February Favorites

2017 is in full effect. The weather in Los Angeles has been so wet and gloomy but I have never seen so much green. Spring is going to be the most beautiful this year. I thought I’d share some of my favorite green products of the month. Enjoy!

African Botanics  Neroli Infused Marula Oil  $120

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Get That Glow Back 

African Botanics has quickly become one of my favorite skin care lines. The star in this formula is of course, Marula Oil with its antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties your skin is left beautifully balanced. The oil is extracted using the supercritical extraction method, which is the purest and most potent way to extract a substance. This brand has such a cool and unique story that I connect with, and they use many ingredients that no other brands use. The marula oil is wildcrafted from marula trees in South Africa. These trees are untouched by man, and are watered by mother nature. Ethically sourced, fair trade, and sustainable. This blend helps to regulate oil production, brightens the skin tone, and keeps acne at bay. I’ve been using this product for almost 3 weeks now and I definitely notice a difference in my complexion. I have that lit from within glow. My skin looks healthy and my usual hormonal breakouts didn’t pay me a visit this month. This oil is a must have for skin that needs balancing and nourishment.

Fig+Yarrow  Rose Vanilla Tinted Lip Blush $12

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Minimalist Beauty 

Hi, my name is Cori and I am addicted to lip balm. So happy to have found this gem. Fig+Yarrow is an artisan line that uses sustainable, raw, organic, and wildcrafted ingredients. The maker studied plant medicine and herbalism and creates beautiful products for body and spirit. Their products have intriguing scents and textures. This particular product leaves the lips with a flush of blush. This balm leaves my lips with this sexy sheen that lasts! The color is achieved by using alkanet root and uses all natural plant butters, oils, and waxes. Rose hip oil offers it’s amazing anti aging properties and lips are softened with Vitamin E and Betacarotene. At such a great price point this product is essential. Great for a no makeup makeup look, or on top of a lipstick to add more shine.

Vapour Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation  $50

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Green Can Be Glam

Hallelujah! This foundation is E V E R Y T H I N G. Top 3 clean foundations for me and a staple in my everyday routine. This product is often compared to the Luminous Silk Foundation by Armani. I’ve never tried that foundation but It leaves my skin looking luminous, even, and fresh. I like it better than any conventional foundation I’ve ever tried, and the list is long. The formula is a mousse like texture that has a satin finish with medium to full buildable coverage. They have a great shade selection and they even do shade consultations on their website. The formula is packed with plant oils and herbs to nourish the skin while it’s on. Breathable and beautiful, every glam girls dream. I wear shade 130.

RMS Beauty “Un powder” $34

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Bake, Bake, Bake, Bake, Bake 

I have finally found my replacement for Laura Merciers setting powder, and this one is 10xs better! The powder is ultra fine, light reflective and mattifying at the same time. I literally can not believe how soft and fine this powder is, it almost melts into you skin. I like that it doesn’t leave any white cast on the face and leaves the skin looking so smooth. I use this to set my under eye concealer and on my t-zone. My concealer stays put all day and my makeup stays looking fresh.

Tammy Fender  intensive Repair Balm $130

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Intoxicating, High Vibrational Healer 

Tammy Fender is an esthetician that approaches skin care holistically with a focus on high vibrational, botanical ingredients. Her products are formulated to transform the skin and the spirit. Her products are nourishing and balancing with the focus of optimal skin health from the inside out. I wish I could soak my self from head to toe in this formula. It is beauty. I have heard so much about this miracle balm I had to see if all they hype was true. It was. First of all the smell is divine. I have never smelled anything quite like it before, it needs to be a fragrance. The combination of soothing chamomile and healing hellichrysum awaken the senses and raise vibrational levels. I find myself standing in front of the mirror working this balm into my skin, smelling my hands over and over. Inhaling the scent and indulging in such beneficial self-care. It takes you there. Nourishes the skin and strengthens the skin barrier, to promote healing both on the surface and below. Strengthens skins connective tissue and fades scars. My skin is left feeling hydrated, and nourished while my mind is left calm and grateful. Truly transformational and worth every penny.

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