Friday, June 28, 2013

Big Giveaway Fundraiser in Honor of Tish Wheeler Diaz!

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I am not sure if many people out there know that the company Bare Minerals or Bare Escentuals has brought a lot of people and friendships together.  Through forums and groups created by customers and eventually on Facebook, many women have come together.  Then add all the amazing and fun events BE has had where everyone can get the chance to finally met each other as well as people from Bare Minerals.  I have made some amazing friends and met some wonderful people through being a customer of this company over the years.  One of those people was Tish Wheeler Diaz, April 21, 1974 - June 20, 2013.  After a long battle with Lupus and dialysis complications, many surgeries and aggressive infections, Litisha Kisteen Wheeler-Diaz "Tish" finally found peace and is no longer suffering.
In loving memory of Tish Wheeler Diaz, we are raising funds to help her husband, Mauro, pay for medical bills from her long-term illness. One of those ways is the giveaway fundraiser below through giveforward.com.  This was the safest way to collect a larger amount of money to donate.  93% of your donation goes directly to Mauro Diaz, there is a 7% transaction fee from the giveforward website, though they do let you opt to pay that fee so the full amount you want to donate goes directly to Tish's husband. 

You can also join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/583771948310422/  There is also a Stella & Dot fundraiser sale going on. 

On with the giveaway! First, what can you win?

1st Prize - Gorgeous Greens and lots of Buxoms, just like Tish loved! 
Donated by Bare Minerals (Over $310 VALUE!!!): 
  • Bare Minerals READY Duo in Scenic Route
  • Bare Minerals READY Duo in The Winner Is...
  • Bare Minerals READY Quad in The Soundtrack
  • Bare Minerals full size Eyeshadow in Oz
  • Bare Minerals full size Eyeshadow in Mint
  • Bare Minerals full size Eyeshadow in Exotic Tara
  • Bare Minerals full size Eyeliner in Black Emerald
  • Bare Minerals full size Eyeliner in Tortoise
  • Full Size Buxom Katie
  • Full Size Buxom Trixie
  • Full Size Buxom Bunny
  • Full Size Buxom Sugar
  • Full Size Buxom Sandy
  • Full Size Buxom Dolly
  • Full Size Buxom April
  • Full Size Buxom Debbie
  • Full Size Buxom Tonya
Added to this bundle by me (more brands Tish loved):
  • Scentsy Baked Apple Pie Travel Tin
  • EOS Summer Fruit Lip Balm
  • Eco Tools 6 piece Essential Eye Set
  • Bare Escentuals Pink Lanyard
  • Bare Minerals .05 fl oz Prime Time Eyelid Primer (original)
  • Bare Minerals .05 fl oz Prime Time Eyelid Primer in Brightening Opal
  • Bare Minerals White Customizable Foundation & Color Case
2nd Prize - More of those gorgeous greens for Tish!
A close up view of the green shades you can win in either prize bundle
Donated by Bare Minerals ($140 VALUE!!!): 
  • Bare Minerals READY Duo in Scenic Route
  • Bare Minerals READY Duo in The Winner Is...
  • Bare Minerals READY Quad in The Soundtrack
  • Bare Minerals full size Eyeshadow in Oz
  • Bare Minerals full size Eyeshadow in Mint
  • Bare Minerals full size Eyeshadow in Exotic Tara
  • Bare Minerals full size Eyeliner in Black Emerald
  • Bare Minerals full size Eyeliner in Tortoise
Enter this giveaway below in the Rafflecopter Widget.  You cannot enter to win any other way.  Please be sure to read all of the rules so your entry qualifies.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



RULES: 

**This giveaway will end on July 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm** eastern time. Winner will be drawn randomly via Rafflecopter.

Make sure to include the name and email address you use when making a donation at the We Heart Tish Fundraiser page at http://gfwd.at/18l0bvH

I will confirm that you have actually made a donation if you are selected as a winner claiming to have donated.

The winner will be announced here on my blog, on my facebook page and on my twitter page. 

Once the winner is drawn, they will be contacted and have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only who are 18 years of age or older.  I am currently only able to ship within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, due to post office cost increases.

Winner's contact information will be kept confidential and will not be used for anything besides notifying the winner of this giveaway.




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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sweet Kitty Beauty All Natural Sugaring System

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I was sent a Sweet Kitty Beauty All Natural Sugaring system to try out. It says it is "All Natural Hair Removal for the Purr-fect Kitty."  I remember being a kid and asking my mom how women in Lebanon remove their leg hair.  Do they shave their legs?  She said no, they do sugaring.  I was perplexed by the thought of this.  

When I was offered to chance to test out a natural sugaring product, I jumped at it.  Weather got cold and life got busy so it took me a little while to get around to testing this but I finally did.  It is advertised for the bikini area, you know, wink wink "kitty" but I was not going to brave that first.   

I wasn't sure about the directions so being a visual person, I also made sure to view some Youtube videos about technique and they did what the directions said but somehow, seeing it made it make more sense to me.  I had great success with this on my thighs.  I admit to being a lazy leg shaver so this is a happy treat for me, much easier than shaving and so easy once you get the hang of it.  It leaves your skin nice and smooth.  

It does take a few attempts to get used to it and if the temperature gets too warm, you get a bit of a sticky honey thing going on so you do need to keep an eye on it and move fast.  I tried this in my bikini area when I did get used to the technique and I don't quite have it down yet.  On my thighs, I am getting better so I think I need to master it a bit more and really get control over the temperature.  

Important things to have when using this: I recommend exfoliating gloves.  After cleaning the area, this is step one.  Then you powder the area.  I use a Burt's bees powder for this.  Then you want to scoop a ball of the sugar mixture into your hand and apply it against the hair growth and when you are done applying, you kind of whip it backwards off the hair and the hair comes off too.  It actually didn't hurt that bad and if you have temperature issues like I did with a few tries, it is water soluble so it cleans up pretty easily.  

You get a pretty big tub of this for $25 plus shipping.  It is all natural and hurts less than waxing, plus it is more natural.  If you are interested, it is worth a try and you are welcome to contact Alysa, the shop owner with any questions.  She is really good about getting back to you.  I plan to keep using this on my thighs and when I feel more confident, I will give the bikini area a try again. 

I had trouble getting pics of it while I was using it.  If you are curious about what it looks like, it looks kind of like a combo of honey and molasses, which makes sense since they are in the ingredient list. Thanks to Sweet Kitty, I may finally start showing above my knee again LOL 






Info from Sweet Kitty
Sweet Kitty is formulated to make your kitty even sweeter. It is not wax, it is a sugaring paste. It is all-natural, requires no heat and no strips. Sugaring paste is a less painful alternative to waxing, which is good when we are talking about the Brazilian. Sugaring paste is used by smearing over the skin with your fingers and then quickly flicking off – taking unwanted hairs with it. It is stable enough to hold together when you pull it off. It is completely water soluble. When you are finished using the product just wipe skin with warm water. No sticky wax residue left behind. There is a technique involved, so be patient. It can take 2 or 3 tries to appreciate all of the benefits. Embrace your inner goddess and try it for the purr-fect kitty.

The item listed is a 12 oz container, enough for 8-10 Brazilians. Detailed instructions are included. This product is great for anyone that would like a Brazilian without all the expense and hassle of going to the salon. And it is the best at home technique available. Each purchase comes beautifully styled and packaged and makes an amazing gift for a birthday, bachelorette, or any occasion for a brave woman in your life :) 

Sweet Kitty is made of Sugar, Honey, lemon Juice, and Molasses, so it is great for those with sensitive skin. It feels almost like taffy. It is firm, but pliable. Each batch is lovingly made by me to ensure the highest standards are met. There are no preservatives, but it does not need to be refrigerated and it will keep for several years. Although specifically formulated for the Brazilian it is effective on all parts of the body. Give it a try! I guarantee once you go bare you will never go back ;)




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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Sweet Violet

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I apologize for the week off from blogging.  I lost a dear friend last week and needed to take some time.  I am back and ready to blog again.

I am back with some great affordable lippies.  Today, I am going to start with Burt's Bees Tinted a Lip Balm in Sweet Violet, a new shade! When I saw a new shade at Target I nearly squee'd with joy LOL I am a big fan of their tinted lip balms and this color is no exception.

Sweet Violet is a great pinky purpley shade, well violet I guess.  I used to love a Sheer Violet lip gloss from Bare Escentuals and this color is very similar to that but in tinted lip balm form which is great because you get the great color and full pouty lip look without the sticky gloss feel.

These retail for $7. They keep your lips moisturized with that hint of color that helps give your face some oomph.  For me, I tend to look really pale without any color on my lips so I love this sort of thing.





Info from the Burts Bees Website

For just a hint of color and a whole lot of conditioning. The Botanical Waxes in these softly tinted balms will take your lips to lovely in one pretty swipe. They come in a range of 9 naturally flattering shades, 4 of which are new! Blush Orchid, Caramel Daisy, Petunia and Sweet Violet.

• Adds a hint of natural color
• Nourishes with Shea Butter and Botanical Waxes 
• Available in 9 sheer, wearable every day shades


Sheer, natural shades that go on so flatteringly, you don't even need a mirror. Go ahead, apply anytime, anywhere.

Ingredients: cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olus (vegetable oil, huile vegetale), cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, candelilla cera (euphorbia cerifera wax, cire de candelilla), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, aroma (flavor)*, lanolin, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, cananga odorata flower wax, jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower wax, ammonium glycyrrhizinate, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza). May contain: alumina, CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 75470 (carmine), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides). *natural flavor




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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bloglovin' for your blog following needs

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So Google Reader is going away.  This was announced a while ago and I think a lot of people freaked out and then kind of forgot about it.  Well, the problem is, if you subscribe to blogs through Google Reader or through Google Friend Connect, that feature won't be available much longer.

I have happy news that I think I found a nice replacement for this.  Not only can you find new blogs to follow but you can import blogs you follow on Google into your account and you can organize and categorize them all and get emails with all the new posts so you don't miss anything.  On the other hand, you don't have to get emails unless you really want to.

So what did I find?  Bloglovin' is the name.  You can find it at www.bloglovin.com and create an account for free.  Not only that but there is also a free app so you can follow everything that way too.  The app has me REALLY excited to start using this more now.

You can find me and my blog there: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/2785724/beauty-au-natural
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Monday, June 17, 2013

MELT Method: My Experience & Review

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image from meltmethod.com
MELT Method.  Have you heard of it?  It has been gaining some momentum and publicity lately.  I hadn't heard of it, then someone mentioned it to me, then it started to pop up all over the place to a point that a coworker invited me to a studio on the same block as my office to try it out.  With it showing up so much in my life, I felt like it was a hint that this was something for me and I was so right. If this sort of thing happens to you, listen. I am so glad that I did.

MELT Method is a form of self-care using a set of specifically designed balls and a soft roller.  I had wondered if I could get them elsewhere but have yet to find any quite like the ones from MELT so I am sticking with them for now.

MELT Method is a way to treat yourself to relieve & prevent pain, heal injury, and "erase" the negative affects of aging and an active life.

You can find out a lot more info at the website: http://www.meltmethod.com/

Does it work?  Yes!!!! For me, this has made an incredible difference.  Since I was dealing with some serious inflammation, spasms and pain issues, I was really happy to be able to take a class and work with someone who could really make sure I was doing things right.  I attended a class once per week and bought a roller and small hand & foot treatment kit so I could do some MELT at home on my own.  I opted to do the hand & foot treatment at home and then in class we did hands, feet and lots of roller work.  This alone made me feel like I was my old self.  I felt young again.  I felt alive.  I felt like I could walk.  It was amazing.

I took the weekly class for one month with a certified MELT practitioner in my local area.  Then I got insanely busy and sadly, forgot to melt for 6 days. I lost track of time and noticed that I was starting to feel like poo.  My back and shoulders and hips all ached.  My feet hurt.  I was cranky and not sleeping as well.  Oh no...I forgot to MELT!!! So needless to say, this works for me and I have seen the difference of doing it and the difference of forgetting to do it.  I currently try to do at least the hands and feet technique at least 3 times per week and plan to start doing more moves on the roller on my own once I make sure I have a nice clear spot to put my yoga mat and safely lay down without bonking my head or arms or legs on something.

How to find out about MELT and try it for yourself?  Well, there is a book.  They sell kits and DVDs but most of the stuff is on backorder right now or you can try to find a practitioner in your area.  Use the MELTfinder to find someone in your area: https://www.meltmethod.com/finder

Right now I am "MELTing" on my own and plan to take a weekly advanced class in August where she is going to teach us more intermediate techniques.  I am looking forward to this because it has truly been the key to advancing my pain relief and healing after injuring my back and hips.  The timing was perfect since my chiropractor said I could be more active again but needed to keep seeing him every 3 weeks or so.  I felt so tired and sore and out of shape after not being active for so long and this is really helping me feel good so that I can be active and want to be active.


Info from the meltmethod.com website

What is MELT?

The MELT Method® is a breakthrough self-treatment system that restores the supportiveness of the body's connective tissue to eliminate chronic pain, improve performance, and decrease the accumulated stress caused by repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. This patent-pending, pro-active self-treatment technique is backed by science and acclaimed by thousands of devoted MELTers.

New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living: a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide whole-body support, protection, and mind-body communication. Manual therapist Sue Hitzmann has transformed groundbreaking neurofascial science and hands-on therapies into a one-of-a-kind treatment method called MELT.


Who is MELT for?

MELT is for anyone who wants to slow down the aging process and live better, longer. For those in their 40s, 50s, and older who want to stay active, mobile, and independent — MELT is a must. MELT is for active younger adults and athletes who want to maintain a fit, toned body and achieve optimal performance without debilitating wear and tear.

MELT is truly for everyone! Even if you are pregnant, injured, post-surgery, overweight, sedentary, out of shape, have limited mobility, chronic pain, knee/hip replacements, or bone disorders — you can still MELT. It’s the best starting point for any exercise program.

What benefits does MELT offer?

MELT creates a strong, flexible body that maintains its upright posture for life. And you will see and feel results after just one session!

MELT improves:
  • flexibility & mobility
  • posture
  • the results of exercise
  • range of motion
  • sleep & digestion
  • overall well-being
 
MELT reduces:
  • aches & pains
  • wrinkles & cellulite
  • tension 
  • headaches
  • risk of injury

How does MELT work?

Day-to-day living creates tension within our bodies. Physical stressors range from sitting at a desk to running a marathon. Carrying children and heavy bags creates trapped tension, as does even the gentlest form of exercise. Emotional, mental, and environmental stressors such as processed foods, medications, environmental toxins, and daily worries all build tension in the body.

New science reveals that this “stuck stress” is literally trapped in our connective tissue, which surrounds every joint, muscle, nerve, bone, and organ. Unaddressed trapped stress causes connective tissue dehydration and cellular damage. This creates a domino effect that begins with aches and stiffness and leads to common health issues such as neck and low back pain, headaches, insomnia, digestive problems, and injury. Accelerated aging and chronic health problems can follow . . . leaving us with limited options such as medicine, surgery, and a sedentary lifestyle.

However, when the connective tissue is hydrated and free of roadblocks, our bodies function at a more optimal level. MELT is a breakthrough technique that keeps our connective tissue and nervous system in top condition and slows down the aging process. MELT rejuvenates tissue hydration and relieves the tension of day-to-day life that gets trapped in our bodies. No other proactive approach directly treats the connective tissue—including nutrition, exercise, yoga, meditation, or vitamins.

MELT is easy to learn, backed by cutting-edge research, and offers immediate results that you will see and feel the first time you MELT. Changes in posture, flexibility, energy, mood, and performance occur within only a few sessions. Best of all, your body feels great long after you MELT!

Has MELT been reviewed by experts?

Yes, MELT has been reviewed by internationally respected doctors, neuroscientists, and connective-tissue researchers, including Jean Pierre Barral, D.O.; Ben Domb, M.D.; Gil Hedley, Ph.D.; Tom Myers; and Robert Schleip, Ph.D. Each expert has recognized that MELT is grounded in scientific principles and offers extraordinary benefits.


 
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Bite Beauty Bite Size Discovery Set

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This is a collection I wanted so badly at the holidays and it sold out.  Lucky me, when I got my Sephora VIB discount code, it was not only back in stock, it was on sale!  It looks like it is no longer available as a set but these lipstick shades are still available as individual lippies so why not share the pics?

I have fallen in love with Bite Beauty.  They make some fabulous natural lipsticks.  They are creamy and have a great selection of colors and you can find them at Sephora.  This set was awesome mini lipsticks.

Retsina, Musk, Shiraz, Fig, Pomegranate
Retsina, Musk, Shiraz, Fig, Pomegranate
Retsina, Musk, Shiraz, Fig, Pomegranate



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Monday, June 10, 2013

50% off Tazo Teas Until June 28

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Tazo

Save 50% site wide at Tazo.com! Offer ends 6/28. No code necessary. Only online. While supplies last.

I am a little bummed about this but Tazo.com is doing away with their online store.  The good news?  Time to stock up, everything is half off!  I am going to stock up on my favorites, try some new teas and look at their teaware too.  I am a bit of a tea fiend and collect teapots LOL

Please shop through the links here on my blog so I get credit for sending you there.  I am an affiliate until the sale ends on 6/28 and earn a small % which helps me keep blogging. 

Tazo



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Acure Organics Chemical & OIl Free Sunscreen SPF 30

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I was finally able to go out on a sunny day and test the sunscreen Acure Organics sent me a while ago.  I applied their sunscreen SPF 30 chemical & oil free before I headed out on Saturday.  I went to an Art Fair and Farmer's Market and drove 45 min there and back. 

This was really easy to apply.  It is more fluid than many other natural sunscreens.  It feels less thick on your skin too.  I know often when I apply a natural sunscreen, I feel sticky and grungy after a while and can't wait to shower it off.  I didn't feel that way with this one.  There is no strong scent to it, or any scent at all that I noticed.  It doesn't leave you all white because it blends in well.  Best of all, it works.  No redness on my skin at all.  I tend to burn when I take birth control pills and no burn after spending about 2 hours out on a nice spring day.  I look forward to testing this out more as summer approaches. 

My only complaint is that the tube is tiny so you might need to buy a few to keep stocked up on it.  It depends on how often you get out and need sun protection.  There is a plus side to the smaller size though.  It is really easy to take with you.  It fits in a purse, a backpack, a glove compartment in your car, etc. 


Info from the Acure Organics Website

 This natural sunscreen uses physical mineral sunscreens to provide SPF 30 protection. Prickly Pear extract, a strong antioxidant, helps protect against free radicals

Our Price: $15.99 

  Features

  • Mineral Protection
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • Water resistant up to 40 minutes
  • Great for all skin types
  • Reef Safe
  • Non-nanoparticle
  • Paraben free, cruelty free
 





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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tarte's Blushing Bride Sweeps!

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Getting married? Know someone who is? Enter for a chance to win!

Tarte is giving away an amazing prize package valued at over $650!

Blushing Bride Sweeps! Enter for a chance to win an amazing prize package valued at over $650!


Prize includes:
• the Sage Crystal Vine headband by Amanda Judge
• glamazon™ pure performance 12-hour lipstick
• BB tinted treatment 12-hour primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen
• Amazonian clay finishing powder
• lights, camera, splashes™ 4-in-1 waterproof mascara
• multiplEYE™ lash enhancing liquid liner
• cheek stain in blushing bride
• Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in blushing bride

Shop the must-haves of tarte’s resident “blushing brides” and receive a free sample with any purchase plus, free shipping on orders $40+!

*Must enter by June 14, 2013 at 11:59pm ET. See tarte.com for official rules. Tarte can only process and ship orders within the US and PR. Free FedEx ground shipping will apply to orders of $40 and up after discount has been applied. Additional fees for tax and/or shipping may apply. Samples may vary. Tarte has the right to cancel any orders due to unauthorized use of our website or violation of our Terms of Use.



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Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation

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I signed up for an event with a makeup artist at a local natural earth-friendly store that carries a few lines of natural makeup that I haven't really tried yet.  I was excited to see what she used on me so I would know where to start.   I don't have any pics of the look she did because I was also spending the day with my friend and her very active 3 year old which didn't leave a lot of self photography time.  I did, however buy a couple of the items she used on me and so far I am quite happy. 

The first item she used was Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation.  This feels so soft and light on your skin.  It is very different from the typical mainstream liquid foundation and it almost applies like a dry foundation mixed with a moisturizer.  My skin really likes it. 

It gives a really dewy look on its own.  If you want to stay really dewy, you can apply cream blush or highlighters, if you want to tone it down a little, you can apply some finishing powder and use powder blush or bronzer.  I tend to go the toned down route, just because I tend to get oily throughout the day and don't like to look too shiny.  

She applied it with a blending sponge but I am lazy and use my hands.  I apply to my T-zone and cheeks which is where I need the most coverage, around my nose.  If I really need some heavy duty coverage, I will use a mineral foundation but for days when I want a quick fresh look and don't worry too much about coverage, I wear this.  Lately, this seems to be more and more often.

She matched me to S100 though I think now that it is summer and I have seen more daylight,  I could probably go a bit darker.

This foundation retails for $48 but you might be able to grab a deal on it.  I got it at a small discount because of booking the appointment.  You can also follow Vapour Organic Beauty or Spirit Beauty Lounge to see when they have sales or specials since you can buy this from both websites.
Blended in, you can see how dewy and moist my skin looks, even on the back of my hand


Info from the Vapour Organic Beauty Website

Vapour raises the bar for revolutionary performance and purity with Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation. Effortlessly achieve the look of radiant, healthy skin and a more even complexion. The Soft Focus line is designed to balance all skin types, including combination and oily skin. Soft Focus leaves a smooth base for color makeup application while achieving a natural soft satin finish.
With Vapour’s Light Reflective Technology the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores are diminished. Skin becomes instantly smoother, softer and more even.

Made with 70% Certified Organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments & vitamins. Nourishes with Organic Pumpkin and Papaya complex and brightens skin with Organic Camellia.  Infused with Vapour’s face specific infusion of anti-inflammatory Frankincense, antioxidant Tulsi and moisturizing and calming Lotus flowers.

All the performance of a professional luxury foundation with none of the chemicals!

 Ingredients: Organic/Bio Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Organic/Bio Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil,
Organic/Bio Lecithin, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica, Essential Oils and Natural Fruit Essences, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense)*, Organic/Bio Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil), Organic/Bio Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus Flowers) [+/—: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019)]

Net wt:
1.14oz/32.45g

*Wildcrafted Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation
Contains 70% Certified Organic Ingredients & 30% Minerals and Vitamins

  • 100% Natural
  • Chemical Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Made with Wind Power
  • Biodegradable ingredients
  • Inner & Outer Packaging Recyclable
  • No Nano Particles
  • No Irradiation

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