Cheers to a New Year!

What a better way to ring in the New Year than with a giveaway!
I’ve had so much fun blogging and making videos this year that I wanted to do a little thank you giveaway.

Cheers to the New Year Giveaway!*

Congrats to Christina!

I’ll be announcing the winner here and on my twitter!
The winner will be emailed to let them know they won =)
Good Luck!

*open to US residents only*
*I’ll be having an international giveaway in a couple weeks!*

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“Come As You Are” Beauty Tag

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A few weeks ago Katie from “The Green Product Junkie” tagged me with a “Come As You Are” beauty tag she started. She wanted me right then and there at the inception of tagging to dump out my makeup bag and take a photo. Which I did as soon as I got home from work . Luckily for me this makeup bag of mine had been accumulating various treasures over the previous weeks until it would barely zip! All those goodies you see above were really and truly inside my purse. It’s no wonder I have shoulder pain. So let’s dive in and see what I’ve been hauling around lately.

Traditional Medicinals Pure Peppermint Tea – I always travel with some type of herbal tea. Lately it’s been peppermint.
Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter – Emergency snack.
EATWHATEVER – It’s a mint/supplement combo that seems to really keep me fresh at work after lunch.
Olie Biologique Argan Oil – Travel supply of argan for my dry skin and static laden hair.
Bobby pins and hair ties
Osmia Luster – I talked about this in my recent favorites video. It’s awesome.
La Balmba Rosa by R.L. Linden & Co – Lovely lip balm that smells like springtime.
Jane Iredale Forever Pink, Ilia Karma Chameleon, Ilia Arabian Knights, Tata Harper Beloved – Just a few of my stash of lip colors. I like variety okay. ūüėČ
Altoid Tin – Holds my vitamins.
Vapour Organic Beauty Concealer – I have two in my purse 010 and 020. You never know when you might need emergency concealing.
Tarte Lipsurgence in Joy – My favorite coral. This never really leaves my bag.
Pen!
SW Basics of BK  Cocoa Lip Balm РAnother awesome balm. I told you I have a lip product addiction.
La Bella Figura Barcelona Perfume – Amazing citrusy deliciousness .
Glass Nail File
Jane Iredale Brooke Lipstick – The closest I’ve found to replacing my Tarte favorite. Gorgeous coral.
Revolution Organics Freedom Lipgloss – A great red that is moisturizing as well.
Vapour Multi-Use Stain in Impulse – I like that I can use this on cheeks and lips for quick color. It’s a nice pick me up if your blush as disappeared by noon.
North Coast Organics Revolver Deodorant – I never travel without a deodorant. This is a nice spicy/woodsy scent in a convenient twist up stick.

Other than that there’s a little handy mirror and an eyeglass cloth. If you think this is too much stuff, just imagine what I can put in a suitcase!

I tag everyone who hasn’t done this yet!¬†
=)

What’s a must have for you to carry around during the day? If I had to pick it’d probably be lipstick!

What’s on my nightstand?

Bedside Items

These are my favorite things for my little night time routine right before I turn off the light.
Osmia Vanilla Shea Hand Cream¬†– I think it’s safe to say that there’s not anything that Osmia makes that I don’t like. This hand cream is great because it absorbs so quickly but leaves your hands super soft. Plus it smells delightfully of vanilla.
Badger Sleep Balm & Lotus Wei Quiet Mind – As an insomniac I find that good aromatherapy is one of the few things that will get my mind to slow the heck down.¬†¬†These two are a recipe for a great night of sleep. A little balm, a little mist and I’m off to dreamland in no time.
Osmia Honey Myrrh Lip Repair – The current saving grace for my poor wind-chapped lips. I really need to learn to snuggle into my scarf better.

What’s your favorite product to apply before bed?

Current Deodorant Favorites

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My deodorant was one of the first things I switched when I started being more health conscious. It was out of sheer curiosity that I bought one from the health food store where I worked. It was okay. Nothing mind blowing. Especially since a lot of the times when adjusting to a new deodorant you just kind of smell. There’s no two ways around it. Since then I feel like I’ve been ever searching for that holy grail-where have you been all my life- deodorant. You know the one, it feels good, smells good, keeps you fresh for as long as humanly possible.
Well, I think I found it. Maybe even two!

Schmidt’s Bergamot and Lime Deodorant* has become my holy grail of deodorants. Why you ask? First off it smells incredible! It’s fresh and citrusy with out smelling like straight up limes. Secondly it works! I’ve had some crazy stressful days in the past couple months and Schmidt’s has kept me super fresh. Their formula seems to have the right mix of ingredients to fight odor but does not cause me to break out in a rash like other baking soda based deodorants. Third, the price is amazing! Eight dollars. I’ve had this jar for 2+ months and I’m not even halfway into it. That’s totally worth it in my mind. I will be so repurchasing this and can’t wait to try some of their other fun scents!

The second deodorant pictured above is a little gem I keep in my makeup bag. North Coast Organics’ Death by Lavender*¬†is my favorite deodorant for traveling with me once I leave the house. It’s a really lovely formula that takes care of business but like Schmidt’s it doesn’t irritate the skin. This smells heavy of lavender so if you’re not fan I would check out Revolver* which is a more woodsy/spicy blend. Either way you can’t go wrong with a mini deodorant in a twist up stick! I feel like that is hard to find in a natural deodorant. North Coast Organics is also USDA certified organic which makes this formula even better. If you’re an on the go type you might just need to have this mini deodorant in your life!

Have you tried either of these brands?

*I did recieve these products for consideration. All opinions are my own and I am not compensated for my review*