Over the summer, I went on a mission to rid my house of potentially harmful toxins - most of which I found to be hiding in my bath and beauty products.
While the natural beauty market is exploding with new products these days, I was hesitant to go all in because some of these products can be expensive and there's never a guarantee that any product will work for you. So, I took my time, and over the last couple of months have almost completely switched to a non-toxic makeup routine.
To note, I'm not a huge makeup girl in general. If I can put it on in less than 5 minutes, then its not happening for me 99% of the time, so what you'll see below is truly a quick and easy makeup routine.
Check out the products I use on a daily basis:
W3ll People Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer -- I have dark puffy eye circles (I'm a notoriously terrible sleeper, so I always start my day with a heavy dose of this under each eye). This product surprised me with its coverage ability, and I've tried all the cult expensive ones. I don't miss them.
W3ll People Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer SPF 30 -- Due to my constant travel, my skin tends to be dry. I also don't need a ton of coverage from a liquid foundation, so this gives me hydration and a sheer coverage to smooth out any imperfections in my skin. PLUS SPF!
Rituel del Fille Inner Glow Cream Pigment in Lovesick -- This blush makes me look instantly more awake.
ANTONYM Certified Organic Baked Foundation in Light -- I use this as setting powder, or if I feel like I need a little more coverage after the moisturizer.
W3ll People Hypnotist Eye Pencil -- A couple of swipes on my top eye lid, and I'm good to go.
Per-fekt Mascara Liquid Lash Curler -- I have very long, very straight eye lashes. This mascara and a quick press with the eye lash curler makes a world of difference for my lashes. Highly recommend.
BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask moisturizer -- My lips are definitely not happy with me after a 15 hour flight, but this lip mask is up for the task. It's called a lip mask, but I use it throughout the day for extra hydration.
BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick -- On a night out, my go-to is my regular quick makeup + a bold lip. It makes you instantly look pulled together and fashion forward. My favorites are the Rouge and Cayenne for a fancy date night or drinks with the girls.
One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover -- While not makeup specifically, this is the best non-toxic makeup remover I've found so far to take all that gunk off your face at the end of the day. Smells great.
Well, there it is - my five minute, non-toxic daily beauty routine. I hope that's helpful. Let me know if you have any product recommendations. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
I recently had a chance to spend a layover in Auckland on my way to Samoa for a business trip (#toughlife I know). While I had the time, I extended my trip in New Zealand’s capital city and spent the weekend soaking up some Kiwi goodness.
Quick note - the majority of Auckland ‘to do’ lists were filled with activities outside of the central area and required a rental car. The list below is compiled of activities within the CBD proper.
Check out my travel recommendations below to catch a glimpse of how to make the most of your weekend in Auckland:Read More