I had the wonderful good fortune of attending LOVE ORGANIC BEAUTY's inspiring wellness event in July.  There was a beautiful line up of speakers, including my friends Shiva Rose, ZenBunni,  + Debra of Gemstone Organic, a delicious lunch by Cafe Gratitude, and of course an entire floor filled with an incredible array of vendors accompanied by their responsible, organic, mindfully crafted products.  I was introduced to many new stunning items which have promptly been added to my beauty cabinet. 

The first was KOSAS

I arrived at the event lipstick free.  And when I found the most perfect poppy orange red I have ever seen within their collection, it adorned me immediately, for the rest of the event, and has most days since and every single night out.  It is called Thrillest and it has become my absolute go to red lip color.  What a gem.  I feel even more powerful + confident + sexy when I wear this red.  And holy wow, does it last.  I mean not one touch up was needed for an entire night.  And my lips feel completely nourished and hydrated instead of dry and flaky per usual with other lip colors + brands. 


KOSAS was envisioned and created in Los Angeles by founder, mother, and cosmetic connoisseur, Sheena Yaitanes.  Her gorgeous hand made lip colors, that range in hues from reds + plums to nudes + roses, are meant to be buildable, from sheer stains to full coverage, and have a non-drying matte finish.  Ingredients are hydrating with skin-smoothing + healing properties.    She incorporates green tea, rosehip, and grape seed oils, utilizing their powerful antioxidant properties to help heal, along with mango and shea butters to moisturize and protect lips.  While she also uses sweet orange oil as an uplifting scent and for its collagen boosting powers.  Another plus ::: the packaging is perfectly clean, modern, + chic.


  • Parabens
  • Pthalates
  • Mineral Oil
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Polyethylene Glycol
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • “Fragrance”
  • Petrolatum
  • Vitamin A, retinoids, or retinoid derivatives
  • All products are gluten, egg, nut, soy and cruelty free.