Would You Try a Skin Cleanse? We Did.

In my work with NMDL, I’ve been lucky enough to meet a number of brand founders who are completely passionate about not only their product line, but also about promoting healthy living through ingredient education. I mean, that’s why we all decide to switch our beauty arsenals over to nontoxic products, right? Because someone enlightened us to the dangerous and sometimes scary ingredients that we didn’t know are in traditional cosmetics? Adina... Read More

An Interview with Meow Meow Tweet’s Co-Founder Tara Pelletier

You’ve heard me rave about small-batch, vegan apothecary Meow Meow Tweet before, and my love for their lip balm and other products has only grown in the last few months. Now, we’re getting a little peek inside the brand’s process and background from co-founder Tara Pelletier (keep reading for a sneak peek at a #FridayDeal too…). How did you get interested in green beauty?  I got interested in green beauty when I was living... Read More

Product Review: Laurel Whole Plant Organics (And Welcome the Line to #ANFGB!)

One of my favorite things about the green beauty world as I’ve experienced it is the camaraderie that you feel when you hear the story of how a brand was founded and it aligns closely with your own story of switching to natural products. This is what initially drew me to Laurel Whole Plant Organics (formerly Sequoia Beauty): Laurel, the line’s crafter, started her clean journey when a series of health issues arose. Nothing except natural... Read More

Quarterly Giveaway! Get Us In the Mail! [UPDATED with the winner!]

Quick question: When was the last time USPS delivered you something other than credit card bills and catalogs you never signed up for? We thought so. Which is why we want to introduce you to (or remind you about) our special little boxes from Quarterly: delightful surprises in the mail, chosen for you, by us. Simply: Quarterly is a subscription service not unlike a magazine, except that instead of getting words and pictures printed on paper, you... Read More

Product Review: How Meow Meow Tweet Saved My Lips (and My Pits)

You may remember a few weeks back when I lamented about my lip sensitivity. Before I go any further, I first must say the hugest of thank yous to all the readers who responded—reading your recommendations was like Christmas morning in beauty product land (man, who now wishes Beauty Product Land was a real place? And not just my bathroom cupboard overflowing with half-finished products?). You are all so thoughtful, kind and generous and I so appreciate... Read More

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