The Earth And Your Beauty Products – Green Beauty

I kind of blew it yesterday! I was suppose to get this post up, but got a little too busy and didn’t manage to. So, instead I am posting about Earth Day today. Since everyday should be earth day I think this should work. Let’s talk about the topic of green beauty. We have two products today that I think really stand out in the world of green beauty, Clarins Double Serum and Thierry Mugler The Source.

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First, let’s go back a few weeks to when I got a few Clarins products. Well, I didn’t realize it, but their Double Serum is derived from 20 different pure plant extracts. Can you believe that? Well, this is not only amazing because it made of plants, but also because this is something you are putting on your face and who really wants to put chemicals there. Another plus that comes with the Clarins Double Serum is that the packaging is also eco-friendly. All of the needed information for the product is printed directly on the inside of the box so that there is as little waste as possible. Plus it is also recyclable!

 

TheSource The Earth And Your Beauty Products   Green BeautyAlso what do you typically do with your favorite perfume when you are done? Well, you typically toss it out and buy another, right? Well, of course! You probably don’t have a use for that empty bottle. You probably also didn’t realize that 1,505 tons of bottle waste is deposited into landfills each year? So, now I have the solution for you! Why not just refill your perfume bottle? Why has this taken so long to actually happen. From Theirry Mugler, The Source fragrance fountain will refill your perfume. This is absolutely genius! First off why do you want to keep buying the same perfume bottle over and over again? You don’t, so now you can refill the one you have already bought. This is also an incredibly responsible approach to reducing the amount of waste going into landfills. This impact of preventing one bottle from being discarded can be felt at all stages of life. These perfume refill stations were launched in February 2014, so keep your eye out for them around the nation.

What is your favorite green beauty product?

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Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

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Tomorrow is Earth Day! So, we are making a whole week about it! How does this translate into what you wear? Well, for one try wearing 2nd hand clothes. This is a great way to recycle. However I must say this is definitely something I struggle with. Although when you find a great piece, how can you resist? Both the sweater and pants I am wearing were somebody else’s before I got my hands on them. A great way to do this is have a clothes swap with your friends. Recently a group of my friends got together and did this.

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Spring Grunge Fashion

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Another spring trend is definitely, is spring grunge fashion.

After seeing this trend at the Neiman Marcus spring trend show I couldn’t help but fall in love with it. This trend is easy because you can mix and match the things that are already in your closet. Though I totally understand that grunge trends can be extremely scary if you don’t do them right. Mix your leather and plaid with a fun braid or something pink is the perfect way to transition into this look. One thing to keep in mind, when styling a grunge outfit, is only incorporate elements into the entire outfit.

IMG 1995 682x1024 Spring Grunge FashionFor instance, this outfit, I chose to wear leather, plaid and a graphic tee. However, I also chose to compliment the outfit with a pair of wedged heels and a fun girly braid. The combination of these two drastically different styles allow for a seamless outfit. Mixing and matching are going to be your best friends in this situation. for Every grunge piece should be complimented with a completely opposite trend. What pieces would you mix and match to make a spring grunge outfit?

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(Shirt: similar, Vest: similar save/splurge, Plaid: TNA similar, Jeans: American Eagle similar/other similar, Shoes: Steve Madden/similar)

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Clarins Makeup Spring 2014

Ya for spring and an extra Yeah for spring makeup. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet up with Clarins at Nordstrom. I must say, this is a cosmetic and skincare line that I haven’t given much attention to in the past. However, I am loving so many of their products.

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Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base

A moisturizing complexion base that instantly adds radiance and unifies the complexion. Provides protection from pollution and free radicals.

Clarins’ exclusive High-Lumitech complex illuminates skin and corrects imperfections. Katafray extracts calms, soothes, and hydrates.

Both of these radiance boosters are absolutely amazing. I have used them countless times over the past few weeks and they are seriously amazing.

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Multi-Blush Cream Blush

A smooth, multitasking cream-to-powder blush that delivers a flush of natural-looking colour. Can also be used on the lips.

Clarins Ligh Optimizing complex adds radiance and illuminates the cheekbones.

Of all four of these products, this is my favorite. I have probably used it the most and it also truly lives up to the name of cream-to-powder blush.

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Eye Quartet Mineral Powder

This quartet can be used wet or dry. Colors clockwise: Tender Pink, Luminous White, Light Grey, & Vibrant Violet.

These colors are awesome for a soft smokey eye. These colors gives an amazing range for beginners as well as those who are obsessed with makeup as much as I am.

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Opalescence Face and Blush Powder

Illuminates skin tone and promotes a flawless complexion.

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