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Best Of Natural Beauty March

Best Of Natural Beauty March

It’s that time of month again!  Best of natural beauty March edition is here.  Every month I’m sharing some new natural beauty products with you.  These could new releases, new to me or just products I’ve started to use again with the season change.  If you haven’t noticed natural beauty is only getting better and better every year!  The industry is growing wildly and I’m so here for it.  

This month I’ve got some fun new releases I’m excited to share with you!  I’m talking about a new natural mascara fave, a new natural cleanser, a new tinted moisturizer/foundation, plus a moisturizer that is giving me life.  Check out all the goodness below!

 

Best Of Natural Beauty March Edition-

 

Crunchi's new mascara review

Sharing the best of natural beauty for March.

 

Crunchi’s New Mascara

This was seriously love at first swipe!  Finding a good natural mascara can sometimes seem like a task.  However, in recent years formulas have just gotten better with time.  I love how easy it is to get lift and pigment with this mascara.  It doesn’t take 20 swipes to really get some product on your lashes.  AND it does everything!  Yes, you heard me right.  From giving my lashes lift, volume, separation and length.  The only thing I’ve noticed was a few black specks around my eyes after working out heavily.  I’m a sweater and have beads of sweat coming from my forehead after a workout- so mascara in general doesn’t always stand a chance.  It’s not a big deal and isn’t running off my face but I did want to mention that.  It also comes in a glass tube which I’ve never seen and love.  Such a eco-friendly alternative to plastic.  I’m sure more companies will start doing this!  I wanted to mention that the mascara is made for sensitive eyes.  So if you do find a lot of mascaras irritate you, you might want to check out this one.  Get the mascara here!

 

best of natural beauty March

This new natural mascara is making me swoon!

 

Beuti Pomegranate Glow Enzyme Cleanser

Wow, Aillea sent me this cleanser and let’s just say I was so impressed after the first use.  This is what I expect from my cleanser.  I want it to remove all my makeup and not leave any residue- this includes mascara.  I want to be able to just rinse it off with water and not have to use a washcloth.  Now most oil cleansers you need a washcloth and I’m not saying I don’t love oil cleansers but overall I prefer a cleanser that doesn’t require an extra step like using a washcloth in this season of my life(hello baby, a 3 year old and a 5 year old).  So you can imagine my delight when I used this cleanser for the first time and it removed all my makeup- yes even the stubborn mascara and rinsed off with water.  Plus, my skin still felt hydrated and had a subtle glow to it.  The only other cleanser that really hits all the marks for me is Beautycounter’s Countertime Cleansing Oil.  It does all of the things I mentioned above as well.  So if you’re needing a good cleanser- look no further!  Get the Beuti Glow Enzyme Cleanser here!

 

 

Natural beauty faves for March

This natural beauty moisturizer by Alpyn Beauty is the perfect day or nighttime moisturizer.

 

Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Moisturizer

I had to include this moisturizer in the best of natural beauty for March.  Another product I received from Aillea and can’t stop using!  It has the perfect weight for a moisturizer.  Not too heavy, but moisturizing enough so your skin doesn’t feel dry.  I’ve been applying this at night over my serum and oil for an extra boost of hydration.  My skin feels supple and moist.  I’ve also used it for a day moisturizer and love how my skin feels.  My makeup goes on easily but doesn’t feel cakey.  I love that it not only has ceramides but also squalene, Vitamin C and even some plant-derived retinol.  If you’re not familiar with ceramides allow me to explain.  They are lipids that help form the skin barrier, while helping the skin keep hydration and moisture.  You want ceramides in your skincare. It’s basically a nutrient dense moisturizer that not only offers the perfect amount of hydration but also feeds your skin at the same time.  My skin looks brighter after using.  After I had been using it for a while I started to read more about it and wasn’t shocked when I saw it was given 5 stars from everyone!  This is a moisturizer everyone could use.  Get the Alpyn Moisturizer here! 

 

Maya Chia Review

This serum packs a serious punch for fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Maya Chia Straight A Serum

This is Maya Chia’s newest product.  I’ve been using it for 3 weeks.  I always hesitate to talk about a skincare product right away because I like to give it time.  If it’s one thing I tell people it’s that skincare products take time!  Yes, you can know if you like something as far as texture or feel but serums and oils really take a while to see results.  That being said I have been using this for a bit and definitely can speak to the overall experience of it.  It contains the plant retinol bakuchiol which I’ve used before in other skincare products and it also contains moth bean extract- another plant derived retinol.  But it also contains an advanced retinol using an encapsulated Retinol.  This is a derivative of Vitamin A without BHT.  BHT has been shown to cause live damage in rats even in small amounts.  Plus, the supply chain with BHT is very unstable.  Besides the powerful retinols it also contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E.  These brighten the skin and help fade hyperpigmentation.  You’re also going to get some serious hydration from this serum with Buriti oil, and chia seed oil. I’ve only been using this for a bit because they advise not to use while pregnant or breastfeeding.  I’ve heard from other bloggers how amazing it is as well. I’ll be sure to test it when I’m done nursing. Get the serum here!

 

best natural beauty March

This is the perfect way to get your skin glowing!

 

Beautycounter Glow Shimmer Oil

So spring break is here for most people, and even though some of us are staying home I wanted to share this product.  You’re going to need it for warm summer months!  This is an all over body shimmer oil but it doesn’t leave you feeling greasy like many body oils.  Also the shimmer isn’t glittery but just a nice subtle glow.  This would be perfect for applying all over your skin before the beach or on a date night where you’re wearing a dress and want to snazz it up a bit.  It smells citrusy and fresh.  I know I’ll be applying this all the time to my legs especially in the summer!  Get it here!

 

Leahlani Review

This mask still remains one of my faves in natural beauty after all these years!

 

Leahlani Mermaid Mask

This is not a new product but one I couldn’t not mention since it’s been in my skincare rotation as of late nonstop.  Admittedly I do go through phases with masks.  Right now I can’t get enough of Leahlani’s Mermaid Mask.  My skin is loving it.  It really gives my skin all that it needs right now, plus a glow afterwards that I can’t deny.  I love the smell too.  You really feel transported to the islands where this mask is made.  It’s a whole experience as you can tell.  Many people ask what mask they should buy when transitioning to green beauty and this is it!  I promise you will love it and thank me.  It is a little piece of heaven.  With ingredients like Chlorella, sea buckthorn, spirulina and raw honey, this mask is pure decadence.  A lot of masks moisturize after wearing, but you don’t notice a visible difference to the naked eye.  Not the case with the Mermaid Mask, you’ll be glowing!  It smells so insanely good too.  You’ll be tempted to eat it.  If you’re needing a pick me up, or a special treat for you- get the Mermaid Mask and savor every ounce of self care.  Get the Mermaid Mask here!

 

Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint Review

This new Ilia Super Skin Tint is giving me all the feels!

 

Ilia’s Super Serum Skin Tint

I was so excited to try the Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint.  This is Ilia’s newest product launch.  If you’ve followed me for a hot minute then you know I love pretty much anything Ilia makes!  I had heard mixed reviews about their Super Serum Skin Tint.  What’s unique about this serum skin tint is that it contains SPF 40 using the mineral zinc.  The zinc is non-nano.  It combines skincare, makeup and SPF all into one product.  Not a small feat!  It really is a little bottle full of goodness.  Not only does it have the SPF but also skin loving ingredients like Niacinamide, Squalene, and Hyaluronic Acids.  You end up with this dewy soft look but yet with a good amount of coverage.  My skin doesn’t feel masked but it doesn’t feel too exposed.  It doesn’t feel heavy at all, like I’m not wearing anything but I am.  I’ve had so many people ask me about this product that I wanted to share my thoughts!  I basically will be wearing this nonstop in the summer months.  I love that the SPF is a decent amount.  Many tinted moisturizers are 15 or 20 but 40 SPF is not something I’ve seen a lot of when it comes to a product like this.  I apply mine after I’ve moisturized with either a day cream or an oil.  I also have tried the Ilia Skin Radiant Priming Serum and love that combo too.  I used a foundation brush for application but your finders work great too. Oh and did I mention it comes in 18 colors too?  Check it out here!  

 

Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint Review

Wearing ST4 Formosa in the Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint.

 

What are you loving right now in natural beauty? What are some of your best of natural beauty March products?

 

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Best natural beauty

Sharing all my natural beauty favorites for March on the blog.

Natural Dewy Skin Makeup Tutorial

Natural Dewy Skin Makeup Tutorial

Sharing my natural dewy skin makeup tutorial in my newest video.  Everything you need to know about creating the ultimate dewy makeup look.  I’m sharing the whole process from start to finish.  From skincare products, to foundation, blush- the whole enchilada!  You will be a pro at creating your own dewy makeup look by the time you’re finished watching.  Natural makeup is all the rage.  Less really is more these days and I’m showing you how to achieve the undone, lit from within glow.  Have you ever seen somebody and thought, wow there skin is glowing?!  Well, now everyone will be thinking that when they see your skin.  With just a few techniques and natural beauty products you too can have the glowing complexion in no time!

Watch my natural dewy skin makeup tutorial here!

 

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What are some tips you use to achieve a natural dewy skin makeup look?

 

 

 

natural glowing skin tutorial

Sharing my full natural makeup tutorial on how to achieve glowing skin on the blog.

How To Achieve Naturally Glowing Skin

How To Achieve Naturally Glowing Skin

Sharing in my newest video how to achieve naturally glowing skin.  Often you see people with skin that glows and it’s easy to wonder how they got their glow.   It’s actually so much easier than you think with some simple skincare and makeup tips.  I’m sharing all of the hacks with you in my newest video.  From what skincare products and rituals to use and do, to what makeup products will get you glowing in no time.  Skincare products are so important when it comes to glowing skin.  If you don’t have a smooth even canvas, then makeup can end up looking cakey and cling to dry patches.  With the right natural skincare products and natural makeup products together, you can achieve a glowing complexion in no time.  I’m also dishing on my favorite natural highlighter in clean beauty!  So easy to use and doesn’t look too sparkly or heavy.  Check out the full video below- I’m spilling all my secrets to get your glow on!  

 

Check out my video on How To Achieve Naturally Glowing Skin here!

 

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What are your go too tips on how to achieve naturally glowing skin?

 

 

 

How to achieve naturally glowing skin

Sharing all my secrets to achieving glowing skin in my newest video.

 

Best Winter Beauty Hacks

Best Winter Beauty Hacks

Sharing my best winter beauty hacks with you in my newest video.  As the seasons change it’s easy important to switch up your skincare and makeup routines.  The products you used for the fall or even summer aren’t going to cut it for winter.  No one wants to have skin that cracks or is really dry.  So many simple tips can help keep your skin glowing and smooth.  I’m sharing them all in this latest video.  

From what creams and balms do for the skin in the winter and why their essential for glowing skin.  I also cover how to keep your lips smooth, the power of exfoliation, choosing a moisturizing foundation and what a cream blush can do for your overall makeup look.  There’s so much goodness in this video.  I recommend products for each winter beauty hack too!

 

Check out the full video here on best winter beauty hacks!

 

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If you loved this video leave me a comment below! Would love to hear what some of your best winter beauty hacks.

 

 

 

Best winter beauty hacks

Sharing all my winter beauty tips in my newest video.

 

Natural Beauty Favorites

Natural Beauty Favorites

Sharing my natural beauty favorites on the blog today!  I thought what a perfect time to share some of my favorite natural beauty favorites on the blog since two of my favorite natural beauty stores are having their friends and family sales!  You get 20% off essentially everything at their stores- talk about a deal!

I wanted to give you a peak into what I would buy at each store and items you can only get at each.  Sometimes it can seem overwhelming when you’re looking at buying clean beauty products.  I often hear, where do I start?  No worries, I’ve got you covered!  I’m sharing my absolute favorites right here.  Tried and true products that work.  After switching over to natural beauty 9 years ago I’ve learned what products deliver and what don’t.  

I’m going to be covering hair products, skincare products, makeup and everything else in between.  Leave me a comment below if you’re not sure what to order, or need help deciding on a color.

 

Credo Beauty-

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!  The Sale ends on Sunday 11/10!

 

Here are some of my favorite products that I shop for at Credo Beauty:

 

clean beauty favorites

African Botanics is one of the best when it comes to delivering skincare results!

 

 African Botanics- 

You can’t find this brand at The Detox Market, so it’s nice that Credo offers it.  This brand really speaks for itself with it’s products.  They deliver results!  I love so many of them.  From their Buchu Botanical Enzyme Polish, to their Marula Resurrection Eye Cream, to Fleurs D’ Afrique Intensive Recovery Face Oil, to their Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum- basically every product I’ve tried has been gold!  I can’t recommend them enough.  They are a heftier price tag so to be able to snag them at 20% off is amazing!  Get them here!

 

Khus Khus-

This is another brand that isn’t at The Detox Market.  I love their body waxes.  They are hydrating and soothing.  Depending on what your body needs, they treat the skin.  I love their Bleu Body Wax.  It uses blue tansy and blue yarrow to help soothe the skin.  It smells amazing too!  It melts right into your skin.  Can’t get enough!  I also love their Sen Face Serum.  It was in my best of clean beauty 2018!  The face oil sinks right into your skin and nourishes it and leaves my skin glowing in the morning.  Check out all of Khus Khus products here!

 

Marie Veronique-

This natural skincare line combines modern science with the natural ingredients found in nature.  I love this line because it really aims to solve skincare problems and not just be another natural skincare line.  It’s effective and natural- the best of both worlds!  I love so many products from them.  From their Soothing B3 Serum that has 10% Niacinamide- a natural form of vitamin B that helps with acne and inflammatory skincare conditions, Barrier Lipid Complex- this helps to restore the barrier function of the skin, something that is often missing when your skin is inflamed.  I also love their oil cleanser.  It’s unlike any oil cleanser I’ve used. It not only is an oil but slightly emulsifies when mixed with water to form a subtle foam.  They even have an E.O. free version for those that can’t do essential oils.  Check out all their products here!

 

Ilia-

This makeup line is a definite fave in clean beauty!  It combines the sought after pigments from conventional beauty with clean ingredients.  Their liquid True Skin Serum Foundation is one of my absolute favorite foundations in clean beauty.  It performs so well and looks so natural on the skin.  I also love their Liquid Light Serum Highlighter. It gives the skin a radiant glow. Their True Skin Radiant Priming Serum is another favorite as well.  It provides a smooth canvas for your whole complexion before foundation.  Check out all of Ilia Beauty here!

 

Clean beauty favorites

Josh Rosebrook and Ilia are both natural beauty favorites among many!

 

Josh Rosebrook-

I mean what’s not to love about Josh Rosebrook!  His products have a cult following and for good reason.  They perform!  My favorites are his Active Enzyme Exfoliant, his Hair Spray, Serum Spray, Cacao Antioxidant Mask and Vital Balm Cream. To have used a Josh Rosebrook product is to love it!  His Active Enzyme Exfoliant is hands down the go to exfoliant for clean beauty bloggers and lovers.  His hair spray is the best natural hair spray I’ve used in clean beauty…like I said his products standout.  I love that Credo Beauty carries all of them. Shop all of Josh Rosebrook products here! 

 

Natural beauty favorites

Tata Harper products deliver!

 

Tata Harper- 

Tata Harper Skincare line is one of those lines that is a hallmark in clean beauty.  It’s been around since almost the beginning.  Effective and natural skincare products that really treat the skin.  I love their clarifying mask- it helps detox the skin, and give it a glow all at the same time.  Last time I was at Credo in San Fran the esthetician there said this mask was her fave!  I was so excited to hear as I always sing it’s praises too.  I also can’t get enough of their Resurfacing Mask.  It literally gets your skin glowing in minutes.  Need to brighten up your face?  This is the mask.  I put it on before a night out, or in the morning to wake my skin up.  I also love their regenerating cleanser.  A bestseller in their line for sure.  It uses BHAs and apricot microspheres to gently buff the skin and get rid of dead skin cells.  Check out all of Tata Harper here!

 

Kosas-

I mean if you’ve followed me for a hot minute you know I can’t get enough of Kosas products!  They remind me of my conventional favorite MAC products.  From the packaging to formulas.  I love their Tinted Face Oil- a hydrating spin on foundation that feels light and leaves you glowing.  I also love their lipsticks!  They’re definitely a go to of mine in clean beauty.  Their formula is unlike any other.  Not too hydrating where they bleed but moisturizing enough.  I’m also digging their new lip glosses!  They are more of a serum than a lip gloss feel- which I love. It not only plumps your lips, but hydrates and treats them with nourishing oils.  Check out all of Kosas here!

 

The Detox Market-

The Detox Market has been around since the very beginning and is the first natural beauty store I ever knew of.  I love their wide selection of products and their Detox Box that comes out every month.  The sale lasts through Sunday 11/10- Use Code: GET20.

 

Here are some of my favorite products at The Detox Market:

 

Agent Nateur-

I’m crazy for this deodorant!  Both my hubs and I love it.  I specifically love their Holi Rose Deodorant and my hubs loves their Holi-Man Deodorant.  It really works as a natural deodorant.  I smell fresh all day.  I also love their Holi-Oil Youth Refining Serum.  It sinks into the skin and helps to calm redness, sun spots and hyper-pigmentation with a variety of skin loving oils.  Shop all of Agent Nateur here!

 

RMS Beauty- 

This brand has been around from the beginning of clean beauty.  I love their new foundation, their Un-Cover Up concealer, their lipsticks, their luminizing powder, and Master Mixer.  Their products give your skin a youthful glowing look. You literally look like you’re glowing from the inside out.  Check out all the products here!

 

Natural Beauty Favorites

Innersense takes the cake when it comes to natural beauty styling products.

 

Innersense-

When it comes to hair Innersense knows how to create great products.  I use some many of their styling products on the daily.  I can’t get enough of their I Create Lift Volumizing Foam- it gives my hair lasting volume.  I also love their Inner Peace  Whipped Cream Texturizer for defining my curls after styling and smoothing away frizz without greasiness.  Their I Create Waves Salt Spray is another favorite.  I spray this in my hair after styling and it gives it the beachy look so effortlessly.  Check out all of Innersense here!

 

Laurel-

This skincare brand is squeaky clean, yet entirely effective.  Laurel the founder uses whole plant ingredients that really do change the skin and produce results.  Her products have been featured multiple times in Beauty Heroes Boxes- the it clean beauty box.  I love her Sun Serum, it fades sun spots, nourishes the skin and gives your skin it’s glow back.  I also love her honey berry enzyme mask.  A gentle approach to exfoliation that leaves your skin glowing in minutes.  Her Recovery Balm is another standout product. It’s especially great for even the most sensitive skin types.  It heals and soothes the skin, while hydrating.  Check out all of Laurel products here!

 

Erbaviva-

I love Erbaviva’s products for expecting mama’s and baby.  They are pure and simple in their formulations, yet still products the results I’m looking for.  I really like their baby sunscreen, relax body lotion, and organic lip and cheek balm.  The ingredients are so clean, especially for mama’s and baby skin. Check out their products here!

 

Fitglow Beauty

Fitglow’s formulations are some of the best.  I love how they marry the power of science and natural ingredients to produce products that really perform.  Some of my favorites are their lip serums- it’s similar to a gloss but not goopy and has a little more color pay off similar to a lipstick.  Trust me, everyone loves them!  I also love their concealer, I use it everyday to help conceal redness, imperfections and even out my skin tone.  I also love their night lip serum to help nourish and restore the lips and their Vita-Active Serum- a serum filled with antioxidants.  Check out all of Fitglow Beauty here!

 

Natural Beauty Favorites

Maya Chia’s Skincare products are some of the best in clean beauty.

 

Maya Chia-

This skincare line does no wrong!  I discovered it 3 years ago and haven’t looked back. I love their Super Couple Serum- an incredible antioxidant serum/oil for your skin that transforms it.  I noticed hyper pigmentation fade and an overall glow to my skin.  Also, their Optimist Hydrating Essence is a standout.  The best overall toner in green beauty!  I also love their Highlight of The Day.  It takes the cake for best illuminator.  Brightens and gives your skin a glow.  I also can’t get enough of their Supercritical Omega-3 Chia Face Oil.  It moisturizes like none other.  Perfect for those with extra dry skin.  Check out all of Maya Chia’s products here!

See any brands or products you love?  Well snag them for 20% off- hurry the sale won’t last long! 

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Natural beauty favorites

Sharing all my natural beauty favorites on the blog.

Best Vegan Makeup Brushes + How To Clean

Best Vegan Makeup Brushes + How To Clean

Today in my video I’m sharing the best vegan makeup brushes + how to clean them.  I get asked all the time what are my favorite vegan makeup brushes.  After trying several different brands over the years I’ve found my absolute faves!  They don’t shed, are made with Taklon and have kept their shape beautifully. I’m sharing all the details in the video! 

 

Check out the best vegan makeup brushes + how to clean video here!

 

*I’m also hosting a giveaway with Crunchi!  We are giving away a full set of their vegan makeup brushes.  A $452 value!!  Pretty awesome.  Head to Instagram to get all the details.  (Will be posting about the giveaway at 5:30 pm PST on 10/8 on Instagram).

 

Also, if you want to learn more about my favorite clean beauty products, check out my clean beauty faves below!  Every month I share my favorite natural beauty products for the month.  Some are new products and some are old.  

 

Here are some past clean beauty faves:

 

Check out the full video tutorial on how I clean my makeup brushes here.  Also, learn about the best vegan makeup brushes too! 

 

 

 

best vegan makeup brushes

Sharing all the details on the best vegan makeup brushes and how to clean them.