17 April 2013

Spring Favorites


Spring is finally in the air and I wanted to share a few products I've been loving lately...


Mineral Fusion Nail Polish
I always look at Mineral Fusion's products, but I'd never bought anything until I found the nail polishes on sale at Whole Foods last month.  The polishes are solvent based, but they are Big 3 Free.  I've got Amethyst on my toes right now and it's a beautiful deep burgundy/purple.  Shimmering Shale is a lovely pink/rose gold glitter that's surprisingly opaque in a couple coats. 

Osmia Organics Active Gel Nutrient Serum + Aura Cacia Organic Argan Oil
When I won a lip luster, Sarah from Osmia Organics asked me if I'd like to try a sample of any other products and I chose the Active Gel Nutrient Serum.  It's a lovely serum with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide that has become a happy addition to my nighttime skin routine.  I started using argan oil on my face around the same time and I've noticed a big difference in the evenness and overall appearance of my skin since adding these two products.

Young Living Lavender Hand & Body lotion + Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil
I wouldn't say I've been overly preoccupied with it, but I've always kind of thought I had unattractive, somewhat man-ish hands.  As it turns out, all they needed was some TLC!  I'm not a big hand cream person, but I started using a combination of Young Living's hand lotion with a drop of Pai's rosehip oil once or twice a day and it's seriously transformed the look of my hands!  

Inika Creme Eye Shadows
Inika recently sent me a few products to try and I've been loving the Creme Eye Shadows!  I have Pink Cloud and Champagne, which are both light, shimmery colors and I adore using them as cream highlights.  They, of course, also work as eye shadows.  I'll have a full review and swatches up soon.

Homemade Eye Shadow Palettes
If you saw my TKB Trading Haul, these won't come as a surprise.  I made two small eye shadow palettes - one neutral and one colorful - and I'm incredibly happy with how they turned out.  They're mainly loose shadows I'd previously bought and just pressed, but a few of them are colors I mixed up myself.  I've also made a couple blush palettes from the ingredients I got from TKB and I'll definitely do a more detailed post on both of these soon.  In the meantime, I'll leave you with a closer look at the eye shadow palettes.  Just looking at these makes me happy!



15 comments:

  1. Love the look of the Inika cream eyeshadows and I am so impressed with your pallettes! I have lot's of mineral pigments that I just don't use very often and I think it is a great idea to press them :) x

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    1. Thanks! It was actually a lot easier than I was expecting. Most of my eye shadows are loose, which I don't generally mind, but I'm hoping this will make them a little more travel friendly :)

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  2. Those pressed shadows look REALLY nice. I don't want to change the color of my pigments, but this would be really cool to do.

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    1. Thanks! I really don't think it changed the colour of the pigments very much (if at all) I'm going to do some comparison photos with the ones I still have loose shadow left over from :)

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    2. That will be really helpful! I can't wait to see that

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  3. I can't wait to read your review about the new Inika goodies! You know I have been looking for good cream eyeshadows... ;)

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    1. It should be up in the next few days :) I just wish they had a bigger color selection!

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  4. I'd love to see how you pressed them, ratios of everything. They look soooo good!

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    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to include that info :)

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  5. Aaahhh..I want your palette caitie!!!>.< I hate loose powdery eyeshadows,especially when I'm travelling..it's falling everywhere T_T...and it's hard to find good pressed powdery eyeshadow,espcially the affordable one(oh,yeah..you know we're on the same mineral club here;) ).
    OMG..i'm soo drooling over your palette now,I swear!!:D

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    1. God,I've been sooo missing my conventional pressed eyeshadow back then.Sooo missing them so that I was almost tempted to buy 1 palette,like from UD,or too faced,etc.Since this conversion,what I really miss is deffy pressed eyeshadows :'(
      Your palette is soo gorgeous :)

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    2. Aww, thank you!! I'm going to do a post with more details, but all I used was fractionated coconut oil and rubbing alcohol. It was actually a lot easier than I was expecting - you could make your own! :)

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  6. I love the look of your homemade palettes!

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    1. Thanks! I'm really happy with how they turned out :)

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