Posted by Manuela on October 23, 2014
We have, in our opinion, the best staff you could find anywhere. From fashionistas to farmers and everything in between, our skinnyskinny organics family is made up of some of the coolest people you'd ever want to meet. That's why every couple of weeks we are going to be featuring a different staff member with a picture and the same series of 4 questions.
Here's Fern! You may recognize her from our Brooklyn Flagship Store. Besides having perhaps the best name to be working for a plant based company like skinnyskinny, Fern is a macrame expert with a passion for saving even the saddest of succulents. Fern's attention to detail and aesthetic can be seen in her amazing sense of style, her complicated macramé creations, and in the gorgeous displays she designs for the storefront.
What skinnyskinny organics product could you not live without?
That's a tough one! I think the most essential to my daily life is the Dry Shampoo. I have very thick but fine hair, so washing every day tends to dry my hair out--I rely on my dry shampoo to give me those extra days between washing. (I also secretly use it as deodorant because my skin is way too sensitive for most other brands!) I use the Black Pepper and Rose scent at least 3x a week!
If you were a plant, what would you be?
I'd be an air plant. I moved so much between cities and countries growing up that I don't really have 'roots' anywhere, and even now, living on and off in Brooklyn for about 7 years, I still manage to maintain a pretty nomadic lifestyle. So I identify with the movability of air plants--I think I'd be a soft, sturdy one like a caput medusae.
If I gave you $100 to spend within 5 blocks of the skinnyskinny storefront, where would you go?
It's always a toss up for me between Joinery and good food--but Clara beat me to Joinery last week so, I'd go to Samurai Mama for sushi and yakko...their wasabi margaritas are delicious!
What does "green beauty" mean to you?
Green beauty means everything to me. Of course, choosing the least environmentally toxic methods of skincare is important to me on a more general, worldly level, but specifically? It 'green beauty' means ingredients and production methods that exclude harsh, unpronounceable chemicals and synthetic perfumes. Most beauty products irritate my skin, so my interest in 'green' beauty is actually purely selfish for me; I am so grateful to skinnyskinny for giving me multiple organic, plant-based, ethically-crafted skincare options for the first time in my life.
In case you haven’t heard, we have a brand new Organic Exfoliating Face Scrub! It's already made the rounds with the skinnyskinny organics staff and is quickly becoming a favorite. After being the featured product in our Brooklyn storefront, more and more people are getting the chance to try out this new addition, and they’re loving it! Now we [...]
Don't get us wrong, we love fall in Brooklyn, but there's just something about that New Mexico sky that has us dreaming of warm days and green chilies. Last month Clara, our owner, went on a trip to New Mexico and got some amazing shots. No captions are necessary on these ones, just some absolutely [...]
Breakouts, blemishes, acne: no matter what you call it, there's no way around it, "problem skin" as it is sometimes referred to can be absolutely exhausting. And for those who suffer from acne, there [...]
We have, in our opinion, the best staff you could find anywhere. From fashionistas to farmers and everything in between, our skinnyskinny organics family is made up of some of the coolest people you'd ever want to meet. That's why every couple of weeks we are going to be featuring a different staff member with [...]
Take that last minute run to the beach, grab some cocktails on a rooftop bar, and check out one of the last outdoor concerts of the season. With winter weather (and skin) on its way, you might be on the look out for a thick cream to protect and nourish the sensitive skin on your face. We want to [...]
We here at skinnyskinny organics have found that being green is actually kind of easy. Of course, it's a group effort. There are so many other amazing brands out there with beliefs just as strong as ours! Now getting ready in the morning doesn't mean having to face the decision of either looking good or [...]
Did you know that some of your favorite skinnyskinny organics products have more than one usage? Yes, the dry shampoo keeps your hair looking great, but what else can it do? We want you to have the insider tips and tricks on how to become a skinnyskinny organics Macgyver, or at least have another reason [...]
You don’t have to look too hard on the skinnyskinny organics website to find the phrase “scented naturally with essential oils, absolutely no perfumes ever.” In fact, we at skinnyskinny organics promise that none of our products are made with fragrances or perfumes. So what’s the big deal? What’s the difference between a “fragrance” or “perfume” and the rich complex [...]
Shhh! We have a huge beauty secret to share with just you lovely skinnyskinny organics readers. Get ready, because this is going to change how you think about beauty. Just like you have a cleanser, a toner, a moisturizer, and a skin serum, what’s on your plate plays a big role in your beauty routine. [...]