Look: Eco Chic Beauty & Style
One of the many benefits of being eco-vegan is looking good inside and out - beauty is no longer skin deep! But even if you eat a healthy vegan diet, you're doing your body (and the planet) a disservice if you're wearing synthetic chemical-based cosmetics and clothing. In the following articles you'll learn what products are safest, most eco-friendly and effective, and find out how to make some yourself!
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Winners: Melanie, KrisL, and Vicola!
You may have read my post last week about the importance of avoiding plastic bottles. After seeing the documentary Tapped I went home and started recycling all my plastic containers. Then I walked into my bathroom and realized almost all of my body products were in plastic, and I felt defeated. Luckily, I found an answer to the problem at Natural Products Expo West.
thredUPis a fantastic site where you swap your clothes through the mail (kinda like Netflix). I have traded about 6 shirts through them and it's been easy, fun, and inexpensive, not to mention eco-friendly. You save the drive to the clothing store and you're exchanging a shirt you no longer want with someone who no longer wants theirs, therefore recycling and reusing! The only catch is that you don't know what you're going to receive - you can only set preferences for use, size, and brand. Luckily I've received some really great items, and only one that I didn't like.
- Some green products like Eco Awesome by Love Peace And Planet (not vegan though)
- Mrs. Meyer's products in the bathroom
- CFL's in lighting fixtures
|From Dry Bar|
These days I buy most of my clothes from consignment shops. This is eco-friendly (reusing clothes others don't want) and inexpensive. One of my favorite places in L.A. is Crossroads Trading Co. They have multiple locations, but I usually go to the one in Santa Monica. Last weekend I found a really cute t-shirt (which you'll eventually see in one of my videos), and I've often found great dresses there too. You can also recycle clothes you don't like there, and either get cash back or credit towards a purchase at the shop - they're picky, so make sure the clothes are in-style, clean, and in good shape.
Last night my friends and I stopped by Green Drinks at Shades Natural Color in Beverly Hills. I was excited to go there because I've been meaning to check out the eco-vegan salon for a long time. It's a really neat place and I look forward to going in and trying out their services at some point.
Today I treated myself to a mani/pedi at Recess Nail Spa in West Hollywood. It was my first time there, so I got both for $50 (normally it's $60).