CIRCA Beauty

I absolutely love getting new makeup. Trying the different colors and products, choosing a favorite, bringing it home and opening that pretty new package. It's even better when I get something I haven't tried before. Like makeup from CIRCA Beauty, a cruelty free makeup line that's affordable, long wearing, trendy, Read more

Sunscreen Pills - Do They Really Work?

With increasing frequency, I'm finding that I'm getting pitched more often to review sunscreen pills and drinks. I am a true skeptic when it comes to replacing what I know already works (topical sunscreen), and has worked for YEARS, with something so new that claims the same benefits. So Read more

St. Ives Spray Lotion Review #LiveRadiantly

St. Ives recently sent me their continous spray lotion in Naturaly Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract and the new Smooth & Glow Apricot Hydration Lotion. This is the first time I've ever tried a spray lotion and wasn't sure what to expect. Will it be similar to spray Read more

Sexy Stems Firming Self Tanner Giveaway

Tanned legs help to give the appearance of slim, flawless legs. There's nothing I love more, than to bare my legs in my favorite dress once they have a little bit of color to them. To kick off Summer, we've partnered with Sexy Stems Firming Self Tanner to give away Read more

1907 Alkaline Water Review

By now, we all know...or should know the health and beauty benefits of drinking water. Approximately 50 to 70% of our body mass is made up of water so it is important to replenish our bodies with the water that we lose on a daily basis. Water is essential to our health because Read more

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DIY Tinted Moisturizer

I am not a huge fan of the feel of foundation.  No matter how lightweight a foundation claims to be, it always feels too heavy on my skin.  I definitely love how my skin looks on those rare occasions when I do choose to…or if it’s a booking…HAVE to wear foundation, but I can never wait until I can get home and thoroughly wash my face.  A few makeup artists have suggested that I try a tinted moisturizer instead, which I have done but never found one that won my loyalty so I decided to try creating my own very  tinted moisturizer.

For the moisturizer part of my tinted moisturizer, I decided to use Embroylisse Lait-Crème Concentrè, it seems to be in the kit of every makeup artist I’ve worked with and I love how moisturizing and soothing it is on my skin.  For the “tinted” portion of my tinted moisturizer I used Aveda Liquid Foundation, because it is one of the lightest feeling foundations I have found and I do not need to mix it with a different colored foundation to match my skin tone (which I tend to have to do with a lot of other brands), however I’m not sure that Aveda still carries this foundation.  Read more

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Unlikely Pair: Neil George + wholearth

Unlikely Pair: Products that work well together but would never be sold together.

Here’s another combo of beauty products I’ve been pairing lately that someone really should create into it’s own unique product: Neil George Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil and wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub. The Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil works wonders for your hair (which is what it is meant for) and the coconut fragrance is so heavenly and divine, that it made me wonder if it would work great as a body oil as well.  If you have this staple in your bathroom already for your unruly hair, then you know exactly what I’m talking about!

wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub has it’s own unique scent as well, which is difficult to describe. It’s one part green grass, another fresh water…it’s just a nice clean type of fragrance. This scrub is comprised of bamboo powder and crushed walnut shells to exfoliate the driest of skins.

I pumped the Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil into the palm of my hand (about 4 pumps) and then mixed in a pinch of the Bamboo Body Scrub (this had to be repeated for each leg and arm.) I rubbed it on my skin in circular motions, paying the most attention to my elbows and knees (as it’s that time of year when they tend to get the driest–or at least the most noticeable in shorts and short sleeves!) Rinse off well, but be careful of any of the oil on the bathtub floor so that you don’t slip.

My skin felt lovely and silky smooth and while the overall scent didn’t last on my skin, the scent while I showered smelled great. You can find Neil George Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil (which really does work well on your hair) at www.neilgeorgesalon.com and wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub at www.wholearthbeauty.com.

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Posted on by Shannon Smyth in skin care, Unlikely Pair Leave a comment