OMG loves candy! If you are ever in the mood for something sweet & peppermint flavored, Yummy Earth’s Wild Peppermint Organic Candy Drops are perfect!
Unlike other candy, Yummy Earth’s Candy Drops do not contain any artificial colors or flavors. Most peppermint flavored candy contains sugar, corn syrup, peppermint oil, and artificial color.
Yummy Earth’s candy drops are made of organic evaporated cane juice, organic tapioca syrup and/or organic rice syrup, and organic/natural flavors (peppermint oils).
Yummy Earth Wild Peppermint Organic Candy Drops are: USDA organic, vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free, nut-free, soy-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, dye-free, inexpensive & individually wrapped
If you are looking for a minty treat this Christmas & holiday season Yummy Earth Wild Peppermint Organic Candy Drops are a better choice “than mass produced chemical candy” that you will enjoy eating & sharing! :)Tags: candy, Organic, peppermint
My hands are always really dry during the fall and winter so I make sure that I always have a hand moisturizer in my bag. When I was at Wegman’s, I picked up a bright orange tube of Kiss My Face hand alert.
The certified organic hand cream contains: rosemary & mint extracts, spf 8, & 2% AHA
After a few weeks of using this product, I have decided that I would not re-purchase it. Some of the downfalls of this cream include:
-scent: I love peppermint but the level of scent in this product is overpowering
-price: too expensive for amount of cream that you get (3 ounces)
-appearance: it leaves a white sheen on your hands, even if you rub it in well, which is unpleasant
-purpose: it is supposed to exfoliate and moisturize hands and it does not do a great job of either
If you are considering this product, skip it!
The hunt for an awesome, organic hand cream continues…
What do you use? Comment below! : )Tags: cream, face, hand, kiss, Moisturizer, my, review
Prior to my organic/natural makeup obsession, my cheap (drugstore) blush standby was Covergirl Cheekers blush. I experimented with most of the Cheekers blushes but Coral Rose was always a staple for me. After doing a bit of research on the safety of the Covergirl blush, I was shocked to find that it received a horrible rating on http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com.
According to the Cosmetic Database, this blush is considered to have a high health hazard risk. Another website, http://www.goodguide.com, revealed that the Covergirl blush contained ingredients that were on their list of carcinogens. It seems that many of the ingredients in the Covergirl makeup were potential instigators of both long and short term health hazards.
Although I had used this product for years and it was inexpensive, I decided that I had two options: 1. Stop using all makeup (which was impossible because I love it!, I love applying makeup on me, my sisters, my friends, etc. & I love buying it & I love organizing my collection…) OR 2. Find healthier options that will not force me to compromise my health. Obviously, I picked #2!
My research on healthier makeup options led me to Ecco Bella, a brand that provides natural and organic beauty solutions. I found a blush that was incredibly similar to what I had. Ecco Bella Flowercolor Blush is an awesome, healthier makeup option. It was a bit difficult to locate, however, definitely worth it. I bought the Flowercolor Blush in the color Peach Rose (sounds almost exaclty like the Covergirl one! & it is…). The makeup is made from natural pigments, which are powerful producers of color.
Ecco Bella Flowercolor Blush: (4.5/5.0)
-no fragrances (which is wonderful!! Some of the natural & organic makeup products have an unpleasant odor! That is NOT the case with this blush, it is completely odorless, which is refreshing & healthy!)
-infused with sweet almond oil, vitamin E, & green tea
-is GREEN because the packaging is minimal : ) (*I bought the Ecco Bella paperback duo – a magnetic case that holds up to two individual blushes!)
-can be used as an eye shadow as well
-goes on easily & looks great all day
-very reasonable in terms of price! A little bit of this blush goes a long way…
-most importantly, it is a healthier option!
Check out how your makeup products scored on the websites I provided above. I hope you will be encouraged to choose healthy beauty products & pass the knowledge on to others! Natural & organic products are definitely the best option. : )
-KatieTags: Bella, Blush, Cheekers, Covergirl, Ecco
This is going to be a mini post! I just went to Sephora and purchased the Tarte Treasure Chest. It was $52.00 but has a retail value of $686 dollars! I have not used it yet but I am really excited about this palette. It contains 16 shimmer eyeshadows, 16 matte shadows, 16 lipglosses, bronzer, luminizer, 4 blushes. The palette comes in an adorable case with a metallic lid adorned with jewels.
The makeup contains NO parabens, petro-chemicals, phthalates, preservatives, glycol, gluten, talc or GMOs. It is also cruelty free and natural.
This palette is an amazing deal! I cannot wait to try out this product~I will let you know how I use it & if I would recommend it.
So it is time to switch it up a bit and do an in and out post!
Black & White: I love wearing black & white right now! It seems like I cannot get away from it-when I go shopping I am just drawn to black/grey/white/silver. I find that I am even wearing more black jewelry – which seems to be easily accessible right now, especially at Forever21. Perhaps my favorite thing about the marriage of black and white is versatility. You can wear these colors, and look dressed up or casual, depending on how you accessorize. I am going on a short trip this weekend, and everything, from my luggage to my jewelry are black & white (of course, I had to add a splash of color somewhere so my nails are short & hot pink).
Solid perfumes: My current favorite-Pacifica solid perfume in Brazilian Mango Grapefruit. The scent is incredible. It is summer in a tiny yellow tin…I love it. The Pacifica solid perfumes are also fun to layer-be creative and give it a try. I always have a tin of Pacifica solid perfume with me because I like to reapply the scent throughout the day. It is made with organic and natural ingredients, and free of parabens, animal ingredients, gluten and artificial colors.
Roadtrips: I am obsessed with these! My month-ling roadtrip over the summer was the best thing I have ever experienced and I am anticipating and planning my next adventure…
Greek Yogurt: I love Stonyfield Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt! I find myself eating it almost every day. I have tried blueberry, honey, strawberry and vanilla. Vanilla and honey are my absolutely my favorite flavors! All of the flavors have 0% fat which is also awesome.
Car maintenance: I feel like I clean my car SO often & yet it still gets cluttered with random papers, extra pairs of flats (I think there are currently at least 3 pairs of flats in my car…and I am not really sure why?!), books, granola bars etc. Also, since it is white, I constantly feel like it needs to washed! I try to refrain from this to conserve water… and time.
Missing the sun: The shortest day of the year (in terms of sunlight) 12/21 is quickly approaching. It seems like the sun is only out for a little while each day & it is usually when I am unable to be outside. I am missing warm summer days & the beach!
Trident Layer Gum: I tried both flavors but neither of them were particularly good. It had a strange consistency and was way to expensive for gum – about $2.00 at WaWa.Tags: Forever21, Greek, Gum, Layer, Organic, Pacifica, Perfume, Trident, Yogurt
EcoTools brushes are amazing!
Most of my makeup brushes are EcoTools (I think I have at least one of every brush they sell!). I also have some Ms. Makeup brand brushes-which are sold by Paris Presents, the same company that sells EcoTools.
If I am at a store and I see these brushes then I need to buy them! Here are some of the reasons why EcoTools brushes are in my makeup brush collection right now:
-These brushes are incredibly SOFT. I especially love the way the kabuki brush feels on my skin!
-Cost: inexpensive. In terms of price, these brushes are all very reasonable. Both individual brushes and brush kits are available for you to purchase. I enjoy both varieties-I keep the individual brushes in my room and the brush kits are usually in my makeup bag.
-EcoTools brushes come in recyclable packaging
-Brush handles are made of bamboo, a renewable and sustainable plant source
-Synthetic bristles = no animal cruelty
-EcoTools is a member of 1% for the planet (1% of annual sales will be donated to environmental organizations)
-EcoTools brushes are easily washable, durable, and efficient.
I use most of the EcoTools makeup brushes on a daily basis, including: the mini brushes (for eyes/lips), the foundation brush, the powder brush, the retractable kabuki brush, and the eye shading brush.
The mini brushes came in a package of brushes. I use these little ones for precisely applying lip gloss. Sometimes I will use the mini brushes on my eyelids for applying a highlighter on my brow bones and inner corners (of my eyes). The powder brush is great for both loose and pressed powder. Bronzer can be applied easily with the kabuki brush, it helps to create a balanced appearance. I use the eye shading brush for applying dark colors and also occasionally for blending.
These brushes are fabulous and you should buy them for your brush collection. I have added some EcoTools favorites to Katie’s picks, check them out at http://organicmakeupgirl.com/shop-katies-picks/. Try starting a mini collection with one of the 5 or 6 piece EcoTools brush kits if you would like (that is how I got started with them)! Then, purchase your favorites in the larger size or stock up on the brush kits.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy using these brushes as much as I do!Tags: brushes, EcoTools, kits, Makeup
Tags: bees, burts, creme, Harmon's, Moisturizer, Natural, night
(5/5) Definitely 5 stars for this moisturizer!
The only word that can accurately describe Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme is: AMAZING.
A friend recommended this 98.20% natural product to me over a year ago. I had some mild acne so I was a little reluctant to buy it. However, I purchased it based on her recommendation and immediately loved it!
Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme is part of my daily skin care regimen. I use it after washing my face every single night because I love how my skin looks and feels when I wake up in the morning.
This creme has a great, balanced consistency, not too thick but also not too watery (you know what I mean…).
Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme:
-contains no parabens
-contains no phthalates
-has royal jelly (I found this really does help skin to look younger- I was initially skeptical about that claim!)
-made with natural extracts
-seems to really reduce scarring, facial lines and wrinkles (especially around the eyes, on the forehead and on the chin)
-price: very reasonable for the quality and quantity you receive (once you try it, you will know what I mean by this). I always purchase my Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme at Harmon’s for about $17.99.
How I apply it at night: On my face, I dab it on four places using my middle finger-both cheeks, my chin and my forehead. Then I blend it out using both of my hands (make sure your hands are clean so you do not transfer unnecessary germs or dirt onto your skin). The product absorbs quickly but leaves a dewy and attractive glow to the skin.
Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme with Royal Jelly is an excellent skin care component for everyone. I have recommended this product to SO many people (family, friends, colleagues, etc.) because it is fabulous and there is nothing else like it. I routinely receive compliments on my skin and it is a great feeling. My advice: buy Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme and then let me know what you think.
Lastly, this also makes a great gift or stocking stuffer. Give a jar to you mother, grandmother, wife, girlfriend, friends, daughter, etc. They will definitely enjoy using this moisturizer!Tags: Beauty, Burt's Bees, Harmon's, Moisturizer, Nautral, royal jelly, skin care