Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Green Beauty: An Organic Holiday Gift Guide

Green gifting woes? We have curated an impressive selection of organic beauty gift ideas for the holidays to cater to those beauty addicts who are asking Santa for a greener, safer option. Are you scared of the greenwashing efforts that run wild in the industry? Fear not, as we have carefully hand-picked each and every one of our selections to make sure the ingredients are truly natural, safe and effective.

Green and organic gift ideas for the holidays at new york for beginners

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Slow Living: A Mindfulness Holiday Gift Guide

In this time and age, we all know someone who could benefit from the practice of mindfulness and the slow living philosophy. That is why we curated a mindfulness holiday gift guide with 10 magnificent ideas that help relax mind and body to enjoy being fully present. 

a holiday gift guide with mindfulness gifts for slow living

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Affordable Luxuries

You asked and we delivered: We have curated a gift guide with the best affordable luxuries so you can make a memorable gift to your loved ones without spending a lot of money. Because they deserve to be pampered, wrapped in silk and covered in precious stones, but you also deserve to end the holiday season without breaking the bank!

holiday gift guide with affordable luxuries under 100 dollars

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wanderluster: Fabulous Gift Ideas For Avid Travelers

Wanderlusters are avid travelers that are naturally drawn to other cultures to learn as much as they can from their trips. Finding a fabulous gift for a wanderluster can be complicated, as the security transportation regulations evolve constantly. Fear not: At New York For Beginners, we have curated for you a special selection of magnificent gifts for the traveler and the culturally curious to make your gift giving season a whole lot easier.

Care to join us in an awe-inspiring trip?

Wanderluster is a holiday gift guide with gift ideas for travelers

Monday, December 4, 2017

Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Made in the USA

Looking for a gift that supports the Buy Local movement? As we love to buy American-made products, we decided to create a new Holiday Gift Guide with gifting ideas made in USA. And, believe me, it wasn't easy! There are many wonderful companies that still manufacture their products in the United States, creating much-needed jobs and supporting local economies. Locally sourced, manufactured and crafted with care, we have 10 gift ideas for all budgets that even the pickiest of recipients will absolutely love!

10 holiday gift ideas made in the usa

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Original Holiday Gift Ideas for Men

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and with the season comes the need to find an original gift for the men in your life. Fear not, as we have curated a carefully hand-picked selection of wonderful holiday gifts for men that they will want to use. Did we mention we have gifting ideas for every single budget?

Holiday gift ideas for men 2018

Monday, October 23, 2017

Thesis Beauty, Organic Cleansing Ritual for Dry Skin

Thesis Beauty is a lovely organic cosmetics brand that I discovered thanks to the Indie Beauty Expo in New York City. And boy, how lucky was that encounter! With the change in weather, my dry skin needs an urgent cleansing ritual that nourishes and hydrates it at the same time with organic ingredients.

Willing to accept the challenge, the folks at Thesis were kind enough to send me samples of their two organic cleansing heroes: The Organic Makeup Remover with Rosemary + Citrus and the Tender as Petals Floral Face Cleanser. Suitable for all skin types, these two products promised to leave my skin clean and fresh without drying or exposing it to the pesky synthetic nasties that give me allergic reactions (hello, sulfates!). Here is my organic cleansing ritual experience with Thesis Beauty!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Indie Beauty Expo: 5 Natural Beauty Finds for the Fall

Looking for new natural beauty finds for the Fall? You've arrived at the right place! I scoured the Indie Beauty Expo 2017 to find the best products to treat yo'self (and your body) with the pampering you exactly deserve.

Without further ado, here are my five natural Indie Beauty Expo finds for the Fall!

1. Portable Yoga: Relax with East Coast Glow

Indie Beauty Expo Review: East Coast Glow blue body serum with tansy

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: Erbaviva Organic Skincare and my Fight with Cellulite

It is time to speak about cellulite, a beauty ailment that concerns a whooping number of women. No matter your constitution, you can get cellulite. Even if you are on the skinny side, like myself.

That is why I wanted to share with you my experience with Erbaviva, an organic body and skincare line carefully crafted in the USA that has a wonderful line to treat stubborn cellulite using only safe and 100% natural ingredients. You might be familiar with Erbaviva because they manufacture one of my favorite natural deodorants. Wait for the cellulite line: You can thank me later.

Erbaviva has an organic plan to help fight my cellulite with a two-pronged approach: They first shape, and then they go firming. As simple as that.

Phase I: Shape and Detox

Review of Erbaviva cellulite shaping oil and salt at New York For Beginners

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Best Halloween 2017 Events in New York City

halloween activities in new york city guide
{Article Updated  October 12, 2017}

Are you looking for the best Halloween 2017 events in New York City? You've arrived at the right place! No other city celebrates Fall and Halloween like New York. Get yourself ready for spook-tacular events, giant Corn Mazes, K-9 Halloween costume competitions, Jack' O Lanterns, and haunted houses.

Gothamists and visitors alike, are you ready for the best Halloween 2017 events and activities in New York City?