My favorite lip tints this Summer are from Eco Lips –  Brazilian Vegan Lip Tint Collection!

National Lip Stick Day was July 29th and these are my new faves!

I recently had the opportunity to check out this collection from Eco Lips and they are now my new favorites! What is really cool is that are different ways to use them! Here are some of the fun ways to try them!

1. Contouring –Glide the nude or pink along cheek bones, jawline and between the inner eye and nose for a contoured look

2. Highlighting –Use nude for a subtle highlight on your cheekbones for a catwalk-ready look. Or if you just want a glowy complexion.

3. Lip Color –Looking for just the right pop of lightweight color? Try pink or red on your lips for a smooth, lip nourishing look. This is my favorite!

4. Cheek Color –Glide some red or pink on the apples of your cheek and rub in with your fingers! It goes on smooth, never cakey!

5. Eye Shadow –Try a bit of pink on your eye lids for subtle color. Nude could also work as a primer!

Check them out here: https://ecolips.com/products/brazilian-vegan-lip-tint-blessed

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images were also provided.

These are a must this Summer!

These may not be considered beauty items but they all are definitely products to have on hand this Summer!

 Bug Soother, is a natural, kid-and-pet-friendly line of insect repellent products that ACTUALLY work. Without the constant nagging of bugs, you and your pet won’t have to miss out on all the outdoor fun! I had the opportunity to try out the Bug Soother Spray and was impressed with how well it works! I also like that it is a DEET-Free, natural bug repellent. It can also be used on pets and it smells pretty good too! I didn’t try them but they also have Candles, which sound pretty cool! I think the candle would be perfect for outside in the patio or to have for camping trips! You can find both here.

These relief rubs from Mad Ritual really are a must-try! I like that they are made with natural ingredients and are even pet-friendly! The CBD Relief Rub is cooling, warming, and entirely is soothing, this easy-to-apply rub can be used anywhere you’re feeling sore or tight and can help with discomforts like headaches, cramps, joint pain, and more! I mean seriously, how cool is that? The Lavender + Frankincense blend is my favorite! You can also find bath bombs on the website. Find out more at https://madritual.com/

PURELL® Brand has New Foam Hand Sanitizers

Hand Sanitizers are a must! I don’t leave home without them so I was actually very happy to try this next product! Introducing PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Naturals Foam and PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer 2in1 Moisturizing Foam! My favorite is the PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Naturals Foam. I like that is made with plant based alcohol and does not dry out my hands when I use it. I love that it also had a nice fragrance to it. The foam actually feels good on my hands so I definitely will be buying this one!

 This product has a USDA Certified Biobased Formulation made with naturally renewable ethanol and is available in recyclable 10 oz pump bottles at WalmartTarget, and CVS. Gel versions of their Naturals formula are also available. The rich foam of both products clings to hands for mess-free sanitizing and dries quickly. Both are naturally fragranced with a blend of essential oils – which are all clearly listed on the label. Neither product contains harsh preservatives, dyes, triclosan, parabens, or phthalates.

PURELL® products, including hand sanitizer, soap, surface spray, and wipes, are available online and at stores nationwide in a variety of sizes and formulas. PURELL® Hand Sanitizer remains America’s #1 hand sanitizer. For more details, visit PURELL.com

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the above products to facilitate this seasonal post. Images were also provided.

Emily Alexandra Cosmetics Launches New and Cruelty-Free, Mermaid Detailed Line of Makeup

 Emily introduces her new line of Mermaid makeup products (https://emilyalexandracosmetics.com/ ) WITH ACTUAL SCALE SHAPE DETAILS.  Emily Alexandra’s line of mermaid inspired beauty, is a beautiful selection of products to really bring out your inner mermaid.

In her line of makeup products is her mermaid inspired eyeshadow palette! She has created her palette with a beautiful range of colors that give you the glamour of a true mermaid. Now, how cool is that?!

Emily Alexandra Cosmetics, each cosmetic product is Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Waterproof, Hypoallergenic, Ocean-Friendly!  Along with each product sale, a portion of the money goes to http://supportingwater.org/ , a nonprofit organization that Emily created to raise money where she can bring drinking water to Third World Nations.

While traveling and performing Mermaid shows and appearances around the world, she will continue to spread the word about the importance of ocean Conservation while also promoting her brand, Emily Alexandra Cosmetics.  

“She is truly The American Mermaid. She has created a very beautiful line of products that are not just cruelty-free but ocean-friendly which is very beneficial to our planet,” said Adrienne Mazzone, President, TransMedia Group and editor of DietarySupplementNews.com.

For more information on Emily, please visit their official website at https://theamericanmermaid.com and follow them on Instagram @theamericanmermaid.

I received the cutest Makeup brush and just love it!

This is actually perfect for use with powder. It actually has become my new favorite to-go-to makeup brush! Besides, it is super cute!

Self Disclosure: I received a free Makeup Brush to facilitate this post. The top image was provided.

Celebrate Earth Day this month with these Eco-Friendly Brands

Earth Day is April 22nd, while we love to celebrate our planet and the initiatives that work to protect our planet on this day, the brands below truly embody this sustainable spirit year-round! 

Sun Patch is the only peel-and-stick UPF+ silicone sunblock on the market (UPF measures the amount of radiation that can penetrate the fabric to reach your skin). Think of it as an accessory to your sunscreen. The patches feel like a second skin and have a California vibe that’s irresistible. They are also reusable, eco-friendly, and nontoxic to oceans! They look like cool neon stickers in bright colors, with neutral options coming soon. Founder Gena was a mom looking for a solution to applying and reapplying suncare products on her kids, eliminating the fuss and mess. She also wanted protection and anti-aging benefits for herself too. The more she talked with other moms, the more she realized she had the perfect background to launch a sunblock brand. Hence, Sun Patch was born. I absolutely love that these are reusable and nontoxic to the ocean! If you have been following me for a while, you know how important beach clean-up and keeping our oceans clean is a really big deal with me! These are quite affordable too! Price: $26.00-$49.00

High-end skin-care collections that will bring the spa to your home daily! Terrakai Skin has ingredients that are native to Australian regions! Their Australian botanical ingredients are sourced solely from where the botanical ingredient comes from, which is why customers will pay for their skincare! They sustainably harvest the most potent, resilient botanicals, from Kangaroo Paw to Kakadu Plum to Snowflower, and add in high quality ingredients like hyaluronic acid and collagen to create super serums to make your skin plump, hydrated and glow. The thoughtful design that underpins every Terrakai Skin formulation allows us to tick all the boxes on our founding mission: Environmentally conscious, 100% vegan, and high-performance. With 25 products to choose from, you will find a line perfect for your skin type! One of my favorites is the Kakadu Plum+Emu Apple Cleansing Milk. It leaves my skin feeling so clean and refreshed.

“Baesix (/ˈbasics/) is your vegan, organic, cruelty-free, inclusive & eco-responsible simple, skincare routine for happy skin everyday! Baesix skincare is ONLY SIX steps to healthier skin! The “BAE” means “Before Anyone Else” – meaning love yourself first then others will fall in love with you too; and the “SIX” stands for the six simple steps to follow for glowing, healthy skin! Baesix developed their unique formulas from scratch in Korea with a focus on healthy hydration and bioactive nourishment. They use 100% organically certified bamboo in their products. As one of nature’s richest sources of silica; bamboo extract is known to stimulate the production of collagen, loaded with antioxidants that combat free radicals, and boasts potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities. Not only are the products AMAZINGLY good for your skin, but the packaging is AMAZINGLY good for our planet! Their packaging is either biodegradable or 100% recyclable. Their bottles are made from corn starch and bamboo, their tins are aluminum, their paper is FSC certified and refills sachets are made from sugarcane! I absolutely love the Hydrating CC Face Moisturizer which also has SPF 35 PA+++.

It is absolutely my new daily Moisturizer!

Skincare that’s just as kind to your skin as it is to mother earth! O’o Hawaii is a cruelty-free and sustainable line that ensures that the natural resources of its ingredients are preserved and protected. The brand focuses on keeping things simple to achieve its ultimate beauty goals of healthy, glowing skin from the inside out.  At the root are antioxidants grown in Hawaii’s nutrient-rich, volcanic ash soil, exclusive Triple Boosting Complexes™, and real crystals from nature. All products are non-GMO, vegetarian and cruelty-free with reusable packaging. The brand’s integrative skincare is made to enrich skin by giving it the nutrients needed for anti-aging and protection against harsh environmental hazards of daily life, such as UV damage. Founder Holly Harding is an expert in integrative nutrition and realized the disconnect between internal nutrition and external skincare. So, she created a line with both skincare and oral supplements. For every online sale, O’o Hawaii donates $1.00 to the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Discovery Forest program.

I tried the Brillant Feather Beauty Balm and love how soft my face feels after I use it!

Available on Amazon, SkimLinks, Amazon and QVC. Also sold at Free People 

Price: $24.00 – $475.00

Happy Earth Day (and month!)

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this post. Images were also provided.

Loloma 100% Pure Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Moisturizer is a must for both Baby and Mom!

Loloma can be used for mom and baby

I love this moisturizer because it is a perfect gift for new Moms! It can be used on babies and Moms!

Why Babies?

Loloma was created for the use of eczema.

One of the oils the creators found which was very helpful was coconut oil which is also known as the tree of life, it has been used for generations for different uses including carrying antibacterial, anti-steph, antiviral and anti-microbial properties to help to soothe babies skin.

They found traditional oils were very greasy and the smell was rather strong. In order to have a more pleasant experience with such an amazing naturally healing product, we set out to find ways to reduce the smell and alter the texture to be light weight and highly absorbent whilst retaining all its good healing properties.  

Over the years, they managed to design pioneering technology working diligently with engineers and chemists to attain just this. The process begins with the finest quality organic nuts which are hand picked by generational farmers. The process is a totally chemical free where flesh of the coconuts are run through centrifuge machines and filtered using pure Fijian artesian water to extract fresh virgin coconut oil. This is further filtered to reduce the smell to a light sweet scent plus a highly absorbent moisturizer giving you Loloma Love by Nature.

Uses for babies:

Loloma can also be used for cradle cap, for massaging, for nourishing babies hair, as it is totally chemical free and if babies happen to put it in their mouths, it is safe and will not harm them.

Benefits for babies:

• Nourishes & Protects Skin and Hair

• Apply on Diaper Rash and Cradle Cap

• Soothes Eczema and irritated skin

• Brings on sleep with massage

• Daily skin love

Why Mamas?

Mamas also deserve the love and care,  Loloma also has many uses and wonderful beauty benefits.  As moms we are always trying be more efficient and effective with our time, one of our customers uses it as a shower moisturizer, therefore not having to apply moisturizer afterwards, leaving your skin feeling velvety smooth, other uses, as make up removers, using a hot washcloth to remove daily make up from face and eyes, cracked heals, uses are endless.

Here are some beauty benefits:

 Face: anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and moisturizing. It is made up of mainly nourishing fatty acids, high in lauric acid, also contains vitamin E and heathy fats. It makes a great natural moisturiser.

 Body: high in antioxidants, helps to restore skins PH levels, making the skin feel velvety smooth and non- greasy

 Hair: Use as hair moisturiser, Women and men today are looking for more natural products, what better to use than Loloma – the natural answer,   so natural its edible!

Why is it unique:

–        Derived from a specific breed of coconuts –  Fijian Talls specific only to Fiji

–        The environment alone where the coconuts are sourced from are precious and pristine,  the air is crisp, clean see breezes flowing, beautiful sunshine from clear sky’s, these coconuts from 100 year old plantations are continuously breathing this breath of nature, highly nourishing to provide all the natural goodness to the land and its people.

–        Coconuts are sourced from remote islands which supports livelihoods for suppliers, farmers and communities.

–        Carefully designed pioneering technology to remove all impurities to reduce the smell to a light fragrance and light weight highly absorbent moisturizer.

–        The product is completely chemical free while other oils use a bleaching process to whiten their oil whereas Loloma is naturally clear.

Loloma is available for purchase on www.amazon.comwww.macys.com and www.lolomafiji.com.

Website: www.lolomafiji.com

Instagram: @loloma_lovebynature

Facebook:  facebook.com/Loloma

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Information and images were also provided.

Starling Skincare Gift Sets are a must for Self-Care! Perfect for Tweens and Teens too!

Indulge yourself in some self-care with toxin-free, plant-based and organic formulations that will make your skin glow! The solution-focused formulations from Starling Skincare help to eliminate sensitivity and redness, bringing skin back to optimal health. What is great is that it is also great for teens! Created for those with allergies and sensitivities in mind, Starling Skincare has eliminated all common allergens, including nuts, gluten, soy, synthetic fragrance, and preservatives. The line offers an incredible array of balms, serums, cleansers, and deodorants for everyone, including tweens and teens. This Spring, one of their gift sets would make a wonderful gift!  (perfect for Easter Baskets too! You can find them at https://buystarling.com/collections/sets-and-limited-time-offers. The Kid’s Starter Set is sure to be a hit and it is on sale right now!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images were also provided.

Beauty Stocking Stuffers!

Looking for a few beauty products to put in a stocking? Here are a few of my favorites!

August + Monroe’s NEW Calm Cream

Price: $44.00 (refill $30)

Affiliated with Amazon

Sensitive skin has a new best friend and your dermatologist approves. Introducing Calm Cream, a new face cream that gets rid of any blemishes, redness or acne scars. It’s a lightweight gel texture that soothes, hydrates and heals your skin all at once. Calm Cream also has anti-inflammatory ingredients such as willow bark extract and ginger to help with signs of aging. The brand has developed quite the following since launching its hero product, 3-in-1 Blemish Camouflage, frequently selling out several times each month. Calm Cream works in sync with Blemish Camouflage and any serums. Check out the wonderful benefits for yourself, all in sustainable packaging that’s super easy to refill! 

As with other Eco Lips products, Candy Cane Organic Lip Balms are made with certified organic beeswax combined with hydrating Fair Trade Certified™ coconut oil to nourish, moisturize, and restore lips back to health. They also come in the brand’s revolutionary Plant Pod, a patented 100% plastic-free, plant-based packaging that looks and acts like a regular tube. 

Candy Cane Organic Lip Balms will be available on Eco Lips’ website starting <DATE> and will hit retail in the weeks following its online release. Each set of 3 tubes will sell for $9.99.

Eco Lips lip balms are USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Leaping Bunny Certified, and made from 100% edible food grade ingredients. The brand was founded on the premise of combining plant-based ingredients and the ultimate soothing and moisturizing experience to give everyone a lip protecting and regenerating product that does not harm the environment. To know more about them, you may visit www.ecolips.com

Suntouched is a beauty must-try!

Suntouched is sunshine in a bottle. All hair types can enjoy lighter hair and sunkissed highlights with this stay-in heat-activated lightener infused with natural extracts such as pineapple and lemon. It’s beloved by thousands around the globe in 30+ countries! To use it, just spray, comb through and apply heat (with the sun or a blowdryer). That’s it! Every application leaves permanent hair-lightening results. Suntouched offers two options for light or dark hair! 

Suntouched Hair Lightener

  • Formulated to amplify the sun’s natural highlighting effects and gradually lighten and brighten hair
  • Infused with pineapple extracts, rich in vitamin C for hair growth 
  • Features lemon extract (not the same as lemon juice) that nourishes hair fibers, helps retain moisture, and is rich in antioxidants
  • Includes glycerin to keep hair hydrated and healthy
  • Hydrogen peroxide (in safe dosing rations) included for an extra boost of hair lightening power
  • Gentle and effective formula with results visible within two hours, no rinsing necessary
  • Gradual and controlled effect for permanent results
  • Repeat until reaching the desired level of lightness, no more than three times per week 
  • Works with all hair types, natural and color-treated
  • Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free
  • Free of parabens, alcohol, bleach, ammonia
  • Price: $24.99

Suntouched is now available on Amazon!

Amazon Link for Light/Medium Hair

Amazon Link For Dark Hair

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this holiday post. Images were also provided.

Back to School Beauty Must-Buy!

I am quite excited to share this new product with you! Eco Lips has a Pure & Simple lip balm line and they are perfect for the whole family! This back-to-basics Pure & Simple lip balm is made with just four ingredients-sunflower oil, beeswax, Vitamin E, and flavor. It is available in amazing flavors: Raspberry, Coconut, and Vanilla.

USDA Certified Organic and 100% edible formula made from food-grade ingredients. Yes, edible! Great for kids too. This back-to-basics Pure & Simple lip balm line is packaged in our new Plant Pod® Innovation – the first 100% plastic-free plant tube. Offered in a variety of flavors including Coconut, Raspberry, and Vanilla. Delicious, pure and simple. I like that this is great for the whole family, including kids and it really does moisturize and protect your lips!

Find out more at https://ecolips.com/collections/pure-simple-lip-balm

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post, Image was also provided.