Entries Tagged as 'Beauty'

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Beauty products that heal: Prostitutes & addicts transformed by Thistle Farms

We all love hearing about a new for-benefit company, where a business has built its concept around benefitting a social cause. Most for-benefits are based in Africa or other impoverished countries, which is completely awesome — but there’s something especially impactful about hearing about one in my own country. It hits closer to home, literally. [...]

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Gift it: Hair powder by Lulu Organics

“Hair powder for hair on days of unwash” — how sweetly put! For lazy hair days, I’ve been wanting to try Lulu Organics’ hair powder for a while but couldn’t quite justify the price of the full-size package. This travel-size runs $9.50, with free shipping from the brand directly. I bought one but haven’t used [...]

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

The Story of Cosmetics, from Annie Leonard + SafeCosmetics.org

How crazy is it that current FDA laws concerning personal care products haven’t changed since 1938? Apparently cosmetics companies aren’t required to meet any standards or regulations with their products. Crazy. But there’s good news! Annie Leonard from The Story of Stuff has narrated this excellent video to educate us about what the heck we’re [...]

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Pureology shampoo and conditioner review

I’ve finally found it: A shampoo and conditioner to be loyal to. I didn’t used to think much of where my hair products came from (especially if I could buy them where I bought my groceries and they didn’t cost more than a frozen pizza). But then I used a sample of Pureology conditioner that [...]

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Giveaway: Win one of three recycled-content cosmetics bags by EcoTools

I told you a few weeks ago about my new EcoTools cosmetics bags — and now I get to give away three overnight bags! To enter, you can leave a comment on this post about why you would like to have one of these bags, and you can tweet a link to this post including [...]

Friday, January 8th, 2010

What a happy holiday: Terra Plana, pleather and recycled bangle bracelets

I had such a nice Christmas this year. It was a whirlwind of Midwest roadtripping (to Colorado, then to Oklahoma), but we were fortunate to avoid any snow-sasters, such as is covering Kansas City right now. There’s a foot of snow on the ground, and today’s high is FOUR! And the city can’t handle all [...]

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Cosmetics bags by EcoTools

Eco-friendly cosmetics bags have arrived! If they existed before now, I guess I didn’t get the memo. A few months ago I was shopping for a new toiletries bag for traveling, so I headed to Target — not thinking I had any better alternatives. Bad graphics, bad shapes, bad materials… none combined design and function well [...]

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

All-natural nail polish remover

One of the hotties at Eco Chick gives us the dish on this soy-based polish remover by Priti. Sounds very promising. The 4 oz. bottle runs $22.50 at beautyhabit.com.

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

A new Queen Bee for Burt’s

Oy, Clorox has acquired Burt’s Bees. I’ve recently become more trusting of the Clorox brand with the launch of the Green Works natural cleaning products line (which I use) and the Sierra Club’s endorsement of it, but Burt’s Bees? This GreenBiz.com article describes the parent company’s focus on sourcing the hard-to-find natural ingredients it needs, [...]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Endless winter: Dry skin fix

Not a big fan of TLC’s “What Not to Wear.” (Stacey and Clinton’s egos monopolize more of the show than the fashionising, ahem.) But I came across an episode a Saturday or two ago with the best flaky dry skin tip: For easy exfoliating, add SUGAR to your regular facewash once or twice a week. [...]

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008


I admit it — I fall in love easily. Every new socially-aware business model I come across is the “best” I’ve ever seen. But that’s because there are so many fantastic ones out there! Like PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics. It blows me away. For starters, its products are made under fair labor conditions (as monitored by Ceres) [...]