Tuesday, January 23, 2018

TATCHA SUMO SIZED CAMELLIA CLEANSING OIL

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TATCHA is offering their NEW Limited Edition Sumo Size 300ml Camellia Cleansing Oil for ONLY $75 ($96 value) at Tatcha.com! While quantities last!

About TATCHA Camellia Cleansing Oil (Reviewed HERE):

A gentle makeup remover and cleanser that melts away impurities, even waterproof eye makeup, for pure, silky-soft skin. Available for a limited time in a Sumo Size.

The Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil thoroughly cleanses skin without stripping away its natural moisture, leaving skin balanced and nourished. It does not contain mineral oil, so the liquid emulsifies completely and leaves no oily residue.

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:

Japanese Camellia Oil (Tsubaki): Richer in oleic acid than olive oil and an excellent source of Vitamins A, B, D and E and nourishing Omegas 3, 6, and 9, this featherlight botanical oil has been prized in Asia for centuries for its superb moisturizing and antioxidant activity.

Hadasei-3 Complex: Tatcha’s proprietary trio of Japanese anti-aging superfoods - Green Tea, Rice and Algae - helps to restore healthy-looking, youthful radiance.

Ideal for all skin types. Non-comedogenic. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested. Cruelty-free.

Ingredients: Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquicaprylate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum/Fragrance, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol

Formulated without: Mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, PEGs, PPGs, DEA, TEA, urea or phthalates.

$75.00 for 10 oz. from TATCHA (Affiliate Links)

Monday, January 22, 2018

Aroma M Camellia Prickly Pear Face Oil: A Delectable Game Changing Must-Have Eco-Luxe Oil

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I have coveted Maria McElroy, the founder of Aroma M, creations for years, and there is a reason that  her handcrafted perfumes, face oils and all of her artisan creations are internationally celebrated. Each handcrafted treasure is made, by Maria herself, in small batches that she meticulously scrutinizes. As a master atelier perfumer, with the truly visionary ability to mix and create otherworldly fragrances, Maria applies this same refined sensibility and profound knowledge of her ingredients to blend among the finest face oils conceived. 

When the Makeup Wars team sought to select our favorite product that we are truly loving this winter, I knew that I needed to introduce everyone to Maria's most recent face oil, Aroma M Camellia Prickly Pear Face Oil.

Aroma M Camellia Prickly Pear Face Oil is a study in refined ingredients, of the highest quality imaginable, that were selected to boast unsurpassed efficacy while maintaining an ultra-luxe feather-weight consistency that immediately melts into the skin.
Aroma M Camellia Prickly Pear Face Oil is made from a fusion of Camellia Oil, Prickly Seed Oil, Golden Jojoba Oil, Apricot Kernel, Evening Primrose, Virgin Argan, and Vitamin E. Moroccan Beldi Rose Essential Oil, Egyptian Rose Essential Oil and Frankincense Essential Oil, and this ultra-luxe oil has the intoxicating aroma of the most elegant rose that lifts the spirits while each of the carefully selected ingredients work their magic on the skin.

The Camellia Oil deeply nourishes and hydrates the skin. Prickly Pear Seed Oil, which is a miraculous antioxidant-rich healer, is packed Omega 6 and 9, and is rich in amino acids. Its unique properties stimulate collagen production and increase skin cell turnover, and therefore it softens the appearance of fine lines, reveals fresh and dewy skin, while the Vitamin K promotes the skin's elasticity and helps lighten the appearance of dark circles. Maria specifically selected to include Rice Bran Oil, which is rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E, because it nourishes the skin by deeply penetrating its layers, and it plumps and hydrates, aids in moisture retention, and its impressive anti-inflammatory properties soothe and calm irritated skin. Healing Golden Jojoba Oil heals damaged, irritated skin and helps retain moisture. Apricot Kernal Oil, which is rich in Vitamins A and E,  deeply penetrates skin and  hydrates even the driest skin. Evening Primrose Oil soothes irritated skin, calms redness, reduces inflammation, and helps to heal pimples while plumping the appearance of fine lines. Virgin Argan Oil, which is an antioxidant-rich powerhouse, is filled with fatty acids, polyphenoles and caratenoids, and together they effectively soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while healing irritation, abrasions, redness and dry flaky skin. Moroccan Beldi Rose Essential Oil, which has a rich and sweet aroma, soothes and heals skin. Eqyptian Rose Essential Oil, which is antioxidant-rich, heals breakouts, reduces inflammation, irritation and redness and hydrates the skin. Frankincense Essential Oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that heal breakouts, balances oil production and reduces the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation. Furthermore, it accelerates skin cell turn-over and hydrates the skin.

As previously noted, this ultra-luxe feather-weight facial oil immediately melts into the skin leaving behind no oily residue. That it boasts an antioxidant-rich anti-inflammatory formula means that this potent healer soothes and calms irritated skin, and is therefore a wonderful post-peel, post-treatment beauty oil. It is also a wonderful choice for sensitive skin prone to redness and irritation, or breakouts. Furthermore, it is one of the most nourishing and deeply hydrating oils that I have tried. It leaves skin baby soft, silky smooth, supple, hydrated, lifted, more even in tone, remarkably luminous., and it  also softens the appearance of fine lines. Formulated for all skin types, this delectable elixir is such a joy to use because it enraptures the senses with its luxurious texture, its otherworldly aroma and its uncompromising efficacy. These combined attributes make this a  remarkable achievement for a single face oil, and it is unquestionably among the finest luxury face oils that I have ever used.
According to Aroma M,

This luxurious fragrant rose Facial Oil treatment combines the namesake of aroma M
Beauty, Camellia Oil and the potent elixir, Prickly Pear Seed Oil. We discovered this
powerful oil on a stay in Marrakech and were hooked after a few days of use. In addition
to these two power packed oils we have added these emollient organic oils: Golden
Jojoba, Apricot Kernel, Evening Primrose, Virgin Argan, and Vitamin E. Camellia/
Prickly Pear Face Oil is charged with the heady synergy of Moroccan Beldi Rose
Essential Oil, Egyptian Rose Essential Oil and Frankincense Essential Oil. This is the
ideal liquid moisturizer for hydrating skin to create a luminous complexion. This elixir
effortlessly melts into complexions that are normal, oily, or dry without leaving any
residue, and adds the experience of uplifting, fully natural fragrance to soothe the mind
and heart. Maria McElroy of Aroma M Beauty has combined her experience in the
beauty rituals of the Japanese Gion Geisha and Western aromatherapy traditions to create
a material for a beneficial and beautiful beauty ritual that combines the best of both
traditions.
About Maria McElroy, the founder of Aroma M:

American born artist Maria McElroy synthesized her love of blending colors and textures with her passion for scent. After receiving an MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in '86, Maria continued her studies in Australia and became a Certified Aromatherapist with Queensland Institute of Natural Science.

'Blending fragrances in a bottle is like mixing colors on a palate,' says Maria. 'The scent becomes pigment, the body becomes the canvas. The nose responds to scent like the eye to color.'

Seven years in Japan, studying Kodo, the ancient art of fragrance, Ikebana, Japanese flower arrangement Koto, Japanese harp, Shiatsu massage and Zen Buddhism solidified Maria's appreciation for Japanese culture and aesthetics. Romance also flourished back in New York where Maria met her Japanese born husband. Maria's seven-year journey, rich in Japanese history, romance and mystery, became the genesis of aroma M and the inspiration for the signature Geisha fragrance line. Aroma M is based in New York but is now known worldwide.
Ingredients and Their Attributes:

Camellia Oil: Camellia oil has been a Japanese beauty secret for centuries, and considered to be so
beneficial and valuable that has become a symbol of wealth, virtue and happiness. It is
made from cold pressed Japanese camellia (Tsubaki) buds, which is a member of the tea
family. It is very lightweight and absorbs well. Camellia oil is lighter than oils such as
shea butter and jojoba, and is hypoallergenic and will not clog skin pores. It is a superb
daily moisturizer and emollient, protecting skin from chafing and drying out, and
replenishes vital nutrients, as it offers a variety of healing, nourishing and stimulating
properties to purify and protect the skin. It restores skin's pH balance and shields skin
from penetration of environmental pollutants. It acts as a natural sun block by forming a
barrier against harmful UV rays. For men, Camellia oil is an excellent skin conditioner
after shaving. Shaving is an exfoliate and may leave skin dry and sensitive. With regular
application, the skin will be moisturized and nourished. Its soothing qualities aid in
preventing irritations and shaving burns.

Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Known as the “Miracle Plant” is able to survive with very little water and still produce healthy fruit. The Prickly Pear Cactus contains small black seeds, from which the oil is
extracted. It is extremely high in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and 9, and the natural
antioxidant vitamin E. It is also rich in amino acids, which stimulate collagen production
to promote faster cell turnover. It also contains vitamin k, which brightens under-eye dark
circles and also promotes your skin’s elasticity. It’s great for all skin types, especially for
mature skin. Our Cactus Seeds oil is extracted during a very time-consuming and
laborious procedure taking around 36 hours, manually handled by Moroccan women at a
cooperative. 8 tones of cactus pears are needed to production.

Rice Bran Oil: Rice bran oil is rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids and is able to deeply penetrate into the skin’s layers, nourishing from within, making your skin very soft and velvety. It
improves skin’s elasticity, making it appear more youthful and plump and hydrates the
skin and helps it to retain moisture, making the skin smooth. It has anti-inflammatory
properties that can help sooth and calm down irritated skin. It protects the skin from
external aggressions such as wind, cold and polluted city environments, and can protect
the skin from harmful sun damage, working as a natural sun block.

Golden Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil naturally heals skin damage with its beneficial stimulating and purifying properties. It is wonderfully effective in sustaining the skin’s natural moisture as needed
to prevent dryness. The extract of the seeds mimics the natural oil produced by
sebaceous glands in the skin and is absorbs quickly to impart a velvety finish.

Apricot Kernel Oil: Sought out for its high vitamin E content and skin softening properties, apricot kernel oil is known for its ability to penetrate the skin without leaving an oily feel. Organic apricot
kernel oil contains natural vitamins A and E, which soothe the skin and slow signs of
aging. It helps rehydrate dry skin.

Evening Primrose Oil: Evening Primrose Oil rejuvenates tired and aging skin, and is especially gently refreshing for tired skin around the eyes. It will soothe and help to remove redness and minor
blemishes. It helps dry skin feel more supple and smooth, and plumps up the skin.

Virgin Argan Oil: Argan oil is a complex mixture of chemical compounds, with fatty acids, polyphenoles, antioxidants, carotenoids and other acids. It protects the skin against wrinkles and
premature aging, and helps reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. Protein rich Argan oil is
excellent for increasing the elasticity of skin. It strengthens skin’s protein bonding
structures, which work to tighten the skin and make it look fresh. It will reduce skin
irritation and oversensitivity, and quickly heals scratches on the skin. Argan oil is equally
good for both dry and oily skin, because it regulates and normalizes the secretion of
sebum and keeps it to a manageable level.

Moroccan Beldi Rose Essential Oil: Known as the Queen of Flower Oils, Moroccan Rose oil is one of the world's most expensive and revered essential oils. We discovered this fragrant Beldi Moroccan Rose oil on our adventure in Tangier. Stunning and exotic, it combines healing and soothing
properties. This heady sweet and floral fragrance is one to make you swoon.

Egyptian Rose Essential Oil: Extremely rich, deep, warm, honeyed true velvety rose aroma with a hint of spice. A hydrating antioxidant that refines skin, treats acne, reduces redness and inflammation.
Maximizes the benefits of all ingredients by allowing deeper penetration.

Frankincense Essential Oil: Frankincense is a powerfully beneficial and fragrant skin rejuvenator. It is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and can balance oily or dry skin. It improves skin's tone and texture and speeds healing and is helpful with acne, and blemishes. It can reduce the appearance
of scars and age spots. Because it encourages new skin cell growth it is excellent for
fighting the signs of aging.
Overall Assessment: Aroma M Camellia Prickly Pear Face Oil is a truly exceptional achievement  that everyone with a penchant for ultra-luxe face oils really needs to try. It is an undeniable game-changer, and it earns an unmitigated A+.

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$95.00 for 1.3 oz/40ml. from Aroma M (Unaffiliated Links)
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

TATCHA CHOOSE YOUR WINTER SKIN SAVIOR JANUARY 21-25

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Guide to ArtNaturals Haircare Products | Review

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Whether you discovered Artnaturals products long ago, recently, or this is your first introduction– this brand has so many treasures worthy of your consideration. Lately I have been using a lot of their haircare products, and I wanted to share my thoughts on each of their formulas.
Artnaturals Hair Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner ($26.00 for 16 oz. each from Artnaturals): This sulfate-free, and nourishing, shampoo and conditioner duo, which is enriched with Argan Oil, is formulated to condition and protect hair while moisturizing, strengthening and enhancing manageability. This formula is safe for color-treated hair, gentle enough for curly dry hair, and it doesn't weigh down fine hair. Furthermore, it leaves hair soft, shiny, manageable and adds volume to lifeless tresses. It has a light scent that is clean and not long-lasting.

According to Artnaturals,

Our Argan Oil Hair Shampoo blends Moroccan Argan Oil, herbal extracts, Vitamin E, and Phytokeratin to rejuvenate hair’s natural gloss and growth, while protecting color-treated hair from fading. The Conditioner quickly absorbs into hair shafts, renewing manageability, and provides protection from blow drying and curling iron damage. Our ideal volumizing, moisturizing combo, the Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner Duo is sulfate-free, gentle on curly and color-treated hair, and infused with strengthening keratin. Natural, organic, and full of botanical extracts, the set hydrates and restores damaged, dry, and brittle hair for both men and women.

Features:
  • Rejuvenates thin, dull hair. 
  • Leaves hair shiny and voluminous. 
  • Contains hair thickening proteins.
Shampoo Ingredients: Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl, Betaine, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Lauryl Glucoside Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Acrylates Copolymer Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Polysorbate 20, Argania Spinosa (Argan Oil), Phytokeratin, Prunus Persica (Peach Kernel Oil), Prunus Dulcis (Almond Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Pseudocollagen, Camelia Sinensis (Camellia Seed Oil), Natural (Vanilla/Honey) Fragrance, Persea Americana (Avocado Oil).

Conditioner Ingredients: Purified Water, Ivy, Burdock, Fenugreek, Rosemary, Nettle, Thyme, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract (Botanical Origin), Betula Alba (Birch) Leaf Extract (Botanical Origin), Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract (Botanical Origin), Juglans Regia Seed Extract (Walnut, Botanical Origin), Ribes Nigrum Seed Oil (Black Currant, Botanical Origin), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) , Sage, Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Botanical Extract. Cetearyl Alcohol & Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearalkonium Chloride, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Argania Spinoza Kernel Oil (Argan Oil) Cold pressed, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B), Hydrolyzed Whole Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein, Trideceth-5, Glycerin, Trideceth-10, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Apigenin, Oleanolic Acid, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Butylene Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Citric Acid, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Fragrance (Parfum) Essential Oil.
Artnaturals Hair Coconut & Lime Shampoo & Conditioner ($26.00 for 16 oz. each from Artnaturals): If dry scalp and hair are among your concerns, or if your hair is frizzy and unruly, then this nourishing and hydrating set is the perfect pick. It moisturizes dry hair, fights frizz and fly-aways and leaves hair soft, smooth, manageable and shiny. The Coconut & Lime aroma is absolutely delectable, but the scent does not linger.

According to Artnaturals,

Our powerful hydrating Coconut & Lime Shampoo and Conditioner Duo is the perfect solution to help increase moisture retention, give lifeless hair much-needed volume, nourish dry scalp, and leaves hair with a luminous shine. The conditioner is a blend of botanical extracts that delivers intense hydration, helps smooth frizzy hair, leaving hair noticeably softer and more manageable.

Features:
  • Controls frizz and tames flyaways. 
  • Nourishes dry scalp.
  • Ideal for dry, dull, oily, and frizzy hair types.
Shampoo Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rham Noides), Hyssopus Officinalis (Hyssop) Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract Plant, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Fucus Vesiculosis (Seaweed), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Banassua Midopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Amine Oxide, Coco-glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Laury Lactate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil, Ppg-5-ceteth-10 Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Fragrance.

Conditioner Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides), Hyssopus Officinalis (Hyssop) Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Cypress (Cupressus Sempervirens) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract Plant, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Fucus Vesiculosis (Sea Weed), Quillaja Saponaria (Soap Bark) Bark Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Flower Leaf Extract, Yeast Extract, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oilascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Disodium Edta, Fragrance.
Artnaturals Hair Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner ($29.00 for 16 oz. each from Artnaturals): If you have particularly dry hair, or dry and curly hair, then this gentle deep cleaning and conditioning set is a great choice. Furthermore, if your scalp is dry and itchy, then this duo will soothe and heal the dryness and eliminate the itching. The nourishing ingredients and botanical extracts moisturize the hair and scalp without leaving a greasy residue behind.

According to Artnaturals,

Our Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner Duo deep cleans and deep conditions hair and scalp troubled by dryness. The combination of nutrient-rich biotin along with Vitamins A, E, and B vitamins help strengthen brittle, fragile hair, and seaweed extract increases volume so it appears healthy, shiny, and strong. Both formulas are blended with natural, botanical extracts and oils that condition hair and scalp, and is especially beneficial for curly hair.

Features:
  • Deep-cleans and conditions itchy scalp. 
  • Blended with natural botanical extracts and oils that exfoliate the scalp 
  • Ideal for curly hair that feels dry.
Shampoo Ingredients: Water (aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Extract, Quillaja Saponaria (Soap Bark) Bark Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Flower/Leaf Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Soy, Quinoa Protein, Menthol, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Fragrance.

Conditioner Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Callitris Introtropica (Blue Cypress) Wood Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Hyssopus Officinalis (Hyssop) Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Extract Organic Plant, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract Plant, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Fucus Vesiculosis (Seaweed), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Babassuamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Coco-Glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Multi-Vitamin: A/ Niacin (vitamin B3) Panthenol (vitamin B5) / B-8 INOSITOL/ Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), Essential Fatty Acids (vitamin F), and Biotin (vitamin H) ' P-Amino Benzoic Acid, Menthol, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender), Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Magnesium Chloride, Fragrance.
Artnaturals Hair Coconut & Lime Hair Mask ($13.00 for 8 oz. from Artnaturals): I am a hair mask fanatic, and tend to mask a couple of times a week to nourish my dry, curly hair. This delicious smelling mask is ultra-hydrating and it leaves hair soft, smooth, shiny, manageable and free of frizz and fly-aways. While it can be left on for 3-5 minutes, I tend to prefer deeper conditioning and therefore I leave it on for about 30 minutes under a hair turban.

According to Artnaturals,

Give your extra dry, dull, oily, or frizzy hair new life with our ultra-hydrating Coconut & Lime Hair Mask. Helps restore luster and shine, mend split ends, and absorbs scalp sebum to help control dandruff.

Features:
  • Absorbs excess scalp sebum and evens oil secretion. 
  • Contains Rose Hip Oil to strengthen weak strands. 
  • Targets split ends.
Directions: On freshly washed hair, finger comb through from root to tip a quarter size amount. Let sit 3-5 minutes. Rinse. For deeper conditioning, leave for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Quaternium-91, Behentrimonium Chloride, Myristyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Borago Officinalis Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Pine Bark Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Bucktorn) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Disodium EDTA, Sorbic Acid, Fragrance (Perfume).
Artnaturals Sea Salt Spray ($11.00 for 7.5 oz. from Artnaturals): Whether you seek tousled beach-waves or weightless light hold and manageability, this wonderful beachy-smelling spray enhances the texture of hair, and leaves hair soft and shiny.

According to Artnaturals,

Layer on the texture with our light hold Sea Salt Spray that makes creating tousled, beach wavy hair that stuns, easy. This hair mist is a weightless leave-in that creates volume and allows for soft, natural movement.

Features:
  • Enhances natural texture of curly and wavy hair. 
  • Makes fine, thin hair appear fuller. 
  • Seals split ends and enhances shine.
Directions: Wet hair: Spray and scrunch small sections of hair and air dry or diffuse. Dry hair: Spray from root to tips, scrunch small sections of hair and air dry.

Ingredients: Water, Magnesium Sulfate, Gly- Cerin, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane), Extract, Stearami- Dopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Peg-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cocosnucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Jug Lans Nigra (Black Walnut) Leaf Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Extract, Sea Salt, Hydrolyzedwheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheatstarch, Corn Starch, Modified, Glyceryl Stearate, Trisodium Ethyl Enediamine Disuccinate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Lactic Acid, Fragrance.
Overall Assessment: If you are in the market for new haircare products, then I definitely recommend considering Artnaturals. They make so many first-rate products, and I have been reaching for their shampoos and conditioners a lot this winter.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review

Do you have a pair of Tweezerman tweezers or other implements laying around that are blunt and no longer function correctly? Jen from The Jedi Wife writes about her experience with sending her own tweezers to the company sharpening service facility for a firsthand and honest look at the process.

If you are among the many people seeking to green-up your makeup routine, with eco-luxe lipsticks, then Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is thrilled to introduce you to AXIOLOGY Natural Lipsticks and Lip Crayons. They are ultra-pigmented, packed with good-for-you nourishing ingredients, and they put the luxe in eco-luxe. Check out the full review and swatches to see why this is a great brand to add to your collection.

It's time to get your exercise game up and running. Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has a beauty helper from Yuni - the Reset & Rejuvenate kit that she thinks is the perfect companion.

Pammy Blogs Beauty has some great Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet makeup ideas!

Prime Beauty tested out the new Olay Skin Advisor Tool and learned her skin age is 6 years younger than her chronological age! Find out how easy it is to use the tool, get product recommendations and see her results!

Have you ever gotten a Beautylish Lucky Bag, a limited edition luxury makeup subscription box that comes out every January? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shares her impressions of her first one!

Continuing her countdown of the Best In Beauty for 2017 this week Polarbelle brings you her Best and Worst Lip Products for the year.

Are you looking for all natural, organic and chemical free skincare products to get you through the winter weather? See what Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom has been using to battle dry skin during the cold spell in Texas.

Take a walk down nail polish memory lane with BeautyJudy this week with Zoya and Ninja Polish!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Covet-Worthy Dove Body Washes & Beauty Bars | Review

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I have used Dove Beauty Bars since I was a kid. We always had their wonderful bars in our showers and bathtubs, and in fact they are nostalgic for me since they made up part of the landscape of my childhood. I have always loved them, and as an adult I have always sought out their bars and body washes to fill my bathtubs as showers as well. Here are a few of my current favorites that have earned pride of place in my household, and that my family loves!
Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash ($4.79-$6.99 for 22 oz. from Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Walgreens, and other national retailers): If you have sensitive skin, then this ultra-gentle sulfate-free body wash is a perfect choice. It is a non-stripping and moisturizing body wash that has a rich and creamy lather. It has a light and clean fragrance, but it is neither cloying, nor long-lasting. This body wash is creamy, emollient and hydrating enough that I can use it to shave my legs and underarms!

According to Dove,

All skin deserves gentleness, which is why Dove is made with 100% gentle cleansers, is sulfate free, and #1 dermatologist recommended. 

Those of us with sensitive skin know all too well that it needs special care – and how much of a relief it is when we find a body wash that provides that. A good sensitive skin body wash is designed with the needs of delicate skin in mind. And we know one that fits the bill: Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash, a dermatologist-recommended, hypoallergenic body wash that looks after sensitive skin while still providing the rich lather that we all love.

Dove doesn’t leave skin stripped of nutrients after washing. That’s because the formula has mild cleansers, to help your skin retain nutrients as you shower, as well as NutriumMoisture™, which replenishes any nutrients that are lost. It helps to maintain your skin’s moisture barrier as you wash, and leaves you with softer, smoother skin after just one shower. Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash is hypoallergenic: it’s our best body wash for sensitive skin. 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Isethionate, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash ($4.79-$6.99 for 22 oz. from Target, Harmon Face Values, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Walgreens and other national retailers): This is a rich and creamy body wash that has a rich, dense, creamy and emollient lather. It is very moisturizing, and it leaves the skin soft, silky smooth and hydrated. Like the sensitive skin variant, it has a light fresh aroma, and I find it emollient enough to use for shaving my legs and under arms. Though it is very moisturizing, it leaves behind no greasy residue, and washes away clean.

According to Dove,

Who doesn’t like having soft skin? We all want to keep our skin looking healthy and well cared for, and it’s much easier to make that a regular part of your routine if you’ve found a moisturizing body wash. That’s the best way to feel confident that you’re nurturing your skin right from the start of your day. We know how you can do just that – with Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash. 

All skin deserves gentleness. This moisturizing and mild body wash combines NutriumMoisture™ with 100% gentle cleansers to help your skin retain its natural moisture, leaving you with softer, smoother skin after just one shower. The caring #1 Dermatologist recommended formula in this Dove body wash helps maintain your skin’s moisture barrier while delivering natural skin nourishment that goes deep into the surface layers of your skin. It creates a rich lather that replenishes your skin’s nutrients while also leaving it feeling cared for and clean.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, BHT, Tetrasodium, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash ($4.79-$6.99 for 22 oz. from Target, Walgreens, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Harmon Face Values and other national retailers): I love using exfoliating body washes, but I prefer gentle ones that neither strip, nor over-exfoliate the skin. This gentle exfoliating body wash has soft and uniformly round exfoliating beads that do not traumatize or over-exfoliate the skin. Instead, this richly creamy and emollient body wash gently exfoliates the skin, and leaves it super soft, smooth and hydrated. It has a light and clean aroma that is quite pleasant.

According to Dove,

Are you wondering how to nourish skin and revitalize your senses at the same time? A body wash with a vibrant scent that also cares for your skin while you wash could be just the thing you’re looking for. And with Dove’s Go Fresh range, you can get a light, hydrating feel and refreshing formula that lets you nourish your skin in the shower each day, and refresh your mind and body at the same time. That’s why we’ve created Dove Go Fresh Revitalize Body Wash, with a vibrant mandarin and tiarĂ© flower scent and a nourishing formula that leaves you and your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.

All skin deserves gentleness, which is why Dove is sulfate free, and #1 dermatologist recommended. 

If you’re wondering how to get softer skin, this body wash is here to help. It contains our gentlest cleansers and NutriumMoisture™ technology to nourish deep into the surface layers of your skin. This body wash leaves you with softer, smoother skin after just one shower. The combination of this caring formula and juicy, revitalizing scent leaves you with fresh, glowing skin.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Acrylates Copolymer, Lauric Acid, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Stearic Acid, BHT, Sodium Isethionate, PEG- 150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-2 Hydroxyethyl cocamide, Tetrasodium Edta, Etidronic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Citric Acid, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Red 33 (CI 17200).
Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar ($3.19-$12.99 for 2-14 bar packs from TargetWalgreens and Bed, Bath & Beyond): If you have sensitive skin, then you likely seek a gentle soap that will neither strip, nor dry out your skin, and this bar definitely delivers. Furthermore, this bar leaves skin soft, smooth and not in the least bit taut.

According to Dove,

This Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar brings you classic Dove cleansers and ¼ moisturising cream in an unscented, hypoallergenic bar that’s gentle enough for sensitive skin. Suitable for daily use, it helps protect skin’s natural moisture and can be used on your hands, body or face. Get the gentle skin care for sensitive skin that you deserve – try Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar.

Ingredients: Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate Or Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate Or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Maltol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Dove White Beauty Bar ($2.99-$12.99 for 2-14 bar packs from TargetWalgreens and Bed, Bath & Beyond): This gentle, creamy cleansing bar contains ¼ moisturizing cream that leaves skin soft smooth and very clean.

Ingredients: Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate Or Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate Or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Dove Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Bar ($2.99-$12.99 for 2-14 bar packs from TargetWalgreens and Bed, Bath & Beyond): I am a huge fan of exfoliating soaps that are gentle, effective and do not strip the skin. This bar effectively exfoliates dead skin cells, but leaves the skin soft, smooth and never in the least bit stripped.

According to Dove,

Dove Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Bar combines our signature mild cleansers with ¼ moisturizing cream to cleanse and nourish your skin. And it also provides you with gentle exfoliation, washing away dirt and dead skin to leave your skin feeling beautiful and revitalized. Suitable for regular use on hands, body and face, Dove Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Bar leaves skin feeling soft and smooth – every day.

Ingredients: Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate Or Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate Or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower)Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Microcrystalline Wax, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
Overall Assessment: I have been a lifelong fan of Dove soaps, and these Dove Body Washes & Beauty Bars definitely live up to my expectations. They are definitely worth tossing in your cart on your next trip down the beauty aisles of your local drugstore.

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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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