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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Origins Online (ELC)

Plus, orders placed on April 22nd (today) will get to choose four free skincare samples with any online orders while supplies last at Origins.

HauteLook is having a Josie Maran sale!

Glosses for $8, powders for $12, prepackaged sets from $24 and higher… go and browse!

(The link above is an invite-link, as HauteLook is invite-only, so if you aren’t a member, ta-da! Yes, I do get a referral credit if you join and purchase something, but I post because it’s a deal and who doesn’t love a deal?)

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

5 Ways to Style Your Hair Without Electricity

Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii wants you to go “au natural” in honor of Earth Day. He’s given us five different looks/ways to achieve natural hair as easy how-tos!

How to Get Curls and Texture Without Styling Tools

For long hair, follow these steps:

  • After shampooing spray your entire head with the David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray scrunch and/or twist sections then allow to air dry.
  • Once dry, if added texture or volume is desired flip your head over and back, give it a quick shake.
  • To set it all in place, lightly spray your hair with hair spray.

For short hair, follow these steps:

  • Towel dry freshly washed hair thoroughly to begin the foundation.
  • Spray your entire head with a Beach Spray and allow to air dry.
  • When hair is dry apply some David Babaii for WildAid Molding Paste and arrange texture until you are happy with the look.

How To Keep You Hair Fresh Without Shampoo

In order to avoid excess oil or buildup (and save on water use), use a bit of baby powder throughout the hair acting as a dry shampoo, which helps eliminate oil and leaves a fresh scent throughout the day. Alternatively, you can use a cosmetic damp cotton pad and dab it around the hairline and roots to eliminate any excess oil. If you wish, mist the pad with a light oil free fragrance or squeeze a few drops from a fresh lemon to give hair that fresh smell

Find out how you can wash your hair the night before and wake up with a great hairstyle, style for stick-straight hair, and what household products you can incorporate into your beautifying process. Continue reading →

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Recycle Those Beauty Products!

  • Butter London is asking you to Turn In Your Toxins. They invite you to be one of the first 500 customers to log onto www.butterlondon.com on Earth Day (today!), and you will receive a free nail lacquer of your choice. Say goodbye to formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP — dubbed “The Big 3.”
  • Bond No. 9 invites you to bring any and all empty perfume bottles to Bond No. 9 stores or counters. When you recycle, you can get a free purse spray with purchase.
  • MAC Cosmetics has a strong recycling program called Back to MAC, which allows you to receive a free lipstick when you turn in six empty MAC products. At freestanding stores, you may be able to get a free eyeshadow, lipstick, or lipgloss for your empties.
  • Origins invites you to bring in your empty beauty products, jars, bottles, etc. of any brand, and Origins will have them sent to be recyled or used for energy recovery. As a thank you, Origins will treat you to a free sample of one of their skincare products (depending on availability).
  • LUSH asks you to bring in 5 empty black pots to be recycled (and you might get a freebie, too) — thanks ChrissyCupcake!

Did we miss a brand that participates in recycling old beauty products?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day with At-Home Natural Hair Tricks of the Trade

Leonardo Manetti of ION Studio says:

Almond oil helps to nourish hair from the inside and add shine to the outside. Try an all natural hair masque by massaging almond oil into wet hair, from the roots to the ends. Cover with a shower cap for 15-30 minutes. Shampoo twice with a clarifying shampoo and do not condition. Finish with a blow dry and the result? Gorgeous shiny and smooth hair. Repeat this process once every two weeks to work with hair’s natural oils to add health and shine.

Brewed chamomile buds are a great natural tone booster for warm blondes. Brew about 3-4 chamomile tea bags in your tea kettle, let seep for twenty minutes, and let cool down. Pour into a water bottle (recycled of course!) and keep in the shower. After shampooing and conditioning, rinse clean hair with a few squirts of the chamomile bath to add warm tones and shine to warm blonde hair. Repeat once a week for an at- home natural color remedy!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

10 Ways to Help the Environment Through Beauty

Expert in green beauty, Carole Tessier, shares her top ten tips to support positive environmental change.

1. Seek out products with minimal packaging or biodegradable and botanical packaging such as boxes embedded with seeds which you can plant in your garden, as well as lipstick tubes made out of polyactic acid (a corn-based material).

2. Put your best face forward with organic, chemical-free, synthetic-free products. Avoid synthetic or petroleum derived ingredients, artificial fragrances, parabens, dyes, flavors, petrolatum, phtalates and preservatives.

3. Support companies with green business practices such as printing with eco-friendly soy-based ink or using renewable energy sources.

4. Before purchasing your beauty products, look for the USDA label. In order to be labeled “organic,” all valid certifying agencies must comply with USDA standards.

5. Utilize multi-use products such as color that can go on eyes, cheeks and lips.

Get five more tips on making your beauty routine more environmentally friendly! Continue reading →

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How do you apply your lip products? Lip brush? Finger? Applicator that it comes with?

Temptalia's Answer.

I use disposable lipgloss wands if I can!
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