Nearly Half of New Year’s Resolutions Stick—Are You Making Any?

We made it you guys! Another year, another election, a non-mageddon, and a whole lot of clean beauty. :) Don’t know about you, but we’re feeling pretty excited about what 2013 holds—and not because we’re wearing rose-colored glasses. This life stuff continues to be hard, but we’re of the mind that the more you work through your crap, with each passing year, the more rewarding the challenges become. Anyways, on my very long... Read More

Natural Allergy Remedies Anyone?

Holy allergy season Batman. I’ve never had allergies until this year, but before you think I’m on some random non-beauty tangent… I beg differ! Incessant sneezing, red eyes, and a runny nose are all very real beauty problems. Not to mention that allergies feel like crap! Word is they’re getting worse with climate change—something about a longer growing season, more pollination and something something. To boot, according... Read More

Nootkatone: The Bug Repellant You Can Drink

Yesterday morning, listening to NPR in my car, I heard this interesting piece on Morning Edition about bug repellent—not something most of us think about on the regular, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it should be. Not only are bug bites annoying, they can carry with them things like Lyme disease and West Nile virus. According to Marc Dolan of the CDC’s vector-borne infectious diseases laboratory, there’s... Read More

I Miss the Salon

It’s true. It’s not that I went all that often, but going to get your nails or hair done with a girlfriend is nothing short of heaven, am I right? If you’ve read the book you probably know that that’s what got Siobhan and me in trouble in the first place. Last time we were together in New York we went with our friend Anna, a real green beauty, for supposedly nontoxic manis. Well, the whole experience was a huge letdown. Not... Read More

Listen to Us Talk Shop on NPR’s Lopate Show

We went on the Leonard Lopate Show today to talk with Julie Burstein about our book No More Dirty Looks. Julie had great questions for us, as did those who called in. We’re thrilled to see the number of comments on WNYC’s web site, and would have loved to answer each and every question or comment (especially the one from “Jeb in Brooklyn”). Questions from listeners included: What’s the deal with mineral makeup? What’s... Read More