March – April 2015 #GreenBeauty Haul

GreenBeauty Haul


I ran out of all of my second cleansers, so I went shopping and bought more than just cleansers. Head on over to the ‘tube (search “Nephriticus”) or watch it right here for a chatty summary and some mini-reviews. Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of the products I picked up or if there is anything you’d like to see featured on the blog!

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Whole Foods Haul

Because I left my haircare at school and my sister ran out of everything else.
From left to right:
1. Dessert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil
My sister and I have used jojoba oil to remove makeup along with a wet flannel for about half a year now. When I went back to school, I deviated and tried Aura Cacia’s jojoba oil, Aura Cacia’s sweet almond oil, but now that I’m home again and she’s running low on her current Dessert Essence jojoba oil, we decided to pick up another. As far as differences between brands, I couldn’t tell you. I find them all to work well as makeup removers and body moisturizers.

We both loved the Argan version for how soft and happy it made our hair feel, but now that the weather is warming and up (and we both can sweat), we decided to try out the Lemongrass version for its everyday clarifying powers. It has the same soft hair effect as the Argan version but with a lemongrass scent. I’ve continued washing every other day, but with the hot California weather and oilier second day hair, I am contemplating going back to everyday washing…
3. Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap in Rose
Last summer, we got the Lavender version and enjoyed that with a loofah for the body or to clean makeup brushes. I am loving the Rose scent. Does not smell like your grandmother’s perfume. Instead, smells like awesome.
4. Devita Tinted Moisturizer samples in Light and Medium
I just saw the Green Beauty Bunny’s review on the Devita Moisture Tint in Light a bit ago, so of course I was excited to see it in store. (And I use the Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer already.) My complexion seems to run between light and medium for everything (think 11 and 22 for RMS ‘un’ cover-up, 115 and 125 for Vapour) so I thought it’d be safe to sample a bit of both. I’m not thrilled with the product–it has the same mattifying effect as Devita’s Solar Protective Moisturizer, which my drier skin does not love. Unfortunately, my skin still bears acne battle scars, so the tint is pretty undetectable. However, less dry, less blemished skins may like this.
Have you tried any of these products before? What do you think of them?

Recently in the mail: S.W. Basics (Sprout), Ilia, Vapour

 

S.W. Basics of Brooklyn (formerly Sprout Skincare) is changing up their packaging, so their lip balm is only $1 for this whole month. ONLY $1! I’ve yet to try any products from their brand (but I’d love to!) but I have heard nothing but goodness about them, and lip balm is a good place to start. Especially since IT’S ONLY $1. Perfect as a stocking stuffer or little extra something because everyone loves a well-moisturized lip. And you don’t want to be flaky under the mistletoe (a poor pun, I am sorry I should do better).

Ilia Beauty is also a brand I have not yet tried but would love to, and seeing I’ve also heard nothing but amazingness about them and I was looking for gifts for some loved ones, I figured a wonderfully non-toxic pinky nude and a seasonally purple tinted lip conditioners would be a potentially good choice. Maybe I’ll be able to sneak a few swipes in myself after the gift-giving is over, heh heh.

I’ve been dabbling with Vapour Organic Beauty’s Atmosphere Luminous Foundation for a couple months, and have been trying to figure out how to best make it work (shade is too light oh no, need to mix two shades, oh no is it breaking me out, oh no now it’s winter and I’m extra dry) hence per a recommendation of Vapour’s beauty expert via email, I am going to try their Stratus Instant Skin Perfector, which is a moisturizing primer base and what I am hoping will help with the dry effect I’m getting currently with the foundation because I really want to love it! *clasps hands together and looks to the sky in a passionate manner