Tuesday, December 18, 2018

LAVANILA HOLIDAY PICKS THAT YOU WILL LOVE!

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I am a huge fan of LAVANILA, and I use at least one or two of their products every single day. If you are seeking stocking stuffers– having receibvd and given their products as gifts, I can tell you that they make perfect presents. Here are a few of my top picks:

LAVANILA The Healthy Fragrance in Pure Vanilla ($48.00 for 1.7 oz. from LAVANILASephora and Dermstore):

If you love vanilla-based perfumes, but are seeking a more natural fragrance– then LAVANILA The Healthy Fragrance Pure Vanilla is a treat to the senses. Where traditional commercial fragrances are loaded with phthalates and harsher chemicals, LAVANILA makes theirs with all-natural and organic ingredients that are completely free of all harsh chemicals. Instead, they infuse organic sugar cane alcohol with a whole host of essential oils and botanicals, and the end result is delectably scented fragrances that are healthy and safe.

According to LAVANILA,

The perfect vanilla, this sexy blend of pure Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia, and creamy tonka bean is seductive and magnetic. A grown up expression of vanilla, this fragrance is more vanilla bean than vanilla cookie.

Our collection of all-natural fragrances is luxurious and addictive. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that capture a mood, a memory or a moment in time. Hailed as the world’s first Healthy Fragrance, organic sugar cane alcohol is infused with skin saving antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery.

Ingredients: Alcohol denat. (from Organic sugar cane), Botanical fragrance blend, Deionized water, Lycium barbarum (Goji) powder, Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu plum) fruit extract, Epilobium angustifolium (Canadian willowherb) extract, Olea europaea (Olive leaf) extract, Alteromonas ferment extract, Chrysanthellum indicum (Chamomile) extract, Oat amino acids, Glycerin (Vegetable), Vanilla planifolia.
LAVANILA The Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla $19.00 for 6.7 oz. from LAVANILASephora and Dermstore):

Now that the weather has officially cooled down, I find myself reaching for richer and heavier creams, oils and body butters to keep my skin soft, supple and moisturized. I keep an array of them on my bedside table as a reminder to use them each night before going to bed. LAVANILA The Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla is a delightful warm scent that is sure to please those among you who love vanilla. It is also the perfect accompaniment to their Pure Vanilla fragrance, and layering them increases the longevity and deepens and warms up the scent.

If you are looking for a hydrating body butter, this is definitely one to consider. It comes in 6 wonderful scents: Vanilla Summer, Fresh Vanilla Lemon, Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Lavender and Vanilla Coconut, and they are all free of harsh chemicals.
According to LAVANILA,

The Perfect Vanilla. A sensual blend of fresh Madagascar vanilla and tonka bean softly scents the skin.
Instant Hydration. This velvety smooth body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100% pure Shea & Cocoa Butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. With super soft scents and a non-greasy formula, prepare for the ultimate indulgence.

Ingredients: Aqua (Purified water), Glycerin (Vegetable), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Stearic acid (Vegetable), Beeswax, Cetearyl alcohol (Vegetable), Caprylic/Capric triglyceride (Coconut) oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Cetyl esters, Squalane (Olive oil), Olea europaea (Olive) leaf extract, Lacium barbarum (Goji) powder, Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu plum) fruit extract, Epilobium angustifolium (Canadian willowherb) extract, Alteromonas ferment extract, Oat amino acids, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Corylus avellana (Hazel) seed oil, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E acetate), Chrysanthellum indicum (Chamomile) extract, Vanilla planifolia fruit extract, Steareth-2, Sodium hydroxide, Stearyl alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl glycol, Potassium sorbate, Hexylene glycol (Paraben-free preservatives), Botanical fragrance blend, Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) oil.
LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant ($14.00 for 1.7 oz. from LAVANILASephora and Dermstore):

I am a longstanding proponent of healthier deodorants, and have been using them since I was a teenager. Though I have occasionally used mainstream deodorants, I do prefer to avoid the chemicals. LAVANILA makes wonderful healthy deodorants that are effective and smell wonderful (though they also make an unscented variant for sensitive skin). Their Vanilla Grapefruit scent is probably my favorite because it smells utterly scrumptious, and offers long-lasting protection.
According to LAVANILA,

An Uplifting Citrus. Essential oils of crisp grapefruit and lime combine for a crisp and fresh feeling.
This All-Natural, freshly scented deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection. Soothing essential oils blend with powerful anti-oxidants and beta glucan technology for daily defense and nourishment. Clinically Tested. Dermatologist Recommended. No Aluminum. No Paraben. No Propylene Glycol. No Harsh Chemicals.

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (Aloe juice, water/aqua), Propanediol (Corn derived), Zea mays (Corn) starch, Sodium stearate (Coconut derived), Silica, Carrageenan (Seaweed derived), Stearyl behenate (Coconut derived), Citrus medica limonum (Lemon peel oil), Inulin (Artichoke derived), Saccharomyces ferment, Alpha-Glucan oligosaccharide (Sugar derived), Yeast beta glucan, Lonicera caprifolium (Honeysuckle) flower extract, Usnea barbata (Lichen) extract, Valeriana officinalis root extract (Valerian), Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal) extract, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) flower/leaf/stem extract, Lycium barbarum fruit extract (Goji berry), Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) oil, Botanical fragrance blend.
Overall Assessment: You really can't go wrong with LAVANILA products, and they offer healthy products that are a joy to use– plus it is a cruelty-free brand!

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Zaman Skincare Sleeping Beauty Black Cumin Seed Luminating Serum

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I recently discovered a wonderful nighttime oil-based serum that I am so happy to share with you. Zaman Skincare Sleeping Beauty Black Cumin Seed Luminating Serum, which is cruelty-free, is a lightweight and fast-absorbing face oil that is formulated for all types of skin– including oily and acne-prone skin. It features a blend of Black Cumin Seed Oil, and Organic Vitamin C, and the former  has powerful anti-inflammatory properties to promote healing while the latter helps reduce the appearance of the overall texture of the skin. This serum deeply nourishes and hydrates the skin, and it softens the appearance of fine lines and over time lightens the appearance of age spots. As one might expect, given its name, this lovely oil gives skin a gorgeous glow.

According to Zaman Skincare,

Sleeping Beauty Serum contains rich, natural and organic ingredients- a powerful blend of Black Cumin Seed Oil infused with Organic Vitamin C to improve skin softness, luminance, and regeneration, while helping reverse age-related damage. The new breakthrough formula designed specifically for the Sleeping Beauty Serum reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles, visibly improves the signs of premature aging and uneven texture, and combats age spots, dryness, and dullness. Black Cumin Seed Oil is one of the richest oils on earth, composed of over 100 valuable chemical elements, essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins (A, B1, B2, Niacin and Folacin) essential for radiant and moisture rich skin.
Features and Claims:

This serum contains Vitamins A, B1, and B2, Niacin, Folacin, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Copper & Phosphorous. It boosts the look and feel of skin plumpness, while improving the appearance of wrinkles and pores for younger-looking skin.

The new breakthrough formula designed specifically for the Sleeping Beauty Serum reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles, visibly improves the signs of premature aging and uneven texture, and combats age spots, dryness, and dullness.

Sleeping Beauty Serum contains rich, natural and organic ingredients- a powerful blend of Black Cumin Seed Oil infused with Organic Vitamin C to improve skin softness, luminance, and regeneration, while helping reverse age-related damage.


Daily usage promotes supple, firm and radiant skin. Sleeping Beauty Serum is perfect if you’re experiencing: fine lines and wrinkles, dryness and rough texture, and pores. Specifically formulated for all skin types.

Ingredients: Carthamus Tinctorious (Safflower) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil,*CO Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla) Extract, *CO Ascorbic Acid.

Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Phthalates Free, Gluten Free, Cruelty Free, Vegan and Made in the USA.
Overall Assessment: This is definitely a nighttime serum worthy of your consideration.

$80.00 for 1 oz. on Zaman Skincare, Amazon and Ahalife (Affiliate Links).
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Sunday, December 16, 2018

SPACE NK SPECIAL: SPEND $150.00 & RECEIVE $25.00 OFF OR SPEND $250.00 & RECEIVE $50.00 OFF

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LIPSTICK QUEEN 20% OFF ON ALL ORDERS THROUGH DECEMBER 18

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Lipstick Queen is offering 20% OFF on ALL ORDERS through December 18! This is the perfect time to stock up on favorites

If you are seeking the perfect gift for the lipstick-obsessed people on your holiday list, then you must see the beautiful Lipstick Queen Gift Sets. Click on the picture above to take a close look at each of these beautiful sets! 

Lipstick Queen is offering a wonderful Gift with Purchase through December 19! Receive a FREE full size Saint/Sinner Lipstick in red with any gift purchase. 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review

Have trouble putting on false lashes? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty did, but with her new affordable Good Janes Kiss My Lash 3-way adjustable hands-free mirror and stand, problem solved! 

Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has been loving the eyebrow products by Australian brand Full Brow Cosmetics! This week, she put up a review of some of the brand’s newest products including a new limited edition set. You do not want to miss out on these!

If you're looking for beauty gifts, Prime Beauty has Mally Beauty's three fabulous gift sets in her Let It Snow Collection that are a fantastic value for the makeup lover on your list!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is smitten with KIERIN NYC Sunday Brunch Eau de Parfum, and highly recommends this delectable, hypnotic, youthful, and infinitely wearable citrus-floral scent with warm and softened edges. #KierinNYC

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom recently joined the Fashion Flash group. This week she is hosting a Beauty and Book Giveaway on her blog. Go enter to win some gifts for YOU!

Are you in the mood for more beautiful hair? If so then Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has the most terrific hairdryer she's ever tried. Tale a look at Gamma Più Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer and see what you are missing.

Pammy Blogs Beautyshares her December Simply Earth Essential Oil Subscription Box Opening. Find out what amazing Essential Oil DIY recipes she can make this month!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Farmhouse Fresh Chocolate Fig Vitamin Recovery Serum

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Farmhouse Fresh is, simply put, one of those special brands that you really must try. They generate one hit after another, and I have yet to have a neutral to negative response to any of their products. Farmhouse Fresh Chocolate Fig Vitamin Recovery Serum, which is one of their latest launches, is an utterly delectable serum that smells good enough to eat.

That I am a bit fanatical about nourishing serums has become rather evident throughout these virtual pages, but never have I luxuriated in one that smells like chocolate, figs and raspberries...until now! Don't despair, if you are sensitive to scented skincare products, be advised that this serum's luscious aroma does not linger. I should also note that my sensitive eyes aren't in the least bit reactive to the aroma of this serum.

This nourishing, vitamin and antioxidant-rich, serum deeply hydrates the skin leaving it soft, smooth, supply, refreshed, lightly plumped and decidedly luminous. It comes in a little plastic jar and can either be applied with a brush or with fingers, and while I have a really great brush to apply treatment products, I tend to use my fingers to apply this serum.

It has an ultra-silky gel-cream texture, but it is remarkably lightweight and fast-absorbing, and it delivers immediate hydration. You can use it day or night, and trust me your skin will thank you when you do. It imparts the perfect amount of sustained hydration, and it is a perfect addition to your skincare routine to treat winter-ravaged skin. Simply apply it to the skin, let it soak in and then apply your favorite moisturizer. It is a perfect choice for normal to dry skin, but I suspect that it would work wonders for most skin types– particularly during the colder months.
According to Farmhouse Fresh,

This exquisite serum captures the delicious aroma of chocolate mixed with raspberry and fig, and its luscious texture will appeal to olfactory and visual senses. Most importantly, it’s instantly hydrating with such a plethora of additional vitamins that the overall improvement in skin texture and wrinkles makes you realize -- dessert can be good for you! We recommend those with normal to dry skin use this rejuvenating serum day and night under a favorite moisturizer.

Note: Let this serum dry completely before applying your night cream. The two products used together are dry skin's dream!

Directions: Apply a thin layer onto face and let it dry before applying moisturizer. Leave on for the rest of your day or night.
Select Ingredients and Their Attributes

Organic California Figs contain vitamins A, E and K, which are strong antioxidants, both helping protect from free radical damage and to visibly improve the smoothing and firming of skin.

Vitamins B5 is a powerful humectant that attracts and holds moisture.

Vitamins C and E are top performing antioxidant rich vitamins that contribute to healthy skin.

Texas Wildflower Honey is a natural humectant, which helps skin absorb and retain moisture to soften outer layer improving elasticity.

Live Papaya and Pineapple Cells, which are suspended in the glaze and deliver nutrients on contact with skin for maximum vitamin potency.

Rice Bran Oil and Aloe Vera which reduces inflammation and redness.

Cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free and gluten-free. Chocolate Fig Vitamin Recovery Serum is made with 97%-natural ingredients. This product is not vegan.

Ingredients: Water/Eau, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, SD Alcohol 40, Polyquaternium-37, Honey/Meil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Powder, Certified Organic Fiscus Carica (Fig) Fruit Concentrate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Panthenol, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Certified Organic Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit, *Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Potassium Sorbate, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid. *Natural fragrance derived from 100% natural sources. 
Overall Assessment: I am very impressed by this serum, and will use every last drop. 

$28.00 for 2 oz. from Farmhouse Fresh (Unaffiliated Links).
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog Featured by The Body Shop

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As you likely remember, I reviewed The Body Shop 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar (reviewed HERE), and I am just thrilled that The Body Shop has featured Lola's Secret Beauty Blog!
Here are the various Advent Calendars that they are offering this year, but the one that I want to share is the The Body Shop 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar– which I absolutely adore. It is perfect for teens, tweens and adults alike, and as an adult I can tell you that there is nothing in this box that I am not both using, and thoroughly enjoying. In fact, opening up each of the windows of an Advent Calendar gives you the joy and excitement of a child, and this one definitely does not disappoint.

The Body Shop 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar features 24 amazing products best-sellers from The Body Shop, and you really can't go wrong if you love their delectable skincare, bath & body products, makeup and beauty tools.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

RECEIVE A FREE FULL SIZE LIPSTICK QUEEN SAINT/SINNER LIPSTICK WITH ANY PURCHASE | DECEMBER 12

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Lipstick Queen is offering a wonderful Gift with Purchase beginning December 12! Receive a FREE full size Saint/Sinner Lipstick in red with any gift purchase. December 14th is the last day to order LQ products with ground shipping in time for Christmas. Visit: www.lipstickqueen.com

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Green Beauty Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for the Holidays

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I have received an overwhelming number of emails from you requesting more green beauty picks, in general, but also as holiday gift ideas, and therefore I wanted to feature a few brands that are worthy of your consideration.
Gurunanda makes some of my favorite oil diffusers and essential oils, and the Kissed Exotics Collection from GuruNanda, which features five luxurious essential oil roll-ons with a wealth of aromatherapy and wellness benefits, is a wonderful gift idea.

The Set Includes:
Immortelle Kiss: Smooth, Herbaceous, Floral
Jasmine Kiss: Floral, Fruity
Neroli Kiss: Floral, Citrusy, Sweet
Rose Kiss: Floral, Sweet
Blue Chamomile: Floral, Herbaceous, Sweet

The powerful essential oils are presented in a lovely gift box, and each oil can be used for its aromatherapeutic properties, or worn as a perfume. Each of the roll-ons require no mixing, diluting or diffusing, and they are portable and ready to use. (Available for $56.99-$59.99 from Gurunanda and on www.amazon.com)
These exotic roll-ons come pre-diluted in fractionated coconut oil, so they’re ready to use! Apply your favorite exotic essential oil to your wrists, temples or bottom of your feet to enjoy the benefits. Alternatively, you can inhale the aroma directly from the bottle to experience the rejuvenating effects.
Not long ago few people were aware of oil pulling, but it has now become a rather mainstream practice. Gurunanda Oil Pulling was, "formulated with Ayurvedic knowledge to promote weight loss, better breath, healthier teeth and gums, thicker and more lustrous hair, and radiant skin."

Their pulling oil is organic, made in the U.S.A., and it "blends a precise ratio of oils to balance the 3 Humors (Dosha’s)."  It is a balanced blend of pure sesame oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, and peppermint oil.

To Use: Before eating or brushing your teeth, swish around in the mouth and spit out to "pull” bacteria and other toxins from the body. Pulling Oil has long been used to help promote weight loss, better breath, healthier teeth and gums, thicker, more lustrous hair, and radiant skin.

GURUNANDA® Pulling Oil is 100% organic, alcohol-free and contains no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. ($14.99 for 8 oz. from Gurunanda and Amazon)
Jacq's is an all natural vegan-friendly Miami-based skin and body care line– which was founded by Barbara Jacques after she learned that she had an ovarian tumor during the first trimester of her pregnancy. Their effective products feature lovely textures, gorgeous earthy aromas and healthy ingredients.

According to Jacq's,

Barbara's desire to learn more about her growing tumor, her body and the effects of food and beauty ingredients led her to experiment in her kitchen—with the goal of creating safe products for herself and her family.

Jacq’s was not only inspired by Barbara’s experimentation, but also by her Caribbean background and world travels. Each product is composed of all natural and/or certified organic botanical ingredients that are locally grown/harvested in South Florida.

Jacq’s is a completely vegan and PETA-certified line and strives to support local businesses and minimize their carbon footprint by partnering with local farmers when possible.

($6.00-$49.00 Available from Jacq's)
Josie Maran Argan Balm (Unscented) is a wonderfully nourishing multi-purpose balm that heals dry skin. It can be used on lips, face, body and hair. Essentially use it anywhere you feel dry. I love the unscented version, but it also available in a delectable array of aromas.
According to Josie Maran,

Wherever your rough spots – calloused feet, frayed cuticles, cracked lips, or sunburn – this balm is the bomb. The healing and hydrating properties of argan oil are concentrated in solid, leak-proof form, perfect for an intense hit of moisture wherever it’s needed most and forms a protective barrier that locks in moisture and throws away the key.

Cruelty Free | Paraben Free | Sulfate Free | Phthalate Free | Synthetic Fragrance Free | Mineral Oil Free | Formaldehyde Free | PEG Free

Ingredients: Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)**, Beeswax**, Glyceryl Dibehenate**, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax**, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax**, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate**, Orange Peel Wax**, Abyssinian Oil (Crambe Abyssinica) Seed Oil**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil**, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract**, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit**, Citrus Nobilis (Madarin Orange) Peel Extract**, Bassia Latifolia Seed (Mowrah) Butter**, Tocopherol.

($42.00 for 4.6 oz. from Josie MaranDermstore and Amazon)
Trufora is a wonderful cruelty-free, vegan brand that features healthy anti-aging skincare products with clean ingredients, but their formulations utilize cutting-edge scientific innovations and technologies, and the end result is a superior range of products that are remarkably effective, healthy and a joy to use.

According to Trufora,

The name Trufora was chosen to represent exactly what makes our products so unique – truth in formulation. There really are no other skincare products like Trufora, and our fingerprint icon represents that perfectly.

Trufora goes beyond anti-aging to achieve beautiful, healthy and balanced skin with a completely new approach to Dermatologist developed skincare designed for all skin types and all ethnicities.

Trufora uses only the highest quality, scientifically advanced, effective, safe and non-irritating ingredients at concentrations that reveal beautiful skin - quickly.

Feel the Trufora difference at the first use, and see the Trufora within the first weeks of use. Beautiful, healthy and youthful skin is achieved without irritation and without compromising your health, your social conscience or your environmental conscience. Effective, Ethical Skincare.

(Available from Trufora, Dermstore, Skinstore and Skincare RX)
ONC Natural Colors ($24.00 from ONC and Amazon) and Quinoaplex by ONC ($54.99 from ONC and Amazon): If you are seeking a healthier approach to color-treated hair, then ONC natural Colors offer you an effective dye that is free of ammonia, resorcinol, parabens, silicone and nonoxynol. It features a gentle protein based formula that is professionally developed in salons.
Furthermore, their hair colors feature a pH that is low and the color contains, "certified organic argan oil, aloe vera, orange extracts, chamomile, comfrey, coconut oil, vitamins C and E, therefore it is hair color and hair care in one bottle."

Additionally, their QUINOAPLEX by ONC can be used after and between hair color treatments to, bind, moisturize, and nourish hair with natural quinoa protein, to restore even the most damaged hair, "giving strength, protection and volume. It improves color retention. With certified organic ingredients in its formulation, QUINOAPLEX R₃ rebuilds hair damaged during chemical color or bleaching."
Renewalize Essential Oil Misting Bottle ($19.99 from Renewalize and Amazon): I recently discovered this brilliant glass misting bottle. It features a continuous fine mist instead of large squirts that deliver way too much product. You can use it as a face mist, but also for hair.

According to Renwalize,

Make dry, frizzy hair disappear with the refillable Renewalize® Oil Spray Bottle. Fill with your favorite moisturizing oils, such as Argan or Jojoba. A revolutionary new tool that dispenses just the right amount of oil without feeling heavy or thick. A highly unique, brand new product your readers will love to find out about!

Features
• Mists oils instead of squirts (unlike traditional EO spray bottles)
• Add essential oils to create DIY serums for hair and skin.
• No clog filter.
• Large wide mouth bottle for easy pouring and cleaning.
• Dark, protective film to prevent glass from shattering and keep out harmful UV light.
• Environmentally friendly - reusable hair treatment spray bottles means less in the land fills.

SAFETY: The bottle is made of BPA Free, food safe glass for better storage and to prevent chemicals from leaching into the oils as with plastic containers. To keep sunlight from breaking down oils, a dark film has been applied to keep UV rays from penetrating the glass. This film also helps to keep the glass from shattering when dropped, for greater safety and easier cleanups. Tile bathroom floors, slippery oils and bare feet makes this a must have feature.
Surya Brasil Mail Polishes ($18.00 from Surya Brasil): If you are looking to switch to healthier nail polishes, then Surya Brasil's are 7-Free, Leaping Bunny Certifies, Cruelty-Free and Vegan. Furthermore, their formula is long-lasting and their colors are gorgeous.

Free of: Camphor, DBP, Formaldehyde, Parabens, and Toluene, animal testing and ingredients of animal origin.

Application: Apply 2- 3 coats over desired base. We recommend applying Surya Brasil 7-Free Extra-shine top coat/oil dryer over the nail polish for a longer lasting manicure.
Source Vital Apothecary Deozein Natural Deodorant ($16.95 for oz. from Source Vital): If you are seeking a natural deodorant spray, then this earthy woodsy-scented natural deodorant is worthy of your consideration. If you prefer florals to woodsy scents, this aroma may not be to your liking but I find it quite soothing and lovely. Furthermore, it is free of dangerous ingredients.

According to Sources Vital Apothecary,

This natural, aluminum zirconium, aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum chloride-FREE deodorant in both liquid spray and roll-on form, is perfect for anyone looking for an alternative to conventional, chemical-heavy anti-perspirant deodorants.

All Source Vitál skin care, body care and aromatherapy products are derived from nature and hand-crafted in small batches. We fuse seaweeds, botanicals and essential oils to create the most active and effective line on the market. Our products are natural, packed in eco-friendly packaging and never tested on animals. They are free of SLS/SLES, GMOs, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colorants, pharmaceauticals, and other harsh chemicals.

Deozein DOES NOT contain:
Aluminum chlorohydrate
Aluminum zirconium
Aluminum chloride
Other harsh chemicals
Not just a cover-up, this formula eliminates body odor for both men and women. We formulate Deozein with pure essential oils, natural mineral salts and seaweed extract, to help protect skin from the bacteria that cause odor.

Key Ingredients:
Ammonium Alum – Cleansing, purifying
Brown algae (Laminaria) – Remineralizing, purifying, cleansing
Patchouli Essential Oil – Soothing, calming, earthy scent
Tea Tree & Cajeput Essential Oils – Purifying, cleansing
Lavandin Essential Oil- Soothing, light herbal scent

Overall Assessment: These products would be great stocking stuffers, but are also worth trying for the new year– particularly if you are seeking to add more green beauty products into your routine.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Perfect Luminous Skin for the Holidays with Erborian Glow Crème Illuminating Face Cream

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Erborian is a Korean beauty company that I am madly in love with. In addition to the Erborian Glow Crème Illuminating Face Cream, I love their BB and CC Crèmes and skincare, and highly recommend their ultra-luxe products.

According to Katalin Berenyi, President and co-founder of Erborian,

Erborian, 'Herbs of the Orient', was born from the meeting of two women with a passion for beauty. Hojung Lee, a Korean scientist, dreams of sharing the world of Korean beauty and beauty products with women across the globe. Katalin Berenyi, a true beauty globetrotter, tirelessly travels the planet, seeking out the beauty secrets and rituals of the countries she visits. 'When I created Erborian with Hojung, it seemed the obvious thing to do. Women all over the world have one thing in common: a beauty that is unique, genuine and natural.' 
Erborian Glow Crème Illuminating Face Cream is an ultra-luxe multi-purpose, multi-benefit luminizing moisturizer and primer that gives skin a gorgeous, radiant glow, it evens skin tone and texture, and eradicates dullness. Furthermore, the illuminating particles have a blurring effect on enlarged pores and skin imperfections, while simultaneously serving as a refined highlighter. As a primer, it extends the longevity of foundations, and as a moisturizer it provides the skin with dewy hydration. It has a lightweight wet and creamy consistency that effortlessly glides across the skin leaving skin with a gorgeous ethereal glow. One of my favorite ways to use this lovely luminizer is to add it to my foundations, BB and CC cremes and tinted moisturizers for the perfect ethereal glow.

I should mention that Erborian Glow Crème Illuminating Face Cream has a very light fragrance that might be described as a very pleasant floral veil, but it fades nearly immediately.

According to Erborian,

An all-over illuminator, highlighter, and makeup base in one, Glow Crème gives the skin’s complexion a fresh, dewy look, playing with the light, like crystals of ice catching the sun’s rays, as if creating a beautiful dazzling glow. Filled with brightening ingredients, licorice, poria cocos (a precious fungus that’s traditionally used as to help brighten the appearance of the skin), and niacinamide a popular brightening ingredient in Seoul. Erborian’s Glow Crème is also formulated with moisturizing glycols to help hydrate and soften the skin. Glow Crème will give you all the benefits of your favorite makeup primer while also keeping your Glow-up on point!

Suitable for all types of skin. Free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

Directions: Apply a fine layer to the face, just like your daily moisturizer. Also makes an excellent make-up base.
Note the luminosity that the Erborian Glow Crème imparts to the skin.
Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Mica, Hexyl Laurate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Silica, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Acrylates/Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tocopherol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Eugenol Limonene.
Once it melts into the skin, Erborian Glow Crème Illuminating Face Cream leaves behind a refined, and stunning, luminosity.
Overall Assessment: This is an absolute A+ product, and if you are looking for beautiful luminous skin, look no further than Erborian Glow Crème Illuminating Face Cream.

$42.00 for 1.5 oz. from SephoraSelfridges and Erborian (Affiliate Links).
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