Summer’s Here: Get Glowing with W3LL People


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.


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.)


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.


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!


(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!


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


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.


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.


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!



Odds and Ends


1. What’s your Myers-Briggs personality type? ISFJ over here…but I didn’t know my type’s love language before I found this. Very interesting.

2. Putting your kids to bed early makes them smarter, happier, and fitter. In full agreement.

3. Did you read the article by Woody Allen’s son? That kind of silence isn’t just wrong. It’s dangerous. It sends a message to victims that it’s not worth the anguish of coming forward. It sends a message about who we are as a society, what we’ll overlook, who we’ll ignore, who matters and who doesn’t. We are witnessing a sea change in how we talk about sexual assault and abuse. But there is more work to do to build a culture where women like my sister are no longer treated as if they are invisible. It’s time to ask some hard questions. Great read.

4. Yes, outgoing introverts exist. I am one of them.

5. Oh, you guys. This is fantastic. Why some of us don’t have one true calling.

6. Study after study confirms it. Meditation and yoga can completely morph the human brain.

7. The white wall controversy. Are you a fan? Our entire house is painted white.

8. Did you see this Academy of Sciences report about GMOs not posing a threat to human health? Before you roll your eyes, you might want to take a look. It’s a solid report.

9. THIS IS SO ME RIGHT NOW. Parents – beginning of school year vs. the end.

10. Oh yeah, that whole transgender bathroom thing that’s SO dangerous? Turns out more Republican politicians have been caught in bathroom sexual misconduct than transgender folks. Innnteresting.

11. Angelina Jolie is a class act. Love this speech about her decision to be of service.

12. The perfect off-the-shoulder top. So lovely.

13. Hahaaa. These texts from a dad to his wife about toddler car vomit had me cry-laughing.

14. And speaking of cry-laughing, these fake obituaries written by a mother about her 20-something daughter are hilariously brilliant.

Happy Friday to you all. Hope your weekend is fantastic!

image credit: ruth shively