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Can Akamai Make Your Beauty Routine Minimal Again?

Can Akamai Make Your Beauty Routine Minimal Again?

With minimalism rampaging through the conscious community, it’s hard not to feel guilty about an extensive beauty product collection. The other day I told my husband to come into the bathroom. “Look at how uncluttered it is!” I said proudly, sweeping my arm to indicate the window ledge with nothing but a plant, bath salts, and...
  • How to Use Solar Power at a Music Festival: 2 Products I Love

    How to Use Solar Power at a Music Festival: 2 Products I Love

    If you're going to a music festival that involves camping, you're still going to need light. And let's face it, you'll also want to charge your phone. Some festivals provide power, but usually through generators, which are loud and really bring home the fact that you're using fossil fuels. Instead, there are two accessories that...
    Weekend Reading (and Listening): Recycling a Boeing 747 as Art

    Weekend Reading (and Listening): Recycling a Boeing 747 as Art

    Mamahuhu created a quite comprehensive post that will help you learn about sustainable and ethical fashion from all angles. I’m in there, along with Tedx talks, podcasts, documentaries, and books. | Mamahuhu Fashion Clothing companies have been slow to do anything about polyester microfibers washing into the ocean. | The Guardian How Adidas is rooting out...
    EcoCult Beauty Review: 5YINA Skincare by Catherine Harper

    EcoCult Beauty Review: 5YINA Skincare by Catherine Harper

    I’ve always been intrigued by Chinese medicine, but have never taken the time to truly learn about its principles. When 5YINA Skincare sent me a few of their products to try recently, I was thrilled to learn more about this company, which was founded by two experts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ervina Wu and Angela...
    Getting That Clean Beauty Cat Eye: A Review of the 3 Best Non-Toxic Liquid Eyeliners

    Getting That Clean Beauty Cat Eye: A Review of the 3 Best Non-Toxic Liquid Eyeliners

    I do a cat eye. Always. Every day. Having tried all the other looks, four years ago I came to the conclusion that a firm black line that curves upward at the edge makes me look hot, and that’s all I need to know. Of course, it’s much easier to find a non-toxic pencil eyeliner than...
    11 Tips for Non-Toxic Wedding Makeup (Even With a Conventional Makeup Artist)

    11 Tips for Non-Toxic Wedding Makeup (Even With a Conventional Makeup Artist)

    What if you’re a clean beauty devotee, an adherent to the gospel of non-toxic makeup, but you want a professional to do your makeup on your wedding day? There aren’t many non-toxic makeup wedding artists out there, so chances are you might not be able to secure one for yourself, especially if you don’t live...
    Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Hi readers! I've had a crazy past couple of weeks. Here I am talking on Canadian radio about conscious consumerism! (Quick listen.) And here I am talking on a Dallas NPR show about conscious consumerism! (Long listen.) And a vlogger (who I know and respect!) did a response video to my article on conscious consumerism,...
    My Clean Beauty Travel Bag + Favorite Travel-Sized Non-Toxic Toiletries

    My Clean Beauty Travel Bag + Favorite Travel-Sized Non-Toxic Toiletries

    I’m a proud ambassador for the clean beauty store Follain, which offers many of the brands in my travel kit! Enjoy 10% off your purchase through March 31 using the code FOLLAINFRIENDS. My travel bag used to suffer from Free Shit Syndrome. Everything in there, save for my razor, was something random that had been given to...