JEEPERS CREEPERS, HOW’D YOU GET THOSE PEEPERS!
Just some of the truly icky stuff in Mascara (just inches from your peepers!!!) are synthetic oils, petrolates, phthalates, glycols and FD&C, all of which can give you all sorts of scary ailments. Imagine our hand-clapping joy when we found vegan mascara free from all chemicals that actually makes our lashes look as long as Pinocchio’s nose. Larenim’s Mineralash Mascara. Buy it online here.
We got this product in a goody bag and put it in our use-if-desperate place under the sink. One day, we wound up desperate (shocker!) and found ourselves the best dang conditioner we’ve ever used. But the cool thing is, not only is it 100% uber natural – with an ingredient list that reads like a pie factory; mountain spring water, apples, strawberries, rose, lemons, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, boysenberries, oranges, cloves, ginger, pineapple, blackberries, celery, cherry bark, oak bark, orchid, marigold, hazel nut, pine needles, coconut, chamomile, jasmine, calendula, parsley, thyme, papaya, eucalyptus, passion flower, cinnamon, geranium, nutmeg – it’s also cheaper than some drugstore brands. The best part of all is there are over 82 different uses in this one product! Like what beyond your locks, you ask? How about using it as body lotion, make-up remover, shaving cream, to sooth sunburn, or to treat diaper rash! Plus, it’s fragrance free, and non-greasy.
DRUNK ON TEA
We are totally addicted to Gingerade Organic Raw Komubucha drink. It tastes like a really strong ginger-ale that somehow makes us feel like marathon runners! It was created by a son trying to find homeopathic ways to help his Mom beat cancer because Kombucha has incredible cancer-fighting properties. It’s a taste you need to acclimate to, but we find it delicious, and it satisfies that part of us that craves something fermented (like beer). We get the Gingerade Organic Raw Komubucha by GTS (available at most health food stores, Whole Foods, and delis in major cities), but if you like a sweeter taste, try the berry flavors. We just hope they start carrying it at bars, so we have alternative to $12 glasses of organic Merlot!
FLAX ON, FLAX OFF
Tossing a handful of flax seeds in your salad, stir fry, or burritos adds such a yummy crunch to your food. They taste like sunflower seeds but with a buttery nut flavor and are LOADED in Omega-3’s – even higher than in fish. They promote heart health, possess anti-cancer properties, and give us great energy. We like Bob’s Red Mill brand.
Vetiver and Indonesian Patchouli make up the base of this incense-like natural perfume which has everyone asking us “What are you wearing?!” What started out as a package from a Publicist has turned into a full fledged love affair (especially because this scent comes in candles and body butter too!). This is the scent for all others to beat. Brought to us by soy candle makers extraordinaire, Pacifica who tell us; “Vetiver symbolizes grounding strength for those who are stressed or have lost connection with their inner being. It also serves as a symbol of the timeless and eternal nature of existence. Blended with the strength and power of patchouli, and the grounding properties of ginger, this scent is very centering and powerful, yet the fragrance remains sweet and subtle. Vetiver, native to India, is known for its resinous earthy overtones and complimentary notes of violet, wood, roots, and soil. Its name in Indonesia, where it is cultivated today, translates as ‘fragrant root.'” Lord knows we can all use some inner being connection. This smell is magically delicious!
MATT AND NAT “SADE” CLUTCH
When we bought this basic, pewter/grey/silver bag – we had no idea it would become the Holy Grail of evening bags. This bag seems to fit everything, match all our favorite outfits, and work with everything from jeans and a tank to sexy evening dresses. It’s the easiest evening bag we’ve ever had! From Matt and Nat’s “Japanese Paper Collection,” this vegan leather clutch has a durable lining, tone on tone stitching, antique brass and copper hardware, and features a top fold-over zipper closure with strap and snap. More awesome bonuses? 2 external open pockets on front, 1 external zip pocket on back, cell phone/ PDA pockets, and detachable key chain. Could we be MORE covered? Buy it.