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…

British Beauty: Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet

  ” target=”_blank”>Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet Shower Gel is not proven organic and it’s for men not women, but sometimes I just have to make an exception and the ingredients are hand-selected, so they say.  I love this shower gel so much because it reminds me of an amazing place, Schloss Elmau, a hotel in a castle on top of a mountain in Southern Germany, one of my favorite spots on earth and definitely the best spa I’ve been to so far. It is so worth a trip: not only are the spa and…

Juice Beauty Make Up

Juice Beauty, a California based company,  recently launched its make up line which is now available in Ulta stores all over the country (… except New York). I and a few other bloggers met with Juice Beauty founder Karen a few weeks ago to get the inside scoop on their new products and I found myself a few additions to my make up cabinet. To be honest, organic make up is one of the few things I haven’t converted to yet, which is totally silly, because we’re wearing it all…

New York Health Food Trends. The Big Apple Eats: Kale Granola

My friends who visited from Germany last week and who were amused by the fact that I was drinking green juice and almond milk, made me realize that whatever is eaten in New York (and of course some other  places where there’s Whole Foods and juice bars) might not be eaten anywhere else. Although I’m living in Brooklyn, the home to many veggie-drinkers, locavores, raw-food-enthusiasts, and everything-organic-lovers, I refused to drink kale juice  for a long time. My conversion started when I tried to go gluten free for a week…

Rosemira Organics

I’ve tried way too many products lately and ate way too much sugar which resulted in breakouts. Therefore, to clear up my skin, I’ve eliminated nuts and sugar from my diet and decided to only try one skin care line per week. What a crazy thing for a beauty blogger! The past days my beauty routine consisted exclusively of products by California-based Rosemira Organics and yes, I’m feeling great in my skin again. After a wonderful phone conversation with the inspiring Rosemira founder Mira and a quick consultation about my…