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: […]


Happy Friday Deal from Kahina!

For those of you who have been with us for a while, you know how much we love Kahina Giving Beauty. At the heart of this gorgeous collection is the finest ethically sourced organic argan oil we know of, but Kahina has become so much more since they first launched their signature argan oil. Kahina’s recent foray into perfume oils is the perfect example of this. Their beautiful smelling body oils Fez and Essaouira both inspired the creation of matching perfume oils, with the Essaouira Perfume Oil launching just in time for spring. Yes, that’s right—Kahina body oils are so on point that even the scents are […]


New From Kahina Giving Beauty

Kahina Giving Beauty (a house favorite around NMDL) was one of the first brands to bring a level of sophistication and luxury to green beauty, and over the years they’ve continued to innovate and add to their beautiful collection of botanical based products. Kahina recently launched two new products that you must know about—the Beldi Soap and the Essaouira Perfume Oil. Both are a total delight to the senses, and they bring something entirely new to the clean beauty landscape. Rooted in Moroccan bathing rituals, the Beldi Soap is a gel-like cleanser made from saponified olive oil and eucalyptus oil. Here’s what […]


Ali’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine…Exposed!

  This is a woman after our own heart—she came to clean beauty through the oil cleansing method after none of her harsh “acne” products would work. We hear this story a lot, and we’re thrilled to hear another version of it that proves gentle botanicals can be a real life saver when nothing else helps. Name: Ali Age: 27 City: Boston, MA Current Weather: We are just getting out of a fairly mild winter and recently it’s been rainy and cool Skin: Sensitive and blemish prone Hair: Thick and long but gets oily fast Favorite Star From the Past: Lucy […]


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