Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tarte Friends & Family Time!

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Kahina Giving Beauty Argan & Aloe Set

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I was so excited that I won a gift card to Kahina Giving Beauty from the Eco Salon Earth Day Chat I posted about a while ago.  They had a giveaway that if you entered and also participated in the talk and asked a question, your entry qualified to win a prize.  Lucky me, I won one of the prizes!!! I had wanted to try this brand forever.  Many of the natural beauty gurus out there rave about it.  I poked around the website and decided to go for the Argan and Aloe set because reviews were great and it was a good deal.  I always like to get the most for my money, even if I have a gift card.  I still had to pay the difference.

The set comes in a beautiful blue bag and I love the packaging, so simple yet striking. The bag contains their Aloe Toning Mist and their famous Argan Oil. I was very surprised by how nice the products were but I am addicted to the Aloe Toning Mist. I use it morning and night before I moisturize and find it compliments any face products that I choose to use.   I prefer to use the oil as a weekly treat instead of as a daily item, especially after doing a cleansing face mask.  The products can be a bit pricey, which is why it took me so long to try them out, but they are the highest quality you can get with natural skincare items.

Info from the Kahina Giving Beauty Website

KAHINA ARGAN AND ALOE SET


Refresh, replenish and restore radiance to skin with Kahina Argan Oil and Kahina Toning Mist. Infused with miraculous healing ingredients from Morocco's desert, these TSA-friendly products can go wherever your travels take you.
• Toning Mist provides soothing, weightless moisture and increases the absorption of serums and oils
• Argan Oil is a multipurpose, antioxidant- and vitamin-rich oil for face, hair, and body
• The ideal skincare duo for flight travel, beach days and warm-weather destinations
• For all skin types
• Iridescent blue bag is zippered, reusable, washable, and fits all your travel/beach beauty essentials
This limited edition set comes in a bag hand-loomed by seventeenth generation weavers in Fes, Morocco. The pouch is made from fibers of the aloe vera cactus plant, so it looks like silk but is 100% vegan and durable.

Usage: • After cleansing morning and evening, spritz Toning Mist, priming skin for argan oil application. • Apply 2-3 drops of argan oil (or as needed) morning and evening before optional moisturizer and sunscreen. • Toning Mist can be applied over makeup and sunscreen throughout the day as a refreshing weightless moisturizer. • Use versatile Kahina Argan Oil on face, body, and hair, especially before and after sun exposure and during flights. - 

Bag measures 7 1/2″ x 6 3/4″
CONTENTS: Kahina Argan Oil (30 ml/1 fl. oz), Kahina Toning Mist (50 ml/1.6 fl. oz)
A $100 Value
PRICE: $78.00
- See more at: http://kahina-givingbeauty.com/shop/kahina-argan-and-aloe-set/#sthash.CimAq8oy.dpuf



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Saturday, July 27, 2013

4 Years of Reviews in Review: Mineral Make Up

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Alima Pure is just plain awesome.  I really wish someone near me sold their line so I could go play and pick out new items but I am stuck getting samples to review or buying stuff online.  I have yet to try anything that I don't like, even their foundation.  Their eyecolors are my favorite, but then, I have a weakness for great loose mineral eyeshadows and liners. Their foundation selector is back up on the website after the revamped the site and I recommend it.  I found that I was actually wrong about my own skintone.  When I tried it out the first time, the colors seemed too light for me, only one was a match and it was the darkest one.  I  am going to need to do the selector again and order another sample kit to see if some not so fair shades are better for me.
Alima Pure - A Review
My Alima Pure Sample Haul
Alima Pure Cold Outside - Swatches, Looks and Sale!
Alima Pure Organic Nourishing Lip Balm
Meet Your Match: Alima Pure's New Foundation Selector
Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow in Aubergine & Smoke
Alima Pure: Stormy Weather Collection
Alima Pure - Black Tie Gala Eyes and a full Black Tie Gala look
Alima Pure - Black Tie Gala Face Collection
Alima Pure Delicious Summer Collection


The Lotus lipgloss had a weird smell to me so I don't wear it that often, the lipstick was nice and I still grab it here and there.  The eyescolors though, GORGEOUS!  I absolutely love them so much depth, so pretty.  Love them!

Everyday Minerals was fun to test out.  Jupiter is a great color for me so I still wear it and Sea Horse is adorable and a great highlighter.
Everyday Minerals Shimmer Eyes in JuniperEveryday Minerals Travel Size Sea Horse

Au Naturale was another fun one to discover.  It was fun to test enough products to dedicate a whole week to them.  My favorites now are the powder eyeshadows and liner pencil though all the other products are nice too.  I am definitely a loose mineral/powder girl. That is just my style.
Au Naturale Week: Creme Eye Shadow in Augbergine
Au Naturale Week: Creme Eye Shadow in Olive Lea
Au Naturale Week: Lip & Cheek Tint in Venetian Red
Au Naturale Week: Pomegranate Blusher
Au Naturale Week: Powder Eye Shadows in Grape Hyacinth & Storm
Au Naturale Week: Eye Liner Pencil in Amethyst

Purely You Minerals was a more recent discovery.  Their products were really nice and I promised I would update about how the one eyecolor didn't work for me.  Bare would not work on my skin, it barely looked like it was there but when I foiled it, ooh la la!  This is a color to wetline or apply wet for sure.  Such depth.  I am not wearing their foundation right now, if only because I own so much foundation in other brands and am trying not to shop and stock up too much.
Purely You Minerals

Dust is gorgeous, local and natural and the creator/owner is a sweetheart.  I rarely have the chance to make it to her spa but when I see her, she remembers me and says hello with a hug.  It can be a bit pricey but I love supporting local business and the colors are really pretty too.
Dust Organic Mineral Cosmetics

The She Space I will update as a group.  While TSS no longer exists, the colors are fabulous.  I went a bit overboard so I have parted with some of the colors but kept a lot of favorites.  I have to honor my rules about keeping what I wear and selling or gifting anything else.  Beautiful sparkles!
My first order from The She Space
Order#2 from The She Space
The She Space Order #3, so many pretty colors!
Another order form the She Space Clearance
My latest haul from The She Space
Yet another order from the She Space
The She Space order #9 - more clearance colors
The She Space Order #8 - Pretty She Clearance & Eye Pigments
Swatches from The She Space Pearls and Lace & Fortune Cookie Jar Collections
Nearing the end of my She Space Eye Color clearance shopping spree




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Friday, July 26, 2013

Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint in Guava Berry

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Another Target natural beauty purchase!  This time it was Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint in Guava Berry. I loved Sugared Fig so much that I needed to try another one.  These feel so nice on and smell delicious.  This one is a lighter shade but still so pretty.  These are great to keep in your purse for a quick splash of color to give yourself a pick me up.  They retail for $7.  You can get them from Pacifica, Target or other retailers.

Info from Pacifica's Website:
Give your lips the love they deserve!  All Natural Color Quench lip tints packs major lip moisture, nourishing naturals and gorgeous, sheer lip 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!  

Guava Berry Lip Tint – A quintessential berry stain.






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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mineral Fusion Lengthening Mascara

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A while ago, I went to a local natural shop for a makeup and mimosas event.  It was sometime around my birthday in May.  I got to try out Vapour Organic Beauty Foundation (which I blogged about), RMS Lip2Cheek & cream shadows and Mineral Fusion Lengthening Mascara.  They were out of the RMS Lip2Cheek so I picked up the mascara instead.

This mascara is great, as long as you don't sneeze right after putting it on.  This year the pollen has been crazy so this has happened to me a few times. Just keep some Qtips nearby if you have that problem too LOL   It applies nicely, doesn't dry too fast so it can be layered easily without clumping.  It definitely lengthens lashes too. My lashes are pretty short so it is always nice to get some length to make them show up.  I have been using this almost daily, I alternate with another mascara.  It retails for $14.99.





Info from the Mineral Fusion Website: 

LONG, LUSH LASHES
Minerals apply smoothly to darken and lengthen for beautifully defined lashes.
SOFTER LASHES
Naturally nourishes and protects to promote maximum lash health and fullness.
EASY ON EYES
Gentle, non-irritating formula applies easily, without clumping, flaking or smudging.
FORMULA PURITY
Free of Gluten, Parabens, Artificial Colors, Fragrances and Talc. Never-tested on animals. Hypo-allergenic.
Ingredients: Water, Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Synthetic Wax, Butylene Glycol, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Hydroxyethylcellulose,  Sodium Hydroxide, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Propylene Glycol Laurate/Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (CI 77499).
Free of Gluten, Parabens, Artificial Colors, Fragrances and Talc. Never-tested on animals. Hypo-allergenic.


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Monday, July 22, 2013

Looking back on 4 Years of Bare Minerals Reviews

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I wanted to look back and review some of my reviews.  First, Bare Minerals of course! 

A lot of people thought this blog was only about Bare Escentuals or Bare Minerals but it never was.  My mission has always been the same, to blog about natural or low-chemical alternatives to beauty products and personal care products because I personally have chemical sensitivities.  While I have a ton of posts about Bare Minerals, it is because they were the first brand I discovered that I could wear and I was hooked.  I own a lot more Bare Minerals than anything else so that is what I blogged about most.  Now, they have less all natural new stuff coming out so I have less to blog about when it comes to BE but they will always be near and dear to my heart which is why I have tons of Sterlite drawers full of their eye shadows, liners blushes and radiances.

Which of these do I still use and love, which ones did I use up, which ones did I stop using?

The name of the product will link back to my original review, then I am adding comments and updated info here.

Bare Escentuals 100% Natural Lip Glosses  - Yes, I still use these and have used some of them right up.  Still a fan of these glosses. 


The latest custom blends collection from Bare Escentuals - Still loving these. Loose minerals are my fave kind of natural eyeshadow. Angel Food Cake may have ended up on the not sure shelf just because I am not sure if it is a color for me but it is still beautiful.


Bare Escentuals Big, Bright, and Bold Collection - Everything from this kit is awesome. Still loving each piece.


My first Buxom - Trixie - No Buxoms for me.  I got swayed away from being all natural and opted to go back after my lips started to not feel so great.


New Bare Escentuals - Royal Treatment, Pout Patisserie & Unforgettable - Just like I said above, still loving the natural lippies and loose mineral shadows. Not sure if I wear the lip gloss from Royal treatment, I tend to prefer more color. 


Bare Escentuals Girlfriend Collection - These are some go to colors except for the Buxom which I have stopped wearing.  Love love love this collection. 


Bare Escentuals latest Customer Blends Collection - absolutely gorgeous loose minerals.  I still wear these.


Bare Escentuals High Shine Colors - Now in Tubes! - I still wear these on occasion, just not all the time because of the high shine and because they contain aluminum.


Bare Escentuals Beyond Gorgeous Collection - This is another great collection. The only thing I no longer use is the face brush because I switched over to all synthetic face brushes.

Bare Escentuals Exotic Destinations - Santorini - Gorgeous loose minerals. The only item I don't use is the bag because I have so many makeup bags already.

 

Bare Escentuals Bright Now! - A great collection. I still love the gloss, face and eye colors. I stopped wearing Prime Time primers to avoid synthetic silicone products and am not currently using this brand of mascara but gladly would again. I just try to only have 1-2 tubes of mascara in use at a time to prevent spoilage.


BE Buxom Big & Healthy Lipsticks - No on all of these. My lips did not like them. Not natural enough for me I guess.


Bare Escentuals Gold Rush Collection - Loose minerals, great colors. Heck yeah, I still wear these.


Bare Escentuals Leslie's 3 Wishes Eye Color Collection - Some amazing colors in this loose mineral collection. Loving them still.

 

Bare Escentuals Rethink Radiant AKA Rethink #3 - No more Prime Times for me and no more face brushes that aren't synthetic. I still have the gloss and am pretty sure I have worn the eye and cheek color. They are on the pinkish side so they may have ended up in my "not sure" pile for now. I have been sorting.


Bare Escentuals Faux & Foxy Kit - This is one of my all time fave natural glosses from BE. The Faux tan is pretty nice too and I tend to wear bronzer almost everyday. I think I finally set the brush aside on my mission to go all synthetic but it was a tough call on this one, I love these brushes.


Bare Escentuals BE Cares Color - Sweet Smile! - Gorgeous, sparkly, natural loose minerals for a great cause. Of course I still wear this!


Bare Escentuals Naturally Luminous Collection - Everything in this kit is fabulous. I still love it.

 

Buxom Swinger Girls Pics & Swatches - Sadly, I am not even wearing Heather buxom. No more buxoms = no more buxoms.


Bare Escentuals Color Shift Colors- I am still wearing these. They can be a lot of fun to play with.


Bare Escentuals Good Morning Gorgeous - Love these loose minerals. I think Tuesday & Sunday might have ended up in the not for me pile while sorting but I know I wear all the others.

 

Bare Escentuals Perfect Gift #3 - Just What You Wanted  - Yes to everything except for the Pretty Amazing lippie. I had a pretty amazing reaction. I adore the eye colors and liner. Not sure if I am holding on the to the blush. I did a MAJOR blush sort.  

 

Bare Escentuals Love & Happiness - BE Bday Weekend Celebration - Not wearing the Prime time shadows anymore and Love Radiance is in my sort pile. I had to part with some radiances since they get neglected. 

 

Bare Escentuals Flirty & Fabulous - Wink, Mist & Black Diamond are still there and in use. I love this combo too much to even consider parting. No more Prime Time though. 

 

Bare Escentuals Bare Freedom Collection - This is one fab collection, not sure why it took me so long to buy it but I am keeping everything except the bag! 

 

Bare Escentuals Bright & Beautiful Collection - No more Prime time for me but I love the lip and eyeliner colors and who doesn't love this blush?

 

Bare Escentuals Bare Bakery Lip Gloss Trio - Some of my favorite shades from the natural lip glosses. Love them! 

 

Bare Escentuals Mayan Riviera Kit - Gorgeous! These colors are still great and still in my collection. 

 

Bare Escentuals Big & Bright Trio - These are some great liners, I still wear them. I just miss that they don't have the little smudger end like full size B&B liners.

Bare Escentuals Glamorista Collection -This collection is awesome and the gloss...to die for! I still have these in my collection. 

 

Bare Escentuals Sephora Insider Introducing Color Shift - Beautiful colors, still wearing this kit. 

 

Bare Escentuals Spotlight On: Big & Bright Eyeliner - No more Prime Time for me but I keep using the double-ended liner and smudge brush. 

 

Bare Escentuals Prime Time Primer Shadows - Beautiful colors but no more Prime Time for me. Really trying to be as natural as possible. 

 


Bare Escentuals Flawless Definition Curl & Lengthen Mascara - Not using it right now but would definitely buy it and use it again. 

 

Bare Escentuals Sephora Insider Introducing Cheek Tint - Beautiful colors. Panache might have been too pink for me but I love the rest. 

 

Bare Escentuals: Spotlight on High Shine - Great colors so I still wear them, especially if I am going out for the night. I just don't use the Prime Time anymore.

 

Bare Escentuals New Brow Pencilv - These were pretty nifty but I am already lazy about my brows and I felt like I could see this too much. I think I prefer the loose mineral brow powder.

 

Bare Escentuals November 2011 TSV - Bare Luxury - Sad to report I actually returned this one. I loved the bag and the eye shadows were pretty but I won't wear Moxie lippies since they aren't all natural and the Round the Clock liners have silicone in them so this was a no go for me.

 

Bare Escentuals You're Looking at an Original Grand Collection - Great colors. I love this lippie and the eye colors and the blush is pretty. No more Prime Time or face brushes that aren't synthetic for me though.

 

Bare Escentuals Velvet Luxe Collection - I love the velvets. They are so smooth and creamy and look sultry on. These are keepers.

 

Bare Escentuals Light Show Eyeliner Collection - Pretty sure these have silicone too, boooo! I kept at least the 2 darker shades since they have already been worn and I only wear them for dressing up.

 

Bare Escentuals Cares - Tenderheart - Another beautiful loose mineral eyecolor for a good cause. I still wear this one.

 

Bare Escentuals Ready Shadows - Dream Sequence - I have to admit, I actually like the READY shadows. Took me a while to make sure I wasn't reacting to them because I got them right around when I injured my eye. After a few test runs, I can happily say I am okay wearing these.

 

Bare Escentuals Ready Shadows - The After Party - Another great quad. These colors are so great for so many looks.

 

Bare Escentuals Year of Beauty - A gorgeous rainbow of eyecolors. There might be one or two shades that just aren't my style but most of these are keepers.

 

Bare Escentuals - The Glamorous Life - I still wear the loose mineral colors but no round the clock liner or Pretty Amazing for me. They eye colors in this one are awesome.

 

Bare Escentuals Velvet Delights Collection - More yummy velvet eyecolors. I think pecan might be in my not for me pile.

 

Bare Escentuals Wanderlust Beach Collection - I wear this whole collection except for the liner. Loose minerals are still my weakness.

 

New Bare Minerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation - This looked nice and felt nice on but I am pretty happy with the foundations I own now and am not quite ready to branch out and use READY too.

 

Bare Minerals Great as Gold Collection - These are beautiful and I love how they look on. Just a hint of sparkle with some neutral or purpley shades. So pretty.

 

Bare Escentuals Shades of Decadence 15 piece Collection - Aside from the Moxies which I don't wear and a couple shades I already had a full size jar of, these are all keepers. Such beautiful colors. I love them all!

 

Bare Minerals Petite Treats Lip Gloss Collection - Delicious natural lip glosses. I am so happy they still make these. I could wear them forever.

 

Bare Minerals Sugar Rush Hydrating Eyecolor Collection - Using all these colors, just not the bag. These are the newest BE I have so I need to wear them more often.





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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Friends & Family Sale at 100% Pure

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Celebrate Friends & Family with 20% OFF all orders from 100% Pure!* Save on All-Natural Cosmetics, Skincare, Haircare and more with promo code: PUREFAMILY. Valid 7/18/13 @12pm PST - 7/23/13 @12pm PST. *Some restrictions apply. Shop Now!

100 Percent Pure


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Burt's Bees Lip Gloss in Nearly Dusk & Starry Night

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Burt's bees revamped their lippie collection recently so I had to pick up some glosses on a day I needed a pick me up while shopping at Target.  I grabbed a Nearly Dusk and a Starry Night.  I didn't realize the theme I was going for with the names until now LOL

I have never disliked Burt's Bees glosses but I really like the new look and feel of the tubes and the applicators.  The colors are really pretty, the formula is thinner, not all goopy like some glosses.  I really like them.  They retail for $9 each.





Nearly Dusk, Starry Night


Info from the Burt's Bees Website: 
Rich, pearlized color combines with natural oils rich in nutrients to leave your lips soft, shiny and 100% naturally beautiful. 

Colors:
Neutrals: Autumn Haze, Fall Foliage, Sweet Sunset, Sunny Day
Pinks: Ocean Sunrise, Rosy Dawn, Spring Splendor, Summer Twilight 
Reds/Plums: Evening Glow, Ruby Moon, Nearly Dusk, Starry Night

• Delivers rich pearlized color with high impact shine
• Enriches with nourishing oils
• Promotes healthy looking and beautiful lips
• Available in 12 gorgeous shades


Ingredients: All shades except Summer Twilight, Starry Night, Evening Glow, Ruby Moon: ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides, cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), aroma (flavor)*, silica, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, jojoba esters, ammonium glycyrrhizate, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil. +/- (May contain): CI 77163 (bismuth oxychloride), CI 77861 (tin oxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides), CI 77019 (mica), CI 75470 (carmine), CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 77947 (zinc oxide). *natural flavor

Summer Twilight, Starry Night, Evening Glow, Ruby Moon: ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides, cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), aroma (flavor)*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, silica, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, jojoba esters, ammonium glycyrrhizate, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil. +/- (May contain): CI 77163 (bismuth oxychloride), CI 77861 (tin oxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides), CI 77019 (mica), CI 75470 (carmine), CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 77947 (zinc oxide). *natural flavor

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bite Beauty Line & Define Discovery Set

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Bite Beauty has some amazing natural lippies so of course, I had to try their high pigment pencils when I had a Sephora coupon.  I picked up the Line & Define Discovery Set a while ago and these are really nice. This set includes a high pigment pencil in Rhubarb and in Syrah as well as a Line & Define Lip Primer.

The high pigment pencils are gorgeous! I love these.  Rhubarb is like a go to color for me and Syrah is so pretty.  The feel really creamy on and look nice on lips.  I find them less likely to bleed and easy to apply.  The primer didn't seem to make a difference for me but I love the lip pencils so much, I forget about it.  This set retails for $39.





Top: Rhubarb, Bottom: Syrah

Info from Sephora.com

What it is:
A trio of natural, moisturizing lip primer and two high-pigment pencils. 

What it does:
Get lips prepped, plumped, primed, and defined for a luxurious shine-free finish. Then complete a modern lip look with the ultimate precision-application of a pencil. The two high-pigment pencils are matte, long-wearing lip colors with a double dose of micronized rich pigments for ultraconcentrated color. The silky, weightless primer contains lauroyl lysine and silica to naturally nourish lips, retain color, and prevent feathering. Resveratrol, jojoba oil, and argan oil condition and smooth, while the perfect amount of mint plumps for naturally sumptuous-looking lips. Antioxidant-rich resveratrol helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fights free radicals. 

This set contains:
- 2 x 0.09 oz High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb (plum rose), Syrah (nude peach)
- 0.03 oz Line & Define Lip Primer 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates 

What else you need to know:
Bite products are made with natural, food-grade, and organic ingredients, delivering beautifully rich pigments and textures in no-compromise, high-performance formulations.

Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.


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Monday, July 15, 2013

Red Apple Lipstick Mint 2 Be Glosses

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I took advantage of an awesome Memorial Day sale at Red Apple Lipstick to try out their lipstick and glosses.  For the glosses, I picked up but Buy 4 get 1 free bundle. I picked all 5 as their Mint 2 Be formula, which is minty and gluten free.  I picked up Berried Treasure, Cabernet Kiss, Fuzzy Navel, Honey Badger & Queen of Hearts.  The names alone made me want them but their pics look so pretty.

These are really pretty and feel great on.  The colors are pretty on, the mint isn't as overpowering as with some glosses, it doesn't tingle and plump your lips or anything.  Plus, many suggest wearing mintly lippies to help keep your breath smelling fresh.


Queen of Hearts, Cabernet Kiss, Berried Treasure, Honey Badger & Fuzzy Navel
Info from the Red Apple Lipstick website
LipGlosses - Mint2Be - Hot Mess, Berried Treasure, Honey Badger, Fuzzy Navel, Cbernet Kiss, Queen Of Hearts
(net wt. .25 oz)
 Polybutene, Polyisobutene, Iso Stearyl Neopentanoate, Spearmint, Gluten Free Vitamin C&E, Aloe Vera

Each Red Apple Lipstick Product is hand crafted in the USA from the finest, highest quality materials available.
Each lineup has a slightly different set of ingredients and all cosmetics are lab tested 100% gluten free.
Just like all of our gloss formulas, the new Mint 2 Be formula is 100% gluten free, paraben free, and toxin free. It's 100% safe for kids too. 

This formula was also designed specifically to stop bleeding that some "mature" women experience. With a slightly thicker formula, this gloss will go the mile with only a dab.


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