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Sustainable Shine: Greenpoint Glitter’s Biodegradable Cosmetics Help the Planet

Greenpoint Glitter founder Prue Watty
Greenpoint Glitter founder Prue Watty

A little bit of glitter can go a long way. It’s a fabulous way to give your day a little something lustrous, whether it’s on an outfit, an accessory, or even in makeup or lotion. And of course our dance party favorite: body glitter. However, it’s less fabulous, when all those magical sparkles–traditionally made of tiny bits of plastic–wash out into the ocean and float around for eternity. (Sound familiar? Your face wash did the same thing with its now banned microbeads).

Thankfully, Greenpoint Glitter is helping take the eco-guilt out of glitter with their certified compostable body glitter, specially produced from biodegradable film.

We sat down with Greenpoint Glitter founder Prue Watty to get the nitty gritty on her company, the glitter business, and what makes biodegradable glitter so special.

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Five Awesome Polish Beauty Products

Beauty bloggers have consistently lauded the simple chicness of the beauty products found in the French pharmacy. They have praised the scientific brilliance of the 10-step Korean skincare routine. Consider this the long overdue ode to Polish beauty products, abundant, affordable, and yet perhaps still mysterious to many Greenpointers. The Polish beauty ethos—apparent in the products—is stick to what works, and to do it as naturally as possible. Here is a sampling of are some of the most popular products from around the neighborhood, no passport needed.

Bialy Jelen Natural SoapBiały Jeleń Natural Soap, $2
Find it at: Ziolko – 95 Nassau Ave #A

Summer in Brooklyn is a glorious time. Rooftop parties! Backyard barbecues! And lots and lots of sweat. Sometimes it feels like, scrub as you may, staying clean in the city in August is a fool’s errand. Before you resign yourself to a swampy, sticky month, might I suggest Bialy Jelen? This odorless, colorless bar soap makes no promises. It will not make you smell like rare flowers, nor will it magically reverse the aging process. It’s basic in the best way and does the only job you need a soap to do—get you really, really clean. You can use this unassuming bar to wash your face, your body, and even your lingerie according to one Polish model. Continue reading

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Talk Clean, Calm, and Happy Skin with S.W. Basics’ Adina Grigore at Brooklyn Groove this Sat (6/13)

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“If you’re like most women, you’ve been on a never ending quest for perfect skin- or even just good skin- since adolescence. It’s frustrating pursuit to say the least, filled with one disappointing (and expensive) miracle solution after another. Why is it so hard to get good skin? …” writes founder of the organic skincare line S.W. Basics, Adina Grigore in her recently published book Skin Cleanse.

Skin Cleanse is a perfect guide for everyone with sensitive and reactive skin and anyone who wants to make their skin look happy and calm. This is a must-have for anyone interested in switching to an “all-natural” routine and holistic way of resolving skin problems.

Grab your copy of the book, get it signed, and talk healthy skin with Adina this coming Saturday (6/13) from 2-6PM at the Brooklyn Groove (102B Nassau Ave). Continue reading

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Best Drugstore Beauty Buys

 

One thing Greenpoint isn’t short on is drugstores. That being said, there’s an ample selection of beauty products that give you a bang for your buck. Beauty can be luxurious, but it doesn’t always have to burn a hole in your wallet. After the jump are some of my favorite products.
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Black Magic Babes: Alchemy Cosmetics

Barbara Alcazar and Christina Hiatt weave magic: the friends are talented stylists at Self Salon and run Alchemy Cosmetics, a luxe lipstick brand. North Brooklyn certainly has its share of stylish people and off beat boutiques for clothes and jewels. But, there’s something missing: makeup. Alchemy reflects a Brooklyn girl’s sensibilities: a little mysterious, a little decadence, and some grit.

The lipsticks are sassy and provocative — a perfect addition to any Greenpoint gal’s arsenal. The lipsticks are $18 and for less than twenty bucks, you can be a Chelsea girl or a dark vamp. Even sweeter, Barbara and Christina dish great tips below on haircuts, lip shades, and how to have fun in your own beauty ventures.


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