It’s the end of August and the end of my month-long focus on clean beauty. When I originally cooked up the theme for this month, I thought I would use the book, No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics, by Siobhan O'Connor and … Continue reading Clean Beauty: A Revolution Or Consumer-Driven Craze?
Hola, amigos! I have just returned from an incredible trip to Colombia! It was my first time there, but my boyfriend is Colombian, so I basically had a built-in tour guide—can’t get any better than that! I love to travel and see how people live in other parts of the world, but tourism has a … Continue reading Traveling Sustainably in Colombia
I have wanted to grow an indoor herb garden for a long time. Fresh, practically free herbs at the ready without packaging waste or transportation emissions? What’s not to love? After doing a little research online, it seemed like a snap. “I can totally grow stuff,” I thought, “what could go wrong?” A lot, it … Continue reading Attempting to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden
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
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
How many times have you used “I don’t have time” as an excuse for not doing something you know you should do? The good news is, it doesn't take long to take steps toward making the planet a better place. Today I'm sharing 5 ways you can help the planet in 5 minutes or less. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make the Planet Better in 5 Minutes or Less