Osmia Organics Active Gel Nutrient Serum

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I can’t believe I’ve not written a proper ode  post for this lovely gem! I jumped in and bought this several months ago after a skin flare up. Not really sure if it was PD or what but I was totally fed up with it. I read the post on PD by Sarah (Osmia’s founder) and a little light went off. I knew I needed this in my life.
The Active Gel Nutrient Serum is a lovely blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe and White Tea. It’s incredibly soothing! It also has Niacinamide and Rice Proteins. So in a nutshell it’s a powerhouse of ingredients that not only soothe the skin but also help to support the hydration and structure of your skin!
My skin has been so much better since being introduced to this and it’s a mainstay in my P.M. routine. After cleansing I spray my skin with rosewater (or another toner) and then massage a nice layer of this all over. Typically I leave it at that but if I feel in need of a little something extra I’ll apply my One Love Organics Morning Glory.
I’m so grateful to have come across Osmia Organics products as they’ve made a huge difference for my skin.

You can find this product and other lovely ones on Osmia Organics site.
The Active Gel Nutrient Serum runs $55 USD

*this product was purchased by me and all opinions are my own*

Au Naturale Review

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I’m so loving this brand. Au Naturale is a brand I started stalking after seeing a review over on Pemeberly Jones. The color of the products just looked so pigmented and lovely I knew that I’d need some in my life. After staring at the site for sometime I took the plunge and picked up an eyeliner pencil in Deep Sea and the creme eyeshadow in Bora Bora. The lovely ladies at Au Naturale were sweet enough to include samples of an eyeshadow in Trillium and the Light Veil finishing powder.

Deep Sea Pencil – The pencil itself is super creamy. It glides on beautifully and has really great lasting power. My only disappointment is that the color on the website makes this look like it’s very bright blue and as you’ll see in the swatch below the color is more of a very deep navy.
Bora Bora – This creme shadow is the bomb. Super pigmented with a semi-matte finish. Which is so cool. Most creme shadows are high shine so this is a nice change. I found that it works great on it’s own as well as a base for other shadows.
Trillium – This is a beautiful nude shadow. The thing that impressed me the most aside from color pay off is the texture. The shadow is so buttery and smooth it’s really just great to work with. I would check out other shades for sure.
Light Veil Finishing Powder – Out of everything I think this has become a total staple for me. In the summer I like to set my tinted moisturizers or foundations with a little loose powder. This powder is so silky and smooth that it just feels like it floats on your skin. It gives your skin a semi-matte finish where it takes away the skin but still allows your skin to look natural. I’m pretty sure that it has taken over the HG status of my other powder. It’s that good.

I also have some foundation, blush and bronzer that I’m hoping to do a video review on soon!

What do you love from Au Naturale?

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A Naturisimo Beauty Haul

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A little haul of some products from across the pond! Bodhi shower gels and body lotion, a Beauty Without Cruelty concealer pencil, a Studio 78 Paris eyeshadow and Suti rose water toner.
You’ve seen some of these in my latest favorites video and  so far I’m very pleased with all I’ve bought. Makes me want to go back to London and really get some great shopping done. Who’s in for a trip? 😉


June Favorites!

 

So I got a little carried away with my favorites for June.  There was just so much fun stuff!
I don’t know if I’ll stick to the free form favorites I did in this video or go back to the original list.
Let me know what you like best!

Au Naturale Light Veil Finishing Powder
Physician’s Formula Fake Out Organic Mascara
Studio 78 Paris Coffee Break Eyeshadow
Ilia Beauty Karma Chameleon & Neon Angel
Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Raw Honey
Boscia Green Tea Blotting Papers
Suti Organic Rosewater Toner
Osmia Organics Active Gel Nutrient Serum
Glass Nail File
pHresh Tropical Blossom Deodorant
Yarok Finish Your Do
Bodhi Mint The Refreshing Bath & Shower Therapy
Tru Melange Refresh Candle

Quick Nvey Eco Haul

So I popped into my local ULTA today to find out that they are carrying Nvey Eco now! Seriously how freaking cool is that?!
It’s so great to find nice green brands are becoming more readily available. Plus who doesn’t love the ability to swatch and play before taking something home.
I only picked up a couple items that you’ll see in the video but I’m already thinking about a few more.
What have you tried from Nvey Eco? Let me know!