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Review: Rituel de Fille

One look at Rituel de Fille's provocative ads and you will instantly be intrigued by this unique brand. Focused on amplifying the magic of natural ingredients and glorifying the power of pigment, Rituel de Fille was founded by three incredibly artistic sisters. The brand's products are 100% cruelty free, 99% natural, and are produced in-house using as few ingredients as possible.

Review of Rituel de Fille's Ash and Ember Eye Soot in Sigil; Enchanted Lip Sheer in Whitehorn; Forbidden Lipstick in Prey; Inner Glow Cream Blush in Lovesick; and Rare Light Luminizer in Ghost Light.

Each blush, highlighter, and lip product is contained in chic, black packaging that is studded with silver stars, while the eye shadows come in stunning, clear, hexagonal plastic containers. The beauty doesn't end there! You will be amazed by the sweet aroma of lavender and other earthy notes that hit your nose when you use a product from Rituel de Fille. It's this attention to detail that is a sign of the brand's quality and dedication to keeping things natural, captivating, and extraordinarily whimsical.

Review of Rituel de Fille's Ash and Ember Eye Soot in Sigil; Enchanted Lip Sheer in Whitehorn; Forbidden Lipstick in Prey; Inner Glow Cream Blush in Lovesick; and Rare Light Luminizer in Ghost Light.

Ash and Ember Eye Soot in Sigil ($38 USD)

Sigil is a warm, champagne gold with a hint of pale pink. It's a very neutral hue that will suit a variety of skin tones and provide that beautiful, candlelit glow to any eye look. The texture of Rituel de Fille's Eye Soots is unlike anything I've tried before and the pigmentation is AMAZING!! Because they are made with pure pigments and oils, they are very comfortable to wear and dry to a powdery, yet slightly dewy finish. In my opinion, the texture of these shadows is such that that they are best applied with a synthetic brush. I attempted applying Sigil with my fingers and it came out uneven and splotchy. Not to mention, the opening of the Eye Soot jars is very small, so it's difficult to dip your fingers in there. While it can be used as a shadow or liner, I prefer Sigil as an inner corner highlight or smudged along the lower lash line.

Rituel de Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soot in Sigil

Enchanted Lip Sheer in Whitehorn ($21 USD)

Rituel de Fille's Lip Sheers are like ultra pigmented balms. They feel a bit dry when you first apply them, but they soften nicely with the warmth of your lips. Whitehorn is a classic, peachy-pink. It's definitely not as opaque as Rituel's Forbidden Lipsticks, but the color can be built up with ease. Although quite moisturizing, it is important to exfoliate your lips before applying this product because it will definitely cling to any dry patches that you may have. 

Rituel de Fille Enchanted Lip Sheer in Whitehorn

Wearing Rituel de Fille's Whitehorn on my lips and Lovesick on my cheeks
Wearing Whitehorn on my lips and Lovesick on my cheeks

Forbidden Lipstick in Prey ($23 USD)

Prey is such a striking color! It's a purpleish, grey that reads as an edgy, cool-toned, nude on the lips. Described as a crème matte, the pigmentation and staying power of this lipstick is insane! The texture is quite velvety on the lips, making it comfortable to wear for an extended period of time. I have to note, however, that I found this product quite hard to apply. Because it can move around within the tube a bit, it's easier to use a lip brush to achieve an even application and a nice, crisp line along the lips. 

Rituel de Fille Forbidden Lipstick in Prey

Inner Glow Cream Blush in Lovesick ($24 USD)

Lovesick is a beautiful, rose hue with a satiny finish. Much like Prey, the pigmentation and staying power of this blush are on point! A little goes a long way with this stuff! It's definitely not as buttery as my coveted Kjaer Weis Cream Blushes (check out my review here), but it's emollient enough to melt into the skin with the warmth of the cheeks. Whether you apply it with a brush or your fingers, it blends beautifully and provides a natural flush of color. 

Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Cream Blush in Lovesick

Wearing Rituel de Fille's Prey on my lips and Lovesick on my cheeks
Wearing Prey on my lips and Lovesick on my cheeks


Rare Light Luminizer in Ghost Light ($29 USD)

Oh my goodness, this highlighter is gorgeous! It's an opalescent shade with a cool-toned, pale pink base and a shift of violet-blue. The consistency of this luminizer is comparable to Lovesick; 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. While it is difficult to see on my incredibly fair skin, it highlights nicely with a subtle pinkish, lilac undertone. If you have a deeper skin tone, I think that you will have better luck amplifying the shifting hues of this stunning luminizer!

Rituel de Fille Rare Light Luminizer in Ghost Light

Swatches of Lovesick, Ghost Light, Sigil, Prey, and Whitehorn from Rituel de Fille
From top to bottom: Lovesick, Ghost Light, Sigil, Prey & Whitehorn

Wrap-Up

What do you think? As you can see, the quality and pigmentation of Rituel de Fille's products is exceptional! My only complaints are the movement that you get from the lipstick tubes and the steep price of the Eye Soots. Other than that, I'm smitten! I can't wait to see what this super innovative brand comes up with next!

Do you have a favorite product from Rituel de Fille?
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Review: Lab Grab by Silk Therapeutics

This post is a paid advertorial in collaboration with Silk Therapeutics*


I am very protective of my skin and although I enjoy experimenting with new and exciting products, it's all about balance. I rarely deviate from the coveted routine that consistently keeps my skin healthy and glowing, so if I'm raving about a particular product, it's a keeper!

LabGrab by Silk Therapeutics

Enter LabGrab by Silk Therapeutics . . .


Through their new LabGrab program, Silk Therapeutics is producing limited batches of cutting-edge, super innovative formulations that will be available through HSN. That's right . . . straight from the lab and conveniently available to you!

LabGrab by Silk Therapeutics

A Little About Silk

Pure silk is a natural protein, similar in size to collagen. Silk Therapeutics developed a technology that transforms elegant silk fibers into pure liquid and gel forms without disrupting the structure and properties that make silk protein so unique. Genius!!

Not to mention, because silk is capable of stabilizing the skin and the active ingredients that are incorporated into it, there's no need for excess junk. That means no synthetic fillers or harsh, harmful preservatives. In fact, you'll find the EWG Verified seal on LabGrab goodies because they meet a rigorous criteria for their transparency and dedication to the use of healthy, nourishing ingredients.

EWG Verified

Serum-Hydrate/Radiance

My dry skin thirsts for products that possess some serious plumping power and this serum does not disappoint! It's packed with liquid silk, botanical oil, and hyaluronic acid to help reduce the appearance of fine lines by smoothing the skin and boosting radiance. It has a thin, creamy texture and absorbs into the skin quickly. Aside from the fact that it leaves my skin super soft and hydrated, I love that it doesn't feel greasy or slimy. The unscented formula also makes it great for layering with other products. I've been applying this serum in the morning and at night, right before moisturizing. 1-2 pumps is all you need because this magical formula is concentrated with goodness!

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosa Moschata (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Soluble Fibroin (Silk), Glyceryl Caprylate, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract

$52.00 USD for 50 ml / 1.7 fl. oz.

Lab Grab Serum-Hydrate/Radiance

Lab Grab Serum-Hydrate/Radiance


Cream-Eye Renewal

This eye cream is the perfect compliment to the LabGrab Serum for Hydration and Radiance! I apply it liberally in the morning and at night to minimize dark circles and calm the inevitable puffiness underneath my tired eyes! The addition of caffeine provides some seriously potent anti-inflammatory power! This eye cream also contains natural anti-aging ingredients that are meant to nourish and brighten, as well as silk micro-capsules that help enhance the skin's strength and elasticity. The consistency is airy, yet thick, almost like whipped cream cheese. I also find that this cream melts into the skin beautifully and acts as an amazing base for concealer.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Rosa Moschata (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Soluble Fibroin (Silk), Caffeine, Citric Acid, Sodium Anisate, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract

$46.00 USD for 15 ml / 0.5 fl. oz.

Lab Grab Cream-Eye Renewal

Lab Grab Cream-Eye Renewal

Lab Grab Cream-Eye RenewalLab Grab Cream-Eye Renewal

Wrap Up

Ingredients are important!

If there is one thing that you take away from reading this blog, I hope it's that the products that you use can directly affect your health. With so many amazing, clean products that are affordable and easily accessible, there is absolutely no reason to sacrifice quality and purity. You will never regret choosing nourishing products with great ingredients!

If you are in the market for some seriously innovative products that are crafted from exceptional ingredients and make your skin ultra silky smooth, check out LabGrab by Silk Therapeutics!

Review of LabGrab by Silk Therapeutics

**The LabGrab 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.**
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Exciting Things from Parlo Cosmetics!

This post is an advertorial in collaboration with Parlo Cosmetics*


If you follow this blog, you know that I adore Parlo Cosmetics! You cannot beat the quality of Parlo's products; the brand's constant drive to improve and innovate; or their super affordable prices! 

Some exciting things are happening for Parlo Cosmetics, so here's a sneak peak of what's to come!

Don't forget that code blushingbme saves you 20% sitewide at Parlo Cosmetics!

Parlo Cosmetics

First off, a bunch of products are getting beautiful, new packaging. The Tinted Lip Balms are being transitioned from oval lip balm tubes to slim, twist-up tubes. I love the new modern look!

Parlo Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in Strut

Master Fix, Parlo's full-coverage concealer, is also being updated to these convenient, twist-up tubes.

Parlo Cosmetics Master Fix in Bare Ivory

Parlo's Lip Polishes are getting a makeover too! The old squeeze tubes will all be replaced with traditional gloss tubes that include a doe foot applicator.

Parlo Cosmetics Lip Polish in Glow

You'll notice some label changes on all of your favorite products as well! The original, formal logo is being updated to an edgier, more artistic style!

Parlo Cosmetics Nail Polish in Chosen One




As a side note, if you haven't tried any of Parlo's 5-free nail polishes, you are seriously missing out! The colors are beautifully saturated and they glide on so easily! This gorgeous purple polish is called Chosen One :)






What do you think? Are you as excited as I am to see all of the new things on the horizon for Parlo Cosmetics?

Parlo Cosmetics Nail Polish in Chosen One

Parlo Cosmetics Blackberry & Vanilla Bean Artisan Soap

Parlo Cosmetics

Parlo Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in Strut

**The Parlo Cosmetics products featured in this post are affiliate samples and the promo code, blushingbme, is an affiliate code. As always, however, I have presented my 100% honest opinion. I cannot, nor will I ever, accept compensation in exchange for a positive review.**
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