In the video I’m sharing with you all the details on what I use to shave my face, how I do it and the oil I like to use as I do it.
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In the video I’m sharing with you all the details on what I use to shave my face, how I do it and the oil I like to use as I do it.
I’m so excited to share best of natural beauty 2019!! It’s here! I’ve been posting this post every year for the last 5 years. This year I’m doing it with my blogger clean beauty friends Lisa from This Organic Girl and Sarah from Whoorl. We are each sharing our top 10 favorite clean beauty products for the the year.
This list includes some tried and true favorites that may or may not be new and of course some brand new products as well. We even have some bonus faves that we couldn’t not add to the list…I mean once a beauty junkie, always a beauty junkie.
And the best part?!
You’re not getting just one list of top 10 but 3! We each share different faves. We may not have tried all the products, so it’s nice to have friends who have tried the products we haven’t.
Oh and it gets even better! We are giving away each of our top 10 faves! Yes, check out the bottom of the post here to enter to win all of my faves and don’t forget to head to This Organic Girl, and Whoorl to enter to win their faves!
Happy New Year!!
This just launched last year and I remember getting it in the mail thinking there is no way this is going to work! I had used spray deodorants in the past and they were horrible. I smelled like all the things midway through the day. Oh how I was so wrong about this product! The first time I used it I realized by the end of the day how I didn’t smell. I had my hubs try it to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Same experience, no smell. Safe to say we are huge fans! My hubs new favorite deodorant. He also likes it because it doesn’t stain his clothes like other natural deodorants. Get it here!
This line came out in July of 2019 and it was much anticipated! Beautycounter had spent 3 years forming and developing the line. It’s a line filled with plant derived retinols, peptides and antioxidants. It does the work for you when it comes to aging gracefully. The entire line has 6 products. By using a blend of plant-derived Retinatural Complex of Bakuchiol and alpine rose that support skin regaining youthfulness.
First the full Countertime line consists of 6 products. Spoiler alert: the Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream is the best antiaging cream I’ve found in natural skincare. It’s that good!
It’s not often that I literally try out a whole line and find every product to be amazing- but that’s how I feel about Beautycounter’s Countertime Line! The line is just all around exceptional. For a full review on all the products, read here. Also, if for some reason you don’t like a product you purchase from Beautycounter they offer a 60 day money back guarantee. Shop Countertime here!
I use this product everyday on my girl’s hair and on mine and my hub’s uses it. You could say it’s well loved. It helps to define curls, eliminate frizz and smooth hair, as well as add a bit of texture. I love using it on my hair after I curl it to leave it with some texture, and give it a tousled look. Can’t recommend it enough! Get it here!
I have basically been searching for a spray like this since I switched over to clean beauty! Josh Rosebrook finally heard my cry. It acts as a heat protectant spray, helps to de-frizz hair, hydrate but doesn’t weigh it down. I have fine/thin hair and love it. I spray it on before I blow dry my hair. It even gives my hair some shine. Get it here!
Anyone would love to get one of these! From sister, to mom- they are the best little lip product. Completely clean, hydrating, and filled with antioxidants to keep your lips looking fresh and young. They’re not goopy or tacky like some glosses. They are perfect in texture and pigmented just enough. Plus, they smell like vanilla! Get them here!
Whoah…this shampoo is unlike anything I’ve used. First it comes in a round jar- not a bottle. I didn’t even realize it was shampoo at first but then I read the label and was very intrigued. Of course I had to get it! It’s not even a liquid in texture but feels more like a facial exfoliant in texture. It has tiny pink Himalayan salt crystals in it too. Plus, it has cold-pressed moringa oil, and rose hip oil. I literally just thought how it this going to clean my hair? But it did! And so well. You want to make sure your hair is completely damp and then apply some of the product onto hair and massage in. It forms a great lather. Your hair and scalp feels squeaky clean afterwards. It smells minty fresh with peppermint, orange and geranium. I love it! It really is such a revolutionary product. Plus, how awesome for travel?! Get it here!
This body wash is a prebiotic body wash. Prebiotics help to feed the skin and rid the skin of bad bacteria. The enzymes help to heal the skin by stimulating the cells. This results in helping to heal the skin of wounds, scars and blemishes. It helps to strengthen the skin barrier, which slows down the aging process. It’s so different than a typical body wash. You’re feeding the good bugs on your skin instead of washing them off. I use this on my kids, my new baby and my husband and I use it. Especially great if you have psoriasis, acne, or inflamed skin in general. Get it here!
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 thought I wouldn’t like it originally but after using it I realized how wrong I was. The formula is a lot thinner than I expected. It reminds me of Gressa’s foundation consistency. I always say Gressa’s foundation reminds me of paint thinner. Haha, I know a crazy example. The Kosas Tinted Face Oil offers such good coverage, a lot better than I thought. It gives my face an overall polished and pulled together look. Plus, it looks so dewy and fresh. My skin literally looks like it’s glowing! Get it here!
This came out in the fall and I can’t stop using it. I added this into my skincare routine to try it out and it was the only product I changed. I started to notice my skin looked brighter, and glowing. The redness had been minimized and hyper pigmentation had faded. I was wondering what it was and realized I had started to use the First Light Brightening Oil two weeks prior. I love how the oil seeps into the skin and truly hydrates. I’ve been using it morning and night. It sits well under makeup. Get it here!
That sums up my best of natural beauty for 2019! Do you see any similar faves? New products you have to try? Also, check out my video I did all about my favorite natural beauty products for 2019 as well!
I’ve got the natural beauty box roundup January edition is here! Can you believe it’s a new year and at that a new decade?! I’m ready for it. With a new month comes a brand new natural beauty box roundup for January on the blog. I’m giving you the full scoop on all the best of the best when it comes to natural beauty boxes.
*Be sure to keep checking back for all the Natural Beauty Boxes as they get announced:
This is the first time I’ve heard of the brand Ranavat Botanics. I was so interested to hear the story of Ranavat and how the brand’s founder didn’t even have any background in the beauty industry. It all started for her when she first tried Indian Botanicals. She was so impressed with the applications and variety of uses for the botanicals. From her own research and experience she created a line of products that bring out the many healing properties of the ingredients. I love that each purchase supports a nonprofit called Desai Foundation. A foundation dedicated to helping bring dignity in Indian women through their programs.
This month there are not one but three full size products in the Beauty Heroes box!
Heroic Product- Luminous Ceremony Cream Cleanser- This month the heroic product is the Cream Cleanser from Ranavat. This cream to balm cleanser will have your attention after your first use. It It not only clarifies the skin, but it also helps to hydrate the skin while balancing the complexion. Hidden in the formula is an Ayurvedic superfood called manjistha. This special ingredient helps to detoxify, improve circulation and help reveal a healthy glow. I mean what more could you ask for? It is the perfect cleanser for the season I feel as well. It helps to give skin that extra love that it sometimes need in the winter season.
Radiant Rani Brightening Facial Serum- This serum is packed full of 18 organic ingredients that turn this serum into a show stopper. With ingredients like saffron, turmeric, licorice root and manjistha- this serum will take any lack luster complexion and transform it to a glowing complexion. It’s won several awards from Harper’s Bazaar and Byrdie.
Jasmine Tonique- This toner isn’t your average toner. It’s filled with antioxidants that help to combat environmental stressors and free radicals. As well as hydrate the skin. This is the perfect compliment to any skincare routine. Helping to calm the sense and evoke a sense of calm.
This box is perfect for the winter season! It takes your skin from blah, to glowing. The value of the box is $172 but you can get it for $58.95. Get the January Box here!
Be sure to check back for details on the other natural beauty boxes!
Also, check out past natural beauty box posts below:
Sharing my Amazon Gift Guide on the blog! I had so much fun creating this for you. It’s easy to push gift giving to the last minute. I totally get it! But thankfully there is Amazon to help make it super easy. With Amazon Prime you’re able to get gifts in two days and sometimes faster with one day delivery. Basically making all your Christmas dreams come true!
I know that the holidays can get busy and it’s nice to have an easy option when it comes to gift giving! These are some of my favorite items I get from Amazon.
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Honest Beauty Mascara- This is my favorite green beauty mascara and it’s on Amazon for $14.99! Pretty much the best deal ever! Get it here!
Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick- I get so many comments whenever I wear this lipstick! It comes in a wand/tube package and I love how long it lasts. I’m a huge fan of the colors Fearless, Passion and Forever. Get them here!
Silicone Straws- I love these larger silicone straws for my smoothies and for getting my water intake in for the day. Makes it so easy when you have a straw! Plus, so much more environmentally friendly. Get them here!
Aleavia Body Wash- This is my favorite body wash for my girls, baby boy and for my hubs and I. It doesn’t strip your skin like traditional body washes and leaves it feeling so soft and smooth. Are skin is made up of so many organisms- we want to feed the good bacteria. Get it here!
Velvet Girl Bows- I got these for my girls and we love them! They are so fun for the winter. I’ve even for them too! Get them here!
Velvet Girl Smaller Clip Bows- I use these more for Gracie since she is 3 and the above velvet bows are a little too big. These are so easy to just clip in and instantly add some pizazz to their whole look. Get them here!
Oster Titanium Infused Waffle Iron- This waffle iron doesn’t contain the harmful toxic teflon coating like most waffle makers. Plus, it’s only $19.99! Get it here!
Burt’s Bees Organic Blanket- We love this organic blanket we got for SJ. We use it a lot when we are out and about. It’s super cute too and reversible. Get it here!
Blue Lotus Chai- I’m obsessed with this chai! I’ve talked about it a lot on my instagram stories. It’s caffeine free, organic and completely clean. I mix mine with some aroy-d coconut milk and add a few stevia drops- so good! I love that it comes in a powder form. Feels like such a treat! Get it here!
Primal Kitchen Chocolate Coconut Collagen Fuel- This is the best for making hot chocolate but not having the added sugars and nasty oils. Instead it’s sweetened with monk fruit- plus you get the added bonus of the collagen peptides. Get it here!
Maternity Labor and Delivery Robe- I love this robe! It’s super chic looking and great for post baby. But I would wear it even if I wasn’t having a baby! It’s so comfy and inexpensive. Get it here!
Magnetic Tiles- My girls love these building tiles. They are great for travel too and so easy to add more tiles as you want. Get them here!
Real Food For Pregnancy- This book is a must read if you’re thinking of having a baby or are pregnant. It really outlines so much research behind traditional foods and the important of feeding your body real food. Get it here!
Deep Nutrition- This book has changed my life! Literally. It is so thick and I didn’t skip anything. I listened to it any chance I could and then ended up buying the book too. Everyone needs to read it. Get it here!
Ergo Embrace Carrier- This infant carrier is amazing. It’s soft like a wrap but is similar to a carrier since it has buckles. Great for running errands, or just getting things done around the house. My hubs and I love it! Get it here!
Ergo Aura Wrap- I absolutely LOVE this wrap!! I have tried so many wraps and always feel like they were too loose and just didn’t feel secure. This wrap is perfect. It doesn’t feel loose or too stretchy. My baby feels secure when they’re in there and loves it. It’s soft but has a little more structure than most wraps. Get it here!
Salt Lamp- I love our salt lamp! This is not only a great night light but also great for helping reduce EMF’s, provide air purification and create a sense of calm. I have one on my night stand. Get one here!
Moosoo Handheld Vacuum- So my brother and sister in law got me this as a gift for my birthday- I mean really it was my sister in law(God bless her). Let’s just say I’ve become besties with this little vacuum. If you have children then you understand what I mean. This quickly picks up any mess, I’ve used it on my stairs, on my moldings for dust. I’m convinced there is nothing it can’t quickly pick up. Get it, and thank me later
Fourth & Heart Ghee- This is my favorite ghee and you can get it on Amazon! This a great gift for a foodie. They come in a variety of flavors. Get it here!
Smart Sweets Candy- This is one candy I can get behind. It’s sweetened with stevia and has collagen in it. No dyes or artificial flavors. Get them here!
Fuji Film Instax Mini- This is such a fun camera to have for parties and events! It gives you mini polaroids your family can take home with them to remember the special event. Get it here!
Kosmatology Hands Soaps- If you’ve followed me for a hot minute you know I love these hand soaps! They foam out and are squeaky clean, plus they don’t dry out your hands. Get them here!
Wild Beauty- This book is so great for remembering to take some time for some self care and has some natural recipes to go with it. Get it here!
Dry Brush- This dry brush is great for sloughing off the dead skin. It really helps to improve circulation and detox your body. Get one here!
Eco Tools Brush Set- If you’re wanting some clean brushes that perform and aren’t going to break the budget, these are a great option. Get them here!
Green Tidings Deodorant- This is the first natural deodorant that I used and worked! It comes in a variety of scents. Get it here!
Stasher Bags- These silicone bags are perfect for storing pretty much any food. I have so many and use them daily. Say no to plastic and get these instead. Get them here!
Silicone Cooking Tools- These are made of silicone on the end and bamboo on the other. So great for cooking with and not releasing toxins. Get them here!
Natural Bath Bombs- I get asked all the time what bath bombs are nontoxic. I love these! My girls love bath bombs. Get them here!
Organic Bamboo Washcloths- I love these washcloths for my fave and for my kids. They’re so soft and nontoxic! Get them here!
Burp Bibs- These are essential for baby! Otherwise I’m changing his outfit every couple hours. Bonus, they’re really chic looking too! Get them here!
Organic Jammies For Baby and Kids- I love Burts Bees Jammies! They’re organic and have so many cute prints. I love that I can get ones that match my boy and girls. Get them here!
Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser- I love this essential oil diffuser. It looks so chic and works so well! Get it here!
Aila Nail Polish- This is my favorite natural nail polish. It comes in so many fun colors! Get them here!
Large Baskets- I love getting my baskets from Amazon. They have so many options. Check them out here!
Foam Roller- I can’t tell you how many times we’ve used this to get out kinks, great for muscle relief and flexibility. Get one here!
Girls Curlers- Anyone else have their mom put these in them when they were younger? Makes the mornings a little less hectic. Get them here!
Christmas Movie Collection- This movie collection includes some of my very favorite Christmas movies! A great gift for the Christmas fanatic. Get them here!
Celebration’s Cookbook- This is great for anyone who loves to cook and is wanting to make food healthier but still taste delicious. Get the cookbook here!
Weleda Skin Food- This hand cream takes the cake when it comes to hydration. It’s squeaky clean and is perfect for the winter time. I love keeping it in my purse or diaper bag! Get it here!
That concludes my Amazon Gift Guide! What are your favorite things to get from Amazon?
Sharing my favorite multi-use must haves in natural beauty in my newest video. Everything from a magnifying powder that does it all to a cream blush, eyeshadow palette and more. It’s easy to think you need to have ALL the products in order to create a natural makeup look, but it’s so not true. You can easily create so many looks with just a few products as long as you get products that can be used for different things.
Plus, it makes traveling so easy when you can use products for different things. Natural beauty has come a long ways and finding products that work and that can simplify your routine and be used in a number of ways is icing on the cake!
What is one of your top multi-use must haves in natural beauty?