nixema

Almost every summer, I hit a moment when it’s very hot and I wish to be clean and cool. I long for the freshness of summers past in the Adirondacks where my family spent lots of time. I can’t escape to the lake of long ago. I can buy a tiny travel-sized blue tub of […]


potlatch

We are all about finding new salves and balms for the winter–for ourselves and our kids. This one called Potlatch Hand Salve, is one of our new favorites this season. Besides the fact that it has been keeping our hands from cracking/flaking this winter, we love the packaging, and the story behind it. Merryl Spence, […]


balm

This year we discovered this balm from Pasolivo Olive Oil in California, and it’s our new favorite. It’s a bigger stick than just a regular lip balm (think Bonnie Bell Lip Smacker size!), which means that, besides using it on chapped lips, it’s easy to rub on cheeks or hands that need it. It’s also […]



seabuckthorn

I’m always curious to hear other people’s desert isle beauty picks.  Aside from Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer and Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara, there never seems to be much overlap.  I’m throwing an obscure find into the mix, Living Libations’ Seabuckthorn Best Skin Even.  It’s designed, and I use it, for just about every beauty need:  […]



raganella

This winter I got introduced to this moisturizer from Brooklyn-based Liz Raganella. To give you a little background, I am one of the hardest to please when it come to a face cream, especially in the winter. Most of them leave me completely dry by the middle of the day. But this one, the sweet […]


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