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The Only Non-Toxic Makeup Artist in NYC That I Would Trust With My Wedding Makeup

The Only Non-Toxic Makeup Artist in NYC That I Would Trust With My Wedding Makeup

All photos by Lydia Hudgens  Yes, I want to look radiant and beautiful on my wedding day. I want my makeup to cover blemishes so perfect it's like they never happened. (#flawless) I want my skin to glow like I'm an angel descending from heaven. I want any under eye circles resulting from the welcome...
  • 5 Surefire Ways to Find Your Dream Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress

    5 Surefire Ways to Find Your Dream Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress

    When I set out to find myself the perfect, sustainable and ethically made wedding dress, I thought it was just about finding an eco-friendly wedding dress designer I liked and picking out a favorite. It was not that simple. Yes, there are several designers proudly proclaiming their eco-friendly bonafides. But there aren't enough to fulfill...
    Weekend Reading: How to Make Yourself Heard

    Weekend Reading: How to Make Yourself Heard

    The nightmare continues this week. But it's good it's still a nightmare. As soon as we start thinking all of this is normal, that's when this becomes a certified autocracy. Stay mad. Stay shocked. Stay horrified. Stay safe. Action Nichole's 5-step plan for the Trump presidency is on point. | Green or Die Make yourself...
    Weekend Reading: What to Do About Your Sweat Stained Blouse

    Weekend Reading: What to Do About Your Sweat Stained Blouse

    Hey readers, I'm going to try something new today. Instead of just talking at you (which I feel like I do often, on this blog and in life) I want to make this more of a conversation. Maybe, maybe! it could someday be a real community. So let me start small with a small request: Will...
    7 Edible Flowers That Will Make Your Food Beautiful

    7 Edible Flowers That Will Make Your Food Beautiful

    Food for thought from my friends at Dirt—a home for sharing stories and meals. Head to Dirt.com to explore more on sustainability, one mouthful at a time. When you’re a foodie, the exploration of Mother Nature’s offerings is truly infinite, as it serves as the fuel for authentic food experiences. And if there’s a culinary...
    Rootfoot Provides a Modern Ritual for the Conscious Festival Crowd

    Rootfoot Provides a Modern Ritual for the Conscious Festival Crowd

    Rootfoot is a small essential oil company that is grounded in eco-conscious practices and reverence for plants. Founded by Laura Huth, 31, it features roller balls with essential oils, each named after a different spirit animal; aura-enhancing anointing oils with names like Goddess, Warrior and Mystic; organic single-note diffusing oils, eye pillows, and handcrafted leather...
    The Best Sustainable, Organic, and Farm-to-Table Wedding Caterers in NYC

    The Best Sustainable, Organic, and Farm-to-Table Wedding Caterers in NYC

    I promised you as I went through the process of planning a sustainable wedding, I would share what I learned with you. Well, the next thing after choosing a venue, for us, was locking down the caterer! I did some heavy research, as I do, and came up with a long and then short list...
    Sustainable Day Trip: Hudson Whiskey's Farm-to-Glass Distillery in Upstate New York

    Sustainable Day Trip: Hudson Whiskey’s Farm-to-Glass Distillery in Upstate New York

    It's upstate New York time, and I'm exuberantly adding the Hudson Whiskey distillery to my "must visit" (again) list. Right as spring hesitantly broke over New York state, Hudson Whiskey offered me the opportunity to take a day trip up to the the micro distillery. My love of upstate destinations is well documented, plus I've developed...