Green Beauty Recap – August

This month, I’ve got green beauty finds in skincare, hair care, cosmetics, and fragrance. Let’s get started!


First off, let’s talk about some new, lovely colors from the fall collection by Root. Shown here are the Sugar and Spice lipstick, XOXO lipstick, Bliss eye shadow, and Sophie Pressed Blushing Bronze. LOVING the blush, as it adds the perfect amount of color and sheen to the cheekbones. Also, the XOXO lipstick is the pretty berry for Fall.

Here I am wearing XOXO, Bliss eye shadow, and the Sophie Pressed Blushing Bronze.


Such a great look for Fall, right? I’m loving it. (Seriously, how great is that sheen on the cheekbones?)

Next up, Innersense Organic Beauty hair care.

Y’all know I love me some Innersense. The brand is still my #1 in the organic hair care realm. (I wrote about it in detail here.) Well, now they have a travel-sized kit, which I’m so thrilled about, considering I’ve been traipsing around a fair amount this past year.


This would be a great starter for those of you who want to try the brand out. I highly recommend!

Oh! I think I’ve found the best organic beachy hair product ever.


French Girl Sea Spray. It’s perfection. Adds that perfect wavy, tousled look, yet doesn’t smell like coconuts or tanning lotion. Nope, it’s much more sophisticated – jasmine and neroli to be exact. A must-have for me. (Also, Rodale’s is starting to carry a lot of great green brands as of late!)

Next up, fragrance.


This is the brand new Flourish Calming Perfume by Hollybeth Organics. This handcrafted proprietary blend of marjoram and geranium essential oils evolve to spicy middle and bottom notes of bergamot and ylang ylang.

This is definitely a calming scent, however, it didn’t jive with my body chemistry, so I probably won’t be wearing it very often. (Still on the search for the perfect organic/natural perfume. It’s a tough one! Anyone have any recommendations for me?)

Now, let’s talk skincare.


If you haven’t heard about Maya Chia, you probably will very soon. I’ve read glowing review after review after review.

While I’m not ready to dish a full review (I’ve only been using it for 2 weeks), I can tell you this. The products are definitely worthy of praise – the scent, the quality, yep…I’m enjoying them. The Supercritical Omega-3 Chia Oil has the most lovely light, fresh scent, and although lightweight, it provides good hydration. (Although, not sure about that during the dead of winter. Will have to see…)

The Super Couple smells divine. Like luxury in a bottle – jasmine, rose, frankincense, and lavender – well, you just need to take a whiff for yourself. It’s legit. I’m personally more interested in this particular oil since it has many anti-aging benefits.

I will keep you posted!

Last, but certainly not least, some fun additions from Ilia Beauty. Specifically, Silken Shadow Stick in And She Was, Pure Eyeliner in Nightclubbing, and the Multi-Stick in I Put A Spell On You.


I just received these this week, so I haven’t had the chance to photograph myself wearing them, but I have to say, the Multi-Stick was such a pleasant surprise! I Put A Spell On You is touted as “a bright tangerine that looks fabulous on warm-toned skin.” Now, I do not have warm-toned skin nor does the thought of tangerine entice me, but oh my goodness, it looks just lovely on the cheekbones. In fact, I’ve been wearing it the past few days and have received compliments on my glowing skin.

All to say…don’t knock it ’til you try it.

That’s a wrap for this month! As always, leave me questions in the comments and I’ll do my best to help out!

  1. Kim Christenson

    August 31, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Awesome review! Thanks for all the great tips and product leads. I am having a hard time finding an organic fragrance I love. Please keep us posted on your search for that perfect fragrance!

    • whoorl

      September 1, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Will do!

  2. Kirsti

    August 31, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the reviews. Does Maya Chia compare to the Mun oil and toner in moisture and weight?

    • whoorl

      September 1, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      The Maya Chia oils feel similar to Mun – especially the Supercritical, consdering it’s only Chia oil – just like MUN is only a few blended oils. (The less, the better, IMHO.)

  3. Kaolee Hoyle

    August 31, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Do you have a favorite green eye cream? I’m out, and need something good, but not super pricey!

    • whoorl

      September 1, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Not an eye cream kind of girl…yet, at least.

    • Claudia

      September 2, 2016 at 11:26 am

      I really like John Masters Organics Firming Eye Gel. It’s a light, scent-free gel that seems to be doing a nice job keeping my 46 year old skin supple.

  4. Sara Scott-Curran

    August 31, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Love this organic perfume company…. http://www.sanaeintoxicants.com/

  5. Elizabeth

    September 1, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    These all look amazing!

    By the way, would love to hear about your experience with yoga teacher training sometime and how yoga fits in your life now! (I’m a teacher training drop out, I’ll admit.) Also, I miss those wellness updates and book recommendations you used to do. Would love to hear what you are reading these days. I always got great tips!