Clean Beauty Awards- CertClean & Pur Picks- Proud Judge

Hello fellow green beauties! I am super excited about this next blog-post as this is when I finally share the news that I have the inside scoop on the Cert Clean and Pur Picks Clean Beauty Awards!

I was lucky enough to be selected as one of last years judges and learning more about the founder and the mission behind Cert Clean, I am beyond honored to collaborate with them and share with you this years winners and the amazing mission behind the company. I personally tested face care and eyeliner and was elated to find some of my tried and true favorites! Brands like 100% Pure and Zuii Organics made the list.

This will be the first of a series of posts about the company and brands involved, the product winners, and my personal favorites.

Out of 311 entries made from all over the world the products were filtered down to the top 15 products under the categories of:

Be sure to visit for the complete list of Finalists under each category. Finalists were determined by the average scores of over 80 judges in twelve countries, which I really appreciate because you get truly get an unbiased approach that considers a persons geography, culture, climate, etc.

The mission is to promote the excellence and performance of “free from” beauty products to accelerate the growth of the clean beauty movement. 
For more information:

Who is Cert Clean?

Cert Clean is a respected Certification system that helps facilitate the shopping process when it comes to finding clean, nontoxic products you can trust. They specifically assess products to ensure they are not formulated with harmful ingredients. CertClean is North America’s leading certification for safer skincare products – over 1000 products carry the CertClean seal of approval.

“CertClean assesses, approves and certifies clean beauty products – look for 1000+ products proudly bearing the CertClean mark.” 

CertClean Team

CertClean partnered up with PurPicks on this Awards to promote and educate people on the cleanest products out there, in order to avoid the use on conventional toxic filled products. There is no reason to compromise on what makes us look and feel good, so CertClean makes it easy for us to choose the best of the best.

Who is PurPicks?

PurPicks is a start-up company, they are total trail blazers in the green beauty industry. They have created the world’s biggest database of certified organic and no-toxic products.

For those unfamiliar with CertClean — it is a certification for safer skincare; it isn’t about how organic or how natural the formulation is but whether or not it contains harmful chemicals.

Why Should You Care?

When buying new products or trying to figure out what would work best for your body, finding the time and putting together all of the information can be overwhelming. Figuring out all of the ins and outs of products can be time consuming. Supporting movements like the CertClean Awards and spreading the word about efforts made to make this world a safer and cleaner place makes all of the difference. I believe change starts with discourse and education. So let’s help spread the word and change the world together!


Ethical Fashion #OOTD

I am surprisingly getting more and more comfortable showing you guys my day to day outfits since being in New York City… I mean can you blame me? Once I step foot in the concrete jungle my creative juices start flowing and I find myself instantly inspired again. Finding ethical and sustainable clothing has been a fun journey so far and I wanted to show you one of my favorite outfits to date featuring some of my go to brands that represent an ethical standpoint.

 Shirt with Cut out In Animal Stripe Leopard Print: $69 now on sale for $42: ASOS Made in Kenya

Vegan Leather High Waisted Shorts: Nastygal (find similar here

 Faux Leather Gladiator Sandals $40: JustFab (find similar here)

The star of the show is this lightweight, fitted cut-out shirt with the most adorable detailing you just can’t miss. With a mix of stripes and leopard print, this fun number gives a little surprise on the back. Check on this mini video where I give you a 360 of the outfit and the ruffle detailing on the back, on my Instagram @beautybyBuffy . Don’t forget to check the rest of the blog post where I give you more details about the brand.

Faux Calf Hair Crossbody Purse: Free People (find similar here)

Made Spike Drop Hoop Earrings $24: ASOS Made in Kenya 

 My all time favorite brand to shop at latley has been ASOS. I am super excited to see their initiatives come to life as they trailblaze new paths in the fashion industry when it comes to giving back and providing ethically sourced clothing to the public. The shirt and earings showcased in this outfit are from the brand SOKO Kenya. Since 2010 ASOS has teamed up with the charitable initiative clothing workshop SOKO Kenya. For this latest ASOS Made In Kenya collection, the SOKO Kenya initiative incorporates designs from local wildlife and foliage into its maxis and ruffle mini dresses, which are made under fair-trade principles. The drawings by local primary school children have been turned into prints on beautiful articles of clothing.

Please go and show some support to this cause and rock some pretty dope clothes while you’re at it. 😉

Comment below if you want to see more Ethically Sourced #OOTD’s that fit your style!