Eco-friendly

Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion

Kiehl’s celebrates Earth Day 2009 with the introduction of a limited-edition Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion, of which 100% of net proceeds will benefit Waterkeeper Alliance.

For this initiative, Kiehl’s partners with actor Adrian Grenier, musican Erykah badu, surfer Kelly Slater, and three design students from Parsons The New School For Design; they helped Kiehl’s to create four limited-edition labels representing their commitment to sustainability, to raise funds and awareness for Waterkeeper Alliance.

The Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion is one of my new favorite eco-friendly finds. My desiccated skin breathes a sigh of relief as soon as I smooth it on. It helps improve skin’s resilience and texture, enriches skin’s moisture barrier, and leaves skin soft with a healthy-looking sheen. Take a tip from me and apply it all over, post-shower/bath, when your skin is still a wee bit wet – to lock in moisture. And you’re going to flip for the sift, citrusy scent.

To learn more about Kiehl’s Earth Day initiatives, including their three-day online auction, visit kiehlsgivesback.com.

For more green product recommendations, click here. And be sure to visit Amber over at Beauty Blogging Junkie to learn which products will make you an eco maniac on the dance floor!

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The Mother (Earth) of All Green Giveaways

This morning, I appeared on the 10! Show – and I gifted the studio audience with a few of my favorite green things. But what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t give my online friends a chance to get your green on?

This week, Spoiled Pretty is giving y’all the mother (Earth) of all green giveaways!!!

One reader will win:

John Masters Organics Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Wash and Body Milk: Created with the mildest botanically-based surfactants from corn and coconut, John Masters Organics Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Wash foams into a creamy, rich, sulfate-free lather that gently removes dirt and oil – leaving skin soft and smooth. The Body Milk is a quickly-absorbing, delicate blend of milk thistle, aloe vera and essential oils of blood orange and vanilla. Both products are made with certified organic ingredients, and smell like orange creamsicle. If heaven has a fragrance, it’s this.

Cargo PlantLove 100% Natural Origin Baked Illuminator: A stunning mixture of three shades of blush, bronzer and highlighter in one, Cargo PlantLove 100% Natural Origin Baked Illuminator gives cheeks and body an all-over warmth and glow. The Illuminator promotes healthy, nourished skin while imparting a perfect flush and is available in three shades: Earth (gold, copper and bronze combination), Wind (terracotta, champagne and bronze combination), and Fire (pink, pearl and bronze combination). The compostable case is made from 100% plant-derived plastic and the outercarton is made from 100% post-consumer waste, which is produced in a mill that has a zero carbon footprint.

Kaia 3-In-1 Sustainable Bamboo Cleansing Cloths: These brilliant, quick cleansing cloths remove all traces of makeup, daily grime & buildup. Infused with eight pure citrus essential oils, organic Canadian honey, sunflower seed oil, oat amino acids, and fatty alcohol that won’t dry skin, the cloths leave skin feeling velvety soft, with no sticky residue. Made from 100% sustainable bamboo, Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths are natural, unbleached, bio-degradable, and cashmere soft.

Tarte Be Good To Your Mother (Earth) Tote Set: Celebrate your Mother Earth every day with Tarte’s reusable tote and three natural Lip Sheers. Reduce (golden coral), Reuse (vibrant pink), and Recycle (soft nude-peach) Lip Sheers are SPF 15 and packaged in post-consumer recycled aluminum tubes – which helps reduce environmental waste. Lip Sheers are formulated without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and synthetic fragrance. The set includes a reusable natural cotton tote that can be used to carry groceries or just to let the world know how environmentally chic you are.

Zoya Ooh-La-La and La-Di-Da Nail Polish Collections: Zoya Nail Polish is the brainchild of Zoya Reyzis who, as a pregnant aesthetician and salon owner in 1984, realized the need for ahealthier and more durable solution. Zoya was the first nail polish brand to remove toxic ingredients such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) from its formulations -making it a safe and healthy polish for nail philes everywhere, particularly expectant women. Available in over 300 fashion-forward shades, this award-winning polish is the longest-wearing natural nail lacquer.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Mother (Earth) of All Green Giveaways.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Monday, April 27th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Tuesday, April 28th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

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E.C.O. Sunglasses Giveaway

For the first Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman giveaway, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Dragon – a youth lifestyle brand specializing in sunglasses, goggles, and unique eyewear.

Recently, Dragon launched E.C.O. (Environmentally Conscious Optics), an initiative to actively investigate methods of manufacturing environmentally friendly sunglasses; and the result is the first ever sunglass with material made from 100% renewable origin – which means that Mother Nature replenishes the material used to make the sunglasses at the same rate that it is consumed.

One Spoiled Pretty reader will win a pair of E.C.O. sunglasses, which also features organic packaging, printed with soy-based ink.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “E.C.O. Sunglasses Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, April 26th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, April 27th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

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