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25 Days Of Clean Beauty: A Christmas Shopping Guide Of All The Best

25 Days Of Clean Beauty: A Christmas Shopping Guide Of All The Best

Happy Holidays all!! Can you believe this amazing time of year is already upon us!?? I am more than excited to spend oodles of quality time with all my family in the coming month, lots of trips and living in the moment are in my near future and I am soooo ready for it! I try to wrap up all of my holiday shopping by the end of Thanksgiving weekend that way I can enjoy the month of December without any extra errands and stress. Because this is the way that I like to do things, I also decided to put my gift guide out here early. If you have been following along with me on Instagram, Facebook, or by email, then you have already been able to see my 25 Days Of Clean Beauty picks. Today I have them all shared in this blog posts with shoppable links (some are affiliate links and others are not… but all have been tried out and given my stamp of approval, with most being items I use in my daily routine).

For all of you clean beauty lovers, include these on your wish list, and by gifting some of these amazing items you are also encouraging friends, family, and loved ones to ditch the unnecessary extra chemicals. Just thinking about the number of chemical laden makeup and beauty products that are purchased every year during holiday season made me want to show everyone that there is another way. A way that costs nothing more, but is so much better for your body and you health - and guess what!? These products are JUST as effective. I think the problem usually becomes the fact that these products are not well represented and people don't want to spend the money on something that may or may not work. When you buy a big name brand you know what to expect, but when you buy a seldom heard of "natural product" it can be a little more daunting in the sense of what to choose and what to expect. I totally get it, I have been there in this same spot two years ago when I decided to literally throw all my bathroom and makeup products in the trashcan and start anew, chemical free. I have tried some great products, some mediocre ones, and some bad ones - but the goal of my blog and my brand is to share with you those brands and those products that work and that are worth the switch to clean beauty! These 25 beauty items range from makeup to skincare and even tools - all being clean beauty friendly and majority being organic, vegan, and cruelty free! I hope you all enjoy this list and have an amazing holiday season!

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Day 01: Suntegrity 5-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen

I use this amazing multi-tasker every single day as my face lotion and foundation + sunscreen all rolled into one! This amazing product offers light foundation coverage while also moisturizing skin, calming inflamed or irritated skin, priming skin for further makeup application, and covering the skin in 30 SPF broad spectrum sunscreen and antioxidants. Amazing right!? This would make an amazing gift for any woman in your life and I also think it would make an awesome gift for teens and pre-teens due to all its skin benefits plus sun protection! Especially now that I am living in sunny California, I don’t go a day without this face cream! Oh and the best part... it is not greasy whatsoever in fact you can’t even tell it’s a sunscreen, the consistency is much more of a cream foundation!

Head on over to Petit Vour and check out today’s Clean Beauty gift idea. The product comes in 4 shades and you can check them all out and read more reviews while you’re at it. Trust me, you will LOVE this one!

Day 02: Kari Gran Lip Whip

This product is just as amazing as it sounds, a luscious and moisturizing lip miracle!  Made with a combination of skin softening and plumping oils plus a hint of shimmer and color and you have a divine treat for the lips!  Kari Gran uses only the best organic, naturally derived, organic, and non GMO ingredients in their products.  Their lip whips are made in a variety of shades so you will definitely be able to find one perfect for you and everyone else on your holiday list!  These would also be a hit for a stocking stuffer!!

You can shop a variety of shades at Credo Beauty  or you can head straight to the source and see all the goodness (including the Holiday Lip Whip Duo which is pictured here) on Kari Gran's website !

Day 03: OSEA Essential Hydrating Oil

This product is like a glass of water for your face. It hydrates and plumps up your skin, soaking into the skin immediately without leaving any greasy residue. My skin definitely has a glow to it after use.  I typically use this product before bed but also in the morning time too when I feel my skin needs an extra dose of moisture.  And the scent, oh the scent, it is the most wonderfully relaxing smell!  The combination of lavender, geranium, and rosewood is enough to calm yourself after even the most hectic of days!

The product comes in various sizes, my preference is actually for the smaller .34 oz. size because I like the compact size for travel and the rolling ball applicator makes it easy to apply. You can shop the oil through Petit Vour and read the amazing reviews, treat yourself or someone else on your holiday shopping list! You can also shop directly through OSEA where you can get a free travel size product with a $40 or more purchase using code COLORYOURHEALTH (must add travel size product to the cart first and then apply the code)!

Day 04: Sienna Byron Bay Nail Polish Remover Wipes

I know you can't stand that harsh smell from acetone nail polish remover because really, who does!?? These water based wipes not only remove nail polish in a smell free way, but they also do so without harsh chemicals all while hydrating the nail itself with nourishing Vitamin E.  The thing I love most about these wipes, other than the non suffocating smell, is the fact that the wipes are super convenient. No more soaking cotton balls and having wayward cotton fluff sticking to your nails, these wipes remove your polish without a fuss!

And to let you in a little secret regarding this product, due to the hydrating component of this polish it does not leave your nails bone dry after wards like traditional remover does - in fact its quite the opposite and your nails have excess moisture on them.  I simply remove the excess with a washrag and then buff my nails before applying my polish. Making the switch to both non toxic remover and nail polish is going to leave your nails the healthiest they have ever been! Be sure to consider this gift for any woman in your life - especially young women and teenagers this would be a perfect healthy living gift for them!

To shop check out Petit Vour, who was one of the first sites to offer this product, or you can go straight to the source and shop Sienna Byron Bay's site here (although shipping is pricier here)!

Day 05: Little Barn Apothecary Aloe + Rosewater Balancing Mist

I believe I first tried this product a while back after receiving it in my monthly Petit Vour Beauty Box. It was truly one of those products that was love at first use! This is a face toner/mist that not only hydrates your face but it delivers antioxidants galore to help protect skin and aid in skin cell health and support. And oh my goodness the smell, it smells just like rosewater and leaves my skin feeling super fresh, dewy, and fragrant. The main ingredients of rose, aloe, hibiscus, and witch hazel are the perfect combination for hydration, soothing, and calming the skin.

For me this was perfect for the summer months and even now in California's always warm weather. Basically for me it is great for refreshing your complexion after you have been outdoors or doing any sort of activity where you have broken a sweat. Just a couple of sprays and I feel back to refreshed and non-grimy all while balancing the excess oils in my face with the witch hazel.  This is a MUST HAVE for your purse, car or gym bag. Going on a trip somewhere sunny? Make sure you take this one along with you! Shop for it at Petit Vour today!

Day 06: Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

Using 8 powerful ingredients, this serum targets your skin cells to brighten, tighten and smooth the skin. Vitamins E & C provide antioxidant power while also fighting hyperpigmentation and hyaluronic acid helps to plump up the look of the skin. Ferulic Acid, Konjac Root Powder, Grapefruit, Chamomile Extract, and Clary Sage all bring unique properties to this serum as well to soften and smooth skin, exfoliate, calm, and tone. This powerhouse of a serum produces great results and is always highly reviewed. The serum itself is lightweight and non greasy, I always love it when serums sink right into the skin so you know they are working deep in the skin layers!

Shop the Vitamin C Serum from Ulta or you can also shop for this directly from Mad Hippie where they are offering my readers 10% off using code coloryourhealth through December 5!

Day 07: Clove + Hallow Hydratint

This unique product is best described, to me anyways, as a liquid blush. Clove + Hallow describes it as more of a serum as it has skin plumping hyaluronic acid as well as hydrating oils. With the easy to apply applicator (similar to a nail polish applicator) one dab on the apples of the cheeks delivers a subtle color and luminescence that flawlessly blends into the skin. I am always more towards the minimal look as far as my makeup goes so this tint is the perfect look for me, enough colors to make my cheeks appear rosy and flushed, yet not too much to appear cakey or too "done up". The thing that I love most about it is that it more so resembles an internal flush on my cheeks as opposed to a makeup on the outside of my skin, the dewy finish makes it look so natural.

The product comes in 4 shades, I use the Blossom shade and again, I can not say enough great things about it! As you would expect from me, this product is also 100% vegan and cruelty-free. You can shop the product directly from Clove + Hallow where you can get free domestic shipping with a $50+ order. Oh, and added bonus, the cost is only $20 for a bottle that looks like it will last quite a long time as you use such a small amount per application! Trust me, this product will be perfect for your holiday gatherings and parties!

Day 08: JUARA Rose & Willowbark Purifying Mask

This face mask is like wrapping inflamed and sensitive skin in a veil of comfort. The rose water component soothes skin and calms redness. Prone to breakouts? The willowbark has natural salicylates that treats blemishes as well as sandalwood which helps fight blemishes and reduce pore size. This product is oil free and helps to protect and restore the moisture and pH balance of your skin. This amazing mask can be used regularly (1-3 times per week) or even as an overnight spot treatment on breakouts. In addition to these effective ingredients, this is also a kaolin clay based mask which helps further purify and tighten skin and pores.

Turns out, this mask is so effective that it is sold out from my favorite one-stop shop Petit Vour. You can go directly to JUARA and shop through there, or if you hurry there are a few that are at a little bit lower price ($28 + $4.50 shipping) from Amazon. Hurry before they are all gone!!

Day 09: Eye Of Horus Bio Lipstick

So I have to confess I am not a huge lipstick wearer in the sense that I use lip gloss on a day to day basis and find lipstick to be more for dressy occasions (of which I do not attend often). I also typically feel that lipstick dries out my lips and I certainly don't love that feeling. This lipstick from Eye of Horus however, changes things! All 6 shades are natural looking while adding a touch of drama and a ton of moisture! The lipsticks contain sea algae for plumping and natural oils like sunflower, castor and olive oil for hydration. In fact, the lipsticks themselves are made with 98% natural ingredients and are cruelty free and vegan. The packaging/tube is also recyclable and biodegradable. I am now a total fan of these lipsticks and have used them quite a few times already!

Currently, these lipsticks are only sold online through Eye of Horus but I am hoping in the future they will be picked up at many other major retailers once the word gets out about this phenomenal product! Perfect for holiday gifting and partying, be sure to snag yours before the season gets underway!

Day 10: Kani Botanicals Prismatic Highlighter

This product is pure gold guys. This highlighting balm goes on super smooth to leave a trace of glow behind wherever you apply it. This is my number ONE product on days when 1)I'm tired and 2) I have three minutes to do my makeup (so most days LOL)! It is honestly the one makeup product that makes the biggest impact on my appearance I would say. I personally apply this with the tip of my finger just below my eyebrow and across my cheekbones (and on really tired days a dab on the corners of my eyes to brighten them). As this is a balm, the product glides on easily with a smooth texture and is not cakey or powdery at all. Also, a little goes a long way so this small jar has been lasting me months already. I currently have the Moonstone shade (white/golden iridescence) but there is also a Rose Quartz shade that I really want to get as well (a pinkish iridescence).

Just like many of my other products I have introduced, this would be absolutely PERFECT for the holiday season parties and would make a wonderful gift for someone just trying out clean beauty as a great "starter". You can purchase through Petit Vour individually or with the amazing custom beauty box Go For Glow. Get your glow on and shop this product today!

Day 11: The Konjac Sponge Co. Face Sponges

The premise of this company and these products was to create a face cleansing experience that is free from chemicals, colouring, and additives for a skin-friendly exfoliation. The sponges are made in South Korea and are 100% natural and mineral rich + vegan and cruelty free! I was first turned on to this compant when I tried their 100% Konjac angel cloth. I now use this cloth exclusively when cleaning my face, it removes makeup and dirt while exfoliating my face and leaving it so soft. It is reusable and able to be air dried, I typically replace about every 2 months. The company also makes a variety of sponges with differing types of French Clay to deliver specialized skin treatment as you wash and naturally exfoliate your face. Some of the specialized sponges include bamboo charcoal (for use in acne prone skin to remove blackheads and balance skin oil),green clay (for oily t-zone and combination skin, tightens pores and tones skin), red clay (for dry, damged, matures skin and conditions such as eczema and rosacea, brightens complexion and reduces wrinkles), pink clay (for tired skin with a skin softening and plumping effect) and chamomile (for irritated skin, calms and soothes).

These are just a few of their varieties, they have so many more + a cute Holiday Collection and other fun collections. You can view their whole range of products on their website or you can shop through Petit Vour for their range of products listed above.

Day 12: OSEA White Algae Mask

If you have been following along with all my clean beauty features, you know that it is no secret that I love OSEA skincare products. They really have such a great lineup of products, and this face mask is certainly no exception. The key ingredients - marine algae, white tea, and Resveratrol - work to reduce redness, even skin tone, and brighten the complexion overall. Like some of the other products I have featured, the White Algae mask also contains hyaluronic acid which helps to plump up the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

The mask itself is very easy to apply and results are seen after just 10-15 minutes. I always use it when I am getting ready for a party or date night, its the thing I need to feel a little more luminescent! You can check out the full line up of products from OSEA or shop just the mask - either way you can't go wrong. Keep in mind this would make a terrific gift for some self-care for anyone on your holiday shopping list! And remember if you shop directly OSEA is offering a free travel size product with a $40 or more purchase using code COLORYOURHEALTH (must add travel size product to your cart then apply the code)!

Day 13: Clove + Hallow Conceal + Correct

So before I talk too much about this product I feel I would be remiss if I did not mention to you all the fact that I have extremely dark under eye circles due to genetics/thin skin in the area. So when I say talk about concealer products, you know that 1) I have tried so much because I am in desperate need of finding a good one and 2) if a product works for my under eye circles, there is a good chance it will work for yours! Okay, so Clove + Hallow is one of my very favorite clean beauty brands and they make such awesome products. So when I saw that they also have a concealer I knew that this would be a must try for me. This is a liquid type concealer with a dabbing applicator (I love the fact that it comes in liquid form because for me it is easier to apply) and it is a buildable concealer although for me usually just one layer is all that is necessary as it covers so well! The addition of argan oil to this concealer means that it glides on and blends into skin easily and it does not clump, cake, or flake (so important with concealer)! I find that sometimes I even forget I have it on, and for those of you that require a lot of concealer you know that this is quite a feat! The other I have sometimes with concealers is that they do not come in enough shades to be able to find the perfect match. This Conceal + Correct concealer comes in a record breaking 10 shades so I am certain you can find the perfect match!

Both vegan and cruelty free, I know you will find this concealer to be a winner as well! You can shop it at Clove + Hallow directly or through Amazon (Clove + Hallow distribtes their products directly though Amazon)! Also, as I mentioned before, a little goes a long way with this product so this tube will last quite a while, and at only $18 a tube this is such a great price! I see Bright Eyes ahead in your future 😉

Day 14: Eye Of Horus BIO Mascara

Again I have another product from an awesome brand I have featured before. Eye Of Horus cosmetics has a BIO line which represents their products that are as close to all natural ingredients as possible. This mascara is 98% natural origin and 100% vegan and cruelty free. The ingredients in this mascara help to lengthen, and lift lashes while promoting their natural growth. Specifically Oarweed (a marine algae) helps to regenerate hair, Galactoarabinan (a plant based collagen) helps to promote lash growth and strength, and Omega 9, Castor Oil, and Vitmain E oil nourish the lashes from root to tip. The unique curved, double sided (for both long and short lashes) comb applicator allows easy combing and separating lashes while adding lift. No clumping, length, lift, and nourishment.... this mascara has it ALL without having unnecessary toxins 🙌

This mascara is available at the Eye Of Horus website where you can view and shop all their unique and amazing products, many of which I use in my daily routine ( and hint, hint... one more is yet to be featured in these 25 days!)! 

Day 15: Beauty Counter Shimmer And Shine Body Set

This special holiday 3-piece set is the perfect remedy for this cold and dry time of the year. The set comes with deluxe travel size portions of their Lemongrass Sugar Body Scrub for exfoliation, Citrus Mimosa Body Butter for skin moisturizing, Glow Shimmer Oil for adding a little healthy color and shimmer to your skin. These pieces effortlessly pair together for a pampering experience before all of you holiday parties and travel, or they would make the perfect gift to encourage someone to indulge in some self care for the new year. Another idea? Break up the set and use as individual stocking stuffers or gift exchange items! 

I personally have enjoyed using the products as a set, using the body scrub in the shower and really getting my skin a nice gentle exfoliation (especially around my knees and elbows. Following this up out of the shower with a thick application of the body butter and my skin doesn't even feel like my own,  it's so silky smooth that it astounds me every single time I touch it LOL! The final step of applying the glow shimmer oil is just the icing on the cake. Not only does it further moisturize but there is a legit glow to my skin after applying, and the touch of color never hurts in the winter time either!

Treat yourself or someone else with this awesome set from Beauty Counter, individually the pieces come out to $75 but the set itself retails for $59. You have a few ways you can purchase - if you know someone with Beauty Counter of course feel free to purchase with them, you can purchase without a consultant directly on the website, or you can purchase through my consultant Diana Engels (a fellow twin mom and all around nice mama). Today for Cyber Monday Beauty Counter is offering 15% off + Free Shipping on orders 50$ or more! Hurry and run because this is such a deal!

Day 16: Odacite Black Mint Cleanser

The thing that I noticed right away when first using this gel-turned foamy face wash was the minty explosion that overtook my sense of smell and made my skin tingle. It was such a refreshing way to begin my day that I instantly became hooked! Well, sensation and scent aside, this face wash also delivers deep cleaning capabilities by removing makeup, dirt, oil, and tightens skin and pores. The combination of activated charcoal and rhassoul clay aid in the deep down clean while also balancing out the skin minerals and moisture. The gentle washing component removes unwanted impurities from the skin without stripping it of moisture - a true must for combination and dry skin! I am prone to dry skin and so many facial cleansers leave my feeling parched but this one makes my skin feel revitalized and soft, never dry!

Don't take my word for it, see the over 500 reviews that vouch for the amazingness of this cleanser! If you are ready for a new face washing experience be sure to head to Petit Vour and add this one to your cart. You can also shop directly from Odacite where they have many holiday gift sets to choose from. And just an idea, this would be such a great holiday gift idea for any teenage girl on your list - I know my skin could have really benefited from something like this around that age!

Day 17: Sienna Byron Bay Nail Polish

What if I told you that most nail polishes out there contain many strong chemicals that have been known to effect both the lungs and brain? What if I also told you that many conventional nail polishes do not allow your nails to breathe and oxygenate, leaving you with yellow, brittle, dry nails underneath. These statements are both true yet so many women still paint their nails on a regular basis.... yes this is not the end of the world, but if there was a better way, would you follow? 

Sienna Byron Bay is one of the first nail polishes that can actually claim to be "breathable"  which is such an accomplishment. The formula is made without formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, and many other yucky toxins typically found in conventional nail polishes. The polish is extremely high quality, goes on thick and dries to a shine. And the other amazing thing about this company? There are over 70 shades to choose from! You will be sure to find the perfect shade in the perfect clean beauty formulation! Check out all of the shades Petit Vour has to offer, I am certain you will find one you love!

Day 18: Edible Beauty Gold Rush Eye Balm

This eye cream is such a treat for tired eyes. The trio of cucumber extract, coffee, and horsetail extract act to depuff the eye area and brighten the under eye area. The addition of gold leaf also works to brighten the under eye area, luminize the skin, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. This has now become the first thing that I apply every morning and it has helped to wake up my complexion a bit prior to applying the rest of my face lotions and makeup. This cream also contains many ingredients with antioxidants to help protect the skin and repair it from sun and environmental damage.

The brand itself, Edible Beauty, is an amazing Australian company that was created with the premise to make skincare products so pure that they could be edible. How cool is that? The products themselves are all wild crafted from Australian botanicals and are vegan, hypo- allergenic and cruelty free. This product is so great that it tends to sell out and is also very highly rated on Sephora! To read the reviews and shop, check out Sephora !

Day 19: Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil

So I have talked about before regarding the amazing brand of Mad Hippie, their love for natural ingredients, and their awesome and effective products that are backed by hundreds of happy customer reviews! Well today I have another facial serum product of theirs to share with you. For me this is the most tailored to my skin- the Antioxidant facial oil is for preventative for skin damage from sun, environment, and age, as well as helps treat dryness and facial scarring and photo-spots. This serum is a free radical (from skin harming sun rays) fighting powerhouse. With natural ingredients like argan oil, sea buckthorn berry, blueberry extract, pomegranate oil, Amazonian camu camu berry, goji berry..... and many more- this serum hydrates and delivers an abundance of nutrients to the skin to treat and protect + shield! The Amazonian Camu Camu berry was a new one to me, come to find out it is super high in antioxidants and has 30X the Vitamin C as an orange!! The combination of oils used in this serum are high in fatty acids which are able to hydrate the skin from inside out as well as soften and smooth it - WITHOUT clogging pores! 

When I first received this product I took a quick glance at the ingredients and was left so very impressed... not one chemical name in the list, all natural elements that work together to produce a bouquet of nutrients for the skin. If you live in sunny area, or are over 25, I think this is a wonderful product to get hooked on - I have noticed such a youthful glow since using it and I have confidence that this is continuing to protect the health and look of my skin from the sun exposure that I receive here in California. And guys.... this is the perfect time to give it a try because Ulta has a sale on it and the other Mad Hippie products right now for Cyber Monday! Run before the price goes back up friends! Alternatively you can you can also shop for this directly from Mad Hippie where they are offering my readers 10% off using code coloryourhealth through December 5.

Day 20: Eye Of Horus Brow Define

This eyebrow pencil absolutely changed the way that I thought about filling in my eyebrows. I used to only do this when I was going out on a date or somewhere special because I just felt that the look was too dramatic for everyday use. Once I discovered this eyebrow pencil, I realized how a natural yet defined look was easy to achieve. This pencil is so simple to use, it glides over the brows easily and the pencil application gives you great control and you can make this as light or as heavy as you want based on the look you are going for. In addition to the coconut and candelilla wax foundation, there is also a castor oil component that helps to strengthen and encourage growth in the hair. The formulation is also waterproof and I never have had an issue with smudging - the absolute, perfect brow pencil! The pencil comes in three shades, I use the darker Nile shade, and it matches perfectly!

If you are in the market for an eyebrow pencil, I highly recommend this one! Head over to Petit Vour to purchase and read all the amazing reviews! You can also shop directly through Eye Of Horus

Day 21: Bedrock Balm

I was introduced to this miracle product quite a while back when Rachel messaged me to tell me a little bit about her product. She wanted to know if I would try it out and give her my honest feedback - not only did I think that was a very professional way to go about spreading the word on her product - but after receiving and trying out the product I was in absolute awe of it! Now, this is not something that I use every single day but as you will see below, it is a handy little jar to have on hand in times of need. The active ingredient in this balm is 21% zinc oxide, the active ingredient in many mineral based sunscreens, is such a powerful ingredient and it (along with the other natural oils in this balm) can help with the following:

-cute and scrapes

-ingrown hairs


-insect bites

-cold sores

-chapped lips

- dry skin + eczema patches

The zinc oxide provides a barrier to the skin to protect it and heal it while other components of the balm like Vitamin E, jojoba oil, rosehip seed oil, and calendula oil helps to moisturize and repair skin while stimulating cell turnover to heal the skin. I personally have used this for insect bites and chapped lips with great success and look forward to using it when my girls get their yearly eczema dry patches this winter. This is the perfect size to carry around in your purse for those emergency situations and also to have on hand in the medicine cabinet. The perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season! You can purchase and learn more about Bedrock Balm and Rachel's story on her website + read all the amazing reviews! Rachel has also been so kind as to offer my readers a special code to use: use code bedrockcheer for buy 1, get one 50% off products (valid through December 15)! Plus BedRock always offers free shipping!

Day 22: Tweezerman Bright Complexion Facial Deplaner

Okay, so let me just start with the fact that I love this little device (and the small price tag that comes along with it) yet after doing some research on where one can purchase this product I find that it does not have overall stellar reviews which shocks me! There seems to be people that really love this products and then those that really do not, no in between. Well I am here to tell you that I love using this face deplaner and feel that using it before a face mask greatly enhances the results that I see. I started looking a few years ago for a face deplaner because I had heard so many great things about them, yet I couldn't bring myself to pay such high amounts that I was seeing in the products that would come up on my search. Well soon after I ran into this one in Sephora and with it being reasonably priced ($30) I decided to give it a try. You do have to be sure to hold this product at the right angle to be effective, and be sure to change the blades regularly as a dull blade will not be effective and will only irritate the skin.  I do highly recommend giving face deplaning a try, it truly reveals your healthier, brighter skin underneath and allows your skin to receive the products you apply to it much better! Go check this one out at Ulta today!

Day 23: Juice Beauty Stem Cellular (TM) Resurfacing Micro-Exfoliant

And now let's talk a quick second about my winter time dry skin. If you are anything like me, this time of year you are quite literally just itching for something to clear your face of dry, dead skin right!? I've been using this product from Juice Beauty for a while now and I have been loving it. The description of the product promises spa grade micro-derm abrasion results without chemicals or price tag and I have to say it really does a great job delivering. My skin is always soft and smooth + brighter after using. The microparticles exfoliate dead skin cells while the certified organic ingredients + clay restores radiance and moisture to the skin. The product has a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells to nourish and renew the skin cells from the inside out. The addition of grape seed delivers so many antioxidants and nutrients into dry, aging, and mature skin to bring back its glow - plus chamomile and aloe vera to soothe irritated skin! This is a must try for wintertime skin, I highly recommend trying this one out for yourself or gifting to someone this holiday! Check it out today at Petit Vour (which has lots of good deals going on right now!) or Ulta today where you can also get a free deluxe Stem Cellular Booster Serum with your purchase!

Day 24: Olverum Bath Oil

I received this in my Petit Vour beauty box subscription a few months back and I was skeptical at first because this is a product that I would never see myself purchasing as it seems far from an essential. But man am I glad I was introduced to this little piece of heaven. This totally elevates any bath or even shower experience into a spa like experience which goes far to lift my mood and and relax me all at the same time. Since I am not typically a bath type of gal I was pleased to find that the company offered the suggestion of placing the oil along your neck and chest area prior to a shower to deliver the same type of experience as if you were in the bath. That type of experience was is the peaceful aromas of fir, lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, rosemary, verbena, lime, juniper, and geranium, which for me has led to a much more peaceful mind and good nights sleep. You can also apply to your arms and legs before showering/bathing to further moisturize the skin - it is not greasy and is absorbed into the skin quite readily. I highly recommend this as a nice little luxury to gift yourself or another loved one on your holiday list this year! This is one of the times that I wish blogging could offer some sort of "scratch and sniff" button because one your smell this scent you would understand what I mean - this is truly a product that has to be experienced to be appreciated! 

Check out this product at Petit Vour where they still have lots of great sales and offers going on for the shopping weekend! Also, check out all of the 4 and 5 star reviews that this product has - the over 500 reviews speak for themselves! 

Day 25: Beauty Counter Necessary Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

So, I honestly never used to wear eyeshadow because I was never really good at applying it and always felt like I ended up looking kind of like a clown 😂 but I decided to give it another go recently when I saw this palette come out from Beauty Counter. I am loving all of the gorgeous shades in this palette (18 to be exact), they all blend into the eyelid perfectly for that neutral look that I always tend to go to. And when I am taking it up a notch for date night or photos, I just go for a few of the darker shades and it looks amazing! I tend to have oilier eyelids so I usually end up with creasing but I have not had an issue with this with these eyeshadows, both with using and primer and with not using one. The best part about this palette is the variety, both cool and warm shades and a mix of matte, satin and shimmer finishes so you can make a variety of looks! All the shades come in one large compact complete with a double ended brush and mirror. I have traveled a few times already with this compact and it is so easy to travel with since it has every single thing you would need for eye makeup and lays flat so I just put it between clothes for a little added protection, so much easier than the individual eyeshadow pots I used to use when traveling!

Again, I do not sell Beauty Counter (although I truly love the brand and have considered it before), so you can shop either directly through their website, or you can shop through my consultant and friend Diana Engels. Either way if you are considering this palette or anything else from Beauty Counter please RUN to their website and purchase because everything is 15% off today + free shipping on order over $50 and the sale ends today! 

And that wraps up my clean beauty gift guide friends! Hope this leaves you feeling inspired to shop clean this holiday season! I will be posting limited amounts this holiday season so in case I don’t hop back on, I hope you enjoy many beautiful moments with family and friends this holiday season and take the spirit of peaceful living into 2019!!

Under $50 : The Perfect Natural Spa Day Gift Basket

Under $50 : The Perfect Natural Spa Day Gift Basket

Paleo Thanksgiving Hummus: A Butternut Squash And Sweet Potato Dish

Paleo Thanksgiving Hummus: A Butternut Squash And Sweet Potato Dish