Friday, March 25, 2011

The Body Shop

Hi it's Caroline!
For the last few weeks or so, I've been reserching and testing Fair Trade products. There is one specific store I have become a HUGE fan of, and they have a variety of Fair Trade products. What store? The Body Shop! They actually don't call it Fair Trade in The Body Shop, but they have Community Trade, which is mostly the same thing, but focuses a lot more on all natural and organic products. In the store, they have Community Trade perfume, face wash, moisturizer, body butter, even shampoo and conditioner.
Of the products that I actually tested (which were a lot, since I kind of went Fair Trade crazy in The Body Shop) I'll talk about 2 of my favorite things:
1. Coconut Lip Butter- No more chapped lips! This lip butter is so hydrating that my lips stay moisturized into the next day! It also smells amazing and is made with organic beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil, all Fair trade!
2. Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer SPF 30- This moisturizer is  really light, so I love to use it in the morning . It is made with camu camu berry and Fair Trade sesame oil!
So, as you can see, I'm kind of obsessed with The Body Shop right now, and its many Fair Trade products :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Picky Eaters

  Hey it's Ginger! Just wanted to tell you guys about when I went to Red Bank NJ with Caroline to look for Fair Trade items in town. We started out at Pizza Fusion 
because we thought the name sounded really cool and because it was a new restaurant in town that both of us were curious about. The waiter discussed all the Fair Trade items that they sold including hot or cold tea and their fair trade flour in the crusts of the pizzas.
I got bottled tea (called Honest Tea)and a small plain pizza. The tea was not only fair trade but organic, gluten free, and has no GMO's. As for the taste of the tea I'm not going to lie, it didn't taste like a Snapple like I'm used to. It was a little less sweet but still good. I have bought Honest Tea since then and have grown to like it. If given the choice of Snapple and Honest Tea I would choose Honest Tea not only because it has so many good qualities like being Fair Trade but I've also grown to like the taste a lot.
   As for the pizza, it was delicious. Oven baked perfection, in my opinion. Not too greasy or too filling, just right. All the ingredients according to our waiter were all natural and very fresh. I would go back anytime.