Friday 2 March 2012

a green primping fling

After devouring pics of all the best (and worst) dressed celebs at the Oscars this week, I'm getting myself ready for a glamorous night out at the Green Cities DEXUS Gala Dinner next Monday night.

I love any excuse to get dressed up, but that doesn't mean my eco-standards go flying out the window. I have plenty of green beauty tips up my sleeve, and it's times like these that I feel like my best environmental self, when I am living sustainably with style (yes, shameless plug for the upcoming book).

So, how am I making this a green glam up?

I've rented another designer dress from Can I Borrow That (no pictures of this year's dress yet, I'll share them next week). Collaborative Consumption guru Rachel Botsman will be presenting at Green Cities this year and a few of us are renting dresses - I wonder if she will, too?

I've also re-soled and re-tipped a pair of shoes I already own.
Like brand new! I'm happy nude is still a popular colour this year.

I'm wearing earrings from my wedding.

I've just given myself a homemade facial made of baking soda and water.
About a tablespoon of baking soda and just a splash of
water, enough to make a paste, is perfect for those of us
with an oily complexion.  If you have dry skin try oats
with a dash of milk or water and natural honey.

I painted my toenails with Formaldehye- and Toluene-free nail polish.
I picked up this Union Jack Black
at my local health food store.

I'll be using all natural Musq and Korres make-up, and of course my favourite Suvana lip balm, applied with EcoTools.

The rest of the night will naturally be green - locally sourced food, local and organic wines, styled in a re-use theme, and a room filled to the brim with sustainability professionals - I'll be one happy environmentalist.

I'll tweet pictures from the night so you can see this year's dress and let me know if you like it better than last year's. In the meantime, I'd love to hear any eco-primping tips you can share!

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