Hapa Kristin Review: Best Colored Contacts for Dark Eyes

Hapa kristin review

Based in South Korea, Hapa Kristin offers non prescription and prescription colored contacts that are natural looking, comfortable and high quality. I discovered Hapa Kirstin on Instagram and was immediately drawn to their fun illustrative packaging and wide variety of colored contact choices. I now regularly purchase these Hapa Kristin contacts on my own because these are the best colored contacts for dark eyes I’ve tried. Hapa Kristin conveniently ships with global express shipping and my contacts always arrive around three days after I’ve made my purchase. I’ve tried Peaceful Kristin, Yolo Kristin, Blase Kristin and Solitary Kristin. Read on for my Hapa Kristin review, colored contacts try on photos and a Hapa Kristin discount code!

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Max and Me Skincare Review + GIVEAWAY (2 WINNERS)

Max and me skincare

Max and Me is an eco-luxury high-vibrational skincare line hailing from Austria. using only the purest most high quality ingredients in their masterpieces. The founders are a husband-wife duo who pour their love for each other, nature and skincare to create products that work beyond skin healing and as vibrational tools. Each Max and Me product combines energy healing, aromatherapy and highly vibrant ingredients sourced from sacred pockets around the world. As a Max and Me blogger I’ve had the opportunity to use many products from their exquisite line, including the: Enchanted Face Oil, I am the Light Face Oil, Sweet Serenity Face Mask, The Intuitive Face Mist, Circle of Protection Body Oil, Rescue Balm and Purity & Grace Cleanser. In this Max and Me skincare review, I’ll deep dive into what high-vibe skincare actually is and how Max and Me skincare elevates the skincare experience to nurture body, mind and soul.

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15 Best Natural and Organic Sunscreens 2021

Best natural sunscreens 2021

If you’re looking for the best new mineral and reef-safe sunscreens that offer broad spectrum SPF protection and are made of natural and organic ingredients, I’ve rounded up the best new natural sunscreens of 2021! All brands in this 2021 mineral sunscreen post are committed to high quality, safe ingredients and bringing you sunscreens that both fully protect and deeply nourish the skin.

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Badger Clear Zinc Sunscreen Review 2021

Badger sunscreen review

Badger has been making pure, simple and effective products of the highest natural quality since 1995. They use organic plant extracts, exotic oils, beeswax, and minerals to create products that heal and protect the skin. One of these products being their sunscreens, which are widely accessible, affordable and used as a staple by so many families across the US. Badger has remained true to their crunchy granola roots and remains a family owned and operated company to this day. They’ve also earned the coveted B Corp certification as a company on a mission to better both people and planet. In this Badger Sunscreen review, I’m sharing my thoughts on the new Badger Clear Zinc sunscreen line.

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Juice Beauty Review + Discount Code

Juice beauty review

One of the original clean beauty brands, Juice Beauty has been around since 2005 and uses certified organic ingredients with a farm-to-beauty approach. From mineral sunscreen to skincare and plant-based makeup to wellness, Juice Beauty has an extensive range of products that have earned them a loyal following. Star power from Gwyneth Paltrow as the Chief Creative Officer helped put Juice Beauty on the map,  and the vegan and sustainable brand even purchased their own organic farm in Sonoma County. I recently had the chance to interview Juice Beauty founder Karen Behnke in person – check out the video here. In this ultimate Juice Beauty review, I’ll be sharing the best Juice Beauty products, sunscreens, skincare and makeup! You can take 25% off with Juice Beauty discount code OBL here.

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Best DERMA E Products Review 2021

Derma e review

DERMA E is one the largest natural skincare brands in the US that makes affordable vegan products sold everywhere from Target and ULTA to Whole Foods and Sprouts. With everything from skincare to scar gel and sunscreen to hair care, DERMA E could easily take over your entire personal care and beauty routine. DERMA E call themselves a clean, eco-ethical brand because of their commitment to natural ingredients, the environment and giving back. Even though not all DERMA E products are 100% natural (they’re a 100% vegan and cruelty-free brand), this company offers such a wide selection of products at incredibly accessible prices. In this DERMA E review, I’m sharing the best DERMA E products, from hair care to skincare including their new Scalp Relief products.

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Best Clean Beauty Brands at Target: 50 Natural Brands

Best target clean beauty brands

Looking for the ultimate list of clean beauty brands at Target in 2021? Clean beauty has exploded in the last few years and major retailers like Target, Sephora and ULTA have taken notice. In this Target Clean Beauty list I break down 50 brands that are best of clean beauty, cleaner beauty and downright not clean beauty. Finding the best natural beauty products at Target, from natural shampoo to clean skincare, has never been easier. I’m also discussing the new Target CLEAN initiative and why you shouldn’t place all your trust in Target’s label. I hope this guide to the best clean skincare and makeup at Target helps you on your next run!

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Routine Deodorant Review

Routine deodorant

I’ve been using Routine Natural Deodorant for a few years now, so I’m excited to share my Routine review and why this has been my go-to deodorant! Proudly Canadian and founded in Calgary by sisters Neige and Pippa, Routine deodorants are ethically crafted with natural ingredients and low-waste packaging. With humble roots that began in 2012 in local Calgary markets, Routine has grown a much-deserved, loyal fan base, entered Credo Beauty stores, and has expanded their line to body oils, soaps, solid perfumes and candles — all available in their signature deodorant scents. There is so much more to Routine deodorant than meets the eye that I’m excited to share with you all. So without further ado, let’s dive right into this Routine deodorant review!

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Best Sun Protection Hats That Are UPF 50+: Wallaroo Hats Review

Wallaroo hats

While sunscreen may be the most popular option when it comes to sun protection, the first line of defense is your clothing. When it comes to our face, this would mean sun protection hats. Ages ago, I had no idea sun protective clothing or hats even existed. I mean, if it covered my skin didn’t that mean it automatically protected me from the sun? Oh how wrong I was. A standard cotton T-shirt has a UPF rating of 5. Compare this to UPF clothing which often score at or over 50 UPF. There is a major difference between regular fabric and UPF fabric.

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Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil Review

Le prunier plum oil review

Le Prunier shot to fame in November 2020 thanks to Chrissy Tiegen raving about the brand’s hero product, Plum Beauty Oil, but Le Prunier’s history actually spans over a century. The story of this heritage brand begins in 1916 when the founders’ great-grandfather started the Le Prunier family farm in Northern California. Two generations later, sisters and co-founders Jacqueline, Allison, and Elaine Taylor decided to harness the beauty benefits of cold-pressed plum oil and partnered with two world-renowned labs to eventually debut Le Prunier at Indie Beauty Expo in 2018. Today, the Le Prunier farm is the world’s largest grower of organic plums. In this Le Prunier review I’m exploring why Chrissy Tiegen loves Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil (she calls it “magic”), and diving into the skincare benefits of plum oil, the driving force behind Le Prunier as a brand and even Le Prunier alternatives.
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ManiMe Gel Stick-On Nails Review + Discount Code

Manime gel nails review

I’m not one to go to the nail salon frequently or even wear nail polish these days while quarantining but I love the look of a gel nail art manicure (just not the $120 price tag!). So when I discovered ManiMe Gel Stick On Nails was created right in Los Angeles by a Korean native I knew I had to reach out to them and give them a try for my short nails. If you like the idea of avoiding spending hours at the salon, saving money on expensive gel nail art manicures, or are looking for a non-toxic alternative to gel nails, ManiMe is the perfect solution. ManiMe gel stick on nails are 10-free (free of the top ten toxins in nail polish) and the first nail brand to offer custom-fit sizes using a proprietary 3-D technology. In this ManiMe review I’m sharing what you need to know before buying ManiMe, the best tips to properly apply ManiMe gel stick on nails, and a 20% ManiMe promo code (OBL). Read on for my ManiMe Gel Nails review! Read more

Mychelle Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50 Review

Mychelle sunscreen sun shield

Mychelle is an accessible and affordable clean beauty brand that has been making reef safe sunscreen for over a decade! So they might know or a thing or two about making mineral sunscreen that’s safe and effective. Mychelle is also committed to the clean beauty movement and are a founding member of the Environmental Working Group’s “Verified for Your Health” program, a PETA certified cruelty-free company and certified by Leaping Bunny. Naturally, you won’t find any Phthalates, Parabens, Petroleum, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances and Colors in their line. With summer just around the corner, let’s get right into this Mychelle review specifically for Mychelle’s Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50.

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Votary Skincare Review

Votary skincare review

Votary Skincare is a luxurious British brand that caters to sensitive skin and uses super seed oils at the heart of each of its products. If you have oily, combo or sensitive/reactive skin, Votary is a line to put on your radar. From its beautiful deep green bottles to clean aesthetic, Votary has come a long way from founder and beauty editor Arabella Preston’s kitchen. What started off as a cleansing oil that suited Arabella’s needs has now grown into a full range of cleansing oils, facial oils, deeply nourishing creams, masks and powerful serums.

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Banish Acne Scars Review – Using Microneedling on Acne Scars

Banish Acne scars review

Birthed through the founder Daisy Jing’s personal struggle with cystic acne, Banish Acne Scars is a brand on a mission to banish much more than just acne scars. Because of the founder’s own struggle with self-esteem and confidence while battling acne, she has made it part of Banish’s mission to teach men and women “that it’s not the way you look that matters; it’s the confidence to be who you are, without hiding from others.” Read on for my Banish Acne Scars review, before and after and discount code.

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Bluh Alchemy Multi C Serum Review

Bluh alchemy multi c serum

I was so impressed by Bluh Alchemy’s Multi C Serum I had to give it its own review. Bluh Alchemy is an award-winning advanced bioactive line that’s for organic beauty lovers who want to tackle signs of premature aging.

What sets Bluh Alchemy apart is that they are one of the only companies in the world using the world’s first cellular extracted botanicals, a “cutting-edge extraction process works to rapidly harness a plant’s complete phytoactive profile, pure, stable and unadulterated as it exists in nature.”

While the science behind this extraction process feels beyond my grasp, I can appreciate what the end result means for my skin. And it does not disappoint.

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BYBI Beauty Review

BYBI BEAUTY REVIEW

I’m so excited to introduce a new clean beauty brand that offers affordability, quality and sustainability – BYBI Beauty! This British brand was started by two female entrepreneurs and skincare formulator friends who sought to create products that they themselves wanted to use but couldn’t find in the market (hello Bakuchiol Booster!). And this is why I found many of their product offerings unique and also — they just make a whole lot of sense. Read on for my BYBI Beauty review!

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Heart of Gold Skincare Review

Heart of gold skincare

If you’re looking for Plant alchemy skincare infused with vibrational medicine, reiki, intuition, loving intention, and nutrient-rich whole plants, keep reading for my Heart of Gold skincare review. I was first introduced to Heart of Gold skincare in 2019 and since then I’ve fallen in love with the brand and products. Heart of Gold skincare is based out of Portland, Oregon and founded by Ally Draizin, an herbalist and holistic esthetician with over two decades of experience as an esthetician and seven years as a bioregional herbalist.

Stay tuned until the end of the review for a mini interview with founder Ally Draizin! Heart of Gold skincare products are available on their website and at Boxwalla, which ships internationally for free with orders $100.

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Best NOW Foods Products Review + Discount Code

Now foods review

I’ve been working with NOW Foods for over a year now and during that time I’ve been lucky enough to try many NOW Foods supplements and beauty products in their 1400+ product line. In 2019, I was lucky enough to visit the NOW Foods headquarters and labs in Illinois before the pandemic hit. In this NOW Foods supplements review I’m sharing all about my behind the scenes visit to NOW HQ and my favorite NOW products. Even before I knew NOW Foods, I already knew them because their products are sold everywhere and have been a longtime staple in many American households throughout its 50 year history.  Even after five decades, NOW Foods remains a family owned company committed to bettering their customers’ lives. Read on for the ultimate NOW Foods review and a NOW discount code for 20% off sitewide.

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Odacite Skincare Review: The Ultimate Guide to Odacite

Odacite skincare review

Odacite Skincare is a natural and organic skincare line where understated luxury and high performance go hand in hand. Odacite has a certain je ne sais quoi, like the effortless beauty that French women seem to possess but in the form of a skincare line. Hailing from California, Odacite Pure Elements has been around since before clean beauty became “clean beauty” and remains a staple in my beauty routine to this day. Now it’s a celeb favorite with Gigi Hadid loving Odacite’s Moringa Petitgrain serum concentrateand Naomi Watts a fan of the Rose + Neroli Hydra Vitalizing Treatment Mist. It’s been five years since I first introduced my skin to Odacite’s highly active formulas, and in this full Odacite skincare review, I am finally sharing my thoughts on the products I’ve tried over the years. You can save 15% with my Odacite discount code OBL, as always.

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