Today I’ve decided to finally review the natural makeup brand from down under (Australia): Ere Perez. I’ve been using these products for a few years now and they look nothing like the images I took for this blog post circa 2017. My eyeshadow palette has hit the pan on many of the colors and my bronzer and highlighter is half way used.
about the brand
Ere Perez’s eponymous brand is rooted in her Mexican heritage and based in Bondi Beach, Sydney. Having grown up with a medicine man as a grandfather, Ere was always passionate about natural beauty and healing and eventually created a natural line that’s luxurious, fuss-free, affordable, and all about healthy radiant skin.
While most luxury organic makeup brands take on black, metallic or colorful packaging, Ere Perez opts for a clean solid white look across the entire line. Not that there’s anything wrong with black or colored packaging, but I love the feeling I get when using their products – that they are truly pristine.
chamomile eyeshadow palette
My favorite product out of all that I tried is their Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette. It’s very compact and fits 6 shades, and I’ve taken it everywhere with me over the years because of the different looks I can create that take me from day to night. It may not be AS pigmented as my favorite NU Evolution eyeshadows, but it’s sufficient and it lasts well throughout the day.
falling star vanilla highlighter
I really love this natural cream highlighter and way more than I liked rms beauty’s Living Luminizer. There’s no greasy look from this and it gives skin a natural looking luminosity. I use this on the top of my cheekbones, down my nose and on my cupid’s bow. It has this delicious vanilla wafer scent that takes me back to my childhood and the holidays. This highlighter comes in two shades: falling star and sun halo which is more of a bronze highlighter.
Ingredients: Caprylic /capric triglyceride, hydrogenated olive (olea europaea) oil, candelilla (euphorbia cerifera) wax, cocoa (theobroma cacao) butter, ozokerite, avocado (persea gratissima) oil, grape (vitis vinifera) seed oil, vanilla (vanilla planifolia) extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E). May contain: +/- iron oxides, CI 77019, CI 77891.
rice powder blush & bronzer
Made with non-GMO rice starch, this blush and bronzer duo is a multi-purpose product that can be used not only for its named purpose but also as eyeshadow and even lip color. I prefer using it as a bronzer and simply sweep my Ere Perez brush across both shades for a natural looking bronzed flush. If I just want a subtle bronze look I use just the lighter shade.
Ingredients: Mica, zinc stearate, squalane, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, oryza sativa (rice) starch, magnesium carbonate, camomilla recutita (chamomile) extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, lauroyl lysine, glyceryl caprylate, p-anisic acid, chlorphenesin, tocopherol (vitamin e), tourmaline, manganese sulfate, calcium sulfate, tin oxide. May contain +/- iron oxides, CI 77891
wild pansy tinted lip bar
This lip bar is packaged as a traditional lipstick, but it’s actually a tinted sheer lip conditioner. I notice a subtle amount of color, but don’t expect anything near the power of lipstick. Before using it, I had this expectation that it would be very emollient and rich, but I was surprised to find that it was very dense and solid. It conditions lips, but it wasn’t intensely nourishing. The lip bar comes in 6 beautiful shades and are formulated with pure natural ingredients like wild pansy extract, nourishing shea butter, argan oil and hydrating plant-based squalene. I have the shade Love pictured above which is a pretty pop of pink.
Ingredients: ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, octyldodecanol, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, squalane, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed wax, trihydroxystearin, hydrogenated jojoba oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), hydrogenated castor oil, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, rhus verniciflua peel wax, rhus succedanea fruit wax, viola tricolor (wild pansy) extract, gardenia jasminoides meristem cell culture, tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, water, ascorbyl palmitate, mica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, citric acid, xanthan gum, tin oxide, butylene glycol. May contain +/- iron oxides, CI 77891, CI 15850, CI 45410, CI 42090.
mango lip honey
The mango lip honey comes in 4 shades and is made with mango seed butter and jojoba oil, but I was less thrilled that it contained synthetics. I know that there are safe synthetics and this is a common trend in the clean makeup industry, but I just prefer having natural and nutrient-rich ingredients that are alive with the earth’s energy.
I did like that the texture is a bit thicker and slightly stickier than the other creamy organic lip glosses that I use. The shade Pop is also such a vibrant fun pop of pink that brightens up my whole look.
Ingredients: Dimer dilinoleyl dimer, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, irvingia gabonensis (wild mango) kernel butter, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, hydrogenated coco-glycerides, aroma. May Contain +/- octyldodecanol, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, glyceryl behenate/eicosadioate, mica, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, tin oxide, diethylhexyl syringylidenemalonate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, calcium sodium borosilicate, iron oxides, CI 77891, CI 45410, CI 42090.
avocado waterproof mascara & natural almond mascara
The very reason I became interested in trying Ere Perez was because I had heard rave reviews about their mascara. As someone with stubby, barely there lashes I am all ears when I catch wind of some miracle working mascara product. It pains me to say this, but neither the natural almond nor the avocado waterproof mascara worked well for me. The formulas were quite dry and the product simply didn’t transfer onto my lashes like they should have. I STILL am perplexed by this everytime I try using it again. For many the Ere Perez mascara gives fabulous volume and length, but I couldn’t get it work for me.
australian blue cypress face nectar
The Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar is a very lightweight, hydrating oil infused with Australian blue cypress, camellia, jasmine flower, jojoba, cedar wood & rice. It’s designed for deyhdrated or stressed skin and has a soothing jasmine, cedwarood and frankincense scent. I enjoyed using this oil during the summer, but switched to my richer oils during the fall and winter. This one sinks in and is absorbed by skin well, leaving it feeling softer and supple. I didn’t find myself totally obsessing over this oil though and it could have been something as superficial as the packaging being see through or the consistency being too lightweight.
Ingredients: Caprylic/capric triglyceride, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, oryza sativa (native rice) bran oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), callitris intratropica (australian blue cypress) wood oil, cedrus atlantica (cedarwood) wood oil, jasminum sambac (jasmine) flower extract, boswellia carterii (frankincense) oil.
(Updated 11/23/2019 with W3ll People new product launches: Nudist Eyeshadow Palette and Volumizing Expressionist Mascara)
Hi fam I think this is my first makeup review in a very long time so bear with me. You know I’m a skin first gal even though I do wear makeup most days. W3ll People sent me a wide variety of their products a few months ago and I feel like I have thoroughly used each of the products to be able to give a decent review. Besides being natural and organic, this line is most notably very affordable and accessible as it’s sold at Target. They have also nailed it on branding, design and packaging so it feels like you’re using a luxury product that cost way more than it actually did. More on the brand:
- Contains premium natural ingredients tested for superior performance
- Innovative botanical complexes move and breathe – no creasing or fading
- Uber hydrating formulas rich in organic aloe and precious essential oils
- No fillers, propylene glycol, petrochemicals or petroleum by-products
- Handcrafted in small batches in the USA
- Tested in the W3LL PEOPLE studio by their Green Beauty Pros – cruelty free
- Free From: Parabens, Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, Gluten, GMOs, Phthalates, Sulfates, Fragrance, Pheonoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, PEG, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, Talc, Nanoparticles
One of my favorite products out of those I tried, this tinted SPF moisturizer provides me with excellent medium coverage (though it may only provide you with light coverage if you have a lot of skin concerns) and a dewy finish without looking greasy (I used to get a “Did you run to work” comment from a coworker whenever I wore too much skincare + super dewy BB cream). The lightest shade is still a little too dark for my pale not-yet-seen-the-summer-sun skin but I imagine the shade will work better come summer. It’s super clean so I feel confident wearing this everyday all day and not worrying that it will worsen my skin with continued use. I add a little bit of Earthwise Beauty’s Farizad’s Veil SPF powder for extra sun protection and to mattify the product if I’ve got a lot of skincare underneath. As for lasting power, it wears beautifully all day and starts to come apart by late afternoon early evening.
- SPF 30 broad spectrum protection with pure zinc
- Advanced bio-peptide complex boosts collagen
- Premium natural pigments correct imperfections
- Organic coconut hydrates
- Broccoli seed oil smooths and brightens
- Organic pomegranate rejuvenates
- Algae extracts combat hyper-pigmentation
- Organic Ginseng anti-oxidizes and revitalizes
- EWG Verified for non-toxic health and safety
Zinc Oxide 20%
Water, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Silica, Castor (Ricinus Communis) Oil, Glycerin, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Gluconolactone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
Swatches from Left to Right: Bio Brightener Stick, Bio Bronzer Stick, Bio Bronzing Powder, Nudist Multi Use Powder Duo (highlighter + blush)
This was my first time trying a green liquid concealer and it works so well for my dry skin. The lightest shade looks completely natural with my skin tone, spreads and blends so easily and lasts pretty much the whole day (in an indoor setting- when I’m having an active outdoor day it fades). When I’m not wearing any face product, a ti amount of this around my nose and undereyes already makes my face look well put together. It’s a very moisturizing product that goes on smoothly and sets well- fantastic for something that doesn’t contain dimethicone.
Ingredients: Caster Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Coco-Caprylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Silica, Isostearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glyceryl Behenate, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Ethylcellulose, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceral Undecylenate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceramide NG, Palmitoyl Hexapaptide 12, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Punica Gerantum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Water Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Glycerin, Ginsing Root Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaris) Flower Extract*, Algae Extract*, Trihydroxystearin, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthum Gum, triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tribehenin. [+/- Titanium, Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI77492, 77491, 77499)] *Certified Organic
I’m so glad that I got to try this mascara, because this is a category that is super tough for thin barely there lashes. Almost nothing works – especially not the rubber stubby kinds. But for some reason, this stubby rubber bristled mascara works really well with my lashes. The formula is wet and goes on thickly, dramatically amplifying volume and length after about 3 coats. I need all the coats. Its downfall is that it smudges so I need to be sure to check the damage in the middle of the day and wipe it off with a Q tip. I thought I preferred dry formulas but for some reason this super wet one works very well for me.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, C10-18 Tryglycerides, Stearic Acid, Copernica Cerifera Cera / Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Canuba) Wax*, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthum Gum, Cellulose, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil [+/-Cl 77891 Titanium Dioxide, Cl 77491 and Cl 77499 Iron Oxides, Cl 77007 Ultramarines, Cl 74570 Carmine]
This is made with nourishing ingredients like Organic Rosemary and Eyebright and has a very wet formula so you need to be sure to let it dry for 10-20 seconds or it smudges. It’s got a short wand but it would be even better if the handle reached the applicator tip more so that you could apply with better precision. The applicator tip is on the bulkier end so it can be difficult getting a thin, precise line. The product stays put all day though it will fade to a lighter shade by end day.
Ingredients: Water, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Glycerin, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Cystine, Laurel Arginine, Bentonite Clay, Lactobacillue Ferment, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Xanthum Gum, Caprylhydroxamic, Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Rosmarinus Officials (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Euphrasia Officianalis Extract*, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate.
Nudist Lip Butter
This is a product I never hear about and I feel like I should be because I was completely impressed. This product deserves way more hype, so here I am to give it some. Neither a lipstick nor tinted lip balm, it’s somewhere in between while providing the glossy shine of a lip gloss. A similar product I have tried that is also a lipstick-balm hybrid is the Luk Beautifood products, but those are a little drier and don’t provide the same shine effect. I haven’t experienced a lip product that gives the effect that this one does, and I only wish there were more shades. True to its name, it’s very buttery and emollient and though the brand describes it as giving a subtle boost of color, I found that it gives quite a bit of pigment- at least much more than a regular tinted lip balm.
Ingredients: Castor Isostearate Succinate, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/ Polyglyceryl-Esters, Tribehenin, Oleic/linoleic/linolenic Polyglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Zinc oxide, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil*, Mixed Tocopherols, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Mentha Spicata*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit (or) Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit*, (+/- Iron Oxide [CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 17200, CI 15850, CI 77742, CI 77019]).
I actually prefer this foundation stick to the Vapour Organic Beauty one. The formulation of this is more sophisticated and goes on smooth and doesn’t feel gritty, heavy or overly creamy. It gives a nice satin finish, but it’s downfall is that on some days it starts to separate and clump, settling into fine lines by the end day. Properly priming the face is important when using this, which is why I like liquid foundations over cream foundations.
Ingredients: Oleic Acid* , Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax,* Beeswax*, Linoleic Acid*, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Mica, Palmitic Acid*, Stearic Acid*, Water, Linolenic Acid*, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Pearl Powder, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbic Acid, Alaria Esculenta Extract [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, 77491, 77499)]
First off I’m not a big cream bronzer fan even though I have dry skin. I feel like powders look more natural and are easier to blend. One swipe of this deep deep cocoa shade gives a ton of product and requires a lot of blending because it is SO dark. Once blended properly it does give a natural warmed bronze look.
Ingredients: Tri-Isostearyl Citrate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Ethyl Macadamiate, Ricans Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica Silylate, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Aloe (oil) Leaf Extract, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Tocopherol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Camellia Senisis (Green Tea) Seed Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil. [+/-: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)]. *USDA Organic
Unlike the bronzer stick this product goes on subtly and has a drier finish. It gives a silver/white kind of highlight that I don’t feel looks too natural. I feel like this gives the same effect as the rms Living Luminizer (which I’m not a fan of but if you are this is an affordable alternative). Not a huge fan of this highlighter.
Ingredients:(Tri-Isostearyl Citrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Proteins, Silica Silylate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius, Camellia Sinensis Seed (Green Tea) Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis (Oil) Leaf Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite [+/-: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)] *USDA Organic
This powder duo is a highlighter + blush though you can use it as eyeshadows as well. The highlighter is beautiful and has peach-beige undertones to brighten up the entire face with just a hint of youthful color. The blush is a soft peach shade and adds a natural looking flush to cheeks. Please note it’s a very soft powder, isn’t super pigmented and will start to fade after a few hours.
The formula impressively contains a bio active lip plumping system and based on peptide technology and volumizing lip crystals and while I don’t eperience major lip plumping action (maybe a tiny bit?) this lip gloss does give major shine. I do find application a bit akward because the tip is flexible, but other than that I love the cinnamon spicy scent and boost of hydration.
-Rejuvenates with state-of-the-art peptide complex
-Volumizes with liquid crystals
-Soothes with organic aloe
-Hydrates with shea butter
Ingredients:RICINUS COMMUNIS*, CASTOR ISOSTEARATE SUCCINATE, Simmondsia Chinensis*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII*, Euphorbia Cerifera* , ALOE BARBADENSIS* ROMAN ANTHEMIS NOBILIS*, CITRUS GRANDIS*, Cinnamon Flavor*, Mentha Spicata*, Hypericum Perforatum *(May Contain: Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Mica CI 77019, IRON OXIDE CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
This is a much lighter shade than the Bronzing Stick and a bit warmer. The soft powder applies and blends well no complaints there- I am just not a fan of loose powders due to the mess and prefer cooler shades to warmer shades.
Ingredients: Mica, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI77491), Iron Oxides (CI77492), Iron Oxides (CI77499), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pearl Powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf* *USDA Organic
BIO BAKED BRONZER
I love the natural bronze look of this baked bronzer – it’s a totally matte powder with no visible shimmer, yet there is an ever so subtle luminosity to it. It’s a dupe for Benefit Cosmetic’s Hoola which I used to use religiously in high school. It applies magnetically and spreads very evenly, and the shade is a beautiful neutral shade – neither too dark nor too warm.
Ingredients: Mica, Zea Mays Starch / Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Octyldodecanol, Pentylene Glycol, Hectorite, Squalane, Lauroyl Lysine, Plyglyceryl- 3 Diisostearate, Potassium Sorbate, Honokiol, Lactic Acid, Aqua/ Water MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides
NEW 2019 PRODUCTS: EYESHADOW PALETTES & VOLUMINIZING MASCARA
NUDIST EYESHADOW PALETTES
At a very affordable price point of $24.99, the Nudist Eyeshadow Palettes contain five shades, from luminous shimmers to deep mattes. Nudist 1 contains neutral shades with creams and browns while Nudist 2 contains taupe, greys and pinks.
I find myself using the Nudist 1 much more than Nudist 2, because I love wearing brown shades for everyday wear. I thought there would be a lot of kickback from other reviews I saw, but I was pleased to find that there wasn’t that much kickback – at least not like you would find in cheap mineral makeup. The powder is not at velvety or magnetic as high-end natural eyeshadows, but the quality is still high and the lasting power strong. I don’t find the lighter shades to be as pigmented as the deeper shades so I have to add on more product with the cream shades. A couple of the browns in the palette are on the warm side, and though I tend to shy away from warm shades, I still enjoy using these.
Ingredients: (Carnauba) Wax, Zinc Stearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice Starch)*, Maltodextrin, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil* , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Hydrogenated Lecithin. [± Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet CI 77742, Carmine, Ultramarine Blue CI 77007, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide] *organic
VOLUMIZING EXPRESSIONIST MASCARA
Compared to the Expressionist Pro mascara’s highly wet formula, the Expressionist Volumizing Mascara has a drier one to help create dramatic volume. I’m definitely impressed by the volume and length even one coat of the mascara provides. With two or three coats I get straight up spidey lashes – very va va voom – but too much can make it look clumpy.
One thing to note is do not go into the shower wearing this because it will sting and burn your eyes. It’s not resistant to water and comes off very easily. It also tends to smudge on the lower lashes, in my opinion, more easily than the Expressionist Pro, which is odd because the formula is drier.
Ingredients: Aqua (water), castor isostearate beeswax succinate, C10-18 triglycerides, copernicia cerifera cera (carnuba) wax*, cera alba (beeswax)*, stearic acid, propanediol, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl undecylenate, sodium hydroxide, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum, cellulose, tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seed oil, +/- CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)
NUDIST EYESHADOW PALETTE CLOSEUPS
If you’re curious about what my favorites are out of the products I’ve tried over the past few years this post is for you! These are what we would say in French my “coups de coeur”, which literally means a blow to the heart in English. If you’d like to learn more about these products I’ve reviewed a good majority of them in previous blog posts – simply keyword search in the search box at the top of your screen. I’ve tried to stick to one top pick for each product type but sometimes chose 2 max 3 if they are equally my top faves. This is a very personal list of the products I have resonated most with, not just in terms of how well they work for my own particular skin or hair but how they make me feel through their texture, scent, packaging, design, brand image, ethos etc.
FAVORITE OIL CLEANSER: Whamisa Organic Fowers Oil Cleanser – cleansing oils are straightforward, I mean you can technically put olive oil on your face and it becomes a cleansing oil. But you will not have smelled anything like this oil cleanser before.
FAVORITE MILK CLEANSER: OSEA Cleansing Milk
FAVORITE FACE WASH: Earthwise Beauty Marshmallow Suds & Sally B Skin Yummies Tamanu Luxury Facial cleanser (95% Organic) – I have loved the texture and scent of these 2 the most
FAVORITE TONER: Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Toner – this is like an essence and toner in one and it provides the best hydration.
FAVORITE MIST: Annmarie Gianni Neroli Mist – mists are pretty straightforward, this one goes beyond its function as a mist and helps to improve my mood because I love its particular neroli scent so much.
FAVORITE MOISTURIZER: Odacité Oleosomes Time Delivery Release Creme & Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer – I love the texture, ingredients and packaging of these 2 moisturizers the most though I have tried many a superb moisturizer.
FAVORITE FACE OIL: Max and Me Oils Enchanted & Earthwise Beauty Ferns & Moss & Earthwise Beauty Ruby– I know all the oils I use are working hard to improve my skin but I really see and notice the difference when I use these.
Updated in 2019: A few very luxurious green beauty face oils I fell in love with are African Botanics Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive & 5Yina Lucent Beauty Oil. Both are outrageously expensive but they have such an amazing effect on the skin with a complex, unique blend of ingredients not found elsewhere.
FAVORITE ANTI-AGING (for those who need serious skin treatment type skincare or have mature skin): Marie Veronique’s line & Fitglow Beauty’s Vita-Active line (fyi these are pricey lines)
FAVORITE MASKS: May Lindstrom The Honey Mud – I haven’t encountered a more luxurious mud mask than this and it ALMOST takes away my chocolate cravings. (Update 2019: May has discontinued this mask for the time being)
Malaya Organics Advanced Repair Mask – Neem Honey Herbal Complex – This mask stood out from the years of masking I have under my belt. Yarrow, Plantain, Collodial Silver, blue tansy, and so many other exquisite ingredients. This gem is totally underhyped.
FAVORITE VITAMIN C PRODUCT: Sally B Skin Yummies Antioxidant Boost – it works to brighten and even my skin tone, it`s over 65% ascorbic acid and it’s affordable
FAVORITE POWDER EXFOLIATOR: French Girl Organics Face Polish – Rose petals are the first ingredient and that’s why it’s my favorite although there are obviously tons of effective powder exfoliators with cool star ingredients out there.
Plant Apothecary Rice & Clean is another favorite powder exfoliator that is super affordable (and available at certain Target stores).
FAVORITE BRIGHTENING MASK: Laurel Organics Brighten Mask – this mask has never once NOT brightened my skin like crazy
FAVORITE HYDRATING MASK: Odacité Deep Hydration Mask – it literally transforms the texture of my skin when used overnight as a sleeping mask.
FAVORITE HAIR OIL: Prim Botanicals Hair Oil – hair oils are pretty straightforward but this one has a scent I fell hard for.
FAVORITE HAIR SERUM/HEAT PROTECTANT: EvolvH WonderBalm. The texture is unbelievable and works better than Shu Uemura and a bunch of other high end hair serums I have bought in the past. If I apply about 6 pumps into damp hair and let it dry my hair dries much smoother and with less frizz without even being weighed down. (I’ve heard from 1 fellow green beauty lover that this did not work for her so just be aware that it does not work for everyone)
FAVORITE CONDITIONER: John Masters Organics Lavender and Avocado Intensive Conditioner. I feel like my hair likes this formula the most and I see a more noticeable difference when using this one.
FAVORITE HAIR MASK: John Masters Organics Repair Hair Mask for Damaged Hair with Honey & Hibiscus. This truly works on making my super dry hair softer and hydrated.
FAVORITE LIP BALM: Cocokind MyMatcha Stick – I love that it is simple, jumbo, has matcha, the packaging is black, it is super moisturizing and smells of coconut.
F A V O R I T E M A K E U P
FAVORITE FOUNDATION: Fitglow Beauty Vita Active Foundation and for full coverage NU EVOLUTION. These are completely pure high-quality formulas.
FAVORITE BLUSH: INIKA Pink Tickle Blush, NU Evolution Blush in Soho & Flushed. Magnetic, velvety and vibrant shades of pink that I adore.
FAVORITE EYESHADOW: NU EVOLUTION – best pigmentation, velvety finish and longest lasting
FAVORITE LIPSTICK: Vapour Beauty Siren Lipstick – I’m personally not a fan of lispticks (I’m a lip gloss girl all the way) because they make me look older but my favorite formula is the Vapour Beauty’s lip siren because it’s the creamiest that doesn’t seem to accentuate my lip lines (note the dark shades are not as god)
FAVORITE CONCEALER: Fitglow Beauty Conceal+ & NU Evolution Camouflage Creme
FAVORITE LIP GLOSS: Fitglow Beauty Lip Serum in Bliss – a targeted lip treatment and lip gloss in one that actually plumps my lips. Bliss is also the prettiest color that looks the best on me
FAVORITE MASCARA: Australian certified organic makeup brand INIKA’s Long Lash Vegan Mascara is one of the best mascaras I’ve tried. I also love the affordable W3LL People Expressionist Mascara.
FAVORITE BB CREAM: COOLA Mineral Face SPF 30 Matte Tint (please note this is not a clean brand though they choose to place many organic ingredients in their products)- I use serum/moisturizer/few drops of oil as my morning skincare and a lot of BB creams leave me looking a little too greasy. This matte one helps me avoid that plus it goes on so velvety smooth and i don’t need to layer sunscreen after my moisturizer.
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Earth Mama Organics Lady Face Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 40 is a new 2019 launch and by far the best tinted sunscreen stick that is truly clean and organic. It conceals like makeup with a very natural tint and isn’t at all greasy. Highly affordable at under $15.
Raw Elements Sunscreen has been my go-to spf brand since I began my organic beauty journey. I prefer this for body rather than face.
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Aleavia Skincare: ORGANICBEAUTYLOVER
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If you’re a dog (or cat) owner who wants to be able to see what your fur baby is up to while you’re away and remotely talk to and play with him/her all from your phone, the PetCube is worth looking into. Before I even became a new dog owner I knew I wanted to have a device like this because my cousin had bought one for her dogs over Christmas and loves it. This device has been so useful as a new puppy owner, I could not imagine not having it. Here are all the impressive features of the PetCube Bites:
Fling treats varying distances up to 6 feet
Toss treats automatically at scheduled times
Stream in 1080p HD video with 138° wide angle view
138° wide angle view
3x digital zoom
2-way audio to hear & speak
Night vision with infrared LED
Sound and motion alerts
I hate having to leave Rufus alone especially because he’s a young puppy and needs constant love and attention. With the PetCube I just tap the app and am able to see exactly what he’s doing. The camera and sound work very well and I haven’t had any issues whatsoever. It’s probably actually me who has separation anxiety from my furry child because I have this need to be able to see him at all times when I’m away from him. I try not to speak to him too much unless I know I’m coming home soon because I don’t want to torture him. If I’m running late on feeding him dinner I can throw him some treats with the app so he doesn’t get too hungry/unhappy. Instead of treats I fill up the container with his normal dog food so he doesn’t get too spoiled and used to treats as food.
The night vision also works well and I don’t have any complaints with this feature. There’s been a few occasions where I’ve had to leave him alone all day (the worst!) and I set up the motion alerts so anytime he moved I would get a notification on my phone and be able to go into the app to see what he’s up to. This way I’m not constantly and mindlessly checking up on him every second of the day.
Design wise, this device is very sleek and modern looking and comes in three colors: silver, black and rose gold. It has a no-skid surface on the bottom so it won’t move around much or tip easily and comes with a wall-mounting kit if you prefer to mount it on the wall. It was a lot thinner and lighter than I initially thought it would be so that was a pleasant surprise.
Use code OBL for $15 off at the PetCube site. Free worldwide shipping
The current PetCube devices will be phased out later this summer to make way for Generation 2 devcies which will be priced much higher so now is the right time to grab these.