beauty

  • habit shift: bedtime routine.

    I know a lot of you have questions about how we get our two kids to sleep—for the LOVE OF GOD—in a tiny apartment. More on that one day soon, I promise. But in…

    April 25, 2018 59 Comments
  • back to basics with stowaway.

    This post is sponsored by Stowaway, a right-sized cosmetics company. It doesn’t happen very often, but every once in a while, I like being told what to do. There are some things that I…

    January 16, 2018 23 Comments
  • habit shift: natural hair care.

    Writing about a natural hair routine in the lifestyle realm feels a bit like pandering. Everyone wants a foolproof fix and so there are roughly one million blog posts convincing people that their particular…

    November 15, 2017 109 Comments
  • natural beauty: bar soap, part two.

    That I enjoy lathering up with bar soap is hardly news. I could receive bars of freshly cut handmade soap for every birthday from now until the day I die and I’d be happy. Nothing quite…

    September 11, 2017 49 Comments
  • habit shift: sunscreen.

    I’m just a little less than two weeks from turning thirty-three. Yes, I’m feeling old. And vain.  Enter sunscreen. It’s no newsflash that I should be wearing it. Skin cancer rates are startling. The…

    June 19, 2017 200 Comments
  • celebrating simplicity with stowaway.

    This post is sponsored by Stowaway; makeup essentials in sizes you can carry.My great great Aunt Ruth was a woman with a proper dressing table. You might be familiar with the sort of table she…

    December 13, 2016 14 Comments
  • make your own: sea salt scrub.

    The likelihood that this post offers the majority of readers anything truly revelatory is slim. But I’m not looking to be revelatory. I’m just looking to remind you all to take a few minutes and…

    October 5, 2016 28 Comments
  • a summertime giveaway with stowaway.

    This post is sponsored by Stowaway, makers of makeup essentials in sizes you can carry and actually finish.I’m not one to wax expert on cosmetics, but you already know that I stand on the side of less…

    August 23, 2016 41 Comments
  • healthy nails | reading my tea leaves

    healthy natural nails with hortūs nailworks.

    I mentioned in this weekend’s newsletter that I’d spent a little quality pampering time in the Lower East Side gem of a nail salon, Hortūs Nailworks. The salon carries a whole range of five-free polishes,…

    April 6, 2016 29 Comments
  • spring cleaning with stowaway.

    This post is sponsored by Stowaway, a right-sized cosmetics company.The magnolias are going gangbusters. The daffodils have unfurled. It’s not warm out exactly, but I’ve sped up the arrival of spring in my apartment…

    March 30, 2016 33 Comments