We've done pampering treats and lust-haves for mum, now we're turning our attention to the top "green" gifts you can buy this Mother's Day. Gone are the days when going "green" didn't equate to glamour. We've found five gifts that tick the natural, organic or environmentally-friendly box and don't skimp on the glam-factor either. From enchanting eye colours to bath and fragrance sets, you can guarantee that mum will be thrilled to receive any of them! Take a look at our eco edit.
With a five-day weekend on the cards, many of us are hitting the road for a trip away. If you're anything like us we know you'll have trouble culling any of your beauty must-haves from your list so it's all about packing smart — downsize, avoid taking any glasswear and opt for 2-in-1s where possible. To coincide with Earth Month, we've rounded up 10 of the best eco-chic travel buys from brands such as Ecoya, Biotherm, VS Sassoon, Apple & Bee, Lush and more . . .
You're into organic beauty buys, but do you go so far as buying eco beauty tools? We're often told by our readers that they stick to synthetic buys are they're cheaper and more effective, but we've found a great brand that uses natural and recycled materials. EcoTools features an extensive range of makeup brushes (for which the brand is renowned), as well as loofahs, files and buffers. They're also doing their bit to save the environment, too — one percent of ecoTools' annual proceeds go to 1% for the Planet, an organisation that supports raising funds for environmental initiatives. Here are some of our favourite product picks from the brand!
The Body Shop has a long history of trading in an environmentally-friendly way — the cosmetics company has cut its CO2 emissions by 12 percent since 2007, as well as offsetting all carbon emissions from electricity, LPG gas, company cars and air travel. Now they're asking you to get involved.
Until next Sunday, you can head into any of The Body Shop stores in Australia and make a pledge to reduce your carbon footprint. The best pledge will win a year's supply of The Body Shop’s eco-conscious Rainforest Haircare range and Earth Lovers™ shower gels valued at over $1,000, as well as your carbon emissions offset for an entire year. And if you can't get to a store, don't fret. You can entire online at www.climatefriendly.com/tbs.
ORGLAMIC / (or-glam-ic) / adj. / 1. A lifestyle choice; / 2. The meeting of organic and glamour; / 3. The modern-day user of organic products; / 4. A cult*; / 5. Eg. I'm Orglamic.
As more and more of us seek out an eco-chic way of life, the word organic has gone from being the sole domain of hippies to something that everyone strives to be. To reflect this, luxury organic skincare brand Grown has coined a new phrase, Orglamic, to represent the change. It comes second only to lob in terms of my favourite beauty portmanteau. Ooh fancy big word. Which is ironic considering it means combining two words to make them shorter. But I digress. Check out the latest orglamic releases from Grown. LOVE. *A lie.
UK retailer, ASOS.com (who ship to Australia), is the latest to get in on the green action with the launch of the 'Green Room,' a special section of the website devoted to ethical fashion and beauty. The Green Room offers over 200 fabulous eco-friendly products including lines by L’Occitane, Green & Spring, Yes to Carrots, Bellápierre mineral cosmetics and Tigi’s Love Peace & the Planet haircare range. What's more, it's totally comprehensive. There's everything you need for a full ethical beauty routine, from shower gel to lipstick. Winner. Check it out.
Photo courtesy of Asos.com