CHICAGO, Illinois – Green health and beauty enthusiasts and sponsor businesses including Beautycounter, Biba Lips, bonnie bath & body, Joshik Polish and k.o. kidz mixed and mingled during Green Girls Night Out (#greengno) – a ‘green’ beauty pampering and shopping event hosted by Noktivo Non-Toxic Spa and Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space.

beauty-brawn-gallery-ggnoB&B Art Gallery was transformed into an exclusive, Pop-Up store for an evening that offered complimentary manicures from Noktivo, henna artistry by Megan Raysby henna-joshik-ggnoFace Painting and Body Art, essential oil roll-on perfume from Claire Marie Wellness coaching and eco-friendly shopping from local, green-minded businesses.  Guests also enjoyed delicious, organic food and wine from green-seal certified, FIG Catering and desserts from Katherine Anne Confections.

All sponsor businesses were woman-owned with many featuring products made in Chicago!

biba-noktivo-bonnie-green-girls-night-outJenny Perillo founder of Noktivo Non-Toxic Spa & Beauty Boutique is a strong supporter of the green community and stated, “Green Girls Night Out events bring together our green-minded clients with a local community of eco-friendly product and wellness related businesses.  It’s always a fun night and a way for us to say thank you to our customers and supporters.  Stay tuned for another event in the fall!”

Here are more details on the ‘green’ product companies featured:

Chicago-based, k.o. kidz (founded by Karen Orlich ko-kidz-powch-guests-green-girls-night-outin 2013) is an eco-friendly, consumer products and green-living, healthy lifestyles resource company dedicated to ‘Fighting for a Greener Planet!’  Karen shared her first product, The POWCH! – a USA made, reusable, collapsible, waterproof food and drink pouch that Gives Back* with every purchase.  [Coming Fall 2015 – available NOW by pre-order in spring green, pink, royal blue, and purple -$19.95, holds 12 oz.] www.kokidz.com

intragram-contest-kokidz-ggnoSkincare and lip cosmetic line bonnie is made right in Chicago by Sarah deHebreard who turned her focus from painting to making natural lip balm in February 2010.  The business has evolved over that time to include a broad range of products from facial masks and serums to balm candles and perfume.  Sarah handles every aspect of Bonnie on her own; including graphic and web design, product development, marketing, production, and packaging.  [See www.bonnielipbalm.com for product listing and prices]

joshik-nail-polish-ggnoJoshik Polish was the exclusive nail polish for the evening’s manicures.  Created by Jojo Kieffer, a wife, mother and health enthusiast with the goal of bringing affordable, non-toxic, high quality, luxurious nail polished to discerning modern women and girls.  Joshik is vegan, cruelty-free, made in USA, and 5-Free: no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde, and camphor.  [Available in 16 colors, $12/bottle] www.joshikpolish.storenvy.com

biba-lips-bagbrushCreated by entrepreneur Sapna Gandhi, Biba Lips is a 100% natural, healthy, and ethical luxurious lip crème made from Kokum butter, rose hip oil, green tea extract, and other botanicals.  It’s also Made in USA and comes in a beautiful, golden metal compact with makeup pouch and lip applicator.  Sapna shared that the company is also currently re-designing the compact to allow for lip crème refills.  A truly eco-friendly choice from start to finish! [Available on Amazon in nude, pink, and red for $29.95] www.bibalips.com

beautycounter-green-girls-night-outBeautycounter offers all natural skin care, cosmetics, and hair & body products for adults and kids.  Products were available for sampling through sales consultant, Carisa Deegan who joined the organization in October 2014.  Beautycounter as a company is very transparent with their consultants and customers.  Our mission is get safe products into the hands of everyone.  I’m happy to be able to share products I love with the Green Girls Night Out attendees today!” shared Carisa.

[Check out www.beautycounter.com/carisadeegan for a complete product listing and prices]

Please join us for the next Green Girls Night Out to support these green, woman-owned businesses and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for events, news, and promotions. (#greenGNO)

*About k.o. kidz Corp. (@kokidzcorp)

k.o. kidz Corp. (www.kokidz.com), founded by Karen Orlich, is an eco-friendly, consumer products and healthy lifestyles resource company dedicated to ‘Fighting for a Greener Planet!’  Products are made in the USA and every sale supports children’s education or environmental conservation through the Giving Back program.  Please visit our website for additional details.