Monthly musings are the posts where I let you in behind the scenes, I talk about what’s happening in Green Life In Dublin HQ as well what I am feeling, thinking, brainstorming, choosing, trying using – and I know You want a peek 🙂
So You might know my love for Living Libations has no end to it. The quality of the products and the raw ingredients are out of this world & would satisfy even the most purists out there. I am yet to meet the Living Libations product I don’t like! I highly recommend two books Nadine Artemis has written, The Renegade Beauty & The Holistic Dental Guide – both will blow your mind. I truly feel this brand should be more well know than it is! I’ve reviewed quite a few of their products already (linked at the end of this post) and this post is a collaboration between the brand and little moi. Shall we see what I got and what I think of the products? I thought you will never ask 🙂
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So it is that time of the year! Love Lula Black Friday sale time, that’s it. Everything is 15% off with the code “FRIDAY”. Time to treat yourself and maybe get all of Your Christmas presents in one go maybe?
GREAT NATURAL ITEMS I WON’T GET FOR NOW DUE TO THE SIZE OF MY STASH
Just FIY up front, nothing wrong with these products or formulas, it’s just I’ve been Marie Kondo-ing my stash with an aim to have only one open product in any given category, bar make up. Hit that search box up in the right corner to see if the products have posts/ reviews on them.
Chobs Lemon Sheet Mask
Kathleen Tranquil Fields Bubble Bath & Shower Gel
Madara Smart Antioxidants Eye Cream
Bloomtown The Spring + The Grove Scrubs – Hedgerow is my love!
Acure Leave In Conditioner
Inner Senses Vitality Body Oil
Calia Purifying Shampoo
Lavera Self Tanning Lotion
NYR Revitalising Orange Flower Shampoo
Kathleen Cleansing Lotion
GREEN BEAUTY ITEMS I A NOT REPURCHASING ‘COS THEY WEREN’T SUITABLE FOR MY NEEDS/ DIDN’T WORK FOR ME
Cannuka CBD eye balm & skin balm – amazing products! I ought to review them sometime, the only reason I am putting them in the “Not Repurchasing” category is because I don’t think I’d be able to buy CBD products from US. They are quite actively censored.
Tata Harper Elixir Vitae – the price tag is eye watering. I work 10h a week. You do the maths.
That’s it for today! What have you been finishing up lately?
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So You probably know that bothLiving Libations and Dutch Health Store have my heart – Living Libations for making the most pure products and Dutch Health Store for not only making them available in EU but also for the most impressive customer service ever – 27 follow up emails after order postage went wrong, anyone? Today I am reviewing more amazingness in form of Everybody Loves The Sunshine With Zinc – Beach Balm. Not only it has the most amazing all natural ingredients, protects from the sun, but it also healed my dermatitis outbreak – say what??
.We all know that plastics are bad for us, our health and the planet. And hopefully You have been taking the steps to reduce it in our every day lives & were left wondering – what about make up? Especially if it’s natural and organic? It’s about time we all took action and took responsibility for our actions – every little bit counts! Even not buying or using plastic straws. Or having a lunchbox. Because you are not producing considerable amounts of trash every single day, when it is easily avoidable. Have a Starbucks habit? Take a reusable coffee cup with you. So many people don’t actually know, or choose to ignore, the fact that coffee cups aren’t recyclable. They are not made from paper as one would assume, they are made from mixed materials, and lined with plastic from the inside. Just think what would happen if you poured hot coffee into real paper cup – it would melt within seconds. So, your every take out cup you ever got are still polluting our planet somewhere. Yeah, sorry about being the bad guy for pointing that out.
Thankfully Zero Waste movement is going strong, and more and more people people are joining it. Myself included. This post is for those of you wanting to significantly reduce plastics in your make up stash – let me show you the green beauty options!
Don’t beat yourself up about the products you currently own, just replace them with plastic free options as you go along. It is a bit tricky to avoid plastics all together as I don’t know one company who would house all of their make up products in plastic free packaging (plastic lids and pumps are common) nor I know if it can be done at all, but I wanted to highlight the companies who are trying their best. So, let’s get into it?
(Little FYI note upfront, I haven't tried all of these products, I am only one person, but give me time and I will work my way through them, ha. Ask me questions on IG about the products I own and I will do my best to answer)
Zao – refillable and recyclable bamboo packaging on most of their products. Bamboo palette for your own customized collection. Review here.
Pure Anada – cardboard packaging on pressed pans, like foundation, blushes and eye shadows. metal tube mascara & lipstick. Big fan of foundation & other powder products like blushes & shadows – the pigment is insane! Also, any naysayers claiming that green beauty is boring 50 shades of brown, should take a look at this brand. I have a few posts here, here and here.
RMS– selected products housed in glass pots. Mainly concealers and lip & cheek stains, bronzers and luminizers. Sadly new products like eye shadows and palettes are in plastic, I am not even sure why? Lipsticks are in aluminium bullets, review here..
100%Pure – cardboard palettes, lipsticks in metal tubes. Cream foundations in glass, blushes and bronzers in metal tins.
Living Nature – foundation in glass. Blushes and other products in recyclable cases.
Studio78Paris – cardboard or glass for selected products like bronzers.PHB – eye shadows in cardboard boxes. Foundation looks like it is in glass, but I am not too sure.
Couleur Caramel – cardboard palettes, single pans, lip gloss & foundation tubes. Customizable cardboard pans. Good quality make up too, big fan!
Kjaer Weiss – ultimate refillable line. Uber expensive, so make sure to try samples first to see it is for you.
Axiology Beauty – vegan lipsticks housed in metal tubes. Not sure about lip crayons though.
Vapour Beauty – foundations, blushes and bronzers, as well as primer housed in metal tubes.
Avril – wooden chubby lipstick thing & lip/ eye liners. Cardboard eye shaddow palettes. Same with Benecos.
Boho Green Make Up – almost entire line is housed in bamboo or cardboard packaging. Adorbs.
Ere Perez – cream multiples in glass pots. Concealer in glass pots. Great formulas at that. Wooden pencils and metal tubes for lipsticks.
Jane Iredale – many refillable options. Glass packaging where possible.
So there’s that, the brands & products at the top of my head. I hope this blog post helps at least one person, I would be very happy with that! If I missed any brand, be sure to let me know on any social media or in the comments. Let’s share the clean beauty love 🙂
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