Pacifica Hot Vegan Face Mask

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Hello Everybody! I’m back again to share my thoughts on yet another Pacifica product. This time it’s the Pacifica Hot Vegan Face Mask. This mask is formulated with (vegan) probiotics and spices to help draw out gunk from your pores. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

This mask has a thin, clear consistency Β and smells like coconut. I apply a thin layer and leave it on for 15 minutes. The bottle says you can let it sit for 5-15 minutes. Within that time frame the mask does dry down and tighten slightly. It is not as tightening as a clay mask but it is worth mentioning. After the time is up I wash it off with warm water and apply my moisturizer.

I don’t find this mask to be drying on the skin at all so it is good for all skin types. I especially like to use it when my skin feels congested because it does “stimulate” the skin and helps to draw out dirt. If I use this mask at night I usually wake up with some small blemishes on my skin in the morning. Nothing big or painful but, enough that I know it was from the mask pulling it to the surface of my skin.

Overall, I like this mask and would recommend it to anyone who wants a product that will clean out your pores. It is relatively inexpensive, $15 and can be found at Ulta stores.

As a note: Everything I mention on this blog is vegan and cruelty-free! Thanks for reading!

Summer GRWM- Vegan & Cruelty-Free

Hi everybody! I filmed this get ready with me showcasing the products I’ve been using the most this summer!

 

Let me know what your favorite products this summer have been πŸ™‚ Thanks for watching!

 

 

100% Pure 2nd Skin Foundation Review

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I had been wanting to try this foundation for the longest time and I finally got around to purchasing it. I am in the process of transitioning to mainly green beauty products. I believe it is especially important to use foundations that have clean ingredients because they cover your entire face and sink into the skin throughout the day.

I was very intrigued by this foundation at first because it claimed to perfect the skin without looking you were wearing makeup. That claim is mainly true however, you can still tell you are wearing some sort of foundation. I find that this foundation gives a satin finish to the skin which comes off looking quite natural.

This foundation is formulated with olive squalane which is meant to be moisturizing as well as anti-aging. The olive squalane gives this foundation a serum-like texture similar to the Juice Beauty Serum Foundation. If you have dry skin this foundation can cling to your dry patches because it dries down quickly after you buff it in with a foundation brush.

I find this foundation to give medium coverage. I did experience some breakouts recently that this foundation was not able to cover completely however, it worked well with the concealer I used to cover the breakouts. Overall, I liked the appearance of foundation on my skin. (The breakouts were not caused by this foundation)

100% Pure has been vocal in speaking out against the use of shark liver oil in cosmetics in their promotions for this foundation. Olive squalane is a plant-based alternative to the Β shark liver oil that is used in conventional cosmetics. The loss of sharks degrade the ecosystems in which they live and is detrimental to the overall health of the ocean.

Overall, I really like this foundation and it has become one of my go-to products. It has decent coverage and applies very nicely on the skin. I find it even makes my skin feel soft when I am wearing it. It is a great everyday, natural foundation. I believe it could work for all different skin types depending on how you set the foundation.

If you have any green beauty product recommendations please let me know in the comments πŸ™‚

As a note: Everything I mention on this blog is vegan and cruelty-free! Thanks for reading!

100% Pure Luminous Primer

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I don’t typically use face primer but, I was very compelled to try this primer from 100% Pure because I wanted to see what all the hype was about. Long-story short, I’ll try just about anything to have glowing skin.

This primer looks very shiny when it comes out of the pump and it has a smooth consistency. It feels really nice on the skin and preps it for makeup application. I was pretty skeptical at first because I think some primers can be quite gimmicky. In order to test this out accurately I used it with 3 different foundations: OCC Skin Tint, Juice Beauty Serum Foundation, and 100% Pure 2nd Skin. Additionally, I wore these foundations with and without the primer on multiple occasions. After putting this primer to the test I found that it does work. Each time I wore the primer, no matter what foundation I used, I noticed that the wear time of the foundation was lengthened. The foundations didn’t break up as easily throughout the day and my skin looked overall, more luminous.

This primer also contains resveratrol. Resveratrol is said to have anti-aging benefits when used on the skin however, when I did some of my own research I found only conflicting studies on the actual benefits. If anti-aging is a concern of yours this might be a good product to add to your makeup routine as there are no known harmful effects of resveratrol. Basically, I think it’s worth giving a try.

Overall, I really like this primer and I will be repurchasing it again and again. If you are looking for something that will help the longevity of your makeup and the appearance of your skin this is a great primer to try. This primer is silicone-free, vegan, and cruelty-free!

You can find the 100% Pure Luminous Primer here.

 

Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask

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I have really been enjoying face masks recently and I have taken a liking to the Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask. This face mask is a “sleepover” mask which means you don’t rinse it off your face before going to bed (almost like a leave-in conditioner for your face). This mask is super hydrating and is meant for dry to combination skin types.

I find this mask to be very therapeutic for my skin. It feels very cooling on any dry areas I might have on my face and my skin feels very moisturized in the morning. When I use this mask I apply it after I have cleansed my skin at night in place of my moisturizer. The mask completely sinks into your skin just minutes after you apply it and there is no visible residue on your skin in the morning.

Overall, I really enjoy this mask and I think it will be really great for my skin during the winter months or if I’ve been out in the sun too long this summer.

As a note: Everything I mention on this blog is vegan and cruelty-free! Thanks for reading!

 

June Favorites – Video

Hey Everyone! I made a video to share my favorite products for the month of June. It was my first time filming and editing a video so let me know if this is something you all would like to see again!

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation

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Hello Everyone! I’m back again to share with you my thoughts in the Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation. Juice Beauty is a relatively new company to me and I’ve been intrigued by their “green beauty” philosophy and clean ingredients. Additionally, all of their skincare and makeup products are cruelty free and vegan. (That gives them an A+ in my book)

This foundation is supposed to contain an age-defying serum that creates a youthful appearance to the skin and keep the skin hydrated. The formula of this foundation is very liquidy. Due to the serum nature of this product the bottle needs to be shaken before applying. Despite the feel of this foundation I didn’t find it to be as moisturizing as it claims to be once on the face. I have combination skin that has leaned more dry as of recently. The foundation looked nice on my skin initially but, it did look a bit dry towards the end of the day.

After trying out this foundation I found it to have a medium coverage application. You can build it up to get a more full coverage look however, I found the product gets a bit cakey when applying a lot, even in layers. I found it is best to apply it with a foundation buffing brush if you want full coverage and a damp makeup sponge for light to medium coverage.

The only real problem I had with this foundation was the shade range. I have the color Rosy Tan and it is too light for me. There are a lot of shades for fair skin but not a lot of shades for medium to dark skin tones.

Overall, I really liked this foundation. It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but, it is a good option if you are looking for a green beauty foundation. You can easily find this foundation at Ulta stores.

As a note: Everything I mention on this blog is vegan and cruelty-free! Thanks for reading!

 

Derma-e Microdermabrasion Scrub

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I love a good facial scrub and I especially love the way they make my skin feel. This microdermabrasion scrub from Derma-E is no exception. The product has a very fine grit that almost feels like sand granules. The scrub doesn’t dissolve away as you’re rubbing it into your skin so you can scrub for as long as you want. If you have sensitive skin you may want to use less pressure because this scrub is very abrasive and could cause irritation. Personally, I have not experienced any skin irritation or dryness due to this product. I use it about 1 to 2 times per week in the shower.

The main reason why this is my all time favorite scrub is that it leaves my skin feeling baby soft. It removes the top layer of dead skin on your face so you are left with the fresh, soft skin underneath. If you think your skin is looking dull or flakey I highly recommend you try this product.

As a note: Everything I mention on this blog is vegan and cruelty-free! Thanks for reading!