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Earth Love Cosmetics Review

Clean. Cruelty-Free. Local. Earth Love Cosmetics.

Earth Love Cosmetics is a brand located just a few blocks away from me, and as if that weren’t enough to get me interested, their products are made from earth-derived ingredients. Think plant oils, mineral clays, Epsom and sea salts, powders, and grains. Their products are always cruelty-free. When it comes to my favorite types of products, Earth Love Cosmetics checks all the boxes.

Right now the brand is small, offering just 5 products. I had the opportunity to try 2, a cleanser and a facial oil. Earth Love Cosmetics currently offers 2 cleansers and 3 facial oils. I decided to try the Gentle Cleanser and the Cleansing Facial Oil.


PACKAGING

Earth Love Cosmetics Gentle Cleanser and Facial Oil

Earth Love Cosmetics products are packaged in compact containers that are easy to travel with. The cleansers are packaged in biodegradable cardboard cylinders and the facial oils are housed in recyclable glass bottles with pump dispensers. The labels on each are eco-friendly, they’re made from corn instead of petrochemicals.

I was afraid that the cardboard cylinder that the cleanser is held in would become flimsy when handled with wet hands while cleansing my face, but so far so good. It has dried quickly and maintained its sturdiness. A word of warning, don’t store it in your shower, the moisture and inevitable splashes of water will damage the cardboard. I learned this the hard way when washing my face in the shower. Now I use this as an out-of-shower cleanser only.


CONSISTENCY

Earth Love Cosmetics Cleanser Texture

The Gentle Cleanser has a soft, grainy texture. I love that it’s a solid cleanser, making it easy and ideal to travel with. Just add water and this powdery cleanser melts into a face wash.

The Cleansing Facial Oil is self-explanatory. It has an oily consistency that is more on the watery side, rather than on the thicker, gooey side. It feels light, not like it’s going to immediately clog your pores. Don’t worry, it won’t! Being an oil cleanser, it removes makeup with ease.


INGREDIENTS

Earth Love Cosmetics Cleansing Facial Oil

The ingredients are straight-forward, no over-complicated fillers here. The Gentle Cleanser is made with:

  • Colloidal Oatmeal – Has powerful cleaning properties.
  • Buttermilk Powder – Exfoliates, brightens, fades brown spots, and evens skin tone.
  • Honey Powder – Attracts dirt from pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It also moisturizes.

The Cleansing Facial Oil is a mix of:

  • Organic Sunflower Oil – Keeps skin balanced and hydrated. It also contains Vitamin E to help reduce signs of aging.
  • Hazelnut Oil – Is known as the “Pore Reducing Oil.” This oil is very hydrating and it helps fight acne.
  • Kalahari (Watermelon) Seed Oil – Does all kinds of good like dissolving sebum, evening skin tone, and reducing puffiness.

HOW TO

Earth Love Cosmetics Powder Cleanser

Use is as simple as the ingredient list. To use the Gentle Cleanser wet your skin and pour some of the cleansing powder onto your hands. Briefly rub your hands together, then massage the cleanser onto your face. Be sure to avoid your eye area. Rinse and you’re all set to continue your skincare routine.

This cleanser can also be left on your skin for a few minutes to be used as a mask. In the morning it can be used alone, but since it does not remove makeup, use it after using the Cleansing Facial Oil at night.

To use the Cleansing Facial Oil begin by wetting your face with lukewarm water. Massage the oil onto your face for anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then, gently wipe the oil off with cotton rounds or a wet washcloth. As mentioned, use this facial oil to remove makeup, then follow it up with the Gentle Cleanser to thoroughly cleanse your skin.


COST & WHERE TO PURCHASE

  • Gentle Cleanser – $23.00
  • Cleansing Facial Oil – $20.00

Both can be purchased on earthlovecosmetics.com/shop


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Earth Love Cosmetics Review

Yes! If you’re looking to simplify your skincare routine, give Earth Love Cosmetics a try. I love that the brand is local to San Francisco and I love the simplicity of each product’s formula.

I’m impressed that the thoughtfulness put into each product didn’t stop at the ingredients. The products benefit your skin and the packaging is mindful of the environment. Even the labels are made of corn instead of petrochemicals.

I’ve been using these products in the morning and evening. I use the Gentle Cleanser alone during my morning skincare routine and I use the Cleansing Facial Oil followed by the Gentle Cleanser in the evening. Aside from some redness, I think my skin is looking pretty good. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

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Arbonne’s Mission

Arbonne transforms lives through pure, botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested products; a pure, healthy lifestyle; and the pure joy of helping others.

Arbonne’s 3 Key Initiatives

  1. Sustainable Procurement
  2. Carbon Neutral Company
  3. Zero Waste Company

Arbonne ingredients aren’t tested on animals and they are pure, safe, and beneficial. They’re also vegan and certified Gluten-Free.

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Arbonne was established in 1980, but I hadn’t heard of it until recently. The brand sounded interesting to me, I’m always willing to explore and thoroughly test out a brand that is Cruelty Free. Bonus, this one is Gluten-Free and Vegan as well. I discovered the brand when I received a very generous PR Package from Arbonne Independent Consultant Courtney Harrington. My package included almost every single product I’d need to create a full face of makeup, makeup brushes complete with a carrying case and plenty of skincare samples.

  • Makeup Primer
  • Perfecting Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen
  • Smoothed Over Lipstick in Peony #7931
  • Shape It Up Tinted Brow Cream in Medium/Dark
  • Prime & Proper Eye Makeup Primer
  • It’s a Fine Line Pencil Eye Liner in Carbon
  • It’s All in the Eyes Refillable Eye Shadow Palette
  • It’s All in the Eyes Eye Shadow in Onyx, Dawn, Henna, and Slate
  • It’s a Long Story Mascara
  • Blush in Blossom
  • Glow On Bronzer
  • Setting Pretty Translucent Loose Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen
  • Cosmetics Brush Set
    • Powder Brush, Cheek Brush, Liquid Foundation Brush, All Over Eye Brush, Shading Brush, and Slant Brush
  • RE9 Advanced Sample Set
    • Smoothing Facial Cleanser, Regenerating Toner, Intensive Renewal Serum, Corrective Eye Cream, Restorative Cream, Extra Moisture Restorative Cream, Night Repair Cream

Arbonne Eye Makeup Collection


SKINCARE

RE9 Advanced, Arbonne’s healthy aging line, consists of 4 different categories: Early Maintenance, Healthy Aging, Advanced Healthy Aging, and Healthy Aging for Men.

  • Early Maintenance – Preserves and protects your youthful glow.
  • Healthy Aging – Helps skin look rejuvenated and youthful.
  • Advanced Healthy Aging – Helps skin look tighter, firmer, and more defined.

Calm is for those with sensitive skin, the extra gentle formulas in this line are made with soothing botanicals like Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Cucumber Fruit, Licorice Root Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Mallow Flower Extract, Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract, and Sea Mayweed.

Clear Future was made with the help of Salicylic Acid to clear up acne blemishes and prevent more from forming in the future. This line of products also works to mattify skin by absorbing excess sebum (that makes it a great option if you have combination/oily skin) and maintain your skin’s moisture.


NUTRITION

Arbonne Essentials is a collection of self care products made up of shakes, powders, supplements, and more.

Arbonne PhytoSport products are formulated with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. The plant-powered ingredients in these drink mixes can help your body while prepping for a workout, keep your body going during a workout, and help your body recover after completing a tough workout.

Arbonne Evolution consists of dietary supplements that may help with weight loss and weight management efforts.


BATH & BODY

Rescue & Renew products help you bring the spa experience home. These scrubs, soaks, masks, and moisturizers detoxify your skin leaving you, and your skin, reinvigorated. This line of products also includes Pure Essential Oil singles, Lemon Peppermint, Lavender, and Tea Tree, as well as a Focus Blend that combines basil, rosemary, and frankincense and a Harmony Blend that combines orange, lavender, rosemary, and ginger.

Shea Butter is harvested with fair trade principles to form a line of skin and body essentials like hand and body wash and lotions. Vitamin E, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Coconut Oil work together in this line of products to soften your skin.

ABC Arbonne Baby Care is gentle enough for the youngest members of your family. This line of products uses mild and soothing ingredients from nature. These products are allergy- and dermatologist-tested.


HAIR

Arbonne Pure Vibrance is ideal for chemically and color-treated hair. This line of products that can be used in and out of the shower will help maintain your hair’s color and its healthy shine.

FC5 products are made from 5 fruits and vegetables that help maintain hydrated, healthy-looking hair. They’re also sulfate-free making then safe to use on color-treated hair.


MAKEUP

As you can see from the list of products that I received, Arbonne has everything you need to create a flawless full face of makeup, from priming and prepping your skin to setting everything in place.

I’m looking forward to thoroughly testing all of these products and creating a full face of makeup with them that I’ll be sharing soon right here on my blog and on my YouTube channel.


Arbonne Collection of Face Makeup

Have you ever used Arbonne products? If so, which ones are your favorite? Please share in the comments below!

Thank you Courtney for this incredible package of products and for introducing me to Arbonne!


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The June 2018 Julep Maven beauty box is bringing the heat! For the first time ever, I actually chose to receive one of the curated boxes this month. I chose the Make it Sizzle curated box. The theme for June is Breezy Does It. The June collection includes 3 new shades of the It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse. These Beach Mattes include the shades Blind Date (Electric Fuchsia Metallic Matte), Skip a Beat (Posey Pink Matte), and Blush (Rose Gold Metallic Matte).

Also released this month is the Sundae Funday June 2018 nail collection. This collection of nail polish shades includes pastels, bright colors, and plenty of shine.

Here they are:

Julep June 2018 Sundae Funday Collection

  • Kelso (Classic With a Twist) – Warm Beige Micro-shimmer
  • Roberta (Wonder Maven) – Breezy Turquoise Shimmer
  • Cathy (Boho Glam) – Lemon Custard Ghost Shimmer
  • Krishni (It Girl) – Clover Flower Crème
  • Samira (Bombshell) – Coral Paradise Crème
  • May (Wonder Maven) – Pale Copper Chrome
  • Elisa (Boho Glam) – Soft Wisteria Shimmer

Julep June 2018 Flamingo Pic
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WHAT DID I GET

It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in Blind Date – $20.00 $16.00 for Mavens (Subscribers)

  • Weightless and long-lasting, this matte lip color surprisingly never feels dry. The extra finely-milled pigments give you a gorgeous, saturated color. Rosehip seed oil protects your lips and keeps them nourished.

Julep It's Whipped Lip Mousse in Blind Date

When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Golden Olive Shimmer and Sunset Gold Shimmer $16.00 $12.80 for Mavens

  • I now have When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in 4 or 5 shades, I love it that much. This eyeliner glides on so smoothly and is, as it says, long-lasting. I love the bold colors, currently available in 20 shades. Will I collect them ALL? We’ll see.

Julep Maven Make It Sizzle Box


THE JULEP MY MAVEN BOX DETAILS

Every month Julep releases a brand new collection of products. This monthly collection of products includes beauty products and brand new nail polish colors, including some that may be limited edition. Recipients can choose exactly what they receive each month on Julep’s website between the 20th and 24th of the month. Otherwise, they can let Julep decide based on their Beauty Bio answers.

Julep June 2018 It's Whipped Lip Mousse Collection

COST: 

The Julep My Maven Beauty Box contains $40+ worth of products for $24.99/month or $19.99/month with a 3-month prepaid subscription.

SHIPPING:

Boxes ship out every month starting on the 27th, they continue shipping for the next couple of weeks. It takes boxes 7-10 days to arrive.

CANCELLATION:

You can easily cancel by calling or e-mailing Julep, specifics are on their FAQ page. Besides cancelling, you have the option to skip a month. This can be done by logging into your account between the 20th and 24th and selecting “Edit My Box.” Next select “Edit Your Details,” then select the option “Skip this month.”


Remember, as Julep says, “If you can put it on, you can pull it off!”

#bravepretty #throwanythingatme

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The May 2018 Julep Maven beauty box is all about the Golden Hour, when it comes to makeup, and Feeling All Bright, when it comes to nail color. The makeup collection this month features three new shades of the Skip the Brush Crème-to-Powder Blush Stick. These three new shades offer the versatility of being used as blushes or highlighters. The first shade, Rose Gold, can be used as both a blush and highlighter. Pearl Glow would make a gorgeous highlighter and Muted Mauve would be a beautiful blush. Since these products are in stick form, you don’t need a brush to apply them. Swipe them on, blend them in with your fingertips and you’re glowing.

Julep May 2018 Golden Hour Blush Sticks

All three of these brand new shades look very pretty BUT, I skipped the featured collection of makeup this month and put together my own Julep Maven Beauty Box. For the first time ever, I did include a shade of nail polish from the brand new shades released for this month. I chose the shade Afton (Classic With a Twist), a Vanilla Beige Crème.

Julep May 2018 Nail Polishes

The other brand new shades for May 2018 are:

  • Lilith (Bombshell) – Orchid Blossom Shimmer
  • Presley (Classic With a Twist) – Sizzling Hibiscus Iridescent
  • Tenaya (Bombshell) – Vibrant Marigold Crème
  • Marisha (Wonder Maven) – Juicy Mandarin Ghost Shimmer
  • Maisy (Boho Glam) – Purple Aster Microshimmer
  • Sam (It Girl) – Limeade Crème
  • April (Boho Glam) – Vermillion Crème

THE JULEP MY MAVEN BOX DETAILS

Julep May 2018 Feeling All Bright

Every month Julep releases a brand new collection of products. This monthly collection of products includes beauty products and brand new nail polish colors, including some that may be limited edition. Recipients can choose exactly what they receive each month on Julep’s website between the 20th and 24th of the month. Otherwise, they can let Julep decide based on their Beauty Bio answers. The Julep My Maven Beauty Box contains $40+ worth of products.

COST: 

Julep offers 2 levels of boxes: the My Maven Beauty Box (which this post focuses on) and the Maven Luxe Box.

  • The My Maven Beauty Box contains $40+ worth of products for $24.99/month or $19.99/month with a 3-month prepaid subscription.
  • The Maven Luxe Box contains $60+ worth of products for $39.99/month or $34.99/month with a 3-month prepaid subscription.

SHIPPING:

Boxes ship out every month starting on the 27th, they continue shipping for the next couple of weeks. It takes boxes 7-10 days to arrive.

CANCELLATION:

You can easily cancel by calling or e-mailing Julep, specifics are on their FAQ page. Besides cancelling, you have the option to skip a month. This can be done by logging into your account between the 20th and 24th and selecting “Edit My Box.” Next select “Edit Your Details,” then select the option “Skip this month.”


WHAT DID I GET

With a Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara $22.00 $17.60 for Mavens (Subscribers)

Julep With a Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo Mascara

  • The ability to adjust the size of the brush used to apply this mascara makes it unique and oh so cool! I can’t help but get super excited about this. By using the twisting mechanism on the cap of this mascara you can either focus on building volume by shortening the brush or you can lengthen the brush and your lashes.

Julep With a Twist Lengthening and Volumizing Bamboo MascaraAbove, the brush is extended for length on the left and shortened for volume on the right.

Shader Brush $18.00 $14.40 for Mavens

Julep Shader Eyeshadow Brush

  • The very fine synthetic bristles on this brush allow you to apply eyeshadow and blend it in with ease.

Nail Color in Afton (Classic With a Twist) $14.00 $11.20 for Mavens

  • This color is described as a “Vanilla Beige Crème,” but it has more of a soft gray hue in my opinion. I haven’t used it yet, so that may just be how it appears in the bottle. Either way I’m looking forward to rocking this neutral Spring/Summer color.

Julep Nail Color, Oxygen Nail Treatment

*Add On* Take a Breather Oxygen Nail Treatment in Sheer Shimmer $18.00 $14.40 for Mavens

  • I used my Jules (reward points that I had saved up) to add this to my box this month. This product is so much more than a polish, it strengthens and protects your nails. It is formulated with Hexanal, which apparently strengthens nails, anti-aging plant cells, and a UV filter. It’s called “Take a Breather” because it’s made with Oxygen Technology that allows your nail beds to breath while you’re wearing it. Is that even possible? I don’t know, but it’s pretty awesome if it is.

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Julep Maven May 2018 Beauty Box

What’s your favorite beauty subscription box? Please share in the comments below, keep scrolling, you’ll find them! 🙂

Remember, as Julep says, “If you can put it on, you can pull it off!”

#bravepretty #throwanythingatme

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Organic beauty lovers, this one is for you, and everyone else! Today’s product is of interest to all beauty lovers as it combines makeup and skin care. We’re talking about a medium-full coverage organic face makeup that is not only a foundation, it’s a serum too.


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PACKAGING

The juice BEAUTY Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation is housed in a frosted glass bottle. The bottle is a cylinder with a shiny silver cap. When removing the cap, a silver pump is revealed to dispense the product.


CONSISTENCY

juice Beauty Liquid Serum Foundation Consistency

This foundation is really runny and watery. I don’t love the runny consistency, but this does allow the foundation to be blended into your skin very easily. As the serum foundation is applied to your skin it quickly dries giving your skin an overall soft-focus, velvety finish.


INGREDIENTS & CLAIMS

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation Ingredients

Juice Beauty’s Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation is made with organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Fruit Stem Cells, Safflower Seed Oil, and Coconut Alkanes. A full list of current ingredients can be found on JuiceBeauty.com.

The formulation of this foundation reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It doesn’t settle into fine lines and it helps maintain your skin’s moisture. This foundation is weightless and comfortable on your skin from application in the morning to removal at night. Vitamins C & E in the serum foundation help protect your skin throughout the entire day.

This foundation is vegan and cruelty free. It’s made without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances.


HOW TO

First and foremost, shake, shake, shake! The formula of this foundation does separate out so you will need to give it a good shake before applying it on your skin. In the above photos, the foundation has separated out on the left and is fully combined and ready to use on the right.

Once you’ve made sure the ingredients are completely combined, squeeze 1 and 1/2 to 2 pumps of the product onto your fingertips. This foundation can easily be smoothed onto your skin and blended in with your fingertips. I often skip my makeup sponge when applying this face makeup because I simply don’t need it.

One layer of the foundation provides a medium, very natural coverage. Two layers, what I tend to apply, gives a full coverage that is still very natural looking.

To create a glowing-from-within look with this foundation, put a highlighter on and then the foundation. The highlighter will subtly shine through the foundation creating really gorgeous, glowing skin.


COST & WHERE TO PURCHASE

The price of this product is $44.00. It can be purchased online directly from Juice Beauty or you can conveniently order it from Ulta.


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To be 100% honest with you, I hated this foundation when I first started using it. I didn’t like how watery it felt, and still don’t, I didn’t think it provided enough coverage, and overall I didn’t like how different it was from the foundation I’d been using religiously previously. But, I gave it a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th try, finding a way to make it work exactly the way I wanted it to.

After experimenting with different primers (the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer is my favorite to use with this) and discovering I needed to apply 2 layers of the foundation to get the look I wanted, I fell in love with the soft-focus, natural finish that it gave my skin. Having combination/oily skin, I do find that I need to touch-up around my nostrils (especially if it’s allergy season) or anywhere else I have a significant amount of redness later in the day.

Overall, I like the lightweight feel of this serum foundation and think it’s a great Spring/Summer foundation. Other than seasonally, this is a very good option anytime you’d like your makeup to feel a little lighter. It all depends on what you like. I like this foundation for days that I’m heading to the beach, park, running errands, etc. Really, I like it as an everyday, go-to foundation.


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Have you tried juice BEAUTY’s Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation or would you like to? Please let me know in the “Share Your Thoughts!” section below.

Have beautiful day!

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