Sunday, December 21, 2014

Natural Beauty Haul- RB, Sweet Creek, Brija & More

This did start out as a Black Friday Haul but the longer I put it off the more products I got, so now it's just an overall natural haul. In this post you'll see goodies from Rainwater Botanicals, Sweet Creek Soaps, Brija, Mineral Fusion, and Zuzu Luxe! Enjoy, and be sure to watch the matching video!

From Rainwater Botanicals I got all samples plus the Pumpkin Bath Soap.
For samples I got the Healing Herbs Moisturizer, Healing Waters Moisturizer, and the Olive & Rose Face Cream as well as the Eye Serum and Sea Buckthorn & Pomegranate. Which are all lovely! My top ones are the Healing Herbs, Olive & Rose, and the Eye Serum.

From Sweet Creek Herbal Care I got 3 seasonal lip balms- Santa's Helper, Caramel Nutmeg, and Maple Butter. And I got 5 bar samples (4 shampoo and 1 bar soap)

I got the Zuzu Luxe black mascara, and the Mineral Fusion trio.
From Brija I got the eyeshadow primer, samples of The Abbey and Alure, the Countess lipgloss and Yvonne jelly balm. Brianna was nice enough to give me a huge sample of Lila, which I ADORE! Thank you Brianna!

(Lila, The Abbey, Allure)
(I also got the Mineral Fusion Garnet Nail Polish from Whole Foods)

Countess, Yvonne

So sorry it took me so long to get this up! I hope you liked it!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

❆ Natural Winter Makeup- LOTD ❆

I thought I'd do a look of the day post since I haven't in....well let's just say I don't remember my last one. This is a pretty natural eye look with a nice berry lip color, it's fast, easy, and most importantly...NATURAL!

 Products I Used-
The All Natural Face Warm Honey Eyeshadow (outer lid)
Pacifica Enlightened Palette (lightest as a hightlight, peach color- inner lid, purple- liner)
Sweet Creek Herbal Lip Balm
Burts Bees Starry Night.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It's Coming Along- My Own Brand

If you didn't know I started my own natural brand Eco Makes Perfect! I have perfume oils, scrubs and such! I haven't launched my Etsy shop yet but I do have my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram set up!  (I am taking personal/local orders right now though)
It's really coming along and I am so excited about it. I have so many Fall and Winter scents (like Pumpkin Spice Latte, Vanilla Chai, and Peppermint Mocha) 
I have been getting a lot of supplies from Etsy, it makes scents to support others while getting my stuff to get my products up and running. And my experience with Etsy sellers has been nothing but great! Here are some items and shops I'm loving.

Nature's Oil- I got some Coffee and Bergamot essential oils along with some Sweet Almond oil. I am SO impressed with the scents of the essential oils, they are PERFECT! The coffee literally smells like walking into Starbucks (and my sister works at Starbucks and says it smells just like their espresso beans). The Bergamot is a wonderful earthy scent, it's gonna be great for my products. 
OH! And the Almond oil! It's a huge (16 oz bottle) for less than $5!! SUCH a great deal!
And their pricing is wonderful! I plan on buying more from this shop!

MorningStar- Here's where I got my Perfume Oil bottles from, they are priced well and it got here in 3 DAYS! How awesome is that? Very impressed!

DreamsOfCaedryn-And this is the shop I got my perfume sample bottles from! Once again great price and I got it fast! 

I hope you'll check out my shop when it's up! I'll do a post when it is! :)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Face Mask Monday- Oatmeal

I know what you might be thinking...Oatmeal on your face? 
YEP! Oatmeal is very calming and soothing to the skin and is great for inflammation (and acne). 

So what I do is cook a little bit of oatmeal either on the stove or put some oats in a bowl and pour hot water over it. Let it set in the fridge till it isn't cold but cool. Then just carefully rub it on damp skin and let it set for about 15 minutes. This is best done in the shower or bath since it can be messy.
After that just remove gently with a warm rag or wet paper towel. (I think the paper towel works best for more sensitive skin like mine.)

I do this almost every night and my skin has looked so much smoother and clearer. It helps brighten my skin and even it out.

Let me know if you try this! 

Friday, October 31, 2014

October Favorites!

Hey readers!! Are you as excited as I am about this Favorites post?.....Probably not haha. Lets get started!
 I've been drinking teas like crazy this month- especially yogi teas! Mainly Cinnamon Vanilla Healthy Skin, Soothing Caramel Bedtime, and Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life.
 For makeup I have the Pacifica Eyeshaow Palette- These are beautiful shadows and I can easy and quickly apply them. 
The Burts Bees Starry Night lip gloss- This is a great fall color, check these out in action in my Fall Makeup
Next are perfume oils! I've been using these things every single day for pretty much all month now! First brand I've been using is Auric Blends! I got mine at Good Foods Groceries for $8. The scents I have are One Love (vanilla black cherry) and Desert Night (a pretty sweet floral scent. A good "date night" scent) and they are great and last get this....ALL DAY!
The little ones are samples from Rainwater Botanicals, I have Autumn and Woodland Berry, they are both great Fall scents and I love mixing them together! Samples are $2 and full sizes are $10. These also last all day!
 Now for Skincare! This Avocado oil is golden nectar right here guys, it is so skin softening and nourishing. I can use this day or night all over my face, neck and chest or my whole body at night! Shea Butter is also great for nourishing your skin, I'm not crazy about the scent but this stuff is great for so many skin issues. And lastly for skincare are the Hen and Chicks Soap! These are the best soaps I've ever used! They are so moisturizing and don't lave that weird "soap" feeling!
 (Top to bottom) Fall Days, Cappucccino, and Pumpkin Pie. Here is the facebook page for Hen and Chick.
 And lastly this my Sleepy Time Lavender Vanilla spray, I use this on my pillow at night and it helps relax me so much!

What have been your favorites for the month?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Everyday Fall Makeup

Who doesn't love fall makeup colors??
I don't wear makeup everyday but when I do this is what Ive been doing! 
For this look I used-
Face: Andalou Naturals Brightening BB cream.
Eyes: Pacifica Enlightened palette, Physicians Formula Fake Out mascara, Physicians Formula Eye Boosting Liner.
Lips: Burts Bees Sweet Violet Tinted Lip balm, Burts Bees Starry Night Lip Gloss.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Face Mask Monday- Andalou Naturals 1,000 Roses

Hello my dears! I'm so excited to be starting this new series. I love face masks so why not have a whole series about it? I just got this mask yesterday on sale at whole foods for only $10! It's the Andalou Naturals 1,000 Roses mask!

  Here is the description-

This revitalizing mask, with Alpine Rose Stem Cells, delivers deep hydration and cellular support to soothe, nourish, and transform sensitive skin. Pomegranate tones and tightens as hyaluronic acid and aloe vera revive skin’s moisture barrier for a naturally flawless complexion.

I love hyaluronic acid so I as very excited to try this! 
And it's a very nice cream mask, the texture is almost mousse like, and pink! How cute is that?
 It applies beautifully and feels nice on the skin....BUT if you apply this right after washing and drying your face by itself it will BURN like hell! It was pretty bad, so I just added some water to it and the burning stopped so just be careful with it.
Other than that I really liked this, it left my skin feeling more soft and even!

I am glad that I got this, you just have to know how to work with it. My skin is VERY sensitive so even this needs to be watered down some.
What are your favorite masks right now?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Summer/Fall Skincare Routine

Hello my dear readers! It is time for my Summer into Fall skincare routine! Now let me just say I love doing skincare routines, skincare is probably one of my favorite things,
As you'll see in this post I do enjoy my moisturizers, but you don't need this many by no means.

For cleansing in the morning most of the time I just rinse my face with water. I fin if I use a cleanser morning and night it's a little too drying for my skin. (By the way my skin is sensitive/combo.)
This is were it gets fun, moisturizer! Most mornings I will use my Andalou Naturals Brightening Cream or my Avocado oil and most of the time I mix them.

 Just saying I love the texture of this cream, it's so silky and smooth! Almost gel-like.

Not gonna lie I don't always wear a SPF but when I do it's the Andalou Naturals daily defense, or the brightening bb cream.
For cleansing if I'm wearing makeup I remove it with coconut oil (on the right).
Then I will cleanse with my Andalou Naturals brightening lemon cleanser.

Moisturizing is about the same as morning but sometimes I'll just use avocado oil, or coconut oil (only 1 to 2 times a week though), or even some shea butter (on the left).
I actually made my own moisturizing butter...
 All this is is coconut oil, cocoa butter, lemon essential oil, some vitamin E oil and a little olive oil if i remember correctly. It's VERY rich and leaves my skin so soft but i only use it at night because it is pretty oily.

About 3 or 4 times a week I do a mask. These totally very on what my skin needs but here are the ones I do most...
1. Avocado mask- just masked avocado and sometimes I'll add a little lemon or vitamin E oil.
2. Honey Lemon- Honey with some fresh lemon juice.
3. Pumpkin Honey- Pumpkin puree with honey OR I'll use the Andalou Pumpkin Honey mask (but it burns a little.)

Now I believe you are what you eat... And for me if I eat junk, I look like junk. :P So the more sugar, and packaged foods I have the worse my skin looks. When I eat clean and stay away from sugar, my skin is great! Oh, and WATER. LOTS of water! 
Here are a couple of things Ive been taking for me skin.
Bilberry is great for lots of things and one of those things is that it's very good for your skin.
The Be Bright oil blend is a blend of hemp, black cumin, coconut, chia, and avocado oils (as you can see I'm loving all forms of avocado for my skin,) and all of those are great for so many things, once again skincare being one of them and I feel like these really do help my skin.

So there you have it, there is my current skincare routine! I'm very happy with it right now and would love to know how you keep clear skin. :)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

New Phone!

Hey everyone! Last week I got the iPhone 5S. It has a great camera on it so here are some of my first pictures! To see more be sure to follow me on Instagram or Twitter! Let me know if there is a easy way to get my phone pictures on my laptop please!