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Welcome back to Green Chi Tuesday with me, Chichi. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and made it through Black Friday and the weekend intact. In case you haven’t guessed, I love to shop (shocking, I know). I can make an adventure out of buying anything, anywhere. I’ve been known to get down on the floor of the grocery store to study and pick out the best detergent deal. Rumor has it that I spent 45 minutes in an aisle at the Pep Boys even though I don’t own a car or have a license. One time, hours into a Target trip (but only a third through the store) my wise friend Kelly, ditched Desertdoll and me mid-store and
went out to the car for a nice, long nap while we finished our shopping.

Yet somehow, the madness and hysteria of Black Friday passes me by. The day after Thanksgiving is for sleeping in late, eating a breakfast of leftovers and than taking a nap. I hate the rush and crowds involved in Black Friday. I like to take my time when shopping, carefully mull over all my options and enjoy the whole experience. Queuing up for hours outside to wind through the store in a line just takes all the fun away for me. I guess, I am not alone because we have a new Official Shopping Day added to our lexicon – Cyber Monday. This is the name given to the day we all go back to work after a long Thanksgiving break and crash the internet by logging on to our work computers and continuing our holiday shopping online.

Now this is right up my alley – I’m more than ready to spend some money from the comfort of my office! As a matter of fact, has a number of Green items that just may be a match for someone on your Gift List. Here are a few gift suggestions from some of our favorite eco-minded companies to get you started. All of these companies have been solid supporters of over the years and just happen to make amazing, eco-friendly, beauty products as well. It’s a win – win situation! Also, just so you know, all purchases you make through this link help support Your purchase can help keep us in bandwidth and web hosting. What are you waiting for? Get shopping!

Beauty Blender – Blender Sponge & Cleanser Kit Perfect for the Beauty Maven that has everything If she already has every beauty palette and product known to man, here’s a good gift. This adorable kit received ohs and ahhs from the “seen it all” women of megsmakeup – check out our review. She’ll happily say goodbye to those wasteful and yucky sponge triangles that are used once and thrown away. This cute, pink sponge applicator helps create a flawless finish with any of the 14 bottle of foundation your fashionista friend already owns. Bonus: Regular cleaning of the sponge using the enclosed cleanser keeps germs at bay.

Philip B Body Wash If your looking for a Hostess Gift, Teacher Appreciation or “Emergency” Gift Desertdoll is going to give us all the scoop on this luxurious, natural line in an upcoming Fab Friday. Here’s a sneak peak: the Body Wash is divine! This wash smelled heavenly (I tested the Chocolate Milk scent), worked into a great lather and left my skin soft and smooth. Throw one of Philip B.’s body wash into a bag with a pumice stone and one of those fluffy shower sponges for a well-appreciated “Thank you” type gift. Keep a set like this (made with any of the gender neutral scents like the Chai Latte or Thai Tea) as your “emergency present”. Perfect for those moments you unexpectedly receive a gift and need to reciprocate fast!

Boscia – Daily Hand Revival Therapy SPF 15 Perfect for Women of a Certain Age (anyone over 29!) Pair this moisturizing (but never greasy) preservative-free hand lotion with a manicure set and a bottle of nail polish for a “hand” made gift set that will definitely be appreciated. Boscia’s hand cream includes an SPF 15 to protect against sun damage and Mulberry helps lighten age spots. The non-scented cream will appeal to everyone’s taste and you can add a bit of personalization with your choice of the perfect nail color. Check out our review of this genius SPF15 loaded hand cream here.

Juice Beauty Facial Treatment Kit How to Win over your Organic phobic friends and family! This drool worthy kit includes three full sized bottles of Juice Beauty’s best products – the Green Apple Cleansing Gel, Green Apple Peel and Green Apple Moisturizer with SPF 15. What a great introduction to the joy of organic beauty! The cleanser manages to thoroughly clean without drying your skin. The face moisturizer is luxurious and contains the crucial SPF 15 and while I have yet to use the Apple Peel I have heard that it is one of the best on the market. It’s always at the top of year-end beauty lists and reviews. Here’s what our testers thought of the Cleansing Gel.

Hope I gave you Cyber Shoppers some good ideas! What is on your “Dreaming of a Green Christmas” List? I’d also love to hear your best Black Friday horror story!

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