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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Summertime Clean Eats & Clean Beauty

So many amazing products have been coming across my desk, I can barely keep up – it’s a good problem to have!  I wanted to share everything with you in one post so I didn’t bombard you this week; I know what it’s like to have a full inbox, believe me.  Read on for a […]

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New, New, New & What I’m Packing

Hot, hot summer is here, and so are a lot of great new clean beauty releases!  If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that summer is my favorite season.  Many of these new products have arrived at the perfect time – my hair is dried out, I need travel-size everything, and there […]

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