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BRONZED GLOW MAKEUP!!

I am so excited to finally start before and after makeup demos for you beauties!! It is super important for me to actually show you what nontoxic products can do, rather then just review products all the time! As a makeup artist and esthetician, it hasn’t exactly been easy or cheap converting ALL of my products to organic and nontoxic, but I am finally getting to a point where my kit is looking good and I can start doing what I love the most, making women feel their best by enhancing their beauty with healthy and high quality products!!  When my little sister asked me to do her makeup for a night out, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to do some before and afters for you guys, and a breakdown of all the products I used so you can do a similar look!! Let me start off by saying how excited I am that my sister has pulled away from the black smokey eyes and washed out lip look (hey we have all been there right?!). Not that there is anything wrong with a good smokey eye at all, but when she asked me for a more glowy, bronzed look with a little black eyeliner I was pleased as I think it’s my favorite look to do!!




-First and foremost, I prepped her skin with Sibu Hydrating Serum. Her skin was noticeably dry due to hormones and weather changes and hydrating the skin before makeup application is imperative!! I really like this serum because it contains sea buckthorn which helps combat acne and helps brighten and even out skintone!! I applied liberally then gave it some time to really soak into the skin!!

-Next I primed her skin with 100% Pure Luminous Primer. For an all natural primer I dig this stuff, it has vitamins and antioxidants to shield skin from free radicals AND its silicone-free!!

-For eyebrows I used 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Eye Brow Powder Gel in “Taupe.” This stuff is great for a natural looking brow, it gives a good amount of color and keeps them in place.

-I lined her waterline gently with W3ll People Hypnotist Eyeliner. This smooth black eyeliner is a great option for those looking for an all natural one, it stays all day too!!

-I kept her eyeshadow simple, my sister doesn’t really like a heavy eye so I dusted Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer W3ll People Bio Bronzer and warmed up her crease and smudged a tiny bit below the eye as well. Bronze makes blue eyes POP!!

-I finished the eyes off with 100% Pure Creamy Eyeliner in “Black Tea” with a thin clean line on top and 100% Pure Ultra Lengthening Mascara in “Black Tea.” I highly recommend both of these products, they are extremely long lasting and SUPER black which I love!!

-For her face I applied Skintegrity in “Golden Light” because I love the dewy finish it gives as well as great coverage!! I took RMS un-coverup in “22” to conceal her blemishes and under her eyes.  I then dusted RMS Un-Powder on her t-zone so she wasn’t dewy everywhere (this is the ONLY powder you will ever need-promise).

-She wanted to be rather bronzy so I swept W3ll People Bio Bronzer nearly everywhere lightly for a natural sun-kissed look. To give her the perfect glow I took Kjaer Weis “Radiance” and highlighted the heck out of her (high points of cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupids bow, tear ducts).

-Lastly for lips I prepped with Beautycounter Lip Conditioner Calendula Balm (ladies this is a MUST-HAVE, my lips have been saved by this stuff!!) I lined her lips with Ilia Lip Crayon in “Come Undone” then filled in with Beautycounter Lip Sheer in “Twig.” Twig is an amazingly flattering nude that compliments any skintone!!

****I hope you ladies enjoyed this look and I am always open to suggestions for more looks using all nontoxic products!! And remember, makeup only looks as good as the skin underneath so make sure you are taking care of your body as a whole!!**** Products can be found at http://www.thegreenkiss.com, http://www.laurenvanloo.beautycounter.com, http://www.spiritbeautylounge.com, http://www.alimapure.com, http://www.ecodivabeauty.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.sibubeauty.com

WHY NO PARABENS??

Parabens. We are hearing that word more and more everyday but what really are parabens? And why does it matter if they are in our beauty products? To put it simply parabens are preservatives, and they are used to increase the shelf life of a product by preventing the growth of bacteria. What you may see when you look at the ingredient list on some of your common bath, body and cosmetic products are methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, isopropyl-, and butylparaben. Parabens are found in moisturizers, cleansers, body washes, shampoos, sunscreens, deodorants, makeup and much more! If you go into your bathroom and check all your ingredients in your everyday products, you may be surpsied about the amount of parabens used in everything. Ok so now that we know what parabens are, why are they bad for you?


I think Beautycounter breaks it down in a simple, yet effective way. Parabens mimic estrogen, therefore they may play a role in triggering cancer and other health issues. Some parabens can also irritate the skin or cause allergic reactions. I like to present it in the most simple way, we don’t really like to see preservatives in our food we ingest, so why would we want them in our beauty and body products? Remember, 60% of what we put ON our bodies is absorbed into our bloodsteam! I will continue to do ingredient breakdowns of ingredients you want to look out for and how to gradually go “green” with your products so it isn’t overwhelming!! Also, feel free to fill out the CONTACT form with any questions!!

**For more ingredient information check out http://www.ewg.org and http://www.beautycounter.com for a copy of their “Never List” which I swear by!!

W3LL PEOPLE BIO BRONZER REVIEW!

Let me first start off by stating that I have a bronzer addiction, BIG time! In my eyes bronzers are huge multi-taskers and bring a necessary warmth to the face no matter what time of the year it is. As you guys get to know me you will find out that my daily makeup routine consists of a bronzer, highlighter, black eyeliner, mascara and a nude lip! I almost always use my bronzer as my eyeshadow in my crease, i love a warm monochromatic look!! I recently ordered the W3ll People Bio Bronzer (formerly known as Hedonist bronzer) in hopes of bringing me out of my bronzer rut, and boy has this done the trick! W3ll People describes this as ,” a truly natural sun-kissed color. That’s healthy inside and out. It warms the complexion, corrects excess redness and creates added dimension.”



I have been wearing this bronzer for about 3 weeks now and it really is the perfect bronzer! It blends seamlessly into my skin and has the ever so slightest bit of finely milled golden sparkles to give a glow when you wear it. Now don’t fret when you hear the world sparkle, because it’s very understated and wearable, no glitter chunks here ladies! On my skin it has almost a terracotta-ish tone which I never thought would work for me, but it truly just looks like a natural tan so I believe this shade will work for anyone. You will not see any orange tones or muddyness coming from this bronzer, just a true natural tan finish with a slight golden sheen. I absolutely love, love this bronzer and would recommend it to anyone! Did I mention that I’m obsessed with their clean, all white packaging that states, “Hippie tested, diva approved.” Perfection! Retail: $23.00.  You can find this gem at http://www.w3llpeople.com

**W3ll People says this bronzer is FREE from:  Artificial preservatives, parabens, chemicals, dyes, fragrance, silicone, dimethicone, pthalates, sulphates, petroleum, talc, bismuth oxychloride, nanoparticles and bad mojo.** Winner, winner in my book!!

MY MUST-HAVE HIGHLIGHTERS!!

Ok so it took me having two kids, and lots of lost sleep to realize how amazing highlighters are and that they really are necessary in a makeup routine, well mine at least! Now when I made my transition into the green beauty world I have to say I was skeptical about how good a non-toxic highlighter could really be, boy was I in for a surprise!! For those of you that are new to highlighters or don’t know what to do with them don’t fear, you are not alone. Basically a highlighter “highlights” your face, usually used on high points of cheekbones, cupids bow, inner corners of eyes, bridge of nose, basically where ever you want to GLOW! They make you look healthy, awake, radiant and can double as an eyeshadow which is why they are a must-have for me right now. Below is a list of my absolute favorite non-toxic highlighters, enjoy! 🙂

Swatches left to right: KW Radiance, RMS, W3ll People, Alima “Chai”, Alima “Paris

RMS Living Luminizer: Raw.Dewy.Supermodel glow. Think of a Victoria’s Secret Supermodel basking in sun with mist of the waves hitting her face, a slightly sticky, wet glow- in a very good way! Retail: $38.00 (tip: samples sizes are offered for this!)

Alima Pure “Paris” Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow: Perfect, multi-tasking, budget friendly, nude glow. It literally is the perfect beige shimmer, NO gold, NO pink, just beige perfection. Yes it’s technically eyeshadow but it really is so much more! Retail: $12.50 (a bargain for everything this does!) (tip: samples sizes are offered on website!)

Alima Pure “Chai” Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow: This is going to do the exact same things “Paris” does but this gives the most gorgeous Rose Gold Glow!! My favorite thing to do with it on a night out is mix it with my bronzer and the result is a gorgeous pink golden sunset (does that make sense?!) Retail: $12.50 (tip: samples sizes are offered on website)

Kjaer Weis “Radiance”: I don’t even know where to begin with this but I will start by saying this is the most stunning makeup product I have ever owned, packaging and all! It is described in many ways but on me is a beautiful pearly beige, and gives off a true airbrushed look. I have literally had people stop and ask me if I airbrush my makeup everyday when I wear it! I treasure this so much and I have say is my favorite. Price tag is steep but it is completely worth it! Retail: $56.00 (tip: there is a refill system for this brand and retail is $32.00)

W3ll People Bio Brighter Stick: I recently received a sample of this and so glad I did. I think of a Moon Queen when i wear this. I know that sounds crazy but it leaves you with this striking glow that really accentuates your features! I will be buying the full size, and I like that it comes in a stick form, very convenient!! Retail: $34.50 (tip: W3ll people offers samples on their website!)

**You can find these products at http://www.spiritbeautylounge.com, http://www.alimapure.com, http://www.w3llpeople.com, http://www.ecodivabeauty.com

WELCOME FREE BEAUTIES!!!

I am sooo excited to finally share my blog with you all! I have put my heart and soul into this and am so looking forward to building connections and frienships within this amazing industry, I have already met some amazing people on Instagram! A quick background on me, I am a wife, mom of two, licensed esthetician and non toxic makeup artist. Click on “MY STORY” for a little more background on me and my life!

Last year my son, Landon, was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called OMS and he is my inspiration for starting Free Love Beauty. The sudden illness of my son has made me determined to create the most non toxic lifestyle as possible. I am learning so much about the “green” world and am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and learning more from others in this beautiful and positive industry. On that note I just want to take a moment to remind everyone that this blog is a positive space and I want everyone to uplift, empower and share their knowledge with eachother! Please no negativity here!

My goal as a licensed esthetician is to address questions and concerns about individual skin types, give in depth product reviews and show that non toxic and organic beauty can be just as effective (if not more effective) then mainstream products ridden with chemicals!! I will also throw in some lifestyle and nutrition, and some slices of my son’s journey with OMS to help raise awareness about this rare neurological disorder.  Now, lets begin…..to free, love and nourish your skin!! Nice to meet you FREE BEAUTIES!!!!

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