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Monthly Subscription, $15
Loved it/bought it since ★★★★ • Good stuff ★★★ • Not for me ★★ • Hated it ★
Modern Minerals • Lotus Wei Infused Emotive Lip Gloss, Violet Rose • ★★★
Description: Modern Minerals collaborated with Lotus Wei to create a special lip gloss infusion of pink camellia flowers, pink tourmaline gemstone essence, a light floral fragrance of lavender, chamomile, rose and neroli. This special emotive formula helps to magnify Love of Life, Inner Strength, Compassion and Living in the Present Moment. // HOW TO USE: This lush lip gloss can be worn alone or layered over bolder lipsticks. There are four shades to choose from: Violet Rose, Coral Glow, B of Love, and Love of Attraction.
At first glance this is a typical lip gloss. It’s a little too lip glossy for me with all the sparkles and shine, but I love the scent and how it makes my lips feel. If you read more about the infusions etc that is also interesting, especially if you’re into crystals and herbal remedies.
One Love Organics • Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder • ★★★★
Value, $12 (full-size, $29)
Description: With a unique blend of highly absorbent Georgia Kaolin Clay, hylaronic acid, and silica rich bamboo extract, Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder softens, strengthens, lifts and nourishes hair between shampoos, during travel, or for an anytime pick-me-up. // HOW TO USE: Sprinkle a tiny amount onto your hands or apply directly to scalp. Let sit for 3 minutes, massage into scalp, and brush through.
Pro tip time. For the longest time I’ve felt meh about sprinkle-on-your-scalp dry shampoos. I’ve always had better luck with the kill-the-ozone aerosol sprays. Ugh though. I’ve finally figured out a way to use the powders that works for me. SO WELL. Get a little lid or bowl, dish out about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon worth of powder and apply it to your hair/scalp using an old but clean makeup brush. Sweep it around like you’d apply mineral foundation focusing on the areas where the oil builds up. It’s been a life changer!
Pelle Beauty • Luxe Beauty Balm • ★★★
Value, $9 (full-size, $65)
Description: This dreamy, delicate, waterless balm provides your face with intense moisture. Formulated with floral waxes, precious essential oils and antioxidant-rich ingredients, this super-emollient and easily-absorbed beauty balm will keep skin soft, smooth, and protected. // HOW TO USE: Use any time your skin needs comfort. It can be used morning or night depending upon your preferences. Store in a dry cool area.
The Luxe Beauty Balm will easily melt from its original paste consistency to a smooth oil. It’s somewhere between a moisturizer and a serum. I think I can get away with it at night or on a really dry winter’s day, but it’s a little too thick for the average summer/spring day combined with my skin. I think it would break me out in a humid climate. The scent is absolutely lovely – really digging the herbal blend.
Organic Bath Co • Stress Less Organic Body Oil • ★★★★
Value, $2.25 (full-size, $45)
Description: Softly scented with pure Bulgarian Lavender and a blend of calming essential oils, Stress Less Body Oil delivers lightweight moisture that absorbs instantly for dewy, healthy-looking skin. // HOW TO USE: Spritz onto clean damp skin and massage away. Applying Stress Less Body OIl on damp skin will seal moisture in, leaving your skin feeling extra soft and nourished.
This is going to get used up so quickly. It’s become my go-to after I dry off from the shower. I don’t know why, but I’ve been enjoying it way more than lotion. The lavender scent is super relaxing whether you start your day with a shower or end it with a bath.
Available at Organic Bath Co.
// Overall value, $47.25 • Actual cost, $15 //
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