29 August 2014

The one with my morning skincare routine.

Morning Skincare Routine makeupTIA

AM Skincare Routine 2

AM Skincare Routine 3

AM Skincare Routine 1


This week's video is all about my morning skincare routine. I show you the natural products I've recently fallen in love with, the items from Paula's Choice I rely on to help combat my acne, and a very cool tip I learned from an Acure representative regarding facial oils and toner. I spent some extra time filming and editing this one - hope you enjoy it and find it useful. : )
12 August 2014

The one with the Nuciya package.

Nuciya Collage

I received the most beautiful package last night from Nuciya, a new online retailer that carries natural and organic beauty products. It was created by fellow beauty lover and blogger, Amber Karlson. They are based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and offer very fair shipping rates (free shipping on orders over $65 for US/Canada and and on international orders over $100). Nuciya carries a lot of fantastic brands including Mun, 100% Pure, Blissoma, Laurel Skin, and Sappho Organics.

Amber was kind enough to let me pick out a couple products. Here's what I chose -

  • Karen Murrell Lipstick in Violet Mousse: I first heard about this brand on one of my favorite blogs, Genuine Glow. There are a lot of pretty Karen Murrell shades to chose from, but when I read that Violet Mousse was created to be the "little black dress" of lipsticks, I knew I was going to try it. From the swatch above, you can see it's a very natural color. It helps to give my complexion a little life while remaining very natural.
  • Sappho Organics Liquid Foundation in Leisha: I am so excited about this foundation! Sappho is a brand I've been interested in (their eyeshadows look gorgeous as well!), but it's hard to buy foundations without swatching in-store. Luckily, Amber helped me determine Leisha would be a good match for me. As soon as I opened the package, I put a bit of the foundation on my cheek and neck - I think it will be perfect.

I am so excited for Amber, and wish her and Nuciya all the best. I'll start wearing the products, and I'm sure you will see them in a future video.
01 August 2014

The one with the Pacifica Solar Palette.

casual brunch makeup look

Pacifica Makeup


The Pacifica Solar Palette has definitely been my most-used palette this summer. It can create neutral eyes (I was wearing it in my What's in my Bag video) and soft summery eyes. I hope you enjoy getting ready with me, and I included my outfit since a couple people asked for more style clips...maybe they won't ask again after seeing how simple I dress. ; ) As always, thanks for watching!
03 July 2014

The one with June's favorites.

june favorites


I had the best luck when it came to beauty products in June and couldn't wait to share them with you. In this video I feature the Pacifica Solar Palette, a chocolate-scented sunless tanner, a handful of beautiful lip products, and more. I hope you enjoy the video, and to my US readers, I hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July!
05 June 2014

The one with the Rodale's summer haul.

summer beauty haul 2

During Rodale's recent anniversary sale, I purchased a few products I am hoping will be perfect for summer. I want to do a "Summer Essentials" video and maybe another video on products with SPF, so if I end up liking my purchases, you may see them again. : )

  • Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray: The packaging and name of this product may have influenced my purchase - crossing my fingers it helps to give me messy, mermaid waves.
  • Suntegrity Tinted Moisturizer + Face Primer BB Cream SPF 30: While I'm very happy with my Paula's Choice Hydralight Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30 (it plays nicely under makeup and doesn't irritate my under-eye area), I wanted a SPF with a tint for days when I don't feel like messing with foundation.
  • RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer: I'm having a moment with RMS Beauty (as seen here). Teri, one of my favorite beauty YouTubers, showed this product in action in a few of her get ready with me videos. It's initially very dark but sheers out easily. I've used it the past couple of days and love the sun-kissed look it gives.
  • COOLA Suncare Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF 30: If you watched my May Favorites video you saw I'm loving my Fitbit, and, as a result, I'm walking outside a lot more. I love the idea of a spray SPF - seems quick, easy, and less messy.
I'll be testing these products out, and hopefully you will see them in an upcoming video!
04 June 2014

The one with May's favorites.

May Favorites


For this month's favorites I'm discussing a natural mascara I won on Pinterest, a bright red summertime manicure, and my Fitbit Flex. I would love to read some of your recent favorites. Oh, and do you have any experience with taking Evening Primrose Oil internally? I'm wondering if it might help my hormonal acne.
21 May 2014

The one where I make the Joyous Detox Smoothie.

Joyous Detox Smoothie


In today's video I'm sharing my most-made smoothie, the Joyous Detox Smoothie. I found the recipe on Joyous Health, and it is delicious - definitely my go-to breakfast.

Here are the ingredients:

Joyous Detox Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen fruit (dark berries, pineapple or mango)
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder or ⅓ cup hemp seeds
  • 2 cups of leafy greens (kale or spinach)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 cup nut/hemp milk of your choice
  • Filtered water to your desired consistency
If you watch until the end, there is a chance to win a copy of Joy's new book and my favorite water bottle! Check out the video for entry rules.
 
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