Bare is good.

Winner Announced: Gianna

When it comes to me and makeup, less is more. I’m an au naturale kind of girl. As long as my face stays fairly clear, I’m happy with just a cute lipgloss. I have been wanting to make my eyes pop, but Greg is convinced that I am fine without makeup. And that’s totally fine.

Bare Escentuals has created a micro-site that has women all over the world rethinking beauty. Over at RethinkWhatMatters.com, it’s more about talking and less about makeup. The Rethink What Matters campaign encourages women to take part in weekly discussions that can be shared with friends and submitted for a chance to win free bareMinerals products (500 winners each week) or a trip of a lifetime to Paris, Costa Rica, Turks, Italy, Asia, or Caicos! New topics and products will be featured each Friday up until March 26, 2010. So be sure to check the micro-site weekly!

The topic for this Friday is “Rethink Your Environment”. I will answer the first question. It’s a more extended version of my quiz answer. We use chemical-free cleaning products and we are slowly trying to swap beauty products with greener alternatives. That’s always tough. I cloth diaper and wipe not as much as I’d like. Greg prefers disposables, so we use chlorine free diapers, however they aren’t biodegradable. We have a ton of reusable shopping bags, but we forget them in the car frequently. We don’t do a lot of driving. We utilize our recycle bin, but sometimes we slip up, like when I threw hundreds of business cards in the trash. We gotta work on it!

Giveaway

Bare Escentuals has offered me a complimentary sample of the bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara, which I will be reviewing once it arrives. They’d also like to offer a mascara to one of you! For a chance to win a bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara of your own, leave a comment telling me how you Rethink Your Environment. For an additional entry, subscribe to my feed (don’t forget to click the verification link emailed to you) and leave a separate comment letting me know you’ve done so.


Comments will close on February 6th, 2010 at 7PM CST. A winner from the U.S. will then be randomly selected.

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

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78 Comments

  • February 6, 2010

    Lily Kwan

    I subscribed to your feed.

  • February 6, 2010

    Lily Kwan

    I rethink my environment by recycling cans and bottles.

  • February 6, 2010

    Gianna

    I just try to keep things clean and reuse what I can. I have a cabinet full of old nestea bottles that I use to store pasta, beans and grains in. It also keeps things bug free!

  • February 6, 2010

    Daphne

    I pass on all of my beauty mags to my friends, rather than just recycle them.
    And I cringe every time I see a photo in a beauty mag showing a broken lipstick or smear of product and think…”What a waste!”

  • February 6, 2010

    wendy wallach

    i notice now when companies use excess packaaging for their products.

  • February 6, 2010

    Gioia Frank

    Less is more when it comes to makeup.

  • February 6, 2010

    Sand

    I rethink my environment by recycling everything that my city accepts and reducing what I purchase.

  • February 6, 2010

    heather

    I subscribed to your feed!

  • February 6, 2010

    heather

    We’ve been trying to recycle more, as well as trying to buy more energy efficient items!

  • February 6, 2010

    heather c

    I surround myself with people who are positive or have the same goals. I try to avoid people who irritate me greatly.

  • February 6, 2010

    kathy pease

    i recycle and try to plan when i buy items and consider packaging to save on waste

  • February 6, 2010

    Lance Pearson

    dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    i subscribe to the feed-email

  • February 6, 2010

    Lance Pearson

    dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    i am trying to do my part, i’m starting to go organic and i’ve replaced my lightbulbs with energy efficient ones and i got a car that’s great on gas

  • February 6, 2010

    carol lewis

    I subscribed for an extra entry.

  • February 6, 2010

    carol lewis

    I buy organic whenever I can!

  • February 6, 2010

    Rhianna

    My family recycles every thing we can, we also re-use many products.

  • February 6, 2010

    Veronica Garrett

    I buy energy efficient appliances and energy saving bulbs.

  • February 6, 2010

    Susan Smith

    I recycle and buy more green and organic products.

  • February 6, 2010

    Jane Hoh

    I have a goal of being garbage free by composting whatever we can’t recycle. I wish everyone would do the same. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • February 6, 2010

    amy h

    My husband and I recycle, use green cleaners, donate items that aren’t being used (instead of throwing them away), and have energy star appliances.

  • February 6, 2010

    taylor

    I did subscribe.

  • February 6, 2010

    taylor

    I love trying to re-purpose and reuse disgardables, The little plastic bags they give at grocery stores can be used for so many things and I always try to think of how to use my plasic lids from margarine as mini cutting boards and plastic bread wrappers as storage or freezing bags.

  • February 6, 2010

    Pamela S

    We have recycled for YEARS and we’re pretty faithful about that. One area we don’t do well on is carryout containers. We get so many of those, and although I recycle as able, there’s still a lot of waste. One area we’re working on is replacing disposable items with reusable such as cloth towels instead of paper towels, etc.

    Thanks.

  • February 6, 2010

    wcc

    I’m a subscriber.

  • February 6, 2010

    wcc

    Lately I’ve been rethinking my environment by trying to use no plastic water bottles anymore. I admit to being the worst about this – I always had one in my purse, but luckily I no longer do that and use one of those great stainless bottles.

  • February 6, 2010

    Kristy

    I reuse plastic garbage bags and I will pick up things that people throw down and put them into a trash can. Every little bit helps right?

  • February 5, 2010

    Sarah C

    feed subscriber

  • February 5, 2010

    Sarah C

    We recycle, cloth diaper, use cloth napkins, wipes, hankies etc, and try to conserve energy. We do secondhand whenever possible too.

  • February 5, 2010

    Amanda Barnes

    I ReThink the Environment by carpooling with my friends when we are going to a party or someone elses house so that we are not all wasting gas!

  • February 5, 2010

    Kara

    What do I do to rethink the environment? I switched to re-usable shopping bags, I recycle, I try not to waste, I buy foods with less packaging, I don’t eat meat. That’s pretty much it, I think.

  • February 5, 2010

    damon

    I not only recycle but I pick up other’s trash when I see it and recycle theirs too.

  • February 5, 2010

    dianne

    I but organic (when I can), dispose of batteries and oil from the car properly and recycle.

  • February 5, 2010

    denyse

    I switched out my bulbs and always use my own shopping bags.

  • February 5, 2010

    Liz

    I buy produce locally, and only what is in season – this way, less fossil fuel was burned in transportation of my food that would be otherwise, when food is shipped across the country or from abroad.

  • February 5, 2010

    Emily

    I’ve been working on not leaving appliances plugged in and relying more on natural light, so we use less energy at our place.

  • February 5, 2010

    Molly K

    I try to recycle everything that I can. I finally put a recycling container in my office this year since I throw away so much paper. It just made sense to have one in there.

  • February 5, 2010

    sarah

    i buy organic as much as possible, good for you and your planet!

  • February 5, 2010

    Jodene

    Reusable shopping bags – I actually get annoyed when I stop in a convience store and they try to put one item in a plastic bag.

  • February 5, 2010

    irene diaz

    I don´t consume meat.

  • February 4, 2010

    lori berman

    reuse and recycle

  • February 4, 2010

    JMARIE

    I’ve been trying to put more thought into how a product is packaged instead of just the product…any little bit to reduce landfill.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • February 4, 2010

    Leandra

    Gardening. Planted two trees. Recycle.

  • February 4, 2010

    Karen Pochodowicz

    By trying to consume less.

  • February 4, 2010

    Monique Rizzo

    I really recycle everything I can. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  • February 3, 2010

    Lucy Schwartz

    You are so right about making our efforts more consistent. We do recycle …but sometimes the messy aluminum foil gets put in the trash and sometimes paper gets thrown away. It takes commitment and constantacy.Repeating behavior until it is habit.

  • February 3, 2010

    Rosie

    Community gardening, recycling, and not buying bottled water.

  • February 3, 2010

    gina

    I subscribed to your feed via email.

  • February 3, 2010

    gina

    Definitely by wasting a lot less…food, water, resources.

  • February 3, 2010

    heidi donahue

    we recycle and make sure to turn off all the lights when they arent being used!

  • February 2, 2010

    Denise B.

    We scrap our household metal.

  • February 1, 2010

    dreeg

    We use reusable bags and recycle.

  • February 1, 2010

    Alison

    I use a re-useable water bottle. Good for my wallet and good for the environment.

  • January 31, 2010

    Ashley

    im starting small… reducing use of water and electricity. i have completely quit using the dryer and air dry all of my clothes – thats a big step for me. and i’m switching to eco friendly products as i go

  • January 31, 2010

    Theresa

    After seeing the food episode of Oprah the other day I’ve really started rethinking about food and where it comes from. I’m much more concerned about the impact my decisions make and have begun making choices the are more environmentally conscious.

  • January 31, 2010

    Deborah Wellenstein

    We recycle everything we can, we changed out most of our lightbulbs 3 years ago with nary a burnout, we think before we buy! Thanks!

  • January 31, 2010

    Mellissa C

    I have completely stopped buying water bottles and now I use a Pur water Pitcher.

  • January 31, 2010

    Sarah @ Smallslice

    I subscribe to your feed.

  • January 31, 2010

    Sarah @ Smallslice

    I am a crazy person about recycling. We have very little trash each week because I try to recycle everything!

  • January 31, 2010

    Cynthia C

    I really need to de-clutter my environment.

  • January 30, 2010

    tanyetta

    I am subscribed to your feed as fishbone!

  • January 30, 2010

    tanyetta

    I have been on a de-cluttering kick!!!

  • January 30, 2010

    vicky boackle

    i rewind at the movies.

  • January 30, 2010

    Kiara

    I always recycle and use green cleaning products.
    austma7@aol.com

  • January 30, 2010

    cathiem

    I have always recycled cans,bottles,plastics and newspaper but have just started with mixed paper.

  • January 30, 2010

    Stacy

    We recycle and I try to take reusable bags to the store with me.

  • January 30, 2010

    Valerie

    I subscribed to your feed by email and confirmed it too. Thanks….I’ve heard this mascara is very good.

  • January 30, 2010

    Valerie

    I have 2 children and I’m trying to set a good example for them. We recycle, unplug electronics when not in use, conserve water and a lot more. Thanks :)

  • January 30, 2010

    Sharon B

    We’ve been recycling for years. But this year, we really put some money into going green. We have covered our roof with solar panels. It’s expensive, but it is the right thing to do for the environment and future generations. And since the day we completed the project, our electricity meter has been running backwards! At this point, the electric company actually owes US over $600.

  • January 30, 2010

    Anne D

    I recycle and reuse everything in my home.

  • January 30, 2010

    Kristin Harris

    I rethink my environment by refraining from buying paper plates and using regular ones.

  • January 30, 2010

    Amber G

    I am rethinking my environment by checking all of my plastic containers to be sure I am recycling everything I can! I rinse out my yogurt cups so I can recycle them :)

  • January 30, 2010

    maureen

    I am recycling more than ever and watching the amount of products used.

  • January 30, 2010

    kari

    Surround myself with a few simple and beautiful things (instead of lots of junk).

  • January 30, 2010

    Tari Lawson

    I recycle everything I can and use reusable grocery bags. I also give away things I cannot use to others instead of throwing them away.

  • January 29, 2010

    Jenn

    I’m doing my best to make a difference with multiple things. We combine errands so that we’re not driving around needlessly, since that wastes gas *and* money. We cloth diaper Ryan (yes, at three and a half he’s still in diapers. He’s autistic, however, so that makes potty-training much more difficult.), and while we do use disposable wipes, we go easy on how many we use. We recycle cans. I encourage Alyssa and Ryan to use both sides of the paper when coloring, painting or just doodling. We use the spiffy new light bulbs… I forget what they’re called. The spiraly ones? Sorry, it’s late, and my brain is turning into mush.

  • January 29, 2010

    Stephanie V.

    We use green cleaning products, seventh gen nappies, SIGG bottles to stop plastic abuse, recycle and use pba free containers and stainless steel for lunch time.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  • January 29, 2010

    Kris Cain

    I have been using Bare Minerals for a couple of years and I love it!!

    Lately, I’m rethinking my office! It’s junky. It needs much organization, and I’m sure that it hinders my progress!

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