Monday, March 16, 2009

Meet Lexi Taub, Founder of

Lexi Taub, 15, started to raise money for cancer research. Cancer has touched her life personally. Both her best friend's mother and her Aunt Sandy died from breast cancer. Lexi has seen the effects on her best friend, Sloan, from losing her mother. She says, "Both women have shaped my life. I understand the importance of family and support, and recognize how lucky I am. I also know how important it is to have people researching treatments for this horrible disease."

Lexi began participating in breast cancer fundraisers when she was three, and by the time she was seven, she had set up raffle stands and sold candy at local ball fields. "Sloan and I have participated in the American Cancer Society walk since its inception at Purchase College. For the past four years, I have organized a raffle at a local charity luncheon, calling for jewelry designers to donate their work. In 2007, I founded and began selling charms. I want to help find a cure for this [awful] disease." 100% of all proceeds go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Kudos to Lexi for her dedication to the fight against breast cancer. HCZ suggests that you check out the necklaces, which range in price from $60-360.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Beauty Buzz: We love LUSH's Dream Cream and Dreamwash

We may have tried these two products at the best time; the end of winter, when we have Spring Fever, but it's still cold, and the ground is covered with snow. Our skin also can't make up it's mind what season it is. One day it's below freezing, the next it's 40 degrees and sunny. Then LUSH stepped in. Dreamwash, "The Shower Soap," pairs calming calamine and chamomile with soothing herbs for a luxurious, Vegan, shower experience. It's like slathering on delicious-smelling herbal Lavender lotion in the shower. Speaking of fresh, creamy lotion, Dream Cream may be our favorite lotion ever. It blends together oat milk, rose water, olive oil, cocoa butter and tea tree oil for a rich, creamy, but not greasy, emulsion. Dream Cream leaves our skin lightly scented with relaxing Lavender. It will smooth out any skin irritation and rough patches you have from Winter, and give you silky skin for Spring. We also love the mini-pint containers. It's a yummy pint of Ben and Jerry's goodness for the skin. To visit LUSH Cosmetics, Click Here.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

HCZ is Reading boho: A New American Spirit

boho is "a green fashion lifestyle magazine centered around the freedom to express your own personal style and live the life you want to." We received our first issue the other day, and already adore this beautiful, artistic, truly one-of-a-kind magazine. The boho girl is fashionable, but also cares about the environment and making the world a better place. These values certainly align with Hip Chick Zine's, and it's nice to see a magazine like this on newsstands! boho is printed on 100% recycled, post-consumer waste paper and uses soy-based inks. It is completely UV-coating free. Check out this inspiring publication. Click Here

Tell us what alternative magazines you're reading.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HCZ Has New Brochures. Plus: New Pages Up

Please request your FREE brochures today and spread the word! E-mail us and tell us how many you want. If you're in a book group, women's group, or have a special event, let us know and we'll mail them to you. You're welcome to just hand them out to friends too. :) Thanks for letting others know about HCZ.


Health: Sexual Health Q&A & Sex News- Why the Pill decreases your libido, how long to keep lube, reviews from the "Sexy Bookshelf" and Sex Toy Stats. Plus, check out our affiliate, Babeland!
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Activism: Top 10 Green Makeover Tips- LUSH Cosmetics Founder Challenges Financial Groups To Protect Green Entrepreneurs (A Special Report) Click Here

Plus, look for our chat with Erin Van Rheenen, the author of "Living Abroad in Costa Rica," and other exclusive interviews and news, coming in the next few days!

Friday, March 6, 2009

HCZ Welcomes the New Food Editor!

Hip Chick Zine would like to welcome the new HCZ Food Editor, Kate David-Hays. Kate says, "Hi, I'm 26 years old, and have a degree in Culinary Arts from New England Culinary Institute and a Restaurant Management degree from Johnson & Wales. I own my own catering company called 'Amuse Bouche Catering' and I am currently writing a cookbook featuring all my original fusion recipes, along with my own illustrations. When cooking, I focus on using everyday ingredients and using them in an unexpected way. I cook with a lot of flowers and make my own spices and cures." We're excited to have Kate on board, and be sure to look for her new column on the website soon!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Giveaway: Win This Book!

Hip Chick Zine added a new contest. You can win the book Glow: A Prescription for Radiant Health and Beauty by Christina Pirello. It's a $16.95 value! The contest ends May 1, 2009. For more information (and to enter), CLICK HERE.

HCZ Has a New Blog!

Welcome to Hip Chick Zine's new blog to update you on what's happening on the website. Check back often for information on new content, giveaways, special events and more. Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page, which was added on March 2.