Posts tagged ‘Green Envy Eco-Boutique’
Unless you’re in the tax bracket that takes the “Lexus December to Remember Sales Event” seriously, you probably have a budget to keep ion mind as you Christmas shop. That’s why I’ve highlighted some fab affordable stocking stuffers you can find in Newport that I think any gift getter would be happy to unwrap.
This amazing nautical look is what happens when preppy style meets eco-friendly fabric. Made of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and dyed with low-impact dyes, this super-comfy, all-occasion dress by Synergy is one of those summer staples you pair with flats for a day of shopping or sky-high wedges for a night on the town. The boat neck and knee-length hemline make for a sophisticated look while the figure flattering attached belt can tie in back or wrap around to one side. So just think: adding this piece to your summer line-up will both boost your wardrobe and environmental responsibility.
It’s here. It’s actually been here for a few weeks, but if you’ve been denying the fact that we’re in the throes of autumn up ‘til now, the jig is up. It is downright chilly. It’s time to embrace new colors from head to toe, including for nails. There are some amazing shades and collections being offered through various lines.
ArchBeauty has some beautiful bold hues from butter LONDON, famous for their high fashion, non-toxic nail lacquers with names like All Hail the Queen, Cheeky Chops and Come to Bed Red. Oh, and their Horse Power Nail Fertilizer includes “Horsetail,” a nutrient-rich herb high in silica, which helps to grow and strengthen nails while acting as a glossy clear coat.
Over at The Apothecary, RGB is the nail line of choice and with good reason: it’s chip-resistant, chemical free, cruelty free and made in the USA. It’s a celebrity favorite— Diane Kruger, Zoë Saldana, Lea Michele, Emma Watson, Jessica Alba, Sophia Bush and Michelle Williams have all been seen sporting RGB and Allure magazine just chose RGB as a favorite eco-friendly nail polish line.
At Green Envy Eco-Boutique in Brick Market Place, where owner Rachel’s entire product offering share an environmentally conscious approach, nail care is no different. Karma Organic Nail Polishes and soy-based, biodegradable, odorless Nail Polish Remover are refreshingly safe and the polish has a nice array of shades.
None of the three of these lines contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP (it’s all of the fashion without any of the funk!) and retail under $20.
Good news—eco-friendly fashion, beauty and accessories are no longer a specialty market they’re officially chic and mainstream. Any organic cotton devotee can testify to the tactile difference this super soft material feels against your skin versus a standard synthetic textile. I love this organic cotton bandeau dress (above) by ecoKashmere which can by worn a ton of creative ways—even as a sassy skirt, available at Green Envy Eco-Boutique in Newport’s Brick Market Place and via their online shopping site. It’s just $62 and is available in a variety of colors.
I’m also crazy about their Terra Plana heels at right (yes, I said eco-friendly high heels!) which are 100% eco-friendly and Fair Trade certified. Made from recycled materials, no two pairs are exactly alike.
Celebrate Earth Day in style!
I bought a set of Farmaesthetics travel sizes last Christmas for a stocking stuffer (that was much appreciated), and when I popped in last month, I spotted this great little set that comes in a pretty little package. The Farmaesthetics Facial-to-Go ($33) includes travel-size glass bottles of Fine Herbal Cleanser (1 fl. oz), Nourishing Lavender Milk (1 fl. oz), and Sweet Milk and Lavender Buds Facial Exfoliate (1 oz). The kit is ideal for travelers, in and out of the gym, and for any Farmaesthetics first-timer to sample the cetified organic, paraben-free line that is absent of all dyes, fragrances, fillers, petroleum and talc. Facial-to-go is available at the Farmaesthetics flagship shop on Bellevue Avenue, at Green Envy Eco-Boutique in Brick Market Place and Most Naturally in Narragansett.
Shopping for an already Farmaesthetics fan? The newly introduced herbal serum Complexion Conserve ($48) restores radiance and vitality to the skin. The vitamin-filled elixir, which contains carrot seed oil, rose otto oil, soy oil and vitamin E, is said to: accelerate the skin’s natural repair process, minimize pigmentation and inflammation, and restores elasticity to skin in need (including the dehydrated, stressed or sun-damaged). It was recently reviewed following a month-long trial on facesoverfifty.com and came through with a glowing rave.
SAVINGS TIP: Shop on on Farmaesthetics.com and for every full size product you purchase, you will receive a FREE luxury travel size of the same product by entering promo code “Stockingstuffer” at checkout. Good through December 10th.
This week’s Deals & Steals is all about bettering the mind, body and spirit. Let’s start with shopping for a cause: Alex & Ani is doing their part for Haitian relief by offering one of their signature expandable bangles, the Cornelian, at a discounted price of $18 (normally $28), with 100% of all profits donated to Project USA. Project USA, a private 509a foundation, was started by the creators of Alex and Ani to give back to the local and world community by providing offering aid to those who need it the most. With the money raised from the Cornelian Expandable Wire Bangle, Project USA will donate all profits to Doctors Without Borders to help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti. It features a Russian Gold or Russian Silver finish plated over a brass base and is adorned with a Cornelian stone. While we adore the Bowen’s Wharf location, this “Charity by Design” bangle is being offered exclusively online. Visit www.alexandani.com to get yours today.
Green Envy Eco-Boutique in Newport’s Brick Market Place is also stepping up to the cause. From February 1st through 14th, Green Envy will donate 10% of the proceeds of all fair trade items sold to Haiti Relief and Development through the American Red Cross. Fair trade items there include clothing, jewelry, accessories and house wares−and the majority of them are organic and eco-friendly as well. Help the earth, help mankind.
At both the Newport and Portsmouth Pink Pineapple locations, for every person who donates $5 or more at the shop or over the phone to the American Red Cross, the Pink Pineapple will add another piece of clothing to the shipment headed to those in need.
You can even get beautiful for a cause thanks to the ladies at Ki-Ra Salon. The beauty hot spot is hosting their annual Pay it Forward Food Drive now through February 13th (get glam for Valentine’s Day!) and will offer 30% off services over $25 and all products to clients who donate a bag of non-perishable food or unused personal hygiene products. Stock up on Aquage, Bilolage, Moroccan Oil, Nioxin, Redken for Men, flat irons, OPI nail polish, brushes, and more. Have you been thinking about a mid-winter beauty boost with highlights, extensions, keratin treatments or other services? Reward yourself by supporting a great cause! All donations are made to local food pantries and shelters.
Finally, downward dog at a discount at Newport’s Soma Yoga, where right now you can get 20% off on all class cards (and gift certificates). The zen-like studio is cozy and calming, promising to help you forget the frigid temps outside while you work up a sweat inside.
Alex & Ani, 1 Bowens Wharf, Newport, alexandani.com
Green Envy Eco-Boutique, 223 Goddard Row in Brick Market Place, Newport, (401) 619-1993, greenenvyshop.com
Pink Pineapple, 380 Thames Street, Newport (401) 849-8181; and 106 Clock Tower Road, Portsmouth, (401) 293-5490, pinkpineapplecashmere.com
Ki-Ra Salon, 6 West Marlborough Street Newport, (401) 847-5472, kirasalon.com
Soma Yoga, 2 Pond Avenue, Newport, (401) 846-7662, somayoganewport.com