Hey y’all! I hope y’all had a fabulous weekend! Every Monday on the blog, I will do a round-up of all my favorite products that I’ve recently started using! As you may or may not know, I am a green beauty lover. After downloading the Think Dirty app onto my phone, I was absolutely horrified at the toxic chemicals that lurk in common, everyday beauty products. I strongly suggest you become proactive about your health by downloading the app, cleaning out your products, and joining the green movement!
The first product I want to talk about is this Ava Anderson mascara. I talked with rep Nazeen about all of the Ava Anderson products, and she said this was one I had to try! I absolutely love it! I’ts super black and lasts all day long– making my eyes pop! It’s not clumpy, and I love that i’ts formulated to increase lash length, thickness and separation. I love adding a drop of lavender essential oil to my mascara tube because it makes my lashes grow fuller and longer! The Ava Anderson products caught my eye because of the “non-toxic” element! I think that the company being founded by a 14-year-old is mind blowing on its own. With a little hard work and a manufacturer, the line launched in 2009 and is taking the world by storm.
The next product I am in love with right now is my Ava Anderson moisturizer! I apply a pea size amount (it’s highly concentrated) to my face and let the goodness soak into my skin. It provides the perfect amount of moisture without leaving my skin greasy. I always apply it before I head outdoors because it has SPF 15 coverage! I keep this moisturizer in my bag for the entire family to use because it is non-toxic and doesn’t have a scent.
I don’t use regular deodorant because the aluminum compounds (that cause cancer) in the product actually stop up your endocrine sweat glands. Trying to find an all-natural deodorant is like trying to shoot fish in a barrel. They never ever work, and I get so aggravated because I’ve spent good money on a product that has me smelling like I ran a marathon. I found Schmidt’s all-natural deodorant and have been using it for a few months now! I LOVE the cedarwood + juniper essential oil fragrance in it! It creates a warm woodsy smell that men and women can use to effectively combat bacteria. It’s all natural, cruelty-free and vegan. You can also get it in bergmont + lime, lavender + sage, ylang ylang + calendula oils and fragrance-free.
I have battled acne since before I can remember and I have tried everything under the sun to clear it up. At the beginning of the summer I started using the Mumsie Naturals facial wash, and it has dramatically cleared up my skin. This company was developed to meet the skincare needs of women before, during and after pregnancy. You can currently find this brand at Walmart or on their website.
The last product that I have recently started using is the Vanity Planet- Spin for Perfect Skin facial and body brush. The brush head spins clockwise and counterclockwise to cleanse, exfoliate and lift makeup, dirt, and oil trapped in your pores. It comes with four brush head attachments for daily cleansing, exfoliating, pumice stone and body. I have been treating all the skin on my body with the different attachment heads and using my skin care products on them. My Mumsie face wash with the daily cleansing head and my SoLAVISH body scrub with the body brush… it is like having my own spa in the privacy of my bathroom. I love it and my skin does as well! You can get $70 off the Spin for Perfect Skin and 70% off the Vanity Planet Face and Body Brushes with code: sweetspin.
I hope you try these products because there is no doubt in my mind that you will love them just as much as i do!