Keep It Clean: The Balms

Cleanser is probably the one can’t-do-without product for any beauty arsenal. As it happens, I am a bit of a cleanser obsessive and have tried, tested and (mostly) loved virtually every type of green cleanser available. In this series of posts I will discuss the advantages and drawbacks of different cleanser types and will highlight some of my favorites. Up first, my favorite type of cleanser: the cleansing balm.

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So Fresh and So Clean

Deodorant is probably the easiest beauty product to review. It may be difficult to objectively quantify something as ineffable as “glow” or to determine whether a product’s anti-aging benefits are real and lasting or caused by some temporary plumping or tightening of the skin. Deodorant, on the other hand, is binary: it either works or it doesn’t. That being said, there is a difference between “working”, “working well” and “being a gosh darned superstar” and the one way to figure out this difference is through rigorous testing. I have, by pure accident, undertaken a kind of Tough Mudder deo challenge and one product emerged as the Rocky Balboa of natural deodorants. This American Ninja of deodorants is the Deodorant Cream by Meow Meow Tweet and here is why it deserves the championship belt (yes, I realize that the imagery of a heavyweight belt around a jar of deodorant is ludicrous and that I may have gone overboard on analogies). 

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Gilding the Lily

If James Bond teaches us anything (what? You don’t get all your important life lessons from Bond movies?!), it’s that being covered in gold is a surefire way to a tragic demise. Yet, as any girl knows, nothing lengthens limbs, enhances muscles and gives that sexy summery glow like a bit of strategically-placed golden shimmer.

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HH Hits the Beach

I just got back from a day at the beach in our small Spanish town and thought it the perfect time to describe my routine for a day of fun in the sun and give a few tips for optimizing your skincare for when you’re likely to catch a few rays.

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Buly for You!

I have always been a firm believer that green beauty can and should be elegant and luxurious. A new French brand, albeit one that is built on a foundation of over two hundred years, Buly 1803,  happens to be both of those things, as well as exclusive, gorgeous and just plain delightful.

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