Holiday Season Giveaway – Week 3

Hello Beauties!

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Tis the season for all things beautiful! I’m so happy to bring you seven more clean, green and just plain FUN gifts for our Week 3 Giveaway. Thank you to all the generous companies that have participated to give you a chance to win this bundle of JOY this week! Being that it’s Thanksgiving week, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with each of you that I’m thankful for all the support and love I’m continually shown from YOU my readers. For YOU I’m grateful! Blessings to each one of you for joining me on our shared path to health, beauty and love~ always from the Inside~Out. Happy Thanksgiving! XO

One random winner will be chosen and announced each Monday at 12:00 noon EST. THEN get ready for next giveaway! AND just because you entered last week (unless you won…) you may enter again.

To help you get ready for the busiest weeks leading up to the Holidays , I’ve chosen a few of “the things I’m loving lately” and what I’m grateful for!

Supermarket Vegan by Donna Klein.” 225 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes for Real People in the Real World – I love this book because especially during the busy Holiday season with entertaining, etc. It’s nice to have a book full of recipes that most of the ingredients can be found in your grocery store (health section!).

Nourish Organic. Rejuvenating Rosehip & Rosewater Body Oil Mist – If you have tried any products from this incredible company, then you will be thrilled to experience this highly absorbent daily treatment that balances skin, improving texture and tone. Loaded with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins to hydrate, condition and sooth. This is so great as an all over body treatment! Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Rosa Damascena Flower Distillate, Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil,Autolyzed Yeast. GMO Free + Cruelty Free + Concern Free!

Rachel’s Plan Bee - Thank you to my friend, Kimberly Loc for introducing me to this new favorite brand of mine. Not only are the products exquisite, but the owner, Rachel is one of the nicest brand owners I’ve shared emails with! This Facial Oil is a botanical blend of skin loving oils. It absorbs quickly and delivers moisture and goodness.
I’m going to be testing out her complete line very soon and will report back to you. But I will say, this oil has become one of my “favorite things I’m loving lately!” Look at the ingredients: Apricot Kernel Oil, Squalene (Olive), Grapeseed Oil,Cranberry Seed Oil, Vanilla Planifolia, Orange Peel Oil. Only the best for Rachel~

Soapwalla Deodorant Cream – A natural & uniquely powerful deodorant cream with frosting-like consistency. Utilizes superfine vegetable powders and clays, lavender, peppermint, and tea tree oil to absorb moisture, inhibit bacteria and is long-lasting. Ideal for all skin types. I’m a huge fan of this company and adore the smell and formulation of this!

Banyan Botanicals. Breast Care Balm – (Has been recently renamed “Beauty Balm”). The name changed because over the years, Banyan Botanicals found that their customers came up with many creative additional uses for this powerfully nourishing formulation. In addition to self-breast massage, women have been using it as a skin cream, eye cream, hand cream, lip balm, and a general moisturizer for everything from the elbows and knees to the cuticles. This formula is heavenly and “oh so therapeutic!” Look at what’s inside: Ghee, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Shatavari Root, Ashwagandha Root, Vidari Kanda Root, Fennel Seed, Licorice Root and Rose Geranium Oil. I’m a huge fan and happen to have quite a few Banyan products….(remember the Hair Oil I wrote about on MindBodyGreen?!).

Harvey Prince Au De Creme – Harvey’s done it again. Sends tingles up your spine with the flavorful aromas of pink passion fruit,rum raisin, french vanilla, and dark chocolate.’ This particular scent is playful, mischievous and romantic. Harvey Prince uses only eco-friendly and high quality ingredients. You have to try the many other perfumes as well. This company is genius.

Jane’s Signature Gilded Collection. 24- Karat Gold Dust – Gold, Silver and Bronze shimmer powders. ‘A product so versatile it compliments all moods, enhances any outfit and suits every event.’ Three 24-Karat Gold Dust shades packaged in a festive keepsake tin. A shimmer powder created from Mica, a diamond pearlescent pigment which enhances your sophisticated elegance. This multipurpose product can be used on cheeks, eyes and lips to create a delicate highlight. Or mix with your moisturizer for application to the body for a shimmer. It’s no secret that I love everything Jane Iredale. She is the pioneer of green beauty and just celebrated her 20th year in business! I can’t think of another brand on the market that has won the awards that this elegant and sophisticated woman has achieved. Jane Iredale is: The Skin Care Makeup!

And there you have it. All you have to do to enter is like the following companies on their site, IG and FB!

@nourishorganic.com
@rachelsplanbee.com
@soapwallakitchen.com
@banyanbotanicals.com
@harveyprince.com
@janeiredale.com
@beautybybritanie.com

And then leave me a comment on if you have tried any of the brands that have gifted this weeks presents! And if you want to tell me what you’re especially “Thankful for” I’d love to read about what you’re grateful for in celebration of Thanksgiving Week.

Good Luck Everyone and Blessings!

My Top Four: Favorite All-Natural Foundations

Hello Beauties!

I am back with another segment of “My Top Four” posts. (Past posts; Top Four: Concealers, Top Four: Affordable Facial Oils, Top Four: Blemish Treatments.) This time it’s all about Foundation!

Foundation is a tricky thing. We all want perfect skin but not all of us like wearing makeup. Some of us actually hate it. I, believe it or not, being the makeup lover that I am, do not like the feeling of too much makeup on my face. Foundation especially. I want to be able to hug loved ones and not fear that the makeup is wiping off on their jackets. I want to be able to have my cheeks kissed and not worry that color will be left on lips. These are the things I think about! I also dislike feeling like I am clogging my pores with a bunch of ingredients that are not necessary.

With that said; I do not have perfect skin. I have redness around my nose and severe dark circles, both due to allergies. I get occasional blemishes. I sometimes have really flushed, red cheeks because I am incredibly sensitive and sometimes my skin gets really, really red. I want to feel confident when I am going out and like to know there are options for me to wear on my skin without compromising my comfort.

Thankfully, due to many trials and errors with testing out a plethora of natural foundations, I have come up with four that I not only love, but never make me feel like I am “wearing foundation”, instead, they look like my skin, but better and all of them are perfect for my overly sensitive-self. :)

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1. Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation

“Alima Satin Matte Foundation is hypoallergenic, goes on easy and feels like nothing at all. It evens out your skin tone, enhances your complexion and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores using only the purest mineral pigments.”

I wear three different shades of this foundation. Sometimes I will even blend one or two colors together. My favorite, most-worn shade is “Neutral 2″ although I also use “Neutral 1″ and “Beige 1″.  I find either people love or hate mineral foundation. I have always been a huge lover of them. Even though I have dry/sensitive skin, I find that using a moisturizing cream or even oil before applying my mineral foundation helps it to never look cakey or emphasize dry areas. I also always set my mineral foundation with lots of Rosewater. This helps immensely. This is my favorite foundation of all time. Why? because I have the most sensitive skin in the world (or at least close to it) and mineral foundation, especially Alima Pure, is the one foundation I know will never clog my pores, irritate my skin and honestly, it’s the least likely to cause any sensitive or reaction. Also – the coverage is just amazing! (and super buildable).

 

2. Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation

“Kjaer Weis Foundation refines even the most sensitive, delicate skin. Expect a creamy, beautifully blendable, weightless texture with a semi-matte, light-as-air finish. Blends so well no one will notice you’re wearing makeup, they’ll just notice how beautiful your skin is. Sweet almond seed oil and coconut oil naturally moisturize the skin, while jojoba seed oil are rich in fatty acids that promote skin elasticity and reduce signs of aging.”

I am the shade“Like Porcelain” although I can wear “Paper Thin” in the summer if I make sure to really, really blend. This Cream Foundation is unlike any other cream foundation I have tried. It is literally like a second skin. It applies on the skin seamlessly, and although it contains Coconut Oil, it has never made me break out or made my pores feel clogged. It is pricey but once you purchase the compact, you only have to buy the refillables and it makes the purchase much more affordable and honestly, there is nothing like the packaging from Kjaer Weis. Nothing.

 

3. Gressa Skin Corrective Serum Foundation

“It’s a serum. It’s a foundation. It’s a multivitamin for your face. Perfect your face with long-term benefits of this revolutionary serum to powder foundation. GRESSA Healing ComplexTM is a proprietary powerhouse blend of carefully selected botanical extracts that care for your skin by providing it with overall balance, radiance and clarity. Minerals provide a tone-correcting coverage natural finish.”

This is probably the most unique of all the foundations I listed because it is a combination of a a skincare + makeup product in all in one. It applies just like a serum but dries to an almost powdery finish (with a beautiful, natural glow). It covers really well and contains so many amazing and beneficial ingredients for the skin. You can wear this and know that not only are you enhancing your features, you are also treating your skin with skin-loving ingredients. Win-Win!

 

4. Vapour Beauty Luminous Foundation

“Effortlessly achieve the look of radiant, healthy skin and a more even complexion with Atmosphere Luminous Foundation. Atmosphere is like nothing you’ve ever tried — a foundation you’ll adore wearing. Atmosphere Luminous is designed for normal, dry, mature, and sensitive skin. It gives a luminous, glowing, natural finish and comes in a precision stick for maximum control. With Vapour’s Light Reflective Technology, the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores is diminished. Skin becomes instantly smoother, softer, and more even.”

My preferred color is “115” though I can also make “100” and “110” work depending on the time of year. This is one of the very first natural and organic foundations that I ever used. It’s one that I find myself often going back to, no matter how many other foundations I may try out. It has a heavy scent of Frankincense and Holy Basil (both amazing for healing + calming skin) which can be off-putting to some, but coming from someone with a highly sensitive nose and sense of smell, it has never bothered me, I actually really find the scent to be relaxing, and after applying, the scent starts to go away. This is a wonderful foundation for those with dry skin.

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Have you tried any of these foundations? Please share your thoughts and favorites in the comments!

* You can purchase all of these products (except Gressa, which is only available at GressaSkin) at The Detox Market and Spirit Beauty Lounge, and Eco Diva Beauty.

xoxo,

Britanie

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Holiday Season Giveaway – Week Two *CLOSED*

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Hello Beauties!

I am back with my second giveaway for my “Holiday Season Giveaway” series! Every Monday until the 22nd of December I will be offering a giveaway to you. Let me introduce you to a few of my favorite green, clean, and eco-friendly brands. Thank you so much to these special companies that are included in this weeks giveaway. Each brand has been personally chosen by me because I know you will love them (I do!).

Congrats to the winner: comment #21, Alyssa!

Be a part of the movement to upgrade your personal care products to those that will sincerely enhance your beauty and wellness. Remember that we create beauty from the inside, out

One random winner will be chosen and announced each Monday at  12:00 noon EST. THEN get ready for next giveaway! AND just because you entered last week (unless you won…) you may enter again.

To help you get ready for the busiest weeks leading up to the Holidays , I’ve chosen a few of “the things I’m loving lately”..

  • ”Super Cleanse by Adina Niemerow. Detox Your Body for Long-Lasting Health and Beauty.” Contains more than 100 Vegan, Gluten free recipes and offers eleven comprehensive cleanse experiences for both beginner and veteran detoxers. I love this book.
  • Your Tea: Tiny Tea is an intricately balanced herbal blend that will nourish and cleanse your digestive system. Tiny Tea provides the support you need to replenish and restore you to your natural state. This cleanse will assist with reducing weight, bloating, increase digestive function, improve skin clarity,  and increase energy levels. Formulated with Chinese medicine herbs and based upon Chinese medicinal principles. *Not gluten free.
  • PureProC: Natural Beauty through the Power of Silk. This hydrating serum is a revolutionary product designed to hydrate, seal in moisture and provide anti-aging benefits. This Scientist created formula gives an immediate visible difference in your skin’s look and feel due to  PureProC’s unique ingredients: Water, Silk, Hyaluronic Acid and Lemongrass Essential Oil.
  • Kaia Naturals: Bamboo and Tapioca Beads. Daily Cleansing Power. The first D.I.Y. Cleansing Kit for Face Detox. This Toronto based artisanal skincare brand creates custom-crafted kits in small batches. Geared to women on the go, wellness warriors, veganistas, and yogistas with the perfect  palm-sized container with a dial-and-lock sifter to prevent spillage. You can customize the cleanser by adding droplets of different liquids. You can intensify or lessen the degree of exfoliation with each cleanse, which is perfect for those of us with very sensitive skin. I love how versatile this Face Detox kit is!
  • Harvey Prince Eau Fling : With notes of lavender, blackcurrant, plum, apple, raspberry, jasmine, cinnamon, nutmeg, musk and rare woods, the press calls this Eau de Toilette the modern day, “love potion.” Harvey Prince uses only eco-friendly and high quality ingredients in their products. This company has created some of the best scent combinations ever!  This one is 100% delicious and sexy.
  • Wisdom Of The Ancients: Cream of Coco Face/Body True Sustainable Soap: ‘Cleanse your body…Save the Planet.’ Cream of Coco is a natural soap originating in the heart of the Paraguayan forest. This soap is sustainably produced to preserve the rainforest and uses every part of the fruit. You can bathe and shampoo with this luxurious body cleanser. It’s made from the Mbocaya, an edible nut that grows on the Paraguayan coco tree. This is a very revitalizing and softening soap.
  • Blissoma Natural Deodorant in Lavender: Toxin free, safe & effective. Made with a fresh fennel and green tea infusion, witch hazel, black cumin and other powerful plant-based odor busters. ‘Sweat without stink.’ I love everything about the products created at Blissoma. Founder and Herbal Chemist, Julie Longyear has spent hours pouring over research and breaking new ground in order to defy contract manufacturer’s stock formulations. She has created a sophisticated and unique collection of products that proactively heal and enhance health.
  • Nourish Organic: ‘Food For Healthy Skin.’ Deeply Nourishing Coconut & Argan Body Lotion. 100% Natural USDA-Certified Organic. Moroccan Argan oil, packed with restorative omega fatty acids, intensely hydrate skin. This is an advanced formula clinically proven to deeply nourish without being greasy. I love how this body lotion is so quickly absorbed into my skin.

So how do you win? Tell me in the comment section if you have tried any of the gifts in this weeks giveaway. Or if you haven’t tried them yet, which ones are you especially excited to receive and why? Do you detox regularly?

*Then Like the following on FB & IG:

BeautyByBritane / @beautybybritanie

TinyTea / @tinyteatox

PureProC / @pureproc

KaiaNaturals / @kaianaturals

HarveyPrince / @harveyprince

BlissomaSkincare / @blissoma_skincare

NourishOrganics / @nourishorganic

I really hope you love every product in this giveaway as much as I do! Enjoy and take extra good care of yourself in this busy, but wonderful season.

 

XO Good Luck to Everyone!

Holiday Season Giveaway – Week One! *Closed*

Hello Beauties!

Beginning today and continuing every Monday until the 22nd of December, I will be offering a giveaway to you!!! I’m so excited and honored to offer you these presents. With a grateful heart I offer a special thank you to the generous companies that are a part of this season of celebration, love and sharing. A few of the gifts are from me as well. xo

One random winner will be chosen and announced each Monday at 12:00 noon EST. Then get ready for next giveaway!

*CONRGRATS TO THE WINNER: Comment #18, Sophia!!!*

To help you get ready for the busy Holiday Season, I have picked a few of “the things I’m loving lately…”

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I adore the Holidays. The feeling of being and celebrating with the people I love the most is indefinable. I also make sure to take extra special care of myself. With all the fun and special events, I know that I must keep my self nurturing routines at the forefront to keep me feeling healthy and balanced. In addition to my daily yoga practice what works for me is meditation, reading, writing, focusing on gratitude, and of course self pampering with natural and organic foods, beauty, & health products.

 

Let me introduce you to what I’ve been loving lately (and what you will win).

  1. A copy of one of my favorite reads. “Living Green A Practical Guide To Simple Sustainability”, by Greg Horn. What I love about this book is it guides you with simple steps to create a healthier and more fulfilling home and family environment. My favorite is Chapter 2: Sustaining Health from the Inside.
  2. Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Anti-Oil Weightless Face Moisturizer. “Your Power-Packed Skin Smoothie”. This instantly absorbed & water based milky moisturizer is loaded with vitamins and phytonutrients from Kale, Spinach, and Swiss Chard. I love this hypo-allergenic lightweight boost for my face and neck. With my sensitive skin I have to be really careful what I use to moisturize and my skin has adjusted very nicely!
  3. Yarok Feed Your Ends. Leave-In Conditioner for Hair. “Food for your Head. Good for the Earth.”
    I’m a huge fan of all the Yarok products. So far everything I’ve tried has made my hair feel so healthy and nourished. This leave-in conditioner is packed with vitamins, minerals and essential oils that protect your ends from blow drying or heat styling. Yarok also helps supports efforts to protect the Amazon Rainforest.
  4. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream. Kukui Nut Deep Moisturizing hypo-allergenic grand-luxe cream. Apply liberally to entire body, especially elbows and heels. Love this product so much. The Kukui nut is so moisturizing as well as nourishing for Autumn’s change in temperature. Chock full of the richest ingredients and the scent smells delicious.
  5. Alba Botanica Good & Clean. Fruit acid detox infusion. Daily detox foaming cleanser. Formulated for sensitive skin. I really love this product. The rich lathering cream breaks up oil and deep-set impurities. Hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic too. Powered by ten AHA-rich botanicals and partners with Green Tea and Rice in this detoxification and soothing refreshment.
  6. Pura Naturals Soap-Infused Sponge. Peppermint Volcano. I really love this take-anywhere sponge infused with biodegradable, vegan, and gluten-free soap! Activated with water for a robust lather. Comes in a three-pack which is really economical. Simply add water and squeeze multiple times. This sponge is infused with ground pumice and invigorating peppermint oil .Each Pura Naturals soap sponge is infused with plant-based cleansers and botanicals that are biodegradable. Not only are they great for our bodies, but also for the environment! The open-cell foam design exfoliates without the use of synthetic micro-beads and other harmful elements. They are available in: Active Charcoal, Eucalyptus Breeze, Lavender Mist (my favorite) and Citrus Splash and they even come unscented for sensitive skin.
  7. Portland Bee Balm. Unscented. I love love love this lip balm! Handmade in Portland, Oregon by beekeepers Brad & Anica. Their motto: Simple. Honest. Natural.
    Supporting Local Bees & Their Keepers. The ingredients are simply: Local Oregon beeswax, organic cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil, organic California extra virgin olive oil, organic Oregon peppermint essential oil. *This last ingredient is not included in the unscented version. This is the smoothest gliding, richest formula, best smelling (I personally love peppermint), lip balm and I find myself admittedly addicted! I’m also a proud fan of supporting such a sustainably minded family company. Their displays are made by a Portland Woodworker, the ink is soy-based and they don’t use paper for the labels. Instead they chose non-pulped wood designed by local artists. They do so much to support other local small businesses! This is a super company and what a perfect example they are for ethical and sustainable business practices.
  8. Beautifly Pure Facial Soap. Rose Clay & Oatmeal. This wonderful family owned small business was established in March of this year. Azalia and Tim Canan parents of three young children came up with the idea of making their own natural soap after two of their children suffered from eczema. They realized it was hard to find products that wouldn’t irritate their children’s sensitive skin.The Rose Clay & Oatmeal soap has these ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, distilled water, coconut milk, sodium hydroxide, mango butter, grapefruit & orange essential oils, oatmeal, rose clay and kaolin clay. Their products are handmade in small batches, are vegan & cruelty free and they have an impressive line of natural soap, facial soap, lotion bars, 100% natural hair serum and natural sugar scrubs. As I’ve said before, I love to support family owned and operated companies and Beautifly Pure is a great one.
  9. Organic India Tulsi Holy Basil Tea: (2) Honey Chamomile & (2) Vanilla Creme. Love these Caffeine Free and Certified Organic teas! Tulsi is considered “The Queen of Herbs” and is revered as a sacred plant infused with power. It possesses wonderful health benefits that support the body’s natural immune system while relieves the body’s negative reaction to stress. I find it mildly relaxes me and I have this tea daily. I’m a huge fan of the Rose and Jasmine flavors as well.
  10. Pacifica French Lilac Solid Perfume. Pacifica has some of my favorite scents. This particular blend was perfumed in a traditional French style, fresh with a blend of Lilac, Magnolia Leaves, Heliotrope, Ylang Ylang, Hyacinth and subtle notes of Nectarine. In a base of all natural coconut and soy wax. 100% Vegan, too! And “yes”, I know it’s Autumn, but I still love to occasionally wear light floral luscious scents in the daytime.

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So how do you win?

*Tell me in the comment section how you keep yourself balanced and healthy in this upcoming Holiday season. Any “extra” efforts or secrets that you want to share?

*Then Like the following on FB & IG

Blessings to each one of you and take extra care of yourself with these gifts!

XO Good Luck Everyone

5 Steps To Grow Bold & Dramatic Eyebrows ~ Naturally

Hello Beauties,

In honor of my second article being published on Mind Body Green today called “The Key To Growing Bold & Dramatic Brows”, I wanted to feature my entire article here with more in-depth instructions and details. How to grow out brows has been one of my most highly requested blog post and I am bringing it to you today. I hope you all enjoy this and remember that this is for those who want bold brows… they are not for everyone! I hope you all enjoy and take a look at the before and after photos at the end of the post if you don’t believe that your brows can ever grow back! MINE SURE DID!

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The “must have” beauty accessory of 2014: Bold, dramatic, au naturel eyebrows. Models were rocking wild and intense eyebrows this year at September’s Fashion Week NYC!

Brows happen to be one of the most distinctive features that define the face and we spend a significant amount of time and money trying to get, grow, and maintain them.

Many women consider their eyebrows to be their most defining signature facial feature. Strong full eyebrows reflect a youthful appearance, look healthier and define your eyes and shape your face.

This highly coveted small hair strip above the eyes can be one of the most treasured beauty accessories. One has to only peruse the internet for a few minutes to see the availability of brow gels, “miracle growth formulas”, waxes, pencils, etc. on the market today. Sadly, many are full of undesirable ingredients, additives and preservatives. After years of overzealous plucking I embarked on a journey to “get my brows back” naturally.

Here are my 5 Steps and personal tips towards the goal of growing strong beautiful brows:

Step One: Willpower:

Put your tweezers down. No really. Don’t pluck any stray hairs…. at all. Nada. Don’t be afraid to let them grow out. If you are patient and give your brows a break without ANY tweezing for two to three months you could actually end up having healthier and thicker brows! For this in-between stage use an eyebrow pencil applied with short and light strokes to get you through this initial phase and to help enhance definition. Always choose a color that’s a shade or two lighter than your hair color.

Step Two: Diet:

Eat more fruits, green vegetables, highly nutritious foods and; ditch the junk food. Drink more water. You need to fortify your diet by eating foods rich in vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Favor foods from the rainbow as Dr. Frank Lipman recommends. Remember that hair growth and health is nurtured from the inside out.

Step Three: De-stress:

Yoga and Meditation are two of my favorite ways to get rid of daily tension and strengthen my body. Unresolved stress has been attributed to hair loss. According to the Times of India, there are specific asanas that benefit hair growth by increasing circulation of blood to the head. Doing simple breathing exercises can help to oxygenate and rejuvenate your hair and entire body.

Step Four: Nourish:

I use the combination of two natural products for conditioning my brows. At night after I cleanse, tone, and moisturize my face, I blend a tiny amount on my fingertip of CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm (castor seed oil, Tri-Rescue Skin Complex, beeswax, Vitamin E and many other skin rejuvenating ingredients) with a drop of Banyan Botanicals Hair Oil (sesame & coconut oil, Ayurvedic hair healthy herbs: Bhringaraj, Brahmi, Amalaki, Hibiscus and Rose damascena). Using fingertips begin to gently massage the mixture into the hair follicles in circular motion. This will stimulate and nourish the hair growth at the root. Make sure to massage the area to the right and left of the brow where the hair is (was!) sparse. Then take an angled eyebrow brush and brush the brows in upwards strokes making sure that each hair is covered in the serum. Wipe off excess around the eye area. Use nightly for the best results.

Step 5: Patience:

It takes time for hair regrowth. Did you know that if you pluck your brows the average time it takes for the delicate hair to grow back in can be nearly two months! You have heard it before but it’s worth mentioning again: Anything worthwhile is worth waiting for!

Here are before and after pictures of my brows before I implemented these 5 steps ~

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I know that bold brows aren’t for everyone and honestly, all brows can be absolutely beautiful. No one type of brow is for every person. How do you feel about bold and dramatic brows? Please share all of your thoughts and questions in the comments section!

xoxo,

Britanie

What’s In My Makeup Bag #1 (Fall 2014)

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I have been wanting to do a regular “What’s In My Makeup Bag” post for awhile now and was recently inspired after purchasing my new One Love Organics “Love” Makeup Bag. It is so cute and chic and I couldn’t wait to put some of my recent must-have products inside and then spill it all out for all of you to see!! Am I the only one who LOVES seeing what other people carry in their purse/makeup bags? I find it so much fun to be nosey and see what others are carrying with them. It says a lot about how much they use and love a product!

Without further ado… here is what I have been carrying around in my One Love Organics Makeup Bag: [Read more…]

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Sensitive Skin Line

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I was recently contacted by Andalou Naturals and asked to partner with them to help spread the word about their incredible company and to celebrate Non-GMO Awareness Month for October 2014! Andalou Naturals was the first 100% Non-GMO Project Verified beauty brand and that is something to be VERY proud of indeed. They are also the premier manufacturer of innovative fruit stem cell-based skin, body, and hair care. I am so excited to share my thoughts about the products I was sent and also to let you know of the generosity of this very special Brand. Andalou Naturals has offered 25% off your entire order (for BeautybyBritanie readers!!)  during the whole month of October with this special promotion code at checkout:  nongmo14. 

With this campaign they specifically want to educate the public to the importance of accurate ingredient labeling. When we as consumers think of GMOs, food is often what comes to mind.  Andalou Naturals want to point out that crops grown for personal care products and food are from the same farm and whether topically applied and absorbed through the skin or ingested directly as food, GMO crop effects on human health and the environment are of great concern! They put tremendous value on knowing where their ingredients come from. From the farmers who grow them, and connecting the human chain of hands that make every step possible for labeling transparency.

Look at these credentials! Andalou Naturals is: Certified Organic, Natural Origin,  Vegetarian + Vegan, Gluten Free, Cruelty Free, Bioactive, Fair-Trade and has Eco-Friendly Practices. Yes, and I do think this is a very admirable company (if you can’t tell!).

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Can flower power really transform your life?

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Let Katie Hess, Goddess & Creator of Lotus Wei Help You Transform Yourself & Your World

Hi Beauties!

You know how much I love introducing you to my favorite things. I’m all about alternative health options and using Mother Nature’s gifts to assist me whenever possible. Flower elixirs and essences have had an immense part in my healing journey. And I’m ever so grateful to the special people who have felt the calling to educate themselves and to share with all of us the inherent knowledge and potential that these gifts of nature can provide to us. We just have to have an open heart and be ready to receive the healing.

I’m a huge fan of Lotus Wei’s formulas and have been using them for the past year specifically the Inner Peace and Serum help me to feel more emotionally grounded and relaxed. I also keep a bottle of Pure Energy Mist near my computer and have been known to indulge myself quite often when doing blog posts! (I’m spraying it all around me right now!). Even sprayed a bit near my dog Tayo to enjoy! If you get near me, I’ll spray you as well ;)

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The beautiful Katie Hess

One person who has mastered the art of using flower essences for transformation and living a cosmic life is Katie Hess, owner of Lotus Wei. Her flower essences and elixirs are sold at retail stores all over the world, at some of the world’s leading hotels and transformational spas, and to people like YOU.  Katie has been personally working with flower remedies for over 15 years and she knows that flowers are powerful catalysts for transformation. 

She has seen how people hold themselves back with self-limiting patterns. Knowing how powerful and effortless flower elixirs can be, she wanted to help people to shift their subconscious fear and old patterns that can hinder their personal goals.

Katie has now created a newly released program called FlowerEvolution! It’s a six month flower elixir acceleration program to dissolve self-limiting patters, activate your desires and open to personal shifts. All effortlessly, with ease and fun. She created this program for you to love yourself fully and recognize your inner beauty and talents. All with a little help from a delicious elixir made from nature. It literally takes under one minute total per day to use!

As soon as I found out about this program I signed up!

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Elegant Simplicity: ILIA Beauty “Jump” and AILA Cosmetics “5 Senses” = Perfection.

Hello Beauties!

It’s the little things in life that get me the most excited. I really love both of these super gorgeous beauty products on their own, BUT, when combined in the same makeup look of the day….something special happens. It’s a chic, bright and really playful combo. Don’t you agree?

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I just love the deep, luscious vibrant Orchid, blue-toned Magenta colors, especially when worn together! I get super excited when I find out that the nail polish I am wearing matches a lip color that I own. I paired Ilia Beauty’s Jump Tinted Lip Conditioner with AILA Cosmetics 5 Senses Nail Color (which by the way, is 5free, Gluten-Free & Vegan!). I must say, the match of these two colors is quite beautiful indeed. I will be wearing this color combo a lot during the Fall and Winter months. All I need now is a blush to match with these two… I am thinking maybe Vapour Beauty’s Torch? What do you think?

Full list of makeup that I used in these photos…

Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation Like Porcelain 

Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner in Jump

Alima Pure Eyeliner in Espresso

Red Apple Lipstick The Lash Project Mascara

AILA Cosmetics Nail Color in 5 Senses

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Are you a fan of these colors? Share your thoughts in the comments section :)

xoxo,

Britanie

Natural & Nontoxic Makeup Tips For The Perfect Fall Glow

Hello Beauties! Today I am so overwhelmingly thankful and thrilled to be featured on Mind Body Green. When MBG initially reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in contributing to their site – I was honestly in shock. MBG has been one of my all-time favorite websites for years, even before I went completely non-toxic in my beauty routine. To be asked to be a part of something so incredibly inspiring, passionate and motivating has made me feel so humbled and beyond excited.

My first article with a full makeup look, photos, products used as well as some information about the importance of using natural, organic and non-toxic products was published this morning.

You can read the full article here and also visit my Author page here.

If you like this look and my article, please feel free to share it with friends, loved ones or anyone you think would enjoy it. It would mean the world to me!! I cannot wait to contribute more on MBG soon :)

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With so much love & gratitude,

Britanie

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