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Glowing Winter Makeup

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It’s that time of year again! Holiday parties, fun winter festivities—and all of them (could) include dressing up and gettin’ real fancy. But, what to wear (makeup-wise, that is)?! With all of the conventional makeup on the market nowadays, full of toxic ingredients that are harmful to your skin, how do you go about choosing makeup that’s glamourous, nontoxic and safe? Do you go with a smoky eye and nude lip? An edgy cat eye with some rockin’ red lips? Decisions, decisions! Don’t worry—I’ve got you covered with this step-by-step Glowing Winter Makeup tutorial I did for Eco Diva Beauty’s Blog! This look is sure to turn heads—and yep, it’s all green and totally safe for your face and that beautiful skin of yours!

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Citrine Natural Skin: Favourite Products

It’s not every day you can find an all natural beauty shop that solely features the best, most luxurious organic and toxic-free products – AND provide makeovers, consultations and more!

 

Citrine Natural Beauty Bar opened their flagship store at Biltmore Fashion Park’s UNION in Phoenix AZ in November 2012. Quickly becoming the “it” place to go to get all things naturally glamorous, Citrine strives to always carry the latest and best in all natural and clean beauty products. We carry lines such as Jane Iredale, Tata Harper, RMS Beauty, Kjaer Weis, May Lindstrom and many more. This is your one stop shop for all your beauty needs. With knowledgeable and highly-trained staff, your experience at Citrine is truly like none you’ve ever had.”


Left to Right: Kjaer Weis Foundation in Like Porcelain, Ilia Neon Angel, Kypris Clearing Serum, and Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask (sample)

 

One of the things I love about Citrine, is its founder and owner Melissa Lenberg. She not only is passionate about her shop and the wonderful products in it, but she truly values her customers and maintains a great relationship with them!

 

I was so kindly sent this (pictured above) box of products (that I was able to pick out – how awesome!) and have been using them now for a couple of weeks. I have had some GREAT results and I’d love to share them with you!


 

Skin: Kjaer Weis Like Porcelain, Lips: Ilia Neon Angel

 

I cannot tell you how long I’ve searched for the PERFECT skin-like finish organic foundation. One that not only covers decently, but doesn’t look cakey or too shiny. Kjaer Weis Like Porcelain foundation is my new holy grail! It is definitely one of the most luxurious, glamorous line of foundation I’ve ever come across! Some of the things I love about this foundation:

  • Creamy, blendable, weightless texture with a semi-matte finish.
  • Contains the highest quality of natural and organic ingredients possible.
  • It has a luxurious and chic refillable packaging.
  • Can be used as a concealer, and eyeshadow primer.
  • Formulated with moisturizing and age-defying ingredients such as Sweet Almond Seed, Coco, and Jojoba oils.
  • Can be applied by hand or with the Kjaer Weis Foundation Brush. (I love the brush technique the best!)
  • And…fun-fact! The creator of Kjaer Weis, Kristen, is a renown makeup artist with work featured in Elle, Lucky, Marie Claire and Vogue magazines.

 

To read more about how to use this foundation, and what moisturizers/setting powders work best with it, head over to my pal The Organic Bunny‘s Kjaer Weis Organic Makeup Review!


Looking for the perfect hot pink (magenta) pop of colour for your lips this summer? Ilia’s got you. Neon Angel is my new favourite bright lipstick of the moment – a statement piece all in itself. Paired with a minimal, lashy eye, and a glowy bronzed face..you’ll be looking fresh faced and gorgeous!

 

One of the many reasons I love this lipstick, along with all of Ilia’s lip products is their aesthetic. First and foremast, their packaging is beautiful. I read somewhere once that beauty should be a multi-sensory experience. Personally, I agree! It only adds to the wonderful experience if the packaging looks and feels good. Secondly, I love the texture and finish of this lip product!  Neon Angel is more of a creamy matte, perfect, in my opinion. Thirdly, the lipstick is long-wearing!  Of course, like any lipstick it can come off eventually (especially if you’re actively eating and drinking), but it still leaves a nice stain of colour at the end of its wear. Gotta love that! And last, but definitely not least (cus this is huge in my opinion), the taste! I’m super picky about how lip products taste and smell on the lips. This one is pretty neutral, with faint hints of vanilla.


 

I know I’m not the only one wanting to achieve these flawless looks with flawless skin! Kypris Clearing Serum promises to heal blemishes, reduce evidence of older blemishes, and reduce redness. It’s supposed to be good for both fussy skin, and recently shaved, waxed, or threaded skin. You can also use it as a spot treatment.

 

There are 25 Active Natural Ingredients. Some of the key ingredients are:

  • The immune system’s mineral friend, Zinc, balances sebum production while inspiring skin’s natural protective mechanisms to modulate inflammation whether caused by blemishes or irritations.
  • Apple Fruit extract imparts Alpha Hydroxy Acids to minimize the appearance of blemishes, old and new.
  • A proprietary blend of lavender, niaouli, and tea tree essential oils minimize the appearance of scars and reinforce skin’s barrier function all while challenging acne-causing bacteria.
  • Willow Bark extract delivers its active salicins to smooth, heal, and restore imbalanced complexions.
  • Liposome encapsulated Centella asiatica extract supports the health of skin’s connective tissues for calm, plump skin.

Citrine Beauty, amongst these wonderful three full-sized products, also included a sample of Tata Harpers Resurfacing Mask. Of course, all the hype you’ve heard on this mask is spot on. This award-winning beta-hydroxy treatment works like a traditional peel to provide an instant solution for dull skin – without causing downtime or irritation. It delivers an instant glow, minimizes the appearance of pores and improves texture for smooth, glowing skin. It’s formulated to deeply purify and help decongest surface debris and dead skin for a refreshed, instantly revitalized appearance. I love this stuff and will definitely be buying more in the near future!

 

If you’re keen on shopping this product, and all of the other products mentioned in this post, definitely head over to Citrine Natural Skin now to shop everything 15% with code sammie at checkout – valid until June 28th, and valid on everything except Tata Harper! You can find Citrine Beauty on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

 

Any questions you may have on any of the products, just leave me a comment below! I’ll be happy to answer them! :)

 

 

xo

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Eco Diva Beauty – Natural Spring Makeup Tips

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Hey everyone!!

 

Gosh, I am so excited to share this Eco Diva Beauty blog post I contributed to this month!

 

I love what this company does! Carrying only the most sustainable, effective, pure, and luxurious products, Eco Diva is changing the cosmetic world! Environmentally friendly, body and skin friendly, and always conscious about the health effects our makeup products have on our well-being. They’re doing it right by me! (You can read more about their values here.)

 

 

If you want to read more on how to get a natural spring makeup look using all organic and toxic-free products directly from the wonderful Eco Diva Beauty store…click on the photo below!

 

Natural Spring Makeup

(Photography by Lindsey Pruitt)


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SHOP ECO DIVA BEAUTY BELOW!

 

 

xo

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