Author: Lulu Brud

November Bibliotherapy with Lulu Brud

Culture + Community As the sun has been ducking out of the sky earlier and earlier, my desire to curl up under a cozy blanket with good books has been increasingly more present. I devoured both of these books in two days and barely came up for air in between them. With the holidays rapidly approaching, mounting social obligations and gatherings and rushing about will try to pull you out of your house, but these books will give you a good excuse to stay home, curled up on your couch. “The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir”by Ariel Levy...

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A Clean Beauty Wonderland | Meet Tara Foley of Follain

Beauty + Brains Imagine the most gorgeous store, stocked to the brim with over 600 clean beauty products! Enter Follain, the brainchild of founder Tara Foley. Follain, Gaelic for healthy and wholesome but also closely related to Foley’s own last name, is aptly named. This amazing store has done the vetting and screening of all products for you – from make-up to skin care and hair care, they’ve got your clean beauty game covered. Learn a bit more about the brand and the woman behind it below! When did the Follain journey begin? We officially opened our doors in 2013, so...

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Behind the Beauty Brands | Oh Oh Organic

Beauty + Brains If you’re anything like me, you haven’t thought too much about the harvesting and growing standards of the oil that is used in your beauty products, and you certainly haven’t considered that the mica in your eye shadow may have potentially been mined with child labor in India. Even while being conscious of most of the ingredients I put on my skin and typically buying natural products, I have trusted that I’m buying a finished natural beauty product from a company that has done its own solid research and that it’s safe for human consumption. Well, that...

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Katey’s Must Haves | A Green Beauty Buying Guide

Beauty + Brains I have sat in many a makeup chair, and trust me when I say it takes a skilled and practiced hand to actually create a natural look when painting someone’s face. My face can so easily and quickly feel unrecognizable to me, heavy with toxic beauty products. Our Guest Editor – Green Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist, Katey Denno – is so skilled at truly allowing someone’s natural beauty to shine through, while using the most natural and gentle products to highlight what already exists in them. As a product junkie myself, I want to know all...

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Sheltered Co. | Hugs for All

Magic + Makers Photo by Jamie Arrigo Imagine a chunky woven blanket, constructed of the most beautiful dead stock fabrics, made by hand and designed to feel like a hug. This is exactly the magic of a Sheltered Co. piece. Born out of her own trials, incredible mama, Pamela Hunter created Sheltered Co. I have known Pamela for years, watching her beautiful family grow from one daughter to three. The one constant throughout that time was Pamela’s hands have always been busy creating something–from wall hangings to woven baskets–each step of her creative process leading her to this calling. I...

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