Red My Lips (And Yours) With Mahalo

I know you. You like pretty lipstick, and you don’t like rape culture.  RedMyLips.org combats sexual violence and victim-blaming with red lipstick, and one of my newest and greatest green beauty loves, Mahalo Skin Care, brings non-toxic beauty to the battle with this gorg plumping lip color.  It’s refillable, vegan, and comes with a vegan brush.  I like to line my lips with the brush and then tap on more color with a finger.   The color and texture are beautiful, and the scent is very light.  This highly pigmented product will suit a variety of skin tones, and is intense in […]


Charlotte’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine…Exposed!

Looks like clean beauty is making its mark even in our nation’s capitol! One of our favorite green beauty retailers—Follain—set up shop in D.C. nearly a year ago, opening up a world of healthy beauty to savvy women like Charlotte. We think you’ll love her routine… Name: Charlotte Age: 32 City: Washington, D.C. Current Weather: High 60s Skin: Normal (Olive) Hair: Brown, Fine and Plentiful Favorite Star from the Past: Elizabeth Montgomery I’ve been on a most wonderful journey the past two years cleaning my skincare and beauty regimen. I was lucky to experience the beginnings of Follain, and Tara, Alyse and Susannah […]


5 Natural Face Masks for Acne

My skin is sensitive AND blemish-prone—it seems no matter what I do, how clean I eat and how careful I am about my skincare regime, as soon as I think I have it all figured out, a new thing starts to irritate my face and I’ve got new blemishes to try and treat. Things have been ridiculously better and my breakouts are further and fewer between now that I’ve discovered a beeswax allergy and a lavender sensitivity, but when I do see an angry red zit rearing its inflamed head, I feel like I have to do something other than […]


Product Review: La Flora Barbary Fig Seed Oil with Rare Cactus Flower

  For those of you who don’t know, Barbary fig seed oil is one of my holy grail, can’t-live-without-it skincare essentials (I’ll get to the reasons why shortly). La Bella Figura offers the finest and purest I know of, and they just recently launched a special version called La Flora—a Barbary fig seed oil with rare cactus flower—and it’s absolutely to die for. Named after Flora, the Roman goddess of blossoming flowers, renewal and spring, this new LBF release will help your skin transition to spring and beyond with a radiant, healthy glow. La Bella Figura’s founders travel all over […]


Bridget’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine…Exposed!

What’s that you say? A late afternoon bath with a glass of wine and a book? Read on to see why we’re really into this routine… Name: Bridget Age: I just turned 46! City: East Village Current Weather: Beautiful and Spring-like today, with thunder and lightening early this evening Skin: Fair, slightly sensitive, tends toward dry Hair: long, thick, wavy, blonde highlights Favorite Star From the Past: Brigitte Bardot (of course!) and Josie Borain (my favorite model from the 80’s)   My routine is mostly clean, but there are a few not-so-clean products that I’ve gone back to you because they work […]


Carrie’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine…Exposed!

Something we’ve always loved about the NMDL community is your willingness to share your health and wellness journey in a really honest way. We always aim to keep things real, and this routine does just that. We know you’ll enjoy and relate. Plus… henna-tinted eyelashes anyone? Oh yeah… Name: Carrie Age: very nearly 30 City: New York, NY Weather: Rainy but spring-ish? Skin: Combination Hair: thick and wavy; dry/prone to dandruff Favorite Star form the Past: Jane Russell (she was brilliant in Gentleman Prefer Blondes but everyone just remembers Marilyn!) I am turning 30 in less than a month. Will you […]


Eat Pretty, Live Well With Jolene Hart (Plus a GIVEAWAY)

If you’ve been around the green, clean beauty world for a while, you know what a huge impact beauty-editor-turned-author Jolene Hart has had. Her insightful, easy to read first book, Eat Pretty, spurred a following of brand founders and beauty writers alike, giving everyone the tools to glow from the inside out. Jolene has been a personal role model of mine, and when I got to meet her at The W.E.L.L. Summit in 2015, I nearly died. So it was a total no-brainer when we connected about doing an interview and giveaway for her new book, Eat Pretty, Live Well, which […]


Trish’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!

This Morning Routine from the blogger behind Scent Hive (a must-read if you’re into natural perfume) has us ready to whip out our favorite springtime blush colors. Trish may be known for her nose, but she has an eye for all things green beauty. Name: Trish  Age: 46 City: Portland, OR Current Weather: Currently we are having erratic springtime weather, sunny one moment, rainy the next. Skin: My skin is mostly normal with some dryness and the occasional blemish. If I don’t drink enough water, or don’t use enough moisturizer, my normal skin can feel tight and gets irritated more easily. Hair: […]


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