Brooklyn Made Organic Skincare: skinnyskinny

Brooklyn Made Organic Skincare: skinnyskinny

Brooklyn has a fascinating vibe that reflects a combination of artistry, artisan-ship and entrepreneurial endeavors. When I think of the term “Made in Brooklyn” I think of products that are local, organic, farm-to-table, and handmade and at the same time contemporary, hip, and trendsetting. Like handcrafted, Brooklyn made organic skincare. Brooklyn alone has almost a dozen of organic skin care companies and I’d like to take you with me on my mission to discover them all. My first stop is at the skinnyskinny store in Williamsburg, where owner Clara Williams…

Why I have a Crush on Coconut Oil

Why I have a Crush on Coconut Oil

This summer I have a total crush on everything coconut: I am drinking coconut water to hydrate before yoga, I mix coconut flakes to my cereal in the morning over which I pour almond-coconut milk. I also drink coconut milk with my iced-coffee. Coconut makes a much creamier and tastier milk than other cow milk alternatives such as almond or soy milk. I admit that I have a temporary coconut addiction and it probably shouldn’t be consumed as excessively as I do it at the moment. But coconut has a lot…

L’Occitane Lavender Hand and Foot Creme

L’Occitane Lavender Hand and Foot Creme

I always carry ” target=”_blank”>l’Occitane hand and foot cremes with me. The tubes are pretty and have the perfect size to fit in any purse. The cremes are very rich and nourishing, so you really only need a small amount to get cracked and dry skin soft again. The foot creme works amazing with 15% shea butter and essential oils from lavender (this freshens up tired and smelly feet!), rosemary, coconut, and sunflower. In the winter I usually use the shea butter hand creme which is enriched with 20% shea butter,…

Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing and Make Up Remover

Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing and Make Up Remover

Sometimes this nightly procedure of removing make up, cleansing your face, and moisturizing can be really tiring, especially if you’re already exhausted and just want to fall into bed. I can be super lazy when it comes to removing make up and on these days I don’t want anything to take longer than 10 seconds. This new Fresh Cleansing and Make Up Remover is, as the name already suggests, a cleanser and a make up remover in one. Perfect for the lazy mood. It contains 86% natural ingredients including coconut oil and tara seed oil. I like…

Seaside Spa

Seaside Spa

I discovered these soap bars from Southampton Soap Company in a tiny book store in Sag Harbor, NY and immediately fell in love with them. Their soaps are all 100% natural and hand-made with organic coconut, palm, and olive oil. My absolute favorite this summer is Seaside Spa which is made out of water from the Atlantic ocean, sea clay which helps remove dirt and toxins and sea algea which has antioxidant and nourishing properties. Use it under the shower after a day on the beach and you actually feel like you’ve…