Being all about balance and living a Bella beauty lifestyle, we are always uber-excited to come across brands that encourage us to beautify while still allowing us to be mindful of our mother earth. To be honest, until I started Bella Life I knew very little about the harmful effects that simple everyday items have on our bodies and on our planet. Once I learned that my lotions were full of toxins and I was ingesting harmful ingredients daily just by using my favorite moisturizer or body scrub, I got a bit worried. Does this mean I am going to have to smell funky and have ashy skin because I don’t want toxins seeping in to my pores? I am thrilled to tell you that the answer is NO!
This weeks Top Pick LIV GRN is the perfect opportunity for you to beautify while staying healthy and everyone from Halle Berry to Jessica Alba is already obsessed with this unique lifestyle brand. Known for their incredibly popular organic t-shirts they are now bringing us beyond clothes and going straight for our skin. Their body collection consists of lotion, body scrub, shower gel and a brand new fragrance. With ingredients like jojoba oil, sunflower oil, cotton seed oil, organic aloe leaf juice, ginger extract, hibiscus flower extract and green tea extract used throughout their products, we know they will leave you feeling nourished from head to toe. Their products are also completely vegetarian, non-toxic, not tested on animals, consist of 70% organic ingredients and have NO mineral oil, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, synthetic colors, GMOs, triclosan or propylene glycol.
LIV GRN delivers a powerful message that inspires us to care for the health of our planet. Through its unique approach of merging fashion and beauty with a commitment to green living and building a better planet, LIV GRN is a simple call to action. Just wearing LIV GRN strengthens the cause by spreading the message. Additionally, 10% of every sale is donated to Global Green, one of the world’s largest and most recognized green charities. read more →
There’s so much hype about organic, local and whole foods that your weekly grocery-shopping trip can get seriously confusing. It’s pretty obvious that local, organic, whole foods – like the veggies, eggs, meat and fruit found at your local farmers’ market – are best for your body and our earth. But, if we don’t have access to a market or co-op or prefer to shop in a grocery store, what should we be looking for? What’s best for our bellies, families and earth?
1. Go local. First and foremost choose local items if available. Buying locally grown produce and meat supports the local community, reduces the amount of shipping need to get the foods to you, and also, local farms typically use organic and ethical practices. Also, local foods are seasonal foods, meaning the environment in which they are grown is not altered to create artificial conditions to help them grow. (more…) read more →
Today we introduce you to Seeking Serenity (and there’s a sweet giveaway at the end of this post!) We love their style, their message and the story behind it all. It’s the kind of brand that we want to spend money with because they go deep. They make us feel. It’s not just about the clothes and the jewelry.
Seeking Serenity offers spiritually inspired apparel and jewelry with a focus on personal style as well as personal growth. All products are eco-friendly and carefully crafted, keeping our world in mind, but without sacrificing the inherent luxury of precious stones and metals, quality fabrics and striking artwork.
Seeking Serenity’s products are designed for people looking for hope. The brand’s uniquely inspired line features necklaces, pocket watches, and shirts for both men and women, with each piece designed to be deeply meaningful and personal. (Like the Serenity Prayer T Shirt below which we totally love!)
So, here’s the deal-we want to share the love and spread the hope. Find us on your social media forum of choice Twitter or Facebook (or both if you really want to win!) and answer the following question:
“How are you seeking serenity in your life?”