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10 Reasons to Give Cream Makeup Products a Go

10 Reasons to Give Cream Makeup Products a Shot

Back before quarantine hit, I had dinner with an old friend — Sofie — who was visiting from out of town. Sofie is a nurse and I'm so proud of her and grateful to her for everything she's doing for her community right now. And, when she's not outfitted in PPE, she often has on gorgeously creative, colorful makeup. In short, she's a Makeup Queen.

DIY Bubble Juice

Bubbles in the air, photo by Feliphe Schiarolli on Unsplash

I keep asking myself, "how does one entertain a two-year-old for hours on end, for weeks (months) at a time, without getting to go anywhere or see anyone?" There are many right answers to that question,* and one of them is "bubbles."

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

Zero waste pH balanced shampoo bars

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.)

Sustainable and Ethical Gift Guide

The holidays are a time for spreading joy through giving, both the tangible and intangible. However, finding thoughtful somethings for everyone on your list can be stressful, especially when trying to be eco-conscious. And, not to pile on, but if you're planning to buy online, many shops are quickly approaching their deadlines for guaranteed shipping by Christmas.

Not to worry! All your troubles will be miles away with this brief list of last minute, sustainable, ethical gift ideas:

5 Experiential Gifts for Mother's Day

5 experiential gifts for mother's day

Red alert! One of the most important holidays of the year is right around the corner. That's right, Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12. If you're still spinning your wheels looking for that perfect something, try a gift that helps make a memory instead. 

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.

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  • Hi! I'm Lauren.

    Welcome to the NTB blog, a science-based exploration of information for living our healthiest and happiest lives. I hold a certificate from the University of Washington in Green Chemistry & Sustainability, and believe that living well is doing the best we can in every moment, not doing it perfectly.