May 23, 2013

Reviva Labs HypoAllergenic Mascara









I have mentioned Reviva Labs mascara ($5.18) in several past posts, but I figured it was about time to give this product a proper review. I find it to be one of the best natural-ish (see ingredients notes) mascaras available for the price. Anyone who has tried natural mascara probably has hit a few duds; for whatever reason, this is a product that green companies really struggle to get right. I personally think that this product gets the closest to the performance of a mainstream mascara out of any that I've tried.

May 19, 2013

Blissoma Smooth A+ Perfecting Serum

























Facial oils have rightfully gotten a lot of love lately from the green beauty world, but don't underestimate the benefits natural water-based products. Today I am excited to share this non-oil serum by Blissoma Solutions, a unique skincare company out of St. Louis, MO. This line stands out not only because of an intense dedication to natural formulations, but also because of the functionality of ingredients used. Formulated by the chemistry savvy Julie Longyear, the company's products are a fusion of science, herbalism and creativity.

May 16, 2013

Nubian Heritage Mango Butter


If you can't tell from my Current Suds posts, really been enjoying the brand Nubian Heritage lately. I really love their unabashedly strong, rich scents, and since I liked the sweet dreamsicle smell of the Mango Butter Soap, I decided to try the matching Mango Butter. I've been wanting to try a mango butter product anyway, and I liked that this one was mixed with shea butter and vitamin c.

May 12, 2013

Weleda Rosemary Hair Oil


























Weleda, a European-based natural skincare company, has gotten a lot of well-deserved love from natural beauty writers all over the internet. I especially admire this company because they were green long before it was it was "in" to be natural. I remember seeing their products in YM Magazine as a tween back in the early 2000s, when the likes of Ashanti and Ashley Simpson were gracing the covers. But that actually doesn't do any justice to the length of Weleda's traditions. They were on it long before I was born, since 1921, to be exact.

May 9, 2013

Lucy Minerals Original Formula Foundation and Finishing Powder


Lucy Minerals is a small handmade brand out of known for their creamy, full coverage mineral foundations. I was convinced to try some of their products after seeing several rave reviews from Naturalla Beauty and Oxana124. I decided to try out their foundation and finishing powder, and here are my thoughts on each.

May 5, 2013

Desert Essence Organic Lavender Tea Tree Oil


























Several weeks ago I posted about tea tree oil, one of my skincare staples. Though I love the benefits of this potent oil,  I do not think it smells good. Its tingly and cooling, but it's just got that funk. I happened upon this little tea tree lavender fusion from Desert Essence in my cabinet, and after one use, I can't believe that I've been neglecting it all this time.

May 2, 2013

Acure Pure Mint + Echinacea Stem Cell Shampoo & Conditioner


I haven't talked much about shampoo and conditioner on this blog, for good reason. I found it one of the more difficult items to switch over when I started using natural products. Why? There are three things that I expect of a shampoo and conditioner.
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