The colder months are here and that means it is time to break out the ultra moisturizing creams! But sometimes even the most hydrating skin creams don’t cut it. That’s why I’ve been on the hunt for a simple yet tactful way to keep my skin healthy and glowing all winter long. It has to be simple or I won’t follow through. None of that “12 steps to beauty” nonsense!
Enter Evian Spray! I was recently sent their facial spray that can be used for instant hydration, a makeup setter, or assist in doing fabulous at home facials. Intrigued by the concept, I gave it a whirl.
Another amazing healthy skin care alternative is here and I got to test it out for myself! Simply Scrub sent over 4 different flavors of their line to try. I call them flavors because there are so yummy smelling and dare say edible. Now I don’t recommend eating the scrub, but they are packed with incredible ingredients that can be found in your own pantry. That’s right, each ingredient in the scrub is not only pronounceable but you will know exactly what it is. That always makes me feel more at ease knowing what I am placing on my skin.
The seasons are changing once again, which means this is a great time to revamp your skincare regime. Each season your skin requires different nourishment. My skin especially changes between from oily to super dry depending on the weather. Winter usually means heavier moisturizers, while summer is the time to go light and include plenty of sun protectors.
This season I am partnering with Trufora and putting their amazing, VEGAN, anti-aging skincare line to the ultimate test. In the past few weeks, I have been wearing the Trufora Day and Night Serum 85 religiously. The name originated from the study that 85% of signs of aging are due to negative impacts of the environment. Our skin needs blockers, or a protective layer between pollutants as well as UV rays. The serum does just that and more.
The day formula is light, transparent and easy to apply. There is no fragrance, aka no irritation! The night serum has a slightly thicker consistency. It relieves any dryness I have after washing my face and leaves my skin soft. I especially love the cute, hot pink packaging. It is easier to remember to apply the serum when I love looking at the bottles!
Overall, the duo is a perfect balance skin regime for summer and a great natural alternative. It is so light, effective, and keeps my skin protected from signs of aging. Pair the serums with a great sunblock and your skin is good to go for the summer.
Did you know that harsh chemicals found in most anti-aging products can cause more damage than repair? In fact, it is believed that even botox and fillers age the skin long term. Sticking with natural products not only are safer for your health but leave you looking younger longer as well.
Trufora is Dermatologist tested. Suitable for all skin types. Fragrance-free. Non-comedogenic. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Cruelty-Free and Vegan Certified. Only good ingredients, for great skincare.
I am constantly on the lookout for healthy, cruelty-free products. I feel there is a responsibility to uphold as a digital influencer, which is to be extremely mindful and educated on the products I promoted. While I am still learning, I try my hardest to stay up-to-date by reading science journals and watching documentaries. I really care about your health!
With that said, I’d like to introduce to you Fuel. Fuel is a Vegan hair care line. Meaning there is absolutely no testing on animals nor does it contain any animal products! I was extremely excited to learn the company is also paraben free and gluten-free.
You know I love a great Vegan product. So when I heard that Mineral Fusion nail care is not only Vegan but also free of the big 5 (Toluene, Camphor, DBP, Formaldehyde, and Cruelty Free) I knew I had to get my hands on it. Literally.
I was so impressed with Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan mousse that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try two other products of theirs. I became wildly interested in the Tough Stuff scrub because I am obsessed with a good scrub. The second product I was curious to test was their Chocolate Whip, because chocolate.
A week later, I received my beautifully wrapped products and began to indulge! First off, hands down love the Tough Stuff scrub. I opened the bottle and the formula is actually pink! What is this amazingness? Where have you been all my life, waiting to brighten up my shower time? I placed a small amount of the pink scrub in my palm and began scrubbing away. Oh it felt so good. Not too rough but definitely got the dead skin off. I was in heaven! My hand felt a little tingly from the abrasion, but my skin felt incredible. I think it is pieces of walnut shell that is used to create the scrub texture. I could be massively wrong about that fact though, but walnut shell is part of the ingredients. The directions stated not to use it on your face, so I didn’t. A proud moment, I actually followed suggested directions.
I can see myself using the scrub at least 3 times a week. Like I stated, it isn’t too abrasive on my skin but wouldn’t recommend it for a daily wash. It is nice to give your skin a chance to breathe and recoup. It is the perfect way to prep for a self-tan as well!
The second product, the Chocolate Whip, I was as excited about as well. I mean how can you not love a product with the word chocolate in it? The formula states it is a great way to hydrate your skin while keeping your tan even. That is completely true. It made my skin feel silky soft, and it is tinted to help with the tan. If you are looking for a product that simply did that, I would totally recommend Chocolate Whip.
The only concern I had was regarding the consistency. When I first place it on my skin it is more watery than expected. When I began rubbing it in, it was slightly sudsy. There were moments I had to make sure I didn’t have to rinse it off later. It takes a few moments for the formula to absorb into your skin as well. Meaning more rubbing than usual. As long as you are aware of these points, and primarily using it as a way to keep your tan longer while staying hydrated it is a great product.
You have no idea how excited I am to review this product! It is nearly impossible to get your hands on Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan mousse because it is flying off the selves at Ricky’s NYC. Probably because Kylie Jenner was spotted on Instagram with the products, but most likely because it is an awesome self-tanner for the winter months to come.
So what makes Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan mousse better than the rest?
Recently I received my first ever set of hair extensions. As a beauty blogger and fashion addict, I was giddy with excitement to get my hands on the luscious extensions by Irresistible Me. The process of ordering the set was simple. Irresistible Me has a video that demonstrates how to match to your exact hair color. The company also displayed real users and what colors, length, and weight they chose for extensions. I ended up with Royal Golden Blonde(#14) at 20 inches and a weight of 200 grams (the heaviest).
The extension came international and took about a week and a half to receive the order. But when they arrived I immediately tried them on! The color match identically to my own hair. I was amazed! The extensions are made from real human hair, which helped create the perfect texture. What I love about the packaging is that there’s one small section that you can open to see if the color matches and if it doesn’t you can return your order for free! Super reassuring.
In total, I received one large clip fastened by 3-clips, two 1-clip-ins, two 3-clips in, and five 2-clip-ins. That’s 10 clip-ins. That’s a lot of extensions.
I quickly learned the best way to apply the extensions is to start at the base and evenly place the clip-ins throughout. This took some time and patients as I had never done anything like this before. With each try, it got a little bit easier and quicker. I think next time I am going to try to create tiny hidden braids to have the extensions to hook into easily and securely.
The overall effect of having the extension in were absolutely amazing. It was an instant transformation. I felt like a model with flowing, long, blonde hair. I love how they made me feel.
Today I am sharing a few of my favorite fall beauty products that are affordable and uber healthy! Not only do these products keep me beautiful, but they also keep the environment and our animal friends happy too.
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To start, I am in love with this Woodzee toothbrush which is made from bamboo. They are better known for their fun bamboo sunglasses like this one, but just came out with a line of toothbrush that only cost $5. Their products are biodegradable, and with each Woodzee purchase the company plants a tree. It feels good knowing that I am not contributing to the 50 million pounds of plastic toothbrushes thrown into landfills each year.
Most people think sunscreen is just for summer. The reality is sunscreen is needed year round to prevent early signs of aging and skin cancer. I am obsessing over Kiss My Face sunscreen, which is an amazing natural sunscreen that is also cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. Plus it feels so hydrating and refreshing when I apply it on my skin!
Colder weather equals drier skin and hair. This season I am using 100% Argan Oil by Physicians Formula. The oil comes from Morrocco, and the only ingredient is Argan oil. Pure and simple! Not only do I use this for my hair, but also my face, neck, and décolletage. The reason I love it most is that it is free from harmful additives.
For my hands, I can’t get enough of Manuka Secrets hand crème from New Zealand. It is a lush creme that sinks into my skin using honey’s healing properties. It feels heavenly! This company uses certified natural ingredients to provide a wholesome, good-for-you product. No need to fly to New Zealand, you can pick this up at Ulta!
Lastly, to keep my lips from chapping I am using beauty lover’s cult classic Rosebud Perfume Co lip balm in Rose & Mandarin. I am not kidding when I say tastes like orange marmalade, which makes me really happy. It is also cruelty-free and paraben-free, which makes me even happier.
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