Seabuck Wonders Skincare Review

Friends have you ever heard of sea-buckthorn?!  I honestly had not until the lovely folks at Seabuck Wonders contacted me to review their skin care products. (image via A Daily Apple) Sea-buckthorn is a small berry that is packed with lots of things that are good for you, including about 15 times more vitamin C than an orange, the third highest source of vitamin E in the plant world, amino acids and way more (source).  You can read on about… View Post

7 Easy Up-Dos for Summer

Hi friends! Right now I have about medium length hair and let me tell you I am boooooorred with it, but the other side of that coin is I also like things really really easy! So I scoured the internet for easy up-dos that I think are simple enough for even the lazy girl…I’m pointing to me 😳 . 1.  Messy Four Braid Up-do / 2.  Braided Do / 3.  Twist and Pin /  4.  Messy Side Bun / 5. … View Post

My Cruelty Free Summer Lips

Tarte LipSurgence Skintuitve Lip Tint Energy- $24 and Yes to Carrots Color Balm Rosy Bloom-$5.99 So these are my two summer go to’s for lips this year! In general I’m a pretty low maintenance girl and in the summer I am even lower maintenance. These two options are totally no brainers and always manage to work and are of course cruelty free. For reference, my lips are pretty mauvy and naturally have a deep color. Colors really do look different… View Post

Ethical Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is just around the corner here in the U.S, so definitely time to get on something special for the daddies out there! Here are some wonderful ethical gifts for the dads in your life :). Cedar Wood Bottle Opener Set-$57.95 Handmade Silk Tie-$26.00 Fair Trade Sudoku Game-$32.00 $24.00 Upcycled Tent Travel Kit-$38.00 Beer Making Kits-$40.00 Hammock-$82.00 $74.69 Actual Game Baseball Bat Bottle Openers-$85.00-$125.00 Herbal Men’s Shaving Set-$90.00 Pops You’re the Tops Card-$5.00 View Post

Ethical Gifts for Mother’s Day-It’s Not Too Late!

So friends Mother’s Day is this Sunday! It’s one of my favorites because I’m lucky to have 2 wonderful women as amazing mother figures so I’m always racking my brain to get them something very thoughtful to make them feel super special. BUT sadly I tend to last minute shop! Bad habit, I know! But luckily all of these ethical mother’s day gifts can be shipped with time to spare for Mother’s Day this Sunday! 1. – Kiko Glass Frame… View Post

Cruelty-Free Skin Care from the Drugstore

Hi friends! I’ve been meaning to do a post about cruelty-free skin care available right from your local Walgreens, CVS or Duane Reader and when Kimberlee tweeted me that her cousin was looking for cruelty free skin care I thought well, no better time than the present. All the products in this post are cruelty free, paraben free and made in the USA annnnnd you can probably find them at a drugstore near you! My Cruelty Free Face Routine Some… View Post

Ethical Lipstick Roundup-Some New Faves

L-R: Tarte Glamazon 12 Hour Lipstick in Bold-$26; Radiant Cosmetics Moisturizing Lipstick-$18; ZUZU Luxe in Dollhouse Pink-$15.19; Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Spirited-$24 So friends, I’ve gone a little lipstick crazy. Yes, it’s a super commitment to wear lipstick all day and it takes a bit of getting used to, but I love love love the look and adding a dash of color on my lips really makes me feel a little bolder and braver no matter what I’m wearing.… View Post

My Favorite Ethical Finds of 2012

One of my favorite things about writing made-to-travel is researching experimenting, reviewing and being inspired by all kinds of new ethical products that I share with you. 2012 was a GREAT year for discovery, so I’d like to reintroduce you to some of my favorite new ethical finds of 2012. 1. Compassion Couture-a fantastic  shop for ethical shoes, bags, and jewelry (seen here) 2. Osborn Shoes-the gorgeous collaborations Osborn did with artists was just amazing (post here) 3. EcoSwim-ethical swimwear… View Post

Getting Pretty with DAHLiiA

Last month I went to the Lulu’s Style Studio event with some darling ladies: Katy, Alex and Nnenna (you can see their recaps here, here, and here) and I was surprised and really happy to see so many natural beauty products at the event! The brand that caught my attention in a real way was DAHLiiA and I was really thrilled that Dahlia (the beautiful founder) gave me a sample of the Starlight Silver to take home. Now friends you… View Post

My Perfect Shade of Berry

Berried color lips is something that has been on my wish list since crisp autumn has come to New York and I’ve found my perfect touch of berry in a Moisturizing Lipstick in Berry Jam by a wonderful and unique cosmetic line radiant cosmetics. What makes radiant cosmetics unique is their company’s mission: “Our mission is the help garner awareness for human trafficking by raising funds through cosmetics, to provide resources for those on the forefront of change as well… View Post

Shop For MORE-A Green Option for a Close Shave

Friends, I don’t have a perfect lifestyle and while I try to incorporate as much ethical shopping as I can there is definitely so much I still need to do! Which is why I really love Annabella’s approach (post here): start one item at a time! So I get back from vacation and open my luggage to find the Gillette Venus Razor I’ve had for years broken in half. I was about to go to CVS to buy a new… View Post