Vapour Organic Beauty Review

Vapour Beauty is an award-winning organic makeup line founded by Krysia Boinis and Kristine Keheley in New Mexico. Their products are made with pure active ingredients & Fine Art Infused Color resulting from Krysia’s knowledge of healing botanicals & alchemical blending and Kristine’s masterful blending of natural mineral pigments. Vapour Beauty products are infused with their Herbal Enlightenment Complex, which holds cultural & spritiual meaning along with skin nourishing benefits. I’ve had the pleasure of trying out a variety of products from their expansive line.

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Lotus Wei Flower Essences Review

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If you’re looking for healing beyond the physical and into the emotional & spiritual, flower essence therapy may be for you. Flower Essence Therapy addresses healing on multiple levels- body, emotions, mental outlook, attitudes and spiritual understanding. Sometimes our physical ailments are caused by underlying mental & emotional problems – flower essence therapy addresses these problems. So how does flower essence therapy actually work? Firstly it’s based on the principle that every living entity on earth including plants have an energy (chi). Research shows that plants change their energetic and phytochemical makeup based on the needs of the living beings around them. Flower essences capture the vibrational imprint & energy of a flower in water, which is then stabilized in brandy. Our body harmonizes with the essence by shifting our own vibrations to match that of the flowers. You can choose different flowers to achieve different vibrational results & experience a targeted shift in how you feel & perceive.

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SKIN FIRST WITH MEDICAL ESTHETICIAN ANTONELLA

Welcome to the March edition of SKIN FIRST! This is a monthly series of interviews with skin professionals (who also love organic beauty) to help you achieve your best skin possible. This month features the beautiful & sweet Antonella Rodriguez, a New York-based medical esthetician and a green beauty Instablogger (@my_minireviews). I’m so excited to share with you all her skincare knowledge & advice! Read more

OBL CLUB HAS Launched!

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A small idea turned into a goal and a vision in the span of 1 week and we could not be more excited. We are now accepting volunteer product testers to test green beauty products for free in exchange for a review!

So how did this initial idea come about? I was actually chatting with my friend in LA and complaining about the fact that I don’t write enough blog posts for organicbeautylover. She joked that I should have ghost writers for the blog which made me think of ghost testers. She then suggested volunteer testers. I owe the start of all this to a conversation with my friend complaining about life & everything else. Cheers to many more!

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COOLA Daydream Primer and Rosilliance BB Cream Review

A few of COOLA’s newest suncare products include the Daydream Mineral Primer and Rosilliance BB Cream, This is one of my go-to sunscreen brands and I’m very excited that they’ve started launching cosmetics with SPF. As a believer in SPF 365 days a year these products make protecting your skin so convenient. There really is no excuse to not wear sunscreen these days. COOLA is also available at Sephora & Ulta.

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Goodbeing November and December Box Review

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Goodbeing natural beauty & toxin-free lifestyle subscription box is my top recommendation for value-for-money. For as low as $18 per month, you receive a diverse selection of products from well-known brands to up-and-coming stars. It’s highly personalized so you’re more likely to receive products you’ll actually use and the selection ranges from natural beauty to home goods & wellness products to makeup.

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aleavia Prebiotic Skincare Review (+ Coupon Code)

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aleavia has a range of face & body cleansers and toning mists that are unique because they’re based on a prebiotic approach to skincare. Kelly, the founder, was searching for all-natural remedies to heal her daughter’s eczema when she disocvered a formulator that had been making prebiotic formulas for years and whose products cleared up the eczema less than a month. Thus began the idea for aleavia.

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Meet Green Life in Dublin Blogger Renata!

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Since joining the green beauty community I’ve met many beautiful sweet souls online and one of them is Renata of Green Life in Dublin! She always has such in-depth and honest posts on green beauty products and lifestyle. You can tell she pours her heart and soul into blogging and as the only blogger in Ireland she is making waves. She recently reached out to me to feature an interview with me on her blog and I thought it was such a great idea I wanted to feature her here on Organic Beauty Lover too!

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NU Evolution Eyeshadow & Mascara Review

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I’ve been using the NU Evolution Eyeshadows and Mascara for several months now and while the foundation and concealer are the brand’s standout products (see my review here), their eyeshadows and mascara deserve recognition. To learn about my experience and an exclusive discount code keep reading. At the bottom of this post you’ll find my Youtube video showing swatches of all liquid foundations, powder foundations, eyeshadows and more.

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How to Become a Successful Green Beauty Blogger

apple-1851464_1920As the green beauty movement grows (yay!) and more and more people become interested in becoming green beauty bloggers, I decided to create this guide based on my own personal experience as a green beauty blogger to help inspire others. There is room for everyone in this vast digital space and green beauty, in my opinion, stands for something greater than fashion blogging or conventional beauty blogging, so the more we are the better. I have had quite a number of followers reach out to ask me for tips or express their interest in starting a beauty blog, so I hope this guide along with my personal Instagram tips will be useful to some of you.

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Organic Aromas Nebulizing Diffuser Review + DISCOUNT CODE

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Limited time discount code for either $10 off or 20% off!

Nebulizing diffusers are superior to conventional diffusers in that they don’t heat up the oils and don’t require water. The essential oils remain in their most powerful and pure form since they never come into contact with heat, water or plastic. Instead it uses nothing but pressurized air based on the Bernoulli Principle. Here’s what I love about the Organic Aromas Essential Oil Diffuser:

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Max and Me Skincare Launches at EcoDiva

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Max and Me just launched at EcoDiva Beauty online store which means this high vibrational organic skincare brand from Austria is now more accessible than ever. High vibrational skincare is set to be the next big trend in skincare and to help you understand more about what it is, I recently interviewed co-founder Tanja. For an inside look at the brand including Tanja’s personal holy grail products from her line, nighttime skincare routine and the future of Max and Me, read on…

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NU Evolution Organic Makeup Review + Swatches

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NU Evolution is a new, cutting-edge natural makeup brand created by 2 powerhouse New Yorkers, Nadine & Sandra. Having worked in the high fashion world for many years, they set out to use their expertise to create a natural line of makeup made with certified organic ingredients that would reach next-generation status. I’ve been using their Complete Coverage Foundation, Camouflage Cream concealer and blush for the past few months and am blown away by the performance. If you have any skeptical friends who haven’t switched to natural makeup, this is a line you want to recommend to them.

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Misleading Bogus Claims of "Organic" Cosmetics

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Article from the Environmental Working Group website

“Cosmetics and other personal care product companies make questionable organic claims on thousands of products, a new EWG analysis shows.

More than 5,000 products in EWG’s Skin Deep® database – about 20 percent of current product formulations rated on the site – use “organic” in the brand name, product name, product label or list of ingredients. But many of these products contained risky or hidden ingredients and received poor Skin Deep® scores.

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Misleading Bogus Claims of “Organic” Cosmetics

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Article from the Environmental Working Group website

“Cosmetics and other personal care product companies make questionable organic claims on thousands of products, a new EWG analysis shows.

More than 5,000 products in EWG’s Skin Deep® database – about 20 percent of current product formulations rated on the site – use “organic” in the brand name, product name, product label or list of ingredients. But many of these products contained risky or hidden ingredients and received poor Skin Deep® scores.

Skin Deep® rates a product on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the best score and 10 the worst score. Of the products that used the term organic, more than 250 received a score of 5 or above. Four products that used the term organic received a score of 9 or 10.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates the use of “organic” when the claim is made on farm products. Cosmetics made primarily of farm products are allowed to carry the USDA Organic seal if 95 percent or more of the ingredients meet federal organic standards, and the remaining ingredients are on an approved ingredient list and were not produced using prohibited methods. Products labeled “made with organic ingredients” can have up to 30 percent non-organic ingredients but cannot use certain ingredients.

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100% Pure Monster Giveaway (worth $400+)!

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To celebrate my birthday & Halloween with you all I’m having a mega MONSTER 100% Pure! You’ll win a monstrous bundle of Natural & Organic lipsticks, face palettes, glosses & more worth over $400.

OPEN WORLDWIDE!

I’ve previously reviewed many of these products here (Lipsticks/Glazes) & here (Naked II palette).

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The Monster Prize Bundle includes:

Fruit Pigmented Pretty NAKED Palette ($45 value)
Fruit Pigmented NAKED II Palette ($45 value)
Fruit Pigmented Anti-aging Pomegranate Oil Lipstick in Poppy ($29 value)
Fruit Pigmented Anti-aging Pomegranate Oil Lipstick in Dahlia ($29 value)
Fruit Pigmented Anti-aging Pomegranate Oil Lipstick in Peony ($29 value)
Fruit Pigmented Anti-aging Pomegranate Oil Lipstick in Calypso ($29 value)
Fruit Pigmented Anti-aging Pomegranate Oil Lipstick in Hibiscus ($29 value)
Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Melontini ($25 value)
Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Rhubarb ($25 value)
Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Coraline ($25 value)
10-Free Natural Nail Polish x 2 ($24 value)
Gemmed Lip Gloss ($25 value)
Lip Caramel ($25 value)
Brightening Face Scrub & Mask ($35 value)

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BELOW & GOOD LUCK!
Ends Halloween Day & winner will be selected randomly.

100% Pure Mega Giveaway

Luminance Skincare Review

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Luminance Skincare is an Organic & Vegan skincare line run by a small passionate team of individuals who strive to produce the best products possible that are truly pure. I received these products over the summer after they launched their new packaging and have enjoyed this luxurious yet affordable brand.  For the price point I feel the selection of ingredients is rather impressive and the products performed to my expectations.

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