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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Best Cruelty Free & Baking Soda Free Deodorants

For over a year now, I’ve been using cruelty free deodorant. Cruelty free deodorant is one of the most difficult products to transition to.

The ingredients in the deodorants for instance, made me feel itchy. That is when I found out that I was allergic to the baking soda in the cruelty free deodorant. I started looking at the ingredients before purchasing, and that’s when I started finding more information on green beauty products. In short, please read ahead to find out which cruelty free and baking soda free deodorants I use.

Meow Meow Deodorant Cream, Baking Soda Free, Grapefruit – $14

I bought this on Petit Vour’s website. To be honest, I really wanted the lavender scent, but it was sold out. I do like the grapefruit scent though, but I will definitely purchase the lavender scent next time. The grapefruit scent is subtle. What I do love about this cream is that it is very soft, I felt that with the Schmidt’s deodorant it was very rough to smooth on the skin. The deodorant is vegan, and is made with all organic ingredients which is a huge plus for me. I didn’t get itchy with this cream, nor did I get a rash, which is one thing I love about it. It doesn’t last all day though. I have to reapply once throughout the day, but I mean our bodies are meant to sweat, so I can’t get angry with the product. For the price, I do feel that it is a tad expensive, but I think it is worth it for a cruelty free, vegan, and organic deodorant.

Lavish Extra Gentle Deodorant Lavender + Melaleuca – $11.99

I found this deodorant on The Organic Bunny’s blog. I love that you can purchase it from Etsy, because it is one of my favorite websites to order from. This product comes from a small business. One reason why I love this product is because it is gentle, and it comes in a stick formula. I also have to apply this once throughout the day, because generally I am a sweaty person. I finished this product in a month, which made me wish it lasted longer.  The ingredients in this product are also organic, and it is handmade.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions, and drop a comment below if you purchased these products.



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A phone case to your smartphone, is like sunblock to your skin!

The case for sunblock is that you don’t want to regret 30 years from now that you could have prevented skin cancer, but didn’t. I bought the Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen in Pure Lavendar in SPF 45. It is cruelty free and vegan. I love that the sunblock scent is subtle, with hints of lavendar.

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My dad just the other day said “You smell good,” and then I told him it was sunblock, and he was shocked. I bought it at Target for under $10. It is fairly small at 4oz. I have used it 4 times already, and I still have more than half of the container. I would definitely recommend, and if you have any sunscreen suggestions I should try please drop a comment below.

 

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Review on Relaxing Aromatherapuetic Scents: CalloftheVialed

In all honesty, I’ve never been into perfume. I find that I get dizzy, after wearing very powerful scents, and I usually only wear perfume when I’m going to a wedding or a fancy dinner. With that said, I have been trying to find a cruelty free perfume that is decently priced. Because you know I’m on that budget life, and I blame college loans for this. Anyway, I tried out the CalloftheVialed, because I saw it on laurasnaturallife instagram. I think she has great advice on beauty, and I decided to try this out. I also found out that the company CalloftheVialed is in Berkely, CA, and I’m also from the Bay Area so I wanted to support the company. I bought the sample set which was $16, but $20 with tax and shipping. It’s still not that expensive compared to the perfume aisle in Macy’s, but I kind of felt like it was expensive. I think I’d prefer to spend $20 on a mascara or foundation instead, honestly.

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Okay first off, these scents are vegan aromatherapeutic scents, so think earthy relaxing scents. The first one I will review is called Vialed Flower Parfum Pur. It is the strongest scent out of the four. It does smell musky to me with hints of lavendar, and the wearability doesn’t last long. I think they all make you feel relaxed, so they are good for those stressful days when you need to keep it together. All the perfumes go on like oils, and they aren’t sticky at all. They blend with your skin nicely.

The Vialed Dream scent has juniper, and lavendar in it. I like the name of it, because it makes me think that I can put this on before I sleep and I will fall asleep right away. Which I probably could, but I usually fall asleep right when my head reaches the pillow anyway. I think this would be a good scent to put on after a shower, and let your body ease into relaxation.

The Vialed Hush perfume is subtle. It is my second favorite, because it isn’t too strong. It has hints of sandalwood, and thyme.

Last is Vialed Momentum. It has tangerine, grapefruit, and lime oil, and it is my #1 favorite. I also think it is subtle like Hush, but I like the citrus smell. It makes me feel like I’m in a garden. It also makes me feel invigorating. I put this one on when I went to work, and I felt more energized to work. I would consider buying this scent or Hush, but I will definitely try to get my money’s worth with the samples first.

Leave a comment below if you have questions.

 

Besos!

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