Teeth stuff is a delicate subject for me because of how costly it's been. In 2019 I ended up using the majority of my savings to get all my dental work up to date and due to a lack of coverage I was unable to repair one of my back teeth and ended up losing the tooth (which was traumatizing.) My dentist reassured me that there was really nothing I could do to save the tooth and that my tooth health was optimal (I brush my teeth, I floss, all that jazz) - so yeah. I lost the tooth because I'm poor. Cool, cool, cool.
So yeah, it's no wonder why I am so particular about what I use to take care of my teeth. I use natural deodorant and the majority of my skincare is also natural so why wouldn't I treat my oral care the same way?
When it comes to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) women only make up for about a quarter of the workers within the field. Despite the fact that the industry is growing rapidly, it's only in the last few years that women have been more actively pursuing and being recognized for advancements in STEM.
I had a chance to chat all things STEM with Alison Crumblehulme, co-founder and president, and Jessica Kizovski, co-founder and lead formulator at Veriphy. Veriphy is a natural skincare line featuring a superstar ingredient, Photoglycogen. Photoglycogen is a 100% plant-based form of glycogen that boosts the skin’s natural ability to produce elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid for optimal hydration and a youthful, healthy glow.
Veriphy also tackles the lack of women in STEM head on with their scholarship, "The Veriphy Skincare Award for Women in STEM" to encourage women to pursue STEM careers where it is awarded each fall to a young woman at the University of Guelph.
AND the brand is Canadian!
I am so behind on beauty post because I have been regaling y'all with year, decade and unemployment updates BUT I am trying to make more of an effort to post personal, beauty, and other topics better evenly and try not to heavy one topic over another.
So that being said, my Jiyubox for winter!
The theme for this box us staying hydrated and de-stressing. Please know that this box was gifted to me but all thoughts and opinions are my own! I am also under no obligation to post in exchange for product but I have always loved to share natural beauty brands.
My quest to find high-performing natural beauty products is an on-going process so when Evio Beauty slid into my DMs to ask if they could send me product I was elated to try something new. Based in Toronto, Evio Beauty is an eco-conscious skincare and makeup brand based on sustainable practices, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and free of parabens.
Their packaging and marketing (especially their Instagram stories) really intrigued me about the brand but it was when I saw the price point I knew I had to try it. Evio Beauty is SO affordable. The most expensive item is $22ish dollars.
(In this post I will be reviewing the makeup, not the skincare because I haven't had a chance to use the skincare long enough to know how it performs. I also don't have two products; the Concealer by Evelyn Iona and the Creamy Lip-spo Liner.)
I'm back with another Jiyubox subscription box mini review because I am a consistent blogger until I decide to get a job. Which won't be for a while if I'm being honest. SO HERE WE ARE. Should I turn being unemployed into a regular topic here on the blog? Would it work? (Pun intended.) Anyhow, getting a bit off topic here so lets go back to the subscription box.
The theme for this season is all things cozy, perfect for fall and featuring all PNW based brands!
If you haven't read my first Jiyubox review yet you can read it here. Before we delve in, please know that this box was gifted to me but all thoughts and opinions are my own! I am also under no obligation to post in exchange for product but I have always loved to share natural beauty brands.