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How to be a glam eco warrior

Posted by Rachel on 21st November 2014 with 0 comments

How to be a glam eco warrior

Be a glam eco warrior

Being environmentally conscious doesn’t mean you have to wave goodbye to luxuries like good makeup and other beauty products.

The days where eco warriors were dreadlocked and makeup free are over and there’s no reason why you can’t be a glam, bohemian princess in environmentally friendly cosmetics. In fact, being boho has never been cooler thanks to the likes of Sienna Miller and Rachel Bilson, so it certainly pays to give this look a try.

Here’s our guide to creating the perfect eco look.

It’s all about the hair

Eco warriors are renowned for their shiny, tousled tresses, so you need to ensure your locks are looking their best to truly get eco style.

Natural products are a great way to make your hair soft to the touch and luxurious. Faith in Nature have a great range of shampoos that are environmentally friendly and great for your locks. Try the coconut shampoo, which will ensure your hair is beautifully smooth. Coconut oil can also stimulate hair growth, so you’re likely to soon get long tresses like Joss Stone and other boho icons.

To really get the eco warrior look, add a cute small braid to your hair, weaving in coloured thread for something a bit different.

Get glowing, natural skin

Being a glam eco warrior is about natural beauty and this comes with having great skin. The best skin care routine is a comprehensive one that is grounded in environmentally friendly products. Be sure to clean your makeup off each night, cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise.

This Faith in Nature Exfoliating Face & Body Polish is brilliant for getting soft and glowing skin all over.

Draw from an earthy colour palette

When it comes to makeup, the best way to create that glam eco warrior look is to use an earthy, slightly metallic colour pallet.

Create a brown-based smokey eye and add a light coating of mascara. Stay away from eye liner, as this often makes the eye look harsh.

A touch of golden bronzer and a dash of lip balm will give your face a luminescence, which is fantastically bohemian.

Keep it simple

Eco warriors are very conscious about where their clothes are sourced, so be sure apparel is ethical. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t be incredibly stylish and on trend.

To get the look we’re going for, the key is to keep it simple. Opt for a t-shirt dress and add a kimono for extra layers now the temperature has dropped.

With a pair of nearly black tights and some ankle boots, you’ll look effortlessly chic. A hobo bag will finish the look.

Alternatively, add a baggy t-shirt or smock top over a pair of skinny jeans and trainers for casual daytime style.

If you’re going for a really glam eco evening look, a black backless dress with shoe boots and gold, warrior inspired jewellery will look amazing. During the summer swap out the shoe boots for diamante sandals.

An eco princess is also all about the statement bag, so don’t be afraid to sport a large shoulder bag on a night out as long as it goes with your look. After all, there is no rule saying that evening wear demands a small clutch.

Practice what you preach

While the glam eco warrior look is in fashion at the moment, it’s important to practice what you preach. In other words, if you’re going to look like a bohemian, environment-saving goddess, be sure to use natural, ethical products in doing so.

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Make Your Own Drinks With Kilner

Posted by Abigail Travers on 20th November 2014 with 0 comments

An ethical Christmas isn’t complete without some homemade gifts, so we thought you might like some gorgeous home preserving kits from Kilner so you can make your own jams and chutneys, and even decorate the jars yourself! New from Kilner we have a great range of Drink Works kits, so you can make your own Lager, Red Wine or White Wine which will make an ideal gift for a loved one this Christmas.

You’ve probably heard of Kilner, or at least you will know the famous Kilner jar originally invented in the late 1840s by John Kilner at the Kilner Glass Works in Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury. It has a distinctive style with a rubber seal, originally with glass lid which fitted over the top of the jar secured with a metal screw band although newer models either have a clip top glass lid or a two-part metal screw top lid. The jars have traditionally been used for home preserving, for example making your own jam which gives you so much more freedom when it comes to flavours and consistency.

kilnder wine kitI want to concentrate on the Drink Works kits because I think they are perfect if you’re struggling to think of a gift that is simple yet still says ‘I care about you’. Making your own gifts shows that you are willing to put in your time and effort, and if that doesn’t mean you love someone then I don’t know what does! We currently have on offer Make Your Own Lager, Make Your Own Pinot Grigio and Make Your Own Cabernet Sauvignon kits which come with detailed, easy-to-follow instructions so you don’t have to be an experienced home brewer to make a refreshing brew.

As well as being an unusual gift, a homemade bottle of wine or lager is much more cost effective than buying one from the supermarket, with wine working out at just over £3 a bottle, and you can buy a 750ml recycled glass bottle and swing top from Kilner to complete the gift. Because Kilner source only the highest quality grapes from Italy, you know you are getting excellence, with perfect textures and superior flavours to regular store bought wine. The kits are also great for a Christmas party, the perfect way to impress your guests, treating them to something unique and delicious!

The kits contain all of the ingredients you need, all you have to do is add water and in as little as four weeks you’ll be a proud home brewer! Have a look at Kilner’s Youtube Channel for more information and ideas!

Don’t forget to check out our voucher page to see how much you can save!

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