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We're thrilled to announce a new organic and eco-friendly line to the b-glowing family, ILIA Pure Lip Care! Specializing in products specifically designed for our smackeroos, each item is customized to make sure the lips are protected and moisturized at all times. The Ilia range consists of 6 products that each have a targeted mission: to illuminate, condition, exfoliate and give amazing contemporary color!
The ILIA Lipsticks come in six different shades that can be worn alone or layered to create your own signature lip color. The staff favorite is Neon Angel because its a bright fuchsia similar to Nars' Schiap and glides on so smoothly.
One of the most ingenious products in the range is the Lip Exfoliator. Typically I'd use a sugar scrub and manually exfoliate/rinse but this is in stick form making the process a lot less messy. Simply apply it on your lips like you would lipstick and tiny granules of volcanic stone powder gently exfoliates and soften. Follow up with ILIA's Lip Conditioner, an everyday balm filled with Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil that you'll want on your desk, by your bed and in your purse.
Although the range really looks after the lip area it does have some fabulous multi-purpose products like the ILIA Illuminator that can be worn on cupids bow, inner corners of eyes and upper cheekbones to radiate and bring out your best features. ILIA's Multi-Stick is the same thing but with more intensified color. Sweep across any area and you're out the door!
ILIA Pure Lip Color products contain 85% organic ingredients and their chic cases are made of recycled aluminum making it a brand you can trust, naturally.
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Green has never looked so good. Not the shade my dears but the lifestyle. Eco conscious and environmentally friendly beauty products are hotter than ever, especially since the stigma that organic beauty products aren't as good have been proven wrong again and again with brands like Vapour Organic Beauty, Rahua, Shea Terra Organics and our latest arrival, Ilia! This wonderful brand, with a focus on lip loving, has earned the admiration from Elle magazine in their 2012 Green Stars, an annual guide to the best natural beauty buys.
Ilia's Lipstick was included in the Saturday Night Fever section, or, earth friendly picks for a night out on the town. The formulations are highly pigmented as well as super hydrating and come in a variety of fashion forward lip shades that can be worn alone or layered to create your own signature lip color. We love the bold shades Arabian Nights and Bang Bang!
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It's the first day of summer which also happens to be National PDA (public display of affection) Day! Make sure you're giving lots of kisses to your significant other in pops of color. See below a list of our go-to staff favorites to not only leave a great lip tattoo on your man's cheek but look amazing as well!
Bre's recent pink obsession has led her to By Terry's Rouge Terrybly Lipstick in Cupid Peony. She describes it as somewhere between a fuchsia and baby pink and has been wearing it non stop in the office. Bre gets dry lips on occasion and one of her biggest pet peeves are lipsticks that are dehydrating and get stuck in the cracks after the rest of color has worn off. By Terry's lipsticks glide on so smoothly and stays moist the entire time, without bleeding or drying. If you're going to spend $49 on a lipstick, this one is well worth it….says Bre.
Erika loves to mix up soft neutrals and bright pops of color from day to day. Today was a neutral day as she rocked Ilia Lip Conditioner in Nobody's Baby. It's a sheer touch of soft, romantic color that is perfect for an everyday hue. Who knew that organic lip products could be so good? Only the b-glowing girls in the know that's who! The Ilia tinted lip conditioners contain organic ingredients to soothe and condition the lips.
Kelsey (aka Higgins) is a bit saucy and is really loving experimenting with bright lipsticks, glosses and stains. When the new Butter London Lippys arrived she was the first to grab Butter London's Lippy in Snog a red/hot pink hybrid. Just like their nail lacquers, the Lippys are long wearing and heavily pigmented, giving instant color transformation to lips without having the longer application process time as a lipstick.
Katelyn is our latest beauty recruit and she cannot praise Ilia Lipstick more. Her color favorite is Neon Angel (the hottest pink) and she swears by it's lasting power and the summery smell! Ilia Lipsticks contain not only nourishing ingredients like Jojoba Oil, but also essential oils like Jasmine and Orange Blossom.
From left to right: Bre in By Terry Cupid Peony, Erika in Ilia Lip Conditioner Nobody's Baby, Kelsey in Butter London Lippy in Snog, and Kately in Ilia Lipstick Neon Angel
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The eyes are the window to the soul and the lips are just as alluring and provacative. We need to take good care of our lip pillows 365 days a year to keep them readily soft and kissable. The skin on the lips is a lot thinner and sensitive than our bodies so we need to be mindful of the products we use to address the issues of cracked skin and dry lips. Take a gander at some of our picks to keep them pucker-iffic!
First step to soft lips is to exfoliate and there's nothing better or more yummy smelling than Sara Happ's Limited Edition Blood Orange Lip Scrub. Tiny, granular sugar crystals gently exfoliates flaky skin to leave lips incredibly soft and supple. One of my favorite products ever, this is gentle enough to use once a week. Try your best not to be tempted to eat any, it smells that enticing.
If you'd like to forego the step of needing a sink then Ilia's handy Lip Exfoliator comes in lipstick form and can be used daily. Organic ingredients blended with tiny granules of volcanic stone powder gently exfoliate lips. There's no need to rinse, simply follow up with a lip conditioner to seal in moisture.
For lip conditioning like no other may I tempt you and your wallet with By Terry's Baume de Rose SPF 15. This rose like no other (it smells of the classic flower), is a melt away balm that has become the must have of Hollywood stars because of its ability to repair, nourish, regenerate the lip area and leave a beautiful soft glossy sheen in it's wake. It can also be used as a salve to strengthen your cuticles!
Don't let lips go naked! You've buffed and conditioned them to perfection, now it's time to get them noticed with a hint of color with Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss. Choose from 12 different shades from soft peach to the brightest blood red that will keep lips shiny and smooth without feeling greasy or slippery.
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There's no time like summer to break out those bright popsicle and sherbet shades. Neon knows no boundaries so feel free to apply on nails, eyelids and lips! However, a little word to the wise, just like jewelry it's a good idea to choose one area to focus your beauty statement rather than choosing all three. A turquoise eye, hot pink cheek and bright orange lip might be a little overkill, unless you're walking on a runway. Here are a few fun high voltage shades to adorn yourself with this summer season…
Make an eye-popping statement with By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Fizzy Jade Or Paradise Island. These crayon inspired eye shadows can literally be drawn on for precise contouring as well as easily blended out to create more of a smoky look. Both of these shades remind me of the sea with Fizzy Jade being a gorgeous soft green and Paradise Island a turquoise blue. They're made with pearl proteins, present in the form of micronized powder which allows for a creamy, melt away eyeshadow that creates a lifting light effect and has infallible hold.
Lips are meant to be noticed. Forego your neutral soft pink gloss and go high octave with staff favorite Ilia Lipstick in Neon Angel. We can't get enough of fuchsia this season and when it's this easy to apply and consists of organic ingredients that tint and condition our skin it's a beauty junkie no brainer.
First looks at the outer packaging of Armour Beauty Lucy Opaque Lip Gloss initially frightened me. It. Is. So. Orange. However, I pushed past the initial fear and am so glad I did. Let's just say everybody at the office was asking me what gloss I was wearing. It doesn't go as bold as what you'd think but still gives a highly pigmented coral orange shade in it's wake. Totally in love with this Lucille Ball inspired gloss!
Actress and singer Miley Cyrus is a big fan of RGB nail lacquers. She has been seen about hollywood land rocking many different shades but her favorite seems to be RGB's Minty. A very pretty mint green, robin's egg inspired shade that is oh so cute for summer!
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Whether you want to call it burgundy, bordeaux or a saturated blue-red hybrid, ox-blood hues are trending big time in the beauty and fashion world. One of the best things about this Fall 2012 color trend is that it looks good on just about everybody! Alexander, Rodarte and Acne all had bursts of this reddish brown luxe shade on the runways so we thought we'd include our favorite ox-blood shaded beauty picks just in case you want to rock it on your nails or lips!
La Moss by Butter London is one their most popular shades as well as a staff favorite around the office for it's deep, mysterious hue. Is it black or is it bordeaux? Depending on the light you find yourself in, it can look like a deep wine color that has been marinating for years. Match it up with the La Moss Lippy for an extra oomph. RGB Cosmetics OxBlood Nail Color is another fantastic option for your nails.
For a rich, true blood stained lip we love Ilia Lipstick in Femme Fatale. This organic lipstick combines pure ingredients and a truly moisturizing formulation that leaves lips begging you to come-hither. An irresisistible shade for a woman who wants to remain mysterious. By Terry's Fall 2012 Luxuriant Collection has included a Mascara Terrybly in Iconic Bordeaux to coat lashes in one of falls trendiest shades as well as activating growth!
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If you want to spend more time dancing and less time primping in the lead up to New Years Eve parties then let us share with you a minimalistic look that still guarantees your makeup will be a head turner. For the b-NATURAL girl, the products featured give the look of pure beauty and many are organic in nature…
After you've prepped your base with your favorite foundation, sweep a bit of the ILIA Multi-Stick in I Put A Spell On You over the cheekbones. This romantic tangerine shade offers a natural fresh faced flush that instantly warms up the whole complexion. Made with Vitamin E and Shea Butter, it is also very conditioning for the skin. Draw in mistletoe kisses with sultry eyes courtesy of the RMS Beauty Cream Eyeshadow in Seduce, an earthy-brown bronze that adds subtle shimmer and really makes eyes pop. Create heightened drama by lining the upper and lower eyelids with Vapour Organic Beauty's Mesmerize Eyeliner in Black and finish off by coating the lashes in the Ultimate Mascara by Becca Cosmetics.
Finally, no look is complete without some color on the lips. We love the ILIA Lipstick in Humble Me because it's the perfect nude with honey brown tones and best of all doesn't dry out lips! Add a touch of Jouer's Cosmetics Essential Lip Enhancer to the cupid's bow and middle part of bottom lip to create a heart shape that will play nicely with soft lighting. Make an entrance and an exit that nobody will forget because they will be wondering where that wift of gorgeous spicy scent came from - White Patchouli by Tom Ford finishes off this radiant holiday look with bergamot, peony, and coriander notes.Read More »
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Rachel Zoe's e-newsletter Zoe Beautiful is sharing their favorite lipsticks to guarantee mistletoe kisses and one of those shades just so happens to be Ilia Lipstick in Ink Pot! A lady with a creative makeup style will appreciate this daring bright violet hued lipstick to add a whimsical touch to any fun party dress. Ilia lipsticks are deeply nourishing and glide on due to their Vitamin E and Shea Butter formulation. Totally organic and totally chic.
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Pastels are everywhere this season in both fashion and beauty. Whether it's a peach blouse or a lilac eye, pastels almost always make an appearance in the spring, regardless of what year it is. Looking to implement this palette into your daily routine? Here are 3 easy ways you can play with pastels, without breaking the bank.
Peach is flattering to every skin tone because it resembles a natural flush. All you have to do is figure out the right tone of peach to flatter your complexion.
Fair - We recommend a softer hue with hints of pink, like IT Cosmetics Airbrush Blush Stain - Sweet Cheeks.
Medium - Go for pigments with more of an orange tint, try Jouer Cosmetics Tint in Fawn.
Darker - Complemented by a peach with a redder base, we recommend By Terry Blush Terrybly - Ultimate Radiance Blush in Beach Bomb.
Say it with a Scarf
If you are new to pastel hues or if there is a new one you want to try, start with a scarf. Colors take a while to get used to, and may not all complement your coloring. Before investing in an expensive dress or jacket, test the trend with something smaller. If you aren't a scarf fan, this can also be accomplished with a necklace, clutch, or ballet flat.
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Pastel eyes! Eyeshadow is a lovely way to pose in pastels, and there is a flattering way to wear every shade! The trick to looking trendy and not … from the 80's, is to combine the pastel with a neutral shade. Here are some examples to get you going.
- Blend a frosty pink lid into a light grey crease, try ILIA Multi-Stick in Tenderly.
- Combine mint green shimmer with a caramel brown eyeliner, try Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Shimmer Treatment in Smitten.
- Mix a classic black smoky eye with a baby blue highlight, try By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow in Paradise Island.
Craving more pastels? Check out our Glitzy Pastels Nail Tutorial on b-glowing TV.
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We are so excited to offer these new Lipstick Crayons from all-natural brand favorite, ILIA!
Available in six flattering shades, these moisturizing lip treats are packed with healing sesame, rose hip, and papaya oils, providing a perfectly smooth application you'll love!
What sets this product apart? Here are our TOP 5 REASONS to rock ILIA Lipstick Crayons:
The convenient twist-up design eliminates the need for messy sharpeners, making them a breeze to travel with, throw in your purse, and re-apply.
The six available shades are complexion-complementing, and look fabulous on all skin tones.
ILIA Lipstick Crayons are made with certified organic ingredients and are both gluten and dairy free.
You will love how these feel on the lips. The hydrating ingredients help the color glide-on smooth, filling-in fine lines and providing a natural-looking, semi-matte finish.
And #5: Fun
Each crayon is named after a popular song from either the 80's or early 90's!
99 Red Balloons (red) - 1983 hit from German band, Nena
Call Me (pink) - 1980 chart-topper by Blondie
Come Undone (nude) - 1993 sultry tune by Duran Duran
Dress You Up (berry) - 1985 Madonna classic
Iko Iko (sheer bronze) - 1982 cover by The Belle Stars, later featured in Oscar-winning Rain Man
Karma Chameleon (coral) - 1984 Billboard #1 from Culture Club
Pick your favorite shade, or song, and see for yourself why these crayons have made it on to our must-have makeup list!
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The beauty industry is buzzing about some of our favorite b-glowing brand products for the month of July. We have such a wide variety of summer must-haves, it's no surprise to us to see these beloved beauty essentials hailed as top picks from the editors. Find out what's been making headlines here!
Lucky magazine showed us how to achieve a summer glow using recently-released beauty products, new to the market.
BY TERRY: The Hyaluronic Summer Bronzing Hydra-Veil is designed to provide you with a long-lasting glow, while evening skin tone, reducing pores, and minimizing wrinkles and imperfections. We love the nourishing moisture and freshness our skin receives when we use this product, along with a bronzed, sun-kissed tint.
ELLE magazine announced their 2013 'Green Star' award-winners, honoring top eco-friendly products from the past year.
ILIA: Winner of the 'Megabright Mouth' award, ILIA's Lipsticks and Lip Conditioners pack a punch of color, while nourishing your lips with all-natural ingredients like sesame, sunflower, and grape seed oils.
Vapour Organic Beauty: Winner of the 'Flushed Cheeks' award, Vapour Organic Beauty's Aura Multi-Use Blush sticks provide buildable color for cheeks, lips, and even eyes. Packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients like frankincense and lotus flower, these sticks are easy to apply and blend seamlessly into your skin.
InStyle magazine gave their 'Top 10 Ways to Look Amazing at the Beach' this month.
St. Tropez: the St. Tropez Tan Optimiser Tan Remover helps you perfect your sunless tan and correct any mishaps. We love to use this salon-inspired product on our palms, fingers and feet after product application to ensure a natural, sun-kissed look.Read More »
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Nudes never goes out of style. Whether they are part of your natural look for summer, or helping you tone-down a bright red lip in the fall, nude shades will almost always play some role in your daily look, regardless of season or trend. In this week's 'Top Picks' we are sharing some of our favorite year-round nudes with you!
BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Matte Lip Colour in Claudine: Top-selling makeup brand, BECCA Cosmetics, revolutionizes matte lip stick with this creamy, rich, and hydrating lipstick. The long-wearing formula keeps your color in place, but doesn't dry out your lips like some matte finishes. Claudine is the perfect nude shade, complementing most skin tones beautifully.
bkr Summer Collection in Coco: Part of the new bkr Summer Collection, this nude Coco design goes with every outfit, kitchen decor, desk, and more! We love these lightweight, reusable, recyclable water bottles for staying hydrated throughout the seasons. Everything tastes better out of bkr!
LVX Nail Lacquer in Rive: Part of their new Summer Collection, Rive is the perfect shade for both fingers and toes. Wear it alone to let your jewelry and ensemble shine, or pair with a pop of color to bring more attention to your mani. All LVX polished are formulated 5-free, cruelty-free, and made in the USA.
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Tinted Balm: This oil-free, lightweight beauty balm is formulated with SPF 20 to protect and perfect your skin, without appearing heavy or greasy. Providing just enough coverage to minimize troubled areas, this balm lets your skin shine through, giving you a natural and youthful look. Layer or pair with your favorite powder to increase coverage.
ILIA Lip Gloss in Peek-a-Boo: What would a nude line-up be without a great gloss? Already a favorite of Rachel Zoe, these NEW, much-anticipated, organic glosses can be worn alone, or paired with your favorite lipstick shade. Infused with coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E, your lips will remain soft, hydrated, and smooth throughout the day.
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Fall is famous for color, which makes it the perfect time to adopt a new one yourself. Lipstick is a great accessory that can be bold, complementary or even work as a natural enhancement. Pucker up for this week’s top picks; b-glowing staff adores these lipsticks for the fall season.
BY TERRY Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge, Fatal Shot: It plumps, moisturizes, disguises wrinkles and fine lines and finishes with a subtle gloss. Available in 15 colors, you can switch up your look daily, or stick to one hue for the season. For fall, our staff loves Fatal Shot: It’s a great berry color that looks playful without being too pinky.
ELLIS FAAS Creamy Lips, Blood Red: An easy, smooth application stains lips without the sticky feeling. You’ll get full coverage with a creamy finish, courtesy of a spongy applicator. We love the Blood Red color because it helps make a seductive statement without going overboard. It’s a good red for fall because it has a touch of brown, which tones it down for the perfect shade.
ILIA LIPSTICK, Funnel of Love: ILIA shades are beautifully modern with organic ingredients. The tones are generally more subtle, with a few pops of bold color, but they can all be layered so you can create your personal shade. Funnel of Love is a warm, nude shade for when you want some color that won’t clash with a smokey eye; or it’s great just for a natural palate.
KEVYN AUCOIN The Matte Lipsticks, Persistence: The color and the moisture last all day. Plus, the formula contains ingredients that minimize wrinkles over time, guaranteed. We love Persistence because it’s a fun, bold color that’ll turn heads! The more edgy violet color is perfect for the girl who likes to shake it up a bit.
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Adding a little color to your cheeks help define cheekbones and can even make your eyes pop. Blushes—from neutral to daring—can really awaken your look.
We’ve come a long way since the days of having to pinch our cheeks to achieve that flushed color, and besides being thankful for now having beautiful options to replace that particular technique, we’re especially excited for the five following brands.
RMS Lip2Cheek in modest: This is a great color for fall, especially because berry cheeks are on trend at the moment. It adds a nice, natural pop of color to the apples of the cheek, and, bonus, it can be used on lips for too!
IT Cosmetics - Airbrush Blush Stain - Sweet Cheeks: This product works on everyone and gives the look of healthy, flushed cheeks. Designed by plastic surgeons with anti-aging benefits, this is another double-duty product.
Paul & Joe Cheek Color Refill in Cinema 04: This blush is a must-have for those who love a punchy coral blush. It’s easily blendable and can also be used to slightly contour. A little shimmer gives a radiant finish.
BY TERRY Blush Terrybly in Erotic Pink: When you want something a little less natural, this blush will definitely make a statement. Nothing too over the top, but this bubble gum pink is very feminine and always playful.
Ilia Multi-Stick in Cheek to Cheek: This blush has a few more brown undertones that look great on very pale skin or olive complexions. You can adjust the coverage and intensity of the color with the easy-to-apply stick design.
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Don’t you just love something new? Well, how about new products—and new colors—from three beloved brands? Talk about a great way to start your Monday.
Perfect timing goes to IT Cosmetics. Just as we’re on the brink of a sure-to-be-busy holiday season, IT unveils the Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector. Soon, you’ll most likely be running around gathering supplies for holiday parties, or even traveling to your relatives, and, chances are, you won’t be getting as much sleep as you’d like.
For those mornings you wake in a borrowed bed, or on borrowed time, grab the Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector—your full night’s rest in a creamy concealer. The jar packs a lot of magic, as it brightens under your eyes while battling dark circles. It’s lightweight and delicate—everything you need after having a night that was anything but that.
To make those eyes pop, Ilia just released a new mascara in four beautiful shades. Your lashes will be strengthened (and lengthened) thanks to this natural mascara. It’s long-lasting, flake-free, and conditioning, to boot.
Ilia also revamped its wildly popular Lip Conditioners and Lipsticks by adding new shades. You can now grab Lust for Life—a fall limited edition mulberry color—in a Lip Conditioner, and Perfect Day—a fall limited edition toned-down coral color—in a Lipstick.
Peter Thomas Roth is also contributing to a beautiful month with its Neuroliquid Volufill Youth Moisturizing Hydra-Gel. Amino acids stimulate collagen to restore the appearance of fullness and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Long-term, you’re looking at improved moisture and visibly firmer skin. Immediately, you can expect luminosity and smoothness.
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In celebration of Earth Day, we’re honoring some of our favorite natural brands. Each is simple in its purity, with natural ingredients that are both gentle and effective, and every one has a story to tell.
Arcona always said, “Color, fragrance and consistency don’t change your skin—live, active ingredients do.” So with the idea that whatever goes onto skin goes into your body, Arcona only uses quality, pure ingredients that penetrate deep into the cellular layers of the skin. In addition, Arcona products contain no petrochemicals, binders or fillers, chemical stabilizers, parabens, sodium lauryl sulphates, perfumes, dyes, or any other caustic, toxic ingredients. Most-known and beloved for its Basic Five, Arcona is committed to professional, effective treatments for every skin type.
This natural and non-toxic skincare line was founded with a passion for South Africa and its land. It was created in 2012 to capture the exceptional beauty and pure floral wealth of Southern Africa, by using the region’s powerful botanicals and minerals. Ingredients such as wild grown African Marula Oil, African green rooibos tea extract, grape seed oil, pure African muti mud, and others, are specially selected for their high antioxidant content, powerful healing attributes and skin regenerating abilities. The line is 100% vegan.
Ilia is dedicated to creating the purest products possible, as each product is filled with certified organic bio-active botanicals that nourish and rejuvenate the skin. After Ilia’s first collection launch of six Tinted Lip Conditioners, founder Sasha Plavsic grew curious about understanding the ingredients. She sought out several chemists and an organic supplier to create an ethical product, and now all Ilia products are made with up to 85% certified organic ingredients.
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Creator of Trés Pure, Shahnaz, would create her favorite facemask every evening, from a recipe shared with her while growing up in London. After much experimentation, she found the right formula. Her secret ingredient? “My key essence of natural skin care is taking a pure ingredient and making it work with your own body.” So now, her line is full of exquisite treatments combining essential oils, beautiful flowers, and exotic ingredients, carefully sourced and blended for both women and men. Sourced straight from nature, the brand name says it all.
While all of these brands have natural ingredients, they’re also earth friendly in that all of the packaging is recyclable! So enjoy your Earth Day, and make it beautiful.Read More »