SYB Weekend Poll: How Green Is Your Beauty Routine?

SYB Weekend Poll: How Green Is Your Beauty Routine?


Welcome to the very first SYB weekend poll! Today’s Earth Day-inspired topic: how green is your beauty routine? Are you an eco-friendly earth mama, or are your Emerald Pantone Color of the Year 2013 products the only green in your makeup bag? Please share with us in the comments! And don’t forget, you can always make your routine a little greener with the Jurlique set we’re giving away

xo Arielle

SYB Freebie: Jurlique Earth Day Skincare

Hi Muchachitas,

Happy almost Earth Day! It’s actually on Tuesday the 22nd, but it’s never to early to honor Mother Earth. Grant it, I’m not as conscious as I could be in this area. I definitely recycle, and I’m as hippiefied as a bougie DC girl can be (I’m raising Lina Bobina in a naked-positive house and can’t seem to shake fringed booties)…but I could be greener. One area with which I do try to embrace naturalness is in my beauty products! And Jurlique is one of my favorites. Not only is the line of bath and body products all-natural, eco-friendly and committed to following sustainable practices (the ingredients are derived from some fabulous Australian farm) — it’s downright luxe. The skin and bodycare is carried in the chicest salons, models swear by the stuff, and the wholly organic scents are transcendental.

And now, it can all be yours…gratis, my love. I’m giving away one set of Jurlique Purifying Foaming Cleanser, Purifying Mask, and Purely Bright Night Moisturizer ($155 value)! 


With a blend of honey extracts, calendula and rose, this gentle-as-all-get-out cleanser balances combination skin (T-zone obliterating), and leaves skin soft and silky.


So good as the weather gets warmer, and your skin tries it with the greasiness. With natural tea and grapeseed extracts, the mask draws out impurities and calms sweaty, oily skin in the most gentle way (no chalky dryness).


LIVE FOR THIS! I so enjoy beauty products that work while I’m dead asleep. This one combines citrus, sunflower, and violet extract to help eradicate dark spots and hyper pigmentation — leaving your skin impossibly radiant in la mañana.


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2) Subscribe (on the home page, to the right)

3) And then I’ll pick a winner at random!

Good luck, gorgeous!





Prada Perfume is Magically Slimming

Prada Perfume is Magically Slimming

So I’ve gotten… thick? Whatever. Chubby. Let’s just call this what it is. I’m officially a pretty, chubby girl. I didn’t even realize how much until this: I was zipping up my high-waisted jeans for the umpteenth time that day, and finally realized that it wasn’t falling on its own. My tummy was pushing it down. Ugh! Later that day, my new favorite club banger came on the radio, T-Pain’s “Up Down,” (sidenote: Love that he’s back. You must get into his “Can’t Believe It” remix with Justin Timberlake!). My ears perked up at the howlingly ratchet — but admittedly evocative — line, “Shorty thick like a Snickers.” I envisioned a luscious beauty with body for days, like a plus size supermodel. Like Tocarra. Sadly, I didn’t picture me. I felt like more of a Whoopee Pie than a Snickers.

Cut to me telling my bestie my plans to hit the gym, eat salmon salads and perfect Beyonce choreo in my living room. That has to count as cardio, right?
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But oddly, my bestie told me I was starting to look thinner already. Lighter. My boyfriend echoed this, saying “There’s just something thinner about you.” It took me a sec to figure it out — but it was my new perfume, PRADA Infusion’d Iris. It’s a skinny fragrance! The zingy, baby-powderish, citrusy floral is so feather-light and airy — that it makes you look light and airy. Which somehow motivates me to work out and eat healthier! I swear, I am all about this aroma-trickery. Ladies, I am nobody’s Whoopee Pie. I am #ThickLikeASnickers in my Prada, and proud!
LaToya L.