One step at a time. That’s a good motto if you are reassessing how you approach what you put in or on your body. Here are some natural products we love!
I have found that as I age (Whoa! Who’s doing that?!?), I wear less makeup. I don’t know if it is laziness, confidence or indifference, but some mascara, blush and lip gloss are my go-to’s these days. Especially when you aren’t feeling great, or your routine becomes overwhelming and time-consuming, it is a great feeling to just pare it down to the basics.
I have always been obsessed with lip gloss. I have full lips and if you don’t keep something on those bad boys, they get chapped. And that isn’t popular, is it? My obsession started young. First, it was Bonne Bell (Dr. Pepper), then Carmex, then Chapstick, and then any sparkly, smell-good, taste-good type of lipstick or gloss I could hoard. Usually, when it comes to makeup and lipsticks, I am a MAC person. However, with all of these great new natural products on the market, I thought I would do some experimenting and share the results with you.
The stunner from South of the Border spent years developing her brand of cosmetics, based on her grandmother’s work as an aesthetician.
I tried Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Peony (my favorite flower in a lip gloss? YES!) which retails for $7.49 at CVS. It contains Mimosa extract and mango seed oil to help nourish and moisturize lips through deep hydration. Vitamins A, C, & E condition and help protect lips. Hypoallergenic, paraben free and not tested on animals. Bonus! May I also add that it actually tastes good? I have confirmation on that from SuperHubs. 😀
As I was walking down the aisle at the drugstore, the Burt’s Bee’s display caught my eye. This is a brand I have always loved because their products are natural, they have been around for 25 years and they are a pioneer in the natural products space. In addition, their products are “Earth-friendly.” What’s not to love about that?! This lip gloss is 100% natural and features Sunflower Oil, which is rich in Vitamin E, A, C, and D and essential fatty acids. It is also moisturizing and long-lasting, which every girl loves. Shiny and lovely!
I loved the Lip Shine in Flutter because it moisturizes with Apricot Wax and softens with Sunflower Seed Oil. Check it out here>
I also tried the Lip Gloss, which is made from natural oils. The rich, pearlized color is available in 12 shades, including this one, Ocean Sunrise (maybe just buy it for the name?!) $9.00 or 0.2 fluid oz. I love the pearlized sparkle, which is subtle and so pretty.
Trying these types of products is just one more step towards a healthier lifestyle. When we think about the products we are using on our bodies, and how that can affect our health, we make more informed choices. Try something natural! These products are just as beautiful as your regular ones. And who knows, there may be more kissing in your future because of it!!
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