Saturday, April 14, 2012

Making Smarter Hedonic Consumer Choices: Sustainable Living: Watchout for fake organic cosmetics

I had to repost this information which I find so useful. Consumers should be cautious of purchasing brands that claim to be organic. I was searching for a good moisturizer at CVS a few months ago and left empty handed. I could not find an organic product that showed it was free of chemicals. I looked at Jason's labels and stuck with the paraben free Yes To Carrots brand for a few months. I did like it but I am now using organic extra virgin olive oil as moisturizer twice a day. I do not have breakouts like I used to and the combination of switching to more and more organic or chemical free makeup has helped. I have made a few other purchases lately and will be posting a review of the products I am trying out. Stay tuned...

Sustainable Living: Watchout for fake organic cosmetics

Sustainable Living: Watchout for fake organic cosmetics: As published over at Organic Consumers Association "The Worst Fake "Organic" Cosmetic Brands Revealed: OCA Spreadsheet Summarizes "Organic...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hatzin's Spring Picks

     My favorite season besides Fall, is Spring. Perhaps because my birthday is in the Spring, or maybe because I love in between weather and the colors in nature. Green is my favorite color, followed by blues, apricot or salmon-orangey pinks, melon and berry pinks, grey, beiges/browns, and of course black. Green is the prettiest color in all shades. I am shopping for a few things for this Spring and Summer to add to my wardrobe like the classics I must have in my closet, but also want to add a few new things to add a little color. My must haves are a great fitting pair of skinny white jeans, black espadrilles, a cropped vintage looking denim jacket, another pair of great fitting black skinny jeans, a green silk blouse, a blouse with something in lace or white crochet to layer over a tank, delicate flat strappy leather brown sandals, chambray shorts, and of course a classic chambray button up.

     The rest is just extra to add color and I want to have a little more variety to my closet. My must haves would go with everything I have in my closet already and would stretch my wardrobe and update it for the season. I can add other items not on this list like comfy tanks and v neck tees from Target which are always priced right and I can never have enough of these. I do not need another brown purse, but this one is perfect with these outfits so I did add it to my collage. If I were to purchase another purse right now it would probably be something just like the one shown but in a kelly green, ivory, or a bright orangey red for a pop of color. It would also be nice to get a bag that is big enough to hold my 11" Macbook Air for when I go to class.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Going Natural and Absolutely Best Eyeshadow Ever

My family and friends are probably tired of hearing me talk about switching my food to organic! I have slowly been making changes to my beauty products and it hasn't been easy. If you personally know me, you recognize how I can spend hours and money in Sephora and also Ulta.

I have been searching for more and more products as I begin to run out of my favorite products. I used to swear I would not stop using my favorite products such as Philosophy Hope in a Jar, Fiberwig mascara, or my Nars Orgasm Blush but I realize these products contain harmful paraben and I am willing to part with them for my health.

I found an interesting sites and stores online the other day and just love it. I have a huge wishlist already.

I am mostly trying to stay away from harmful chemicals because I am obsessed with following Jillian Michaels orders and I want to stay away from any estrogenic products for my health. I already have enough estrogen!

Favorite Products Right Now:

John Masters Organic Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30-
This will more than likely be the next product I will purchase for sun protection. I like that it has a higher SPF than most products I am currently wearing and the fact that it is organic makes it even better. It contains moisturizing extracts of green tea, shea butter and jojoba.

The All-Nighter Hair Powder-
I am using Ojon Dry Shampoo only when I really need to because nothing beats the feeling of clean hair. It works in pinch and I smell grows on you. I have tried several different dry shampoos and it has been the best as far as the feeling and look. I will be buying The All-Nighte when I run out my Ojon to try it out. The All-Nighter contains real silk and no synthetics of any kind! 

Absolutely in Love with the Best Eyeshadow Ever

Ginger - Medium Peachy Apricot Vegan Mineral Eyeshadow - Handcrafted Makeup

I am so in love with this mineral eyeshadow I bought from a fellow Etsy shop. It is most precious and angelic pale peachy apricot color. It is not too glittery, it is just perfect! It glides on so nicely. I normally use BE products but I think this truly beats anything else I have ever tried! I can't wait to try other colors and experiment with the face powder and make a total switch. I really appreciate the fact that it doesn't contain harmful chemicals. The customer service from Sarah was awesome and shipping was excellent. The pricing is affordable and can't wait to do some more shopping (my birthday is coming up so I may be buying myself some little gifts). No Parabens, No Bismuth, No Micronized or Nano minerals, no dyes, and no cornstarch. 

Visit Simplicity Cosmetics on Etsy or Facebook!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Weekly Routine

Many people ask me how I am able to make lunch everyday. Truthfully, I could not have a healthy, homemade, organic lunch unless I took some time to organize and plan it. I snapped a picture of my new ritual. I used to this everynight, but now that I find myself going back to school and working this ritual is going to be a sunday night ritual. I made 10 salads. One for every day of the week plus extra for my husband. I boil my eggs ahead of time and I wash all the organic lettuce and spin it dry. I took extra snacks like Fage Greek Yogurt with honey, a banana, organic apple, raw almonds, organic carrots, green tea bags, and a few cubes of organic white cheddar cheese. I purchased these Glad brand salad containters mainly because they were BPA free. I had some other larger round ones that had a small container for the dressing, but couldn't find them at Raley's. I have switched to using only olive oil and balsamic for dressing because it is better for me and now I do not spend money on the dressings that piled up on fridge door left to expire. I don't think the ziplock bags are okay but maybe if I find some more BPA free containers I will be able to switch them out soon! It takes work but I saved my self time in the morning and every evening. I didn't have to stress because I knew lunch was already taken care and I wasn't tempted to run across the street at get starbucks when I was at work this past week. I already had coffee, tea and healthy snacks at work!

Friday, October 21, 2011

What to Wear to Work...

Smart Casual
Michael Kors, J.Crew, Gorjana, House Of Harlow
A smart casual and comfy pulled together work week look with a little splash of pick me up color!