Organic Beauty Products- August is here! Is it just me or did summer fly by? As much as I love summer, I’m SO ready for fall and to meet this little babe! 6 weeks out- crazy.
So this month I have some new products and some old ones as well that I’m sharing with you. I should say I rediscovered some old products! I forgot how awesome they were. Trust me, it happens when you’re a clean beauty blogger!
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This was an easy one to include in my organic beauty products- August roundup! These are a new product for Honest Beauty. They are highly pigmented like a lipstick, but go on similar to a gloss and come in a tube form. They give your lips some nice sheen too. I love how high impact they look on your lips! They come in 7 colors and are super hydrating too. I was really impressed by the longevity as well, they lasted for a good 6 hours on my pout! And the kicker? They’re $12.99!! I mean talk about a steal. Get them here!
Ok, I still get this question all the time- “What’s your favorite natural mascara?” I feel like a broken record but it’s Honest Beauty through and through. Why do I love it so much? It separates my lashes, gives them volume, and doesn’t smudge on me. I don’t have raccoon eyes by the end of the night and I get compliments on my lashes all the time- I’m telling you, this mascara doesn’t mess around! It has a primer on one end and the black pigment on the other. The primer definitely helps give your lashes some extra volume and length.
I also use this Beautycounter Mattifying Powder to give my lashes an extra boost of vavoom every now and then too. I just use an eyeshadow brush and apply it right on top of my lashes after I’ve applied a couple coats of mascara. Then I go back and apply more mascara on top to make them really stand out. This mascara is only $14.99! I guess maybe this August clean beauty roundup should also be called best budget clean beauty! Get the mascara here!
These are a new release from W3ll People. They come in a palette with 5 different eyeshadow colors. I love that they have matte and shimmer shadows in them. Sometimes I’m feeling matte and sometimes I want something a little more pumped up. One palette is violet hued and the other is taupe. Both equally gorgeous colors! I definitely am drawn more to the taupe palette. It has basics for everyday wear or for kicking it up later on. A great palette to take you from day to night. PLUS, these palettes are so budget friendly! You get an entire eyeshadow palette for $25! I’m definitely hitting it out of the park this month when it comes to going easy on the wallet- your welcome! 😉 Use Coupon Code: GURLGONEGREEN for 10% off! Check out the palettes here!
I’ve been wearing this blush and loving it! It’s not a new find but one that I definitely can’t get enough of lately. It gives the perfect hint of blush color with some slight shimmer. I’m not talking teenage glitter makeup but a mature glow look. It’s so pretty even in the package! I love the color Lily, it’s the perfect punch of color without being too dramatic. No more dull, lifeless blush! This will make you glow from the inside out. Check it out at Pharmaca.com and save 20%! Get it here!
This is another oldie but goodie! First of all it’s pressed, which is nothing short of awesome- who wants to deal with bronzer everywhere. But it’s also a pretty taupe color and not orange. I’m partial to the Miami Beach color but it also comes in several other colors too depending on how dark you want to go. And get this, another budget find! I know it’s kind of awesome this month for saving a little money. Check it out here!
Still my favorite exfoliator. Gets my skin super smooth and clean. Haven’t found anything else like it. This exfoliator uses a mechanical exfoliant of walnut shells, and also an enzyme exfoliant. Not only does my skin feel smooth after but it looks brighter! It is chockfull of plant oils and active honey- a serious treat for the skin. I’ve tried to pinpoint the smell and I’ve come to the conclusion it smells like black licorice to me-which I love or used too…haha. I apply this to slightly damp skin and then I massage a small nickel size amount all over my face. I let it set for 15 minutes, I found that’s my sweet spot. But you can do it up to an hour. This is another must have! If you’ve been looking for an exfoliant that leaves your skin feeling smooth but also looking bright-this is it. Get it here!
Foot File And Pumice Stone
Ok, this might be random but this is something I use literally every time I shower and I realized I’ve never told you about it! Especially in the summer my feet can get pretty nasty. Being outside, and barefoot and just in elements can do a number on the feet. Before I get in the shower I’ll file down any calluses I have with the foot file and then once I’m in the shower I take the pumice stone and add some soap to it. Then I scrub the bottom of my feet with the pumice stone. I’ve found my feet will get rough and dirty and this helps to really smooth things out and keep them looking clean. I’m obsessed! If you have feet that could use a little tlc between pedicures this will be your best friend! Get the foot file here and the pumice stone here!
That sums up my organic beauty products- August edition! Want to see some of my past favorites from previous months? Check them out below!
Sharing my favorite budget friendly organic beauty at Credo Beauty! I thought I would give you a run down of my favorite organic beauty products at Credo Beauty that are $30 and under. Plus I have a coupon code at the bottom of the blog post too- make this deal even sweeter!
Credo Beauty is one of my favorite online natural beauty retailers. They have it all when it comes to clean and effective products. They’re like the Sephora of clean beauty. All the “IT” brands in one place!
It makes it so easy to shop and find something you love. Plus, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get some of the best products they offer- I’m about to show you.
So what would l include in my budget friendly organic beauty at Credo Beauty roundup for $30 and under…allow me to introduce you to some of my very favorites!
*Don’t forget to use the coupon code when shopping at the bottom!
This is a new favorite of mine! It literally takes me a minute to do my brows- which is pretty awesome. I really wanted to find a natural brow pencil for my readers because a lot of them struggled with brow gels. I really love Beautycounter’s Brow Gel but I know for some the application can be tricky. I really wanted something straightforward for people. This Ecobrow Defining Crayon is it!
It looks natural and doesn’t look fake or drawn on like so many eyebrow pencils can. One end is the crayon and the other end is the spooly for brushing the product through the hairs. I wear the color Penelope but I’m getting the color Liz in the mail too- I think I might need something a little more ashy. Penelope has a touch of redness. I’ll keep you posted. They offer 6 colors so you’re bound to find one that works for you. This comes in at $26! Check them out here!
I’m a huge fan of facial rolling! It really works. It helps to get the lymphatic system moving, and flush out toxins. It also helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles. As it gets the lymphatic system moving you will notice less puffiness and overall more radiant complexion. All it takes is 5 minutes in the morning. I apply my favorite oil all over my skin. Then start my facial massage. Watch this video on how to use the jade roller if unsure. I love how she explains what it’s doing. Not only does my whole complexion look more awake but also less puffy and tired looking. Bonus: my facial oil really gets to seep in my skin! This is $28. Get a facial roller here!
This was an easy one to add to my budget friendly organic beauty at Credo roundup. Say goodbye to puffy eyes and dark circles with these eye gels! Not only do they help to minimize unwanted bloat under the eyes but they also brighten the whole eye area. I love using these first thing in the morning. I apply them right before I start brushing my teeth. My eyes feel more awake and vribrant. These are especially great for travel! Airplanes are so dehydrating and can really suck all the moisture right out of you. These are great to do while flying or when you land for an extra surge of moisture. One of my secret weapons to looking awake even with small kiddos. They’re $12. Get them here!
This is one of Ilia’s newer products and I’ve fallen hard for it. The formula comes in a tube and is perfect for under the eye area. It instantly hides dark circles and brightens the whole area. I just dab a few swabs under my eyes and then blend in. It doesn’t look cakey at all! Something I’ve found is hard to find in a concealer. I also love it for helping to hide hyper pigmentation and highlighting and contouring on my face. I’ll apply some down the bridge of my nose, and then right in the middle of my forehead and cupids bow for an all over brightening effect. It’s like a highlighter and concealer in one! I wear the color Yucca. Only $30! Check them out here!
If you follow me then you know I love a good Kosas lipstick. These lipsticks are highly pigmented, last and plump the lips all at the same time. They come in so many great colors too. Honestly, I haven’t found a color I didn’t love. Some lipsticks feel too heavy, or not hydrating enough- Kosas really nailed the formula on this one. Everything you want in a lipstick- but clean! You can get them for $28- Check them out here!
Natural shampoo and conditioner that works can be pretty spendy. It’s hard to find brands that deliver great results with a natural shampoo and conditioner but also are effective. Ursa Major’s Go Easy Shampoo and Conditioner is the exception. I tried them out a while back and was really impressed with the formula and results. Not only did my hair feel clean but the price tag wasn’t as high as some others and it lasted me a while. My hubs liked it too! It doesn’t smell super feminine either but light and fresh. My hair had body and bounce and no extra oil. A total win! You can get it for $26. Check it out here!
This foam is the best for giving your roots and hair the body and volume that lasts all day! Literally my hair will still have volume after a couple days. The best volumizing hair product I’ve found in organic beauty. A lot of times I’ll wash my hair and then blow dry it before bed. Once I’m done blow drying it I’ll stick it up in a high pony tail. In the morning my hair is full of body from being up in the pony tail and using the volume foam- it’s so good! $28- you can get it here!
I definitely had to add this to my budget friendly organic beauty credo roundup. This sea salt spray really lives up to it’s name. It gives hair that beachy vibe instantly. I love using it after curling my hair. It brings some definition and hold to my style and makes the curls look less perfect. It comes in two scents- coconut and lavender. I’m partial to the coconut smell! Especially great for adding lots of texture to lifeless hair. And it’s only $12! Snag one here!
If you’ve been looking for a shave cream, look no more. This shave cream keeps my legs silky smooth with no razor burn! It also keeps them feeling super soft for days. I love that the scent is mild and just smells fresh. It really is great for even the most sensitive skin types. Even on Credo Beauty they have 33 reviews that add up to a rating of 4.8- pretty awesome! $24- Get the shave cream here!
I’ve been a fan of Kari Gran Lip Whips for as long as I can remember- seriously. They are just a staple in my routine. They are the one product that really can keep my lips hydrated. I love the naked peppermint one. It’s essentially colorless and smells like- you guess it, peppermint. They come in frosted glass jars and look like little jars of decadent frosting. You can get tinted versions too. Not only do you have a pop of color but some serious hydration as well! $20- Get them here!
That’s a wrap on my favorite budget friendly organic beauty at Credo. See any faves? Be sure to use my coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN FOR 10% OFF! Only valid for new customers. Shop all of Credo Beauty here!
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It’s time for the August Natural Beauty Box Roundup! Each month I pull back the curtain on the best of the best in clean beauty when it comes to monthly or bi-monthly beauty boxes. I was excited to share this month because there were so many good beauty products. New brands and some brands I’ve experienced and I was elated to see they were in one of my favorite natural beauty boxes. Especially because natural beauty boxes always offer a huge savings on the products. So you get to try them for a fraction of the cost- pretty cool!
Get ready for some serious clean beauty goodness in this month’s August Natural Beauty Box Roundup!
Don’t forget to check back for the box releases of:
Before I even dive into the Maya Chia review I first must tell you what makes them SO special. The all star ingredient in Maya Chia is the supercritical chia oil. Not only is chia oil heralded for it’s fast absorbing ability, but also for it’s antioxidants, minerals, and omega’s- a skin’s dream team! You can say bye to fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it has clinically been proven to increase hydration. Check out my full review on Maya Chia I did last year to learn about how they extract the chia oil! Read about it here!
I love hearing how a brand gets started and Maya Chia has quite a story. The founder Suzanne Norwitz went from the corporate ladder to pursue her passion in creating the best quality skincare. She was also interested in the Mayan people, that began with her father. He is a surgeon and would go to Guatemala to operate on Mayan’s with clef lip palates. She even has two step children now that were both born in Guatemala. Her love for the culture grew and she discovered the power of chia in the Mayan culture. Thus, Maya Chia was born!
Refresh Mint Resurfacing Moisture Mask- This mask is one of the newest products to hit Maya Chia’s line. To try a Maya Chia product is to love it! They perform so well. So when I was sent the newest Refresh Mint Mask, I basically had to hold myself back from using it the minute I got it. This is unlike any mask I’ve used before in natural beauty.
It’s a resurfacing moisture mask. It takes a drab complexion and instantly awakens it and gives it a glow. If your skin is feeling less than, this mask is for you. It uses 4 different types of acids, enzymes, moisturizers to help slough off dead skin cells, hydrate and give you your glow back. A little magic potion in a bottle. I apply it to dry clean skin. Once applied I let it sit on my skin until its dry. Then rinse off with warm water. My skin is left with a glow, and smoothness that makes your skin look radiant! I’m so excited to keep using it and see my skin improve overtime.
The Optimist- This gem is housed in a dark glass bottle, preserving every last drop of goodness. Smells divine with hints of neroli, sweet orange, and ylang ylang. The formula itself feels so hydrating on the skin and refreshing with white tea, antioxidants, fatty acids and phytonutrients- just to name a few. I can’t forget the actual spray function. It works so well! I know it might sound funny, but after trying hundreds of mists in my day, the spray function is actually quite important. You don’t want the mist to feel like it’s attacking your skin or spraying you in the eye! The Optimist sprays so well all over the face. The founder Susanne nailed it!
This Beauty Heroes August Discovery is going to go fast! A definite must for the August natural beauty box roundup. If you’re wanting to snag this, hop on it. This discovery is valued at $97 but you can get it for $58.95! A huge savings. Get it here!
I love when a Boxwalla box shows up on my doorstep. It’s like getting a very special skincare gift delivered right to me. I also love that this box is a bi-monthly box versus a monthly box. It really makes me savor the skincare products and not get overwhelmed. This month is totally special and of course had to be added to my August natural beauty box roundup.
The founders of Boxwalla do such a great job of picking the best of the best when it comes to skincare. They really do the research when it comes to finding unique green beauty skincare products. This month is no different! Sometimes I feel like a broken record when it comes to Boxwalla’s box but it’s because they always deliver every other month.
Sea Change Cleansing Balm- This product is so lovely. It comes in a glass jar and comes in a cream texture. I take a small dime size amount and apply it to dry skin, rubbing all over my skin. This helps to loosen the dirt and makeup from the day. Then it turns into a milky consistency when I rinse my face with water. I love how it comes off so easily with water. My skin is left feeling so hydrated and clean but not stripped. I’ve been especially loving this in the morning. It really gives my skin an extra boost of hydration before I apply my makeup.
Modern Love Gommage Gel- This is a unique skincare product. It comes in a glass jar as well and in a green gel like formula. It smells like jasmine. It’s an exfoliant, but different than a traditional skincare exfoliant. I massaged this into my skin and then waited for 1 minute before it’s almost dry and then started to massage my skin again. This creates small peels and helps to peel off the dead layer of skin and the gel. Your skin is left feeling refreshed and smooth. I noticed immediately a glow from using this product. My skin was definitely happy!
Sweet Briar Hydrating Nectar- This is a serum and moisturizer in one. It not only has the powerful skin benefits of a serum that helps to calm redness and soothe the skin but it also moisturizes similar to a lotion. This is perfect for the warmer summer months when you might not want a heavy moisturizer on your skin. I applied this to my skin after the gommage gel. My skin still needed a little more hydration after applying the serum/moisturizer. So I would apply my favorite day time lotion if it was daytime or an oil at night. I was excited to learn you could also use this as a mask too! Double duty! You just leave it on for 10 minutes.
This whole skincare ritual by Heart Of Gold is so special and unique! The value is insane too. You can get all of this for $49.95 and the value is $180. Get the Boxwalla August Box here!
Stay tuned for more in the August natural beauty box roundup! As the boxes roll out I’ll be sharing my faves.