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Au Naturale Summer Collection

We need to talk about the Au Naturale Summer Collection, y’all. Like, right this very minute because it is so damn good!

This collection is all about natural beauty and glow and I’m loving it. As you can see above, the tones are very desert-like…warm pinks and peachy tones with the most gorgeous highlighter and lip gloss.

The products are as follows:

Anywhere Creme Multistick in Destiny – melon peach with a bit of luminosity

Anywhere Creme Multistick in Awaken – warm pink with a slight sheen

High Lustre Lip Gloss in Fortune – a sheer peachy gloss with gold and pink shimmer

Pure Powder Highlighter in Aura – a muted coral-toned shimmer

For the above look, I applied the Multistick in Destiny across my cheekbones and on my eyelids – this color is so beautiful for the summer months, as it totally warms up the complexion. I also love it on my eyes – so natural and gives them just a bit of punch. I would imagine this shade would look insanely gorgeous on blue-eyed gals.

After applying Destiny, I put just a pop of the Awaken Multistick directly on the apples of my cheeks. (Here’s another view of the two shades on my cheeks in different lighting.) I then put some of the Pure Powder Highlighter in Aura on the tops of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, and my cupid’s bow. Finally, I topped off the look with the Fortune lip gloss which is a summer no-brainer. Gives my lips just a hint of color, but really amps up the shine and fullness.

Overall, this is a collection I don’t see myself tiring of once summer is over. It’s just so subtle and natural and brings such a luminosity to my skin that I appreciate year-round! You just can’t beat that…except that, MAYBE YOU CAN. Because right now, Au Naturale is offering my readers 25% sitewide with the code whoorl25 until 7/30/18. So get to it, ladies! Your gorgeous, glowing looks awaits!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! My Fave Picks.

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale starts today! (Well, it starts today for those of us losers who don’t have a Nordstrom credit card and are forced to wait a WHOLE ENTIRE WEEK while all the cool people score the good stuff.)

Breathe, Sarah. Let it go. Okay! Nordstrom sale! So much goodness! Here are my faves.

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True Botanicals Sun and Moon Subscription Box

(Full video review of the box here.)

It’s fair to say I’m quite picky when it comes to subscription boxes. Given I receive a lot of beauty products to test out and am already dealing with the guilt of Possessing Too Many Things™, I definitely do not enjoy feeling like I’m being wasteful. My subscriptions at the current moment? Beauty Heroes, Petit Vour, and now, the Sun and Moon Box by True Botanicals.

(Probably a post for another time, but since we are on the subject, I must ask…have you heard of Boxwalla? It’s a curated monthly box that not only focuses on beauty, but books, food, and film. I relate so much to this post from their website and am going to give it a try. Plus, Boxwalla gives you the option to purchase one-time boxes, so you aren’t roped into continual monthly payments/shipments. Will report back because I do appreciate this company’s mission to share more than just beauty products.)

But back to the box at hand! The reason I’m adding the Sun and Moon Box to my repertoire is because it isn’t a “subscription” box in how we’ve come to understand subscription boxes over the past few years –  you know, usually receiving new products that you most likely haven’t tried before that you may or may not enjoy. This is a box that sends your tried-and-true, much-loved True Botanicals products to your doorstep at pre-determined intervals so you never run out.

The delivery choices are 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, or 4 months, and you can change the frequency whenever you want. When your delivery is approaching shipment, True Botanicals will send an email which allows you to change the delivery if you don’t quite need the product yet or you can always bump it up if you are blowing through a product. (Trust me, it happens.)

My two subscriptions? The Nourishing Body Lotion and the Calm Nutrient Mist. Can’t live without these products. (If you’re new to True Botanicals, check out this post for all of my other favorites.) The body lotion makes my skin so soft, and the scent is a perfectly balanced blend of woods and citrus. It’s fresh, my friends, and made with green and white tea as well as green tea oil. I am obsessed with the scent of white tea, so this one is a no-brainer for me.

The Calm Nutrient Mist is totally an unsung hero of the line. I don’t hear a lot of hype for this mist/toner (the toner from the Clear line gets a lot of love), but I’m telling you, if you are rosacea-prone or have sensitive, reactive skin, you will love this mist. It instantly calms my skin, no joke. Made with blue chamomile, algae extract, and Avena oat extract, it is fantastic. I spray this after cleansing, when setting my makeup, or anytime my skin needs a little love. Love.

What gets me the most excited though? It’s the special surprise that comes in the box every month. For example, this month, I received an adorable water bottle by Swell. The surprise gift can be a True Botanicals product or from one of their favorite brands. It’s just such a nice touch and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a surprise?

I’m pretty much sold on this one. My fave products +  a special surprise = happy girl.

Questions about this box or True Botanicals in general? Hit me up in the comments!