Natural Mother’s Day Gifts – All From Love Lula

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Mother’s Day Natural Beauty Gifts Guide

So, with Mother’s day fast approaching, you might be wondering what to get that wonderful mom of yours? Let me help – I feel it’s best if I chose all products from one stop shop to save you time, and what better shop than Love Lula? I will also keep this post short and sweet as not to take up too much of your time. I chose the products I love and believe would make a good presents. Most of them have reviews, and if they don’t, they are on the way. Existing reviews will be linked down below in the case you would love to read more in depth about products. Continue reading “Natural Mother’s Day Gifts – All From Love Lula”

Green Beauty Swatch Gallery

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Natural and organic make up reviews and swatches – Green Life In Dublin

A quick post for today, a collection of my green beauty make up swatches (and links to the reviews where apt) I have had over a course of few years. Be prepared for way for swatches coming your way on my IG, Facebook, & Pinterest too – after spring cleaning my stash I collected all the samples I own, and instead of just throwing them away, why not be of service for all of us and post a series of natural products swatches? I myself find them crucial, because vast majority of my make up comes from online – from LoveLula, Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, JolieGlowOrganics, PureAnada, 100%Pure and a few other retailers.

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Sarya Couture Make Up First Impressions Review & Make Up Look [AD]

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Sarya Couture Makeup review

How are all of you, I hope you are well?

I had my eye on Sarya Couture MakeUp as soon as the brand appeared in Love Lula – it is a couture cosmetics line created with the finest natural and organic ingredients, so naturally it called my name. Imagine my delight when Love Lula asked me if I’d like to try some of the products – are you guys kidding me, yes please! After a little while of testing the products, here I am with my first impressions review and a make up look. Want to know more? You are in the right place!

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Natural Make Up Look with Lavera Naturkosmetik New Products [AD]

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Natural make up look with Lavera
Natural make up look with Lavera

How are all of you? Now that the weather is getting warmer day by day, I was in the mood for new make up goodies – all natural of course! So imagine my delight when Lavera came forward wanting to send me a few make up goodies from their newly launched Spring 2019 collection – that was a sign, no less 🙂 Yes please!

Oh, please excuse me, but I have to add this disclaimer before we start:

As per new rules for bloggers, all the products sent to us for our consideration are now classified as an [AD] – nonsense if you ask me, but who’s asking me. If you have been following me for some time you know I always disclose what products were sent to me, but this does not make it an [AD] – an AD is advertisement post where you would actually be paid to talk about those products, am I right?

So we would be on the same page – this post features products both sent to me (marked with *) as well as bought with my own moolah. I am not paid to do this post, this is all my own doing, and the opinions are mine and mine alone.

 

Lavera Make Up

Let’s just start with introducing Lavera as a brand for those of you who might have not heard of them – it is a brand widely known here in the Europe, but not so much in the US, I find? I have so much respect for the brand founder Thomas Haase, who made it his mission to make organic and natural cosmetics accessible for everyone everywhere – and that was more than 20 years ago! One of the true green beauty pioneers, no less.
Defying all his critics, Thomas started developing effective cosmetics with a 100% natural basis, founding the company Laverana and the brand lavera on November 23, 1987. The company name Laverana already reveals that the brand and company are inextricably connected, as “lavera” stands for “true” and “na” for “natural cosmetics”. In a time when everything revolved around chemicals, Thomas discovered his lifelong dream and dedicated his life to a vision of “organic and natural beauty care for all”. Since 1988, he has been developing the natural personal care market and leading Laverana as its founder and executive partner. The driving force behind Laverana since its foundation remains its goals of democratization, differentiation, and internationalization. Mr. Haase isn’t interested in only being a short chapter in a book: he wants to make history, as well as a lasting impact on the world of personal care products. Does all this make your heart sing? It sure does for me!

Lavera promises 100% Natrue certified natural cosmetics – free of synthetic preservatives and fragrances. 100% of their products are tested for skin compatibility and are dermatologically approved. Never tested on animals though, Lavera is against animal testing. Every product is researched, developed and produced in Germany. All ingredients are fully declared on packaging, INCI card or website. I suggest you go over those, as Lavera is fully transparent with what’s important for consumers, they clearly state if the product is vegan, gluten free, suitable for pregnant ladies use, etc.

I am very excited to let you know that Lavera added 59 colour cosmetic product to the range of existing ones. You can expect new formulations, new design and completely new products! 22 new face products, 21 eye product, plus 16 new lip products – exciting, huh?

Now, let’s get into the post and my first impressions of the product – I have had about a week to play with the new goodies, but the good news is, make up isn’t like skincare where you would have to test it for 4-6 weeks to see results and make your opinion on it. Shall we get started? I thought you’d never ask 🙂

First thing first, foundation – I applied this new  Lavera Soft Liquid Foundation (in Ivory Light)* which has this Green Anti-Pollution Complex, promising  to protect skin cells from air pollution and counteracts the effects of free radicals  with natural anti-oxidants and organic algae, which should lead to a fresh, radiant skin. I agree, the skin definitely looks radiant. The consistency is similar to a light runny lotion, but please have in mind you will have to work rather quickly blending it in – it sets fast. The shade is ever so slightly too dark for me right now, but I reckon it should be a pretty good colour match for me in the summer. For now I just make sure I blend it down my neck too. You might need to set it to avoid it settling in your pores, and I should also add there’s fragrance in this foundation too, which is kind of strong at first, but fades away eventually. Please keep that in mind if you are avoiding fragrance. It is suitable for vegans, contains no carmine or lanolin, no gluten either. Suitable during pregnancy. Staying power is pretty good.  I will list all the ingredients of all the products, as well as swatches at the end of this post if that’s OK with you.  Next I moved on to the eyes and did a super simple, one-shadow-all-over look. I applied Beautiful Mineral Eyeshadow in Light Sand*  – perfect for a daytime if you ask me! Next I applied Soft Eyeliner in Black and Natural Definition Mascara – it has an interesting brush, something I have never seen before. It has twice shorter wand with spiky bristles, see the photo down below. The description promises definition, volume and separation, and while I love the look it gives me (long and definitely separated lashes), I don’t see much volume if I am honest. That’s totally fine, I will go on to get a different mascara next time, probably Intense Volumising Mascara or Butterfly Effect Mascara? With my eyes done, I applied Soft Lipliner in Pink 02 to outline my lips, and the last thing I do is apply a Beautiful Lips Colour Intense Lipstick in Coral Flamingo both on my lips and cheeks, sort of like a multiple. I didn’t have any Lavera blushes on hand, and this is one easy way to have a pulled together look in no time. The lipstick is nicely pigmented, creamy and easy to work with, but for some reason it pulls brown on me, not coral. I added a bit of the eye shadow as a highlight too. I will admit, this a bit out of my comfort zone with this look, especially having in mind that these photo are untouched. You guys know I don’t do Photoshop or even filters, what you see is what you get with me. I do it for you, see how much I love you guys? Not the easiest thing to do for a woman on the (very) wrong side of 30s with dermatitis prone skin! See how much I love you guys? Do you like this look?

New Lavera Soft Liquid Foundation with The Green Anti-Pollution Complex (swatched)

LAVERA SOFT LIQUID FOUNDATION WITH THE GREEN ANTI-POLLUTION COMPLEX

INGREDIENTS INCI:
Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Glycerin, Alcohol* denat., Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Lysolecithin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Tricaprylin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract*, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract*, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract*, Fucus Serratus Extract*, Marrubium Vulgare Extract, Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Xanthan Gum, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Silica, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Limonene**, Benzyl Salicylate**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citral**, Citronellol**, Benzyl Alcohol**, Benzyl Benzoate**
* ingredients from certified organic agriculture ** natural essential oils

 

 

Lavera Beautiful Mineral Eyeshadow - Light Sand
Lavera Beautiful Mineral Eyeshadow – Light Sand

LAVERA BEAUTIFUL MINERAL EYESHADOW IN LIGHT SAND

INGREDIENTS INCI:

Tricaprylin, Magnesium Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Trihydroxystearin, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract*, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract*, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract*, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract*, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Vegetable Oil (Olus Oil), Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alcohol*, Water (Aqua), Fragrance (Parfum)**, Limonene**, Geraniol**, Linalool**, Citronellol**, Citral**, Benzyl Benzoate**, [+/- Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ultramarines (CI 77007)]

* ingredients from certified organic agriculture, ** natural essential oils

LAVERA ORGANIC SOFT EYELINER PENCIL  – BLACK

INGREDIENTS INCI:

Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Mica (CI 77019), Canola Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate

* Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture
** Natural Essential Oils
*** Fair Trade

 

Lavera Lipstick - Beautiful Lips Colour Intense - Coral Flamingo 37
Lavera Lipstick – Beautiful Lips Colour Intense – Coral Flamingo 37

LAVERA LIPSTICK – BEAUTIFUL LIPS COLOUR INTENSE – CORAL FLAMINGO 37

INGREDIENTS INCI:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract*, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract*, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract*, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract*, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alcohol*, Flavor (Aroma), Limonene**, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Carmine (CI 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007) 
* Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture ** Natural Essential Oils *** Fair Trade

 

LAVERA SOFT LIPLINER PINK 02

Ingredients INCI:

Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Maltodextrin, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, [+/-Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)]

* Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture
** Natural Essential Oils
*** Fair Trade

 

Lavera Natural Definition Mascara

LAVERA NATURAL DEFINITION MASCARA

INGREDIENTS INCI:

Water (Aqua), Alcohol*, Dodecane, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pullulan, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Cellulose, Hectorite, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sorbitol, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Trehalose, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Limonene**, Linalool**, Citral**, Geraniol**, Citronellol**, Benzyl Benzoate**, [+/- Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77499)]
* Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture
** Natural Essential Oils
*** Fair Trade

And now for the promised swatches:

Lavera make up swatches

Have you tried Lavera natural cosmetics? What is your favourite product? Please tell me so I could check them out! One little side note, their So Fresh Mineral Rouge Powder in Columbine Pink is close dupe to Nars Orgasm – see this blog post to see 20 more natural versions of it. With swatches and everything! I worked hard on that post 🙂

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Natural Make Up Look Using Cream Products – Natural & Organic Beauty

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It’s been a hot minute (or two years, whoops! see here) since I posted about my daily make up routine, so today is the day  showing my all natural make up look of late, using only green beauty products of course. They are all cream products, as you can see from the title. This is my favourite look of late, appropriate for all occasions. If you want to take it from day to night, you only have to add some dark eyeliner and shadow into the outer v of the eye lid. I will link the products and the blog post or reviews where apt. The photos are a real deal, I never retouch or filter them. Putting yourself out there is always scary, and even more so when more so when you are on the wrong side of 30’s, so why do I do it? All for you guys! Shall we get started? Continue reading “Natural Make Up Look Using Cream Products – Natural & Organic Beauty”

My Best Love Lula 2018 Products

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Love Lula Best Natural & Organic Products

How are all of You? I hope 2019 is treating You well so far?

Idea for today’s post came via Love Lula Natural Beauty Club post, 5 Best Natural Beauty Products of 2018 of Live Naturally N (see her post here) and that got me thinking – how many of my Holy Grail Products of 2018 actually came from Love Lula? You can see my blogger recommendations here, but as life doesn’t stand still, my Holy Grail product change over time too, due to many different reasons – the brands sell out, products change in formulations, stop working or are no longer stocked by Love Lula. If You want to know my Love Lula Loves too, You are in the right place 🙂 Continue reading “My Best Love Lula 2018 Products”

2018 Favourite Products – Natural & Organic

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2018 Best Natural & Organic Products

So it is that time of the year, wonderful time of the year, my favourite time of the year – Green Beauty Yearly Favourites time of the year. If Green Life In Dublin Green Beauty Awards existed, these would be it! So let’s get started, shall we? We all know I love to talk and to review good products, so majority of them will have reviews either on their own, or as part of Favourites posts – so be sure to hit that search box either here or in my previous blog with 400+ posts here. Just a reminder, my skin is dry, uber sensitive and dermatitis prone. Hair is thin, but lots of it, with a sensitive scalp to boot. Lucky girl, I know 🙂

 

(Full disclosure, some, but not all, of the links are affiliate links, and I  thank You for using them - they are at no extra cost to you as a consumer. All products mentioned here are tested thoroughly by me, and truly my Holy Grail products - I would never recommend anything that isn't my true favourite. Some of the products date back for years and haven't left my Yearly Favourites for well, years! I also want to point out that Google collects data while you browse my blog, but I think we all know that at this point.

MOISTURISER

My Holy Grail skincare line, see review here.

Holy Grail prior discovering Bella Aura, but still a Hero in winters due to richness, when the temps really drop. See review here.

FACIAL OIL

All amazing for different reasons, but I LOVE them equally. Mahalo has a review here, all others are still waiting their turn. After being a face oil fiend for years and years, I had to give them up due to developing dermatitis (which hates oils) but I still add them for winter, when my skin isn’t coping very well on it’s own in the harsh elements.

WATER/ ALOE BASED SERUM

Bella Aura is what floats my boat the most, see first impression review here. The other two are good in their own ways too, choose according to your needs.

OIL BASED SERUM

  • see facial oils

Healing BALM

Please let me explain why I chose these balms that are both uber expensive – it is purely because I need all the healing help I can get with my dermatitis, which sometimes flares up for no apparent reason, and blue tansy, which is present in both products, seems to be the magic that heals my skin. It is my face after all! While Mahalo Rare Indigo is a firm fave for the last three years (just check my 2017 & 2016 Favourites posts), I wanted to change things up a bit this year and purchased Blue Cocoon, which seems to be equally impressive. Pricy as they are, both jars last a year, which makes me justify the price point for them. I see more blue balms popping here and there, so I intend to try more of them out.

LIP BALM

ACNE TREATMENT

DERMATITIS TREATMENT

All seriously the best from what I have tried.

FACE CLEANSER (GEL /CREAM/ LIQUID)

BALM CLEANSER

OIL CLEANSER

face SPF product

Kimberly Sayer is what I used for the last four years or so, but it might be overthrown by the next two, which are newer discoveries, but oh-so-impressive. I’ll talk about them soon. W3LL People, if you are reading this, come back to EU! I’ll campaign to make it happen if I’ll need to!

BALM WITH SPF (BEACH BALM & LIP BALM)

FACE EXFOLIANT 

MAKE UP REMOVER

EYE MAKE UP REMOVER

UNDER EYE CREAM

Seriously the best. No crows feet at five minutes to forty, that’s all I can say about it!

FACE MASK

TONER/ MIST

FACE /NECK TOOLS

 

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BODY SCRUB

BODY WASH

Hand cream

Nyr cream is a good all rounder, but Kiss The Moon is a must in winter!

DEODORANT

BODY OIL

BODY SPF PRODUCT

 

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Green Life In Dublin Best Haircare

 

SHAMPOO

CONDITIONER

HAIR AND SCALP OIL

DRY SHAMPOO

 

FOUNDATION 

All of them are long standing favourites!

 

BB CREAM

CREAM CONCEALER

POWDER CONCEALER

Setting Powder

BLUSH

BRONZER

Multiple

MASCARA

HIGHLIGHT

EYEBROW PRODUCT(S)

EYE PENCIL

LIQUID EYELINER

SINGLE/ DUO EYE SHADOW

EYE SHADOW PALETTE

LIPSTICK

LIP GLOSS

LIP BALMS

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Green Life In Dublin Favourite Products

 

NATURAL PERFUME

NATURAL(ISH) NAIL POLISHES

DENTAL CARE

TOOTHPASTE

TOOTH OIL

GUM HEALTH

MOUTHWASH

TEETH WHITENING

TONGUE CLEANER

WELLNESS:

I hope this was in any way interesting and/or helpful to you, and if it leads to at least one person finding a good product, then my work is done. Please be on the lookout for the reviews of many of these products, and let me know your favourites as well, so I could check them out!

If anyone’s interested you can check my 2017 Yearly Favourites here and 2016 ones here.

Lots of Love,

Renata.

 

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My 2018 Posts Round Up – Natural & Organic Beauty

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Today I thought to share all posts from 2018, all 70 of them in one place – purely for your convenience! Some of you might now I blog for years, some of you won’t, so I thought to round up all the reviews in one convenient place – shall we get started?

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