Andalou Naturals Hyaluronic DMAE LIFT AND FIRM CREAM

I had been using the Andalou Naturals Purple Carrot night cream and really loved it. But I ran out and it was winter so I decided to switch to a thicker formula. ERMAHGURD. I am so glad I tried it. … Continue reading

Blum Naturals Facial wipes

I only use a face wipe about once a week. I would never substitute using one of them instead of washing my face. However, sometimes I’m really lazy or its in the middle of the day when I want to take make up off.
I like a wipe that’s a decent size, wet but not dripping. And I like a bit of texture. Not exfoliating, but not baby but smooth either.
These fit the bill. And they smell nice. Nothing over powering, but a nice light floral scent.
Did I mention there are 30 wipes, not 25 or 28. You get a full months worth (If used daily). And they have different scents for different skin types or issues. Oh and they are cruelty free.

As for quality, I haven’t had a problem. They take off all my face make-up and most of my eye makeup. If I don’t use water proof, almost all of it comes off without a problem. I don’t have to tug or rub to hard. And they have a flip top closure to keep them moist. I’ve had one open for over two months and it’s not dried out. But I make sure to close it properly. I would totally repurchase.

Red Apple Lipstick – Lipstick Review

Left to right : New York, Secrets, Brazillant, ruby slippers

I’ll get it out there. I love these. Creamy, moisturizing, pigmented. Good and good for you. As you can tell by the photos I’m a natural lip lover. But these were my first purchase from them and I wanted colors that I knew I would love and would wear all the time.
At $23.50 these aren’t cheap, but they aren’t super expensive ever. A lot of regular and natural high-end brands are compatible or more expensive. And they often have deals and coupon codes available.

Here’s a little info from their website.
“Gluten Free, Paraben Free Lipstick That’s So Creamy, So Fresh, So Moisturizing…
You’ll Freak Out If You Lose It.”

“We choose to use safe ingredients, chosen carefully from the most respected ingredient suppliers in the world. And from there, every product is made here in the United States (Texas, to be precise) in small, boutique batches.

… hand selected, safe ingredients …
… no petroleum, no animal bits, no gluten, soy, dairy, corn, harsh chemicals or GMOs…
… ingredients that effectively improve the health of your lip skin, like high quality Vitamin E …
… effective, old school, manufacturing processes – the kind BEFORE chemicals were introduced …
… small batches keep things fresh …
… stringent storage and handling procedures …
… A special gluten free Vitamin E zaps chapped and dry lips, making them a memory…
… each hand pressed, mineral eye shadow is designed specifically for the most sensitive eyes, yet with awesome color payoff …”

New York (Top Left) – The RAL website says that “New York is a brown based nude shade with orange undertones.” Hmmm, I don’t get the orange undertone, It almost has a grayish look. (Don’t be scared), looks to be more blue undertones. If you’re familiar with L’Oreal fairest nude, very similar, but smoother and creamier.
Secrets (Top Right – “brilliant sheen with a smooth finish, Secrets is a pink/fuschia-y moisturizing lipstick, with a deep gold shimmer” I agree with this. It’s a slightly purple pink.
Brazillant (Bottom Left) – Website says “Brazilliant is pink with slight tangerine undertones, almost a very light coral. Some gorgeous shimmer and super easy to wear” Light coral is defiantly true. It doesn’t pull pink on me, but that just might be my lips. Any of these colors will look different on you, then on me.
Ruby Slippers (Bottom Right) – The RAL website says “Ruby Slippers is a subtle red color with hints of pink. It is warmed up with tiny gold reflects that dazzle in the light.” “Perfect for a day time version of a red lip, this color is very versatile and easy to wear for any occasion. ” AGREED 100%. This is almost a slightly redder Brazillant.

The shimmer ones are slightly drier then the cream finish ones. Which isn’t a bad thing, some times they are so soft you have to be careful while putting them on. Are they long lasting? Average. If you eat, you need to reapply.

These lip swatches are on bare none moisturized lips, with NO lip-liner.

This picture was taken about 2 hours after swatching. That’s me not being careful, so half of it is probably on my shirt, and a lightly rubbed them lightly a few times.

Their return policy. Which I love, when you spent a decent amount on something, its nice to know if its not working out or your a clutz. Your taken care of.
“6 Month Money Back Guarantee
You have nothing to risk, yet everything to gain. That’s not a typo! You are welcome to try any Red Apple product, in your own home, for a FULL 6 MONTHS! And if for any reason you don’t agree it’s the best darn beauty product you have ever owned, if you break it, smash it, step on it… anything … we’ll exchange it or refund 100% of your money!”