Green Beauty Gifts for your Valentine or Galentine

We are officially one week away from Valentine’s Day and I have some fun ideas for you to treat your gals, your love or yourself ;)

My husband and I don’t take Valentine’s Day very seriously (I’m not even sure we will go out) but ever since I had Chapel, I look at it as something fun and themey to do with the family…and I love any excuse to give or receive a treat or two!

I started a little tradition where I make these Paleo Chocolate Donuts in this pan. (A really cute mini heart pan option) This year, I’m going to serve them up for a family breakfast in bed (may be a bad idea with a toddler??). I love these breakfast trays or these.

Here’s some ideas, if you’re searching for some Valentine’s treats!

Sigma Beauty Brushes

These brushes are a game-changer for your beauty routine. There is nothing wrong with TJMaxx brushes, however if you want quality brushes that will LAST FOREVER - these are it. I’m talking quality vegan brushes that will up your game - no stray hairs on your face, they won’t get brittle after some wear and they really do make a difference in how your makeup is applied. Plus, the metal parts are super durable, so they won’t scratch or fade. The handles are strong and coated with paint 8 times, so they stay like-new for a long, long time. Use my code ROSEWATER for 10% OFF of your purchase!

Aether Rose Quartz Palette

Hello, gorgeous. This palette just released in late 2018 and I’ve been dying to get my hands on it. It has not disappointed. Gorgeous color with just enough sheen. You will be seeing this on me on REPEAT. Not to mention, the colors are infused with real Rose Quartz and Organic Rose Hip Oil for glowing skin!

Alpyn Beauty Plantgenius Survival Serum

I haven’t used anything like this product. Wild actives that nourish your skin with tons of vitamins. Gentle exfoliators for cell turnover / anti-aging. And the formula looks so glowy in the bottle, that of course translates to your skin. It’s a serum and primer in one. With a pretty price tag. Just $68 for tons of health benefits either on its own or under your makeup. It’s a MUST HAVE.

Pretty in Pink Lip Kit - only $25!

Maybe it’s a gift…or maybe you need it to get ready for Valentine’s ;) Either way, these are my two FAVORITE Lip Products! They are truly lifesavers for me! For just $25, you will receive the French Girl Organics Rose Lip Polish, a Kari Gran Lip Whip and a Follain Makeup Pouch. And right now, if you spend $90 at Follain - you will receive a Makeup Kit for FREE (worth $76)!!! Use code GOODLOOK

Luxury Skin Routine from MUN

Use my code ROSEWATER for 15% OFF of your first purchase! This is BY FAR my MOST POPULAR line among my readers! Use my discount to see what all of the fuss is about!! I love the MUN Anarose Toner and AKNARI Brightening Serum! They are not to be missed! Right now, you can receive a full-size Revive + Protect Moisturizer FREE when you purchase the Daily Face Essentials. When you use my code, you can get the entire line for $178.50!!!

A few non-beauty gift ideas:

MVMT Sunglasses and Watches - Use my code therosewateredit15 for $15 OFF your purchase!

I love my Cuyana wallet - I’ve had it for years and it looks brand new! It’s held up so well! Mine is black with a red interior, but I love the blush, as well!

Maybe the fella in your life would like a Butcherbox subscription?! Or maybe you want it for yourself?! I’m loving mine!! It’s 5pm and I have NO dinner plan. Just opened my freezer, popped out two frozen Alaskan Wild-Caught Salmon filets and voila! Dinner! Not to mention, the chicken is organic and beef + pork all grass-fed. I’m OBSESSED. It’s an amazing value!!

xoxo, Lauren

Makeup Routine 10.25.18

clean beauty makeup for fall

I shared some really fun little makeup tips + tricks on my Instagram Stories today and here’s the list of everything that I used! You have to check out my little lip trick and how I apply eyeshadow to make eyes pop! I saved the routine in my Stories Archives under “Fall Look.” I hope you like the little ‘get ready with me’ and found some fun ideas for Fall makeup!

The Routine:

Night before: True Botanicals Hydrate Nourishing Cleanser, MUN Anarose Toner (15% OFF with code ROSEWATER), Resurfacing Moisture Mask, True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil

Morning: True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil

Hair Oil: Innersense Harmonic Healing Oil

Here’s the routine that I showed on Instagram Stories:

Foundation: Kosas Tinted Face Oil

Foundation brush: this one / I also like this one

Toner: MUN Anarose

Concealer: Vapour Illusionist Concealer ( I wear 015)

Eyebrow: Beautycounter Brow Pencil / I want to get this one.

Bronzer: Lily Lolo in Miami Beach

Blush: First Beautycounter Cream Blush in Caramel / Followed by Vapour Aura Multi Use in Sultry

Blush Brush: Beautycounter Angled Brush

Powder Highlighter: First Light Highlighter Palette

Cream Highlighter: RMS Luminizer in Champagne Rose

Eye Palette: Velvet Eyeshadow Palette in Iconic

Eyelash Curler: Rosegold Eyelash Curler

Eyeliner: Kjaer Weis Eye Pencil in Black

Mascara Primer: Honest Mascara + Primer

Mascara: Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara

Lipliner: Kjaer Weis Lipliner in KW Rose

Lipgloss: Spice from the New Nudes Lipgloss Trio Collection

xoxo, Lauren

Empties and Clean Beauty Must Haves!

clean beauty must haves

It’s finally cooler here in Georgia and it has me thinking through my skin + haircare. What do I need to change up and what will I continue to use through the colder months? My empties are getting replaced because these are my tried-and-true staples. I think you should try them, too!!


  1. Innersense Pure Harmony Hairbath + Conditioner

    This is the best clean shampoo and conditioner that I have ever tried. My hair doesn’t get weighed and down and I can style it like I always have with conventional shampoo + conditioner. A little goes a long way and this set has last me forever!

  2. MUN Aknari Brightening Youth Serum

    My skin drinks up this wonderful serum. It’s not too oily but leaves my skin hydrated in the morning. I love that it also doubles as an eye serum. Rose oil, Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Vitamin E and Argan Oil - you are doing something right! You can always save 15% with my code ROSEWATER (and currently receive a FREE travel size of their brand new gel moisturizer with any $30 purchase)

  3. Agent Nateur Holi(stick) Sensitive Deodorant

    The absolute only natural deodorant that works and doesn’t break me out. Period. I’m going to pick up one for my husband and one for myself from Aillea today!

green beauty highlighters

Other MUST haves

Ok, when I started to list the MUST haves, there are so many that I want to include! Ah, so I limited myself to 6 things that I’m absolutely loving right now!

  1. Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara

    My girlfriends are all obsessing over this mascara…and evidently everyone else is too! It’s been consistently sold-out, since it’s release earlier this year. Hurry and grab one!

  2. RMS Champagne Rose Luminizer

    I think this may be my #1 FAVORITE thing right now. It adds the most gorgeous glow to makeup days and bare face days. It wakes me up, brightens me up, and is just the easiest to apply. I get so many compliments on my “skin” when I wear it ;)

  3. Beautycounter First Light Holiday Palette

    Ok, I know I have included 2 highlighters on this list, but what can I say? This far along into my pregnancy I need all of the glow and these products are really helping me out. This Highlighter palette is beautiful, natural and again - getting me all of the compliments ;) I like to set my undereye concealer with the shade Halo for an extra AWAKE look!

  4. Beautycounter Instant Awakening Trio

    Speaking of AWAKE - THIS SET. My love, the Overnight Resurfacing Peel, an Illuminating Cream and Eye Masks?! Hello, GORGEOUS, MERRY + BRIGHT!

  5. A Jade Roller

    I’ve posted a lot about my love for this thing. But, my love increased when I realized that it really does work to alleviate my sinus pressure. Hello, new best friend! Oh, and the skin benefits are amazing, too ;)

  6. Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser

    Do you guys know how important exfoliation is?! You’ve GOT to do it a couple of times a week. The sloughing off of old skin to rejuvenate new (YOUNGER) skin is SO important! If you don’t have an exfoliator - get this one!! It’s also a cleanser (hello, less steps), doesn’t overdry and smells like a spa. So yeah. I pair it with my Overnight Resurfacing Peel (see #4) and have the freshest skin the next am!

What are some of your Clean Beauty Must Haves??

xoxo, Lauren