Nuci Blog

FEMME FRIDAY // Nikki Bostwick

I first met Nikki about five years ago when she was a culinary student. I vividly remember her final project which consisted of two raw vegan gelatos - one pistachio, and the other rose. They were absolutely divine, some of the best I've ever had, and her whole family was there to celebrate her graduation. Happy, vibrant, cozy, and funny - Nikki radiates good vibes and positive energy. 

A few years later I was lucky enough to work with her alongside the launch of her online media endeavor Poppy + Seed which has now morphed into the incredibly...

FEMME FRIDAY // Brooke Rewa

Brooke Rewa is an unassuming powerhouse of wellness and culinary innovation. Just when you thought that LA might not need another cold pressed juice bar, Brooke came in with Made With Love Wellness (formerly known as Renew Juice) , and created a product that is far superior in taste and quality to almost anything out there.

She lives and breathes clean living and it shines through everything she does. 

What is truly setting her apart is her commitment to bring clean alternative milks to coffee shops with her brand  MYLK. What is...

FEMME FRIDAY// Gina Holmberg

One of the best things about having a product is connecting and building relationships. As you get to know more about the people you work with, it becomes more fun because you feel like you're in it together.

I'm also always impressed by our retailers who are opening up gorgeous shops everywhere! To see how the green beauty industry is growing across the country is not only encouraging, it is also deeply inspiring. As awareness about healthier products grows, so does the chance for us all to thrive. 

I've been very intrigued by Gina Holmberg , founder of Within Apothecary -...

OIL + WATER // How to moisturize properly.

The lotion potion is really one of the greatest moisturizing myths.

We aren't anti-lotion per se, there are some great ones out there, but the majority of lotion is water. When you add water to a formula you also add the opportunity for bacterial growth, and the need to add preservatives and stabilizers. While there are natural ways to do this, ultimately these preservation techniques aren't adding anything that is beneficial for your skin. This is why we chose to create an oil-based formula that is crafted out of ingredients that are all individually amazing for your skin.


BALANCE // Word for the weekend.

In my never ending stream of podcasting this week, I heard something that stuck with me which is - 'balance is impossible'. I actually forget who said it, or I would quote. As someone who preaches balance and feels relatively 'balanced' most of the time, I was a little taken aback. Isn't balance worth striving for? 

And then I heard - "balance is only in each moment". Ok. That stuck. 

The truth is that nothing about anything that is happening for most of us is balanced. The landscape of virtually every industry has changed, we are constantly...