Style + Beauty

Who Made My Clothes? How To Be An Ethical Shopper

Like the slow food movement, we can approach the fast fashion movement the same way. More and more of us want to know where our food comes from, who grew it, how was it grown, are the animals treated ethically? etc. The same principles can be applied to fashion.

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How Herbs Can Help Your Skin

It turns out beauty really is skin deep and thanks to a renewed interest in age-old herbs adding them to our daily beauty routines is probably a good idea! 

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How To Hygge Your Beauty Routine

March is the perfect time of year to stay indoors and pamper yourself. Pour yourself a delicious raw-tella hot chocolate, put on your goop-approved knit sweater and get your hygge on. If you don’t know about “hygge” it’s the Danish concept of “coziness”, a way of life where you unwind, unplug, slow down and savor the little things.

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Think Dirty June’s Limited Edition Beauty Box Review

Think Dirty’s Limited Edition June Curated Beauty Box reads like the who’s who of the natural skincare and homecare world, each box comes with 9 hand-picked and clean rated products. I love each on of them and am happy to say that I am trying (and loving) them all for the first time.


Secrets to Great Skin From a Holistic Aesthetician

I like to call her the goddess of Indie Beauty, Julie Clark’s collection of natural and effective skin care products is by far one of the best in the country. The first time I tried Province Apothecary (over 3 years ago now) I was hooked. I am a sucker for scent and each one of her products elicits a mood and a feeling based solely on a scent.


4 Natural Ways To Get The French Girl Look From Paris Fashion Week

C’est Magnifique! That’s what I think of when I think of Frech women. Don’t they seem to get everything right? Effortless fashion, glowing skin, just makes me swoon. Now I love fashion like any girl but am also very aware of its impact both on the chemicals used in makeup and the culture of fast fashion. But that’s not what this blog is about. Paris Fashion Week just wrapped up and I noticed a few trends that we can look forward to this summer are ya ready? Qui!

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DIY Matcha Green Tea Smoothing Body Exfoliator

I’ve mixed up a ton of body scrubs in my kitchen, so many that my husband doesn’t know if I’m making dinner or cooking up a fabulous DIY recipe.
This is by far one of my fav’s. It’s purifying, refreshing and ultra-moisturizing and smells like a Matcha Green Tea Latte. It’s also so beneficial to the skin and has become a permanent part of my beauty routine.

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DIY Moisturizing Shaving Balm For Smooth Legs

Do you remember the first time you shaved your legs? Looking back it was kind of a rite of passage. I watched my mom do it on her gorgeous long, lean legs and could not wait to try it myself. I don’t remember the exact moment, but I do remember the (putrid) smell of that white foaming cream, though.

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Must-Have Green Beauty Starter Kit

Today, I have great news. The fabulous Margot over at has the solution to your (possible) green beauty conundrum. How do I transition? 
It’s the hardest part and she has done all the hard work for you. YAY! I caught up with this eco-warrior to get the down-low on her Green Beauty Starter Bag (which BTW would make a fabulous #MotherDay gift!)

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3 New Homemade Hair Recipes Using Coconuts

Today I am sharing my top 3 coconut oil infused recipes with you. The best part, they are all simple to make and all provide so many benefits for the hair and body. There are over 1,500 studies showing the benefits of this miracle oil.

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Healing Detox Bath Soak

Pamper your body with this DIY Healing Detox Bath Soak, to help rebalance your body and ease sore tired muscles. A superpower combination of ingredients to help keep the body happy and healthy.


An Insiders Guide to Switching to Natural Cosmetics

Change takes time and that is certainly the case when it comes to tossing the toxic beauty products you are using. The payoff is big, not only will you look and feel better, you are also helping to heal mother nature. But now, more than ever, there are so many options to choose from.