Introducing Violet Skin Boutique: Fresh, Natural, and Handmade skincare from the finest ingredients…and I mean, the finest! Her standout product, the Peony Body Oil has completely blown me away and I can’t wait to share more about it – but first, a little background on the Boutique and Violet herself! :)
Hello lovelies! I have for you something a bit different today – it isn’t a review, however it is very relevant to the last review I did regarding Bali Botanic. Before I got into Essential Oils, I did a lot of research on them, figuring out what oils were best for your health/skin issues and more…of course that helped me out a bit, but there were (and still are) a lot of questions I had. As you know, we never stop learning and EO’s never cease to amaze me with their medicinal and therapeutic powers.
Essential oils are volatile liquids distilled from plants and organic matter like seeds, flowers, fruit, stems, bark, roots, and leaves. They can be used to heal and support your body’s emotional and physical well-being, typically entering the body in three ways. Application to the skin using a compress, a spray, a bath, or massage; they can be inhaled using a diffuser, dry evaporation, steam, or a spray; and they can be ingested either orally or by suppository. (Please take caution and note that the ingestion of essential oils is only recommended under the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider.)
Essential oils have always been my thing. Whether it be for a great nights sleep, to help me kick a cold, for purification purposes, to aches and pains. EO’s are the best! I’ve tried many different oils, but lavender is definitely one of my favourites. It’s funny because you think, “Oh all lavender oils are going to smell the same…” – wrong! I have totally noticed a difference in essential oils and their scent/potency through out different brands.
Looking for luxurious, beautifully packaged, quality organic skincare and perfume? Better yet, an inspirational woman to follow and admire? Lina Hansonis your girl! Lina, as a traveling celebrity makeup artist, has worked with people of all skin types and skin issues. The importance of beautiful skin to her is sacred. Achieving that perfect complexion is what we all strive for…but we aren’t going to achieve it by solely buying luxurious creams and procedures to achieve it – the conventional way is filled with dangerous toxins that harm the skin.
So Lina set out to create effective, chemical-free alternatives to harsh skin care products that are made with pure and natural ingredients derived from the earth. These products help promote a glowing complexion for everyone, no matter the age, ethnicity or skin-type. She believes they help your skin get the nutrients it needs to look its best. That being said, it is Lina’s goal to source the most pure, anti-aging essential oils in the world! She’s collected oils from countries like Morocco, South Africa, India, Tunisia, Japanand Peruto discover that these ingredients have been used and cherished by people for centuries. Lina mentioned that it can be puzzling at times to think about why we use toxic beauty products which are mass-produced in big factories…when the ones derived from earth have helped heal people since the beginning of time. I agree, Lina. I agree!
So by now we all know that I cannot get enough makeup in my life. I mean, I just love it. From lipsticks, to eyeshadows, foundations, concealers, blush and more…I think it’s so fun! And as a makeup artist, a green beauty blogger and makeup fanatic, it’s always exciting to discover new green cosmetic companies! Ones really striving to create safer, green makeup that works just as great as the conventional brands.
The Japanese word genki means to be happy, healthy and in harmony with oneself. It suggests wellbeing is achieved by balancing physical, emotional and spiritual elements to create a happy self.
Australian ownedBe genki definitely put that definition to great use when they created their luxurious range of animal-, environment-, everything-friendly self-care products that utilize the healing properties of organic essential oils accompanied with lifestyle recommendations. The sweet Samantha Sargent, founder and creator of Be Genki believes that our skin is a highly complex functioning organ that reflects our health and wellbeing. Nurturing the health of our skin helps to promote the health of our body and mind, and nurturing the health of our body and mind helps to promote healthy glowing skin. This holistic point-of-view can be the way to a genki life – happy and healthy on the inside & out. Her hope is that these products and point-of-view help inspire holistic happiness. Every product is designed to encourage you to take a moment in the day, just for you, to create a nurturing ritual and luxurious well-earned rest from the fast pace of life, promoting optimum inner health and harmony.
I recently found out that Hynt Beauty is the new re-brand of Christopher Drummond! Make’s TOTAL sense – seeing as how I am obsessed with their (famous) concealer and other great products. Here is a little overview of how Hynt came to be, and what it stands for.
Hynt was born through Co-Founder Meryl Marshall ’s need and passion to find makeup and skincare products that offered her the assurance and confidence that whatever she was putting on her skin was safe, non-irritable and carcinogen-free. (My kinda gal!)
Meryl had recently conquered breast cancer, and so she took great care in educating herself on the product labels and on each of the ingredients formulated into her everyday beauty products. Quickly, her search for skin-healthy but still luxurious beauty essentials turned into an elusive hunt.
To her disappointment, Meryl found that other skin-healthy lines failed to fulfill her desire to use luxuriously textured, richly pigmented, and smartly packaged products. Such aesthetic touches are essential to how a woman feels each time she applies her coveted makeup essentials — magical, beautiful, special.
Meryl decided to create her own cosmetics line using state-of-the-art natural formulations. Now women who prioritize the purity and health of their skin have a glamorous, fun and trust-worthy beauty collection that they can wholeheartedly enjoy every day at any moment.