September Beauty Heroes Discovery- Skin Owl is in the house! As always, I’m so excited to get my Beauty Heroes Box each month. This month we had the pleasure of trying out Skin Owl’s new Beauty Drops PM Maqui Berry. We also got to sample their Beauty Whip Maqui Berry. I couldn’t wait to test out both of them! If you aren’t familiar with Beauty Heroes keep reading to find out why this beauty box takes the cake!
Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot. A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert. I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie 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. What’s not to love about this whole concept? As a Beauty Heroes Ambassador, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such a movement.
Ok, on to the review!
This month the heroic product came from Skin Owl. I was thrilled to see them in the box. Skin Owl was one of the first green beauty skincare brands that I tried. Their Geranium Oil literally saved my skin. I had the pleasure of sitting next to the founder of Skin Owl, Annie Tevlin last year at Indie Beauty Expo in L.A. and I was so taken by her kindness and smile. She truly cares for her customers and has a heart of gold. If anyone knows about troubled skin it’s Annie. She suffered from acne for years and literally tried everything. Out of her own struggles Skin Owl was birthed. Not only does she know the emotional toll acne takes on a person but also what works to get rid of it.
If you’ve been following Skin Owl you know that before Maqui Berry Beauty Drops PM, there was Mangosteen. Unfortunately, Annie had to make a hard decision when she realized the Mangosteen didn’t meet her sustainability standards. She could either continue using it or discontinue her product. So, she set out to find something to not only replace the Mangosteen berry but go above and beyond what it did. Well, I think she hit the nail on the head! The Maqui Berry is a highly potent anti-inflammatory berry that not only soothes acne, but also rosacea, and hyper-pigmentation. Now you not only get a super dose of antioxidants with the Maqui Berry, but also the same base of organic baobab, that eases redness, and smooths skin texture. This mighty fruit is sourced from Chile, where the Mapuche Indians praise it for it’s anti-inflammatory benefits.
So what was my take on the new formula of Beauty Drops PM? Well, let me first start with the smell. I LOVE the scent! It is a subtle mix of citrus and vanilla. I almost want to wear it as a perfume! It isn’t overwhelming. Mangosteen for me personally before was a little too sweet smelling. This new formula is just dreamy. It still has the same consistency as the previous oil. It feels heavier like you would expect but not greasy in any way. The oil literally sinks right into your skin. Hydrating it and leaving behind a silky smooth complexion when you touch your face. I love how it makes my skin feel. I not only wear this at night, but also in the morning before my makeup application. The formula is so good! On the bottle it says it helps improve lackluster skin- I couldn’t think of a better term than that! It really makes skin shine from within and brings it back to life.
The sidekick this month is Beauty Whip Maqui Berry. The maqui berry in the Beauty Whip is in powder form. This product can be used as a mask, primer before makeup, and a cream or lotion for dehydrated skin. Really the possibilities are endless. It feels like a rich, buttery cream. Annie, the founder of Skin Owl, recommends refrigerating it for best results. I’ve found this to be true! I also was surprised when I used it as a primer- I never would have thought of that but love it. It creates such a smooth canvas for makeup application. I’ve also worn it as a mask and left if on for 30 minutes and afterwards my skin is silky and so hydrated. You can even apply it after your Beauty Drops at night for an extra surge of hydration. Plus, I love that it comes in a glass pump bottle- so convenient for travel!
This month was another winner from Beauty Heroes!
I would hop on this month’s Beauty Heroes Box if you haven’t signed up- it’s a good one and it’s going to go fast! I say it each time, but the value of Beauty Heroes is crazy good! This month alone the value is $113!! When you sign up for Beauty Heroes you’re getting it for about $38.33 a month! I mean what are you waiting for?! Sign up here!
Also, this month be sure to check out the Beauty Heroes Beauty Store. Full of past heroic products and a ton of other green beauty must have items. If you’re already a member of Beauty Heroes you always get 15% off in the Beauty Store. Every month Beauty Heroes offers a Love More Promotion. This offer is for non-members and members. September’s Love More Promotion is with two Heroes from Red Flower’s Nature Collection. Receive deluxe travel sizes of Berry Active White Peat Exfoliant and Arctic Berry Cloud Milk Cream with your purchase of $125+ ($25 value). No promo code is needed. Love More gift is automatically added to your cart with purchase of $125+.
Start shopping! Have you tried Skin Owl’s new Beauty Drops PM?
Can someone please stop the clock?! I mean seriously- I want summer to stay! The winter was harsh here and I’m soaking up as much of this warm weather as I can. This summer I’ve come across some new green beauty products. Everything from a new deodorant that works, a liquid liner that gives me bridget bardot eyes in minutes, a new shampoo and conditioner and lots more goodies. And of course, I had to share all my finds with you guys- I mean what kind of friend would I be if I kept it all to myself?!
Freedom All Natural Deodorant
First up is a deodorant that not only works but comes in some of the coolest scents. Think Frankincense and Peach and Bergamot Mint- scents that leave you smelling quite delicious. The application is so smooth. It literally just glides on. They even come in little travel sizes that are just too cute and perfect for your toiletry bag. Did I mention I had no irritation? Yeah, none! I smelled fresh even after a workout- the true test! Snag your Freedom All Natural Deodorant here!
Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner- This shampoo and conditioner came out of nowhere but so glad we met! First, they come in convenient pump bottles. The shampoo formula is creamy and smells of vanilla, but super subtle. It has a nice lather when applying to the hair and rinses out well. The conditioner hydrates my hair but doesn’t leave it feeling greasy at all. It also smells like vanilla but not overwhelming. My hair is fine and thin and after using both of these it doesn’t feel weighed down at all. But full of body! I was able to go 4 days before washing- which is a small miracle. They also have formulas for normal or dry hair. If you’ve been searching for a natural shampoo and conditioner that works and leaves your hair feeling clean- this is it! Grab your Kavella Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner here!
Sea Salt Spray- This spray is amazing! It instantly perks up my lifeless straight hair and gives me texture and body. I love spraying in in wet hair and diffusing to get a tousled look or I curl it afterwards for even more definition. Either way I get beach hair in minutes! It doesn’t feel sticky or greasy either. A great all around sea salt spray! Get your sea salt spray here!
Liquid Liner- I was so excited to finally get my hands on W3ll People’s liquid liner! Let’s just say it didn’t disappoint. It’s easy to apply with it’s felt tip liner, and stays put the whole day- yes you heard me. It gives a rich black hue. I even used my new Crunchi liner brush to apply it on my eyes and it worked so well. So if you prefer using a brush instead of a felt tip, just dip the brush in the formula. You all are going to want this! Snag your’s here!
Brightening Powder- This powder is perfect for setting your makeup. I just dip my big powder brush in the powder and apply it all over my face. It helps to keep my makeup looking fresh all day and it gives my skin a little ethereal/glow effect. When the light hits your skin it looks radiant. It helps to minimize fine lines and give you an all over polished look- I dig it! Get your brightening powder here!
Bio-Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer SPF 30– This is a newer release from W3ll People and I was pumped to test it out. I was pleasantly surprised by the coverage. It offers medium coverage- I love it! Some tinted moisturizers hardly offer any coverage and can tend to look greasy- not with W3ll People. I get good coverage and a grease free face! It doesn’t look cakey or heavy though. A great dewy look overall. Plus, it offers SPF 30- yes! If you’ve been waiting for a good coverage moisturizer with some spf- this is it. It really delivers! Get your’s here! Wearing all three products below!
I’m a big fan of any Crunchi Lipsticks. I just got two new colors in the mail and haven’t stopped wearing them. Crunchi lipsticks offer hydration, great pigment and longevity. My current color obsessions are Fierce- a red with bold pink undertones and Pure- the perfect nude. These two colors are definitely opposites. Fierce is literally one of the prettiest lipsticks I’ve owned! I love how it instantly makes my whole look pop. I can see wearing this color year round. I also love Pure. It is the perfect color to pair with smoky eyes, or just for an understated look. Grab your Crunchi lipsticks here! Wearing the lipstick in the color Fierce below.
Well, that sums up some of my current green beauty finds! Have you tried any of it? What are you loving?
I had the pleasure of interviewing Leah Kirpalani-a serious girl boss! In this episode, Leah shares her inspiring story of wellness, beauty tips, her favorite daily health musts and more. You don’t want to miss this one!
Leah Kirpalani is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Clean Beauty Expert and Founder of Good Life. After spending 8 years in corporate retail and merchandising, she was inspired by her own chronic health journey to build her company. Good Life is a e-commerce and lifestyle brand out to simplify how the modern woman lives well with the tools we already use every day, our beauty products! Leah has curated a refined assortment of clean beauty and natural products that beautify, nurture and heal the body in her online clean beauty boutique, Shop Good!
Also, Good Life has an awesome free download called: The Complete Bathroom Guide to Swapping Out for Clean Beauty! It includes a checklist of hot spots where unwanted chemicals may be lurking, along with a detailed list of the ingredients to avoid AND indulge in, including a sheet of our top clean product recs!
Follow Good Life & Leah Here-
So excited for the third annual W.E.L.L. Summit! After hearing all about my girl Lisa’s(This Organic Girl) experience the last two years, I could hardly wait to attend this year with her! If you haven’t read about her experiences, be sure too here. As a mom, it’s easy to put yourself on the back burner. There’s always something to be done, and it never includes taking a few moments for yourself. However, I’ve learned how important it is to take time for yourself-mom or not. Not only do feel refreshed but better at life.
So what is the W.E.L.L. SUMMIT and why do I need to go? Great question! W.E.L.L. stands for Wellness, Empowerment, Learning and Luxury. Imagine a two day event that focuses on self improvement. From living well in your health, beauty, professional life, and taking some time to focus on you-this is W.E.L.L. Summit. Experts in their fields take the stage and you get to glean from them wisdom and nuggets. Not only will you get to hear them speak, but get up close and personal during break out sessions. To say you’ll leave inspired would be an understatement!
Take a look at last year’s video!
Here are all the deets-
- Confirmed speakers so far are Kathryn Budig, Sara Divello, & Ksenia Avdulova
- There will be complimentary Tenoverten manis at the W.E.L.L. Party Saturday night
- Summit dates Nov. 3-4, 2017 (Friday & Saturday)
- W.E.L.L. Summit takes place in NYC
- Grab a W.E.L.L. Discovery box-a special curated box filled with favorite W.E.L.L. brands. An over $80 value for only $39.95! Snag your box here!
Friday Ticket- $199
*VIP Ticket-(only 75 tickets available)includes VIP gift bag, overall a $150 more of free loot, VIP mentor session lunch Saturday, VIP lunch on Friday with tenoverten manicure bar, First access to register for breakout sessions on Saturday.
Friday – November 3, 2017
- 12:00pm – 1:00pm — General Admission Check In Pick up Nametag, Gift Bag and enjoy bites from our lunch partners: Inday
- 11:30am – 1:00pm — VIP Lunch
- 1:15pm — Official The W.E.L.L. Summit Kick off
- 1:30pm – 6:00pm — Speakers & Panels
- 6:00pm – 9:00pm — LIVE W.E.L.L. Party: tenoverten Manicure Bar
- 10:30pm – 11:30pm — Tea Time Chats
Saturday – November 4, 2017
- 7:30am – 8:30am — Check In
- 8:30am – 9:00am — Saturday Morning Kickoff
- 9:00am – 12:00pm — Breakout Sessions
- 12:00pm – 1:00pm — VIP Mentor Lunch Sessions
- 1:15pm – 5:15pm — Breakout Sessions
- 5:15pm – 6:00pm — Closing
I love that the Summit focuses on not just one aspect of living well but a well rounded approach. It’s often easy to just focus on one aspect. However, living well is so much more than just one area. If I’m not nourishing my body with the right foods, then my body can easily suffer and no magic product can cover that up, no matter how many beauty products I use. I want to live W.E.L.L. in every area of life! We are not separate entities, what we do and how we do it affects are whole body.
The W.E.L.L. Summit is a Curated Conference Promoting A 360° View of Wellness
This may sound like a far off fairy tale to some but to me it can be your reality. Often times we go about life and never really stop to ask ourselves the hard questions. Why not take a weekend to de-compress, focus on you, and hear what that inner voice inside is saying. There may be a dream or two that come rising up, or some clarity on the path you should take. Or it could be as simple as relaxing and having someone do your nails and listen to you talk and you don’t do dishes all weekend! Make the experience what you want.
What are my expectations of the event?
- Connect with like minded people
- Learn from top experts about living well in their niche
- Relax and Rejuvenate
- Discover new wellness brands
- Get pampered
- Excited to learn how to build the greatest acai bowl with Ksenia Avdulova
It’s easy to think the W.E.L.L. SUMMIT is for somebody else. But let’s be real, it’s for you. There’s always going to be an excuse of why you can’t go but the truth is you should be there. To take a few days and just soak up wisdom on health and wellness and get pampered in the process-who doesn’t want/need that?! Plus, I would love to meet you! This wellness journey is all about coming together and making each other better. We need one another and community. Meet me there and let’s live it up for two days in NYC! Grab your tickets here!