About Me

Yanar Alkayat

Hi, I’m Yanar and Brighter Shade of Green is my collection of natural beauty, holistic health, ethical style and green living inspiration.

Through my work as magazine writer and web editor I come across brands and people doing great things, treading more carefully on the planet and putting people and environment first so I’m always keen to seek out alternative and more conscientious ways of living.

For work, you’ll find me writing the beauty news on Health & Fitness magazine and I’m digital director at Healthista.com a health channel for women. I also run a digital consultancy Trapeze Digital. For more work info visit yanaralkayat.com. Out of work you’ll find me sifting through eBay, secondhand and charity shops for cool vintage finds, cooking, running or more than likely, working!

Follow Brighter Shade of Green by clicking the + sign at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, follow me on Twitter @YanarBeauty. I don’t take sponsored posts so everything I talk about here is because I think it’s genuinely great and worth it.

Thanks and enjoy xx

 

14 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dear Yanar,

    My name’s Barney and I’m contacting you on behalf of Andrex®.

    We wanted to get in touch as we’re currently running a campaign to raise awareness around the devastating sanitation problems in Angola. 1 in 3 people in the world don’t have a clean, safe toilet & this lack of proper sanitation affects people’s dignity & assists the spread of serious diseases that can be fatal for children & their families. At Andrex® we believe that every child should have a clean, safe toilet and together with Unicef, we’re working to make this happen.

    We’re helping Unicef to empower families & communities in Angola to build their own clean, safe toilets. Angola has the highest rate of child mortality in the world. Around one in four of all child deaths in Angola are from diarrhea-related disease, mostly caused by poor water, sanitation and hygiene.

    We’ve been following your blog for a while and think it’s fantastic. We wanted to bring this topic to your attention as we thought it would be something that you would be interested in. We’ve created a video to share these facts to help raise awareness around the issue and wondered if you would be happy to share this on your blog or social media channels?

    Looking forward to hearing your response!

    All the best, Barney

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  2. I would love to send you some samples of my new women’s sportswear brand- Sweat & Grace. Our missions is simple, to provide the everyday woman with- ‘Desirable, Good Quality, Affordable Sportswear’. Suitable for all women, even if you are more than a downward frog than downward dog!
    Love Jasmine
    x

    A cheeky 30% off for all of your readers with code FACE30
    http://www.sweatandgrace.com

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    • Hi Angela, thanks so much for dropping me a line! Would love to try as I’m actually working on some editorial for aluminium-free deodorants at the moment. What email can I get you on?
      Thanks again x

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  3. Hi Yanar!

    My name is Amanda Powell and I stumbled upon your awesome blog while looking through green blogs that might like to try Eco Nuts – the healthiest and most environmentally friendly way to do your laundry and clean your home.

    I would love to send you a sample of our product, and just to simply tell you about it because I feel like although many people are making great strides towards healthier and greener lifestyles, laundry and household cleaning products are often overlooked. Even though some brands have eliminated harsh chemicals and opted for plant-based solutions (which is great!), they still bottle and sell in plastic containers. And we all know the devastating statistics of how much of that plastic ends up in our beautiful oceans.

    Eco Nuts is a USDA organic cleaning products company and we package with little to no plastic. We utilize berries that grow in the Himalayas that naturally contain soap in many of our products, and we also have natural wool dryer balls that are an excellent alternative to dryer sheets because they are reusable and free of chemicals. We were featured on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank and we’re a quirky, fun, multiple award-winning company.

    One of our most popular products are the berries themselves which you can use for your laundry, though we also have “normal” detergent products like USDA Organic liquid detergent and powder – both packaged without plastic. In addition to our laundry products, we offer household cleaning products that also use our soap berry extract including a USDA Organic multi-surface cleaner, glass-cleaner, clean-all powder, and a veggie wash. Our company name is a play on words that can be used to describe these soap berries (which resemble acorns) and a term for people who are crazy about the environment.

    We’re proud to be:

    – GMO Free

    – Certified USDA Organic

    – Certified Cruelty Free

    – Made in the USA

    – Nut Allergy Safe

    – Free from Added Dyes

    – Free from Artificial Fragrances

    Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!

    All the best,
    Amanda Powell
    EcoNuts.com

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  4. Hey Yanar, first let me say you have a great health blog! It is great so see how inspirational are!
    Secondly I’d like to introduce you to a unique product, just launched on the market and incomparable with other similar products – our Arawak 100% Pure Cacao bar!

    The product format is a raw one, 100% Pure Cacao, rich with the cacao oils and butter emitting a rich evocative aroma of cacao and an amazing taste. All of the qualities of raw cacao are present with no processing or separation of cacao butter or cocoa liqueur. The sophisticated process protects the nutrients, vitamins and minerals in their natural state.

    Our 100% Pure Cacao products are unsweetened and unrefined. Unique and incomparable to anything on the market, they contain vital nutrients and minerals, such as Anadamide – an endorphine that the body naturally produces after exercise, Coumarin – which has appetite suppressing and blood thinning proprieties and Chromium – a very important chemical that helps regulate blood sugar and detoxify the liver.

    If you are curious to discover the authentic taste of cacao, simply fill in your details at http://www.arawakapurecacao.com for a free sample!

    We are looking forward to hearing your feedback!

    Best,
    Nova Pavel
    Arawak Team

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  5. Hey Yanar, Loving the blog! Think you would love GiveMeTap – a social enterprise that helps people stay hydrated in a sustainable, economical and ethical way. Reducing plastic waste, increasing water consumption and helping people in Africa! Check them out at givemetap.co.uk!

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