Cultivated Beauty, Get To Know Pure Mana Hawaii

If we learned anything from this year’s beauty talks and discoveries, it is that the green beauty industry still has a long way to go. Finding a truly ethical and organic brand is like finding a needle in a haystack. If there is one farm to face skincare brand that should be celebrated this year,…

Talking With Jillian Wright, Indie Beauty Expo’s Co-Founder

Jillian Wright is the kind of fairy godmother clean beauty brand entrepreneurs needed. The idea for the Indie Beauty Expo was born out of necessity and came into fruition in order to fill a gap in the beauty industry. The expo has made its debut in 2015 and has shown no signs of slowing down….

Affordable Art Fair: Where Contemporary Art Thrives

New York’s Affordable Art Fair holds a special place in my heart. It is one of the first art fairs I attended as a Fine Arts student. Engulfing myself into what the fair had to offer opened my eyes to a larger contemporary art community and creativity from around the world. The fair is known…

Talking Inner & Outer Beauty with Planted In Beauty Founders

The first time I met Lynne Florio and Renee Tavoularis we decided on a lunch at Divya’s Kitchen, an East Village vegan restaurant that serves Ayurvedic cuisine. I knew my philosophy on skincare matched up with their own as soon as they started a discussion on certifications. After years of working for a high-end skincare…

Self-Care Insiders: Life of a Startup CEO & Ayurvedic Rituals

Stop, take time to taste, smell, feel and be in the moment. I believe in taking a healthy time-out for your wellbeing and so does the person in our next “Self-Care Insider” story. Shadoh Punnapuzha is the Founder of Taïla Skincare. She left her career in private equity finance in order to take on the world of…

Self-Care Insiders: Wellness, Yoga & Skincare Wisdom from Matthew Milèo

The Self-Care Insiders started with the idea of gathering intimate wisdom from clean living and wellness advocates. Sharing ideas from successful leaders and putting them in one place, that you can tap into at any time, is a powerful resource for anyone looking to start or enrich their own wellness journey. Matthew Milèo was one…

Toxic-Free Beauty For Healthy Breasts With Ira Kaganovsy Green

October might be over but Breast Cancer Awareness is something I think about all year. My six month check ups are always nerve-wracking, reminding me to keep vigilant and strive for a healthier lifestyle. Considering green beauty shops and brands are all around us, you can no longer use the excuse of inconvenience.  Remind yourself…