What’s in her Bag? Tara of Follain

In this week’s installment of What’s in Her Bag, I bring you Tara Foley of Follain.  Tara launched Follain in July 2013, as the healthy beauty retail alternative, and a catalyst for cleaning up the U.S. beauty industry. Before Follain, Tara researched safe and sustainable skincare, apprenticing on an organic lavender farm in France, and with […]

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What’s in her Bag? Ana of LeVert Beauty

Hi!  I’m already loving this “What’s in Her Bag” series, and it seems like a lot of you are, too!  This week, please welcome my friend, and founder of LeVert Beauty, Ana Congdon.  Like many women, Once becoming pregnant with her first child, Ana (a former PR maven) began to question the industry “norms,” and all […]

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What’s in her Bag? Kathryn of Aillea Beauty

To keep bringing you all the best clean beauty recommendations while I’m “maternity leave”, a few of my favorite women in the industry will be sharing their favorite products with us over the next couple of months in a series titled “What’s in Her Bag”.  This week, please meet Kathryn Murray Dickinson, owner and founder of […]

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They Might Be (Green Beauty) Giants

There is a new kid on the Green Beauty block, people.  Credo Beauty, a start-up out of San Francisco, aims to present non-toxic beauty as essential, not an alternative.  With a gorgeous, easy-to-navigate website as well as a brick-and-mortar store and spa that will open in April, Credo Beauty offers a selection of over 50 […]

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Post-Holiday, Pre-New Year

I’m back!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  As much as I love Bare Beauty, it really is so nice to take a break for a week or two and just focus on what’s most important – no selfies, instagram posts, product testing or blogging.  I always come back refreshed, inspired and ready to […]

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The Natural Beauty Files: Marysia Reeves

Many of you may already wear her amazing swimsuits, but I wanted to introduce you to my dear friend, Marysia Reeves, of Marysia Swim. Her gorgeous line is sold at Shopbop and written about in Vogue and she has over 25,000 Instagram followers (!), but unlike some popular designers, she has worked so hard to […]

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Review: Beautycounter, Part II

Yesterday, I covered my top six favorite Beautycounter products.  I could have easily made a top-ten list; they are that good.  Beautycounter is also a totally transparent Green Beauty company; no secret ingredients, no suspicious origins.  I really love their “Never List”.  Print it out and carry it in your wallet so you never have to […]

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Guest Blogger: Fooding & Friending!

Well, hello, Gorgeous!  Please allow me to introduce Cassie Detering of Fooding & Friending (although she doesn’t need an intro, she has a huge following)!  She is my sister-in-law’s bestie and one of my favorite bloggers ever.  F&F is one of those blogs where you can really have fun and get lost.  Cassie has the […]

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Ayla: Brighter Beauty, Part I

It is my pleasure to tell you about one of my very favorite e-commerce sites, Ayla.  The brainchild of Dara Kennedy, it is unlike any other retailer I’ve perused, online or brick-and-mortar, Clean or not.  Why?  Well, in short, they treat you like a total VIP.  Full-service might be an understatement – but even more, the […]

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