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Tips and Tricks for Going Green in Your Kitchen

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Today we want to share a few tips and tricks for going green in your kitchen. Save the planet—this is the newest song around the world. Going green is a common phrase among countries, organizations, homes, schools, etc. You too, can join this wagon and make the world a better place. It starts with your home. Make your kitchen green. Here are ways of going green in your office or home kitchen.

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Recycle

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It’s always good to think about recycling. Not only is this an excellent way to protect the environment but it’s also the best way to go green. Dump all recyclable materials in a recycle bin. They could be helpful in the future. Things like soft drink containers and milk mugs can be recycled. You may also want to consider reaching out to your local recyclers to see what materials they’ll accept.

Use Bags to Shop

Get used to the habit of shopping with your bags. This will help you avoid the need for plastic and paper shopping bags. Remember, paper bags are manufactured from trees. So, by avoiding these products you’ll be safeguarding the environment.

Go Local

The cost of shipping kitchen items is usually too high. Plus, purchasing your foods and veggies from very far might compromise their freshness. Thus, it’s imperative to consider going local.

Patronizing your local market for all your kitchen needs can be highly beneficial. It saves you money and reduces the emission of harmful gases from transportation. If you can, plant some vegetables in your kitchen garden for a more healthy living style. Shopping organically will also play a significant role in reducing the impact of pesticides, as well as, herbicides on the environment.

Use Correct Appliances

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Do you want to make your kitchen greener? Well, it’s time you consider investing in energy-efficient appliances. Purchase a high-quality dishwasher that utilizes less water and a small refrigerator to avoid excessive storage of food, which eventually goes to waste.

Energy-efficient Construction

Another way to go green is to opt for recycled countertops. Green-flooring materials such as bamboo and cork can work pretty well. Instead of modern finishes, you can utilize water-based eco-friendly finishes.

Installing energy-saving lightbulbs is also an incredible idea. Incorporate water-saving faucets and recirculation pumps in your home’s design. To improve the quality of air in your kitchen, consider installing a chimney wood.

Do it Yourself

Ditch pre-prepared or frozen foods. Making them yourself is much better. It’ll help you avoid unhealthy cooking steps like reheating and thawing. Plus, it removes the need for energy that’s commonly associated with processed foods.

Consider growing your own fruits and vegetables. Instead of using soap and detergents to clean your dishes, utilize white vinegar or baking soda.

The Bottom-Line

One of the most used parts of any home is the kitchen. This is where cooking is done. This is the place where you do all your dishes. Thus, you can turn this part of your home into a sustainable space by going green. The above are tips and tricks for going green in your kitchen. Make your kitchen a better place today!

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How Can You Live a More Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Life?

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Have you ever thought about how you can live a more eco-friendly and sustainable life?  Most of us have….at least subliminally that is.  Almost everywhere you go we see new ads for electric cars or hear politicians talk about sustainable energy.  It’s no secret that we as a species have caused massive amounts of damage to the planet that we live on. And in recent years, more issues are coming to light which force us to really evaluate our lifestyles and make changes for the better. When it comes to saving the planet, it absolutely has to be a joint effort with each person taking responsibility for the waste they produce- here’s how you can make changes to your own life.

Make changes to your home

It’s possible to make huge, positive changes and reduce your carbon footprint in a big way without even leaving the house. Simply make changes here and you have piece of mind that you’re really doing your bit. First of all, if you own your home and are able and willing to make bigger changes that involve spending money, consider cavity wall and loft insulation, as well as having new windows fitted. These changes will mean your home is more energy efficient, it will stay warmer in winter where less heat is escaping, and cooler in summer since the sun’s rays aren’t penetrating through as easily. This means you’re running your air conditioner and your central heating less, using less energy (which often comes from fossil fuels).

Other ways you can be more eco-friendly at home is by using less water- and there are a number of ways you can do this. Switch to showers instead of having baths, at least some of the time. Turn the tap off while you’re brushing your teeth, and buy a rainwater storage container to catch rain which you can then use to water your garden during drier times, rather than using the hose. When water goes down the drain, it eventually ends up back in treatment plants to be cleaned ready to be used again, and it’s this treatment process which is bad for the

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environment as it’s generally powered using fossil fuels. Simple changes you can make involve using thermal blinds to keep the home cool in summer, drought excluders in winter, and setting up a compost area in your garden. Composting is great as it reduces the amount of waste you’re sending to landfills and incinerators.

Consider what you’re buying

We are all products of massive consumption, due to media and advertising we are taught that buying makes us happy and there are all kinds of things that we should or need to buy (even if it’s not true). The sad fact is, much of what we buy ends up thrown away shortly after, and ends up in landfills which pollute the ground or incinerators which pollute the air. Making more conscious decisions about what we buy can help us to live more eco-friendly lives. Don’t just buy for the sake of it, weigh up every purchase carefully (this will save you money too!) Consider the companies and brands you’re buying from, ideally, choose eco-friendly and sustainable brands where possible as these will already be having less impact on the environment with the products they make.

When you no longer need items, get rid of them responsibly. One way of doing this is by using a rubbish clearance service which will help remove items you no longer need. Always opt for reusables rather than disposable products like LastSwab which is a sustainable alternative to cotton swabs. You can use them about 1000 times besides you will reduce harmful waste impacting our planet.  Consider donating to charity where they can be reused, or give them to friends and family who might want them. Facebook marketplace is fantastic for giving away things like furniture, people on lower incomes benefit as they get items for free or cheap and you have peace of mind that you’re not just sending perfectly good items to the skip. Even things like clothes that aren’t good enough to be resold can be recycled and sent overseas where the fabrics are used again. Think carefully before throwing things in the bin just because you no longer need them. 

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Think about the ways you travel

The way we all get around contributes massively to global warming and pollution, and again it’s about each of us doing our bit. If you’re guilty of driving everywhere, could you walk or cycle shorter journeys? As well as benefiting the environment your waistline and wallet will also thank you. Could you set up a carpool scheme for your workplace, or make more trips using public transport? There are more cars on the road than ever before, and driving is something that many of us take for granted. We’ve all done it, jumped in the car to drive to the shop around the corner or to the postbox when we could easily walk in five minutes. Be more mindful, if each of us take even small steps to minimize the damage we do then it can all add up in a really big way. Unfortunately, it’s not possible for many of us to stop driving completely, if you work a long way from home or have a busy schedule and have lots of places you need to be with kids and family then a car is your lifeline. But there are almost certainly occasions you could skip the car and take your bike or go for a nice stroll instead. 

Learn more about the subject

Learning more about the environment is a great way to understand the damage we cause as a species and therefore how we can minimise it. From short courses to full environmental science qualifications from institutes like the University of Nevada-Reno, there are lots of ways we can all educate ourselves. Even just casual learning such as reading articles and watching Youtube videos provides us with fast, free knowledge which we can then use to make positive changes. Knowledge really is power, and finding out what the issues we currently face when it comes to the environment are important, as we can then take preventative steps. 

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Fashion’s Eco-Problem

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Currently the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world—second only to oil—taking up ten percent of total global emissions. Nearly 70 million barrels of oil are used yearly to make polyester—not only the world’s most commonly used fiber but it also takes more than 200 years to decompose; there are more than 150 billion garments are created annually, which could give every person on the planet 20 new articles of clothing yearly, and yet, the industry creates about 53 million tons of landfill waste a year—up to 95% of those textiles could be recycled. As a global industry, fashion is bound to have large numbers tied to it—it is about a three trillion-dollar industry, contributing close to a third of the global economy—but this amount of waste is hard to swallow. With global emissions and warming at the forefront of everyone’s mind, what is the fashion industry doing to promote sustainability?

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As of last year, the Global Fashion Agenda believed that 75% of brands and fashion companies had improved their sustainability and many large names like Gucci, Versace, and Michael Kors have moved away from using fur. Gucci has also devised a ten-year “Culture of Purpose” sustainability plan focused on the environment, humanity, and new models. Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney both have placed major focus on recycled collection and upcycling materials. There has been a decided upward trend in brands that market themselves entirely on their green-ness (Zady, Veja, Stella McCartney, to name a few). Kering, a French conglomerate of luxury brands, has made bold commitments to reducing its overall environmental impact by at least 40% by 2025. In the market, self-described ‘sustainable’ products have grown by 139%, yet there hasn’t been a large movement to a total edit of the fashion’s worlds relationship with the environment.

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Fast Fashion stands in the way of many changes. Its quick pace has created a throw-away culture involving clothing. While Mintel found that 69% women 25-44 are willing to save up to buy less and buy better, the price of beautiful and ethically made pieces is still too high for many consumers. The mass-produced, cheaply made high street fashion, however, is a formidable opponent. The power of Fast Fashion and the brands reliance on turning out products at a constant pace does not aid the argument for sustainability, but the youth’s movement to more green options may leave them no choice, over time, the cost of using so much water and natural resources is not a benefit to Fast Fashion brands like Zara and H&M—nor does it help public opinion. Beyond the long-term business benefits, young shoppers will be more inclined to shop at a store that offers a green selection.

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Sustainability in the fashion world is contingent mostly on two houses: how the clothes are made and how the clothes are consumed. As much as the fashion world needs to fix how they produce clothes and the materials used, consumers need to confront their relationship with clothing. The culture of over-buying and under-wearing clothes we are currently experiencing only increases the environment’s suffering. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe found that today’s average consumer purchases 60% more clothing than a consumer 20 years ago. However, a poll of 10,000 consumers in 11 countries by The Boston Consulting Group found that sustainable means of production was ranked as the second most important consideration after a brand’s exclusivity. Numerous studies have shown that 65-70% of consumers under 35 are invested shop with the environment in mind, so maybe the times are changing. At this current culturally crux, we cannot just hope that the big businesses make the right choices for us; it is paramount for us as consumers to change how we relate to fashion and its sustainability.

   

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4 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands for Earth Day

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Staying in touch with the latest fashion trends has a tremendous impact on the environment. Textile waste, toxic chemicals, and a gargantuan carbon footprint are just some examples of the environmental strain left behind by the fashion industry. If only there was a way to keep your wardrobe and the planet fresh. Well, worry not fashion lovers because, in honor of Earth Day, we found a way! Here are some eco-friendly clothing brands that keep your style fabulous and keep our earth beautiful.

 

The first brand on this list is named after the Chinese custom to pay respects or worship, reminding us to do the same for our earth. Kowtow is perfect for clothing that is elegant, relaxed, and, of course, eco-friendly. All of the comfortable fabric used to make this unique collection is made from organically farmed cotton approved by the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) before making it into anyone’s closet. Any dyes and inks used in creating the adventurous, nature-inspired prints are approved by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) which doesn’t allow for harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and chlorine bleach. Kowtow is eco-friendly down to the last details; even trimmings and packaging are attended to. All trimmings are sustainable sourced, while packaging and tags are made from recyclables and approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

 

Looking for clothing that can help bring your professional attire to a more ecologically conscious level? Well, look no further because Siizu can help you go from pouting and polluting to gorgeous and green. Siizu brings you a wide selection of affordable and sophisticated styles in not only clothing, but also 100% sustainable jewelry, fragrances, and skincare. All fabric is made from materials that are entirely organic and sustainably grown. Siizu even cuts down on their carbon footprint by keeping garment factories and fabric manufacturers close to each other to reduce excessive shipping and traveling. Not only is this brand dedicated to making their practice more earth-friendly, but is also focused on giving back. Siizu donates money to the American Forest to help them reach their goal of planting 2.7 million trees in 44 different locations across the country.

 

United By Blue is a brand not only for people who want to preserve the natural world, but who want to explore it was well. From attire to equipment, this brand has all of the essentials for your next outdoor adventure. United By Blue offers a variety of trendy graphic tees, modern lightweight jackets, stylish hiking boots, and the perfect camping gear to help prepare you for anything that Mother Nature has in store. This brand greatly reduces its impact on the environment by keep up with the B Core Certification, meaning they have to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency that comply with protecting our environment. One example of these met standards includes all materials being made of recycled polyester and 100% organic cotton and wool. Even 75% of their office supplies are made with recycled materials. United By Blue also pledges to remove one pound of trash from the environment for every product that is sold, just another incentive to check this brand out!

 

Are you exhausted from chasing trend after trend? Fashion lovers like yourself aren’t the only ones suffering from this pressure. The rapidly changing fashion world can essentially be wasteful at times and puts a copious amount of pressure on the environment. Fair Indigo is a brand dedicated to preventing those pressures by creating a clothing line that is timeless, versatile, and impervious to wear and tear. All materials are completely sustainable and free of dozens of harsh chemicals, and all employees behind the scenes are treated wonderfully and paid fairly. In order to ensure that each piece of clothing can be kept for a long time, the garments undergo a rare process of pre-washing the fabric before it’s cut and sewn to allow for a stronger preservation of the shape and form of each piece of clothing. Keeping the style timeless and the materials durable takes away from the unnerving impact that comes with having to constantly update your closet; making this eco-friendly brand a revolutionary look at the world of fashion.

 

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RUMI X: Sustainable Activewear for the New Year

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The New Year is upon us, so whip out your resolution notebooks and start making your list of goals for 2018. Aside from the obvious ‘new wardrobe’ and ‘be happy’ resolutions making the cut, kick off the year by adding ‘save the environment while working out in style.’

 

Eco-friendly band RUMI X has done it again with their latest high-performance fitness apparel. Their newest RUMI X CORE collection of Mirror Sports Bras are made using green technology and are delicately crafted from eight recycled plastic bottles to ensure ultimate comfort, breathability, and sweat absorption while you’re on the go.

Aside from saving the planet in an incredibly sustainable way, these flattering sports bras emphasize the female form while featuring a soft, stretchy finish and extremely bold graphic designs. The collection also includes high-waisted leggings, chic athletic shorts, tie-up tank tops, and supportive sports bras.

RUMI X’s founder and certified yoga instructor, Melissa Chu, founded the brand in 2015 after establishing a deep-rooted connection to fitness and wellness. Chu’s goal for the design of the brand is to take inspiration from the world and exemplify the 13th-century Persian poet with wise words for whom the brand is named after.

“RUMI X is about living a mindful lifestyle, taking care of yourself within, and being good to the world around you. We take care of our body, mind, and soul, and we take care of others around us to feel good,” Chu’s statement on the brand’s website reads.

Specifically with the CORE collection, every piece of athletic wear produced helps save PET bottles from ending up in landfills or in the ocean. RUMI X uses innovative and high-end green technology to create their collections from recycled materials such as water bottles and up-cycled coffee grounds.

The brand sets out to push the limits of performance with their fabrics while becoming eco-conscious citizens. They even use water-based ink dyes to infuse their fabrics with reusable and safe materials that could otherwise end up in landfills.

“Trash is a growing problem, so finding uses for non-biodegradable materials like plastic is a must,” Chu states on the RUMI X Feel Good website.

By transforming waste to wear, be prepared to feel good while you look amazing in their timelessly chic sportswear.

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allSisters ECO SS17 Collection

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Looking your best is always a priority, and now that the sun is here to stay for the summer months, that means skin is in! Flip flops, shorts, and bathing suits are definitely at the top of every fashion list, but what if we told you that you could help save the planet while getting your swim on?
 
Designed in Barcelona, swim company allSisters has been making a breakthrough with their eco-friendly and luxury brand swimwear that is sure to turn heads—and not just because they’re incredibly cute. Aside from the brand’s unique cuts and designs, what’s most fascinating is their fabric, which is made up of the highest quality of recycled ocean debris, such as fishing nets and nylon.
The brand’s love for the ocean and water-sport culture is absolutely inspiring. Deeming themselves “the swimwear for the conscious fashionista,” allSisters truly goes above and beyond with their contribution to the environment.
“We love the wide sea as much as we love fashion,” their website reads.
Setting out to reduce the negative impact the fashion industry has on the environment, as well as working to reduce water pollution, allSisters was able to turn waste into wear in an incredibly fashionable way. They have even collaborated with tennis star Serena Williams to showcase how their products can be perfect for the everyday woman as well as the sports-enthusiast.

 Their philosophy? They are aiming to create swimsuits that are both comfortable and fashionable, as well as respectable to the female body and the environment. It’s hard to top reliable pieces and save the planet.
Working out of a small and socially responsible workplace in Barcelona, the brand even takes on the responsibility of guaranteeing that their recycled products are safe for wearing and meet all safety regulations. In conjunction with all of this awesomeness, allSisters has released their newest collection, Organic Abstraction. The collection is inspired by various European sculptors and artists such as Jean Arp, Anish Kapoor, Barbara Hepworth, and Constantin Brancusi. Their overall hope for the Spring and Summer 2017 collections is to maintain the creativity of their luxury brand while emphasizing creativity and exquisiteness.
From one-pieces and bikinis to adventurous cut-outs and designs, this responsible swimwear collection will be sure to grab anyone’s attention. Featuring various black and white suits, the environmentally friendly pieces are definitely on our must-have list.
With sexy slashes, straps, and cut outs, the shapes and styles featured in this swimwear line are like no other. The collection also features high-neck styles, keyhole cuts, and various sexy plunges for all of your creative and flirtatious looks.
On top of that, all of the recycled fabrics are created to be lightweight and comfortably soft, while maintaining resilience and durability for any healthy or active woman. So if you’re in the market for a life-changing and economically friendly swimsuit, this one’s for you.
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6 Ways Your Beauty Routine Impacts the Environment

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As we approach Earth Day 2017, it’s time for all of us to take a critical look at our own personal impact on the beautiful planet we call home. Though you may not know it, your beauty routine is one of the ways you regularly impact the planet, good or bad. From packaging to ingredients, these are 6 things about your beauty regimen and the products you use that may be hurting Mother Earth so you can knock it off and protect our planet!

 

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1. Toxic Chemicals
Though this is a broad category, it’s important to know what you’re putting on and in your body. So many modern beauty products are chock full of dangerous, toxic chemicals that can potentially cause a whole host of health issues, from rashes to reproductive issues. A good rule of thumb is this: if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, stay away from it (or at least Google it!). When you bathe, wash your face, or swim in the ocean, these chemicals leak into the environment and affect a much larger ecosystem than just yourself. Bottom line? Read those labels!

The 5 Eco-Friendly Brands You Should Know

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Eco-friendly fashion has quickly demanded that brands and shops step up to meet their demands. Though as the millennial generation, we definitely love getting the biggest bang for our buck, in this day and age we are more aware and progressive than ever of the lasing effects of our decisions, as well as the purchasing power that we possess. It is sometimes overwhelming to have all of the pressure on your back to be conscious and knowledgeable of the various shops and brands you patron on a daily basis. To ease that pressure, we are here to give you a short and sweet rundown of the go-to accessible eco-friendly brands.

H&M Conscious Collection

Our very own H&M — a brand that we have come to love for its variety of styles and price points — has expanded in the past few years to offer conscious pieces. The H&M Conscious Collection strive to bring the eco-friendly pieces to the masses, by seamlessly incorporating the pieces into the everyday H&M fashions. H&M is a brand that has so much visibility and gives every type of shopper the opportunity to put their money where their mouth is in terms of sustainability. And just as its motto states, “looking good should do good too,” the signature style and diversity of the brand is not lost in the conscious collection; there is something here for everyone.

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Orgotton

A brand built by two sisters with the aim to style the globe ethically and without sacrificing fashion, all Orgotton pieces are homemade in Philadelphia, PA. You can be sure that local means local. Their collection consists of pieces that are made of sustainable fabrics with variety and flair. Filled with statement items that, while an investment, lend themselves to be worn in a variety of ways from the office to a night out. Each piece goes a long way.

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Della

Pieces hand-crafted from the people of Ghana, West Africa, Della prides itself that all of the fabrics and textiles used in the production of the line come right from the Volta region in Africa. Della stands for “responsibility not charity” — all of the proceeds of the sale go right back into the communities of these women, towards employment opportunity and fair wages. And it does not end there; Della offers financial and entrepreneurship classes for the women so they are able to continue to invest and build their own business endeavours. An example of this is weekly literacy and money management classes. Along with making real and deep impact into the community, Della offers everything from tanks and skirts to ipad and computer cases. And we cannot forget the chic and colorful designs!

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ASOS Green Room

ASOS — a brand that we rely on for fabulous shoe designs at stellar prices, and everything from statement coats to a flattering blouse — has also joined the eco-friendly team. ASOS Green Room is an edit of ASOS that consists of hand-picked vintage pieces, along with accessories and beauty products. And the best thing is, when making purchases from this eco-friendly spin-off, you can ensure you are getting treasures from all across the globe. These fun spring floral jumpsuits, skirts and kimonos are just a preview of the offerings from ASOS Green Room.

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LoomState

We cannot forget about loungewear and athletic gear, because our investment in sustainability does not stop at being comfortable and fit. LoomState was founded in 2004 as a pioneer in the casual fashion sphere producing active wear from 100 percent certified farm grown cotton. They stand out as a brand with a commitment of full sustainability focusing on uplifting at-risk and marginalized peoples to farm the land, making this company dedicated to the full life of sustainability. The clothing speaks for itself: well-made, great quality, filled with stylish pieces. It just does not get better than that.

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Void Beauty

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Here at Cliché, we always have your nails covered with the latest and greatest nail products out there. So when Void Beauty (www.voidbeauty.com), an eco-friendly nail lacquer line, came across our path we couldn’t wait to share this innovative and modern brand. Void Beauty’s unique goal is to create a cruelty-free and vegan-friendly line of nail lacquers made with great quality and in superb shades. Their motto, “Beauty doesn’t have to to be toxic,” sums up just what this brand is all about in a nutshell—or nail polish bottle to be exact.
Founder Patrice Anderson was inspired to create such a line of nail polishes from her love of of mani-pedis and good and organic things. Her inspiration led to the creation of polishes that are certified green and 5-free, meaning that there is no formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Camphor, or Formaldehyde Resin in the ingredients. Instead, the polishes are made with just the right amount of organic ingredients to create polishes that won’t hurt your nails but will instead make them look simply gorgeous in all the right ways, of course.
Each season’s colors are influenced by its customers, so this season Void Beauty was all about rich and nourishing colors for the soul. Check out some of these beautiful polishes, but first read on as founder Patrice Anderson herself lets us in on the inspiration to this delectable brand.

Cliché: What made you want to create nail polishes that were organic? Where did you gain inspiration from?
Patrice Anderson: My nails are so sensitive that I’ve always been very particular about the products that I use. I started learning more about polish ingredients. I also found that I was “color directing.” I could never find just the right hue. I wanted to add just a touch of something. I was filling a VOID, but I also wanted to make sure that our products were void of things that aren’t so good for us.
How do you go about creating these polishes?  What is your creative process for the names, colors, etc.?
I wanted the names to be fun and memorable, nothing too serious. The hues remind me of places that I’ve visited and the vibrant hues that you’ll see in those countries or cities or even people.
What are your favorites out of the polishes you have created? Name a must-have for the holidays for our readers!
Rise & Shine is one of my favorites. It’s something that my mom and grandmother would say to us every morning. A must-have color for the holidays and one that I absolutely love is Silver Lining. I’ve been wearing it periodically with Ride or Die Red.
Any hopes/dreams/New Year’s resolutions for Void Beauty in the New Year?
Absolutely. We’re exploring new hues. We’ve also been testing some cuticle treatments.
Head on over to www.voidbeauty.com to purchase some polishes of your own. Stay in the know to what this brand is getting into as well via their social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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Earth Day 2014

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Today April 22, 2014, more  than a billion people around the world will celebrate Earth Day. It is the 44th anniversary of the annual day of action, and it has become a global environmental event. Earth Day originally began in 1970, when 20 million people across the United States rallied for increased protection of the environment. Back then some of the major issues included  dirty air, toxic water, pollution, and a hole in the ozone layer. Today’s issues are a lot more modern, but just as scary.
Modern environmental threats such as global climate change, are what Gina McCarthy (the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator) calls “one of the most significant, if not the most significant, public health issue of our time.” (National Geographic) This year’s Earth Day theme is “green cities”,  because for the first time in history more than half of the people on earth live in urban cities. Emphasis is being put on different parts of city infrastructure and how they can be transformed to be more sustainable and eco-friendly.
According to McCarthy, the impact of that first Earth Day has been profound, and since then  the nation’s air and water have become dramatically cleaner, and lead has disappeared from gasoline; while the economy has more than doubled in size. It is very important for us as consumers to be aware of how we effect the earth, and to take more time to inquire about efforts to prevent any further destruction. To celebrate Earth Day 2014, we should stop and admire nature, thank green plants for the oxygen they provide, and just be kinder to Mother Earth in general. It is our planet, and our responsibility to take care of it.
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