Friday, May 31, 2013

Acure Organics Moisturizing Root Repair

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 Another Acure Organics product that I have been having fun testing out is their Moisturizing Root Repair for hair.  If you go look on the website, the name is way longer than that, which tells you just how much they tried to cram into this little bottle of hair moisturizer: hair mask moisturizing root repair argan stem cell + mint deep conditioning

I have been using this at least once per week for a while and have to say I am impressed.  Normally, I would be like, well my hair is fine, I don't need all this moisture but wow, apparently I did.  It doesn't weigh hair down either.  For something with so much good stuff in it, it feels very light, even when you apply it.  

I used it before I got my hair done when I felt blah about it and had some decent looking hair.  Then after I got my hair done, my hair needed a boost because it was color-treated.  This stuff is where it's at!   It retails for $14.99 and is full of natural ingredients.

I used it again today, during horrible humidity and we are expecting 90+ temps.  I have to say, my hair looks fabulous and so far isn't showing the signs of humidity.  I washed my hair with my Nature's Gate volumizing shampoo and applied this to my hair.  I combed it through a few times and then washed my face and relaxed while it soaked in.  When I rinsed my hair, there was hardly any to rinse.  My hair drinks as much of this stuff as it can.  I scrunched in my Jessicurl Gelebration and Confident Coils and let my hair air dry.  It looks and feels great.  This is going to be a staple in my hair routine from now on.


I snapped some pics of my hair with my iPad when it dried: 


 Info from the Acure Organics Website
This is the where-have-you-been-all-my-life deep conditioning treatment that restores moisture, manageability, shine and strength. With nourishing organic Argan oil and CoQ10, this acidifying treatment will protect the hair cortex, locking in moisture and color, while Argan stem cells dive into the follicle to strengthen, nourish and regenerate hair at the root. Great for treated, mistreated, blown out, blown up, limping-to-the-finish-line hair of all sorts.

Our Price: $14.99 
Features

  • Vegan, color safe, gluten free, sulfate free
  • Paraben free, Phthalate free, No synthetic fragrance, Cruelty free
  • 100% biodegradable
  • Made in the USA
Ingredients: 

Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Fair Trade Certified™ Organic Rooibos, cetearyl alcohol, stearylkonium chloride, vegetable glycerin, isoamyl laurate, glyceryl stearate (vegetable derived), glucono delta lactone (fermented sugar), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oil, Mentha peperita (peppermint) oil, Organic Argania spinosa (argan) oil, l-arginine (amino acid), Fair Trade Certified™ Organic Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) butter, methylcellulose (plant derived), Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cell Culture, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (natural vitamin E)

Directions: 

After rinsing ACURE Shampoo, apply a small amount to wet scalp and comb through to those desperate ends. Allow to penetrate for 5 minutes, rinse well, then go turn some heads! A great treatment 1-2 times a week, in place of your daily conditioner.



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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Alima Pure Delicious Summer Collection

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Available today, Alima Pure's new Delicious Summer Collection.  I got to test out some samples of this one and wow, they are really pretty.  I am loving the light golden tones of this summer season. This is a set of 3 full-sized products, 2 eyecolors and 1 blush.  I wore them yesterday for Memorial Day and these shades really brought out some interesting tones in my eyes.  You could see a deep dark ring of blue, then a ring of olive green and then a ring of hazel flecks of color. 

These colors go great together and you can pair them with Alima Pure Satin Matte Eyeliner in Espresso, Alima Pure bronzer and Sweet Tea Organic Nourishing Lipbalm for a full look put together by Alima Pure or you can change it up.  I like the idea of changing the eyeliner to fit your mood for the day.  Go matte and brown for a pretty neutral look with shimmer, go for some more pop and dress it up with a shimmery brown or bronze liner or go for some real wow factor and pair it with a bold green or blue liner. 

Yesterday, I opted for a bronzey liner and I loved the look.  This full size set of 3 products retails for $36.00.  You can find this and the other products mentioned at www.alimapure.com

Blogger sample jars only, the full size are bigger and do not look like this
Strawberry Lemonade blush on top, Milkshake on right, Coffee Frappe on left.  Dry first, then wet/foiled.
Info from the Alima Pure website
Simplify your summer beauty routine with the Alima Pure Delicious Summer collection; three easy-to-wear shades that can take you from strolls on the beach to al fresco dinner parties, just by applying a little more or a little less. These refreshing shades are sure to quench your thirst for neutrals with an edge.

Milkshake Eyeshadow is almost-matte, but the creamy beige is punctuated with scattered silver sparkles.
Coffee Frappé Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow is a medium golden brown, loaded with golden shimmer.
Strawberry Lemonade Luminous Shimmer Blush is a peachy-pink with a whisper of shimmer.

These three full-sized products are packaged in our signature Alima Pure gift box, and are available for $36 (a $45 value) for a limited time only. Pick up a Limited Edition Sweet Tea Organic Nourishing Lipbalm for $7 to complete your easy summer look.

Ingredients: Mica (CI77019). May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). Nothing more.





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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Guest Blogger Sabrina: DIY Strawberry Face Mask

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Please welcome Guest Blogger, Sabrina from BESskincare




I like a good, natural facial mask to brighten up my skin, but you know what I like more? A snack! Being the ingenue that I am, I created an effective face mask that can be tossed in the freezer as an icy treat too. How’s that for versatility?

To make this edible facial, all you need are the following items:

- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 tablespoon organic honey (raw, if possible)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened yogurt (Greek yogurt is best for freezing)
- blender

The process is simple:

Step 1 - Blend all of your ingredients together until they are a smooth, creamy consistency.



Step 2 - On a clean face, slather your mixture and massage into your skin gentle for 2-3 minutes using gentle circular motions. This will help unclog pores and give your skin a gentle exfoliation without being too harsh.

Step 3 - Let your mask soak in for 15 minutes after your massaging, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Be sure to pat your face dry and moisturize afterwards.

If you want this recipe as a snack, toss half of your blended mixture into the freezer in a concealed container. Let it sit for 2-3 hours then enjoy a nice frozen yogurt treat.



You’re probably doubting the rejuvenating qualities of this mask because it’s so simple and has so few ingredients, but don’t be fooled. Each ingredient is incredibly effective at brightening, tightening and reviving your skins appearance.

Strawberries are a great source of salicylic acid which is often found in anti-acne products. This acid sloughs away dead skin cells that clogs your pores and cause acne, while also promoting cellular turnover.

These tasty berries are low on the glycemic index and provide a hearty dose of vitamin C, which means they give your skin a gorgeous glow without spiking your blood sugar.

Most people think honey is just a sweet additive for their tea, but it’s also full of antibacterial properties. It is also a humectant, which is a fancy way of saying it naturally locks in moisture for your skin. This makes it great for cleaning your skin without drying it out.

Last on the list is yogurt. Full of lactic and alpha hydroxy acids, when used on your skin yogurt gently exfoliates. It helps improve acne, reduce blemish redness and dark spots, and also stimulates collagen for tighter, younger looking skin.

So there you have it; a refreshingly tasty face mask to liven up your skin when it’s not shining it’s brightest. Happy face-masking!

Author Bio: 
Sabrina is one of the sassy writers for BESskincare. Living with a plethora of outrageous allergies, she prefers to create homemade alternatives to the typical store bought skin care products to avoid unwanted reactions.
Check out her favourite DIY moisturizer here: http://besskincare.com/homemade-anti-aging-cream
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

DIY Deodorant Cream Update - 1 Success, 1 Fail

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Pics of my deodorants

Last week I posted about my successful creation of a deodorant cream using a recipe from thankyourbody.com  I tried a different recipe too, from OrganicBeautyTalk.com, for a baking soda free deodorant and wanted to update you on both of them.

#1  The first deodorant I made for sensitive skin, used minimal amounts of baking soda, only 2TBSP.  I had reacted to a previous deodorant with baking soda in it so I wanted to try one with a lot less and did much better with it.  No redness, no sore armpits, and best of all, it worked! Lots of sniff tests all day and it was a success.  On a really hot and active day, I might want to reapply but otherwise, one application gets me through the day.  

I do have to apologize.  The first time I posted about this deodorant, I accidentally grabbed a similar recipe from my Pinterest board and shared the link.  I went in and corrected the source and the recipe measurements.  All ingredients were still the same, it was just the measurements that differed a bit. I hope I caught it soon enough that you all got the right info. 

You can find the successful recipe at http://thankyourbody.com/homemade-deodorant/ or on my blog post. I made mine with Sweet Orange & Bergamot, it smells awesome. 

#2 I made the second deodorant for my friends who can't tolerate baking soda at all.  I used the recipe found at Organic Beauty Talk here: http://www.organicbeautytalk.com/easy-diy-natural-deodorant-recipe/  It says, 1/4 cup baking soda (or use arrowroot powder instead if your skin is sensitive to baking soda), so I used 1/4 cup of arrowroot powder. 

If you don't know where to find arrowroot powder, arrowroot starch or flour is the same thing.  I recommend Bob's Red Mill brand for it. 

I made my version of this deodorant with lavender essential oils.  It smelled really nice. I tested this out for a few days and I am sad to report that it didn't work well for me.  I tested it on a really hot and active day when it was humid and in the 80s here and I was doing a lot of cleaning so I was active.  It really didn't work that day so I gave it more tries.  The final trial day was a casual day, much cooler weather, I was in the office most of the day and then went to my MELT Method class which is gentle, no high impact. When I had to put my arms over my head for certain moves in this class, I felt like I might knock myself out with how stinky I was LOL Then I went home and my boyfriend announced peeee-ewww before I even mentioned it. 

Sadly this baking soda free deodorant didn't work at all for me. Sorry my baking soda free friends. 

I am lucky that I could handle the 2 TBSP in the first recipe and it works great for me so I will be sticking with that one. 





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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tarte Promo - 15% Off + Free Shipping Memorial Day Weekend

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Coconut Oil + Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive = Skin Saver!

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This is a bit of a follow up on a couple things I have written about in the past with some new info about some problem skin I was experiencing on my chin.  Since I changed my eating for the better, I noticed that my chin was starting to seem rough and my pores were clogged.  I didn't have pimples or blackheads. I just had little clogged pores in a way that nothing seemed to exfoliate enough and my chin felt so rough it almost seemed like stubble, eek!  I knew it was my pores and not some hormonal chin beard thing going on.

Most of what I read indicates that health issues related to chin breakouts have to do with digestion or hormones.  I am on birth control pills so that should be pretty stable and I improved my eating, though maybe not quite enough.  Time to make sure I keep eating well, keep an eye on how much I eat of certain things, etc.  My chin still felt icky and looked icky to me but then I stare at it in a magnifying mirror LOL

So finally, I started using coconut oil on my face at night as my moisturizer again with an extra dose on my chin.  It started to help a lot.  I still needed something.  My clay mask mixed with cider vinegar wasn't enough.  My clarisonic wasn't enough.  AHA! How did I forget about Juice Beauty Green Apple Sensitive Peel.  I did this 2 nights ago and WOW! This was them miracle I needed.  My chin looked so much smoother, felt softer and didn't have the icky texture it had been having for a while now. My whole face had an awesome glow.

I have been so busy testing products that I sadly forgot about it.  I had reviewed a sample of it in Jan 2012, used up my sample and ordered my own full size jar...then somehow in the past 14 months, I lost track of it.  I am so happy I rediscovered this amazing product.  Dear Juice Beauty, thank you for giving me my lovely chin back.  I "heart" you! 

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Monday, May 20, 2013

DIY Cream Deodorant Success!

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Thanks to Squidoo for the image & recipe, mine looks pretty much like this


Many of you know that I have been searching for a good natural deodorant that works, doesn't leave marks on my clothes and doesn't give me a reaction for years and years.  I am proud to say that finally, I have found my answer.  Not only that, it is the easiest most affordable one I could find unless someone were going to start delivering free deodorant to me.  I made my own!

The was loving Soapwalla Deodorant which is a cream deodorant.  The only problem with it was that after using it for so many days in a row, usually 5-7, my armpits got very sore and red and I had to give them a few days off.  On those days I was wearing a natural roll-on deodorant that worked alright but sometimes, it left weird residue on my clothes that I didn't spot until after I had washed them.  At least a second wash got rid of the marks.

So finally, I found some recipes online and compared ingredients to the deodorants I have worn and reacted to.  With Soapwalla, it seems like baking soda was the culprit.  I didn't react immediately or all the time, just after extended use so I think I was just sensitive to the baking soda but not too sensitive to use it at all.  I just needed a smaller amount of it because I think baking soda is one of the key ingredients that made it actually work.  I am a girl who sweats.  I don't glisten, I sweat and if I am working out or really active, I sweat a lot.  I need a deodorant that can keep up with that. 

I went Pinterest crazy and picked out 2 recipes to try.  The first one has baking soda.  The second one I made I used a substitute to try a formula with no baking soda for my friends and readers who can't handle baking soda at all.

So far, I have tested the low baking soda recipe and it works great!!! I don't stink up the room when I walk in, I don't even stink up my armpits which I have been sniffing on a regular basis.  If you see me at home after a long day, I do lots of sniff tests and then ask my boyfriend to confirm that I don't smell bad. Good times at my house! LOL  I have to say that this is the best I have smelled after a long day, even after being active, aside from when I used Soapwalla which worked pretty good aside from the reactions.  On a really hot or active day where I work up quite the sweat, I might want to reapply but I don't think it is necessary yet as long as I apply a decent amount at the start of the day.

I have worn this deodorant for 10 days now with successful use, no marks on my clothes, no stink factor and no reaction. When I test the other recipe of deodorant, I will post here with details.

I found the recipe here on thankyourbody.com:

Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup coconut oil 
    • 2 Tbs baking soda (Aluminum free is best. Look for Bob's Red Mill)
    • 1/3 cup arrow root powder (same as arrowroot flour, you can get this at most health food or grocery stores. Look for Bob's Red Mill)
    • 10 – 15 essential oils (optional)

      Instructions (My comments are in italics)

      Mix the baking soda and arrowroot powder in a glass bowl.

      Add the solid coconut oil.  It might be a little melty. I just smooshed it down to blend it with a spoon.  You can also use a spatula, fork or pastry blender if you need to. 

      Add 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oils and blend fully. This is optional but I recommend it.  I used Sweet Orange & Bergamot. I am a happy citrus girl.

      Add more coconut oil or arrowroot powder/baking soda if needed until the texture is about the same consistency as commercial deodorant. This is going to be creamy, not hard like a deodorant.  It was warm the day I made mine so it stayed pretty soft at first, now it is more firm after it had time to set.

      Scoop the mixture into a small jar or container and store at room temperature. You can put it in the refrigerator to help it stay solid, especially during warm weather.  I used a mini mason jar that I bought at Michael's.  Be careful filling these. Mine was full to the brim and with softer melting coconut oil trying to figure out it's new job as deodorant, I found clear stuff all over the counter and realized it was melted coconut oil.  Don't overfill the jar, give it some room to breathe. 

      To apply, use your fingers to scoop out a pea-size amount of the deodorant and massage it into your armpits daily or as needed. Allow a minute or two for the deodorant to set before getting dressed. This smells great and the coconut oil is fabulous for your skin.  It is like moisturizing and treating your armpits to a hydrating facial. 




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      Sunday, May 19, 2013

      Bare Minerals Sugar Rush Hydrating Eyecolor Collection

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      My birthday shopping mostly took place in April though my bday is in early May.  One thing I bought was the Bare Minerals Sugar Rush Hydrating Eyecolor Collection from QVC.  It was a special event price during the shows aired on a particular day.  I always love new loose mineral shadows.

      These shadows do have a different texture than the usual Bare Minerals eyeshadows.  They are less loose and creamy feeling but feel nice on.  The colors are much prettier on than I expected too.  Every time I wear these, I catch myself noticing my eyes in the mirror. I find that they work well with both natural primers I use.  They are a little harder to blend than traditional mineral shadows but not bad.  I am still able to get really pretty soft eye looks with these.  Vanilla Shake is my surprise favorite in the group because it makes for an excellent highlighter shade.  I like to apply it lash to brow and then when you apply colors on your crease, V and outer 1/3-1/2 of your lid, it gives a real pop to your inner eye.

      This is a 6-piece set that includes a bag and 5 full size eyeshadows.  It retails for $38.26 on qvc.com

      Top: Vanilla Shake, Berry Chill, Peach Sorbet. Bottom: Lemon Freeze, Iced Caramel
      Top: Vanilla Shake, Berry Chill, Peach Sorbet. Bottom: Lemon Freeze, Iced Caramel. Applied dry, then wet.




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      Friday, May 17, 2013

      Acure Organics Exfoliating Mint Body Wash

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      My shower has been full of Acure Organics products lately.  This time I am testing and reviewing Acure Organics Exfoliating Mint Body Wash.  This is another body wash full of fabulous ingredients that really lathers well and makes your skin feel great.  I love to feel clean but I also love it when my skin doesn't feel striped of moisture after I shower.  My boyfriend has even commented about how soft and smooth my skin feels.

      The scent isn't as minty as you would expect and I assume it is the addition of lilac that changes it.  It almost smells like eucalyptus to me?  If you aren't a big fan of mint, you will probably like this.  Also, the mint is more gentle than some other mint body washes and it also doesn't have that strong cooling sensation that you normally need to keep away from delicate areas.  

      This retails for $9.99.  You can find it at Acure Organics website or look for store locations that sell their products on their website. 

      Info from the Acure Organics Website:
       Don’t get bummed by body breakouts! Keep those blemishes and dark spots at bay with this energizing, exfoliating body wash. Lilac stem cells are shown to help reduce breakouts and imperfections, while sea buckthorn, CoQ10, and Argan Oil help keep your skin soft and ultra-hydrated.
      Features

      • Leaves skin smooth and soft
      • Feeds and restores cells
      • 100% biodegradable
      • Made in the USA
      • Great for all skin types
      • Paraben free, Vegan, Gluten free, Synthetic fragrance free, Silicone free, Phthalate free
      • Fair trade certified ingredients
      Directions: 

      Squeeze small amount onto washcloth, pouf, or hand and work into a rich lather. Apply to body and rinse well. This tube makes a great microphone if you want to belt out some show tunes (we totally know you do).

      Ingredients: 

      Organic Euterpe oleracea (acai) berry, organic rubus fruticosus (blackberry), organic rosa canina (rosehips), organic punica granatum (pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ rooibos, organic aloe barbadensis vera leaf juice, sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate (from coconut) , 100% naturally derived betaine (from sugar beets), vegetable glycerin, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate (from coconut + amino acids), sodium cocoyl glutamate (from coconut + amino acids), cocoglucosides hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (sugar conditioner) , sodium levulinate (from corn), guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (guar gum conditioner), potassium sorbate (food grade preservative), organic agania spinosa (argan oil), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ olea europea (olive) oil, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, attalea speciosa (babassu) oil, chenopodium quinoa (quinoa) protein extract, ubiquinone (CoQ10) , jojoba beads, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Stem Cell Extract, mentha peperita (peppermint) and rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) essential oils.


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      Thursday, May 16, 2013

      Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint in Sugared Fig


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       Another great Target shopping find was Pacifica's Color Quench Lip Tint in Sugared Fig.  This color screams me so I had to pick it up.  It is beautifully packaged and easy to carry in your bag.  This is more like a tinted lip balm than a lipstick.  It feels really moist and soft on your lips, the color is pretty but not overstated or longlasting and the smell is fabulous, which is what I would expect from Pacfica.  Your lips get just enough color to give you some oomph without a full makeup look or this is a great compliment if you want to do dramatic eyes with a softer lip.

      I am a lippie addict, what can I say?  This retails for $7. You can find it online or check your local Target. I have 2 of these in different shades so far and will probably buy more.  The price is right and the temptation in Target cannot be resisted LOL It is like the candy by the cash register for me. 


      Taken with flash


      Info from Pacifica's Website
      Give your lips the love they deserve!  Color Quench lip tints packs major moisture, nourishing naturals and gorgeous, sheer color into one perfectly portable, 100% recyclable tube.  Essential fatty acids from rich and amazing avocado and coconut oils leave lips luscious and healthy.  Natural flavor and 5 perfect shades produce the prettiest, most kissable mouth ever.  100% vegan and gluten free. Your lips will love you back!

      Sugared Fig Lip Tint - A rich, plummy fig with a hint of sexy sparkle.

      Features & Benefits

      • Moisturizing EFA's with avocado and coconut oils
      • Spot-on sheer color; subtle, natural flavor
      • Perfectly Portable, 100% recyclable tube
      • 100% vegan.  Cruelty-free
      • Free of phthalates, parabens, mineral oils, GMOs, triclosan, propylene glycol and petroleum

      Directions/Ingredients

      Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, glycine soja (soy) wax, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, natural flavor, tocopherol (vitamin E), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract.  May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides.  100% vegan. Gluten-free
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      Tuesday, May 14, 2013

      Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette

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       Somehow I thought I already posted about this eyeshadow palette, then I found the pictures in my to do list for photos to edit and got confused.  I checked and sure enough, I never wrote about this eyeshadow palette.  So finally, here is my post about the Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette.

      When I saw that Pacifica items were showing up in Target I got really excited.  Finally after looking at this palette for weeks, I saw some swatches online and I decided to go for it and picked one up. The ingredients are great, the colors are beautiful and the price is right at $13.99.  You can shop at Pacifica by clicking the image to the left or use this link. Check your local Target store too.

      I wore these with Gabriel Cosmetics Eye Primer underneath and the colors lasted all day and felt nice and light on.  The colors really brought out the gold and green in my hazel eyes too. 

      Info from the Pacifica Website:
      An incredibly innovative formula that pushes mineral makeup color to new bounds.  Rich, lasting, creaseless eye shadows are infused with coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish.  These four highly pigmented mineral satin makeup and irridecent shades are specially curated are designed to brighten the eyes and make you look gorgeous and awake.  (Even when you did not get a good night's sleep!)
      4 Beautiful Shades:
      Urchin- An irridecent jeweled purple with gold tones.  Use dry as a shadow, wet as a liner.  Perfect for smudging and a great substitute for black.
      Golden- A perfect gold with just the right amount of shimmer.  Use on the lids or line the eyes.
      Coral Sand- A satin lid base or highlighter.
      Skinny Dip- Matte nude base, a universal brightener.  Perfect for using on the inner eye to add brightness.

      Features & Benefits
      Coconut Water- acts as a skin balancer while soothing and softening.  Creates a creamy, crease-free formula that supports long wear.
      Safflower Seed Oil- An antiaging emollient that nourishes, protects and firms skin.

      Directions/Ingredients
      Formulated without: Phthalates, parabens, carmine, beeswax, lanolin, mineral oils, propylene glycol, petroleum and FD& C colors (along with other nasties you do not want on your skin).  No animal testing. Gluten-free, 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
      Ingredients: mica, zinc stearate, ethylhexyl state, dimethicone, carthamus tinctorius(safflower) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) water, phenoxyethanol, macrocystis pyriferaextract, withania somnifera root extract. May contain: silica, polymethylsilsesquioxane, calciumsodium borosilicate, iron oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, titanium dioxide CI 77891, CI77510, chromium oxide greens CI 77288, ultramarines CI 77007, manganese violet CI 77742






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