Clean, Luxe Hostess Gifts

Hostess gifts can be tough.  I always look for something special, something that someone wouldn’t necessarily purchase for themselves.  The packaging must be beautiful, and I honestly prefer to pick up brands and products that are a little more obscure.  And, obviously, I prefer to give nontoxic goodies that I’ve tried myself and have loved. […]

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Ursa Major’s INCREDIBLE new SPF + a Giveaway

Every time a Green beauty brand tells me that they want me to try their new SPF, I’m game.  Like the search for the best-fitting jeans, or most flattering swimsuit, my quest for the perfect sunscreen never ends.  I’m constantly impressed by these brand founders who work day and night to give us formulas that can […]

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The Best Nontoxic Bug Repellants

Back-to-School has arrived, but the heat is NOT letting up, which means we still need to think about bug repellants.  If I don’t apply insect repellant to Annabel’s or my skin, we get eaten alive (Richard somehow always comes home unscathed), so I’ve acquired a well-rounded collection of nontoxic options over the years.  Unfortunately, we […]

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Green Cleaning, Cupping and Green-Washing: 101

Happy Friday!  I recently wrote a piece about switching to Green Cleaning for The Everygirl.  If you’ve been thinking about making the switch, but don’t quite know where to begin, I hope you find it helpful.  It’s an easy, short read, and it includes 5 of my favorite products to get you started: The Cleaning Essentials […]

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New Favorites from The Choosy Chick

Is anyone else insulted by the Halloween catalogues they’re receiving in the mail (like, on so many levels)??  It’s still summer!  Margot White, the founder of The Choosy Chick, has shared a few warm-weather gems with me over the last couple of months, and I liked them so much, I feel the need to share […]

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My Top 5 at The Detox Market

Hey there, Bare Beauties.  The Detox Market recently tapped me for my “Top 5”, as well as my other all-time favorites, and it made for very easy work.  They carry about 95% of my favorite Green Beauty brands, which makes stocking up there a breeze.  I thought I’d share it with you in case you […]

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True Botanicals Relaunch & Giveaway

By now, most of you know that I’m an utter devotee to True Botanicals, the line that saved my skin 2.5 years ago.  (For almost 3  years, I’d been dealing with terrible hormonal cystic acne that not even prescriptions – that I did not feel comfortable taking – could heal.  I tried True Botanicals, and the […]

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Au Naturale

As I told you a few weeks ago, I’ve been putting a few new-to-me Clean cosmetics lines to the test lately.  Today’s pick is Au Naturale.  the founder, Ashley Prange, was working as an analyst in Washington, D.C. when her skin started to break out.  After finally discovering that it was from the synthetic ingredients in […]

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Nontoxic Toothpaste and a Giveaway

Let’s talk toothpaste.  We have been taught that brushing our teeth is essential to good personal hygiene, so we do it twice a day without even thinking about it.  Something else we’ve forgotten to think about is just what is in our toothpaste: sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan and synthetic colors and fragrances. SLS is often contaminated with […]

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