GIDDY… that’s the word that comes to mind when I think of this Beauty Heroes Makeup Discovery. I was literally so excited when I opened the box this month! Now, that means something coming from a beauty blogger- you guys know I get a ton of product. But this month, wasn’t just another product, it was Axiology Lipsticks! I haven’t found a higher performing, cleaner, sustainable lipstick. This stuff takes the cake! Before I get into this stellar company and these lipsticks, let me first tell you about Beauty Hereos below. If you already know the 411 on BH, then keep reading, but if you don’t I recommend you read up, so you don’t miss out on this “IT” green beauty box.
Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot. A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert. I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie at IBE, and she is truly one of the sweetest people. Beauty Heroes is a monthly beauty service that selects only the best clean beauty brands. Each month you can find one to two full size truly heroic products in each box. The products typically range from skincare to haircare products. However, every 3 months Beauty Heroes offers a makeup box as well that’s optional for members or non-members. I absolutely love their “Use Less, Love More” philosophy. By only getting one or two products, you allow yourself to truly experience them. Of course you can trust their picks, as they are strict on their integrity standards. What’s not to love about this whole concept? As a Beauty Heroes Ambassador, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such a movement.
So let’s dive into this makeup discovery- Axiology.
The Lipstick Lowdown-
Ok, these lipsticks are just lovely. Every aspect of the lipstick from the way the application glides on like butter, to the moisturizing formula, the subtle scent of citrus, to the chic packaging, no detail is spared when it comes to Axiology lipsticks- none. Let’s first start with the formula. The lipsticks are made with 10 organic/wildcrafted ingredients. There’s no bleeding or feathering, you get smooth application each time with lasting hydration. Instead of using beeswax to keep the long lasting lip color, they use avocado butter and candelilla wax. Literally you read the ingredient list and it’s all things you understand- I love it.
Can I talk about the packaging?! SO chic! They come in gold cases, that pop the lipstick up when you push on the bottom of the case. It doesn’t get cooler than that. Even their paper packaging the gold cases come in are made in Bali from recycled trash? Yes, they’re just next level!
The lipsticks and lip crayons are offered in three different intensities- matte, cream and balm. This month Axiology and Beauty Heroes teamed up to offer 3 different collections of lipsticks and lip crayons- Bright- offers a pop of color, Daring- warm and cool reds and Natural- sweet and playful. In these collections you get 3 different lip products, 2 lipsticks and 1 lip crayon.
I chose the Bright Collection. In this collection you get, Noble- a cream lipstick, Vibration- a matte lipstick and Keen- a matte lip crayon. These all have hints of warm, red/orange hues without being too dramatic. Perfect compliment to my brown eyes and lighter hair. I absolutely loved wearing each one of them and haven’t been able to put them down since getting them!
*I’m wearing them throughout the photos. The first photo up top is with the lipstick Noble. The next photo is with the lip stick color Vibration and the last photo is with the lip crayon Bliss.
I absolutely LOVED this makeup discovery by Beauty Heroes! I would hop on it and get this- word on the street is this makeup discovery is going to go super fast! I mean I’m already thinking of which collection I’m going to get for my mom for Christmas! If you are already a Beauty Heroes member, you get 15% off this makeup discovery- It’s $45. The value is $86!! Can you say STEAL! Get the Axiology Makeup Discovery here! If you just want to sign up for a Beauty Heroes membership- you can do that here. Trust me- you won’t be sorry!
Have you used any Axiology lipsticks? What are your faves?
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!