Have a Beautiful Earth Day 2010

Published in: Just For Fun

Good morning, ladies. As you probably already know, today, all across our “pale blue dot,” people are celebrating Earth Day, the annual event founded 40 years ago to promote environmental awareness and appreciation.

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I know I could do more to reduce my carbon footprint, but I try. I recycle what I can and watch my energy consumption (Target has great prices on fluorescent bulbs), and lately I’ve been altering the menu at home a few days a week (to which El Hub has reluctantly complied).

Here’s to a great Earth Day, ladies. Below are some recent posts that came to mind. We’re all in this together. 🙂

The EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brush: A $30 Brush in $12 Clothing

“A $12 brush swept me off my feet today, and they call it the Ecotools Bamboo Bronzer Brush. Compared to department store brushes costing $20 and up, it’s a bargain superhero — affordable, with dense, super-soft bristles that deposit just the right amount of color on my skin.”

Yes to Carrots Lip Tints Say YES to Affordable Lip Color

“My favorite thing about them? — how pigmented they are (for lip tints). These puppies pack *lots* of color, applying with semi-sheer to medium coverage. The resulting lip’s a casual look that I can see myself wearing a lot on weekends or to the gym (and don’t miss these other products in the line).”

DIY Beauty with Kitchen Cosmetics

“There’s just something about making homemade beauty products, isn’t there? — the idea of whipping something up from scratch, skipping the preservatives and really *feeling* the ingredients in your hands? It turns out that homemade versions of many popular beauty products are easy to make with ingredients that most cooks have readily at hand.”

Spring into Action with Josie Maran’s Natural Wonder Powder Palette

“I LOVE the brights in this palette! Both Hope (the blueish purple) and Desire (the greenish teal) are downright iridescent — like alive, with colors that are multi-dimensional without looking too frosty or shimmery. I think it makes them pretty easy to wear (even for daytime looks to work).”

If It Doesn’t Clear Up in a Week, Try Physicians Formula Organic Wear Makeup Remover Towelettes

“Like the lotion and eye makeup remover pads I tried, these towelettes look *faboo* on paper, with excellent bona fides. Bio-degradable, with a soothing lavendar scent, and manufactured without the use of funky chemicals or animal testing — yay, right? They look good both for peeps AND the planet.”

Eco Lips Launches Edible Lip Line

“Organic lip balm maker Eco Lips has created a 99 percent organic and 100 percent edible lip line. Pure & Simple joins the company’s growing batch of organic lip products. The recipe includes organic sunflower seed oil, organic beeswax, organic flavors and vitamin E and will come in three flavors — kiwi-strawberry, coconut and grape ($1.99 each).”

It’s Natural: Organic Beauty Still Going Strong

“Despite 2009’s global economic slowdown, sales of natural cosmetics kept chugging along at a spirited pace, clocking in 14% growth worldwide, most of it in Europe and North America. Earlier this year, almost a quarter of us thought (23%) natural/organic beauty would be 2010’s biggest beauty trend…”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Good Morning Karen!! So I wanted to let you know I stopped by the MAC counter yesterday for the first time in 5 years, OMG I Know, lol. I picked up Point of View and LOVE IT!!!I also picked up a gloss to go with it Decrotive. Have you seen\tried it?? I also picked up MAC OPULASH ( I think that’s how you spell it) The girl said it was brand new, it’s $14 dollars, and it’s their first tubeular mascara. Meaning no makeup remover, no mess, just a little hot water and the tubes slide right off. I’ve been using the Loreal version because that was all that was available. I am STOKED about this new mascara, and think you will love it. It is also SUPER volumizing.

  2. Scientific Housewife says:

    Thanks for the links and Happy Earth Day!

  3. Suji says:

    Happy Earth Day Karen!

    Quick question – do natural/organic based makeup products expire faster than other makeup?

  4. NINA says:

    Good morning Karen! Almost the weekend, yay!

    To celebrate Earth Day, I popped over to Walgreen’s and purchased the EcoTools 6 piece eyebrush set. I had a dollar off coupon, which made the purchase a bit easier … 😀

    I havent used it because I need to go and wash the brushes but first touch impression I got was smooth and fluffy and soft! 🙂

    On the homefront, we have both become more conscious about recycling things. I always have a huge pile of papers/circulars/cardboard packaging as well as plastic/PET bottles in our green recycle bin. Recycling pick up is every 2 weeks so I try to keep them neat and organized in between pick ups. Every little bit counts.

  5. Thank you for featuring this Karen. I have a ton of eco friendly tips on my blog too, the environment is our home–we need to care for it!!
    .-= Polish Earthgirl’s last blog post… Happy Earth Day! =-.

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