Wednesday, March 31, 2010

YES to carrots


One of the top five products you should buy organic... lip balm. One of my new favorites is, YES to carrots. It comes in melon and mint, is 95% ORGANIC and you can pick it up in the beauty isle at TARGET.
www.yestocarrots.com

Monday, March 29, 2010

GREEN qoute of the WEEK


When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.

- Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790), Poor Richard's Almanac

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

YOU MUST CHECK THIS OUT! Jamie Oliver seeks out to change the way kids are eating at a school in West Virginia. It's pretty alarming and shocking to see the amount of processed crap people put in their bodies. It's even worse to see children eating pizza for breakfast and mashed potatoes out of a box. Just in case you haven't noticed...this is not FOOD!

In the meantime, if you live in the US, you can already offer your support by signing Jamie’s petition: http://www.jamieoliver.com/campaigns/jamies-food-revolution/petition

http://www.hulu.com/watch/136381/jamie-olivers-food-revolution-episode-101

Monday, March 22, 2010

GREEN qoute of the WEEK


It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

-Ansel Adams

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Powerful Women Changing the WORLD

I'm so excited to say that my best friend Livy C.,co-author of a Healthcare study, from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research was released today. It made the front page of the L.A. Times. Read all about it!

Article in the LA Times:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-uninsured16-2010mar16,0,1003749.story

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Green meets Girl is Green meets Lauren & Sydne


Huge THANK YOU to Lauren, Sydne and Alex! Great time filming at Nine Zero One Salon for theecoluxelife.com:) You all are the best! Check out theecoluxelife.com

Monday, March 15, 2010

GREEN qoute of the WEEK


"We must become the change we want to see.”

- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Friday, March 12, 2010

PINK it up this SUNDAY


Just a friendly reminder that it's not to late to get involve in the Susan G. Komen Foundation 5K Race for the CURE on Sunday, March 14th.

Registration fee is $40 and it's for the CAUSE:)

Go to komenlacounty.org...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kill the LIGHTS


It's that time of year again! No, it's not New Year's, Christmas or tax time. It's EARTH HOUR time. Last Year, billions of people showed their love for the earth by turning their lights OFF for one hour. Get cozy, shut the lights off and light up (I'm referring to a lighter) on March 27th. Read more about it on www.earthhour.org!

REMEMBER TO SWITCH OFF YOUR LIGHTS FOR
EARTH HOUR, 8.30PM, SATURDAY 27TH MARCH

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ECO-Fashionista of the Month


What has an organic cotton strap, a mercury-free battery and a natural bamboo dial? Yup, that's right. Sprout Watches. Grab one of these eco-friendly timepieces before it's too late! www.sproutwatches.com before

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Safer way to Bronze up


I can't help it, I love a sunkissed look any day. Thanks to Chocolate Sun in Santa Monica, my tanned body is along for the long run;) There is nothing better than an organic, sunless tan! www.chocolatesun.com

Monday, March 8, 2010

GREEN qoute of the WEEK


Only when the last tree has been cut down,
Only when the last river has been poisoned,
Only when the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

- Native American Cree Tribe Prophecy

Friday, March 5, 2010

Green meets Girl is officially a HEALTHY BITCH

Read all about how to turn your hair GREEN at Healthybitchdaily.com!

Reduce Your HAIRPrint

Overnight Kate Gosselin ruined a beloved hair trend with long locks and an extension bill large enough to bail us out of national debt. But many women started to ponder, hmmm, what if I added eight inches, would it look natural? While adding hair extensions is as inconspicuous as a baby at a bar, the hair itself can still be natural and green. Yes Goldilocks, hair can be eco-friendly.

We all, for the most part, are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, so why not start with our hair? Salons all over the world are embracing the “green” movement. But most salon efforts range from hair recycling programs to chemical-free hair products. The list goes on, just ask Susy Borlido, director of the government funded business greening program for Sustainable Works in Santa Monica, California. Here are just a few “green”steps salons are taking:

Hair Recycling Program. Did you know hair naturally absorbs oil? Matter of Trust is a non-profit organization that accepts hair clippings from hair salons and creates mesh hair mats with them. These mats are then used to soak up oil spills in the ocean. Getting a haircut never felt so good. www.matteroftrust.org

Hair Extensions. Enjoy long locks without jeopardizing the environment. Pure Extensions is an eco-friendly hair extension company that uses a cold bond application that is completely free of heat, wax, chemicals and glue. However, salons that do extensions are still being eco-conscious if they are recycling the hair.

Recycling. Salons can recycle everything from the foils that are placed on your head to the plastic cap that covers your hair during a deep-conditioning treatment. Color tubes and the packaging they come in, along with any plastic or cardboard that makes its way into the salon can also be recycled.

Hair Color. You can still be a natural beauty and color your hair. Eco Colors is a non-toxic permanent haircolor. It’s sulfite free, paraben free, propylene glycol free and ethanolamine free. www.ecocolors.net

Remember, do your research and ask your stylist how they are contributing to making the planet a better place. And don’t worry, Kate might return to her roots any day now.

– Nicole Leal

Global Hair Expert, Philanthropist and Eco-Blogger, Nicole Leal has enriched the careers of hairstylists all over the world. You can find her working at Celebrity hotspot salon Nine Zero One in West Hollywood or blogging away on Greenmeetsgirl.com . Nicole’s biggest goal is making the world a beautiful place from the inside out and she has a Certificate of Recognition from California Senator Fran Pavley to prove it.

www.healthybitchdaily.com

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Leave it in


I can't get enough of Hamadi Shea Leave in. If you have curly hair and need to keep it in place give this creamy mixture a shot.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hair gone GOOD


Last year, I had a few friends who attended Sundance and told me about this documentary. It wasn't until recently I watched it and Chris Rock has a new place in my heart:)

Check out Good Hair with Chris Rock!

"...researches the dangers of many common hair-straightening treatments, reveals the surprising expense of regular hair "relaxing" and weaves, and ponders what the pursuit of straight hair says about African-American cultural identity. Good Hair received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival." www.goodhair.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mother knows best

Some food for thought...

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."

~Mother Teresa
1910-1997, Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary

Monday, March 1, 2010

Revolutionary Shampoo



Are you looking for some balance in your life? It all begins with your hair and see why CTONICS makes the cut.

"CTONICS is a multi-dimensional line of essential holistic treatments for the scalp and hair. Very different to other shampoos and conditioners on the market, CTONICS will nourish the scalp and bring health and vitality to the hair. CTONICS delivers unprecedented results by combining bioactive, holistic formulations with essential oils so that the scalp is gently detoxified of past-product build up, cleansed, soothed and nurtured back to health." www.ctonics.com