Product Reviews

New Year’s Eve Green Essentials

So Since New Year’s Eve is tonight, I thought I would do a little break down of what’s going to be in my beauty arsenal.  I’m going to be traveling-my dear friend is getting married on the 1st, and we are going to live it up on Thursday night!  I wanted to share what I’m packing in my bag for the big night and the morning after.  I have a little of everything from lip color, to eye cream, and some hair paste for my hubs(I have to make sure his hairs look good too) :).  The best thing?!  You can find all these products at The Choosy Chick!  An online retailer that carries everything from green beauty to baby products.

The Choosy Chick was started by a husband and wife duo, Margot and Joe.  They have four kiddos that are adorable!  The online store was created out of a need to find clean products for themselves.  They were appalled at all the toxic ingredients found in conventional products.  Through it all, The Choosy Chick was born.  Another reason to shop there is because of their variety.  Many green beauty retailers offer a ton of high end products, and don’t have any options for varying budgets.  But things are different at The Choosy Chick.  Not only do they offer products for all kinds of budgets, but they offer something for the whole family.  Your one stop shop!  I also love how they list their standards right on their website, and list out all the toxic ingredients that you won’t find in any products they carry.  Plus, they personally test all the products they use to ensure you’re not only getting a toxic free product, but a product that works!  They’re really all about education, which is awesome.  They have a tab on their website dedicated to informing their customer all about what seals and certifications mean, what the FDA really regulates, and how to eliminate toxins in your home.  Yeah, they’re pretty great!  So much more than just another online green beauty retailer.

So want to hear what I’m bringing with me on my NYE trip?!  Well then read on you green beauty lover!

Solavedi Organics Green Tea/Coffee Bean Eye Balm-

Margot, one of The Choosy Chick’s founders actually recommended this to me.  Late nights are not a good look on anyone, and we all know NYE always ends up being a late night.  But with this bad boy in my beauty arsenal for the morning after, I’ll be set.  Plus, it smells like coffee-so that will help wake me up in the morning.  This eye cream is meant for dark circles and puffiness…they had me at dark circles!  It’s more of a balm, like the name suggests.  It melts on your skin upon contact.  It’s also vegan.  I’ve used it at night and in the morning and I’ve noticed a brightness!  No more NYE tired eyes for this girl.  Oh and it’s super budget friendly.  $29

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Ahnesti Authoriti Whipped Hair Paste-

I’ve been looking for a paste that my hubs can use in his hair.  I may have just found it.  This paste at first feels really pliable, but when it drys, it provides a great hold.  But the hair doesn’t look wet…you all know that look, the one we all try and avoid!  It has a really subtle scent too.  A mixture of Chamomile, Calendula and hints of Rose essence.  Nothing strong at all, you barely notice the scent.  This also easily washes out of the hair, another bonus.  If you’ve been searching for a paste for your man or yourself, snag this!  $24

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Kari Gran Travel Set-

If you haven’t tried any of Kari Gran’s products you’re missing out…for real.  This facial travel kit is the perfect companion on a trip.  Not only does it give you a cleanser, toner and serum all in one, but they all come in glass too-my green heart just swoons over this!  Ok, back to how great the product is.  Kari Gran’s cleansing oil is the perfect oil cleanser, there I said it.  But really, it performs unlike others I’ve tried.  I start with dry skin, and then rub a small amount all over my face.  I take a warm washcloth and wipe off.  It not only takes off my face makeup, but leaves my skin hydrated and balanced.  I follow with the hydrating toner, which is the perfect follow up to the cleansing oil and before the essential serum.  The essential serum smells so good!  It has a wide range of essential oils in it, but the ones that stick out to me are ylang ylang and jasmine.  This is a great starter kit to try Kari Gran, or just to have a travel skin care kit on hand for trips. $35

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Solavedi Organics Vitamin C Repair Serum-

Since late nights in the end=wrinkles I’m bringing along a vitamin C serum that fights wrinkles and plumps fine lines.  This serum helps reduce the signs of fine lines, while at the same time reducing hyper-pigmentation.  A one, two punch for skin that needs some tlc.  It smells like Tangerine and Rose…amazing smell!  I put this on my skin after my toner, and before my hydrating serum.  It’s not a moisturizing serum, but an active serum that does some serious repair work while you sleep. Another budget friendly pick.  $29

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Nudus Survivor Lipstick-

If you haven’t heard of Nudus lipsticks, then let me introduce you.  These beauties are handcrafted in Australia and adhere to some of the highest standards in the world.  They use only the best oils to create these lipsticks.  Oils like pomegranate, raspberry and kiwi-all cold pressed.  Oh and it doesn’t stop there.  All the colors are created using flowers, fruits, herbs and minerals!  They are also gluten free and not tested on animals.  Yeah, I have a major love fest for these lipsticks.  I picked the color Survivor for NYE because it’s fresh, poppy and bright.  Definitely how I look at this new year.  Plus, it’s not everyday you can wear a punchy pink and get away with it…or maybe you can?!  This is the perfect barbie pink in my opinion and it stays.  The Choosy Chick has all the colors, but I must warn you-you’ll want them all.  $34

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Well those are some essentials that are in my NYE travel bag.  Have you used any of these products?  Also, with any purchase over $30, customer will receive a free bar of luxury soap from skinny skinny, a $12 value.  This is an amazing deal, for some great soaps!  Want to snag some of these or other green beauty goodies?  Then head to The Choosy Chick and shop to your little heart’s content.  Oh and The Choosy Chick has been so generous to offer 10% off to all my readers. Use code GURLGONEGREEN  So what are you waiting for?!  Go get yourself some loot!

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2 Comments

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    tianna
    December 31, 2015 at 11:18 am

    lovely picks, Suzi! I love Nudus in Revenge & Dirty Diana for holiday makeup! I’m thinking of going with deep berry colors + neutral eyes for NYE ♥ happy {almost} new year to you!

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    Scent Hive
    December 31, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Excellent roundup Suzi! Some of these brands are new to me so I will be checking them out.

    Happy New Year!
    Trish

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