Happy Friday Deal from Stark!

Guess whose birthday we’re celebrating? Stark Skincare! We’ve followed as Stark since the beginning four years ago, and have had the pleasure of experiencing handmade products like the Neroli Midnight Oil, the Grapefruit Cleanse + Hydrate Balm and the Meadowfoam Body Oil — love these so much! And last year Stark dropped the Everlasting Calm + Smooth Infusion on us, which is a soothing slice of heaven. We’re celebrating Stark’s birthday with a too-good-to-miss Friday Deal! Stark is giving NMDL readers 20% off orders over $50 with the code 4sweetyears. The first 5 orders, both in the US and Canada, […]


Be Your Own Valentine

I have to admit—I love Valentine’s Day and the kitschy heart shaped boxes of chocolates, bouquets of flowers and sweet cards that are a part of it. It was probably my favorite holiday as a kid because you never knew who was going to confess a crush or become a secret admirer of you or your friends. Our class would decorate shoeboxes with all the hearts, cupids and lace we could muster and then everyone would deposit Valentine’s cards into the shoeboxes during the class party. It was quite sweet, really. Here I am—all grown up—and I’m still drawn to the […]


Maryam’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine…Exposed!

This routine had us at “honey, apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil”. See how these three ingredients changed everything for Maryam! Name: Maryam Age: 25 City: New York Current Weather: Winter! Cold, dry, and snowy Skin: Oily/Combination in the winter Hair: Thick, black, wavy Favorite Star From the Past: Sophia Loren I joined the clean beauty world almost three years ago when I had a sudden psoriasis outbreak with no genetic history and no resolution from the dermatologist except topical steroids. A friend of mine recommended this blog to me and I was able to find tons of posts on […]


Review: Gressa Lumière Luminous Complexion Fluid

Gressa Skin’s Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation may or may not have a cult following (who are we kidding—yours truly is a certified member), but this special brand has been crafting innovative new makeup products that totally deserve some of the Serum Foundation’s spotlight. Gressa now offers a well-edited makeup collection, and the products share a common feature—everything feels weightless and looks natural while completely transforming the health of your skin. I adore the new Lumière Luminous Complexion Fluid for that reason. It’s a super pigmented serum for cheeks, lips and eyes that provides a bright flush of color wherever it […]


Meatless Monday: Beluga Lentil Stew & Squash Agrodolce

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Meatless Monday feature, eh? Inspiration can strike unexpectedly. I’m so taken with a recipe I tried recently that I want to make it for everyone I know. I think you’ll love it, too. I’m continually in awe of the bold and bright flavors that vegetable dishes offer when done right with lots of spices and seasonings. This Beluga Lentil Stew & Squash Agrodolce is the perfect example of how easy it is to forgo meat and create something healthful, seasonal and brimming with flavor. Agrodolce is a traditional Italian sweet and sour sauce, and […]


Happy Friday Deal From Organic Bath Co.!

  It’s February! We’re kicking off the love month with a Friday Deal from a brand that is doing things right when it comes to clean ingredients, lush formulations and relaxing at-home spa treatments—Organic Bath Co.! We got to know the founders behind OBC at a retreat they hosted in October called the W.E.L.L. Summit (seriously, don’t miss the next one) and discovered that they are big dreamers whose wellness ambitions go far beyond skincare. We’re 100% on board with that! The special passion that the Organic Bath Co. team has for wellness really shows in their products, and we’re […]


Gloria’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!

We love how much knowledge and experience NMDL readers bring to the table. Gloria has a background in the makeup industry, and she put a lot of effort into finding clean makeup that works for her. We think you’ll be into her pretty picks. Name: Gloria Age: 49 City: San Francisco Bay Area Current Weather: Winter. Cold and raining (yay finally) Hair: Fine hair but lots of it. Was straight until I had kids, now has a gentle wave in it which can be coaxed into more curls with product and a diffuser. Can go 3 days without shampooing, sometimes 4. […]


How To Steam Your Face (And Why You Should)

If you’ve ever had a facial and the esthetician used steam on your face to gently open your pores, you know just how soothing and pleasurable that treatment can be. It’s right up there with a long hot bath or a nice massage—your body and mind respond with a collective sigh and tons of endorphins are released. The first time I experienced a true facial steam was at the PRATIMA Spa (yep, the ayurvedic skincare line has a to-die-for spa in New York). I’ve been steaming at home ever since, and it’s surprisingly easy to do, even without a proper facial […]


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