About

Hello There Gorgeous

Welcome to the Earthy Beauty Blog and thank you for reading. I am 24 years old and I live in the wonderful state of New Jersey. In the past 6 years I really got into nature.  My dream would be to live in a simple log cabin in remote Montana, chopping firewood and harvesting my own food from a garden. Unfortunately there are things called money, and work, and for those reasons life goes on, like a hamster running his wheel.

 

I do have my own garden, and I do plant my own vegetables, all organically with no pesticides or fertilizers. I used to have a large one, but now I only have a small one, again dreaming of my remote cabin. It is such a joy to watch my plants grow from seeds, and harvest vegetables after all the work throughout the season. This is really what first connected me to nature. New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the US. The Northwest Corner still has a smaller population and some land, and far south there are the Pine Barrens with some nice forest. However I am in central Jersey, 45 minutes from New York City, tons of traffic, and hardly any open space. it is very hard to connect with nature here, but there are ways.

 

Because of the lack of land and the close proximity of houses, hunting is not very popular here. There is a huge deer population with no natural predators, their deadliest threat are the cars on the road. They live in small little thickets of woods, and front lawns are their feeding grounds. When I first moved into my development, I was excited to find that a family of deer had a permanent home in my cul-de-sac. It is recommended not to feed the deer, but I don’t care, I literally go out every day and throw the does apples. My buck is brave enough to come right up to me and be hand fed. I was so excited this spring when three fawns were born, and I have been watching them grow. They are so used to me now that even my dogs don’t scare them. I guess I might be interrupting nature a little bit, but I don’t need to worry about the deer getting too close to humans, and then being hunted come fall; and I only feed them apples and some berries which grow here naturally. Watching the deer has really given me an appreciation for nature, and the importance of the balance of life, even in such a congested area in the Northeast.

 

I have two dogs which are the most important people in my life. Yes, to me they are people, members of my family. Delilah is a 3 year old French Bulldog, fawn with a white stripe on her head. She is so rambunctious but so loyal, never leaving my side. Whenever I bring her outside she gets so fixated on the squirrels, she just wants to catch one so badly. She looks up in the trees, gets in a hunting stance and cannot be bothered with anything else when she sees the squirrels around. Then there is the little lady, Cleopatra. A 5 year old Pug, Cleo was my first dog ever I got when I was 18. She is calm and lazy, nap time is all the time for Cleo. She has a love hate relationship with Delilah, sometimes she’ll snuggle up and act like a mommy figure, other times she’ll want to be left alone like an older sister that can’t be bothered with the younger. Cleo’s passion in life is food, and like Delilah with the squirrels, Cleo gets fixated on your dinner plate. These two are my world and I don’t know what I would do without them.

 

I have been into makeup since High School, and I need to wear makeup everyday at my job so my passion for cosmetics grew over the years. Whole Foods opened up in my area about 2 years ago, and since then I have been able to try a lot of new body products. I wouldn’t have otherwise tried many of these natural products since they aren’t sold at a CVS or Walgreens, and many of the brand I never even heard of before. When I first started trying organic body products I was impressed with some of the quality I came across. Every once in a while I’ve tried something that was really not a good product, but most of the time I’m shocked to find how great a quality they are. Since I have gotten closer to nature, I really appreciate when a product is good for you as well as the environment. Getting rid of harsh chemicals for biodegradable substitutes, no animal testing, and of course a recyclable container are a few things I look for. I have now tried so many different products I figured I would start a blog with honest reviews to tell you how I feel about them.

My page is in progress, and I am figuring out the whole blogging thing. I used to be great with computers, but after freshman year of High School I kind of lost interest so I have a lot to learn and catch up with. Please be patient and excuse me if my page is very basic. The most important thing is the information, of course eye catching graphics always makes it better so I will try my best. I love to answer questions and would love to hear recommendations you have. Leave comments and share if you like!

Happy Reading,

Xoxo, Serena.