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

Makeup Look: Gypsy Goddess

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I recently came across this beautiful hair piece from asos that I had lost amongst my many hair accessories for quite some time. When I found it I felt really inspired to do a dramatic gypsy goddess look. Although it’s Spring here and bright lip colors are what’s “in”, I still like to rock a good dark lip every now and then!

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Prep + Prime: Start by moisturizing the skin with a light but hydrating oil. I used Sibu Beauty SeabuckthornSeed Oil and added a light layer of Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Cream (review here) on top.

Correct + Conceal: To combat my stubborn dark circles I applied Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in “Like Porcelain” (review here) to the under eyes and on the eyelids to act as an eyeshadow primer. I also used the Kjaer Weis foundation as a concealer around any other areas that needed covering (ie: nose, chin). I blended everything out with a beauty blender.

Bronze + Illuminate: Who doesn’t want dewy skin? For an extra “glowy” look I dabbed RMS Beauty Living Luminizer (for those sensitive to coconut oil – I also use and love Ilia Beauty’s Polkadots & Moonbeams Illuminator) to the highest part of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and on my cupid’s bow. To add some color to my cheeks I blended RMS Beauty Buruti Bronzer (again if sensitive to coconut oil, try Ilia’s Sway Bronzer) and Lip2Cheek in “Smile” to the apples of my cheeks.

Eyes: I started off by applying a light layer of Red Apple Lipstick Eyeshadow in “Porcelain” all over my lid and brow-bone. I then applied Alima Pure Eyeshadow in “Orchid” all over the lid, making sure not to go into the crease. For my crease color I used Red Apple Lipstick’s Pressed Eyeshadow in the color “Vamp”. I blended all three colors together and lined just the outer part of my eye with the Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner. To bring out the purple from the Alima Pure eyeshadow I applied two coats of Dr. Hauschka Volume Mascara in “Aubergine” and added false lashes using EcoTools non-toxic glue.

Lips: I prepped my lips with Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lipbalm and added two layers of Ilia Beauty “Ink Pot” Lipstick. I used the actual lipstick to line my lips before coloring in.

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What do you think of this look? Would you wear a dark lip color in Spring? Would you rock a hair piece like this!? Share your thoughts in the comments! xx

 

 

Embracing my face makeup-free and freckles galore!

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Bare-Faced & Freckled (besides the lips & eyelashes, of course). I have started to really embrace not wearing any face makeup lately. I love makeup and I love colors but sometimes I think we all get too caught up in trying to “cover” so much of ourselves instead of focusing on enhancing and embracing. I used to wear full coverage foundation to cover my freckles because I hated them and now I honestly love them. They make me -me-. I am more focused on colors and things that bring light to my face, not cover it up. Of course I will still use foundation and concealer because lets face it, there’s almost always a time for it, but for the most part I am trying to let my skin be free of coverage.

Who else is with me on not trying to cover-up so much as enhance and embrace!?

xoxo,
Britanie

Wellness | GEM+REMEDY

GEM+REMEDY – For Metaphysical Enhancements

I first discovered Gem+Remedy on instagram and was instantly attracted to the designs. I have always been very fascinated with gemstone healing and have started my own little gemstone collection recently! I was so happy to come across these wonderful bracelets.

Created using the metaphysical theories of color and gemstone therapy, these intention bracelets are handmade in Los Angeles California on 100% Silk Thread, With Real Gemstones, Sterling Silver and Gold Beads.

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After reading about the wonderful intentions of these bracelets, I contacted the owner and she was kind enough to make me my own customized bracelet.

My bracelet is for Health, Grounding, Love + Protection and is made with Amethyst, Smokey Quartz, Rose Quartz and Garnet.

  • Amethyst can replenish lost energy eroded by depressive episodes or physical harm. It can also increase your energy levels.
  • Smokey Quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. It brings physical and psychic protection. It is also an excellent stone for protection from negative energy, as It removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms them to positive energy.
  • Rose Quartz is a stone of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. The high energy of quartz gives rose quartz the property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. Bringing love in to life and daily situations not only brings inner warmth, but it also lowers stress and soothes those around it. Rose quartz is a very happy and loving stone.
  • Garnet is a stone of regeneration and stability.  It is said to bring positive thoughts and be excellent for manifestation and bringing abundance. Garnet can boost the entire system’s energy and remove negative energy from the chakras. It is said to be stabilizing in that it can bring order to chaos whether internal or external.

These bracelets attract to the wearer different energetic properties the gemstones and silk colors possess. All bracelets come packaged in apothecary glass bottles with all their info printed on the label so you’ll never forget what energies you’re drawing in! a portion of all profits go to LA women’s shelters.

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I find great comfort in wearing this bracelet throughout my day, especially in times of high-anxiety which I have been recently struggling with. It also looks so beautiful with other pieces of jewelry and I find myself stopping to look at the beautiful bright colors which instantly brightens my mood.

Tip: I find that when I am having a panic attack or feeling very stressed, rubbing each stone helps to relieve some anxiety and help to distract my thoughts and aim my attention to the healing energies of the stones.

Note: make sure to always wash your gemstones after use as they can carry negative energy and anxiety in them. I wash mine under running water although there are many ways to wash your stones!

You can check out all of the beautiful bracelets designed for different desires and needs on the Gem+Remedy website. You can also ask for your own customized bracelet!

Love & Blessings,

Britanie

Makeup Look: Dramatic Winged Eyeliner + Pretty Pink Lips!

Hi Loves!

I apologize for my absence lately. Sometimes you need to just “unplug” yourself and I felt like I needed a break from the internet and took some time for myself. I originally had posted a photo of me on instagram mentioning this look and said it would be up in a few days and I really apologize for the delay. Many of you were curious as to what I used to achieve such a dramatic eyeliner look and I think you will be surprised at how few products it took to achieve this glamorous look.

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Keep reading below for more photos + all products used :)

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Makeup Look: Green & Gray Smokey Eyes and Light Pink Lips

I recently received some beautiful all-natural pressed eye shadows from Red Apple Lipstick that I have been absolutely loving. I paired together some green and gray tones to create this Smokey-eye look with a slight winged liner to add some more depth and drama. I paired the eyes with a light pink lip and coral cheeks. Keep reading to see which products I used and how to re-create this look :)

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway *CLOSED*

Hi Everyone! I wanted to wish each and every one of you the happiest Valentine’s Day tomorrow! This is an occasion to express love and gratitude to the people that we care about. I wanted to tell you, my readers how grateful I am for your support, comments and the deep friendships that have developed through this blog.

Also to all the companies that have asked me to review their natural and organic creations, and put their trust in me, a huge thank you! Valentine’s Day is a celebration whether you’re in a relationship, or you are single. You can be your own Valentine! If you follow my blog and you are making the commitment to switch to natural and earth friendly products, then you deserve to celebrate. You love yourself enough to care about your health! I applaud you and support you!

I purchased these special goodies for this giveaway with the thought that you need to spoil yourself a little! This giveaway is valued at $150.00

Enjoy some of my favorite things-

Have a cup of the Pukka tea in your Lenox “Collage” china tea cup. Remember that even one tiny step in the direction of health is a beginning!

Osmia Organics “Oh so Soap” is gentle and the ingredients are just perfect. Saponified organic oils/butters of olive, castor bean, and mango, African pearl salt, and organic buttermilk powder, that’s it. Try and see the beauty in simplicity.

Pacifica Coconut Crushed Peal luminizing body butter, with coconut oil, pearls and sea minerals helps you shimmer and glow from the inside out. It’s ultra-moisturizing filled with  tropical phytonutrients. You will love this butter.

Suki face exfoliating foaming cleanser (sample) made with lemongrass extract, natural sugar and other beauties smells just incredible. I love the gentleness of this cleanser.

Lucky Brand crystal leaf wrist bracelet with a magnetized ball clasp. I fell in love with this accessory. And included is the matching ring in a size 7. You will love how these pieces accent your outfit.

Remember to tell the people you care about to have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

How To Enter:

  • Please leave a comment and share how you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day and if you feel like it, please share with me how you show yourself how much you care about YOU.
  • Please “like” BeautyByBritanie on Facebook
  • (If you’ve already liked me on Facebook then please follow me on my other social media sites: bloglovintwitter, instagram, pinterest )

The winner will be picked randomly and announced back on this post on 2/22/14

**This Giveaway is open internationally**

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

CONGRATS TO THE WINNER, SERENA (Comment #59) and thank you to everyone who tried out for this giveaway!!

Makeup Look: Dark Red Lips and Lots of Lashes!

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I recently did an entire green beauty look for Organic Beauty Talk and I wanted to also share it on my blog as I think it’s a perfect look to wear with Valentine’s Day approaching! The dark lip is perfect for a sexy night out.

For this look I wanted to do something dramatic and yet wearable for this winter season. I combined a purple silvery eye shadow with some dark browns to balance out the color, warm rosy cheeks with a subtle glow, and of course, dark lips to complete the look! I’m also wearing some new false lashes from EcoTools and am very excited that they have a non-toxic eyelash glue. Finally, I can wear false lashes again without having to compromise my health standards. Of course, the lashes are optional but I like them on special occasions to add a little more drama to the entire look.

To see the full look and products used go here! or just keep reading below!  [Read more…]

Red Apple Lipstick in “Fierce” is… FIERCE.

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This beauty of a lipstick is described as a “bold red wine” purple shade. This lipstick can be worn dark or much lighter. You can see in the first photo wearing this it almost appears a bit red and in the second shown it looks much more purple. The shade varies on how you apply it and the lighting. The color looks chocolate brown in the tube but when applied it looks much more like a deep purple and sometimes a deep red purple. It harkens the 1920’s era.

I cannot get enough of this color. It actually makes me FEEL fierce when I wear it and we could all go for feeling a little more fierce in our day to day lives, right?!

This lipstick is a Satin finish and is – Gluten Free, Paraben Free, Nut/Tree Nut Free, Fragrance Free, Soy Free, and Toxin Free

You can purchase Fierce here for $23.50 and keep a look out for more looks using Red Apple Lipstick products. I am incredibly impressed with their lip and eye products!

xoxo,

Britanie

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*All products were generously provided for my honest opinion. All of my reviews are based on my own personal experiences with the brand/products. I am never paid to give my honest opinions and will only review and recommend products and brands I love and use myself! All Photographs are (C) Britanie Faith unless stated otherwise.*

Today’s Nails: Flower Beauty Bluebell Of The Ball & Genfiore Diamond Rock

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I have been getting into doing my nails again lately. I go through periods of not wanting to bother with nail polish and other times I feel naked without polish. I fell in love with this Bluebell Of The Ball by Flower Beauty which is a 3-free polish that is very long-lasting. I’m impressed with the quality and affordability and am eager to try out more colors from the line. I decided to make the nails a little more exciting by adding a silver accent nail using Diamond Rock from Genfiore Cosmetics (also 3-free). This silver polish is lovely! I am surprised at it’s lasting power as many glitter polishes tend to chip extremely easily. So far both of these polishes have lasted very well without any top coats.

The combination of these colors remind me of Spring which I cannot wait to arrive. Sorry Winter, I appreciate your beauty but I’m over it. Come here Spring!

*Ring – The Giza Ring by Jewelmint

xoxo,

Britanie

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