We’re Not Gone! (We’re Just Not Here Right Now)

Psssst. You there? If you’re here, you’ve no doubt noticed that No More Dirty Looks has gone dark lately. That’s due to a number of factors that aren’t as dire or desperate as they may seem when you realize the last time any of us posted was, well, two plus months ago. The fact is, everyone involved in this project has been busy doing a lot of soul searching—not to mention having jobs—and in the meantime, this baby has fallen by the wayside. For now. To those of you who have written to us to ask if NMDL is dead […]


More To Love From KYPRIS

KYPRIS is one of those special brands – the sort that keeps me wondering what will come next. The new offerings, launched this summer, quickly made their way into my daily routine. I’ve gone minimalist recently, rarely wearing makeup and not buying many new products…  …but the new KYPRIS Cleanser and “Pot of Shade” are not to be resisted. Cleanser Concentrate: At first try, I thought this would be a winter cleanser for me – its substantial, creamy texture is yummy and will be wonderful in the cold, dry months. But, then I found myself reaching for it every night […]


How to Drink a Watermelon (and Why You Should)

  Summer is almost over, and I might be panicking just a tiny bit about that. To keep summer going strong, I’ve latched on to that summertime classic—watermelon. Here’s the thing about watermelon, though—I’m the only person who eats it at home, so I’m normally only half way through a melon before it starts to go all mushy and sour. A few weeks ago I decided if I can’t eat, I can drink it, and my new juice obsession was born. Now I’m buying watermelon expressly for the juice, and I’m sharing it with anyone who will have a glass. […]


Giveaway: Kahina Giving Beauty Eye Serum & Prickly Pear Seed Oil Rollerball

  Feeling lucky? We’ve teamed up with Kahina Giving Beauty to bring you a giveaway that’s sure to sweeten the weekend. We’re giving away one Kahina Eye Serum and one Kahina Prickly Pear Seed Oil Rollerball—two of Nicolle’s newest skincare loves—so enter below for your chance to win! It’s true that the silky Eye Serum was recently upgraded and now includes one of our favorite ingredients, prickly pear seed oil. Pat this cooling light gel around your eyes morning and night. You’ll see an instant reduction in puffiness and improvement overall after consistent use in terms of the tone and firmness […]


Product Review: NEW Kahina Giving Beauty Eye Serum With Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Prickly pear seed oil—it’s the newest hot ingredient, popping up in everything from your skincare to your acai bowl (yep, you can drink prickly pear juice). And while a few of our favorite brands have already been using it for years (other common names for this oil include Barbary fig seed oil, Indian fig seed oil and prickly cactus seed oil), I have to say that it’s such a powerhouse ingredient that I’m excited and fascinated to see it appearing in more and more products. The oil comes from the desert, from the prickly pear cactus. It used to be only […]


Ingredient Spotlight: Watermelon Seed Oil

Have you been enjoying watermelon as much as I have this summer? If you need a little inspiration, this post gives you every reason to eat more watermelon (lycopene, potassium and more!). The benefits of watermelon don’t stop there. Cold-pressed watermelon seed oil is one of the best ingredients you can add to your summer routine, and it’s prominently featured in some of my favorite skincare products. The watermelon seed oil used in cosmetics doesn’t actually come from the common summer fruit we all know and love. It comes from its biological ancestor—the wild watermelons found in the Kalahari Desert of Africa—and […]


What to Look For In A Natural Bug Repellant + Zoe Organics Insect Repellent Review

While sunscreen might be the most sought-after summer skincare, those of us with sensitive skin (or with kiddos whose sensitive skin we’re taking care of!) can’t forget about bug repellant. Most bug sprays sold have all sorts of petroluem-based ingredients and irritants that we should definitely avoid, because those potentially hazardous ingredients have a way of making themselves at home by getting absorbed into our bloodstream. Deet (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, which you’ve probably heard of, is a good example of this: It’s very harmful, especially for small children—neurological damage, and severe seizures have been reported as side effects of using the blend improperly, […]


5 Mix-Ins for Dry Face Masks

One of my favorite things about a dry, powdered face mask is its endless potential. While the extra step of blending in a bit of water might turn some people off, to me the blending process is an invitation to explore the possibilities and address different skincare issues that come up throughout the year. Plus, it’s really satisfying—like a miniature cooking session with none of the time or mess involved. With a handful of ingredients you likely have in stock already, you can customize a single face mask and effectively transform it into 4 or 5 different masks. Since many […]


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