A girl's quest to live on the greener side.

Review: Kypris Beauty - Cleanser Concentrate + Glow Philtre

kypris beauty review

By: Ariana Palmieri
I'm very picky when it comes to skin care products now a days: I like efficiency, but need clean ingredients I can feel good about putting on my skin. But, perhaps most importantly, I have to love the packaging. No, I'm not saying this to sound superficial, I mean it in the best way: It needs to be zero waste friendly packaging. So items in disposable plastic, or plastic in general, are not exactly ideal. I want to be able to reuse any container I have and make it last, even once its contents are gone. Thankfully, Kypris Beauty gets it. They not only have amazing products with clean, all-natural ingredients, but also reusable packaging. Everything is packaged beautifully in glass, including their Cleanser Concentrate and Glow Philtre (which are the two products I have). Score! No nasty rigid plastic here, and no toxins. The Cleanser Concentrate is just that (a cleanser) and the Glow Philtre can double as a mask or gentle exfoliant. If you're looking for some all-natural, high quality, zero waste skincare, you need to read my official Kypris Beauty review below!

DIY Zero Waste Laundry Detergent

zero waste laundry detergent

By: Ariana Palmieri
Most laundry detergents come in plastic containers that are hardly zero waste friendly. Plus, have you read the ingredients in conventional laundry detergents? They're pretty toxic and unnatural if you ask me. That's why I decided to create my own zero waste laundry detergent that I could fit into a 4 oz. glass jar. No more packaging waste, and no more unnecessary chemicals. I particularly love using this detergent on my zero waste essentials, such as cloth napkins, face towels and reusable pads. I just wash them all in the sink using this stuff. That said, it's definitely strong enough to hold its own in a laundry machine. This recipe was inspired by The Simply Co's laundry detergent, which is amazing, but can get a little pricey with each new purchase.

How Does Construction Affect the Environment?

construction affect the environment

By: Ariana Palmieri

Recently, my local mall has undergone a few pretty big renovations. They just added a parking garage to it that has two floors. They're also going to be adding a whole new wing to my local mall with new, more up-scale stores. The work for that is still in progress, still incomplete. While the whole idea sounds nice, it got me thinking: How does construction affect the environment? I'd imagine it's not the greenest, most eco-friendly job, but to what extent? Well, I decided to a little digging. Suffice it to say, construction definitely has a big impact on the environment, in more ways than one. Here's what I learned and what you need to know.