How to Make Your Own DIY Beauty Products

If you had told me two years ago that I’d be making my own deodorant, I’d have thought you were crazy. “I’m just not that crunchy, and I certainly don’t have the time,” I would have said, probably accompanied by an eye-roll and further snarky comments. But it turns out it’s fun to mix up potions. It suits both the scientist and the witch in me. Like most of us, I’m sure, I’m crazy busy. I have a full-time job, plus another half a job, a kid, and a really immature husband (so it’s like having two kids). What ultimately […]


Your Body Is Talking—Are You Listening? (It May Want You To Eat More Ginger…)

We’re firm believers over here that, if you’re listening, these bodies of ours may actually communicate what they need. And because I’ve done the exact opposite for some time—ignoring all the signs that my body is totally fed up with me—she’s been a bit of a loud b*tch lately, pardon my French. See, even though I’m a healthy eater, and I put really nice stuff on my skin, and I exercise regularly—and despite what I sometimes preach—my stress levels have probably been way off the charts for way too many years. I think about fifteen. (My stress is sneaky too […]


How to Finger-Paint Your Face With Natural Makeup

This is so awesome! The amazing makeup artist Katey Denno, who we’ve yet to meet but would love to (hi, Katey!) has done a video demonstrating the perfect summer face using all our favorites: Vapour Organics, RMS Beauty, Tata Harper, Kjaer Weis and Ilia. I, for one, am in love with the finished look. Do you guys use brushes, or your fingers, to apply your makeup? And what do you think of the finished product? Video via


My MM: Emma’s Meatless Monday Menu

We loved this one because it features all kinds of plant proteins, lots of variety and some CSA (and No More Dirty Looks) inspiration! Who’s hungry? Name: Emma Hometown: Montreal My dietary leanings: Vegetarian for two years. I eat organic dairy, and occasionally fish. I have a hard time digesting fatty food, so eliminating meat completely from my diet has worked wonders on my stomach. My favorite vegetable: I can’t decide, really. My top 5 include: asparagus, kale, bell peppers of all colours, sweet potatoes, and garlic. Breakfast: A serving of oatmeal cereal from a local brand (contains oatmeal, dried […]


Happy Friday Deal from [UPDATED! NEW CODE]

Update: If you tried the other code earlier with no luck, we have a NEW code for a site-wide 15% off! Ahhhh, summer just got a little bit better for us clean girls. This fine Friday we have beloved NuboNau here, offering a discount across ALL of their makeup brands–AND THE REST OF THE SITE. Because they are excellent curators that means a deal on RMS, La Bella Donna, Juice Beauty, Living Nature, Dr Hauschka, Mai Couture, Intelligent Nutrients (lip glosses) Vapour, ILIA, Butter London, Piggy Paint, as well as makeup tools and brushes and more. Boom! Just browse NuboNau’s […]


We Want Your Summer Melty-Face-Proof Makeup Tips (Hair, Too, Please!)

Um, why isn’t her makeup running? The answer to that question isn’t fair (waterproof mascara and liner, obviously). This has been on my mind lately because last week, when it was really hot and gross in New York, my pal and colleague Diana came up to me and said: “As I was sweating off my makeup on the subway platform, it got me thinking: What do experts do? Do you wait to put on makeup at work? Are there tricks? We should do a post about it!” In this case, we = Prevention.com, where we both work. It was a […]


Regina’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!

Meet Regina, the kind of woman you’d like to have a sleepover party with because her morning routine starts the night before, when she brews strange and wonderful herbal concoctions before hitting the hay. Also, she had this to say, which kind of made us want to cry (in a good way): “Before your book, I used to feel like a total freak-monster-hippie for making a lot of my own products. I would cave to the peer pressure of having a fancy tube of something from Sephora to set on my counter or throw in my purse. You guys made […]


Product Review: Evan Healy Sea Algae Serum

Happy Tuesday! Here’s another product review from commenter-cum-contributor Rebecca Bailey! Check out last week’s review of 5 Clean Lipsticks for Super-Sensitive Lips, too. As we’ve talked about here plenty, the first thing in beauty is taking care of the inside—but I’m always happy to find a standout product that enhances beauty from the outside, too. I’m a big fan of Evan Healy (see my morning skin and hair routine over here) and this is my current favorite in her line… Evan Healy Sea Algae Serum: I first used this a year or two ago, and somehow got off it. I […]


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