May Beauty Faves
It's no secret that I am a true girly girl at heart. Ever since I was younger and my mom worked for Estee Lauder I'd love to play around with different products, pallettes, perfumes and serums and give different beauty products a try. Clearly not a whole lot has changed as I still love discovering new beauty brands and products and the ones that really take the cake are the ones I share with you! Here's my current rotation of products I'm loving...
The Perfect Travel Companion: Julep Love Your Bare Face Detoxifying Cleansing Stick
When it comes to my skincare I've been mostly sticking to my natural routine over the past few months so when I received this stick in my Julep box, I wasn't sure how I would like it. I've never used a cleansing stick before but it's incredibly convenient. This cleanser smells amazing, is very compact and I think is going to become my go-to cleanser any time I'm on the road. There's nothing worse than having to travel with liquid beauty products only to have them bust open or explode on you during the journey. It ends up being a big mess not to mention, a waste of both product and money. I love that I don't need to worry about that with this cleansing stick so I know I'll be taking this with me on my girls trip to Kelowna in June!
The Acne Fighter: Vichy Corrective Lotion
Like I mentioned above, I am a sucker for the natural beauty products that I use daily however, I've fallen completely in love with this corrective lotion I first tried a few weeks ago and it has now become a part of my daily routine. It's perfect as it doesn't make my skin feel oily, I have seen a serious reduction in my number of breakouts and a noticeable difference in my skin tone and scars.
The Perfect Pink: Evelyn Ione Cheek and Lip Tint via Luvme
A two for one product is always a win in my books. I love this creamy formula that's easy to use and fits perfectly in my purse! I'm also absolutely obsessed because it's natural and certified organic so I feel good about using it on my skin. This is a product I know I'll be using all summer.
The Correcter: Elate Beauty Creme Revealer via Luvme
If I'm making a beauty confession here, I've never used a concealer that wasn't a wand concealer so at first I was a little nervous to try this creamy formula. After getting the hang of it, I'm now obsessed. I love the compact packaging and the easy to blend formula. Plus, again - it's vegan, natural and organic so it's another beauty swap I can make, knowing that I've got another product in my repertoire that isn't harmful.
The Super Power Product: Toner w/ACV via LuvMe
First of all, let me just say that toner in a spray bottle is a LIFE CHANGING beauty swap! No more cotton balls or pads is not only better for the environment and my wallet but is one less step in my skincare regime. What I love about this toner is all of the great ingredients in it including, Apple Cider Vinegar. You might remember that last summer I shared some of the beauty benefits of ACV and actually shared that I make my own toner using this super power ingredient. The pro's of this toner are that it not only contains ACV but also Witch Hazel, Rosemary, Lemongrass and Baking Soda all of which are amazing ingredients for your skin. Warning- it does have that not so awesome ACV smell but I promise you the benefits way outshine the few seconds of smell you need to put up with before it disappears. I highly recommend giving this toner a try.
The Pit Stop: Meow Meow Tweet Deoderant via LuvMe
Last year I embarked on a somewhat tumultuous journey to find a natural deodorant. As a part of my quest to swap out my regular products for more natural or environmentally friendly ones, a natural deodorant was one of the first products I tried to find. I'll actually be blogging about that in the not too distant future so stay tuned but I will say that this deoderant *spoiler alert* has been the best natural deodorant I've tried so far. It contains clay, baking soda and arrowroot for a natural deodorant that doesn't contain all of the toxic nasties that your standard ones do. My only complaint is that it doesn't come in stick form but what's most important is that it works! AKA - I don't smell and that to me friends, is the sign of a true winner in the natural deodorant game.
The Eco Friendly Replacement: Elate Essential Mascara via Luvme
I've talked before many times about my love for this mascara. No mascara has even come close to replacing it until I tried this one. As I try to find more natural and eco friendly beauty options I'm slowly finding my permanent replacements for items I used to love and use religiously and I think this mascara fits the bill. You get major volume without clumping (my biggest pet peeve) plus I love the straight wand and the cute natural packaging doesn't hurt either! ;)
The Smooch Enhancer: Evelyn Iona Lipgloss via LuvMe
By now I'm sure you are all aware that I'm pretty much a full blown gloss addict. At any given time it's safe to say that I have probably 4-6 in my purse for whatever kind of gloss need should arise! Lol I was thrilled to try this natural and organic lipgloss and have fallen head over heels. It's super smooth and creamy without being sticky plus it smells amazing (always a bonus!) The maple shade is the perfect nude "my lip but better" color and I can't wait to try a few other shades as well.
A big thanks to Luv Me Organics for sending some of these goodies over for me to try. As I'm in the process of trying to use as many natural, vegan and organic beauty products as I can, it's great to have such a wonderful resource to find these wonderful brands to support!