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Clean, Elegant & Affordable Prints for Your Home

The magic behind many of the photos on this website is Chelsea Prestin, a friend and incredible photographer, based here in Southern California. Chelsea’s photography ranges from weddings, corporate events, head shots to beautiful landscapes. And now, for the first time ever, she has opened up a print shop…GASP! I am the kind of person […]

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Look What Happened When I Compared My High School Skin Care Routine to Today

Anyone who spent their formative years growing up in the early ’90s, knows the time we spent pouring over YM magazine, soaking up every new cool hair and beauty product. So as a safe skin care advocate, I thought it would be fun to look at some non-toxic beauty swaps and compare my beloved high […]

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Laundry Bag Helps Trap Micro-Plastic Pollution from Athletic Gear

Did you know that every time you wash athletic gear made with synthetic fibers (including those beloved yoga pants), you’re flushing small bits of micro-plastic pollution down the drain? Patagonia helped sound the alarm to the threats to plastic “micro waste” from the clothes we wear every day and they have recently partnered with a company […]

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When to Believe the Hype: Navigating Scary Headlines About Toxic Chemicals & Your Health

It wasn’t long ago, when environmental health advocates were trying desperately to get the media to cover new scientific research about harmful chemicals in everyday products. The tides have shifted and it’s now common place to see alarming headlines about toxic chemicals their impacts on our health. But as average consumers of the media, how are […]

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5 Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics and Safer Products that Work

Due to the unregulated nature of the beauty industry, companies can—and do—use chemicals linked to cancer in makeup. The last several years however there has been a rise in companies creating “non-toxic” aka “safer, greener, and cleaner” cosmetics. So how do you understand which products are actually safer? And of those companies, which products actually work? […]

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