Monday, March 31, 2008

ease up there, mama kitty....


me, oh, my... no pie is the least of their troubles.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

beauty from within

this woman is so otherworldly gorgeous that she resonates with you days later, but it is her work that is making the most lasting impression. siamanda founded beberavi to support the women in her village in kenya. so far she has founded an orphanage and a school and she does it with the 40's knitted frocks she designs and sells to high-end shops such as barney's and flora + henri. *all* of the proceeds are returned to the village whose hands have earned it.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

All The Better To Kiss You With, my dear!


My dear friend Sally at greyfinch is telling me that I should blog more. So....here goes nuffin'.....

! We have launched in 28 locations now of Nordstrom in their new Well Beauty Section. This is an organic and all natural beauty bar and we are thrilled to see department stores going green. Stop by to try some 'All The Better To Kiss You With' Chai Mandarin, Lavender Vanilla or Pepperminty certified organic lip balm. Our truly organic products (the only one Nordstrom carries that is certified organic) are made in the usa, use recyclable packaging, and we plant a tree with every order to offset carbon emissions. Visit all the better to kiss you with if you don't have a Nordstrom in your city.

***Read your labels!**** Everyone is using the word 'organic' now on chemical formulations and using only one or two organic ingredients. The only way to know what you are getting is to read the label. If you see a USDA certified organic logo ( as seen on our lip balm) you are guaranteed the product is tracked from seed to finished product and uses no chemicals.

Avoid all products using methylparaben and propylparaben as they are being linked to breast cancer. I thought everyone knew this, but, I'm horrified that new skincare lines (even those created by doctors) are still using parabens AND phenoxyethanol/antifreeze ( just pick one cancer-causing ingredient, if you must- you don't need to use ALL of them!)

Additionally, why do they think it's necessary to make soap and then make a lotion and put them both in the bathroom together? Why even produce a soap that strips your hands so much that it's imperative to follow with lotion? Why are we accustomed to this? The soap should be mild enough to not dry out your hands. Imagine what it's doing to your baby in the bathtub!

Visit safecosmetics to rate the products in your bathroom cabinet. You'll be surprised!

xo

beluga

My five year old is always asking why I like babies so much. All she hears is 'BABYBEARSHOP, babies, babies, babies!' She would prefer animal illustrations on the packaging and animal reviews. She is currently working on her own Save The Whale campaign, which will be launched in my next life when I have time to help a five year old launch her business. For now, she's content to save the environment all by herself.

For spring break, we went on a girls only week-long road trip to Florida. We stopped at the atlanta aquarium and upon viewing the beauty of the Beluga Whales, I learned three things about them that makes me love them all the more:

1. They nurse their babies for 2-3 years.
2. 40% of their body weight is pure blubber.
3. They are always smiling.

Monday, March 03, 2008

be kind.

be the
strength not to fight
the power not to push
the love not to hate
and the freedom not to fear