I’m going to be honest, I’ve never been a huge make up person. Sure, I loved it as a kid, but I’ve never been particularly talented at applying it or had the patience. But I will say that as I get older, I’m appreciating it more and more. Not because I feel like I need it, but because, as a Mom, sometimes I feel a little frumpy. And boring. And stuck in a rut.
After realizing the decline in my attitude towards myself, I knew I needed to change something. Stage One: My friend, Briony, and I went shopping and she helped me revamp my wardrobe. Done and I love it! Stage Two: Get some new beauty products to encourage myself to put a little extra effort into getting ready in the morning.
So off I went. And I’d love to tell you I went and perused a bunch of beauty stores, but that’s not the case. I’ve become more particular about the types of makeup and skincare products that I use, so I started by researching some companies. Since Max’s arrival 2 years ago, I’ve found myself gravitating to organic and natural products for him and I’ve since started searching for those same types of products for myself and my husband (I’m phasing him in slowly and hoping he doesn’t notice his missing Old Spice body wash!).
My two favorite product finds came from the company 100% Pure, whose products have no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other toxins.
Number One: Coconut Body Cream. It’s amazing. Since I’ve begun buying more natural products, I’ve had a hard time finding a body lotion that is the right consistency for me, but this is it! And it smells delicious, but is not overpowering, which is very important to me.
Number Two: Lip and Cheek Tint. It’s my new go-to beauty product, especially if I’m running low on time. It’s so easy to put on (just a dab and a smear!), it stays on really well, and I can also use it as a lip color if I’m really pressed for time. I’ve got an olive/tan skin tone, so the Cocoa Berry works great on me!
Since collaborating with 100% Pure, I’ve had the pleasure of trying out a few more of their product lines and it turns out that the rest of their products are right on par with my two favorites. My face care process has now expanded to include Organic Flax Seed Cleansing Oil, Acai Berry Face Moisturizer, and Coffee Bean Eye Cream. While the Cleansing Oil sounds a little different for an eye and makeup remover, it works great without drying out my skin at night or leaving me oily. The moisturizer is perfect for my normal skin and the eye cream seems to be helping a lot with my dark circles. It’s the perfect combination for my face!
I was also able to try a few different shades of their Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze. I love a good lipstick, but for daytime I prefer something a bit subtler. This glaze offers the comfort of a great lip balm blended with the perfect amount of lipstick. It’s a great compromise and is offered in tons of different shades!
Here at FreshMommyBlog we’ve been lucky enough to begin a partnership with 100% Pure, so we have an awesome giveaway available to our readers just in time for the holidays! Enter below to win their Organic Boxed Fruit Body Scrub Gift Set. We all need some extra pampering this time of year. Good Luck and be sure to enter by Monday!
In addition, 100% Pure has provided us with a coupon code available through January 13th, 2014 that gives our readers 10% off their order over $75. Use FRESHMOMMY at checkout to apply!
100% Pure provided us with sample products at no charge. All opinions are mine, all mine, and no other compensation was received for this post. Good luck everyone!