Eco-Friendly and/or Natural Beauty Faves

Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, I want share some of my eco-friendly and/or natural beauty favorites!

Coconut Shea Leave In By: Eden Body WorksIMG_3554

Great leave in conditioner with Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil just to name a few. It ‘s also Paraben and Sulfate free! It helps to detangle my hair before I blow-dry.

Black Castor Oil By: Tropic Isle LivingIMG_3555

A great conditioner infused with Shea, Red Pimento and Rosemary. It helps to detangle hair before I rinse and leaves my hair feeling smooth!

The Healthy Deodorant By: LaVanila IMG_3556

This deodorant is healthy and keeps me smelling fresh! Soothing essential oils and antioxidants help to soothe and nourish. This product is vegan free, no animal testing or harsh chemicals.

Purifying Toning Water By: Nude SkincareIMG_3557

This toner is made with ginger water, great burnet root and cinnamon bark extracts. It has probiotics to balance the skin for a clearer complexion. This toner softens and soothes the skin.

Goat’s Milk & Chai Hand Cream By: Nubian HeritageIMG_3558

This amazing hand cream is filled with multi-vitamins, rose extracts and healing vegetable oils. This cream soothes dry hands and smells refreshing!

Illuminata Illuminating Herbal Makeup By: Mojo SpaIMG_3559

It’s a 3-in-1 multifunctional product that primes, moisturizes and illuminates! It’s handmade and smells some kind of amazing! It contains 20 different herbs, fruits and herbs to help heal and rejuvenate the skin.

LVX Nail Polish IMG_3560

The polish has a long lasting, chip-free, non-streak formula that is free of toxins and harsh chemicals. The products are free of formaldehyde, resins and camphor, which can be harmful to the nails and skin. More importantly, LVX is vegan, socially responsible, cruelty- free and all products are made in the USA!

Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain in Flamenco By: Josie MarinIMG_3562

This is a natural beauty brand created to be eco-friendly and toxin free. It’s also fragrance and paraben free.

Cheek Stain By: Tarte CosmeticsIMG_3561

They are known as a high performance natural brand. Their products are made without all the fillers that aren’t good for the skin! They are a cruelty free brand and they don’t test on animals.

So there you have it…some of my favorite eco friendly and/or natural beauty brands and products. These products are either good for the earth or good for your skin. Either way, they are good! Happy Earth Day! MUAH

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My Top 10 Stocking Stuffers Must Haves

Christmas is just a few days away and you still have time to purchase a few items for your stocking stuffers! Here are my top 10 suggestions that I have tried, tested and approved!!!

LVX: The No chip, no smudge nail polish wonder of the world! It last up to 8 days; Beauty School Scarlet tested, Beauty School Scarlet approved!IMG_2106Hair 180 Whipped She Butter: Gives lightweight shine and moisture without weighing the hair down!IMG_2110Beauty Blender: A makeup sponge that puts any makeup brush to shame with a flawless finish! It’s not your mama’s makeup sponge…LOLIMG_2115

Big Girl Cosmetics Grapefruit Foaming Wash: Gentle foaming face wash great fro combination skin. Removes excess oil without drying the skin.IMG_2109Josie Marin Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain: Long lasting lip power that you don’t need to reapply!IMG_2116Smashbox CC Cream: A genius lightweight makeup that moisturizes, corrects dark spots, evens out the skin tone with SPF 30!


Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner: No smear, no smudge, waterproof eyeliner with fun colors for all skin tones!

IMG_4393Soap & Glory Clean on Me Shower Gel: Creamy clarifying shower gel that smells amazeballs!IMG_2108Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara: Long lasting no flaking mascara that makes the lashes look lushes!IMG_2119Peter Thomas Roth: The multifunctional Queen of Exfoliators! Baby smooth skin in just 5 minutes! IMG_1032


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Pucker Up… It’s the Big Red Lip Reveal

Yesterday I posted a picture of me with a new lip color and I asked you to take a guess on the brand I was wearing. While no one guessed the brand 1 person did come close. Tiffany guessed that the product is a lip stain but it is not Sephora brand. Yes, I purchased it from Sephora and if I had not tried the product, I would have never looked at this brand for color, as they are famous for their Argan oil. Has anyone guessed it yet??? The brand is Josie Maran!!! Yes, I know…close your mouth. It was a surprise to me as well…LOL
So just in case you are scratching your head and asking me, “Who is Josie Maran????” Let me enlighten you and open your eyes to the beauty brand of (in their words) “Luxury with a Conscience.” The mastermind behind it all is Josie Maran a former actress and a supermodel that has been in the industry for over a decade. She has worked as a spokeswoman for some of the most popular beauty brands and now she has her own line of cosmetic products. Josie believes in natural beauty and created her brand to be an eco-friendly, luxurious and toxin free. What’s not to love…right???
My new lip color of choice is the Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain. I was in Sephora a few weeks ago searching for the perfect red and boy did I get a little overwhelmed with all the product choices because darn near every brand has 3-5 shades of red to choose from (smile, because you know that I am so right)…LOL. Because of my 500+ choices, my hunt for my new red became a 2-day process!!! But I did prevail with something that I was excited about and ready to try. Now, I was not sure if I would love this as much as my last lip stain by Smashbox but I was willing to give it a try (see my report card review on the Smashbox Lip Stain by clicking the link below).
Here is what I like about the Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain in Flamenco: The color is beautiful yet not overpowering like some reds. The color does stain but it is not drying on the lips and it is easy to remove. I didn’t have to reapply; it stayed on even after I ate my lunch (Woo-hoo)!!! The best thing is that it stays in place and does not bleed!!! OMG…YES, I LOVE IT!!! And just when you thought it could not get any better…it is multi-functional…yes ladies, you can wear it alone, as a base for a lipstick or gloss and as a cheek stain. And, it has hyaluronic acid as well as sugar extracts to smooth and plump the lips!!! To sum this product up in one word…Amaze-balls J
Since there are no dislikes about this product, I will just move forward to the final grade of 5 out of 5 smooches…MUAH!!! Josie Maran, you stolen my heart with the Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain and I want to personally thank you for making me fall in love JIf you are interested in purchasing this product, it is available at Sephora or for $19 and it is available in 8 colors. Happy Shopping!!!

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