Happy Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day (or Earth Month as they are calling it) with Aveda!

Aveda Hand Relief On Friday I made a stop in at my local Aveda store. I noticed all of the information they had up about “Earth Month” and the ways organic farming helps protect clean water. As a promotion, you could donate to a local fund protecting the Columbia River by purchasing jewelry or other items. For a $5 donation, which went directly to Columbia Riverkeeper, I got a bottle of Ethos water, a cute earth day pin and a small tube of Hand Relief.

Let me just say – Hand Relief is awesome. I am always on the lookout for a hand lotion that will smell good, not feel too greasy and give me super soft hands for for more than just a few seconds. With Hand Relief I’ve found it. Aveda claims the product increases moisture levels and elasticity in skin with continued use and I can feel just that happening already. It not only seems to provide good results but smell great.. clean, crisp and even a touch fruity. It’s good to know that I got it by supporting a great cause.

Pure Pressed Minerals

I’ve been using mineral makeup for almost the last two years and one of my biggest frustrations with it has been the mess it makes and how inconvenient it is to take with me in my purse or while traveling. The powder usually goes all over and by the time I arrive at my destination I am dipping my brush into much more than the recommended amount for application.

janeiredale_purepressedminerals.jpg Enter Jane Iredale’s PurePressed Pressed Minerals SPF 18. This product is awesome! It is a concealer, foundation, powder and sunscreen all in one! I like that it provides great coverage, has a wide range of colors, and is a snap to apply. I love that I can travel with this base – no more messy powder all over my makeup bag or hotel vanity. Plus it’s so natural – no oil, talc, FD&C dyes or parabens. So far the only drawbacks I can see are that it isn’t the simplest to get in my area (only sold at select high end salons, doctors offices and boutiques) – but you can buy it online – and it’s a bit pricey at $48 compared to my old mineral makeup that sells for $35. However – for the convenience and quality it’s worth it!