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5 eco-chic beauty brands for earth day
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Happy Earth Day! Our 5 Favorite Eco-Chic Beauty Brands

5 eco-chic beauty brands for earth day Happy Earth Day! Help celebrate and protect Mother Earth along with your beauty routine by swapping your current products to eco-friendly versions. This is a great way to support the “Green Movement” as well as give your skin a break from all those harsh chemicals, dyes, parabens, and perfumes. While a completely natural and/or organic arsenal of beauty products is ideal, it may be hard to find the  right products at an affordable price. I’ve rounded up my favorite eco-friendly beauty picks that can be found at your local drugstore at Trend Hungry approved prices!

1. Burt’s Bees

Most commonly recognized for their beeswax lip balms and lip tints, Burt’s Bees offers a wide range of beauty and skin care products, even a baby line. Everything is roughly 99% natural or above, and there’s a “natural bar” on the side of each product so you know exactly how natural each product is, as well as the exact ingredients. A big perk is the very affordable gift sets, our favorite being the Radiance Healthy Glow Kit  for $15 which includes travel sizes of  each of the following (full sizes also available):

  • Radiance Face Cleanser (0.75 oz)
  • Radiance Day Lotion (0.25 fl oz)
  • Radiance Night Cream (0.25 oz)
  • Radiance Eye Cream (0.14 oz)
  • Radiance Lip Shimmer (0.09 oz)

BurtsBeesHealthyGlow Tag: Radiance Healthy Glow Kit, $15.00 

Perfect for maintaining radiant, healthy skin on the go naturally! Most products offered at local drug stores and all products can be found at www.burtsbees.com.

2.  Eco Tools

Most likely the current makeup brushes you are using are either too old, too dirty, or just not getting the job done. Let me introduce you to my all time favorite brush line, EcoTools. Available at Target and EcoTools.com, these brushes are a godsend from beauty heaven. For $12.99 you can snag a 6 Piece Bamboo Brush Set including all the essentials, not to mention bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules, and  soft, cruelty-free bristles.

I’ve had my kit for six months now and the brushes are still super soft and I have yet to see one bristle fall out! 

Bamboo_6_Piece_B_503bee7eaccda Tag: Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Kit, $12.99 

3. Physician’s Formula Organic Wear

As a beauty line that is already dedicated to providing high-quality hypoallergenic products to the masses (all of their products are made without 100 of the most known irritating ingredients for skin), we knew Physician’s Formula Organic line would be perfect for those looking for natural, safe, sensitive-skin friendly makeup without sacrificing quality.

Just released: FakeOut Mascara; the “1st EVER mascara with 100% natural origin lash extension fibers for the full-on fringe of false lashes without irritation”  - Physiciansforumula.com

Now you can get that falsies look without clumping on layers of chemicals to your lash line! We’ll take it!!

PhysiciansFormulaFakeOut Tag: Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin FakeOut Mascara, $9.95

4. JASON

When I say this is the best smelling body wash I’ve ever used, there is no exaggeration. Becoming pretty well known for their natural lotions and body washes, JASON is disproving the common belief that it takes loads chemicals and perfumes to make a great smelling and effective product. Our favorite is the softening mango wash, gentle enough to not strip your skin, but powerful enough to give you lasting silky smooth skin. Pick yours up at Target or order online at www.jason-personalcare.com. JASON_Mango Tag: JASON Softening Mango Pure Natural Body Wash, $13.49

 

5. The Body Shop

Initiating their Beauty With Heart campaign, The Body Shop is making their good works and dedication to our planet known with informative labels (you know where in the world the ingredients came from to make each product), the Community Fair Trade program, cruelty-free products, the list goes on. Read more about The Body Shop’s Beauty With Heart here.

We’re HUGE Body Shop fans and did a whole week of beauty to celebrate Beauty With Heart. This campaign has opened my eyes to all the good things companies can be doing to support and product Mother Earth, and I have now become a loyal Body Shop customer! All good deeds aside, the products are simply amazing! A few of my personal favorites are the Extra Virgin Mineral foundation,  Banana Shampoo (I wish I could eat it!), and the Hemp Foot Protector (perfect for getting those feet sandal ready!).

 

extra-virgin-minerals-compact_l Tag: Extra Virgin Minerals Compact Foundation,  $18.75

banana-shampoo_l Tag: Banana Shampoo, $6.00

hemp-foot-protector_l Tag: Hemp Foot Protector, $13.50

 

With all this new found knowledge and insight on natural, eco-friendly, and organic products, we hope you go out and celebrate Earth Day the way Mother Nature intended: naturally and beautifully!

Have any eco-friendly must-have’s you’d like to share with us? Comment below!

 

 

 

 

Jessie Holeva hosting The Body Shop Grand Opening at King of Prussia Mall
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Behind The Blog: Inside The Body Shop Grand Opening

Oh Happy Day! Last week I played hostess with the mostest at The Body Shop’s Grand Opening at The King of Prussia Mall. And let me tell you, we had a blast! It was a packed house with free makeovers and giveaways every 30 minutes – obviously the perfect pairing for a stellar time! I got to meet lots of my readers (love you guys!!), award fabulous prizes to our lucky winners, and hang out with lots of lovely ladies using The Body Shop’s gorgeous space as our beauty playground. A day with the girls to play with makeup and get beautified? Um, yes please!

We snacked on cookies and Vita Coco and my new favorite, Coco Cafe (you gotta try it!). And don’t let me forget about the giveaways, because guess what! They continued after the event so special congrats to Susan Hoffman, Denise Hartman, Lakisha Harvey, Sylvia Sahwell.

Check out some of the pics from our fabulous time!

The Body Shop Grand Opening with Jessie Holeva of TrendHungry.ocm

The Body Shop Grand Opening with Jessie Holeva of TrendHungry.com

Special Thank You to everyone that came out!! You made our event a total success and I had a blast with all of you! Your support means so much!!

HUGE THANK YOU to The Body Shop & the whole team that made this event possible. There was a lot of positive people that worked hard to make this happen and I’m thrilled that I got to be part of it. THANK YOU!!!!!!

Want to see what and why I love The Body Shop? Check out our Beauty Week posts and learn tips, tricks, and beauty trends!

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BIG Announcement!! You’re Invited To #BeautyWithHeart With The Body Shop + Trend Hungry!!

Hey guess what!?!?! I’m so excited to let this pretty cat out of the eco-chic bag!! I’m teaming up with The Body Shop (one of my favorite stores!!) to celebrate their opening of a new beauty boutique in The King Of Prussia Mall!

And of course, you’re invited!! In honor of our collaboration, we’re celebrating all week long on Trend Hungry  with a whole week dedicated to beauty! So, we dub this week BEAUTY WEEK!  And it wouldn’t be a party without some fab favors! All week leading up to the event we’ll have flash giveaways where you can score The Body Shop goodies!!

TO ENTER: Pick your method!

Facebook: Like Trend Hungry + The Body Shop and leave a comment on each.

The Instagram: Follow @trendhungryblog + @thebodyshopusa on Instagram. Regram the pic and hashtag it #BeautyWithHeart.

Twitter: Follow @trendhungryblog + @thebodyshopusa and tweet us your favorite beauty  trend with the hashtag #BeautyWithHeart.

So what’s this first prize? Click here to find out!

And, that’s not all!  Come to the event February 23 to get a complimentary skincare/makeup makeover with The Body Shop experts and upload a photo to Instagram with custom hashtag for a chance to win special prizes! Each winner will receive a gift basket with over $100 worth of The Body Shop products!

For Flash Giveaway: This giveaway closes on Feb. 19th, 2013 at midnight EST. The lucky winner will be chosen from the entries at random. There will be 1 winner. This giveaway is sponsored The Body Shop. This giveaway is open to persons living in the United States. Void where prohibited by law. The winners will have 24 hours to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.