Chryso D'Angelo | Oct 17, 2012 | Green Living |
One day not too long ago, I looked in the mirror and noticed that my tanned, olive-toned skin seemed to turn a yellow/pale overnight. Time to look to natural makeup for the right type of blush! When searching for safe cosmetics, it’s important to learn about the most popular ingredients used within that product category and to find out if any of those ingredients come with warning signs.
Jennifer Barckley | Oct 10, 2012 | Green Living |
New York Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2013 collections heralded in a breeze of lightness, underpinned with eco-ethics. Back for a second season, Organic Girly covers some of the rising stars and their approach to sustainable design.
Bobby Sciortino | Sep 26, 2012 | Green Living |
The public debate over whether eating organic versus non-organic food matters has been a hot topic for years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established official standards with the National Organic Program in 2002, which brought it to the forefront of the public’s consciousness and made "organic" a household term. People still have differing opinions about whether buying organic is healthier, and the people who do buy organic do so for a myriad of reasons. Unfortunately science does not conclusively provide an answer as to which is better (disclaimer: I am a strong proponent of organic, but want to fairly present both sides of the argument); better also being a relative term.
Chryso D'Angelo | Sep 19, 2012 | Green Living |
It’s morning in New York and there is a chill in the air – time to dig that Scarecrow out of the basement and perch it on my front lawn alongside the yellow and purple mums that have begun to flower.
The beauty of fall also brings with it a loss–and you can see it all over my face! That sun-kissed glow on my nose and cheeks is gone – and I want it back.
The best way to add a shimmer of light to your skin is with a highlighter (or illuminator)...
Robin Baron | Sep 12, 2012 | Green Living |
A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a jewelry vendor at an outdoor market and learned that all of her jewelry was made from recycled materials. In fact, she told me, the bracelet I was holding in my hand had been made entirely from salvaged wood from a shipwreck. A shipwreck! It got me thinking. My love of repurposed materials is nothing new, but I never considered the fact that unconventional materials have a way of telling a story. They are environmentaly friendly, and yet they’re also spectacular conversation pieces! Don’t you think?
Dede Tabak | Sep 5, 2012 | Green Living |
Rosie O’Donnell may be known for her role as Meg Ryan’s friend in “Sleepless in Seattle,” but now Rosie has a new role in “Meatless in NYC!” O’Donnell revealed that she had a heart attack on her blog on August 20, “it's a semi-sunny Monday/the light/bouncing off the flat Hudson/mish is sitting next to me/i am happy to be alive/last week i had a heart attack,” she writes. As a result, she has taken a more serious look into her own health, and decided to become a vegan.
Tiffany Kilfeather | Aug 29, 2012 | Food and Dining |
Imagine piling guacamole on chip after chip after steak taco after cubano sandwich after corn on the cob with cotija cheese, chili powder and lime (or am I the only one who puts guacamole on everything?), and doing it without guilt. Habana Outpost, a Cuban restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, let’s you do just that, although their guac won’t stop you from moving down a couple of belt notches. The Outpost’s carefree dining is due to the significant measures that owner Sean Meenan has taken to build an eco-friendly and community-minded restaurant in downtown Brooklyn, New York, adding a green branch to his line of Habana cafes in New York and Malibu.
Bobby Sciortino | Aug 22, 2012 | Food and Dining |
In my last article I discussed my journey as a vegetarian over the past year and a half. I shared some of my reasons and rationale for engaging in this lifestyle. As I mentioned, my rationale is three-fold: animal rights, health, and environmental sustainability.
Chryso D'Angelo | Aug 15, 2012 | Green Living |
As the busy mom of a toddler, I’m always on the go, so I don’t get to shampoo my hair as much as I’d like (eating and bathing with soap come first and second).
Often, a last-minute peek in the mirror before heading out the door reveals–gasp—grease monkey mane! I normally pull my waist-long locks into a top bun and hope no one notices my oily crown. Recently, however, I discovered a quick fix: dry shampoo.
Silvia Milanova | Aug 8, 2012 | Green Living |
If you’re thinking of going green with your workout, let yourself be inspired by the 2012 Olympic Games. Work out like an Olympian and explore how staying active and breathing fresh air can do your body good, while remembering to be conscious and use eco friendly products.