Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Give a Gorgeous Gift of Empowerment

We've just received our first shipment of gorgeous eco necklaces and bracelets from socially minded company 31 Bits - and we're thrilled! We love this jewellery for three reasons. First, it looks phenomenal. If it didn't look good it wouldn't be worn. Personal faves include the Tally Berry Blue bracelet and the extra long Bella necklace -- the compliments are endless. Second, it's made from recycled bits of posters, fliers and textbooks and sealed with a non-toxic, water-based varnish so it's eco-friendly. Third, it helps empower individual women in Uganda to rise above poverty. The concept behind 31 Bits is to help individual women with a holistic approach to development, meaning not only do the creators of this jewellery receive a sustainable monthly income, but they also receive finance training, English lessons, health education, business training and spiritual support. It's just as much about the consumer as it is about the creator. To be frank, we love this concept. Give a lovely bracelet or necklace this Christmas -- or treat yourself! -- and you'll be giving the gift of empowerment to woman who needs it. For more, click here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thank You Facebook Fans Giveaway

We've reached the 4000 facebook fan mark - and we couldn't be more thrilled! Thank you to everyone who's joined us on our official Lavish & Lime facebook page. We love reading your comments, your likes and appreciate your support. Keep checking in for more of our latest eco products, tips, news and giveaways, like this one. To mark this milestone, we've put together a short video of thanks from our founder Colin Campbell below. In it, you'll see the letters 'THX'. Tell us which eco product we've used to spell them out and you could win a reusable lunch bag for Christmas! To view our facebook page, click here.

Tell us which product we've used to spell 'THX' in the video above and you could win a neoprene-like Big Cheese Reusable Lunch Sack from Dabbawalla Bags in our random draw.

Leave your answer in a comment below or email it to us at with 'Facebook Fans Giveawy' in the subject line. **
Please be sure to include your name, email address and telephone number so we can contact you if you win.**

Do any of the following and be sure to tell us you did!
- Like us on our Lavish & Lime Facebook Page and leave this comment on our wall:
"I just entered to win a Big Cheese Lunch Bag at"
- Sign up to receive our email newsletter
- Follow us on Twitter

One entry per person. The winner will be chosen in a random draw by Lavish & Lime. Deadline for entries is midnight PST Sunday, December 18th. The winner will be notified Monday, December 19th. Open to Canadian residents only.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Best Green Gift for Christmas 2011

We started out in November on a search for the Best Green Gift for Christmas 2011. After 2 online votes and a final draw the results are in. Hopscotch Natural Nail Polish for Kids is the Best Green Gift for Christmas 2011 as chosen by you, our customers and friends. A total of 33 different gifts were suggested by our community and voted on. Two nominees were tied for first place - Hopscotch and our Brown Bird Insulated Lunch Bag from So Young Mother. A tie-breaker vote followed and the winner was Hopscotch with a total of 50 votes over the lunch bag's 37 votes. As four different people recommended Hopscotch as the best gift, we held a random draw to determine the winner of the $25 gift certificate to be awarded to the person who suggested the winning gift. The winner of this draw was Debbie S. " ‎**GASP** Thank you! I will make my acceptance speech a short one! So excited! Guess what I am going to order???? Hopscotch nail polish!" she said. Honourable mention goes to Jamie M. who nominated the So Young Mother Lunch Bag and a big thank you to all who participated for helping us find the Best Green Christmas Gift of 2011!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Warehouse Shop Now Open Saturdays

We're opening the doors of our Vancouver warehouse shop on Saturday mornings in December so you can shop in person. Come down to Lower Lonsdale and browse the hundreds of unique gifts and everyday eco finds in our extensive collection of eco-friendly and non-toxic/natural alternatives at Lavish & Lime. Stop by between 9am and 12pm December 3rd, 10th and 17th for some relaxed eco Christmas shopping. We look forward to meeting you! For more, click here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

VOTE: The Best Green Gift for Christmas 2011

The Best Green Gift for Christmas 2011 is in your hands! You've sent us your recommendations. We've collected them below and now the choice is up to you - vote for your favourite! Tell us which is your favourite in a comment below or send us an email at with 'Best Green Gift' in the subject line. Alternatively, you can visit our Lavish & Lime Facebook page and 'Like' your favourite gift there. We'll tally up the votes to determine the absolute Best Green Gift for Christmas 2011, as recommended by you. The person who suggests the winning gift wins a $25 gift certificate at - so go on, encourage your friends to vote for your gift and you could win $25 to help with your holiday shopping! In the case where more than one person has recommended a gift and that gift wins, a random draw will take place by Lavish & Lime to determine the winner. Voting closes at midnight PST, December 5th. The winner will be announced later the next day. And we know how hard it can be to choose just one, so feel free to vote for more than one favourite - vote now!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Envirosax Bags: the perfect gift for women

They're not romantic, they're not luxurious and as a concept, they're not particularly unique. Yet reusable Envirosax shopping bags are the perfect Christmas present for any woman on your list for three reasons. 1. Envirosax bags are built fairly large to hold lots of stuff - whether it's groceries, workout gear, books, whatever - up to 44 lbs. or two plastic bags of groceries. Plus the double stitch design ensures they last. 2. Envirosax bags look great. These are designer bags that are definitely 'on trend' with new stunning bags every season. Take your pick from florals, romantics, the season's hottest animal prints, or go retro with Sesame Street Envirosax. 3. These bags roll up to the size of a piece of sushi and come with an Envirosax pouch option to keep them in - all organized, all in one place for easy storage and transport. For a gift that's guaranteed to be well received, we vote Envirosax. For more, click here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

5 Reasons to use Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Shampoo

Love the fresh smell of apples? Want shiny, squeaky clean hair? Then like us, you'll love Phillip Adam's Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Shampoo. The use of apple cider vinegar is an age old method of removing soap residue from hair after washing. Former Vancouver hair dresser, Adam, with more than 50 years of experience in the beauty industry has incorporated the soap and vinegar in one shampoo to achieve this. Here are five good reasons to use Adam's specially formulated vinegar hair shampoo. 1. The perfectly balanced formula automatically adjusts the ph balance in your hair to help control dandruff. 2. The apple cider vinegar component of the shampoo rinses out hair more thoroughly and faster than most other shampoos, leaving hair squeaky clean and shiny - verging on glossy - and at the same time using less water and taking less time. 3. This biodegradable formula is proven safe for use on coloured hair and has been used in salons for 13 years. 4. It does not contain potentially harmful ingredients like parabens and sodium laurel sulfate (SLS) and is free of harsh preservatives, artificial colourings and petro-chemicals. 5. The yummy natural apple scent smells amazing - according to one writer, it's as if it's 'distilled from a crate of Granny Smiths'. You can't get fresher than that! For more, click here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Win $25 with your Best Green Gift

Help us find the Best Green Gift for Christmas 2011 and you could win a $25 gift certificate at Lavish & Lime! We've decided to put this all important decision - perhaps the most important gift pick of the year - in your trusted hands, knowing everyone has an opinion and every opinion counts. Simply tell us which is your favourite Christmas gift from our eco collection. We'll put your suggestions to a vote and depending on the number received, may have to whittle them down a wee bit first. The person who suggests the winning gift wins $25 well in time to help with the Christmas shopping. If more than one person suggests the winning gift, the first person to do so will win the gift certificate.

Answer the following question and a $25 Lavish & Lime gift certificate could be yours!

Which is your favourite gift for Christmas at Lavish & Lime?

It can be from any category on our site. You could have bought it, received it, or simply seen it on our site! Do you like it because it's unusual, it's good for you, it's good for the environment or you simply think it's a great gift? To view all gifts, click here.

Leave your answer in a comment below, email it to us at with 'Best Green Gift for Christmas' in the subject line or post it on our Facebook Page.
Please be sure to include your name, email address and telephone number so we can contact you if you win.

One entry per person. Finalist gift suggestions will be chosen by Lavish & Lime and posted on Facebook and in a blog post for a vote. The suggested gift with the most votes will be named Best Green Gift for Christmas 2011 and the first person that suggested it named the winner. Deadline for entries is midnight PST Saturday, November 26th. Voting will take place November 27th-30th. The winner will be notified and announced on December 1st.


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