Is it August already!? I thought I'd check in with a little progress report to our Step Outside of your Beauty Box challenge .
July came and went in a delicious haze of unusually hot summer weather and trips to the beach right after work to enjoy the long Northern European days... Pasta salad, check, drinks from the freezer, check, kid and towels, check and check! Eventhough I've been extra careful to avoid direct sunlight this summer, because of my delicate status (36 weeks pregnant! ...eeek!) and the skin being extra sensitive to the sun during this time, I still managed to somehow get pretty dark. Once my face is tan there is no need for foundation, blush or even mascara. I got away with relying solely on the above handsome threesome as my beauty entourage:
Badger Balm's Damascus Rose Face Sunscreen as face moisturizer and sunscreen.
Nuxe's Huile Prodigieuse OR on body and face for a lovely shimmer.
Crazy Rumors KibisKiss lip tint as natural lip protection and great color on the lips.
Et voila'! That was it. However don't think I was sitting around twiddling my thumbs. I know that sooner or later the weather will get cooler and the tan will fade away just like those warm summer rays and my face will need 'help' again. So! I have been a busy worker bee asking my friends and "Global Neighbors" for their suggestions of favorite organic make-up options. One company I kept hearing about was Vapour Organic Beauty. I love my creamy foundations, blushes and eye shadows and seems like Vapour's products would give me a similar consistency that I love. I've ordered 5 samples directly from their website, a nice deal for $15 (plus $5 International Delivery and a $10 discount on the next purchase of a full sized product). I am going to be trying the basics; primer, foundation and blush.
With these I'm targeting for elimination few of my staples, the Dream Matte Mousse foundation, the creamy blush and Studio Secrets Primer.
Now that I'm at this point I can see it'll be harder then I thought. I've figured out the perfect way to combine my make-up elements to achieve various effects, for example I use three different shades of Dream Matte Mousse mixed together to arrive at the perfect foundation color for me year round. Complicating matters even further I may add a bit of lotion for a shearer coverage and a skin luminizer for extra glow. Because you know, some times you feel like a luminizer, and sometimes you don't.
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