For the Spanish Version click HERE

For the Spanish Version click HERE

The much anticipated Indie Beauty Expo is taking place in a few days and I am so looking forward to attend. It is probably the biggest green beauty event in New York City where Green brands and aficionados join to celebrate indie beauty brands and wellness.

It will be two full days of discovering new brands, testing products, connecting with the faces behind my favorite brands, and mingling with friends and other like-minded individuals.
 

Got to meet the beautiful Britanae from Beauty by Britanae and learn about her collaboration with Modern Minerals

Got to meet the beautiful Britanae from Beauty by Britanae and learn about her collaboration with Modern Minerals

If you are curious about natural beauty and how to start a green beauty regimen this is the place to be. Last year, IBE’s founder, Jillian Wright and her team exceeded everyone’s expectations and it was the talk of the town for days. This year there are over 100 brands participating and you get to speak directly to the founders and learn about their passion for the business, listen to industry leaders, and the best part: the discounts and samples you get while shopping during IBE.

Last year got to discover NU Evolution Make Up and I love their highly pigmented colors - the best alternative to MAC

Last year got to discover NU Evolution Make Up and I love their highly pigmented colors - the best alternative to MAC

Lotus Wei had one of the nicest booth and Katie the founder was such a pleasure to meet. I am a huge fan of the oils

Lotus Wei had one of the nicest booth and Katie the founder was such a pleasure to meet. I am a huge fan of the oils

After learning about Arya Essentials I am true believer in the benefits of Ayurveda

After learning about Arya Essentials I am true believer in the benefits of Ayurveda

Given how successful IBE has become after just one year, it is proof that green and natural beauty is more than just a trend. Consumers are asking for better options to conventional toxic products and want to get educated on better ingredients and performance. I am very excited that green beauty is finally getting the recognition it deserves!

Always a pleasure to catch up on all things green with Kristen Arnett -make up artist and founder of the Green Beauty Team

Always a pleasure to catch up on all things green with Kristen Arnett -make up artist and founder of the Green Beauty Team

Shenanigans and discussions about ceviche with Anna Ayers & Fabian Lliguin founders of Rahua

Shenanigans and discussions about ceviche with Anna Ayers & Fabian Lliguin founders of Rahua

This year expect a CAP Beauty demo of its elixir bar, a Shen Beauty brow bar, quick facial peels by Beauty RX, and a beauty panel moderated by Melisse Gelula, Well+Good’s co-founder along with Adina Grigore of S.W. Basics’ Alexis Krauss, co-founder of the Beauty Lies Truth blog,  Sarah Villafranco of Osmia Organics, and Nadine Abramcyk of TenOverTen.
 

Panel with Shirley Pickson of Well People, Adina Grigore of SW Basics, Tata Harper, Fabian Linguin from Rahua among others

Panel with Shirley Pickson of Well People, Adina Grigore of SW Basics, Tata Harper, Fabian Linguin from Rahua among others

The line up for this year's expo - picture from their website

The line up for this year's expo - picture from their website

If you are visiting NYC to attend IBE or you are local looking to for a place to have a quick bite in between panels, I put short list of places to stop by and/or visit. I highly recommend downloading the app by Pressed Organic Juice Directory that gives you more than just organic juice places to go to.

Restaurants

  • Gingersnaps Organics 10 minutes walk from IBE
    113 West 10th Street (10th and Avenue of the Americas) 100% organic menu that is vegan, gluten free and raw. The nori roll and the superfood salad are some of my faves.
  • Rosemary’s 12 minutes walk from IBE
    18 Greenwich Avenue (corner of 10th Street) a Farm to table restaurant that serves seasonal Italian dishes that highlight the herbs and produce from the rooftop farm, as well as house-made pastas and a selection of focacce.
  • HU Kitchen 10 minutes walk from IBE
    78 5th Avenue (5th avenue btwn 13th and 14th) great for wifi and to recharge on unprocessed non gmo foods paleo and gluten-free from grass fed meats to well seasoned vegtables.
  • Souen USQ 12 mins walk from IBE
    28 East 13th Street (E 13th Street and University Place) Organic, macrobiotic & dairy-free dishes that are super delicious and affordable.

Juice Bars

  • Whole Foods at Union Square
  • Juice Generation 28 East 18th Street
  • Juice Press 122 West  St, New York, NY 1001 (5th Ave and W 22nd st)
  • Organic Avenue 216 8th Avenue (8t and W 21st St)
  • Hu Kitchen 78 5th Avenue
  • Ginger Snaps 113 West 10th Street

After IBE Drinks

Let me know if you are attending!

Live Green,

Nathalia
 

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