Could your favorite scents be making you sick? Plus, practical tips for fragrance wearers.

Could your favorite fragrance be making you sick? This issue is something I’ve wrestled with addressing, because I love perfumes and body sprays. There’s an undeniable power of scent. Scent has the ability to affect your mood, can affect your confidence and subconsciously and it can even trigger old memories. In fact, there are amazing programs and kits such as, Essential Awakenings, that utilizes scents … Continue reading Could your favorite scents be making you sick? Plus, practical tips for fragrance wearers.

I tried dry brushing. Here’s what I think…

I remember the first time I was introduced to dry brushing. I booked a spa day for my birthday a few years ago and my esthetician began my treatment with the technique. Because I had never heard or experienced it before, I asked lots of questions and she informed me that it had many benefits: – it’s a great way to exfoliate to reveal smoother, … Continue reading I tried dry brushing. Here’s what I think…

Event Recap: Raise the Green Bar Summit

Today, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Good Housekeeping Institute and Made Safe’s second annual Raise the Green Bar Summit. The full day event was jammed packed with interesting speakers and panel topics around sustainability efforts of brands. I was only able to attend the first half of the event, but by 12pm, I had already sat through 7 panels! It was information overload, … Continue reading Event Recap: Raise the Green Bar Summit

Natural Brand Review: InstaNatural for my Adult Acne

Adult Acne. Let’s talk about it. I started experiencing acne outbreaks when I was in high school, and everyone assured me it was just a normal right of passage for teenagers. Still, it was embarrassing, so I tried every harsh over the counter product I could get my hands on to clear up my skin, without considering the chemicals that were in them. After graduating … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: InstaNatural for my Adult Acne

Inside Brandless’ NYC Pop Up

It’s noon on a Sunday and before my sister and I enter Brandless’ NYC pop up, I stop to read the brand’s mission printed on the clear glass in the front: “Here at brandless we put people first, which means value and values stick together. Better stuff, fewer dollars, and no nonsense. Join us.” As I peer through the glass window the white letters are … Continue reading Inside Brandless’ NYC Pop Up

Clean Beauty Brand Review: Sand and Sky

I got both of my sisters these two masks from Sand and Sky because I just liked the pretty pink color of the product, and I wanted to make sure to supply them with something made with clean and natural ingredients. I never actually used the ones I had until they started raving about how great their skin looked after using the clay version of … Continue reading Clean Beauty Brand Review: Sand and Sky

Sustainability Spotlight: Inside Dunkin’ Donuts Tiny Home Powered by Coffee

Yesterday, my sister and I stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts pop up at Madison Square Park in New York City. It’s a tiny home powered by a biofuel blend of 80% coffee oil that’s extracted from coffee grounds. The coffee beans powers everything from the fully functioning kitchen to the jacuzzi tub and get this: a washer/dryer unit. Inside the home, is comfy and chic, thanks … Continue reading Sustainability Spotlight: Inside Dunkin’ Donuts Tiny Home Powered by Coffee