Feeling dry? I don’t know many people lately who aren’t. It’s been a doozy of a winter for everyone’s skin. For me I’ve been not only dry but also having the fun occasional breakout. When my skin is feeling parched and out of control I reach for this little gem of a mask. La Bella Figura’s Bio Active Healing Mask is a “regenerative and hydrating Bio Active Healing Mask is a curative treatment for dry, irritated and mature skin conditions.”
It’s made with bio active Manuka Honey, a power ingredient known for it’s unique enzyme and antibacterial properties. This ingredient not only helps to hydrate and heal but also is excellent for clearing up breakouts. They also have a Purifying mask for more oily/breakout prone skin.
This mask has a ton of antioxidant properties as well as ingredients that help with cell turnover (a key to anti-aging). There’s also the addition of turmeric and calendula that help to soothe the skin. Use this mask a couple times a month to help keep your skin in shape.
My personal routine with it is to apply a lovely layer all over and let it sit between 15-30 minutes and then rinse it off. There is a bit of texture to the mask so you get a little exfoliation too. Which is okay by me as I like multi-tasking products.
Now for the ingredients!
Ingredients: Organic Leptospermum Scoparium Mel 15+ (Raw Manuka Honey), Organic Aronia Melanocarpa (Organic Aronia Berry) Powder, Kaolin (Amazonian White Clay), Organic Opuntia Ficus Indica (Barbary Fig) Seed Oil, Organic Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Organic Vanilla Planifolia Fruit (Vanilla) Seeds, Organic Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Petals, Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract, Organic Curcuma Longa (Turmeric Essential) Oil, Wild Crafted Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine Essential) Oil, Wild Crafted Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Non-GMO Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) Oil
Seriously who wouldn’t want to use this with an ingredient list like that?
When I saw these floating about the internet I knew that the next time I went shopping I had to find them. Especially since they are by one of my favorite eco-friendly, super affordable brush companies. I found these lovely lashes at my local ULTA.
ecoTOOLS has launched five varieties of their Naturally Beautiful Lash System. Each pair of lashes comes with a little bottle of adhesive as well as a dual-ended lash tool. I picked up two sets of the lashes that I thought I’d get the most use out of.
‘Soft & Dramatic’ are a pair of lashes with a bit of va-voom! For me this is about as dramatic as I go. They add tons of volume and just a bit of length, are a flared style. These will be my go-to lashes for a more dramatic night out.
The ‘Barely There’ set is a nice soft flared set of lashes. They are very soft and wispy. When applied to the lashes it just gives them a bit more body and length on the outer edges.
Both sets of lashes have a slightly thicker band but it’s very flexible. If I were to have any type of critique on these lashes it’s that I’d like a slightly thinner band.
The adhesive is a nice formaldehyde-free and latex-free formula. So it’s great for ladies who tend to get sensitive while wearing standard lash glue. It has a nice grip to it which makes the lashes easy to apply. This formula dries clear so you don’t have to fuss too much with disguising adhesive after application.
All in all I think these lashes are a great addition to the ecoTOOLS line of products. The lashes are great to work with and I’d seriously pick them up for use on clients. They’re not badly priced either at $6 USD but I’m sure you could find them on sale.
Check out close-up photos of the lashes below!
These lashes were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.
Cream blushes have to be one of my favorite makeup things aside from lip products. I love a good pigmented cream blush. I love the way they meld with skin to look like a natural flush, or can be built up to have some amazing impact. I also think that they’re multi-purpose and can be used on cheeks and lips. Who doesn’t love a multi-tasking beauty product?
These are just a few of my favorites that I’ve been loving this winter.
Left and Middle – Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi-Use Blushes in Torch (fuchsia) and Torch (warm coral)
Very Right – Sula Beauty Lip and Cheek Tint in It’s Not Me, It’s You (warm Pink)
Bottom- Jane Iredale Cream Blush in Clarity (cooler pink)
Do you have a favorite cream blush that I should try?