Jul
09
2009
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green britain day.

today, july 10th 2009, is the first annual green britain day! launched by london 2012 olympics sustainability partner edf energy, green britain day is all about showing the world how britain is at the forefront of the campaign against climate change. if everyone does their bit, when the olympic arrives in london in 2012, britian will be a cleaner, greener country. the day is run in association with the eden project who are holding a special concert featuring the legendary paul weller and the amazing florence and the machine!

everyone is invited to join team green britain and do something green… maybe it’s walking to work, starting your own fruit and veg patch, throwing a bring-and-swap party or buying some becohangers! there are lots of ways you can get involved and do your bit for the environment and team green britain. plus as a member of team green britain, you’ll get the opportunity to win a day at the london 2012 games! check out www.teamgreenbritain.org for more information on how to get involved.

natalie the bunny. x.

Jun
21
2009
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happy father’s day!

happy father’s day to all the dads out there! we hope you’re all having a great day.

as you know, here at becothings we love having parties in the jungle so today was no exception. the whole becofamily turned out for a special father’s day celebration… check out the pic below…

we’ve been playing games… and eating lots of yummy food. toby the teddy is causing havoc as usual… he was meant to be in goal during our football game but kept sneeking off for more cake meaning he let in 17 goals! we had to abandon the game after that however as angus the dog got a bit carried away and chewed up the football. we’re off to play a game of rugby next… george the giraffe has been boasting that he’s a bit of a pro but i reckon i can just run under his legs and he’ll never catch me!

remember to check out our website for all the latest on becothings and our products!

natalie the bunny. x.

Mar
21
2009
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happy mothers day!

natalie_bunny_smallhappy mothers day from all of us here at becothings… we hope you’ve all bought your mummies some becohangers as a pressie!

we had a little mothers day celebration in the jungle today, with all the beco parents in attendance… all my brothers and sisters came along to and i must say the jungle got a little crowded. my youngest brothers and sisters made good use of our becopotties though!

we took a team photo so you could all see how great the jungle looked…

the photo shoot went very smoothly in comparison to the previous ones… i think it was because mummy teddy was there to keept toby in check! he was a very well behaved teddy all day… though he did sneak third helpings of the yummy cake mummy dog made!

hope you all have a great weekend and buy your mummies lots of nice pressies for mothers day tomorrow!

natalie the bunny. x.

Mar
04
2009
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be [b]eco-beautiful.

a while ago i let you know about all the best eco-fashion brands around. combined with our becohangers, wardrobes across the country have become friendly to all things eco. but, my mission to convert you all into eco-bunnies doesn’t end there…

not only am i a fashion-savvy bunny, i’m also rather beauty-savvy. oh yes, i’m a real all rounder. so now you are fashion forward, it’s time to become beauty brilliant with my review of the best eco-beauty brands around at the moment.

each year we spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, of pounds on beauty products. but a lot of the time it isn’t always clear where the products we are buying come from, what exactly they contain and how they have been tested. beauty product packaging is also a concern, and something which isn’t always possible to recycle. our planet provides us with a plentiful source of all natural and sustainable ingredients and for that deserves to be looked after in return. after all, it’s not only us who should get to look as stunning as possible!

it is worth bearing in mind that products containing chemicals which harm the environment are also likely to be harming your skin. this is why eco-friendly beauty is not only beneficial to the environment, but beneficial to you. everyone has their favourite beauty buys, but from now on, try and do a bit of research into your favourite brands and products. do they test products on animals? do they use ingradients from a sustainable source? do they contain harmful chemicals? can the packaging and any un-used product be recycled or disposed of without posing a threat to the environment? if that all seems a bit daunting, no need to abandon your beloved shade of lippy just yet… i have done a bit of research for you and found some of the best eco-friendly beauty brands:

green people [www.greenpeople.co.uk]: here you can buy everything from skincare to toothpaste and health supllements. a real one stop beauty shop!

lush [www.lush.co.uk]: also available in stores, these freah handmade cosmentics will leave you and the environment smiling.

essential care [www.essential-care.co.uk]: the first brand to develop and organic certified shampoo, the site also has lots of lovely essential oils.

so organic [www.soorganic.com]: this great site is a beauty bible for all things organic. choose from a range of brands and products, including vegan alternatives.

dr hauschka [www.drhauschka.co.uk]: a firm favourite with celebs, this world renound brand focuses of being ethically and socially responsible.

florame [www.florame.co.uk]: a great range of certified organic perfumes and stress busting aromatherapy oils, perfect for relaxing to whilst pampering youself.

puresha [www.puresha.com]: another site carrying a great range of eco brands popular with celebs. you can also search products using criteria such as ‘vegan’ and ‘carbon neutral’.

the body shop [www.thebodyshop.co.uk]: one of the leaders in eco beauty, the body shop has a fantastic make-up range for all skin tones.

when it comes to disposing of your beauty buys, make sure you do so in a responsible way. never flush any products… even 100% organic products can have a negative effect of the delicate pH balance of the water table. in industrialised nations our consumerism and personal habits are now the primary sources of contamination of fresh and ocean water. if your products are not biodegradable, the best solution is to decant all unwanted toiletries into a single container and place it in your normal rubbish. purchasing products from eco-friendly brands, like those listed above, will greatly reduce the negative imapct on the environment as their products are designed to be recycled and bio-degradable.

now you know that beauty products aren’t just skin deep, you can become a beco-babe with the best eco-friendly beauty buys out there. who needs gok wan when you have me?!

natalie the bunny. x.

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