5 Ways to Use Eco Lips Lip + Cheek Tints

Shannon Smyth
5 Ways to Use Eco Lips Lip + Cheek Tints #lipcare #lipstick

Eco Lips' Lip + Cheek Tints are truly a multi-tasking beauty balm that works as blush, lip color, and a contouring and highlighting tool.

They are vegan and cruelty-free and are made for all skin tones to provide a perfect pop of natural, sheer color to complement every beauty look.

Ingredients include organic jojoba, coconut oil, organic and fair-trade cocoa butter, and sunflower seed wax. So they're not just pretty to wear, they are hydrating, as well.

I've been wearing them for a few weeks, as I don't normally wear lipstick daily and typically wear a clear lip balm. I love that these balms make you look put together without any effort. They have a sweet scent/taste, too.

This is one beauty item you'll want in your beauty product arsenal. Here are 5 ways to use them:

5 Ways to Use Eco Lips Lip + Cheek Tints. #liptint #lipstick #makeup

Contouring

Glide the nude or pink along cheek bones, jawline and between the inner eye and nose for a contoured look.

Highlighting

Use nude for a subtle highlight on your cheekbones for a natural makeup look or if you just want a glowy complexion.

Lip Color

Looking for just the right pop of lightweight color? Try pink or red on your lips for a smooth, lip-nourishing look.

Cheek Color

Glide some red or pink on the apples of your cheek and rub in with your fingers. It goes on smooth and doesn't cake.

Eye Shadow

Try a bit of pink on your eye lids for subtle color. Nude could also work as a primer.

5 Ways to Use Eco Lips Lip + Cheek Tints #makeup

I've been loving the versatility of these Lip + Cheek Tints and I think you will, too. Find them at www.ecolips.com.

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ELLOVI Lip Butter and Butter Review

Shannon Smyth
ELLOVI Lip Butter review #beauty #lipcare #lipbalm Inspired by the flavors of foods and flowers, ELLOVI has a line of vegan and cruelty free skin care you are sure to fall in love with. Which, it's no coincidence that the pronounciation of the brand literally spells out LOVE. I had the opportunity to try out their Lip Butter and their multi-tasking Butter for review. ELLOVI Lip Butter review #beauty #beautyblog #vegan #crueltyfree

ELLOVI Lip Butter

Lip balm has gotten an upgrade with ELLOVI. I absolutely adore the chic tin the Lip Butter Collection comes in and I love the sleek black packaging with a pop of color. If you happen to be applying these lip butters in a public place, you're sure to get noticed. They're anything but ordinary. The Lip Butter is formulated with only 6 ingredients, but there are 4 that are a constant in each flavor: Macadamia butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and sunflower seed wax. All provide hydration and don't feel sticky or cakey on your lips. Each Lip Butter has a hint of flavor and fragrance, which are naturally created. Original has marula and ylang ylang oil; Tinted Rose has Rose Absolute Oil and Akanet Root; Vanilla has vanilla and marula oil; and Tangerine has tangerine and ylang ylang oil. Lip Butter has good slip and makes your lips feel nourished. You don't need to purchase all of the Lip Butters in a tin, as they are also sold separately. ELLOVI Butter review #mint #beauty #skincare

ELLOVI Butter

ELLOVI's Butter is an amazing little multi-tasker meant for hands, feet, face, and hair. And it's actually not that little. It's 3.4 ounces in a substantial glass jar. This is my first time using a hemp-based beauty product (I know. I am so behind.) Like the Lip Butters, Butter is comprised of only a handful of ingredients: Hemp seed butter, arrowroot powder, marula oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and peppermint oil. I received their Butter in Mint, and OMG, this Butter is minty and creamy like Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Like I literally wanted to scoop it out of the jar and eat it. But, since it's better suited for my skin, I passed. ELLOVI Butter review. #skincare #bodybutter #beauty Butter is very much a balm in terms of texture, but melts on your skin on contact. It is greasy when first applied, but is quickly absorbed into the skin. Since it is a balm, you don't need to apply as much as a lotion. A little scoop will thin out with your body heat and apply to a much wider area, so be conservative in how much you apply to your skin. Did I mention how good it smells??? I've been using it on my hands and they are so super soft. Elbows and knees are also in on this moisture party. I applied a very small amount through my hair once dry and it was a great de-frizzer without weighing my hair down. These are great products; definitely worth checking out! www.ellovi.com Ellovi Lip Butter and Butter (for body and hair) review. #skincare #lipbalm #bodycare #beauty Subscribe to A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog. Watch our reviews on YouTube, see our pins on Pinterest and check us out on Instagram. Got a Kindle? We’re on Kindle too! Or check out our natural bath and body line!

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Superfruit: Teadora's Lip Butter and Clay Soap

Shannon Smyth
Teadora Exfoliating Clay Soap and Nourishing Lip Butter review via @agirlsgottaspa There's beauty secrets to be found in the Rainforest. Thankfully, Teadora brings the magic of Brazil to your skin with their vegan, natural and cruelty free superfruit-based skin care. Teadora's products are intended to be a sensory experience - using decadent fragrances and textures, their products are designed to transport you to magical rainforest moments through a total immersion of your senses. Teadora Exfoliating Clay Soap review via @agirlsgottaspa With my combination skin, I am a huge fan of clay masks, so trying out their Nourishing Exfoliating Bar brings the mud to your face and body in soap-form. They are two different bars; Rainforest at Dawn and Rainforest at Dusk. I experienced Rainforest at Dusk, which has a delicious scent that is hard to describe. It's earthy, a bit sweet and unisex. The Exfoliating Bar has a fine grit to it and is comprised of Amazonian clay, natural Açaí Berry, organic Buriti Fruit oil, and organic Cupuaçu Butter. It gently exfoliates while nourishing the skin. For my face, I use the bar directly on my face in a few spots and then use my fingers the massage the lather across my face and rinse off.  Lather really isn't the right word, as it isn't foaming, but it's the best way to describe it. I use this Exfoliating Bar once a week in conjunction with my other skin care products. When not in use, make sure to keep it in a dry place. Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter review via @agirlsgottaspa This Nourishing Lip Butter is actually pretty big. It also has a dual purpose of exfoliating your lips while moisturizing. I have Açaí-Açu (Berry-chocolate), which smells of a nutty, chocolate fragrance. This lip balm does have a fine grit to it, tastes delicious (I kind of always want to lick it off), but isn't greasy. You simply swipe your finger across the butter and apply it to your lips. It seems to absorb, rather than lying on top of your lips like most lip balms, so it is more of a lip moisturizer than a lip balm per say. A little goes a long way, as well, as this lip butter has lasted me months and it looks like I've barely touched it. If you're looking to try something exotic that works great, give Teadora products a look! Have you tried them? Leave a comment and let me know! Subscribe to A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog. Watch our reviews on YouTube, see our pins on Pinterest and check us out on Instagram and G+. Got a Kindle? We’re on Kindle too!

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Lasting Smiles Lip Balm for a Charitable Cause

Shannon Smyth
Lasting Smiles Lip Balm contributes to life changing cleft palate surgeries. Story via @agirlsgottaspa #beauty #charity I love great brand stories and the cause behind Lasting Smiles lip balm is one of them. Not only is it amazing to me that the Founder and visionary behind Lasting Smiles is only 21 years old, but that she began her company - whose main goal is to provide the funds for life changing mouth surgeries - by selling door to door. That's passion for a compassionate cause. That's something I can get behind. Lasting Smiles, which recently launched nationwide in Nordstrom and Whole Foods and online at Walgreens and Drugstore.com, is the only US FLO fairtrade certified cosmetic brand. They work to support organic small scale farming communities around the world. Lasting Smiles is also 100% vegetarian and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free. For every 1000 lip balms sold, one child receives the gift of a cleft lip or cleft palate surgery in the same countries Lasting Smiles sources their ingredients. Lasting Smiles is partnered with Smile Train, the world’s largest international children’s cleft charity. This is such a worthy cause and it's amazing that something so simple as lip balm can help transform the life of a child. Lasting Smiles lip balm comes in 5 flavors: Simply Moisture - which is flavor-free Passionfruit Mango Pure Pomegranate Peppermint Creme Peach Blossom I've been using them all frequently, because during the course of a normal day I am wearing neither lipstick or lip gloss, but instead opting to hydrate my lips with these cause-worthy lip balms.  They are hydrating and taste delicious. Let me know if you've tried them! I'd love to see this brand really take off! Subscribe to A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog. Watch our reviews on YouTube, see our pins on Pinterest and check us out on Instagram and G+. Got a Kindle? We’re on Kindle too! *Disclosure: press samples

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Winter Skin Problems Solved : LypSyl and Lumeme Dry Skin Cocktail to the Rescue!

AmandaOnAir
Winter Skin Care Problem Solvers #beauty #skincare I think I can speak for most of us when I say ... I am so over this winter! It can feel free to exit stage left anytime now. This winter has been brutal! Snow removal has been a pain, navigating the slippery roads has been a disaster, and the cold has been killer on my skin. Being a compulsive lip balm and moisturizer user, I don’t remember ever feeling as dry as I have this winter. I’ve never had (or needed) a special Winter skin care regimen. My usual daily moisturizer and lip balm were all I needed … until this Polar Vortex-out of control-freezing cold-full of snow-winter we are in the middle of. My skin hates this winter and to be honest, it started to get a painful. My poor face actually started to hurt and my lips … oh my lips … they were SO dry it was painful.  My usual routine wasn’t cutting it this winter, so I’ve enlisted some new products to join my daily routine and I can report that I am dry no longer.  I’m thankful for that. It was a terrible feeling to smack my lips together and have it hurt. Same goes for my face. The Groundhog saw his shadow, so we’ve got a bit longer to suffer this winter! If you’re experiencing dry skin or dry lips, here’s what did the trick for me. Let’s start with lips. I thought I had tried every lip balm under the sun, but apparently I missed one. My usuals weren’t working this winter. I don’t know if my lips were just too used to them or what, but my go-to balms weren’t moisturizing my lips enough to protect them from this killer cold weather and they were drying out against my best efforts to keep them coated. I don’t know why I didn’t try LypSyl sooner, but now that I have I can’t imagine not having a tube with me at all times. Maybe the secret to nourishing my super dry winter worn lips was LypSyl’s pure Swedish beeswax … whatever it was, my lips are happy again and that makes me happy.

Lypsyl Lip Balm #review

LypSyl, which is SPF 15, is ultra light and moisturizing.  It has a slight minty tingle when you first apply it and the packaging is cute. There’s a little bee on the side as the slider to get the product to come up and down.  Rich moisture without a thick formula; it was seriously a godsend after suffering from weeks of dry painful lips. As far as my skin goes, my usual day and night moisturizing wasn’t cutting it. My face was starting to feel the effects of the negative temps and for the first time in my life, the skin on my face actually started to hurt. Being someone who has used facial moisturizer since I was like 10, I’ve never experienced dry skin on my face before, let alone painful skin on my face. After doing some research, adding a Vitamin C serum to my daily routine seemed to be my best bet during the winter. Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail (around $20 depending on where you buy it) will not only be my winter addition, but likely a year round new addition to the daily routine.  As far as serums go, this is pretty inexpensive considering it’s fabulous and you can buy it at your local drugstore. Both major wins. More proof that great skin care products don't have to be expensive and bought from some fancy counter.

Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Cocktail #serum #review #skincare

The low down on Lumene's Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail: Highly conditioning bioactive oil complex combines cranberry and cloudberry seed oils to help nourish and vitalize even the driest skin. Improves skin smoothness and visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by dehydration. Suitable for normal and especially dry skin. Formulated without parabens. The secret weapon inside: Arctic Cloudberry! It’s the ultimate, multi-task beautifier. Its age-defying seed oil is rich in omega acids that protect andstrengthen the skin. The berry's high vitamin C content – more than double the amount in oranges – is particularly beneficial in restoring  skin, while the detoxifying properties of the nectar give skin a brighter, more radiant glow. Lumene’s Bright Now Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail was pretty much my skin saver this winter. I use it most days in the morning before my moisturizer and at night after I wash my face. While I haven’t necessarily noticed a difference in the appearance on my fine lines and wrinkles, (I’ve only been using it for a few weeks) I have without a doubt noticed the difference in how nourished my skin feels. It feels like my thirsty skin guzzled it all right in. The actual formula reminds me of the left over juices you would find inside the package that a paper face mask comes in. The packaging often tells you to use the left over juices on your hands and neck, so I’m very familiar with rubbing that serum all over myself. Lumene Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail feels just like it… and that’s a fabulous thing! Layering this under a good moisturizer will help to instantly bring you skin back to life and get rid of any dryness. I will without a doubt be purchasing both of these products again. While I'm happy to have my winter skin problems solved, let's hope we don't have TOO much longer of this cold to suffer through! Stay hydrated my friends! If you found this skin care review helpful, please be sure to Like it, Pin it and Share with friends! Subscribe to A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Watch our reviews on YouTube, see our pins on Pinterest and check us out on Instagram and G+. Got a Kindle? We’re on Kindle too!

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Sun Bum SPF Lip Balm Review

Shannon Smyth
Sun Bum Flavored #Sunscreen #LipBalm #Review One of the most under-protected parts of your body when it comes to sun exposure, is your lips. I'm definitely guilty of applying lip gloss regularly, most without SPF, which is like a big UV magnet. Anyone willing to admit the same? Amanda raved over Sun Bum's Continuous Spray Sunscreen, and when we recently gave away Sun Bum's SPF Lip Balm during a Twitter Party, which comes in delicious flavors, I was intrigued. A lip balm that protects and tastes good? Count me in. Sun Bum Pink Guava SPF Lip Balm Sun Bum SPF Lip Balm provides SPF 30 broad spectrum coverage, and come in flavors like Pink Guava, Pomegranate, Mango, Banana, Key Lime and Coconut. When applied, there is a small amount of shine, so it's perfect for those of us who are lip gloss fiends. The lip balm is clear, so there won't be any color applied to your lips, but you'll love the scent, taste and knowing that you are protecting your pout from damaging UV rays. They're completely affordable at about $4 too! Have you tried them? Subscribe to A Girl’s Gotta Spa! for more beauty reviews! Watch our reviews on YouTube, see our pins on Pinterest and check us out on Instagram and G+. Got a Kindle? We’re on Kindle tooShannon on G+ *Disclosure

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