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Give A Hoot: Rooted Beauty 

Are Rooted Beauty products totally toxin free- yes.  Do they smell delicious enough to eat- yes.  Are the lip butters my new favorite go to lip product (one by my bed, one in my purse and one at my desk)- yes.  The Facial Wipes are super convenient and the water based Moisturizer is such a nice break from all my facial oils.  However, even with this long list of desirables, what makes this brand truly shine is their heart.

Just one look at their site and you can immediately tell that Rooted Beauty is serious about their cause.

We developed Rooted Beauty with a vision to change the lives of women around the world through innovative and healthy natural skincare products. We are rooted in positively impacting our customers, the environment and women around the world.  

Each Rooted Beauty skincare product helps a woman escape from extreme poverty and trafficking through our Woman2Woman Project. Our partnering organizations use the funds we raise through Woman2Woman projects to provide each woman with vocational training and recovery counseling. Woman2Woman projects enable women around the world to escape bondage and become self-sufficient. Our partnering organizations work closely with each woman to ensure long-term stability and freedom. Once a project is fully funded, we sponsor a new woman, creating a cycle of ongoing impact.

Their project page is so inspiring (and triggers my shopoholic...in a good way).  There's something so gratifying about seeing those little colored bars move to the right...every time you buy something- knowing that it's going to a mission that I care about.  As a social worker/life coach/green beauty blogger (I am many things) I get super excited to tell you about companies that share my love of beauty and have discovered the power of harnessing that love and using it for good- making the world better for women!

I encourage you to check them out and get a lip butter or three.  In this case...it's really a win win. 

You can get it here


Powder Blush For A Change 

The ladies at Simple Beauty Minerals reached out to me recently and asked if I wanted to try some products from their extensive makeup line.  It was quite serendipitous because, at the time, I was getting sick of cream blushes (momentary lapse...I'm back on) and was looking for a beautiful, clean, powder blush that would leave my cheeks looking rosy.  Since going clean, I would say one of the things I miss the most is a good pressed powder blush.  Though Simple Beauty Minerals only offer loose powders, it was still a nice break from using fingers.  I really missed using my makeup brushes!

To create this look I used Simple Beauty Minerals cheek color in Sweet Rose.

As you might be able to tell from the pictures, Sweet Rose wears very warm on my skin.  It has a bronzy undertone so it's not as bright as I expected it to be from looking at the powder itself.  I think that I'm currently a bit tan for this shade.  It leaves my skin slightly muddy looking since I'm already quite bronzy.  However, this will be my go to blush come cooler weather, once my tan fades a bit and I'm yearning for that summer glow again!

Green beauty gals...are you missing powder blushes too?  What are your favorites?

You can get Sweet Rose here


SUPERnatural MVO Acne Treatment

I know, I know...I've been talking a lot about acne.  Not fun.  But, for those of you who suffer from minor or major breakouts, you feel me.  When my skin's unhappy, I'll do just about anything to make it happy- potions, lotions and prayer.  

With that said, less is definitely more when it comes to clearing out those pimples- so don't worry, I'm not using all of these cures at the same time. I just like to have options and I know my OWL's do to.  

So, if you weren't impressed with my review on A Cleaner Proactive, this Natural Zit Zapper or a Skin Balancing Oil then you might like MVO's Treatment Oil and Serum.  

I'm a huge MVO fan...portrayed through my glowing review and skin here.  

Their products not only work, they don't break me out and leave my skin a greasy mess.  When I reached out to MVO and asked them to save my skin, they kindly sent me this two part treatment ritual and I have been happily smearing it on my face ever since.  

The Treatment oil is a delicate blend of skin balancing ingredients that keep pores clean and oil at bay.  Borage and Tea Tree oil are high in linoleic acid and break up congestion keeping your skin blemish free.  

My favorite of the two is the Treatment Serum.  You put this on after the Treatment Oil.  It's that potent. As a matter of fact, you can still feel a slight tingling even on top of the oil.  I love when you can feel a product working!  

So there it is folks...another option to make your unhappy skin happy.  

and you can get it here


Don't Give Me The Evil Eye 

Got them here.  Love- right?



The Best Soap You Can't Have

It's basically the Korean version of Lush...but way cleaner (Lush is filled with parabens) and more authentic- at least I think so, I can't really read the ingredients- but the friend who bought it for me says it is.  Ah- the pitfalls of an Asian Skincare obsession.  Anyway, clean or not, this face soap has made my skin baby butt soft.  Unfortunately, I can't get my hands on anymore unless I take a trip to Korea- which is not happening anytime soon. The brand is called Gounjae and there's a website...but it's not in English and I don't think they ship to the states. 

OWL readers...if you know more about this brand and have access...let me know and I'll be your best friend!



The Touch Up Deodorant

Let's face it, totally natural deodorants don't "totally" work in the heat of summer.  I mean, I'm not going to switch back to the dirty kind- never! But if I'm gonna be honest, even my favorite clean deodorant needs a boost midday when temperatures are rising. 

So, when I saw these itsy bitsy deodorants that I could just throw into my makeup bag, I snatched two up asap (one for the hubby).  So convenient right? 

Unless you don't have sweat glands, we all need a touch up here and there- after work, before or after the gym, etc.  Plus, it's weird using the paste deodorants as a touch up.  I'm not grossed out easily, but there's something unappealing about rubbing on more deodorant on top of old deodorant and moist armpits.

Yes, having my touch up deodorant in a stick form is a lot more pleasing to my fingers and whoever may be watching. 


You can get yourself some here

Smell ya later,

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