Thursday, January 18, 2018

LiveGlam KissMe January Liquid Lipsticks Set #LiveGlam #KissMe

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LiveGlam KissMe Monthly Beauty Subscriptions feature an affordable way to increase your lipstick and lip gloss collection– delivered right to your door for $19.99 each per month. According to LiveGlam, "We're like your makeup bestie, bringing you a dose of glam every month! Whether you wanna brush up your kit, find your next favorite lipstick, or get your hands on new nail polishes- we’ve got ya covered!"
Their KissMe monthly subscription gives you  high quality full-size products at an affordable price.

KissMe Lipstick Club ($19.99 a month for 3 lippies from LiveGlam): Each month you will receive three long-lasting lippies! Ranging from dark shades to nudes, brights and pastels with finishes that are metallic, matte and glossy. Their lip products are cruelty-free and vegan.
About the KissMe Lipstick Club,

If having the perfect pout is more your style, our monthly liquid lipstick club will keep you covered in our very own kiss-proof formula. Members get 3 new long-lasting, exclusive vegan shades each month ranging from darks, bolds, nudes, metallics and more!

Step outside your comfort zone and discover a color you never knew you’d love! Our long-lasting formula will glide through your morning and even outlast your lunch. Each month is a new exciting theme that brings you new beautiful lippies at an affordable price! Plus you get free shipping in the US and $3.99 anywhere else in the world. Your lippies also come with Reward points to use on free makeup or other goodies! You can cancel, skip, or even trade your next set in for something new! It’s that simple.
The January KissMe Lipstick Beauty Subscription contains three liquid lipsticks. The January shades are: Sequins, Goals and Midnight. I do not find their mattes particularly drying like so many mate lipsticks are, but if you have particularly dry lips, I would suggest using a matte lip balm beneath their matte liquid lipsticks.

Sequins is a gorgeous metallic rose gold shade.
Goals is a striking bright matte red shade.
Midnight is a matte taupe gray shade.
Overall Assessment: At $19.99, the January liquid lipstick trio is a great value. If you like to wear bold matte lipsticks, then Goals and Midnight will prove to be a nice addition to your collection, but if you tend to prefer less bold lipsticks, then Sequins may be the only one of the three that you would likely wear with any regularity.

$19.99 a month for 3 lippies from LiveGlam (Affiliate Links).
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

LiveGlam MorpheMe January 2018 Brush Set #LiveGlam #MorpheMe

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LiveGlam MorpheMe Monthly Beauty Subscription features an affordable way to increase your makeup brush collection– delivered right to your door for $19.99 per month. According to LiveGlam, "We're like your makeup bestie, bringing you a dose of glam every month! "

MorpheMe Brush Club (Get 3-8 MorpheMe brushes each month for $19.99 from LiveGlam): Each month you will receive between 3-8 makeup brushes that are high quality, durable and that effectively apply, blend and buff your favorite makeup.
About the MorpheMe Brush Club,

For those of you wanting to brush up your makeup kit, we've partnered with Morphe brushes to create the world's first makeup brush club! Each month members get 3-8 brushes including powder, contour, foundation, liner, and eyeshadow brushes. Never the same brush twice!

Every makeup addict knows how important their tools are. Don’t let your creativity be limited by your makeup kit. Get quality brushes at an affordable price delivered to you each month.

Every month you'll get anywhere from 3-8 new Morphe brushes. Soon you'll be rolling in new Powder, Liner, Contour, Eyeshadow, & Foundation Brushes + more! Never the same brush twice.
MorpheMe January Brush Set: This set of 3 brushes features a Pointed Powder Brush G5, a Deluxe Foundation Brush G39, and a Flat Contour Brush G42.
MorpheMe Pointed Powder Brush G5: This brush is the perfect shape, with its tapered point, to apply setting powders, blush and bronzer. The plush vegan bristles are soft, but pick up the perfect amount of powder for flawless application and blending.
MorpheMe Deluxe Foundation Brush G39: This foundation brush, with its duo fiber bristles, deposits foundation and buffs and blends it to a perfect airbrushed finish.
MorpheMe Flat Contour Brush G42: This flat contour shape of this brush lends itself to effortlessly defining areas of the face with the edge of the flat side of the bristles. The soft bristles are firm enough to maintain precise control and to lay down contour and blend it out to perfection.
Overall Assessment: This is a great value, and if you haven't tried MorpheMe brushes yet, I highly recommend them. This set of three face brushes is a great starter set, and at $19.99 it is an exceptionally good value.

Receive 10% on everything at MorpheBrushes.com Use Code: NYE2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

AXIOLOGY Natural Lipstick and Lip Crayon | Review and Swatches

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As previously noted in these virtual pages, I have received a surprising number of requests from long-time loyal readers who have asked me to feature more eco-friendly luxury green beauty products since they are moving away from chemical-laden makeup and skincare, and are seeking healthy alternatives. In my quest to find more luxe green beauty finds, I discovered Axiology– who makes lovely luxury lipsticks and lip crayons. I selected three pieces to share with you, and I have nothing but positive things to say about their products. Furthermore, their products are organic, vegan, and cruelty-free. Their lipsticks come in matte, satin and shimmer finishes, and therefore there is something for everyone.

According to Ericka Rodriguez, Axiology Beauty Founder and CEO:

I wanted a remarkably gorgeous lip line that completely redefines luxury cosmetics—that’s why the beauty of our line is only matched by the ethical standards that have crafted it. Axiology is for the eco-conscious and modern trendsetter: the mavens who’ll settle for nothing less than sky-high-quality, uncompromising integrity, and lips that pop with sublime color.
About Axiology,

Flawlessly ethical and fiercely gorgeous, Axiology is love-infused luxury lipstick. Their profits help save endangered orangutans, a Balinese women's collective produces the recycled packaging, and the sublime lip collection is crafted from just 10 organic, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients - representing a commitment to heart-centered cosmetics.
AXIOLOGY Natural Lipstick in The Goodness is a gorgeous glittering cool pink with lavender undertones and a silky-smooth satin finish. It has a rich and creamy texture, that is emollient, and it glides across the lips effortlessly, deposits color evenly, and it neither feathers, nor does it settle into lip lines. The wonderfully nourishing skincare ingredients moisturize the lips, leaving them soft, supple and hydrated. It's the perfect cool icy lavender-kissed pink that is stunning on cool-toned pale to medium complexions. There is no detectable taste or scent, and I get several hours of wear-time before needing to reapply.

AXIOLOGY Natural Lipstick in Identity is blush pink with a silvery sheen and a very flattering shimmer finish. Like The Goodness, it has a rich and creamy texture, that is emollient, and it glides across the lips effortlessly, deposits color evenly, and it neither feathers, nor does it settle into lip lines. Likewise, the wonderfully nourishing skincare ingredients moisturize the lips, leaving them soft, supple and hydrated. Additionally, there is no detectable taste or scent, and I get several hours of wear-time before needing to reapply.

According to AXIOLOGY,

A lipstick with a vibrant pigment payoff and a semi-gloss finish to keep lips replenished. With a rich, creamy luster that conditions your lips, Axiology’s Natural Lipsticks are known for their deeply healing properties and spectrum of colors. The fusion of ultra-hydrating ingredients like organic avocado oil and organic coconut oil soften the deepest layers of your lips. Unparalleled in purity, these exquisite shades are crafted with just 10 ingredients.

Available is 15 shades: 7 matte shades, 6 satin shades and 2 shimmer shades.
Left to Right: AXIOLOGY Natural Lipstick in The Goodness and Natural Lipstick in Identity.

Ingredients: Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Organic Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Natural Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Extract, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Seed, May Contain: Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet, Mica. Made without: Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
AXIOLOGY Natural Lip Crayon in Enchant is a stunning matte boysenberry with a tilt of silver that can be used as a lipstick or a lip liner, and it boasts a delectable buttery texture. It is not a dry matte, but instead it is moisturizing and very comfortable on the lips. This wonderful twist-up chubby lip crayon glides across the lips effortlessly, deposits color evenly and is ultra-pigmented with richly saturated, long-lasting color. I get about 7 hours of wear-time from a single application, and when it does begin to fade, it does so evenly leaving behind a gorgeous stain. Furthermore, there is no detectable scent or flavor to this lip crayon.

According to AXIOLOGY,

A conditioning lip crayon with a vibrant pigment payoff and a matte finish to keep lips replenished.
With a buttery-matte base that loads your lips with moisture, Axiology’s Natural Lip Crayons are known for their long-lasting pigments and spectrum of colors. The fusion of ultra-hydrating ingredients like organic avocado oil and moringa oil organic soften the deepest layers of your lips. Unparalleled in purity, these six exquisite shades are crafted with just 10 ingredients for the sophisticated and eco-conscious lipstick connoisseur.

Available in 6 gorgeous shades.
Ingredients: Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Organic Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Oil, Natural Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Oil, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Extract, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil. May Contain: Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet, Mica, French Pink Clay. Made without: Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
Left to Right: AXIOLOGY Natural Lipsticks in The Goodness and Identity and AXIOLOGY Natural Lip Crayon in Enchant.
Note the luminosity!
Overall Assessment: I am smitten with these beautiful lipsticks and lip crayon, and highly recommend trying AXIOLOGY! I definitely plan on collecting more colors! A+


Axiology Natural Lip Crayon ($26.00 for oz. from Sephora, Sephora at JCPenney, Revolve and Beauty Heroes (Affiliate Links).

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Jane Iredale Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20 in Natural | Review

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I don't often use powder foundations, since I tend to prefer light to medium coverage liquid foundations, but I have to say that I am very impressed by Jane Iredale Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20 in Natural. It is ultra-lightweight, with a very finely milled texture, and it looks like skin without appearing heavy, cakey or as though you are wearing anything at all. It gives my skin light to medium coverage with a light luminous finish, so that my skin shows through, and it creates that highly coveted my-skin-but-better appearance. Natural, which is the shade that I have,  is such a good match for me that it literally disappears on my skin– as you can see in the swatch below. I can use it as a stand-alone foundation, or as a setting powder, and it neither drying,  nor is it uncomfortable for my normal/combination skin.

Jane Iredale Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20 in Natural provides the skin with Broad Spectrum physical, mineral protection with an SPF 20, and a UVA P++ protection that is water-resistant for about 40 minutes.
According to Jane Iredale,

Sweep on this airy mineral foundation for a luminous sheer to medium coverage that feels like silk. 
Apply with Chisel Powder Brush using downward strokes to blend well. Finish with your favorite hydration spray.

Features:
  • A loose mineral foundation that gives a sheer to medium coverage.
  • Made from micronized minerals, oil free and weightless.
  • An SPF 20 foundation, powder and concealer with broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun protection.
  • Water resistant to 40 minutes.
  • Conceals redness and diffuses appearance of fine lines and pores with soft focus effect.
  • Available in 13 shades. 
Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 14%, Zinc Oxide 6%. Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Plankton Extract, Algae Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract. [+/- (May Contain) Iron Oxides (Ci 77489, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288)]. Vegan and Gluten-Free. Cruelty-free.
Overall Assessment: This is such a high quality loose powder foundation, and I definitely recommend it as a stand-alone foundation, or as a setting powder.

$44.00 for .37 oz. from Jane Iredale, Nordstrom, Dermstore, Amazon, Neiman Marcus, Adore Beauty and Skin Store (Affiliate Links).

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sales, Specials and Steals

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Aéropostale: Extra 30% Off Clearance.

Alternative Apparel: Up to 75% Off Final Sale items.

Amazon: Check the Year End Deals section for serious savings.

Ann Taylor: Extra 70% Off All Sale Styles.

Ann Taylor Loft: Extra 60% Off of all sale styles. 50% Off Full Price Styles.

Anthropologie: Winter Tag Sale Take and Extra 40% Off sale items.

ASOS: Final Call Up to 70% Off Sale items.

Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase. Huge Sale Section.

Bandier: Huge sale section.

Barneys New York: Extra 20% Off Select (Ends 2/1/18).

Barneys Warehouse: Huge sale including an Extra 40% Off select clearance.

Beautyhabit: Check to Outlet section for tremendous savings.

Bed, Bath & Beyond: Huge Clearance Sale.

b-glowing: Huge Selection of Special Offers. Up to 75% off Clearance Sale!

Bloomingdale's: Save 60- 75% Off already reduced items. Save 20-50% Off Select full-price items.

Boden: Uup to 70% Off Clearance Sale. Plus Free Shipping and Returns on Orders of $49.00+

Chico's: Up to 70% Off select styles.

Coach: Extra 50% Off all sale style (No Code necessary).

Cole Haan: Lots of sale items.

Crate & Barrel: 20% Off Bedding, bath towels and more (Ends 1/15/18).

Derma-E: Friends & Family Sale Sitewide 20% Off. Use Code: FRIFAM20 (Ends 1/15.18).

Dermstore: Up to 62% off sale items.

Finish Line: End of Season Sale: Up to 50% Off select styles.

Frye: Up to 50% off sale.

H&M: Up to 80% Off select clearance.

Hautelook: Huge flash sales sitewide.

INTERMIX: Winter Clearance Extra 30% Off Sale.

J.C. Penney: Extra 25% Off $100.00 or more. Extra 20% Off under $100.00
Use Code: DEAL62 (Ends 1/15/18).

J. Crew Factory: 50% Off Winter Whoa! Styles.

Kate Spade: Lots of clearance styles.

Kiehl's: FREE ground shipping on orders $35+, PLUS 6 packettes on orders $50+ Use Code: DELIGHT Ends: 1/17/18

Kneipp: 50% Off holiday gift  sets.

Lancôme: 20% off Gift Sets and 30% Off Phased-out items. Use Code: PHASEDOUT.

Lands' End: The Great Winter Sale up to 60% off.
Lipstick Queen: Up to 50% Off Sale.

Lord & Taylor: 30% Off when you spend $200.00+ Save 25% Off when you spend $199.99.

MacKenzie-Childs: Up to 70% Off select holiday.

Macy's: Extra 20% Off Select Use Code: TWODAY.

Madewell: 20% Off when you spend $100.00+. Save 30% when you spend $200.00+

Marc Jacobs Beauty: Free Shipping on $50.00 orders. Check out their Sale section!

MICHAEL KORS: Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 50% Off.

Neiman Marcus: Sale on Sale. Extra 20% Off.

Net-A-Porter: Up to 70% Off Clearance. No code needed.

NINE WEST: SALE'S ON SALE! EXTRA 30% OFF FOR UP TO 70% OFF.

NM Last Call: Extra 60% Off Winter Musts.

Nordstrom: Save up to 50% Off SaleBeauty SalesWomen's SaleMen's SaleTrend SaleKid's Sale & Home Sale!

Nordstrom Rack: Clearance up to 75% Off.

Paula's Choice: 15% Off $50.00. 20% Off $75.00.

Pottery Barn: Up to 40% Off Select Use Code: SAVEBIG.

Ralph Lauren: Take an additional 30% Off Sale Use Code: BEST.

REVOLVE: Huge savings on select styles.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 70% Off Final Sale.

Sephora: Up to 50% Off Mega Sale.

Serena & Lily: Up to 60% Off select sale.

Shopbop: Up to 50% Off Sale Items.

Shu Uemura: Free shipping on all orders of $50.00 or more. Huge sale section!

Skinstore: Up to 50% off select sale.

Sole Society: End of Season Clearance Up to 60% Off sale.

Soludos: Up to 70% Off Select Styles. Free Shipping on ALL US Orders.

Space NK: Up to 50% Off Sale begins 12/25/17.

Sur La Table: Up to 75% Off Select (No code necessary).

TATCHA: Free U.S. Shipping With Orders $25.00+ and 3 Complimentary Samples With Every Order. There are lots of beautiful gift sets for the holidays.

The Body Shop: 50-75% Off Select items.

The Container Store: 30% Off Elfa.

Ulta: Lots of AMAZING Sales, Specials and Coupons.

Urban Outfitters: Extra 40% Off select. No code necessary.

West Elm: Up to 60% Off select Use Code: NEWYEAR.

Williams Sonoma: Up to 75% Off Select. (No Code necessary).

World Market: HUGE Furniture Sale.

Zadig & Voltaire Paris: 50% Off Sale items.
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Kopa Haiku Lilikoi Guava Cream Soap | Review

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A friend of mine went on a family trip to Hawaii recently, and he brought me back a few lovely gifts, and one was so amazing hat I had to share it with you. Kopa Haiku Lilikoi Guava Cream Soap is the most delectably fragrant soap that it fills my bathroom with its rich, fruity floral aroma. Its passion fruit and guava aroma is sweet, rich and intoxicatingly beautiful. It smells like Hawaii, and transports me there each time I smell it. This handmade soap forms a rich and creamy lather, it moisturizes, rather than dries the skin, and one bar lasts a long time.
According to Kopa Haiku,

With the natural scents of Hawaii wafting around you from our handcrafted soaps, your shower will be transformed into a steamy, Hawaiian rainforest.

The Lilikoi, also known as Passion Fruit, and the Guava can only be found in warm tropical climates, such as Hawaii’s. The opposing scents of the Guava and the Lilikoi blend together to create a perfect balance of sweet and tart that is uniquely Hawaiian.
Overall Assessment: I plan on ordering more of this soap, and highly recommend it if you are seeking a truly remarkable soap that smells like paradise!

$8.00 for a 4.5 oz. from Kopa Haiku (Unaffiliated Links).
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Week in Review

There is a fabulous new makeup subscription box called Deck of Scarlet. Every two months you will receive a new makeup palette curated by a popular YouTuber. Prime Beauty got ahold of the January/February Edition!

What if you never used fragrances but suddenly found a way to enhance your life with aromatherapy? See what Marcia from Beauty Info Zone discovered that has changed it all up for her.

The New Year is a great time to revive your hair care routine! Pammy Blogs Beauty is working to repair past damage and she is loving Nexxus's ProMend line!

Aftelier Perfumes Cuir de Gardenia, a sublime work of art, was just selected as Lola's Secret Beauty Blog's all-time favorite perfume. If you purchase but one perfume this year, it should be this complex beauty.

Are you in need of some amazing skincare and a new foundation at a great price? Then you need to check out Justina's Gems review of the New Year, New Confidence in Your Skin collection that hits QVC this week!

Putting together a list of makeup to try in the new year? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shares her favorite makeup from 2017.

Has your skin been taking a beating from the winter weather? See affordable skincare that's available at the drugstore on Makeup Obsessed Mom's blog.

MAKE UP FOR EVER has reformulated their eyeshadows and Christa from Realizing Beauty shares some of the stunning 121 available shades of Artist Color Shadows.

15 Minute Beauty has begun a series, Real Beauty Addicts, to share what leaders in the beauty world recommend. Start with her first article with Dr. Lilly to see the products she loves best.

This week, Polarbelle has declared her Beauty Goals for 2018 and would love to hear yours.

Join Beauty Judy to learn how to make your own Peppermint Salt Scrub.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Beauty Crop Makeup Picks

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I just recently discovered a fun, and cruelty-free, makeup brand that uses lots of great ingredients– while remaining affordable. The Beauty Crop's makeup is available in a range of beautiful colors, lovely textures and whimsical packaging– and I have a few pieces to share with you.

According to The Beauty Crop,

We are a cruelty-free beauty brand inspired by healthy living and creating products enhanced with nutrition derived from natural ingredients. We avoid complex formulas and unnecessary additives, which allows us to create unique cosmetic recipes that include natural oils and plant-based extracts for products that will nurture your skin, whilst delivering intense color technology.
The Beauty Crop Blush Duo in Mauve-ulous ($8.50 from The Beauty Crop): This dark, blue-based mid-tone rosy pink blush duo features cream and powder blush formulas that can be used separately or blended together for greater intensity. This lovely duo is richly pigmented, and therefore only a light hand is needed for best results.

According to The Beauty Crop,

A fragrance and mineral oil-free powder and cream blush duo, nourished with kale, aronia berry, pomegranate and papaya to give you a healthy tropical glow. Comes in a travel-friendly compact - perfect for on-the-go touchups. 'Mauve-ulous' are a pair of cool mauve-pink cream and powder shades.
The Beauty Crop PB & J Smoothie Stick Lip Crayon-Guava Nice Day ($14.95 from The Beauty Crop): This antioxidant-rich lip crayon is emollient and hydrating without compromising pigmentation. This formula glides across the lips effortlessly, deposits color evenly and it neither bleeds, nor does it settle into lip lines. Guava Nice Day is a very pretty mid-tone berry shade that is infinitely flattering. There is a slightly fruity fragrance, but it isn't overpowering, or long-lasting. Additionally, these chubby lip crayons twist-up rather than require sharpening– so they are easy to use, and they are waste-free.

According to The Beauty Crop,

Our PBJ Smoothie Stick is an ode to our favourite healthy smoothie, Peanut Butter Jelly. We like ours with Almond Butter instead for a healthier hit of antioxidants and magnesium. The PBJ Smoothie Stick is a creamy and hydrating lip treatment which delivers moisturising, rich colour. Our nourishing lip crayon contains Almond Butter & Goji Berry which are rich in Vitamin E, antioxidants and beta-carotene to moisturise and protect the lips while providing a smooth, even application. Make it your newest healthy addiction! "Guava Nice Day" is a beautiful berry shade that suits every skin tone!

Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum, Ceresin, Beeswax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Cera, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir), Red Iron Oxide (Ci77491), D&C Red.6 Lake (Ci15850), Red 27 Lake (Ci45410), Titanium Dioxide (Ci77891)].

The Beauty Crop PB & J Smoothie Stick Lip Crayon in Peach Please ($14.95 from The Beauty Crop): Like Guava Nice Day, Peach Please is an antioxidant-rich lip crayon that is emollient and hydrating without compromising pigmentation. This formula glides across the lips effortlessly, deposits color evenly and it neither bleeds, nor does it settle into lip lines. Peach Please is a very pretty peachy pink shade that is absolutely gorgeous. There is a slightly fruity fragrance, but it isn't overpowering, or long-lasting.

According to The Beauty Crop,

Our PBJ Smoothie Stick is an ode to our favourite healthy smoothie, Peanut Butter Jelly. We like ours with Almond Butter instead for a healthier hit of antioxidants and magnesium. The PBJ Smoothie Stick is a creamy and hydrating lip treatment which delivers moisturising, rich colour. Our nourishing lip crayon contains Almond Butter & Goji Berry which are rich in Vitamin E, antioxidants and beta-carotene to moisturise and protect the lips while providing a smooth, even application. Make it your newest healthy addiction! "Peach Please" is a pretty peach shade with a pinkish hue - we call it a "you but better" lip shade.

Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum, Ceresin, Beeswax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Cera, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir), Red Iron Oxide (Ci77491), D&C Red.6 Lake (Ci15850), Red 27 Lake (Ci45410), Titanium Dioxide (Ci77891)].
PBJ Smoothie Sticks 
The Beauty Crop GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick Tickled Pink ($14.95 from The Beauty Crop): This is a very richly pigmented matte liquid lipstick that boasts serious longevity. The formula is creamy and comfortable to apply and wear, and it dries down to a budge-proof matte finish. The formula is infused with Shea Butter and Vitamin E for comfortable wear, and it neither flakes, nor dries out. If you have particularly dry lips, I would suggest wearing a matte lip balm beneath this liquid lipstick for added comfort. This liquid lipstick has a warm creamy vanilla fragrance that does linger before fading.

According to The Beauty Crop,

An intensely pigmented liquid lipstick that is life-proof with serious staying power! Apply our creamy lipstick to lips and allow the formula to set to a long-wearing matte look, delivering rich uncompromising color. Our formula is enriched with Shea Butter and Vitamin E provides you with comfortable wear for hours, that doesn’t cake, flake or dry out - empowering you to take on the day! Celebrate your individuality with our to-die-for shades. Vegan & Cruelty-free!

Ingredients: Isododecane, Silica & Methicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Butylene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, [+-(may contain) Red Iron oxide CI 77491, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Yellow Iron oxide CI 77492, D&C Red No.6 CI 15850, Red 27 Lake CI45410].
GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick Tickled Pink
The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream Love You So Matcha ($12.00 from The Beauty Crop): This multi-purpose cream highlighter can be used on the face or body, and can be used alone or mixed with lotions, creams and foundations. This lovely rose gold highlighter can be built-up or sheered out for a lovely ethereal glow, and it captures the light beautifully without looking overdone. It has the fresh and clean aroma of green tea, but the scent does fade rather quickly.

According to The Beauty Crop,

Our Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream is a personal lighting crew in a tube designed to turn up the Wow factor to your look. Lighting Crew will perk up your complexion, accentuate the features you love and leave you with a natural radiance. Packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants derived from Pineapple and Green Tea, our Highlighting Cream will add a healthy, luminous glow. It’s so versatile to use, add the shimmery highlighter on top of your cheekbones, on your brow bone and inner conner of your eyes. You can also use it under your foundation or mix it with a body lotion for an all-over glow. Comes in a handy 10ml tube - the perfect size to pop in your makeup bag and take with you everywhere!

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol. [+/- (May Contain) (Peut Contenir) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77891)].
Left to Right: Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream Love You So Matcha, Blush Duo in Mauve-ulous,  GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick Tickled Pink, PB & J Smoothie Stick Lip Crayon-Guava Nice Day and PB & J Smoothie Stick Lip Crayon in Peach Please.
Overall Assessment: The Beauty Crop makeup is definitely worthy of your consideration, and if I had to choose just one of their products to try, I would recommend their wonderful PB & J Smoothie Stick Lip Crayons.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tree To Tub Organic Soapberry Facial Cleanser Raw Unscented | Review

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Tree To Tub Organic Soapberry Facial Cleanser Raw Unscented is an ultra gentle organic facial cleanser that thoroughly cleans the skin without stripping or drying it. It is a thin, and yet very concentrated liquid, that creates a light and creamy lather, and leaves behind no residue or film. Skin is left soft, smooth, balanced and comfortable.

Tree To Tub Organic Soapberry Facial cleanser is available in Raw Unscented, Relaxing Lavender and Awakening Peppermint. Raw Unscented, which is the one that I have, has no fragrance, but a very slight clean aroma from the ingredients themselves. It is suitable for all skin types, but if your skin is sensitive, I would recommend Raw Unscented.

According to Tree to Tub,

Yes, the soapberry lathers, and it's also the most nourishing soap for the human body. For thousands of years, its ultra-gentle and antibacterial properties have been used in Ayurvedic herbal medicine for all skin and hair issues. Its vitamin-packed froth shields and repairs the skin & hair from dryness and damage. Tree To Tub is the first to make the soapberry available, so you are washing with the botanical lather of the soapberry, not a lather made from synthetic chemicals.

Features:
  • Smooth, Clear Skin: Enjoy healthy soft skin with our soothing, sulfate free facial cleanser for men & women—a proprietary blend of the finest organic botanicals: Wild Soapberry, Aloe Vera,  Shea Butter, Acai Berry
  • Gentle For Sensitive Skin: Gentle, pH-balanced, hypoallergenic for Dry, Itchy, Irritated Skin, dermatologist recommended for Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, Dermatitis, Rosacea, Allerg
  • Yes, It Cleans!: Organic soap that actually lathers and cleans! Naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and leaves no oily residue, thanks to our Ayurvedic lathering fruit, the Soapberry
  • Safe For All: Always free of harsh chemicals, Sulfates, SLS, Parabens, Silicone, DEA/MEA, Perfume, Dyes, & toxins. Always Eco-Friendly, Cruelty-Free, Vegan, and Fair Trade. For the planet!
Ingredients: Sapindus Mukorossi (Organic Soapberry) Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Organic Aloe Vera) Juice, Decyl Glucoside (From Coconut), Euterpe Oleracea (Organic Açaí) Extract, Matricaria Chamomilla (Organic Chamomile) Extract, Caprylyl Glycol (From Coconut) & Dipropylene Glycol & Glyceryl Caprylate (From Coconut), Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea Butter).
Overall Assessment: This is a really wonderful organic facial cleanser that is effective, gentle and very pleasant to use. It boasts clean, safe ingredients and is a perfect choice to green up your beauty routine.

$34.00 for 6 oz. from Tree To Tub and Tree To Tub Amazon Store (Affiliate Links).
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Farmhouse Fresh Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic | Review

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Farmhouse Fresh is one of those remarkable brands that makes one amazing product after another. I am always excited by their new launches, and their Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic is no exception.

Farmhouse Fresh Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic is an alcohol-free facial tonic with, "an instant natural filter effect that makes pores appear as if they never existed at all." Additionally, this antioxidant-rich tonic remarkably boosts the moisture content of the skin, smooths it, and provides "vital nourishment from aronia berries."

I love using facial mists, and this one is not only incredibly refreshing, and appropriate to use when I need a little pick-me-up, but it also does an enviable job setting my makeup during the day, or enhancing the absorption of my face oils a face creams during the morning and evening. It is soothing and such a pleasure to use, and the delectable berry aroma is such a treat to the senses.
According to Farmhouse Fresh,

Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic contains rose water, aronia berry extract, sodium hyaluronate, ascorbyl glucoside, and a hydrolyzed starch that provides instant tightening and a pore-minimizing look. Rose water is a steamed distillate of Rosa Damascena flower, which is intensely hydrating, anti-inflammatory and calming; aronia berry extract contains the highest recorded antioxidant concentration of any fruit or vegetable; sodium hyaluronate is the salt form of skin-identical hyaluronic acid, which helps boost skin’s moisture content and prevent moisture loss; ascorbyl glucoside is a stable form of vitamin C and glucose, a combination that functions as an antioxidant to help skin preserve key substances needed to look younger and brighter; hydrolyzed starch provides an instant skin tightening and pore-hiding effect of up to 69% (clinical studies with female participants on file). The tonic’s formula is free of parabens, sulfates & mineral oil, and it is 99% natural, vegan and gluten-free.

Farmhouse Fresh is a cruelty-free brand.
Overall Assessment: I am pretty obsessed with this facial mist, and have no doubt that I will finish this bottle quicker than I would like, but I will definitely purchase a replacement when I do.

$36.00 for 3.5 oz. glass spray bottle from Farmhouse Fresh (Unaffiliated Links).
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