October 18th, 2013
When it comes to great health, what you put on your little one can be just as important as what goes in. In other words, staying mindful of nutrition alone isn’t enough; it’s also crucial to make conscious choices when it comes to shampoo, skincare, and other beauty products.
Why exactly are chemicals so bad?
Children are more vulnerable to the effects of toxic chemicals than adults. With their immune systems and central nervous system still developing, their bodies aren’t as capable of eliminating toxins. Not to mention they’ve got roughly double the skin surface of adults per unit of body weight. Decrease their absorption from day one by stocking up on toxic-free products.
Our pick: pretty play make-up from Ecoprincess.
Here, two of our must-haves:
•Princess Rosy Pink Glitter – Sparkle plenty with a dose of this make-up grade glitter. Perfect for birthday parties and Halloween.
•Pink Tutu Water Based Polish – Dress up digits with this chemical-free, water-based polish. Bonus: it’s virtually odor-less.
June 14th, 2013
Summertime can be especially harsh on hair (hey, beach days). Try our green&glam Intensive Moisturizer
to smooth things out. Organic babassu oil nourishes and softens the hair while the blend of essential oils work together to create healthy, shiny hair.
Here, our two fun favorite ways to use:
* Out of shaving cream? No problem. Just smooth on a few pumps of this conditioner and resume your regular shaving program. Legs will be left smooth and silky.
* Planning some serious tub time? Comb our conditioner through hair and leave on for the duration of your bath. The heat from your soak will help to lock moisture in.
Smooth legs AND hydrated hair….we LOVE multi tasking products!
June 4th, 2013
You flirt with fragrance, are nuts about nail art, yet the one beauty staple in your routine that never changes? Shampoo. Scratching your head for a solution? We’ve got the answer: our new green & glam shampoo.
Housed in a super chic bottle (that begs to be displayed) packaging alone is already an instant upgrade to your typical hair wash. Our formula features organic olive leaf extract with an anti-oxidant boost.
Results to expect:
a) a) Promotes hair growth
b) b) Leaves locks super shiny and soft
c) c) Has a delicious scent that’s not overpowering or cloying
This summer, we’re wild about washing with it after a jam-packed day outside. Plait locks post-shower for simply pretty waves that won’t even require any additional styling product.
May 30th, 2013
Calendula, named by the ancient Romans is from the plant family asteraceae. Calendula is a native of the Mediterranean area and is now grown in temperate parts of the world.
Historically, calendula was used to treat bee stings, scorpion bites and any sort of skin problem, by simply picking the flower and rubbing on the affected area.
Calendula has many healing properties. Since it stimulates blood flow to the skin, calendula creates suppleness. It is also an anti-inflammatory and a bactericide that works wonders on skin problems.
Calendula is largely found in face creams and lotions because of its regenerative ability to smooth skin.
We love our Calendula shea butter rejuvenating face cream. An every day face cream that will leave your face feeling hydrated and soft. Give it a try!
Now on sale 20% off. Use code cal20.
May 14th, 2013
If washing your face before bed is the skin care equivalent of remembering to brush your teeth, then adding a mask to your routine is like flossing: a little extra effort, with a big result.
This summer, we’re obsessed with the Oat Exfoliating Mask from Green & Glam. Teeny jojoba beads combine with skin scrubbing oats to leave complexions looking fresh and radiant. Especially ideal come summer months (when sunburnt skin requires a little extra TLC), this slightly sweet smelling product offers a quick fix.
Here’s a few ways to incorporate it into your routine:
•Use it as a nightly mask to unwind. Prep skin by washing with a light cleanser and apply all over the face. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off and follow-up with a light skin oil to soak in while you sleep.
•Make at-home pedicures and manicures extra special: after removing polish and letting hands soak in a bowl of warm, soapy water, generously apply to palms and peds. Rinse off and follow up with the rest of your pedicure. Your hands and feet will be extra soft!
•Spot treat rough patches in the shower. Apply to dry elbows, knees, or any other spot needing a little softening. Leave on for the duration of your shower. Post treatment, slather on a super rich body cream to maximize results.
Enjoy this all natural versatile mask and scrub made with certified organic ingredients!
January 9th, 2013
As we kick off GREEN UP YOUR MAKEUP BAG month, the first thing that must be done is clearing out the old to make room for the new. This is where things start to get fun! How do we know how long products really last? Here is an easy guide that will help you get started:
Foundation and Concealer
These items last about a year, when applied with clean brushes. If you apply directly to skin or with your fingers, that time is less.
Whether for face or eyes, powder based products have the longest life of up to 2 years.
Mascara, as we all know, is only safe to use for three months and no more. It doesen’t matter if you’ve only used it once……it’s a toss!
Cream Eye Shadow
You’ve got about six months on these shadows. After that, we recommend giving them the boot.
Pencils can last several years if sharpened before being used with a CLEAN sharpener.
Lipsticks are good for a year and no more. Glosses that come in tubes should only be kept six to eight months.
So when was the last time that you washed your brushes? High quality brushes can last for years if well taken care of. Wash all brushes once a week with shampoo. It’s that simple.
Take a hard look at your stash and make those calls. And remember, clearing out the old, just gives room for the new. This time we want to help you make better choices. Products that are non toxic and even good for your skin! Let the greening begin!
December 7th, 2012
The holidays are here in full swing! Last week I was getting ready for a xmas party and needed something, really anything, great to do with my hair. But having very little time in addition to having a bad hair day, I decided to go with a ponytail, a classic, yet fun look. But I didn’t want just an average ponytail, it had to be special. So with the help of a friend, I was able to pull it off.
Here is the recipe.
I sprayed a voluminizing spray on my dry hair, mostly at the roots to create a bit of stiffness that I could work with. Remember, I’m a complete novice when it comes to styling my hair! I recommend using Voluminizing Spray by Intelligent Nutrients. Its easy to use and a little goes a long way.
Next, I was advised to tease my hair at the crown. This was a first for me and was a lot easier than I thought. Lifting up three inch sections behind the top of my head, I used a fine toothed comb to comb down (tease) the undersection of the hair. I then sprayed these pieces with Perfect Hold Hairspray by Intelligent Nutrients
November 20th, 2012
As the winds howl and we bundle up this season, here are a few tips to help our skin have a fighting chance this winter.
Strike It Rich with Moisture
Use a rich moisturizer that contains nourishing plant oils. Such oils as safflower, almond, and avocado oils penetrate the skin without clogging the pores. Try Kimberly Sayer’s Aromatic Night Crème during the day time. Soothing shea butter, safflower oil, and calming lavender water will give your skin the moisture your dry skin has been dying for.
Turn down the Temp
Ahhh…there’s nothing better than jumping into a hot shower or bath to wake up on a cold morning, but the truth is nothing could be worse for your poor skin. Constant exposure to hot water actually dries out the skin and can aggravate skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. Try taking shorter showers at lukewarm temperature to save precious oils and minimize skin sensitivity. After the shower or bath, try skinnyskinny’s organic chamomile body oil. Apply while skin is still dewy. It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly leaving you hydrated and replenished. A must this time of the year.
Light on the Lip Balm
We all turn to lip balm in colder months as wind and snow often cause dry and cracked chapped lips. Make sure you use lip balms that contain nourishing healing oils and butters such as shea or cocoa butter. Balms that are heavy in fragrance, flavor, and essential oils can often cause further irritation to sensitive inflamed lips. At this time of year…keep it simple. We love Balm Balm Organic’s Fragrance Free Lip Balm. Healing calendula, organic shea butter and sunflower oil are used to nourish the most sensitive lips.
Keep it Covered
Using gloves and hats not only keep us warm on a cold winter day but also protect the most sensitive skin areas from becoming dry and flaking. Our hands and scalp lose moisture and heat very quickly so consider your fashion accessory to also be a protective skin care aid as well.
November 12th, 2012
We are soooo excited about the launching of the green&glam hair line! The key ingredient in the shampoo and conditioner is organic olive leaf extract. Hair products containing this wonderful ingredient give your hair a shinier, softer look
and feel as well as promote a healthier scalp. Gals, this stuff is HIGH PERFORMANCE and color safe. What we love the most is the salon finish without the silicone of the traditional choices that you find in a salon or store.
Right now, the hair products are 20% off. We encourage you to give it a try. You won’t regret it. We guarantee it.
October 24th, 2012
I was recently asked by a customer if nighttime products were important and if they were different than ones for they day? Do we really need to buy 2 products for each day? Here is how I responded:
Nighttime is a great opportunity to nourish your skin. Skin is in repair and regenerate mode.
Skin does go through some changes during the night as you sleep. Cells show increased production and a reduced breakdown of proteins, which is all good news for those of us wanting to wake up looking younger. Also, blood flow is higher which increases the area of absorption…..so whatever you are using will be penetrating your skin more than during the daytime. Using serums under your night cream just makes good sense.
One of my favorites is. Its packed with essential oils, including vitamin C, one of my pRed Flower’s Essential Omega Fresh Berry Oil Serumersonal anti-aging favorites. It delivers tons of moisture with visible difference in the morning. To follow, Restore Anti-Aging Cream by Kimberly Sayer is always a winner. The sea algae extract combined with borage oil really packs a punch as an anti-aging weapon. The skin is penetrated and moisture retained.