How To Save $ & Become A More Conscious Consumer

 Ebates – If you like saving money by getting cash back on your purchases, then you gotta check ebates! You get cash back on your purchases at participating shops including Amazon, B-Glowing, Birchbox, DermStore, Etsy, Gilt City, Groupon, Juice Beauty, NET-A-PORTER, Pharmaca, Target, Ulta Beauty, Vitacost, Sephora, etc. Almost every major retailer you can think of is on Ebates.

*Sign up here to get $10 cash back on your first qualifying purchase! Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Vitacost – If you like fast shipping like Amazon Prime but want to save money on health and wellness items, then you NEED to check out Vitacost ASAP. Vitacost is where I buy almost all my products for the home and they have everything you could need from household items to healthy snacks. They also have a lot of green beauty brands at affordable prices and the shipping is incredibly fast. Do you shop at Whole Foods or Sprouts? Then, check Vitacost and compare prices! *Get $10 off your first purchase of $30 at Vitacost here.*

♥ If you are a luxury green beauty enthusiast but don’t like paying full-price for full-size products, then Beauty Heroes is a great subscription for you! The subscription is at a slightly higher price point with pre-paid subscription plans currently ranging from $35.42 per box to $38.33 per box, depending on which plan you choose. However, the value of the box is always at least $90+ for one “hero” full-size product along with a “sidekick” deluxe sample size product. That means you’re saving at least 42% off of the retail price for each box! This box is perfect because you not only save money but you also save so much time on brand and ingredient research because each product has already been scrutinized and vetted by the Beauty Heroes team. If you’re more of a skincare minimalist, this subscription will also help you avoid accumulating too many small samples that get lost at the bottom of your skincare cabinet. I love that all members get 15% off products in the Beauty Heroes shop, so you can repurchase your favorites at a discounted price any time. No more waiting for sales!  *Sign up for Beauty Heroes here.* 

My favorite past featured brands include Josh Rosebrook, MŪN, SkinOwl, Maya Chia, In Fiore, and Previse SkinCareBeauty Heroes also does these amazing quarterly elective makeup boxes (e.g. FitGlow, Vapour Organic Beauty, Gressa Skin, etc.) and sometimes instead of skincare, they will feature hair products like Innersense Organic Beauty or body care products like body oils from Osmia Organics, Max and Me, and Beautycounter. Basically, anything you need to clean up your beauty routine, Beauty Heroes has got you covered!

♥ Thrifting just got a million times easier. thredUp makes it easy and convenient to shop secondhand clothes, so you can save $$$ and the environment in one easy step. If you are transitioning from fast fashion into a more curated capsule collection or just want to get your fast fashion fix, thredUp is a great place to start. I picked up a couple items from thredUp and LOVE them! *Click here to sign up for thredUp.*

Poshmark – Another great way to clean up your closet is by using the Poshmark app. Think ebay but more instagram-friendly. You can make money and shop over 5,000 brands at up to 70% off. It’s another easy way to “thrift” and build a capsule wardrobe on a budget. You can install the free app on your mobile device and sign up with code IMREADYTOFALL to get $5 off your first order.

Greetabl –  This is perfect for sending small personalized gifts to long-distance family and friends. Another plus is that you’re supporting a woman-owned small business!  Get 15% your first order here!

♥ PACT – PACT is an organic, ethical brand that makes shopping sustainably super easy (you can even find some of their items in-store at Whole Foods). I get almost all my basics and lounge-wear here and the quality is amazing! They also have sales from time to time, so even if you’re on a budget, you can find ways to update your wardrobe and feel good about it too!  Get 20% off your first purchase.

♥ Glossier – This cult beauty hit has the cutest packaging and is also cruelty-free! If you want natural, effortless makeup products, then Glossier is your go-to.  Get 10% Off your first purchase!

iHerb – This is another great one-stop shop for natural home supplies. New or current iHerb customers will get an instant 5% discount off their current order by typing it at iHerb check out page (code: RWG243).

Ecocentric Mom – This is an amazing box subscription for moms, new moms, and/or expecting moms that are looking for organic and eco-friendly products. I bought a one month subscription as a baby shower gift for a close friend and she LOVED it! It’s such a unique baby shower gift idea and at the same time, you get to support an amazing woman-owned small business. Click here to get $10 off your first shipment.

♥Birchbox surprisingly carries a lot of natural (and some vegan) brands including: Acure Organics, Alima Pure, Antonym Cosmetics, Au Naturale Cosmetics, bkr, Briogeo, Captain Blankenship,  Coola, Deborah Lippmann (5-Free), Derma e, EVOLVh, Graydon Clinical Luxury, Harvey Prince, hello., Hum Nutrition, Herbivore Botanicals, Ilia Beauty, INIKA, Jane Iredale, Juara, Juice Beauty, Kahina Giving Beauty, Lulu Organics, Mullein & Sparrow, Mychelle Dermaceuticals, ncLA, Odacite, One Love Organics, OSEA, PuraVida Bracelets, Rahua, Ren Clear Skincare, R+Co, RMS Beauty, S.W. Basics, Shea Terra Organics,  Smith & Cult (5-Free), Suki, Sumbody Body Soaps, Tata Harper, tenoverten, True Moringa, Ursa Major, Vapour Organic Beauty, W3ll People, White & Elm, 100% pure, and many others. They have free shipping on orders of $50+ and some products actually ship free on their own. While I typically prefer supporting smaller companies, if you’re on a budget or just transitioning to green beauty, then Birchbox is perfect. They often have great sales and free gifts with purchase. It’s convenient to get everything all in one place or to buy gifts for family and friends. With an affordable price of $10 a month, you get 5 sample sizes that are chosen for you based on your profile. You also get the option to customize your box each month.  *If you’d like to give Birchbox a try, you can use my referral link here.

♥Other beauty box subscriptions that are worth checking out are Petit Vour ($15 a month/the most affordable vegan beauty box), Vegan Cuts ($22.95 a month), Boxwalla ($49.95 bi-monthly), LoveGoodly ($29.95 bi-monthly), and Teri Miyahira Beauty Box ($39 a month; Usually there is a coupon code that makes the monthly price a little cheaper when you first sign up). There are many other green beauty box subscriptions out there, but these are the ones I have personally subscribed to at one time or another. If you need help picking which beauty subscription box is best for you, feel free to drop me a message in the comments below or via the Contact page. 🙂

Shopping Tip: You can now also find many green beauty products at Dermstore, Target, Ulta Beauty, and even Sephora. These are some brands that they carry:

Dermstore: 100% Pure, 21 Drops, Briogeo, Coola, Derma e, Dr. Hauschka, Drunk Elephant, EVOLVh, Intelligent Nutrients, John Masters Organics, Juice Beauty, Juara, Kahina Giving Beauty, Lauren B. Beauty, Love and Toast, LVX, MyChelle Dermaceuticals, Nvey Eco, One Love Organics, Pacifica, Prtty Peaushun, Rahua, RMS Beauty, Suntegrity Skincare, SW Basics, Vapour Organic Beauty, and many more.

Target (most are online only): W3ll People, Pacifica, Dr.Bronner’s, Acure Organics, SW Basics, Vapour Organic Beauty, Zuzu Luxe, Gabriel Cosmetics, White & Elm, Andalou Naturals, Jason, EcoTools, Bare Republic, EveryOne, Waxlene, Derma E, Everyday Coconut, Plant, Emani, Aura Cacia, Physician’s Formula, Weleda, Mineral Fusion, Nourish Organic, etc.

Sephora: Antonymn Cosmetics, Axiology, CocoFloss, Colorscience, Farmacy, Glow Recipe, Moon Juice, Tata Harper, Coola, Captain Blankenship, Drunk Elephant, Ilia Beauty, Herbivore Botanicals, Bite Beauty, Briogeo, Ecobrow, Tatcha, tenoverten, Viseart, Kari Gran, Farmacy, Rahua, Ren, and RMS Beauty.

Ulta Beauty: Pacifica, Andalou Naturals, EcoTools, Coola, Derma E, Honest Beauty, Honeybee Gardens, Juice Beauty, Juice Organics, John Masters Organics, Nvey Eco, MyChelle Dermaceuticals, Nubian Heritage, Zoya, Real Techniques, and many more.

♥  Get 20% off your first purchase at Drunk Elephant here!

♥ Pets: Click here to shop for your pets at the BarkShop. They have a nice selection of natural treats, cute toys, and accessories for dogs. Whenever they have a sale, I pick up toys for my dogs here and they have the cutest designs! Don’t forget to also use your ebates account to get cash back when you shop at the BarkShop.

Favorite Green Beauty Online Retailers to check out: Integrity Botanicals, Aurora Beauty, The Detox Market, BeautyHabit, Silk Naturals, Citrine Beauty, The Green Jungle Beauty Shop, Pharmaca, Lucky Vitamin, iHerb, Credo Beauty, LeVert Beauty, and the Petit Vour online shop.

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