3 Ways to Make Sustainable Shopping Choices

Holiday shopping seems to come earlier and earlier each year. Although the spirit can be fun it can also be overwhelming. With advertisements aimed at you at every turn, and the newest and hottest items beckoning you patronage, we wanted to give you a few pointers in making responsible holiday purchases. 

 

1. Packaging Adds Up

While many consumer products are released as holiday gift sets, pay attention to the amount of plastic and wrapping used for these items. If you plan to make your own gift baskets or wrap the gifts anyway, the pre-made sets often add unnecessary waste, not to mention are more expensive. Keep an eye out for sustainably packaged products (like cardboard or glass), or find creative ways to wrap items that re-use what would otherwise be waste.

Try using nature to decorate and wrap gifts instead of plastic
 

2. Buy from Local, Regional, National

The convenience of the box stores can make holiday shopping a breeze. Keep in mind that many of these stores may not offer affordable wages or decent benefits to their employees. Also, items in these shops may be cheaper, but the products they purchase are often made over seas, sometimes in unfair labor conditions. That extra dollar or two you might spend at a small business, local shop, or from and artisan can go a lot further in making holidays bright for your loved ones and your communities. In the spirit of giving, think about how what you are giving affects others. Make a friend’s day of shopping at small businesses instead of the mall, or try ordering from an online shop like Etsy.

 

3. Buy Natural, Organic or Sustainable

When you can, purchase natural and organic products. These products are beneficial for two reason. One, you can be confident you aren’t giving a gift with potentially harmful side effects. Equally as important, sustainably sourced ingredients tend to be better on the environment than chemicals, when managed properly. As advocated of honey bees, we use as many organic ingredients as we can, to discourage the use of pesticides on crops. There are a number of ways sustainable products and companies benefit the environment and communities alike. If you are concerned about cost, we like to offer the opportunity to purchase our products in bulk at wholesale prices (password is Motivation). This is perfect for small gifts for friends, professionals and family. It won’t break the bank, and you will be supporting a company that uses green packaging and 100% natural ingredients.

 

Try purchasing holiday items from artists, friends, and sustainable businesses! Nothing says holiday cheer better than making responsible gift purchases.

Try purchasing holiday items from artists, friends, and sustainable businesses! Nothing says holiday cheer better than making responsible gift purchases.

The Eye Shadow Craze!

Living in this era of time, a lot of us think that we are the innovative creators of such expressions of fashion and beauty.  We are not! Cosmetics and fashion have been around as early as 10,000 B.C.  When we look back in time, we assume that the people in those times had no since of fashion. We are wrong! They are the creators of fashion! From jewelry making, to using henna and dyes on the hair and skin to create bold looks. They also created perfumes out of oils to mask body odors.

After studying the history of cosmetics and of people, I realized that it is a human desire to look good, smell good, and have some sense of independent expressions of who we are.  We like to stand out amongst the crowd.

We learn that history repeats itself over and over. Every cycle of repetition becomes bolder and better. As time moves a long we have more freedom and liberty to show people what we are about. We tend to show our spirits through our outer appearance.

What better way to show our creativity than through our eyes! Our eyes tell a story. You can learn a lot about a person by looking into there eyes. During conversations that is what we tend to look at to ensure quality information or to make a connection.  

Make up isn't used to cover your natural beauty. It is used as an expression. It is used to enhance a particular part of the body.  If you are reading a book and want to remember a certain sentence, you are going to use a highlighter to cause that important information to stand out. You are not hiding it. You are making it bolder than the rest of the sentences, so that it is easier to find through all the words in the paragraph. That is how we should use make up. To highlight our importance not to cover it up.

Being in the beauty industry and a developer of beauty products it is our job as a company to provide you with safe cosmetics to apply. We don't only want you to be beautiful, but we want you to be safe as well.  Our eye shadows are made from mica minerals and don't contain any hazardous dyes or artificial colors. A great way to look beautiful and to be healthy! 

Everyone who has tried our eye shadow can't compare it to any other eye shadows on the market! This eye shadow was created with mica minerals therefore it has no artificial colors or dyes! 

Everyone who has tried our eye shadow can't compare it to any other eye shadows on the market! This eye shadow was created with mica minerals therefore it has no artificial colors or dyes!