my name is Valeria.


Though originally from Republic of Moldova, I currently reside in Austin, Texas with my husband Aaron and our cat Beans.

I started Conscious Bee as a creative space where people can learn about Cruelty-Free, Vegan, and Clean Beauty movements. Cleaning up your beauty counter can be quite time-consuming and frustrating, that’s why I wanted to have a page where people can learn why and how to make this transition as smooth as possible. I find that progress comes from knowledge and I’m striving to be a source of information that my followers can turn to when they have a question about an ingredient, company's ethics, or are in need of product recommendations. 

I argue that we all deserve products that are effective and joyful to use but also that are safe for us and the environment. That’s why being conscious with my skincare is a part of a bigger picture for me.

I strongly believe in voting with my dollar and I choose to cast my vote towards a future where whether a product is cruelty-free, vegan or clean is not even a question!

Here on my blog, I enjoy testing out cruelty-free and toxic free options available on the market and share my thoughts and experiences with those products with you.


Feel free to leave a comment and follow me along on my Green Beauty Journey! <3

“I want the green beauty to be the norm, not the exception.”