Rosy Cheeks: Lush Cosmetics Face Mask Review

Rosy Cheeks: Lush Cosmetics Face Mask Review

It was  Sunday and a girl just wanted to share some of her Sunday night relaxation with her IG followers. That girl was me, and I posted a picture of the Lush Cosmetics Rosy Cheeks face mask with a caption something to the likes of “Sunday night turn up!” What followed was a series of requests for a product review! Well you guys, ask and you shall receive. And because I was not originally planning this blog post, you are getting my very raw and true in the moment feelings…lucky you! In fact, I am writing this right after I rinsed the mask off – talk about in the moment eh?

First a little background on what led me to purchase the Lush Cosmetics Rosy Cheeks face mask…(yay, story time!)

My skin has been breaking out, mostly hormonal type breakouts all along my chin (super cute, right?) I typically have clear skin so this has become quite frustrating. Frustrated and tired of my face looking like a dull bumpy mess, I sauntered into Lush Cosmetics on a cold snowy Saturday. First, if you have not shopped Lush Cosmetics before, let me say if you like customer service and a tailored experience, as well as employees who are overly cheerful and WANT TO HELP…this is your place.  A few minutes after explaining to the lovely Lush employee all of my frustrating skin issues, we were sampling two of her recommendations.

I chose the Rosy Cheeks face mask because I also wanted something that would give me nice glow. The Rosy Cheeks mask is a sweet mix of kaolin, calamine and Turkish rose oil – this powerful but gentle on the skin combo is said to remove dirt, calm your skin and restore a nice glow. Plus, it’s a rosy millennial pink and smells delicious…need I say more?

My thoughts?

Immediately after rinsing the mask off, I first notice the redness of my blemishes had gone down. Maybe it was my imagination but I think some of them even shrunk! Next, I noticed my skin was SO SOFT. I’m talking baby smooth and soft. 

The Next Day…

It is the morning after and I am impressed with how much better my skin looks. The redness has definitely stayed down, and my complexion has brightened. I’m excited to give this mask a try again in a few days to see if the benefits continue. If you’re struggling with some dullness or pesky breakouts and want a natural, gentle method to help clear your skin up…I recommend the Rosy Cheeks face mask from Lush Cosmetics!

Are you a fan of Lush Cosmetics? I would love to hear your recommendations of more products to try! I am super into anything good for my skin (free of harsh, scary chemicals), and anything that will give me that glow that we’re all lustin’ for. Lushies – spill your favorites to me!

 

 

 

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Winter Beauty Favorites

Winter Beauty Favorites

What is it about winter that makes our skin and hair turn into something we can’t recognize? Between the dry, cold weather and the busyness of the holiday season…add in a few days of beings snowed in, my beauty routine was in need of some serious help. I received theTinsel VoxBox from Influenster earlier this winter and could not have been more excited to find the great beauty products waiting for me to try. I’m going to break down my favorite products from this box for you and hope that if your beauty routine is experiencing the same winter blues as I was, these products might help!

Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo and Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner

The Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo and her pretty sister Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner have been my BFF’s this winter, and I see this being a long lasting friendship. I have been a dry shampoo advocate for quite some time and I thought I had my routine down with my favorite products. Boy, was I wrong! Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo and  Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner not only smell like a dream, but I loved the way my hair felt. I was able to go an extra day (sometimes two) without washing and my hair never got that greasy, cakey feel I used to get with other dry shampoos. I’ll admit, I was skeptical of the Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner and unsure how I could put this product to use. Spray a little bit of the Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner into damp or dry hair and your style will stay fresher longer. Between washes, the dry conditioner kept my locks smooth and tame.

7th Heaven Charcoal Peel Off Face Mask

After the holidays my skin was in rough shape. Too many late nights  and a little too much over indulgence on the spirits and the snacks if ya know what I mean. I will admit, this mask is not the prettiest, or the best smelling, and it can hurt a little if you do not peel off gently. Now, having put all of that out there, my skin did feel brighter, smoother, and some of my blemishes seemed to clear up after using this charcoal facial peel mask. You get a lot in one of the tubes, so I split the tube into two different applications and applied only on my nose (t-zone), and chin. If you’re looking for a quick way to unwind and detoxify I recommend the 7th Heaven Charcoal Facial Peel Mask.

Gold Bond Ultimate Radiance Renewal Cream Oil

Winter dry skin sufferers rejoice! If there’s one product that has quite literally saved my skin this winter, it’s this magic renewal cream oil from Gold Bond. Before you roll your eyes and click away at the mention of Gold Bond, hear me out. Like many, my skin gets super dry and chapped (hot, I know) in the winter. Coconut oil, exfoliating, lotions, creams, you name it and I lather it on. I was loved the calming effect this renewal cream oil had on my skin. A little bit of Radiance Renewal Cream Oil goes a long way, which is something I appreciate when it comes to skincare. I didn’t the greasy feeling like I do from using coconut oil, and there was no overbearing scent like I experience with some body lotions. If you’re looking to add some moisture back into your skin, please check out this Gold Bond lotion!

Luscious Cosmetics Pout Maker Contouring Lip Crayon

This lip crayon from Lucious Cosmetics is not only easy to use, but it has amazing pigment and wear. I am not normally a red lip kinda gal, but after trying this little beauty out I may have been converted. Red lipstick usually intimidates me. I’m worried I’ll miss my mouth or end up looking like a clown. I loved that the Luscious Cosmetics Pout Maker was an easy to maneuver crayon. This lip color was easy to apply and stayed on well throughout the day. Talk about PIGMENT. You do not need multiple coats with this Lip Crayon because the color is so rich. Not feeling the red? Don’t worry, Lucious Cosmetics has 14 different shades of Pout Maker Contouring Lip Crayons, so you’re sure to find shade that suits you.

 

 

Looking for some winter beauty superheroes or a way to freshen up your look while we inch our way to spring? I’ve linked all of these amazing products below!

1. Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo and Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner /2. 7th Heaven Charcoal Peel Off Face Mask /3. Gold Bond Ultimate Radiance Renewal Cream Oil /4. Luscious Cosmetics Pout Maker Contouring Lip Crayon

 

 

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

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Why I fell in love with Au Naturale Cosmetics, and the products to get you started on your #CleanBeautyRevolution

Why I fell in love with Au Naturale Cosmetics, and the products to get you started on your #CleanBeautyRevolution

We’re conscious about what we eat, what products we clean with, we recycle, and try to conserve energy use. What about your skincare or beauty products? These products are being applied directly to our skin, for HOURS of our days, EVERY SINGLE DAY. Aren’t you curious what your are putting on your body?

I became more conscious of the ingredients in my makeup and skincare when I was buying beauty products for an online retailer. Part of my job was to research new brands and get them on our website, as well as keep up with the latest trends in beauty. Au Naturale is one of the brands I fell in love with and they keep clean beauty at the core of their business.

I love this brand for so many reasons, but I’m going to highlight THREE of the MANY reasons I love Au Naturale Cosmetics, as well as recommend a product for you to try. I hope you will become a believer in their product, after reading and trying for yourself!

I first fell in love with the story of Au Naturale Cosmetics. Au Naturale was born from founder Ashley Page’s mission to create healthy, ethical, and natural beauty products that left her skin feeling as glowing and healthy. Since 2011, Au Naturale has grown beyond it’s brand to start a Clean Beauty Revolution. I love the mission of the Clean Beauty Revolution, and the fact that this company was born from a need for clean beauty combined with the dream of a strong woman entrepreneur…how awesome is that!?

Second, everything from Au Naturale is hand made in the good ole US of A, in the Au Naturale Lab which calls Green Bay, WI home (shout out to my midwest babes!). Oh, and how could I forget…everything is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben free, gluten free, sustainably made & ethically sourced. This is product you can SERIOUSLY feel (and look) good using!

Third, Au Naturale is passionate about their cause. Au Natural has started the Clean Beauty Revolution, demanding and advocating for the consumer’s right to have knowledge to the ingredients that go into products we are consuming. The Clean Beauty Revolution is calling for clear, transparent labelling of beauty products in the United States. I think it’s important as consumers that we really understand what is in the products we use in, and put on our bodies. For Au Naturale, this revolution is at the core of their business. You can read more about the Clean Beauty Revolution here. 

Now, I probably know what you’re thinking…kind of the same thought when you have the sugar free ice cream with organic strawberries sitting next to the Ben and Jerry’s hot fudge double scoop brownie sundae with a cherry on top? This can’t be as good as the “real deal.” I am a beauty lover, and a follower of beauty trends, and I solemnly swear on my beauty bible, that this stuff IS THE REAL DEAL. What can be better than real, natural ingredients?! Not to mention, Au Naturale has a variety of colors and tones in foundations, powders, highlighters, shadows, and on trend lip stains, glosses, and lipsticks…aka everything dreams are made of.

So, you want to give this natural beauty thing a try? Where to start? I recommend giving one of the amazing start kits a try. For just $25 you will be able to try comes a range of three Semi-Matte Powder Foundations,  Pure Powder Blush & a Pure Powder Bronzer. The Powder Starter Kit is available in five different colors: fair, light, medium, tan, and deep. With the range of Semi-Matte Powder Foundation shades available in each color, you’ll be able to accurately match your skin tone. The foundation is light, but covers well (the best of both worlds). Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 9.55.05 PM
It didn’t take a lot for my face to look and feel like I had an air-brushed finish. Plus, this is a powder foundation, so your skin doesn’t feel too weighed down or irritated. You have the option to select your skin tone when purchasing the starter kit on Au Naturale’s website. The powder blush an powder bronzer are selected for you to compliment your skin tone. You will also receive a Pore Minimizing Finishing Powder to top your clean beauty look off! You can order your Au Naturale Powder starter kit here!

I also recommend any of the lip colors. My favorite lip product is the su/Stain. Available in 10 on trend colors, the su/Stain keeps lips nourished and provides rich color. There’s a shade for everyone whether you like just a little pop of color, or you’re looking for a bolder lip, I highly recommend the Au Naturale su/Stain. I’m sure I don’t need to remind you but the holiday season is upon us and these lip stains would make the perfect stocking stuffer!

Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 10.07.51 PMIf you try any of the Au Naturale products, I would love to hear what you think. You can also share your clean beauty journey on social media. Be sure to use tag #CleanBeautyRevolution in your post. If you order before 11/11/17, you can enjoy a free lipstick with your order over $50! And all orders over $50 on aunaturalecosmetics.com receive free shipping!

***This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you click and/or make a purchase through certain links on this site or any related social media platforms (including Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest), I may make a commission from that click and/or purchase. All opinions are my own.