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Earth Day Beauty

There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day than by making your beauty routine a little more natural and eco-friendly! Local beauty blogger Ashley Wottring shares tips on making your beauty routine kinder on your skin, while giving back to the planet:Savannah Bee Company

Savannah Bee Honey Body Washes contain royal jelly, propolis, and honey to soften and nourish your skin, all while being completely free of parabens or petroleum, and never tested on animals. Savannah Bee also offers a Natural Beeswax Lip Balm containing natural oils that protect and soothe your lips. The company’s founder even started The Bee Cause Project, which aims to add observation hives in schools across the country to help children learn about why bees are essentials to our environment.Design Essentials Natural Almond and Avocado Shampoo and Conditioner:

• Sulfate-free formula infused with Almond and Avocado

• Won’t strip hair of natural oils unlike other products

• Will naturally hydrate and detangle hair

• Noticeably reduces frizz, dryness, and breakage

• Available at for $12.99 each100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick:

• 100% Natural – made with the highest quality ingredients

• Ultra matte, opaque, long-wearing lipstick ensures your lip color is always vibrant, rich and full, never dry

• Formulated with healthy fruit pigments a nourishing blend of cocoa butter and vitamin E

• Available in 9 beautiful shades

• Available at for $29.00 eachLXMI Pure Nilotica Melt:

• Pronounced “luxe-me”

• 100% organic, single-ingredient balm-to-oil skin superfood

• The single ingredient is Nilotica Reserve – sourced from the highest-grade nuts from the pristine Nile River Valley a unique terroir.

• Contains 25% more essential fatty acids versus traditional beauty oils

• Apply to nourish dry skin as needed focusing on face, lips and around the eye orbital areas

• Can also be used as an overnight leave-on mask

• Available at Sephora and for $62.00Dermelect Cosmeceutical’s ‘ME’ Unearthed Nail Collection:

– The collection was inspired by the colors of the earth, which are drawn from various elements of nature, including lava, copper, soil and bright foliage

– Dermelect partnered with the non-profit Trees for the Future, and for every polish sold Dermelect plants one new tree, beginning September 2016 through April 2017 – Dermelect committed to a donation of 10,000 trees planted

– All of Dermelect nail polishes:

contain peptides that help fortify and grow strong nails

restores flexibility

helps resist chipping and splitting

water and detergent resistant

UV protected

– Available on – individual polishes sold for $14, and the collection is available for $39

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Shoe art by Kokomo native stolen from northern Indiana museum

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WISH) — A shoe by an Indiana native was stolen Saturday from a northern Indiana art museum.

South Bend Museum of Art is seeking help to find the thief of a shoe from the piece titled “Welcome Knives,” part of an exhibit by Kokomo native Chris Francis that’s traveled to other U.S. museums. His work has been described as wearable architecture.

The shoe disappeared between 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday while the museum was open. The museum staff and city police are reviewing surveillance video from the Century Center to gain a lead. South Bend’s show called “Chris Francis: Modern Bespoke 21st Century Shoe Art” is in the downtown Century Center through April 5.

Francis, who grew up in Kokomo and now lives in Los Angeles, said in a statement that he was “saddened to be informed that someone has chosen to steal the piece ‘Welcome Knives’ from the exhibition. The shoes exhibited are all documented and catalogued works of art that have shown in many museums. Every shoe in the exhibition is one of a kind, with no others in existence making them very different than shoes we find in stores.”

Francis has created shoes for runway shows and for celebrities, including Lady Gaga and the members of Kiss and The Sex Pistols.

His work was displayed late last year on the Purdue University campus.

Anyone with information was asked to call the South Bend Police Department at (574) 235.9201 or contact the South Bend Museum of Art via email at, or through the museum’s social media accounts: Facebook, @SouthBendMuseumofArt; Twitter, @southbendart; Instagram, @southbendart.