Holiday Gift Guides Galore 2018

You guys, there is still time!  That is what I keep telling myself, haha.  If you are like me, you’ll be doing one last round of online shopping this weekend.  I’ve got the clean beauty portion covered for you.  Read on for all the best gift ideas in clean beauty; these are my tried and […]

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Why I’ve Been So Quiet…

Hey, friends!  Maybe you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been posting to the blog or social media as often over the last few months.  (Or, maybe you’ve been too busy living your life to notice!)  Either way, I can’t hold in this “secret” in any longer.  I’ve been working (so, so hard) on a side […]

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Clean Beauty Catch Up: October

It’s Halloween, so I’m going to make this a quick post.  (I’m so excited to take the kids trick or treating in our new neighborhood tonight!)  I recently went into AILLEA, and there were so many new releases.  I picked up one of each to try and review for you.  True Botanicals also just launched […]

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The Best Haircare You’ve Never Tried

  I feel like I need to start a regular series called “Dara Does it Again”.  Dara Kennedy, the founder of Ayla Beauty, is always discovering cool, clean, hard-to-find brands.  Usually, this is how it goes: Jess, you should really try this amazing [fill in the blank] I found in Europe.  You will love it.  It […]

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My Favorite Household Water Filter

I think I’ve mentioned my favorite water filter on the blog a few times, but I’ve never written a post dedicated to water filters before – it’s been on my blogging to-do list for forever!  Over the years, many of you have written to me asking for my pick, and my answer has always been […]

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September’s Clean Beauty Catch-Up

Hurricane Florence definitely put a kink in my work agenda this month, but everything here in Charleston is fine, for which I am grateful.  Unfortunately, the people of upstate South Carolina and North Carolina did not fare so well.  NPR published a great article recently on the best charities you can donate to; you can […]

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Clean Beauty Catch-up

I’m still here!  This past month has been a whirlwind.  We finally moved into our new home, we didn’t have internet for 3 WEEKS, I was sick twice, and Woody has been undergoing lots of physical therapy (more on that below).  BUT, I haven’t forgotten about you.  In fact, I’m very happy to be back. […]

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For the Face Oil-Averse

Long ago, I switched over to oil-everything, (oil cleansers, face oils, eye oils) and kissed creams and lotions goodbye.  I usually recommend oils over creams to readers and followers, too.  But, some of you just want a cream.  Some of you still want a face wash that lathers.  I get it.  We all have our […]

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Your Ritual, On Rotation

I was so bummed when True Botanicals discontinued their subscription service, but they told me not to worry; they were coming out with something even better.  They delivered.  True Botanicals just launched their Sun & Moon Box, and if you are particular about using their skincare above all else, like me, you’re going to want […]

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