Top Picks for Reusable Straws

2018 has been a big year for plastic straws as they became the poster child for the case against plastic pollution. This year, Seattle became the first state to ban plastic straws, San Francisco will implement its ban in 2019, and several other U.S. cities and states, including NYC and Hawaii have pending legislations on the table to follow suit. In addition to states, many … Continue reading Top Picks for Reusable Straws

Buying Eco-Friendly Swim Wear on the Cheap

This summer, as I planned for my vacation, I decided that I wasn’t going to buy anything new because I have tons of clothes that doesn’t get worn during the year and some still even have the price tags on them. When you consider the fashion industry contributes substantially to negative environmental impacts such as water pollution, emissions associated with its supply chain and fabrics … Continue reading Buying Eco-Friendly Swim Wear on the Cheap

Switching to Plastic-Free Sandwich Bags

Whether I’m packing snacks or storing chocolate chips in the fridge, I always find the need for plastic sandwich bags. It wasn’t until I realized I was going through boxes of the stuff that I had to ask myself, what are the environmental (and health) impacts of this? Turns out, there are a few. Health-wise, most plastics contain harmful chemicals that may leach into your … Continue reading Switching to Plastic-Free Sandwich Bags

Project Beauty Expo 2018 Recap

On August 12, I attended Project Beauty Expo, a tradeshow dedicated to giving a platform for natural beauty and wellness brands that cater to women of color. Here, a recap of some of the brands I saw that I think should be on your radar. EA Polish – After giving birth to her daughter in 2012, nail polish aficionado, Ellyse, realized the need for fast … Continue reading Project Beauty Expo 2018 Recap

Is Your Beauty Product Safe? There’s an App for That

I was recently shopping at a popular drugstore chain and noticed the collection of shiny body lotion bottles gleaming from the shelves. Now, I am not in the market for body lotion at the moment as shea butter and natural oils are my bffs; but, I am a product hoarder and find it impossible to walk past the beauty aisle without examining everything the industry … Continue reading Is Your Beauty Product Safe? There’s an App for That

Raw, Green Vegan “Cheesecake” with Kale

I’ve been slacking on recipes but after I made this 5-Ingredient raw vegan “cheesecake”, I knew that I had to get it over to you pronto. I made these 2-layer mini cakes using Pure Synergy organic kale powder my boss gifted me with a few months ago. Since then, I’ve been using the powder in everything from my protein shakes to baking. It’s non-gmo, and … Continue reading Raw, Green Vegan “Cheesecake” with Kale