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I’ve always admired women that wear a red lip; fearless, strong, confident,beautiful, timeless, classic… Read More

Milka -Jan 30, 2014, 4:11PM
In my opinion MAC Russian Red is very universal is a true red, not blueish, not pinkish or magenta-ish and not orange, just red. When in doubt go with Russian Red
Shelley -Jan 29, 2014, 10:53PM
Such a fun video! Thanks to all those who commented above me for the great tips re. the importance of skin tone. I'm still a little afraid of red, but I might be tempted to give it a try!

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In a few days I’ll hit the 2-week mark since I began this no-commercial-shampoo, honey-washing journey. I must say, it has been quite the adventure thus far. I’ve never before wanted to reach for a bottle of shampoo so badly, but I’m sticking this out! Once again, I want to thank you all so so so much for all of your advice and support. I’ve been going over every one of your comments, and there is no way I’d be able to do this without you! Read More

Laurel -Sep 21, 2014, 6:53PM
I believe certain oils will protect your hair, like argan oil, but truly, you should ditch the heat tools! I find that twisting my hair and clipping it over my head (I shower at night so I do this with damp hair) and sleeping like this gives me beautiful spiral curls/waves!
Alyssa -Feb 03, 2014, 10:38PM
I want to try no 'poo soooo bad! But I work in a high end hotel at the front desk and I don't think I could get away with the greasy look and the odor during the transition period. Sigh. In the meantime, I'm a total fan of Dr. Bronner's for shampoo and Argan oil as a conditioner. Good luck with the endeavor!

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Whenever I browse through Pinterest, I find myself always stopping and staring at images of spices.Read More

Milka -Jan 22, 2014, 4:03PM
I love spices! My favorite tea is Chai just because of all the spices it has. When I cook I use tons of spices and have perfected it to a blend that has many of my favorites. White pepper, cumin, cardamon, paprika, ginger, fennel, all spice, cinnamon, yellow curry, nutmeg and sea salt. It gives a very savory flavor to foods. I always try to incorporate and experiment with new spices so I have to try turmeric now.
Alex -Jan 22, 2014, 1:38AM
Beautiful images, I will try having some cumin before bed tonight! xx

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Wrinkle emergencies. We’ve all had them. Maybe you’re traveling and your suitcase didn’t quite keep the fabric of your dress as smooth as you’d hoped… but there’s no iron at the place you’re staying.

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Our latest lookbook, “Moroccan Romance,” became a fast favorite the moment I laid eyes on it.  The bold, primary color palette feels so fresh and cheerful, and is such a nice change from the darker shades of winter.  Mixed prints and rich textures give the eye so much to take in, it’s hard to stop staring at the images – and that tiled backdrop? Gorgeous.Read More

Juliette Laura -Jan 20, 2014, 11:34PM
Such unexpected and beautiful makeup! xo, Juliette Laura
Tori -Jan 20, 2014, 6:01PM
Totally trying this tomorrow :3

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This post is from our contributor FP Naomi.Read More

jono -Dec 24, 2014, 9:13AM
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breluxe -Aug 03, 2014, 10:24AM
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Earlier this month, I wrote a blog post about going no ‘poo, where I asked all of you seasoned experts to help me decide whether or not I should ditch commercial shampoo and conditioner in favor of more natural options.

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kait -Aug 30, 2015, 10:42PM
ok so i am totally new to the no-poo thing. I have really thin fine hair so it is really hard for me. I tried the mix that is castile soap, coconut oil, coconut milk, honey, water, and rosemary/ lavender essential oils but it would leave my hair greasy and waxie. So i figured i would try the honey poo. so far i like it a but better my hair does feel much softer than the other. so my question is how often should i wash? do I wash just the roots or all of it? thank you for your help!!
Mary McClure -Aug 01, 2015, 1:59PM
I started the no shampoo method on July 21st, 2014 and have been and am still doing it a year later! I had very thick curly hair and a pixie cut. I still have a pixie cut that grows super fast, I have just been cutting it off to avoid the mullet stage. Over the last year my hair has been growing faster and has straightened out to a point that I can brush and dry and it's good to go. Commercial shampoo is a nightmare on my hair, and my hair won't even absorb it properly because it's so bad. I will NEVER touch shampoo ever again. I transitioned from honey, then went on to diluted baking soda for about five months, then added honey and ACV, and now I am using 80% honey with just a little bit of baking soda in it to really clean my hair. I also use this on my face and body and what a difference! My face is acne free with just honey, baking soda, ACV, and a tumeric mask and my body feels nice and clean and purified. I could do this for the rest of my life! Oh, and I also use coconut oil hair masks, and only have to wash my hair when using the oil mask or every three days. Whoot whoot! :)

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It’s that time of year. Winter is in full effect, but in my mind I’m dreaming of lightweight summer fabrics, pastel shades, and wide open beaches. The fashion world is buzzing with new trends, and we’re longing to bare a bit more, show some skin, and lighten up a little bit — but the cold winter winds are telling us…not just yet. One way you can start to bring some spring into your look now, however, is with nail polish. Read More

Christine -Jan 15, 2014, 10:13AM
Omg. Love those colors! Ive been looking for the perfect opaque true pink for ages! Thanks for sharing!!
Juliette Laura -Jan 15, 2014, 8:56AM
Ohhhh lovely colors. I'm having a hard time thinking about spring, but my nails are definitely heading in that direction, I'm all about light pink for nails! xo, Juliette Laura

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on December 3rd 2013 but with the frigid weather we’ve been having lately, we found ourselves in need of these natural remedies!Read More

Teesha -Jan 31, 2014, 8:34PM
I am definitely a believer in these natural remedies. Another great one to add is elderberry extract, which is proven to reduce flu symptoms and the likes. Also, if you're interested, I have a great recipe for a morning detox drink, perfect for boosting immunity and flushing toxins.
Amelia Jane -Jan 14, 2014, 10:41AM
I drink hot tea every morning, wash my hands before i eat, and have a spoon full of local organic honey and get a lot of sleep. so far i have not been sick once this winter season.

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Winter really takes a toll on our skin. It cracks, flakes and chaps as we are met by cold and windy weather.Read More

Brooke of Passport Couture -Sep 08, 2015, 11:18PM
I've used a mix of tea tree oil and coconut oil for a conditioner, but now I'll have to try it for a face mask! Thanks for the suggestion!
Aastha -Aug 30, 2015, 10:10AM
Great article! I have a question. Should one apply the Tomato-Honey pack daily? I have oily skin.

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More and more I find myself succumbing to the power of scent. I surround myself with things that smell of pure beauty, wherever I go. Read More

Diane -Feb 27, 2015, 5:47PM
can I substitute coconut oil for the beeswax? I have for a few years now been making my own cologne/perfume and would love to give the solid form a try. I do know that by letting your mixture of essential oils sit in a dark place for a few weeks it will intensify the scent.
Jade -Jan 24, 2015, 7:37PM
Is it safe to use the metal lid from the makeshift boiler again for cooking foods with, even after the essential oils are added? I would like to try this at home but this has been making me question it...

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No ‘Poo. It’s a term I’ve heard quite a bit on the internet — and one that’s always intrigued me, although I’ve never mustered up the courage to try it myself… until now. Maybe. Read More

Amebr -Aug 17, 2015, 10:21AM
I apologize for the long post in advance. I have med length hair and it is slightly think with some wave to it. I have been no poo for about 3 months now and I had yet to have that ‘Hallelujah’ moment. My hair was terrible! It was heavy gunky/waxy I didn’t have the smooth shiny beautiful hair everyone was talking about after the transition period. (made it through transition thanks to a week at the beach where I didn't have to do much to it!) Now I know I was done with the transition period bc my hair was different from the greasy mess it was in the beginning. I was looking around to figure out what the heck was wrong before I gave up on no poo I didn’t really want to go back I wanted to stick it out. I didn’t really keep good track of what I did to my hair but was trying all kinds of stuff from just water, to increasing and decreasing my BS, to switching between White vinegar and Apple cider vinegar and increasing and decreasing the amts of vinegar to really diluting both of them to using them at full strength. UGH! nothing worked! still had this like waxy build up. I FINALLY found what was wrong, HARD WATER! My husband said that our area is a 10 out of 10 for hard water (used to work for our city water dept) Through all my research I had found that if you have hard water the BS doesn’t dissolve in the water and therefore doesn’t clean your hair the way it should. So Friday night I boiled my amount of water that fits in my bottle( plus a little more bc you will lose some the evaporation. You also want to use a pan that is bigger bc when you add the BS it will fizzle and you don’t want a big mess) for about 10 mins. I then added a few tablespoons of BS and watched it fizzle. Once the water has cooled you can pour it into your bottle and voila! Use it like you have been using your BS mix and follow with vinegar. I finally noticed the slight lather everyone was talking about and when my hair was dry HALLELUJAH I had beautiful, smooth, shiny, awesome hair!!!! It is now Monday, usually I have to try some cute braid or some other type of up hair, but I have my hair half up and it is still gunk/wax free and BEAUTIFUL!! I love, love, love no poo and wont go back. If you feel you need the smell good from your shampoo you can always add some essential oils to it and you have pretty smelling hair.
Plum -Jul 15, 2015, 11:58AM
For the love of all that is Holy please do NOT use Baking Soda on your hair! No one should be washing their hair with it ever! Baking Soda is an ALKALINE, like bleach, (pH of 9ish), your hair and skin are ACIDIC (pH for 4ish). If your true goal is to have a healthier scalp and hair, you wouldn't be messing with it's natural pH like that. A coconut milk and aloe no-poo is the best I've found as their pH is similar to that of your scalp. The Apple Cider Vinegar rinse can still be used as long as you dilute accordingly. I know some people swear by by the Baking Soda rinse, but these people are stupid. It does NOTHING for your hair except break down the shaft and dry it out. the fat and moisture from coconut milk and aloe actually help your hair and maintain your scalp's natural pH. You have no idea how mad I get when I see someone going on about Baking Soda rinses when they clearly didn't do their research. Below are some links further explaining Baking Soda's harmful effects. Always check who's driving the wagon before jumping on. <<<<< this one is the best at explaining the chemistry, I found it very helpful when I started looking into no-poo methods.

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