Anti-Aging, Non-Toxic Beauty

Clean Beauty – What’s Really in Your Products and Why it Matters

Have you ever wondered? Possibly yes with there being ever more whistle blowers, but possibly no, because, who wakes up one day and questions the ethicacy of their soap? Or the shampoo ads interrupting their Hulu stream five times a show? Not me for the first 21 years of my life, that’s who. But before anything, I like to say that none of the information I’m sharing is to drum up fear. I just want to give you the information you need to make the decisions you want to make – aka, knowing what’s going on and in your body,…

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Holistic Medicine for Makers, Non-Toxic Beauty

Oily Skin – Not Just Genetic

Oily skin, a curse unto the makeup wearer, doomed to melt off foundation forever more. Something you’re either born with, or born without — right? Wrong. In the way of genetics, ya momma didn’t give you no oily skin, she gave you a more sensitive digestive system, which can totally be helped. Something I like to challenge people to do is think differently about genetics, and what it means for something to be “genetic”. Something like this isn’t usually coded into someone’s DNA as beepboopbeep — the gene fairy now says you’ll have oily skin. Nope, it isn’t the same…

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Holistic Medicine for Makers, Musings

How Do I Know So Much About Health? — Wouldn’t You Like to Know

Photos by Vu Phan Do y’all know my story? It’s one of those “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you,” things. I’m doing it anyway. Today I remembered where I came from. I connected with an extremely woke primary care doctor the other day and she asked, “What would be different if we as primary care doctors, didn’t discredit wellness practitioners? What if we respected what they had to offer and worked with them without this chasm in the middle?” Only, everything. This dug up a lot for me. A lot that others could benefit from knowing, but here…

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Musings, Non-Toxic Beauty

What is Reiki, Anyway? A Podcast with IANW Radio

Ever wonder what Reiki even is? You and everyone else on the planet — at least that’s how it feels when I say: Hey friend, I practice Reiki. If you’ve ever stopped at the word “Reiki” and wondered what the hell that could be, own a crystal or two (or none at all), like dealing with stress in ways that don’t cause chaos, or have ever wondered how emotions affect your health, this podcast is for you. I teamed up with the lovely Krista Xiomara from I’m Awake! Now What? (IANW) to tell you what Reiki even is, and why you should…

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Anti-Aging, Holistic Medicine for Makers, Non-Toxic Beauty

Beauty Corner with Jewel: FINALLY – the Reason your Anti-aging Products Don’t Work

The beauty industry’s been lyin’, dawg. I cringe at the idea of bottled beauty. It is so so missing the mark. There are lots of factors in how gracefully we age, and very few have to do with how old we are, or especially what we’re applying to our face. If aging is something you’re addressing, looking older gives you less-than feels, or you didn’t know aging is really just changes in your health: this is for you. We’re about to twist into some very relevant anti-aging talk. It’s a little known fact that you can have a much greater…

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Fashion, Non-Toxic Beauty

Want to Never Buy Anything You Won’t Wear Again? Check This List

Clothes had become the bane of my existence. Funny coming from someone who STYLES. What a drama. This wasn’t even a new development, it just kept building momentum the less room I had in le good old apartment + the more I liked to experiment with wild looks. I wasn’t getting the feeling I wanted from something that’s supposed to be ALL about good feelings.  I wanted extraordinary, interesting, something I felt proud to put together – a lot like these word-y, type-y things I do. Same satisfaction, yet, when it came to my closet, it was getting wayyy more…

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Anti-Aging, Holistic Medicine for Makers, Non-Toxic Beauty

“It’s What’s On The Inside” – Not Just a Cliché Anymore

Uncouth Beauty Tips? Don’t mind if I do. I’m giving people a new (and accurate) way to think about beauty regimens – it starts on the inside, and I don’t just mean what your mom told you when you go that classic second grade bowl cut we all fondly remember. Literally, totally, and completely – every beauty concern you have now and in the future is actually a reflection of a physiological development, and your body is just trying to tell you what it needs, not punish you. This is different from what we grew up hearing, certainly, and it…

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Musings

How to Hiatus – Notes on Being Happy, Now

Hiatus, over. A 5 month hiatus. Exactly 5 months, in fact. That’s a longass time. Hiatus-ing is stressful. It’s probably the time you get the least sleep (even though you should be focused on resting) and have the least healthy lifestyle (even though you should be focused on that re-store). You’re stressed. Feel like you aren’t doing enough, don’t know what you want, and have to majorly, utterly resist the urge to tear yourself down for not having enough “discipline”– at least, this is the way it went for me. I don’t know how to not be focused. I don’t…

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Fashion

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo

Ah, fashion week, an event I was so ecstatic to attend and fuckinn thrilled to be included in as PRESS. I had apparently jumped on the bandwagon a little late to be a registered blogger for all events – I was still getting my bearings as of the February 26th deadline apparently – but upon sending a smattering of emails to the brands I REALLY wanted to see, I ended up being personally invited to four, covering them as a blogger. Fortune favors the bold, or the annoying maybe? Needless to say I will not be waiting until the last…

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