Jan 27, 2016

5 All-Natural Face Products You Need To Try

Giving your face a break from all of those harsh chemicals can't be a bad thing, right?

Aug 14, 2010

From CollegeFashion: A Quick Guide to Eco-Friendly Shopping

It’s undeniable: the eco-friendly fashion movement is growing stronger every day. From Harry Potter’s resident fashionista Emma Watson designing her own collection of magical duds for British brand People Tree to Seattle’s hosting of the first ever Eco-Chic Expo in April, sustainable style is spreading like wildfire.

Aug 7, 2010

Notes from an Incidental Vegan

“I’m a vegan.” Though you are seeing those words on the internet, I am fairly certain you have a mental image of the girl you ascribe them to. She probably has long hair, perhaps in dreadlocks, and there’s not a doubt that she drives her Prius to Omega for summer vacation, right? Wrong.

Gifts For The Tree Hugger In Your Life

We all have that super-environmentally conscious person in our life, lovingly (most of the time) referred to as the Tree Hugger. While they're always giving back to Mother Earth by reminding you to recycle, to take shorter showers or turn off the lights, they are not so easy to give to.

Eating Green: Know Your Labels

Whenever I go to the grocery store, I always try my best to load my cart with socially responsible products. Cage free eggs? Uh, yeah why not? Organic lettuce? Sure, throw that on in there. The truth is, though, up until recently, I didn’t really know what these things meant. They’ve just been over-marketed so that I think I’m doing good when really I may just be wasting money.

Go Green, Get Drunk

I like to think that alcohol in and of itself is good for all mankind.  It makes people happier, friendlier,...

Oct 7, 2009

A Girl’s Guide to Green Gastronomy

Last Tuesday I saw the documentary Food, Inc. and it changed my life. Although it had a relatively minimal environmental focus, it still reminded me how important we are as consumers and how much our food purchasing decisions actually make a difference.

Sep 6, 2009

Sinning Will Save The Economy

With the recession guilting me into sacrificing unnecessary luxuries (oh, multiple, daily Starbucks runs, how I miss you!), I’m wondering how others are handling their own sacrifices. Our daily indulgences have now become something to shake a finger at, but many industries are still thriving by playing into our addictions.

Aug 17, 2009

In Defense of Hipsters

I want to propose the unthinkable: I think hipsters are kind of OK. Many, many people disagree - even some here at CollegeCandy - but if you can look past the obvious (like the mustaches and the outline of the boys' genitalia through their super tight denim), I think our friends in Bushwick and the 'Burg have some redeeming qualities.

Jun 18, 2009

Fashion Porn: Khaki Orgy

Once upon a time, khaki was used strictly for military uniforms. That time has come and gone, and while the word khaki is derived from a word meaning 'dusty', it doesn't have to look drab. Gap has revolutionized this fabric with their latest CFDA Design Collection that hits stores this week. Hot designers, such as Alexander Wang and Vena Cava, made this drab fabric fab-u-lous.

Jun 7, 2009

Intro to Cooking: Organic Salsa

I was buying salsa in the jar for the longest time. In fact, I was buying it (at around $3 or $4 a jar) until this past week. That is when I decided to start making my own. I mean, it is cheaper, healthier and I can make it as hot (or not) as I want!

May 12, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Make Your Own Yogurt!

We all love yogurt—it packs the power of protein, it tastes great, and it goes with pretty much anything. Slop it on top of some cereal, and there’s breakfast. Yogurt with fresh berries and honey makes a good snack or a small lunch. And fresh yogurt can be used to make curries, raita, or other delicious dinner sauces.

Apr 28, 2009

Tuffy Luv Saves Some Aminals

Dear Tuffy Luv, After watching a super scary PETA video, I can't look in my closet anymore without picturing dead animal carcasses. I need places to buy vegan clothes. And shoes if you can. And fast. I can't handle getting nauseous when I get dressed anymore.