Shopping for Beauty Products - BLISS!  

Sunday, August 29, 2010

With all the changes we have been making lately, it was a matter of time before I could incorporate one of my favourite things into the mix - shopping for cosmetics! I worked as a cosmetician for a number of years and developed a love of pretty things.
Food falling in line? Check. Store becoming more eco-friendly by the day? Check. TIME TO SHOP!

As luck would have it, we happened to find the most amazing store really close to where we work. It's called PurAlternatives and they have the most incredible selection of environmentally friendly skin care. Not all vegan, but it was easy to find this great oil there.
It may seem weird to put oil on your face, but your skin just drinks this in overnight and it does an amazing job of softening all those nasty lines. Trust me, I'm picky! If it did nothing I wouldn't bother. Waste o' cash money, and if you know my cat you know that's not gonna happen!

I also found this great skin cream by Derma E. They do not use animal by -products, animal testing or ingredients that are not cruelty-free. YAY!! Makes my skin sing! Woo hoo!

More fun products to shop. This is an awesome start! Vegan and prettifying and junk. WOW!

~ Denise

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Awesome Organic  

Thursday, August 26, 2010

'K, I have a new/better obsession in the last few months. Organic fabric (and produce, soap, skin care, chocolate and olive oil).

The fabric was even nicer in person, as I ordered it on-line (my first on-line fabric purchase!). I just ordered more. I really can't wait. It's too bad that I can get this type of fabric locally, but it's simply not available. And I just listed my first all organic bag. I love it and would like to keep it for myself, but Denise would throttle me. : D

I'm really proud of my latest bag, not just because it is organic cotton, but it is so well constructed. If I do say so myself.

And, today, I'll say how much I love Dr. Bronner's soap. Love! Love! Love!


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Excited By New Directions!  

Friday, August 20, 2010

We've talked about how we are trying to tie in the changes in our lives to the products in our shop. In real life, Moody & Sanguine are a couple of vegans trying to live as Kindly as possible. We have always kept or products vegan but are now exploring all of the eco-friendly options for supplies out there.

When we first decided to move in this direction I had no idea how much I was going to love the supplies that were out there. The recycled beads are amazing! I love that each one is unique, kind of chunky and chipped and imperfect. Gorgeous! And I have tons of ideas for repurposing things that would otherwise be thrown out. Now I just need the time to make the things that are floating around in my head.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Punky Black and White and Brick Inside Bag

Working hard, trying to get stuff done. I get stuck in my kitchen, some weekends. This weekend was one of those. I made a big vegan 'butter chicken'. Kerry from Effiehandmade seemed quite fond of it.

Doing overtime in our day jobs is exausting, and we are trying to see our friends. Some, haven't been seen in months and months. Not cool.

So, we are making changes in our lives and as well the Etsy shop. And these changes go hand in hand with the fab store in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Our Mother's Keeper. Leesa White, the owner of the store, is equally fab as her store.

We'll be in touch again, soon.

- Melina

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Ohh, Mr. Mailman  

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Today, when I want out to check the mail, it was the best day ever!!! Two packages sitting there, one for me and one for Denise. Yay.

Denise had ordered friggin' gorgeous recycled glass beads, and I ordered organic fabric, both from wonderful Esty sellers.

I love love love my fabric. OMG. What am I gonna make? I don't know, but Vanian is excited to get fluffing. It is hard to buy fabric on-line, but I was soooooo pleased with my first purchase, totally gonna do it again. Especially as I can't find ANYTHING similar locally. : (

Denise's beads totally kick ass. You should see what she is making. Better be a 'house' copy Denise! she is so talented, and the beads are so beautiful, I kinda want to eat them. But I won't.

She'll be getting more of those beads in future, I dare say.

Check back, and we'll let you in on what we are doing!

- Melina.

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