25 January 2014

#NoBuyJanuary Wishlist

Something you might not know about me?  Whether I'm on a spending ban or not, I'm pretty much always keeping a product wishlist.  Sure, the specifics change, but there's pretty well always something I'm eyeing on the horizon.  I've even dedicated an entire pinterest board to the subject!  

Here's what's topped my list through this month without shopping....

SoapGirl and Meow Meow Tweet
I try to minimize my use of palm oil and one product that I won't compromise on is bar soap. Both SoapGirl and Meow Meow Tweet fit the bill and their scents have fast tracked these to the top of my to-try list.  Pictured here: Soap Girl Grapefruit + Sea Salt and Vanilla + Cedarwood and Meow Meow Tweet Fennel Orange and Grapefruit Mint.  (I like citrus scents, okay?)

Stark Skincare
I've had my eye on Stark pretty much since they first launched, so it's kind of crazy that I still haven't tried anything from the line!   The new Neroli Midnight Oil sounds incredible and just might be the product that makes me take that plunge.  Among other great oils, it features evening primrose, camellia (green tea) seed, oat, raspberry, and pomegranate seed oils, as well as cocoa and mango butters.  Sounds pretty dreamy, no?

I've also got a slight obsession with argan oil, so the Argan Lip Treatment sounds pretty perfect to me.  I'm loving the simple luxury of a lip balm made only with argan oil, cocoa butter, candelila wax, vitamin E, and essential oils.

Saje Natural Wellness
Saje is a Canadian company that sells a whole host of products - everything from skincare and bodycare to essential oils and natural health products.  I've got my eye on the Sunshine Smoothie Exfoliating Tamarind Body Scrub, which combines exotic tamarind with apricot seed powder, shea butter and sweet almond, jojoba, and safflower oils.  The King & I Body Wash sounds pretty amazing too: lemongrass, lime, frankincense, bergamot, ginger, and grapefruit essential oils housed in a castile soap base made from coconut, olive, and jojoba oils. 

Genfiore Cosmetics
Genfiore is a pretty new company that I first stumbled across on Twitter.  The whole range looks gorgeous, but I've particularly got my eye on the pressed bronzers and eye shadows.  I get so excited to see natural companies making pressed makeup products and these look fantastic.  They're made with buriti fruit oil and herbal extracts and don't contain any of the usual silicones or other nasties.  

Hand Cream
Polar Vortex temperatures have wreaked havoc on my hands over the last couple weeks, which has left me searching for the Goldilocks of handcreams: something that nourishes like a balm but rubs in well and won't leave my hands too greasy.  The current contenders: John Masters Organics Cacao & Cupuacu Hand & Body Butter and Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream

Have you tried any of these?  What's on your wishlist right now?



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12 comments:

  1. Genfiore looks lovely, it's always exciting to find a brand that does pressed products, my wish list is very long... but I am still holding strong :) Xx

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    1. Same here! I feel like the wishlist is always growing, but I'm pretty well used to not giving into it by now :)

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  2. The Cypress Purity + Defense Oil is my favorite Stark product, and it's among my top favorites of all the many facial oils I've tried. I think my face looks brighter and has a bit of a glow when I use it consistently. I also like the White Willow Bark Perfecting Tonic (although I wish it still came with a spray pump) and the Argan Lip Treatment, although the lip balm smells strongly of cocoa butter when first applied (and I dislike the smell of cocoa butter). I think the Grapefruit Cleanse + Hydrate Balm is okay. I don't like using it as a cleanser, so I just dab it sometimes on dry spots. To me, the Meadowfoam Everybody Oil smells strongly of shea butter (and I really dislike that smell, too). In fact, it's the only scent I detect, and I don't find the product moisturizing either. I also have the Neroli Midnight Oil and the Green Tea Detox Clay Mask , but I haven't used them often enough to give an opinion.

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    1. Thanks for such a detailed comment! I've been intrigued by several Stark products, so it's great to hear opinions from someone who has tried most of the line :) I actually love the smell of cocoa butter, whereas rose is not always a favorite, so I'm glad to hear the lip treatment leans that way as opposed to towards the rose :) Would love to know how you get on with the Neroli Midnight Oil once you're able to give it more of a test run!

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  3. Great wishlist. I love citrus scents too. I really like the sound of the vanilla and cedarwood soap sounds amazing.

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    1. Thanks! Vanilla and cedarwood sounds like such a perfect combination, doesn't it? :)

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  4. Ooooh, I've never heard of Saje! That body scrub looks amazing and I could definitely use it during this time of year.

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    1. I only discovered them recently as well! :)

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  5. Those soaps sounds amazing! I'm such a soap junkie. I've tried the JM butter is pretty greasy. Works well but totally leaves hands greasy.

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    1. I am too! Good to know about the JM, thanks. Greasy is not what I'm looking for :)

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