Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hair Color & Cut Update with pics!

 A couple weeks ago I went to a new salon that I had never been to before.  I had my hair colored and cut.  The color gave me a bit of a freak out.  It was much darker than I wanted and had a lot of red in it and if you knew how long it took me to get red out of my hair (we are talking years), I had a panic fit but calmed down.  You can read more about it here: http://www.beautyaunatural.com/2012/10/organic-color-systems-new-salon-new-do.html

I had not had my hair one single color in so long, it felt weird and wrong to me.  It just isn't my style anymore.  I prefer layers of color because it adds a lot of depth to my very fine curly hair.  It didn't look bad, it just didn't feel right to me.

I contacted my regular stylist, confessed my sins, and asked if it would be safe to add some highlights to break up this new color.  She said it should be okay and actually knows a little about the color used on me as she knows someone who works at that salon.

I got an appt for the following Thursday so it took a week and 2 days to get in to see her.  My hair faded a lot in that week, so the base color was much more subtle and easier for me to live with.  I still needed the change though.  I needed my hair to be more me.

I talked to her and she knew exactly what I meant, which felt good, because I was starting to doubt my communication skills. She also knew that the natural hair colors tend to use hemp and that causes the red tones to come out.  Instead of the usual foils all over, she took the top layer of my hair and put it up and added highlights underneath, sort of in the middle section. She is excellent at highlights, I always get compliments when I see other stylists for whatever reason.  She is so good that the newly certified girl in the salon was sent over to observe me getting my highlights so I got to be an educational lesson.

She knew I didn't want them to be blonde blonde so she removed the foils a little early and then rinsed my hair.  It looked so much better.  The color looked brighter and happier and had depth, even wet.  Then she gave me a good cut.  She knows my hair and how fine it is so she knows I NEED layers around my face.  She knows if you trim my front layers, my hair naturally gets an arch above my forehead.  She knows how fast my hair grows in the back and how much I complain about getting knots in my hair LOL


She blew my hair out straight that night and I loved it.  It is always so much fun and so much easier when someone else does the work.  I kept it straight for work the next day and used a dry shampoo to keep my scalp feeling fresh.

Here are some pics of the final hair look.  I took them all with an iPad in the same lighting and location at my office so the quality is the same and doesn't make some look better than others.

My hair looks so much softer and has more oomph, plus I don't feel like I overpaid for anything since I didn't need a repair, just something added.  The only thing I paid for twice was a cut and it was very needed. 

Before (when my hair was colored at the new salon using organic haircolor): 

After: 
A look at my hair straight after she blew it out: 







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Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Hello Kitty Halloween Costume

This year's Halloween costume was more work to piece together than to do my makeup look.  I still had to find the right colors and products to use.

I was Hello Kitty this year.  I found the headband with ears and bow already put together at Hot Topic for only $9.50.  I bought white leggings at Target on clearance for $2.50 and a white t-shirt there too on clearance for about $5 or so.  Then I bought red fabric and large white butons and used a McCalls pattern I had used before to sew a jumper.  I altered it a little bit and made the straps a bit wider and made the jumper a bit bigger to look more like Hello Kitty.  The sewing didn't take too long so I finished it in an afternoon.  I added a Hello Kitty necklace, some silver and red earrings and black mary janes to finish off the whole look. Not sure if I have any full length costume pics.  If anyone from the party shares a pic, I will share it with you.

Then it was time to put my makeup together.  I used 100% Pure Luminizing Face Primer on my face and eyes.  After that I wanted a foundation that was a bit too light for my skin to look a bit whiter but not pure white.  I found one of the foundation samples from Alima Pure in Beige 0 and that worked well.  I applied a heavy coverage with that.  Then I  applied Bare Minerals Illuminating (feather light) mineral veil.  I applied false eyelashes for the first time.  My Influenster VoxBox for Beauty Bloggers had some in it and I tested the glue on my arm in a patch test and had no reaction so I wore them for the party.  I didn't get them lined up perfectly with my lash line but I still thing they looked great and they didn't bother me like I expected.  So fun!

I applied Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eyeliner/Smoky Eye Tool in Black Velvet to apply my whiskers on my cheeks.  I mixed Bare Minerals eyeshadows in Hay and Petunia to get a good yellow for my nose.  I added some saline and applied it wet to my nose and then put Bare Minerals Mineral Veil over everything to keep it set on my skin.  I lined my eyes with Lavera Liquid Eyeliner in Black and applied some 100% Pure mascara in Black Tea to my own lashes so they didn't stand out against the false lashes.  Finally, I added Bare Minerals Glee and Love Radiance to my cheeks and finished the look with Ilia Beauty Bang Bang on my lips.  Here are some pics!


*** Kiss False Eyelashes provided by Influenster VoxBox for review***
***Vapour Organic Beauty liner was provided by Vapour previously for review purposes***
***Sample of Alima Pure Beige 0 foundation had been provided by Alima Pure for review purposes***



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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Natural Deodorant Showdown!

I realized that my current natural deodorant was leaving white marks on my clothing and many items were needing to be washed twice to get it out.  So it was time to find a new natural deodorant.

After many suggestions from friends and readers and reading lots of online reviews, I opted to try three of them.  My requirements were natural deodorants with good ingredients, good reviews, good scents and affordable.

Here are the three I tried: 

image from Aubrey Organics Website


Aubrey Organics E Plus High C Roll On

Very nice, light scent, not messy.  It didn't leave marks on my clothes.  Works pretty well.  I was impressed.  I did need to reapply later in the day, especially if it was warm or I was very active. 






image from Naturally Fresh Website


Geo Deo Natural Deodorant plus detox complex in Island

This smells delicious and feels so nice on. It comes in solid form so it is really easy to apply.  Unfortunately, it didn't seem to last long or prevent me from getting a bit stinky later in the day.  This would require reapplication throughout the day for me.  Nothing left on my clothes.  I now use this at night if my natural deodorant wore off a little bit or I was a bit active so I smell nice before bed.





image from Soapwalla Etsy Website



Soapwalla Deodorant Cream 

I wasn't sure how I felt about applying a cream to my armpits but I heard raves about this from so many people that I had to try it out.  I am sold.  This is my new everyday deodorant.  I rub my finger around a bit to warm it up, especially when it is colder out and then apply to my armpits.  It smells like lavender.  On a really hot or active day, I might need to reapply later on, especially if I am going out but it is not too bad at all if I just want to be home and relaxing.  This one gets an A+ from me! You can find it on Soapwalla's site, Their Etsy Site or Spirit Beauty Lounge Website.







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Alima Pure Friends & Family Sale!

 *Offer does not apply to previous purchases. Discount does not apply to Kits or Collections. Discount is not applied to shipping and handling costs. Offer valid from October 23rd, 2012, 2012 through October 29th, 2012 2:00pm PST. Discount is applied at checkout with code FF102012. Offer not valid on phone orders. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or redeemed for cash. Limit one use per customer. Limit one promotional code per order. Details of offer are subject to change.




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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Organic Color Systems - New Salon, New Do'

I drove down to Albany to go to a salon that uses all organic or natural products for the first time.  This was scary for me since I have gone to the same person for my hair for years aside from an occasional visit to a backup salon.  I haven't colored my own hair in a long time so I was nervous to do it on my own and try out a natural at home color kit since I have never used one before.  I opted to go to a professional.  It took me a long time to get my appointment.  My schedule has been quite hectic so it was really hard to get an appointment with my usual stylist who only works 3 days a week because she has a day job.

I went to the salon with the intentions of:
  • Getting all this summer blonde out of my hair
  • Getting the blonde blended in better with the other colors in my hair
  • Trying out a more natural hair color product
  • Checking out the salon to see what other natural products they sell
  • Getting a haircut while I am at it
  • My one major rule with hair color = NO RED! It took me forever to grow out the red when I colored my hair red for years and years. Plus it reminds me of a guy who had a thing for redheads.
I had booked an appointment for a double process and a haircut.  I figured, I tend to not like a single process one solid color on my hair but had no idea what to do to blend this blonde in and make it work.  I talked to the stylist and she said it was up to me.  Well, not really as I don't know the product and am not the professional so I am asking for a consultation and opinion on what would best do what I am looking for.  I said, well I don't know what will work best, what do you think?  She suggested a single process color and said all the different shades in my hair will show through.  I thought, that sounds like what I would like.  She picked a shade that was similar to my natural color and went a little warmer with it.  I never got to see the shade so I was a little nervous again.

The organic color system color is heat activated so once it was on my hair, I got a plastic shower cap type of cover and put under the heated blow dryer for 10 minutes, then I had to wait and process for another 20 minutes.  After that, she rinsed my hair and did a very quick trim.  She warned me that it would be a lot darker than it had been so I needed to be ready for it.  I wasn't sure I liked the sounds of that, uh oh, maybe I didn't get through to her what I wanted.

She put a couple light products in my hair and used a diffuser.  I paid and left the salon, went to look at their wellness shop where they do massages to see the rest of the products they use and then stopped at the mall before going to work. I needed to unwind and also wanted to check my email since my PC has been crashing constantly and I had not checked it yet so I went to Barnes and Noble.  I checked my email and walked around the mall.  My reflection kept shocking and upsetting me.  This is some dark hair!   Oh no, my mood started to plummet.  The texture of my hair was also not thrilling, most likely due to what styling products were used to I eventually put my hair up.  The color was less overwhelming up so I liked it a bit better but still knew, I had to do something.

I didn't want to complain and didn't want to go back to the same place.  I am not good about complaining and making someone redo something when it comes to my hair.  I generally go pout in a corner instead.  I know, I am such a wimp! Also, I don't know these stylists, I am new to them, they are new to me.  I didn't know how to express what I wanted where I know my usual stylist knows what I like and knows my hair.

I messaged my usual stylist in desperation and asked, will it be safe to do some highlights on this color so soon after getting it done.   She said, yes, it should be fine.  She usually uses Aveda products which are less harsh than many salon hair color systems so I figured it would be safer than many others.  I made my appointment for next Thursday to get highlights and maybe another haircut.  My hair is a little too long and I want more layers around my face.  It is hard to tell until the hair is dry and done and styled by me but today I see it and know I made the right decision to get my hair re-did next week.  I will have to adjust and deal with it for the next week and a day.  Having dark hair makes me feel a bit down and reminds me of my angsty depressed adolescence.  I am not a happier healthier adult and want happier healthier looking hair.  This color is pretty.  The feel of my hair is soft and healthy but the color just isn't me.  I need more to it, more depth, more variety of shades to give the look of more volume since my hair is fine.  I want something a little brighter. 

I am not going to bad mouth the salon and name them.  Frankly, everyone else there had awesome looking hair.  Maybe it was just the stylist I went to?  Maybe I didn't explain well enough what I really wanted?  Maybe it just isn't the right salon for me?

So the pros: I liked the hair color product itself.  It smells nice, it doesn't burn, it makes hair feel soft and healthy.

The cons: I didn't get the full consultation I had hoped for and had less input into the actual shade used on my hair.

Lesson learned: When you have an awesome stylist, don't go to someone else unless you know for a fact that they are indeed the same amount if not more kinds of awesome.  I don't know what I will ever do if she stops doing hair!

Pics (sorry about the pic quality, these were all taken on my work iPad since my PC hates me right now):

Before: 
 After: 



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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Good, The Bad and the Still Improving

I went in for my annual physical in September and was sent for bloodwork.  I have gotten yearly bloodwork since I turned 30 because my father has heart disease and diabetes on his side of the family and it often starts fairly young.  He had a quadruple bypass at 48 if that tells you anything and I tend to take after him with most things except for attitude, or so my mother has told me LOL.

In my early 20s, they told me to keep up the good work.  I scrunched up my face and asked, "What good work?" I mostly ate fast food, processed food and so much junk I can't even fathom how I did it aside from that fact that I was young.  I was a binge eater, I didn't sleep well, I stayed up all night, I partied a little too much.  My skin showed the signs of this lifestyle but apparently, my blood didn't.  Not yet anyway. 

When I turned 30, I had a blood test and felt pretty confident about it. When I got my results, I was shocked.  My blood sugar was borderline, my cholesterol was borderline and my triglycerides were through the roof.  I was also very vitamin D deficient. Each year I went back and the battle was still going. 

Last year, my doctor decided to give me a year off.  She said she felt acupuncture was finally my answer.  On top of acupuncture, I was taking herbs, vitamins, and fish oil supplements. I was trying to face my picky eating by finding ways I could enjoy healthier foods.  I did my elimination diet and cut out most of the foods that bother me.  I went back this year, hopeful but worried.  I have gained weight since my hip and back injury and admit I am an emotional stress eater.  I tend to turn towards sweets.  I was so nervous she would finally say, your numbers are still too high or too low (for the ones that should be high) and your weight is too high, it is time for medication.  Well, I had some surprising news. 
image from Dr. Saputo website

I called to check on my blood test results. They kindly gave them to me, though I do have to wait for feedback from the doctor on a couple things.  My good HDL cholesterol was good! This was very low 2 years ago.  My bad LDL cholesterol was still a bit high.  Okay, I can deal with that.  My blood sugar was good! Wait, what?  Seriously?  Amazing! I was so happy about that one as I was nervous that my weight gain did me in on that one, I assume no more processed foods or corn syrup helped me out there.  My triglycerides were good too! Woot! They have not been good since my early 20s! I did a little happy dance right there.  My vitamin D levels were still a little low but not considered deficient anymore. All my vitamin levels were pretty good.  I was so happy for this news.  Now I need to keep up the good work for real and do a little bit more to get that bad LDL cholesterol back where it needs to be.  I am on the road to wellness!

Another happy medical note, my doctor sent me to a 3rd orthopedic specialist.  This one, she insisted I see a specific person by name and no one else and she was so right.  I had my appointment on Friday.  By this time I had about given up on being pain free and finally I was sent to the right person.  She looked at me and my x-rays.  She said my x-rays were beautiful. She said my pain had nothing to do with me being too heavy.  She said my pain most likely all has to do with my feet and alignment.  She examined me, had me do some moves, checked my back with my feet bare and flat as pancakes.  Her reaction was something like, "Oh dear sweet child of god!!!"  Apparently, if you actually look at my alignment in relation to my feet, knees, hips and back, it is pretty obvious why I am hurting so much.  Phew, finally! She said no to surgery.  She said no to it being because of my weight.  She sent me to get an inflammation panel done to make sure I don't have any inflammatory disease.  She believes this will come back negative and my issues are most likely all mechanical.  She is also sending me to see orthotists to see if they recommend something to help with my feet and alignment.  Hooray! Isn't it wonderful when we finally get the help we need! I really feel like I am on my way to feeling great again.
image from smartgirltips.com




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Friday, October 12, 2012

Live, Laugh & Love Yourself: An Interview with Alison Chace

I had the pleasure to ask Alison Chace a few questions that I could share with my blog readers.  Alison is a mother, actress & web-entrepreneur. On my blog I encourage readers to avoid toxic chemicals and staying beautiful in a more natural way.  Another form of toxicity can be negative thoughts.  Alison encourages you to avoid toxic thoughts and beauty products by finding your beauty from the inside out.
Image of Alison Chace Credited to Philip Newton
She founded wakeuptoabreakup.tv - #1 on Google's Best Break-Up Websites to bring support and encouragement to women going through a break-up and will be launching Pink Wisdom next month - 'Sugar and Spice and Expert Advice'.  She was featured in More Magazine as one of three selected as  winners of their 2012 Beauty Search.  You can see more about that here: http://www.more.com/more-2012-beauty-search-winners-behind-scenes-photo-shoot

Image of Alison Chace Credited to Bell Soto


Q: What are your favorite ways to feel beautiful?  


A: My number one most favorite way to feel beautiful is by....Flirting. When I say flirting, I mean having fun with myself in the presence of another. It's energizing, it's freeing, it’s empowering and makes me feel so alive. You can flirt with men, women, children, babies, even your dog! It’s such a gift because you’re making another person feel great and that makes you feel great at the same time. You’re deciding to have fun no matter what. You are in a state of approval and appreciation. The person you are flirting with is so thrilled by your pleasure that you can’t help but feel gorgeous. Everyone wins.

Another favorite way to feel beautiful is when I let go and indulge in my sensual life. I think most women would agree – the most delicious sensations we have are those shared moments of intimacy with a partner. When I feel loved, I feel beautiful. And later, when I secretly think of those moments, I believe I look more beautiful.

And on a more superficial level, there’s always a good hair day. If I want to feel beautiful fast, nothing beats a cheap, walk-in, no appointment necessary blow-out. 

Q: Has how you feel about yourself and beauty changed since you were younger?

A: My feelings have been redefined. When I was younger, it was more about physical beauty, having the “looks” that guys responded to. Now that I’m 44 and a man (okay, my doctor) responded to my colon by telling me it was perfect and I have to admit, I liked that (“Tell me more Doctor, is this the hottest colon you’ve seen all day?”). All kidding aside, inner beauty is much more interesting to me. These days, feeling beautiful comes with being a good mom, having deep connections with people, laughing with friends, feeling a sense of accomplishment and giving back whenever I can – all that deep stuff, lightly tossed with some basic maintenance like using sunscreen and doing turkey-neck avoidance exercises! 

Q: A break up is a very sensitive time for anyone involved. What advice do you have for women going through a rough break up or who can't move on and are taking it hard? 

A: Remember the healing powers of time. Use the break-up to rediscover who you are and what you want, to explore your own needs. At the same time, don’t let self-exploration become your raison d'etre. Have some fun! Laugh! Get your hair done! Go out with your girlfriends. Believe in yourself, even if you were the one who was rejected. He’s the loser here – not you! While you have to feel it to heal it, my viewers on wakeuptoabreakup.com and our followers on @dear_john don’t wallow in self-pity. Many of them consider themselves the proud owner of a brand-spankin'-new lease on life.

Of course, some good sex can do wonders after a break-up. The old adage "ya gotta get under, to get over" has got a lot wisdom. Oxytocin is a primary contributor to attachment and intimacy. But what if there is no rebound guy? A few triple A batteries and it’s Hellooooooo Kitty!

Bottom line: take YOUR pleasure seriously while you heal and treat yourself with extreme self-care.

Q: Congratulations on winning the More Magazine Beauty Search Contest. Were you nervous about the photo shoot? What did you do to prepare, to feel beautiful and confident? 

A: Thank You. I encourage every single women reading this blog to enter the contest. More is doing the contest again in the coming year. All you have to do is submit a picture and write an essay on "What Makes You Feel Beautiful"

Entering the contest feels like you’re taking such a risk that once you do it, you feel totally empowered. So...Go. For. It!

For me, after the initial “YA-HOO!!! I won,” negative self-talk and my inner critic came sneaking 'round the corner. The "they must have made a mistake," and "who am I kidding?" and "there are so many more interesting, beautiful, successful, sexy women out there," began to torpedo the pleasure of the experience for me. Luckily, one of the benefits of age is wisdom and perspective. So unless I wanted to just turn the offer down (which would have been crazy, right?), I had to get over myself and dial up my confidence.

I made a deliberate choice to embrace my 15 minutes of fame and asked myself, “How can I really enjoy this event? How can I roll around in the pleasure of this event like a pig in mud?” I decided to approve of myself, have fun with this honor, brag about it, party with it, and generally just “rock” it! Okay, I adopted a "fake it til you make it" attitude, but hey, it worked.

The shoot was a blast. I wasn’t nervous at all. More made us feel like “Red Carpet Celebs” from beginning to end. Everything was off-the-charts top notch from the limos, hotel, celebrity hair, make-up, stylist, photographer... to…ready for this...there was even a celebrity manicurist! The vibe on the set was all about pampered fun and genuine excitement.

I did things to prepare that helped me feel in control. My normal exercise routine is walking on a treadmill on an incline at a fast pace for 30 minutes each day, but I added working out with a personal trainer named Jordan from Hanson Fitness in the West Village in NYC. This was new for me. I did squats and I did push-ups. I dreaded it, but ultimately felt great because I actually saw results in my big, beautiful booty. Think about it – Exercise is one of those things we can control and it’s a real gift to ourselves.

I freshened up my highlights and haircut with Franco and Joseph at the Donsuki Salon, two old-timers I have gone to for years. I got my eyebrows done by a talented woman named Valdese at the Kimara Ahnert Salon, and I also did a few "micro-current" facials in the weeks leading up to the event. I don't know if they helped or not, but mentally I felt great about my skin, so that’s what mattered.

And finally, during the shoot, I just reveled in my inner and outer beauty – from my blown-out hair to my firm booty to my shining skin to my perfect colon and I felt, and therefore I looked…beautiful.



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Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Natural Beauty Top Picks: Then and Now

Revisiting my old 2010 Top Choice posts.  I posted about 8 or so posts with my top choice for a type of natural beauty product back then.  How about we look back and see what has changed?  Have any of my top picks stood the test of 2 years of me trying out new products and brands?  Let's take a look!

My top choice for all natural facial towelettes

My 2010 top choice for all natural facial towelettes is...
Image from Yes to Carrots Website

Now: My top choice for all natural facial towelettes would be Yes to Cucumbers or Burt's BeesJosie Maran Bear Naked is also quite nice.
Image from Burt's Bees Website

My top choice for all natural hand cream

My 2010 top choice for all natural hand lotion is...
Image from Yes to Carrots Website
Now: My top choice for all natural hand lotion would be: Yes to Carrots Intense Repair Hand Cream or Hoe Down Hand Therapy from Rad Soap Co
Image from Rad Soap Website



My top choice for all natural facial scrub

My 2010 top choice for all natural facial scrub is:
Image from 100% Pure's Website

 Now: Same same, 100% Pure Cherry Honey Facial Scrub. This is an amazing scrub!!!!

My top choice for all natural body scrub

Image from Lather Website
My 2010 top choice for all natural body scrub is Lather's Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Scrub.

Now:  While I still love the Lather scrub, my absolute top choice is Indie Lee: The Body Scrub
Image from Indie Lee Website


My top choice for all natural Lip Balm


My 2010 #1 choice for all natural lip balm is:
Image from Yes to Carrots Website


 Now: McGillycuddy's Naturals Lip Balm

Image from McGillycuddy's Naturals Website

My top choice for all natural face mask

My 2010 top choice for all natural face mask is:
Image from Aztec Indian Healing Clay Website

Aztec Secret Healing Clay Mask
Now: Same, we have a huge winner! You can find this in local natural shops or on Amazon.com or Mothernature.com


My top choice for all natural Body Lotion or Cream

My 2010 top choice for all natural Body Lotion or Cream is:
Image from 100% Pure Website

100% Pure Organic Virgin Coconut Nourishing Body Cream

Now:  Now I think it is a tie between this 100% Pure and McGillycuddy's Naturals .  
My fave scent from McGillycuddy's is Citrus Sunrise, yummy!
image from McGillycuddy's Naturals Website

My top choice for all natural lipstick and it is a tie!

My 2010 top choice for all natural lipstick is a tie! 
Image from Bare Escentuals Website
Bare Escentuals 100% Natural Lipcolor

-And-
Image from Burts Bees Website

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers
Now:  Hands Down, Ilia Beauty Lipsticks and Lip Conditioners!
image from Ilia Beauty Website


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Yes to Stylista Facebook Contest - Please Vote!

 Here is my shameless plea, please vote for me!!! The top 10 finalistas with the most votes will move on to round 2. Be sure to spread the word to all your friends, family and fans (All their votes count!) by sharing your photo on your Facebook page and any other social media outlets you might have!  PUBLIC VOTING: Between 12:00:01 p.m. PDT on October 5, 2012 and 11:59:59 p.m. PDT on October 12, 2012.





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Dr. Hauschka Inner Glow Limited Edition Lipsticks

 You might remember a while ago when I had a consultation with a Dr. Hauschka certified esthetician.  One item she used with me that she recommended for my skin tone was the Inner Glow Limited Edition Lipstick in #17 Rose Crystal.  I held off from buying it then, though I got a discount that day, not because I was being good but because the shop had run out of that shade when I was there LOL   Needless to say, I had my eyes out for it and finally picked it up a while ago.  Then, lucky me, I stopped by the natural shop to pick up my Probiotics and found #14 Opal Beige marked down, woohoo!

This lipstick is really nice and has that great opalescent look to it which is especially nice if you have a bronze look going on.  They are moisturizing and feel nice on.  There is enough color that I think they move into autumn well though they are definitely great shades for spring and summer. There are only 5 shades in this limited edition collection.  I am glad I was able to grab 2 of them.  They do run a little higher in price, retailing at $23.95 each, but you might luck out with a discount or sale like I did on one of them.  The cost is really the only con I can think of with this great natural lipstick.

Here are some pics of #17 Rose Crystal. Hopefully, I will get some pics with #14 soon.


Info from the Dr. Hauschka Website: 

In 5 Translucent Colors
Like precious gemstones, five subtle, translucent shades shimmer with warm color while accentuating the natural beauty of your lips. From rose crystal to pink topaz to red quartz, with just a touch, your lips look fresh, vital and appealing, giving expression to an inner glow you’ll want to share with the world.

  • Lipsticks with the nurturing qualities of our Lip Care Stick and Lip Balm

  • Translucent color glides on effortlessly, leaving lips velvety-smooth

  • Colors from nature highlight your natural tones

  • Shea butter, rose hip and carrot extract keep lips moist and nourished

  • Rose and Jojoba waxes soften and protect


Ingredients:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Lanolin, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Mica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Farnesol*, Limonene*, Geraniol*, Benzyl Salicylate*, Eugenol*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Lecithin, Silica, Alumina, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) *Component of natural essential oils



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