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 three 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. 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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Caress Fresh Collection Body Washes, Beauty Bar & NEW a-list Fabulista! #CaressMe

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Caress is rocking Spring & Summer with their latest Fresh Collection Body Washes and Beauty Bar. Three scents are available in Aqua Sparkle, Emerald Rush and Juicy Escape.

While Emerald Rush seems to be everyone’s heavy favorite (it’s infused with Lush Gardenia & White Tea Essence so I’m not shocked people love it) I’m loving Aqua Sparkle. It’s got a wonderfully fresh scent and pairs up well with the Emerald Rush Beauty Bar. Be prepared for strangers to walk right up to you and ask what you have on. True story.

Caress Emerald Rush #CaressMeCaress is also announcing a their new A-list celebrity Fabulista – KELLY ROWLAND! She’s such an inspiration and a gorgeous lady inside and out! I’m excited to see what she’ll bring to the brand this year as their ambassador!

Caress Kelly RowlandThe new Caress Fresh Collection Body Washes & Beauty Bar are currently available at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide.

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Dove Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Nourishing Body Wash & Body Bar Review

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Have you ever heard the phrase “Good enough to eat”? I hope so, because if you buy the new Dove Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Nourishing Body Wash and Beauty Bar soap someone just may take a big ol’ bite out of you.

Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Nourishing Body Wash ReviewOf course I’m kidding. No one will literally eat you, but they might jump all up in your personal space and sniff you. And you won’t mind, because you’ll smell amazing!

Dove Pistachio Cream with Magnolia has a subtle and sweet scent of floral but you can definitely tell that it’s mixed with pistachio (my Grandpa used to eat these like he was getting paid to do it). The fragrance is fresh and immediately relaxes me when I’m in the shower. The formula is creamy and moisturizing making my skin will feel soft all day. You can actually use the Body Wash & Body Bar for shaving as well!

Dove Pistachio PamperingIf people taking bites out of you isn’t your thing they also have Deep Moisture & Sensitive Skin Nourishing Body Wash. Same after effects, just not in the divine scent of Pistachio Cream with Magnolia.

Dove Nourishing Body Wash ReviewDove Nourishing Body Wash ingredientsHave you spotted any of the Dove Pistachio Cream with Magnolia products? You have to take a sniff when you do!!

Dove® Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia is available at food, drug, mass, value, club and online retailers.

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Hippity, Hoppity LUSH Easter is on it’s Way!

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Or, rather, LUSH Easter is HERE! The collection features eight exclusive and limited edition products along with two gifts so you won’t be overwhelmed, making it easy to take home one of everything! Check out my faves!

LUSH Easter 2014 Photos ReviewGolden Egg Bath Bomb Melt ($8.95 for 3.8 oz.) That gilded orb you see before you is touted as a bath bomb, but it’s also a bath melt! It’s the best of both worlds! The golden exterior is actually cocoa butter dusted with gold and then filled with the fizzy interior. You’ll feel relaxed in the tub and then refreshed and soft when you step out. If you love the Honey I Washed the Kids soap, this one is a must have.

Brightside Bubble Bar ($10.95 for 7.0 oz.) This bubble bar smells so citrusy and juicy… I love how bright it is and the gorgeous orangy grapefruit tinted shade that it turns the bath water! You will smell amazing (even more so that usual). Since Bubble Bars of this size are so fragrant and make piles of bubbles I can use these for almost 10 baths for the kids!

Bunny Bubble Bar ($6.95 for 2.8 oz.) I’m freaking out over how cute this is! My kids got a kick out of the pink shade underneath, because you know we had to start using this from the back end ;) It tints the bath water slightly lavender, releases little blue petals when you get to the middle and smells just like Creamy Candy! This size of a bubble bar is usually good for 4 baths in this house.

…and, seriously… you can’t say no to that cute little bunny butt!

LUSH Easter 2014 ReviewDid you grab anything up from the LUSH Easter line? Share your hauls or tell me what you’re lemming in the comments below!

These LUSH products and more can be purchased at your local LUSH retailer (find US locations here) or online at lushusa.com.

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Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream & Gold Camellia Moisturizing Lip Balm Photos & Review

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Indigo is good stuff. I know this because it’s used to soothe and restore and also it says so on the Tatcha website. What is Tatcha? Simply said, Tatcha was founded when Victoria Tsai visited Japan and discovered the daily regimen of the Geisha within a 200 year old beauty manuscript. Tatcha was born as a way to share these secrets with the world.

Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to two of my new favorite products – Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream ($38.00) & Gold Camellia Moisturizing Lip Balm ($36.00).

Tatcha Indigo Hand Cream Gold Lip Balm ReviewThe packaging is gorgeous. The outer box is simple and gives the appearance of wood, if wood had gold lettering. On the back is a bit of info about the product as well as directions for use.

Tatcha Directions back of boxInside the boxes the products are housed snugly within the purple, indigo and blue packaging. I love the deep, royal purple of the bottles and pots. It’s calming to me but oozes luxury.

Tatcha Hand Cream Lip Balm ReviewUnder the Soothing Silk Hand Cream is a little tale of rediscovery which tells of the origins of this particular product.

Tatcha A RediscoveryTatcha Lip Balm Indigo Hand CreamThe Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream comes in a beautiful Indigo shade and made my hands feel instantly amazing. There isn’t any sort of greasy feeling or residue, but it’s definitely working because my hands feel moisturized and refreshed. There is a very, very slight fragrance, but it’s hardly offensive.

The Gold Camellia Moisturizing Lip Balm has the 24-karat gold leaf topper (which disappears upon use) and does the job it’s meant to do in an A+ way. You just swirl your finger around on the balm and smooth it on your lips. It’s not thick or goopy at all, but still allows your lips to remain supple and moisturized for several hours.

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream Gold Camellia Moisturizing Lip Balm ReviewI’ve seen a few products from this brand floating around the interwebs, which are your faves?

Tatcha products are available at Tatcha.com and Barneys New York.

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