Earth Day products

Earth Month: Kiss My Face

I've been a fan of Kiss My Face since high school when I tried out one of their lip balms, solely because of the name. (I totally cheated on Lip Smackers at the time!!) Since then, I have been converted and always have one of the SPF lip balms on hand for my beach days. I live for SPF products, just because I'll burn to a crisp without them, but tend to be a bit lazy with sunscreen application because it takes so long to apply. This girl is a whole lotta fair skin! So, the spray versions of sunscreens have become my more recent go-to over the past few years. Kiss My Face has this rad "bare naked body mist" which is SPF 30, filled with natural mineral sun blocking agents and "Antioxidant Defenders" (Vitamin C/E, Green Tea, Goji Berry Extract, Aloe, Olive Oil, Shea Butter), plus is free of parabens and other artificial fragrances.

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The best part is spraying it on because it's so light. It reminds me of the consistency of an aerosol hair spray because the particles are so small.

 

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I keep it in my tote for on-the-go application when I'm outside at the farmers' market or hiking in the hills. It also gives a pretty sheen right after application without feeling thick, goopy, or super greasy. If Kiss My Face was a person, I'd totally kiss their face.

Kiss My Face www.kissmyface.com Price – $1+ Varieties – lip balms, sunscreen, moisturizer, deodorant, and olive oil soaps.

Earth Month: Paddywax Candles

Paddywax was a brand that I found out about after one of my strolls through Anthropologie. Yeah, I treat Anthro like a little park of sorts. I walk through the entrance and then over to the home goods area to check out the gorgeous plates, then over to the jewelry racks to try on necklaces, then a quick perusal through the books, and then back around to the scents section where I sniff and spritz. I get a little workout walking through the store while getting tons of inspiration at the same time. Win-win. I just saw that Paddywax has the coolest ECO Green collection and the packaging comes from...wait for it...upcycled wine bottles! (Now question, who's the one sipping the vino from all those bottles?? Totally kidding...kind of.)

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I love that the candles are soy and hand poured but the best part is the sustainability of the containers. Once you're through burning, you've got a new jewelry holder, a little vase to grow herbs in, or in my case a container to hold all my safety pins in!

 

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The scents also make you feel like you're at the Farmers' Market as they include Basil + Cucumber, Rosemary + Citrus, and Thyme + Olive Leaf. Super cool concept from a super earth friendly brand!

Paddywax www.paddywax.com Price – $9+ Varieties – candles, diffuser oil, handwash, and triple milled soap.