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Kelp, Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Amla, Matcha Green Tea and Gotu Kola are just some of the 100% organic ingredients that Michele Griffiths, creator of Supernatural Body, is certain will both nourish and naturally improve your skin.  Launched in April, Supernatural Body is made with organic plant-based ingredients for real results.  Wanna get a free soap with your $25 purchase?  See below!

RENEW EYE GEL I must apply this about 5 times a day when I’m working from home simply because I love it!  So refreshing and cooling, vegan Renew Eye Gel is 100% USDA Certified Organic and between the fresh scent and the way it feels under the eyes, it’s addictive!  What I love about this gel is the subtle firming feel it gives and how it helps my concealer glide on smoother and never leaves it looking dry or cakey.  Since it’s a gel, you only need wait a few seconds after applying to apply your makeup because it’s neither oily nor creamy.  Ingredients Moringa and Triphala along with Camellia Seed oil were chosen to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and leave under eye skin baby soft.  Recommended if you’re not a cream or oil under the eyes fan! GLŌ ULTRA NOURISHING BODY OIL This is definitely one of my favorite products from Supernatural Body and it comes in a spray!  I love that.  Nothing is easier than coming out of the shower and just spraying your body oil all over.  I have the Bergamot Glō (also comes in Lemongrass) and the scent is beautiful: subtle, fresh and citrusy (I find myself sniffing my arm throughout the day!)  Vegan Glō leaves skin dewy and moisturized, but absorbs quickly and doesn’t have a greasy feel, so you can get dressed without waiting (pet peeve).  I also like that it’s light for the warmer weather.  What’s in it?  Organic oils of Sacha Inchi (never heard of this before, but I looked it up and it has a plethora of benefits ), Sea Buckthorn, Grape Seed, Camellia and Jojoba.  Bonus?  This packaging is ideal for travel as taking body oils is usually pretty difficult due to the possible leak factor.  PS you can add Glō to your bath, too! KLENZ CREAM CLEANSER Ever want to just drink a product?  Yeah, well the Klenz Cream Cleanser is like that.  I love myself a creamy cleanser and especially one that smells bright and pretty.  With lots of organic oils to loosen up makeup and leave the skin soft without that tight feel, Supernatural’s Klenz will give you a great clean without drying you out.   With antioxidants and Matcha, Moringa and Triphala, this cleanser is also packed with pure organic oils of camellia, sunflower and rosehip. Natural sponge included.  This cleanser is also great for travel…easy and great packaging. PŌSHEN FACIAL SERUM Ah, it’s so great to have a face serum that is good for all skin types!  What makes Poshen unique?  It’s enhanced with Hyaluronic Acid which helps keep collagen synthesis up, retains skin moisture and also contributes to healthy skin aging.  As we age, collagen declines, so it’s important that we help keep up its levels.  Light, fast-absorbing and vegan, Poshen will be a favorite of those of you who are looking for a face serum that’s going to nourish and feed the skin without feeling heavy or oily.  Because it’s so light, it makes for a great primer before makeup, too.   Some key ingredients?  Matcha Green Tea, Sea Buckthorn Oil,Grape Seed Oil, Sacha Inchi Oil and Flax seed oil. DEAL Supernatural Body has generously offered my readers the opportunity to try out their new line AND get a free natural soap!  Choose from seven different soaps: Activated Charcoal, Hemp, Jasmine + Cedar, Lemongrass, Rose Clay, Shea Butter + Bergamot or Unscented! Details: enter code: GPJ and the first 50 customers will get to pick a free soap on orders over $25.  Enter the code and you’ll get a $12 credit, then pick your soap and add it to your cart!  Shop here.

This is a sponsored post!  All opinions are my own.   I hope you’ll give Supernatural Body a try!

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The Summer releases in green beauty are always my favorites.  Take a little snoop around what’s new in green now… Odacité Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum  Okay, where do I start…this is so cool.  Okay, so the rollerball in this new lip serum is the crystal Aventurine which is known to be the luckiest crystal, bringing good fortune and prosperity.  “Healers believe that Aventurine absorbs electromagnetic pollution created by computers, cell phones and wifi, helping you sleep better and wake up with newfound energy.”  I’m addicted to little guy and have been applying it non-stop at my desk all day.  Aventurine Kiss plumps up the lips, works to reduce wrinkles around the mouth and leaves the lips feeling so soft.  The feel of it is light and slippy and it’s excellent for adding shine to lipstick, too.  Get it here. Detox Market’s June Box  Featuring the much-loved Province Apothecary, this box has a great value.  Valued at $133,   you get their Moisturizing Cleanser, Makeup Remover, Invigorating + Balancing Toner, Clear Skin Advanced Spot Treatment + Healing Eczema Balm for as little as $39-$49 (depends on what subscription you get).  Get it here. Rahua Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner  One of my all-time favorite haircare lines has just released their new hydration line.  Created to leave hair shiny, silky and strong, it uses Rahua Oil, Sacha Inchi Oil, and Morete Oil to smooths hair cuticles, prevent frizz and impart  shine.  The scent?  Passion Fruit! 2018 Green Beauty In A Bag  From the Choosy Chick!  $107 value for $69 (38.00 savings).  Get green beauty full sizes AND samples at a great price.  A super affordable way to try best-selling green beauty products.  The reusable, recyclable zipper bag is made by Blue Q from 95% post consumer material including grain sacks and water bottles plus Blue Q donates 1% of bag sales to the Nature Conservancy.

Ere Perez  Beetroot Lip + Cheek Tint   Now I don’t know if these are new or not, but the colors are gorgeous and when I saw them, I was like, “Perfect for Summer!”  They come in just two colors – a bright fuchsia and a bright cherry red.  I also love how you can use them as cheek tints, too! Raw Elements Daily Lifestyle SPF 30 Pump  Love Raw Elements?   Well, you’ll be thrilled with this new formula that’s much lighter than their original version and comes in a pump (easy for the beach).  You can use this on both your face and body.  Water resistant, soy, nut and gluten-free!

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Whenever the topic of periods come up, someone always asks, “Has anyone tried those cups?”  Until now, I hadn’t, but was always curious.   I can now tell you:  Lunette cups are not only SO easy, but they’re also efficient and incredibly eco-friendly!  Take $10 off and note that 15% of every Lunette Menstrual Cup purchase for the month of June will go to Planned Parenthood. What’s a menstrual cup? I’m thrilled that people are finally beginning to take a hard look at how their day-to-day practices are affecting the environment.  Feminine products are a HUGE part of this waste and menstrual cups are one of the most eco-friendly alternatives (if not the top one) out there.  Easily inserted inside, the Lunette cup (two sizes, light to normal and normal to heavy flow) is a small cup that gives you period protection for up to 12 hours a day…why didn’t we think of this sooner? What are the benefits? ECO-FRIENDLY  Let’s be honest here, pads and tampons are NOT eco-friendly, especially if there’s plastic involved (which there usually is, even if it’s the little plastic pad bags).  Lunette’s cup boxes are both recyclable and compostable. REUSABLE   Your Lunette cup will last you for several years and they’re very easy to care for, too.  Lunette also makes cup wipes (for when you’re on the go or if there’s no water nearby) and a vegan cup cleanser.  FYI:  Lunette’s cups are made of soft medical grade FDA-approved silicone and are BPA free (no odor, yeast or bacteria). MONEY SAVING   No more buying tampons, pads and liners monthly.  Think of all the money you spend a month on feminine hygiene.  The Lunette cup is $39.99 ($10 less with my discount below) and will last you a year. EASY TO USE    Each cup comes with a cute little drawstring bag in the bottom of the box so you can carry it discreetly and keep it clean.  Keep a cup in your bag so you have one whenever you need it.  I love the idea of always having one on hand and not having to run to the store when you get your period.  In terms of inserting, there’s simple directions on the box and online. OVERNIGHT USE   How great is it that the cup can be also be used overnight?  After having used it during the day a few times, I went to sleep worry-free. THE DETAILS If you haven’t used a cup before, please don’t be intimidated.  I was and it was all for naught.  Like anything else, you try it once or twice and it’s so simple.  Then, after using it a few times you can figure out your flow and see what size works for you and how often you empty.  Plus, there’s these lines on the sides of the cup so you can get an idea of how much your cup has gathered to make your next use even easier!  The Lunette is emptied between 2-4 times a day.  Oh, and one more thing: the cups are so light and easy to bend…in other words, not the least bit intimidating.  They also have different ways that you can fold them for insertion, so you can find a way that’s comfortable for you. THE LUNETTE DEAL Lunette has generously offered my readers $10 off of a single Lunette Menstrual Cup (even their hot pink Monki cup) with code: GREENPRODUCTJUNKIE.  This code is good through June 24, 2018 and can only be used here. 

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.  I hope you’ll give Lunette a try…so eco!

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 Root started out of a kitchen in Iowa and is now a full line of makeup, skincare, haircare, body care & even non-toxic cleaning products.  Here’s the scoop on some of their makeup that I tested out.  Plus, spend $10 on their site + get a free Pretty Balm of your choice (details below)!  P.S. I really think that this line is perfect for teens as it’s clean, uncomplicated and great for sensitive skin.  I recommend getting the young women in your life hooked on green beauty early!

PRESSED EYE SHADOWS Just an FYI, Root also has loose shadows, but I tested out their pressed shadows.  Above is  just a few of the shades that Root carries in their line.  How beautiful, right?  I fell in love with Antigua (a mermaid blue/green) and Silken (a matte cream).  The wear is so great, I don’t have anything to note here about it other than it stays and they colors are true.  These shadows are really affordable at $12 a pop and come in the pan so you can mix and match them and put into palettes (they have them on their site if you need them).   Use them wet or dry! PRETTY BALM The Root Pretty Balms are handcrafted tinted balm/lipsticks that come in so many pretty shades – from pink and coral to nude and berry.  They’re absolutely spot-on for the bringing to the beach (non-sticky) and also for throwing in your bag (you can totally touch-up without a mirror).  These balms are buildable, vegan and give a pretty tint to the lips without being gummy like a gloss.  DEAL:  get a free Pretty Balm…see below! 100% LASH MASCARA The first thing you’re going to notice with this mascara is that it smells SO good.  I know, you’re going to think I’m crazy, but I’m not, it smells like a delicious vanilla cupcake, I swear!  And, I have to be honest, I’m actually loving that about it because it makes applying it (and wearing it) yummy.  Okay, on to the mascara…I really love the wand because it’s shorter and it’s very easy to work.  I would say that this mascara gives you a bolder, lusher lash look that you can build on, if you wish.   There’s no artificial colors, preservatives or fragrances and there was no flaking or clumping!  It comes in black and brown. PRETTY GLOSS Here’s Pretty Gloss and it’s 90% organic, vegan and gluten-free!  These glosses come in thee prettiest colors, too.  Some are bold pinks and some are sexy muted shades.  I tried out Brooke which is a light nude peach (stunning).  The formulation is just what you’re wanting in a gloss – not sticky, not too watery, it’s just right.  The scent is of vanilla, so I would say you should definitely be a vanilla fan if you want to get yourself some.  This gloss does have  pigment and you can build on the color with a second layer, too. THE ROOT DEAL Root wants you to try them and love them, so spend $10 on their site + get a free Pretty Balm of your choice with code: GPJROOT.  Choose your purchase with a $10 minimum and add the Pretty Balm of your choice to your cart. Code: GPJROOT will discount the pretty balm 100%!
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Handcrafted vegan mascara?  Sign. Me. Up.  I’m constantly asked for recommendations for a natural-looking daily mascara with clean ingredients.   Here’s Earthlab Cosmetic’s Vegan Lash Mascara and see below for how you can get a deal AND free vegan eyeliner, too! VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE MASCARA I’m always game for testing out a new mascara because everyone I know is on a mission to trade in their old conventional one for a clean beauty one.  So when Jen, one of the founders of Earthlab Cosmetics, contacted me about her vegan, gluten-free mascara, I was eager to give it a try.

THE LOOK YOU’LL GET Everyone has their “thing” that they’re looking for in a mascara:  big and bold lashes, some people want it to separate their lashes, others are looking for lengthening and then there’s those that love a pretty-looking natural lash where the lash is accentuated, but you don’t look like you’re headed out for a night of clubbing.  If this is you, you’re going to love Earthlab’s Vegan Lash Mascara (or VLM as we’ll refer to it from now on).  First thing you’ll notice is how dark the mascara is coming out of the tube.  I know, black is black, right?  But no, often it seems like much of my black mascara is a very dark gray.  This mascara is super dark and feels so, so good going on the lashes because it doesn’t have that dry feel to it (perhaps due to the aloe vera base?)   I just recommend that you give it a few seconds to dry, but feel free to apply several layers.  So, in a nutshell, you’ll get your lashes (only darker) and with more definition, but still won’t look like you’re wearing tons of mascara. HOW IT WEARS First off, you need no special makeup remover with VLM as it washes off with water (this is not waterproof mascara).  I’ve had zero clumping with this mascara and zero flaking (my big pet peeve with mascaras).  How I use VLM:  I like to curl my lashes first, apply a layer of VLM, give it a few seconds and then apply as many layers as I need to in order to get the look that I want (it’s very buildable).  This mascara dries well, so I recommend layering while it’s still damp.  VLM isn’t clumpy and it feels very conditioning, too.  Again, no flaking!  Huzzah.

THE DEAL Jen has generously offered my readers both a discount AND a free vegan eye liner!  Take $4 off Vegan Lash Mascara & get a free Vegan Mineral Eye Pencil with your mascara purchase.  IMPORTANT:  select Vegan Lash Mascara and be sure to use my special code: GPJ.  A free Vegan Eye Pencil will be added to your order, but not seen at checkout.  Get yours here.

This is a sponsored post and all opinions are my own!  I hope you’ll give Earthlab’s Vegan Lash Mascara a try!

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Sweat season!  Don’t wanna smell like a UPS driver during Christmas week?  Me, either!  As a result, I’m forever on the search for clean green beauty that will keep me smelling fresh especially during the hot weather.  Here’s some of what I’ve found works for me!

Kaia Naturals Deodorant Booster Bar    I love this.  First off, I’m obsessed with charcoal and its effects (but that’s for another post).  This booster bar is a soap on a rope that was created specifically to manage odors caused by bacteria on the skin (underarms and feet).  It’s made with activated charcoal and apple cider vinegar (it smells really good, btw, not like ACV) to fight off bacteria and leave you feeling fresh.  I use this before and after my pilates classes. Ora’s Amazing Herbal Body Powder    No more talc, okay?  It’s no good for you.  Read up on it.   This scent, Blissful Earth is, by far, my favorite scent of Ora’s powders.  This handcrafted natural body powder is made with essential oils of Vetiver, Lavender, and Clary Sage and it also contains naturally anti-odor, antibacterial and anti-fungal ingredients.  It’s talc free, grain free, gluten free, paraben free, synthetic fragrance free and cruelty free.  Use it on your body, under your pits, sensitive areas and on feet, too!  I bring this to my waxing appointments, too and carry the travel size in my bag.
Meow Meow Tweet Stick Deodorant    This baking soda free deodorant is wonderful for so many reasons.  One, of course, is that it works, but the packaging is 100% compostable/biodegradable and you know I love that.  Made with plant and mineral powders, along with delicious-smelling essential oils, it really works!  Available in Grapefruit, Rose Geranium and Cedar Spruce (great for guys).  If you prefer baking soda, you can get their Lavender Bergamot and Lemon Eucalyptus. EO Deodorant Wipes  These organic wipes are made from renewable plant fibers, so they’re gentle on the environment (I’m not a fan of traditional wipes that pollute the oceans and never seem to break down).  These wipes come in both Lavender and Tea Tree scent and are so effective.  The essential oil combined with the organic ethanol kills bacteria (those are the little guys that feed on our sweat and get us smelling in the first place).  I use these when I’m out all day, at the beach or need to re-apply my deodorant.  Plus, the ingredients are simple:  Organic Ethanol, Purified Water, Organic Glycerin, EO Essential Oil Blend [Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Organic Lavandula Hybrida Oil].

Meow Meow Tweet’s Underarm Primer   What?  I know, it sounds crazy, but it’s great.  Sometimes people have reactions to their deodorants and need a little extra love for under their arms.  This nourishing primer helps to soften up and calm the underarms with its anti-inflammatory and pH balancing formula.   So, if you’ve got an issue with irritated pits, but you love your deodorant, you might wanna give this baby a try…it’s addictive and feels so good! AER Next Level Deodorant  Even though it comes housed in plastic (which is annoying) Vapour’s new AER deodorant works.  You need very little of this gel to powder formula for it to give you lasting results.  Their “potent plant + mineral complex effectively combats odor and bacteria at the source.”  Oh, and the scents are heavenly, too.  Don’t want to commit?   Get the trial set!   Get them here. Pact Organic Clothing  I just don’t know how people are able to wear those synthetic fabrics.  I always smell like someone just opened up Lincoln’s coffin.  So, I highly recommend you get yourself some 100% organic cotton shirts, yoga pants or whatever you wish.  They’re always on sale, too.

This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for supporting my work and blog.

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Here’s the Memorial Day Sales I’ve got for you!  Just click the brand name to shop.

Mun Skincare  15% off of your purchase with code: TGPJ. Aillea Beauty  Take 15% off with code: MEMORIAL. Pela Biodegradable Phone Cases are buy one, get one for 50% off, or you can use my deal in link! Avocado Natural Mattresses  $150 off any green/natural mattress through 5/31.  Code: HONOR2018
Verified military get an additional $50 off! Citrine Natural Beauty Bar  HURRY! Limited, Free Glam Bag with your purchase of $150, no code (until supplies last). Credo Beauty   FREE GWP thru – 5/28 use code: SUMMERFUN.  Free gifts: Three free minis with every $100+ order
Gift includes: Evolve Mini Hyaluronic Serum 200, Type: A mini Visionary deodorant and Ursa Major Mini 4-in-1 Essential Tonic.  Plus, free shipping with code: SHIPIT. True Botanicals  $20 off first-time customers (valid on purchases $40 or more). Use code: KATIETRUE20. Avocado Natural Mattresses  $150 off any green/natural mattress through 5/31.  Code: HONOR2018
Verified military get an additional $50 off! Osea Malibu Free Atmosphere Protection Cream ($48) with your purchase of $125 or more!  Through Monday May 28 at 11:59pm PST. Integrity Botanicals  Stay tuned.  Get your carts ready! Velvet + Graham  Off topic, but one of my favorite brands is having an up to 30% off sale! Manduka  Eco yoga mats and clothing, too.  15% off with code: MEMORIALDAY Kali  Organic Tampons + Pads are 20% off for my readers. CARE/OF Vitamins  50% OFF your first subscription over at Care/Of Vitamins. The Choosy Chick  Special deal for Memorial Day will be posted on Saturday! Powerhouse Botanicals  Get a free toner with ANY purchase and 10% off of your order, too!  Details in link. GoSun Stoves   Solar sun…yep!  Cook with the sun.  Take 10% off and free shipping of solar grills with code: GPJSOLAR The Detox Market  Stay tuned, starts tomorrow.  Get your carts ready! Beauty Heroes The Men’s Box from Lilfox is here.  A $141 value for only $65. Red Apple Makeup  Gluten-free and vegan, take 22% off with any $50 purchase with code: GPJ. Plaine Products REFILLABLE shampoo, conditioner + body wash! 15% off w code: GPJ.

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I get a lot of emails from people asking me to recommend a line that’s green, effective and is actually affordable, so you’ll be happy to meet handcrafted Powerhouse Botanicals!  And guess what?  They’re offering my readers 10% off AND a free Delaney Mineral and Probiotic Toner with any purchase using code: GPJREADER.  Psst…it’s my favorite product from the line, too! TONER

Delaney   Looking for a standout toner?  This mineral and probiotic toner is the first product I want to talk about because it’s my absolute favorite.  I love, love, love a great toner and this one not only smells so good, but it feels so refreshing on the skin.  This is one product that I would definitely add to my All Stars List.  With steam-distilled orange blossoms, tangerines and roses, you can imagine how beautiful it smells. Delaney’s benefits include: redness reduction, pH balance, toning and calming inflamed skin.  Plus, the yogurt extract gives skin a gentle exfoliation, too!  I’m not kidding, I want to apply this 24/7.  My readers get Delaney free with any Powerhouse Botanicals purchase!  See below.  THE CLEANSERS Duet Bi-Phase Cleanser  This cleanser is SO unique…and fun to use.  So, what makes it bi-phase?  This cleanser combines both the water stage and oil stage of cleansing all into one!  So, to use, you only have to shake it, apply it to cotton and wipe away dirt and makeup.  It smells so wonderful and I think it would be great for travel as it’s so easy and there’s no rinsing involved.  Plus, it leaves your skin really soft.  If you’re the type of person who likes to wash your face in the AM (I don’t as I like to let the natural oils stay on my skin) this would be a great cleanser as it’s so gentle and won’t strip the skin.  The key ingredients list is gorgeous, too:  cornflower extract, sake extract, papaya infused oil and yucca extract!

Blackjack Oil Cleanser   Maybe it’s the name, but I just keep thinking that this is one product that you could get a man in your life to actually feel comfortable using.  As you know, I’m a big fan of oil cleansers.  Blackjack is ideal for all skin types and really gives a throughout cleansing to the skin.  Massage it on your face and gently wipe off with a warm washcloth.  I personally love to give my skin a really nice massage as I feel as though it really loosens dirt, makeup and is extra conditioning for the skin. THE FACE OILS Whiskey Vitamin Facial Oil (dry to combo skin, blemished skin)  First off, the scent of this oil makes me want to wear it as a fragrance (I’m not kidding, must be that energizing Neroli).  Whiskey finds the tricky balance between moisturizing inflamed skin, yet not exacerbating it.  Easily absorbed and super light, Whiskey is a hydrating and healing face oil that’s ideal for skin that’s suffering from blemishes, inflamed skin or acne.   With added vitamins A, B, C, and E, plus guava, marula oil, rosehip, and goji berry, this calming, healing oil can be used both day and night. Honey Glow Facial Oil  (mature, dry skin, all seasons)  This ultra light face oil was created for warmer weather and it smells like it.  The scent is so pretty, like orchids!  With fruit and flower oils (hibiscus, orchid, rosa canina fruit extract…) you need very little of this summery oil to have skin glowing without that heavy, oil feel. Finnegan All Purpose Oil  (all skin types)  Like the name suggests, Finnegan All Purpose can be used for everything:  as a moisturizer, a body oil, to remove makeup and for dry hair ends!  Also very light, Finnegan was formulated to help balance the skin.  Very gentle, the scent of this is also perfect for the man in your life as it’s not too feminine.  Key ingredients are: cucumber oil for healing, aloe for hydrating/lightening blemished skin, calendula extract for healing and coconut to create a protective barrier that’s non-comedogenic. THE DEAL My readers get 10% off AND a free Delaney Mineral and Probiotic Toner with any purchase using code: GPJREADER.  Shop here.

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.  I hope you’ll give Powerhouse Botanicals as they’re doing great work and making green beauty accessible for everyone.

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Initially this was going to be a post about things that I love on the daily, but after I got to chatting about my favorite brow serum, things just got all about the eyes.  Here’s some of my best picks.  Hope you find something that you love! BROW SERUM

Province Apothecary’s Full Brow Serum  – Yes, yes, yes it works.  In fact, so much so that when I get my brows done and remember to start applying it again, I see new growth!  Plus, the ingredients are so clean and nourishing, that it’s just great for your brows, in general.  I’m highly recommending you give this a try.  Get the smaller size if you want to, but I’d go for the bigger one!  Get it here. BROW TAMER ZuZu Luxe Clear Mascara – I use this mascara (which has zero color to it) for keeping my brows in place after I apply my brow pencil (I highly recommend this guy and remember to go a little lighter on the brow color).  Get it hereOh, and while I’m at it, I’m obsessed with their black mascara, too.  Never smudges and is inexpensive, too. BROW PENCIL Antonym Certified Natural EyeBrow Pencil  I love this little guy so much.  Vegan, gluten-free, 100% natural and it’s just fantastic.  They come in three shades: Blond, Medium Brown and Dark Brown.  It also has a great sharpener attached and a little brush for your brows, making it perfect!  Get it here. LID PRIMER Lily Lolo Eye Primer   I love this primer.  Why?  Because there’s two colors and the consistency is very nourishing for the eye area (read that as:  won’t dry out your eyelid).  I also love it because not only am I looking for a primer to hold my shadow better, but also to even out the color on my lids (you know they can get dark).  Gluten-free and vegan, you can use the light shade as a clean base for shadow and the lemon shade for color-correcting dark areas.  I like to use both!   Get it here.  Oh, and make sure to check out their gorgeous eyeshadow palettes, too.  Beautiful colors! MASCARAS Okay, so I use a few of them:  I switch up between my W3ll People Expressionist Mascara (you get great control with this brush and can use about 2/3 coats to get your look) or I also love, love, love my Inika Vegan Long Lash Mascara which truly does give you thee longest lashes and is super dark, too.  I seriously love it.  Get it here.   Oh, and while you’re on their page, make sure to check out their INCREDIBLE liquid foundation and BB Creams (the best of the best). EYE SHADOWS There’s SO many brands of eye shadow that I love, so I’ll just name them and you can go enjoy searching for the colors that make your little heart happy: Lily Lolo – velvety smooth with a pretty twinkle Kjaer Weis – refillable packaging and I’m obsessed with Wisdom (use it everyday) and Cloud 9 (perfect base color) Inika Organic – very cool color combinations (think greens and purples thrown in with gorgeous neutrals) RMS Beauty – silky, silky silky with great everyday, muted tones.

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What I initially thought was an unfortunate event, ended up being a great new discovery for me.  My shower filter died (I’ve had one for many years now) and as I was about to order another one, Brondell contacted me about testing out their VivaSpring!  Between the modern look of it and the performance, I’ve found a new favorite.  Plus, my readers will get a bonus shower filter cartridge when they use this link

LOOK + FEEL Before I get into the many benefits of the VivaSpring Shower Filter, let me first say that the actual filter cartridge of the VivaSpring is so small and it’s totally concealed, so all you see is a modern, sleek shower head.  Plus, you only have to change the cartridge out every six months and it’s super inexpensive (get a bonus one for being my reader, see below). Being a fan of really clean lines, I love the contemporary look of this shower head and the fact that the water is dispersed like one of those gentle rainfall showers in great hotels (don’t worry, the water pressure is not affected by the filter). WHAT DOES IT REMOVE? The big benefits?  VivaSpring reduces contaminants like chlorine, lead, mercury, iron, copper and hydrogen sulfides.  So, it’s not only beneficial for your skin and hair, but also for your health.  How?  The VivaSpring  reduces the amount of chlorinated steam, which can be harmful to breathe (yep).  After using a shower filter for a while, you’ll soon come to appreciate the lack of strong chlorine vapors in the air while you shower.   VivaSpring also inhibits the growth of scale, algae, fungi, and bacteria (ugh). HAIR I’ll admit it, I color my hair, and let me tell you, it ain’t cheap here in New York!  One of the most noticeable (and immediate) benefits of having a shower filter, for me, was how it helped keep my color longer.  My hairdresser is always impressed that my color lasts as long as it does and I’ve always said, “It’s because I filter my shower water.”  When I have to stay in a hotel, I’ll immediately notice how straw-like and dull my hair is after washing without a filter and suffering the wrath of chlorine.  So, if you have dry scalp or dry hair issues, your shower water is most likely contributing to your problem.

SKIN Toxic chemicals like chlorine strip the skin of moisture, leaving it dry and further irritating skin conditions like eczema.  We all know that spending time in a chlorinated pool often leaves the skin (and eyes) dry and sometimes itchy.  Showering with filtered water is like swimming in a salt water pool as opposed to a chlorinated one…skin is left clean and moisture is retained.  Oh, and don’t forget that toxins in water can also be absorbed into the body and that’s a whole other health issue! DEAL VivaSpring has generously offered my readers a bonus shower filter cartridge with their purchase (valued at $16.99).  Use this link for the special deal.  This bonus shower filter cartridge comes in addition to the one included with the purchase of the shower filter, so you’ll have two!

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