Vapour “Mesmerize Eye Color” | Review

Vapour “Mesmerize Eye Color” | Review

You can never go wrong with the high quality, luxe products from Vapour. The Mesmerize Eye Color does not fall short. Just like the rest of the brand’s products, these creamy eyeshadow sticks are made from natural, organic, and mineral ingredients and are beautiful to use as well as to have on display.

Vapour sells their shadows in two different ranges… Classic and Radiant. The Classic colors are matte, while the Radiant shadows are shimmery. For my first try of these shadows, I decided to go for the most basic color they offer, though there are many beautiful colors available. I selected the matte shade Flash. On Vapour’s website, Flash is accurately described as a mushroom taupe color.

This is a really attractive and comfortable eyeshadow and I’d love to try it in other colors. Have you tried any? Which ones are your favorite? Share in the comments.

~Liz

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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Lemongrass Spas “Sheer Mineral Foundation” | Review

Lemongrass Spas “Sheer Mineral Foundation” | Review

Organic makeup can be hard to find at an affordable price. Luckily, Lemongrass Spa is here to cover both of those bases.

Their Sheer Minerals Powder Foundation comes in many great shades, offering medium, yet buildable coverage without any harmful, or unnecessary ingredients.

I have a hard time finding a powder foundation that doesn’t look cakey. Generally, I look for something that can mattify any shiny areas without clinging to dry patches. This foundation ticks both of those boxes while also diffusing acne marks and uneven skin tones, and still looking natural.

My first peek at Lemongrass Spa’s makeup line has gone well and I look forward to trying more products. Do you recommend any? Tell me about your favorite Lemongrass Spa products in the comments below.

~ Liz

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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Tarte Colored Clay CC Eye Primer | Review

Tarte Colored Clay CC Eye Primer | Review

Eyeshadow is a beautiful addition to any makeup look whether you go for neutral shades or bright colors. Or maybe you prefer cream shadows over powder. For many of us, no matter the amount of effort we put into blending our beautiful pigments, it always creases. Every time we close our eyes, there is a nice thick band of clumpy eyeshadow in the crease of our eyelids. Yum. My current go-to product, to avoid that clumpy issue, is Tarte’s Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick.

I really like Tarte because they are a trendy brand, keeping up with all of the social media hype and demands, as well as making a strong effort to create wonderful products without all the nasty gunk. They never use parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, or gluten. Not to mention, they are also certified cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly.

The Clay CC Eye Primer lives up to all the hype that surrounds Tarte. It keeps shadow in place very well. It also offers an even-toned base and can conceal any concerns of veiny-ness or other discoloration on the lids, and even under the eyes.

The only complaint I have about this product is the cap is really snug. It takes a good amount of effort to get it off, and to snap it back on again.

All in all, this is a good ‘on. For an added bonus I often see it in a lot of Tarte’s sales.

What are some things you do to get the most out of your eyeshadows? Let me know in the comments.

~Liz

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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Vapour Beauty Siren Lipstick | Review

Vapour Beauty Siren Lipstick | Review

Vapour Beauty makes beauty products from non-toxic, natural, organic and mineral ingredients. All of their products are a beautiful quality inside beautiful packaging. On their website, there is a list of dupes where you can find clean replacements for your favorite cult products. Their Lipstick, in the color Purr, is a dupe for Nars’ Lipstick in the color Sex Machine. I’ve had heart eyes for Nars’ Sex Machine for quite a while but did not want the less than desirable ingredients. I’m so glad I found Vapour’s Purr. It’s so beautiful!

The lipstick is a perfect natural pink shade that has great pigmentation. It has a demi-matte/satin finish and is comfortable and hydrating without feeling slippery or oily.

With out a doubt, I would purchase more shades!

What are your favorite Vapour products? Do you know of any must have non-toxic lippies? Let us know in the comments.

~Liz

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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Tarte Tartelette Tease Clay Palette | Review

Tarte Tartelette Tease Clay Palette | Review

Tarte is a popular mainstream brand in the makeup addict community. They create beautiful products with natural ingredients. Parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances, and gluten are never used in any of their products. As an added bonus, Tarte is also a cruelty-free company.

The Tartelette Tease Clay Palette, a sextet of pinky-neutral eyeshadows has the most beautiful formula.  Each shadow is high in pigmentation, very easy to work with and blend, and has a luxe buttery texture.

For me, someone who doesn’t wear a lot of eyeshadow, this is a perfect palette. It gives me a couple of different color combinations to work with. For minimal eye shadow days, I’ll use the lighter shades as an inner corner highlight, or the darker shades as a soft eyeliner. This baby Tartelette Palette is compact, minimal, yet diverse. It’s impossible not to love it.

In the comments, tell me your favorite Tarte products, and tell me about your other favorite non-toxic eyeshadows.

~ Liz

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Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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Honest Beauty Luminizing Powder | Review

Honest Beauty Luminizing Powder | Review

Highlighter is one of my favorite makeup items, coming in at a close third behind mascara and concealer. It adds a fun bit of sparkle when the light hits it just right. This Luminizing Powder from Honest Beauty is so beautiful. It is perfect for a lighter “no makeup” glow.

 

Pictured above is the shade Ivory, to add a highlight to the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, your nose, or your cupid’s bow. Honest Beauty also sells Peach for an all over peachy glow, and Bronze to warm up the hollows of your cheeks.

 

Not only is this super fine luminizing powder is perfect for a low key glow, it’s also made without harmful ingredients such as parabens, paraffins, silicones, talc, petrolatum, mineral oil, or synthetic fragrances.

 

Ingredients

Mica, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopherol, Hectorite, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain +/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/77492/77499)

 

This is the first Honest Beauty product that I’ve tried. Let me know in the comments what I should try next.

 

~ Liz

 

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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Vapour Illusionist Concealer

Vapour Illusionist Concealer

Vapour Organic Beauty is a higher end brand focused on simple, beautiful, and high-quality makeup products. No chemicals or synthetic ingredients are used. Their products are made with 100% natural, 70% organic and 30% mineral ingredients.  

Ingredients

Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax) Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil Silica Mica Tocopherol (Non GMO Vitamin E – Soy) Solanum Lycopersicon (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract Wildcrafted Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Gum Oil Canarium Luzonicum (Elemi) Gum Nonvolatiles Wildcrafted Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Gum Organic Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil) Leaf Extract Organic Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Leaf Extract Pogostemon Cablin Oil [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)]

Personally, I don’t like the feeling of a lot of face makeup. Most days I’ll dab on a bit of concealer where ever it’s needed and set it with a light powder. Vapour’s Illusionist Concealer is so creamy and blendable. Being in a twist tube makes it so easy to apply. Just swipe it on and blend it out. My skin gets oily throughout the day so setting this concealer with powder helps a lot to keep it in place.

They have a great range of colors fair to dark. I submitted a selfie to Vapour’s free shade consultation page. The feedback was for me to try the shade 015. It just barely works for my skin. I think next time I order an item of face makeup from Vapour I’m going to go down a shade.

I am really happy with this concealer. It’s not heavy and it applies like a dream. What are your favorite organic/non-toxic concealers? Have you ever tried Vapour? If so, what do you love most from them? Share your thoughts in the comments!

~ Liz

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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Clean & Green Brands Found at Ulta

Clean & Green Brands Found at Ulta

When I think of Ulta, I picture brands like Maybelline, CoverGirl, Urban Decay, and Lorac. Each are cult favorites loved by many but are by no means natural or non-toxic. I was very happy to learn that Ulta does, in fact, have a decent selection of natural and healthy brands to choose from. I found some of my old favorites and a hand full of new ones that I’d love to try. I’ve compiled this list of brands found at Ulta (mostly online) that I consider to be safer options. Please let me know if I have missed any of your favorite natural, organic, or non-toxic brands! I hope you find this helpful.

Abba hair care products are formulated to be 100% vegan, gluten-free, and animal cruelty-free. They choose not to use parabens, DEA, phthalates, synthetic color additives, sulfates, or sodium chlorides in any products.

Alba Botanica makes wonderful skin care products. You can find their natural sunscreens at Ulta. Alba’s products are 100% vegetarian, Leaping Bunny certified and they comply with reef safety standards. The formulas are biodegradable and the packages are recyclable. Alba also does work to empower young women to succeed through care.org.

Andalou caters to many skin concerns using beautiful ingredients that are Non-GMO Project verified, cruelty-free, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free verified, certified organic, natural, fair-trade, sustainably sourced, and eco-friendly. They are also part of several movements – She Can – supporting women’s education, and Vital Voices – empowering female leaders wold wide.

Babo is a family-focused brand. Their hair and body products are created without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, icky chemicals, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colors, gluten, dairy, soy, peanut oil, almond oil, walnut oil, mineral oil, PEGs, or animal testing. Babo’s products are tear-free, dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, color safe, reef safe, breastfeeding safe, all natural, certified organic, and made from pure flowers and plant extracts. Babo supports and educates at the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Gardens in Bronx, NY, and continues its work with the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Buddy Scrub, a skin care line focused around exfoliation is made from all natural, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly ingredients.

Burts’s Bees products are made without all of those harmful ingredients you don’t want. Most of their fragrances are created from natural resources. They are composed of proprietary essential oil blends and natural extracts. Their lips colors are made from botanical oils, waxes, butter, extracts, and essential oils.

Eco Tools makes makeup brushes that are cruelty-free and tree-free. The brushes are made from recycled materials such as recycled bamboo.

Honest Beauty, created my Jessica Alba, makes skin care, hair care, and makeup products. They are made using pure, raw ingredients and without harsh chemicals like parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde carriers, PEGs, MCI/MI, steareth-n, synthetic fragrances, propylene glycol, butylene glycol, petrolatum, mineral oil, SLS, SLES, sulfates, and chemical sunscreens. They are also cruelty-free.

Honeybee Gardens cosmetics and body care products are made of natural ingredients that you can actually pronounce. Their packages are made from recycled materials as often as possible. They are a PETA certified company, as well as Feingold certified. All of their products have also been reviewed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and all have a score of 2 or lower.

Human & Kind skin and hair care is kind to humans, animals (no animal testing), and the environment. The products are created to be gentle, effective, multi-tasking skin miracles without any harmful petrochemicals.

John Masters Organics partners with local farmers who have a proven history of respect towards their environment in how they harvest their ingredients. With wild-harvested ingredients and cold-pressed and steam distilled extracts, they provide unparalleled care for your hair and skin. All of the organic ingredients they use are certified organic by EcoCert, Quality Assurance International, California Certified Organic Farmers, or Organic Crop Improvement Association. All are recognized by the National Organic Program for the USDA. All of their ingredients meet their strict guidelines: All products must be made with 70-100% organic content. Their products contain no sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, DEAs, MEAs, or TEAs, No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism) no artificial colors, fragrances or fillers. No animal testing. All plant extracts and essential oils must be certified organic whenever possible. All essential oils used must be steam-distilled and not extracted with propylene glycol – which kills the effect of the oils, All plant oils must be cold pressed, not heat distilled – which kills the therapeutic properties of plant oils. All ingredients must be proven to be beneficial to the hair or skin. All ingredients must be harvested in an environmentally-friendly manner (wild-crafted). All ingredients must be bio-degradable as possible. John Masters Organics is endorsed by PETA. The only animal products used are honey and beeswax. You will never see artificial colors or fragrances in the ingredients. All of their packaging uses the minimal amount of ink possible and is printed on 100% recycled and unbleached paper.

Juice Beauty products, created by Gwyneth Paltrow, are formulated with certified organic ingredients, which dramatically reduces residue from pesticides, unnecessary synthetic chemicals, and synthetic fertilizer residue in their ingredients. They have an unimaginably long list of ingredients they will not use. Each product is manufactured using solar power. Sustainable and/or recycled paper and soy ink are used for the packaging.

A child brand of Juice Beauty, Juice Organics creates beautiful hair care products which are Leaping Bunny Cruelty-Free certified, PETA Cruelty-Free certified, formulated without sulfates or petroleum derived ingredients, and are California Organic Products Act (COPA) compliant. 

Lanolin lips and hand moisturizers are created without artificial fragrances, parabens, petroleum jelly, peg’s, mineral oil, sulfates, or animal testing.

Lashfood’s eyelash and eyebrow products are made using nature’s most potent ingredients. They are sustainably harvested and evaluated for their environmental impact toward biodegradability and ecotoxicity. The products are drug-free, sulfate free, phthalate free, and synthetic fragrance-free and never tested on animals. The packaging is made with Ecocert compliant, recyclable materials. Marketing materials are printed with vegetable based & soy based inks and recyclable water base coating on paper which is sourced from sustainably managed forests who participate in a 100% recycling program.

Moom hair removal “wax” is made from USDA Certified Organic and food grade ingredients. There are absolutely no chemicals, perfumes or artificial substances in Moom. No animal testing. Each container or jar is recyclable.

My Mane Care are natural, vegan, cruelty-free hair care products.

Nkd Skn self-tanners are 50% certified organic ingredients and a completely non-toxic formulation, as well as cruelty-free.

Nubian Heritage uses natural and organic ingredients without any harmful chemicals.

Nyakio is formulated without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, petroleum jelly, formaldehyde or butylene glycol.

O.R.G. Skincare is formulated with gentle, yet highly effective ingredients. They bottle up the best of what nature and the latest innovations in Asian skincare have to offer to bring you products created just for your skin needs.

Origins is a cruelty-free brand that does not conduct animal testing on their products or ingredients. They have harnessed the power of plants to create high-performance skincare products.

All Pacifica products are gluten-free, 100% vegan, and cruelty-free. They are formulated without animal testing, animal ingredients, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, petroleum, peanut oil, triclosan, and other ingredients you do not want on your skin. All of their scents are developed using the highest quality ingredients including essential and natural oils. Their 7 Free Nail Polish is formulated without parabens, phthalates (dibutyl phthalate), toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animal products. All of Pacifica candles contain lead-free wicks.

Parissa uses natural food-grade ingredients in all of their products. They use no toxic chemicals, no parabens or preservatives, GMO’s, fragrances with phthalates, and no animal testing. They are USDA certified organic, leaping bunny certified, Canadian Woman-Owned company and their packages are made from recyclable and/or sustainably sourced materials.

Physicians Formula has an organic line that is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, dermatologist approved, gluten-free, paraben-free. They are 100% free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, GMO’s, synthetic colors, and are 100% cruelty-free.

Pogo lip balms are a fun shape, similar to Eos lip balms. They are created with ZERO chemicals. Each package is a 100% post-consumer recycled body. They are USDA Organic certified and Non-GMO Project Verified Certified. 1% of sales are donated to Pencils of Promise, a for-purpose organization founded in 2008 that has built over 360 schools and provided access to education to more than 33,000 students throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Pogo is also a certified B Corporation.

Pura D’or is 100% cruelty-free and contains only the purest natural ingredients. They are free of harsh chemicals, SLS (all forms of sulfates), parabens, glutens, artificial fragrances, and chemical dyes.

S.W. Basics skin care is made from simple, whole ingredients. The Majority of the line is USDA-certified organic. They are also PETA certified. Everything except the beeswax lip balms is vegan.

Shea Moisture covers all of the bases in the beauty world using no parabens, no phthalates, no paraffin, no mineral oil, no DEA, no petroleum, no formaldehyde, and no propylene. They are a certified B company, certified cruelty-free, sustainably produced, family owned and operated, and certified organic, natural, and fair trade.

SkinYoga is a 100% natural skincare brand owned by three sisters. Their products are inspired by natural and ayurvedic formulations.

100% of St. Tropica ingredients are certified USDA Organic, certified cruelty free, and certified vegan. St. Tropica products do not contain any chemicals, sulfates, parabens, gluten, soy, additives, stabilizers, preservatives, or fragrances.

Tarte products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, or gluten. They are also cruelty-free and follow several governmental guidelines for safe ingredients.

Vita Liberata self-tanning lotions are made of 80% certified organic ingredients and a completely non-toxic formulation. The main active tanning ingredient dihydroxyacetone (also known as DHA) is derived from organic sugar beets. The DHA is combined with pure natural and organic ingredients that condition and nourish the skin while tanning it. All of Vita Liberata products are vegan-friendly with the exception of Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask which includes beeswax.

Whamisa is made with naturally fermented organic flowers, fruits, and seeds. The ingredients are natural, organic, and raw.

Yes To contains up to 95% natural ingredients. They say NO  to parabens, chemical sunscreens, and other potentially harmful ingredients, as well as animal cruelty and testing.

Zoya evolved from a small nail salon into a spa focusing on natural nails, skin care and alternative European herbal treatments. There are no toxic ingredients such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) from its formulations. Art of Beauty (Zoya’s parent brand) stays focused on the health and well being of employees and consumers in salons and spas.

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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W3ll People Expressionist Mascara | Review

W3ll People Expressionist Mascara | Review

W3ll People is an all natural brand. They focus on providing products safe for both our planet and us, to create “no-makeup” makeup looks. One of my top beauty must haves is mascara. I am rather picky about the durability of my mascara. It needs to be super rugged and long lasting. If it is anything less, it ends up on my under eyes, causing me to look like a raccoon that was in a fist fight. I generally go for waterproof mascara, but I have found it nearly impossible to find a waterproof mascara with clean ingredients.

The Expressionist Mascara has a great formula, not too wet, not too dry. It’s easy to build up length and volume. And the staying power is pretty good. There is minimal transfer to my under eyes – I do recommend setting your under-eye area with a powder. At the end of the day, it’s not a struggle to remove. When shopping around, I was under the impression that this mascara was waterproof or water resistant – I can’t remember which – but I can’t find that info anywhere now. It does a decent job holding up to “water resistant” standards! As far a clean mascaras go, this one is a winner (and EWG verified)!

Ingredients

“Aqua (Water), Cera Alba (Beeswax)*,C10-18 Tryglycerides, Stearic Acid, Copernica Cerifera Cera / Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Canuba) Wax*, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthum Gum, Cellulose, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil [+/-Cl 77891 Titanium Dioxide, Cl 77491 and Cl 77499 Iron Oxides, Cl 77007 Ultramarines, Cl 74570 Carmine] *Ingredient from Organic Farming” – w3llpeople.com

What are your favorite clean mascaras?

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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100% Pure Let it Glow Kit | Review

100% Pure Let it Glow Kit | Review

100% Pure is a brand that I have admired for a long time. They manage to create products that are beautiful, high quality, and trendy while keeping their ingredients safe and friendly for both the body and the planet.

This kit from the holiday season came with 3 full-size products that will work well for the rest of the year to come.

Each and every one of 100% Pure’s palettes is to die for. With highly pigmented, buttery, feminine eyeshadows, blushes, and highlighters, you can create many stunning looks. This trio gift set came with the Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette II. The rosy mauve blush blends into the skin creating a pink glow. Adding the pink-gold highlighter to all of the high points of your face gives a wonderful iridescent shimmer. The three eyeshadows, light neutral bronze, dark taupe, and a brown plumb work together to create a soft smoky eye. Or you can use one or both of the lighter shades to create a neutral look. The plumb shadow would make a unique eyeliner shade as well!

The Maracuja Mascara in the color Black Tea is a great mascara. It gives your lashes a long, voluminous look. The only drawback for me is that it’s not waterproof or water resistant. However, none of the ingredients are synthetic. Most are organic. It is colored with dark plants such as tea, dark berries and even coffee and cocoa beans! You can tell by its fruity, nutty smell. There are also many conditioning ingredients such as the maracuja oil, vitamin B5, aloe, and seaweed.

Before adding any powders, the Luminating Créme in the shade Starlight leaves a delicate champagne glow to the high points of the face. It is beautiful on its own, but it’s also complemented very well by the highlighter in the Naked II palette.

Any one of these three products is a great buy. They work well separately and together. All are made with earth-derived ingredients that are kind to our bodies and are kind when we wash them away at the end of the day.

What are you must haves from 100% Pure? What do I need to try next?

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Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Lips | Review

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Lips | Review

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques offers many wonderful, natural, and organic beauty products. These two lip options are nothing short of just that.

(Read my reviews on their foundationeye makeup, and cleanser.)

For me, neutral pink lip colors are my go to lip colors. They are easy to wear, aren’t too bold and have sweet, famine tint to them. This lipstick in the shade Peluche is just that. It is neutral with a slight red-pink shade. On my light skin, it works especially well as a Fall/Winter nude.

Its demi-matte finish is comfortable and moisturizing. It has an average wear time. It does wear away when eating or drinking but I think comfort can be taken in the fact that Lauren Brook makes all of their products from harmless, natural and organic ingredients. Unlike many other lipsticks, you don’t have to worry about ingesting a whole array of illegible synthetic ingredients. EWG scores it a beautiful 1 out of 10.

I don’t often reach for lip glosses, but on occasion, when I’d like a pretty, subtle color and something with a touch of hydration on the lips, a gloss is good to have on hand. And better yet a gloss that has been rated a 2 by EWG.

This purple shade, Candied Plum, isn’t as loud as it looks. It provides a very pretty magenta wash with a hint of micro-shimmer.

One feature across the whole brand that really stands out to me is the ability to order any product in a sample size (like the lipgloss I have pictured above). It can be a little scary ordering makeup online. The sample sizes are a wonderful idea to get a feel for the color and formulation of each product!

These products are comfortable, quality and also healthier options.

Do you have any favorites from Lauren Brooke? Where are your favorite lippies found? Let me know in the comments!

 

-Liz

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Note: Thank you so much to Chris at Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques for allowing me to test out your lovely products!

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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Juice Beauty Refining Organic Finishing Powder | Review

Juice Beauty Refining Organic Finishing Powder | Review

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Cakey skin is not fun. Almost every powder I’ve tried has caused my face to look like that. Juice Beauty’s Refining Finishing Powder does not look cakey or scaly at all.

After applying foundation and/or concealer I like to use a big fluffy brush like Real Techniques Blush Brush to dust the finishing powder over my skin. It helps set my makeup and keep it in place for the day. Because this is a finishing powder, there is not any coverage to speak of. Since it is also mattifying, it could be worn on bare skin to reduce any shiny spots.

Most of the ingredients are certified organic. They are plant-derived with many benefits such as antiaging and antibacterial. EWG Skin Deep Database rates it at a 2 out of 10 (10 being toxic).

I really like this powder and would repurchase it. It works really well for my wacky, spotty, oily yet dry and flaky at the same time skin.

Do you have any must-have products from Juice beauty? I would love to try more of their products. Please share your favorites in the comments!

 

-Liz

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Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living Essential Rewards – May 2019

Young Living has been one of my go-to essential oil brands for a number of years. Each month I get a box of products at a wholesale price that I have hand-picked for myself…

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

YL Essential Rewards Unboxing | April 2018

Essential oils are used in my home nearly every day in one fashion or another. We use them in our skincare routines, treating unhappy tummies or aching muscles, making the air smell lovely, and even when cleaning…

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