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 Beautystore…click on the photo below!
So, let’s start off with the story behind One Love! The wonderful curators at Beauty Sage so eloquently stated:
“Founder Suzanne LeRoux first worked as a lawyer, but was constantly fascinated by alternative healing. So naturally, she started studying holistic nutrition, herbs and aromatherapy on the side to learn how to create simple products without preservatives.
Suzanne enlisted the help of her husband and childhood BFF—still the financial and creative brains of the operation today—and in 2010, One Love was born. Every formula in the skincare line is 100 percent natural, made with high-quality cold-pressed oils, and uses fair-trade ingredients wherever possible. No chemicals and preservatives— just simple, pure, effective products that work.”
I mean, there it is. Simply put. Products that are clean, simple, organic in their purest form – One Love Organics in a nutshell. Truly luxurious and simple, beautiful care for your skin.
Alright, so, typically I wouldn’t be posting a review unless I had at least five days to a week testing out a product. It’s only been about three days now that I’ve had these babies…HOWEVER, I am smitten with the results already! The way my skin feels, the way it glows! Just unbelievable! Of course, appearance isn’t just everything though – even if it IS skincare! I actually feel better, psychologically and emotionally. That may seem strange to some of you, but what I mean by that is that I am putting natural, whole and non-toxic ingredients on my face. I am actually NOURISHING it, instead of stripping it ‘clean’ of its natural properties. I have always struggled with combo/sensitive skin, drier in the winter months, oilier in the summer…as many, I suppose. These products, so far, have balanced my natural lipids and overall brightened, nourished, and smoothed out my skin. I can’t say enough great things!
Here are some of the products I’ve been using and adoring:
This is just the creme-de-la-creme of cleansing oils! Not to mention it doubles as a makeup remover. Gotta love a 2-in-1 skincare deal!
All you have to do to cleanse with this lovely concoction is warm about one-two pumps between your hands – I apply it in the palm of my hand and rub it around – then apply it to your dry face. You can either leave it on like that and use a makeup cotton square to remove it all, but I love massaging it in and really working it in all the little made-up crevices. I then add warm water and keep massaging it in, until it transforms into a beautiful milky consistency. Guys, it’s an experience! I then rinse clean, and in comes the Rose Clay Heart sponge! This little heart sponge is amazing! I dampen it in warm water until it softens, expands and doubles in its original size. I give my face a good run-over in circular motions to remove any excess dirt, rinse thoroughly and then hang to dry! Voila! Easy peasy.
Alrighty, so THIS serum…oof. I don’t even know if I could properly explain to you the amazing active ingredients and the magic they have on my skin. So, I’ll let One Love explain it, as they do so well on their site:
“This 100% active face serum uses a potent mix of antioxidants to naturally brighten and replenish skin for a more radiant, even-toned complexion. An ultra-concentrated combination of vitamins A, C, D, & E and antioxidants from organic green tea oil and supercritical sea buckthorn oil help protect against free radicals that can cause photo damage and skin discoloration. Rich in the rare fatty acid Omega 7 and Omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids, this serum helps to restore moisture levels and helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”
Yep. I know..amazing, right? All I need is about three pumps of this stuff and I’m set. Gently massaging the crap out of my face, cus it LOVES IT AND SOAKS IT IN. Food for your skin, ya’ll. It’s real, and it works.
ATTENTION ALL WOMEN! This serum is youth in a bottle! I kid you not. Miraculous product right here!
“..watermelon seed oil to smooth, dissolve build-up and provide a rich composition of essential fatty acids, Bulgarian Rose Oil to tone and moisturize, and clinically proven D’Orientine S (the S stands for sshh! secret) to help protect skin from environmental sources of aging and wrinkling.”
How could you NOT want that? I mean, had I not even read what it did – the results would have been enough for me. It legitimately works wonders…my skin is just smoother, brighter, younger and happier (even though I am only 27 – now is the time to preserve it ladies!). Have I mentioned it’s a breeze to use too? Simple care is what I’m all about! No crazy gloves, or annoying spatulas and kits. All I do is dispense a small amount of this youth in a bottle (can I rebrand this? Haha..) and apply it to my clean, damp skin, every night before bedtime. Fool proof, really. You just gotta try it!
There you have it. One Love Organics. Blowing my mind, as you clearly can see! I can’t wait to continue using these amazing products, not to mention, I’ll DEFINITELY be adding on to my collection in the near future!
Thank you for all you do, One Love Organics! I truly appreciate your holistic, simple, organic and honest approach in skincare. Oh, and Happy Easter Weekend, everyone!
Where do I even start?! So many amazing things I could say about this insanely talented, all-girl band. For starters, one of the members is one of my closest friends…(I promise though, I’m not biased) but it doesn’t stop there. Along with a set of musical skills, these girls have above and beyond what it takes to not only perform exceptional rock music, but entertain in the process. Truly, and naturally. Moseley is Suzie Chism (vocals – middle), Abby Hairston (drums – right) and Christy Callaway (bass – left). Three of some of the best gals I know.
The band started off as an idea, one that Christy thought would be awesome. I remember having her over during the summer, for porch hang nights and she would excitedly speak about her dreams of starting up a girl rock band. Something so rad that it would boldly stand out, aside from just being an all-chick ensemble.
“Let’s jam, let’s jam! I know a chick drummer!” Christy would say to the girls whenever she’d see them around.
“I thought the idea to be cheesy” says Chism. “But I was going through some things, and it was my birthday. Long story short, I bumped into Christy and Abby again one night at a bar in Nashville and the rest is history!”
Now, I could totally give you a bit of background on how the band was formed…but here, watch this video explaining it instead! (It’s way better than more words on a page, haha.)
The first time I ever heard Moseley play a show – which was in a rad, graffitied, dingy basement venue in a house (picture below) – I was crazy impressed. I mean, I already knew they were going to be mind-blowing just from what I knew about each of the individual girls talents…but gosh, their sound was so refreshing. Anyone with any bit of talent can form a band nowadays – especially in Nashville – but it isn’t typical you hear of really great all-girl bands. So, this was a big deal for me – like, in a nostalgic 90’s girl-band kind of way. Upon my first experience with Moseley, I described them (and still do) as a blend of Hole, Veruca Salt, Smashing Pumpkins and a bit of No Doubt. Seriously, HOW COULD YOU NOT LIKE THAT?!
Chism’s vocals are girly, but fierce. Sassy, but mischievously smooth. With such nonchalance, she belts out lyrics that tear your heart apart and then vigorously piece it back together. Christy’s gutsy, prominent bass lines make your heart flutter, giving each song an extra badass tone; and then the drums, well, the drums just pull it all together. Abby is one of the most talented female drummers I know. The majority of the songs are dripping with so much emotion, you can’t help but stand there and soak it all in…while still maintaining a solid head bang. Oh, and believe me, you will absolutely be seeing hair flyin’ around and lots of body motion; it’s inevitable.
The girls have been avidly touring and playing a myriad of shows since the beginning of last October. Since then, they’ve toured all the way from the top of Michigan back down to Nashville! They continue to melt faces everywhere they perform, and will be in Kentucky March 15 if you live in that area and want to check ’em out! I highly suggest you do! (I’ll post more info on tour dates below)
I don’t typically do this, but I wanted to share some awesome photos my dear friend Lindsey Plevyak shot of me last week. We had a lot of fun taking them, and she’s truly the best gal to hang with! If you want to see the rest of the gallery of photos, click here.
If you’re looking for some amazing portraits or a photographer for an event – she does shows too – contact Lindsey! She is unreal good, and I wouldn’t just say that! Her style is refreshing, and she’s got an eye that’ll blow your mind! So, I’ll stick her info below! Thanks for checking it out, and come back next week…I’ll have some good tunes for ya! (I’ve been slacking a bit, sorry – life is CRAZY busy!)