Earth Day Beauty: ĕ ∙sen∙cia by Samy.

The essence of healthy hair meets the power of style with ĕ ∙sen∙cia by Samy – the newest collection from Samy Salon Systems. A complete line of 100% vegan, natural and organic shampoos, conditioners and styling products designed to indulge your tresses and senses.

Key botanicals and extracts synergize in natural formulas free of sulfates, parabens and phthalates – that can strip hair’s natural protective layers and fade color – resulting in shiny, luxe locks and longer lasting color. Specially formulated with certified organic ingredients, ĕ ∙sen∙cia by Samy is kind to your hair, your skin and the environment, making it a perfect fit for all.

The line consists of Shampoos, Conditioners and Styling Aids.


White Lotus Hydrating Shampoo with Barley and Nettle - Gently cleanses while barley and nettle infuse moisture into each strand, making hair soft, silky and manageable. Hydrating botanical extracts smooth and calm frizz.


Mandarin Citrus Volumizing Shampoo with Horsetail and Wheat - Gently cleanses while horsetail extracts strengthen and thicken fine hair; wheat proteins infuse weightless texture for extra body, fullness and bounce.




White Lotus Hydrating Conditioner with Barley and Nettle - Barley and nettle gently moisturize and replenish hair by smoothing and sealing the cuticle, producing brilliant shine and a high gloss finish.


Mandarin Citrus Volumizing Conditioner with Horsetail and Wheat - Horsetail extracts strengthen and protect fine, fragile hair from damage by increasing elasticity while wheat proteins provide weightless volume and body.


Coconut Conditioning Treatment with Shea and Sweet Almond - The ultimate intense conditioning treatment that works instantly on the hair and scalp; shea butter nourishes and moisturizes while sweet almond oils strengthen and smooth leaving locks silky and shiny.




Rosemary Natural Hairspray with Flax Seed and Jojoba - A hairspray that creates flexibility without stiffness, for all hair types; features breakthrough technology with pine resin and flax seed for lasting hold, jojoba for healing and moisturizing, and rosemary extract for workable hold and high shine.


Pomegranate Styling Mousse with M­­arshmallow and Yarrow - A non-aerosol foaming mousse, formulated with Pomegranate fruit extract containing several highly antioxidant properties, marshmallow for conditioning, and yarrow for volume; protects hair and transform lifeless locks while strengthening and increasing elasticity.


Vanilla Styling Crème with Macadamia and Sunflower - Macadamia nut and sunflower seed oils nourish and moisturize hair and provide style, control and texture; ideal for dry and damaged hair.

Sandalwood Liquid Pomade with Aloe and Avocado - Medium to strong hold pomade formulated with aloe to moisturize the hair and scalp and avocado to condition and shine for a flake-free finish.

ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy is available at Walgreens and Rite Aid locations nationwide where each piece sells for an affordable $7.99 each.

Earth Day Beauty: Lavanila Vanilla Lavender Healthy Collection.

In celebration of Earth Day, Lavanila will plant a tree for every online order.

May I suggest one (or all!) of their products from their new for spring Vanilla Lavender line.

Innocent and fresh, Vanilla Lavender blends the signature vanilla base with a new floral layer of Spanish Lavender, Rose Absolute and Violet Leaf. The clean scent is created by natural perfumers who use only the finest pure essential oils. Lavanila is committed to using only safe, 100% natural ingredients, which is why all of the products are free of petrochemicals, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicones, synthetic dyes, sulfates and parabens. Peaceful and serene, this scent is truly stress-free.

Try the relaxing new scent in the Healthy Fragrance, Healthy Body Butter, Healthy Body Wash, Healthy Lip Shine and Healthy Candle.

Lavanila products are also available at Sephora,, but to get the tree planted, you need to order directly from

Earth Day Beauty: Be Eco-cheek with Tarte.

With new shades for Summer, this is the time to be eco-cheek with Tarte Cosmetics.

Tarte boasts a full line of eco-friendly and natural products and they recently upped their shade quotient with these new beauties:

NEW Sandstone Lock & Roll Creaseless Cream & Powder Shadow Duo
NEW Eco-cheek Natural Cheek Stain
NEW Berrylicious Rise & Shine Natural Lip Stain & Lip-enchancing Lip Gloss
NEW Charcoal EmphasEYES High Definition Eye Pencil

Shop online at Tarte Cosmetics, QVC and Sephora.