All posts tagged: Beauty

Eco-Friendly Bridesmaid Gifts

  Having your friends stand beside you on your wedding day is truly an honour. These people have been a part of your life (maybe for a lifetime or a short time… doesn’t matter) but these are the people (or person) that you’ve asked to stand with you—so how do you say thank you? The “thank you” aspect of the wedding process is crucial. The “thank you” etiquette as stated by Emily Post’s 18th edition (highly recommend this book for anyone interested in etiquette) the “thank you” should be done in writing and done quickly (Post 630). For the bridal party gift giving timeframe there are typically two times that are traditional to give the gift. The first is on the morning of the wedding while you’re all getting ready together and the second is at the rehearsal dinner where you would give the gift after you toast each of your attendants. Now that you know the importance and the traditional etiquette of the “thank you” you might still be at a loss as to what to …

Handcrafted Natural Novelties: Glorious Life

ewMore and more people are paying attention to the ingredients in their bath and body products. What are these things that we can’t pronounce? Should we be wary of a ingredients that we’ve never heard of? What people are finding is that many  products are filled with chemicals, many of which aren’t closely regulated or researched . “Even many of the so-called ‘natural’ products out there contained questionable ingredients.” — Andrea from Glorious Life What are your options then? Instead of guessing what’s in your products, try buying items made with all natural ingredients. We’re very fortunate today with the ease of the internet that we have more access to great products and companies than ever before–It’s easier to find all natural products than you may think! For example, a couple of weeks ago I stumbled across a new (to me) company on Etsy. I was looking to try a shampoo bar and I was wanting something affordable and with all natural ingredients. The fabulous company that I found is called Glorious Life. Today I’d like to share my interview with the …

6 Eco-Friendly Jewelry Shop Highlights!

For some people finding the right jewelry can mean the difference between liking and loving their wedding attire. But finding the right piece can be tricky. With all the different choices available the decision can be overwhelming (and this added on top of all the other choices you have to make can seem even worse!). However, one easy way to narrow down all those choices is looking for pieces that not only match your style but also compliment your eco-friendly vision. What should you look for? Items that are upcycled from old materials (like vintage pieces being remade into something new) Pieces made from recycled materials Fair/direct trade items Items developed through ethical practices (mining can obliterate landscapes, and creates tons of waste) Developed with low energy or low toxic cost Still feeling overwhelmed? Take a look at these fantastic artists from Etsy whose work embodies what it means to create eco-friendly art: For jewelry made from recycled/upcycled pieces check out: DiBAjewelry on Etsy. The shop’s artist and creator, Dianne says: “I have been recycling my …