Annie is our beauty spirit animal. She taught us to embrace our obsession with masking (she wears one daily when traveling!), shares our love for Korean beauty products and ain’t afraid to embrace the somewhat frightening LED face mask trend (just keep reading).

As a TCM beauty contributor and one of our favorite beauty bloggers, Annie’s focus on non-toxic, high-impact solutions qualifies her for this second shot at our Green Goddess Guide (check out her first one here).

Here are Annie’s product obsessions du jour, her insta-glam hacks, and an A to Z process for a perfectly balanced skincare routine…

Can’t travel without…

A full mini-set of my entire skincare routine for en-flight beautification.

In a pinch I…

Add RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up, my number one favorite makeup item.

Always in my evening clutch:

Obsession of the moment:

Beautifying snack/meal:

Acai bowl from Two Hands in New York.

Beautifying drink:

A homemade purple smoothie with about 50 different elixirs! I often post my favorite smoothie recipes on Instagram.

For ultra-glamorous effect:

Lash extensions.

Beauty tool:

My Deesse Korean LED Light Face Mask that I heard about from Gucci Westman.

Weirdest beauty habit:

Giving my hands a weekly “hand mask” using Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask and charging my crystals on a full moon.

In the shower I keep…

On my bedside table…

Once a month I…

I get a facial from Dangene at the Institute of Skinovation once a month, if not more often.

After a rough weekend…

Pressed Juicery‘s activated charcoal and honey juice.

On little sleep I rely on…

The product that changed my skin…

Most treasured beauty tip…

Never go to bed without washing your face.

For glowing skin…

It’s all about a proper skincare routine, which goes a little something like this: cleansing balm, facial essence, a facial serum mixed with a facial oil and, lastly, a rich moisturizer.

My go-to smoothie recipe:

My tropical smoothie.

My tropical smoothie


1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup carrot juice
1/4 cup coconut water
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup mangos
1 tsp of the following: maca, flax powder, he shou wu, Moon Juice Brain Dust and Beauty Chef Glow probiotics
Hemp seeds, to sprinkle on top


Blend together and top with hemp seeds!

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