iHerb Haul- What Supplements Am I Taking?

Okay so I want to be honest here, because I think it is important. I recently took a blood test and an ultrasound, and I found out that I have a fatty liver. I took a blood test last year as well, and the results showed that my vitamin D was below average. I am trying to focus on losing weight to get my organs in better shape. I bought a few vitamin supplements last week online from iHerb. Surprisingly I received my order in three days. The vitamins I’m taking are suppose to help my fatty liver, and I also have to decrease my platelet count. Basically a platelet is involved in blood clotting, and I really need to decrease mine.

Vitamins I’m Taking

  • Milk Thristle
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D3
  • Fish Oil
  • Vitamin B12
  • Biotin
  • Garlic

I know a fatty liver is very common. I don’t want to go in too much detail, but my advice is to pay attention to your body. I knew that something was up with my body, because I didn’t feel the same and that’s why I decided to take a blood test. In addition, I want to address the fact that I was eating a vegan diet for about two months, and I actually gained weight. My doctor ordered me to include meat again into my diet. I started eating a vegan diet in January and I got the blood test in March. For now, I am trying to focus on losing weight in order to repair the damage to my organs. If any of you any advice please let me know.

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Why Switching To Organic Beauty Isn’t As Hard As You Think

The main motto of this blog post is “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” If you follow a lot of bloggers, then you might find that you feel pressured to buy that new face lotion, or organic foundation. My advice is not to rush into buying organic beauty products without doing a little bit of research. Also if you’ve accumulated a bunch of beauty products throughout the years, don’t just throw it all away, unless of course it is expired. I think some people put a lot of emphasis on switching their entire makeup drawer to only cruelty free or only organic makeup. Please don’t stress yourself out about this. I think it should be a gradual process. Please keep reading if you want to know why it isn’t hard to switch to organic beauty.

Is Organic Makeup Expensive?

One misconception about organic beauty is that it is expensive. I’m like, “Girl you can spend $100 on makeup at Sephora, and all the ingredients are filled with toxins that will go into your body. But you can’t spend $100 on organic makeup that is good for your skin and your body?” Don’t get me wrong I love Sephora, and I especially love that they have some great organic beauty brands like RMS. I also believe that people think organic food is expensive and well organic makeup must be expensive too, and it only matters what I eat so I’ll just spend more money on food. Did you know you skin absorbs everything you put on it, so if you put toxic makeup on your skin it goes into your blood stream. Also the United States doesn’t ban nearly as many chemicals that are in cosmetics compared to Europe. Do some research about the toxins in your makeup. I promise that you will soon come to find out organic makeup is essential to a healthy body. One beauty blogger that has a lot of information about organic makeup is Organically Becca.

When Should I Switch To Organic Makeup?

A tip that I have is replace as you go. For instance, if you run out of concealer, do some research and then go out and buy yourself an organic concealer. Don’t go out and switch all of your organic beauty products at once, because your wallet will take a beating. Another thing is switch your face products first, lip, and eye makeup in that order. I would definitely recommend switching your concealer, foundation, or powder first. One reason is because if you look at the chemicals in your non organic foundation, you will be shocked at the ingredients in them. Also your skin is your biggest organ, so definitely reevaluate what products and ingredients you want to put on your face. Like I said “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” so don’t feel pressured to switch all of your organic makeup at once. I still have two eye shadow palettes that are cruelty free, but aren’t organic. The reason is because I don’t use eye shadow often. I only use it for when I go to special occasions or when I am going out at night.

Switching to organic makeup isn’t that difficult. If you follow some of the tips I talked about you should be good to go. Remember replace as you go. If you run out of a certain beauty product, you can replace it with an organic beauty product. Also, organic makeup isn’t expensive. Right now there are so many indie beauty brands. You can even check out Etsy for homemade organic beauty products. If you can drop $100 at Sephora, you can definitely afford to buy organic makeup.



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Cruelty Free Skin Care Routine

Hello my little beauty tribe! I wanted to quickly write a review about a couple cruelty free skin care products that I’ve been using. The products are travel size, because I like to try it before buying the larger products. FYI my skin is combination. In the winter my skin does tend to be dry. Please leave a comment and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog.

Nourish Organic-Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion Argan+Rosewater

I bought this face lotion at Target for $3.99. It has lasted a long time surprisingly. The rosewater scent is my favorite. The product says it hydrates and replenishes, evens skin tone, and moisturizes and conditions. Now, I can’t really tell if my skin tone is more even after using this product. This face lotion does feel super hydrating, and moisturizing. The scent is subtle. It makes me feel like I should be wearing a silk nightgown to bed, instead of a college sweater and plaid pajama pants. This lotion is vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free. I will be purchasing the larger lotion soon.

100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

I got this eye cream off the Petit Vour website for $8. I got this product in December, and I still have more than 80% of it left. Most of the time I only use a little bit for my under eyes. You should definitely try this product out because for the money it does last a long time. Also it’s coffee bean scented, I mean if you love coffee like me you will want to eat this. The product helps dark circles, and puffiness. I just started using eye cream actually because I noticed they were starting to get dry. This product helps dry under eyes a lot. I also recommend the Acure Eye Cream that comes in a purple container.

Acure Moroccan Argan Oil

This serum was about $12 I think, and I purchased it at Whole Foods. I started using a serum because my skin gets dry in the winter. The product has vitamin E, essential fatty acids, which is suppose to restore the texture and tone the skin. Acure’s oil is lightweight, and it feels great on the skin. I would recommend an oil serum to anyone, because oil is beneficial for the skin. I literally later this up on my neck and elbows too, because they tend to be dry as well. This oil is like gold, and you can use it anywhere that feels dry.

 

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Cruelty Free and Organic: Au Naturale and Ilia Lipstick Review

Lipsticks are my most favorite beauty product ever! I mean with a touch of color you can easily transform your face, and that’s without magic. So I’ve been trying new organic lipstick for a short time. I decided to buy these two cruelty free and organic lipsticks because I absolutely loved the color. Prior to using these organic lipsticks, I was using the Colourpop lippes. But I wanted to switch to organic lipsticks, because the ingredients are better and healthier for the skin. Please keep reading if you want to know what I think about these cruelty free and organic lipsticks.

Au Naturale in Marrakesh- $22

I first heard of this lipstick on Logical Harmony’s YouTube Channel. I bought it from Safe and Chic website. Marrakesh is a warm matte pink (pictured left). It is cruelty free, vegan, 100% natural, and it is made in the United States. I love the morals of this company, and I definitely plan on buying more from this brand. The formula for this lipstick is matte, and it lasts for about four hours on me. I noticed that it did make the lines on my lips visible, and because of that I had to add lip balm on top. This color is super pretty, and I did get a lot of compliments when I wore it.

Au Naturale lipstick in Marrakesh, and Ilia funnel of love.

Ilia in Funnel of Love- $26

I bought this cruelty free and organic lipstick online from Safe and Chic too. Ilia is much more moisturizing that the Au Naturale. I liked that my lips felt soft with this, but at the same time I felt that the lipstick moved around a lot and I had to retouch it with my fingers. This color is a soft nude with peachy undertones. Most likely I am going to buy the tinted lip conditioners, because on the website it said that these lipsticks pair well with those. I could go on and on, but I really liked this lipstick and I want to buy more.

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