Beauty & Skincare

How to Choose Your Perfect Shade of Red Lipstick

The red lipstick guide, How to choose your perfect shade of red lipstick

I came across an article recently on one of the internet's favorite sites targeted to young women about the "secret" to feeling super confident in red lipstick. The piece included a slide show with makeup tips for how to properly include a bold, red lip.

Zero-waste, pH-balanced shampoo bars

Safe and sustainable pH balanced shampoo bars, Ethique

In a world that created The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a plastic trash island twice the size of Texas, it's about time that zero-waste products get some buzz.

The Spectrum of Green

Changing over to clean personal care is a serious undertaking because there's so much information (and about a bazillion products) to wade through. As a result, I'm asked frequently if a given product or brand is "good." (I'm happy to be a resource! Please, keep asking.)

9 Reasons Why NTB is Perfect Mom Makeup

9 Reasons why Naked Truth Beauty is the Perfect Mom Makeup

The ritual of makeup is one that changes over time, influenced by beauty trends, new techniques, or – for many of us – becoming a mom.

What is Bioaccumulation and why does it matter?

What is bioaccumulation and why does it matter? Bioaccumulation implications for cosmetics ingredients.

This is a simplified explanation of a very important subject. For a deeper deep-dive on toxicity in general, I highly recommend The Dose Makes the Poison by Patricia Frank and M. Alice Ottoboni.

Do you know the pH of your shampoo? This is why you should.

Do you know the pH of your shampoo? Why shampoo pH is critical for healthy, shiny hair.

 

Shampoo was my gateway drug into green beauty. Nearly ten (?!) years ago now, I was struggling with hair loss and breakage and began looking into everything and anything that could be contributing to my tress plight. I stumbled upon the hair-damaging effects of sodium lauryl sulfate, and away we went.

St. Patty's DIY Day with a Guinness Hair Rinse and Face Mask

Happy St. Patrick's Day! To celebrate, grab two bottles of Guinness: One for yourself, and one for your hair and skin. It's St. Patty's DIY Day!

Guinness beer, oat, and honey acne fighting face mask; Guinness beer hair rinse

How to Choose a Good Sunscreen

I wrote previously about most everything you could ever want to know about sunscreen. Check that out here.

Protect yourself from more than the sun: Everything you need to know about sunscreen

Protect yourself from more than just the sun, what to know about sunscreen

I still have my grandmother's words ringing in my ears: "The sun is not your friend." It's true – too much sun certainly is not your friend (but the vitamin D you get from it is). We're used to hearing that too much sun will give us cancer and cause premature aging, and we've been taught to wear sunscreen every day – if not to protect our health, at least for the sake of vanity. 

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