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Live Botanical Review

Live Botanical Review

Excited to finally share my Live Botanical Review with you guys!  I first discovered Live Botanical at IBE Dallas.  I had the pleasure of meeting the maker and founder Carolyn.  It was so great to connect and hear her enthusiasm for herbs.  Sometimes people merely create a line but I could instantly tell this was Carolyn’s passion.  Although she is an herbalist, much of how Carolyn sees skincare is based on her 15+ years in the technology field as an analyst.  It’s always so fascinating to see how people get their start in skincare.

Live Botanical  has become a gold mine as I’ve tried more products.  It’s not often I find products that not only are clean, but also effective and budget friendly.  People are constantly asking what options I would recommend that are less expensive and it can be hard.  Sometimes you have to sacrifice performance, however, not with Live Botanical.  I think that’s why I initially got so jazzed about it.  I saw that not only was the line organic, non-GMO, ethically wild-harvested, local, sustainable and fair trade but budget friendly.  She really goes the extra mile.  She also uses glass packaging too-something I swoon over.  I mean it’s kind of rare to check all the boxes but also be affordable!

There is a wide variety of products from facial products, to body products.  I tried a handful of them.  I’ve shared a review before about the Skin Repair Balm and Aer Hyaluronic Serum, and I’m adding them on to my review here.  I have some new products to share- specifically their Best of Live Botanical Kit. Keep reading to hear my full review! Oh and Carolyn the founder has been so kind to offer 20%!  Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN!

Skin Repair Balm-

First, the Skin Repair Balm is such an amazing multi-use product.  I’ve used it as a cleansing balm, hydrator and to help heal and relive pain from a burn.  One of the ingredients I love in the balm is yarrow-a powerful anti-inflammatory.  As a cleansing balm it removes all my makeup and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and supple.  I wake up with perfectly moisturized skin.  I put it on a hot water burn and it instantly took away the throbbing pain.  I’m wondering what this little jar can’t do?!  Snag yours here! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

Blue Tansy + Babassu Balancing Whipped Oil- 

I was so excited to try out the new Blue Tansy + Babassu Balancing Whipped Oil!  If you’ve followed me long enough you know I’m a big fan of blue tansy- this oil does so much.  First, the smell is so wonderful!  It has a sweetness to the smell but still smells herbal too.  Besides, smelling good, it also relaxes the nervous system.  It also helps to balance the hormones in our body- can you say YES!  It calms inflammation and redness in the skin.  Babassu is also in this whipped oil, which I love too.  It’s similar to coconut oil but not pore clogging like coconut oil can be.  These two combined are perfect for combination, dry or skin prone to breakouts. If you do have dry skin you may still want to use an oil first then the whipped oil.  I loved applying it after cleansing and toning.  I found I didn’t need extra hydration right now.  My skin felt so good in the morning!  It quickly absorbs into the skin leaving it feeling hydrated but with a matte look, not oily.  Overall, I can’t recommend this product enough! If you have skin that is breaking out or just skin that needs a little tlc- this is perfect.  Grab your Blue Tansy + Babassu here!  Don’t forget to use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

Mint + Ginger Toning Mist- 

This toning mist is everything!  It feels so refreshing and dewy on the skin.  I love anything mint, as most of you know and this toning mist is no exception. Plus, the kick of ginger sends this mist over the top.  It calms my skin while at the same time reinvigorating it.  I love spraying this after cleansing and right before my serums/moisturizers.  Not too mention it really feels so good in the morning!  It perks up my skin and gets me going.  I love how Carolyn uses a combination of herbs that are both warming and cooling.  This helps to increase circulation and improve cell turnover.  With the first ingredient being aloe, you literally feel like your skin is hydrated from the inside out!  I’ve been using this non-stop and can’t get enough!  Get your Mint + Ginger Toning Mist here! Don’t forget to use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

Luna Rose and Honey Mask- 

I love this mask!  It makes my skin glow in minutes- no joke!  It apply it all over in the morning and then grab my toothbrush and then rinse off once I’m done brushing my teeth.  It feels so hydrating and soothing to the skin.  It gives a slight exfoliation too with herbal grains.  The raw honey in this mask draws moisture to the skin while soaking up all the excess oils at the same time.  What I love is that this mask can be used daily as a cleanser or as a mask a couple times a week.  It really lives up to it’s name: Glowing Mask.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!  I can’t get enough of this decadent skin treat!  Oh and did I mention it’s only $30?  Get your mask here! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

Aer Hyaluronic Serum-

I also tried the Aer Hyaluronic Serum and was so excited after the first use!  It’s unlike any product I’ve used.  I apply it after toning and press it on my face.  It leaves your skin feeling a bit wet but then it absorbs and fills in lines and evens out your whole complexion.  I apply my moisturizer/oil after and then my makeup and love the end result.  My skin is dewy and moist the whole day and doesn’t look haggard.  Am I making sense?  The first ingredient is aloe, which I’m all about-it replenishes the skin and plumps it up.  You guys need this-it’s fantastic and a staple in my makeup routine!   Get yours here!   Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

Best of Live Botanical Kit-

This Kit is the perfect solution for someone who is looking to sample a good amount of product, but not break the bank or a skincare set for travel.  The kit includes Coconut and Bergamot Body Cream, Blood Orange and Neroli Toner, Clary Sage and Chamomile Calming Serum, Luna Moisturizing Cleanser.  It’s a $130 value but you can get it for only $84-HELLO!  Such a steal!  And I didn’t even mention the cute bag it comes in by Frankie & Coco– locally handcrafted in Portland, OR.  If you’re wanting to transition to clean skincare but have been fighting the price tag- this may be the perfect line for you!  Snag your Best of Live Botanical Here! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

Coconut & Bergamot Body Cream-

I can’t get enough of this body cream!  It’s so good.  The smell of this is enough to transport you to an island oasis.  It comes in the cutest tin too.  I applied it right after showering and it melted into my skin.  My skin felt hydrated and moisturized but not greasy at all.  I need tubs of this-no joke!  Seriously one of the best body creams I’ve used!  Get your Body Cream here!  Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

Blood Orange & Neroli Toner-

This toner gives the perfect amount of hydration.  I love spritzing this on after cleansing and right before a serum.  It smells just like the name suggests- blood orange and neroli.  It’s very soothing.  The ingredients in this are on point too.  You can even just spritz it throughout the day to lift your mood.  The blood orange is perfect for balancing skin and tightening pores.  While neroli is great for calming redness, and soothing the skin.  A stellar combo for a hydrosol.  Grab your toner here! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

Clary Sage & Chamomile Calming Serum-

This serum is probably my favorite product from all the ones I’ve tried so far.  I even had my sisters try it and they loved it as well.  It smells so light and calming. My skin soaked it up and there was no oily residue left behind.  It felt so soothing on my skin.  In the morning I would wake up with skin that looked so fresh and revitalized.  I especially notice when products are soothing and calm redness since it’s something I deal with.  This really helped give my skin an overall even look.  I also loved applying it before my makeup.  It was the perfect moisturizer, not too heavy but just enough.  I can’t recommend it enough for anyone, but especially those with sensitive skin types and those prone to redness!  Plus, when you see the ingredient list you might drool a little- so good!  Get your Calming Serum here! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

Luna Moisturizing Cleanser-

This cleanser is one of prettiest cleansers I’ve ever used!  It looks so pretty in the bottle.  It’s a milky cleanser and very hydrating.  I would get my face damp and then apply the cleanser in circular motions to remove my makeup.  Then I would take a warm washcloth and wipe it off.  It would leave my skin feeling moist and not dry at all.  I would recommend this for anyone with dry or sensitive skin.  It’s not going to dry your skin out at all like some cleansers might.  My sister who has more oily skin thought it was a bit too hydrating for her skin type.  I have more dry/combination skin and it worked great for me.  Get your cleanser here! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

That concludes my review of Live Botanical.  I absolutely believe in this line and can’t wait to try more products!  The quality that goes into each product is really amazing, not too mention the price tag is awesome!  Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

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True Botanicals Review

True Botanicals Review

My updated True Botanical’s Review is here.  A lot has changed for this luxe line, since I last reviewed it.  From product changes, name changes and new products-a lot’s been going on for TB!  I couldn’t be more excited for all the newness!When I...
Beauty Heroes July Discovery: True Botanicals

Beauty Heroes July Discovery: True Botanicals

So excited to announce Beauty Heroes July Discovery: True Botanicals!  I was over the moon when I saw True Botanicals was in the July Beauty Heroes box.  If you’ve been following me long enough you know True Botanicals is one of my favorite green beauty brands.  Their products deliver results!  This month we are seeing their Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner as the heroic product and their Body Wash as the sidekick.  I can’t wait to share my thoughts on these amazing products!  But in case you’re not familiar with Beauty Heroes, allow me to introduce you.

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.

Ok, let’s get down to the nitty gritty!

Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner-

If you’ve been following me for a hot minute you know I love this duo!  It really cleanses the hair SO well- something that can be hard to find in green beauty. This stuff is just the best!  If you’ve thought that no natural shampoo and conditioner will work for your hair, think again.  The shampoo suds up like a mainstream shampoo, but without the harsh chemicals.  The conditioner doesn’t leave that greasy oil residue…you know that feeling I’m talking about!  Need, I say more?  Not really, but I will because I just can’t help myself!  It smells insanely good, fresh like everything they make does.  They also come in recyclable metal bottle pumps, that literally look so luxe in the shower.  I promise you won’t be disappointed, this stuff is amazing and worth every penny, and that says a lot coming from a stylist.  My hair is fine and thin and I have friends with thick and curly hair and it works for both of us so well!

Nourishing Body Wash-

Guys, even body products TB nails!  The body wash lathers up perfectly.  Giving you that fresh clean feeling.  The woodsy citrus scent is perfect too, smells clean but not overwhelming.  It makes my skin feel hydrated without any added greasiness.  True Botanicals uses plant based surfactants to help clean the skin.  With ingredients like organic green tea extract, aloe leaf extract, olive fruit extract- your skin will feel silly smooth.  A great addition to the Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner.

I wouldn’t sit on this one long!  Word on the street it will go fast!  If you haven’t signed up for Beauty Heroes, you can sign up here!   

If you’re already a Beauty Heroes member, you know each time you shop in the Beauty Heroes store you get 15% off your purchase.  Stock up here on all your must have green beauty products!  Also, for the month of July, the love more promotion for Beauty Heroes Customers is Inlight Beauty’s refreshing and sensual Floral Mist, yours FREE with any $125+ purchase in the Beauty Store.  Shop the Beauty Store here!  

True Botanical’s Review

Ok, I’ve got another True Botanical’s review up, but this time it’s a video!  I get so many questions on what skincare line is not only clean and effective and so I thought I would share with you all again my top pick!  True Botanicals is safe and actually transforms your skin.  They even have clinical studies to back it up!

Using the most potent ingredients, TB spares no expense when it comes to creating their products.  They care about quality and seeing products that actually perform, while at the same time are safe.  A truly unique company in the green beauty industry.  The scents of their products are some of the best.  Nothing is too strong but smells fresh and real.  Proven results, with clean ingredients-what more could you want?  Oh and I can’t forget to mention that all their products come in frosted glass bottles, can you say luxurious?  Not only do they make skincare products but also some stellar body products.  I tried out the shampoo and conditioner, body wash and lotion and they’re all winners!

TB is also one of the first companies to become Made Safe Certified.  A new certification done by third party testing that ensures toxins stay out of products.  Another exciting piece of news from TB headquarters is their Clear Collection just passed clinical trials against Proactiv+. Making it the go to skincare line for acne.  Most lines dry out your skin in hopes of combatting acne.  But with TB’s Clear Collection it actually kills bacteria that could be causing flare ups and breakouts.  The products create balance in your skin, unlike most acne treatment lines.  Say hello to your new favorite acne skincare line that delivers.  As they say the proof is in the pudding!

Check out the video and let me know what you think! Check out True Botanical’s here!

Did you like this?  Well then I think you would LOVE my new cheatsheet on creating flawless eyeshadow application with zero creasing!

True Botanical’s Basics Collection Review

True Botanical’s Basics Collection Review

I’ve been itching to share my experience with True Botanical’s newest launch- The Basics Collection.  The whole True Botanical’s line is just crazy good in itself.  The premise of the Basics line is to keep things simple.  Designed for younger skin that’s wanting to prevent future signs of aging.  The Basics line provides your skin with all the antioxidants it needs.  The line is completely safe for pregnant women and uses less essential oils compared to their other lines.  Oh and did I mention the line is also budget friendly?  It retails for 30% less! Yeah, you can get this whole skincare line- 4 products for $192!  So for under $200 you’re getting a cleanser, toner, hydrating serum and hydrating oil- kind of crazy!  And if you use my discount code- SUZITRUE20 you could save another $20 for any first time purchase over $40+.

This skincare line is going to give your skin all the nutrients it needs to combat early signs of aging.  Now I’m not in my 20’s anymore(cough, cough) but I’m closer to them then 40 so I was excited to see what all the fuss was about with their new line.  Well, let’s just say it didn’t disappoint.  In fact, I found myself reaching for it again and again.  I may not be 21 but this collection made my skin feel like it was back in my 20’s!  You can read about my past experience with True Botanical’s here.

Hydrating Cleanser-

This cleanser is one of my new favorite cleansers.  I had some other cleansers I needed to review but I kept wanting to use this one because it was so good.  It is a milky consistency and smells so light.  I get my face damp and then add the cleanser to my face in circular motions.  It not only gets all my makeup off-yes mascara included but leaves my skin feeling hydrated and not stripped.  I wish I could let you all sample some to see how great it makes your skin feel!  I’m addicted to it!  And the price…crazy good!  $32!!  I mean you can’t beat that price.  Snag your Hydrating Cleanser here!

Hydrating Mist-

Love this mist too.  A lot of mists are water based but not this one.  It’s full of green and white tea that offer straight nutrients to your skin.  The mist goes deep into your skin’s layers to hydrate.  The mist is also anti-inflammatory, soothing and delivers some serious anti-aging ingredients to your skin.  I love the aloe they put in it.  Feels so cool and hydrating to the skin.  Oh and the price is only $22- can’t get enough!  Get your Hydrating Mist here! 

Hydrating Serum-

This serum gives your skin a serious shot of nutrients!  A lot of serums on the market just sit on top of your skin- essentially doing nothing for it.  This serum is the opposite.  It penetrates deep into the skin with ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, sodium alginate and green and white tea leaf extract.  These ingredients help provide your skin with lasting hydration, help improve skin texture and give it antioxidants to help protect it from stress and damage.  I use it after cleansing, misting and the oil.  The perfect finishing product!  Grab it here!

Hydrating Oil-

Last but not least the Hydrating Oil.  This oil is power packed as well.  It hydrates your skin but doesn’t leave it feeling greasy.  I apply it before the Hydrating Serum and after the mist.  This oil not only hydrates your skin but helps protect it from the elements.  It’s full of so many power house oils, like chia seed, jojoba seed, red raspberry seed, hemp seed and green tea seed.  My skin drank this up and felt so balanced afterwards.  I would wake up with happy, calm, moist skin.  Get your Hydrating Oil here!

That sums up my True Botanical’s Basics Collection review.  This line is SO good.  It not only is clean, and performs, but also is budget friendly.  Need I say more??  You can even save money by buying them bundled together.  They offer different bundles depending on what you want.  Also, don’t forget to use my coupon code: SUZITRUE20 to save yourself $20 off any first time purchase over $40+!  Get your Basics Collection here!

Have you tried the Basics Collection?

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