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How To Save Money On Clean Beauty

How To Save Money On Clean Beauty

Today on the blog I’m showing you how to save money on clean beauty. I hear the phrase a lot, I can’t afford to swap my beauty products out.  Or switching over is so expensive.  I hear you and I totally get it.  It’s not easy to just drop a couple hundred on some new clean beauty products.  That’s why I want to introduce you to my secret weapon when it comes to saving money when buying natural beauty products.  

Have you heard of Pharmaca?  Well, if you haven’t let me introduce you!  They’re an online natural wellness retailer that carries everything from clean beauty products, to natural supplements, kid’s products and more.  

I love finding a one stop shop where I can literally buy my toothpaste, get my favorite lipstick, and grab some clean shampoo.  Instead of shopping at 3 different stores online. 

I wanted to share why Pharmaca is my go too when getting clean products for a good price.  Keep reading to find out why this retailer takes the cake!

*This post does contain affiliate links.  If you do purchase something from one of them I will receive a small commission.  

 

Pharmaca Clean beauty

These are some of my favorite clean beauty products from Pharmaca!

 

1st- Pharmaca carries QUALITY products.

Yes, you read that right.  It’s not some retailer selling random things.  They carry all the big name green beauty brands, natural living brands and supplement brands.  Plus, their selection is amazing!

2nd- It’s all in ONE place.

No more going back and forth between five websites trying to get green beauty brands in one place and supplements in another.  Now, you can just do it all at once and save yourself some precious time.

3rd- Shopping at Pharmaca SAVES you money.

Yes, you heard me right!  They are always having a great sale or gift with purchase.  Plus, you get free shipping after $35- hello.  Most retailers are $50 and higher.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to their website to purchase something and was amazed to find they also carried another one of my products too.  Pharmaca has made my life more streamlined and easier as a mom and fellow natural living enthusiast.

Here are some products you can find at Pharmaca:

Some green beauty brands I love that they carry are:

 

Pharmaca clean beauty

So many great products at Pharmaca!

 

Isn’t it amazing?!  Huge savings plus quality products.  I wanted to share some of my very favorite brands and products that you can find at Pharmaca below.

 

  • 100% Pure Caffeine Eye Cream  This eye cream wakes up my tired mama eyes and helps minimize the puffiness.  I’m so impressed with the price and the quality of the product!  I even put mine in the fridge to help de-puff even more.
  • Radius Floss This floss is always the best deal on Pharmaca.  I love knowing that it’s free from teflon and other chemicals they put on conventional floss.
  • Himalaya Toothpaste I was excited to try this toothpaste for the first time.  I had read rave reviews about it.  I really like the formula.  It isn’t overly foaming and my teeth feel clean and polished after using.  I’ll have to wait and see how much it whitens but so far I’m impressed!
  • Dr. Bronner’s Soaps Love these soaps in general, but love this convenient travel size for all my trips!  You can use it to wash your hands, your body, even get a stain out of a shirt. I love the hemp scented one.
  • Max Green Alchemy Hair Paste- I’ve been on the hunt for a texture paste that works and isn’t going to blow the budget.  Well, I finally found one!  I had heard good things about Max Green Alchemy Scalp Rescue Texture Paste and was excited it lived up to the hype.  It comes in tube form and retails for $14.99, but at Pharmaca they are always having discounts so you can usually get it for 20% off!  This works on my husband’s hair to give him a nice textured look and some decent hold without it looking wet or crispy.  It also works on my hair too.  I take a small dime size amount and rub through my hands.  After, curling I take my hands and work it through to piece out the curls and add some texture and hold.  A great product all around and at a great price!  
  • Evan Healy Sweet Blossom Hydrating Oil-  This body oil has been in my beauty arsenal for 5 years- it’s so good!  I love the smell.  It has notes of frankincense, neroli, and ylang ylang in it.  When you apply it to your skin it soaks right up.  But leaves behind a silly smooth feeling.  Made with a combination of jojoba, sunflower, sesame and apricot kernel oil.  It envelops your skin and leaves lasting moisture. 
  • Preserve Razor Tripe Blade- These razors are made from recycled materials, some of the recycled products are yogurt cups.  Pretty cool!  Also, the whole razor is recyclable itself. They give my skin a smooth feeling but I don’t feel like they’re so sharp that they are going to nick me easily.  I love that they’re easy to travel with too and budget friendly.  A great pick instead of getting a plastic one you can’t recycle.  
  • Acure Captivating Light Body Oil- This body oil is great for travel!  I love having it on hand for trips.  It doesn’t come in glass like the Evan Healy one, which makes it perfect for a trip.  You can easily toss it in your bag and not worry about it breaking.  Plus, it smells so good and sprays too- pretty cool.  If coconut isn’t your fave, they also have other scents too.  
  • ZuZu Lipsticks- These lipsticks are another great value for a green beauty lipstick.  It goes on so smooth and doesn’t bleed.  I love the color Starlet!  A cool candy apple red.  The perfect statement lip for those days when you want to look pulled together but don’t want to do a full face of makeup.  
  • 100% Pure Eye Mask-I love these masks! They can wake up any tired eyes.  Plus, they are great at de-puffing and minimizing dark circles.  You apply them underneath your eyes and it instantly feels cooling and refreshing.  The eye gels are made from a combination of aloe vera gel and plant cellulose.  I love bringing these with me on trips, and also for early mornings when my eyes need a little bit of help.  Trust me- you’ll be hooked!  
  • Juice Beauty Sport Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 30- I love a good mineral based sunscreen and this one by Juice Beauty did not disappoint!  It is packed full the natural mineral zinc oxide which helps block the sun without the harmful chemicals.  It does go on a bit whiter, which is typical of mineral based sunscreens. But sometimes I prefer that when applying to my kiddos.  It helps me to see where I’ve applied it and I find they don’t burn as easily.  This sunscreen stood the test of pool days quite well!  
  • Inika Organic Liquid Foundation- This foundation had me at first swipe!  I really can’t get over it.  It goes on so smooth, doesn’t look cakey and lasts the whole day.  I tried their bb cream but I prefer their liquid foundation over it.  It makes your skin look so dewy and lit from within.  I would apply it with my fingers or a foundation brush.  It blends so easily into the skin.  A great foundation for those with dry to normal skin types. 
  • Inika Organic Mineral Blush Duo- I’ve quickly fallen for anything and everything Inika Organic!  Their products speak for themselves.  This is the first time I’ve tried one of their baked Mineral Blushes.  This blush is so pretty.  It has a mix of blush rose pink and a soft peach hue.  A great mix!  I love that it’s a pressed blush.  Makes it so easy to use and less messy.  The blush color is very light and subdued.  It really gives an overall natural look.  I like layering this blush on top of a cream blush.  This helps the blush last longer and gives it a little glow too!  A great blush for anyone who likes an overall soft, understated look. 
  • All Good Body Lotion- This is a great budget friendly body lotion.  It really performs so well one comes in a tube which makes it so easy to travel with.  
  • Vapour Organic Beauty AER Next Level Deodorant This is such a great deodorant and one of the few places you can find it for a discount online.  

 

Do you see any product faves?  Shop all of Pharmaca here to save big! 

 

pharmaca clean beauty

Sharing the best online retailer for budget friendly clean beauty.

May’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup

May’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup

A new month brings May’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup!  This month is a fun one and the savings are through the roof!  If you haven’t hopped on the natural beauty box train this month might be a good month to start.  We are seeing some of the best brands for a serious steal!

Beauty Heroes: Ayuna

 

Beauty Heroes May Discovery

May’s Beauty Heroes Discovery is one for the books! Ayuna is featuring their newest product Velo.

 

This month we are seeing another standout product from Ayuna.  If you’ve been receiving Beauty Heroes for a while then you’re totally familiar with this luxe natural beauty brand.  They deliver results driven skincare with clean ingredients.  Ayuna’s roots are in Spain where the products are made.  I had the pleasure of meeting one of the founders a couple years ago and she was delightful.  

Heroic Product: Velo- This is a new product release from Ayuna and it’s just so good.  At first you think it’s just a face cream but as you dive into this product you realize it’s so much more!  It’s filled with superhero ingredients from lactobacillus ferment, cocos nucifera, olive oil and trehalose to name a few.  Not only does it hydrate the skin but it also protects it from the environment and all it’s pollutants.  It does this by forming a film that help to keep pollution out.  It also helps balance your skin microbiome with probiotics.  The name Velo in Spanish means veil.  The idea is that Velo basically turns into your second skin.  Creating a smooth, even canvas that looks like your skin but better.  

What did I think?  A lot actually.  It really lives up to the hype.  It moisturizes my skin completely but also makes it look so much better.  There is a tint to it.  Nothing too much just a subtle tint that pulls your whole face together.  I actually just wore this by itself like a tinted moisturizer on some days and then on others when I wanted more coverage I touched up with some additional foundation. It really is such a unique product!  

Sidekick: The Facial- I was excited to see The Facial as this month’s sidekick.  I’m no stranger to this beauty.  I have used it in the past.  It seems so small to call it just a toner, because it does so much.  It’s like getting a facial but your in the coziness of your own bathroom and it takes 60 seconds.  Not only does it exfoliate but also balance and completely change your skin.  

You apply it to clean skin.  It feels like lotion to powder formula.  Feeling like a liquid at first but then creating a matte affect on the skin after.  It contains glutamic acid, lactobacillus ferment, apple cider vinegar, succinic acid and non stem cells just to name a few.  These ingredients work together to help exfoliate, calm inflammation and create a smooth even finish.  I was using this before for about a month and people kept complementing me on my skin.  I finally figured out it was The Facial that had changed in my routine. Results are everything!

Best part is you can get this fabulous box right now for such a steal!  This box is valued at $252  but you can snag it for $42.95.  This really is such stellar box- I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell out!  Hop on it now if you’re thinking of getting it. Get Beauty Heroes May Discovery here! 

 

Boxwalla

 

boxwalla review

This limited edition Boxwalla box is one for the books!

 

So technically Boxwalla does not have a box this month!  But is offering a limited edition box.  This box is definitely worth noting and I couldn’t wait to share with you!  It’s a sampling of natural perfumes from SIGIL.  The founder Patrick Kelly creates unique scents that are all unisex.  This is unlike other natural fragrances you’ve used- trust me!   They use essential oils, absolutes, CO2 extracts and house-made tinctures in a base of certified organix sugarcane alcohol. They actually remind me a lot of conventional fragrances but without the headache.  They are woodsy, warm and sophisticated.  Not just a blend of essential oils if you know what I mean.  

So how the Limited Edition Box works is you get to sample their 4 scents.  Then you pick your favorite and they send you a full size perfume of that scent.  It’s a crazy good value!!  The full size perfume is $120 value and the box itself is a $50 value.  This is such a great way for someone to be able to try several natural perfumes before having to commit.  One you receive the box you have 4 weeks to decide which scent suits you best.

My two favorites are Amor Fati.  This is a lighter perfume, which in my opinion is perfect for summer.  It has notes of Bergamot, Palo Santo, Green Pine Needles and Resinous Galbanum.  It changes as I wear it too- my hubs loved it.

My other fave is Solutio.  This feels light as well and a little sweet.  It has lime and citrus scents in it.  I like how fresh it is on.  Really awakens my senses as I wear it.

I can’t recommend this box enough!  So many people ask me about perfumes and this is a great way to be able to try them.  Get the box here!

 

Detox Box

 

Detox Box May

The Detox Box for May contains one of my favorite natural beauty facial oils!

 

This month it is all about Agent Nateur in the Detox Box.  Featuring a travel size deodorant stick in HOLI(STICK)No. 3 and a full size HOLI(OIL).  I’ve long been a fan of Agent Nateur’s HOLI(OIL) for while.  It was fun to see them in this month’s box, plus a travel sized deodorant!  

HOLI(OIL)- This frosted bottle contains a rich oil that smells like roses.  Not only does it help smooth skin and wrinkles but it also is extremely hydrating.  It doesn’t feel greasy at all and seeps into your skin, giving your face a radiance.  My skin looked restored.  I used this after several sleepless nights and it literally brought the life back into my skin.  It’s true to it’s name- giving you your youthful skin back!  There isn’t a long list of ingredients but the ones that are in there are effective.  I also love using this before makeup.  My foundation glides on.  Bonus- my husband can use it too!  

HOLI(STICK)No. 3-  This is great for travel, when you want to pack light.  I personally love Agent Nature’s HOLI(ROSE) Deodorant!  It’s even a fave of mine for a while.  Check it out here!  

This box has a value of $130 but you can get it for $55!  The beauty of the Detox Box is you don’t have to commit to any amount of months.  You can simply just buy this one time box!  Pretty awesome.  Get the box here!

 

May's Natural Beauty Box Roundup

Sharing May’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup on the blog!

Beautycounter Must Haves

Beautycounter Must Haves

Beautycounter must haves is here!  In light of the 15% off sale happening at Beautycounter I had to share my favorites with you.  I’ve been using Beautycounter now for 5 months and I’ve definitely found what products I love and can’t part with.

I thought it only fitting to share them with you!  After all, what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t give you the full run down?!

If you’re curious why I can’t stop talking about Beautycounter and why they have the cleanest makeup around then check out my full blog post review here!  If you’re wanting a review on a ton of their products across the board, then check that out here.  I’ve got all the juicy deets for you!

Now let’s talk faves!  If you’ve perused Beautycounter long enough then you know they offer a ton of products.  Not every product I love- I know shocker.  Some have worked and some haven’t.  Today I want to share all my hands down favorites with you.  These products have taken up permeant residence on my bathroom shelves and they’re not going anywhere.

What I love to about Beautycounter is that they not only offer skincare and makeup but body products, hair products and baby products.  Basically your one stop shop when it comes to natural beauty!

If you read this post and want more information on certain products or need help deciding on color, or whatever it might be.   Hit me up!  There’s nothing more I love than helping someone swap over to safer beauty products.  Email me at [email protected]  I’ve got your back!

Volume and Shape Shampoo and Conditioner- 

 

beautycounter Volume and shape shampoo

My favorite natural shampoo in green beauty!

 

I feel like a broken record with this one but I seriously cannot stop talking about it because it’s so good!  This shampoo is an all star when it comes to fine/thin haired gals.  It suds up so well.  My hair feels clean and it doesn’t weigh it down.  The conditioner still does feel like it hydrates without adding weight.  My hair is color treated so I do like a little hydration otherwise my lighter pieces can look a little dry.  I wash my hair every other day. Basically if you’ve been searching for natural shampoo that legit works- this is your gem! Get it here!

 

Eyebrow Gel-

This eyebrow gel has stolen my heart!  It give my eyebrows a natural look and also provides some good hold.  I love how there is no red in the formula!  Something that is hard to find in natural beauty.  They even offer a clear version for those that don’t need color but just some hold.  Get it here!

 

Lip Sheers

 

Beautycounter lip sheers

These lip sheers are the perfect lippy for spring and summer!

 

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I tried the lip sheers and was pleasantly surprised how much I liked them.  I’m not a gloss girl and so this is the perfect middle ground between a lipstick and gloss.  One of Beautycounter’s best sellers for good reason.  It feels like a really hydrating lip balm but not goopy or tacky.  Glides on your lips giving a hint of sheen and some color. The color pigment is more translucent and just a hint.  The perfect everyday lip color to throw on.

I can see myself wearing these a lot especially in the spring and summer.  These would be great for teenagers especially in my opinion.  Not as dramatic as a lipstick but still offers a little color.  I love the colors Rose, Poppy and Petal!  But those are the only colors I have so I’m pretty sure I would love any of them.  Petal is the perfect nudist pink- I can’t stop wearing it!  See all the colors here! 

Eyeshadows

 

Beautycounter eyeshadow review

These are the best natural beauty eyeshadows I’ve tried!

 

Ok, if you’ve been following me then you know I love Beautycounter’s eyeshadow palettes!  They are the BEST in green beauty.  Seriously- I’ve tried them all and nothing compares…nothing.  The pigment is rich, the texture glides on and the longevity- SO good.  They stay the whole day no creasing.  I use the Ilia Primer before I apply the shadows and it works like a charm.  I can’t tell you how many people compliment my shadows too- it’s because they’re seriously gorgeous.  I can’t get enough of them.  I have the Classic Palette, and Statement Palette but I want them all!  Get a palette and thank me!

Bronzer

 

Beautycounter Blush and bronzer review

Beautycounter blush and bronzer offer so much pigment in clean beauty!

 

This bronzer is another fave.  People ask me what bronzer I have been using lately and it’s this one!  The moment I tried it I knew I would love it.  I’m picky when it comes to bronzers- super picky.  I find it’s really hard to find a true bronze brown color and not have it look orange.  Anyone else feel me on this?!  Then Beautycounter’s came into my lap and I haven’t been able to stray since using it.  It doesn’t look orange and it’s pressed- I repeat pressed!  Loose bronzers are just one more step and messy- not what I want to add to my plate.  Get the bronzer too- everyone needs bronzer in my opinion, it warms you up in seconds!  They have several different colors, I wear the color Dune.  Get it here! 

Blush

 

I was sold after my first swipe of their blushes- literally these are the best powder blushes I’ve used.  I love that they’re pressed and not loose- less mess.  I also love the color pay off. They nailed the color Nectar!  It’s the perfect Nars dupe of Orgasm and basically goes with almost anyone’s skin tone.  It’s SO pretty!  I also have the punchy pink color Guava and can’t get enough of it either. They stay on so well and blend great into the skin.  They don’t look cakey at all.   I’m telling you, try the blushes already- you’ll thank me!  Check out all the color here!

 

Resurfacing Peel

Beautycounter Resurfacing Peel

This peel gives you a glow in no time!

 

I had to share the resurfacing peel!  If you haven’t tried it you’re missing out, plain and simple.  It works so well at minimizing fine lines, dark spots and sloughing off dead skin.  It uses 3 different acids, malic, lactic and glycolic to improve texture and tone of the skin.  You put it on your skin like you would a serum at night and wake up with skin that looks refreshed, smooth and glowing.  I’m not surprised this is a best seller!  Get the peel already.

 

Countermatch Eye Cream

Beautycounter eye cream

Love Beautycounter’s Body Cream and Eye Cream.

 

This eye cream is one of the best eye creams.  I find it hard to find eye creams that aren’t too heavy.  This one is just the right amount of moisture.  It hydrates but quickly soaks right into the eye area.  I love using this at night or in the morning before I apply my makeup.  It’s also not crazy expensive too!  Get it here!

 

Makeup Wipes

Say hello to your new favorite wipe…but really!  These are in a league of their own.  I kept hearing people say to try the wipes and so of course I did!  These wipes have the perfect moisture amount.  I had yet to find a green beauty wipe that worked so well.  They were either to dry or not soft enough.  Beautycounter hit all the marks on these wipes.  They are soft, moist and even biodegradable.  If you’re a wipe gal you need these!  Perfect for travel too.  You could even cut them in half to make them last longer.  Get them here!

 

Body Cream-

Beautycounter Review

Sharing my full review on Beautycounter’s makeup remover wipes and Rejuvenating Toner Pads.

 

I’ve been lathering this on after showering and not sure when I will stop.  It is truly so hydrating and indulgent.  It has a citrus mimosa scent that is so decadent!  I’m more of a body cream gal and I can’t get enough of this.  It keeps my skin moist long after applying and isn’t oily feeling.  Plus, it absorbs so well into my skin, no greasy feeling.  Get your body cream here!

 

Rejuvenating Toner Pads-

I’ve been using these for a month and I can’t stop.  I haven’t found anything like them in natural beauty.  They are a toner pad.  So it’s a cotton pad that already has the toning elixir on it.  You just take a pad and wipe it all over your fave.  It Instantly  refreshes your skin.  I love that I can see how clean my skin actually is!  It shows if I’m really cleansing my skin well enough.  Plus, these are perfect in warm weather when we tend to get a little sweaty.  I love having these on hand to wipe away the sweat quick so it doesn’t just sit on my skin and cause…you know breakouts.  Trust me, you’ll love them!  Get them here!

 

Ok, clearly I have some favorites that I’ve come to love!  If you’ve tried Beautycounter products I want to hear what you love and can’t stop using.  Leave me a comment!

 

Also, if you’re interested in becoming a consultant and sharing the mission of getting safer products into people’s hands, then send me an email to [email protected] and I can give you more details.  Beautycounter has changed my life and is one of the best decisions I’ve made!

 

 

Beautycounter Faves

Sharing my favorite Beautycounter products on the blog.

April Natural Beauty Box Roundup

April Natural Beauty Box Roundup

The April Natural Beauty Box Roundup is here!  I always get excited for a new month and of course for new beauty boxes too. I mean once a natural beauty blogger, always a natural beauty blogger!  This month is another great month for discovering some stellar clean beauty products. 

Always keep checking back, I’ll keep the natural beauty boxes coming as new ones show up!

 

Beauty Heroes: April Discovery de Mamiel

April Beauty Heroes

Beauty Heroes is sharing a stellar product combo this month with de Mamiel!

 

This was such a unique brand to get to try out this month! How often is it that you get to try out a line that is made by a Chinese medicine doctor, aromatherapist, esthetician, artisan, teacher and formulator- pretty awesome!  I was intrigued right there but even more so when I understood that the basis of the line is also centered around stress.  From physical stress, to emotional stress and chemical stress.  

I admire the attention to detail with the line.  The founder Annee really focuses on treating the skin both externally and internally. Each product is handmade and carefully sourced.  I love her whole approach!  I feel this is the way skincare is going and trending.  It’s no longer another product to apply to the skin but a whole body approach to skincare and how overall wellbeing is the answer. 

Heroic Product Brightening Cleanse & Exfoliate- This is such a unique product!  I was excited when I read about it’s many uses.  It can be an exfoliant, mask, skin soother and more.  It just depends on what you need it for.  I also love that it’s not activated until you mix water with it!  Since it’s a powder it doesn’t need any preservatives.  So you’re getting the most potent version of the product the minute water touches it- brilliant!  The ingredient list is substantial.  With rhassoul and rose clay, vitamin C, colloidal oat, rose quartz and red jasper just to name a few.  It’s loaded with active ingredients that really do the work for you.  You can use it as a cleanser and exfoliant or you can use it as a mask and leave it on your skin for 10 minutes. 

It brightened my skin, helped to minimize redness, ease congestion and overall create more even skin tone.  I just mixed a teaspoon of the powder into my hand and then added a few drops of water to it.  I ended up with this pasty goodness that can be a little messy but I don’t mind! 😉  I find messy often means beautiful.  I loved leaving it on my skin in the mornings as I brushed my teeth to help give my skin a glow and take away ruddiness.  You can use it everyday if you’re skin can tolerate it but some may prefer 1-3 times a week if they’re skin is sensitive. Such an all around all star product!

Sidekick: Skin Recovery Blend- This balm is definitely a noteworthy product.  When I saw that it was blue in color and caught a whiff of the smell I knew it contained blue tansy- one of my favorite oils.  It’s known for it’s calming and soothing benefits.  It feels so cooling on the skin as well.  Besides blue tansy, the balm also contains a host of other powerhouse oils from Cape Chamomile, Blue Cypress, Yarrow, and German Chamomile.  Overall the balm helps to calm inflammation, clarify acne prone skin, protect the skin from environmental stress and also plump and minimize fine lines. Definitely a multitasker!  I loved applying this at night after my serums to help soothe and moisturize my skin.  It just sunk in and felt light, even though it is a balm.  My skin felt so hydrated the next day and supple.  The smell and texture are so good!  Definitely more than a sidekick in my book.

Best part is you can get this fabulous box right now for such a steal!  This box is valued at $107 but you can snag it for $42.95.  This really is such stellar box- I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell out!  Hop on it now if you’re thinking of getting it. Get Beauty Heroes April Discovery here!  

 

Boxwalla April Box-

 

Boxwalla April Box

Sharing these skin treats from Boxwalla’s April box!

 

This is a bi-monthly box. I really love that it’s bi-monthly!  It makes you really savor each product.  This month we are seeing two different brands in the box.  Flowerspice and Malaya.  

Flowerspice Soothe and Repair Daily Moisturizer- This moisturizer is so lovely!  It completely hydrates your skin but doesn’t leave it feeling greasy or oily.  The scent is so nice too.  Very different but I love it.  It’s a mixture of rose and coriander.  It comes in a glass jar.  I would scoop some out and apply it to my skin after my serums at night.  My skin would feel so hydrated and supple in the morning.  I even have been using it for my hands as they have been drier and loving how moisturized they feel.  This isn’t your average moisturizer.  It’s filled with aloe, prickly pear and Swiss Mountain Spring Water.  A serious treat for the skin!

Malaya  Advanced Repair Mask- This mask is unlike any mask I’ve used. It is both clarifying and nourishing at the same time.  Made with neem flower honey, bentonite clay and aloe, this mask really is a powerhouse when it comes to hitting all the skincare needs.  I love how my skin feels cleared, yet hydrated and glowing after using it.  And the smell!  I just love the smell.  It’s a lemongrass, blue tansy smell that I can’t get enough of!  I love how the ingredients are soothing like aloe and blue tansy, but at the same time clarifying from the honey, and clay.  Can’t stop using it!

I would snag this box soon!  It’s a $160 value but you can get it for $49.95!  Get it here!

The Clean Beauty Box: April Balance-

 

Clean Beauty Box April

We are seeing WabiSabi in this month’s Clean Beauty Box!

 

This month is all about balance in The Clean Beauty Box.  From the Illuminative Ritual Cleanser to the Balancing Act.  Wabisabi as a brand cares very much about where ingredients come from.  Sourcing is of high importance to them.  Not only for sustainability but for ethical reasons and ensuring all workers are treated fairly.  Something I love about the brand!

They use organic and wildcrafted ingredients that are active.  I love that they donate 10% of their profits to Kiva micro-loans that provide for women.  These loans help women across the world to have the option to live out their purpose and dreams- how cool!

Illuminative Ritual Cleanser- This cleanser is such a skin treat.  It’s an oil cleanser that gets rid of all the grime and dirt from the day.  It smells like coffee to me!  It has roasted coffee bean oil and cacao in it.  Also, Moringa Oil and Rosella Hibiscus Oil.  I massage it on to dry skin and rub in circular motions to release the dirt and oil.  Then I take a warm washcloth and wipe it off.  It doesn’t sting my eyes at all.  My skin felt balanced and not stripped after using.

Balancing Act This is a serum but in rollerball form.  Something I haven’t seen before.  This is actually a pre-launch specifically with The Clean Beauty Box.  This offers both Omega-3 and Omega-6 to help soothe the skin and calm inflammation.  You can wear this underneath your makeup during the day or at night after cleansing and toning.  I just rolled it onto my skin and then blended it.  It contains Guava Seed Oil, Sacha Inchi Seed Oil, Borage Seed Oil and Brazilian Tiger’s Eye.  A skin treat for sure!

You can snag this box now for $41.95!  A $112 value!  I would hop on this while it’s still available.  Get it here!

Detox Box For April-

 

This month in the April Detox Box we are seeing Indie Lee!  I’ve used a handful of Indie Lee’s products and was excited to see this natural beauty brand in the box.  This skincare line is based around nature but backed by science.  Indie Lee uses some of the best natural ingredients to deliver results driven skincare. 

We are seeing some of the newest products from Indie Lee in this month’s box.

Daily Skin Nutrition- This everyday lotion is perfect to apply to your skin daily, in the morning and at night to hydrate your skin.  It leaves it feeling moisturized but not greasy.  Some of the powerhouse ingredients include squalene, rosehip seed, olive and avocado oil.  Plus vitamin C and the moisture boosting hyaluronic acid!  A serious skin lover’s dream. My skin felt nourished but not overly hydrated.  Perfect before applying your makeup for the day.

Daily Vitamin Infusion- This serum is so lovely!!  It includes an array of plant oils and ceramides and lipids that help to bring moisture to the skin and protect barrier function.  It also has vitamin C!  I loved how this felt on my skin.  I would apply it at night and in the morning.  It feels like a big gulp of water for my skin and acted like a primer before I applied my makeup.  I can’t get enough!  My skin felt so dewy, soft and smooth.  If you struggle to really get your skin to feel hydrated this would be perfect to apply before your oils at night or night cream.  Then in the morning right after cleansing and toning to hydrate the skin before makeup.  It just fills in all the cracks so well.  New fave!  

Rosehip Cleanser- This cleanser washes off all the grime for the day and makeup but leaves my skin feeling balanced still.  It’s not a cream cleanser but more of a gel consistency.  It definitely gives your skin the clean feeling all around but without stripping it.  Rosehip is so soothing and really helps to calm the skin.  It was a great compliment to the Daily Vitamin Infusion and Daily Skin Nutrition.  

I would get this box ASAP!  It’s so good and the value is crazy amazing!  You can get this box now for $49.95 but it’s a $150 value!!  Hop on it before it’s too late.  Get it here!

 

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Natural Beauty Faves For March

Natural Beauty Faves For March

Natural beauty faves for March is in the house!  This month was just too good- I mean I literally had to stop myself from sharing too many products.  I didn’t want to overwhelm you!  Plus, I had to remind myself there will be another month. 🙂

As always some of these are tried and true faves and some of these are new faves.  Mostly this month it’s all new products!  There’s just been so many new releases or new products for me.  I couldn’t wait to share my faves with you.

I mean if you’re reading this you’re clearly a clean beauty junkie like me and if you’re not- watch yourself because I convert people everyday! 😉

 

Goop Exfoliating Instant Facial

Goop’s Exfoliating Instant Facial is an all star product!

 

Goop Exfoliating Instant Facial-

Um, where has this product been all my life?!  But for real.  I get sent products all the time and this was one of them.  I had it on my shelf for a couple months and finally used it.  Now I can’t believe I let it sit on the shelves for 2 months!  This is a revolutionary products.  It’s basically a little facial in a jar.  No joke.  Don’t want to spend the money on a facial- just get this.  

I got mine from The Detox Market– your one stop shop for all things clean beauty.  If you haven’t shopped there, you may be missing out on some serious green beauty goodness.  Just sayin!  They carry all of the best when it comes to natural beauty.   Forever a Detox Market fan!

Ok, so let’s talk details when it comes about this product.  It contains BHA’s(beta hydroxy acids) and AHA(alpha hydroxy acids).  These acids help to slough off dead skin cells.  They help to unglue the bonds that hold your skin together.  You may not actually see physical signs of exfoliation but your skin will feel smoother and more even.  BHA’s and AHA’s help reduce fine lines, provide a firmer look, and diminish dull and uneven skin.  The formula also has plant based beads that help to exfoliate even more.  Plus, it contains Vitamin B5 which helps to soothe the skin.  

I applied it at night a couple times a week.  I like to do it at night so my skin has a chance to calm down after.  Not that it gets super red, but acids definitely get blood flowing to your skin.  It’s nice to give your skin a chance to recuperate overnight.  If you do have sensitive skin be sure to do a small test area to see how your skin reacts.  You apply it over clean skin and leave it on for 3 minutes.  You don’t want to leave it on for any longer as it is highly active.  Also, about halfway through I start to rub the product in circular motions all over my skin.  This helps to really activate it.  Then rinse off once you hit 3 minutes.  

Your skin will feel SO good!! I’m addicted!  I literally wake up and my skin feels so smooth and even.  Get it here and thank me! 

 

Primally Pure Dry Shampoo

And the best clean beauty dry shampoo goes to Primally Pure!

 

Primally Pure Dry Shampoo-

I’ve literally been on the hunt for a good clean dry shampoo.  I’ve done a post several years ago but really need to update it.  When looking for a dry shampoo I want something that will give my hair lift, and volume and take away oiliness.  I also want it to be somewhat reasonable in price and available in brown and blonde.  

Well, I found it!  I’m obsessed with Primally Pure’s Dry Shampoo.  I use the one for light hair, but I love that they have a dark option as well.  It really gives my hair body and bounce.  I sprinkle it on in the morning and then I brush it through.  I prefer using a teasing brush because it’s smaller and really helps to get the product spread evenly.  This is the one I use.  Plus, it smells fresh!  They use essential oils of grapefruit, lavender and peppermint.  If you’ve been searching for a good dry shampoo look no further!  Get your Primally Pure Dry Shampoo here!

 

Primally Pure Deodorant

LOVE Primally Pure’s Deodorant!

 

Primally Pure Deodorant-

Ok, I’m not sure how I hadn’t tried Primally Pure’s Deodorant until this year?  It’s SO good.  And spoiler alert I’m not the only one that thinks it.  My hubs is equally obsessed with it!  I tried the Blue Tansy and the Charcoal and they both deliver amazingly.  

The Blue Tansy is great for those that battle inflammation on their underarms or irritation.  Blue Tansy is known for calming the skin and soothing it.  Plus, it smells amazing!  I’ve always been a big fan of the oil and when I say they had a deodorant dedicated to it, I knew I had to try it.  First off, I love the smell!  It keeps me smelling fresh all day.  It is so soothing and it doesn’t stain my clothes.  I haven’t had any redness or irritation from it at all.  Can’t recommend it enough!  I sweat people and this deodorant keeps me smelling  super fresh!  Get it here!

The Charcoal deodorant is equally as good.  I love the minty smell- so fresh!  Charcoal is naturally detoxifying and disinfecting.  My hubs can’t get enough of this one.  It keeps him smelling good all day and doesn’t stain his clothes.  I picked it initially after reading all the reviews on how many guys loved it!  I knew he had to try it.  If you’ve been searching for a deodorant for you or your hubs this may be it!  Get it here! 

 

True Botanical's Muscle Review

True Botanical’s Aromatherapy Rollerball in Muscle Release helps ease muscle tension everywhere!

 

True Botanical’s Aromatherapy Rollerball in Muscle Release-

This rollerball has been at my beckon call lately!  I can’t stop using it.  It helps to relieve tension for stiff muscles, or tightness.  I’ve found lately I’ve had some extra tension and this has helped to ease it.  I apply before taking a warm shower.  The essential oils really help to target the muscles and release stiffness.  I always feel lighter after using it!  I keep it by my desk as well to use whenever I’m feeling tense.  They also have 2 other aromatherapy rollerballs Stress Release and Immune Boost.  I have them and love them too!  Just so nice to have a rollerball on hand to help with whatever alignment I’m going through.  Get them all here!

 

Innersense Whipped Cream Texturizer

Been using this product for 3 years and I’m not about to stop!

 

Innersense Inner Peace Whipped Creme Texturizer- 

This stuff lives up to the hype.  I’ve been using it for 3 years and I can’t stop!  It comes in a round jar.  It looks like a thick lotion.  The texture is a little sticky, and has some good hold.  I put it in my hands and rub them together, and you can feel the texture it’s about to create just in your hands.  I loved putting this in my hair wet, and then using a diffuser to blow dry.  It would make my hair have this messy tousled look and then I would go through and wrap some pieces around a curling iron to bring some definition.  

I also loved it for after curling my hair.  I would go through and scrunch up all over to bring some separation and texture to my curls.  This not only gave my hair hold, but that tousled look we all crave!  My sister also couldn’t stop singing this product’s praises. She loved it for the hold it gave her naturally wavy hair and the definition.  Since her hair is naturally wavy, it was all she needed to get her style rockin’-which is pretty amazing.  This works for any hair type, fine, thick, or curly.  If I had one styling product to pick from Innersense this would be it!  A must have product in any beauty maven’s hair arsenal!  Grab it here!

 

Live Botanical Review

This is one of Live Botanical’s newest creations and I can’t get enough!

 

Live Botanical Anoint Magnolia & Grapefruit Refining Body Oil-

Basically my new favorite body oil!  The smell is insanely good!  It has hints of magnolia but what I really get is the refreshing and sweet grapefruit.  The scent helps to relax the nervous system.  This is more than just your average body oil.  It contains fruit acids and herbal infusions that helps to exfoliate the skin and clear out clogged pores, also known as ingrown hairs.  

That’s not all.  The herbal infusions help with lymphatic drainage while massaging and soothes inflammation.  Plus, it gives you the softest skin that literally glows!  There is a reason it’s called refining body oil- it literally helps to tone your skin.  I apply mine right after the shower.  My skin feels so soft and supple!  And it smells amazing.  You all need this!  Use code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20%!  Get it here!

 

Eco Tan Review

On the left is my pale white leg and then on the right is two applications of Eco Tan Invisible Tan.

 

Eco Tan Invisible Tan-

This comes in a tube and is a cream/lotion.  It can be used for face or body.  I just used it for both!  I make sure to exfoliate before application.  I would apply to dry skin.  I noticed it took about 6 hours or so for me to see a difference in color.  The color looks so realistic and natural.  Nothing fake looking.  It really blends so well too.  I noticed a difference after one application but after two I really looked like I had a good tan.  

I really like their Face Tan Water too but I prefer that more for winter as it’s more subtle.  The Invisible Tan is great for spring and summer when I want to look like I have a tan.  I doesn’t look orange at all.  But a nice golden brown hue.  Plus, it doesn’t smell!  If you’ve been looking for a clean self tanner that works- this is it!  Get the Invisible Tan here!

 

organic bamboo washcloths

The organic bamboo washcloths are so soft!

 

Organic Bamboo Washcloths-

I’ve tried a lot of organic washcloths in my day and I really have landed on these.  I found them this last fall and can’t get enough.  I have a few criteria for organic washcloths.  One they have to be organic- duh.  I love bamboo too since it usually means extra softness. I also like for them to be a little thinner and not super thick like some washcloths.  I like them thinner for face, seems better for the face and not so rough.  

I also don’t want them to be crazy expensive!  Well, I found my faves.  And get this- they’re from Amazon!  They’re not only super convenient to get but also SO affordable.  $14.99 for 6 washcloths!  They’re so soft, organic and made from bamboo.  I love that they come in grey too- hello product stains!  They check all the boxes and then some.  Get them here! 

 

Beautycounter lip sheers

These lip sheers are the perfect lippy for spring and summer!

 

Beautycounter Lip Sheers-

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I tried these and was pleasantly surprised how much I liked them.  One of Beautycounter’s best sellers for good reason.  It feels like a really hydrating lip balm but not goopy or tacky.  Glides on your lips giving a hint of sheen and some color. The color pigment is more translucent and just a hint.  The perfect everyday lip color to throw on.  

I can see myself wearing these a lot especially in the spring and summer.  These would be great for teenagers especially in my opinion.  Not as dramatic as a lipstick.  I love the colors Rose, Poppy and Petal!  But those are the only colors I have so I’m pretty sure I would love any of them.  Petal is the perfect nudist pink- I can’t stop wearing it!  See all the colors here! 

Ok, so see any new faves?  What products are you loving for March?  

 

Natural Beauty Faves

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