Green Beauty Haul!

Hey beauties,

For the past couple of weeks I made quite a few purchases, all within the realm of green beauty. In my personal experience, natural, good quality ingredients have almost always done wonders for my skin, and always contribute positively to my skin health.

I’ve finished a few products (another Empties coming soon!), so it was time to purchase some goodies to cycle in my routine!

Most of the items are in the beauty category (duh), but there are just a couple of items I’ve included that are just necessary for every day hygiene.

Saje Konjac Kare Cleansing Sponge enriched with Yam Extract
Got this on sale! I’ve never tried a konjac sponge before, and the sales rep at Saje told me yam is supposed to help with brightness. I’ve only used it a couple of times so far, so I haven’t been able to form a full opinion on it, but I have been enjoying it.

Saje Herbal Balm Lash and Nail Salve
Hoping this little thing will help strengthen my lashes, as well as make them look a little thicker and grow faster. I don’t expect anything in terms of length. My nails chip very easily, and they’re quite flimsy, so I’m hoping this salve will strengthen them as well! It wouldn’t hurt to test it on my brows as well.

Moov Cosmetics Nail Lacquer “Blush Bouqet”
I have a few other lacquers from this small brand, and I have to say I’m really enjoying them, considering the price and being toxic free! I really love this colour. I’ll probably paint my nails tonight after I publish this blog!

Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Natural Facial Cleansing Cloths (30 cloths)
Y U so pricey? I bought these because I’ve seen it circulate instagram quite a bit with the beauty bloggers I follow. I want to give these a try myself! I personally don’t use makeup wipes on a nightly basis to remove my makeup, I’d rather use a cleansing water or balm. However, I’d like to have these on hand for those lazy nights for when you get home late, or for a refresher before/after going to the gym.

Pretty Cosmetics “With This Kiss” Sugar Lip Scrub
I like this waaaaaaaay better than the Lush ones! Although not edible, it exfoliates my lips nicely, as well as hydrate. The essential oils in this make it smell reaaaaallly good.

Pretty Cosmetics Eye Repair Balm
Again, I LOVE the smell. Bulgarian Rose oil! Yas. I also like how the consistency is fluffy, and it melts onto the skin, making it very easy to pat around my eye area.

Weleda Skin Food
This is a staple. I mainly use it on my hands, but I’ve tried it out a couple of times on my face, as well as any other dry area I may have on my body.

Tarte Tartest Lip Paint “Frenemy”
Taste released some new products in their line in particular the Tarteist Lip Paints. I love the Sephora Cream Lip Stains and the Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks, so I had to try it. Plus, this colour intrigued me! I don’t typically wear dark colours, so I’m going to give this a try.

Ilia Lipstick “Voila”
I loved Olivia Munn’s simple makeup look at the Oscars, with a pop of that awesome, orange lip colour! I used to wear the Sephora Lipstick “Orange Rocks” all the time, however I lost the lid and it dried up. Hopefully this will serve as a good, green alternative!

One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder (0.6 oz)
Hate the dry shampoo sprays, the Stila Hair Refresher irritated my scalp, and the Lush “No Drought” and Bumble & Bumble Pret-a-Powder worked for 2 minutes. With kaolin as one of the ingredients, I’m hoping this will be different, and prove to be a great dry shampoo!

Josh Rosebrook Deep Hydrating Serum
Sooooooo expensive for such a small bottle! However the ingredients are just looking way too good to not try (seabuckthorn and marshmallow root, to name a couple). I’m almost done my Darphin Aromatic Purifying Balm, so I thought I’d give this a try since they’re around the same price.

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
Simply put, I bought it for the hype. I’ve used it for a few days so far and I’ve been enjoying it. Don’t think it’s that great for night time, day time I have, however my face still feels tight by the end of the day (could be due to the cold weather).

Earth Paste “Cinnamon”
I make my own tooth powder, but I wanted to get this just because it’s easier, and it has similar ingredients.

Spry Mints
Xylitol is its main ingredient, which helps alkalize your mouth and start the remineralization process. Hoping that by taking this after acidic meals, or even after brushing my teeth, I’ll have a healthier oral environment, plus whiter teeth!

And here’s a quick post on my latest purchases! Hoping to find a gem out of one of them, and I’ll definitely do a more focused review on a few of the items. Have you tried any of these products? Yay or nay?

xo, M.

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