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.

Baby Skin Care 101: Tips to Avoid Skin Problems

Don’t we often dream of having baby-like skin? The secret is a white milky substance called vernix that coats the fetus inside a mother’s womb. But did you know that this substance wipes off as soon as the baby is born?

This is why taking care of a baby’s skin is of utmost importance. If you don’t, your baby might have to face issues like odd rashes, crusting, and bumps. Yes, they happen to crop out from anywhere out of the blue.

They are so dramatic that they might easily frighten you. This is why we’ve rounded up some of the essential skincare rules that will help you take care of your munchkin’s skin. Let’s start!

Skincare Tips For Your Baby

Like older beings, a baby doesn’t require any unique skincare regimen for your child. All you have to do is follow this rule “less is more.” For instance, keep bathing your child only twice or three times a week. If you keep on doing it, it will result in stripping the protective layers of your baby’s skin.

Of course, you wouldn’t want that to happen. Right? Besides this, you need to opt for products that don’t use fragrance ingredients. Remember, your baby’s skin is highly absorbent. So, opt for options that are hypoallergenic and free from any dyes.

But the baby’s skin is extra fragile. Their skin is unable to hold moisture. This is why you must opt for a baby balm that offers moisturizing properties. The ingredients will lock in the moisture, and further protect the skin from any dryness.

What else?

Yes, don’t forget about protecting their skin from harmful sun rays. Well! You can do it by avoiding sun exposure. You can include physical barriers like hats, strollers, and clothing. However, avoid sunscreens until they reach six months of age. Still, if you have to use something, go for products with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

That’s how you can avoid those irritating skin problems in your child from the get-go. To further help you, below are some general skincare tips that you can follow to take care of your baby’s skin.

Baby Skin Care Tips

  • Try and avoid exposing your baby to direct sunlight until six months. You need to protect them using long-sleeved tops, pants, and hats.
  • Only make them wear clean clothes. This is why experts recommend washing the clothes before your baby wears them. It softens the fabric a bit.
  • Your baby’s armpits, skin folds, and diaper area might accumulate sweat because of the hot environment. So, make them wear loose clothes and create a cool environment to avoid any heat rashes.
  • Avoid any chemical products at all costs. Otherwise, it might cause irritation, rashes, dryness, and whatnot.

Wrapping up

If you are a new parent, indeed you won’t have any experience with babies. You might think that they look like what you see in commercials. Much to your surprise, they might develop rashes, bumps, and sometimes even discoloration. But you can avoid this if you keep an eye on your baby’s skincare routine.

Beauty Stocking Stuffers!

Here are my favorite Beauty items this season and they would all make terrific Stocking Stuffers!

Hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies can be more than just an accessory! They can be fun! With Scenties, you can add a fun twist to your kids’ hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies. These accessories are fragranced with playful scents, which can be enabled by simply Stretching and Sniffing the product, just like we used to do with the Scratch and Sniff stickers!  Your kids will be able to wear these products as hair accessories or bracelets, while also choosing from 7 different scents, including Cotton Candy, Bubblegum, Vanilla Cupcake, Strawberry, Sour Apple, Watermelon, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. These are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages!

Founder of Scenties and mom of 4, Kara Dahn, grew up in the 80’s and was obsessed with Scratch & Sniff stickers. She is also an accessories enthusiast that believes that you can never have too many accessories, which is why creating Scenties was the perfect way for her to put together two of her favorite things and create an incredibly useful and original product out of it.

In addition to the exciting new addition to the Scenties collection, the brand is also partnering with Child Mind Institute, which is an independent national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. As a mom with a history of anxiety, and now seeing her children struggling with anxiety too, Kara didn’t think twice about supporting this incredible cause.

All of Scenties’ fragrances have been created to comply with the International Fragrance Association Standards. Each scent lasts for at least 6 months, and all you have to do to activate it is stretch your Scenties product; It’ll almost feel like you’re wearing a new perfume every day!

  • Retail Price: $6.99- $21.99
  • Available for purchase via the website

Glitter Peel-Off mask from 7th Heaven blitzes away dirt and grime to reveal a radiant, fresh complexion. It’s the ideal detox for skin after a long day to cleanse impurities that can lead to breakouts! Featuring pomegranate, cranberry and biodegradable glitter, the fresh fruity scent and fun glitter helps uplift your mood! Available in single-serve pouches for $1.99, it’s a steal! 

Refining Sugar Cleanser from MyCHELLE smells like a sugar cookies and is so amazing, you want to eat it. Fantastic scrub for the face and body to get rid of dead skin cells and renew skin! I absolutely love this one! It smells terrific and you only need to use a small amount!

Piggy Paint is great as a kid’s stock stuffer – it’s a line of adorable super safe nail polish for kids that is made from the safest ingredients and come in the most fun colors! I love that these are safe for little ones to wear!

 makes great nail polish for adults (especially pregnant mamas because it is all natural and free of all the nasties!!) I love how this would be a great gift for those who are expecting!

GuruNanda Modern Diffuser provides 6 hours of aromatherapy Enjoy aromatherapy with the GuruNanda Modern Essential Oil Diffuser! This powerful ultrasonic oil mister is perfect for helping you relax after a long day or to help get you energized or motivated in the morning hours. Simply plug the GuruNanda Modern Diffuser in with the included AC adapter, add water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and turn on! This oil diffuser covers up to 200 sq feet with natural fragrance and has a run time up to 6 hours per fill! This stunning and elegant aroma mister also features rotating color lights and TURBO mode to give you a powerful stream of instant therapeutic mist.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the above items to facilitate this Beauty Holiday Gift Guide. Images were also provided.