Posts Tagged ‘eco friendly’

Origins Plantidote Mega Mushroom Face Serum – Is it any good?

June 18, 2009


I am one of the millions of people who suffer from eczema. It’s not too bad at times, but I always get flare ups in the face. Because of this, I’ve taken a liking to all natural skin care products. The lady at the Origins counter swore by this stuff from Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s a face serum that’s made specifically to combat inflammation from a blend of Hypsizygus ulmarius, Cordyceps and Reishi Mushrooms, Ginger, Turmeric and Holy Basil. It’s not cheap as it’s $66  for 1.7 fl. oz.



The best eggs are organic!

May 28, 2009

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We have 5 chickens in our backyard and a turkey. The chickens lay about 1 egg each everyday and it’s awesome. Organic eggs are the very best. Sometimes they are brown in color or even a greenish-white. Those are my favorite. They are so tasty and yummy and you know the chickens aren’t left in a tiny cage so you can feel better about eating them.

Hey Celebs, Recycle those paper cups!

October 22, 2008

Almost in every picture that you see a celebrity, you see them with a starbucks mug. Now I don’t know – maybe it’s just trendy to have that overpriced mug in their hands, but how about buying a reusable mug from Starbucks so you don’t have to waste paper? Celebs are always talking about saving the planet yet they waste waste waste! Here’s an idea, reuse. Can you imagine all the paper cups that could be saved? I got this Hawaiian Starbucks mug as a gift earlier this year and I’ve literally gotten stopped on the Subway by New Yorkers asking me where they can get it. You can buy it on eBay for $16. It’s well worth the money.

Subject Orange: A new FITNESS / HEALTHY LIFESTYLE blog

July 30, 2008

I’m working on a new blog called Subject: Orange. The goal is to have tons of healthy lifestyle tips for eating, exercise, articles, myths (and truths) and anything health relate.

Check out the site and let me know what you think!

Oh, and if you’re a health/fitness guru and would like to be a contributer to the site, email me!

Lush’s Dream Cream

May 21, 2008

I absolutely love this Dream Cream from Lush. (Well, I love everything except for the price – it’s $22 bucks a pop!) It is VERY mosturizing and contains great ingredients, including Camomile Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Cocoa Butter and more. After a few days it leaves dry skin feeling great, especially those rough spots on elbows and hands. It’s also recommended for people with sore skin or eczema – which is why I use it – it’s all natural. (And it smells great!)

*If you’re hesitant about dropping the big bucks on such a small tub of lotion, you can visit a store and get a free sample to try out!

Flip and Tumble’s Reusable Tote Bags!

April 30, 2008

Hey guys! Check out these really cool reusable tote bags. They are small enough to roll up into a ball and fit in your purse, then when you go grocery shopping (or any other shopping, for that matter), you can decline those plastic bags and use your own. It’s an eco-friendly bag and helps out the environment. Plus, they are so cute! Buy one for $12 at Flip and Tumble.

Top 10 Ways to Save the Earth on Earth Day!

April 21, 2008

Hey all you environmentally conscious people. Tomorrow is Earth Day!!! You probably already know it. If you’re not already actively practicing environmentally safe and effiecient procedures for the earth, head on over to Threadbanger and check out my post on 10 ways you can save the Earth!

How to make your own Eco-Friendly Cosmetics

April 14, 2008

Hey guys!

Check out this video where Rob and Corinne from Threadbanger show you how to make your own eco-friendly cosmetics. It’s really easy and really fun – plus you can add your own fragrances and essential oils!

is La Mer really worth the price?

April 14, 2008

I see Le Mer products all over New York and when I’m not seeing this expensive beauty and cosmetics line, I’m reading about it in magazines. Ok, so sure Gwenyth Paltrow, Rachel Bilson and Paris Hilton uses this… but let’s all face it. They can afford it! So this is my question to you – is it really worth the price? $125 for 1 oz of face cream???

Then I read about the Cosmetics Restriction Diet in the NY Times and it basically said that a person only needs a good cleanser and a facial sunscreen – all that can be purchased for under $30 at your local drugstore.

What do you think?

How to make your own cleaning products!

April 1, 2008

Spring is here and that means its time for Spring Cleaning! For those of you don’t want to use those chemical cleaners that you see at regular drug stores, check out this episode and see how you can MAKE your own cleaning products out of natural ingredients!

FutureFashion – A Sustainable Green Fashion Show!

February 5, 2008

fashion4.jpgLast week was Future Fashion, an all natural, fully sustainable eco-friendly fashion show put on by Earth Pledge in NYC. Though you may not associate high couture fashion with all natural and eco-friendly products, this may just give light to the whole “go green” image. Earth Pledge recruited hot designers such as Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and more to donate their time and efforts to this event. Armed with only all natural and recycled materials, each designer set out to create the most fashion-forward, yet sustainable look.

It was a hit. And come Feb 21st you can actually buy the styles that were debuted at this show at Barneys! Woohoo! Also, if you’re looking for something that won’t break the bank, check out H&M – I hear they have a green collection that features items under $25 bucks. Yaaay!

Thanks to Threadbanger for this tip!

Soothing candles by Way Out Wax

December 13, 2007


If you are like me, you LOVE candles. Not only do they look beautiful in a room, but they smell great! I am always looking for the best candles around town and I may have just found them.

I just received a shipment of candles from Way Out Wax (based in Vermont), and upon opening the box the sweet aroma filled the entire office (they work without even burning them!!). These are from the aromatheraphy line. Currently I’m burning the “Clear Head” candle. Infused with Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Rosemary, your sinuses will be cleared stat, which is good for the holidays when everyone is getting sick.

Looking for new candles? Here are a few reasons why you should go with Way Out Wax:

  • 100% biodegradable (hey, we’re all going green, right?)
  • 100% soy way (they burn CLEAN! and last longer.)
  • 100% quality and satisfaction guaranteed

So check out their website for gift baskets, clean air sprays and even non – scented candles if that’s your thing! If you purchase anything on the site, use the coupon code ‘URBAN’ for a 15% discount, valid until Dec 31st.

And if you want to pick them up in a store, check your local Whole Foods grocery store. Happy shopping!