13 Days of Giveaways

13 Days of Giveaways

Are you ready for 13 Days of Giveaways?! Fasten your seat belt because this is going to be so good! I’ve teamed up with my girl Lisa from This Organic Girl to bring you our favorite green beauty products. And guess what?! We are giving away not 1 set but 2! That’s right, 2 winners each day! It doesn’t get much better.

It’s all happening on Instagram. Be sure to follow Lisa @thisorganicgirl and Suzi @gurlgonegreen on there to be able to enter to win each day. Below I’m sharing what is up for grabs and why I love the products so much!

Aillea- $400 Value!

We are giving away not 1 $200 gift card but 2!

I love shopping at Aillea. They have all the “IT” green beauty brands, from Rahua, Innersense, Kosas, Lily Lolo and more. You’ll be in green beauty heaven! Besides their online stores they also have 5 brick and mortar stores. They make it so easy to get all my favorite products all in one spot. Shop Aillea here!

Josh- $478 Value!

I’ll be giving away Active Enzyme Exfoliator, Hair spray, Cacao Antioxidant Mask, and Vital Balm Cream. A Some serious loot!

If you’ve been in green beauty for a hot minute then you know Josh Rosebrook! His products speak for themselves and are fan worthy for sure. A I remember trying his hair spray for the first time after trying so many bad ones and being so excited I found one that works so well! A His Active Enzyme Exfoliator is one of the best for smoothing out skin and getting your glow on. A Shop all of Josh Rosebrook here!

Maya Chia- $456 Value!

I’ll be giving away The Optimist, The Super Couple Serum, Highlight of the day(you can choose color), Supercritical Waterless Balm. Talk about a stellar giveaway!

It’s been almost 2 years since I tried my first Maya Chia product and let’s just say it’s been a good two years! They perform so well. The first product I tried was The Super Couple Serum- one of my holy grail oil serums! I was hooked on the products after that. 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 3’s skin’s dream team! You can say bye to fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it has clinically been proven to increase hydration. Shop all of Maya Chia here!

Laurel- $516 Value!

I’ll be giving away Honey Berry Enzyme Mask, Sun Damage Repair Serum, Brightening Mask, bowl + brush.

Love Laurel products and all she stands for, a cut above!  She prides herself on sourcing and plant actives in each formula.  Her products perform so well.  I remember using the Sun Damage Repair Serum for the first time and literally seeing a transformation in my skin after a few weeks.  They are rich in color because of the potency too!  Shop Laurel here!

Fitglow- $310 Value!

I’ll be giving away 3 lip serums(winner gets to choose color) and their lipstick trio in a bag.

Fitglow products are the perfect marriage between products that perform and nourish the skin.  The founder includes vitamins and antioxidants in her formulas that really create change in the skin.  Even her lip serums are loaded with active ingredients.  If you haven’t tried the lip serums, then you’re in for a serious treat!  Best lip gloss! Shop all Fitglow here!

Osmia- $253 Value!

I’ll be giving away her Night Oil, Whipped Body Mousse and bar of soap.  

Osmia was started by Sarah, an ER doctor.  She had no intention of starting a skincare company but after taking a soap making class she knew she was in love.  After two years of relentless soap making, product testing, perfume making she jumped full force into Osmia, leaving the medical field.  With top notch natural ingredients, Osmia will inspire you towards a healthier lifestyle.  Big on educating the consumer, I love how Osmia lists products they use on their website and products they don’t use and why.  They even discuss their packaging and why it’s so important to care.  I love their philosophy and commitment to excellence.  Shop Osmia here!

Vapour- $410 Value!

I’ll be giving away their Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, AER Deodorant, Multi-Use Sticks, Organic Lip Conditioner, and Clarity Organic Makeup Remover.

Vapour has been a household green beauty name for a while. They were one of the first brands I tried 7 years ago! Not only are the ingredients clean, but the products work and last.  One thing that all Vapour products have in common is their dewiness they give to your overall look. Making your skin glow!  This mama is all about that glow.  The Multi-Use sticks are one of the most universal products.  You can use them on your cheeks, lips and eyes!  Shop all of Vapour here!

True Botanicals- $540 Value!

I’ll be giving away an Antioxidant Booster, Renew Pure Radiance Oil, and Cellular Repair Serum.  Hello!

When I think of TB what sticks out to me is a luxe anti-aging line.  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.  I also love how they do clinical tests on their products.  Something that is rare among the natural skincare industry.  Proven results, with clean ingredients-what more could you want?  The Antioxidant Booster and Cellular Repair Serum are staples in my skincare routine always.  Shop True Botanicals here!

Inika- $222

I’ll be giving away a Baked Mineral Bronzer, Eye shadow duo and their mascara.

I was introduced to this organic makeup line this last year and I’ve found so many treasures within it!  From their bronzers to their eye shadows and mascara.  They all perform so well!  They give your skin a natural look, without looking overdone.  Lisa touts this mascara as her favorite in green beauty!  Check out all of Inika products here!

Live Botanical- $256 Value!

I’ll be giving away a Luna Rose and Honey Mask + Cleanser, Lavender Cocoa Polish, AER Hyaluronic Acid Serum, AER Fresh Complexion Toning Elixir- YES!

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.  It’s not often I find products that not only are clean, but also effective and budget friendly. Shop all of Live Botanical here!

Beauty Heroes- $256 Value!

I’ll be giving away 1 3 month subscription to Beauty Heroes!

Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot.  A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie last year 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.  Sign up for a subscription here!

Leahlani Skincare- $208 Value!

I’ll be giving away a Mermaid Mask, Honey Love Exfoliator, Mahina Serum, and Bohemian Ruby Toner. 

Every time I open a jar, or bottle of Leahlani skincare I feel like I’m getting a hand signed love note written just to me.  It may have to do with the fact that each, and every creation is made by hand.  Can you just imagine all the love, and care that goes into each bottle?  It’s no wonder my skin sings when anything Leahlani is applied!  I haven’t even mentioned ingredients, but they’re dreamy.  Organic cold pressed oils, mineral rich clays, Hawaiian honey nectars, pure essential oils, and potent botanicals are just a few ingredients that make up Leahlani skincare.  Pure goodness delivered straight to your skin-what more could you want?  Shop all of Leahlani here!

Kosas- $252 Value!

We are giving away a full set of their lipstick collection away!  

These lipsticks are my fave in natural beauty!  They offer a ton of color options, are highly pigmented and last.  Plus, they’re hydrating.  Trust me, you’ll be hooked in no time.  Some favorite colors I love are Thrillest, Royal, and Rosewater.  There isn’t a bad color- seriously.  They also have other makeup products that I love.  One of them is their new tinted face oil- so good. Snag some Kosas here!

See any faves?  Be sure to check out my girl Lisa’s blog post here to read up on her favorites! Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to get the latest on all the giveaways!  Follow Lisa here and myself here!

Spring Makeup Looks

Spring Makeup Looks

I’ve got some spring makeup looks on the blog today!  Aillea Beauty- an online green beauty retailer sent me some green beauty loot.  Some of the products are new to green beauty and I’ve been on the edge of my seat to share them with you!  After all, what’s spring without some pops of pink?

I’m sharing some different spring makeup looks I’ve created using the products.  It was so fun seeing all the warmer colors and blush pinks- I’m already craving summer!  It may not be spring yet where you’re at but you can certainly pretend that it is with some fun spring makeup.

Here are the new products I’m loving:

Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss-

This is a new release from Kjaer Weis and I can’t get enough!  I know how odd this may sound but I love how heavy the packaging is.  I’m always a sucker for pretty packaging and Kjaer Weis never disappoints.  The gloss is so nourishing, with rosehip, castor and sunflower seed oil- this gloss packs a punch.  You get a semi-sheer color, hydration and a subtle sheen- I mean what more do you want?  I love applying these by themselves for a subtle look or layering them over a lipstick for a higher impact look.  It’s not sticky or goopy like some glosses.  I got the color Affinity- a blush pink that I can’t get enough of.  What’s great about the glosses?  Once you buy one, you can just by a refill after.  Not only do you save money but help the environment too.  Snag a Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss here!

Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Miami Beach-

This bronzer is so great for many reasons!  First it’s a pressed powder- which I love.  Say goodbye to bronzer getting everywhere, a pressed bronzer allows for easy application and no fuss.  I also love that it comes in 3 different shades depending on how dark you want to be.  The color isn’t so opaque either like some bronzers but more translucent.  I know that might sound weird but some bronzers are so pigmented you end up looking like an ommpa loompa instead of looking sun kissed.  This makes it easy to use because you don’t have to fear being too heavy handed with it.  I apply this where the sun would naturally hit my face.  My skin instantly looks perkier, and more alive.  If you don’t wear a bronzer I suggest you start- game changer!  Get your Lily Lolo Bronzer here!

ILIA Pressed Eyeshadow Palette in Prima-

Talk about the perfect spring eyeshadow palette?  This is it!  All the pretty blush pinks, and plums to welcome spring into your makeup look.  I love that the eyeshadows come in a compact, with a cute little mirror.  So easy to bring when traveling too- love having all my shadows in one place.  I also love that their pressed and not loose- can you see a trend here?  I always opt for pressed over loose- so much less mess, can I get a witness?  The formula is creamy and smooth even though they’re a powder.  They go on so nicely and the staying power is great.  I get all day wear out of them!  Get the ILIA Pressed Eyeshadow Palette here!

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in the color Happy-

Ok, in all honesty I’ve wanted this blush color for a good 2 years- no joke!  The color is so pretty and just a show stopper in my opinion.  It screams spring with it’s poppy pink color.  Kjaer Weis said they named the color happy because anyone who sees the color just smiles.  I mean I can’t blame them!  I love that it comes in a cream formula too.  It goes on so smooth and livens up the whole face.  Instead of getting a matte look that a powdered blush gives, it instead gives you a dewy look.  Who doesn’t need that after a long winter?  Sign me up!  Bonus: you can even wear this on your lips too- that’s a 2 for 1 I’ll take!  Snag your Kjaer Weis Blush here!

Kosas Lipstick in the color Rosewater-

This is my first time trying Kosas lipstick and let’s just say it won’t be the last!  The formula is one of the best I’ve used in green beauty.  It glides on, yet doesn’t feel too slick that it’s going to bleed.  The true test of a good lipstick in my opinion.  The formula dries matte but isn’t drying.  The packaging is so chic.  With a sleek black case, the top easily clicks right on top because it’s magnetic- genius.  It has a subtle vanilla scent but nothing overpowering.  I got the color Rosewater, a fairytale pink as Kosas describes it.  A really pretty dusky pink color that literally goes with anything.  These lipsticks are made by hand and have a buildable finish.  Trust me when I say you will get hooked- you’ve been warned! Snag your Kosas lipstick here!

ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation-

This foundation is special.  A new release from ILIA, it’s been the foundation I’ve been reaching for.  It really lives up to it’s name.  More of a serum that your skin soaks up.  A creamy texture but not heavy.  If offers medium coverage but doesn’t look like a mask.  I apply it and then add a little concealer to areas I want a bit more coverage.  But overall it’s a really nice coverage.  Definitely a good foundation for spring and summer.  It wears nice too, after the whole day my face still looked fresh and not worn down.  I really dig it!  ILIA nailed it.  Grab your ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation here!

Aila Nail Polish in the color Wheez-

I wore this color on Easter and let’s just say it’s the perfect Easter pink!  I felt so festive.  It has spring written all over it.  A bubble gum pink that never goes out of style.  I’m going to be wearing this on my toes next!  If you haven’t tried Aila nail polishes get on it- my favorite.  They go on smoothly, have vibrant colors and their top coat Better Than Gel is one of the best!  Read my full review on them here.  Snag your Aila nail polish here!

Vapour Beauty Siren Lipstick in Possess-

Ohh this color is so good! It’s a neutral pink.  An easy to wear lip color.  I find myself throwing it in my purse for an easy to apply color that I don’t have to think twice about because it goes with anything. It feels silky on the skin and nourishing with organic botanical extracts.  This pretty pink is an essential for spring!  Grab your Vapour Beauty Lipstick in Possess here!

 

Here are some of the looks I created using the products I mentioned above, plus a few other faves!  The other products I used aren’t new to me but definite faves as I mentioned.  Here they are below-

*In this photo I’m wearing the ILIA foundation in the color SF3, Hynt Beauty Brow Cream in the color espresso, Inika Long Lash mascara, ILIA Prima eyeshadow palette in the color Jasper under the brows, and in the crease Moka, then my upper lid is lined Rosa Tea.  Also, wearing the Lily Lolo Bronzer in Miami Beach, Maya Chia Highlight of the Day in After Hours and Kjaer Weis Cream blush in the color Happy.   I finished the look with Kosas Lipstick in Rosewater.  

*In this photo I’m wearing the ILIA foundation in the color SF3, Hynt Beauty Brow Cream in the color espresso, Inika Long Lash mascara, ILIA Prima eyeshadow palette in the color Jasper under the brows, and in the crease Moka and Moonstone, then my upper and lower lid is lined with Rosa Tea.  Also, wearing the Lily Lolo Bronzer in Miami Beach, Maya Chia Highlight of the Day in After Hours and Kjaer Weis Cream blush in the color Happy.   I finished the look with Kosas Lipstick in Rosewater and a swipe of Kjaer Weis Lipgloss in Affinity. 

*In this photo I’m wearing the ILIA foundation in the color SF3, Hynt Beauty Brow Cream in the color espresso, Inika Long Lash mascara, ILIA Prima eyeshadow palette in the color Jasper under the brows, and in the crease Moka and Moonstone, then my upper lid is lined with Rosa Tea.  Also, wearing the Lily Lolo Bronzer in Miami Beach, Maya Chia Highlight of the Day in After Hours and Kjaer Weis Cream blush in the color Happy.   I finished the look with  Kjaer Weis Lipgloss in Affinity. 

*In the photo below I’m wearing the nail polish color Wheez by Aila Beauty.

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Rahua Hair Review

Rahua Hair Review

Excited to share my Rahua Hair Review!  Summer is in full force and with it comes beachy/summer waves!  Sign me up!  Love me some summer waves.  Rahua just came out with their Enchanted Island Salt Spray and I was so excited to try it out!  I also, tried their Control Cream Curl Styler and Voluminous Dry Shampoo.  My tresses have been well taken care of since I got these hair treats!  I couldn’t wait to share my thoughts with you guys.

I snagged my Rahua loot from Aillea Beauty- you’re one stop shop for all things green beauty!  If you’ve ever wondered where to shop for all your fave green beauty products- look no further!  AILLEA Beauty has it all.  From clean skincare, hair products, nails and even fragrance-AILLEA’s got you covered.  Plus, they carry all the top brands.  Get 15% off your first order too just by entering your e-mail.  Wondering how to wear certain looks?  Check out their Youtube channel and blog for all the latest.  AILLEA was actually started by a beauty junkie, Kathryn Murray Dickinson who was on the search for cleaner options.  A former New York beauty executive, her mission was to create a place where no one would have to question if the products they were using were clean or not.  But instead they could shop with confidence knowing they were getting the very best.

Rahua hair products have their roots deep in the Amazon rainforest.  You can find the Rahua oil in their formulations.  It’s known for it’s ability to help repair, give hair a shine and give the skin a glow. Their products are vegan, organic, sulfate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free and they support indigenous economies-pretty cool!

Enchanted Island Salt Spray-

This spray is all about those beach waves.  I always love trying hair products that give hair some texture, while at the same time giving some hold and this product does just that.  I curled my hair with a 1 inch curling iron and then combed the curls out and sprayed the spray all over, scrunching up as I sprayed.  It helped create more texture in my hair and made it more piecey looking.  Plus, it gives a great hold, without looking crispy.  The smell is so good too- takes you to the beach!  I even sprayed it in my hair without curling it and loved the texture it gave it.  A definite must have product for the summer but even year round!  It’s been on repeat in my hair routine.  Grab your Enchanted Island Salt Spray here! 

Control Cream Curl Styler-

I was so excited to try a curl cream!  I get a lot of questions about natural curl creams.  This is definitely a more moisturizing cream.  It offers a tiny bit of hold but nothing sticky.  I would apply it on curly wet hair to help make it more manageable and to cancel out the frizz.  When dry it’s great for defining curls and eliminating frizz too.  It feels like a lightweight lotion when you pump it out.  This product is perfect for helping control frizz, hydrate curly hair and giving an overall defined look to your curls.  Snag your Control Cream Curl Styler here!

Voluminous Dry Shampoo-

I have wanted to try this dry shampoo for a while now!  As a mom, dry shampoo is at the top of my list of must have products to have around at all times- all the moms said amen!  This dry shampoo is unlike any I’ve used.  The application is really where it’s at.  So you squeeze the bottle and the product squirts out.  It really helps lift your hair as it squirts out.  I love applying it like this too because it gives an even distribution.  Most dry shampoos are just sprinkled on your hair, often leaving clumps.  It not only gets rid of any greasiness but also adds volume- I’m a huge fan!  Especially since my hair is fine and thin.  If you’ve been searching for a dry shampoo- this is it!  Grab your Dry Shampoo here!

Have you guys tried any of the Rahua products?  Check out Aillea Beauty for all your green beauty heart’s desires!

 

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