Happy New Year Everyone!! I hope you all had a happy and safe NYE and are enjoying the new year. I am here with my first post of 2014 and I am bringing you some of my current favorite products. Some I literally just started using a few days ago while others I have been using for the past month.
Kjaer Weis Foundation – I have been reaching for this foundation whenever I want a flawless finish. It’s absolutely beautiful. I am the color “Like Porcelain” and it’s literally the perfect match for my very fair skin. Spirit Demerson owner of one of my favorite online shopping destinations: Spirit Beauty Lounge put it perfectly when describing this new foundation when she said “it’s none of the shiny, heaviness of an oil-based foundation, but with all of the velvety coverage of one. It applies like a thin veil yet still has significant coverage. When I use it, I almost scratch my head like ‘how did that happen?” — exactly. Look out for a full review + swatches of this foundation coming very soon!
Mineral Fusion Concealer – I feel like when it comes to under eye concealers, I can never quite find “the one”. I have an especially hard time because I have severe dark circles and because my eye area is extra sensitive. Combine those things with the fact that I use only natural products and it makes it even harder to find a concealer that not only lasts but covers darkness well and doesn’t irritate my eyes. Enter my newest discovery and love: Mineral Fusion Duo Concealer. I found this at my local Whole Foods Market. I really love duo concealers. I love to mix the lighter peachy shade with the more pale pink shade to create the perfect coverage. I took a look at the ingredients and while it’s not as clean as I would ideally like (it contains Phenoxyethanol - ugh) it’s still clean enough for me. After ONE use of this concealer I was sold. hooked. in love. I can say (for now) that my search is over for the perfect under eye concealer. This baby is a keeper. I use the shade “Cool”
Jane Iredale Bitty Brow Kit – I really, really love this little brow kit. Not only does it come in the cutest packaging that’s super easy to travel with but it comes with a brow powder and wax. I actually recommended this product to May Lindstrom the other day when we were texting back and fourth about brow products and I told her that this is the one I use and recommend most. It shapes my eyebrows perfectly and does a great job of lasting all day. I use the color “Brunette”.
Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo – Okay so I literally just bought this shampoo yesterday. I know it seems crazy to mention a product after one use but honestly this stuff has made my hair look healthier in just ONE USE than it’s looked in a long time, not to mention how incredibly soft my hair is! I CAN’T STOP TOUCHING IT! I have been loyally using Rahua hair products and will continue to use them because they are truly the cleanest hair products I have found that really work amazingly well. The thing with Organix is that they are not as clean as I would like. They do contain “fragrance” which is not very comforting but they are free of a lot of nasties, including harsh sulfates. They are also extremely affordable and easy to find. It’s nice to have a shampoo that I know I can get at my local CVS. My best friend Nour actually recommended this product to me and after her description of it I literally went to the store that night and picked it up! This is definitely going to be my go-to affordable shampoo of choice. If you want instantly softer and shinier hair, GET THIS. It also smells like a tropical paradise in your bathroom after using this. Amazing.
Osmia Organics Active Gel Toner – I am trying to think of a way to describe my love for this toner without being too dramatic. I’m not sure I can do that. The first thing that comes to mind when I apply this serum every day is “how did I ever live without you?” – seriously though, how? This cleared up a few breakouts I had within two days. It also is diminishing redness around my nose and keeping my skin super clear and glowing. Full review coming soon.
Tell me what you are currently loving and if you have tried anything that I mentioned above, let me know your thoughts!
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