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  • The 21st Century HerbalistDIY Skin Care Month: Step 1 – Cleanse

    …lotion over the area that you want to remove makeup from, then use the Cleansing Grains below. Cleansing Grains 1 cup cosmetic white clay, also known as kaolin clay* 1/2 cup ground oats 2 tbsp ground almonds 1 tbsp ground dried lavender* 1 tbsp ground dried rose petals* 1 tbsp poppy seeds Several vitamin E capsules *can be purchased whole from Mountain Rose Herbs. All of the “ground” ingredients should be very finely ground using a…

    Katie Glenn
  • ITEM OF THE DAYItem of the Day

    I have received hundreds of questions about my skin and its tone. I was surprised to find how many women are baffled as to how to care for their own skin and how many of them believe it costs lots of money to be and feel beautiful! Introducing exfoliating gloves… I have been using these gloves everyday at shower or bath time for the past decade or so. I thought about my face and the fact I’ve been exfoliating that skin since I was te…

    Karrine Steffans
  • ITEM OF THE DAYItem of the Day: Shea Moisture African Black Soap

    Remember that scene in Annie Hall when Alvy stumbles upon some interesting soap in Annie’s bathroom? Alvy: Hey, what is this? You got black soap? Annie: It’s for my complexion. Alvy: What – are you joining a minstrel show? Oh Woody, you and your zingy zings. But the joke might as well have been perfectly orchestrated product placement for those of us who are suckers for anything Diane Keaton says, does, wears or rubs on her a…

    Courtney Barnett
  • ITEM OF THE DAYItem of the Day

    I have a bit of a thing for travel-sized products. I don’t know why, really – they’re just so cute and convenient and I can take them with me on all the non-existent holidays I embark on. Great, right? My skin’s pretty temperamental, especially in the colder months, and my face gets dry and patchy and itchy. I’m terrible about following a skincare regimen but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to, just that…

    Jennifer Still
  • ITEM OF THE DAYItem of the Day

    Back in the day when I used to work at Whole Foods, I always loved walking through the body care section at all the expensive stuff that I couldn’t afford. One of the brands I always gravitated towards was Dr. Hauschka – the clean packaging and, I dunno, naturalness of the products just called out to me. Unfortunately, my bank card called out to me too, shouting DECLINED every time I so much as thought of putting one of their lovely…

    Jennifer Still
  • Diamond GothicPart 2 – "The Masons"

    By JC Coccoli It was at the beginning of summer, 1929, when Annabell’s family (“The Masons,” as they were referred to by the locals), came here to escape the sounds of the bustling city.  They’d been driving out this way for years now, for the peace and quiet; it was the kind of quiet that was enough to drive the crickets mad, really, but this is exactly why they liked it– or so were the rumors. A ginger boy, branded with the palest skin, green…

    Diamond Gothic
  • ITEM OF THE DAYItem of the Day

    While I tend to be sceptical that facial products can do what they claim to be able to do, you know I love the Dr Hauschka line, so I was excited to try the Cleansing Clay Mask and get my exfoliation on. While it’s especially beneficial for oily or  blemish-prone skin, it’s great for all types and feels unreal. The glass jar comes full of the clay powder, ensuring that the mask doesn’t dry out or get gross, as many tend to do a…

    Jennifer Still