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My Favorite RED Lipsticks / Natural, Organic, Clean Beauty

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, to share my love with you I thought I would bring you not one, but TWO lip swatch videos. Earlier this week I shared my three favorite pink lipsticks with you. Today I am sharing my favorite REDS. Also, be sure to open the video in Youtube because there’s a pretty awesome giveaway happening to further share my love with you.

My favorite red lipsticks are:

Axiology Keen

Axiology Worth

RMS Red

You may notice that these are all warm, orange reds. That’s all I own right now. It’s just what I prefer on my skin tone. If you are looking for a cooler, true red shade I suggest looking at 100% Pure Poppy and RMS Beauty Rebound.


Axiology Lipstick in Keen

Tangerine orange-red with a mostly matte finish.

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Axiology Lipstick in Worth

Deep orange-brown-red with a creamy finish.

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RMS Beauty in RMS Red

Punchy Orange Red

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My Favorite PINK lipsticks / Natural, Organic, Nontoxic, Clean Beauty

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It’s Valentine’s Day this week and to share my love with you I thought I would bring you not one, but TWO lip swatch videos. Today I am sharing my favorite PINK nontoxic, clean beauty lipsticks with you. Later this week I will be sharing my favorite REDS. Also, be sure to open the video in Youtube because there’s a pretty awesome giveaway happening to further share my love with you.


My favorite pink lipstick shades are:

RMS Beauty Pretty Vacant

Honest Beauty Peony Kiss

Clove & Hallow Road Trip


RMS Wild With Desire Lipstick in Pretty Vacant

Neutral midtone pink with a slight coral pop, creamy feel, matte finish.

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Honest Beauty Demi-Matte Lip Crayon in Peony Kiss

Light cool toned, nearly baby pink. Slippery feel with a nearly matte finish.

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Clove + Hallow Lip Velvet in Road Trip

Nearly neon magenta pink, matte feel, matte finish.

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The Best Healthy Lifestyle Products of 2018!

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Welcome to my BEST of 2018 video! In this video you’ll find all the products I thought were truly THE best of the year include nontoxic / natural / organic makeup, food, fitness, podcasts and books. All links are listed below the video.


Herbivore Prism http://shrsl.com/1du7r

Jane Scrivner Skinfoliate http://bit.ly/2H1PEP0

Yuli Lip Serum http://bit.ly/2Qxyt7i

Flourish Minis http://bit.ly/2RG6GGg

Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion http://shrsl.com/zofs

Clove & Hallow Lip Velvet Road Trip (shade out of stock at the moment): https://amzn.to/2RyNY3D

RMS Lipsticks http://shrsl.com/1c6z7

RMS Lipliners http://shrsl.com/1du8m

Marie Veronique Tinted Moisturizer http://shrsl.com/1c6ys

Glossier Boy Brow http://bit.ly/2LWAsBD

Beautycounter Shampoo http://bit.ly/2FZfL4k

Andalou Hair Spray https://amzn.to/2VCaG9Y

Branch Basics http://bit.ly/2Qu55yU

4th & Heart Vanilla Ghee https://amzn.to/2AAYn4O

Fat Bomb Recipe http://bit.ly/2Qyo4Is

Foundation Trainer @health_revolt on instagram

Youtubers:

Love Sweat Fitness

Action Jacquelyn

FemFusion Fitness

Sam Ozkural

MakeupbyTiffanyD

Books:

The Mind Connection https://amzn.to/2LYZiAK

The Miracle Morning https://amzn.to/2CWEkQf

You Are A Badass https://amzn.to/2SHxweE

True To Form https://amzn.to/2Hew9mz

Podcasts:

The Purpose Show

Coffee & Crumbs

The Life Coach School

The Brenden Show

The Next Right Thing

Clean Beauty & Healthy Lifestyle Gift Guide 2018

Welcome to my 2018 gift guide! Most of these items are products that I have used throughout the year(s) and have truly loved. I know that I will be gifting some of them myself (so if you’re a family member, maybe stop here and forget what you’ve seen!) and I would also love to receive these as a gift. I truly love gift giving and matching the perfect item to each person on my list. Happy gifting! You can also see my previous year’s gift guides here and here for more inspiration. I still totally stand by those gift ideas.


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True To Form Book - This book is amazing for anyone with chronic muscular skeletal pain or for anyone interested in body mechanics or enhancing their workouts through body mechanics.

Leahlani Mermaid Mask - A classic, gorgeous mask for all skin types with mouthwatering ingredients.

Welch Candle Co. Beeswax Candle - CLEAN candles made locally here in Wisconsin.

Epicurian Cutting Board- A clean, high quality cutting board. Tons of sizes.

Fourth & Heart Vanilla Ghee - Because, yum.

Flourish Honey Blossom Body Cream- My favorite luxurious feeling body cream. Comes in a mini size, too!

Osmia Artisan Soaps - These soaps are pricey, but they will last you a solid six months. They’re also gorgeous. I love the Oh So Soap and Detox Soap.

Barre3 Online Membership - My favorite online workouts! Super effective and fun.

RMS Wild With Desire Mini Lipstick Set - My favorite lipsticks of 2018 in a gift set!

Kari Gran Lip Whip - My favorite heavy duty lip balm. It comes in a variety of colors, too.

Berkey Water Filter - For the person who is ready for an effective water filter.


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Mountain Rose Herbs Essential Oils - Even those new to EO’s would enjoy learning how to clean or diffuse the basic oils like lemon, peppermint and lavender. Mountain Rose Herbs has the highest quality oils for the most affordable prices, in my opinion.

Alter Eco Chocolate Bars- Does this even need an explanation? Chocolate!

Pure Layered Fruit Bars - My husband recently picked these up at Costco and I am obsessed. They are the perfect size and so delicious.

EcoLips Mongo Kiss Lip Balm - My favorite lip balm to throw in your purse or backpack.

Boiron Homeopathy - For those who are sort of interested in homeopathy, but don’t know where to start. I’d probably combine this with the Homeopathy For Mommies E-Book or my own explanation of how to use my favorite remedies. My favorite beginner remedies are Belladonna, Aconite, Ferrum Phos, Nux Vomica and Arnica in a 30C potency.

Young Living Thieves Hand Sanitizer - The BEST hand sanitizer. It never dries out my hands and I feel like since it incorporates thieves, it’s really working.


*Some of the links are affiliate links. You are in no way obligated to use them or purchase through them, but I thank you for your support of Laura’s Natural Life if you choose to use them.

Black Friday 2018 Sales! Clean Beauty & Healthy Lifestyle

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AHHHHHH! The biggest shopping weekend of the year is nearly upon us. I don’t know about you, but I tend to buy more than I should every.single.year.

So with that in mind. Stop scrolling! Make a list of what items you are actually planning to buy before proceeding.

I will be updating this list as sales become public, so keep checking back.

Beauty Sales

Aleavia Skin Care

  • 30% off your purchase, Friday - Sunday

  • Must Have: Facial Cleanse

Antonym

  • 30% off your entire order (site wide) using code: BLACKFRIDAY2018

  • Free US continental shipping on all orders over $25

  • Offer valid from midnight Nov 22 to midnight Nov 25 

  • Must Have: Noir Eyepencil

Au Naturale

  • 20% Off The First Half Of The Week, code Thanks20

  • Ends at midnight on November 22nd

  • Must Have: su/Stain Matte Lip Stain

CREDO BEAUTY

  • $100 of free green beauty with a $125+ purchase, no code necessary

  • Monday November 19th-Sunday November 25th or while supplies last

  • Gift includes Mini Pai Rosehip Mask, Mini W3LL PEOPLE Mascara, Full Size Jillian Dempsey Eyeliner, Travel Size Susanne Kaufmann Cleansing Gel, Mini Ilia Radiance Powder, and Mini Trilogy Cleansing Balm 

  • Must Haves: Axiology Lip Crayons, Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes

EcoDiva Beauty

  • 25% off site wide, code DIVA25

  • Begins November 21

  • Must haves: Treat Nail Polish, Nu Evolution Camouflage Cream

Erin’s Faces

  • 20% off from November 23-26, code GRATEFUL

  • The eyeshadow primer is a cult favorite (I haven't tried it, but I’ve heard only glowing reviews)

Integrity Botanicals

  • 15% off $100 or more, code BLACK15

  • 20% off $200 of more, code BLACK20

  • Excludes Kypris, May Lindstrom, Vintner’s Daughter

  • Nov. 23-26

  • Must Haves: Kypris Antioxidant Dew, Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation

Organically Wonderful Dry Shampoo

  • 40% off, code BLACKFRIDAY

  • Nov 22-26

Primally Pure

  • Black Friday Promo: Spend $60, get a FREE 1.7 oz deodorant of choice

  • Nov. 24 - 25: FREE shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP

  • Cyber Monday: BOGO Starter Kits, Spa Kits, Baby Kits

  • Must Have: Lavender Deodorant, Body Butter

Root Pretty

  • Get Buy 1, Get 1 50% off all full size Root products + Free Gifts when you spend $75, $125 & $250!

  • Black Friday 6pm - Saturday, Nov. 24 at 11:59pm!

  • Must haves: any of the matte pressed eyeshadows. I wear the shade Duke almost everyday.

The Choosy Chick

  • 15% off site wide, code THANKFUL

  • Begins 6pm Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday

  • Excludes the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Kit & Ultimate Glow Kit from INIKA

  • Must Haves: Kosmatology Hand Soap, Lily Lolo Mascara

The Detox Market

  • $10 off $100

  • $30 off $200 AND get a free Maya Chia Supercritical Omega-3 Chia Face Oil ($60 value)

  • $80 off $400 AND get a free Maya Chia Supercritical Omega-3 Chia Face Oil ($60 value) + The Detox Market Opalite Gemstone Facial Roller ($30 value) 

  • November 21 -November 27

  • Exclusions apply

  • Free gifts valid while supplies last

  • Must Haves: Marie Veronique Tinted Moisturizer, RMS Lipstick

The Yellow Bird

  • 35% off, code BLKFRIDAYVIP

  • Nov 23

  • Must Haves: Shea Butter Soap Bar, Organic Washcloths

Trilogy Skin Care

  • 30% off site wide Friday - Monday

  • Must Have: Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

100% Pure

  • $10 Beauty Deals

  • Must Have: Nail Polish, Body Scrub

HOME sales

Branch Basics

  • 20% off of the Starter Kit, code HOLIDAYGIFT20

  • New product release on Black Friday

  • Nov 23-26

  • Must Have: Starter Kit

Extrema Cookware

  • 15% off everything, 25% off sets

  • I don’t own anything yet, but a skillet is on my list! This brand is one of the most non-toxic options for cookware

My Green Mattress

  • $25 off of Emily Crib Mattress, code SAVE25

  • $125 off of Pure Echo Mattress, code SAVE125

  • $200 off of Natural Escape or Hope Mattresses, code SAVE200

  • Nov 21-26

  • We have the Emily Crib Mattress for our toddler and the Natural Escape for ourselves

*Some of the links are affiliate links. You definitely have no obligation to use them or buy through them, but if you do I thank you so much for your support of Laura’s Natural Life!

I tried 15 mineral sunscreens for the face...here are the best.

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I confess, I haven't been a religious user of facial SPF in the past. Most formulas that I tried were heavy, chalky, left a white cast or made my makeup look bad, or my skin look strangely pink. 

This year I was determined to find a non-toxic, mineral facial SPF that I actually enjoyed wearing. To my surprise I found not only one...I found several great options! I am sharing all of the ones I tried, because while they did not all work for me, they might be your perfect fit. 

There are a number of reasons why you might want to choose a mineral sunscreen over a chemical sunscreen. Whether you have sensitive skin, you are avoiding oxybenzone or octinoxate, or you want a reef friendly option I have got you covered. 

Why choose zinc oxide as your active sunblock ingredient? Zinc oxide is broad spectrum - meaning that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. It is usually not irritating on the skin and is non-toxic. It is preferable to choose a product that is using a non-nano form of zinc oxide. 

Keep in mind, my skin is normal but influenced by the weather. We have very humid weather most of the summer. My skin is light to medium with warm undertones.  Keep in mind I am extremely sensitive to even the most natural of fragrances, so that is always a consideration of mine that may not apply to your tastes. 

Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the important of just 15-20 minutes of sun exposure daily without sunscreen. Just this little amount of sun on exposed arms and legs is enough for the body to create Vitamin D, which is so necessary for optimal immune and hormone function. 

In this video, I'm sharing in depth why I loved my top 6 choices, scroll down to see all 15!

 

Tinted Sunscreens That I Loved

Beautycounter Dew Skin

Price: $45

SPF: 20, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 14% (not listed on beautycounter's website, but I found this statistic elsewhere). 

Shade Range: 5 shades. I wear Shade 3. 

What I loved: This is the true definition of a tinted moisturizer - sheer to light coverage that just evens out skin tone. It leaves your skin looking radiant. It can be worn alone or is light enough to support makeup over top if you want more coverage. No white cast. Not chalky. 

What I didn't love: Perhaps a tinge too dewy for my summer weather. I'm not in love with the scent. While scented naturally, it does linger on the face for several hours. It's not strong, but smells mostly sweet with a hint of herbs. 

Marie Veronique Everyday Coverage Tinted Sunscreen

Price: $48

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 20%

Shade Range: 3 shades. My shade medium is the darkest. 

What I loved: If you've been googling "Meghan Markle Makeup That Shows Freckles", this is for you. It has the most unique texture and I am obsessed with it. It feels and applies like a cooling, watery serum. It can be worn alone for a light to medium coverage look, or is light enough to support a little makeup over top. This feels like skincare, but looks like a sheer to light foundation.  No white cast. Not chalky. 

What I didn't love: The scent. It is naturally scented and at first whiff, quite strong, but isn't detectable for long on the skin. The scent to me smells of vitamins and robatussin. While I do think those of you with skin tones darker than mine can still wear the shade medium, I would love to see a darker shade added to the range. 

W3LL People Bio Tint

Price: $28.99

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 20%

Shade Range: 4 shades. I wear Light. 

What I loved: Affordable. Accessible, as it is in several Target stores across the US. This is a solid medium coverage, no need to wear additional foundation on top of it. No white cast. It's unscented! 

What I didn't love: The formula is a tad thick for my taste, so I thin it with a drop of primer or facial oil typically. Limited shades for darker skin. 

 

**Summary of my favorite tinted options:

Go with the Dew Skin for sheer to light coverage, Marie Veronique for light to medium coverage and W3LL People for medium to near full coverage.

Choose W3LL People if you don't want any aroma coming from your product. 

In terms of the feel of the formula on the skin - choose Marie Veronique for the lightest texture and satin sensation, Dew Skin for a medium texture and dewy sensation, and W3LL People for a thicker texture and more matte finish. 

Untinted Sunscreens That I Loved

Pratima Neem Rose Face Sunscreen

Price: $36

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 18.65%

Shade Range: 1 shade - untinted. 

What I loved:  No white cast. Not chalky. Applies like a standard facial moisturizer and leaves a dewy finish. I also love the price point and that Pratima offers a sample pack for $7 of three products of your choice. That $7 can be applied towards your future purchase, too.  I love the the formula is unscented. 

What I didn't love:  The formula is a tad dewy for my skin in the humidity, otherwise I would have definitely purchased a full size for summer. If you have drier skin or live in a drier climate I would 100% recommend this one for you. 

Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion

Price: $54

SPF: 18, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 10%

Shade Range: 1 shade - untinted. 

What I loved:  This applies like if a standard facial moisturizer and a matte primer had a baby. It dries matte, but doesn't leave you feeling tight. It is also not chalky and leaves the perfect texture to apply makeup or to wear alone. I also love that it is unscented and comes in unisex packaging, so that I can even convince my husband to wear it. No white cast. 

What I didn't love: Could be a tad higher SPF. 

 

 

***Summary of my favorite un-tinted options:

Choose Pratima if you have dry to normal skin and / or live in a dry climate. Choose Ursa Major if you have normal to oily skin and / or live in a humid climate. 

SeriouslyFab Zinc It Over

Price: $39

SPF: 25, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 5%

Shade Range: 1 shade - untinted. 

What I loved:  This product is so unique - a makeup setting spray with SPF! No white cast when sprayed the proper distance away.  Comes in two scented - unscented and tropical floral. 

What I didn't love: Nothing! It's not an everyday product for me, but the uniqueness is astounding. 

Tinted Primers

Coola Unscented Matte Tint Mineral Sunscreen

Price: $36

SPF: 30, Titanium Dioxide - 3.2%, Zinc Oxide - 1.8%. It's unclear if the zinc is non-nano from the packaging and website. 

Shade Range: 1 shade. 

What I loved:  This has a mousse like texture, that applies very nicely. While there is only one shade, I think it would work on most skin tones - except extremely fair skin tones. This acts in my opinion as a primer that just is tinted to avoid a white cast - it doesn't provide any coverage or skin evening in my opinion. It is unscented, which I love. If you are someone who enjoys using a silicone product, you will like this. 

What I didn't love: So. Many. Silicones. I haven't used many silicones on my skin in over 7 years, so feeling silicones on my face felt absolutely bizarre. The percentage of zinc oxide is much lower than the rest of the formulas that I tried. 

MDSolarScience Mineral Tinted Creme

Price: $32

SPF: 30, Titanium Dioxide 2%, Zinc Oxide 17%. It's unclear if this product is non-nano. 

Shade Range: 1 shade. 

What I loved:  This has a liquid-y texture, which I prefer to a thick texture. While there is only one shade, I think it would work on most skin tones - except extremely fair skin tones. This acts in my opinion as a primer that just is tinted to avoid a white cast - it doesn't provide any coverage or skin texture evening in my opinion. It is unscented, which I love. If you are someone who enjoys using a silicone product, you will like this.  This one is nearly identical to the Coola product reviewed above, but it is just a little less silicone-y.

What I didn't love: I wish there was just a teensy bit more coverage to this so that it could be worn on its own. 

Tinted Sunscreens that I didn't love on my face, but you might. 

Badger Tinted Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Cream

Price: $15.99

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 18.65%.

Shade Range: 1 shade. 

What I loved:  A very simple ingredient list.  The price point. This is great for using on the body while at the pool or beach, but I did not love it on my face. 

What I didn't love: A pinkish white cast,  but not a true white cast. A tad thick, heavy and tacky for my face. I do use this on my body. 

Beauty By Earth Tinted Facial Sunscreen

Price: $19.99

SPF: 20, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 11%. 

Shade Range: 1 shade. 

What I loved:  This has a thinner liquid texture and spread nicely. It does provide light coverage. It's easy to purchase from Amazon. 

What I didn't love: It's too strongly scented (naturally) for my taste. 

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream

Price: $39

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 20%. 

Shade Range: 5 shades. My shade is Warm Glow. 

What I loved:  This product is a true CC cream, with the texture to prove it. This offers absolutely insanely good coverage. This product has the highest coverage of all the products in this review, in my opinion. 

What I didn't love: The scent. While scented naturally, this is too strong and herbal for my taste. 

Raw Elements Tint Formula

Price: $18.99

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 23%. 

Shade Range: 1 shade. 

What I loved: I love that while this tinted product is just one shade, it is a darker shade. There are so few natural products that cater to darker skin. I don't think many people with much lighter skin than mine could pull this off on the face. If you have medium skin, give this a try! I also adore the simple, short ingredient list and that it is unscented. 

What I didn't love:  The shade and texture just doesn't quite work for me on my face,  but that being said, I absolutely love this formula and am using this on my body while out enjoying water activities. 

Note: Raw Elements released a daily moisturizer with SPF shortly after I ordered this which may be of consideration for a daily facial SPF product. 

Untinted Sunscreens that I didn't love on my face, but you might. 

Kypris Pot Of Shade

Price: $68

SPF: 30, Non-nano Zinc Oxide 20%. 

Shade Range: 1 shade - untinted. 

What I loved:  If you're in the market for an untinted primer to use under makeup that has extremely clean ingredients, this is it. The scent is a tad vitamin-y. Goes on clear with no white cast on my skin tone. The texture is almost putty like. 

What I didn't love: The price. For $68, it needs to blow my mind. It also felt a tad tacky and itchy on my skin. 

*These clamshell samples were purchased using The Detox Market Sample Program. Highly recommend!*

Suntegrity face sunscreen & primer

Price: $45

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 20%.

Shade Range: 1 shade - untinted. 

What I loved:  Suntegrity offers sample tubes of this product for $4.95 so you can try before you buy. I cannot speak to the performance because the scent of this nearly had me keeling over.  If you like the regular Suntegrity formula and wanted to try their primer, this may be a good option for you. 

What I didn't love: The scent is overpowering for me. It smells a bit like Pantene in my opinion. 

Suntegrity 5 in 1 Moisturizing Sunscreen

Price: $45

SPF: 30, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 20%. 

Shade Range: 4 shades. My shade is Golden Light. 

What I loved:  This product is a standard facial moisturizer texture. It is tinted, but in my opinion, does not offer coverage. It is dewy and does not feel chalky. No white cast. 

What I didn't love: I would like to see a little more coverage from this product. While this one is unscented, after 4-5 hours of wear time it smells like sunscreen on my face. 

5 Best Products From W3LL PEOPLE

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W3LL People is one of my favorite all natural, non-toxic beauty brands. They have such a great range of products, affordable price points AND here's the real kicker...they're sold in TARGET! (Cue stadium cheers).

I'm sharing my five favorite products from W3LL PEOPLE in today's video. This is the first in my new Best Of series. What brand would you like me to feature next? 

Products Mentioned:


Bio Tint Moisturizer
Bio Correct Concealer
Bio Bronzer Stick
Bio Brightener Stick
Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner
 

To learn more about how I choose products based on the quality of ingredients, click here. 

Non-Toxic Spring Makeup Look

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I'm sharing my favorite spring look with you today - complete with PINK lips, of course. I think every spring makeup look I've ever done has featured a pink lipstick. I've also returned to a super easy eyeshadow technique that helps the eye look more open and awake. AKA - a mom's best friend. As always, all products used are non-toxic and all natural, most are organic. If you want to know more about my standard for choosing ingredients, read my manifesto here. 

This video is also a collaboration with Ailish, from The Glow Getter. Make sure to check out her video and her offerings. She's a UK based green beauty blogger, makeup artist and an all around ray of sunshine human being. 

 

PRODUCTS USED:

Primer: http://shrsl.com/uv7v
Foundation: http://shrsl.com/uv7w
*Setting Powder: Limited Ed. Similar here: http://bit.ly/2eiFdnk
Powder: http://bit.ly/299SpKQ
Bronzer: http://bit.ly/2FYvC3t
*Blush: Limited Ed. Similar: http://bit.ly/2eiFdnk
Brows: discontinued? 
*Highlight: http://bit.ly/2eiFdnk
*Teri Miyahira Renew Eyshadow limited ed. Similar http://bit.ly/2eiFdnk
Root Eyeshadow (Duke) http://bit.ly/2hHg1I6
RAL Eyeshadow (Yes You Canyon & Espresso) http://bit.ly/2Gn53Vq
Antonym Palette: http://shrsl.com/s6cq
Eyeliner: http://shrsl.com/rih2
Hynt Mascara: http://shrsl.com/kq5a
Lily Lolo Mascara: http://shrsl.com/iutb
Lipstick (Melon Kiss): http://bit.ly/1MzXo7e

 

Join the waitlist for Welling Your Dwelling here. 

Join my next live hang here. 

My Organic Skin Care Routine

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Today I'm sharing all of my favorite organic skin care products! These are the products I have either repurchased several times or are new to me and I am just loving. 

 

Speaking of organic skincare...have you detoxed your own beauty bag? Check out my tips here! 

 

Links to products are below the video. 

 

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

Everyday Cleanser: http://amzn.to/2ziBqmR

Oil Cleanser: http://shrsl.com/p55x

Facial Wipes: http://shrsl.com/p562

Makeup Remover: http://shrsl.com/p563

*Luxury Toner: http://bit.ly/2BBkyK8

Orange Toner: http://bit.ly/2zi3Ope

Hylauronic Acid Serum: http://bit.ly/2zZiD1x

Blue Tansy Serum: http://bit.ly/2hryMBx

Maracuja Oil: http://bit.ly/2AH3AGn

Rosehip Oil: http://shrsl.com/p56k

Facial Peel: http://shrsl.com/p56l

*Pregnancy / BF Safe Facial Peel: http://bit.ly/2Bojx5A

Facial Scrub: http://bit.ly/2nGPHoZ

Mask: http://bit.ly/2BBlFcM

My Everyday Makeup Routine

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Ask you you shall receive! You asked for more makeup videos and here you go. This is probably the longest I've gone with the same makeup routine. It's so easy, so fast and never disappoints. 

You'll see that I'm using several products I haven't shown before, but talk about a lot, including the Bamboo Blur Tinted Moisturizer and the Brow Builder from 100% Pure. 

Products Used:

100% Pure Bamboo Blur Tinted Moisturizer

*W3LL People Bio Correct Concealer

*W3LL People Altruist Foundation Powder

ZuZu Luxe Foundation Powder

*Teri Miyahira Bronzer http://bit.ly/2eiFdnk

*Antonym Blush Peach http://shrsl.com/kq55

*Maya Chia Highlight of The Day After Hours

100% Pure Brow Builder

Antonym Brown Eyeliner

Root Pretty Truffle Eyeshadow

Hynt Beauty Mascara

Lily Lolo Mascara

*Henne Tinted Lip Balm Azalea

Non - Toxic Brow Pomade Show Down (Ecobrow vs. Hynt Brow Definer)

I search for comparison videos all the time before buying products, but I never think to make them myself. This is only my second one! I figured since I own so many non-toxic brow products, I should do a video on the wax / pomade style options. 

The two hottest contenders these days are the Hynt Beauty Brow Definer and Ecobrow. 

I'll let you see for yourself in the comparison and demo which suits you better. 

One Brand Tutorial : Lily Lolo

Lily Lolo Mascara has been my Ride or Die, #1 mascara for years. It's hands down the best mascara (in my humble opinion) in green beauty. It's volumizing, it doesn't flake, it's just amazing. Yet, I'd never tried anything else from the brand. I partnered with The Choosy Chick to bring you an almost full face of nearly all first impressions. 

I know you want to know all about the eyelid primer. It does not disappoint! It really does help shadows go on smoothly and true to color. It also increases the longevity of your eye looks and it does not crease - even on my super hooded lids. Definitely a win. 

I'm also using the Pedal To The Metal Palette - um, hello 8 non-toxic eyeshadows with a beautiful mix of mattes and shimmers for under $40. If you're a matte eyeshadow lover like me, you know that matte eyeshadows in a palette are super hard to come by in the green beauty space. The Sculpt and Glow Contour Duo is really great if you're not into a real contour, but a light sculpt. It's not at all intimidating to use and gives a very natural look. 

Pssst. If you spend $50 on Lily Lolo products at The Choosy Chick, you can get the Free Eyeliner ($16 value) while stock lasts.  Code:  LOVELINER. 

W3LL PEOPLE Bio Tint Multi-Action Face Moisturizer Review & Demo

Hallelujah! A new green beauty tinted moisturizer has hit the market and dare I say, it has wowed me. I've worn it A. by itself, B. mixed with a drop of facial oil and C. mixed with a couple drops of Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation. 

The Bio Tint Multi-Action Face Moisturizer from W3LL People has more coverage than your average tinted moisturizer, but isn't heavy at all. It is still quite light in terms of coverage. It won't mask dark circles or large blemishes, but it will even skin tone overall. The star of the show is the same as the star ingredient in my beloved Gressa foundation - broccoli seed oil! W3LL People describes the finish as satin, and I would have to agree. It's neither dewy nor matte, but it does have a nice luminosity. 

The shade Light is perfect for light skin with a warm undertone. If you have a cooler undertone, this will be too warm for you and I would suggest purchasing the shade Fair. Considering I'm one of the few who feel like no light foundations are warm enough for me, I am ecstatic about the undertone!

The ingredients are really wonderful, there is nothing that raises a red flag for me there. I also really love that this contains SPF 30, using zinc. No need for toxic chemical sunscreen ingredients here! I actually don't own any foundations or tinted moisturizers anymore that contain sun protection, so I really am grateful to have this product. 

The coverage that this provides is perfect for a light, on the go look for me, as I generally gravitate towards a medium coverage. If I want my skin to look a tad more flawless, I have been just topping with the W3LL People powder foundation to set it and provide a tad more coverage or mixing it with a drop or two of Gressa

The other thing that I adore is the price. Seriously, over an ounce for a clean foundation / tinted moisturizer product with SPF for under $30? Unheard of! Since filming this video, W3LL People has launched this product and several others in 200 Target stores in the US! 

Make sure to watch the video below for more in depth information and to see a demo of me applying it! 

4 Reasons Why You Need To Understand Beauty Ingredients

By now you've heard me preach about different ingredients and which ones I avoid. I feel really strongly that understanding a beauty ingredient label is a serious life skill that every woman should know how to do. Why? 

1. You'll never have to wonder again (or have to ask) if a product is clean or safe to use. 

2. You won't have to rely on someone else's word or a score on an app. 

3. You'll never be duped by marketing buzzwords again. 

4. You'll feel freakin' empowered and be the authority on beauty in your circle of friends. 

To hear more about these reasons, and the solution that I have for you, make sure to watch the video below. 

 

Now through Saturday, January 14th you can snag a video call with me in addition to your Clean Beauty Academy enrollment. Check out all the details on Clean Beauty Academy and this special offer right here. 

The Best of 2016 Awards! Non-Toxic Beauty & Lifestyle Products

THE BEST OF 2016 AWARDS ARE HERE! I've got natural beauty, skin care, hair care, body care and lifestyle products that I loved during 2016 to share with you. And some new awards, too! Grab a snack, because this is a long one!  Without further ado, the awards! Be sure to check out the full length video below for details on each product. 

Beauty

The BEST...

Liquid Foundation: Gressa Serum Minimalist Foundation. See my review or the other liquid foundations that I enjoyed this year. 

Cream Foundation: Honest Beauty Cream Foundation. See my comparison of all the cream foundations that I enjoyed this year. 

Translucent Setting Powder: W3LL People Bio-Brightener Powder

Tinted Setting Powder / Powder Foundation: Zuzu Luxe Pressed Powder Foundation 

Full Coverage Concealer: W3LL People Bio-Correct Concealer

Lightweight Concealer: Nu Evolution Camouflage Cream

Primer: Hynt Beauty Skin Prep Primer 

Blush: Honest Beauty Cream Blush Truly Exciting 

Contour & Highlight Combo: RMS Contour Bronze and RMS Living Luminizer. Check out my review of these here

Brow Pencil: Honest Beauty Brow Pencil 

Brow Wax: Eco Brow

Eyeliner Pencil: Honest Beauty Brow Filler

Mascara: Lily Lolo Mascara 

Eyeshadow Palette: Honest Beauty Eyeshadow Trio 

Single Pressed Shadows: Root Pretty Eyeshadows 

Lipstick: Nudus Lipsticks. See swatches here

New Beauty Brand (to me): Nu Evolution Cosmetics

Beauty Box Subscription: Teri Miyahira Beauty 

New Beauty Launch: Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Line 

New Way To Transition To Clean Beauty: Clean Beauty Academy 

SKINCARE


THE BEST...

Cleanser: Aleavia Cleanser 

Lip Balm: Henne Organics Lip Balm Tube 

Facial Oil: Ko & Humble Passion Fruit Seed Oil 

Facial Serum: Kypris Antioxidant Dew 

Treatment: Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive 

BODY & HAIR CARE

The Best...

Bug Repellent: Badger Anti-Bug Balm Stick 

Deodorant (Baking Soda Free): Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Grapefruit Deodorant 

Deodorant (Baking Soda): Green Tidings Lavender Deodorant 

Body Lotion: Flourish Honey Blossom Lotion 

Hair Styling Product: Josh Rosebrook LIFT. See my full hair care routine here

LIFESTYLE

THE BEST...

Collagen Product: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides 

Protein Powder: Vital Proteins Cocoa Coconut Protein Powder 

Protein Bar: Rx Bars

ShopLNL: Detox & Chill Tank Top and The Drinks Market Bag

Fitness: barre3 Online Subscription 

Apparel: yogaoutlet.com 
 

Looking for a specific section? Check the timestamps below for sections. 


Face 1:12-4:18
Cheeks 4:19-6:13
Brows / Eyes: 6:14-9:52
Lips 9:53-10:35
Best Brand, Best Box, Best Beauty Launch: 10:36-12:29
Skin Care 12:30-15:12
Body Care 15:13-16:14
Hair 16:15-16:28
Lifestyle 16:29-20:30

Or check out my favorites from 2015. 

Top 5 Natural & Organic Lipsticks For Fall & Winter

It's no secret that lipstick is my favorite type of makeup and the easiest way to quickly transform your look. Here are my top all natural lipstick choices for fall and winter - most are also organic and free of FD&C dyes! For further description, review and swatches - please see the video below. 

Axiology Worth is a great deeper orangey-red. It's free of FD&C dyes and is also made with organic ingredients. 


Nu Evolution Sultry is a lovely berry - wine shade that looks great full strength or blotted down. This is also make with all natural and organic ingredients and free of FD&C dyes. 


Honest Beauty Mulberry Kiss is a purple-y, more cool toned deep berry shade. It goes on very silky, but looks nearly matte. This is made with natural ingredients, but does contain some dyes. 


Zuzu Luxe Lip Liner Port is the perfect choice if you want a true matte on your lips, but one that is still comfortable. This is not only made with all natural ingredients, but is free of FD&C dyes and it also very affordable. 


Nudus Dirty Diana is the deepest shade of the bunch and is the perfect dark, vampy fall shade. Nudus lipstick shades are created using ancient Ayurvedic formulas, organic ingredients and are also free of FD&C dyes. 

If you'd like more information on how to know which ingredients are clean and which to avoid, follow these options:

1. For beginners, click here

2. For a free mini-course about Clean Beauty, click here.

3. For advanced beauties and those who'd like to learn it all in one go, click here. 

4. For a candid chat about green beauty purism, click here.