About Me

As you’ve probably gathered, my name is Maxine. And yes, I enjoy writing. I also love music, food, travel, and many other things. However, this blog has evolved over the years (it was birthed in 2011) and focuses on just two of my curiosities: music and natural beauty. Although I will always, always love music, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more and more conscious of what I’m putting on my body and not just what I’m putting in my body. So I also have a YouTube channel where I share some  reviews, findings, and DIYs. You know. I hope you enjoy, and I'd love to hear from you -- so feel free to make use of those social media buttons (above and to the right)!

If you'd like to e-mail me, my address is MaxineWrites@gmail.com.

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Also, if you're here because you're interested in some of the "research" I've done on natural beauty and beauty product ingredients, I've created an index below.

INGREDIENTS AND RESEARCH
Aloe Vera
Argan Oil
Carrier Oils
Cocamide DEA/MEA
Coconut Oil
Glycerin
Oxybenzone
Parabens and Sodium Benzoate
+ Primer: Essential Oils
Retinyl Palmitate
Rosehip Seed Oil
Silicones
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS/SLES)
Talc
Urea
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

HOMEMADE & NATURAL BEAUTY RECIPES
Aluminum-Free Deodorant Paste/Stick
Brightening, Soothing and Exfoliating Honey Masks
Homemade Body Butter (Shea and Jojoba)
Homemade Peppermint Exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub
Homemade Yogurt Face Masks
+ Hydrating Facial Sprays
+ Lush Volcano Foot Mask Dupe
+ Natural Blackhead Facial Masks
Natural Lip Scrubs
Natural "Winter-Flavored" Lip Scrubs

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