With all that’s going on in the world lately, I feel the need to just zone out and talk about some beauty products. I know it might not seem that important, but you know, this stuff makes me feel good. Which is always a good thing to pass along. Plus, we all might be having to lay low for a bit, which means more online shenanigans…but then who is going to ship it if we buy anything. I want people to be able to stay home and just unplug. Still doesn’t hurt to read about rad stuff.
Anywho, here’s the lineup: a few products I’m loving – some I’ve bought, some were gifted in hopes I’d talk about it on here if I liked them, some I’ve bought multiple times (ahem, Tata Harper Regenerating cleanser) and some I’m staring at while I type (the yellow Essie polish). There’s a little giveaway too for anyone who has the attention span to read the whole post.
• KooShoo Organic Cotton Hair Ties: I don’t know how many hair ties I’ve lost in the ocean, but if I’d ever lost one of these beauties on a duck dive, there’s a little peace of mind. They are a line of organic, plastic-free and biodegradable hair ties that are gentle on your hair and come in some rather luscious earthy tones. Every little detail’s been thought out to be both fair trade and environmentally friendly…and I’m giving them a high five for such sustainable sweetness. Hey, every little purchase or switch can help. Even hair ties. *Thanks so much for sending me these KooShoo.
• Essie Polish in Check Your Baggage: It’s that warm, flattering mustardy golden retro yellow I’ve been on the hunt for the past year…and finally found it. Hallelujah.
• Kari Gran Lip Whip: I have a pot of this luscious hand made whipped up buttery goodness on me at all times. It’s all-natural and is some of the most hydrating lip balms ever….that also makes your lips look awesome because it comes in lovely flattering colors. The three I’ve purchased are: Radiant, Cora Gold or Rosie Gold. My lips are whipped on Lip Whip. *I bought mine at follain ( gotta give a shout out to my favorite clean beauty shop)
• Supergoop! Glow Stick SPF 50: This little hydrating wonder stick makes your skin look dewy but stay protected, is invisible SPF, feels awesome on my skin and it pretty much a wonderstick. It’s a new non-negotiable in my beach bag/carryon/backpack/whatever bag I’m carrying at the time. I love seeing what Supergoop comes up with the SPFville.
• Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser: I don’t foresee cleaning my face with anything else anytime soon. Or at least the next four years. It’s an exfoliating cleanser that you rub on dry skin, then add a little water as it hydrates and cleanses. Just switching to this has cleared up quite a few nagging skin probs. I’m hooked.
• Gryph & IvyRose Herbal Elixers: this is a line of herbal supplements that were sent for me to give to Levi, but I’ve been using too. Each formulation is steeped in thousands of years of traditional Chinese medicine and ayurvedic traditions. Pick your drops: Forceshield (Immunity booster. I’ve almost gone through the whole bottle) Call it a night ( Sleep aid – I have crazy dreams whenever I take it. Which is trippy.) Moody Blues (helps with moodiness) and Belly Works (Probiotic). Beauty starts on the inside and by feeling good. This stuff helps.
Seed To Skin Skincare: This might be one of the most luxurious lines I’ve been blessed to be sent to review: everything is made from ingredients grown on their farm in Borgo Santo Pietro over in Tuscany. It’s potent, backed by research, and The Cure moisture cream has a texture, unlike any face moisturizer I’ve ever tried. I’m also a big fan of how The Midnight Miracle oil (which I just started using) makes me wake up with glowing skin. It just launched in the US at Net A Porter, 0 I know it’s expensive but at the very least try and hunt down a sample of The Cure.
• CrystalSMooth at home Microdermabrasion: Another wonderstick alert: It’s a great at-home exfoliator that had a little detachable head with a little circle of what looks like sandpaper glue on the end. Rub it in little circles on dry clean skin and have super soft skin as a result. *The one I bought is out of stock, but this one looks similar.
• Brocato Vibrastrait Flat iron: This is the tool I’ve been using for flat iron beach waves for the past four and a half years, and I don’t plan on replacing it with a different one anytime soon. It works like a charm, heats up and cools down quickly, my hair doesn’t get stuck, and it’s responsible for some great waves. ( Here’s a video I made a few years ago using it – with much shorter and greasier hair. Note the mysterious beach bag moving in the background…which was Levi crawling around)
• Waterl<ss Haircare: Yup. The Dry Shampoo and Dry Conditioner also come in travel sizes. Which I recommend getting so you won’t have to leave home without either of these wonder products
There you go. The Lineup is donezo. I hope you enjoyed the five-minute break from hearing about hand sanitizer, toilet paper hoarders, and disinfecting wipes.
*Also, In an attempt to minimize the number of beauty products currently in my possession (A wonderful Side effect of my job), I’m giving away a box full of some products for someone to try. (I’ll be sure to throw in some Seed to Skin Samples. Wink wink.) Just let me know what products float your boat from these above, or if there are any products you’re loving these days, let me hear it. Winner will be announced in a comment and emailed in a week (Be sure to check your spam!). Fun times. *GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congrats to the winner….Amy, you’ve just been emailed by moi. Thank you all so much for taking the time to enter. Love reading all the comments.