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Waste Free Winter

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This winter we took part in a challenge to reduce our waste production that we called Waste Free Winter. Inspired by a visit to the local waste management site, and with both of us moving to new homes, we were determined to spend the colder season cutting back on the garbage.  Here is a breakdown of our experience and tips we’ve picked up along the way.

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Blendily Gift Card Giveaway in partnership with Loam Magazine!

Blendily Giveaway

We are SO excited to announce this Instagram Giveaway, in partnership with Loam Magazine and Blendily, a natural cosmetics kitchen that offers beauty products that are hand-crafted in small batches with pure ingredients. They feature local and seasonal herbs and plants as well as sustainably harvested exotic botanicals.

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Not only are we partnering with these two great brands to giveaway three $25.00 gift cards, we are also planning on some other exciting projects with Loam Magazine. For more details or to read their awesome write up about us, click here.

CONTEST RULES:

Want to be entered for a chance to win? To enter, just follow each of us on Instagram (click on the image above to take you to the post) and let us know in the Instagram comments one of your favourite short and sweet ways to take care of yourself and the earth!

We’ll choose winners at random next week.

Best of luck from all of us and stay tuned for more from us and Loam Magazine!

PETIT VOUR MARCH 2015 BOX REVIEW

Petit Vour Box March 2015

Another month over and another Petit Vour box to review! Last month’s subscription box was good, but this one was way better. I’m excited to share my thoughts on April’s all-natural and cruelty free products!

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The Detox Market Toronto

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Erin and I had the pleasure of visiting the The Detox Market Toronto a few weeks ago. I’m obsessed with watching beauty/makeup videos on YouTube, and one of my favourite channels is celebrity make-up artist Jamie Greenberg. Recently, she went to the LA Detox Market, and all I could think was…

I Want To Go To There

Jamie doesn’t post exclusively about natural products, but she is so damn hilarious that I love watching her anyways. She does Kaley Cuoco’s make up, and the videos of them two together crack me up. Anyway, after I watched her video I immediately went and Googled the store to check for a website/on-line shopping, and found that they had a Toronto location:

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Ethical and Cruelty-Free Beauty Subscription Services: Petit Vour

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I’m trying to transition all my makeup and skin care to natural, cruelty-free products and it’s going well so far. I feel like there is way more variety at Whole Foods or your local supermarket, drug store etc. than before, but some natural brands can be preeeetty pricey. To the point where, when I buy something and it isn’t working, it bums me and my wallet out.

It’s tough to get samples at the grocery store, and I could just return the full size product if it’s not working out, but I hate being wasteful and always ask myself: “Where do those lightly used products go once people return them?”. I ended up asking someone at Sephora what they would do with a concealer I was returning and they said it would probably be thrown out…

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