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5 Whiff-Worthy Natural Hair Products to Treat Your Nose To

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.

Remember that amazing old school rose-scented shampoo by Herbal Essences that we were reminiscing about in this post? It still exists! Those who left a comment noting that the scent is now in the color protection formula were absolutely right. It’s the Color Me Happy product and you can buy it here. Thanks again, guys! Our next step is to persuade the brand to turn it into a body spray.

And speaking of heavenly scents, I’m curious to know how many of you purchase shampoos and conditioners simply because they smell good versus how good they are for your hair. For instance, I love, love, love Herbal’s scents, but I rarely use their products since they contain some not-so-good-for-your-hair ingredients like methylchloroisothiazolinone (try saying that word ten times fast). However, it doesn’t stop me from purchasing it simply for smelling purposes.

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5 Awesome Eco-Friendly Brands To Add Into Your Routine

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.

Did you know that Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22? In addition to contributing to one of the many green organizations taking part in this vital eco-friendly holiday, I’ll also incorporate more organic products into my beauty routine. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite ecologically-inclined brands to date.

1. Josie Maran Cosmetics: Actress and model Josie Maran is ridiculously gorgeous, wildly talented, and cares deeply about her environment. (In other words, she’s perfect.) Her sophisticated range of beauty products contain pure and gentle formulas that are free of parabens, toxins, and animal testing. To remedy split ends, I’m loving her 100% Pure Argan Oil ($48) that is organically grown in Morrocco.

2. Pangea Organics: I’m obsessed with all things Pangea Organics. Not only has the brand’s arsenal of skincare savers made a major impact on my complexion, but they stay true to their formula mantra: “Always beneficial, never artificial.” All of their products are free of harmful ingredients like petrochemicals, paraben, and GMOs and are sourced using fair trade practices whenever possible. Their Facial Cleanser for Oily to Combination Skin ($28) is sublime.

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Top 5 Drugstore Essentials: Guest Blogger

Courtne Smith, a.k.a Queen Shmink, is a world traveler with extraordinary fashion and beauty sense. The Toronto-based blogger is one of our favorite ladies to follow on the Interwebz because she makes her impeccable style (fancy fur is her specialty) feel so accessible and easy to recreate. Plus, she always has a killer manicure. This week, she teaches us her secrets that keep her perfectly primped when she’s both at home or on the road with her bff, Drake.

For some reason, I find trips to the drugstore to be extremely…therapeutic. I always pick up the same essentials during my regular visit to the drugstore. Here’s what I mean:

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Miranda Kerr is Crazy for Coconuts!

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Miranda Kerr is back in action and she has coconuts to thank! From eating them as a nourishing snack to incorporating the ingredient into her beauty regimen, she swears that coconut is the ultimate multitasker: “I drink coconut water, eat coconut meat fresh from the fruit, and even use coconut oil on my body. Actually, coconut oil is great for removing makeup, too.” We’re officially inspired and found out that some of our favorite products are also employing this super fruit. You might not look like this Victoria’s Secret Angel after using them, but there’s no harm in trying.

Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo ($6.99): This coconut milk-infused shampoo has a great smell and leaves hair feeling silky smooth. I love it for summer when I’m ready to take a vacation from salon shampoos.

L’Occitane Verbena Harvest Body Lotion ($24): When using this refreshing rub, coconut oil will soothe dry areas and lock in moisture for seriously smooth skin.

NARS Body Glow ($59): One more reason to love NARS (as if there aren’t enough already), this product uses coconut oil-soaked Tiare flower buds to guarantee you a radiant summer shimmer. 

Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream ($9): Don’t forget, your feet need loving, too! Thanks to a marriage between soothing natural extracts and coconut oil, your soles will never feel so smooth. A fantastic purchase, especially right now, to get your feet summer ready!

—Madeline

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