Friday, April 3, 2009

Mom's Mini Road Trip

Mom and her zoo buddy Zina took a little road trip to Milwaukee yesterday. I, of course, was left at home because: a) Mom's new car is a "pug-free" zone and b) they don't allow pugs in museums. Whatever.

Mom and Zina first stopped at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Mom suddenly became interested in art after visiting Santa Fe, NM last year and now she is obsessed with Georgia O'Keeffe. The Milwaukee Art Museum has a large O'Keeffe collection because O'Keeffe was born in Wisconsin. There was also a special exhibition going on called 'Out of Rembrandt's Shadow - Jan Lievens' that they wanted to see. Mom said the exhibit was excellent and that she learned a lot.

On the way back home from Milwaukee, they stopped in Racine to visit Upurea. Upurea is a green beauty destination that has had an online presence for a few years, but only recently opened a brick-and-mortar store last fall. Mom has wanted to visit this store since it opened and she didn't waste any time once she got inside.

Mom is constantly researching green beauty products because the traditional drugstore and department store brands are full of chemicals. In her search she has uncovered many great brands and Nvey Eco is one brand that she has been dying to experience in person.

Mom purchased Nvey Eco Organic Lip Lustre in Coco Honey. According to their website 'lip lustre's fusion of nature and color is a dual purpose lip color and moisturizer, enriched with organic elements and orange essential oil flavor.' Just what Mom needed. I'm so glad she bought it. Zina bought some Nvey Eco eye shadow because she says that her eyes are always bloodshot. I have no idea what she means, but I hope she looks good in her new eyeshadow.

Nvey Eco is from Australia and in the three short years it has been available in the U.S., it has really proved to be the best organic makeup.

Mom has been having some dry facial issues lately, so she has been on the lookout for a new moisturizer. She hadn't heard of Trilogy prior to stopping in at Upurea, but she ended up purchasing their Energizing Face Lotion. The website describes it as 'a light nourishing face lotion, brimming with vitamins and pure plant extracts. It is uniquely designed to firm skin and boost moisture levels, whilst allowing the skin to breathe freely.' Hmm. Skin that breathes freely? Doesn't all skin naturally breathe freely? I know mine does and I don't even use anything on it.

Trilogy is from New Zealand and is only available at a handful of stores. Mom is anxious to try it out because if it works like it's suppose to, then her other 'green moisturizers' that don't work will be banished to the back of the medicine cabinet.

As you can see, Mom did not buy anything for me yesterday. Nothing. I am a little upset that I didn't get anything, but the weekend is coming up so I am hopeful that a little something is going to come my way. In the meantime, if you are looking for great green beauty products, you don't have to go to Racine to buy them. Just head on over to and pick up some of your own goodies. All of their orders are packed using 100% biodegradable cornstarch peanuts and post consumer packaging, so not only are their products green but their business is green as well.


Pugsley said...

It sure sounds like your mom and Zina had LOTS of fun:) My mom said she was in Milwaukee about a year ago and got lost downtown:( She was there for 2 weeks working in February of last year.

Have a PAWSOME Saturday!!!

Stubby said...

Hey Pugsley - Mom and Zina always have lots of fun. I can understand how your mom could get lost in Milwaukee because it is still confusing to Mom and she goes there several times a year.

Have a pawsome Saturday, too!
Stubby xoxo