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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Bare Beauty Journal: Life Lately

Hey There, Bare Beauties!  First, I want to thank you for giving me a few weeks off.  I worked really hard this past spring to tighten up my editorial calendar, publish consistent blog posts, contribute to other publications, travel to conferences, and work on a lot of back-end/ behind-the-scenes stuff; all good things, but I […]

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Kindred Skincare : Heavy-Duty Hydration, Clear Skin.

Frances Thrasher, the founder of Kindred Skincare, has a background in chemistry and engineering.  She also has extremely sensitive skin that is prone to allergic reactions.  Like so many other highly intelligent, driven women drawn to the Green Beauty industry, she decided to take matters into her own hands and create her own skincare products. […]

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Green Cleaning Essentials

Well, hello.  It is about 100 degrees right now, so I’m going to make this quick.  No, really – our AC is out, and it is hotter inside our house than it is outside.  And it’s not even summer yet!  Which brings me to today’s topic: Spring (or early summer) Cleaning.  Friends, family and readers […]

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