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 […]

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Dry Skin is Coming. Ayla’s Got Your Back.

Ayla Beauty always, always brings on the most unique, effective, cutting-edge brands and products that none of us have even heard of yet.  This is not your typical green beauty shop or website.  Dara, Ayla’s founder, is constantly ahead of the curve, and when she suggests a new product for me, I listen. Recently, Ayla […]

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Summer to Fall Beauty

Okay, the jig is up – it is officially fall, and I have to get on board, even if I am a summertime girl at heart.  I’ve traded in my easy breezy, balmy favorites for a more refined palette and some hard-w0rking skincare. If you’re over 30, and you used coconut oil for everything all […]

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What I Reorder from Ayla Beauty

I am often asked what I really use.  Technically, I really use everything I blog about; I use each product until I have a handle on its full benefits.  If it’s skincare, I test a product for about a month before writing about it, but if it’s a lipgloss, I might just test it for […]

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Sensational New Serums at Ayla Beauty

Just…. Wow.  It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to face serums these days, but the Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Serums collaboration that Ayla Beauty recently picked up is pretty stellar.  Marie Veronique is one of Ayla’s best-selling brands; Kristina Holey is one of the most sought after aestheticians in the country.  Both Marie Veronique and […]

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12 Days of Giveaways: Ayla Beauty

  I’m really excited about day 7 of 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS.  I’m teaming up with Ayla Beauty to give away some products that are new to me, but have quickly become favorites in the last month.  You always read about silk pillowcases and how good they are for your hair and skin, but I never […]

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Ursa Major’s Golden Hour + a Giveaway

Ursa Major does it again, folks.  I absolutely adore this skincare line for its effective, affordable, shareable (everything is gender neutral) products that keep it simple.  They just do what they say they do, nothing more, nothing less.  Ursa Major’s newest launch is Golden Hour Recovery Cream – if you’ve been looking for an effective […]

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Travel Recap: The Bay Area and Napa Valley

Hi There!  We had such a great trip out to San Francisco recently, and you know I have to fit a few Green Beauty-musts into any vacation, so I thought I’d type up a quick recap.  In summary, I love California more every time I visit, and Napa Valley just might be my non-beach-destination-happy-place. First […]

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