Sunday, November 5, 2017

A fabulous lipstick by 100% Pure - Tempest Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick

It's time to share a new post, after months of not sharing new posts. It's fitting to present my readers with one of my very favorite green beauty products to date: 100% Pure's Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick. Pictured below, in the lovely tube, and on my lips is 100% Pure Cocoa Butter Matte lipstick in the oh-so-fantastic purple hue "Tempest". 




A huge fan of purples, fuschias and lavenders, I naturally love those shades on my lips, for that great pop of color. I personally love doing minimal eye makeup and having that striking pop on the lips :)
And "Tempest" by 100% Pure delivers! I should mention that there are several gorgeous shades to choose from with this brand and I recommend visiting a 100% Pure store to check them all out. 

This lipstick is long lasting and doesn't dry out the lips, as many matte lipsticks do. In fact, it leaves my lips soft and happy - as the shade would suggest anyway! ;)

100% Pure is a fantastic #allnatural #greenbeauty brand that offers skincare and makeup that is free of parabens and other nasty chemicals. 

#100pure #lipstick #greenbeautyblog #makeup

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sinfully natural lips with Zuzu Luxe all-natural lipstick in 'Sin'


Above: Zuzu Luxe toxin-free and all-natural lipstick in 'Sin'


Having replaced all of my synthetic make-up with natural, mineral-based products, it’s become a huge passion of mine to share information about some of the wonderful natural cosmetic brands that I have researched and tried for myself. One of the most important makeup products to be weary of is lipstick, simply because we ingest most of it! And why would women who wear lipstick regularly want to ingest some of the harmful toxic ingredients that are shamelessly added to popular brand-name lipsticks? If you are new to researching the toxicity found in cosmetics, I urge you to read the article below about the chemical dangers in most popular brand-name lipsticks:


One of the oldest and highest reviewed natural cosmetics brands in America is Gabriel Cosmetics, which also produces the ‘Zuzu Luxe’ line. Zuzu Luxe lipsticks are some of the best lipsticks I have ever tried. They are not drying, are extremely pigmented, last for hours, and – best of all – they are made from 100% natural ingredients. They are also gluten-free and vegan.

I personally own a few shades of the Zuzu Luxe lipstick collection. In the photo above you can see the color ‘Sin’, which is a rich, sultry, coppery red color with brown and a tiny bit of orange undertones. This lipstick has a nice shimmer to it as well.

As a performer, I rely on lipstick often to bring out my lips under strong lighting. I find that the shades of Zuzu Luxe lipsticks that I own are perfect for the stage. Another shade I own is called ‘Vino d’Amor’ and you can see it in this video link, where I am performing with the lipstick on. It lasted perfectly for the entire concert without fading!

Check out the Gabriel Cosmetics company website, where they offer a ton of lipstick colors to choose from. There is a shade for everyone!

Follow this blog to keep up to date with various natural beauty and healthy lifestyle tips and reviews. This blog is meant to be a helpful tool for people who are looking to switch to natural cosmetics, but who don't know where to start. I post reviews and articles about products that have worked well for me personally. Hopefully these articles are helpful to my readers, in helping them choose makeup and skincare that are toxin-free and all-natural!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

An all-natural, fabulous, moisturizing, pigmented tinted lip conditioner by Scentuals


The best in Canadian green beauty? Check out this fabulous lippie by Canadian green beauty brand Scentuals:

Pictured above: Scentuals tinted lip conditioner in "Passion"

Scentuals is a Canadian all-natural green beauty brand that produces body care and skin products free of harsh, carcinogenic chemicals - and it's always nice to give a shout out to the country I grew up in! Featured today is the Scentuals tinted lip conditioner in the beautiful shade "Passion". It is a gorgeous slightly metallic finish fuchsia color that has pigment and lasting power surprising considering the healthy, synthetic-free ingredients in this lippie! Each ingredient in the Scentuals' lip conditioners has benefits, including the pigment. Check out the list of lip-loving ingredients from the company's website, where they also list the benefits of each ingredient: 

Organic beeswax: provides a protective barrier, locks in moisture
Organic sunflower oil: rich in vitamins A, C, D and E to nourish lips
Organic coconut oil: : prevents destructive free-radical formation to maintain a youthful pout
Organic shea butter: superior moisturizer with healing properties and some UV protection
Organic carnuba wax: provides emollient, moisturizing and skin protectant properties
Vitamin E: natural antioxidant to fight free radical with healing properties
Flavour: natural plant extracts for fun & enjoyment with some healing /antibacterial action
Colour: natural micas for shimmery colour and as a block from harmful UV rays

The ingredients are also 86.5% organic, which is an added bonus to health-conscious consumers. Free of lead, petroleum products and synthetic dyes and fragrances, these yummy-smelling (all from natural plant extracts) lippies are the real deal for green beauty lovers!
Pictured above: Scentuals tinted lip conditioner in "Passion"
Scentuals lip conditioner in "Passion" has a natural citrus scent and flavor and feels delectable on the mouth. Not only does it last a long time, it also leaves the lips so refreshed, smooth and protected.  
Scentuals offers four all-natural lip conditioners, each with a unique color and flavor! Check out the Scentuals website for more information on this awesome Canadian brand and the rest of their amazing natural personal care products!

Be sure to follow this blog for various natural beauty and healthy lifestyle tips and reviews. This blog is meant to be a helpful tool for people who are looking to switch to natural cosmetics, but who don't know where to start. I post do-it-yourself natural remedy tips, as well as positive reviews and articles about toxin-free products that have worked well for me personally. Hopefully these articles are helpful to my readers, helping them choose makeup and skincare that are healthier both outside our bodies and inside! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Another fantastic toxin-free all-natural lipstick by Honeybee Gardens: South Beach

Check out Honeybee Gardens’ Truly Natural Lipstick in the shade 'South Beach' below:

 

Honeybee Gardens’ Truly Natural Lipstick in 'South Beach'

Coral lipstick shades are a good picker upper for gloomy fall days. And those lipsticks are even better when they are all-natural, like Honeybee Gardens' lipsticks! Vibrant in a subtle way, Honeybee Gardens' lipstick shade in 'South Beach' is reminiscent of flowers and sunshine, so it hydrates the mind and spirit, but also the lips! This lipstick is packed with lip-loving moisturizing all-natural ingredients. With great lasting power, like all of Honeybee Gardens' lipsticks, this is a fantastic gentle coral hue that is not too loud (for those who like more subtle lip colors). 

Here is the ingredients’ list for this vegan, paraben-free and FD&C color-free lipstick:
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil *, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter+, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenethyl alcohol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxide (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499, CI 45410) (*certified organic ingredients; + certified Fair Trade).

For other lip shades from Honeybee Gardens featured on this blog (as well as other fantastic green beauty brands' lip products), check out the LIPS section of this website. Honeybee Gardens lip colors have definitely been a favorite lipstick brand on this blog!

Honeybee Gardens is a veteran brand in the natural cosmetics industry. They have a huge range of products, from hairspray, to soap, to makeup. Visit Honeybee Gardens’ website for a look at all their offerings. I've always been impressed with whatever I have tried from Honeybee Gardens, and their products are also very affordable. The company also offers samples of many of their products, so customers can try small amounts before committing to buying full-size amounts. That’s always helpful for those who are trying to find the best natural brands for themselves.

Be sure to follow this blog for various natural beauty and healthy lifestyle tips and reviews. This blog is meant to be a helpful tool for people who are looking to switch to natural cosmetics, but who don't know where to start. I post do-it-yourself natural remedy tips, as well as positive reviews and articles about toxin-free products that have worked well for me personally. Hopefully these articles are helpful to my readers, helping them choose makeup and skincare that are healthier both outside our bodies and inside! 



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pixi releases vibrant, convenient, paraben-free multibalms!

Check out Pixi's newly-released  multibalm in 'Soft Strawberry' - a simply gorgeous and vibrant red shade!


Pictured above is Pixi's new multibalm in 'Soft Strawberry'

Pixi's newest release, the multibalm, is a vibrant treat for your lips and cheeks. Available in five varied colors (something for every skin tone!), this is a convenient stick balm that is meant to be dabbed onto the lips and cheeks for a fresh burst of color on your face. 

The formula of this multibalm product is matte,with a powdery feel. It lasts for hours on both lips and cheeks, and provides hydration too, so no need to apply lip balm prior to applying this color to your lips! 


Overall, I'm quite pleased with this multibalm; it's paraben-free and very economical, as are all of Pixi's products. Although there are synthetic ingredients in Pixi's makeup and skincare lines, the brand chooses responsibly, in order to maintain a low price for consumers without resorting to using the worst toxic ingredients! Any synthetic ingredients in Pixi products are either harmless or rank very low on EWG's Skin Deep database

For more information on Pixi's awesome multi-balms, check out the Pixi website! Stay tuned to this blog for more articles and reviews on do-it-yourself beauty ideas, green beauty, toxin-free beauty and healthy lifestyle!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Another refreshing facial treat by Hyalogic: Episilk Pure HA Face Serum

Have you tried hyaluronic acid yet? It's one of the latest trends in skin care and is a highly effective moisturizer. Hyalogic is a brand that specializes in formulating products rich in naturally-derived and vegan hyaluronic acid. Check out my review of the green beauty brand's pure hyaluronic acid serum below!

Episilk Pure HA Face Serum by Hyalogic

Have you tried hyaluronic acid yet? It's one of the latest trends in skin care and is a highly effective moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in our bodies, in our joints, ligaments, epidermis and eyes. With age, our bodies' production of hyaluronic acid decreases, and therefore, makes us more susceptible to joint pains, wrinkle formation and other age-related issues. Beauty and health brands have figured out that one way of combating age-related skin and joint issues is by feeding our bodies (and thereby "restocking" them) with hyaluronic acid.

There are plenty of skin creams out there now that boast hyaluronic acid as a main ingredient. But the trick is to find a source of hyaluronic acid that is free of toxic chemicals and carcinogens. Hyalogic, a green beauty and green health brand, makes it simple by offering pure, vegan hyaluronic acid skin care products with minimal ingredients. Episilk Pure HA Face Serum by Hyalogic, featured today, is a hydrating face serum made up of hyaluronic acid and water. That's it! Most green beauty nerds would agree - fewer ingredients is usually better! No need to mess with the perfection of pure, natural ingredients...

Episilk Pure HA Face Serum is light-weight, and is perfect as a moisturizer all on its own in warm summer months, or as a base (prior to thicker creams) in cold, dry weather. The formula pumps out as a gel-like substance that spreads super easily and feels really slippery upon application, but the formula does absorb into the skin rather quickly, without leaving a mess. With just one use, and almost instantly, skin feels velvety smooth. Because this serum spreads with such ease, a small dime-sized amount is all you need to moisturize the whole face. The 1-OZ bottle that this serum is sold in will last a long time!

Hyalogic is a brand that specializes in formulating products rich in naturally-derived and vegan hyaluronic acid. Hyalogic offers a wide array of gluten free, vegan friendly, dye free, fragrance free and cruelty free products - from dietary supplements to topical skin care products.

Want to learn more about Hyalogic? Be sure to check out the Hyalogic website

Stay tuned to this blog for more featured products from Hyalogic and for other green beauty articles!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Silk'n FaceFX allows for an at-home anti-aging spa treatment

Check out my review below of the Silk'n FaceFx Anti-Aging LED Handheld Facial Device!!



Silk'n FaceFx Anti-Aging LED Handheld Facial Device

Can I be honest about something? I have never liked going to spas to get facials. I get very concerned with someone else messing with my face, mostly because I have super sensitive skin and have had bad experiences with estheticians aggravating any skin conditions. So, I'm always excited to try a product that allows me to do upon myself what an esthetician at a spa would do upon me. Being able to do it myself gives me the control, and I like to have that when it comes to my skin. 

Silk'n, a personal care device brand, is one of the best rated skincare device manufacturers out there, and the brand offers several innovative hand-held devices for skincare and hair removal purposes. Having been pleasantly surprised with the immediate effectiveness of the Silk'n ReVit device for at-home microdermabrasion (Click here for that review), I have to say that the Silk'n FaceFX LED light device for anti-aging is also a worthy addition to anyone's skincare routine. And since both of these devices are effective without the use of chemicals, they are a wonderful option for maintaining beautiful skin while staying true to green beauty principles!

I have been fascinated by the effectiveness of LED light technology on the skin ever since I was introduced to it by a friend who owned one of the huge spa red LED light machines. Now, these large machines are expensive and it's no wonder you pay an arm and a leg to have these LED light treatments done at a spa. Silk'n has simplified that for us by offering a mini LED light machine, the hand-held FaceFX, which retails for $149. That price is a fraction of what you would pay at a spa to have a LED light treatment administered enough times to see a difference in your skin. And a difference you will see. When used correctly, as per the instructions that arrive along with your device, fine lines are reduced and skin's texture improves, oftentimes dramatically. Anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and who has skin discoloration and/or acne scars should try this little device. After a few weeks of use, this little device does wonders with the skin's texture and appearance!


To find out more about Silk’n FaceFX and other Silk’n products, check out the Silk’n website. Follow this blog for articles and reviews on green beauty and natural personal care solutions!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

From an organic farm straight to your skin – it doesn’t get any more natural than Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care

Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care is the only company in the world to create 100% natural, organic skin care products straight out of their own USDA-certified organic farm. That’s right – they grow their own ingredients on an organic farm! Check out my review of Lily's “Balancing” skin system for normal/oily skin below!



Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care “Balancing” organic skin system for normal / oily skin


Every so often I’m simply stunned by a particular product that I feature on this blog. My idea of a perfect skincare routine is to use things that are in your fridge or in your kitchen. I believe in pampering the skin with ingredients that you can eat, and that come straight from Mother Nature. So, I was ecstatic to come across the green beauty brand Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care. This brand is the only company in the world to create 100% natural, organic skin care products straight out of their own USDA-certified organic farm. That’s right – they grow their own ingredients on an organic farm! Just thought that deserved repetition...

Located in Colorado, Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care is a local and environmentally sustainable company Americans can feel proud about supporting – and, not to mention, your skin will thank you too! The company uses zero synthetic chemicals in their products, and the effectiveness of Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care products is apparent very quickly after the first use. I personally have been using the brand’s 'Balancing' skin system for normal / oily skin. Lily Farm Fresh offers three product lines (cleanser, toner, serum and lotions) for different skin types, including for normal/oily skin, sensitive skin and aging/dry skin. Lily Farm Fresh also offers three other products for all skin types, including a lip balm, facial enzyme mask and a moisture mist.

Lily Farm Fresh 'Balancing' skin system for normal / oily skin is an amazing, refreshing skin remedy. The 'Balancing' system includes a refreshing cleanser, a soothing toner, a balancing serum and a nourishing facial lotion. These products are filled with ingredients like chamomile, feverfew, comfrey and aloe vera (just to name a few) working to both sooth and moisturize the skin. The formulas are all super light and quickly absorbent, yet extremely nourishing, leaving the skin fresh, soft and clean. 

The 'Balancing' system is a wonderful remedy for recurring breakouts and for controlling sensitive combination skin. The best part about these products is that a little bit goes a long way; for each cleansing, toning and moisturizing application, a dime-sized amount of product is really all you need to wreak all the benefits of the awesome, healthy ingredients in each product. And all these products smell like fresh herbs - because they are literally made from organic whole-plant compounds! You just can't get any more natural or toxin-safe than that!

To find out more about Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care, about the all-natural ingredients in Lily’s products, and about this green beauty brand’s revolutionary practices, be sure check out the Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care website. Stay tuned to this blog for more reviews on Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care products and products by other amazing green beauty brands.


This blog is all about raising awareness for healthier cosmetics and personal care products. People should be aware of what they are putting on their bodies, since the personal care product industry lacks regulations. Better regulations could eliminate toxic and known carcinogenic ingredients from being present in the products we put all over our bodies; but, since those regulations don’t exist, it’s up to each individual to do their research about what toxins lurk in their makeup, skincare and personal care products.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Match your nails to blooming violets with 'Bold' nail color by SpaRitual

Yet another gorgeous new Flexible Nail Color from SpaRitual! This gorgeous pinky-violet nail polish is called ‘Bold’, and it’s part of SpaRitual’s 2016 GOLD Summer Collection Empower. Check out the full review below:



Below is a photo of 'Bold' nail color with a blue light filter applied to it, showing what the actual nail color looks like in reality. In natural daylight (as seen above), the color photographs more pink than it actually is!

SpaRitual 5-free Nail Lacquer in 'Bold': gorgeous pinky-violet shade of nail polish free of DBP, toluene, camphor, parabens, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin.

Today’s feature is yet another gorgeous new Flexible Nail Color from SpaRitual! This gorgeous pinky-violet nail polish is called ‘Bold’, and it’s part of SpaRitual’s 2016 GOLD Summer CollectionEmpower. Not only is this a lovely, unique nail color, but it’s also easy to apply and long-lasting. ‘Bold’ definitely falls into the purple color spectrum, but because it has pink undertones, in natural daylight it photographs more pink than it actually is. In the second photo above, with a blue light filter applied on the photo, the color is more accurate (so imagine that amazing color on the nails without the blue light on the skin and surroundings!).

‘Bold’ is one of four brand new nail colors from SpaRitual, all of which are part of the brand’s all-new Flexible Color line. The new formulation promises easy application, anti-smudge technology, and long life when used along with the SpaRitual Flexible Top Coat. All SpaRitual nail polishes are free of DBP, toluene, camphor, parabens, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin – the most toxic ingredients found in many popular brand name nail polishes. For this reason, SpaRitual is a favorite brand for natural and holistic spas and nail salons around the country and abroad.

Check out the recommended links below for more reviews of various shades of SpaRitual nail polishes, and stay tuned to this blog for more reviews and articles on other fantastic products from SpaRitual and other green beauty brands! The aim of this blog is to provide information and reviews about natural beauty products and remedies to green beauty lovers and those who want to switch to more natural skincare and makeup options.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Silk'n ReVit device for microdermabrasion treatments at home: first impressions

Check out my review of Silk'n ReVit! It's a revolutionary device for microdermabrasion treatments at home using non-abrasive diamond exfoliation with vacuum stimulation technology!


Silk'n ReVit for microdermabrasion treatments at home: non-abrasive diamond exfoliation with vacuum stimulation technology

Microdermabrasion is a revolutionary skincare treatment that’s all the hype at spas for its aid in reducing the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and sun damage. It’s also a non-invasive, non-chemical treatment that allows your skin’s natural beauty to shine!

Silk’n – a brand well known for creating convenient at-home personal care devices – offers a hand-held device, called “ReVit”, for at-home microdermabrasion treatments. Since these sorts of skincare treatments can be quite pricey at spas, I was super excited to try this device to see how effective it really is, and how honest the public’s reviews are (just as a note, the Silk’n ReVit is consistently highly rated in reviews!). I was a regular user of a Silk’n epilator years ago, so I’ve been curious as to the effectiveness of the brand’s other innovations!

So what is microdermabrasion? It’s basically a super exfoliation of the skin, using micro-crystals or diamond tips. At most spas, estheticians will use a spray of micro-crystals to remove the outer layer of dry or dead skin cells from the face to reveal newer, healthier-looking skin beneath. Removing the layer of dead skin cells, along with using a suction along the skin, brings new skin to the surface while encouraging blood flow to the edge of the epidermis. This helps to build collagen over time, thus reducing fine lines and healing discoloration.

Silk’n ReVit is an at-home system so you can give your skin the pampering it deserves without spending the big bucks. The ReVit device only costs $100, whereas most one-time visits to a spa cost more than that! And judging by the positive reviews, it seems like a great product to try.

So, what are my thoughts after only one use? First off, having never had a microdermabrasion treatment, I’m quite impressed with how fresh and glowing the skin appears after only one use. And using the suction diamond tip really feels like a nice facial massage – a massage that gives you a good exfoliation to boot! I’ll be interested to see how my skin’s texture appears after a couple weeks of use, after which I may post a follow-up article. I’m especially curious to see if a couple of discolored areas can be improved and if any occasional breakouts can be diminished with regular ReVit use!


To find out more about Silk’n ReVit and other Silk’n products, check out the Silk’n website. Stay tuned for a follow up to this article in several weeks! Follow this blog for articles and reviews on green beauty and natural personal care solutions!