la vie en rose

I’ve had a mild obsession with everything rose for a while now, perhaps stemming (ha, see what I did there?) from my mom’s rose bushes at our childhood home and the beautiful, fragrant blooms that were just outside our front door. I also have a penchant for white flowers like gardenia and muguet, but I think the […]

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dirt don’t hurt!

I’ve been slowly switching all of my beauty and health products over to things with better ingredients (an attempt to detox our household), and one of the items that I’ve been exploring is non-toxic oral care. For years, I used commercial whitening toothpastes to combat my smoking and coffee habits (I no longer smoke, but […]

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review: davids toothpaste

My friend and I attended the Green Festival in San Francisco in November and met the founder of Davids toothpaste, Eric David Buss.  I am a sucker for packaging, and the clean, mint-colored boxes of toothpaste already caught my eye.  After speaking with him about his product, he also gave me a sample to try […]

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six favorite skin products for fall/winter

Whenever the weather changes (particularly from summer to fall), I have to switch up my skincare routine from my usual “cleanse, tone, moisturize” to a few more steps.  Cold weather tends to strip all the moisture out of my face (particularly around my mouth) – and it’s not even that cold here in Northern California!   […]

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5 great DIY masks that actually work

  I’m a beauty product junkie, but lately I’ve been super vigilant about the kinds of things I put on my face. Your skin is the body’s largest organ, acting as a filtration system and potentially absorbing everything that is in the air or that you come in physical contact with. For that reason alone, any […]

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