Fashion of Philly: Good Read: Eco-Glamorous by Sherrell Dorsey

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Good Read: Eco-Glamorous by Sherrell Dorsey

Recently, I read a great book by Eco-friendly Beauty Expert Sherrell Dorsey entitled Eco-Glamorous. I enjoy the read so much, I decided to follow up with an interview with the author herself. Check out what's in her make-up bag and how you can have a more organic beauty routine! Enjoy!

Fashion of PhillyHow long have you been in the beauty industry and how long have you been interested in organic beauty?

Sherrell Dorsey: I got my start in the beauty industry about 6 years ago when I began an internship at beauty brand AHAVA North America. Since then I've worked in beauty public relations and began my career in organic beauty when I went to work for a skin care line start up back in 2009 that was focused on natural and organic ingredients. 

FoP: What inspired you to write Eco-Glamorous?

S.D.: Eco-glamorous was a natural transition for me and allowed me to condense the wealth of information from my blog into a an easy-to-read ebook. I wanted everyone who was familiar and not so familiar with Organic Beauty Vixen to be able to learn the basics about toxic cosmetics, ingredients to avoid and safe brands to find. 

FoPWhat products are always in your make-up bag?

S.D.: That's easy! There are three things that I refuse to lose. That's my 100% pure mascara, my LAMIK powder foundation and my Tarte cosmetics smooth applicator concealer. 

FoPDo you have any special projects you're currently working on?

S.D: I have a few things in the works for 2013 but everyone will have to stay tuned. Let's just say I do a lot less sleeping these days...

FoPWhat are some of your favorite beauty looks for the season?

S.D: I'm really into up do's and protective styles this season. My hair is color treated and already very naturally dry so keeping it hydrated and tucked away during harsh weather is ideal. Check out my favorite look here!

FoP: Do you have any Eco-beauty icons?

Summer Rayne Oaks
Solange Knowles
S.D: I go ga-ga for Summer Rayne Oaks style. She's an eco-model and true to the game eco-beauty lover. I also love Solange Knowles who has natural hair. Her style is absolutely breath-taking and inspiring. 

FoP: What advice would you give someone looking to transition into the Eco-Glamorous lifestyle?

S.D.: Start small! Switching over your routine doesn't have to happen all at once. Learn something new and apply it. Try swapping out your traditional mascara for a mercury-free option. 

Also, a great way to transition is to begin shopping at stores that offer more eco-friendly and sustainable options. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods,, and many other natural based stores in your area make shopping for essentials quite simple and accessible. 

FoP: What are all your social media links?

S.D. : You can chat with me on twitter at, Instagram and facebook

FoP: How can people purchase your book?

S.D.: You can get my book on Kindle or download it simply by purchasing on Amazon: 

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