Laurel’s Personal Summer Skin Rituals Revealed

With summer in full swing, we are so excited to share this practical yet pampering summer skin advice from one of the most talented skin-healers we know—Laurel of Laurel Whole Plant Organics! Whether you’re headed to the beach or simply out for a sunny stroll, this is a must-read. Enjoy and don’t miss the special […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Dimethicone

Have you ever wondered what gives some cosmetics and hair care products that silky-smooth texture that glides across the skin and almost seems too good to be true? If it isn’t a natural product, chances are its dimethicone. This ingredient is a type of synthetic silicone-based polymer, and its known for creating a subtle luster that […]

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Refreshing Toners & Mists

Each summer, I welcome the warm weather—even the sweaty, humid days that happen on the regular where I live. I don’t really mind the heat, because I’ve got my coping strategies, which always includes a cooling facial mist. Whether the summer brings high humidity or dry heat where you live, the antidote that keeps me […]

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Summer Hair Essentials from Captain Blankenship

Once we coast through the month of May, summer feels official. And with summer comes the slow and lazy days that make this the ultimate season of relaxation. In this busy world we live in, I always welcome the much-needed slow-down of summer, and it’s reflected in everything I do, including my beauty routine.  One […]

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Lightweight Moisturizers for Warm Weather

Finding a lightweight moisturizer is no easy thing. Rich, indulgent creams and balms abound, but it’s tough to find that perfect moisturizer that actually hydrates while letting skin breath unencumbered by heavy ingredients. I ask a lot from lightweight moisturizers. They have to hydrate and leave my skin feeling comfortable so that fine lines are […]

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Introducing PRITI NYC

A fresh manicure or pedicure never fails to bring me smiles for days. This little self-indulgence has a way of making me feel lovely even if the rest of my look isn’t so put together. There’s just something irresistibly pretty about colorful, glossy nails, but like many products in the beauty industry, nail polish has […]

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Clean Beauty Picks for Spring

  Spring is here! Well, kind of — depending on where you live, you might still be experiencing winter temps. I know I am, but that hasn’t kept me from swapping out for spring colors (hello Priti NYC nail polish and Lily Lolo makeup!) so I can pretend that spring is indeed here. That said, […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Jojoba Oil

Could there be one, perfect botanical oil for all your skin and hair care needs? Jojoba oil certainly comes close, if you ask me. Through the height of the coconut oil and argan oil craze—(remember when your Pinterest feed was brimming with these two?)—I often found myself reaching for jojoba oil instead. This golden beauty […]

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Why Phenoxyethanol Doesn’t Belong In Your Products

The personal care and cosmetics industry is pretty savvy when it comes to the bottom line. In response to consumer safety concerns, many products that line the shelves of beauty stores, supermarkets, and pharmacies are touted as free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, and more in an effort to capture the market share of people […]

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Jasmine Delights

    Tis the season for hearts and chocolates—but don’t let roses steal the Valentine’s Day show. Save those prim petals for next year, and let jasmine be your love inspiration instead. Jasmine, the “queen of the night”, is no doubt a seductress with its sultry, heady floral scent, which can also be sweet, peachy, […]

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