Green Beauty for Your Day of Love
by Sarah K. Grundy with images by Dirty Lemon, Suite Eleven, 4Ocean, Truly Beauty and Mented
Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day with the girls, a true love, new love, or self-love for Valentine’s Day, we’re here to help you ignite your inner and outer beauty. Devote this day to love and beauty without compromise! See below a few ways to adorn yourself, connect with your inner Venus, and embody your day of love, while staying true to your green beauty promise!
A dash of color makes the heart grow fonder. A little nail pigment goes a long way to energize your mood. Those sensitive, or allergic to some of the chemical ingredients in traditional nail polish no longer need to miss out. There’s nothing lacking in the selection at Suite Eleven! Green, orange, yellow, blue, or red; there’s nothing missing from these shades other than the toxins! The polishes are free of formaldehyde, parabens, camphor, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde resin, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), and fragrances. They are also vegan and PETA-certified. From Brooklyn With Love and Dreamsicle, shades of red will not leave your heart wanting! Use our Callous Balm to tone up your cuticles before application for the most desirable results!
Love for the Planet
4Ocean reports that over 36 million plastic-wrapped heart-shaped boxes are sold each year on Valentine’s Day, and don’t get us started on the carbon footprint left behind by roses this time of year. Do something to shower the earth with love. Every purchase of 4Ocean’s Heart of the Ocean 2 Pound-Pack of matching pink bracelets funds the removal of 2 pounds of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines. Plus, you and yours can have matching bracelets! The pink and red beaded bracelets help raise awareness about the impact of ocean plastic on sustainable fishing and flamingos while contributing to resolving it. There’s also a Cupid 2 pound pack and more in 4Ocean’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!
Rejuvenate your pout and kiss the stars! Increase the effectiveness of your Lip Balm and tints with a restorative lip mask. We have such a crush on the fun and adventurous Starkisser Lip Plumping Mask made with sparkling gold stars, by our friends at Truly Beauty. Made with Hyaluronic Acid to boost natural collagen, aloe to heal, and last but not least, biodegradable glitter! It’s a date!
Colors of Love
Designed with your particular radiance in mind, Mented shows love with individual attention to your needs. Their palettes for makeup including eye shadow, lipstick, lip and brow liners, to name a few are crafted in ranges that cater to your hue. Take their 60-second quiz to find what shades bring out your inner goddess best! They specialize in nude shades which is also part of their brand story and keep it clean with toxic-free, vegan, cruelty-free formulas.
Use this day as an opportunity to love yourself, your friends, your lover, and your earth in whatever way feels best for you. Here’s a guide from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition if you’re looking for more ideas! Don’t worry about how you’ve spent this day in the past, or how others are doing it. Ignite your love of self and others authentically. There’s nothing wrong with getting all made up for a candlelit bubble bath and glass of bubbly with yourself, or your love! We love you no matter what your plans are for the day of love. Happy Valentine’s Day!