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Odds and Ends

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1. I can’t deny it, you all. I love Snapchat. And it seems I’m not the only one.

2. OMG, please watch this video. Hilarious. First Child vs. Third Child.

3. High-functioning depression. We can’t overlook the overachievers.

4. Tweets that will ring true to married folk.

5. I’m in love with this dad. And that baby?! COME ON. So cute.

6. I’m currently en route to the Riviera Maya – will be wearing this the majority of the time. This too. Okay, and wishing I had these.

7. WHUT. Netflix will start streaming every Disney movie in September. My kids are going to freak.

8. Font geeks will love this. Arial – “wishing you had Helvetica.” Ha.

9. Why sitting is bad for you. Take note, fellow computer-starers.

10. Do you have two conflicting sides of yourself? This hit home.

11. WHOAH. What a wonderful gift for classmates. So lovely.

Happy weekend to you all. I’ll be soaking up the sun in Mexico with Dustin – our first trip away in many, many years!

 

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Summer’s Here: Get Glowing with W3LL People

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I recently tried some new (to me) products by W3LL PEOPLE, and was really, really pleased. My first impression of the products was great, but what clinched the deal was when my husband mentioned how “glowy” I looked. At first, I figured it was a coincidence, but when I used the same combination of products a few days later, he mentioned the glow factor again.

SOLD.

Here’s what I am wearing in the above photo, all by W3LL PEOPLE. (Adore this company… they are all about natural ingredients + advanced performance + social responsibility. Doesn’t get much better.)

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Narcissist Stick Foundation in Shade #2 – I’m a sucker for anything in a stick, and this foundation is fantastic. The #2 shade is a perfect match for my skin, and it just melts right into the skin, blending beautifully while leaving a really nice luminous finish.

Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer in Light – Great for covering undereye circles, as well as an eye primer on the lids before applying eye shadow. No creasing!

Bio Brightener Stick – Just wrote about this highlighter a few weeks ago in my Green Beauty Highlighter Showdown – this one won the top spot for me.

Bio Bronzer Stick – Perfect bronze – not too orange, not too red. I would imagine it would look great on almost all skin tones. Love to put a bit just below my cheekbones. (I also put a bit of the Vapour Aura Multi-Use Blush in Spark on the apples of my cheeks for a pop of peachy color.)

Nudist Colorbalm in Shade #3 – This sheer cherry shade is always in my bag. It’s my no-brainer lip color.

Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara in Black – This is a top mascara in the green beauty realm for me – consistency is great, length and volume are great, however, slight downfall in that it smudges a bit underneath my eyes.

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A bit of smudging won’t keep me from their new mascara colors, though. Brown, Purple, and Blue are the new additions, and they are super fun. Check out the blue!

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(Taken before the mascara dried fully. When it does, the color is not as intense, and I felt, more wearable for the day.)

I’m really taken with these W3LL PEOPLE products, and if you’re interested in one or a few, Pharmaca has some great discounts right now. Save 15% when you sign up for the newsletter or save 10% with the code TENOFF, and, as always, free shipping on orders of $35 or more. They have a great selection of green beauty brands. Happy Summer!

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New Faves in Green Beauty (+ A Fab Giveaway!)

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I have some new loves to share with you on this lovely Monday. (Oh, and psst, I’m giving away one of each of the above items, care of Joy Provisions, which I will tell you about in a bit!)

Ilia Beauty has been one of my favorite green beauty brands since I started this whole transition to natural thing, and the brand recently came out with a line of SPF products, including the Radiant Beauty Balm SPF 20 and some great tinted lip conditioners with SPF 15, just in time for summer.

I decided to put together an easy, approachable look using a few of these products, as well as my favorite Lily Lolo Bare Eye Palette.

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First off, let’s talk about the Radiant Beauty Balm in All Your Gold. Loving this! It’s like a primer with very subtle pearl pigments to make the skin look luminous while evening out the skin. Ilia says you can combine this with foundation, but I really liked wearing it on its own. I’m wearing it in all the photos below. For those of you who want a tiny bit of coverage with a luminous finish, you would love this.

Next up. the Lily Lolo Bare Eye palette.

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Ooh, this is fave because the shadows give a nice sheen, but do not have any glittery specs of mica, which I detest. (Just to be clear…there is mica in the shadows, but it is very finely milled, so the overall effect is a sheen, not glittery.) There are also a few matte shades as well, which is a nice mix. Looking at the palette from left to right, my favorite shadows (and the ones I’m wearing in the photos) are #2, #4, and #5.

Onto the lips!

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