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

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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 forever, the answer is absolutely not.

To those of you who want to know what happens next, we ask for a little patience—not because we’re being cagey, but because we just don’t know for certain what the answer is. And to those who have written to ask if we’ve given up on natural beauty altogether, the answer is a thunderous no (and we have the chaotic vanities and bathroom cabinets to prove it).

This Friday, I’m going to be dipping back into this community for a clean beauty panel at the 2016 W.E.L.L. Summit, put on by the wonderful founders of the Organic Bath Co. I’m also going to be doing a breakout session called the Discipline of Joy, in which I plan to share some of my own story mixed with some good science.

I’m excited to be in a room with so many other powerful women in the clean beauty and health space, especially NMDL’s own Nicolle Mackinnon, who I have yet to meet in person after all these years.

For now, you can always reach us at nomoredirtylooks@gmail.com or in the comments—which have always been the heart and soul of this site. Let us know what you want more of (aside from just, like, “more posts,” because that part we get).

Thanks for reading, thanks for sharing, and thanks, especially, for your patience.


Siobhan and the team

7 Responses to “We’re Not Gone! (We’re Just Not Here Right Now)”
  1. Katy says:

    Glad to hear from you! Well wishes to all and good luck with whatever you decide!

    As far as posts, my favorites were always the discussion prompting ones that made us think – like the desert island challenge, summer hair challenge (with all the incredibly beautiful pictures), how are you changing your routine for xx reason, multi tasking ideas/ discoveries and new ideas like conditioner before shampoo, or skipping soap all together.

    I think it is posts like that that made this a community and separated your blog from some other beauty blogs which are review driven (not knocking a good review!). There is no end to “this is the best product ever” posts on the internet – the other content is refreshing. :)

  2. Renata says:

    Good to see you are not gone. You two (and the whole NMDL team) are my idols and I wanted to let you know that! You have touched mine and many others lives by doing what you are doing, and I hope you know that. Wish you well in the future journey, and I hope this website will still won’t be forgotten, as not only it is helpful and interesting, it is one of my fave online places!

    Best Regards,
    Green Life In Dublin.

  3. Therese says:

    So glad you are not gone!
    I always loved the Morning Routine posts and learned so much from them not just about products but self care in general.
    Also new discoveries posts are great too!

    Hope you come back soon :)

  4. Julia says:

    Good to hear you’re not gone! One of the things I love about this site is how it had become a gateway to other bloggers and sources for beauty. I now read many bloggers who come from this community including Sarita Coren, Hermes Hippy, Beauty Idealist to name a few. Hope others can chime in with good reads during the NMDL sabbatical.

  5. Geri says:

    ooooooh-missed you so much and glad you will be back!

  6. Sarah Angelique says:

    Miss the updates! I love, love morning routine posts. Please continue them!

  7. Anna says:

    There are many good reads like Kimberly Loc, Green Beauty Junkie, Genuine Glow. Overall I’ve noticed green brands being more mainstream on sites like Into The Gloss. Latest discoveries for me have been Bon De Navant and Garcons World, which is like men talking about it they’re latest post is about Agent Nateur and the writers include The Green Derm and other male beauty bloggers.

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