Fig and Flower – Natural Beauty

Dearest Lar,

While you’re exploring Amsterdam (finding canals, drinking green juice, buying Van Gogh postcards, etc.), I did a little exploring in my own backyard today. Fig and Flower opened up a little less than a year ago in the Poncey Highland neighborhood and I’ve been meaning to check it out ever since.


Fig and Flower sells all natural makeup, skincare, and household cleaning products. So it’s basically a store made for you!

For the past few years, you’ve been inspiring me to switch to more natural products. Sometimes I slip up – like when I’m suppose to make a quick trip to pick up a prescription at CVS and end up with three new chemical-filled lipsticks (I blame the weekly coupons!) – but overall I’ve been trying to clean up my makeup and skincare routine.


I seriously wanted to buy everything at Fig and Flower times two (one for me and one for you).


They even carry Vapour, an all natural makeup brand I’ve been wanting to try forever. Look at all of the pretty lip colors! That’s Troy in the background checking out the selection of beard oil.


I felt like a kid in a candy store. I can’t wait to take you there next time you’re in Atlanta!


Just a few more of the brands they carry: Holly Beth Organics, Indie Lee, Acure, and 100% Pure.


Also, look at these amazing services they offer:


I really want to come back for a makeup application and beauty bag clean out – that’s where they show you how you can replace your favorite items with all natural versions.

Becca, a makeup artist that works at Fig and Flower, was super helpful. I told her that I’m attempting to grow out my eyebrows and she explained the best technique for doing it. I’m listening to her in the photos below, which is why I look so serious – because eyebrows are serious business.


This is me laughing at the thinness of my brows:


If my eyebrow grow-out is successful, I might do a future blog post on it. If not, I will never speak of them again!

I ended up purchasing the 100% Pure Eye Brow Powder Gel in Brunette. I initially thought it was too light, but Becca showed me how it just subtly enhances my brows without making them look drawn on.  I also got the 100% Pure Naked Palette since the only other all natural eye shadow I have is the Josie Maran Argan Beautiful Eyes quad, which is all shimmery shades. I’ve been wanting to jump on the Urban Decay Naked palette bandwagon, but have been hesitant since it’s not an all natural brand. So the 100% Pure palette is exactly what I’ve been looking for – all natural, neutral, matte shades. I’m going to spend a few weeks playing around with it and then I might do a mini 100% Pure Naked Palette makeup tutorial.

I can’t wait to see all of your photos from your long weekend getaway to Amsterdam. I’m so jealous that you got to go to an Other Stories store – and experience a different culture and what not. 🙂 Is it bad that I get more excited about stores you’re visiting than museums. I think I’ve become shallower with age.

Let’s go crazy and Skype during the workweek once you get back to Edinburgh, ok?

xoxo, Cath

7 thoughts on “Fig and Flower – Natural Beauty”

  1. What a beautiful write up of our little labor of love! Thanks for discovering us, and sharing the discovery. Hopefully you’ll come back and play in our selection again 🙂 Live beautifully, at home and abroad <3

  2. Such a cool store, and Becca was so sweet and knowledgeable. Hopefully, they will start carrying the Begley’s Best brand of all natural cleaning products. I think I sold her on that they are the best, literally edible cleaning products on the market. Finger crossed!

    And let’s see if I don’t end up getting some things tidied on myself at the super cool barber shop next door the next time I’m there with you.

    1. Hi there! I looked into them – we always appreciate tips from customers about favorite non-toxic brands. Unfortunately, they use a preservative that we won’t carry at Fig & Flower (phenoxyethanol). We are going to be stocking a new cleaning brand that you should check out, though! Haven ( carries natural, non-toxic cleaning products. Best of all, their packaging is sustainable! Keep the large plastic spray bottles, and only repurchase the concentrates. See you soon!

    2. That would be so cool if you did! The row of shops there: Fig & Flower, the barber shop, and Young Blood Boutique, is awesome. I can’t wait to go back!

      xoxo, Cath

  3. Hi Cath

    This looks amazing! It’s EXACTLY the kind of store I’m always looking for here in Edinburgh. I can’t wait to go there with you in September! I’ll try to save up money for some things — I’m a big RMS beauty fan and I’ve tried some Vapour lip colour samples and loved them.

    As for your brows — I totally salute you. I don’t have the courage to grow mine out. I do feel like Asian brows can be way more of a challenge than other brows because there is a lot of hair, but it’s sparse and doesn’t grow where you want it too. I can’t wait to see how you get on!

    And don’t worry I got you an Amsterdam souvenir AND an &otherstories souvenir ;D

    Miss you oodles and can’t wait to skype soon!!!


  4. Love this! You look so great, and I am so sorry for what you have been through! I am just now catching up on all the things. Oh sweet friend! I adore you so. Both of you 🙂

    On the topic of natural makeup, check out Root Pretty. I’ve just discovered them and LOVE the products.


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