Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Green Products for Earth Day

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1) DermOrganic Firm Hold Volume Foam ($15 US/150 ml) – I am on my 3rd bottle of this stuff. Considering I rarely repurchase items considering the influx of new stuff I always have to test you can imagine just how much I love this stuff. It is perfect for curly hair.

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2) bkr 500ml Glass Bottle + Silicone Sleeve ($30 US) – I am so in love with this reusable glass water bottle. Glass bottles have always made me feel uncomfortable because I always worry they can break. The silicone sleeves on the bkr bottles make the bottles so comfortable to hold and resistant to breaking. The 1″ opening is the perfect size. They are super cute and come in a huge assortment of colours. I just love everything about these. They also have amazing customer service and replacement policy if you break one. I dropped mine getting out of the car and got a chip in the bottom and they replaced it for me for free. I just had to pay shipping.

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3) simple Skincare – Soothing Facial Toner, Cleansing Facial Wipes, and Smoothing Facial Scrub – The simple skincare line is all about being kind to your skin. These products are perfect for my sensitive skin.  Canadians you can save $3 off Simple products by going to http://bit.ly/1mPM1K1 for your #BeKind printable coupon!

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4) Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula With Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil for Face ($9.99 30ml) – This age defying multi purpose skin perfecting oil contain pure cocoa butter for extreme moisturization as well as Cetesomate-E Complex to help improve skin penetration of the formula. It is enriched with ten essential nourishing oils – Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Coconut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oi, Apricot Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Camelia Oil, Sunflower Oil, Rosehip Oil, and Argan Oil. It is a dry oil non-greasy formula for a residue free experience. There is also added Vitamin C and Retinol for improved anti-aging action. There is also a Body Oil ($12.99 US/150 ml) version with a convenient pump applicator. These are excellent quality, high performance oils for a fantastic price.

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5) Live Clean Age Resist Hair Care Line - I am in love with this new hair care line from Live Clean. It gives you the silkiest, shiniest hair without the buildup associated with silicones thanks to their natural alternative to silicone. I wish I had discovered this prior to cutting my hair off because I think I could have finally sported wavy hair without it looking like a frizzy mess! The line is both silicone and sulphate free which is a must for my fine, damaged, colour treated hair. Age Resist’s Thick-Bond Protein™ optimizes penetration of moisture into the hair’s cortex, conditioning hair from the inside out. The continuous protective film-forming properties of this protein fill in damaged gaps, shield and attach to the hair shaft, building volume. 96-99 per cent plant derived. Paraben, Phthalate and Phosphate free. SLS/Sulfate and petroleum free; DEA free

  • Age Resist Shampoo ($8.99 CAD): Gently cleanses without stripping, infusing hair with certified organic Rosehip Oil and Pomegranate, Gogi and Blueberry extracts. Moisturizes with Avocado Oil, thickens, adds fullness and improves texture with Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Thick-bond Protein™). SLS free. Formulated for daily use. 
  • Age Resist Conditioner ($8.99 CAD): Restores hydration with the botanical silicone free alternative of Avocado and Rosehip Oils. Enriched with Anti-Oxi Fruit Blend™. Thickens, enriches and protects with Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Thick-bond Protein™). Wonderfully lightweight. Formulated for daily use. 
  •  Age Resist Multi 10 in 1 Treatment ($8.99 CAD): Powerful multi-purpose, leave-in beauty balm penetrates hair with rich Avocado Oil and the abundant omegas and vitamins of natural Rosehip Oil moisturize, protect, repair, soften, increase sheen, strengthen, smooth, tame fly-aways, shield against UV rays and increase manageability. Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and Anti-Oxi Fruit Blend™ treat damaged and frail hair ends. Formulated for daily use. 
  •  Age Resist Miracle Nutrition Oil ($11.99 CAD): Emergency rescue dual layer oil to be used as a pre-shampoo treatment. Combines oils and utilizes Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, attaching to the hair shaft, increasing sheen, lustre and density of each hair strand causing hair to appear thicker and fuller. Jojoba Oil smoothes unruly hair, imparting shine and manageability. Rosehip and Avocado Oil act as a natural alternative to silicone. Formulated for use as a pre-shampoo treatment as often as needed. 

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6) EcoTools Pure Complexion Sensitive Skin Facial Sponge ($11.99 CAD) and 7) Skin Perfecting Brush ($9.99 CAD) – this new vegetable fibre sponge cleanses with 100% natural ingredients and is fragrance-free and colorant free (not to mention really cool looking and feeling). I love EcoTools brushes and this new angled brush that is designed for use with BB/CC Creams works great for applying any foundation and the shape makes it easy to access hard to reach areas of the face.

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8) Tom’s of Maine Toothpastes – Since my kids end up swallowing more of their toothpaste than they manage to spit out I love these fun tasting, fluoride-free, natural and gentle cleansing alternatives. They even have a whitening version for us coffee and wine drinking grown ups.

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9) Tom’s of Maine Natural Aluminum-free Deodorants –  My hubs isn’t much of a sweater so these great smelling natural deodorants are great for him. I try to wear natural deodorants around the house but I still don’t feel comfortable going out without antiperspirant most days.

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10) The Body Shop Hand Creams – The Body Shop has one of the best selections of hand creams that truly excel. You’re sure to find at least one you adore.

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NARS Releases 16 Piece Artistry Brush Collection | Photos, Swatches, Review

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NARS Cosmetics recently expanded on it’s makeup artistry heritage with a 16 piece Artistry Brush Collection. This comprehensive collection features an exquisite design conceived by Founder and Creative Director François Nars and Fabien Baron, of New York design firm Baron & Baron.

“You cannot achieve good makeup without good tools.” – François Nars

I really love the look and feel of these brushes. Each brush is designed with the finest quality hairs and delicately weighted to provide the necessary balance for a professional and precise makeup application. The brush and packaging feature the iconic matte black finish with sharp debossed logo and signature pop of red. The red accent gives these such a fantastic look.

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The brushes are divided into three categories.

FACE CATEGORY to Refine. Blend. Conceal.

Powder Brush #10 ($58 CAD) Blends, buffs, and diffuses loose powder for a lustrous finish. Double domed with layers of full, soft hair to pick up and deposit powder evenly.

Bronzing Powder Brush #11 ($58 CAD) An artist essential for controlled application. The dense concentration of soft, natural hair holds and applies product for an even, all-over glow.

Cream Blending Brush #12 ($32 CAD) A versatile, multi-use brush for face and eyes. Designed for gentle application of concealer around the eyes and effortless blending of cream textures.

Precision Blending Brush #13 ($30 CAD) For precision application of concealer. Ideal for focused use on spots, pigmented areas, or around the eyes and nose.

CHEEK CATEGORY to Sculpt. Contour. Highlight.

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NARS Blush Brush #20

Blush Brush #20 ($47 CAD) Professional domed shape deposits blush pigments perfectly. Diffuses as it blends for smooth, effortless application. I adore this brush. It of course makes a fantastic blush brush but my favourite way to use it has been for applying bronzer.

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NARS Contour Brush #21

Contour Brush #21 ($47 CAD) Expertly angled for sculpting and highlighting the cheekbones. An artist essential to define and blend with controlled application. This brush has the perfect amount of firmness to precisely sculpt the face while maintaining the softness to blend and diffuse the application for a very natural look.

EYE CATEGORY Line. Define. Blend.

Eye Shadow Brush #40 ($36 CAD) Deposits the perfect amount of pigment for a masterful sweep of all-over shadow.

Diffusing Brush #41 ($37 CAD) A must-have for blending and creating the smoky eye. Lush bristles softly apply shadow for a light veil of color.

Blending Eye Shadow Brush #42 ($37 CAD) Ideal tool for applying high-shimmer shadows and effortless blending for a soft-focus effect due to softer, longer hair design.

Wide Contour Eye Shadow Brush #43 ($37 CAD) The go-to artist essential that does it all: tap, blend, or sweep shadow with ease. Angled shape allows for all-over or precise application.

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NARS Precision Contour Brush #44

Precision Contour Brush #44 ($32 CAD) The firm, flexible hair design of this brush is ideal for applying concentrated color in the eye crease. This brush is amazing. The compact size and dense bristles make it amazing for a more precise and concentrated crease colour application. My only complaint is that I find my brush to be a touch on the scratchy side but the exquisite design means it is still one of my favourite brushes at the moment.

Smudge Brush #45 ($32 CAD) The smoky eye artist essential. Expertly deposits colour along the lash line and diffuses and softens eyeliner.

Push Eyeliner #46 ($32 CAD) Transforms any cream or powder eye shadow into an eyeliner for a smooth, fine line at the base of the lashes. Use wet to apply powders for stronger colour impact.

Angled Eyeliner Brush #47 ($32 CAD) Designed for impeccable glide when applying liquid and cream textures along the lash line. Perfect for use with NARS Eye Paint to create a variety of effects, from natural to dramatic.

Brow Defining Brush #48 ($30 CAD) Define, shape and fill in sparse brows. Firm bristles provide control and deposit powder for a hair-like effect.

LIP CATEGORY

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NARS Precision Lip Brush #30

Precision Lip Brush #30 ($30 CAD) Designed with a wide, flat surface to evenly apply lipstick with precision. This is probably the most precise lip brush I have ever used. I’m loving this retractable lip brush. It may not give a super quick application due to it’s small size but if you are working with deep or bright colours you will appreciate the precision.

Available at select NARS retailers (including Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Murale) and www.narscosmetics.ca

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Sephora + Pantone Universe 2014 Color of the Year Radiant Orchid Collection Review & Swatches

The 2014 PANTONE Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid. Lush. Modern. Beguiling. Radiant Orchid is an inspired flush of uninhibited beauty. I am loving this years choice. Radiant Orchid is a blend of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones. It suits a wide range of skin tones and is such versatile shade that can be worn on eyes, cheeks, lips, and nails. The Sephora + Pantone Universe 18-3224 Radiant Orchid Collection brings us an assortment of limited edition products capturing this captivating shade. I have three of the nine available products/sets to share with you today.

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Rush Luster Cheek Sweep ($26 US/$31 CAD) – This palette contains the most stunning Radiant Orchid powder blush along with two harmonizing powder aluminizes (Bridal Rose – warm rose gold and Spanish Villa that you can layer and blend with the radiant orchid shade or wear solo. These powders are incredibly pigmented and silky. I think they can be used just as effectively on the eyes making this a really versatile and beautiful palette.

Venus Lure Lip Balm ($16 US/$19 CAD) – This Radiant Orchid hued balm contains the nourishing Hyluronic Acid and Collagen to smooth and soften lips. Essential oils give a cooling and tingling sensation. This balm offers a glossy shine and can actually be built up to give a decent amount of colour.

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Color Gaze Brush Set ($68 US/$82 CAD) – This set of high quality brushes with Radiant Orchid toned ombre handles is made with soft synthetic bristles and comes in a standing and versatile pebbled vegan leather case. The brushes include Angled Blush Brush, Stippling Brush, All Over Shadow Brush, Crease Brush, Shadow Brush, and Lip Brush.

Available at Sephora now!

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