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Who Do You Trust for Beauty Advice?

We first asked this question in 2012. A LOT has happened since then in green beauty. Time to pick up this thread again… let’s hear your thoughts. Since you’re here, I’m going to go ahead and assume that you probably like talking beauty—whether you’re fully clean or not. From a very young age I was always obsessed with products and beauty rituals, and consumed women’s magazines with questionable gusto—from Sassy and Seventeen, to Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. I relished reading the beauty advice from the editors, as well as from the supermodels—I’m talking Linda, Naomi, and Christy days here—and […]

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Happy Friday Deal from KYPRIS!

Happy day! KYPRIS, the award-winning, luxurious line of holistic, high performance skin care whose serums and elixirs we adore, has just introduced the Body Elixir: Inflorescence. It’s KYPRIS’ first foray into body care, and we are excited to introduce NMDL readers to Inflorescence with this special Friday Deal! KYPRIS describes Inflorescence as “equal parts ecstatic beauty experience, targeted, multi-active skin care, lymphatic movement, aromatherapy and AM/PM self-care ritual tool” and we agree! Inflorescence is a non-greasy, multi-active body oil produced with 12 potent and nourishing botanicals (all organic, wild crafted, or co-op grown) blended with actives that are typically reserved for […]

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Stephanie’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!

We’re so pleased to introduce you to another recent green beauty convert. Stephanie has nailed a few important pieces of her routine, but continues to search for some basics. We love what she brings to the mix. Name: Stephanie Age: 36 City: Cleveland Skin: Pale, SUPER sensitive, acne-prone, combination Hair: Brown, fine, chin-length (I’ve finally grown out my pixie cut, but I’m thinking of chopping it again) Favorite Star from past: Leslie Caron In the Shower… I’ve struggled with finding a shampoo that I love. Right now I’m using John Masters Organics Bare, and it’s ok. However, I capital-L-Love the John Masters Organics Citrus Neroli Detangler. […]

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Help! A Reader’s Healing Journey Post-Miscarriage

One of our readers is looking to hear from the NMDL community on a health and skincare issue related to her recent miscarriage. Our hearts go out to Jennifer, and we are especially touched that she feels this community is supportive and loving enough to put herself out there in this vulnerable way. These are issues that don’t get talked about a lot, and we are always striving to create a safe space for such discussion. Here’s what Jennifer has to say… “You ladies have come through for me in the past in a major way, so I thought I’d […]

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La Bella Figura Mini-Reviews (And The Last Few Hours For A Deal!)

La Bella Figura has been in my top fave green beauty brands since I discovered their pure Barbary Fig Seed Oil a few years ago. I’ve continued to love their skin care (Aria!), and, more recently, their makeup.  A few months ago, they updated their logo to an amazing symbol of global beauty, and the new packaging is so chic and fresh.  Check out the mini-reviews below and… You can still get in on the Friday Deal (click for details), until midnight tonight (Monday, July 6th, CST). Elysian Fields Hair and Body Hydroessence: Much as I love all the new […]

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Happy Friday Deal from La Bella Figura!

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the beauty of American independence and all the freedoms we’re afforded than to highlight one of our favorite American-made skincare lines. La Bella Figura embodies what it means to live the American dream. Founded by two female entrepreneurs in Chicago who wanted to change the beauty industry as they knew it, La Bella Figura has created a luxurious line that never compromises your health. We’re excited to bring you a special 4th of July Friday Deal, so let’s hear it for fireworks and fabulous Friday Deals! La Bella Figura is offering […]

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Concealer… What Are We Trying To Hide Anyway?

I’m curious… do you use concealer to cover up dark circles under your eyes? I have participated in this little makeup ritual for years. It was literally one of the first things I learned how to do in middle school with my tube of Cover Girl Concealer. Packaged like lip gloss with a fuzzy-tipped wand, I can still remember the weird astringent smell it had. Every girl I knew had it in her stash. I learned most of my makeup application tricks in the middle school bathroom between classes, and a friend insisted we needed to use concealer to hide […]

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Kayla’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!

This routine is a mix of dreamy-smelling (hello May L and Lotus Wei) botanical goodness—the kind we just can’t get enough of. Lots of favorites here, and it all started with a dietary shift. We love that! Name: Kayla Age: 22 City: Philadelphia, PA Skin:  Usually pretty clear, recently I dealt with acne until I radically changed my diet and went clean with my skincare. I’ve also come to realize it’s a bit sensitive. Hair: Long, dark and wavy. On the dry side due to some hair dye experimentation I tried a year ago. Favorite Star From the Past: Audrey […]

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