BEAUTY

Nurturing Wholeness | Five Wellness Habits This Year

The end of October is a strange month to discuss habits, I know. Yet what I hope to encourage is that shifting a lifestyle pattern can happen at any point in the year, with the simplest goal, the smallest choice. It doesn't need to happen all…
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Six Favorites for Glowing Autumn Skin

Although I do much to protect my skin in the summertime, I always seem prone to dry spots and dullness as the weather cools off and summer's kiss fades. I imagine I'm not alone. The best combat against dryness and dullness is diet. I can always…

Skin Wellness for Tweens + Teens

Our oldest bridged into the teen years last year, with the next two following close behind. I've found myself in a whole new world as a parent, reading books on the teen brain and hormones (this one and this one have been my recent favorites),…
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Nurturing Winter Skin + Reforming the Beauty Industry

In the winter, my skin tends to feel like the branches outside my door: pale, dry, and brittle. It is more sensitive in the drier, cold air, more prone to patches of flaky skin on my cheeks and pronounced fine lines around my eyes and mouth.…

Nurturing Wholeness | Safe Skin Care

"a series dedicated to nurturing and nourishing the self from the inside out" Perhaps I am noticing my own skin more as my children grow older and I help them cultivate their own self-care practices. As in every other area of life, it…

5 solutions for unruly hair

no.01       |       no. 02       |       no.03       |       no.04       |       no. 05 It's been six months since my last hair cut, and with Spring and Summer's humidity looming, I'm preparing for the coming…

Holiday Hair | 10 Braid + Twist Tutorials

three twisted buns tutorial half-braided crown tutorial fishtail braid tutorial (image) easy + pretty updo tutorial scrunched braid tutorial the knotted ponytail tutorial (image) easy headband updo tutorial the chestnut…

hair trends | good news for mamas everywhere

As some of you have already noticed, my hair is like Rapunzel's right now, only darker and without the magic, life-giving powers of course. I didn't plan this; it happened more out of economic necessity, meaning I had one haircut/color in 2011.…