November 2014 archive

JOSIE MARAN WINTER DREAMS REVIEW

So when I posted my holiday gift list for the green beauty I got a ton of feedback and a lot of interest especially in the Josie Maran Winter Dreams Color Collection Set, so I thought I would do a quick little review on my thoughts and what the set includes! The focus of Josie Maran Cosmetics is Argan Oil, it is the main ingredient in almost all of her produtcts. Argan Oil is said to hydrate, balance, repair and replenish hair, skin, fine lines, you name it! After using this cute little set for over a week now I have to say I’m very impressed with everything and highly recommend this for a gift…..or to treat yourself with some argan love!


100% Pure Argan Oil Light: Ok so I haven’t used this on my face yet because I am loving my skin right now and I don’t want to disrupt it BUT I have used it on my hair and I LOVE it. This is a super multi-use product  and a little goes a long way! The main difference of the Light Argan vs. the Regular is that the Light is a featherweight version and will give you more of a matte finish, I would recommend this for those with combination/problematic skin who want to give Argan Oil a try for the first time. There are NO filler oils, parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or phlalates in this little beauty.

Argan Black Oil Mascara: This is my new favorite mascara, hands down. I LOVE this. It’s super black, doesn’t flake or run and the brush is a large 5 ball brush to give you super full lashes! Infused with black mineral pigments and bamboo to stregthen lashes, this baby is a natural beauty lovers dream! I will be purchasing full size when this runs out! A great find from this set!

Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in “Rio de Rose Gold”: This eyeshadow is really unique and may be intimidating at first but I actually really like it. It is made with 50% coconut water and another layer of argan-infused mineral pigments. The idea behind this product is to actually give your eye area more hydration and create a more youthful appearance. My only complaint is that its VERY metallic so use sparingly. I actually use this as a highlighter in the tear ducts and high points of cheekbones and it’s lovely! The set includes a full-size eyeshadow which is an awesome value!!

Argan Infinity Lip & Cheek Creamy Oil in “Limitless Pink”: Again, this little gem is infused with Argan Oil and meant to nourish and hyrdate along with giving your lips and cheeks a pretty and wearable rosy pink tint! I have no complaints, it’s a simple product that is nice for a quick out the door look! NO petroleum, parabens, sulfates or phlalates in this either!

Argan Illuminizer: Ok beauties this one is the game changer! Also infused with Argan and Vitamin E, this baby gives you a true airbrushed, glowy, 8 hours of sleep look! It has a gorgeous bronzy, champagne glimmer and SO many uses. I like to mix it with my moisturizer or foundation, but you can also highlight with it or mix with your body lotion as well! LOVE this stuff!

I hope this review helped you beauties decide if this is worth a purchase or not! I personally love it and with a retail price of $34 (Value:$69) this is a steal! Not to mention I’m obsessed with the dreamcatcher packaging!! Find the Winter Dreams Color Collection at http://www.sephora.com

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR THE GREEN BEAUTY

With the holidays fast approaching I thought it would be appropriate to do a post of my top green gift picks for you beauties! Some of the items I picked are already in sets which make great gifts, and others are perfect stocking stuffers! I hope these ideas simplify some of your shopping adventures or even make it easier for your significant other to find a gift for their green beauty! 😉 The best part, these all retail for under $100, enjoy!


Josie Maran Winter Dreams Argan Color Collection: I love this set, I know some people say Josie’s line isn’t the cleanest, but it also isn’t the worst by any means so I think this would be a great gift idea for someone looking to transition into a cleaner makeup routine.  The set includes 100% Pure Argan Oil Light, Argan Black Oil Mascara, Argan Infinity Lip & Cheek Creamy Oil (Limitless Pink Shade), Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow (Rio de Rose Gold Shade), and the Argan Illuminizer. The products are a little smaller than usual size but the eyshadow is full size and the products will last you awhile.  It really is a beautiful set and a STEAL at $34!!! http://www.sephora.com

Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter: Everyone who follows my blog and instagram knows this is my absolute favorite highlighter ever!! This is the perfect gift; it’s beautiful, elegant and gives you that perfect holiday glow. Plus, it will fit perfectly into a stocking! Retail: $56 http://www.ecodivabeauty.com

By Rosie Jane – Leila Lou Eau de Parfum: With notes of pear, jasmine and fresh cut grass, Leila Lou is a fresh and clean fragrance of blended essential oils that make up the 100% natural parfum! This fragrance is not too heavy, so it’s easy to wear and great as an everyday scent! Retail: $50 http://www.ecodivabeauty.com

Beautycounter Gift Sets: Beautycounter offers a TON of different sets you can purchase. There are Lustro Oil sets, the Kidscounter sets, suncare sets, the glow body set, and my personal favorite Perfect Lip Collection which includes a lip sheer, lip shine and a lip conditioner for $60! http://www.laurenvanloo.beautycounter.com

BKR Glass Water Bottle: This 16 oz BPA and pthlalate free glass bottle is everything a green girl wants it to be. It’s safe and chic and comes in a wide variety of fun colors. This makes a great stocking stuffer! My favorite color?Holiday! Retail: $30 http://www.ecodivabeauty.com

Pommes Frites Candle Co. Candles: These rustic candles are hand poured with domestically grown soy wax and fine fragrance oils by a husband and wife team in Los Angeles. With unique scents like Teakwood & Tobacco and Fig & Jasmine, the possibilities are endless for finding what suits you best! Did I mention that they are super affordable? Mini Retail: $11 Standard Size Retail: $16 http://www.pfcandleco.com

One Love Organics Essentials Travel Kit: Another great set that makes a great gift for those wanting to switch to nontoxic skincare. This cute cotton travel bag comes with travel sizes of the Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser,  Brand New Day Microderma Scrub & Masque, and Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm.  One Love Organics is known for their high quality yet simple products that provide direct benefits to your skin! Retail: $50 http://www.ecodivabeauty.com

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