Are the Ingredients in Your Hairspray Harmful?

Blurred vision, respiratory issues and skin irritation – these are just some of the potential health risks associated with using traditional hair sprays. Yes, I know your hair spray smells like lavender fields and spring meadows, so don’t get mad at me for this one. I’m just the messenger. Originally, I was creating a list of top chemicals to avoid when buying hair spray, but … Continue reading Are the Ingredients in Your Hairspray Harmful?

On the NYC Event Scene: Wellness Tips, Vegan Food and Yoga

Wellness tips, vegan food and yoga – those were the magic words that got me excited to attend Nourished Retreat’s third event in Manhattan on April 27th. Offering a full day of programming (the event ran from 10am-6pm), the Spring Forward Retreat was packed with seminars with actionable tips to live healthier lives, demos and over 20 wellness vendors offering items ranging from skin care … Continue reading On the NYC Event Scene: Wellness Tips, Vegan Food and Yoga

How to Sell or Donate Your Unwanted Clothes

It’s estimated that every year, around 200 million pounds of clothing ends up in New York City’s landfill sites (equivalent to filling over 440 Statues of Liberty) – and that’s just New York. Worldwide, 92 million tons of solid waste ends up in landfills, which can leach chemicals into groundwater and may never fully biodegrade, or is burned, emitting large amounts a greenhouse gases. And, … Continue reading How to Sell or Donate Your Unwanted Clothes

Earth Day 2019 Beauty and Fashion Sales

I’ve been receiving so many alerts about this year’s 2019 Earth Day sales from beauty and fashion brands, that I thought it would be nice to round them up all here, so you can take advantage of them, too! Note, most deals, end at midnight EST. This is list will be updated throughout the day as I learn about new deals. Feel free to comment … Continue reading Earth Day 2019 Beauty and Fashion Sales

How to Recycle Beauty Products to Help Save the Planet

As a beauty addict, I use an overwhelming amount of beauty products, and I’ll admit that I haven’t been the best at making sure I recycle the empty bottles. This is a problem, because not recycling these non-biodegradable items, contributes to waste in landfills which emits carbon gas into our atmosphere, and contaminates fresh ocean waters. According to the EPA, 1/3 of landfill waste is … Continue reading How to Recycle Beauty Products to Help Save the Planet

Event Recap: Organic Spa Magazine’s 7th Annual Experience Wellness and Travel Media Event

On April 15, I attended Organic Spa Magazine’s 7th annual Experience Wellness and Travel Media Event at The Pierre in NYC. Here, a summary of some of the amazing brands/companies I saw at the event. Cause + Medic – is a line of all all-natural cannabis and marijuana skin care creams, balms, lotions and oils that are designed to enhance the health of your skin. … Continue reading Event Recap: Organic Spa Magazine’s 7th Annual Experience Wellness and Travel Media Event

How to Make Natural Blue, Green, Pink, Purple and Yellow Dyes

According to the American Chemical Society, most synthetic food dyes are made from petroleum… mum, sounds yummy. And, artificial dyes are found in everything from cereals to candy to drinks and even vitamins. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, “The three most widely used dyes, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6, are contaminated with known carcinogens…Another dye, Red 3, has been … Continue reading How to Make Natural Blue, Green, Pink, Purple and Yellow Dyes