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bp shops: shopcaster.com

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Purchase S.W. Basics/Sprout over here.

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at the studio: blushpretty shopping event: thursday, february 7, 2013

Who is in the mood for cupcakes? What about cupcakes, wine, and some great shopping deals?


Have I caught your attention?

On Thursday February 7, 2013 we will be having a special shopping party at the studio. Visit us between the hours of 4:00 and 7:30 pm for a fun evening of accessories shopping (Stella+dot, The Funk Shop, anyone?), trying on new lipstick colours, (Interested in LippyGirl? And how about Revolution Organics?), and maybe dancing with the idea changing up your skincare routine for 2013 (care to try Pure+simple or Consonant Body? Have you heard about Sprout?).

In addition to wine and cupcakes, let’s treat yourself to some more instant gratification, yes? That night eyebrow grooming services will be just $5, plus all purchases will be discounted 15%.

To join us, please RSVP by email to beautymail@blushpretty.com.

We hope to see you then!

-s-

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fresh year, fresh start: the green

Alright. So I have spent the week chatting you up with new base products, lip colours, blushes, liners, and mascaras. A whole bunch of items you can either add to your kit or create a whole new one with (the latter sounds so much more fun, doesn’t it?). But here is something to think about: greening your routine …

I know. It is hard to give up on your hard-working, quality, lush, not-so-green products. They work for you. They last long and stay put throughout the day. They make you feel great about yourself. Why change? It’s true – nothing can really replace that red lip color you have loved for years. Or the cleanser that has kept you clear since high school. I get it. But I also know that choosing better products for your skin, health and for the environment is in the back of your mind too. You want to try but don’t know where to begin. With the onset of many new and independent brands, you aren’t sure what really works and what doesn’t. Lastly, some of those green brands can be a bit pricey! Believe me I know.

So how about for the new year, you aim to switch out or incorporate one (or two if you’re an over-achiever) organic beauty product to your routine? Manageable, right? Easy on the budget, yes? Here are some suggestions.

rms beauty “un” cover-up

Since we use base products ALL over the face, it makes sense to try and green yourself here first. After all, what you put on your skin goes IN your skin. With four colours in the range, you can find a colour that suits you best or mix to match. Lightweight and creamy, this “un” cover-up blends easily and hides imperfections well. You can also layer to build coverage. In small clear pots, a little bit goes a long way! Available at The Detox Market and online.

S.W. Basics of Brooklyn Cleanser

Imagine a product with no more than five ingredients that takes off your makeup and cleans the face with the swipe of a cotton pad. Repeat: five ingredients. All organic. Stop imagining and just try it. So easy to use and so gentle on the skin, this cleanser removes dirt, makeup (even mascara) and grime with ease. Nighttime cleaning has never been breezier. Just moisten a cotton pad and wipe the skin, rinse with water. You are done. Available at BlushPretty. (Ahem)

Ilia Beauty Lipstick

Before, you could only find organic lipsticks in very sheer shades of everyday basics and neutrals. That was before. With Ilia, you can find brighter pinks and deeper reds. Complete with long wear and a creamy, no drag, application these lipsticks provide all the pigment you need for bold lips. No more worrying about how much lead is in your lipstick and how much of it you are consuming … there are options out there for you! Available at Jacob+Sebastian and The Detox Market.

So this ends our fresh year, fresh start series … What do I have in store for you next week? Well, I suppose you will just have to come back …

-s-

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