Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Summer Book Haul! ☀️

Hello my dear readers! I hope you are all doing well! I have a book haul to share with you today! 

From the Book Exchange here's what I got-
Before I Fall, and Requiem by Lauren Oliver- last of the Delerium series, more information about the story below. 

And I got Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I have read the whole Shatter Me series and fell in love with the writing. It's very discriptive and beautifully written. 

From my library I got Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. This is the second book for Demerium, in this story they believe love to be a disease that has to be cured. I find it very interesting actually. You'll find that futuristic and destopian books are my normally what I gravitate towards. 

And from Books A Million I got Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destefano! I love her writing so much! It's pretty dark and creepy but it's beautiful! I have read the chemical garden trilogy 2 times already and plan to read it again and again! It's one of those stories that grabs my interest right from the start. 
From Books A Million I also got this bookmark. I love this saying! 

And from Target I got a new book light!  And it appears I forgot to take a picture of it but it's not very exciting, it does the job. 

What books are you currently reading? I'm actually reading 5 books right now... I know it's a little ridiculous! I'm reading Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, The Selection by Kierra Cass, The Heir by Kierra Cass, Four by Veronica Roth, and Fragments by Dan Wells. Four and The Selection are ones I like to just pick up when I don't wanna think about it ya know, they're easy reads. Plus The Selection is my favorite book series! 💗 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

☀️Summer Nails #2 ☀️

Hello my dears! I love doing my nails for summertime, here is my current nail look! 
Here I have on Pacifica Turqouise Tiara with a jamberry nail wrap (I'm not sure of the name, I got it at a festival booth as a free sample). I've been loving blues but I wish this was a true turquoise.. To me it's just blue! 😛 

Talk to you all soon! What is currently on your nails? Leave a comment or show me on Twitter! @taysnaturallife 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Current Skincare Routine (June 2015) ☀️

Hello readers! I hope you're all having a good day, do you have anything fun planned for the Summer? Let me know in the comments.
Today I'm going to share my skincare routine with you. As you know I love me some skincare, so here is what I'm currently using!

Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk- This is my Mom's but Ive had this myself before and she hardly uses it. This is a very light cleanser that is a creamy texture and great for sensitive skin. It smells fruity and is non-irritating. It's best for me in the cooler months so I only use it if I want a very light cleanse.
Pacifica Sea Foam- This is a great Summer cleanser! It smells like coconut. It removes face makeup well (keep in mine I don't use a lot of face makeup, normally just BB cream and concealer). It cleanses well without drying my skin out, which had been very hard for me to find.

Acure Brightening Scrub- I use this about 1 to 2 times a week so I don't over exfoliate my skin. Since I have right much acne scarring I like to have some brightening products. I feel like all together they have helped my scars. This is a nice scrub that isn't too harsh, the pieces are fine enough to do any damage to my skin.

Konjac Sponge-
This one is from Eco Tools. It's great for if you don't want to use a cleanser, you can just use this to wash your face and it still does the trick. It's actually very pleasant to use, it doesn't feel like a dish sponge or anything. Haha!

Eco Makes Perfect Rose Serum- This is actually one of my own products! It smells like roses and has lots of good anti inflammatory and soothing properties. It's light enough for morning but you could totally add more at night for an extra boost.
Yellow House Soap Company- This too is a local product. I love the orange color of this, that's sea buckthorn oil which is great for brightening. This serum is lighter than the EMP Rose Serum, so it's perfect for summertime! 
Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil- This is just pure sea buckthorn seed oil which isn't as yellow as the sea buckthorn fruit oil but is still brightening, although this is a very small bottle so I don't use this one as much as the other 2. It's once again light but of course you can add more for drier skin.

(Yes, I do have a lot of moisturizers, I'm gonna be trying to minimize my routine after I use some things up.)

John Masters Organics Rose and Apricot Day Cream- I love the simplicity of this packaging. a plan brown glass bottle with a basic label. This smells light and lovely and is very light in texture as well. This is great for summer as well, being so light and readily absorbed. It goes fairly quick though.
Acure Day Cream- I do love acure and this product is no exception! The smell is kind of citrusy, which of course I love, being a fruit lover. :) It's light enough for summer but moisturizing enough to well...moisturize! I have a feeling I'll be getting this again when I run out.
Mychelle SPF- I'm actually not crazy about this on its own, BUT, I do mix it with either one of my moisturizers or my Pacifica BB Cream and it works just fine. A little goes a long, LONG way. If you use too much it is very white and chalky but I've found a way to work with it.

Almond or Coconut Oil- I use either one of these to remove eye makeup. Almond for light makeup, coconut for heavier, or which ever one is closest to me.
Shea Butter- I use this in the winter for dry skin but I also use this when I get a flare of dermatitis. I had a little on my chin right under my lip a few days ago and now it's almost gone thanks to this lovely butter.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

☀️ Summer Brand Obsession- Pacifica ☀️

Hello my dears! So sorry it's been so long! To make up for lost time I'm gonna share my current favorite natural brand... Pacifica! I love how natural their products are and they work amazingly and are some of the best smelling products I've ever used! 
Sea Foam Complete Face Wash- I'm always a little skeptical of foaming cleansers because of my sensitive skin, they always seam to be too harsh. But this is great! It cleanses throughly without drying my skin out, it feels very nice too, with a gel to foam formula. Plus it smells like coconut/beach goodness which is a huge plus! ☀️

Hawaiin Ruby Guava Body Butter-
This is a perfect summer scent! It is sweet and fruity! I love their body butters cause they are very moisturizing and are plenty fragrant without being overwhelming! 

Turqouise Tiara Nail Polish- As beautiful as this blue color is.. It's not turquoise to me. It's the exact same blue as the cleanser bottle, which is still gorgeous, just not what I thought it would be. It goes on well though! And is a very pretty minty blue! It is also 7 free!! 

Power Of Love Lipstick (Nudie Red)
For one can we just talk about how gorgeous this lipstick tube is! So cute!! I love the hearts on it! And guess what.. This also smells like coconut!! I'm a sucker for yummy smelling stuff! It's a medium pink that's great for all occasions. I wear it to work, hanging out with friends, wherever and it goes great with so many things. 

Lotus Garden Perfume-
I just got this with my nail polish so I haven't used it a lot yet but I love it so far! It's a great is of fruity and floral, which are my two favorite kind of scents! It's a great summer scent as well. And once again the packaging is adorable! 
Enlightened Palette-
I have had this thing for.... Well let's just say it's well loved! And I do love these shadows! They are the longest lasting natural eyeshadows I've used! That purple color on the end is my favorite! I use it to darken up pretty much any eye look I do if I want it a little more dramatic. 

There's all my current Pacifica favorites! I can't wait to find more from this wonderful brand! And I love that so much is sold at Target and Whole Foods! They also have a loyalty program on their website! 💁
Thank you all for reading! Love you guys!!! ❤️💗❤️