Okay, I know this is perhaps a couple of polish trends behind, but I can’t go past a greige polish - smart enough for work, cool enough for play. This one is Sheswai Lacquer in ‘Stoned’ - it is ‘3 FREE’ which means it contains no formaldehyde, toluene, or DBPs. Available here.
Make your own clean version of luxe face oil Rodin Olio Lusso!
I’ve been lusting over Rodin Olio Lusso for months now. And I’m not alone, everyone in the beauty industry seems to be obsessed with it. Into The Gloss* did an interview with Linda Rodin (the creator of Rodin Olio Lusso) last year and she talks about how the oil was created in her home. Inspired by Rodin Olio Lusso’s DIY roots, I had some fun yesterday making my own oil. As Ms. Rodin points out in her interview, you really do get what you pay for, there’s a reason a small bottle of the Rodin Olio Lusso costs $140. Rodin uses top of the line oils and I’m sure it smells amazing too. Below is the super easy recipe I came up with and some things I’ll do differently next time.
All these oils should be available at any well-stocked health food store and are readily available online. I purchased the Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Sweet Almond Oil online from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Sweet Almond Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Almond Extract/Essential Oil for scent
Leaving a small amount of room at the top (about 1/8 of the bottle), fill the bottle with equal parts of Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. Top the bottle off with a small amount of Vitamin E Oil and add Almond Extract for scent. To use wash your face and spread a small amount over a damp face.
Next time I make this, I probably won’t use the Almond Extract. I love the almond scent, but Almond Extract is alcohol based and made the oil emulsify - kind of like salad dressing. The emulsified oil mixture still works and feels great on my face, but wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I ordered some jasmine essential oil online this week and will probably try that or a lavender essential oil to give it a pleasant scent. Certainly there are many other oils you can use and it’s worth experimenting with what works best for your face and reading up on the effect each oil has on the skin.
Lusting for summer on these cold winter nights… add some colour and get Abbey Lee’s look with Nvey Eco Organic Lipstick in ‘Red Orange Slight Shimmer’, available here:
[Image from here]
So I already disliked Emily Weiss from the beauty blog ‘Into the Gloss’ because she is completely gorgeous & devastatingly chic, but now she also has to go and use some fantastic clean beauty products… To see her annoyingly perfect regime, click the picture above.
What: Luminizer, highlighter, waker-upper, heaven in a pot.
For: Every cheek and browbone out there.
How: I like to pat the Luminizer over my cheekbones and browbones after I apply foundation, and before I apply (cream) blush. It also works over cream eyeshadow to add a nice glowy sheen. I’ve read that some people use it like a lip gloss but it seems a little too dry to work on my lips.
Result: Very natural dewy gloss. This isn’t a shimmery ‘going out’ type highlighter - it works for just an everyday glow & looks super natural.
Buy: from RMS Beauty website - http://www.rmsbeauty.com/
The Verdict: This is probably one of the most pure cosmetics you can buy. Clean, easy to use, and does exactly what is says - 10/10.