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For as long as I can remember, I’ve had an image of myself as an older woman living in New Mexico. But I didn’t start out here. I had to get here…all the way from Brooklyn, and that often evokes the response, “Now that’s a big change!” And certainly, it was. But every once in a while, I’ll have a magical déja vu moment that reminds me of what prompted me to be here—a particularly expansive view, the pluck of a guitar, or the way a room grows more blue in the evening.  Talking to Vapou ... [read more]

This summer, Vapour is donating 10% of proceeds from Siren Lipstick in TEMPT to Beyond Pesticide’s Bee Protective Campaign. Giving back is important to Vapour: 30% of proceeds from Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in HONOR go to alternative breast cancer research. 30% of proceeds from Siren Lipstick in COURAGE go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. In honor of Earth Day and its 45th Anniversary, Vapour is contributing to an important environmental cause. “So much in nature needs help,” says Vapour co ... [read more]

After going deep with Vapour names in February, I started to vibe on all of the intention behind each one of the products here at Vapour. I spent some time with the Vapour training manual and saw a term that intrigued me: Light Reflective Technology; sounds like a fancy mirror or a solar powered flash-light. How do you put technology on your face? And why? Spending time with Vapour co-founder Krysia Boinis answers my questions quickly. Krysia puts it simply, “Some of our ingredients are designed to utilize available light a ... [read more]

We are identified by skin color from the moment we are born. Brown, Black, Yellow, White…but that is not all there is. Just underneath our skin color lies our skin undertone. Knowing your undertone is crucial for finding the right shades to complement your complexion. And by selecting the right shades your makeup will look natural, and not like you are wearing a mask. I am a girl who loves makeup! Before joining the Vapour team everything I had learned about makeup consisted of what I had picked up from the older gir ... [read more]

As a writer looking through the Vapour canon of beauty, I can’t help but notice the names of the products and shades, and that the product names seem to create the world that the shade names live in. Questions like: “What’s in a name?” and “Who names these products and how?” leads me to the doorstep of Vapour Co-Founder and Formulator Kristine Keheley’s Southside loft. Large abstract paintings that were recently taken down from a show in a local salon were layered over Kristine’s living room ... [read more]

Happy New Year, readers! How’s winter working for you? Or are you posted up in New Zealand and South Florida? Here in Northern New Mexico, we’ve been experiencing a sometimes cruel-feeling cold snap for the last week. Many people who live here enjoy the high average of sunny days throughout the year, but recently, even the sun seems cooler. Many of my close friends and I have a hard time getting and staying warm. When talking with Vapour Co-Founder Krysia about a FABULOUS recipe Vapour shared on social media, she said she wouldn&rsq ... [read more]

With the new year just around the corner, it’s easy to put the cart before the horse when it comes to goals. Us gals here at Vapour prefer the word ‘intention’ to the word ‘resolution.’ Resolution is defined as: “A formal expression of intention and a determination; a resolve.” Here in Taos we don’t get down with “formal” too much. Annie Murphy Paul defined intention as: “The purpose and awareness with which we approach the occasion.” That sounds mo ... [read more]

A few years ago, I set a goal for myself to monotask. I knew I could paint my toenails while I was watching a movie; that I could talk on the phone while I was driving and that I could write an email while I waited for a document to print out. I wanted to see if I could not do those things. Could I watch a whole movie on my computer without checking my email? What about simply enjoying the scenery on a long drive? My boyfriend Mike called what I intended to do monotasking, multitasking’s antonym. To be honest, I did quite well with my lit ... [read more]

Every autumn I feel happy and relaxed and things seem to soften as the sun becomes less bright. I look forward to wrapping myself up in hoodies and hats. Don’t get mad, but I also love it when it gets darker earlier and the permission that gives to take care of myself and be more internal. I also love school: classes, projects and gaining new knowledge. I’ve met my best friends in class, some in college and some in yoga (which totally counts as class, by the way). Whenever a friend moves to a new place where they don’t know an ... [read more]

Vapour has just launched an amazing new product, but more about that later. One of the greatest perks of working for Vapour is being on the team that gets to test new products coming out of R&D. Vapour employees and FoV (Friends of Vapour) volunteer for this delightful duty. Vapour is never tested on animals, in fact, no one can figure out why anyone WOULD test on critters—it’s sort of like feeding pizza to a chair. My dogs simply don’t wear make-up; they are not the end-users, so why would anyone test on them?& ... [read more]

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