Monday, April 29, 2013

Natural Beauty

Happy Monday! Over the past week or so I have been on a crazy hunt to find the natural cosmetics and skin care items that still work.  Something hit me the other day... I work so hard to take care of my body and pay extreme attention to what I put in it. But I've never really thought about the stuff I put on it. 

I am a beauty product junkie. So this could actually be a good thing for me. It should cut out on the amount of stuff that I buy if I start to be more particular about the ingredients. 

This all started when I was browsing QVC's website one day.  I don't think I realized that Tarte products were all natural.  So this peaked my interest. 

I've absolutely LOVED their Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara for a long time. I've repurchased this mascara several times. I also own the Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush in Dollface.  I love this too. I think I just happened to buy that b/c a lot of blush oxidizes on my skin and turns colors throughout the day. I'm not one to touch up my makeup. I don't want to have to. So I like long-wearing products.  I've never tried anything else from them though.
I'm also a YouTube junkie. Any time I want to know anything about a beauty product or hair product I look up reviews on YouTube. I'd much rather listen and watch someone give a review than read it.  So I started looking up videos on Tarte. I found a lot of great reviews on their Maracuja oil products.  So I went back to QVC to look at what they had to offer.  The thing I like about QVC is that they have a lot of the value kits at really good prices. 

I found the Tarte The Miracle of Maracuja 7-pc Skin Smart kit for $65.  The kit includes:
  • 0.01-oz Cashmere Waterproof Gliding Liner in Black Bark
  • 0.12-fl oz Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Pouty, a brightening pink shade
  • 0.2-oz Through the Grapevine Eye Shadow Quad with Valley, a shimmering white shade; Rose, a rose pink shade; Berry Blend, a raspberry shade; and Grape, a plum shade
  • 0.28-oz Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, or Deep
  • 0.24-oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara in Black
  • 0.19-oz Airblush Maracuja Blush in Shimmering Pink
  • 1.7-fl oz Pure Maracuja Oil
  • Brush
The Maracuja oil alone is $48 and the mascara is $19.  That covers the cost of the kit. So its like getting the rest for free! So I ordered the kit. It hasn't been delivered yet. I should get it tomorrow. I will keep everyone updated on how I like it. I did the 3 payments flex pay of $25 each b/c I really just wanted to try it. I can return it if I decide I don't like it.

I don't have problem skin at all but I do have dry/ combo skin. I don't ever break out, but my skin is really dry and then I get oily cheeks/forehead by the end of the day. 

So then I was intrigued to try more Tarte products. I went to Sephora Friday night to ask for a sample of their Amazonian clay 12 hour foundation.  I really wanted to try out the colors and see if it would last on me all day. 

QVC has the foundation and a foundation brush for only $38.  The sample Sephora gave me was actually a good bit of product!  You only need a tiny bit for really good coverage. So I think it will last me a while. I've worn it twice and I love it! I don't need to use powder or anything.

So this has me going through my makeup drawer and skincare routine to see what I can clean up.  I figured I would do the best that I can- where I can... Just like I do with food... I picked up another item at Sephora Friday night too that I will review soon.

Anyone have any natural beauty products/ brands to recommend?  I'm now obsessed with finding new stuff. But I can't break the bank in the meantime!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Lovely, I am also a Youtube Junkie. I love Judy from itsjudytime and Dulce Candy. Those 2 are my fav. gurus among others. Your blog is awesome. Feel free to visit to my blog @


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