Makeup

Gabriel Cosmetics Radiant Beauty Collection

Spring is in the aaaair and Gabriel Cosmetics is  launching the Radiant Beauty collection in celebration of the warmer weather! (Well, per my official statement at least!) This collection includes gorgeous varieties of pink-toned 5-free nail polish (you know how much I love me some pink!), an eyeshadow palette with cool, calming tones, a matte  finishing powder and a matte soft pink blush, then finishes off with a beautiful medium toned nude lipstick!

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Petit Vour December 2016 Beauty Box

‘Tis the season! December’s Petit Vour Beauty Box is feeling extra festive with its cute Christmas themed illustration, done by the talented Niina Pechkovskaya! The box itself this month is amazing! Chock-full of goodies that cater to your beautiful self – from haircare and makeup, bath and shower to skincare – this month has it all! There’s even a FREE GIFT for active Petit Vour subscribers, of (one of my faves) EVOLVh‘s Leave-In Conditioner (2 oz) with any full-size purchase of the featured December products! All you have to do is enter the code ACTIVE upon checkout. (Valid through 1/15/17) Such a great little perk!

 

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Petit Vours November 2016 Beauty Box

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I am enamoured with this months Petit Vour Beauty Box! It’s full of amazing, gorgeous products that will have your skin singing, even in this cooler weather!

I’ve recently been enjoying the monthly switch-up of illustrators for the description card that comes in each beauty box. The drawings are beautiful, no matter who the illustrator is – every time! This month, the design is by the wonderfully talented @daniellekroll. I particularly love the colour scheme! Pretty pops of red and blue, alongside pinks and other more muted shades. Danielle drew some classic cosmetics and skincare products lining two shelves. I think it’s the cutest thing – I’d personally blow this image up and hang it as a print in my bathroom! (Hmm, maybe I will…)

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100% Pure Semi-Matte Organic Lipsticks

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A matte lipstick that’s organic?! I know, FINALLY, right?! I’ve had a handful of ladies ask me about a matte lipstick that contains safe ingredients, and preforms. In the green beauty world, there are few and far between. But, alas, here we have them! 100% Pure has put out a new Semi-Matte Lipstick (even though it says semi, I see it more of a “matte” on its own) that is made with mostly organic butters and fruits – but how did they get them to apply matte, you ask? Read more to find out, including my thoughts** on these deliciously gorgeous lippies!

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Petit Vour’s October 2016 Beauty Box

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I’m always excited to announce Petit Vour‘s Beauty Boxes, but this month is somethin’ real special. Maybe it’s the fact that there’s a full size lipstick in there…you know me, I love my lipsticks! Or maybe it’s a combination of that and the rest of the amazing products –  of course it is! ;) Either way, you’re going to love Petit Vour. I mean, how could you not? It’s a monthly subscription box that contains amazing vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic beauty products…for only 15 bucks! Say what, Sammie?! That’s amazing! Yeah, I know..wait until you see what incredible products you’re getting! The beauty box comes delivered with four deluxe-sized (and sometimes full-sized, hence the lipstick this month) products. Are you sold yet? Okay…sit tight because I’m about to show you what’s in this months box!

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Joy Provisions: Luxe Natural Beauty

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I’m always on the hunt for new, safe and clean cosmetics, skincare, body care–ALL THE CARE, basically–that I haven’t tried, and will leave me thinking “WOW! This is goooood!”. With that being said, I recently had the chance to connect with Mimi, the owner of Joy Provisions: an all–natural, luxury beauty shop. I’ve had many opportunities to work with clean beauty shops, all of which were (and still are) awesome! So, what sets apart Joy Provisions from the rest? Well first off, Mimi is the warmest, sweetest lady! She is down to earth, so sweet and incredibly professional. There’s something to be said about someone who can be friendly, relational and professional at the same. I feel like it can be a rare trait to find! I also love her company mission:

Support is a big thing. Not everything deserves yours. We only pick the products that truly do.

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Rituel de Fille: The Magical Side of Natural Beauty

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[Pronunciation: Ritu-elle d’Fee]

I’ll be honest here; Rituel de Fille completely caught me off guard. Dark, gothy vibes…gorgeous deep, rich palettes – eyeshadows and lipsticks alike. I was sure they were off the market for me – then I found out they’re completely natural! This company is truly breaking barriers in the clean/green beauty community.

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