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


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


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.

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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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Beauty Must-Haves When Skiing the French Alps

Candyce Ross
French beauty must-haves when skiing the French Alps via @agirlsgottaspa I recently visited Morzine, France for a week of skiing aka falling in the snow (as I am still extremely amateur.) For those of you who have been on a ski trip, you will know that a week on the slopes is one of the most special types of trips. It involves good food and wine, great company with friends and family and whilst it is one of the most physical weeks in terms of exercise, it leaves you recharged in a different way. Perhaps it's the positive effect that open space and fresh air brings - an uplifted sense of well-being. In saying all this, a day on the slopes means your skin can be exposed to both the elements of the sun and snow. At the end of the day not only have your legs had a workout, but your skin is tired too! Beauty must-haves when skiing the French Alps (Morzine, France) via @agirlsgottaspa These are my top picks for what to pack to ensure your skin is looked after just as well as your chalet hosts look after you! IXXI Silky Cleansing Balm - Yes, your skin has had fresh air all day in the alps, but remember, you've been sweating and have most probably had a combination of sun, snow, sleet, wind, rain or all of the above against your face. Besides the warm tea and afternoon treats that were waiting in our chalet for us at the end of each day, using this cleanser was what I looked forward to most after a day on the slopes! Rich in consistency and full of essential oils to put the bling back into your skin, this product feels like you've bathed your face in milk. It has a comforting, soothing effect. Apply to a dry face, massaging gently as the gel transforms into oil. Leave on for a few minutes as you would a mask before rinsing off. When in contact with water this oil changes into a milky balm - it's the best feeling! The balm washes off easily, leaves no oily residue and removes makeup effectively. Containing almond and coconut oil, the cleanser leaves your skin nourished and also has anti-redness and anti-aging properties. What's more is that 90% of this products' ingredients are from natural origin. @ixxicosmetics is a must-have when skiing the French Alps via @agirlsgottaspa After cleansing, I lathered my face with IXXI Sublixime Anti-ageing Absolute. This is like liquid silk! A few drops of this oil is all that is needed to regenerate your skin. I applied this each evening and the pine extracts (derived from bark, pine seed oil and pine needles) ensure that you wake up with radiant, toned skin. The smell is divine - it has a sweet alpine smell, with hints of violet and jasmine, musk and orchid. Dry, chapped lips are never a good look and unfortunately the wind and dry air on the slopes mean that this nasty look is often highly probable. This is a beauty product that you will probably find in every Australian women's handbag and it's one that since living there I have wondered how I ever lived without it! Lucas’ Pawpaw ointment is made in Brisbane, Australia from fermented Australian pawpaw fruit and is one of those products that seems to work for everything - chapped lips, burns, cuts, rashes, you name it! It has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and comes in a convenient tube. Pop this in your ski jacket and reapply every few hours to keep your lips plump and smooth. @ixxicosmetics must-haves via @agirlsgottaspa Just because your goggles cover your eyes during the day, doesn’t mean that they don’t need some attention. IXXI’s Eye Contour Treatment is cooling and ideal for night and day. A week of skiing, whilst the best of fun is also tiring, so a treatment that puts puffy eyes and dark circles at bay is always welcome. Creightons Argon Smooth Miracle Oil – my hair is often the first to show a change in climate and washing my hair every day and wearing a helmet on a ski trip can take its toll. After each wash, I applied a few pumps of Argan oil to damp hair to leave my hair smooth, frizz free and shiny. The smell of this oil is incredible, like a sweet perfume, which is very different to the dull smell of other hair oils I have used in the past. If you have any tips for perfect ski skin or any travel beauty essentials that you can’t leave home without, 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. Got a Kindle? We’re on Kindle too!

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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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DIY Lip Care Treatments

Gail Lewis

DIY Lip Treatments #skincare #DIY

My lips are one of those areas of my face that I will admit gets neglected. I wear a protective lip balm to keep them hydrated, but when it comes to pampering them I am neglectful.  Lately I have been making it a beauty priority to give my lips their very own spa time.  I exfoliate them, apply a lip mask and hydrate them the same way I do with the rest of my face.  I've realized that it is actually extremely easy to whip up lip care treatments with a lot of the items in my refrigerator for soft, plump, hydrated lips.  A great lip scrub can be created by combining coconut or olive oil, with honey, brown sugar and lemon juice.  Just mix together to form a paste then apply with your fingers in a circular motion.  I also like to let this scrub sit on my lips for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water.  A great moisturizing lip mask can be made by simply mixing equal parts honey with equal parts lemon juice.  The lemon juice works as a gentle exfoliant while the honey is extremely moisturizing (don't apply if you have any cuts though, as it may sting.)   If your lips are really dry and feeling irritated, apply one of my all time favorite spa product to your lips...cucumber.  Yes the same cucumber found in infused spa water and it's coolness used to depuff eyes.  Just gently rub a slice of cucumber over your lips until they are saturated with the cucumber juice then let sit for a bout 20 minutes before rinsing with cool water.  These lip treatments are fast, easy and effective, but I would recommend doing test patches before since some people are highly sensitive to lemon juice as well as raw honey.  Your lips are going to feel softer, smoother and kissable in no time! 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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