19 Nov

Slow Fashion, an Eco Fashion Movement 

Hi Everyone! We have another guest post today. Darcy, who is an eco-fashion designer is here to talk about the Slow Fashion Movement and its impact. Enjoy!

Many of you already know the context that underscores the Slow Fashion Movement. Its Fast Fashion, which gets it reputation and negative social position from Fast Food, which is as bad for the body as Fast Fashion is for the environment. It’s common knowledge that fast food correlates negatively to healthy bodies, and it is quickly becoming common knowledge that fast fashion is polluting our environment in unprecedented measures. So the two “FF” acronyms have a lot in common. One pollutes our bodies, and our population, the other Mother Earth.

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11 Nov

Dr. Woods Skincare

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Today, I will be introducing you to Dr. Woods, a wonderful brand that makes natural soap bars and cleansers.

Bar soaps have been my go-to for showers. I find that since switching over to bars, my skin has been more moisturized. It could be the concentration of products in bars, or just because the ingredients are simple and natural, which is exactly what my skin deserves; no artificial fragrances or toxic chemicals, just all-around goodness.

DRW-56033-9I’ve been using Dr. Woods Coconut Milk Raw Shea Butter Soap, and my skin has been drinking it up. The shea butter, with coconut milk has been keeping my skin happy and soft despite the cold weather. A blend of vanilla beans adds a touch of sweetness to the bar soap’s scent, and the papaya acts as a gentle exfoliating agent. Paired with the moisturizing coconut milk, shea butter, and vitamin E, you almost wish that this was a bath bomb and you could add it to your bath water. The bar soap provides a gentle lather and doesn’t leave behind any residue after being rinsed off. My skin is soft to the touch and I find myself using less body oil after my showers.

Ingredients: Palm oil, palm kernel and/or coconut oil, water, glycerin, coconut and papaya fragrance, organic shea butter¹, vanilla beans, salt, papaya extract, vitamin E.

1) Certified by Quality Assurance International.

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Since my skin is more dry during the Fall and Winter months, I alternated between Dr. Woods Facial Cleanser with Black Soap and Shea Butter*, and virgin coconut oil.  Since Black Soap is known to for its exfoliating and detoxing properties, as well as its ability to sooth skin irritation and even out skin tone. This was my first time trying  Black Soap in a facial product, so I was very intrigued. The cleanser is a gel consistency that offers a light lather. I used a dime size amount, lathered it between my hands, and gently massaged it on my skin in circular motions. After rinsing with luke warm water, I noticed my face was nice tight, as it usually get when using gel cleansers, and pore size had temporarily diminished. I will have to continue to use it to see the long term benefits of Black Soap, but my initial impression is positive.

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Potassium Cocoate, Potassium Olivate, Potassium Hempate, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Black Soap Concentrate, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Polysorbate 80, Citric Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Melealeuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea Butter), Anthenis Noblis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

Have you used Dr. Woods before? What are your thoughts on their products?

 

*PR sample

09 Nov

Nibella – Fall Sale

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We’re celebrating Fall and the impending Holiday Season with a sale!

40% off Marie Natie with code Marie40

35% off Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care with code Lily35

20% off Honey Girl Organic with code Honey20

15% off Misoves with code Misoves15

10% off Kenza with code Kenza10

Head on over to our shop to start your Holiday shopping!

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21 Oct

Natural Body Care with Olivaloe

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My favorite parts of Fall are the changing colors of the leaves, sipping warm tea in the morning and wrapping a warm scarf around my neck before I head out. My least favorite part? Dry skin. Thankfully, I’ve been keeping itchy dry skin at bay with Olivaloe’s Body Lotion and Hand Cream.

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07 Oct

Eco-Fashion : Introducing Beaumont Organic

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Today, I’m delighted to introduce the back story behind the creation of eco-fashion boutique brand, Beaumont Organic.

Having worked for a large fashion brand as an assistant buyer, Hannah, the Founder of Beaumont Organic decided there was a gap in the market for beautiful, fashionable, organic and ethical pieces, and that it was time to go it alone.

Hannah BeaumontShe threw herself into the organic fashion market in 2008 and very shortly gained great success with her first capsule collection of simple organic cotton pieces winning her the prestigious Best Organic Textile Product at the Natural and Organic Awards in 2008. Since then the company has found a huge amount success in the Japanese market, online and throughout boutiques in the UK, with the collections growing every year.

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01 Oct

5 Beauty Foods You Need To Eat This Fall

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Today, I’m so excited to introduce our new feature beauty food series. My sister, Calla, has graciously agreed to write a few posts and share her nutritional knowledge with us. To kick things off, she’ll start off introducing 5 beauty foods you need to be eating this Fall for gorgeous glowing skin.

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24 Sep

Naturalmente Shampoo for Dry Scalp

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The truth is, I don’t have good hair. It’s not in the best condition. I have a dry scalp that itches and produces dandruff. Black tops are no longer my go-to outfit item, as it becomes embarrassingly littered with my dandruff speckles. I’ve been searching far and wide for a cure, and I think I’ve finally found it.

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17 Sep

Stephanie Devine Skincare

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Finding the right skin care routine is more work than you would imagine. Going through brands, skimming through reviews, testing and hoping, and searching again; it can take a few tries before finding something that work. When it finally clicks, and your skin is responding positively, it’s always great to stick to that regimen.

My skin has definitely reaped benefits from Stephanie Devine skincare. Based in California, this brand is advocates on sticking to the regimen.

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