Dear Clean Beauties
I apologise for my mini-break from the blog - but I have been cooking up something very exciting and it has momentarily turned my attention away!
I promise to be back on board delivering new reviews, clean regimes and how-tos very soon, but in the meantime I would be super-duper-with-a-cherry-on-top grateful if you could please complete a survey for me. It will take less than 2 minutes (promise!) to complete… pretty please?!
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What: A fast-absorbing, creamy body lotion with resurfacing properties
For: Rapid hydration, and particularly good for smoothing bumpy upper arms
Review: This moisturiser was a surprise. The first time I used it, I was pleased with the warm, comforting fragrance and how quickly it absorbed into skin, but wasn’t blown away. I kept using it - just a pump or two of product to cover each arm in the morning - and then noticed something. The tiny bumps on the tops of my arms, which had never developed into a severe case of keratosis pilaris but which were uneven enough to make me feel slightly self-conscious, were slowly disappearing. The tops of my arms were not only softer, but smoother - something I hadn’t come across before in a moisturiser. A quick Google of the key ingredient ‘baobab’ has revealed that it is great to smooth skin without clogging pores, and encourages regeneration of skin cells.
Continued use of this cream has delivered more even skin texture and skin tone and, as an added bonus, I LOVE the fragrance - best described as woody yet chocolately, and it lingers on skin throughout the day. The cream is absorbed super rapidly into skin - there’s no waiting around for it to sink in before dressing. It’s not the type of rich buttery cream that you apply after a long bath and lounge about in a slinky robe, but a great one to apply when you only have a few minutes to spare but still want something that delivers results. Particularly perfect to prime arms for summer!
Buy it here
The Clean Beauty Blog recently hit 50,000 followers - so what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway of some of my favourite clean beauty products?! To kick things off we have the wonderful Australian brand Planet Eve Organics (hot on the heels from winning a coveted Glosscar!):
Planet Eve Organics’ products are 100 per cent naturally derived and processed, and it takes your skin back to a more pure state – no toxins, no synthetic chemicals, pesticides, fragrances, preservatives, colours or GMOs.
One lucky reader will win the Daily Essentials Face Care package valued at $AUD147, which includes the Facial Cleansing Oil (one of my staples - read the review here), the Facial Balancing Toner and Anti-Ageing Daily Face Moisturiser.
To enter, simply -
- Like the Planet Eve Organics Facebook page;
- Spread the word! Reblog, tweet or share this post, and follow The Clean Beauty Blog on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. The more ways you follow/share, the more entries you get; and
- Leave a comment below, including details of how you shared if relevant. Please make sure you include your email address in the form so that I can contact you if you win!
This is an international giveaway, which will close at midnight (AEST) Tuesday 17 April 2012. The winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday 18 April 2012.
You must be a fan of the Planet Eve Organics Facebook page to be eligible to win.
Good luck! More giveaways coming up over the next few weeks so make sure you are following to stay updated! x
What: Makeup remover and cleanser.
For: All skin types, particularly dry or sensitive skin.
Review: I’m all about oils these days - oils to cleanse, oils to moisturise, even oils to eat! This cleansing oil by Vapour Organics is a nice addition to my oily routine, as it is brilliant for removing makeup & thoroughly cleansing without stripping skin. Skin nourishing ingredients include camelia oil, jojoba oil, and evening primrose oil, which all work together to gently cleanse skin and leave skin plump & hydrated. It is safe to use on eyes and easily removes waterproof makeup. As with all oil-based cleansers, you will need to remove it with either a muslin cloth (my preference) or cotton pads.
I have previously reviewed and used Planet Eve Organics Cleansing Oil, and would recommend & repurchase both products. The main differences between the two is that the Planet Eve oil feels a little more luxurious to me (thanks to the lovely warm sandalwood scent), but Vapour Organics is probably a little better at removing lots of makeup, including eye makeup.
Clean creds: Made with 95% Certified Organic Ingredients and 5% wildcrafted essential oils, 100% natural, chemical free, cruelty free, gluten free, made with wind power, biodegradable ingredients, inner & outer packaging recyclable.
Verdict: If you haven’t made the switch to a cleansing oil, this is a good one to transition with, as it still gives a thorough deep down clean but delivers all the skin-loving benefits of an oil. An oil is also great if you find that water dries your skin, as you can wipe away excess with a dry cotton pad and skip washing with water altogether.
Buy it here (affiliate link)
*This product was sent to me as a PR sample for my honest review.
Highlighter applied to the cheekbones is an easy way to add polish and glamour to your look. I love RMS Beauty Living Luminizer (full review here). Keep it fresh with a bold lip and nude eyes.
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Kate’s wedding makeup was natural, fresh and glowing - a look that is easy to replicate and is perfect for summer parties & easy weekend makeup. Get a radiant bridal glow by prepping skin with a serum (try Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum) and let dewy skin speak for itself with minimal foundation or a tinted moisturizer (cover blemishes and dark circles using RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up). Softly line eyes with a smudge of pencil for definition and use a pinky blush with a touch of shimmer to finish the look (such as Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Radiant Blush in ‘Starlet’). To take the look from day to night simply add a little more eyeliner & a slick of lip gloss. Supermodel in a flash.
Get Karlie Kloss’s sexy smoky eyes using Vapour Organic Beauty Mezmerize Eye Colour in ‘Storm’. Umbrella optional.