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Green Beauty Review: Simple and Nourishing Beauty Is What I Need Right Now

Green Beauty Review: Simple and Nourishing Beauty Is What I Need Right Now

Minimalism is one of those trends that may prove to be truly evergreen. With the hustle of modern life and the instability of the current political climate, it’s refreshing to find products that are simply made and easy to use. Kaliks Collective, a brand of handcrafted, small batch skincare, truly exemplifies the basic tenets of...
  • 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...
    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...
    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...
    I Used to Douse My Hair in Chemicals. Now I Embrace My Natural Texture

    I Used to Douse My Hair in Chemicals. Now I Embrace My Natural Texture

    I was nine years old the first time I had my hair chemically relaxed. Out of curiosity, I experimented with weaves, wigs, braids and straw sets that mimicked my natural texture without having to give up my precious perm. Ironically, I was wearing my hair kinky when I landed my first network TV hosting jobs....
    The Brain Dust That Will Give You More Energy, Decrease Stress, and Boost Your Immune System

    The Brain Dust That Will Give You More Energy, Decrease Stress, and Boost Your Immune System

    Have you ever heard of adaptogens? These herbs and mushrooms support your body's resistance to stress by balancing your adrenal glands... and they just might be 2017's top wellness trend. Here's how to incorporate adaptogens into your diet.
    Green Beauty Review: The Hits (and the Misses) From the Pura Botanicals Skincare Line

    Green Beauty Review: The Hits (and the Misses) From the Pura Botanicals Skincare Line

    Pura Botanicals is a Canadian company that believes in packing their products, which they adorably refer to as potions, with minimal yet powerful oils and herbs. Sometimes, when you’re reviewing a whole new line, it can get overwhelming trying to get a handle on all the ingredients, but Pura makes it a cinch to understand...
    Green Beauty Newbies Will Obsess Over Decovo

    Green Beauty Newbies Will Obsess Over Decovo

    At this point, I'm pretty well versed in the beauty scene. I'm always going to trade shows and beauty events, reading natural and conventional magazines alike looking for brands, and getting pitched even more. And yet, when I looked at the new online retailer Decovo's site, there were a bunch of enticing, modern, clean brands...