17 August 2011

Eco Tools® By Alicia Silverstone Review


When Moxie answered my plea for help and offered to guest post for me I was very relieved knowing I was leaving my blog in good hands.  Moxie has a fascinating blog at Moxie Reviews where she reviews natural, organic and cruelty free products.


Review of EcoTools®

There was once an incredibly bad commercial that had a woman announce, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.” I shudder to conjure up that awful, but laughable line...but I must. I’m Moxie from ™and I’m quite excited to be posting a review on Jude’s Love Lust & Fairy Dust, one of the beauty Blogs that I personally love and follow.

I believe I owe it to my fellow bloggers, in the spirit of goodwill, to announce, “Don’t hate me because...I get to do a guest post on Love Lust and Fairy Dust.” So sorry. Next time you are all jolly well going to have to jump at these opportunities when they are posted on your favorite/favourite blogs! (Thank you, Jude, for offering bloggers the opportunity to guest post! x)

I purchased, and will review, a four-piece brush and cup set:  EcoTools®  by Alicia Silverstone.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Alicia, here is a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alicia_Silverstone. In addition to her being an American actress, author, and former fashion model, there are connections to the UK. Alicia’s father is a native of east London, and she has a half-sister, London-based rock singer, Kezi Silverstone,

Here’s what I learned about EcoTools®: “Getting gorgeous, going green, and giving back is what we are all about!” EcoTools®, a brand from Paris Presents, Inc., was founded in 2008 with their cosmetic brushes. The "iconic look" of bamboo handles and recycled aluminum ferrules (the piece that connects the brush handle to the bristles) only add to the wonderful fact that they are not only cruelty-free, but also have very, very soft bristles.  EcoTools®  has since added to it's company line of products: cosmetic bags, bath tools, and bath and body care.  The eco-conscious company has earth-friendly materials and natural ingredients. 

EcoTools® joined forces with 1% For The Planet®, an alliance of businesses to create a healthier planet. With that alliance comes a donation by EcoTools® of 1% of their annual sales to be donated to them.

I had researched EcoTools® online, http://www.ecotools.com, prior to my purchase. I found what I eventually decided on, EcoTools®, Alicia Silverstone’s Backstage Vanity Set, at Ulta. 
As Jude confirmed for me, while the specific set I will review is not at amazon.co.uk, she has seen the brand, EcoTools® in her local Boots. Readers may search online for EcoTools® where they live at the following link www.ecotools.com.  You may wish to join me in following EcoTools® on Twitter: EcoTools Beauty @ecotools

The first of the four piece set is the cup, which is made with cotton and natural hemp; and in fact, even the box has a label that it is made from a material called PolyEthylene Terephtalate, "PET" or "PETE."

The remaining three pieces of the set are:

the finishing brush (as Alicia points out, it is excellent for loose powders and with mineral face makeup.)

the angled eye shadow brush (use this for contouring and a smoky/smokey eye)

and the lash and brow groomer--

*the lash groomer separates and lengthens lashes after you apply mascara

*the brow groomer controls those unruly brows.

The kit also contains a card with directions/tips from Alicia, to recreate her, “natural look.”

Here are some photos, with labels, of what is included in the Backstage Vanity Set:







The only objection one might have to the excellent Backstage Vanity Set is the fact that the cup may not suit their taste. Personal preference, and one doesn’t need to display it; and the tools alone are worth the purchase price to add to or start a collection. Purchase price in the US at Ulta, $15.99  =  £9.75.

EcoTools® has a mission: “With the right tools, you can be Gorgeous and Green,” and Moxie believes that they have  succeeded! Recommend!

Disclosure: I have nothing to disclose. All links are for your convenience only.

This is by Moxie Reviews™ 2011 for Love Lust & Fairy Dust only. Content copyright.

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