continue to dazzle and amaze you all with some actual information you can apply to your life, and skin. Yay!
Anyhow, this is just to say HAI! And to keep you abreast of what’s up with Stark.
Hi everyone! So, I’ve been hard at work on my OTHER business, which is copywriting (and right now, editing a book), and so haven’t had much time for blog posts and product updates, etc. HOWEVER, I wanted to let you guys know that I have some new products, that I have been working on FOR MONTHS and MONTHS that
Do you trust the products you slather all over your face, hair and body enough to take a bite out of them?
‘Cause I totally would. Ok, not all my products. I have to admit that there are a few things that are less than clean still in rotation at my house. Stuff I don’t use on a daily basis, such as most of my makeup. I’m not eating my mascara anytime soon. No sireeee. And yet I still jab myself in the eye with it almost everytime I put it on. I realize this is just a tad ironic.
However, the stuff I use all the time and on most of my body, such as my Terr’ma Butter, Juicy Scrub, my oatmeal and clay wash, lip balms, facial mists and Creamy Elixir (I use it on my body), I’d totally eat. I’d even eat my Nature’s Gate conditioner, and Dr. Bronner’s soaps (which I use on my hair, too). I’m even going to post a video to prove it!! (Stay tuned for that…I’m super camera shy.)
Does this sound like total lunacy to you? It probably does, but it really shouldn’t. I’m not talking about downing all 473 ml of a product. Just a taste, a little mouthful. Would you trust your products not to poison you? If you don’t, then I hate to break it to you, but what do you think you’re doing by putting it all over your body?