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If “green is the new black”, then green should be sleek, sexy and make anyone who wears it feel fabulous. After all, just because something is good for the environment, or your health, doesn’t mean it has to lack in the glamour department, especially in the beauty department. These five gems have stolen our hearts, and if you haven’t tried them yourself, what are you waiting for?


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Korres Guava Lipstick is free of parbens and sulfates, but full of antioxidant vitamin C & E. With lip-soothing Shea butter, this lipstick goes beyond giving lips rich, beautiful color— it really gives lips something to smile about. $22,





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Tarte Natural Beauty Cheek Stain For a natural-looking flush created with natural ingredients, this is one to try. The sheer berry color gives cheeks (of all colors) just a kiss of natural tint by using pigments derived from fruit and pure minerals. Wear it alone or under your favorite powder blush. $28,




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100% Pure Ultra Lengthening Mascara lengthens, separates, thickens and glosses lashes with fruit and Black tea pigments. This long-lasting, water and smudge-resistant formula uses lash-nourishing ProVitamin B5, Vitamin E, Oat and Wheat proteins to condition for lashes that look and feel healthy. Suitable even if you wear contacts or have sensitive eyes. Available in three shades. $27 for two, 




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Organic Wear Duo Eye Shadow uses all 100% natural ingredients, and gives your pocket book a break. For less than $6 each, these shadows come in shades to suit your eye color, but we use them all- just because we can. OrganiSoy™ evens out skin tone and texture to restore skin smoothness while Eco-Olive™ helps shield skin from harsh environmental aggressors. $5.96,


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Josie Maran Concealer doesn’t just provide full coverage to hide any skin discolorations or imperfections. This natural beauty must-have treats skin with rejuvenating and antioxidant benefits. Like all of the products in the line, 100% Argan Oil is used to keep skin looking refreshed day after day. $22,


Keeping a budget when you’re a beauty junkie is no easy feat, however, there are many fabulous products that are wallet-friendly and multi-tasking. We can’t help but love the following products for their ability to give us a double dose of beauty goodness, and with nothing over $40, these won’t put our bank accounts into the red.


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Clinique Quick Blush is our favorite little on-the-go brush. What’s even better is the fact that we never have to worry about our pink cheeks fading thanks to its built-in blush shade (it’s in the cap). $21.50,




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L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara features a lash primer and mascara in one tube. We love the gorgeous lash effect this mascara gives, its staying power, and not to mention the funny way it’s removed. No cleanser necessary— just use water, and you literally pull the tubes off your lashes. $10.95,



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Lippman Collection Rich Girl Hand Cream SPF 25 is an amazing hand and cuticle cream that keeps hands looking and feeling their best. The SPF will ensure they stay that way for a long time. $24,




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philosophy Mimosa Shampoo Conditioner & Body Wash is one of many award winning 3-in-1 shampoo, body wash and bubble baths available from the brand. This version, in an invigorating mimosa scent, will make “bath time” grand with a delicious pairing of champagne and citrus. Go ahead, give yourself a reason to celebrate in your shower! 16 oz, $18,




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Stila Cherry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain is formulated to provide skin and lips with antioxidant protection while also leaving them drenched in moisture. Giving a unique look to each individual person’s skin, this stain creates a perfect pretty flush every time. $24,




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philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15 not only conceals and camouflages, but also provides SPF protection all in one simple step. We love that the formula is talc-free and gives our skin a natural look while covering up imperfections where we need it. Ideal for all skin types. $35,

It’s no secret that we spend our days and nights testing out the latest and greatest beauty goodies, but there are so many of them out there that we don’t always have time to try them right away (if you could see our laundry list of products we want and have yet to try, you wouldn’t believe it!) The following is just a bite-sized, (mostly) affordable look at some beauty products we can’t wait to try.



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Lancome Genifique was just recently released, but it has the beauty world buzzing about it’s remarkable time-reversng effects. After 10 years of research and 7 international patents, Lancome’s latest accomplishment promises to give the user visibly younger-looking skin in just 7 days, leaving skin looking fresh, vibrant, and lit from within. Do we need to say more? $78,


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The L’Oreal Vive Pro Glossy Style product range is all about creating high shine no matter what hair texture you wear. We are all about shiny tresses, and these look like the perfect products to give us what we want at a fabulous price. $4.99 each,



aveeno active naturals nourish+.jpgAveeno Active Naturals Nourish+ Hair Care Collection features shampoos and conditioners that are formulated with wheat proteins to nourish hair, as well as other ingredients to give your hair type what it really needs to be into beautiful shape— Moisturize (for dry or damaged hair), Volumize (for fine or limp hair), Revitalize (for repairing everyday damage to normal hair) and Soothe (for dry, itchy scalp). $6.99 each,


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We have heard that the MAC Penultimate Eye Liner will help give us everything from minimal eye definition to an exotic cat eye. All we know it that we sometimes have issues applying our liquid liner, and since this promises to deliver a fluid, skip-free line, we have to get our hands on it ASAP. $16.50,



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Elizabeth Arden Pretty has drifted by our noses, but we’ve never experienced actually wearing it. The Pretty scent is described as being spirited and exceptionally charming while the advertising is uber-feminine and epitomises what we think of when we think of Spring. As with any scent, we won’t know until we try it, but the notes of florals and fruits wrapped in a well-rounded background of serene woods is just too appealing. $62,




almay pure blends.jpgThe new Almay Pure Blends line features a range of foundations, powders, eye shadows, glosses, and blushes that are all made with over 95% natural ingredients, including extracts from fruits and flowers. We also are loving that there are no outrageous, crazy colors in sight. Not that we mind doing something a bit more vibrant, but a soft, me-but-better face is always a good thing. from $7.49,

origins recycling program seal.jpgDid you know that most community recyclers only take items made from materials that are easily recognized- such as soda and water bottles— and cosmetic and toiletry bottles, tubes, caps and jars are among those items not easily recognized, and therefore not often recycled? It’s true, and we think that’s so unfortunate. Thankfully, Origins has created a solution.

Origins has launched its “Return to Origins” Recycling Program, a first-of-its-kind nationwide cosmetics recycling program that accepts all cosmetic empties regardless of brand at over 450 Origins retail stores and Origins department store counters.

Tomorrow, April 2, as a celebratory occassion, the first 250 people to drop off beauty empties at the GM Plaza in New York City, and among the first 100 people to drop off beauty empties at the Origins Century City store in Los Angeles, will receive a FREE deluxe size A Perfect World Intensely hydrating body cream with White Tea. Origins will also be providing FREE A Perfect World hand and arm massages to all attendees.

Additional events will occur at the following locations:

Denver, CO - Origins Cherry Creek North 2800 E 2nd Ave 8am to 6pm

Boston, MA - Origins Faneuil Hall 1 Faneuil Hall Market Place 10am-9pm

Cambridge, MA - Origins Harvard Square 8 Brattle Street 10am-9pm

Austin, TX - Origins at Central Park 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. Suite 570 10am-8pm

San Francisco, CA - San Francisco Centre 865 Market Street 9:30am-8pm


So from now on, don’t throw those empty beauty containers away. Take them to your local Origins, and you’ll not only help the environment, but you’ll be even more beautiful for it.

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No time to wash your hair today? Don’t sweat it. You can make your hair look great without water simply by using a great dry shampoo. We love these little wonders when we need to refresh our blowouts, absorb excess oil or simply to reduce the amount of washings to preserve hair color. Here are some tips for using dry shampoos, then take a look at the ones we think you will love.

1.) Choose a dry shampoo (take a look at our choices below)

2.) Brush out your hair to make sure there are no tangles (and be sure your hair is dry, especially if you plan to use it after a workout)

3.) Apply the dry shampoo

**If you choose a powder over a spray, do it over the sink, and apply about a tablespoon of the shampoo to the top of your head and massage it throughout your scalp. Then, be sure to brush your hair well to distribute the product throughout your hair.

**If using a spray, aim the nozzle at your roots, lifting up sections of your hair. Rub the product into your scalp. Allow 5-10 minutes to go by to allow the dry shampoo to absorb the oil in your hair.

4.) Brush the shampoo out of your hair. Turn your head upside down and brush out all of the powder. Use a hair dryer to speed up this process. Style as usual.    


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Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is fabulous for girls on-the-go. This dry shampoo uses oat extract, cyclodextrins, and natural polysaccharides ( these are micronised powders with excellent oil-absorbing properties) to clean the hair without washing. $18,




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T3 360° Refresh Volumizing Dry Shampoo adds volume and texture in addition to cleaning hair. The formula is designed to give thirsty strands a break from washes and promote hair that looks and feels healthy. We love that it comes in three color formulas to compliment the tones in our hair— genius! $25,



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Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo uses cotton fibers, rice starch, and corn starch to eliminate excess oil from the hair, is free of parabens and sulfates, and uses natural ingredients to neutralize odor and prevent dirt buildup. Sephora exclusive. $23,



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Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanser is made with the same Ojon oil that the brand is known for, so it gives locks an added boost of hydration. This dry cleanser also works great if you overuse a styling product— simply spray and rub into the scalp revealing luminous, healthy-looking hair. Works for all hair types and is eco-friendly. $24,

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