2021 edit: i no longer subscribe to or support the “all-natural” label.
i’m trying something new here on AE – – a weekly catch-up! posting doesn’t happen as often as i’d like. and plus, i want a way to connect with my readers more!
if this is a total bust for you guys, please tell me, ok? okay.
NEW 100% PURE MAKEUP. 100% Pure had this insane deal where if you spent $45, you got an eyeshadow palette, mascara, eye liner, and lip balm for FREE. i don’t know what possessed me to not share via instagram (where i saw the deal), but i will definitely start spreading the word on sales. i bought the caffeine eye cream and the hydrating face lotion to meet the minimum purchase requirement and to finally get to try them, of course! usually i DIY eeeverything, but i felt a little splurge on myself for makeup wasn’t a bad thing…right? i’ll post a total review on the products soon after i have some time to really test them out! especially in this southern swamp heat. do you have any 100% Pure must-haves or passes??
MAKEUP SAMPLES. i ordered some samples to try Bella Mari’s liquid foundation (i currently have the wrong shade and needed to test for a new one), 5 eyeshadows, and a lip color. there’s going to be a review posted soon! do any of you use this brand?
HONEY LOVE. i bought a new batch of a honey from a local vendor here, called sourwood honey. i’ve never had it before but it’s good…for honey. i’m actually not a fan of the taste of any type of honey in any form (98% of the time i use honey it’s going on my body or in my hair), but i decided to give this one a go for my teas. have you ever tried this variety? what do you think?
NEW FACE OIL. i still use the OCM, but i’m down to every 2-3 days, mostly out of laziness. i only wear organic face makeup under my eyes (circles) and on my chin (scarring), which i usually wipe off with water after work, followed by a facial oil (same one i use for the OCM). right now i have a little 1 oz bottle that i filled up 1/4 of the way with tamanu oil, 1/2 with hemp seed oil, then added 1 pipette of sea buckthorn oil, 2 pipettes of rosehip seed oil, and enough of kukui nut oil on top to almost fill the bottle. unfortunately i have to keep this batch in the fridge because of the hemp seed oil, but it leaves my skin super velvety soft and i think it’s completely worth it! what oils are you loving right now?
FOUNDATION FLOPS. do you guys have any favorite organic liquid/cream foundations? right now i’m mixing 2 different kinds to get a consistency i can deal with and setting it with kaolin clay. i’ve found them to either be tacky or cakey OR they have a lack of coverage. it’s also VERY possible that i don’t know how to properly apply and set my foundation. any suggestions?? please!
what’s up with YOU this past week/weekend? i want to hear all about it!