Issue Number 015
Hello and welcome to Beyond the Paint, a blog by Bio Seaweed Gel (BSG).
Each Wednesday we will be releasing new content that will discuss all things nails and more.
Happy Earth Day
Earth Day is fast approaching and to show our love and appreciation for our home planet, we wanted to share some eco-friendly tips that get practiced at the BSG office and outside of work by the BSG Girls. Every day we are learning new ways on how to become greener and we hope these practices inspire you as well!
Simple Steps to Becoming More Green
Go paperless. Two years ago, we made the switch to going paperless when it came to receipts. When you place an order with us, you will receive an email receipt instead of a paper copy. Not only does this reduce paper waste drastically but you can also digitally track and locate all your orders with a simple search in your e-mail inbox or BSG VIP Account.
Use a reusable water bottle. Another change we implemented was adding a water filter at the BSG office instead of consuming packaged bottled water. We love this, as it reduces plastic waste and allows us to use and show off our cute reusable water bottles from home (who else here has a collection?!)
Reduce electricity use. One way you can reduce the use of electricity is trying SolarCure when using our UNITY All-In-One Gel Polish. UNITY is a gel polish that combines top, base and a colour all in one formula and has a unique feature that allows it to cure under the sun. You heard right…no need for a LED/UV lamp! Click here for a full tutorial and more information.
Use a reusable shopping tote. Another favourite way of ours to reduce our plastic consumption is using a reusable shopping bag or tote. There are so many cute ones on the market nowadays and if you have ever shopped from us during our tradeshow days (oh how long ago that feels!) you most likely would have received a reusable pink BSG tote with your purchase, which can definitely be reused when grocery shopping.
- Reuse our packaging as storage for your BSG collection. Did you know that our black BSG shipping boxes and most of our multi-product packaging were designed with the intention to be double use as small storage? The black BSG shipping boxes are made with a material that is thicker and more durable, while the 6- and 12-piece boxes were made to store and organize your gel polish, nail lacquer and dip powder!
Show Love with Your Nails
Looking for more ways to show love to the planet while also practicing eco-friendly initiatives? Why not try one of our shades from the COSMOS Collection! This collection is available in our PHASES Colour Changing Gel Polish formula and is inspired by the planets of our solar system. You can get two looks in one as the colour changes in hot and cold temperatures.
P1 Mercury goes from a rose pink with sparkle when hot to a dark purple when cold and we just love how @beauty_by_ney completes this look with the floral accent nail!
P2 Saturn goes from a cloudy pink when hot to a fuchsia pink when cold and these nails by @ricekittynails are peach-cher perfect!
It’s not a Tuesday, but swipe through to check out this transformation! P3 Uranus goes from a fuchsia purple with sparkle when hot to a baby blue with sparkle when cold and we love the flake accent @melimelr added to this look.
Absolutely gorgeous set by @therevengeparlor using P4 Earth, a light lime green when hot and a dark forest green when cold.
The way @tehrantonails.xo put the gold Medusa head with P5 Neptune is just chefs kiss! This shade changes from a fuchsia pink when hot to a royal purple when cold.
P6 Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty and these nails by @littlebrownmama surely lives up to the name! This fiery shade goes from a bright orange red with sparkle when hot to a dark orange red with sparkle when cold.
@bobb_cat710 shows off these red-hot claws with P7 Mars. A shade that changes from a baby pink when hot to a cranberry red when cold.
These nails by @ericasbranch are absolute sparkle perfection. P8 Jupiter goes from a light plum purple with sparkle when hot to a dark plum purple with sparkle when cold.
We at BSG are always learning new ways to become more environmental conscious, let us know in the comments below what are some ways you are practicing to go green? Every comment will also double as an entry for a chance to win a $25 BSG e-Gift card. One winner will be contacted by email on April 28th 2021. Must be 18+ to enter and a resident of USA.
Update: Giveaway closed, winner is Arianna
I have super cute reusable tote bags that make me want to carry them for groceries. I try to buy in bulk to save more on plastic for my products and use refillable containers!
I use a velvet lint brush instead of the sticky rolls to minimize my waste. I also use wool dryer balls and get all my detergent, dish, hand, and body soaps in refillable containers.
I am practicing going green by trying to not use straws & always have my reusable water bottle with me. I am also trying to use less paper towels when cleaning and use rags.
Just got my order with P12 Mermaid Tears and I can’t wait to use it!