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Event Recap: Marie Claire’s Sustainability Forum960CF5C4-355B-48DC-93BF-45F59BB78AA8delialicious

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:10:40 +0000

This morning I attended Marie Claire’s Sustainability Forum (#ad), held at Hearst Tower, the first commercial building in NYC to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for new construction and LEED Platinum for existing buildings. Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, opened the breakfast (wearing an amazing dress made out of recycled materials) with some interesting stats. Marie Claire conducted a survey …


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Nontoxic Fragrance Review: Phlur8C1E7363-1B0B-4283-9D77-07E5B43E4F87delialicious8C1E7363-1B0B-4283-9D77-07E5B43E4F87CA2E0D4F-43BE-449E-984B-4D42BA0DAE14.jpeg

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:50:29 +0000

When I started learning about all of the potentially harmful ingredients lurking in common beauty products, I swiftly started trading out a lot of the products I was using with nontoxic ones. The one beauty area I’ve had the most difficulty finding clean products in has been fragrance. One thing people don’t realize (and I didn’t even know until recently) is that light damages fragrance; …


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Natural Beauty Brand Review: Kjaer Weis255D95B4-7F15-496C-9544-523C46CD0682delialicious255D95B4-7F15-496C-9544-523C46CD0682.jpeg78565EAE-DA14-438B-8CED-362D332A2F55

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 19:35:06 +0000

You don’t have to sacrifice luxury when making the switch to cleaner beauty brands. Kjaer Weis is an organic, natural makeup brand that is high-performance, natural and high-end. Almost all of the brand’s products have been Certified Natural or Certified Organic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s also a sustainable brand. The gorgeous metal compacts can easily be refilled every time you run out of the products. You just …


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Natural Beauty Brand Review: Beurre Shea ButterD4DAB861-BE1F-4AE8-BD0D-A43C86170C8CdelialiciousD4DAB861-BE1F-4AE8-BD0D-A43C86170C8C89399F68-9901-4E7E-BE4E-864DCD2CEEA0

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 19:30:14 +0000

I received this sample of Beurre Shea Butter at a trade show and have been using it for the past week and absolutely love it. The company makes products using ethically sourced unrefined Shea Butter from Ghana as the star ingredient (you all already know how much I adore shea from previous posts), so I already knew that I would love it. Add to that …


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Natural Brand Review: Summer Fridays40F03BE3-A431-457E-A67A-A4022A421D9Edelialicious40F03BE3-A431-457E-A67A-A4022A421D9E

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 21:06:37 +0000

When I heard that two influencers, Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland, were coming out with their own product line, I rolled my eyes. As a full-time beauty editor, tons of products come across my desk, and immediately thought Summer Fridays would be some kind of gimmick looking to capitalize on the influencers’ dedicated fan base. So, I attended the launch party in NYC, wrote …


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Natural Brand Review: Pili AniEC99ECB8-8D03-4C4C-A1C8-48675B47E22EdelialiciousEC99ECB8-8D03-4C4C-A1C8-48675B47E22E.jpeg

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 20:59:04 +0000

I want to introduce you all to another natural skin care brand I’ve been testing for the last month called Pili Ani. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The company was started by accident after the founder, Rosalina Tan, began buying pili oils from local farmers in the Philippines in an effort to help them out financially. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Known as the “chosen tree”in the Philippines, the pili tree’s bark …


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Natural Beauty Brand Review: Liz Earle Naturally Active SkincareB7F622F8-2863-42D1-8F6A-FE1D4F257CFEdelialicious

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:32:03 +0000

I received products from Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare as a gift over a month ago and didn’t use any of it until now. This week I’ve been using the brand’s Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, and it is amazing! I’m talking I saw an immediate result right after using it. I had the most amazing dewy just-came-from-a-spa skin. The formula is a rich …


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Natural Beauty Brand Review: Pevonia7225F906-E767-4DE9-8278-56A4C96241E9delialicious8F356926-AE1C-4B6B-8761-2D9BE06F6D68B7146D1A-DC7B-4675-92C4-E5A1C2C380C2

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:07:15 +0000

In a gift bag from a recent event, I received product samples from a brand called, Pevonia. The company says it has been a “green” beauty brand long before it was trend (although I did find that the brand does use synthetics; however, it’s important to note that not all synthetics are toxic/unsafe). Launched in 1991, the company creates products using phyto-organic and natural ingredients. …


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Wellness: Health Benefits of West Indian Sorrel PunchA8F227D1-3844-4DE2-8F9A-A84005489582delialicious

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 21:12:28 +0000

I look forward to Christmas because that’s the only time of year my mom makes sorrel juice (also known as Jamaican sorrel). It has a refreshing, tangy, citrusy-sweet flavor that is absolutely addictive. The drink is made from the leaves of the roselle plant (Hibiscus sabdariffa), a species of Hibiscus native to West Africa, and has a beautiful crimson color. Sorrel is actually as nutritious …


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Attention NYC: Clean Beauty Brands Arrive at Barneys + Attend Free Eventsconscious-beauty-hero-optiondelialicious

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:59:18 +0000

Barneys New York has added a slew of clean skin care and nutricosmetics brands (aka ingestibles) to its store shelves, and we couldn’t be more excited! According to the company, all products were chosen because they are free of harmful ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, and petrochemicals, have amazing founder stories and actually work. The ingestibles selected contain nutrients designed to improve the appearance of …


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