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Take A Sensory Trip With Body Oil

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Slathering oil all over my body is a wonderful ritual for me but some might cringe at the thought of it. I've heard a few people say that oils, whether it was facial oils or body oils, didn't work for them because the oil was way too heavy. The key with oils is to find the right blend for your skin type. Not every oil blend will work for everyone and that's ok, I'm sure there is a perfect blend out there for you.

In my case, body oils have for the most part replaced body lotions. After a nice warm shower, I love rubbing a moisturizing body oil that smells heavenly. It's actually the best part of my shower well it's technically a post-shower ritual. One of m recent favorite body oil is the Pacific Northwest Body Oil from Earthwise Beauty. Initially, I didn't think I was gonna like it because it was described as a foresty scent and although I love nature I don't want to completely smell like a forest.

When it comes to oils especially body oils, I want th…

5 Beauty Trends That Didnt Work For Me

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We all know beauty trends are all over the internet, some are cool and stay for a while and some are just plain WTF and still stay for a while. Here are 5 beauty trends that didn't work for me. Please don't get offended if I'm talking about a trend you absolutely love, this is just my opinions and personal experience with these beauty trends.
Baking
If you are not familiar with the baking method, it's basically applying a thick layer of setting powder with a damp beauty sponge after applying your base and concealer. You let it sit for around 10 minutes or less and then dust it off. This technique is used to set the makeup, making it last longer, give you a flawless finish, a wrinkle-free look & also to highlight without adding shimmer. This technique has gotten so popular you can find tutorials all over social media.
Maybe I just haven't found the right powder to do this method with. Or maybe I have too many fine lines around my eye area, but this technique jus…

Natural & Vegan Brow Gel!!!

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Finding a great natural, vegan & cruelty-free brow gel can be challenging, but I'm so happy to report that I found one that works for me. It's the 100% Pure Green Tea Fiber Brow Builder, I was able to test this product out before it was released and I'm here to share my thoughts. I do also have a YouTube video on it which you can watch here if you'd like.
100% Pure currently only has two shades, Soft Brown & Medium Brown. The shade that works best for my skin tone & hair color is Soft Brown. Even though medium brown didn't work for me as brow product because it was too dark, I did find a good use for it. I have been using it as a lower lash mascara which works perfectly because of the very small detailed wand. The product comes in a compact mascara tube, retails for $22 and you get 4.5 g of product. 
Ingredients:  Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Coconu…

Saint Cosmetics Vegan Eye Palettes

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Today's post is on two of the Saint Cosmetics Eye Palettes and it's also a collab with Esha from The Aftr Glow. Esha is a beautiful green beauty blogger who loves to share her natural, non-toxic finds through her blog & Instagram. We are both gonna share our thoughts on the Naturally Nude palette and also share a look that we did with it.

Saint Cosmetics is a luxury Canadian, plant-based, gluten-free, cruelty-free and toxic-free makeup brand. Plant-based means that not all of their products are vegan some contain beeswax, so if you are 100% vegan, make sure to read the ingredients before ordering.

More info straight from their website:

OUR PRODUCTS ARE FORMULATED WITHOUT
Parabens, Petrochemicals, Nanoparticles, Dyes, Sulfates, Silicone, Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs), Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Triclosan, Petrolatum, Coal Tar, Artificial Preservatives, Fragrance, or any other chemicals suspected of potential health risks.


Each palette has 5 shadows and a dual-ended brush. The pa…

NEW! Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 from MyChelle

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Here in SoCal, it's starting to feel a lot like summer. With warmer weather comes the need to use higher SPF. The Sun Shield Liquid Tint with SPF 50 from MyChelle, is my new fave. They recently came out with this and I was lucky enough to try it out and share my thoughts with you. I already did a video on it, you can watch it here.

This sheer tinted SPF of 50 is an oil free formula, vegan, reef safe, provides UVA & UVB protection, has a matte finish and its a 100% mineral broad spectrum protection. Free from parabens, gluten, GMOs, artificial fragrance and colors, petroleum, sulfates, phthalates and ureas. There are only 2 shades, Nude & Natural Tan, which I know it can be off-putting to have only two options, but this product is supposed to be shade matching. Also, keep in mind that it is a sheer tinted product. Only $22.50 for a 1 fl oz glass bottle with a pump, I think that is a great deal for a natural SPF of 50! Both shades have worked for me because it blends so nic…

Best Natural Micro Exfoliant

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I know you have been hearing me blab about the newly released Stem Cellular Resurfacing Micro-Exfoliant from Juice Beauty way too much. But I can't help it, it's that good! I have been testing it out for over a month now and the more I use it, the more I freaking love it!!!

Let's get into the specs of this micro exfoliant. Claims from the Juice Beauty website.

"Juice Beauty’s STEM CELLULAR™ Resurfacing Micro-Exfoliant has been specially formulated for those looking for an instant treatment to minimize the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Micro-Exfoliants are not suitable for sensitive skin types."

"Reduces dead skin cells, instantly resurfaces & refines with exfoliating organic grapeseed micro-particles."

"Replenishes, restores and renews with a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells which have been infused into an organic resveratrol-rich grapeseed base."

"Softens & moisturizes skin with Vitamin E."

"Soothes post-exf…