2 years ago

The Best Haircare You’ve Never Tried

I feel like I need to start a regular series called “Dara Does it Again”.  Dara Kennedy, the founder of Ayla Beauty, is always discovering cool, clean, hard-to-find brands.  Usually, this is how it goes: Jess, you should really try this amazing [fill in the blank] I found in Europe.  You will love it.  It is so different…

2 years ago

My Favorite Household Water Filter

I think I’ve mentioned my favorite water filter on the blog a few times, but I’ve never written a post dedicated to water filters before – it’s been on my blogging to-do list for forever!  Over the years, many of you have written to me asking for my pick, and my answer has always been Aquasana.  My…

2 years ago

September’s Clean Beauty Catch-Up

Hurricane Florence definitely put a kink in my work agenda this month, but everything here in Charleston is fine, for which I am grateful.  Unfortunately, the people of upstate South Carolina and North Carolina did not fare so well.  NPR published a great article recently on the best charities you can donate to; you can check it…

2 years ago

Clean Beauty Catch-up

I’m still here!  This past month has been a whirlwind.  We finally moved into our new home, we didn’t have internet for 3 WEEKS, I was sick twice, and Woody has been undergoing lots of physical therapy (more on that below).  BUT, I haven’t forgotten about you.  In fact, I’m very happy to be back.  First, let’s…

2 years ago

For the Face Oil-Averse

Long ago, I switched over to oil-everything, (oil cleansers, face oils, eye oils) and kissed creams and lotions goodbye.  I usually recommend oils over creams to readers and followers, too.  But, some of you just want a cream.  Some of you still want a face wash that lathers.  I get it.  We all have our preferences.  So,…

2 years ago

Your Ritual, On Rotation

I was so bummed when True Botanicals discontinued their subscription service, but they told me not to worry; they were coming out with something even better.  They delivered.  True Botanicals just launched their Sun & Moon Box, and if you are particular about using their skincare above all else, like me, you’re going to want to sign…

2 years ago

Summertime Clean Eats & Clean Beauty

So many amazing products have been coming across my desk, I can barely keep up – it’s a good problem to have!  I wanted to share everything with you in one post so I didn’t bombard you this week; I know what it’s like to have a full inbox, believe me.  Read on for a fun deal…