Posts tagged Eco-Friendly

Jen’s Pick: Organic Denim

 

As a lover of all things chemical-free, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite organic denim brands — and the celebs who wear them. These blue jeans are earth-friendly, natural and have serious style.

 

Manolo Blahnik’s Earth-Friendly New Collection

 

Good morning tartelettes!

Have you heard,  Manolo Blahnik’s gone green?! The infamous powerhouse has a new sustainable shoe collection, and it’s everything an eco-conscious fashionista could ask for and more! I love reading about these type of collaborations, especially when related to my most favorite accessory: shoes! Designer Marcia Patmos was asked to create an eco-friendly line for the label, and after spending a considerable amount of time researching sustainable material, came up with two incredible styles made out of tilapia skin (interestingly enough a byproduct from the food industry), cork and raffia. These beautiful shoes — an adorable open-toe flat and a sexy, strappy sandal — come in gorgeous color combinations: nude, yellow, black and electric blue.

These are the first earth-friendly designs to be released by Manolo Blahnik and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see the fashion heavyweight take up the green cause! Like we always say, luxury and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. What do you gals think of the latest eco-friendly creations?

 

 

Jen’s Pick: Peeled Snacks

Some of my favorite snacks of all time, I cannot keep Peeled Snacks keep to myself; they’re like gummy treats for adults made with organic and all-natural ingredients  –  no sugar or oil added. I can’t go a day without some of their dried mango.

Peeled supports local farmers and growers when organic crops are not readily available, and they strive to use the most environmentally sustainable business practices. For their product display cases, they use recycled paper making them not only delicious, but ecologically friendly.

Take a bite out of that!

 

Eco Friendly Nail polish!

Lately I’ve been obsessed with Kaia House’s amazing eco friendly nail polishes. The brand offers beautiful shades that suite any style. Say goodbye to those harsh chemicals, because Kaia Houses’ organic Bio-Polishes, just like your favorite tarte cosmetics, are free of phthalates, toluene and formaldehyde — even celebs like  Rachel Bilson and Jessica Alba have become devotees. Swing by their site and while you’re there be sure to snag a bottle of  the  soy nail polish remover they offer, it’s  free of pegs, parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde too!

Organic eco-nail polishes in chic shades right at our fingertips, what more could a girl ask for?

 

 

 

Jen’s Pick: The Kind Life

Sure, Alicia Silverstone broke into the Hollywood A-list playing a ditzy, spoiled teen in 1995’s box office hit Clueless, but her most important role has been as an advocate for environment protection and healthy living.

And while the 2009 release of  her book The Kind Diet ultimately cemented Alicia’s leadership  in both the healthy living and animal cruelty movements, nothing speaks to her commitment to these causes more than her amazing blog called The Kind Life. The blog offers tips and advice on ways to live greener, healthier and cruelty-free lives.

I personally love The Kind Life. It has an amazing following with a ton of interaction. Alicia does a lot of research on the topics she discusses and posts photos featuring people’s success stories in changing their lives and living green. After looking over the blog, I went straight to Amazon and purchased her book. As you know, green living is very important to me and I jump at any opportunity to incorporate new tips or advice into my daily life.

This is my shout out to Alicia Silverstone, a true Green Queen!

How are you fighting to care for our Earth and help diminish your carbon footprint?

 

 

 

Isopure’s ‘Props to Your Body’ Challenge

Never head of Isopure? If you own a gym membership (or ever thought about owing one) it’s about time you did. Isopure is a clear, yummy 100% whey protein isolate. Yeah, we’d never heard of whey protein isolates either. Basically, it’s a tasty, fruity pre- or post-workout drink that will give you the edge on achieving your fittest figure ever.

The Challenge:

This October Isopure is launching their “Props to your body” Facebook challenge . This campaign recognizes those who are dedicated to getting their body in gear durring the holiday season — from powering through a marathon to completing a first pull up or joining a gym after having a baby.

Starting on October 6th, you can enter by liking Isopure on Facebook and posting a comment on why you’re giving props to your bod, illustrating the post with a personal video and/or picture.

Each week Isopure will select one winner to score some Isopure swag and earn a place in Isopure’s “Props Hall of Fame.” The top 6 winners will move on to the championship round, where the fans and the entire Isopure crew will vote on a grand prize winner who will take home a year’s supply of protein powder and other fun gear worth a $1,000!

The challenge runs from October to early December. Check out Isopure’s Facebook page for more details.

 

 

Stay Slim and Healthy This Fall

Hi tartelettes!

Fall has arrived and with it comes a host of tasty temptations — but keeping fit and indulging in the party season aren’t mutually exclusive. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be rocking a svelte figure straight on through the New Year.

Avoid fall comfort food: Fall baking is oh-so-delicious and oh-so-calorie packed.  Instead of using traditional recipes Google healthy options for favorites like banana bread or butternut squash soup.

Resist hibernation: It’s easier to become less active as it gets darker earlier. Try joining a gym, or sign up for a workout class with a friend to maintain motivation.

Party Smart: Awesome holiday parties mean alcoholic drinks galore – and those can add some serious numbers to your caloric intake. Limit drinks or opt for water to stay hydrated and keep from adding on pounds.

Curtail the Candy: Stop stealing candy out of your children’s or younger brother or sister’s trick or treat bags…you didn’t earn it and you sure don’t need it. Sweets can derail any plans for healthy eating. Instead, indulge in healthy snacks like popcorn or dark chocolate covered fruits.

Xo,

Jen

 

 

Jen’s Pick: Healthy Hair Care

Hey there tartelettes!

Have you been on the hunt for natural hair products to help tame your mane? Skin care and hair care go hand in hand in my book; we care so much about the products we apply to our face so why not give the rest of our heads the same treatment?

Here are a few of my fave’s that will be sure to have your locks growing and flowing:

 

·  Wen Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner

·  Burt’s Bees Very Volumizing Shampoo

·  Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm

·  Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment

· Ojon Dry Recovery Hydrating Conditioner

 

 

Celebs Who Support Ethical Fashion

Aside from beauty, I have two other obsessions: celebs and their style. Imagine how thrilled I am to find more and more celebrities incorporating ethical fashion into their everyday wardrobe. An increasing number of Hollywood’s elite have been associated with sustainable style, including: Jennifer Aniston, Sheryl Crow, Rachel Bilson, Alicia Silverstone, Adrian Grenier, Cameron Diaz, Natalie Portman.

So spill, tweet or post on Facebook the eco-friendly brands hanging out in your close.

Xo,

Jen

natural beauties

At tarte™ we’re inspired by the everyday woman—teachers, lawyers, fashionistas, new moms, working moms, grandmas (or as our Executive Director of Sales & Education likes to say: glam-mas) and our list goes on! We love learning about this woman and enhancing her natural beauty with good for you glamour. To us it’s important that we celebrate these natural beauties year-round. So we hit the streets of NYC, stopping real women at random and convincing them to dish their makeup secrets.

name: Niyati

day to day: Non-profit administrator

beauty philosophy: Naturally unnatural

by the numbers: An average of 10 minutes to apply four products daily.

must-have product: “Eyeliner, I look dead without it!”

first makeup purchase ever: “When I was 12 I was really into blue eye shadow. That was a really bad idea, but I soon gave it up.”

must-know tip: “I stand by the “don’t wash your hair every day” rule. When you wash too often, your hair dries out. Dirty hair is softer and looks healthier.”

Let us know what you think of our new, weekly blog series: natural beauties. Maybe you’ll be our next natural beauty!