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Saturday, April 3, 2010



So April 22nd is Earth Day and I am a huge green activist and I try to do as much as I can to reduce my carbon footprint, even down to the makeup and clothing I wear. I figured I would share these tips on how to live a green life but still live stylishly. 

On a recent trip into Sephora, ssh don't tell Ulta, I found Tarte Cosmetics, which is makeup that is 98% free of parabens, petro-chemicals, phthalates, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances.  I bought the most gorgeous eyeshadow kit with 10 eyeshadows a full size duo brush, eyelid primer, and a duel ended eyeliner for $44, which I feel is a steal. What is even better is that all the shadows are refillable so instead of having to toss the kit away you can replace it with either the same shadows or any other Tarte shadows. It's a steal and yet its still eco-friendly. I definitely will be buying more of this makeup in the future!

Another green tip I want to share is something I am sure many of you stylelistas have heard of, its called recycling your old electronics and getting cash back for them! Through Gazelle you can get cash for your used gadgets instead of tossing them and filling up landfills. All you have to do is visit the website and search for your electronic and provide them with some basic information about it, they price it accordingly, and then they send you a pre-paid recycled box to put your gadgets in and then you just drop it off at the post office! Once they receive your package, they inspect the item(s) and give you a price based on what they have seen and they either recycle it or refurbish it. You get your money in about a week through pay pal or a gift card and thats all you have to do! It is one of the coolest ways to reduce your carbon footprint and earn money! I have sold my old blackberry and old ipod and gotten a good price for each. Obviously the more used it is the less you will most likely get but it honestly depends and they give you a fair and reasonable price for all items so you don't have to worry about being scammed. Also through the month of April, they are sharing a green tip everyday on their website and their Twitter page in honor or Earth Day. This is a definite stylelista must!


Well I could go on all day about eco-friendly tips and ideas but I won't go on forever, 
so until next time..... live stylishly


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