Patchy, Dry Skin? Try A Little Exfoliation.

Do you exfoliate regularly? People often tell me their skin is dry, and no doubt it can be hard to keep certain complexions hydrated, but my first follow-up question is always, “are you exfoliating?” Here’s the thing—dry skin is often accompanied by visibly clogged pores and a buildup of dead skin cells that aren’t being properly sloughed off. This can prevent your moisturizer and other treatments from absorbing properly. If you... Read More

May’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!

If you’ve never tried something from May Lindstrom Skin, you must. This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve encouraged you to do so, as all of us here at NMDL have a favorite (or three) product from this gorgeous line. May is participating in A Night For Green Beauty for the second year in a row, and we can’t wait to pick her brain about what’s next… we heard there’s a jasmine mist and a new website on the way! Name:... Read More

Spring Inspirations: Red Shoes, Skinny Jeans, Red Lips

This past January, I bought my first pair of red shoes*.  I quickly realized that I needed more.  Fortunately, I love to shop for a bargain.  With spring fully in gear, I have hunted and gathered my way to a few pairs.  For casual days, I love them with faded ankle-length skinny jeans.  And red lips. The Red Shoes: I am insanely in love with my pointy-toe red flats and ankle boots (not pictured) from Frye.  The only eco-fashion thing I can... Read More

Ingrid’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!

Lucky Ingrid founded one of our favorite kind of businesses… a natural beauty boutique! We love indie shops like hers. Ever wondered what someone with the best products at her fingertips would choose to use? Look no further than this routine. Name: Ingrid Doucet Age: 45 City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Current Weather: Cold, Freezing, Chilly, Cold, etc. Make it stop! Skin: Good when it’s good but very sensitive and reactive. Hair: Fine and... Read More

Product Review: May Lindstrom’s The Blue Cocoon

Winter’s here, and while I know I can hardly complain here on the Northern California coast, my skin is noticing the change in weather.  Cold and dry means mama needs extra help for the next few months.  And I’ve found just the thing. The Blue Cocoon is a concentrated balm made with really special oils & butters, plus some of my favorite EOs.  The scent is complex, but the stand-out is blue tansy oil, also known as Moroccan chamomile.... Read More

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