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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cruelty Free iPhone Guide!

Hey La-la boobalahs! (I'll give a specific shout-out on this blog to anyone who can tell me what that's from!)

I just found, seriously, one of the most fun things I think I've ever seen in the way of iPhone applications!

PETA has joined up with Hot Frog Creative (here's their link - they rock too! http://www.hotfrogcreative.com/) and developed the "Be Nice To Bunnies" ("BNB") iPhone application. It's $1.99 at the iTunes applications store, and the application can be found here: http://iphoneapplicationlist.com/2009/06/29/be-nice-to-bunnies/#more-7240

So let's say you're at a store, and you have no idea if a particular brand is CF or not. Bingo - right there on your phone, you can log onto your BNB app and find out before you buy it. No more trying to figure it out on your own, no more wondering if a well-meaning salesperson gave you the wrong information (or was simply trying to get you to buy). Let your fingers do the walking, and it's all right there in the palm of your hand. You can search by company (want to know if Maybelline tests?) or by product (or do you want to know exactly which toothpaste brands are okay to buy?). The app itself has cool little features like its own little iPhone buttons within the application - even a "Favs" button where you can save your favorite CF products for easy access when you shop.

And a little thing that I love? When you go into the actual application, the header of the main screen above all the search functions is the famous quote from Mahatma Ghandi - "You can judge a nation by how it treats its animals."

If you have an iPhone and love it as much as I do, you should absolutely get this application!

Bunny snuggles for everyone!

Lisa

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

20% OFF SALE AT AROMALEIGH MINERAL COSMETICS!

Hello, sweeties! Long time, no see!

Work has been insane, it's been nothing but "drama, drama, drama" for most of June, so I apologize - AGAIN!

But you know what perks me up? A sale! A sale on awesome, CF mineral makeup! I've blogged about this brand before, Aromaleigh, and this week they're having a sale of 20% off! No restrictions, 20% sale off on all items on the Aromaleigh website, but you have to hurry - this excellent offer expires on June 30th at 11:59 PM!

http://aromaleigh.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/hot20-20-off-sale-code-through-630/

You'll kick yourself if you miss out on this sale, so click on that link! Click on it, give yourself a real treat you won't regret, and save a few bucks while you're at it!

Enjoy!

Love,

Lisa


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chemicals in Your Cosmetics!

Babyheads!

How goes it?

Today, I'm going to go the "Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater" route and not really blog so much as just give you a very eye-opening link. This was sent to me by a good friend of mine (shout-out to Fiona! Thanks, buddy, luv ya!), and it's about the presence of certain toxic chemicals in your every-day cosmetics. Here is the link (through MSN's Green Living section), and you should give this a really good read through, and then go through your beauty stash to see what you need to get the hell off of your body, pronto!

http://green.sympatico.msn.ca/green-living-online-article.aspx?cp-documentid=1058819

One of the things that got me buying mostly organic and all natural cosmetics and products is not just the CF nature of those products, which has been a passion of mine for years. I started thinking - what am I washing down the drain when I wash my hair, my face, my clothes? What chemicals are leeching out into the soil and the water system? Now that greener options are dropping in price as they go more mainstream, it's easier to make a change for the better.

Within the above link, there are more links: one for a book with an eye-opening exposé about cosmetic chemical levels, a link to the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, which you should absolutely click on and get involved in, and something called the Skin Deep database, which tells you the chemical levels of products you're using with their handy search function. That's gonna open your eyes! Luckily, you can sort by level number, and find safer alternatives.

Well, I've babbled enough today - you have some clicking and reading to do, my lovelies, so get to it! And remember, there's no amount of beauty that's worth the price of your health and well-being. You already are beautiful - just remember to stay that way by taking care of your body and your spirit first!

Much love,

Lisa