Spring Refresh with Aillea

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I had the chance to host an amazing SPRING PARTY at one of my favorite places - Aillea!  If you don't know about Aillea, they are Atlanta's newest Clean Beauty Boutique with locations in Charleston and Denver too!  Becca (Store Manager), Shae, Erica and all of the ladies at the shop are incredibly knowledgeable and just the kindest people!  I love going there for all of the latest + greatest in Clean Beauty!  For those of you that aren't in one of the cities where you can visit a brick-and-mortar stores, Aillea has an excellent online store where you can shop their curated collection of the best brands in Clean Beauty!

Last night, we gathered in the gorgeous shop in Buckhead Atlanta for a Spring Party.  There was wine, snacks and ALLLLL of the product testing you could imagine.  I love how all of the guests rolled up their sleeves and tested just about everything in the store!  

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I took some time during the evening to share my journey with Clean Beauty and named my TOP PICKS for SPRING!   Since some of you couldn't make it ;) I have them all listed below for you!!

Suntegrity Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 - We ALL need a good sunscreen for the warmer days ahead.  This one is my pick for beach and pool days.  The active ingredient in Zinc Oxide.  It rubs in smoothly (not pastey) and the unscented versiou is safe for kids and babies, too!!

RMS Magic Luminizer - I have loved the Living Luminizer for so long, but lately I have kicked it up a notch with this GORGEOUS highlighter.  I use it on my cheeks, my eyes and pretty much everywhere I want to glow!

Osmia Organics Facial Soaps - These are my go-to cleansers right now. I've tried the Black Clay and the Pumpkin and it's LOVE.  They take off my makeup, clear my skin and I don't feel dry after I use them.  Last night, Shae from Aillea mentioned that she cuts her bars to make them easy for travel.  I thought that was brilliant!  Let me tell you, these last forever.

Lily Lolo Eye Palette- Such a great swap for the Urban Decay Naked Palettes.  Gorgeous, neutral colors.  No chemicals, talc, or artificial preservatives.  Don't you want that kind of product sitting on your eyes all day?

Mun Anarose Toner- I raved about this product here.  Made with my namesake, rosewater.  It has a balanced pH to truly neutralize and balance your skin.  Love, love, love. Especially to clear pores in the warmer months, when we are a little..um..dewier.  Our sweat can be pore clogging and it's the perfect time to start using a toner!

Some guests even snagged some of the last remaining Green Beauty Icon Boxes!  There are a few left and it's SUCH a great DEAL!  Almost $70 off of amazing products!  It even includes 2 of my own picks, the RMS Magic Luminizer and Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap!  See my review here

What are you switching up in your routine for Spring?

Daily Beauty Look 12.22.17

december beauty look

EYES + LIPS

Eyebrow mascara: 100% Pure Green Tea Fiber Brow Builder in Medium Brown

Eyebrow comb: Ecobrow Defining Brush

Concealer as eyelid base: 100% Pure Long Lasting Concealer in Peach Bisque

Eye Palette: 100% Pure Naked II

Eyelash Curler: Rosegold Tweezerman

Liquid Eyeliner: Long Last liquid eyeliner in Black Tea

Mascara + Primer: Honest Truly Lush Mascara and Primer

Lips:  Liquid Lipstick + Liner (BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF TODAY!!) 

** Fuller lip trick:  I almost always apply my lip color with my finger tip.  I smudge it into my lip because I don't like for my lip color to look like it's sitting on top of my lips.  If I want bolder color, I will first smudge the color into my lip as a base.  Then, I will swipe the color directly onto my lips...but I still smudge it with my finger after.  I do this as many times as I need to, in order to achieve the desired amount of pigment.  I then use a coordinating lipliner to outline the very outer edge of my lips (almost a tiny bit outside of my lips). A nude lipliner like this one is actually very versatile and can be used for many of your more neutral lip colors.  For bolder shades, it's best to find a coordinating lipliner!