When Do You Feel Most Beautiful?

Let’s get a little corny! We’ve been wanting to ask you this question for a while, in part because when we posted What Do You Love About Your Looks Right Now? the answers completely bowled us over. Also, there were 107 of them, and they were all so sweet and many were quite unpredictable. It was cool to see you publicly and positively take stock of how you feel when you look in the mirror. Many of you also seemed to note a change in your looks after switching to naturals—and a change for the better. That’s not necessarily because […]


DIY Beauty: Amy’s Happy Hydration Cream

Meet Amy: Her skin is dry and she’s on a budget, so she developed this awesome-sounding recipe that both hydrates and scents the skin with citrusy goodness. Sounds delish. She also breaks down the whole emulsifier thing, which I know I’ve wondered about. Thanks Amy! —Name: Amy —Current hometown: Boulder, CO —Product name that I made up: Happy Hydration —Ingredients list: shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil, emulsifying wax*, distilled water, bergamot essential oil, sweet orange essential oil, vitamin E oil —How I made It: Combine 5g shea butter, 10g jojoa oil, 5g coconut oil, and 5g emulsifying wax in one heat […]


5 Clean Lipsticks for Super-Sensitive Lips

From Siobhan and Alexandra: Guys, get excited: No More Dirty Looks has its first permanent outside contributor! You all know her already. Her name is Rebecca Bailey and she’s been beasting in the comments section for ages. As such, she’s become a super important part of this community. We have a hard time imagining the site without her and we (like you) always want more, more, more. So we asked her to start a column. Here’s why: She’s incredibly knowledgeable and is always quick to help out readers with their conundrums. She’s smart about beauty, and thoughtful about lifestyle, and […]


Alicia Silverstone Chats With No More Dirty Looks

It all started when Alicia Silverstone told Woody Harrelson she wanted to take a bath with his kids. Wait, what? When Alicia announced this to a roomful of writers at a recent event in LA, I nearly spat up my vegan cappuccino. But as the story unfolded, it made a little more sense. Alicia, who is friends with clean-boy Harrelson, had his kids over at the house and wanted to give them a bath. Harrelson, however, said no way. He didn’t want his kids splashing around in toxic bubble bath, and believe it or not, Alicia hasn’t always been a […]


My MM: Kari’s Meatless Monday Menu

Oh man, Kari! Not only is this gal a vegan but she’s also a personal trainer who packs in swimming, metabolic training, and Muay Thai kickboxing in one day. How’s that for some Monday morning inspiration? Her menu sounds both super healthy and super delicious—especially that shake (and the chocolate covered coconut). Anyone else make a great morning shake they want to share? Name: Kari Hometown: Mystic, CT My dietary leanings: I’ve been vegan for about 4 and a half years My favorite vegetable: Sweet potatoes! This morning I ate… The usual for me – a shake with half water, […]


Happy Friday Deal from Us and Acure (via OpenSky)!

No this isn’t the end of Friday Deals as we know them, but because we had a date mixup this week, and because I’m absolutely wild about the Acure products were featuring today on Open Sky, I decided to tell you about this deal with Acure for the next 14 hours. OpenSky, if you don’t already know, is a membership site, so if that’s not your thing (they will send you emails) skip it. But if it is, know that they offer amazing deals on products recommended by people like us all the way to people like, well, Shaq. This […]


Krystal’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!

Meet Krystal, everybody. Full disclosure: I know this gal! But finding her routine in our inbox was a total surprise. See, a long time ago we worked for the same company, and I actually tried stealing her from another department to come help me with copy. They wouldn’t let her go—so I’m happy to finally be putting her writing skills to use. Plus, it’s a great routine—we’re clearly singing from the same songbook on favorite brands—with some stellar tips. Enjoy! Name: Krystal Age: 27 Current Weather: Coming out of California “June gloom.” Cool mornings, hot, dry days, and somewhat sticky […]


Do You Go For Facials—And Have You Tried Any With Electricity?

A few days ago I did something I haven’t done in ages: I went for a facial. I’ve had a mixed history with facials. As a teenager I got one that left my face in such a mess that it scared me off them for years. Later, in my early twenties, I became a devotee of Kate Sommerville here in Los Angeles. I went for almost weekly facials there that—while draining to my bank account—seemed to help the cystic acne I’d developed around my jawline at the time. Whether the effects were placebo or not is unclear, but I loved […]


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