Archive of ‘Eco-friendly’ category

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

spoiled+pretty+green+week+small Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: Kiehls Superbly Restorative Argan Body LotionKiehl’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.

kiehls+argan+body+lotion Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: Kiehls Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion

kiehls+earth+day+body+lotion Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: Kiehls Superbly Restorative Argan Body LotionThe 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!

The Mother (Earth) of All Green Giveaways

spoiled+pretty+green+week+small The Mother (Earth) of All Green GiveawaysThis 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+body+wash+and+milk The Mother (Earth) of All Green Giveaways

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.

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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+cleansing+cloths The Mother (Earth) of All Green Giveaways

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 The Mother (Earth) of All Green Giveaways

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.

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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.

E.C.O. Sunglasses Giveaway

eco+sunglasses E.C.O. Sunglasses GiveawayFor 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!

Happy (B)earth Day, Beautorium!

Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: EcoTools

spoiled+pretty+green+week+small Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: EcoTools

With quality beauty tools, you get more out of your makeup. And with some TLC, a good set will last a long time. Great makeup brushes come at all price points, and some of my favorites are from a brand called ecoTools.

ecotools+5+piece+brush+set Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: EcoToolsecoTools’ brushes are easy on the wallet and on the earth – they feature bamboo handles (which are highly sustainable), vegan bristles, metal from recycled aluminum cans, and reusable pouches printed with plant-based ink.

I am a big fan of the ecoTools Bamboo 5 Piece Brush Set ($9.99), which includes a Powder Brush, Concealer Brush, Eye Shading Brush, Baby Kabuki Brush, and a linen/hemp cosmetics bag.

These tools rival prestige brushes that cost six or seven times as much. And you will be absolutely blown away by the softness of the bristles and how well they apply your makeup. They make all other brushes green with envy.

ecoTools products can be found at Target, Walgreens, Wegmans, and drugstore.com.

Looking for more eco-friendly beauty finds? Head on over to Beauty Blogging Junkie for Amber’s green pick of the day.

Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Week Starts Tomorrow

spoiled+pretty+green+week+small Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Week Starts TomorrowIn honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), Amber and I are hosting Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Week – a week-long celebration of natural and organic beauty products that will help you green your beauty routine. Every day, Amber and I will feature our favorite eco-friendly beauty essentials.

Spoiled Pretty will highlight Earth Day beauty events and promotions, and provide tips on being naturally beautiful from head to toe – while reducing your carbon footprint. And there will also be a week’s worth of green giveaways goin’ on, so stay tuned!

Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Week begins on Monday. So be sure to check back tomorrow and join the green partay!

Jurlique’s Earth Day Recycling Promotion

jurlique Jurliques Earth Day Recycling Promotion

While Jurlique encourages recycling througout the year to help make the Earth a more beautiful place every day, the Australian skincare brand is offering a special promotion from April 18th-April 25th as a special thank you.

In honor of Earth Day, shoppers who donate three empty Jurlique products at their local shop may choose a travel-size sample of one of Jurlique’s bestsellers: Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream, Purely Age-Defying Facial Serum or an Herbal Recovery Neck Serum.

Participating locations include:

2136 Fillmore Street in San Francisco, CA
1230 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, CA
477 Madison Avenue in New York , NY
436 W. Broadway in New York, NY
Roosevelt Field Mall In Garden City, NY
Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ
North Point Mall in Alpharetta, GA
Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, CA

Beauty Insider Event Tomorrow at All Sephora Locations

sephora+eco Beauty Insider Event Tomorrow at All Sephora Locations
Saturday, March 21, 2009
12 pm – 6 pm
Beauty Insiders Only

Get Naturally Gorgeous!

Looking to make your beauty routine more natural? Get the inside scoop on mineral makeup and other natural and organic beauty with a complimentary one-on-one consultation from a Sephora expert, and score a naturally gorgeous goody bag stuffed with samples of the latest and greatest products in green beauty.

Click here to find a Sephora near you.

New York Fashion Week: Bodkin, Fall 2009

bodkin New York Fashion Week: Bodkin, Fall 2009
On Monday, I traveled to The Horticultural Society in NYC to report from backstage at Bodkin, a still relatively green collection – designed in accordance with principles of sustainability in materials and production methods. For the Fall 2009 line, Bodkin found a natural partner in Aveda, a brand that strives to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility – not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.

 New York Fashion Week: Bodkin, Fall 2009I had an opportunity to speak with John Reyman, lead hairstylist for Aveda, about the inspiration and seasonal trends.

“The idea was a little bed-heady…a little like a girl has been outside all day and her hair is a little wind-blown, but at the same time very healthy and very well taken care of. It looks shiny and it looks glossy, but it doesn’t look overworked or overdone. Like she cares but she doesn’t care too much – so kind of that balance. So the idea was we just put a very loose, loose wave in there with some Volumizing Tonic and then we finished it, actually, with the men’s grooming cream to give it a little bit of texture and some shine.”

For Fall 2009, John said, “A lot of people are putting ponytails in the hair. I think we’re really seeing cleaner hair. The last couple of seasons, we’ve seen really textured, really frizzy, really fuzzy hair…almost like the girl didn’t care at all. And I think as the economy sort of changes, people want to look and feel more put-together – and so the hairstyles are really reflecting that…a little cleaner, a little more refined.”

 New York Fashion Week: Bodkin, Fall 2009
Andrea Harrison, lead makeup artist for Aveda described the Bodkin Fall 2009 look as really simple and pretty. “She’s so naturally gorgeous. She really has been running around all day…with cold, flushed pretty cheeks. No powder on her skin. Just a very healthy, very natural kinda dewy skin. On the eyes, there’s a light, shimmer. You can really see the skin through it. It’s our Moonstone shimmer, and it’s nice and really smooth. Black mascara just on the top lashes. Just a polished brow which is just really lightly filled in…nothing that you would really look at and say, ‘Oh, that’s hard.’ And Berry Lip Tint on the lips, so it’s very fresh – again, like she’s just been running around. Just an easy look that anybody could duplicate quickly. It would be great for young girls, older, anybody.”

 New York Fashion Week: Bodkin, Fall 2009When asked about key trends for Fall 2009, Andrea said, “One thing that you’re seeing everywhere is that the models are all growing out their eyebrows. It seems like another popular trend is, instead of, a smoky eye and a dark lip – you just see one feature that they’ve picked to focus on. Whether it’s eyebrows or just cheeks or just mascara or just lips. So instead of having the full complicated look. So it would be great for everybody. Good for the average woman to pick their favorite feature.”

 New York Fashion Week: Bodkin, Fall 2009Before concluding the interview, I asked Andrea to name three Aveda products that every women should have in her beauty arsenal. “One thing is for certain when it comes to makeup…the key to good makeup is beautiful skin. So you always want to make sure that you’re using great skin products. I personally love our Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme. I use that on every model before a photo shoot or runway just because you can always add powder if you feel like it’s too much, but it really just makes the makeup go on beautifully. The other thing is mascara…to me, it can make a look that on it’s own. Sometimes you don’t need to anything else. And skin…I really see that being a trend. I love our Tinted Moisturizer; it’s got SPF 15 in it and it’s nice because you can still the skin underneath it. So anybody can wear it easily. Just make sure you match your skin tone. It’s nice and sheer, so everybody can find their skin tone easily.”

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