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Natural Face Wash

Choosing a face wash can be tricky. Not only is skin one of the most sensitive organs in our body, but the face is even more so! One wrong ingredient or chemical can cause redness, irritation, or peeling. Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or skin that’s prone to breakouts, if you’re at all […]

March 12th

Review: Mandarano Balsamic Glaze & Sauce

The first time I ever had thick, sour sweet balsamic reduction was at a French café in Central California. I dunked my bread into the impossibly dense balsamic vinegar, and watched as it clung to the baguette in sticky pools. It was unlike any bread, oil & vinegar experience I’d had in the past, and […]

October 3rd

The Little Market by Lauren Conrad

You might remember Lauren Conrad from her reality television debut on The Hills, but this past fall she launched The Little Market, an online artisanal marketplace. The Little Market sources and sells handmade artisanal goods, partnering with artisans in Bolivia, India, Mexico, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia. Conrad is working with her best friend, Hannah Skvarla, […]

Product Review: Annmarie Gianni Skin Care

When you own a beauty store, trying out new brands is perhaps the best part of the job. Well, for the first year or two, anyway. It’s like Christmas morning every week! And then, by the time you’re opening a box from, say, New Brand #97, the novelty is wearing off, and it’s getting really […]

October 17th

Review: Activewear from Hu-Nu

When I got an email from “a fashion and eco-friendly international activewear company” offering me some workout gear to try out for a review, you know that I jumped right on that. I’m an avid walker and runner, so I’m always up for trying out new exercise gear. I was doubly excited, because it’s been really tough to find eco-friendly exercise clothing. The best option I’ve found so far has been shopping at thrift stores for second hand workout clothes, and it would have been great to have another option for when I was feeling a little splurgy!

August 5th