Green Skincare is Awesome? Yah I know.

Another Beauty personality(s) is falling in love with green skin care and we’re all over here like…yah duh.

This time it’s Kypris!

KYPRIS is a luxurious line of holistic, high-performance skin care boasting organic, wild crafted, and sustainably grown botanicals for gorgeous skin and an ecstatic experience of your unique Beauty.

All formulations are 100% natural and nature-derived, scented and preserved with essential oils and plant extracts, packaged in glass, and never tested on animals.

Kypris is Luxe.

in ingredients

in experience

… in price

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I myself splurged one day before I had a child when I didn’t spend money on things like poop liners and pureed zuchinni, bananas, and amaranth.

You should splurge on what’s important to you, skin care is to me…especially the stuff that’s going to sink is and do some serious work…purses , NOPE (The last purse I bought was not purchased in this decade and was from TJMaxx.

To each there own…I guess people say ‘you do you’ now…

anyways

I actually ran out of it this morning and I’m in mourning. I love this oil and after nurturing my face through that cluster of pregnancy and post-natal hormones it’s gone on to a better place.

YOU WILL BE MISSED Kypris Beauty Elixir!!!

But two non-green beauty lovers are swooning over this new-to-them brand and it’s Caroline Hirons and Lily Pebbles.

Worry not my rehabers! Caroline is giving some away!! That’s right, part of her Christmas  giveaway series includes Kypris.

GET THEE TO THE INTERNET AND PUT YOUR NAME IN HERE!!!
(then send some more beauty elixir III to me because I’m close to tears)

Head over to those links to hear the great things they have to say, and if you want to treat yo’ self (RIP P&R) you can do it at Credo Beauty or Citrine Natural Beauty.

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The Scariest Makeup Technique

Right now I’m on a huge Youtube Makeup Tutorial kick.  I like watching for reviews and demos of projects and I somehow always wander off the pages where people are doing these make up tutorials with TONS of makeup and they always choose the wrong foundation color and address viewers as “sweetum’s” or something as particularly saccharine and uncomfortable.

I always think they’re going to stop right when it looks polished and natural and then they KEEP.GOING.

” I’m just going to add a little more ____________________” (eyeliner, contouring, highlight, etc.)

and I yell at the screen “DON’T DO IT!”

but they always do…sigh…

Anyways, one night I was watching videos by a total makeup artist badass who is not one of the aforementioned trainwrecks, and Greta was giving me serious side-eye, and I came across this video by British makeup artist Wayne Goss:

For those who can’t (or don’t want to) watch the video, it’s about how celebrities get that “lit from within” look without looking like they’re wearing too much makeup.  Here’s the gist

  1.  Moisturize your face
    2.  Add cream cheek/highlighting/contouring colors
    3.  Be completely freaked out by how you look
    4.  Blend foundation (powder or liquid) ON TOP of the colors
    5.  Stand back in shock and amazement at it actually working

Admittedly I was totally skeptical that it would work, and that it would work with natural products, but lo and behold it works and I’ve got the pictures to show!

Here you go!

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Prepped my face with Andalou Naturals Sensitive CC cream

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Take a powder brush, and some foundation, and blend on top.  MAGIC!
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The finished look

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Products used: rms living luminizer, rms lip2cheek in promise, juice beauty lip gloss in pink, honeybee gardens in belgian chocolate, Zuzu Luxe eyebrow pencil in mink, honeybee gardens foundation in luminous/also great with gressa’s foundation (I use a combo of 3 & 4), w3ll people mascara, lauren brooke cosmetiques bronzer in golden, rms uncoverup in 11, Andalou Naturals CC cream in sensitive, Acure Shampoo and Conditioner in Argan, Yarok Volume Mousse.  

Are you willing to try it?
Go for it!

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Looking Forward to 2015

On the heels of ‘What I loved most about 2014’ I thought I would talk about what I’m looking forward to in 2015!

While there a bunch of new products sure to be out that aren’t little twinkle in green beauty creators eyes, that I’ll want to try, I’m looking forward to some new things that are already out there. Here they are:

1. New Places to Shop

There are some new stores that just opened up in 2015 that I’m eager to try out!

Seed to Serum

This store is a blogger to proprietor story.  Megan was always on the cusp of new brands that you’re going to love. How did I find the awesome Black Chicken? Megan! The incredible Province Apothecary? Megan! I can go on and on.  Her brands are on point and always high performance and her store is visually stunning. Try not to buy everything.

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Credo Beauty

How do we know green beauty has gone mainstream? Other than Gwenyth Paltrow and Elle Magazine talking about it? Credo Beauty.  Credo beauty is no small time gig, it was created by the guy who has headed Sephora USA Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Estee Lauder, and NV Perricone MD and is opening its first Brick and Mortar in San Francisco with VP’s of marketing and a much more corporate structure than ever before. Granted we all here knew this is what beauty is supposed to be like, and now it seems the world is catching up!

Anyways, with brands that make our green hearts pitter patter, behind the scene brand videos, and hopefully easy to shop brick and mortar locations I can’t wait!

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2. New Products/ Lines to Try

Gressa Skin’s Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation

I received this as a gift for Christmas time and I’m excited to use it in 2015.  This foundation is getting a lot of Gressa Skin’s Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundationlove going around the blog-o-sphere (most annoying word created?) and I’m excited to try it out.  Getting my hands on this product though has been a circus.  I wrote to find out my shade color since they don’t give samples (I KNOW) and was told I was a 4. Awesome. I told my gift giver who ordered two bottles of color 4. 1 bottle of color 1 came in. Alrighty then… we wrote back and they said they would ship out 2 bottles of number 4. Got them, woo hoo! Number 4 is just alittletoodark for my skin in winter, I’m like a 3.5. Sigh… So I wrote back and asked to return 1 number 4 for a number 3. STILL WITH ME? Gressa said keep it and play! we’ll send you a number 3 because of all the problems. BOOM. s’called customer service yo.

You all know from my one room challenge the ridiculousness that is sometimes referred to as customer service. I’M LOOKING AT YOU VINCENT. I’m also pretty patient with mix-ups , especially for a locally made, ethically sourced, small but burgeoning company.  Everyone makes mistakes and it’s how you handle them and fix them that count. Gressa get’s an A+.

Zoe Organics Line

So 2015 is big for another reason, I gots knocked up. Other than the usual upsides like eternal love, devotion, bonding, and raising someone to be kind and intelligent on this planet I get to try baby mama stuff woo hoo! A side of the market I didn’t know anything about previously.  With lots of changes going on and the winter season of doom upon us, it will be great to explore new lines like this fun and attractive one.

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What are you looking forward to in 2015?

 

 

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