Gianna Antolos

Articles by Gianna Antolos

Beauty Done Naturally

Why going makeup-free and baring your beautiful skin is enough.

Every morning I'd look in the mirror at my face, and immediately notice every imperfection I needed to cover. All I could see were dark circles under my eyes and uneven red splotches on my cheeks. Within minutes I was applying concealer before I’d even brushed my teeth.

Spring Cleaning According to Martha Stewart

Get a spring cleaning checklist from Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook

Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook is one of the few books that offers us solutions and a how-to for keeping our homes spring clean fresh. This book provides valuable time-saving information on how to keep the items in your home working, clean, efficient, and usable plus a surplus of information on caring for your home that you never knew you needed.

Is Activated Charcoal All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Charcoal masks, activated charcoal pills, charcoal scrubs… it seems that what once was an item only designated for the Christmas stockings of naughty children is now the coveted component found in almost every beauty product. This fad is growing into one of the most buzzed and trendy beauty phenoms, but what is all this hype about, and is it legit?

Purple Is the New Green

Why consuming purple produce is just as effective as eating green.

We’ve gotten on board the kale train, been intrigued and impressed with the powers of matcha, forged long-term relationships with broccoli, green beans, and asparagus, and powered through wheat grass shots after a workout. Green has certainly had its moment, but there’s a new power-food in town, and it’s bringing a pop of purple to the plate.

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas that Aren’t Cliché

The typical picture of a Valentine’s Day evening probably includes red roses, chocolates, perhaps a giant teddy bear, and a candlelight dinner at a fancy restaurant that is trying their hardest to accommodate the one night swell of customers. But if you’re not one those people that prefer the overrated/overpriced dinner scene and obligatory one dozen roses, here are a few fun and not-so-predictable options for an equally romantic, and hopefully even more fun way of spending this occasion with the one you love most.

Cold-Fighting Ingredients to Get You Through the Winter

In his book, Effortless Healing, Dr. Joseph Mercola swears by the choice to consume certain nutrient-rich foods to sidestep illness and be our healthiest. Now that we’re in the thick of winter, here’s a quick guide of foods with highly-concentrated vitamin content—and the nutritional properties necessary to fight colds, and keep our immune systems working their best.