A while back I placed a Barry M order because they are a very popular and easy to find drugstore brand in the UK.Barry M is cruelty-free, and I really wanted to try some of their vegan products. I’ve heard a lot about them over the years but because they are not sold in stores here in the US, had never given them a try before. On their website, the vegan products are labeled, which is super helpful. The Barry M Flawless Light Reflecting Concealer caught my eye as I’m a bit of a concealer junkie and love trying new options.
Claims: “Flawless Light Reflecting Concealer covers imperfections without caking. Infused with cucumber and aloe extracts to sooth and revitalise the skin, it’s the perfect on-the-spot treatment for tired eyes.”
One of the most essential skin care products that is also the most overlooked is a good exfoliator. While there are a lot of chemical exfoliators on the market, there are also a lot of effective natural ones too. When I got a goodie package from Cocokind, I was immediately drawn to the Cocokind Organic Sea Moss Exfoliator. I’ve tried plenty of natural exfoliators, but never one with sea moss before! I had to give it a try!
Claims: “Our USDA Organic Sea Moss Exfoliator gently polishes skin while delivering significant nutrition! Sea moss, also called Irish Moss, is a seaweed abundant in protein, beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins B and C. When massaged on face, organic sea moss finely exfoliates and nourishes skin, bringing out a natural radiance. Organic Irish Moss is an excellent source of minerals, protein, beta carotene, magnesium, calcium and vitamins B & C. Organic Grapeseed Flour is full of oligomeric proanthocyanidins, a bioflavanoid which is a rich antioxidant. Organic Geranium Oil is a natural and gentle astringent when applied to skin.”
I love muti-use products and couldn’t wait to give the Cover FX Perfect Pencil a try. I purchased this myself the day that it came out, and the brand has sent me it as well. While it took me a bit to try it out in a variety of ways, I love that you can do so many things with this one little pencil. I’ve used it to cover blemishes, define my brows, fix winged liner issues, and just to brighten and define various elements of my makeup.
Claims: “This do-it-all, waterproof pencil provides ultimate control with a precision-point tip that is perfect for focused concealing of blemishes and discoloration, lining the waterline to brighten eyes, and defining the lip line, brow arches and winged eye liner! “
I have tried just about every natural deodorant out there. And just about every natural deodorant out there has failed me. Some more than others, some less, but in general most have just simply not been effective. Reading through online reviews, I know that I’m not the only one with this issue. So many of us would love to use a natural deodorant but we also want one that works. When I was sent the Kaia Naturals The Takesumi Detox Deodorant to try out, I was skeptical at first but also completely intrigued.
The Kaia Naturals The Takesumi Detox Deodorant uses activated charcoal and other ingredients to help “detox” your pits. As stated on their website, “it will take approximately 2-4 weeks for your body to adjust to The Takesumi Detox and you will soon be back to normal.” I knew that this would be a process and I was excited to try it! I dedicated myself to using the Cold Pressed Rose formula using the Kaia Naturals deodorant detox instructions and wanted to share my results with you.
Claims: “With a combination of activated charcoal and natural fermentation technology which fights odor-causing bacteria, you will stay odor free all day. Activated charcoal has a porous surface that acts like a magnet, which chemically binds substances, such as bacteria and toxins to draw them out.”
One skincare product that I love to try, but am also super picky about, are eye creams. So many out there just don’t do enough to be worth it for me. So many just feel like a regular moisturizer in a smaller, and usually more expensive, package. I am a firm believer in preventative skincare and think that having your bases covered with your anti-aging skin care routine is so important to do sooner than later. Because of this, I expect a lot from products that make claims as big as the 100% Pure Super Fruits Eye Balm does. I picked this balm up in July but have only recently started using it regularly because I was using up another eye cream first.
Claims: “Super fruits collection is a blend of the most powerfully anti-aging fruits from around the world with the highest ORAC value of antioxidants for aggressive age corrective treatment for your skin. Rich and buttery eye cream deeply nourishes your sensitive eye area and works to drastically lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles, increase firmness and soften skin.”