Tag Archives: clean cosmetics

HOW TO MASTER THE DARK LIP TREND

Dark lips are backkkk! Is this exciting or what? I mean, for a lipstick lover like myself, it sure is! Not much into dark lips? Don’t worry, there are neutral eyes to look forward to. Plus, I’ve got options for ya!

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Product Highlight: Fitglow Beauty Lip Colour Serums (And Swatches)

You already know how I feel about Anna (the creator) of Fitglow Beauty and her entire skincare and makeup line (her Vegan Teddy Brush being one of my new favourites for foundation application)…but let’s chat for a minute about her newest addition to the makeup line: her Lip Colour Serums!

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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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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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Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths

 

Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths are my newest obsession for light makeup removing, or refreshing my face! No, I’m not saying that you should only use a facial cloth to remove all of your makeup, and cleanse your face…that wouldn’t be good for your skin. However, there are times in a gal’s life when disposable wipes are needed. I.e. a hot summers day, or you’re at the gym and need to remove your makeup on-the-go. Or maybe you’re hiking, or camping (or both) and there’s not a sink in sight – the Juicy Bamboo cloths come to the rescue!

 

So, who is/what is Kaia Naturals you ask?

Kaia Naturals is a multi-award winning Toronto based beauty brand with a focus on providing “fast beauty” with a conscience – aka non-toxic ingredients. Their main product, these Juicy Bamboo Natural Facial Cleansing Cloths, were designed as a sustainable alternative to the usual cleansing cloth.

 

Some of the awards Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Cleansing Cloths have won:

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Made in small batches, these 100% biodegradable cloths are made of one ingredient: bamboo grass, which makes them super soft and free of any harsh dyes, fragrances and chemicals. The cloths are soaked in organic honey and vitamins B12, C, and E. They’re also 100% biodegradable and act as a cleanser, toner, and eye-makeup remover! They nourish AND re-balance your skin without stripping it bare and leaving it dry. In the past – and generally even now – facial wipes have dried out my skin, but these all-natural bamboo fiber cloths are extremely hydrating and gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skins…I mean, you can use them around your eye area! In fact, they are so gentle, they are also the official cleansing cloth approved for use in oncology esthetics training. That should say enough. :)

 

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These cleansing cloths contain a mixture of:

  • Miel (honey) - non-irritating and known for its healing properties, honey is filled with antioxidants and soothes skin
  • Sorbitan laurate - cleansing agent
  • Sunflower seed oil - emollient
  • Hydrolyzed jojoba esters - emollient

 

Annnnnd they are gluten-free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free and paraben-free!

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So, as you can see above, these are highly-concentrated cloths with skin-loving nutrients. They’ve got a very distinct, citrusy (and quite pleasant/soothing) scent that comes from a blend of natural essential oils such as spearmint, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and lime. (Yum!) In addition to being eco-friendly, non-toxic, and having amazing ingredients…the packaging the cloths come in are quite unique! Unlike most cleansing cloths which come in a resealable bag (and then dry out super quick), the cloths come in a little plastic container! So, when you’re done using the cloths up you can re-use the container for storing makeup or pencils…or whatever your heart desires!

 

You can find them in a pack of 30 cloths for $15.50 or 20 Individually wrapped cloths for $19.50 – perfect for on-the-go! Even if you don’t need them to remove makeup, they’re a great natural hand-wipe alternative to keep in your bag, car, etc.

 

Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths are available to purchase in some select luxury spas and boutiques across the US and Canada.


Follow Kaia Naturals:

Instagram: @kaianaturals

Twitter: @kaianaturals

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaianaturals

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kaiaNaturals

 

Thanks for reading/watching! See ya soon! xo

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Minor Alps – “I Don’t Know What To Do With My Hands

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Monee Cosmetics Seaberry Hydration Masque

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Masques (or masks), mini facials, spa-like vibes…all my fave! Now, typically, I am SUPER picky about my masques and the ingredients they contain. If I’m gonna leave something on my skin for 15-30 minutes, it had better be darn good! So, you can imagine how happy I was when I received this lovely Monee Cosmetics Seaberry Hydration Masque, which is packed with antioxidants – blueberry, cranberry, Oregon grape, seabuckthorn, bayberry and cayenne – to help fight free radicals.

 

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This masque is unique because it doesn’t harden, it’s quite thick and velvety – oh, and it can even be used as an exfoliant after letting it sit on your skin for 15 minutes or so (with the natural fibers that are found in it). Another great thing to note is the inclusion of glycolic acid at just 5% which gently exfoliates and reveals brighter, more radiant skin. Peptides and hyaluronic acid plump the skin and deliver moisture at a higher level – LOVE that!

 

I really enjoy using this mask after I cleanse my face before bed, it just feels so luxurious and hydrating on my skin – plus it smells to die for!  I’ll apply a generous application, let it sit for 30 minutes (I get a slight tingly feeling – which means it’s working its magic, so don’t fret!) and then I’ll wash it off with warm water, and warm damp cloth. My skin feels amaaaaazing, and SO soft and supple afterwards. What I love most about this masque, besides its benefits and clean ingredients (made from 99% natural and 70% organic ingredients)….is its amazing scent. I honestly don’t even know how to describe it, other than intoxicatingly wonderful – so you’ll just have to get it for yourself and see (smell)!

 

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If you’d like to find out more about this masque, and other products by Monee Cosmetics, follow them here:

 

Instagram: @moneecos

Twitter: @moneecos

 

xo

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St. South Better Still

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