Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bubble and bee orange vanilla pit putty review.(now with pictures!)

hey everyone! I hope you all are having a great week! I have been having a rough one due to starting a new job but what better time to test out a new deodorant than under stress??? As you know if you've read my blog before, I really love the Nourish organic deodorant.... but lately I've not been enjoying it as much as usual. For some reason it has not been working as well, so I decided to try one I've had my eye on for a while...the pit putty from Bubble and bee! One reason while I haven't tried it before now is beacause they did not offer a scent that I would like, and also the price ($9.95 yikes!). But while preparing to order my Nourish, I realized with shipping it was almost equal priced and went ahead with the pit putty. Am I ever glad I did! They finally offered a scent that was made for me... sweet orange vanilla! (which is my new fave since the fawnlily botanica lip balm!)



OK...now to the review.To start off with, the ingredients are amazing and completely organic. The scent itself comes from organic vanilla extract, and orange essential oil! It really smells amazing too! The wetness protection comes from organic arrowroot powder,and the stink protection comes from organic coconut oil. Thats it! Now onto the effectiveness. When you apply  the deodroant to your pits, the directions say just to swipe twice, then rub it in until just the arrowroot powder is left and that is supposed to protect you from wetness. Let me just say I have NEVER had deodorant keep me this dry before,especiallyafter 8 intense hours of work. I am in love with this stuff. I didnt even smell at all when I got off work, which with the Nourish I felt wetness almost an hour later and recently started to smell stinky pits at the end of my work day...so this pit putty is a miracle :) They also offer pit putty in a cream form and in a stick with baking soda.  They have a deodorant guarantee, that means if the one you ordered didn't work for your particular body odor problem, they will rplace it until you find the right noe! How freakin awesome is that???It gets my seal off aproval and I hope some of you will try it out too! You can get it here: http://www.bubbleandbee.com/servlet/the-Organic-Deodorants/Categories

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Organic Indulgence review.


Hey guys! This is just going to be a quick little review of my new body wash and lotion that I picked up back in august from TJ Maxx...you may have seen it in my first haul from there...but it is the orchard pear and fig lotion/ bodywash.
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I bought these when I was just browsing around the beauty isle at TJ Maxx, and I was just looking for some natural skincare products (if they had any), and I was pretty excited because I was about to run out of my Nourish  lotion and body wash and these would be backup for that. I actually think I like these better than the Nourish! The bodywash is very foamy because of the coco glucoside, and it smells more like what a body wash should smell like, instead of like oils like the Nourish. The smell is fantastic! I really smell the pear, but I really don't know what a fig smells like...but if it smells this good I would like to find out! The lotion is great too. It is more moisturizing than the Nourish was, and I only need one application, rather than 2 like before. It comes out kind of liquidy compared to the Nourish but it goes on really silky and makes my skin feel very hydrated. I really enjoy both of these products, and I think I am going to go buy both of the ones that they have left at TJ Maxx and maybe try some other scents from iherb.com, because their whole line of products is on there. I hope you enjoyed this review, see ya next post!




Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Clean" makeup brush cleaner!

Hey guys! I have a light night at work tonight so I thought I would take the time to make a quick post about how I clean my makeup brushes...naturally of course! I was searching for a natural/ organic shampoo for my hair initially and I always look on Etsy first because I find some truly AMAZING products on there for skin and makeup. Instead of finding a shampoo for my hair, I ended up finding one for my makeup brushes, which is good because I was using the elf one and it was just riddled with nasty chemicals and parabens! Here is the lovely shampoo I found:






This lovely shampoo is actually a black soap shampoo from an Etsy store called the healing moon, and it is completely natural, and smells awesome! It has lavender, and orange essential oils, and shea butter, and other yummy things inside that are cleansing AND moisturizing at the same time. It cleans every ounce of makeup off of my eyeshadow brushes in just a second...and it was only $5.00 (plus shipping). I bought it for my hair but I ended up finding my favorite shampoo ever before I even used this, so I tried it on my brushes and it worked great so there we go...and it doesn't make them shed either, not that I have seen so far anyway. I think it is also 8 oz but I'm not positive. So here is my opinion: smells great, cleans and conditions your brushes, very inexpensive, completely natural...I'd say that's a pretty sweet deal for only 5 bucks! I hope you try it out for yourself and let me know if you like it as much as I do!
















Sunday, September 9, 2012

Ohsudz blemish cover up (Etsy)

Hey everyone! Hope your weekend was pleasant! Mine was because I got this concealer in the mail...and it's amazing. It is called "blemish cover up" and is from a store on Etsy called Ohsudz and was only $9.00!! And it works better than ANY concealer I've ever tried before...the milkfancy concealer turned out to be terrible. It dried up inside the container somehow and I tossed it out. The Gabriel colour concealer matches my skin but flakes away when you blend it, and the Geo girl concealer has some questionable ingredients in it, so when I ran out of it I started searching for an "all natural" replacement...and ladies and gentleman....I found it. First off I will tell you what the description on the store says:
"This is the best coverup for acne, and is opaque enough to cover acne scars. Creamy and easy to apply, with great coverage.This formula glides right on,evenly, no streaks, great pigment, and great coverage for acne scars."
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top view

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Ok, now your probably thinking, yea right. Lots of concealers claim that . But this one actually told the truth...GASP! I know I was blown away by the quality of this concealer. It goes on INCREDIBLY easy, and really is very opaque. I used it the afternoon it came, and went out shopping, along with my Sanre radiant glow tinted moisturizer. My face really looked clear and even. I had been having breakouts the past few weeks, and since it is cleared up, all that is left is little red acne marks on my chin (just a few) but this really made them disappear! It also goes on very creamy under the eyes and blends BEAUTIFULLY...like you aren't wearing any makeup at all. I have very dry skin so usually concealers tend to settle in my creases of my eyes and leave flaky patches as my skin dehydrates throughout the day, but this is so moisturizing that I don't have any problems whatsoever. I got the light shade which is kinda hard to match most of the time because it always seems to pink...but this matches my skin perfectly. I really can't say enough about it, you will just have to try it for yourself to see the wonderfullness of it. It really is amazing. Long story short, the ingredients are FANTASTIC, the coverage is AMAZING, and it is very reasonably priced... it's pretty much perfect and I will use it as a staple in my beauty routine from now on! Hope you liked this review and if you try this concealer, let me know how much you loved it because there's no way you can't!!! See ya next time :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sanre Organic Skinfood radiant glow tinted moisturizer.

Hey everyone! I have something pretty awesome th show you today...and it is even more awesome because I got it for free! If I find a product I REALLY want to try but it is kinda pricey, I take initiative and email the company them selves and ask if they sell sample sizes of their products, and usually they will email me back and say they do not SELL samples but they offer to send me a couple from their whole sale department. And that is pretty awesome of them to do and I really appreciate that. I really am a " try before you buy" type of girl when it comes to makeup and skin care because I like to know what it will look like or how it works with my skin. That being said, I contacted Sanre Organic Skinfood a couple weeks ago because I really wanted to try their radiant glow tinted moisturizer, but it is in the $20-$25 range, and I wanna make sure it is something I can/ will use for that money. They emailed me back a few days later and told me they only have samples in medium and asked for my address, and I gladly submitted it to them. Even if it is too dark, I could still see how it worked with my skin. So I never heard a reply until today when my bf checked the mail and there was a sample of each in an envelope addressed to me! I was so excited. Here is what it looks like in the package:
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They are very small, but there is actually quite a bit of product in there! They look extremely dark as well, but once I swatched the light on my hand it turned into a glowy light color.
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light swatch
There is no scent that I could detect, and it my made my skin so soft and glowy! I actually wore it today over my Sante soft cream foundation and I felt like I looked a little more glowy, like I had been outside for a while. I really like it and I am going to buy the full size definitely! I hope you enjoyed this review, and remember, it is always worth asking a company about their products because you never know if you can try it if you don't! See ya next post!

Monday, September 3, 2012

ECO TOOLS REVIEW.

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  Hey everyone, today I want to share a product that I have heard a lot about lately and I just want to do a little review of my own. I see people use these on youtube a lot, and I was curious to see if they were really as good as the review were. To my surprise they were! This 5 pc brush set has: a mineral powder brush, concealer brush, eye shading brush, and a baby kabuki brush, along with a cotton/ hemp carrying case. First let's talk about first impressions, then we will discuss quality and price. I went on the hunt for these one day because I recently started using mineral foundation and I needed a mineral brush to apply it with, so I went to target and found them immediately. They are not very big brushes, actually they are travel size, but they are made really well. The handles are made of bamboo, so they are a sustainable material (hence the eco in eco tools), and the brushes are synthetic, but are SO incredibly soft! I don't know the exact material they are made of but I do know they are cruelty free. :) They are fantastic quality for the price..I believe I paid $10.99 for them and considering you get 5 peices, that's great! I really just bought this set for the baby kabuki, but I ended up loving all of them. I love the eye shading brush for blendig in my medusa eye dust, and I also use the concealer brush to apply foundation as concealer.

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shading brush
The baby kabuki ended up being my favorite brush of all of them because I blends in even my liquid makeup into a airbrush like finish. It is the perfect size for me, and is so so soft!
I don't really use the powder brush very often, but occasionally I do use it instead of the kabuki brush to do  my foundation, but it would be great for blush, and the carrying case is the perfect size to carry your brushes on the go!
baby kabuki

Well, that is my review! I hope you enjoyed it and if you try them, let me know what you think! See ya next post!