Green Beauty Buys: Summer Makeup

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Summer summer summertime…Time to sit back and unwind…

Also, time to update your makeup bag! In my search for an easy breezy warm weather beauty routine, I recently purchased three new-to-me goodies that I had been coveting for quite a while: A beautiful neutral yet versatile eye shadow palette that can go from day to night, a non-toxic mascara that leaves you smudge-free all day (really!) and the most perfect peachy nude lipstick that effortlessly pulls it all together.

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Green Beauty Time Savers

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One might wonder why I, of all people, would give anyone time saving advice.

Quite frankly, I hate being rushed and totally suck at getting ready quickly. Sure, vanity is involved and all the double cleansing, dry brushing, face masking, IG checking may have something to do with it but to be perfectly honest – I also just love spending time in the bathroom. It is my little sanctuary where the small people living in my house can be locked out of if necessary so I can enjoy some peace and quiet and temporarily obsess over things like pore size rather than tamper tantrums.

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Vapour Organic Beauty

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Green beauty skeptics – meet your match!

You probably already know this by now but if you’re new to my blog (welcome!): I have an unhealthy obsession with all things skin care. I have struggled with hormonal breakouts on and off for the past couple of years which means that I have become extremely picky about what types of products I use on my face. They have to be pure and potent and make a difference in how my skin looks and feels as fast as possible. So when I read about Vapour Organic Beauty‘s claim that their make-up combines skin care and color in one, I was a bit (OK, a lot!) doubtful.

What makes Vapour different from other beauty companies? Vapour uses only natural, healthy, and minimally processed ingredients of which at least 70% are organic and 30% are comprised of mineral pigments and essential oils. Vapour cosmetics are super concentrated using no fillers, so they last much longer than products that are primarily water based. Their unique formulas deliver antioxidants and feed your skin with essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. In addition, Vapour uses only organic plant oils that do not clog pores or cause breakouts. These oils allow skin to breathe and over time, can even balance oily skin by breaking the pattern of over-active sebum production. Sounds ah-mazing, right?

But does Vapour’s performance live up to their promises? Read on…

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Honest Beauty

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Green beauty goes mainstream.

Very few (if any) new product launches have recently caused as much controversy in the green beauty community as the launch of Honest Beauty. It seems to me as if people either love or hate it altogether. It’s black or white with not a whole lot of gray area going on.

If you are not familiar with Honest Beauty, let me introduce you to the newest branch of Jessica Alba’s billion dollar empire of non-toxic products! Just as their Honest bundles of eco-friendly personal care, baby and household items, their beauty bundle pretty much follows the same concept. You order three items for $50.00 a month plus up to additional five items for 25% off including free shipping. As with any of Honest’s products, they guarantee satisfaction by accepting returned products within 365 days of receiving and free return shipping. In addition, you can cancel your subscription any time via phone. Sounds pretty good, right?

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Naturally Beautiful with W3LL PEOPLE

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Are you a #naturalwarrior yet?

A couple of weeks ago, the green beauty community of Instagram was buzzing with excitement (shoutout to Maison Pur and Free Love Beauty!) – some of W3LL PEOPLE’s products are now available at Target.com. What’s W3LL PEOPLE? A premium quality clean make-up brand whose founders – an elite make-up artist, cosmetic dermatologist and nature-loving entrepreneur – are passionate about making positive choices in life and in self care. Formulated without any potentially harmful artificial chemicals found in most conventional makeup, W3LL PEOPLE’s modern take on beauty (as you may have guessed from the alluring minimalist design of their packaging) is built on simplicity, authenticity and performance.

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