I'm just wondering if people had tried Michael Todd organics products I've been into organic/natural brands/products but recently came across Michael Todd. Someone on youtube mentioned that they sponsor alot of videos on youtube, so I wasn't 100% if they do actually work. I read some reviews on makeup alley, but alot of the reviews on there are sometimes just negative.. so I wanted to ask people who are more objective
Hey everyone! just wanted to see who has tried this new craze of Oil Pulling with Coconut oil and swishing it in your mouth for 20 mins every morning! Well today i did! I jumped on this band wagon and threw a tablespoon of coconut oil in my mouth and swished it around for 20 mins…. First thoughts: I had to chew the oil to liquify it. gross. but once you get used to it its not bad at all. After the 20 mins were up i spit it out in the trash can and RAN to the bathroom to see how my teeth looked! Honestly no difference they just looked clean and shiny. But my breath! oh my no morning breath a fresh clean scent and this is al before brushing my teeth with toothpaste! So excited to see the results in a month! What is your experience?! Edit: Its also said to have benefits with acne and improving it!
Hey everyone, I just have a question about a natural/organic brand for men I wanted to give a gift to a friend whose just starting his skincare, but couldn't decide which brand is tried and true. I recently started liking juice beauty, but they don't make skincare for men
Hi everyone, I received some tips awhile ago on using coconut oil to remove eye makeup. I've tried it and it works, but I think I'm a little clumsy as I think I got some in my eye, and it hurt and stung. Any tips there? A lot of you really seem to like coconut oil, and I am curious what else you use it for, and exactly how. For example, I heard you can use it to condition your hair. Exactly how do you do that? Put it on, wait awhile and then shampoo it out, or what? What else do you like to use it for? Thanks!!
I'm just wondering if anyone has tried any of Juice Beauty's green apple peels - whether its full strength, sensitive, or blemish clearing. I am asking because I was just at Makeupalley to check the reviews, and someone has mentioned that it might be the company flooding fake positive reviews.
This is sort of a random conversation. but i was looking up ingredients to make my own lip scrub, pinksofoxy on YT has a great one that replicates lushes mint juleps. Then i started to read about different oils and am thinking of switching to coconut oil and jojoba oil to remove my makeup. little scared about it for my face lol. but il start with my eyes first. I feel like it would be gentler and also cheaper in the long run. i am currently using josie maran argan oil as my nightime moisturizer for over a year and have not looked back since (yes i know there are other cheaper ones, but its just what i use) Anyone have input on oils and their own experience? I have my cart ready on vitacost
I have a corn allergy/ sensitivity and recently found out that makeup has corn in it. I went to my local Sephora and asked a worker about corn - free foundation, bronzer, and blush and she lead me to Nars bronzer(Laguna), Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation(Ivory), and Tarte Amazonian Clay blush(Glisten). So I am already aware of those. What I was wondering was if there were any mascaras, eye shadows, and eyeliners with no corn products in them.
Hey girls, So I heard about the whole Coconut Oil that supposed to take off your makeup and I don't think it's going to be a staple for me. I tried it last night and while it did remove makeup it irritates my face and eyes so bad. I had itching on my face and my eyes burning and now my eyes are still quite sore right now. I'm wondering if I am allergic to it or not. Here I looked forward to using it for makeup removal.
I've learned so much over the short time I've been a part of the BT community - but I just wanted to say a special THANK YOU to whoever mentioned using coconut oil as a makeup remover! I've learned TONS of beauty tricks from you wonderful ladies, but as I was casually washing my face yesterday, I saw a jar of coconut oil by the sink that I had been using as a hair mask and I thought - hmmm....I seem to remember someone on BT saying you could use that to remove makeup. Eye makeup comes off like a DREAM! Not only that but it's SUPER moisturizing. Thank you BT for all you do! I love you ladies!
My friend just taught me this recipe - it is amazing and I promise, will not stain your skin yellow Tumeric is an antiseptic that will stimulate circulation and tame acne. Indian brides would use this mask to give their skin a "nuptial glow." - 1-1.5 tbsp of ground oatmeal, flax or chickpea flour. The soluable fibers will form a very soothing, moisturizing paste when mixed with other ingredients. This ingredient can exfoliate gently as you massage into your skin. - 1 tbsp yogurt. You can add less or more to change the consistency of the mask. The lactic acid will gently exfoliate. - 0.5 tsp tumeric powder. - Drizzle of honey. Honey will also moisturize and kill bacteria. 1. Mix ingredients together to form a thick paste. Mask should not be runny. 2. Apply to face while massaging gently. 3. Leave on until mask dries and cracks. It should flake and lighten in colour when you move your face. 20-30 min, depending on how thickly you've applied it. 4. Scrub off gently without water. Remove remaining product with a damp washcloth. Your skin should feel incredibly soft and relaxed. Enjoy!
I LOVE COCONUT OIL! For my hair, my face, my hands, feet, coconut oil in my bath water. do you use coconut oil what are your favorite uses? do you eat it? I used to do this thing called oil pulling and it is supposed to be good for not only your oral health but a ton of other health benefits. And a friend uses it in the bedroom. Do you love coconut oil? How do you use it?
Happy Sunday ladies! I am hoping some of you can help me find a natural cleanser that is relatively inexpensive. I love my Korres Milk and Protiens cleanser, but I want to see if I can find something cheaper. I have tried the Sibu cleansing bar and like it, but I prefer a liquid. I currently have my eye on the Avalon Organics line...Any suggestions?
Hey ladies, I'd like to know which is your favorite cruelty-free natural beauty brands and why. So make-up, skin care even hair care. Also if some of you know any organic or gluten free brands I'd like your comments on that please =) I know Bite Beauty is gluten-free! Thanks!! =)
Can someone advise me on how to incorporate Natural Oils, Organics ( Maracuja, etc ) into my Skincare Routine?? Can I use with other Moisturizers, Serums, etc....just first dipping my feet in the water. Please AND Thank You in Advance D
Inspired by arielaaaaaaaa's post on DIY lip scrubs I though I'd share a face scrub recipe that I tried and liked =) All credits of this scrub goes to Kandee Johnson. She's absolutely wonderful! She calls it Skin Doctor: Lemon trick. You can google her youtube video. Thanks arielaaaaaaaa for your inspiration. =) Check out her DIY lip scrub: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/DIY-Lip-Scrub s-anyone/td-p/720301 I must warn you that for me it tingled and stung just a little but boy is my face soft after that! You need: Lemon juice (organic if you can) (You can dilute it if you feel the need) Sugar (I use raw organic sugar, it's a bit bigger than white sugar) Cotton ball or pad (pad is better) Wet face with warm water Soak cotton pad or cotton ball in lemon juice Take a teaspoon of sugar and add to the cotton ball/pad Scrub and buff with the pad. Make sure you are over the sink. It can get pretty messy. Make sure you scrub and buff everywhere Rinse Voila! Soft skin.
I am all about organic products, & I recently heard about Josie Marans Argan Oil & what wonders its supposed to do for your skin. However Im a little worried about putting this on my face because it looks to have a very rich, oily texture and obviously I dont want to break out! So my question is, DID ANYONE HAVE ISSUES WITH CLOGGED PORES, OR BREAKOUTS AFTTER USING THIS? thanks!
Hello all of you beauties out there =D I just thought you might be interested in checking out this blog that will bring out your natural beauty simply by using ingredients from your kitchen and a little bit of your time!
I have been trying to find lists of companies that don't use certain ingredients all I can ever find is companies who do/do not do animal testing Does anyone know of a good website that talks about brands and ingredients they use or don't use ?
has anyone tried any products from 100% Pure? I have tried a few things but would like some advice on their eyeshadows and lip products. Also has anyone tried their skincare? How does it work for sensitive skin?
A lot of people ask about skin brightening products/reducing acne scars. I'd tried lemon juice but found it too harsh on my skin as a mask ingredient until now. I just learned about this wonderful mask from the Crunchy Betty blog. Take a Tbsp of half and half cream (use organic, especially if in the US so you don't soak your skin in bovine growth hormones) and squeeze some lemon juice into it. This will make the cream curdle which thickens the mask but also makes the bacteria in the cream produce more lactic acid which is a wonderfully effective and gentle exfoliant. Do not let the mask rest in the fridge because the cold temperature will inhibit the production of lactic acid. Let the mask sit for 15-20 min. This mask evened out my skin tone and significantly lightened a new scar I had from a blemish. The difference for older scars was not dramatic though. Despite the acids from the cream and lemon, it did not irritate my skin because the cream is so soothing and moisturizing. The fat sinks in and plumps everything up. Better than a collagen mask and cheaper too. The only downside to the mask is that you have to wait for it to curdle (the blog said 3-4 hours, but I found it had thickened by 1.5 hours) and it makes skin photosensitive so you should not be out in the sun after application. For this reason, I would use it before bed.
While were on the health freshness gig.......I was just outside in our garden picking a whole basketful of snap peas. Ummm.....fresh deliciousness =)! I feel so lucky to have a garden. How many of you where able to have a garden this year, or even a balcony box garden?
Hey everyone! I'd really appreciate any recommendations you guys have when it comes to going the natural route for skincare. A few months ago, I had a severe reaction to medication which caused me major hormonal imbalance and basically destroyed my skin. I hadn't had breakouts since high school, and survived 4 years of university without a problem (the occasional pimple here and there that disappeared overnight)... Anyway, I sought professional help to treat the major systic acne that had developed due to my hormone imbalance. I have done the isolaz treatment and several microdermial abbresions to treat the excessive production of oil, and to exfoliate my skin. I am still using a topical at home (Retinol), but for the most part, my skin is back to normal! (Thank God!) Obviously I don't want to tamper much with a good thing, but I am on a medical grade cleanser which I'm not particularly keen on. It has parabens and the like, and I'd really love to pursue natural alternatives now that everything seems under control. I would say that I do still have combination-ish/(almost normal) skin... One thing is for sure, it is definitely not dry! I do find my cheeks and t-zone can get a little oily by the end of the day. I still have some hyperpigmentation and scarring from my breakout, and any product that can help treat these imperfections would be great. I'm also an animal lover, so any vegan recommendations are top of the list. (I am a vegetarian, and currently working on at least being a dietary vegan... baby steps!). I'm looking for cleanser and moisturiser/sunscreen recommendations, and am not opposed to a face primer if you think it will be beneficial . I don't need any night creams or deep hydrating products as my skin is never dry (I drink my 8-10 glasses of water a day ) Also, the professionals I've seen have never recommended a toner and I personally don't think it is necessary for my skin type. I hope I've provided enough information for you, and sincerely appreciate your help in going the natural route! Thanks so much <3 Alley.