Eco Lips for Beauty and Compassionate Choices #GiftGuide

Are you a beauty enthusiast, but also an animal lover? If you are anything like me, you care deeply about the environment and the sanctity of life, and wouldn’t consider buying from brands that test on animals or willfully destroy the environment. Not to mention, why would you want to slather chemicals all over your face?

Eco Lips gives you both quality makeup as well as the environmentally safe ingredients you demand. 

no animal testing

The Lip + Cheek Tints collection makes for the perfect multitasking beauty balm to add to your routine this season. The collection is a line of three beauty balms that add color and hydration to every look. Eco Lips uses organic jojoba, coconut oil, organic and fair-trade cocoa butter, and sunflower seed wax, making it vegan-friendly, and cruelty-free as well as lightweight.

The Lip Food collection was curated using organic food-grade ingredients like spirulina algae, pumpkin seed, and chamomile mushroom that nourish, protect and plump the lips. The formula is also organic, fair trade.

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prAna Winter Style and a $250 Giveaway

Winter is far from my favorite season; the cold, the snow, the slippery roads- you can keep it.  The only good think I can think of about winter is the adorable clothes that you get to wear.  There really is nothing like a warm, snuggely sweater on a chilly day, or cuddling up on the couch in something soft and toasty when the weather outside is frightening.

If you are looking to spruce up your wardrobe this season, make sure you head to prAna.  This is a pretty cool company, and they make some really cool clothes.  (Soft, too!)  Prana is Sanskrit for breath, life and vitality of the spirit.  As you might have imagined, the company began by selling clothing for yoga and a meditative lifestyle.  They now sell clothing that works well in all the parts of your busy life.

fair trade clothingThey are a conscious company as well, taking steps to be aware and mindful of the environment and people.  They use fewer toxins and chemicals when manufacturing, and work to use as little energy, water and chemicals as possible. They avoid using processes that can cause harm to people or the environment, and create their clothing with organic cotton, natural fibers and recycled materials. Additionally, prAna helped pioneer Fair Trade Certified apparel and became the first major company in North America to produce and market Fair-Trade Certified styles.  How cool is that?
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