Green Beauty Gift Guide (My 2017 Faves!)

The holidays are here, so I wanted to tell you about some of my absolute staples in the green beauty realm. All of these products bear the Whoorl stamp of approval and would be fantastic gifts for the natural beauties in your life, but let’s face it, green beauty ain’t cheap and this is the perfect time for you to stock up on some major savings for yourself.


Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser – I know I sound like a broken record at this point, but this is the most fabulous daily exfoliating cleanser in the world. I literally use it every morning of my life. (Massage onto a dry face, let it sit for a couple of minutes, then rinse.)

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask – Now, about 2-3 times a week, I put this mask ON TOP of the above-mentioned Regenerating Cleanser. This is Tata’s personal recipe for major glow, and she is not messing around. It packs a 1-2 punch and I am a forever fan.

Tata Harper Clarifying Mask – This mask is fantastic for those with acneic or congested skin. I love it a few times a month to clear any congestion. Great as a spot treatment too.

Tata Harper Daily Essentials – A fantastic gift and/or way to introduce yourself to Tata’s incredible line. Great price point.

Osmia Purely Simple Face Cream – Purely. Simple. Face. Cream. Enough said.

Maya Chia The Super Couple – I alternate between this serum and the Super Critical Chia Seed Oil as my daily serum/moisturizer. (I use the Super Critical on the days my skin feels sensitive. It is AMAZING for sensitive skin types.)

Maya Chia Eye Achiever Serum – If you have been around these parts for awhile, you know I’ve never been a fan of eye creams or serums. This one made me a convert. I roll onto the eye area daily.

p.s. – Starting Sunday 11/26, when you spend $150 at Maya Chia, you will receive a full-sized bottle of their Body Illuminating Serum.

MUN Anarose Toner – Hands down, best toner. (So essentially, my daily skin routine is to cleanse with Tata’s Regenerating Cleanser in the morning or One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser at night, spray the MUN toner liberally on my face and neck, apply one of the Maya Chia oils listed above, and then roll on the eye serum. I’ve been using this exact method for months and my skin has never looked better.) Also, starting on Black Friday, 20% off all products at MUN.

(FYI, I spoke in detail about my morning skincare routine here and my evening skincare routine here.)

Kypris Clearing Serum – Great spot treatment for blemishes.

May Lindstrom The Honey Mud – Now, May Lindstrom doesn’t ever discount her products, so you can’t get a “deal” per se, but I willingly shell out the bucks for her amazing products. The Honey Mud is *the* quintessential moisturizing mask. So gentle you can use it every day and is made from raw honey and clays. Absolutely lush and plumps up your skin like no other.

May Lindstrom The Problem Solver – This mask it the do-it-all for skin issues…like its name, it truly is a problem solver. Made with clays, cacao, and warming spices, it smells like the holidays. Plus, it’s a powder mask that you activate with water so it lasts forever. This would be such a great gift, friends. (Oh, and also? The mask of all masks? Mix equal parts The Honey Mud with The Problem Solver and apply. Insane luxury.)


Ilia Mini Lip Trio – Okay, I don’t need this because I already have these colors, but if you want an intro to Ilia’s gorgeous lipsticks, this is it. Also, who wouldn’t love it as a gift? In the Baggu pouch? It’s adorable!

Kjaer Weis Lipstick in KW Red – This is MY red. The perfect matte red. I wear it multiple times a week and am wearing it here.

Ilia Lipstick – Try the trio if you are new, but some of my favorite shades are Blossom Lady (worn here), Madam Mina, and Crimson and Clover. Also, love the Ilia Lip Gloss in Love Buzz (worn here).

RMS lipstick – Oh, the brand new Wild With Desire line is beyond. I am OBSESSED with Jezebel (worn here) and Russian Roulette (worn here).

Rituel de Fille Lip Sheer – Also love the shade Fortune Teller which is the deepest, darkest red you’ve ever seen. So, so sexy. (Worn here.) Also, Love Ache is gorgeous. (Worn here.)

Jane Iredale Lip Pencil – These are the only lip pencils I use. I have Spice, Nutmeg, Terracotta, Rose, Berry, and Crimson.


Kjaer Weis Eye Shadows – Love these shadows. Pricey, but the performance (and the packaging) is superb. However, if you want to save money, just buy the refills and put them in a Z Palette.

Jane Iredale Mystikol Liner – I wear this in Onyx every day lining my upper lashes. Depending on my mood, I apply it very thinly or make a cat eye like this. (I love this brush for application.)

Jane Iredale Brow Pencil – I searched forever for a replacement for my Anastacia Brow Pencil, and I finally found it. Easy to use, and good color match! I wear the dark brunette.

Antonym Cheek Crush – I don’t what it is about this peachy-pink sheen, but it lights up my face like no other. I receive compliments every time I wear this.

Vapour Aura Multi-Use Stick – Love these easy-to-use cream blushes in stick form. My favorites are Spark and Courtesan.

Rituel de Fille Cream Blush – With the above being said, if I had to pick one blush to wear for the rest of my life, it would be this blush in Lovesick.

Ilia Palette in Prima – I keep my shadow colors super natural, and these shades are perfectly wearable.

Rituel de Fille Luminizer – OMG. The shade Phosphene is so dear to me, I might have become a bit teary when I recently lost it in New York. #thestruggleisreal

RMS Luminizer Set – Another perfect gift! How cute is that set?


RMS Blush Brush – This is the best brush for applying cream blush. Puts the perfect amount on the cheeks and blends beautifully.

Antonym 6 Brush Set – Antonym brushes have quickly become a favorite of mine. This one has everything you need. (It includes the short angle brush that I mentioned above for eyeliner application.


Indie Lee Bath Soak – Divine. Jasmine and ylang-ylang have never smelled better.

Osmia Milk Bath Soak – So relaxing and I love the scent. Bath soaks are such a great gift too.

Moon Juice Sachet Box – Have you all heard of Moon Juice? They make great supplements for all aspects of you…brain, beauty, sex, power, dream. You can dissolve them in coffee or tea or put them in smoothies.

Beauty Chef Boost Set – Along the same supplement line, except these boosts are liquid. (They actually taste great!)

Love Mist Spray – This mist smells so. dang. good. Spray it around your room, on your body, pretty much wherever you want. If you love the scent of red mandarin, you will love this. (Interested in checking out all their scents? Try this mini sampler!)

As always, I am happy to answer any questions you might have about any of these products!

  1. Mina

    November 24, 2017 at 8:05 am

    I’ve been using the True Botanicals Clear Trio for a few weeks now. I still have areas of congestion – primarily my forehead. I wonder if I should try your toner/serum combo? My forehead is seriously making me consider bangs. Well and I’m 47 so bangs would also cover up the lines, lol.

    Thanks for putting this list together!

    • Mina

      November 24, 2017 at 8:13 am

      I just saw the ingredients on the toner. Does it have a strong jasmine scent?

      • whoorl

        November 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm

        It smells like rose.

  2. Amanda Stieber

    November 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Are you still using the MUN serum or do you prefer the Maya Chia? Thank you, Sarah!

    • whoorl

      November 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      I love the MUN serum and still use it occasionally, but have been using the Maya Chia almost exclusively for months and I feel it’s a bit more powerful for my 43-year-old aging face. ;) You can’t go wrong with MUN, though!

  3. Erika S

    November 25, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Lovely compilation! So many of the sms favorites. I recently fell for the kw red. But today I tried on the END red liner and its gorgeous. Now I want to pick up the rms red lipstick to compare ?

  4. Erika S

    November 25, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Lol autocorrect totally screwed that. Meant to say RMS red liner… And same favorites…

    • whoorl

      November 25, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Haven’t tried that liner yet, but it’s on my list!

  5. Jen

    November 25, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Have you moved on from True Botanicals? If so, any particular reason? Wondering if I should make the switch from TB to one of these. Thanks!

    • whoorl

      November 25, 2017 at 11:30 am

      True Botanicals is fabulous…if you are enjoying it, then stick with it for sure! I still have the line and use particular products occasionally. My skin just loves the Maya Chia.

      • Jen

        November 25, 2017 at 6:15 pm

        Thanks, Sarah! I think I have room to try a few new brands too. :)

  6. Rachel

    November 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    When you say “glowing” skin, what do you mean? My skin has a lot of red in it, which I don’t want to flare up. Any suggestions?

  7. Taylor Carson

    December 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Sarah! Thank you for sharing all of this info. In adding up all of the skin care products, the price tag is intimidating so, I was wondering, how long are these products lasting you with daily use? Am I buying a 30 day supply or will I get multiple months out of them? Thank you again!!!

    • whoorl

      December 4, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      You are welcome! Masks last about 6 months to a year. Cleansers and toners last about 3 months. Serums/moisturizers about 3-4 months.