Green beauty has been around for awhile now and as more and more people continue to jump on the safer choices bandwagon (and it’s a damn good bandwagon to be on!), more companies than ever are scrambling to offer their own greener choices in the hopes of cashing in on this ever growing trend.
And while there are many brands that truly do set out to make cleaner and greener products, some of these brands are nothing more than wolves in sheep’s clothing, pretending to be clean and eco, when they are nothing of the sort.
Yalmeh Naturals was born out of a desire to provide natural, non-toxic & effective skincare without a high price tag. As a young woman living in Turkey, founder Jacklin Yalmeh suffered from dark circles and sagging under her eyes. She tried many of the high-end European brands but was disappointed with both the results (or lack of) and the toxic ingredients that were used in them.
Determined to help her issues, she began to study how to combine natural & plant-based ingredients into product formulations that would be both effective and affordable. Her one rule was “no toxic products in my brand!” And so you won’t find any cancer causing additives, mineral oil, sulfates, propylene glycol, GMO’s or parabens in any of the products they offer. Their products are also 100% cruelty-free (most are vegan).
Happy New Year loves! I can’t believe it’s 2017 already! Anyone else happy to see 2016 over with? Anyone else wondering where the heck the flying cars and hover boards are? No? Just me then….
Anyhoo…I hope you all had a fab holiday! Anyone do anything exciting? The hubs and I played it low key and just had a really yummy (although not that healthy) dinner (detox tomorrow!), watched a movie and then went to bed before midnight. Ours is a life of non-stop excitement lol.
Well, the holidays are finally here! Woohoo! I’m so excited that I’ve regressed to my ten-year-old self and cannot wait to get together with my family to spend time with them, gorge myself on Christmas treats and exchange & open gifts! 😀
As I put the finishing touches on gifts, I just wanted to take a quick second to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a bright and beautiful New Year! ✨
Thank you so much for inspiring me, motivating me and for being a part of TBE’s family! I appreciate every one of you and hope all of your holiday dreams come true! 💋
Peace & love,
Hey, my lovelies! I’ve got another last minute guide for ya – this one focusing on gifts that are perfect for every budget, but that are also perfect for every shade of green. I feel that some of you ladies out there shy away from going green because of the price tag but also because of what others in the green community might say if your choices aren’t up to their green standards!
Well, don’t you worry my pretties, I have tons of great options for you that are still much, much cleaner than the conventional ones you are trying to replace! But first, some gift ideas….
All Photos by TBE, except the Elaa Sample pack (photo credit – Elaa Organic Skincare)
Hey loves! With Christmas nearly here (seriously, WHERE does the time go??!!), I thought I’d take a sec to share a few gift ideas that may not be “standard” but will be sure to please those that love a more unique gift!
The holiday season is a truly remarkable time full of unique savor, which lifts the mood and ignites inspiration for décor. Alas, during this part of the year a ton of waste is produced, and it tends to end up in the wrong places. The good news, though, is that even slight changes in your habits make a big difference. One of the best ways to make it happen is to opt for your own earth-friendly holiday decoration. The beauty of it is that this costs you very little, as it is possible to recycle and repurpose things you already possess.
Photo Credit – The Choosy Chick
Looking for the perfect gift for the green beauty in your life or something that will help someone you know make the switch to cleaner products? Well, look no further my friends! I have a few suggestions (courtesy one of my fave online shops) that are sure to please everyone on your list! 🙂
Photo Credit – Vital Proteins
As much as I love the holidays (the food, the time spent with family, the presents), I don’t love the cold, dry weather that accompanies them! Colder weather means dry skin & hands, static-y hair and most annoyingly – dry, chapped lips! Ugh! I literally go through gallons of lip balm this time of year!
Luckily, my friends at Vital Proteins have come up with a fun, easy and delish way to get your lips soft, smooth & under the mistletoe kissable! 😉
As much as I love to use completely natural brands (you guys know which ones I love), I also love the results I get from using brands that combine nature with advanced scientific ingredients & I don’t feel the least bit bad or inauthentic for using them either! 😛 See, I believe that science and nature can co-exist as long as certain criteria are followed.
And Ao Skincare takes great care to create products that are of the highest quality and eco-friendly, with sustainable ingredients from New Zealand & around the world. These thoughtfully selected ingredients are carefully blended using the latest “green” cold pressing technology in order to maintain their integrity, while also minimizing their carbon footprint.