Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Choose Beauty Without Cruelty

We're now carrying Beauty Without Cruelty full volume mascara that is free of parabens, PEG, fragrance, and animal ingredients - and not tested on animals! This new mascara separates and defines each lash with long-lasting, smudge-resistant color and is formulated to create the max volume and length.

Also try BWC Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover with herbal extracts and vegetable glycerin to gently remove all types of make-up completely and easily without irritation. It leaves skin clean, soft, and free of oily residue, unlike mineral oil based products.

Getting all serious now, you don’t want parabens or polyethylene glycol (PEG) in your cosmetics because parabens, in their many forms (methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, or butylparaben) have been linked to breast cancer. The FDA claims that parabens aren’t dangerous at very low levels, but when you consider that 25,000 different cosmetics and skincare products contain these chemicals, it’s feasible to build up quite an exposure in a lifetime. Likewise, PEG compounds are synthetic chemicals used in cosmetics that many believe increase the risk of a variety of cancers, and they can also contain harmful impurities such as lead and arsenic.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lovin' My Maruca

Casual, soft, and functional, Maruca Design handbags feature unique prints in distinctive shapes that bounce with color. They're perfect with any contemporary bohemian look. Bag shown is Bahama Coral.

Maruca Design is a small collaborative design effort based in Boulder, Colorado, and all of their jacquard fabrics are woven in the U.S.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chocolate. . . Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

We've just received more Peanut Butter Pillows and we're all happy now.

A must try - these award-winning Chocolate Inspirations Peanut Butter Pillows taste just like the Butterfingers candy bars you ate as a child. This light, flaky vegan peanut butter confection topped with imported Swiss Vegan Dark Chocolate Couverture is out of this world. One bite and you`ll be hooked. Perfect for a little thank you gift or a treat for yourself!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thanks for the Kudos!

Thanks to Twin Cities Metro magazine for calling us "An Eco-friendly Boutique We Love" on the cover of their July 2010 issue and for their great story on Ethique Nouveau! We especially like that they highlighted the connection between being Earth-friendly, animal-friendly and human-friendly.