Travel-Friendly Mineral Makeup

Travel-Friendly Mineral Makeup

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I have been a fan of mineral makeup for years now. I first tried mineral makeup soon after my son was born. I was searching for natural products to use because I was interested in removing chemicals and unwanted ingredients from our household and my beauty products. Back then, mineral makeup came in jars and it usually got all over the place! Now, there are more options when it comes to natural makeup!

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Tired Of The Same Ole Toothpaste?

Tired Of The Same Ole Toothpaste?Beauty Brite Disclosure
I have been using the same brand of toothpaste since I was little! What brand do you use? Have you ever switched or tried anything new?

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Treat Your Skin With Cruelty-Free Beauty

Treat Your Skin With Cruelty-Free Beauty

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When it comes to beauty, there are many brands I have tried and others I want to try. I tend to wait until the right moment comes for me to take a chance to try new brands and products. With recent changes to my personal life, I am doing my best to try different types of makeup and skincare.

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Quick Sheet Mask Treatments

Quick Sheet Mask Treatments 

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I have a confession to make. I have a slight addiction/obsession with sheet masks. Even though I might look quite silly while I’m wearing one, they’re a fun treat for my skin. As a longtime fan of Burt’s Bees, I was extremely excited to hear they were coming out with their own collection. I couldn’t wait to cover my face with these new sheet mask gems.

A Sheet Mask for Every Skin Type

Burt's Bees Sheet Mask

There are currently three face masks in the Burt’s Bees collection:

  • Purifying with Kiwi Extract sheet mask – gently cleanses while moisturizing
  • Hydrating with Clary Sage sheet mask – instantly moisturizes & improves skin texture
  • Detoxifying Charcoal with Honey sheet mask  – removes impurities for an invigorating cleanse

All of the masks are 99% natural, cruelty-free, dermatologist tested and formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS or petrolatum. What also makes these masks so unique is they are designed to be quick treatments. Most facial masks I’ve used require you to leave them on for at least 10-15 minutes, sometimes longer. While I like having a quick sheet mask treatment option, I’m not sure how much benefit you get from 2-5 minutes.

Burt's Bee's Sheet Mask Packaging

Of the three masks, my favorite is the Detoxifying. It fit well on my face, felt nice on my skin, and contained the perfect amount of formula. The mask did a nice job of treating my skin without irritation, which sometimes happens when I use charcoal masks. I know I will continue to the Detoxifying mask whenever I want to quickly remove impurities.

Burt's Bees Sheet Mask Usage

 

I found the Hydrating and Purifying masks hard to work with. Both were hard to apply and kind of dry. I even had to lay down to keep the Hydrating mask on my face. The Purifying mask made my skin feel like it was on fire. The two minutes was about all I could stand. The Hydrating sheet mask left my skin feeling dry and sticky, instead of moisturized. I think part of the problem is these masks aren’t as wet as most sheet masks so they don’t properly distribute the formula.

Eye and Lip Masks

Burt's Bees Lips and Eye Sheet Mask

In addition to sheet masks, Burt’s Bees also has a Rejuvenating Eye Mask and Moisturizing Lip Mask. The eye mask (99.9% natural) uses Rosehip Seed Extract and Jojoba Oil to help reinvigorate tired skin. The Lip Mask (100% natural) contains Meadowfoam Seed and Almond Oil, which helps hydrate and define lips.

Like their face mask counterparts, these masks are also cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS or petrolatum.

Of the two masks, the five-minute, Rejuvenating eye mask is my favorite. It left the skin around my eyes feeling very hydrated and looking less puffy and smoother. I would absolutely use these again and again. I’ve tried many eye masks and many of them are so strong they irritate my sensitive skin. These eye masks don’t. I think this might have to do with the fact they are made from fabric as opposed to a gel. I find some gels masks can be very intense.

Burt's Bees Lip and Eye Mask Usage

I did have some issues with the Moisturizing lip mask. It didn’t fit well over my lips and was hard to keep on during the five-minute treatment. The formula in the mask also irritated my lips. I often have this issue with 100% natural ingredients because my skin is very sensitive. After using the mask my lips felt dry and slightly inflamed in places.

Burt's Bees Eye and Lip Sheet Mask Results

Although not all of the new Burt’s Bees sheet masks worked for me, I’m glad I was able to try them. As a fan of the brand, I was hesitant to write this post, but I also want to be honest with our readers. Additionally, I think it’s important for brands to hear from their consumers, so they can continue to improve their products. I look forward to seeing what Burt’s Bees will do with their sheet mask line in the future.

 

Connect with Burt’s Bees: Website | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram

 

Are you a fan of sheet masks? Which of these Burt’s Bees masks would you like to try?

 

 

 

 

 

Have We Found Liquid Lipsticks That Won’t Dry Out Your Lips?

Nicolet Beauty Products Main Images

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I’m not big on liquid lipsticks for two reasons: they always dry out my lips, and I’ve never been a fan of matte lips. I’ve always been a glossy person. When I had the chance to check out and test some products from Nicolet Beauty, I immediately went and picked out a few liquid lips since they claimed to be non-drying.
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Treat Yourself With Cruelty-Free Beauty

Treat Yourself With Cruelty-Free Beauty

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More and more, consumers are realizing that they have choices. For me, I know I have a choice to choose cruelty-free beauty products. For the longest time, I always choose green-friendly, eco-friendly and earth-friendly cleaning products, especially after my son was born. I realized when I was pregnant that I wanted to use safer products to clean our home. There was no need to use chemicals that made me dizzy just to clean!

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Give Hope with SoapBox

Give Hope with SoapBox

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I bet you don’t give much thought to not having access to your shampoo, hand soap, or body wash. Like me, you probably take for granted you will always be able to have these products in your bathroom. It’s likely you don’t stress about just picking up more when they run out. For millions around the world, having access to something as simple as soap isn’t a given. This doesn’t have to be a reality thanks to Soapbox, a company giving hope with soap around the globe.

SoapBox with Mission

So how does Soapbox make a difference in the world? With every purchase of one of their products, Soapbox donates a bar of soap to those in need.

SoapBox Soaps Hope Code Locations

These bars of soap, made from recycled and sanitized hotel soaps, can help improve livelihoods and lives by teaching the importance of proper hygiene. In many places, life-threatening diseases can be spread because of lack of access to clean water and by not performing the simple act of handwashing.

To date, SoapBox has donated over 2 million bars of soaps to over 60 countries. You can actually see exactly where your bar of soap is heading because each SoapBox product comes with a Hope Code. I looked up all five of my Hope Codes on the website and was excited to learn I was helping families in Baltimore, Nepal, Cambodia, and India.

SoapBox Hope Code

In addition to donating soap and employing hygiene ambassadors, purchasing Soapbox products also funds groundbreaking research. You can read more about all the good Soapbox is doing on their website.

SoapBox Soaps

SoapBox was kind of enough to send me their Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash, and Citrus & Peach Rose Liquid Hand Soap and Bar Soap. Not only do these products smell amazing but they work amazingly well. I also really love that they are cruelty-free, made in the USA, and free of SLS, SLES, paraben, silicone and artificial colors.

SoapBox Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

Let’s start with my favorite products of my bundle, the Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. I was a little apprehensive to use these at first because they are designed to nourish and moisturize. I have oily prone hair so many times moisturizing hair products don’t work in my hair.

This is not the case with Soapbox’s Coconut Oil line. My hair never felt or looked so amazing days after I washed it. I actually have to use less dry shampoo, which is a miracle. When I do use dry shampoo, it seems to work better because my hair is less oily.

SoapBox 2nd day hair

Next up is the Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash. Infused with shea and aloe, the body wash helps to seal in hydration and leave my skin feeling lightly moisturized and clean. I really like the creamy, lightweight formulation and the addition of the sea minerals, which naturally detoxify my skin.

SoapBox Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash

Since I have dry skin, I’m curious to try SoapBox’s Coconut Milk & Sandalwood Body Wash, which is designed for deep moisture. I would recommend the Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash if you only need gentle moisture.

SoapBox Citrus & Peach Rose Hand and Bar Soap

Last, but certainly, not least is the SoapBox Citrus & Peach Rose Liquid Hand Soap and Bar Soap. These soaps smell amazing. Although I haven’t used the bar soap yet, I’m halfway through the liquid hand soap. This is how much I love it, plus I wash my hands a lot throughout the day.

Formulated with aloe, shea butter, and olive oil, these soaps are designed to provide much-needed moisture. I love that they remove dirt without stripping my skin of hydration. And even better, my hands smell incredible all day and all night.

I know I will be repurchasing everything I tried from SoapBox and trying more of their products again and again. It’s hard not to support brands who make amazing products and are on a mission to do good in the world.

Have you tried SoapBox products before? Which scent would you try first?

Connect with SoapBox: Website| Facebook | Instagram| Twitter|

 

 

 

 

Getting Clean Has Never Smelled So Good

Getting Clean Has Never Smelled So Good - Soft Soap Earth Blends Liquid and Bar Soap

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I’m getting so tired and fed up with this cold weather and all I want is to be whisked away to somewhere nice and hot.  I’m dreaming of leaving these wet and snowy days in the past. I’m the kind of gal that loves it hot and enjoys everything summer. So I’ve finally found a way to get that little bit of summer in the middle of winter.

One of my favorite things to do is draw a nice, hot, steamy bath and soak until all my cares have vanished and with the help of SoftSoap Earths Blend, I can do just that! Getting clean has never smelled so good. The new Earth Blends smell AMAZING! There are three different scents to the Earths Blend line: Pink Grapefruit & CucumberPomegranate & Plum, Coconut & FigMy favorite is the Pink Grapefruit & Cucumber. It’s the perfect mix of scents and leaves you feeling super clean…. [read more]

The Better Skin Co. Is Coming To ULTA Beauty

The Better Skin Co. Is Coming To ULTA Beauty

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It’s time to mark your calendars! Starting March 18th, The Better Skin Co. will be available at an ULTA Beauty Store near you!

I am so honored for the opportunity to try this brand before it hits stores! I was not familiar with The Better Skin Co., so I am so thrilled to share the brand and products with all of you! Are you ready?

The Better Skin Co. Is Coming To ULTA Beauty. Are you ready?

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Get A Little Messy And Organized

Get A Little Messy And Organized

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Are you ready to get a little messy and organized?  We shared a few of our favorite products!

We all want white teeth. I know I’ve tried the whitening strips, gels, and toothpaste over the years. The strips worked pretty well but they always left my teeth so sensitive! Even the gels and toothpaste products would make my teeth sensitive! It made trying to eat ice cream so painful!

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