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Green Trade

Written on June 1, 2011 at 9:59 am , by

Earth-friendly beauty brand EcoTools, known for using recycled and sustainable natural materials in their cruelty-free products, just launched their Choose to Live Beautifully campaign to inspire you to go green: Simply send a new or used beauty product to the company, and in exchange they’ll mail you a coupon for a free EcoTools product (valued up to $7.99; you can receive a maximum of two). They’ll also recycle all donated beauty goods through RecycleBank. Visit the Choose to Live Beautifully site now through the end of summer for information on what products are eligible and where to send. Happy swapping!

Consumer Donating (low res)

Favorite Find Friday: Aveda Light the Way Candle

Written on March 25, 2011 at 10:07 am , by

This week’s pick falls into the do good, feel good category: 100 percent of the purchase price of Aveda’s Limited Edition Light the Way Candle ($12) goes to the Global Greengrants Fund, which works to supply clean water to people around the world.  The Light the Way program has raised a whopping $12 million over the past four years—their goal is to contribute $4 million more this year. And the candle itself isn’t too shabby: The French lavender and sage organically-scented soy wax is housed in a glass made from a reclaimed beverage bottle. Helping someone by buying something beautiful? Now that’s a beautiful thing.

Behind-the-Scenes of our “Spring Awakening” Shoot: Part 3

Written on February 24, 2011 at 12:40 pm , by

Next up in our behind-the-scenes video series of the March “Spring Awakening” feature photo shoot, Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff makes green eye makeup easy—and wearable. Here’s how: