Hey, again! I feel like I’ve been blogging like crazy this week, but really it’s only been one extra post and video. If you missed it, it was a chatty GRWM on my everyday glowy makeup. Keeping with the casual and beauty themes, today I wanted to share a few things that I’m coveting. Some essentials. Some just pretty. All vegan and cruelty free.
1. I’ve always felt like eye creams were a bit useless, but then I was reminded how great caffeine is for reducing dark circles. I talk about my dark circles all the time, but if you somehow missed my wallowing, just know that they’re intense and concealer proof. 100 Percent Pure’s Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream is on my radar now after seeing so many people rave about it. When I do try it, I’ll be sure to show you before and after photos. Maybe they’ll be super impressive like those extreme fitness journey ones. Here’s to hoping.
2. This is something I’ve never seen anyone talk about. It’s an Ash and Ember Eye Soot that I found browsing Petit Vour. It’s just oils and pigments and the texture is between a powder and cream. I’m so perplexed by that and even more so by the beauty of the swatches. It comes in beautiful rich colors that have either a metallic or shimmer finish. My favorite is Love Spell. I think it would make the perfect bronzy smudgy eye.
3. I only knew Lily Lolo for their mascara (and its cult following), but recently I saw their makeup mist, which is designed for setting your makeup and improving its longevity. This is the first clean setting spray I’ve seen and I always get excited when I find nontoxic versions of conventional products. Green beauty has come a long way, but there isn’t a dupe for everything.
4. I randomly stumbled across the OrganiCup one day on Instagram and I’ve been thinking about it since. Though I finally switched to natural cotton tampons, I hate how much unnecessary waste they create. Menstrual cups are intimidating, but I’m willing to give it a shot to help the planet, my body and my wallet. Do you use them? Are they as scary and uncomfortable as they seem? This particular one is made from 100% medical grade silicone and the brand seems super cool.
5. Last weekend I got sunburnt, affirming my need for the Suntegrity SPF 30 Moisturizing Primer. They also make a tinted version if you’d prefer that. There are a lot of mineral sunscreens on the market now, but I kept seeing this one again and again with great reviews. I’m anxious to see how it affects makeup application because it’s SPF and primer in one.
6. Calia haircare. Need I say more? I feel like this has been around forever, but I never looked into it. It seems a bit pricey at first, but their bundles are actually a pretty good deal. Have you used their shampoos and conditioners? Since I moved, my hair has been a mess due to the water. It’s impossible to rinse product out of my hair and I’m left with residue, but my scalp is dry. If you know how to fix this, please help a girl out! I’m willing to try anything at this point.
7. Finding the right natural deodorant has been a bit of a challenge. I’ve tried horrible rash-inducing ones, decent ones, but nothing that’s great. The Meow Meow Tweet Cream Deodorant seems promising. I’ve never tried one that comes in a jar, so that could take some getting used to, but it might be worth it. Plus the name is cute.
8. Wooden brushes are one of those things people with beautiful hair swear by. I want to be a beautiful hair person. There is no way I’ll be purchasing the one pictured because it’s $80, but it does look lovely. There are much cheaper options, but I know they generally have the tendency to loose bristles, so I’m not sure if it’s best to invest. They are supposed to stimulate your scalp and distribute natural oils through the length of your hair and that sounds pretty great.
9. The Puristry Flower Water Toner didn’t fit in my little wishlist image (no photos with a white background), but I had to include it because I am crushing hard. Puristry was developed by Susie Wang, the founder of 100 Percent Pure. After catching her lifestream on Instagram, I know the product line inside and out. She created it exclusively for Anthropologie and you’ll be happy to know they had very strict production standards. The ingredients are high quality and USDA certifed organic. Honestly, all six products look amazing and luxurious, but the toner caught my attention. It’s a blend of floral hydrosols, oils and hyaluronic acid. Can a girl ask for more? As someone in desperate need of hydration and calming nourishing products, this seems like the perfect toner for me.
If you’ve tried any of these products, please share your experience with them in the comments. Feel free to share what’s on your wishlist, too!