Jul 24, 2015

Our Summer Faves!

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Summer is in full swing and these sizzling, sunny days are urging us to let some sunshine in! There is something about feeling extra pretty in the summer, so we wanted to share a few of our favorite new things to make it easy.

And, if you are headed on a vacay soon, you’ll want to pack these goodies to take along!

Pelcor’s Sunshine Tote (online at Pelcor.com)

We love these bright cotton canvas totes! This roomy bag was made for fun in the sun, and the inside pockets are great for those smaller essentials.

Zoya Nail Polish (Salons and spas nationwide and ZOYA.com)

Zoya is good for you and good on you! Totally upgrade your mani and pedi with a pop of color with their toxin-free polish. It’s also safe for mommies-to-be!

Whish Shave Cream (select flavors available at ULTA Beauty Stores, ulta.com and Nordstrom.com)

Let this make your constant summer shaving a little more polished with Whish’s formula just for the ladies. The coconut and jojoba seed oils hydrate the skin so you can skip the extra moisturizer afterwards and the flavors are so yummy!

Wet Brush’s Natural Brush (at professional salons nationwide and wetbrush.com)

Keep this brush in the beach bag! It was created especially for tangled hair, so you can gently brush through your hair with damage or breaking. Works on all hair textures, too.

VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer (at select beauty retailers and online at NeimanMarcus.com and Dermstore.com)

Get your glow on with this luxurious moisturizer. It’s formulated with the highest level of plant-based phytoestrogens along with peptides, proteins and nourishing ingredients to stimulate collagen and restore your skin’s vitality after spending days in the sun.

hello Toothpastes (Target, Target.com, Walgreens, Duane Reade, Stop n’ Shop and other retailers nationwide)

Did you know many of your favorite toothpaste brands contain artificial sweeteners? Say goodbye to those and hello to these natural options! Available in Supermint, Pink Grapefruit Mint and Mojito Mint, hello toothpastes prevent cavities and strengthen enamel without all of the chemical yuck.

Mineral Fusion Lipsticks (Whole Foods and online at MineralFusion.com)

Grab one of these 100% vegan and gluten-free lipsticks from Mineral Fusion in one of the new summer shades (the Melon is gorg). These are infused with antioxidants like Pomegranate and other natural conditioners like Shea Butter and Jojoba. Smooth, supple lips are a summer must-have!

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Jul 20, 2015

Green Beauty: Miracle Skin Transformer

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According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne affects over 40 million Americans. Nearly 85 percent of all people have acne at some point in their lives, so whether those pesky pimples have been a pain for years or have popped up more recently, you’re not alone. And, the good news—there are chemical-free products out there to help!

We’ve tried a few eco-friendly acne-fighters this summer, so we’ll share a few faves in the next few weeks. Here’s our first pick to help banish the breakouts before your wedding day!

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A skin-perfecting tinted skin enhancer that creates a flawless finish as it moisturizes and treats acne prone skin, while fighting future breakouts. Long wear, natural coverage conceals imperfections instantly, helping to diminish the appearance of blemishes, pores, acne scars and uneven skin tone for a smooth, matte, flawless finish.


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Jul 13, 2015

Real Weddings: Maya + Collin

We featured Maya and Collin’s Costanoa wedding a bit ago, and since their anniversary is coming up in a few weeks, we’re swooning over their wedding today! Just beautiful!

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Photographer:  Julie Kay Kelly Photography

Event Planner:  Dream a Little Dream Events

Floral Designer:  Tessa’s Garden

Reception Venue:  Costanoa

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Jul 10, 2015

Real Weddings: Laura + Bjorn

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How adorable are these two?

Laura + Bjorn are an Earth-outdoor-canoe-adventure lovin’ duo who celebrated their first anniversary a few weeks ago!  The two met at a youth camp where they were both working for the summer and, years later, they opted to host their wedding there. All of the decor was made from refurbished, recycled goods.  Love it!

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Many Eco-Beautiful Anniversary wishes to Laura + Bjorn!

Photography: Jessica Holleque

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Jul 8, 2015

Real Wedding Sneak Peek

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This week’s featured couple bought their passion for a few things (one of them being canoe adventures!) into their eco-friendly wedding.  What a cool way to make an entrance!

More to come!

Photography: Jessica Holleque

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Jul 6, 2015

Real Wedding Rewind: Eva + Trevor

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Eva and Trevor held their eco-friendly wedding and reception in New Hampshire at a tree farm.  The naturally-beautiful setting (complete with a lovely pond) didn’t need much décor, so the couple accented the ceremony and reception with lush florals and a few vintage items, including family portraits.

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The bride chose to wear her grandmother’s wedding dress for their traditional Jewish ceremony, and the couple added to the wedding’s vintage flair with assorted plates and napkins borrowed from each of their families.

 Eva is also a professional cake designer (obviously an amazingly talented one!) and she opted to design the wedding cake for their day.

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Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Eva and Trevor!

Photographer:  Rodeo & Co. Photography

Floral Designer:  Emily Herzig Floral Studio

Reception Venue:  The Rocks Estate

Cake Designer: Siren Cake Studio

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