A cornucopia of beauty treats for spring!

Spring is a time of renewal, so take some time to renew you! Here are a bunch of new ideas to treat yourself. I was happy to be hosted to experience them!

Shinery illuminating pom is a jewelry cleaner that you can use anywhere. They’re a few foam discs with finger loops that do not have mystery potions, so you can use them on any metal, without water. No more goopy products! You can use them right as you’re wearing your jewelry or you can take the pieces off to buff them. It really got to badly tarnished pendants I have. Do you have jewelry you wear every day and it doesn’t look so great? Give them a good cleaning and fall in love again!

Shinery Radiance Wash is a complete game-changer! We all love our liquid hand washes, post Covid. With this rich, pearly wash: you keep your rings and bracelets on and they get cleaned at the same time! If you have rings you wear all the time: engagement, wedding, class or other rings, you probably haven’t had the time to keep them looking their best, but now you do. The wash has no discernable scent.

Mineral Fusion mascara in Chestnut When I was a teenager, different makeup brands made more of a point of matching your natural hair color. Then, for a long time, black was pretty much the only option. Also, there was an emphasis on fake looking lashes, all “Falsies” and such. Then, people just gave up and started with the false lashes on a daily basis. Everyone was looking like Ann Marie on That Girl, if that isn’t an archeological-level reference. Anyone seeking a more natural-looking look got pebble-y, flaky mascara.

Mineral Fusion has created a color that looks like you grew your own fabulous lashes, that lengthens and thickens your lashes evenly with deep, matte color. I have sensitive eyes and it certainly didn’t irritate me. The brand avoids EWG’s ingredients of concern.

Mineral Fusion Rich Color Crème Finish Lipstick in Charming This lipstick has a very sheer, creamy finish. I think this is helpful in using a range of colors, because your natural tones integrate the color. If you need a more solid look, just dab a little foundation on your lips beforehand. The lipstick has no discernible scent or flavor. Application is smooth and easy.

Mineral Fusion Eye Shadow Trio in Jaded This handy disc contains three complementary colors with different finishes, including a sheen type finish and micro-micro glitter. Jaded is more a grey undertone sage set, very soft and flattering. It applies very well with excellent color payoff, no powder floating around. Very convenient in even the smallest evening bag!

Mineral Fusion Luminous Color blush in Flashy Flashy is actually not a flashy color. It’s a very flattering brown-undertoned rose-peach. It would probably work with almost any skin tone, if even just as a highlight on the darkest skin. The color is matte and sheer. It’s a powder, but a creamy one at that: it doesn’t float in bits around your skin. Very natural!

Andalou Naturals Andalou Naturals is an ethically-based skincare company that incorporates cutting edge technology into its formulas, including a proprietary “fruit stem cell science”. I was particularly intrigued by their 1,000 Roses line. This is what they say about it:

“infused with the extracts of unique roses like the Rosa Centifolia and Damask Rose to help support a healthy skin microbiome. At the heart of every product is the stem cells of the Swiss Alpine Rose, a rare rose known for its miraculous resilience in extreme weather conditions that has been shown to help soothe and protect delicate skin.

Dermatologist-tested and safe for sensitive skin, our Sensitive 1000 Roses® range features the natural scent of roses to help soothe both your senses and your complexion.”

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Perfecting Lip Sugar Scrub isn’t very oily, it’s efficacious. So, in this season of wind, allergies, a stretch of time not working on self-care for the outdoors, it’s good to have a product that will get to those flakes, while leaving a smooth finish. Just the process of using a scrub on your lips brings the color up on them. The scrub incorporates upcycled pomegranate seeds, sugarcane and rosehip oil.

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Soothing Squalene Oil is a silky, medium bodied oil. They suggest using a few drops on your face and neck morning and night, also, to mix some with your moisturizer. That certainly boosts the quality of any moisturizer you may be using. It’s not sticky. The oil has a faint, fresh green scent. It’s very soothing on chapped and chafed complexions.

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Lip Sleeping Mask has a sweet fruit scent and a thick but soft consistency. Think of this as your makeup prep in the morning that you do while you’re sleeping!

Acure is a beauty brand with a socially responsible manufacturing facilty, focusing on clean ingredients and super nutrients.

Acure Radically Rejuvenating Whipped Night Cream has multi-peptides, vitamin C, ferulic acid, glacial glycoproteins and plant peptides. It’s a very rich, indulgent cream – but not greasy. It will help cut that rashy and flaky redness by the time you wake up in the morning.

Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream has a silky lotion consistency. It’s fortified with edelweiss extract, argan oil and CoQ10. It’s best to have an eye cream that spreads easily, so that you don’t get in the habit of pulling and tugging that delicate skin. It definitely softens those laugh lines.

Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl Hand Cream has shea butter, avocado and jojoba oils, along with 25 SPF sunscreen and a skin brightener. It has a fresh green and wildflowers scent. With this highly rated product, your hands can avoid the look of household chores, gardening, handling papers and well, living the workaday life.

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