Happy Holidays Beauty Mavens and Fashionistas! I am totally in the festive mood, how about you? So in the spirit of the season, today kicks off the first in a series of Rave Worthy Holiday Gift Guides for 2010. Over the next couple weeks, I will be sharing a selection of fun, inspired, and unique holiday gift ideas that I have recently discovered and found to be ‘Rave’ worthy. I hope you find them helpful and hope you discover some new and different!
Today’s gift guide is focused on all things GREEN, eco, better for you and better for the environment. These are inspired suggestions for that Green Goddess in your life, you know the type: only eats organic, checks every label for toxins, recycles, composts, has solar power at her house etc. So, if these attributes sound familiar, these gifts might be just what you have been looking for!
Redhanded Eco Bags are fashionable, high quality, green, vegan, sweatshop free handbags and computer bags. I love these inspired whimsical bags because they are cruelty free, fun, and eye catching. Plus, the company is run by a warm and passionate husband and wife team who really care about the environment, but do not want to compromise fashion or style. They were kind enough to send me some of their bags to enjoy this summer and I have been loving the Zinnia Petite clutch purse. I especially love it in black, adore the fun floral liner and have noticed that this purse is so well made that it still looks brand new! And they just came out with the most FAB CowPad computer bag that I am totally coveting, so fun and definitely a show stopper! And Romy Raves followers get 20% off all RHB from now until 12/31 with the code blogbuyer.Envirosax are beautifully designed, chic, inexpensive and compact re-useable shopping bags. They are durable, hold up to 44lbs, fully washable, the colors won’t fade, and water-resistant. These are super fashionable, artistic and fun, and don’t look like your typical reusable bag. I just adore the bags in their Graphic Series especially the Bloom Collection.
Scotch Naturals Nail Polish is a safe, chemical free, eco-chic alternative to conventional solvent-based nail polish. It is made of a revolutionary water-based formula that nourishes and conditions nails, delivering long lasting, salon-quality color. I just discovered this polish brand last week and was so blown away by it, that I just had to include it in my eco holiday gift guide. The colors are hip and fun, it doesn’t smell, you don’t need a basecoat or topcoat and it dries almost instantly with a glossy finish (I did my nails before bed last night and this morning they were shiny and smudge free-unheard of!) I think the Green Goddess in your life is going to love the Scotch Cocktail Trio which includes your choice of 3 colors, their special gentle remover and a buffer. I am wearing Ceasefire (a khaki green with yellow undertones) right now and LOVE IT! Romy Raves readers get 15% off any individual bottles of nail polish or free upgraded shipping on the Cocktail Trio with the code RAVES15.Organic to Green Is a lovely locally based company, run by a Green Goddess named Rianna. All of her body and skincare products are handmade out of the finest certified organic and natural ingredients, and when available, packaged in recycled glass bottles. She also donates a percentage of her annual profit to Greenpeace International-that’s a whole lotta Green Love! Checkout the delightful assortment of organic gift sets HERE.
Nissan LEAF As an added bonus and in the name of all things GREEN, I thought I would include a video I recently did at the LA Auto Show on behalf of Nissan, sharing my impressions of the 2011 Nissan LEAF. It’s the Ultimate Green Car because it’s 100% electric and the majority of the interior is made out of recycled water bottles-so cool! Check it out:
Disclosure: I was given samples of all the above products, but did not make any promises to include them in my gift guides–but I when I love something I always want to RAVE about it and share it with you. I was also paid by Nissan to host this video, but the opinions are totally my own, and I was not paid to promote it.