The July Edit: Beauty and Lifestyle Favorites

A review of the cult beauty & fashion products I discovered during the month of July, along with some lifestyle favorites. The Cheap Way To Travel Europe: A Surprise Trip July has been an interesting month for me. Instead…

A Green Gal’s Guide to the NY Indie Beauty Expo

The 2018 New York edition of the Indie Beauty Expo will take place this August 22-23rd on Pier 36. Calling my fellow New York Green Beauty Lovers! The Indie Beauty Expo is coming back to the Big Apple with…

Anna Ayers, Rahua and the clean beauty revolution

Anna Ayers is the co-founder of Rahua, one of the first clean beauty brands to create natural hair care products. Rahua is one of those few natural hair care brands that have been preaching respect to Nature since their…

The June Edit: My Personal Favorites

A review of the cult beauty & fashion products I discovered during the month of June, along with some lifestyle favorites. New Clean Beauty Heroes 100% Pure Luminous Primer ($38.00): Infused with the natural anti-ageing goodness of resveratrol, a…

Tu Es Belle, a Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Each and every year, it becomes increasingly difficult to pick the perfect present, since there seems to be an overwhelming world of possibilities. Rest assured, New York For Beginners loves to separate…

Aromatherapy 101: Using Ceramic Ultrasonic Diffusers for Essential Oils

  We put to the test Eden’s Garden New Ceramic Ultrasonic Diffusers for Essential Oils What Is an Essential Oil Diffuser? In short, an essential oil diffuser is a machine that spreads your essential oils into the room, often…

Interview with Katharine L’Heureux, from Kahina Giving Beauty

Kahina Giving Beauty is a 100% natural and organic indie beauty brand that celebrates the traditional beauty secrets from Morocco and impacts directly the life of Berber women in the area. Today, we speak with Katharine L’Heureux, the green…

7 Niche Gifts for Valentine’s Day

February the 14th is fast approaching, and we have found 7 niche gifts for Valentine’s Day that are ideal to treat yo’self or that special person in your life (yep, that includes your BFF!).  Because Valentine’s Day is all…

Sol de Janeiro puts a Sexy Touch on the Hand Cream

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and Sol de Janeiro, a cult-favorite beauty brand, has just launched a tantalizing hand cream that promises to put a sexy touch in your daily life. With skin-loving ingredients and the irresistible “Bum Bum”…

My Top 10 Favorite Organic Beauty Products of 2017 (Part I)

Now that 2018 is rolling in, it’s a great time to look back on my Top 10 favorite organic beauty products that 2017 has left behind. For me, 2017 was a gloriously green year as I had the chance…

Interview: Josh Wadinski, Plantioxidants, and the Clean Beauty Revolution

For the last post of the year, I decided to interview Josh Wadinski, the co-founder of Plantioxidants with green beauty lover Susie Wang (a.k.a. the girl and the brains behind 100% Pure.) As the clean beauty revolution continues to…

The Best Essential Oil Blends for the Winter

In this post, I want to share with you my best essential oil blends for the Winter. The new season brings the sound of snow falling, the scent of sleeping nature, and a feeling of new beginnings that I…

Stocking Stuffers: Holiday Gift Ideas Under $25

Oh, the feeling of happiness that stocking stuffers give each an every Christmas! These thoughtful yet relatively inexpensive gifts can make a memorable impression. To make your holiday shopping a bit easier, this Holiday Gift Guide features wondificent (yes,…

11 Fantastic Gifts For The Whole Family Under $100

‘Tis that time of the year to think long and hard about what you are going to ask Santa for your family. To help you decide, we have compiled a list of 11 fantastic gifts for the whole family…