Beauty, Beauty Tools

Announcing EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Giveaway!

EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone - 5 Piece Brush and Case Set

Hi All — I am giving away this awesome brush and makeup case set by EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone ($15.99 USD). These brushes are earth friendly, so soft and apply makeup like a dream. I have used many EcoTools brushes and love them all. Environmentally minded Alicia Silverstone designed the set. The details are: 

CASE
  • Case is made with natural hemp material.
  • Lining is made with recycled plastic (PET).
  • Floral design is printed with non-toxic inks.

BRUSHES

  • Highly sustainable bamboo handles.
  • 100% cruelty-free, soft taklon bristles.
  • Recycled aluminum ferrules.

PACKAGING

  • Box is made from 30% post-consumer recycled content and printed with non-toxic inks.

This limited edition EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Brush Set and Case includes a Finishing Brush, Blush Brush, Angled Eye Shadow Brush, Lash & Brow Groomer and Brush Case.  All the tools you need to create Alicia’s natural look!

To win, leave a comment on my blog. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @fortyflirtyfab and/or subscribe to my blog at the right side of my site’s home page. I will draw the winner on Friday, March 18, 2011. Good luck!

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Beauty, cosmetics, Eco-Friendly

Sephora Beauty in a Box: tarte bronze smoky eye

Sephora Beauty in a Box: tarte bronze smoky eye

Be bronzed and beautiful with this Sephora exclusive kit packed with best-sellers and brand new products featured in new shades; all of which are waterproof or water-resistant  for a look that will last morning ’til night! From lids to lips, each longwearing must-have perfectly complements each other for an overall bronze glow topped off with a modern take on an old favorite: the bronze smoky eye. Unlike the traditional charcoal smoky eye, this look is flattering on a wide variety of skin tones and can easily be worn day to night.
 
Sephora exclusive kit includes:
 full size lock & roll 12-hour eyeshadow, burnt bronze 
 full size emphasEYES™ waterproof clay shadow/liner, plum 
 full size rise & shine lip gloss and stain, nude 
 full size clean slate natural face primer 
 deluxe mineral powder bronzer, park ave princess 
 deluxe lights, camera, splashes! natural waterproof mascara 
 
skinvigorating™ ingredients:
rice bran wax: natural wax that helps lengthen lashes
carnauba wax: emollient, natural wax ensures smooth application 
provitamin B5: vitamin B derivative that treats and thickens lashes
vitamin C: antioxidant that fights free radical damage and prevents oxidative stress and premature signs of aging
mineral pigments : colors and dyes derived from natural minerals  

What I think: This is a beautiful way to keep your bronzed look going strong through Fall. It is a more sophisticated bronzed look with the smoky bronze eyeshadow and the plum liner. The lip gloss and shine is versatile. The stain is a darker nude and the gloss is a pretty light nude, use them together or separately. And the park avenue princess bronzer is my favorite because it is a light shade of bronze which looks great with my skin tone. I think this kit is a great value! 
 
Sephora’s Beauty in a Box: tarte’s bronze smoky eye ($45) is available  August-October 2010 at Sephora stores and sephora.com.

Haircare, Organic

Try Organix for Organic Hair Care at an Affordable Price

Organix uses natural and organic ingredients and creates fabulous, good for you hair products at an affordable price! The products are also sulfate and paraben free and are safe for all hair types. The bottles are also eco-friendly, manufactured from materials containing recycled post-consumer resin. All labels are printed with environmental inks and compostable label film made from annually renewable resource corn.

I tested the following products for a few weeks:  

Fortifying Lavender Soymilk Shampoo & Conditioner($6.99 USD each) — This collection combines lavender with whipped soymilk proteins to nourish, fortify, heal and condition the hair. It is safe for color-treated hair — which is great for my hair. I love this shampoo and conditioner because it is so creamy and moisturizing. It really helps my dry, frizzy hair. If I don’t have a thick conditioner, my wavy hair frizzes up, even in the cold winter air (you can imagine what the humid Kansas City summers do to it.) The scent of these products is a soft lavender and it is very soothing.    

Nourishing Coconut Milk Styling Mousse ($6.99 USD) — I love hair mousse. It’s so fluffy and fun and it seems to be making a comeback. This great product contains coconut oil for moisture and strength and ultra whipped egg white proteins give hydration and balance. When I use this on clean, damp hair, it makes my hair very soft and manageable. It smells amazing, too!  

Visit www.organixhair.com to learn more and you can purchase the products at mass retailers including Target, Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens.

Beauty, cosmetics, Eco-Friendly, Nail Care, Natural Ingredients, Organic, Recycled Ingredients

Be Good to Your Nails, Try Organic Priti Nail Polish

Wow, I just realized that my blog has been around for a year now! Amazing. And I am still finding great new products to review!

In the year I have been beauty blogging, I have become more aware of the natural and organic products for review. I think that the number of natural and orgainc brands and product lines will only grow in the future, which is both great for our bodies and the planet. 

I have recently discovered Priti, an organic nail and skin care company. The complete product line is non-toxic and derived of organically grown products. 

I have been wearing their nail polish ($12.50, 0.43 fl. oz.), which is contained in a bottle that is completely recyclable. The website states, “they are fast drying, chip resistant, non-yellowing, contains a UV inhibitor, and are super durable and glossy”.

I have been wearing a peacock blue color called Tulip Tree for the past week, and it is just beginning to chip, which is amazing for a nail polish. I usually touch up my polish during the week, but this week I haven’t had to. And I have had compliments on the gorgeous color, which has stayed glossy all week. This is a pretty pricy polish, but it is well worth it for the wear and for the fact that it is non-toxic and organic!  

Visit www.pritinyc.3dcartstores.com to learn more and to purchase these great polishes, which come in a large variety of colors.