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How to Choose a Good Sunscreen

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

What's in our bag for the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, so we're preparing to celebrate our nation's Independence all week! Here's what we'll be stocking in our bags to be ready for any fête that comes our way.

Fourth of July makeup essentials, Arwen pearl highlighter, and Wednesdays hot pink red lip and cheek multistick color

The Pumpkin Pie Recipe We're Obsessed With

The best pumpkin pie recipe

Oh, fall, what a gourd-geous season! The changing leaves often coincide with a serious uptick in impulse buys at the grocery store, and last week the result was a sugar/pie pumpkin in my cart with no concrete plans. Fate threw me a bone, and I had an opportunity to cook dinner for some friends, and our little pumpkin became a pie. 

How to Choose the Best Oil for Your Skin

How to Choose the Best Oil for Your Skin

It's no longer a secret that oil is an excellent moisturizer, but it can be overwhelming to choose the best facial oil for your skin when there are so many options. Let's take a look at components to consider, and explore some favorite oils.

Toxins in Your Cosmetics and What You Need to Know

WHY CARE?

Let's talk about rules! I promise, this will be exciting.

While "rules" may not sound like a thrilling conversation topic, this information is the foundation for all of the "green" chatter we see when hunting for personal care products. It is also the reason why I urge you to be your own personal regulatory agency.

Generally speaking, there is a shared assumption among U.S. consumers that stores wouldn't sell cosmetics products if they were harmful to human health. This is a very reasonable assumption. If the FDA closely regulates food and drugs, doesn't it do the same for cosmetics, another category under its purview?

The short answer is "yes," but the more accurate answer is "no."

Toxins in Your Cosmetics and What you Need to Know