About Pink Kale
Welcome to Pink Kale! We are a conscious beauty and lifestyle blog. Knowing how time starved people are these days, we aim to bring you information and ideas that are easy, obtainable, affordable and eco friendly. On this blog we share, all things green beauty, tips, products, reviews, looks, etc, plant based eating, workouts, wellness, happiness, a few tidbits about kids, along with some great healthy places here in LA and in our other favorite city Vancouver.
Pink Kale is based in Los Angeles, California.
Actual Pink Kale from our fathers garden.
Dawn Shand Johnson - Editor in Chief
Born and raised in beautiful Vancouver Canada, I moved to Los Angeles to marry the love of my life and work as a freelance makeup artist in print, television, and film. I was also the Beauty Editor for LA based fashion & beauty magazine Genlux.
Like many women, my inspiration to start a healthier and greener lifestyle came when I became pregnant with my first child. After reading “Not Just a Pretty Face” by Stacy Malkan, I was determined to learn everything I could about the products we use every day and the “stuff” we put on and in our bodies. I even got my husband and I to commit to eating a mostly plant based diet.
I feel like my transition to a healthier lifestyle is a work in progress, I’m certainly not perfect all the time but I keep pushing to look for new ways to be greener, smarter, healthier, and conscious about the choices we make concerning our health, kids, lifestyle, and beauty.
I live in Los Angeles with my husband and two small children.
Funny fact about myself: I love gangster rap and bad lifetime movies.
Time you get up: 6am, I have to get up meditate and get ready before my kids get up.
Hobby: Hanging out with my husband and kids. Also reading.
Go to snack: Almonds and raisins.
Favorite restaurant: Crossroads on Melrose.
TV Show you love: Sons of Anarchy / Teen Mom
Lauren Hilton-Hochhauser – Contributing Editor
Lauren has worked in the beauty industry for over 13 years, in PR where she represented a variety of beauty brands like Alterna Haircare, Hourglass Cosmetics, DuWop, L’Oreal and Bliss Spa, and as a freelance writer. After having children, living a green lifestyle became more of a priority to her, and she began researching ways to live a cleaner, eco-friendly life. As a beauty junkie, this meant switching to natural beauty products that were free of harsh chemicals. In addition to caring for her 2 toddlers and running her own PR company, Lauren spends her time scouring the globe for the best natural beauty products on the market. She’s excited to share her favorite finds with Pink Kale readers!
Shannon L. Bowen – Contributing Editor
Katie Baccaro – Fitness Contributor
Brett Lynch & Wesley Horton – Graphic & Web Design
Bryce Johnson – Literary Editor & Guys Contributor
Reviews & Submissions
We will only place reviews on products & places that we like and have actually used and are not paid for reviews unless otherwise noted. The focus of our product reviews are products without synthetic chemicals, fillers, carcinogens, phalates, sulphates, parabens or other toxins. We test the products ourselves, research them on line and use Environmental Working Group. Not everything is 100% organic and natural, but we do our best to try and find products that are as clean as possible, and yet still effective.
We are always searching for exciting info, news, trends, ideas, tips, and products. We welcome your suggestions. You can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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