Top 10 Earth Day Approved Beauty Products

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Happy Earth Day! That may or may not mean something to you, but regardless – there it is ;) To kick off this day I’m excited to share with you some earthy beauty stats and also list my Top 10 Earth Day Approved Beauty Products!

Top 10 Earth Day Approved Beauty ProductsDid you know 11% of consumers “always” buy organic beauty products? Or that 34% of women find organic products to be just as effective as non-organic products with 22% of women say their more effective than non-organic products? Perhaps the most interesting to me, personally, is that the top 3 sources for organic and all-natural product recommendations are: bloggers (38%), friends and family (25%), and online communities (17%) (stats via Poshly.com).

So, as a blogger ;) Here are my Top 10 Earth Day Approved Products (in no particular order):

  1. LUSH. I mean… of course. This is the first brand that comes to mind when I think of Earth Day! Everything is made fresh with little or no preservative or packaging using only vegetarian ingredients!
  2. Kiehl’s. This year they’ve partnered with Recycle Across America, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions around recycling, to launch a Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque series featuring Earth-inspired designs by Ashley Judd & Anthony Mackie. 100% of the net profits up to $50,000 will be used to create 65,000 standardized recycling labels to offer to select K-12 schools in the United States.
  3. Zoya. They’re back with another Earth Day Exchange! Use code ZDAY2014 April 21-28 to swap out your old, unused or unwanted polishes for BIG5FREE nail polishes from Zoya! Zoya then disposes of the old shades in an eco-friendly manner.
  4. Overall Beauty Minerals. This year OBM is showing their support of Earth Day by gifting the celebs that will be visiting an amazing Earth Day event with a trio in shades of brown as their way to help show their love for Mother Earth. Other trios are also available, I got to play with a trio of Zone Out, Visions of Violets & Gray Sapphire! (see swatches of the shades I played with below).
  5. Organix (OGX). The Sea Mineral Moisture line is my new favorite and has made my hair so silky smooth! Hydrating sea minerals along with healing algae wrap split ends in repairing moisture, while supercharged sea kelp transforms dry, brittle hair into soft supple perfection.
  6. Aveda. This year their 2014 Earth Month candle is made with organic ginger and ginger lily from India.100% of the purchase price helps protect clean water, supporting Global Greengrants Fund water-related projects around the world.
  7. The next four are beauty bloggers with Earth Day Friendly Products! For hair Phyrra’s Pretty Little Elixir Hair Masque (This elixir will transform your chemically damaged hair into smooth, sexy, soft locks.. and it’s cruelty free & vegan!).
  8. For body A Girl’s Gotta Spa has a yummy citrus body was & lotion.
  9. For skin FutureDerm has a full line of organic products!
  10. Another for Skin – the My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural Moisturizer. Made with an original blend of soothing aloe, toning witch hazel, moisturizing squalane (from olives), bilberry fruit, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange fruit extract, lemon fruit extract; and antioxidants: camellia oleifera (white tea), camellia sinensis (green tea), and aspalathus linearis (AKA rooibus or “red tea”). Made with a light berry grapefruit scent.

Or, DIY. If all else fails, Do It Yourself! POPSUGAR Beauty has 10 green beauty recipes, most of which are literally green!

Overall Beauty Minerals Visions of Violets, Zone Out, Gray Sapphire ReviewOverall Beauty Minerals Visions of Love, Zone Out, Gray Sapphire SwatchesOverall Beauty Minerals Earth Day 2014 eye lookPaul Mitchell is also getting in on the Earth Day action by joining Reforest’Action (an environmental organization that plants trees worldwide) and urging you to plant trees! For the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree #GreenTakover Reforest’Action will plant a tree in your name. For more information go to the website!

What are your favorite products that would be Earth Day Approved?

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Suave Professionals® Natural Infusion Photos #TouchofGlam

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This month Suave Professionals® has teamed up with GLAM4GOOD and Maria Menounos to bring a #TouchofGlam to women everywhere with the NEW Suave Professionals® Natural Infusion range!

Suave Natural Infusion Moisturizing Hair CareSome of my favorite products that I’ve been using from Suave Professionals® Natural Infusion are All Day Body and Moisturizing. It’s perfect to rotate them depending on if I want my hair super smooth or if I need it to have a little bounce.

Suave Natural Infusion All Day Body Hair CareHead over to the Suave.com website to:

  • Register to get a sample – and give a sample – of the new products
  • View the first hair transformations granted by GLAM4GOOD
  • Learn more about the Natural Infusion range, which is free of parabens and dyes

What’s your fave from the Suave Professionals Natural Infusion line?

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TONI&GUY® Hair Meet Wardrobe Product Launch at Walgreens

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TONI&GUY® Hair Meet WardrobeTM Now Available at Select Walgreens

WAG_2014_TONG&GUY_Asset2[1][1]Every day you wake up thinking about how to accessorize your clothes with shoes, jewelry and makeup…but what about your hair? When it comes to looking good, your hair is your best accessory.

Now it is easier than ever to complete your look from head to toe – introducing TONI&GUY® Hair Meet WardrobeTM hair care and styling products, available at Walgreens.

TONI&GUY® Hair Meet Wardrobe is a cutting edge range of hair care and styling products from one of the most innovative salons in the world. With years of experience creating hair fashion trends and styling celebrities and top models backstage at international fashion shows, no brand is better positioned than TONI&GUY to give you the products, inspiration and education to help you express your personal style from the head down.

The ‘Hair Meet Wardrobe’ philosophy behind this new collection is that style shouldn’t just be about the clothes you wear, but rather your entire look from head to toe and the attitude that goes with it.

TONI&GUY offers 3 fashion-inspired hair styling product collections at Walgreens – Casual, Classic and Glamour. Whether you’re going for smooth and shiny waves or pumped-up volume, you’ll find the right styling products for you to complete your look from head to toe.

Casual: For the girl who loves to look effortlessly cool but still sexy, the Casual collection offers styling products to create loose, textured and carefree looks, with a lived-in feeling. Casual hair looks are relaxed but have movement, created but casual, fun and impactful – perfect whether you are hanging out at the local market looking for the latest vintage finds or meeting friends for coffee and gossip.  The collection includes Sea Salt Texturising Spray, Forming Spray Gel and Flexible Hold Hairspray.

Classic: Being polished, but not prudish, is the sign of a Classic girl. Team your pearls with boyish tailoring and create hair styles with an air of elegance but twist of attitude. Sleek waves, perfect ponytails and simply straight bobs are created with styling products in the Classic collection. The collection includes Shine Gloss Serum and Smoothing Lotion.

Glamour: If you like to grab attention with your head-turning, red carpet style, then the Glamour collection is for you. Set your sights high with cocktail party looks created with the Glamour collection products. Creating the ultimate in hold and powerful body, your hair will ooze style and sophistication with a dash of glitz. The collection includes Volume Plumping Whip and Firm Hold Hairspray.

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For more information and how to videos on the latest Spring/Summer 2014 hair and fashion trends, visit www.hairmeetwardrobe.com.

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5 Ways to Primp Like an Olympian

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With the 2014 Winter Olympics over in Sochi, Russia in full effect, you may wonder how these athletes, both the men and women, primp and prep. Maybe you’re not wondering… but if you took the time to read this far you’re going to find out anyway, because I know you at least looked at the pretty picture ;)

5 Ways to Primp Like an OlympianOlympians…..

  1. Stay glossy.  That’s right, I said it.  Glossy.  Exposed lips need moisture, love and protection.  Some awesome picks – Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm (a cult love of men and women and also boasts SPF 25), or, if you’re feeling a little more patriotic for the good ol’ U S of A, IT Cosmetics has News Anchor Blue.  Even though it looks like the lip gloss of a smurf it goes on sheer, but has enough of a hidden tint to make your teeth appear whiter.  So when you’re up there accepting that gold medal, you can really shine!
  2. Stay fresh.  These athletes work so hard, clearly sweating up a storm.  Keeping smells at a minimum is a win for yourself as well as the people around you.  For women, Dove has a New Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant/Deoderant that offers 48-hour odor and wetness protection.  It’s also full of ingredients known to moisturize the skin.  There are several scents available, but there’s also an unscented version that the men can pick up.  We won’t tell – what happens at at the Olympics, stays at the Olympics.
  3. Are always prepared.  And the best way to be prepared is by having all of the essentials.  Pinch Provisions makes mini-emergency kits for both men and women (pictured) that is stuffed full of 17 must-have items.  When you’re traveling anywhere, you never know what you might need.  It’s best just to have it on hand.  I personally always have one of these little kits in my purse.
  4. Brush their hair.  Olympic athletes are the best of the best.  This means they’re going to be sought after for photographs.  The Wet Brush is the best I’ve found for detangling wet hair fast, and it’s not huge, so it can easily be slipped into your gym bag.  It works for any hair texture on men, women and children.
  5. Have no time for dry, discolored skin.  Therefore, stock in a facial moisturizing oil is necessary.  A good one is the Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil (pictured) which is rich in vitamin C which keeps the skin from looking dull and will also fight against fine lines and wrinkles.

Clearly this isn’t an official list, I just like to have fun cause I’m a fun kind of gal, but the stuff mentioned would make sense living inside their duffel bags.  Of course, it goes without saying that Olympians also need heavy sunscreen, creams, lots of water for that inner hydration and probably a whole lot of icy hot.

If you were headed to the Olympics as an athlete, what would you bring?

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Herbal Essences Naked Hair Care Photos & Review

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It seems like all of the brands want to be naked, and that’s okay, because naked is how we’re all brought into this world (if you don’t know now you know).  Herbal Essences has a new line of hair care called Naked.  The products contain zero dyes so your hair can stay naturally clean and full of volume.  The scent is a fabulous blend of white grapefruit and mint extracts and it smells incredible!

A great way to test out the new line is to pick up the Walmart Herbal Essences Gift Pack of Naked Volume.  This kit includes Naked Volume Shampoo, Conditioner, Volumizing Soufflé Styler, and Dry Shampoo (available while supplies last).

HerbalEssencesNakedInitially I took advantage of the $12.99 deal but after about a week of use I decided I needed the Shine line because my hair gets heavy frizz, and while it needs volume it also needs the shine/brilliance.

I also bought a full size of the dry shampoo because it’s fantastic and I’m one of those people that, when I can, I like my hair care to all coordinate.  This will also help in the volume area when you spray at the roots, and you can also use the Volumizing Souffle from the set for even more volume.

IMG_9413Have you seen the Herbal Essences Naked line yet in store?  Will you give it a go?

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