Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Silky Smooth Shave!

I made the trek home to visit my parents this summer and borrowed some of my Mom's shaving cream. What better way to test out a product than on someone else's dime? I'm sure Mom didn't mind.

I have to say that I love this moisture shave from Kiss My Face. Their products are made from natural ingredients like peppermint to cool and stimulate, coconut oil to soothe, orangeflower to refresh, and lemongrass to cleanse. Lovely!

Personally, I'm not a big fan of the super-sweet scented shaving creams that are on the market so I was thrilled to see that Kiss My Face has an unscented moisture shave. However, I do LOVE lavender so I had to give their Lavender Shea scent a try. It's the perfect combo of soothing lavender and moisturizing shea butter (and my new fave).

I also noticed almost immediately that the annoying itchy feeling was gone after shaving. Guess those natural ingredients really do make a difference, huh?

So I tip my hat to my Mom, who tipped me off to Kiss My Face and I hope you will love it as much as we do.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Greening Your Back-to-School Supplies

It’s back to school time and this is a perfect opportunity to make a small change in our purchasing behaviors. By doing a little research, you can find some great school supplies that are eco-friendly and surprisingly fun.

Kids will roar for lunches packed in these adorable reusable lunch bags.

Smencils are pencils made from recycled newspaper and come in mouthwatering scents like watermelon and pineapple.

Who wouldn’t want to take notes in these oh-so-cute notebooks, made from 100% recycled paper and printed with vegetable inks.

The connected kids can charge their iPods or cell phones using this solar powered backpack from Helius.

Shop for eco-friendly supplies such as Post-Its, paper, folders, pens, and more in Staples’ Eco-Easy aisle. That was easy.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Fair trade lamps featured in the Yoga Journal

I am very excited to announce that one of the fair trade lamps that I sell on the Radiant Ideas web store was recently featured in the Yoga Journal! The exposure is great for my site, of course, but I'm thrilled to see that fair trade is getting more and more exposure in the media. It's so important to be environmentally friendly but I think it is just as important to be socially conscious.

These handmade lamps are commissioned by a fair trade organization that ensures the artisans are paid a fair wage & work in a safe environment. Makes you feel good knowing that your purchase is lighting up the lives of others.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Make the Switch

There's been a lot of pressure lately to open up protected areas for oil drilling. But common sense says drilling is not the answer. Switching to 100% clean, renewable electricity is. Check out the latest TV ad from the we campaign and share it with your friends.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Project Runway Goes Green

I have to admit, Project Runway is my guilty pleasure. My daughter and I love watching the transformations that are created within tight deadlines. The last episode had a new twist that is close to my heart: the fabrics used had to be "green". Check out this video clip to see how green can be glamorous!