October 30, 2020

What to get from the Sephora Sale 2020

What to get from the sephora sale 2020 _ Foreo Luna, Olaplex, Lawless the baby one, biossance, sephora clean fragrance sampler

I don’t really *love* writing two ‘listicles’ back to back on the blog (where you use images from the website and just list products/items), BUT it’s also that time of the year (YAY HOLIDAYS!) when people just want to hear what’s good and order, am I right?! Plus, some of these items I don’t currently own (because I need to re-order myself and was waiting…

full story
October 22, 2020

Cleaner Self Care Products for Tweens or Teens

Cleaner Self Care Products for Tweens or Teens

I had a friend ask me about cleaner, ‘fun’ bath products for her ‘tween’ daughter recently and I realized this is a topic I’m sure many moms of tweens (and teens) may be thinking! So much of those face masks, bath bombs and soaps sold at Target and Claire’s are full of harmful ingredients that can really mess with young girls’ endocrine systems. They’re SO…

full story
October 5, 2020

Beautycounter Skin Twin Foundation Review [YouTube]

Beautycounter Skin Twin Foundation Review and Demo

When I first joined Beautycounter over a year ago, you KNOW I had to test out their foundation before saying I felt confident representing this brand. Back then, it was Tint Skin. Tint Skin was light/medium coverage with a natural finish in a limited range of shades. Almost a year later, Beautycounter gave Tint Skin a makeover. Skin Twin came out a few months ago,…

full story
September 22, 2020

NEW Clean Beauty Haul – Necessaire, Banish, Olaplex, NARS

NEW Clean Beauty Haul | Olaplex Hair Oil, Bite Beauty Yaysayer Guava Puff, NARS Soft Matte Foundation Stromboli, Ilia Skin Tint Foundation Matira

With the change of seasons, a ton of new products have entered my life – welcome to my NEW clean beauty haul! Some makeup, some skincare, some body care and some haircare… all with safer ingredients. I haven’t had much time to throughly test them out yet (some first impressions here and there) but I wanted to tell you what I picked up/why so you…

full story
September 3, 2020

One Year Later: Becoming a Beautycounter Consultant

Wow, that went by fast! I officially joined Beautycounter as a brand consultant one year ago this month, August 18 to be exact. It was also, I guess, my unofficial start to a cleaner beauty lifestyle. Now, let’s get this straight… I am a firm believer in progress over perfection in this whole ‘clean living’ world. I am not 100% clean and I don’t judge…

full story
August 24, 2020

Reviewing SIGMA Cor De Rosa Eyeshadow Palette

Reviewing SIGMA Cor De Rosa Eyeshadow Palette

Those of you who watch my YouTube channel or have read my makeup brushes blog post know I have been a fan of Sigma brushes for years. They also offer a limited selection of makeup products, and recently have started to transition a lot of their color cosmetics to a cleaner formula. I was SO excited to hear this, since many of you know I…

full story
August 16, 2020

Managing Anxiety with CBD

managing anxiety with CBD highline wellness brighter darling

I don’t think anyone would be shocked to hear my type-A self has struggled with anxiety. These days, I think it has almost become the trend to appear anxious or that you have ‘so much going on’ in an effort to justify your life for some reason. It’s a real problem. We are constantly pulled in two directions – be successful but also create time…

full story
August 9, 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation Review + Wear Test [YouTube]

charlotte tilbury flawless filter foundation review wear test

Oh wow, look, another giant block of time and I haven’t published a blog post! I know, I know. I definitely need a better system. But, if you’ve been with me awhile, although blog posts may not be as frequent as they’ve been… I am still very active on Instagram and Instagram stories, you’ll find YouTube videos go up, and also Facebook posts. It’s just…

full story
May 22, 2020

Spring Beauty Haul 2020

Spring Beauty Haul | Clean Beauty Haul | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details¬†here. It’s been awhile since I posted a beauty haul and I’m so excited about it! I think I just accumulate products over a short period of time and don’t really think of it as a ‘one big haul order,’ but I basically got these makeup, skincare and haircare products in the same month… so to me, that’s a haul.…

full story
May 18, 2020

Glo Skin Beauty Stick Foundation Review and Wear Test [YouTube]


Guys! I am so sorry I forgot to share this on my blog for you all! It was a YouTube video I did a few months ago, but I know a lot of you love mineral makeup *AND* I hope many of you are joining me on this cleaner beauty journey. It was a fairly popular YouTube review and foundation wear test and I’m happy…

full story
May 15, 2020

How To Wax Your Brows at Home [YouTube]

How To Wax Your Brows at Home Tutorial

I know many of us are starting to see the world return to a new normal. Even here in NJ, things are starting to slowly re-open next week! BUT I know many of you still may not be able to see your brow technicians and are struggling with maintenance. OR maybe you’re just sick of spending $10-20/month on your brows. I hear ya! That’s what…

full story
May 9, 2020

Beautycounter Products I’ve Repurchased [YouTube]

Beautycounter Products I've Repurchased | Clean Beauty | Beautycounter Favorites

Straight up… I KNOW this post and video isn’t going to be for everyone. Some people will never have an open enough mind to ever try a product sold through a direct retail business – even if it’s one that also has brick and mortar stores throughout the country and is healthier for you – and that’s ok. I have DOZENS of other posts and…

full story


Shop Green Beauty At The Detox Market