From Waste to Fashion, This Brand Is Making Used Tires Chicer Than Ever

Chic Made Consciously

Could upcycling get any cooler? After the creator, Cassandra Ciarallo, connected with the people and artisans of Bali during a 2014 trip, she envisioned a world without fast fashion by putting her new found passion into action. Cassandra decided to collaborate with them, and bring their talents to new markets - and I’m sure you will be very happy she did!


Why I love Chic Made Consciously 

The Materials: Pretty impressive this whole line is made from old tires, right?! I love the idea of taking someone else’s trash and making it into something beautiful. It’s quite amazing how many tires we actually go through, too. In the US alone, there is an estimate of over 300 million tires thrown out every year. That’s so much opportunity for creating new product!

The Makers: During Cassandra’s travels in Bali, she learned how the locals dumped their tires in landfills, which eventually led to pollution of the island and waterways. Some artisans in the area wanted to do something about this issue. Cassandra teamed up with ArtCycle Bali to create a new line - Chic Made Consciously! TriPatworo, the creator of ArtCycle Bali, has been upcycling tires since 2006. So everything you find at Chic Made Consciously is hand made by artisans who are preserving the Indonesian culture of art and craftsmanship while earning a fair wage.

The Design: I feel a lot of trendy chic vibes throughout their collection, and the choker has the perfect amount of femininity and edginess -  I really like the balance between those two worlds! From bags to earrings and belts to bracelets, these designs are rather unique and something you don’t see often. Are you a festival attendee or a lover of anything floral? They have a collection made just for you. Even the men can get in on the action! 


What I’m Wearing

Bloom Choker: This is probably one of the first chokers I forget I’m wearing throughout the day. You know how most of them feel tight and start to annoy you at some point? I don’t have that feeling with this one! It’s extremely comfortable and fits like a glove. It has an easy snap in the back that stays secure the entire day. What’s really cool about this piece, besides the use of upcycled tire tubes, is the energy it saves compared to using leather as a resource. There is no power needed to work with reclaimed tires {& obviously no cattle and land since leather is not used} so each necklace is saving an equivalent of 1.2 hours of bulb energy and .4 cars off the road for a day. Then, of course, there is the idea of circular fashion where a material can be turned into something useful rather than sitting in a landfill. It all sounds great to me! 



Where to Purchase 

To shop Chic Made Consciously’s entire collection click - here - & don’t forget to stay up-to-date with new products on Instagram

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The Best Natural Way to Wake-Up & Rejuvenate Those Pretty Eyes

with Orenda Skincare's Illuminating Eye Concentrate

If you have been visiting this blog over the past couple years, I’m sure you’ve seen this brand pop up quite a few times. Orenda is by far one of my favorites in natural skin care, and I use at least one of their products every single day. This one in particular, the Illuminating Eye Concentrate, gets rave reviews - even from my own grandmother! It’s a product I put on first thing in the morning to give my eyes a pick-me-up - especially with this pregnancy & not being able to get my usual sleep - those tired eyes like to follow me relentlessly! Something that I’ve always loved about Orenda {besides their great products, of course} is their 100% Happiness Guarantee. They have this on all of their non-toxic, cruelty-free products so you can feel confident when trying them out for the first time! When I look back on my skin and its issues over the past decade, I always think about the area right under my eyes. It’s probably the most troublesome place for me, and it seems as if I need a myriad of things working together to make them brighter and less tired looking. This means - good sleep, health eating habits, less stress &  a great skin care formula. 


So... what’s inside this eye concentrate? 

The full list is as follows: 

    Organic Amaranth CO2 extract, Organic Grapeseed Oil, Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Organic Green Coffee Bean Oil, Organic Cranberry Seed Oil, Organic Borage CO2 extract, Organic Camellia Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Essential Oil, Organic Geranium Essential Oil, Organic Helichrysum Essential Oil, Organic Rose Essential Oil

See? All natural - you can pronounce it - you don’t feel like you are saying toxic words. Yes! 


& what do all of these great organic ingredients do for your skin? 

Together they help hydrate the skin to give you a firmer, less puffy under the eye area. This concentrate formula also brightens the eye by diminishing dark circles, softens fine lines & crow's feet {which I've recently started noticing... that time, right?!} and reduces aging effects. 

As always, their products are free of chemicals, parabens, gluten, gmo, artificial ingredients and animal testing. They are even fit for those with sensitive skin! 

The roller ball makes for a smooth & easy application, and I really like the fact it isn't goopy. I’ve tried eye creams and serums in the past that left lots of residue and weight on my skin. This concentrate has a more chilled, energizing feel making it perfect to put on in the morning or after a shower {pairs great with the Vitamin C Wash then, as well!}. 

organic skincare

Where to Purchase

You can find the Illuminating Eye Concentrate at Orenda’s online shop - here - along with there other amazing products - the Face Serum & Vitamin C Wash. You can even use code Sustainably25 through 4/28/18 for 25% of your entire purchase! Don’t forget, they always have their 100% Happiness Guarantee :D #confidentshopping

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My Favorite Eye Makeup Remover Trio


featuring We Love Eyes & Pratique + Organique

My mom always told me, ‘don’t go to sleep with your eye makeup on’. I’ve been guilty of doing this for many years. It’s just something I don’t enjoy doing - I mean, cleaning all that mascara and eye shadow off after a long day or night isn’t the most fun to do before bed. I usually just want to crash and scrub it off in the shower the next day. However, that’s not good for my eyes, and I know it! I truly believe having the right products to get the job done makes all the difference in the world. 


So what changed the game for me? 

For starters, I’ve been using The Eye Makeup Remover Kit by We Love Eyes. It’s made from Tea Tree oil so it smells great, and it works wonders at getting even the stubborn mascaras off. They were created by optometrist,  Dr. Tanya Gill, to combat a problem {red, itchy, dry eyes} she was seeing too frequently within her patients. Gill thought it it must have something to do with the makeup and removers they were using. After noticing there were zero non-toxic makeup remover options on the market, she went to work. Coming up with this duo not only helped clean your eyes, but protect them, as well. 

Since using this eye makeup remover, I noticed I didn’t have the exact product in my bathroom to pair with it. I don’t like using cotton pads because I try to eliminate disposables from my life so I thought to create my own cotton scrubby I could use time and time again. Of course, I wanted it to be aesthetically sweet and made from eco-minded materials. I started to put together a zero-waste project to help others who might be in the same position as me. Thus, Pratique + Organique was born, and you can now purchase my organic cotton eye scrubbies online! 


To purchase the Eye Makeup Remover Kit click - here -
To purchase the Organic Cotton Eye Scrubbies click - here

Take care of those pretty eyes & Happy Sunday <3

BeautyNatalie Kay
Sustainable Hemp Underwear that Protects
sustainable underwear
 yeah.. even pregnant bellies can wear WAMA  Hemp Hipsters  ;)

yeah.. even pregnant bellies can wear WAMA Hemp Hipsters ;)


Wama Underwear

This is a new one for me! I’ve loved seeing hemp used within some of my dresses and tees throughout the last few years, and they’ve held up incredibly well. With the rise in popularity of hemp as a fabric, I didn’t even think of how great it would be used as an undergarment. However, it makes total sense with the beneficial properties it possesses, and I'm happy to be seeing it used for these undies. 


Why I Love Wama Underwear

Natural Health Benefits of Hemp: So how exactly does hemp help us protect our privates? Well there are a few ways - Hemp is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and has anti-odor properties. It’s also moisture wicking because of its porous nature making it breathable and comfortable. So yeah… why wouldn't we see more underwear made from this awesome fabric?


Wears Well Over Time: The hemp fiber is one of the strongest and most durable of the natural fibers. When combined with other fibers, such as the organic cotton found in WAMA underwear, it becomes quite soft. Even after each wash, you will notice the fabric softening even more. It’s also resistant to mold and UV light, and retains color better than cotton. 


Less Water, Space & Pesticides: Hemp beats other natural fibers when it comes to space & the use of water and pesticides. According to, "Hemp can produce 250% more fiber than cotton and 600% more fiber than flax using the same amount of land". It also requires half the amount of water used to grow cotton, and doesn't rely on any pesticides or herbicides to thrive. 


GOTS Certified: This is one of my favorite certifications because of its transparency. With WAMA, you are able to feel confident in the hands that touched the product from material to manufacturing. China is one of the world leaders in hemp textiles, and the hemp/organic cotton blend used for the underwear is GOTS certified. The factories they have partnered up with offer employees fair wages and quality working environments. WAMA even has a team member based out of China to oversee the entire production. Also - For my vegan friends, you will be happy to know they are PETA-approved! 


Made for both Men & Women: Okay, since I’ve approved them, I will be getting a pair for Travis! He is pretty particular about his clothes, but I have a feeling he is going to be pretty happy with the Hemp Boxer Briefs. And don’t you just love when a brand has both men and women covered?! 


Guaranteed You’ll Love It: I don’t know about you, but there is something about those words ‘satisfaction guaranteed’ that give me confidence in a product. It shows they truly back up what they’ve created, and it gives you peace of mind before purchasing. 


Where to Purchase

After a successful Kickstarter campaign {seems like everyone was pretty excited for hemp undies!}, you can now purchase them in their online shop - here - & don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY I’m hosting on Instagram from the 14th-17th of March!

PLUS - use code SUSTAINABLYCHIC20 for 20% off your entire purchase through 4/30/18!

hemp underwear

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It Feels Good to Feel Good | A Lifestyle Brand Perfect for Building a Comfy Capsule Wardrobe
sustainable fashion

yala designs

Who doesn’t love 24/7 comfort? The whole idea of not wanting to get out of your pjs to start the day can kind of cease to exist with brands like Yala. They take you from sleep to running errands to work to dinner {& everything in between} with their wonderful product range. And with the popularity of minimizing closets and focusing on a solid capsule wardrobe, this brand is one you need to know.

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Why I Love Yala Designs

Great Basics & Designs for Building a Capsule Wardrobe: Are you trying to condense your closet? I’m constantly trying to build that ideal capsule wardrobe to hold on to for years to come. With Yala’s combination of necessary basics and classic designs, you will have zero trouble working on that perfect capsule wardrobe. Their colors are also very practical, so you are able to mix-and-match seamlessly within all of the collections. 

Total Comfort from Day to Night: I don’t think you can make a successful capsule wardrobe without choosing comfy pieces. Especially since you are going to be wearing them more so than a usual wardrobe, it’s important you actually like the way you feel in them. By using versatile designs and practical fabrics, many of Yala’s pieces can be used throughout the day. Not to mention, they do have a nice looking nightwear line when your wanting to get extra cozy at the end of the day! 

Organic Cottons & Recycled Polys: I’ve always thought organic cotton to be one of the best fabrics for basics. It’s easy to wash, holds color, wears well over time and has minimal impact on the environment. Mixing this fabric with polyester can create an even softer fabric, but it’s not so kind to the planet. I was very excited to see their use of recycled poly since I believe in reusing materials we have already created and it does make for an exceptionally soft material. 



What I’m Wearing

Cybill Fleece Wrap: If you don’t have a long fleece sweater in your closet, I highly recommend you purchasing one - this one to be more specific ;) The combination of organic cotton and recycled poly in this fleece knit is extremely soft {most definitely the softest fleece sweater in my closet}. You can find it an array of colors so no matter your palette preference, you’re covered! They length is also wonderful - almost like wearing a good looking robe all day - and is a great ‘throw-on’. 

Phoebe Tunic: I’ve been able to get away with wearing it as a dress {even with the belly here - side note, I'm 5'2'' just to give your better idea of length}, but I’ll be pairing it with leggings this week, and then, of course, when it gets a bit cooler out this Fall. I really like how the back is longer than the front, and side seams have a nice slit for movement. It’s definitely an upgrade from the usually t-shirt tunic! 

Evan Tee: Whenever I look for a new tee to add into my wardrobe, I always look for length. I don’t like when they cut me off at my hips, and I prefer for them to cover a good portion of my backside. This tee is the perfect length for me, and could even be considered a tunic. It’s made from 100% organic cotton - do I even have to mention its comfort? Also, I find the sleeve style quite unique in that your thumbs have a little place to go! Honestly, it’s been a long-sleeved style I’ve been searching for for some time so I may need to get a few extra colors for this Florida fall. 


Where to Purchase

You can find all Yala's collections online - here - & use code YALACHIC18 for 20% off through 4/30/18! 

Stay up-to-date with new collections on Instagram!


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