Our Top 10 Earth Day Friendly Beauty Picks

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Our Top 10 Earth Day Friendly Beauty Picks!

 
 

1. Everyone Face Exfoliate

$9.99 at eoproducts.com
EveryOne Face Exfoliate ­ a natural and unique product that uses Candelilla Wax to provide the exfoliating texture, not plastic beads. Candelilla Wax is naturally found on the shrub of the Candelilla Bush (native to southwestern US and northern Mexico). Never harmful to the environment or wildlife, and it’s biodegradable. This facial exfoliator is gentle on skin, but does a great job at removing dirt, and last night’s make-up!

 
 
2. Alba Tinted Perfector Lotion

$9.99 at albabotanica.com
This has quickly become my favorite moisturizer because it’s a tinted with just enough color to even out my complexion. I use this as my daily moisturizer now and I’m so happy with the results. No clogged pores, no breakouts, just happy, beautiful skin.

 
 
3.  Dr Hauschka Mascara

$30 at drhauschka.com
 When I started looking for an “all natural” mascara, I tried at least half a dozen before I found Dr Hauschka’s mascara. What a waste of money! I should have started with Dr Hauschka’s because it is hands down, the best all natural mascara that I’ve tried. It doesn’t flake off before the day is done and it doesn’t clump. I also like how it smells. Highly recommend this mascara for anyone looking to clean up their beauty routine.

 
 

4. UD NAKED ULTRA NOURISHING LIPGLOSS

$20 at urbandecay.com
With its additively creamy texture and gorgeous, high-gloss finish, Naked Lipgloss feels so luxe that you’ll want to keep applying it all day—even when you don’t need to. The best part? Unlike most addictive substances, it’s actually good for you! Nine gorgeous colors to choose from. “Naked” is my favorite shade. Perfect for everyday!

 
 
5. Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm

$30 at nordstrom.com

This soothing temple balm contains a powerful blend of essential oils to help promote harmony, tranquility and relaxation. I use this every night before bed or whenever I’m feeling stressed.

 
 
6. AHAVA Lavender Bath Salt

$22 at ulta.com
Rich in health-inducing minerals, these 100% pure Dead Sea salts contains 21 essential minerals. They condition skin by increasing moisture and nourishment levels, helping to ease muscle tension and soreness and relax both body and mind. Seriously, take time to have a bath once a week. It will change your life!

 
 
7. Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Body Scrub

$9.99 at ulta.com
SheaMoisture’s Superfruit Complex Hand & Body Scrub is a nourishing sugar scrub that exfoliates and purifies while leaving skin soft and radiant. Plus, it smells realllllly good and it’s affordable!

 
 
8. Authentic African Black Soap

$8.39 at alaffia.com
Authentic Black Soap is an “all in one” option for cleaning, and is ideal for faces and babies, shaving, shampooing, and as a general hand & body wash. Scented with a clarifying blend of citrus essential oils. Suitable for all skin & hair types. You’ll absolutely LOVE this one!

 
 
9. Herbacin Wellness Hand Cream

$5.99 at drugstore.com
Herbacin Wellness hand cream intensely moisturizes dry and chapped hands with powerful skin protectants and all natural ingredients. I use this every time I wash my hands to seal in moisture and keep them well hydrated.  The Herbacin Wellness Lavender hand cream combines powerful is the perfect daily moisturizer for your hands. (Good for feet too!)

 
 
10. Avalon Organics Shampoo

$10.50 at avalonorganics.com
Get your hair clean naturally with Avalon Organics Peppermint Shampoo. It will invigorate your scalp for a clean, fresh feeling. All natural ingredients strengthen the elasticity of weak, brittle hair while smoothing split ends and fly-aways for radiantly renewed bounce and length. Your hair will thank you!

 

 

 

Totally Obsessed with Somatique Moisturizer

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I am totally obsessed with Somatique Moisturizer ($44)! I opened the jar, thinking I was just going to be trying yet another moisturizer and was immediately taken away to a dreamy land… Their website says nothing about this moisturizer having a fragrance, but my sensitive pregnancy-nose detects the creamy cocoa butter, coconut, raspberry and rose within. It’s just absolutely heavenly. I find myself looking forward to my facial routine JUST so I can open that jar and smell it contents.

Not only does is have an extremely appealing fragrance, it works wonderfully. I didn’t get any breakouts, like I normally do when suddenly switching to a new moisturizer. It penetrates deep into the skin and soaks in quickly so you can easily wear makeup on top, unlike some moisturizers that you need to wait at least 5 minutes before you can put on liquid foundation.

Overall, I am extremely impressed with this moisturizer and it is definitely one that I would buy over and over again.

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Indulge In Chocolate, Without The Calories!

Ever been on a diet where you just HAD TO HAVE chocolate, but managed to keep yourself under control and not give in? Well next time, you can give it… to FarmHouse Fresh’s new decadent Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask!

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This rich and creamy mask smells just like a chocolate sundae, I’m not even kidding you! I was seriously skeptical, but upon opening the jar and taking a whiff, I was whisked off to a chocolatey dream land.

Made with 98%-Natural Vitamin And Enzyme-Rich Cocoa, Coconut Oil & Honey, this decadent mask soothes and softens your skin while Coenzyme Q10, Ginseng & Live Carrot Cell Extracts work their magic at reversing free radical damage and bringing your skin back to life. JUST what you face needs after this long, harsh winter.

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“The Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask is the perfect re-boot for your facial cleansing routine. The dark cocoa base smells delicious, and leaves you velvety smooth, soft and clean,” states Shannon McLinden, CEO of FarmHouse Fresh® brands. “More than a whimsical treat, this fragrance-free and anti-oxidant rich formula is designed to repair the effects of free radical damage without over-drying skin, and helps maintain collagen levels and improve skin texture.”

Doesn’t that sound like something you’d want to try? Certainly piqued my interest!

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How to Keep Your Skin Looking Young and Beautiful

It’s a cruel fact of life that we can’t stay young forever. While most people accept that sooner or later they have to grow older, that doesn’t mean that their skin has to look older too. In fact, I’m always looking for ways to help my skin look full, youthful and healthy for as long as possible. Although I use a lot of great products to do this, from day creams with sun protection, night creams and whitening lotions for those stubborn spots of discoloration, there are ways that you can keep your skin looking young from the inside out.

In a perfect world, there’d be no temptation; no sugar, no alcohol, and we’d all get at least eight hours of hours sleep each night. Life as a busy mom of two doesn’t always run as smoothly as all that, however, and the late nights, early starts and sweet temptations can cause unsightly blemishes and even a few fine lines.

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So, what can we do about this? One of the easiest ways I found to help my skin look good was to start drinking more water. I know that this sounds as if it’s a really simple solution to an ongoing problem, and it can really be that easy. By upping your water intake, you can flush out toxins and keep your skin looking clear and blemish free. Also, when you drink more water, you’re less inclined to reach for a can of diet soda, which is full of sugar and other assorted chemicals that can wreak havoc on your skin. You’ll also be less likely to snack during the day, so you can even trim a few pounds off of your frame in the process!

However, no matter how much water you drink, some skin issues, such as skin tone, won’t be entirely cleared, and you’ll need some extra help to correct them. Skin issues such as acne and discoloration can be pretty stubborn. If you have adult acne (and if you do, you have my deepest sympathy, for it’s not very nice) then make sure you are using the correct products or medications for your skin, to help stop it being so reactive. If you have a few discolorations, such as dark spots or blemishes, which I’ve also suffered from, whitening lotions can really help to make them less noticeable. I highly recommend shopping around for this type of product. It can work wonders on those unsightly marks, and some products have been specially created for aging skin and the issues it can face.

Remember, growing old is a fact of life, but you can cheat a little while you age gracefully. Look into what options are available to you, and see what you can do to help your skin. Remember, it could be as easy as reaching for a bottle of water!

Image by Ana Ulin, used under Creative Commons license.

 

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Day 2 Giveaway – SIX Skincare Products from Edimi & Michael Todd True Organics

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…


6 Advanced Skincare Products from
Edimi & Michael Todd True Organics

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ONE winner will receive 3 beauty products from Edimi Advanced Skincare and 3 products from Michael Todd True Organics! A winning combination of truly advanced and high quality skin care products that will get you started off on the right foot towards better looking, more radiant skin.

Introducing Edimi

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Edimi is renowned for bringing advanced skincare and expertise to consumers through luxury spas and salons worldwide. Led by Dr. Tick, scientists have developed products with formulas combining well-being and technology for a positive transformation effect on body and mind. Edimi continues to set the pace with innovative collections featuring herbs, botanical actives and certified organics.

“Healthy skin is achieved by eating a healthy diet and practicing proper skincare,” says Dr. Tick. “Edimi’s goal is to provide natural skincare solutions to common skincare issues.”

Find out more at http://www.edimi.com/


Introducing Michael Todd True Organics

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Marrying nature and science, Michael Todd True Organics created recipes that resulted in effective organically based skincare solutions for all skin types. Whether your needs are to treat dry, blemished, aging, oily, sensitive, sun-damaged, pigmented or normal/combination skin, Michael Todd is committed to improving skin health by developing the highest quality of products and raising the bar once again in formulation and ingredient technology.

“Mother Nature has given us superfoods that play double duty,” says Lewis Hendler, founder of Michael Todd True Organics. “Consider the avocado as the overachiever of beauty superfoods. It’s rich in protective antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which help keep skin plump and smooth. Our Avocado Mango Mask unclogs pores, reduce bacteria, and nourish and heal on and below the skin’s surface. Our products represent a synergy between science and the certified organic plants and fruits we use. The result is an unsurpassed skincare experience that enhances and protects the skin for years to come without the use of potentially harmful ingredients so common in many other brands.”

Find out more at http://www.michaeltoddtrueorganics.com/


Both lines of products sound absolutely amazing! I’m excited that one you lovely ladies will get to win 3 products from EACH skin care line! Details on how to enter below…

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Dr. Owusu Skincare Review

Disclaimer: The Fashionable Housewife received the following product in exchange for writing a review. While we consider it a privilege to receive free products to review, our reviews are our honest opinion and thoughts of the product.

I took the Dr. Owusu’s Skin Care Challenge!  “Give us one week and we will give you softer, smoother, looking skin!”  Were they right?  Keep reading to find out!

I’m very happy to say that Dr. Owusu products are against ALL animal testing and are made in the USA.

Let’s get to it!

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Dr. Owusu Detoxifying Facial Masque – First off, it has a very pleasant scent.   The product looks and has the color of a clay like material.  This masque can be used 3 times a week, wash off after 30 minutes or can be used for overnight.  The masque is smooth to apply; as it dries I had a warming feeling.  One I took the masque off my face felt smooth and healthy looking.

 

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Dr. Owusu Exfoliating Facial Scrub – Another great smell when you open it.  The facial scrub has the consistency of sugar or sand.  Apply a small amount and exfoliate, then wash it off, the difference is amazing.  I could almost feel my face breathe.

 

 

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Dr. Owusu Sangria Shea Soap Bar – It is a vegetable soap base, packed with cocoa butter, shea butter, oat flour, and fragrance.  This is such a wonderful smelling and refreshing soap.

 

 

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Dr. Owusu Revitalizing Facial Serum – This is a must need for us that are getting older.  Such a wonderful product that help those problem spots smooth out.  Use this in your daily routine on your face and neck.  Your confidence will grow and you will look fabulous!

 

 

To answer the question from above – YES, they are right!

You can find Dr. Owusu products on her site at www.buydro.com.

Spa Sonic – The Affordable Skin Care System

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Spa Sonic where have you been all my life!   The Spa Sonic Face & Body Polisher is a 7 piece professional kit.  Each kit comes with the main device which runs on 4 AA batteries, 2 small brushes, 1 large brush, a facial sponge, and a pumice.  The Spa Sonic has you covered face to toes!

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The small brushes are to be used for your face, they are very soft.  No more scrubbing with those pads in the cans.  Use your favorite cleaning product to the brush or your face, it is very gentle on your face.  The large brush is for your body, apply your soap and use this in a circular motion.  I’ve never used a facial sponge before, they are meant to improve the elasticity of your face.  I put on my facial lotion and what a difference when I used the facial sponge!   With summer right around the corner, I couldn’t wait to use the pumice on my feet.  They’ve been needing TLC for some time now.  My heals are soft and callus are gone.

One of my questions was can I use this in the shower, and yes I can!  The brushes are easy to change and clean.

Spa 1Spa Sonic is available to your local Costco, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, & CVS Stores, as well as online at the Spa Sonic Site.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Why pay for all those expensive services when you can do it at home!? Plus, The Spa Sonic tested comparably to the Clarisonic® Plus Skin Care System in an independent study conducted by the leading consumer testing laboratory. Notably, the Spa Sonic is much more affordable so it would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift!

The Spa Sonic will be $39.99 from April 21st to May 18th at Walgreens.  It’s listed on the weekly deals page – that’s 40% off of $64.99!

Disclaimer: The Fashionable Housewife received the following product in exchange for writing a review. While we consider it a privilege to receive free products to review, our reviews are our honest opinion and thoughts of the product.