Save The Earth, One Bambooee At A Time!

bambooeeYou can help save the earth by using less paper towels each day! Yeah, that’s pretty obvious, right? Well, you don’t just stop using paper towels, cold turkey. Just switch to Bambooee!

So, what the heck is a Bambooee you ask?

Bambooee is a reusable bamboo towel that replaces generic paper towels that helps reduce the 3,000 tons of paper towel waste people generate each day! They are thicker and more absorbent then even the “luxury” paper towels and Bambooee can be washed and reused over 100 times without losing integrity. Just one roll of Bambooee is equivalent to 286 standard paper towel rolls.

Just clean up your usual messes all day long and at the end of the day, toss it into the washing machine to be ready for the next mess in no time.

Here’s the commercial…

You can purchase Bamooee Towels on Amazon.com and www.bambooee.com

PACT Eco-Friendly, Organic Cotton Line of Clothing Basics

pact baby clothes

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with organic cotton. Especially when purchasing clothes for my new baby, who is expected to make an appearance shortly! So I was really excited to get a few baby clothing pieces from PACT, a super cool, eco-friendly, organic cotton line of basics for gals, guys and baby.

PACT is on a mission to make it easier for you to make a simple change in your life to make the world a better place. As PACT likes to say: You change your underwear, together we change the world.

Not only that, PACT is treating the world a little more kind this Earth Day (and year round!) by bringing eco-friendly socks, undies, and everyday basics to make you look good and feel good.

What is PACT all about?

  • Super soft organic cotton
  • Everyday essentials ethically manufactured to go easy on the environment
  • A design process followed from seed to shelf
  • Environmentally friendly packaging (even vegetable based ink)

With every purchase, you help PACT make a positive change in the world (it’s Earth Day everyday at PACT!).

Each season, PACT partners with a non-profit, all revolving around empowering people to make a lasting positive change in their community. For spring/summer 2014, PACT is going all the way back to the source – their farmers. In India, PACT organic cotton is produced by Chetna Organic, a cooperative of small family farms. PACT will be supporting a variety of social projects in cotton growing villages to build strong, vibrant communities.

I’m really excited to have discovered PACT and I hope you are too. Their products are well-made, eco-friendly and affordably priced from $8 – $40.

Available at Whole Foods, Nordstrom and wearpact.com

5 Things You Need For A Cruelty Free Makeup Routine

Urban Decay Good Karma Brushes

urban decay makeup brushesTime to ditch those disgusting, old makeup brushes from the drugstore and replace them with high performance, artist-quality, cruelty free, vegan and eco-friendly makeup brushes from Urban Decay. With 12 different Good Karma Brushes in the collection, you are sure to find the perfect brushes to suit your needs.

Bonus number one – Each brush comes encased in a magnetic box fashioned out of recycled egg cartons. Super cute.

Bonus number two – The super-soft synthetic brush hair is made from recycled PET bottles, and the sleek gunmetal brush handles are recycled aluminum. (Synthetic hair on makeup brushes are actually a huge bonus because the fibers don’t hold on to stinky bacteria the way porous animal hair does so these brushes stay cleaner!)

Bonus number three – Their line of brushes have actual names that tell you which brush to use for what/where. No more guessing!

Price: $20 – $39 each

Buy It: Macy’s, ULTA, Beauty.com, and UrbanDecay.com


Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Tinted Perfector Moisturizer

alba tinted moisturizerTime to get some good and healthy, leafy green goodness into your makeup routine with Alba Botanica’s new Tinted Perfector Moisturizer. It’s perfect for combination skin, is oil-free and contains 100% vegetarian ingredients. No parabens, phthalates or synthetic fragrances. Just a touch of color to lightly cover imperfections and healthy ingredients like kale, spinach and swiss chard to make your skin happy. Um, yeah… I seriously just listed green garden goodies as some of the remarkable ingredients they packed into this multi-tasking product. It’s straight up nutrition for your skin.

Price: $9.99

Buy It: albabotanica.com


La Fresh Eco Beauty Makeup Remover Wipes

la fresh wipesEco-Beauty® line of wipes are perfect for anyone who is looking to swap out their chemical-filled convenience wipes for some eco-friendly ones. The La Fresh line of wipes include waterproof makeup remover wipes, facial cleanser wipes, body soother wipes, and nail polish remover acetone-free wipes. All are made with natural ingredients, are biodegradable, compostable, free of questionable ingredients, and cruelty-free.

I also love that they are USA-made and are packaged using clean, renewable solar energy.

Price: $9.99 for 24 wipes

Buy It: LaFreshGroup.com


true natural Lip Plump Treatment

true natural lip plumpWant to plump up your lips naturally without all the harsh chemicals found in drugstore lip plumpers? Check out this anti-aging lip plump treatment from true natural that plumps lips naturally, with cinnamon, vitamin B, and anti-aging super ingredient: hyaluronic acid.

Over time your lips will appear more plump full and smooth from using this product consistently. PLUMP is most effective worn on its own, or under lipstick. Apply throughout the day as needed. You will be happy to know that this product has been certified natural by the NPA (Natural Products Association) and it also vegan, gluten free, and cruelty free.

Price: $30

Buy It: TrueNatural.com


Mineral Fusion Nail Polish

mineral fusion nail polishAdd a pop of Spring color to your nails with Mineral Fusion nail polish. While there is no truly “natural” nail polish, this is about as close as you’ll ever fine! The long-wearing and chip-resistant formula is free of formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate and developed with the highest ingredient standards to ensure it’s a safe and effective product. Best of all it has an extra-thick brush for flawless application.

New spring colors include Treasure (golden yellow iridescent), Lagoon (teal), Blaze (burnt orange), Tiara (nude pink shimmer), Trinket (berry) and Bublbe (semi-sheer lavender).

Price: $7.99

Buy It: Whole Foods Market and online at Ulta.com, Amazon.com, MineralFusion.com

Enter To Win FREE SHOES from JUIL!

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(Giveaway ends March 19th at midnight EST)

 

What are Juils?

You know that feeling you get when you are walking barefoot in the grass or on the beach? Yeah, that’s real. You get the same “Feel good” effect from wearing Juil’s Footwear.

When you’re more connected to the earth’s natural energies, you’re more grounded. Being more grounded renews your body and spirit. When you’re grounded, you’re also more likely to:

• Feel physically and mentally energized
• Notice less chronic tension and pain
• Experience a heightened sense of presence

Wearing JUIL, you’ll feel more alive… which is what everyone wants!

Each pair of JUIL shoes are made with their exclusive Energy Flow Technology™, containing copper conductors (cute little dots) that connect your bare toes directly through the outsoles. The aim of Juil footwear is to create a free-flowing connection between you and the earth. This type of connection is rejuvenating your energies with each and every step, all day long.

Whether you are convinced of the grounding benefits or not, you can’t deny the comfort and expert craftsmanship of their entire footwear line!

Browse through some of them here:

Visit Juil.com to learn more

 

“Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body” Eco-Friendly Handbags, Tech Accessories, etc

Nomi Network

Looking for a unique gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? Maybe you are trying to find a gift for that grad in your life? Or perhaps you just want to find a new bag for summer. Stop for a second and check out Nomi Networkan innovative non-profit organization that creates eco-friendly handbags, accessories, and organic t-shirts to ultimately employ survivors and women at risk of trafficking under the brand, Buy Her Bag Not Her Body®.

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At Nomi Network, 100% of the profits from the Nomi Network’s product sales are directly invested back into training and education opportunities for women in Cambodia and India. Really, a company that is truly amazing. Nomi has developed partnerships with numerous local organizations that provide employment, shelter, medical care, and training opportunities for survivors too. By making and selling unique products, these self-sustaining cooperatives are able to invest in a better future for these poor women and break cycles of poverty and exploitation. I love companies that actually stand for something and try to do good rather than just making a profit. This is one of those kind of companies that I can truly stand behind whole-heartedly.

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Earth Day Feature: The Mountain Big Face Tees

Not only do I love products that are made in the USA, but I especially love local companies, which is why I am featuring The Mountain as our Top Pick for Earth Day 2013!

The Mountain Tees in Venice Beach

Not only do they have a huge selection of their famous and super cool BIG FACE TEES, but they have sundresses and long sleeve shirts too! I’m absolutely in love with this Orangutan Baby Sundress. It’s so adorable! (I think it would look great with a denim jacket and some cute wedge sandals!)

greenest t-shirt company in the usThe Mountain is hands down, the greenest, most earth day friendly tee shirt company in the US.

The company creates, develops, dyes, and prints in Marlborough, NH and ship from Keene, NH USA which makes their carbon footprint much smaller than most companies that dye and print overseas. Not only is this eco-friendly, but it allows for a quick turn-around for getting the shirts to their valued customers.

FUN FACTS:

    • Over 80% of the cotton in their shirts is grown in the USA

    • They use Organic Reactive Dyes to create over 600 colors

    • They use waterbase inks to create the amazing soft feel to their prints (99.5% of other T-Shirt printers use petroleum based ink to create their designs on apparel)

    • Their t-shirts are 100% preshrunk cotton (even the thread that holds it together is cotton). If washed according to the label instructions, in cold water, not only will the shirt stay at the same size as when you purchased it, but the print will remain vibrant for years to come.

Learn more here. They really have some awesome things going on at that company.

the mountain big face tees

Everybody has a very favorite tee shirt that they wear all the time and love to death. Find yours at http://shop.themountain.me/

Head on over to PS Beauty Blog to enter for a chance to win a t-shirt of your choice from The Mountain!

Outfit Ideas: Cute & Functional Workout Wear

The Mountain Cat Shirt

Happy Earth Day everyone!

Today I’m wearing Emerald Eyes Cat t-shirt from The Mountain t-shirt company in Keene, NH – about an hour from where I live. (I love local companies!)

The Mountain is always striving to lessen their impact on the environment by using organic dyes and water-based inks. They even have a new dye oxidation system that they invented that actually cleans the dye waste water without the use of any chemicals. Truly a company that is doing good things! Read more about the green initiative here.

I’ve paired this eco-friendly shirt with HKNB Tech Capris and my fav sneakers – Reebok Easytone.

We removed a wall in our house this weekend, opening up our hallway into the living room which added about 3′ of width to the living room (like 30+ square feet all together?) making it feel a lot bigger, more open and sunny. I LOVE IT! But I’m left with a house that looks like a demolition site, so needless to say, I have a lot of cleaning up to do today.

Chaio!

Today’s Outfit

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* Some of the items seen in this post were provided to us free of charge for the purpose of product testing and review. This does not effect our opinion of the products in any way. We only write about products we personally like and use, regardless of how they were acquired.