Eco-Beauty Event on October 20th

By Vanessa Ferragut, of Ferragut Event Group

The key to healthy and beautiful skin and hair isn’t methylparabens, an ingredient found in almost every face wash and shampoo in the United States, but in knowing that the products you use have no toxic ingredients at all!

With the rising trend of consumers purchasing healthy products to use in their bodies and on their skin, more and more companies are jumping on the “natural” bandwagon and mislabeling products to keep consumers happy.  According to Annie Leonard’s documentary, “Story of Cosmetics,” terms such as “herbal,” “natural,” and “organic” have no legal definition, so products claiming these may still contain ingredients such as petrochemicals (ingredients made from crude oil), parabens, phthalates and other toxic ingredients known to cause cancer, asthma and other reproductive disorders.

But little do they know that these consumers have a plethora of information at their fingertips.  With recent documentaries such as “Story of Cosmetics,” round-the-clock access to search sites such as the Skin Deep Database, education and advocacy provided by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and events such as Herban Lifestyle’s Product Launch and discussion, consumers have more opportunities for information today than they did even a few years ago.

Join Chief Herban Developer, Mary Kearns, on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at One Lounge located at 1606 20th Street NW, Washington DC for an evening devoted to truly natural and organic products.  Herban Lifestyle’s NakedTM line uses only the highest quality natural, organic, and fair trade ingredients that have been minimally processed and void of any harsh chemicals.  The line includes body butter, belly balm, mineral soak, bath tea, healing salve, lip balm, body soap, facial soap, facial masque, and facial toner.

“There is so much natural beauty in the world there for the taking. My new line celebrates the gifts of the earth and the naked beauty in each one of us,” says Kearns. “Each product is designed to provide luxurious body care while using rich natural ingredients and making a minimum impact on the earth.”

To RSVP or for questions about the event, please email ferraguteventgroup [at] gmail [dot] com. The first 50 RSVPs get VIP tickets, which include goodie bags and drink tickets.

Thank you to our sponsors Zosimos Botanicals, Live Green, Karen Leonard Photography, Danielle Pilon Makeup, Erin Mapes and Vintage Renewal!


LiveGreen’s Green Rush April 17th

If you are in the neighborhood, please join us on Saturday April 17th in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, where we will be exhibiting as part of Live Green’s Green Rush. The Green Rush is an  action-packed, fun-filled scavenger hunt where teams will race against the clock to explore DC’s most eco-friendly spots and compete for the chance to win $1,000 Grand Prize!

The Green Rush scavenger hunt will kick-off at the Green in the Circle Festival in Dupont Circle with great performers, speakers and green exhibitors.  The Green Rush will conclude at The Reef (a seaside-themed, sustainable, fun multi-floored restaurant in Adams Morgan) for an after party with delicious food, raffle prizes and great entertainment!

Here’s how you can participate:

  • First, gather 2 – 5 friends and create a team
  • Next, sign up online as individuals, but include your team name so we know how to group you.
  • Then, on Saturday April 17th, meet at 1pm near the fountain in Dupont Circle for the Green in the Circle kick-off festival. Check-in with your team at the Live Green table.
  • The Green Rush starts at 2:30pm

And here is the schedule for the day:

Green Rush Kick-off at the Green in the Circle Festival
Dupont Circle
Saturday, April 17th
Check-in is open from 1 – 2:15 pm

The Green Rush will kick-off at the Green in the Circle Festival in Dupont Circle, hosted by NBC4 News Anchor Wendy Rieger. There will be great speakers, entertainment featuring Beat Ya Feet Kings and No Second Troy, and lots of green exhibitors.  Team check-in will run from 1pm – 2:15pm at the Live Green table.  Even if you can’t make the race, come check out the festival and all the Earth Day excitement!

The Green Rush
Saturday, April 17th
2:30 pm – the race begins!
The scavenger hunt will have you race against the clock to explore DC’s most eco-friendly spots. Teams of 2 – 5 people will have 3 hours to explore hidden treasures, solve puzzles, complete challenges, collect clues and sample food to earn as many points as possible. The team with the most points wins the $1,000 Grand Prize! There will also be a year’s supply of Honest Tea for the team with the best Green Spirit, and 5 tickets to the Washington Mystics for the winning Youth Team!  Clues and eco-goodie bags will be handed out at the kick-off event at the Green in the Circle Festival.

Live Green members register here – $20
Non-members register here – $25

Green Rush After Party
The Reef in Adams Morgan
2446 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Saturday, April 17th
Finish Line & Family-friendly After Party, 5:30pm – 8pm

The Green Rush scavenger hunt will finish up at The Reef in Adams Morgan with food, fun and entertainment.  We’ll celebrate with an after party and awards for winners in 3 categories: Grand Prize, Youth Prize, and The Green Spirit Award.  The first 10 teams to cross the finish line will get a FREE DRINK and there will be great raffle prizes for lucky attendees!  If you can’t make it to the Green Rush during the day, you can register separately for the After Party at The Reef.

Live Green members register for after party only here – $10
Non-members register for after party only here – $15