Thursday, October 17, 2013

My New Crushes: One Love Organic's Skin Savior, Juice Beauty's CC Cream & Eyeliner, Not.A.Sponge, La Bella Figura & Kahina's Fez Body Serum!


I'm going to strongly recommend you get on this. The best thing about Skin Savior?  It is super multi-functional and can be used as a cleanser, pomade, moisturizer and, when mixed with mineral powder,  a foundation.  As a cleanser, it completely removes any makeup or dirt from your face and it moisturizes your skin.  I find that with the majority of cleansers (unless it's oil-based) I have to use a toner afterwards to get any residual makeup off, but not so here. The shammy, a cloth that has a suede-like feel, really removes any and all traces of makeup.  I just rinse the shammy out with some Dr. Bronner's soap and water after each use and I'm good to go.  I also love that this 3-in-1 beauty balm has some of the best ingredients, too: coconut oil, mango seed butter, chia seed extract and vitamin E.  Oh, and the scent is a light orange from the delicious orange peel wax.    $48

Love Buzz over Call Me on lips, Demure on cheeks &
 Juice Beauty's Eyeliner & CC Cream
La Bella Figura's Bio Active Purifying Mask
I've recently discovered that La Bella is a definite force in natural skincare.  The second you open this mask up, you know you're in the big leagues, baby!  This is not, I repeat, not your typical mask.  This feels completely natural and you just know by the consistency that the ingredients are the real deal.  La Bella isn't trying to give you a mask you already own or one that feels like a commercial brand;  they've created a mask that is thicker going on and does what it sets out to do:  hydrate, nourish the skin and gently exfoliate.  I loved having this mask on my skin and felt like someone handmade this for me...it's that pure.   Removing it was easy and my skin was hydrated, sooo soft and bright, like I spent the day in the mountains...which, being in the middle of NYC, I did not.  This mask is recommended for dry and mature types, but I can't imagine that everyone wouldn't benefit from it.  $60


Juice Beauty's Defining Eyeliner
My new favorite!  You're probably wondering what can possibly make a black eyeliner interesting.  But I love this.  In fact, I haven't stopped using it since I received it.  First off, the formulation is great;  it's not too hard, not too soft and it's great for smudging (it comes with a smudger on the other end).  I line the inside tops of my lids and then the top of the outer lids, smudge that and get a great smokey eye.  On top of it all, the ingredients are stellar.  $16


This lil multi-functional cream is getting a TON of buzz lately, mainly because it's so well done. What does CC stand for?  Color correcting.  The first time I saw this cream was on the creator of Juice Beauty, Karen Behnke.  How do I know she was wearing it?  She was glowing and I asked.   I was immediately obsessed.  So what will this jack of all trades cream do for you?  Well, first off, it's got an SPF of 30, but it also hydrates, gives a nice tint of color to correct discoloration and gives a pretty radiance to the skin (and so much more).  I really, really love this and think everyone should own it. As long as you need an SPF, why not have one that does so much else and leaves your skin looking so pretty and youthful?  Oh, and a bonus is that it smells wonderful...a light herbal scent?  $39

Not.A.Sponge
I'm very addicted to this now.  Have you tried one of these yet?   Hmmm...how to explain.  Well, it's made from a vegetable super food called Konjac and it's a great addition to your cleansing routine. When dry, it's a stiff little guy, but when wet, it turns into thee most lovely, super soft and fun exfoliating/cleansing aid there is.  It stimulates new cell growth and gets the blood flowing.  I can totally attest to this as I've found my skin has a lot more life to it since I'm using it.  It gives the skin that, "I just got back from working out" look...fresh and youthful.  I tried the In The Raw sponge, which is the basic one, but they've got so many others and ones for the body, too.  Oh, and it's 100% natural, biodegradable and vegan.  $10-11

Kahina Giving Beauty's Fez Body Serum
Well, it's no secret that I love Kahina.  I mention them every time I'm in a conversation with someone who is contemplating converting to natural skincare.  Their argan oil the first thing I recommend next to coconut oil.  So, it's no surprise that Kahina's Fez Body Serum knocks it out of the park with their new body serum.  It's incredibly smooth...I mean, incredibly.  It's just so well done that you know immediately when you pour it into your hands it's like nothing else out there...I'm not being dramatic, I'm being serious. Their standards are beyond.  In terms of scent, if you love a warm, antique sandalwood/patchouli scent, you will be in heaven.   $98


All of these products were kindly sent to me for review and all are my own opinions!  Hope you find something you love to try out here.

26 comments:

  1. I have the CC cream and love it! I need to try the eyeliner! Love me some masks. And I sooo need to try Kahina. And been wanting to try one of those sponge things ;p :)

    I'm patient, helpful, understanding, kind, and wacky. :D

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  2. Such a great post, I love the idea of a cute little shammy instead of a muslin cloth. The Juice Beauty CC cream is at the top of my wishlist right now!

    Mayah x

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    1. Thanks so much, Mayah. Yes, the shammy is definitely different...when you first use it, you're like, "What is going on here?" But, it's like a massage for your skin and so much better for the environment, too. I'm highly recommending the CC cream...it's like the perfect cream with it's SPF and all. Thanks for reading...K

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  3. I have the CC cream in my cart right now! So excited! I think I'd best describe myself as motivated, passionate, empathetic, wise, and careful.

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  4. Nice picks! Been hearing a lot of buzz about that CC cream as of late...might need to do a bit of swatching the next time I'm in my local Whole Foods. Dying to smell that Kahina Fez too!

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  5. Awesome picks! I just started using Juice Beauty's CC Cream and I understand what all of the buzz is about - it's amazing. I must try their eyeliner next!

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  6. Nice review! Loving all the products you have described :-)

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    1. Thanks for reading! I'd love to hear about what you tried already.

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  7. Great picks! I love using One Love Organic's Skin Savour too, it's so moisturizing and perfect for removing makeup. That Kahina Giving Fez body serum sounds divine! Must try that next.

    My best personality traits: I'm caring, hilarious, friendly, creative and loyal. :)

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    1. I've met you Kasey, but I think you've missed what I found most about you: sweet. Thanks for playing!

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  9. Juice CC cream must be getting all that buzz for a reason! I too just discovered it and like it better than their tinted moisturizer. My personality traits? Caring, Witty, Sensitive, Detail-oriented, and Eco-Aware!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. :) hillaryhubacker@gmail[dot]com

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  10. That CC cream is on my must check out next time I'm in ULTA. It looks gorgeous on your face.
    I love the LBF mask & the Skin Savior from OLO. Both are awesome for glowing happy skin.

    Personality traits- I'd go with, compassionate, creative, sassy, detailed & helpful =)
    I'd love to try the not a sponge & compare it with the others I've tried.

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  11. Alright with all this CC buzz, I must check it out next time I'm at ULTA.
    I love the LBF mask and the Skin Savior too. Both great for keeping skin glowing.

    Personality traits we'll go with are - compassionate, creative, helpful, sassy and detailed!

    <3

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  12. Fez Body Serum and the Juice Beauty CC cream sound heavenly. I'm going to have to try (and probably buy!) them soon.

    For personality - I'm daring, I love deeply, incredibly passionate about things I care about, funny and outspoken.

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  13. You have a dangerous site: every time I visit I end up adding tons of new products to my "to buy list." Thanks a lot! ;)

    As for my personality, I'm kind, compassionate, intellectually curious, sensitive, and friendly.

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  14. Thank you so much Katie for sharing our products with your readers! We appreciate it.

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    1. Of course, Suzanne. I was happy to finally test out one of your products, as I hadn't before. Thanks for taking the time to drop in here! Katie

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  15. Love your blog:)
    My personality..loyal,passionate,trustworthy,compassionate,outgoing

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    1. Hi...I don't have a way to contact you, though...

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    2. Laura Gillen

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  16. Love your blog!
    Trustworthy,loyal,compassionate,friendly,caring..

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  17. Thank you so much for this opportunity
    Skin care Nerd,Beautyholic,GREEN BEAUTY JUNKIE :),Shopaholic,Passionate ..Do they count as traits?/
    email:goforgoal100@gmail.com

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  18. Like both on fb as Ginger Starr Gisi! I could totally use this sponge, it sounds amazing...as do the other products! I'm thinking I need to try the Juice CC cream! My personality traits...honest, perfectionist, sweet, realistic, and thoughtful :)
    ginger(dot)brooks(at)ymail(dot)com

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  19. Dear Katie, firstly, Happy St. Pat's Day!! I would like to express how wonderful & helpful your opinion has been towards changing my skincare & makeup to better options. After an extensive research, the Juice Beauty CC Cream (Natural Glow) was the right choice for me! Thanks for your dedication in putting out such a great blog! All the best, sincerely, Andriuz.

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    1. Aww...thanks so much. I really appreciate such a sweet note. I really enjoy this writing and am so happy to hear that it's helped you go towards a more "cleaner" and natural makeup and skincare. I hope you find more products here! Deep curtsey, Katie

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