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Review: Nourish Beauty Box

**This post is an advertorial in collaboration with Nourish Beauty Box**

April's Nourish Beauty Box is filled with spring-inspired beauty products that are packed with natural, organic, and wild-crafted goodness! As always, the line-up consists of four, full-sized products from small, super innovative brands! 

The April Box is still available and retails for $45 USD. Each product within the box can also be purchased individually from NBB's online shop. Not to mention, a month-to-month subscription goes for $34.95 USD, with even greater discounts if you prepay for a 3 or 6-month subscription. There's free worldwide shipping too! Score!

The April Box has totally won my heart! It features products from Alma Botanicals, Seraphine Botanicals, Peony Cosmetics, and Nourish Beauty's very own collection!

April's Nourish Beauty Box featuring Alma Botanicals Hydrating Oil; Peony Botanicals A New Beginning - Pumpkin Pre-Cleanse Cream; Seraphine Botanicals Chia + Camellia Eyeshadow Palette;  Nourish Nails - Follow your Bliss


Alma Botanicals Hydrating Oil ($35 USD)

Alma Botanicals prides themselves on being the skin solution for all modern minimalists. I'm always on the lookout for multi-tasking products that will help simplify my routine and this oil is a workhorse! It's lightweight, fast-absorbing, and leaves my skin looking radiant and renewed. This oil can also be applied all over the body, in your hair, and in the bath. Made with the finest cold-pressed or steam distilled oils, this moisturizing oil is sure to make your skin luxuriously smooth for the upcoming summer months.

Alma Botanicals Hydrating Oil

Peony Botanicals A New Beginning - Pumpkin Pre-Cleanse Cream ($36 USD)

This product is so intriguing! Designed to be used before your regular cleanser, this pumpkin-based pre-cleanse formula not only functions as an effective makeup remover, but also helps nourish lashes and hydrate the delicate eye area at the same time. It's also infused with pineapple extract and ginger root, yum! I should warn you, however, that the aroma is quite potent and may irritate you if you are sensitive to strong scents.

Peony Botanicals A New Beginning - Pumpkin Pre-Cleanse Cream


Seraphine Botanicals Chia + Camellia Eyeshadow Palette ($52 USD)

This palette is stunning!! The elegant, gold packaging is slim and compact. Combining both matte and shimmery hues, the formula of these shadows is infused with kaolin clay for long-lasting blendability, as well as Camellia and Chia seed oils to give you soft, smooth, pigmented payoff. Is there a more beautiful neutral palette? I don't think so! 

Seraphine Botanicals Chia + Camellia Eyeshadow Palette

Nourish Nails - Follow your Bliss ($12.50 USD)

This water-based nail polish in the shade Follow your Bliss is a pale, pistachio hue that's perfect for spring! It's also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, eco-friendly and formulated with natural ingredients.

Nourish Nails - Follow your Bliss


April's Nourish Beauty Box contained some amazing products from brands that I was super excited to test out. This box incorporated $135.50 USD worth of products, so there's no question that you get your money's worth by subscribing! The Nourish Beauty Box is such a great way to experiment with quality products that you can feel great about using.


For more information or to subscribe to the Nourish Beauty Box, check their website at www.nourishbeautybox.com


**The Nourish Beauty Box featured in this post was sent to me for review. As always, however, I have presented my 100% honest opinion. I cannot, nor will I ever, accept compensation in exchange for a positive review.**

Makeup of the Day - Featuring Brija Cosmetics

This post is an advertorial in collaboration with Brija Cosmetics*

Here is a quick makeup look featuring these amazing products from my first Brija Cosmetics haul! 

From Left to Right: Produce Guy Eye Shadow; Glen Coco Blush/Bronzer; Carnelian Glitter; Chai Cupcake Bronzer; Jungle Madness Blush; Hoola Hoop Bronzer; and Foiled Hearts Organic Lipstick


I am so impressed with the quality and affordability of these goodies! I love supporting small brands that constantly strive to improve and innovate!

What's also nice about Brija is that you can choose from different sizes. If you are unsure about a certain color or if it's a super vibrant hue that you know you won't use very often, I highly recommend picking up a mini jar to test it out!


Hoola Hoop Bronzer

This bronzer is gorgeous! The temperature of its hue is balanced beautifully, so it will look natural on a variety of skin tones! I use a fluffy brush to blend this weightless powder onto my temples, around my hairline, and lightly across the bridge of my nose for a healthy glow!

Left to Right: Chai Cupcake Bronzer, Jungle Madness Blush, and Hoola Hoop Bronzer

Jungle Madness Blush

This blush is insanely pigmented and blends with such ease! It is a glamorous, cool-toned pink that really gives life to the face. I apply this blush to the apples of my cheeks using the same powder brush that I use for bronzer. Because it has a satin finish, it also gives the cheeks dimension and provides for a refreshed look.


Moonrock Highlight

This neutral highlight will be your go-to! It has just the right amount of gold and copper to reflect the light naturally without looking like a glittery mess! 

 

Eye Shadows

Produce Guy


This matte turquoise is everything! One swipe and this gorgeous pigment glides on smoothly without any streaks. Adding a little water makes it easy to use these shadows as vibrant liners too!

Chai Cupcake Bronzer


Thank goodness there are no rules with makeup because this bronzer is a beautiful transition shade. The hue is a bit deeper than, Hoola Hoop, so it doesn't suit my fair complexion as a bronzer, but it's a great warm-toned neutral color that makes my blue eyes pop!

Carnelian Glitter

I love wearing copper shadows and this glitter is so saturated and fierce! It also stays in place surprisingly well! I used a damp shadow brush without any sort of adhesive and the fallout was super manageable.


Foiled Hearts Organic Lipstick

This luxuriously silky lipstick has the most stunning, cool-toned mauve hue! There are also silver and blue reflects that add a bit of dimension and interest to the lips. The formulation is unique and quite hydrating, but I find that the wear time is average. It can also look patchy if you don't blend it well, so I like to apply it straight from the tube and then pat it in with my finger before I run out the door!


I also received the Glen Coco Blush/Bronzer. It's a little too warm-toned for my face, but it blends effortlessly and I think that it will become a staple eye shadow for me this summer!


What are you favorites from Brija?

**The Brija products featured in this post were sent to me for review. As always, however, I have presented my 100% honest opinion. I cannot, nor will I ever, accept compensation in exchange for a positive review.**

Review: Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil Cloths

This post is an advertorial in collaboration with Kaia Naturals*

No one can deny the convenience of cleansing wipes! We've all had those lazy nights when we know that we should remove our makeup before going to sleep, but barely have the energy to move, let alone fiddle with countless lotions and potions. Unfortunately, while traditional wipes offer an amazing quick fix, most don't thoroughly clean the skin. Not to mention, they are often terrible for the environment!

Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil Cloths

You may be thinking that there just isn't a good alternative to your favorite wipes, but Kaia Naturals has got you covered with their Juicy Bamboo Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil Cloths! I'm officially obsessed with these things! First off, how adorable is this juice box packaging?!? Once you open the airtight container that houses these cloths, you will be struck by their unreal delicious scent! They have such a sweet, citrusy aroma from the addition of honey and eight essential oils. These cloths are also 99% natural and 100% biodegradable! You can actually plant these cloths in soil and in 60-70 days they will disappear!

Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil Cloths

In addition to being environmentally friendly, Kaia's cloths are nourishing and effective. The jojoba and sunflower oils in these cloths help clean and hydrate the skin without leaving behind a funky residue. They are also infused with vitamins B12, C, and E, to provide the skin with a healthy boost of nutrients.

Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil Cloths

Ingredients

agua/water, miel/honey, sorbitan laurate, helianthus annuus/sunflower seed oil, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, glycerin, decyl glucoside, polyglyceryl-4 laurate, dilauryl citrate, xanthan gum, citric acid, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoatean, citrus tangerina, citrus aurantifolia, citrus grandis

Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Box-to-Go

If you're constantly on the move like me, you're going to love the Juicy Bamboo Box-to-Go! It contains individually wrapped cloths that you can toss in your handbag, desk, gym bag, suitcase, and everywhere else you think you might need a quick refresh.

Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil Cloths

The Juicy Bamboo Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil Cloths from Kaia Naturals retail at $15.50 USD for 30 cloths.

Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Box-to-Go

The Juicy Bamboo Box-to-Go with 20 individually wrapped cloths retails for $19.50 USD.

Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Box-to-Go


Have you tried any products from Kaia Naturals? Are you as obsessed with these cleansing cloths as I am?


**The Kaia Naturals products featured in this post were sent to me for review. As always, however, I have presented my 100% honest opinion. I cannot, nor will I ever, accept compensation in exchange for a positive review.**

5 Product Face in 5 Minutes: April 2017 Edition

This month's 5 Product Face in 5 Minutes is all about spring colors! I've incorporated a flirty, coral-pink blush and beautiful, navy blue eyeliner. You'll also notice that I've used Hynt Beauty's DUET Perfecting Concealer as my foundation. I know it seems crazy to use such a thick, full coverage concealer all over your face, but trust me, it works! The key is to moisturize thoroughly before using your favorite buffing brush to blend the tiniest amount of concealer into your skin. The finish that I get whenever I employ this technique is absolutely flawless! You'll love it!

5 Product Face in 5 Minutes featuring Hynt Beauty's DUET Perfecting Concealer; RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Smile; Rituel de Fille Rare Light Luminizer in Ghost Light; Ilia Beauty Pure Eyeliner in Nightclubbing; and Hynt Beauty NOCTURNE Mascara.


This concealer is the star of the show! It has a thick, melty marshmallow-like texture, but can easily be thinned out with a bit of moisturizer, making it versatile as a foundation with customizable coverage. Once I've finished buffing this product all over my face, I follow up with a dense concealer brush to erase my dark circles and conceal any blemishes. 

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Hynt Beauty DUET Perfecting Concealer in Fair

RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Smile

Unlike products that are marketed for both the lips and cheeks, but really only look good on one or the other, Lip2Cheeks are seriously stunning as lipsticks and blushes! Smile is a beautiful, coral-pink that gives the cheeks a vibrant flush of color and the lips a soft, rosy hue. Because they aren't cakey or drying, Lip2Cheeks melt into the skin flawlessly and blend with ease! 

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RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Smile


This opalescent highlighter consists of a cool-toned, pastel pink base with a violet-blue shift. It has a velvety texture and blends into the skin with minimal effort. The true beauty of this product is somewhat lost once applied because the opalescence only comes through when the light hits you just right, but when it does . . . amazingness!

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Rituel de Fille Rare Light Luminizer in Ghost Light

Ilia Beauty Pure Eyeliner in Nightclubbing

With bold, lasting color this pencil adds just the right amount of blue to make your look striking, yet still elegant and understated. This liner glides on easily and the consistency is quite smooth. I like adding this color to my waterline for a hint of color with plenty of impact! 

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Ilia Beauty Pure Eyeliner in Nightclubbing


You all know that I adore Lily Lolo's Mascara, but Hynt's offering is a close second! Check out that bristle brush!! I coat my top and bottom lashes with a generous amount of this mascara as the last step in my routine before running out of the door. Not only does this thickening formula add lots of volume to my stubby lashes, but is has also improved their overall condition. 

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Hynt Beauty NOCTURNE Mascara


That's it! Natural beauty enhanced with natural products in no time!


What are your 5 Product Face staples for the month of April?