The Queen of the Caboodle is back! This time, she brings new meaning to “Kelly Green.”
Don’t get me wrong, I try to help the environment as much as the next gal. I use my reusable bags when buying groceries, purchased stainless steel water bottles for the entire family, and even replaced my old light bulbs with energy efficient ones. I also try to buy organic foods and chemical –free products for my family and myself. But am I willing to sacrifice my favorite eye shadow to use chemical-free products that are good for the environment? THAT I have a harder time with. So, unless I really believe in an organic product, I am sticking with my paraben-filled eye shadow in its non-recyclable container, thank you very much.
That being said, I decided to take it upon myself to test some organic/recyclable products to see which ones are as good as the “high pollutant” ones. Here’s the list of products that I would easily use in the name of beauty, while saving my body from harsh chemicals and would certainly make Al Gore proud:
8. Physician’s Formula Organic wear Mascara- Organic Mascara (as seen in photo above) with a 100% recyclable brush. At $9.95, I wouldn’t bat an eye at buying this one! To purchase from Physician’s Formula, click here.
|7. Dr. Hauschka kajal eyeliner– This eyeliner is made from mineral pigments and quince wax so it glides on super smoothly. An added perk? Neem and cameliea extracts help strengthen your lashes! $17.95 To purchase from Amazon, click here!|
|6. Smashbox Cosmetics Mother Earth Palette– This is my personal favorite. Five gorgeous paraben- and fragrance-free shades all in a recyclable compact. $45.00 To purchase from Amazon, click here!|
|5. Pacifca Solid Perfume-Made from organic coconut and soy wax, there are many yummy fragrances to choose from (I have Malibu Lemon Blossom). It comes in a beautifully painted tin and is a little bigger than a quarter, so that it fits easily in my purse and I don’t have to be afraid of it leaking. Oh, AND it contains no GMOs, no preservatives and is vegan. $9.00 To purchase from Amazon, click here.|
|4. Mineral Lipstick by Eyeslipsface.com– I tried a few different mineral lipsticks. This lipstick did its job just as well as the $15 tubes and it is only $5! I got the cheerful cherry which gives a nice pop of color if you are in a vixen-kind-of-mood. Best of all, it is chemical free and comes in recyclable packaging. $5.00 (!!!) To purchase from e.l.f., click here.|
|3. Nail polish by Karmaorganicspa.com– Karma Organic has come out with a great line of nail polish that is free of DPB, toluene and Formaldehyde and is also cruelty free. I like the color Warm Coral. $9.99 To purchase from Karma Organic, click here.|
|2. Tigi Love Peace + The Planet Shampoo-Organic aloe and rosemary make it super-hydrating. The Cranberry Orange Mint smell is divine. To purchase for $15.90 (vs. $19.96) from Amazon, click here.|
|1. The All-Nighter Styling Powder– When I raved about Bumble and Bumble’s Hair Powder in my last article, the nice folks over at A Beautiful Life sent me over their version of hair powder to try…SANS the paraben, aluminum, talc and silica. I must say, I am a true convert! It was even easier to apply than my B&B, contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect the scalp from UVA and UVB rays AND is HALF THE PRICE!!! Awesome! $18.00 To purchase from The All Nighter, click here!|
So go ahead, look gorgeous and save the Earth and yourself while you’re at it!!!
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|Kelly is mother to Abigail, Marcus and Eli and lives with her husband Thadd in Long Beach, California. Although she is a beauty product junkie, you will most likely find her on any given day wearing no makeup, in her favorite pair of gray sweats, and yes, sporting a ponytail.|
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