Monday, December 30, 2013

♡ Natural Favorites of 2013! ♡

It's time everyone! I'm so excited to share my 2013 favorites with you! I found a few really amazing skincare things this year. This being the first full year of me going natural there isn't a ton I found, but the things I do have are really special! 

(I'm putting "emptied" by the things I have used all up.)

First I want to talk about this wonderful cleanser! It cleans your face, leaving it fresh and MOISTURIZED! I have a full review of it here

 Rainwater Botanicals Skin Repair Serum- As you can tell this was well loved! I emptied it a while ago but it's still a favorite. This is a great serum! It's more of a skin oil but soaks right in! It smells great and I feel like it helps even out my skintone and it does help with scarring. I only wish they had a bigger size in this! I plan on getting it again though. A great moisturizer! (I wear this in the day as well as the night) (Emptied)

 Rainwater Botanicals Troubled Skin Serum- This isn't a oil like the Skin Repair. It's more of a thin, light serum. Great for summer! In the winter I need a extra step for moisture but it does give some. This does help with acne (though it doesn't clear everything) but I feel like it helps heal up acne faster. It smells again...amazing! It feels so nice and smooth on the skin. (This is also for scarring and wrinkles I believe) (Emptied)

 Rainwater Botanicals Pimple Potion- This is the only spot treatment I have used that works for me! It's not over night or anything but it really helps heal up my acne faster! It smells great too! I'll be getting this again for sure! I love me some Rainwater Botanicals! (Emptied)

 Devita Hyaluronic Acid SPF 30 Moisturizer- This is probably no surprise but this IS amazing! It goes on clear, moisturizes (although I like it best with a oil or serum under it) and I feel like it really improves my skin quality! I think it's the hyaluronic acid that helps smooth my skin and make it soft and supple, which I love!

 Briar Mnt Farms Bath Fizzie- (Not the lip balm)
These are great!! I put a little chunk in my bath water and it makes it so creamy and moisturizing! It smells great! I only wish there were more scents you could order online, for those of you who don't live in Va!

Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Body Wash-
This is a great body wash! It's fairly natural as well.
It smells like coconut and is VERY moisturizing! I love this stuff. (Emptied)

 Acure Body Lotion- 
This is a great lotion! It smells like fresh oranges and moisturizes very well. It's a thinner lotion which is great for all over! I would get this again for sure, maybe a different scent though, kinda want a new scent after using the whole thing of this. (Emptied)

Acure Shampoo-
Great natural shampoo! I love the way this pure almond and I really like that scent! I've also tried the mint shampoo but I think I like this one a little more. It lathers well and moisturizes! (Emptied)

So there it is! My 2013 Natural Beauty Favorites! I'm looking forward to trying TONS of more natural products in 2014! Please leave your 2013 natural favorites below! :D 

Help me get 100 followers this year? <3

XX -Taylor

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Hi guys, my mom is having a christmas giveaway over on her blog! It's totally free and easy to enter!!

You will win-
A "love" mug,
salted caramel hot chocolate,
$10 starbucks giftcard,
peppermint cocoa stirrers,
For King and Country DC,
(EITHER) Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 OR Chonda Pierce- This Ain't Prettyvlle.
And a homemade peppermint sugar scrub (all natural)

Click HERE to enter!

♡ Vlogmas Day 21- Unhealthy and Light Looking! ♡

Hey everyone! I wanted to post my vlogmas for the day on here because there may be some people who don't watch my youtube!

My last blog post- Skincare Saturday #1 Blissoma Mild Rice Cleanser

Please follow this blog for post on natural living and some fun random things as well, it means a lot to me!

XX -Taylor

Saturday, December 21, 2013

♡ Intro to Skincare Saturday ♡

Hey everyone! This is just a little intro to Skincare Saturday's! It may not be every Saturday. It will be everything from reviews, skin tips, acne updates, DIY's and more. Since I already did a post for the Blissoma Cleanser and it's my video for today, I'll just send you to the blog post and my video. :) 

My review-


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

♡ Wishlist Wednesday! Moisture, Moisture, Moisture! ♡

It's been a while but here are some more things I want to try! Let me know if you've tried any of these :)

 Deep Steep- Brown Sugar body butter

I've been hearing great things about this lately and since it's winter I just want as much moisture as I can get. Plus it's totally natural! :)

 Andalou Naturals Cleansing Milk- 
I love creamy cleansers and this looks lovely!
And once again it seems very moisturizing! 

Rainwater Botanicals Antioxidant Serum-
From the 2 I've tried, I love RB serums! And I can't wait to smell it, everything I've had from RB smells AMAZING!

 Desert Essence Pure Jojoba Oil-
I really like skin oils an mixing them with moisturizers to give them a little boost so I want to get me some of this to do that with.

Weleda Almond Skin Oil-
I want to try anything from Weleda really, I just picked this. But I'd like to try anything from them, oils, lotion, body wash, you name it.

 Micheal Todd True Organics Citrus Cream Moisturizer-
I have a honey cleanser from MT that I like and I'd love to try more stuff from them! Their products are pretty well priced for how much you get in my opinion.

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter-
Or body wash! I love this scent and I'd love to try more forms of it! And I know Pacifica isn't the most natural but it's better than some!

So there you have it. What is on your wishlist?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

♡ Natural Spa Night Favorites

Hey guys! I'm in such a blogging mood today! I wanted to share my spa night favorites. On those days when I need a relaxing night this is what I do.

Pre bath-

I make a cup of tea, normally some kind of detox tea, vanilla hazelnut or mint, Then i put on a wax melt- My favorite right now is Christmas Memories from Soy Candles and Things

Bath time!

I like using some lavender epsom salt- which helps sore muscles and is great to help you relax.

When I don't have lavender ES I use a few drops of lavender oil. And I almost always use 10 to 15 drops of tea tree oil, which also helps sore muscles.

I like to have a rich lip balm- this one is the Honey House Naturals lip butter, it's really thick and moisturizes very well!

Even though I've finished it up I really liked this Briar Mtn Farm Bath Fizzie-
the scent is Almond and not only smells amazing but I would use a small chunk of this in my bath water and it made it so moisturizing and almost creamy! Gotta get some more of these.

 I recently made a body scrub with sugar, coconut oil, tea tree, lavender, and lemon oils. It's so moisturizing and feels lovely!

After my bath it's time to moisturize! My current lotion is the Burts Bees Milk and Honey lotion and though it isn't the most natural you can get, It's natural enough for me. There's a couple ingredients I'm not totally happy with but since they aren't in many of my other things, it's fine for me.
I like to mix some coconut oil in with this to give it a little extra boost. This is only about $7. (From Target,Walmart, Kroger, and Rite Aid

  My current face moisturizer is the Avolon Organics Lavender Night Cream. I haven't been using it enough yet to know if I really LOVE it but any cream that is very moisturizing is good, I again like to add some kind of oil to it.
The past couple time I've been using some evening primrose oil to it, hoping it'll help my acne.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

♡ Life Update- Let's be real

Okay guys so... I know I'm back now but there are some things going on in my life lately that I wanted to share with you.

A little over a month ago we had a house fire.. I have a whole vlog story on it here .
We're all okay and our house is fine and still standing! 
So with all of that craziness things were busy and all over the place for a while. Things are just starting to get back to normal.

I got a job!
That's right! My first (non youtube) job! I just had my first day on Friday! I'm working at a movie theater! I'm not working everyday but I'm gonna try my best to keep with my channel and blog! Cause I miss blogging really. 

Plus I'm trying to stay active and fit with working out more. And since my boyfriend (Micah) lives so far away I talk with him on the phone and skype a lot. 
And with it being the Christmas season everyone is busier.

Just know that if I'm gone for a couple of weeks then I'm just busy and I'll try my best to balance everything :) 
Thank you for your understanding and patience!

I am doing Vlogmas on my youtube channel

Sunday, December 8, 2013

♡ Blissoma Mild Rice Cleanser

Hi everyone! It's been a while! Long story shot we had a fire at our house... here is the vlog with that story-

This is a little review for the Blissoma cleanser

I think this is my favorite natural cleanser I have used so far. It smells amazing! Very strongly of essential oils (pretty lemony but I love it)
and has tiny bits of rice in it (so small you can barely feel it on your skin).

This doesn't foam at all (which I don't mind), and it a little thin so I use about 1 and a half pumps and sometimes 2. The longer I massage it into my skin, the better my skin looks and feels. 
I love that it cleans my face without drying it out at all! In the summer I might not even need moisturizer.
I also think it helps with my acne some too!

The only thing I don't like about this is the price.. It's about $27. But to me it's worth it and I would totally get it again if I can't find something that I like as much but for cheaper.