How To Save $ & Become A More Conscious Consumer

ebates – Before you shop anywhere online, check ebates! You get cash back on your purchases at participating shops including B-Glowing,  BeautyBar.com, Birchbox, DermStore, Etsy, Gilt City, Groupon, Juice Beauty, NET-A-PORTER, Pharmaca, Target, Ulta Beauty, Vitacost, etc.

*Sign up here:Ebates Coupons and Cash Back*

♥If Amazon and Whole Foods had a baby, it would be Vitacost. Vitacost is where I buy almost all my products for the home and they have everything you could need from pet supplies to healthy snacks. They have a lot of green beauty brands at affordable prices and the shipping is incredibly fast. The customer service is excellent and they have replaced missing or incorrect items very promptly in my experience. Do you shop at Whole Foods? Then check Vitacost and compare the prices! *Get $10 off your first purchase of $30 at Vitacost here.*

♥ If you are a big skincare enthusiast, then Beauty Heroes is a great subscription to try. The subscription is a little higher end at $39 per month but the value of the box is often $60-$100+. If you are an Eco Luxe Beauty Lover then this box is perfect for you because you can save money and the hassle of doing the research on the ingredients and performance of the product. Since the box typically focuses on one Hero product (often full-sized) and one Sidekick product, you avoid accumulating too many small samples. I also love that all members get 15% off products in the Beauty Heroes shop, so you can repurchase your favorites at a discounted price.  *Sign up and get your first box here. * 

♥ 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. *Click here to sign up for thredUp.*

VETTA – This is my favorite sustainable capsule clothing brand. Use my code to get $20 off your first purchase: http://vetta.refr.cc/jessicat

♥Birchbox surprisingly carries a lot of natural (and some vegan) brands including: Acure Organics, Alima Pure, Antonym Cosmetics, Au Naturale Cosmetics, bkr, Briogeo, Burt’s Bees,  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, Tatcha, tenoverten, True Moringa, Ursa Major, Vapour Organic Beauty, W3ll People, White & Elm, Yarok, 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. I hope they continue to expand their green beauty/cruelty-free brands! *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), 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), and The Organic Bunny Box (at $59 a month it is the priciest of the bunch but it covers a broader range including beauty, skincare, hair care, as well as lifestyle products). 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. 

Shopping Tip: Besides shopping at the multitude of green beauty online retailers like Integrity Botanicals and Safe & Chic, you can now also find 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, SheaMoisture, Gabriel Cosmetics, The Honest Company, White & Elm, Andalou Naturals, Jason, EcoTools, Bare Republic, EveryOne, Waxlene, Derma E, Everyday Coconut, Plant, Emani, Aura Cacia, Physician’s Formula, Weleda, Tom’s, Mineral Fusion, Nourish Organic, etc.

Sephora (other countries carry Antonymn Cosmetics & Alima Pure, but the US selection is slowly getting better): 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, SheaMoisture, Zoya, Real Techniques, and many more.

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

♥ Pets: 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, BeauTeaBar, and Petit Vour online shop.

*For a list of vegan/cruelty-free brands, check here.

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