Green Beauty Palette: Ringing In The New Year

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I can barely believe this year is almost over!  

This last month I’ve spent in New York especially went by so fast!  I’m actually really excited for 2014 to start!  2014.  Okay. Deep breath.  Say it with me now!

2014!!!!

I have some great things in the works and I can’t wait to share them! 🙂

ImageI don’t know about you, but holiday time means big, bold RED LIPS to me & some striking eyes! I’ve recently been sent some amazing green beauty products to incorporate into my looks and I am super impressed with them!

  • Skin Prep:
  1. RMS Beauty Oil
  2. Christopher Drummond Skin Prep
  3. GRESSA Lip Boost in BARE
  • Face:
  1. Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB7 Cream 
  2. Combined with
  3. Christopher Drummond Duo Phase Hydrating Concealer &
  4. RMS Beauty Uncoverup in 11

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  • Nails:
  1. Genfiore Nail Lacquer in Bimini
  • Cheeks:
  1. Logona Blush 01
  2. Genfiore Cosmetics Bronzer in Bahamas

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  • Lips
  1. Genfiore LipGloss in Pomegranate
  2. The All Natural Face Diva Stix in Red Clay & Milk **( UNDER $5!!!)
  • Eyes:
  1. Delizioso Skincare Black Eye Pencil in Midnight Black
  2. Logona Eye Pencil in Forest & Black
  3. Genfiore Mascara
  4. Genfiore Creme Liner
  5. Genfiore Pressed Eye Colors in:
  6. Matte Bone
  7. Wisteria
  8. Chocolate Kiss
  9. Delizioso Skincare Pressed Powder in Black Currant
  10. The All Natural Face Vegan Gel Pot in Ice Fairy ( ** UNDER $5!!)
  11. Logona USA Mascara
  • Finishing Powder:
  1. Christopher Drummond Finale Finish Powder

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  • Brows:
  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Palette in Beauty Express
  • Brushes:
  1. Eco Tools

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A bit about the all natural brands:

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GRESSA Skin:

I love this line all around for my skincare routine and have no idea how I EVER lived without Gressa (or Svetlana!) in my life.  So getting the prototype sent to me of this lip boost in Bare before it even hit the shelves was absolutely incredible!

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I use it as the “Prep” for … well, everything! It provides amazing coverage by itself, but because of it’s beautiful tone I use it underneath just about every other lip product that I put on my lips to keep them hydrated and happy!  They also provide a unique coverage over lipsticks for extra smoothness if you’re wearing a more matte color!  Plus, FREE SHIPPING!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Genfiore:
Genfiore Cosmetics is founded and owned by makeup artist Sabrina Fiorino. Her passion for beauty and holistic living led her to the path and interest of developing her own safe and natural makeup line. As a makeup artist the quality of her products was just as important as the safety of it, so with determination and hard work she developed a makeup line that integrated both important factors.

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The products are infused with certified organic butters, oils, extracts, botanicals, fruit powders and minerals. Your skin is highly absorbed by a variety of vitamins, leaving it looking and feeling beautifully flawless.

My Thoughts:

I received this extremely generous package to try right before my trip to NYC and it has done nothing but improve my skin – and life – since I started using it!  Each product is long lasting (yes, even the lipstick, which stayed on throughout a trip through NYC AND dinner!) and I haven’t had a single break out, spot of redness or clogged pores since I started using it!  A makeup that improves your skin?  I’m hooked.

Delizioso Skincare:

Delizioso Skincare began out of a search from of seeing products out there that are clearly not pure, mislabelled, or mismarketed. We truly wanted to create a line of items that women can use without being toxic. I mean, at the same time…Some people just don’t seem to care especially years ago but at this day, health matters and hey, why not use a natural alternative when it is affordable, luxurious and preforms even better?
More than our story and how we got here…Which was allot of work, revisions, tests, design scrapping and remaking we want to share our passion for you about natural ingredients. It’s huge, and our products truly show that. We love what we do, and we want to make every woman feel beautiful without using toxic ingredients.
The products are all treasures encapsuled in bottles. They are the rawest undiluted forms of ingredients which will truly drive results. We grew up with very natural and organic ways of life surrounding us and we really wanted that incorporated in the items. Every drop counts. But enough about us…I mean if you have questions or want to ask us any questions feel free to e-mail and address it to us…But meanwhile, please enjoy our creations because Delizioso isn’t just a business…It is an art…The art of perfecting the beauty and integrity of a concoction you later feed your skin with.
My Thoughts:

Gosh, I love these ladies. Ariel + Leeona Emerald (and their amazing Mom Mila) have been nothing but supportive, informative, kind and amazing since the day I first started speaking with them!  Their commitment to healthy living is so, so inspiring, and I absolutely LOVE their products!  They’re all natural, long lasting, the packaging is beautiful, and there’s true love in everything! 100% Natural, Vegan, Cruelty Free, organic, raw.  It’s a treat to use them!

They also make just about everything ( Aromatherapy, Skincare, Haircare, Baby Stuff … you name it!), which can be hard to find! I’m more impressed with every use, to say the least! Everything from their luxurious body cream to their skin saving toner to their natural makeup has been amazing!  I feel lucky to know them.

RMS Beauty:

Rose-Marie Swift has been a make-up artist for over 20 years; her work has been featured in Vogue (French, Italian, American, Nippon, China, Russian) W, Harper’s Bazaar, I.D., Self Service, V, Allure, Numero, Marie Claire, Glamour, Interview, and Elle. Her make-up has appeared in ads for Dianne Von Furstenburg, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Thierry Mugler, Esprit, Kate Spade,Tommy Hilfiger, Max Mara, The Gap, Victoria’s Secret and more. Her portfolio includes the famous faces of Gisele Bunchen, Zoe Saldana, Miranda Kerr, Tilda Swinton, Demi Moore, Sophia Coppola…. the list goes on.

Several years ago, Rose-Marie began to experience some health issues that were causing many problems physically, mentally and emotionally. After an extensive series of tests, she learned that her blood contained toxic levels of heavy metals including aluminum, barium, cadmium, lead and mercury as well as high levels of pesticides and other chemicals.

Rose-Marie is an outspoken advocate for women protecting themselves from the toxic chemicals found in products they use on their bodies daily. She created the website www.beautytruth.com to dispel beauty myths and expose some of the dangers of personal care products. Rose-Marie’s story and her product line have both been included in No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt and Eco-Sex by Stephanie Iris Weiss. She also contributed natural beauty tips and insight to the book Living Beauty: Feel Great, Look Fabulous & Live Well by Lisa Petty. She is frequently interviewed for health and beauty publications and is quickly becoming a popular guest on radio and television programs. Rose-Marie continues to work in the fashion industry and using RMS Beauty products on some of the world’s most famous faces

My Thoughts:

To die for. I want everything. I love everything.

Seriously.  

Logona Naturkosmetik:

For 35 years, LOGONA has offered consistent natural cosmetics with top quality standards. The products in our comprehensive range meet the strict criteria for controlled natural cosmetics, are free from synthetic colours, aromas and preservatives and have been developed and produced in Germany without animal testing. Whether for the face, body or hair, for babies, children or adults, normal or extra sensitive skin: LOGONA natural cosmetics offer 100% nature, love and respect for all.

Logona products provide a very high level of skin care and treatment, reflecting the much more demanding requirements of maturing skin. These products rely upon three kinds of mutually reinforcing ingredients: concentrated phytoactive ingredients, natural moisturizing agents, and premium botanical oils. They compensate for skin deficiencies, to stimulate the skin’s own self-correcting capabilities, and to improve the skin’s acid mantle. Comprehensive protective care at this level produces in maturing skin a natural radiance and healthy vitality.

My Thoughts:

I have absolutely adored EVERYthing I’ve used from them and will definitely be purchasing some products for friends and members of my family.  Probably the most traditional “looking” out of all the products I use so far, but uncompromised in it’s ability to hold up, perform, deliver and be 100% natural! I think the packaging appeals to just about everyone as well!  I am very very impressed – the eyeliner went on, stayed on and came off really easily with some makeup remover from R.L. Linden.  And, uh, their mascara made my eyes look like this:

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Mmmmhhhmmm…

Christopher Drummond Beauty:

This artisan line is created by celebrity makeup artist Christopher Drummond, and comprised of organic-based, all natural, paraben-free and many vegan-approved formulas. The result is products that are cruelty-free and environmentally responsible, to give you flawless looking skin that actually looks better from the first time you use them.

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Our makeup is for those who are looking for an alternative to traditional mineral makeup. It is non-drying, natural looking, and simply gorgeous–giving you makeup that is free of toxins, and improves the look and feel of your skin. We also have vegan approved, cruelty free makeup tools and professional brushes that are some of the best in the industry.

FREE OF IRRITANTS. FULL OF SKIN-ENHANCING INGREDIENTS

Many of our products do not contain irritants such as titanium dioxide, dimethicone, artificial fragrance, or artificial colors. This ensures our clients healthier skin and a flawless looking skin.

Healthful ingredients such Brazilian acai (exclusive to Christopher Drummond Beauty), essential oils, cocoa butter and the mineral Zinc oxide are anti-aging, fight acne, and help improve dry skin. These natural ingredients cause our products to function not just as makeup, but also as treatment products.

LUXURIOUS, VALUE-DRIVEN AND SIMPLE TO USE

We’ve learned that women want top-quality makeup that perfects their look while taking their skin to the next level. Our products are effective, protective, and so easy to use that anyone can get results in the stroke of a brush.

My Thoughts:

One of the first all natural lines I’ve ever used and definitely the one that got me obsessed with natural cosmetics!  Their products are simple, effective, fight acne, improve my skin and look flawless! They’re also very affordable and last forever!

The All Natural Face:

51 shades of foundation and growing. If by some miracle we don’t… we’ll make it. We have 89 flavors of eyeshadow and always adding more.

We ship EVERYWHERE for the same low prices. You aren’t charged more because it is an international sale, and shipping is inexpensive for everyone!

Our mission is to provide you with the best mineral cosmetics possible. We do not use any artificial ingredients. No bismuth, no talc, no carmine, no silk powder, no d & c lake colors and no parabens! Just pure and simple ingredients from the earth. Most brushes are synthetic and only 1 is hair…It is the $1.70 sampler kit brush.

Mineral makeup is a modern day miracle.

Many have never been able to wear face makeup as you may have very sensitive skin. As quoted by Crystal,  “My first experience with mineral makeup was also not so nice. The first one I tried had Bismuth in it and really irritated my skin…so began my journey into making my own. I have been making bath and body for decades and cosmetics for several years. We have studied and studied and formulated our own cosmetics. After spending a ton of cash on my little hobby, and having friends beg me for more…I decided to offer my wares to the public. I wanted to provide a clean product that is not available in the commercial products on the shelf. They all seem to have unnecessary evils in them. I strive to provide my clients with the purest ingredients”.

Your body absorbs 65% of the chemicals you apply to it. Those chemicals go directly into your bloodstream. The average woman is exposed to over 100 chemicals before breakfast! How scary is that! The least anyone can do for themselves is to stop pouring chemicals on their face through cosmetics by switching to a clean mineral product!…whether or not it is our Natural Makeup, but, we hope it is!

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My Thoughts:

This was my first time using these products and I REALLY love them!! I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the Ice Fairy Gel Pot because I don’t normally use sparkly makeup, but omg it’s perfect for EVERYTHING! Even little highlights on my cheeks.  And I feel amazing using it because it’s natural!  I think I’m gonna have a ton of fun with this line!  Their Diva Stix in Red Clay absolutely MADE this look! I’m really happy with it. 🙂

I hope you all have a

look1andI look forward to sharing some more lovely healthy, green goodies with you shortly!

xo

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