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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!

 

 

 

 

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Conscious Collection Crochet Shorts

Celebs love rockin’ crochet this time of year. Not to name names butKourtney Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Kate Bosworth and Vanessa Hudgens have been spotted in crochet. Now you can too while being eco chic. How much more celeb can you be!?!?

H&M’s Conscious Collection is kind of a HUGE deal. It’s cute, affordable, and they’re made from sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and hemp. Ginnifer Goodwin just wore one of the line’s gowns to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.  How cool is that?

 

Tag: Crocheted shorts, $24.95 @ H&M.

Take Note: Elastic band = comfy. 100% organic cotton = eco chic. Under $25 = :).

Want more crochet-short bliss? Scroll though my skinny-budget finds and comment with your favorite!

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Upcycle Your Socks with a New DO!

Hello my fashion-forward femme fatales! You gotta get your eco chic on (Earth Day is approaching!!) and the best way to do so is to upcycle – aka reuse something you already own. My personal favorite is the sock bun.

Hair brands are selling bun makers and hair donuts, but a simple sock does the job. Cut off the toes, roll into a donut (almost like you would when putting on stockings) and then it looks like a donut. Place on top of ponytail. Waterfall hair to cover. Use a hair tie to secure then bobby pin ends and you’ve got the perfect big bun. For a picture tutorial click here!!

 

Celebs obsessed with the big bun include some of my faves: Lauren Conrad, Kim Kardashian, and J.Lo.

image via http://thekrazycouponlady.com/

 

How do you upcycle? Share your eco-chic trends by commenting below!!

XO!!!

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Wired: Eco-Chic + FREE BAG!!! You want?

In honor of Earth Day it’s time to conserve, especially when it comes to fashion! P.S. It def fits a skinny budget!!

BYOB: When you shop bring your own bag! A reusable bag is more sturdy and it’s good for the environment. Use it when snagging the latest new clothes, cosmetics or even groceries.

Another thing to bring when out and about? Your own cup! Those Starbuck’s cups are piling up and if you can help cut down the production and use, then why not? Starbucks rewards good behavior with a FREE cup of coffee or tea on Earth Day!

VINTAGE: As for your outfit staying eco-chic opt for vintage. This can mean buying a leather coach bag from a thrift shop for under $10.00 (my most recent purchase), or wearing your mom’s belts and earrings from the 1970′s – cheap, unique, and retro is very haute!

PAY IT FORWARD: Cleaning out your closet? If something is in good condition take to a consignment shop. They’ll sell it and pass it on to a new owner while you’ll make a few bucks. Whatever they don’t take can go to charity. Now others can enjoy your old favorite jeans as much as you did!

UPCYCLE: Hit up a thrift store and make old new again or rework what you’ve already got. Make a bracelet out of an old shoelace or use an old ice-cube tray to store cocktail rings. Check out on of my favorite blogs turned book P.S. I Made This. You’ll get inspired by this blogger’s stylish creations!

Get aFREE BAG that’s made from upcycled materials by Nahui Ollin that’s made from candy wrappers!!!  

Go to the Trend Hungry Page on Wired 96.5 to enter!!

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Forever 21: Gifts Under $7.00

Tis the season to be jolly, but that’s not so easy when you’re draining your bank account. This is a time to shop, but shop smart. There’s no reason you need to spend a fortune. Throughout the month Trend HUNGRY will be featuring budget-friendly gifts that are fashionable, on trend, and under budget. Here’s a few perfect for one of your girlfriends, an under $10.00 secret santa, or to stash in your closet incase someone gifts to you unexpectedly. This edition features finds from a Trend HUNGRY fave Forever 21, and everything is under $7.00!!

This tote perfect for groceries, books, or gym clothes is oh-so-trendy with leopard print. It’s also eco chic and $1.50.

This makeup bag is sparkly and fun. Wouldn’t you love to get this with a few goodies inside? I know I would! It also comes in silver, blue, and gold. At $4.80 you can get one for each of your girlfriends with a couple cosmetics or bath products inside.

Both hearts and tassels are very haute right now. Give this necklace to a fashionista and cover two trends for $5.80.

Feathers feel fun yet have old-world charm and a regal appeal. These earrings are $6.80. Put them in a fancy gift box and the receiver will feel the royal treatment.

For a more simple sophistication, these elegant earrings are only $1.50. That’s the price of a king-size candy bar! You can buy these for every female coworker. A Christmas card costs more than this awesome price!

Who can’t use a pair of socks? This heart pair is $.95. That’s right, they’re less than a dollar.

Keep checking back to find trendy finds on a skinny budget. Be sure to share the deals with friends using the icon below. If you like what you see leave a comment and subscribe!!

 

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Trendsetters Heart Payless

Payless is definitly on Trend HUNGRY‘s radar right now. Not only is the store organized by size (love that!) – They’ve got tons of cute shoes, boots, jewelry, bags, and even BEAUTY PRODUCTS!

This is not the Payless your mom dragged you to during back-to-school shopping. They’re partnering with designers – Christian Siriano, Lela Rose, Isabel Toledo. They’re carrying two lines of beauty products – Unforgettable Moments by Lela Rose and Zac & Zoe which is an eco-friendly line.  Everything is always reasonably priced and until Nov. 24th it’s buy anything and get the second half off! Talk about a deal!

Enough of me praising this bargain diamond in the rough. Let me get to my newest favorite thing about Payless. They’ve got a spot on their Web site called Style Watch, where you can see how others styled items they bought there. Now you can go online to get ideas from other shopaholics on a budget and you can even post your own ways to wear the items. This was made for us!

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