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!

Have you heard of Live Botanical?

 

 

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Best Natural Lipsticks

Best Natural Lipsticks

I’ve got my best natural lipsticks in honor of National Lipstick Day!  Switching from mainstream lip products to cleaner versions is a big deal!  I mean, don’t get me wrong, you should definitely switch all your makeup over from mainstream products, but the lips are especially important.  Why??  Well, for starters studies show that women re-apply their lipstick/lip product at least 5 times a day…so that’s a lot of toxins  (more…)

Silk Therapeutics LabGrab Review

Silk Therapeutics LabGrab Review

I recently was introduced to a skincare company called Silk Therapeutics.  This skincare line is in a league of it’s own.  The whole line is based off of using liquid silk in their formulations.  They are the only company that has the patent to use pure silk and turn it into gel, liquid or a film form.  You might be asking why silk in skincare?  Well, there’s actually a lot of reasons!  For starters, Pure Silk is a natural protein.  The size of the silk resembles collagen.  Collagen lowers as we age, but with silk it penetrates your skin helping to replenish collagen.  It very much resembles skin, which is why it’s so beneficial.  Helping to smooth fine lines, and give you an overall radiant complexion.  Silk Therapeutics is unlike any other company in that they only use real unadulterated natural silk in their formulas.  You’re not going to find genetically modified silk, sericin or hydrolyzed silk in any of their products.

Besides providing the best sourcing of silk, they take it a step further and only use a minimal amount of ingredients in each product.  You’re not going to find a long list of ingredients, because with silk technology you don’t need them.  Bio-active liquid silk fulfills so many roles in a skincare product, that there are only a few other ingredients needed to complete a formula.  Silk actually helps the other ingredients in the product maintain their potency.  In the end, the product is highly concentrated and more active, because it doesn’t have a bunch of fillers added in. They also list on their website each ingredient, and why it’s used.  You can find it here.

Silk Therapeutics is also one of the first companies to become EWG certified.

“EWG is a non-profit and non-partisan certifying body that helps to protect human health and the environment.”

If a product contains the EWG certification, consumers can be at ease that the product has been thoroughly reviewed.  Here are the standards a product must meet to become certified(taken from EWG’s Website).

Items that carry the mark must score in the “green” range in EWG’s dynamic, market-changing Skin Deep® cosmetics database and must also meet additional criteria set by EWG researchers.

EWG VERIFIED™ products must:

  • be free of EWG’s ingredients of concern.
  • fully disclose all ingredients on the label.
  • be produced with the best manufacturing practices.

Silk Therapeutics is going the extra mile to ensure their products not only perform but also are safe and clean.

What is LabGrab:

Silk is definitely a luxury skincare line and the price reflects that.  To make silk fiber into liquid silk requires not only time but money.  Unfortunately, price can become a barrier for many people.  Silk wanted to be able to offer the same high quality product to consumers but at an affordable price.  Thus, LabGrab was birthed.  Silk realized the amount of research and development that goes into each formula.  Often 10-20 variations are made for one formula and in the end only one gets chosen to be part of their luxury line.  However, each variation is tested thoroughly for safety and quality.  So you can rest assured the formulas are going to still perform.  Yet, it seemed like a waste for Silk to just choose one and discard the rest.  Especially after their scientists had poured themselves into these formulations and were so proud of them.  This is where LabGrab comes in.  Now Silk offers limited editions of some of the best of their skincare products.  So instead of paying $150 for a serum, you can pay $60.

I was excited to receive one of these limited edition skincare products.  This particular formula is a serum that addresses fine lines-sign me up for that!  The scent is neroli.  With only 8 ingredients in the bottle.  You only need a drop or two for your whole face.  You can use it morning and night.  This is not a moisturizing serum in itself.  I find after I apply it I still need to apply a moisturizer.

What Were My Results:

I applied the serum both morning and night.  I followed with a facial lotion since it’s more of a serum and not an oil-my skin still needed some hydration.  It feels almost like a gel when you apply it and then instantly seeps into your skin.  After a week of using it I noticed my forehead wrinkles were less visible and my overall complexion seemed brighter.  I was excited!  I would specifically apply the serum on my forehead lines, my laugh lines and my outer eye area where you tend to start getting crows feet.  The smell is really mild too- you get hints of neroli but nothing overwhelming.

If you want to snag a bottle of this limited edition serum then you better get on it-there’s only so many!  Check out LabGrab and their newest serum formula I tried!

Have you heard of Silk Therapeutics?

 

Current Green Beauty/Living Faves

Current Green Beauty/Living Faves

It’s time for another great round up of some recent faves!  Sometimes there is just so many products I end up doing a round up post of them all.  A win/win for the company and for the reader.  This recent one is definitely full of some serious nuggets.  Everything from a new reusable sandwich bag, to some new green beauty concealers, to a few new green beauty/living boxes I’m loving.  All this and more!  So if you still have some Christmas shopping left to do you may want to take notes because this post is full of some serious goodies!

Vert Beauty Concealer Sticks and Pencil Eyeliners

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I had the pleasure of visiting Vert Beauty last October.  They have an actual store in Denver, Colorado and it’s so chic and cute!  I met the founder Amanda Hume and was instantly taken by her kindness and love for green beauty.  She helped me pick out some treats and shared with me some of her faves.  You could say by the end we were friends.  Fast forward and now Vert Beauty has their own Concealer Sticks and Eyeliners!  How cool.  Let’s first chat about the concealer sticks.  I haven’t found anything quite like these concealer sticks in green beauty.  They are a stick form(duh) and they need to be sharpened(non-mechanical). They glide effortlessly on the skin.  I love that they’re in stick form.  So easy to work with.  I apply them everywhere!  Under my nose to conceal redness, cheeks to hide hyper pigmentation, bridge of my nose/on my brow bone to highlight and of course under the eyes.  Anywhere you want to conceal they work.  I even outlined my lips for bright lipstick colors.  Helps to balance out redness and provide a clean matte canvas.  They last throughout the day and don’t look cakey.  I haven’t stopped reaching for these everyday.  On to the eyeliners.  These are pencil eyeliners(once again non-mechanical).  They come in so many fun colors.  A blue, green, purple, gold…I mean so many.  I noticed some of them glided on easier, while others were a little harder.  But I found once I warmed up each pencil a bit on my hand before application it helped it to glide on easier.  I really loved the colors Vert-a cross between a turquoise and jade and Bleu-a great navy.  They stayed even better when I applied a translucent powder on top to set them for the day.  The price point is so reasonable too!  $17 for the liners and $20 for the concealers. Check them out here at Vert Beauty.  They have a ton of other green beauty goodies too!

Art of Organics- November’s Skin Owl Box

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Their belief is really simple-You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty.  I couldn’t agree more!  Their goal is to bring people the cleanest, best, and most luxe products.  Claire the founder, has always been a beauty junkie and on the quest to purge her own makeup bag, she realized she wanted to share her journey with others and raise awareness.  I noticed instantly after opening the box, the attention to detail.  They name their boxes each month, each follow a theme.  This month’s box followed the theme Grace and explored what it means to age with grace- I just love that.  From the eco-friendly packaging, to the beautiful aesthetic of it all, to the actual product inside-they just nailed it on every front.  The card inside describes the products in the box so well and gave directions for application.  The box is $38, with a value of $70+ and features each month 2-4 full size products.  They have high standards for their product selection, such as being cruelty free, organic and non-toxic.  They have more specifics on the ingredients they don’t use here on their website.

This month’s selection was Skin Owl, specifically their Neck+ and Eye+.  I had the privilege of meeting the founder of Skin Owl Annie Tevelin at IBE last year and she is the sweetest most down to earth person.  I think I talked her ear off for at least 45 minutes-opps!  The Neck+ is unlike anything I’ve used before for my neck.  It contours, and smooths to reveal an overall more youthful appearance and skin tone.  It even helps to decrease dark spots and crease marks.  After showering, I applied the oil to my face, neck and décolleté.  It feels cool to the touch, you can really feel the aloe in the formulation when you use it.  It makes your skin feel smooth and soft but not necessarily moisturized.  They recommend following with your moisturizer after application.  It dries quickly too!  My neck looked smoother for sure-it was like a mini face lift had happened all over.  The Eye+ I’ve had the pleasure of trying out in the past and let’s just say I’m a fan.  I really love this eye treatment for in the morning. It instantly perks up my eyes and brightens them.  I keep mine in the fridge and pull it out in the morning for even more stimulation.  It feels cool to the touch under the eyes and is more gel like than creamy.  A little goes a long way.  If you’ve been looking for an eye treatment in the morning to perk up your tired eyes, this is it.  The Neck+ retails for $68, while the Eye+ is $46.  But if you sign up for Art of Organics you could get all of this for $38-a steal indeed!  Sign up for Art of Organics here. Also,  be sure to get in on their gratitude sale going on until tonight at midnight EST. The code: 15KEEPSGIVING offers 15% off the first month of a monthly subscription and 15% off all longer length ones. They are sold out of the November box, so any new sign ups will start with the December “GEM” box.  Be sure to snag one!

Teri Miyahira Beauty-October 2016 Collection-

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Teri keeps killin’ it with her beauty boxes!  October’s selection was no different.  It included the Carefree Eyeshadow Palette, Brave Satin Lipstick, and Faux Vegan Mink False Eyelashes.  Plus, I’ve had the pleasure of testing out some of her vegan makeup brushes that scream luxe!  The Carefree Eyeshadow Palette was spot on for fall/winter.  With warm/bronzed browns, they perfectly fell in step with the season.  I love mixing them together to create a sultry brown smoky eye.  The compact that they come in is so chic.  It’s sleek black design with mirror is so classy.  The Brave lipstick quickly fell into my lipstick rotation.  It’s the perfect brick/brown for right now-can’t get enough.  It’s also super moisturzing-winning!  The Vegan Mink False Eyelashes were love at first sight.  Being a mom of two now, I can use any sort of eyelash lift I can get.  These were just the ticket.  They enhanced my eyes but didn’t look completely unrealistic.  I just popped these on in the morning and was good to go.  Great for a night out or if you just want a little more drama on your lashes for everyday.  The vegan makeup brushes are so soft.  Their sleek design is on point too.  Each of Teri’s boxes are full of 2-3 full size products.  For the full scoop on these luxe boxes and all the deets check out Teri’s site here.

Back to Basics-

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This is Back to Basics very first month and I was so excited to be one of the first to get to review it!  The box is unlike any box I’ve experienced so far.  First off the products are all full size.  It’s also not just a beauty box but a clean lifestyle box.  For example, this month their was laundry detergent, toothpaste, body wash, and a household cleaner in the box.  I love getting a box that is catered to my whole life.  It really is fun to see what each month will bring!  Back to Basics was founded by Ashleigh, a practicing homeopath who was so tired of seeing patients that were sick because of their environments.  She realized people were just unaware of their toxic environments and was determined to bring awareness.  Back to Basics was born!  Not only is there an Eco Chica box but also a box for the Gents too-how cool!  For $29.99 a month you get introduced to clean products but also get a list of the toxic ingredients to avoid.  I really love Ashleigh’s whole approach in educating the consumer.  Back to Basics is shaping the future in a brighter and healthier way-one box at a time.  I had the pleasure of chatting with Ashleigh and I could hear her passion come through, even over the phone.  This is a box that is here to stay!

So what was in November’s box?  Somer serious clean living loot!  If you’ve read my blog long enough you know I’m a huge fan of Kosmatology, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw their body wash in this month’s box.  This stuff is so clean and leaves my skin fresh and hydrated.  I’m obsessed with their body washes and hand soaps-faves!  I had seen David’s Toothpaste around for quite sometime but had steered clear of it because of the carrageenan in it and glycerin.  I brought up my concerns to Ashleigh and she said she had spoken with the founder of David’s Toothpaste and he assured her they only use carrageenan derived from seaweed.  I read about it more on their website here too. I really loved how their ingredients were listed on their website and why they use them.  As far as the glycerin, there is such a small amount and it’s derived from vegetable glycerin.  I had read previously that it can be associated with coating the teeth, similar to plastic wrap.  However, I’ve recently read contrary findings saying the opposite.  In the end, I feel comfortable using it.  So how did I like David’s toothpaste?  Loved it!  It looks just like a normal toothpaste does, in a tube.  It leaves my mouth feeling fresh and clean.  I also  love the mint flavor.  I’m sold!  A great toothpaste for those transitioning from conventional toothpastes.

Next up was Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder.  This laundry powder is a winner all around.  It’s just works!  With simple, clean and effective ingredients this laundry powder doesn’t mess around.  I’m hooked!  It even cleaned my hub’s smelly workout clothes-it’s that good.  My clothes smell fresh and clean after washing.  The last product in the November box was Bon Ami.  This is a specialty cleaning powder that’s been around since 1886.  This powder only has two ingredients-Feldspar, and Tallow Soap.  To be honest, I was a little hesitant using Feldspar.  I’ve read some articles about Feldspar being an irritant to the respiratory system. In the Bon Ami it is in powder form and easier to breathe in.  I’ve always been conscious of breathing in powders, even before going green.  Call me crazy but it always kind of weirded me out.  That being said, Bon Ami does get an A rating from EWG and it cleans really well. It’s not something I would use on my counters where there might be food but on sinks, toilets for sure.  I still wear a mask-I know call me crazy!  Considering most conventional cleaners have phthalates, dyes, bleach etc, this is a great alternative.  Especially if you crave a powder cleaner similar to Comet.  Since Ashleigh, the founder of the box is a homeopath she tests people (clients) and makes sure they test positively, meaning the product benefits their health, not negatively.  Well that sums up the Back to Basics box. They are offering all my readers 25% off now for a month using code: GURL25.  Be sure to snag one of these with the discount!  You’ll get 25% off your first order. If you prepay for a gift subscription of multiple months though, it’ll be 25% off that entire purchase-such a good deal! Don’t miss out-Shop here!

 

Stasher-Silicone Reusable Bags

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Wow, where do I even start with these?!  I literally said to myself where have these been all my life?  But that’s how I feel.  They are the first and only self sealing, air tight, non-plastic bag in the world.  I’ve been using reusable bags but nothing that is as durable and easy to use.  Stasher bags close so easily with their push press seal, you just push along the seam and it seals-so convenient to use.  Plus, their size is just like using a plastic baggie without using plastic-score!  They are made from 100% food grade silicone and are soft and durable.  The sandwich size comes in the colors Aqua, Clear, Slate and three print designs too, plus two snack sizes.  You can even write on a Stasher bag with a dry erase marker and then wipe off afterwards-does it get much better?!  I’ve been storing anything and everything in these-they’re a serious game changer.  They’re so easy to clean too, just put them in the top rack of the dish washer open, or wash by hand with warm soapy water.  You can even heat them up in the microwave, just be sure to leave the bag open.  When  cooking sous-vide, the bag must remain closed.  These replace thousands of plastic bags!  Plus, you won’t even notice a difference because they’re so easy to use.  I would recommend them to anyone-they’re a must! $11.99

Henne- The Lip Collection-

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When I opened the Henne Lips Collection box I was blown away at how chic and luxe it looked.  I hardly wanted to use it. But if you know me you would know that wasn’t in the cards!  I dug into the box and didn’t look back.  I’ve used Henne Lip Balm for a little over a year now and it’s the real deal when it comes to moisturizing your lips.  If you haven’t found a lip balm yet that delivers, then I highly recommend this.  Once I got past the lip balm in the box I headed straight to the Rose Diamond exfoliant…wow this product smells so good!  The Rose Diamond combines sugar with coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax and other organic ingredients to bring your lips the ultimate in exfoliation.  The combination of this exfoliant with the Henne Lip balm is truly a luxury your lips must try.  Oh but I’m not done!  The box contains Henne’s newest product, the Henne Luxury Lip Balm V2.  It”s the same lip balm we’ve all come to love but in a tube form-doesn’t get much better!  I love, love that they put it in a lipstick tube-genius.  No digging your fingers into a jar-just swipe across your lips.  This box is such a great gift idea too!  If not for you, then for someone else! $59

That sums up my current favorite green beauty/living products and boxes.  Be sure to snag up some of these for yourself and as gifts!  Have you used any of these products or subscribed to any of these boxes?

 

 

 

 

Whitmor Review

Whitmor Review

I was so excited to collaborate with Whitmor.  I had seen Sammie from Hullosam post about their makeup organizer and it was love at first sight!  I know it might be hard to believe but I’ve never had an official makeup organizer…gasp!  Being the makeup junkie that I am I knew I needed one!  In comes Whitmor.  Whitmor is a 4th generation family business.  They have been bringing organization to people’s homes for 70 years.  They literally have anything you could want for organizing your life.  From organizing your shoe racks, storage baskets, laundry, etc.  Plus, they’re a private company too.  Something so special about keeping it private.  I’ve loved working with them!

Not only did I receive their 5 Tier Acrylic Cosmetic and Accessory Organizer, but also their Supreme Cart in Chrome.  Both products have been home runs for me.  Keep reading for all the deets!

5 Tier Acrylic Cosmetic and Accessory Organizer-

 

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This makeup organizer has been a lifesaver for me with organizing all my makeup.  I love that it’s clear and I can see all my makeup easily.  It makes getting ready so much quicker because I’m not searching for my blush or a certain lipstick color.  I organized each drawer in different categories.  For instance, one drawer has my foundation and powders.  I know exactly what drawer to go too when I need it.  The top part flips up, giving you a good amount of storage space.  Then there are four drawers below that.  The first drawer has two dividers, which gives you six separate spots to organize makeup.  I love that drawer for little things like eyeshadows, concealer, and lip products.  The next drawer is the same size as the first drawer but without the dividers.  The next two drawers are a little bigger.  I even added some of my own little trays I had on hand to help keep some things separate.  Plus, have I mentioned how chic it looks on my bathroom counter?!  I seriously love it and think everyone needs one!  It’s makes getting ready faster, and more fun.  Maybe  you’re not a makeup junkie like me?  No worries, you could feel this with whatever you want.  Skincare, jewelry, hair accessories-really anything!  And guess what?!  I’ve teamed up with Whitmor to giveaway one to a lucky winner! Check out my Instagram to learn how to enter.

Supreme Cart in Chrome-

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This cart has been another find!  I have tried to find something to store all my glass containers in my pantry and I finally found the answer.   Not only is the cart super roomy but it has wheels.  Yep, you heard me!  So you can wheel whatever you have on it right into your kitchen.  I’ve loved this!  I just wheel it out when I want to use certain flours or ingredients-makes it so convenient to have it right there by me.  Plus, it looks so modern and chic too with the chrome.  It has three shelves and I keep all my glass containers on two of the shelves plus half of the first one.  Then I keep some staple pantry items on the top shelf.  Things like quinoa, coconut milk, ghee, etc.  Makes it easy to grab when I need something.  It also gives you a good amount of space between each shelf, so you could stack items if you wanted or put taller items on the second or third shelf.  I’ve used this for my pantry, but you could use it for anything around the house.   I could see this in a laundry room, garage, multi-purpose room, really the list is endless!  You won’t be disappointed with this handy cart.

Be sure to check out all of Whitmor’s products on their website here.  Also, be sure to check out my Instagram page for a chance to win the makeup organizer!

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