It’s the holiday season and you know what that means: GIVEAWAYS! I’ve been watching my Instagram intently, almost obsessively, and making note of all the green beauty giveaways you should know about. All of these brands are cruelty free, natural/non-toxic and vegan friendly. Most of them are happening on Instagram so most likely you will need an Instagram account to participate. But what better time to join than now! If you create an account, feel free to follow me @dropsoflemonandhoney to hear about new giveaways or one day giveaways as soon as they come in.
Happy December everyone! So I’ve been thinking a lot about advent calendars and gift giving after the whole rush of Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. It always seems like everyone is full gift giving mode once December begins, but this year I’m doing things a little different. Instead of recommending traditional holiday gifts for your loved ones, I’d thought I’d share other forms of gift giving: donations and advocacy. I was inspired by a Glamour magazine article of “31 Days of Giving” where each day highlights an organization that needs our help; I love the idea! So I’ve picked a few of my own favorite organizations to create my own 25 days of giving. If you can donate, donate. If you can advocate and show your support, share it with your friends and family. Let’s make this year about more than just traditional gift giving. Check out Day 5 & 6!
Finally we have all the lifestyle brands to check out this weekend. This will include food products, home decor items and more!
Here’s the next list of the best conscious brand sales this weekend. Check out my first post on ethical fashion sales here and a little more about my thoughts on Black Friday. This post is all about green beauty brands which means they have natural, non-toxic, eco-friendly and vegan products. I’ve also included a few eco friendly, cruelty free and vegan makeup brushes in this list. So here’s my list of green beauty sales you need to check out.
Let’s be honest, everyone likes a good sale on their favorite brands or products. But over the past few years, Black Friday has become something more than a just few sales. It’s taken over one of the very few holidays that isn’t about material possessions: THANKGIVING. So with that in mind, I hope that you shop smart and consciously this Black Friday & Cyber Monday weekend. Always ask yourself if you need each product, if the sale is actually worth it (or if it’s just hype) and if the company you’re purchasing from supports your values.
Finding the perfect lip balm for me is very difficult. I suffer from chapped lips all year round and the worst is in the winter. I’ve also tried many lip balms in the past, but only a handful ever work. As a green beauty blogger I am careful to only try lip balms that fit my criteria for clean and non-toxic ingredients. So when I was lucky enough to receive a Coco Loco Coconut Oil Lip Balm to try out, I thought why not? After trying this lip balm out for a few months, here’s what I think.