Review, Raw Elements eco-formula lotion tube SPF 30

Hello lovelies,
I hope you are having a fantastic week so far tomorrow is Friday so, yippie!!.

I did not know I was receiving this sunscreen in the mail. Raw Elements told me they were sending me something but didn't say what it was I am not being paid to do this review.

I live in the sunshine State which is Florida. Sunscreen is a daily ritual for me and it should be for you too. My go to sunscreen is Cotz sensitive sunscreen which is 100% free of chemicals, preservatives, and oil's.

The following ingredients are listed in this order-

1. Non-nano zinc oxide 23%:
It sits on top of the skin scattering, reflecting, and absorbing UVA and UVB rays.
Zinc is the safest and most effective active sunscreen ingredient.

2. Organic sunflower seed oil:
There are three different types of sunflower seed oil.
high oleic acid
mid oleic acid
and
linoleic acid.
The difference between the three is a result of the balance between polyunsaturated and monounsaturated saturated fats.
The problem is that there is no way to find out which acid it is primarily made up of.

3. Organic hemp seed oil:
Good to use on aging skin, it is a gamma linoleic acid, which is a good choice for acne prone skin. It is good at treating inflammation, rich in antioxidants vitamins E, A, and D.

4. Organic Green and Black tea:
Black tea is known to treat razor bumps, itchy red skin because of the tannins which go to work right away and provide immediate relief. It has vitamins B-2, C, and E.
Minerals like magnesium, potassium and zinc.
Green tea reduces inflammation, soothes psoriasis and rosacea.

5. Organic coffee oil:
High in fatty acids, sterols, and vitamin E.
The issue is it doesn't say what oil the coffee was soaked in. That is a make or break decision for most people if you know how your skin reacts to certain oils.

6. Organic cocoa butter:
According to research this is highly pore clogging.

7.Natural mango butter:
High in palmitic acid which will temporarily soften the skin but tends to clog pores.

8. Organic beeswax:
According to research this will not clog the skin. It will hold it moisture in your skin and reduce dryness. High in vitamin a, and gives the product a smooth creamy texture.

9. Candelilla wax:
Extracted from Euphorbia cerifera shrub. Binds ingredients together. Rich in nutrients and is easily absorbed into the skin.

10. Rosemary oil extract:
Knowing to strengthen your capillaries and stimulate biological activity to reduce fine lines. Rich in calcium and antioxidants. It also works as a disinfectant with antibiotic properties, treats acne and lightens dark spots.
Some people say it reduces puffiness, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

11. Natural vitamin E:
There are two types of vitamin E, natural and unnatural.
To make the unnatural they take the natural and add an acid to it.
The unnatural name is Tocopheryl Acetate. The acetate comes about when the vitamin E is mixed with Acetic acid which is the main component of vinegar and will irritate your skin.

12. Natural iron oxides

You get a 3 ounce tube for 18.99
Hence the picture I inserted at the bottom of the post. The tube books halfway empty, it came that way!.
On their Website

So far, only two reviews have been left both saying they enjoyed this sunscreen.

I'm going to insert some pictures so you can see the texture of this. It is extremely thick and I found it impossible to fully blend into my skin.

I hope you have found this review helpful. Take care of yourself 🤗.

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Leven Rose Rosehip Oil Review

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are having a pleasant week. Leven Rose was kind enough to send me a surprise bottle of their oil and I am thankful. In some of my previous posts I have briefly touched on oils high in oleic acid; if you find yourself breaking out, then use oils high in linoleic acid which is exactly why I was so excited to try this oil. My pores clog easily and Rose hip oil is great for sensitive, acne prone skin.

Rose hip Oil is made from the seeds of a wild rose-bush from Chile, which is more like a shrub, and very different from the roses you get for special occasions.  Rose hips are cultivated in the mountains of Chile, where they are grown free of pesticides and fertilizers to the keep the plants 100% organic.
Immediately after harvesting, the seeds are removed, and are cold pressed.

Cold pressing of the seeds keeps the oil in its purest form, leaving all of the essential components of the oil intact and undisturbed.

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This oil is known to reduce, even completely rid your face of dark spots caused by the sun and fight against wrinkles. I love this oil!.

Leven Rose has a ginormous selection when it come to facial/body/hair treatment oils, even for beard health. The quality and price are superb which has been hard for me to personally come by.  4 oz. 20.97 here.

I hope you found this review helpful. Please, talk to me in the comments!, lets share with one another or even send me an email @ amberloveseyes12@gmail.com

I’ll be seeing ya,

Amber.

 

 

Wellspring Naturals on Etsy

Margaret is the creator, the beloved maker, She is a beautiful woman inside and out. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Margaret a bit. Her loving hand written notes that come in your order(s) is a personal touch that makes me smile.  She is such a hard worker and the quality of her products that I’ve tried are perfection.

The story of this humble shop owner is inspiring and touching and I want you to know. She had to have her Thyroid removed, along with several tumors. She has auto Immune disease, Adrenal issues. A year of severe pain,  she went from doctor to doctor none of which were able to tell her the cause. Finally, her doctor diagnosed her with, Connective Tissue disease. Margaret is open about her medical struggles, otherwise I would not be speaking of these things. Several of her creations were made to help her in her times of severe pain, like her Pain Away Essential Oil.

This is a very long post, please read carefully and make sure you get some refreshments if you plan on reading this in one fail swoop. I hope you find these reviews helpful and share with your friends and family.

It is hard for me to describe masks of any kind. I have tried 6 different mask varieties from this brand and I liked every one.. I do however believe that your results will get better with weekly use, I was impressed with just one use.

 Garden Party Botanical Mask

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When mixed with water, Flax and Chia form a gelatinous substance which has a thick and slippery egg-like feel and consistency, hence the way it looks but, still effective.

I bought the full size, this here is the sample vial. The ingredients are:

Honey Powder
Also known as dry or dehydrated honey.
White and has a texture like corn flour.
Honey is said to be a natural antiseptic due to its tendency to absorb the life-sustaining moisture out of bacterial cell walls. As such, it is useful to include in healing salves and to use as a natural wound cover. Honey attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It, therefore, is said to be a natural skin cleanser and softener. Use honey powder in your creams, lotions, soaps, scrubs, facials, masks, body wraps, bath teas, milk baths, bath salts and bath bombs.

Turmeric Powder
• Protects against the breakdown of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid
• Helps to even skin tone
• Supports wound healing
• Soothes skin irritations
It can temporarily stain skin. However, I’ve found that after applying and rinsing the mask, any remaining color will disappear.

Beet root powder
contain flavonoids and Vitamin C.
They are a healthy source of Vitamin B folate, B1, B2, B6, and B12.
Niacin, amino acids, iodine, iron, manganese, potassium, dietary fiber, magnesium, copper, mineral boron, and phosphorus. They are also rich in antioxidants.

Carrot Powder
• repairs and tones the skin
• reduces wrinkles and scars
• improves circulation increases elasticity.
• provides the skin with beta carotene, which is an antioxidant.
• Carrot powder contains the following vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin: Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E, K, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

Pumpkin powder:
Contains an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body. Containing 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K. Pumpkin seed powder is used in cosmetics for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

Chia seeds
Helps maintain collagen in the skin. Collagen is made of amino acids from protein, so getting good sources of collagen into your diet is important for great skin, hair and nails.
Chia contains more magnesium than almost all other plant foods except cacao, making it one of the best sources you can consume
Chia is rich in zinc, just to name one of the many minerals it is abundant in. Zinc is an important mineral that is thought of as a miracle anti-aging mineral. It helps fight acne too, as a major bonus. Zinc helps keep your skin looking taut and supple, while also combating inflammation

Flax Seed
Helps tighten large pores and tone the skin.
flaxseed are bursting with essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B and E, minerals and fiber.
due to the Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids Flax is powerful in helping heal and decrease inflammation.

 

Clear Radiance mask

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When I say I loved every one of the masks I’ve tried, that is no lie. I mean, really, every mask is made up of all natural, proven to be good for the skin ingredients. Ingredients are:

Calcium bentonite clay-

There are three types of bentonite clay: sodium bentonite, calcium bentonite, and potassium bentonite. Calcium is the kind used for the body.
Bentonite clay may be beneficial because it can help your body in eliminating toxins, which can, in turn, help reduce inflammation. Not only will the clay remove impurities, but it will also deliver much-needed minerals and nutrients to the body, including calcium, magnesium, and sodium.
Do you suffer from dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis? If so, this clay can calm skin, heal cracks, and prevent infections that might be flaring up. You can prepare a bentonite mask compound for your hands (much as you would for your face) and anywhere else your body has skin problems. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm cloth. You can do this a few times a week for more stubborn skin issues.

Frankincense Powder

Frankincense raw powder itself comes from the hardened oleo resin of the Boswellia sacra . To obtain the oleo gum, slits are cut in the bark of the trees and a milk-white fluid leaks out. This fluid is collected and hardened.
It promotes healthy skin.
reduces skin discoloration and imperfections.

Honey Powder

Also known as dry or dehydrated honey.
White and has a texture like corn flour.
Honey is said to be a natural antiseptic due to its tendency to absorb the life-sustaining moisture out of bacterial cell walls. As such, it is useful to include in healing salves and to use as a natural wound cover. Honey attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It, therefore, is said to be a natural skin cleanser and softener. Use honey powder in your creams, lotions, soaps, scrubs, facials, masks, body wraps, bath teas, milk baths, bath salts and bath bombs.

 

Deep Draw Red mask

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This mask left my skin super clean. If you have active, puss filled breakouts, I’d have to say that the red clay would suck that gunk right out. Ingredients are as follows:

French red clay

French red clay comes from Hematite Iron, its coloring the result of the copper oxides contained in this rock. Rich in kaolinite, illite, montmorillonitea and calcite, this clay is best suited for normal to oily skin types. It will cleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, leaving it refreshed, toned and rejuvenated.

Acai Berry powder

Acai berry has vitamins A, C, and E, which can help in the regeneration of your skin. and combat hyperpigmentation. Packed with amino acids, fiber, calcium and monounsaturated fatty acids. Praised for being one of the most effective natural skin treatments on our planet that not only combats unpleasant skin conditions; it also actively prevents unwelcome fine lines and wrinkles.

Frankincense Powder
Frankincense raw powder itself comes from the hardened oleo resin of the Boswellia sacra . To obtain the oleo gum, slits are cut in the bark of the trees and a milk-white fluid leaks out. This fluid is collected and hardened.
It promotes healthy skin.
reduces skin discoloration and imperfections

 

Pumpkin Glow mask

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Ingredients are:

Calcium Bentonite clay:

Calcium bentonite clay
There are three types of bentonite clay: sodium bentonite, calcium bentonite, and potassium bentonite. Calcium is the kind used for the body.
Bentonite clay may be beneficial because it can help your body in eliminating toxins, which can, in turn, help reduce inflammation. Not only will the clay remove impurities, but it will also deliver much-needed minerals and nutrients to the body, including calcium, magnesium, and sodium.
Do you suffer from dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis? If so, this clay can calm skin, heal cracks, and prevent infections that might be flaring up. You can prepare a bentonite mask compound for your hands (much as you would for your face) and anywhere else your body has skin problems. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm cloth. You can do this a few times a week for more stubborn skin issues.

Pumpkin Powder:
Contains an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body. Pumpkin contains 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K. Pumpkin seed powder is used in cosmetics for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

White Tea powder:

Tea is a drink made from the leave of a plant Camellia sinensis. Most of the harvested leaves undergo various degree of processing, which changes the chemical composition of the leaves and, among other things, reduces the content of catechins. (Catechins are a subtype of polyphenol anti-oxidants believed to be responsible for some of the tea’s health benefits.)
The major types of tea include black, green and white, differing by the method of harvesting and processing. White tea is the least processed type of tea and has the highest catechin content. It is made of young tea leaves or buds steamed immediately after harvest to inactivate polyphenol oxidase, the enzyme that destroys catechins. As a result, white tea is richer in catechins than green tea. Furthermore, since white tea is made of leaves harvested at an earlier growth phase, its composition may differ from that of green tea in other important ways as well. A study by Dr. Thring and colleagues from the School of Life Sciences, Kingston University, London, indicated potential advantages of white tea as a skin rejuvenation agent (BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Aug 2009). In the study, the researchers looked at two key effects that help slow down skin aging: antioxidant activity (ability to neutralize harmful oxygen free radicals) and the ability to inhibit matrix metalloproteinases (MMP). MMP are enzymes that degrade the key proteins of skin matrix, particularly collagen and elastin, leading to wrinkles and loss of firmness. A certain level of MMP in the skin is healthy and necessary but excess MMP activity (often seen in older people) contributes to skin aging. It protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV light.

Carrot Powder:
• repairs and tones the skin
• reduces wrinkles and scars
• improves circulation increases elasticity.
• provides the skin with beta carotene, which is an antioxidant.
• Carrot powder contains the following vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin: Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E, K, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

 

Green Glow mask

This picture has evaded me and I am sorry for that. The ingredients speak for themselves. You’ll see as you read my lovelies!.

Green Clay:  Works best on acne skin.  Green Clay is the most absorbing of clays, and it is generally used as a facial mask for tissue repair, drawing toxins from the skin and to normalize excessive secretions of oil or sweat. Green clay also firms, tones and refines the skin, promoting a smooth, supple, and clear complexion.

Spirulina powder:  Has a high content of vitamin A, vitamin B-12, vitamin E, calcium, iron and phosphorus, all of which are vital for your skin’s health. Free radicals make your skin look tired, limp and flabby. Taking Spirulina supplements on a regular basis works wonders for your skin, making it look toned, youthful and vital. It also treats flabby skin by eliminating the body’s metabolic waste products and strengthening the body as a whole.

Spirulina contains tyrosine, vitamin E or tocopherol, and selenium, all of which are known for their anti-ageing effects. Tyrosine slows down the ageing of skin cells. The antioxidants present in it eliminate free radicals which are responsible for skin ageing. Try this facial mask to prevent premature ageing of skin and fight acne. Make a paste by mixing some Spirulina with water and apply it on your face. Keep on for 20 minutes and wash off. This will make your skin amazingly soft and smooth as well as prevent signs of ageing like wrinkles.

Matcha powder:  Matcha contains a lot more antioxidants than regular green tea. All of those wonderful antioxidants work to fight the negative effects of free radicals and UV radiation, and can help repair sun-damaged skin. Contains chlorophyll, a powerful detoxifier, that according to sources at the Huffington Post, removes harmful toxins and fights free radicals that damage cells needed to protect our skin. Matcha is particularly good for acne because it has the ability to decrease sebum production. Anyone with concerns about fine lines and wrinkles will love the effects of matcha green tea too — matcha green tea protects our largest organ from harmful UV rays that encourage premature aging and hyper-pigmentation.

 

The Milk and Honey Mask…. 

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I somehow lost this picture. I spent hours searching in my ICloud picture account with no luck. I think the reason is, is that I have to upgrade my storage limit in order or all of my pictures to stay in the cloud.

This picture above is just me. I do not use filters, I just wanted to share that with you. Milk and Honey mask is made up of-

Ground Chia powder- When you apply the chia seed face mask, you’ll immediately notice your skin getting tighter. This helps not only firms & tones your skin but also minimize large pores and reduces oiliness. Just like flax seeds can be used as an egg face mask for vegans, chia seeds can also be used in the same way. This is because when mixed with water, these two seeds form a gelatinous substance which has a thick and slippery egg-like feel and consistency.

Ground Flax powder- There are two types of flax seeds: golden flaxseed and brown flaxseed. The only difference in these two flaxseed types is the color and the price – golden flax seeds cost more than their brown counterparts but they have the same nutrient content.
It is rich in essential omega fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals and fiber.

Firms & lifts skin
Deep cleanses & purifies skin
Shrinks large pores
Exfoliates skin
Reduces oily skin
Helps prevent & treat acne
Has anti-aging properties that helps slow fine lines and wrinkles

Powdered Coconut Milk-

Adding coconut in its ground form is ideal for a powder product. It is soothing on the skin and protects it by locking in moisture. The white flesh (harvested from inside the nut) is washed, shredded and dried. Coconut milk powder is a rich source of manganese. Copper is a very important mineral for most of the bodily functions. Copper and vitamin C help to maintain the flexibility and elasticity of the skin and blood vessels.

Honey Powder-
Also known as dry or dehydrated honey.
White and has a texture like corn flour.
Honey is said to be a natural antiseptic due to its tendency to absorb the life-sustaining moisture out of bacterial cell walls. As such, it is useful to include in healing salves and to use as a natural wound cover. Honey attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It, therefore, is said to be a natural skin cleanser and softener. Use honey powder in your creams, lotions, soaps, scrubs, facials, masks, body wraps, bath teas, milk baths, bath salts and bath bombs

Frankincense Powder- 

Inflammatory skin reactions, sun erythema, radiations, acne, rosacea, perioral dermatitis,
atopic skin and barrier disorders, actinic keratosis, and psoriasis.

 

 Flower Power Floral Facial Steam-

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This was a different treat for me and I loved it. When I was done steaming my face it looked dewy and refreshed. Ingredients are:

Dried Rose petals-

They contain anti-oxidants that fight off free radicals, skin irritants, excess sebum and germs Organic roses are suitable for all skin types and offer amazing skin moisturizing properties for dry and sensitive skin. The natural oils in rose petals trap moisture into skin cells, hydrating and moisturizing them. Rose petals are rich in vitamin C and other anti-oxidants. Vitamin C boosts collagen production and strengthens skin cells and tissue. This enables blemishes and acne scars to heal faster. Roses have therapeutic benefits that relax the body, reduce stress and promote glowing skin. Rose petals contain natural oils and sugars that will lock moisture into dry skin cells.

Chamomile and Calendula Oils- If you’re dreaming of beautiful, smooth, glowing skin, you’ll need to look beyond those bottles of moisturizer filled with harsh chemicals. Calendula and Chamomile pack a one-two punch that really makes a difference for your skin. Calendula is similar to aloe vera in that it has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. Thanks to alpha-bisabolo, a compound found within, chamomile is known for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It, like its relative calendula, has anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant qualities that make it very effective for healing the skin.

Coconut oil- 

Coconut oil is extremely high in oleic acid. If you have acne prone skin and your pores clog easily you really should use oils that are high in Linoleic acid.

I did enjoy the facial steam, but, if I continued to use this product I am guaranteed to have clogged pores.

Clarysage Essential oil:  For hot, red, upset skin, mix several drops into facial or body cream to promote smooth and clear complexion. It is particularly good for balancing the production of sebum of the skin. Clary sage oil can help regulate oil production and reduce inflammation that contributes to dermatitis.

Cardamom Essential oil:

Cardamom seed oil can also be used to help promote healthy skin, working as a natural cleanser to disinfect skin and give it a natural radiance. It also works as a skin toner that helps fight aging. Cardamom has vitamins A, B, and C, all of which can enrich your skincare routine in a very beautiful way. Also increases the recovery time of dark spots and blemishes.

Directions for use:

Just add a pinch of the botanical blend and a few drops of the special essential oil blend to a bowl of boiled steaming water, place your freshly cleaned & beautiful face over the bowl, drape a large bath towel over your head to lock in the healing steam, and enjoy the soothing aroma for 10 minutes while you relax.

 

 

Mask Facial Kit-

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– Pumpkin Glow Mineral Mask
– Green Glow Mineral Mask
– Clear Radiance Mineral Mask
– Deep Draw Red Clay Mineral Mask
– Milk & Honey Botanical Mask
– Garden Party Botanical Mask
– Green Goddess Botanical Mask
– Pure Aloe
– Renewal Serum
– Caffeine Eye Quench 5ml.
– Radiance Facial Spritz
– Flower Power Floral Facial Steam
– Birch spatula & mixing bowl

Cost is 35.00, which is amazing.

I am sorry to say that I cannot review the Facial Daytime Serum, Evening Serum, and Caffeine Eye Quench. You should read the reviews on her Etsy, there sure is a ton of people who enjoy her blend of oils.

                                                                          Caffeine Eye Quench:

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Margaret recently changed the formulation, to make it better. So now she offers a vegan option as well as the new and improved version. I have not tried her updated concoctions, but I fully plan to and you should go and take a look yourself.

Wellspring Naturals

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sincerely, Amber Morris.

 

Love&Lotus Naturals

*Press Sample. I would never lie to you about any product I review. I am thrilled to be able to do these reviews for you because I love trying new products, finding new Indie brands, and finding products in said line that I now can’t live without.

Today we are talking about a Home, Bath,Body Care, Indie Facial Care brand. Whipped Body butters, Salt Scrubs, Sugar scrubs, Wax melts to make your home smell divine, Lip products that are made to heal your lips. This is just a small fraction of the products Melissa, the sweet owner has to offer.

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This scent notes are as follows:

A beautiful fruit and earthy blend of sweet island mangos and budding cannabis flower.  This really smells amazing!. It honestly sinks in, there is no greasiness feel, and your skin will be soft afterward.

Ingredients:

  1. Organic Colloidal Infused Distilled Water
  2. Aloe Vera Juice
  3. Cocoa Butter
  4. Shea Butter
  5. Emulsifying Wax
  6. Coconut Oil
  7. Grapeseed Oil
  8. Stearic Acid
  9. Sweet Almond Oil
  10.  Hempseed Oil
  11. Glycerin
  12. Sodium Lactate
  13. Apricot Kernel Oil
  14. Vitamin E
  15. Optiphen Plus (Paraben Free Preservative)
  16. Allantoin- Allantoin is a chemical compound with formula C₄H₆N₄O₃. It is also called 5-ureidohydantoin or glyoxyldiureide. It is a diureide of glyoxylic acid. It is a naturally occurring nitrogenous compound used as a skin conditioning agent.
  17. Fragrance

Melissa’s  Body Butters  come in 2 sizes; 4 ounces for 7.50, and 8 ounces for 14.00.

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Oh my goodness, this Salt Scrub smells DIVINE, HEAVENLY, SCRUMPTIOUS, all those words and more!. It exfoliated my body perfectly, did not hurt a bit, felt luxurious no doubt. This Luxurious salt scrub packs SIX Sea Salts, Organic Mango Butter, Hempseed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Fresh ground Coffee Beans and an EcoCert approved Preservative.  These super fine salt granules literally dissolve on skin after gentle exfoliation. Scented with Vanilla Chai Tea.

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Ingredients

  1. Dead Sea Sal
  2. Pink Himalayan Salt
  3. Breton Grey Salt
  4. Ceara Sea Salt
  5. European Spa Salt
  6. Mango Butter
  7. Apricot Kernel Oil
  8. Hempseed Oil
  9. Chai Tea Flake
  10. Fragrance
  11. Glyceryl Monocaprylate (and) Glyceryl Monoundecylenate (EcoCert approved preservative)

Vanilla Chai Tea & Sea Salt Scrub Comes in one size 4 Ounces for 12.00

 

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Lip Ganja retails for 3.50 and this is not your, run out into your local drugstore, run of the mill Lip Balm, because of the Hempseed Oil in it, which we will discuss in a minute.This feels rich and creamy. It has a light natural green tint, not noticeable on the lips at all. Comes in other various scents as well.

This feels rich and creamy. It has a light natural green tint, not noticeable on the lips at all. Comes in other various scents as well. Ingredients are:

  1. Made of Kosher Certified unrefined Hempseed Oil; It is obtained by pressing hemp seeds from varieties of Cannabis Sativa.  There is no THC (the psychoactive element present in the cannabis plant) present.  Cold pressed, organic and unrefined hemp oil is dark to light green in color and has a nutty fragrance.  It has a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids which matches the balance required by the  body for healthy cell production.  Hemp Oil has been well known to help prevent moisture loss and premature aging and is effective in maintaining moisture balance.  It can also be useful in alleviating certain skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.  The word Ganja is simply another word for Hemp.
  2. raw Cocoa Butter
  3. Beeswax
  4. Mango Butter
  5. Vitamin E

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I love this scent as well. there is nothing bad about these Body Butters. They do not leave a greasy film behind and the scent actually stays on your skin for several hours, no joke!. Don’t let the Tobacco in the name put you off. I have never smelled anything like this one of a kind scent that makes me think back to olden days, also my lovely Grandpa; not the yucky, tobacco scent.

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Whipped Sugar Butter, Wow what a delight to use.  I had tons of fluffy bubbles in my bath with this stuff. I love that is doubles, even triples as an exfoliator and a light moisturizer.

Notes are; Black Orchid, a dash of Black Pepper, Ginger, a soft touch of Jasmine & Gardenia and Musk.

4 Ounces 6.50; 8 Ounces 12.00

Ingredients:

  1.  Organic Cane Sugar
  2. Shea Butter
  3. Glycerin
  4. Distilled Water
  5. Sodium Cocoyl/Lauroyl Isethionate is a surfactant/detergent used as a cleansing agent and to impart lather in shampoos, body washes, facial care, and more.
  6. Coconut Oil
  7. Coconut Palm Sugar
  8. Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate is primarily used in cleansing products, including bubble baths, bath soaps and detergents, shampoos and shaving cream.
  9. Sorbitol
  10. Sunflower Oil
  11. Safflower Oil
  12. Caprylic Capric Triglyceride is a  mixed triester derived from coconut oil and glycerin. It comes in the form of an oily liquid, and is sometimes mistakenly referred to as fractionated coconut oil. Functions:Caprylic mainly works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent.
  13. Sesame Seed Oil
  14. Jojoba Seed Oil
  15. Olive Oil
  16. Vitamin E
  17. Vitamin A
  18. Optiphen Plus (Preservative)
  19. Fragrance
  20. Colored Sugar Sprinkles

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If you like Fresh and Earthy then try Champaca & Bamboo. This is a  clean smelling fragrance with unusual botanical notes, powerful, green, and fresh!. The formula is just as wonderful as the others.

The freshness of bamboo, creamy tropical white flowers. Top notes of cool green bamboo, jasmine, hyacinth, and champaca which is a white flower from the magnolia family).  Bottom notes of amber, clove, and oakmoss.

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These Whipped Sugar-Butters are just WOW!.

Smells like amber, sandalwood paired with vanilla, nutmeg, bergamot, galbanum and Ambergris, YUM.

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So here we have Melissa’s Wax Tarts which are 80% pure Soy and 20% Paraffin wax. All 3 of the tarts have a perfect scent throw. I can’t stand it when I get a candle/wax that has almost no scent!whats the point?. They all melted well, and just one tart made my entire house smell beautiful. My personal favorite is Lemon Fluff Bunny.  I am sorry to say that currently she is sold out of these tarts, but I am sure it will not take Melissa long to whip some up.

About The Owner, you should read this too!. 

Love & Lotus Naturals is owned and operated by Melissa Buck.  I live in Shakopee, MN with my four beautiful children and Nate, my significant other of seven years, who has been and continues to be encouraging and supportive of my love for producing quality, luxe body products from the sidelines.  I have a degree in Executive Office Administration and have owned a successful private home cleaning business for 18 years which has helped me begin this new adventure in my life.  My love for body care came years ago when one of my children suffered from eczema and NOTHING was helping.  When my pediatrician suggested something with steroids I KNEW I needed more time to try something else first.  I scoured article after article, website after website, anything I could find to try to do this naturally.  The world opened up to me.   I was determined.  I learned about oils and butters I never even knew existed. I researched how oils were extracted (that’s important), I learned about fair trade companies, I learned about chemicals and the science behind the chemicals, I joined groups with Herbalists, Cosmetologists, Chemists and Skin Care Professionals, I have watched webinars and taken online classes.  In the end, I was not only able to find a better way to help my child but also a way to put my passion to work for me.  I am a completely self-taught crafter who absolutely LOVES anything body care related.  My products are made with many natural and organic ingredients as well as love, passion and the desire to provide you with quality skincare.  I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoyed making them.  I appreciate your business and support more than you know.  Because of you, I have more time to do something I love.  Thank You for joining me on this journey to healthier skin.
xoxo,
Melissa

 

Pururth Cosmetics

Hello, lovelies!. I have been wanting to bring you this review for 6 weeks and I just kept having to push it to the back burner because well, life happens, and I’d rather put this special review up later than never. I hope that you enjoy this and find it useful.

This is a very new brand, just coming out. Truly natural and organic based skincare and makeup. Created by Professionals for professionals.  There is no website (YET) where you can purchase these items (BUT) if you follow on INSTAGRAM send  and I am thrilled to be doing this review. The owner is simply divine and she sent me these items specifically to review and I am honored to do so.

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This is the Eyeshadow in Artic White Silver Sparkle. This so darn pretty!. Formula is wonderful, everything you would want in a loose, all-natural shadow.

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Ocean Beaches Eyeshadow is a very nice, cool-toned light brown. This is a great crease shade, also works great for brows!.

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This Cattail Brown shadow is a beautiful warm-toned medium brown. All of these loose, natural, shadows are made perfectly, seriously!.

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Here is Copper Line, and just look at her!. WOW!, what a beauty she is to behold.

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If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, then you know that green is my most loved color. She is a pressed shadow, that I swatched without a primer and let me tell you, it feels like silk.

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This Cheek and Lip Tint is so nice. It’s pigmented, creamy, and wears nicely. I have the shade, Pink Frost.

This small blue spray bottle had her Bulgarian Rose facial spray in it, which I used up in like 4 days because I loved it so much and I need more.

The last item is her Vixen, Face powder. This is a GEM in my opinion. It is translucent in color, yet somehow gives a soft-focus look to the skin. There is no point in photographing this powder because the camera WILL NOT show how it looks, on my skin, in natural light. Everyone has their own preference on loose face powders and sadly, the only way to know if a powder is going to work for your skin type is to put it on. I will not use a face product, and go use photo editing software to just make it seem like my face is flawless, hence why I have no picture. The powder is SERIOUSLY softer, and more finely milled than ANY other powder I’ve ever touched. According to the information I found in the description box, on the Instagram page, this is created using minerals sourced from Europe!!!!!!.

Well, that’s all for today, my dear followers. I hope you all have a great rest of your week. Be happy, be safe, be thoughtful, be grateful, be honest, be loving.

Sincerely Always, Amber Morris.

 

 

Makeup Worship Cosmetics

Hello, my lovelies!. How are you doing? let me know in the comment section, please. Life is good here at home. I’m homeschooling my eldest son, Joshua, which is in the 6th grade, and let me just say,”I’m fixing to be 33 years old and I’ve forgotten most of what I learned in school”. The topics covered in each subject have gotten much harder than what I remember doing, and I am learning with him. 

So, this brand, Makeup Worship is another “new to me” brand and I couldn’t be happier about that. I just LOVE it when I stumble upon a brand I’ve never heard of, I just get so giddy especially when it’s an Indie brand no pun to the mainstream brands. The concept in which this brand is promoting wanting you to feel confident, and sexy, without shame, I’m all for that. Before we get to the products I will, of course, give you the back story because it is important for you to understand.

Korrie is the founder and here is what she has to say,” Since 2014 I’ve been working with my lab partners to develop a super sexy, playful, premium but affordable boutique makeup line. It took a lot of hard work but the results are better than I could have dreamed for. My goal is to make everyone feel confident and sexy no matter what your interests/gender/sexual preferences are. Guilt and self-doubt have no place in my life. From our humble headquarters in sunny South Florida, we have been busy creating a sensual boutique line of premium cosmetics designed for those who want to push boundaries and explore their sexuality .  We are a fetish-friendly company that encourages everyone to embrace what turns them on without shame, fear or guilt.  Let us help you feel beautiful, wanted and in control.Craft the look you want tonight.  Schoolgirl, Diva, Dominatrix,  Pin-Up.  Makeup Worship is designed to transform you into whatever role you choose.  Why limit yourself to just one look?  We use quality ingredients, bold colors, best-in-class foundations and eye and lip treatments to get you the attention that you crave.We are a family business and take pride in providing well-crafted products and the kind of customer service that the big brands could only dream of. Our cosmetics are: Cruelty-Free, Paraben-Free, Gluten-Free and, Made in North America

First I will show you the Lid Lusters, I have 2. You get 4 Grams of product for 16.99.

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The Eyeshadow Primer I used is from Makeup Worship as well, which we will cover in a second. Damn I’m Hot loose pigment is SO beautiful.

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You’ll Do is just as perfect as the previous one!. For me, personally, I adore loose shadows FAR better than most pressed, for a few reasons. Fist let me say if you open your jar with ease, and not carelessly the mess really will not be bad. If the pigment you are using did not come with a sifter, simply sit the pot onto a piece of paper, then unscrew the cap; that way you can taco-fold the paper and slowly pour the bit that spilled out into the pot when finished. Loose shadows have their high points: Apply them wet for a more intense color payoff and a longer lasting look. The pigmentation in a loose shadow is usually brighter, smoother, and longer lasting in my opinion.

For me, personally, I adore loose shadows, better than most pressed, for a few reasons. Fist let me say if you open your jar with ease, and not carelessly the mess really will not be bad. If the pigment you are using did not come with a sifter, simply sit the pot onto a piece of paper, then unscrew the cap; that way you can taco-fold the paper and slowly pour the bit that spilled out into the pot when finished. Loose shadows have their high points: Apply them wet for a more intense color payoff and a longer lasting look. The pigmentation in a loose shadow is usually brighter, smoother, and longer lasting in my opinion.

This next item is a must have for me, which is the Seal The Deal Liner, here you get .125 Ounces for 11.99. In the picture below, it’s the small clear tube at the top. It makes ANY loose shadow into a completely waterproof liner, and what’s great is with this one is that you can dab a bit on top of your finished eyeshadow look to make your entire eye look waterproof. Doing this will not ruin your shadow, or make it crumble off, it’s a great product!.

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Lastly, I have the Pregame Eyeshadow Primer  You get 0.20 Ounces for 12.74 but only for a LIMITED time, otherwise it is 16.99. This primer did a good job of keeping my shadows vibrant and apply to my eyes nicely. An added bonus for me is that it is going to even out the lid, taking away any veins, or darkness you may have.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and I hope you’ll come back to see me. Please, have a great fun and safe weekend my friends. Contact me anytime, hit me up in the comments if you like and tell me what you would like to see me do next!. I’ll do my very best to get every single request done.

Sincerely, Amber.

 

NUXE Paris Dry Oil and Shimmering Oil Review.

Hello my Lovelies!. I hope you are all well, thank you for reading my Blog, without your support, I’d be doing this just for myself. I was overwhelmed when I received this beautiful box of skincare and body care from NUXE!. This is a brand coveted, highly loved by a vast amount of Men and Women. I am happy to bring these reviews to you and I hope you enjoy and learn a thing or two.

I have used 1/2 of the bottle of the Dry Oil, without the shimmer, and I LOVE it. The Shimmering bottle, I have used this 4 times, on my collarbone, and shoulders for that glow and it’s STUNNING!. This oil absorbed beautifully into my skin, as long as you do not use too much, start with a few drops, and use “just enough” to evenly cover. My bottle(s) that I have is not in spray form, and I am just fine with that. This oil will not just run freely out of the bottle, you need to shake it a bit, and I appreciate that fact because you are less likely to pour it everywhere. I think its nice that you can purchase these oils in spray form, but, I think you may end up waisting much more that way. My skin has reacted great, no breakouts, no clogged pores, I personally have normal skin that is nor oily nor dry. I honestly think I am addicted to both oils and I am happy to have them in my skincare/bodycare. Here is some information for you:

Huile Prodigieuse is France’s leading beauty oil.
This multi-usage dry oil, made using six Precious Plant Oils (Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage,
Sweet Almond, Camellia, and St. John’s Wort), nourishes, repairs and softens skin and hair.
It has a unique dry oil texture and a captivating fragrance.

Ever wonder where Parisian women get that natural glow? That je ne sais quoi sense of chic? Here’s a little secret: they’re not always born with it (yes, they have their beauty secrets too!).

Dry oil Huile Prodigieuse and its sister, the Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse,  (for a golden, sun-kissed look) are more than classics, they have become an integral part of every self-respecting Parisian woman’s beauty regimen—no bathroom cabinet is complete without it! Borrow a few tips from her beauty routine: this multi-usage oil is a treat on its own, or it can replace your face, body and hand cream.

Blend a few precious drops in with your favorite cream or serum, use on wet hair to impart an effortless just-out-of-the-shower style, blend into your foundation for a dewy finish and get an extra glow by mixing it with your favorite moisturizer, and using it  before applying a face mask will give your skin a burst of moisture. Dry oil Huile Prodigieuse is a must-have for every chic woman—her all-in-one beauty potion. Now you’re in on the secret

Dry oil Huile Prodigieuse Ingredients Contains at least 97.8 % of natural origin ingredients , no  preservatives. 
INGREDIENTS : COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, CORYLUS AVELLANA (HAZEL) SEED OIL, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, TOCOPHEROL, BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, HYPERICUM PERFORATUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT EXTRACT, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL [N2206/B].

Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse IngredientsContains at least 95 % of natural origin ingredients No Preservatives.
INGREDIENTS : COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, CORYLUS AVELLANA (HAZEL) SEED OIL, MICA, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, SILICA, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, TOCOPHEROL, CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, CI 77491/IRON OXIDES, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, HYPERICUM PERFORATUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT EXTRACT, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL [N2207/B].

Shimmering 1.6 FL. OZ. 36.00 HERE

Original Oil  1.6FL. OZ. 29.00  HERE

Here is what they look like 🙂

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