Showing posts with label natural deodorant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label natural deodorant. Show all posts

Thursday, August 3, 2017

July Favourites!

Can you believe it's already August? This summer just flew by and I feel so overwhelmed because August is going to be a super busy month for me, preparing for University in the Fall and such. I haven't tried out too much this past month but I think I have a pretty decent round up of favourites to share with you all! I liked to keep it simple with my makeup in July, doing a lot of one shadow all over the lid type looks, and I think it looked really nice (plus so much faster to achieve!)
The first thing I've really been obsessing over is the Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Clay Mask. I've tried the whole line of their Kale products (review coming soon!), but this is the one product I'm so hooked on. If you have any issues with your skin looking dull or dry (which can happen, summer or winter!), put this on your skin and you'll reveal soft, radiant skin. I've been using it twice a week since I got it, and it's quickly become a must-have in my skincare routine.

Like I said before, I've really been enjoying one shadow all over the lid type looks this summer, and when I want something a bit more dramatic and eye catching, I always reached for Colourpop's Super Shock Shadow in 'White Rabbit' which is the most gorgeous mix of a shimmery copper with the hint of pink.
For lips, I've been switching between 2 different products all month. First, when I want a more natural lip look, I've been loving the BITE Amuse Bouche Liquid Lipstick in Eclair. This was sent to me (along with 2 other shades) from Influenster, and I've been addicted to it ever since. This shade is a pretty dusty rose colour that looks good with any makeup look. I'll have a full review on that soon!
The other lip product I've been loving is the Covergirl Oh Sugar! Lipstick in Punch. I recently dyed my hair black and I love how my hair looks paired with a red lip. However red lipstick isn't really functional on a daily basis, so I wanted something that was a bit more toned down. This is one of those lip products that is more like a balm with a tint of colour to it. I love this because it does offer some pretty substantial pigmentation while also being super glossy and hydrating.
I've also been loving the Green Beaver Company's Natural Deodorant in the Lavender scent. I have a review up on my blog already (you can read it here) if you want to know more about it, but this is just such a great natural deodorant!
The final thing I've been loving in July is the Too Faced Cat Eyes palette. I love the mix of purples and coppery brown shades in this palette. I'm especially obsessed with the 3 highlighting shades on the side. They all look similar in the pan but they're so uniquely different on the skin. The bottom shade 'Kitten' is an almost iridescent pearly purple that makes the coolest highlighting shade ever.
All the shades perform pretty well when it comes to pigmentation. I haven't used the darker colours on my eyes yet, but the palette claims you can use them wet as eyeliner, so I might just try that out soon.

What were you loving in the month of July? Let me know in the comments!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Best of Summer 2017: The Green Beaver Natural Deodorant Review

Okay, so lets talk deodorant. We all use it but we don't discuss it enough.

I've never been particularly loyal to any brand of deodorant. I picked out a new one basically every time I ran out of the one I used before. I wanted to get into trying a natural deodorant but I had the two basic worries I think most people have when it comes to these kinds of products;
1) Will it really work?
2) Which one should I try?

Luckily for me, I was sent the Natural Deodorant from the Green Beaver Company in a blogger box a little while back, so I didn't have to look too far. I decided to give it a shot, figuring I had nothing to lose.

Okay, but, this stuff is AMAZING. Here's why:

Firstly, Aloe Juice is one of the first ingredients in this deodorant, which means it feels super cooling when you apply it, which is so nice in the summertime!

It's also a clear, gel-like formula, so no need to worry about white marks on your black clothes. Yes, please.

I was a bit worried about the Lavender scent, since I find many lavender scents to border on old-lady smelling, but this one is very refreshing! It's nothing like I've ever used before, and I'm kind of obsessed.

Here's the deal: you will still sweat while using this. It is not (and does not claim to be) and antiperspirant. That's what makes it good for you; it's not clogging up your sweat glands and all that bad stuff. However you won't smell bad, which is what really matters.

Honestly, even though it's not an antiperspirant, I actually found that this product did minimize sweat a little bit. Obviously if you're sitting out in the sun or running a marathon, you wont exactly be bone dry, but I did notice a difference while wearing this compared to when I was not.

The Bottom Line: If you're also looking to make the switch to a natural deodorant, I absolutely recommend this one. I'm actually pretty shocked that I love it so much, and I think (gasp!) for the first time, I'll be repurchasing the exact same deodorant once this one runs out!

Note: This product was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.