Summer Travel Top 5: Makeup Edition

I really love to travel. Wait, let me rephrase that: I really want to love to travel. And I really love the idea of travel. But the actual reality is that travel kind of stresses me out! For example, right now as I write this, I am preparing to go on a trip for over […]

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Tropical Fun: Summer Scented Skincare!

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I really love summertime. (I’m just kidding, I mention it regularly!). I love swimming and going to the beach, and being outside and hiking and sitting in the park reading a book, and all things sun, sand, grass, and sea. But there’s one little issue… all […]

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Guys Going Green

A short story about guys going green… It became apparent to us that many guys have secretly been fans of green products through their wives, girlfriends, moms, aunts and sisters. Some have been curious and bashful about admitting they also need efficacious products that are safe and include results-driven ingredients. It lead us to wonder, […]

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Co-Founder Terri Hall’s Top 5 for Mommy and Baby

What products would you use if you LITERALLY had your pick of all the best green beauty in the world? I pretty much always want to ask Integrity Botanicals co-founder Terri Hall what she’s loving at any given moment, as she has impeccable taste and does the most thorough research into products’ safety and efficacy. As she is […]

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Getting Your Skin Summer Ready!

I, as a long-time North-Easterner, have always loved the time when it finally becomes summer. I love spring, too, but I particularly love when it’s just so undeniably warm that you can really put away your winter coats, boots, and/or seasonal depression (just me? anyone else?), and finally declare that it’s going to be hot […]

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Spring Detox with Max & Me

One of many things that makes Austrian brand Max and Me so special is its founders/creators. Tanja (the “me” of the duo) and Max are a fantastically lovely couple who work together to make the products so much more than just skincare. They literally and figuratively infuse their stunningly gorgeous energies into the products, and the […]

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Meet Leahlani Skincare

Ever wished you could just magically transport yourself to a tropical island for a few days? Or even for a few hours? Wouldn’t that be nice— if it were close enough, not to mention cheap enough, to just visit a luxurious, island escape in the middle of your work day, without disrupting your life and […]

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Scent: Why it matters

Both times I have been pregnant, I knew before taking any tests because of my sense of smell. With my daughter, in 2010, I knew I was pregnant because, as my husband and I boarded the crosstown bus one morning in Manhattan, I said to him, “Whoa, that woman used a lot of shampoo!” There […]

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New Year’s Beauty Resolutions!

Sometimes I forget for a moment that I get to try out beauty products for a living. I’m just going about my day, using 5 different lip glosses so that I can compare and contrast them and write about it, and I forget to take a moment and realize how AWESOME that is. How, as […]

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A Guide to Essential Oils in Pregnancy

As Terri and Marc, co-founders of Integrity Botanicals, are gearing up for the birth of their second beautiful baby, it seems like an especially good time to post about the ever-confusing topic of safe essential oil use in pregnancy. My team and I at Osmia Organics get loads of emails about this issue, and so […]

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