No Spend September: My Commitment to Stop Shopping for a Month

Building on the momentum of my last post, I decided to challenge myself to go a month without shopping. I have spent far too much time lately browsing my favorite sustainable fashion websites, buying pieces here and there, and then ultimately returning most of them when they don’t fit. This is such a waste of … Continue reading No Spend September: My Commitment to Stop Shopping for a Month

8 Things To Do That Will Make You Happier Than Buying More Stuff

Let’s face it: “stuff” is the enemy of a healthy planet. As we buy more and more stuff, landfills grow fuller, the earth becomes more polluted, our homes get more cluttered, and we become less happy. I recently posted on Instagram about how moving out of my apartment made me acutely aware of just how many … Continue reading 8 Things To Do That Will Make You Happier Than Buying More Stuff

Nontoxic Nails: Taking the Guilt Out of a Guilty Pleasure

Wow, it’s been a minute. Life has taken over the past couple months, and I have sorely neglected this blog. But instead of making excuses, I’m just going to jump right in to today’s topic: clean, nontoxic nail polish. I debated posting about this for a while, because honestly, switching nail polish brands seems like … Continue reading Nontoxic Nails: Taking the Guilt Out of a Guilty Pleasure

5 Brands I’m Boycotting (And Why You Should Too)

We’ve all heard it before: you vote with your dollars. Every purchase you make is a vote for the type of world you want to live in: one run by corporations who use toxic chemicals and unethical labor practices, OR one run by people who use their purchasing power to support ethical businesses. There are … Continue reading 5 Brands I’m Boycotting (And Why You Should Too)

Press for Progress: Thoughts on International Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day, and this year's theme is #PressforProgress. To me, this theme is a reminder that it's not enough to sit around, let time pass and wait for things to change. International Women's Day has been around since 1909, and we still have not achieved gender equality. The pay gap … Continue reading Press for Progress: Thoughts on International Women’s Day

5 Clean Body and Hair Care Swaps

Until fairly recently, I actually had no idea how many different toxic chemicals were lurking in my beauty and personal care products. Why would companies put known carcinogens in my skincare products? Doesn’t the FDA regulate the ingredients that go into cosmetics? Yeah...no. Under U.S. law, cosmetic products and ingredients, except color additives, do not … Continue reading 5 Clean Body and Hair Care Swaps