The Whys and Hows of Dry Brushing (At Last!)

Many a Morning Routine has mentioned it, and several readers have been left wondering: “What is this dry brushing thing all about?” So here goes. There are many sources of information on dry brushing out there, like Spirit Beauty Lounge’s blog, Indigo+Canary, and the one that got me started – Evan Healy’s blog.  I’ve seen many claims about the benefits of dry brushing, from exfoliation to detox to reduction of cellulite.  There are also some “official” ways it ought to be done, including techniques, how long to brush, etc.  My aim here is to cover my personal reasons for doing […]


My MM: Maddie’s Meatless Monday Menu

Holy moly Maddie, this is one heck of a clean meatless menu. We’re curious to know how the no-gluten-or-sugar eating (and no caffeine) is feeling? We love a lot about the Body Ecology Diet—but have a hard time sticking to something so restrictive. For those who have followed similar plans, was this level of disciplined eating sustainable longterm? In other news, we are low on meatless menus! If you want this sometimes-controversial series to continue, please email yours to nomoredirtylooks@gmail.com with “My MM” in the subject. Name: Maddie Home: Brooklyn, NY Dietary Leanings: Right now, I am (trying to be) […]


Surprise! A Double Friday Deal From Lotus Wei and Wei of Chocolate!

It was SO great to read everyone’s comments last week on the Friday Deals. We’re still parsing the feedback and planning our next moves, but! This week we happen to have an incredible site-wide deal from two of our favorite partners in crime, the Wei ladies: Lisa and Katie. These two create both our favorite vegan chocolate, and our most loved scents. No small order. The deal is in anticipation of Valentines—can you believe it’s already that time??—and whether or not you’re into the holiday, this is a special treat from two very special brands. So without further ado… Buy ANYTHING […]


Meet The Natural Beauty World’s Creme de la Mer

Hold the phone. This piece from Well+Good had our jaws on the floor. We LOVE the Marie Veronique Organics line but had yet to hear of this new luxury brand Pacific that they’ve launched. In a way, we like to see a naturals line pulling out the big guns and competing with a perennial fave like La Mer. But that price tag is just wild! Did you ever use Creme de la Mer? Would you consider using this? (Our truth: We don’t have the disposable income for this, but if anyone wants to send us a sample… ahem…) From the Well+Good […]


Annette’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!

Thank you thank you! After last week’s post, we got a bunch of submissions from a variety of wonderful women. Don’t forget to send yours if you haven’t yet! Today meet Annette: She hates to shower, which kind of makes us love her. Enjoy her awesome routine! Name:  Annette Age:  49 Hometown:  Manteca, CA Current weather:  Sunny, cold (for CA) Hair: Chin length, colored, fine and wavy Skin:  Fair, freckled, “mature” Favorite celebrity:  Lauren Hutton.  She just gets more badass the older she gets. In the shower… Full disclosure. I hate to shower. It takes too much time out of […]


Two Product Reviews For Winter Skin Solutions

This winter has had some bitter cold days, even in my beloved and typically mild Bay Area.  Sitting next to my portable heater while working/blogging on my laptop was really doing a number on my skin.  I started to incorporate some oils that are heavier than my usual argan, but still it wasn’t quite enough, even with plenty of hydrating on the inside.  Although I had previously rejected the oil cleansing method as not the right thing for me, I thought maybe it was time for a seasonal change in my regimen.  I took a short trip to the ultra-dry […]


Meatless Monday: My Easy Kitchari Recipe

Are you sometimes stumped for an easy vegetarian meal? Has your digestion been on the fritz? Do you ever crave a “cleanse” that doesn’t involve green juice or starvation of any kind? If you answered yes to any of these then you should probably meet Ayurveda’s answer to all ailments: the warm, tasty goodness that is Kitchari. Last night after some gentle Sunday slowga it occurred to me that I was craving a bowl of this stuff. It had been a while, and since we’ve been promising to mix up Mondays with some recipes, I decided to go full-hog and […]


What Natural Products Categories Are You Still Not Satisfied With?

Friday is a fun day to crowdsource. It gives everyone something to think about, when they’re pretty much over thinking about work or whatever they’ve been plugging away at all week. Of course, shopping is fun too and you may have noticed that we haven’t done any Friday Deals in a while. In all honesty, this wasn’t really planned. We just got so busy, and to keep the deals fresh and exciting there’s a fair amount of back-and-forth required  between us and the brands. We’re kind of purists with this stuff, so if something starts feeling a little watered down […]


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