If you have been following me for awhile, I think I make no secret that I am completely in love with everything Meow Meow Tweet makes. Evidence in the form of written words and photos can be seen here, here, and here. But, I don’t think I can take nearly enough pictures to show you how so many of Meow Meow Tweet products find themselves in my routine. My skin adores them.
From the sweet packaging, to the organic plant-based ingredients, and the affordable prices, Meow Meow Tweet has created a line of products that keeps me wanting to try everything they make. And it’s absolutely thrilling that I see so many other green beauty enthusiasts discovering Meow Meow Tweet and feeling that way too.
I have to be completely honest here. The best part about being a green beauty blogger (other than trying out products), is the very excited, very capslock-y e-mail exchanges with brands. I love being able to connect with a brand and let them know what I loved about their products, if I don’t get the chance to review them here. But I never really expect to meet the faces behind the brands and talk to them in person. And so, I nearly deleted the e-mail conversation between Tara and I out of surprise and excitement when she invited me to pop into their studio and have tea with her and Jeff.
I made my way from Bensonhurst to Meow Meow Tweet’s new studio in Bushwick on a very cold and blustery day. I was cold and wanted shelter so badly, I nearly bowled over Jeff as I made my way in and he made his way out. Fun fact: I’m really good at making introductions. After getting inside and successfully not hurting anybody, I sat down to hot tea and vegan macaroons. Yum!
As much as I am intimidated to talk to “very important beauty people,” I didn’t feel that way at all chatting with Jeff and Tara. I think I had one of the most funny and refreshing conversations ever. And we managed to talk about nearly everything: how amazing the green beauty community is, makeup and being bad it (Tara and I), people who have enviously good skin (Jeff), food, and cats of course. More fun facts: Jeff and Tara also create, sculpt, and display their art when they have spare time! I already thought they were cool for making vegan skincare but they just got infinitely cooler in my books.
I got the official studio tour of course. There are lots of long wooden tables to work on and boxes were stacked here and there. And despite the industrial-like setting, there was lots of lovely sunlight streaming through the windows of the studio. I got to see the shelf of essential oil jugs (yep, jugs!), a huge box of shea butter, and rows and rows of their colorful labels.
And though I loved every inch of the neat studio, I think my top favorite part of Meow Meow Tweet’s studio would be the soap shelf as you can see in the picture below. I stood there and smelled all of them while Tara described to me in detail what each kind of bar was supposed to be. In-between sniffs, I began to wonder which one I should try after I finish my bar of Grapefruit Mint soap at home. My answer after being in olfactory heaven: all of them. But especially, the Lavender Lemon bar because I love citrus-fragranced soaps the most!
I am beyond grateful that I had the chance to meet the duo behind Meow Meow Tweet. I came away with the feeling that so much love and smart-thinking goes into this brand and I’m in awe that Jeff and Tara could craft such great products in their little studio. I remember Tara telling me that sometimes, because Meow Meow Tweet is really just two people, they would end up whipping a batch of products right there to-order. So what you end up getting is incredibly fresh (a word that usually applies to food) and made-with-care skincare products. And it’s even more exciting to hear Jeff and Tara talk about the products they have in development and whose formulas they are still tweaking. I absolutely cannot wait to see and try what new products they come up with!
In the end, what you should have gotten from reading all of this is: Meow Meow Tweet is just fantastic organic and vegan skincare made by two very funny, artistic, and good people. So, take the plunge and check them out!
The sincerest thanks to Jeff and Tara for letting me visit their new studio. I was a fan before, but now I’m an even bigger one.
Meow Meow Tweet’s incredible vegan and small-batched products can be purchased here: meowmeowtweet.myshopify.com