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Victoria Beckham Bitten Lip Tint

So when I heard that Victoria Beckham (LOVE) came out with her own CLEAN beauty brand I was so excited to try some of it. I bought a few things but I will just be reviewing one today. I am obsessed with lip products so it should be no surprise that the first product I tried was the Bitten Lip Tint in the only color available which I would describe as a berry color.As you can see from the photo above, the presentation is GORGEOUS and everything is recyclable. The tube is heavy and looks luxurious! The photo below shows a swatch of the product on my hand. A little streaky!

I really like the applicator because it is slightly slanted. I must however say that I did not like the consistency of the product. It is a stain and does dry down quickly but looks streaky, especially if your lips are dry. At $34.00 I was expecting to be totally WOWED and I wasn’t. So unless you are just a collector I would pass on this product. Stay tuned, I did buy a few others that I really liked! Here’s the link to the website if you are interested: https://www.victoriabeckhambeauty.com/lips

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Holiday!

RIGHT NOW! Beautycounter’s Holiday Collections (well, most of them) are available to purchase! I have already ordered a couple and will be reviewing them as they arrive. In the meantime visit my site to shop!

https://www.beautycounter.com/gracebissenden?goto=/

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace

xo

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Beautycounter’s Friends and Family Sale! Skincare Faves!

It doesn’t happen often but it is happening now till August 12th. Get your hands on some amazing, clean beauty and personal care products! Here are a few of my favorite skincare products:

Balancing Charcoal MaskThis mask is my weekly “go-to” when I need a good pore cleansing. I promise it works like magic to pull all the impurities from skin and helps shrink pores. Oh, it has a lovely mint scent too! Say SPAAAAAA……

Countersun Mineral Sunscreen LotionI can only speak for myself as someone who has NEVER been able to wear sunscreen without getting a breakout. That is until I tried this! It has a lovely orange scent to it (major plus for wearing on your face!) and blends beautifully into skin. It lightweight and water resistant. Formulated with non-nano zinc and California Poppy. Play safe in the ☀️

Cleansing BalmRemove your makeup and treat yourself to a mini facial with this addicting balm! Packed with vitamin C to brighten the appearance of skin and raspberry and cranberry seed oils to hydrate this multipurpose formula can also be used as a mask. Included with each balm is a muslin cloth which is softer on the skin than traditional washcloths, just a little something extra to optimize the experience of using this cult classic!

I hope you have the chance to try some of these products. If you have a particular skin issue to address, please ask me in the comments for recommendations.

Check out my link below for more information!

Thanks for stopping by ❤️

Grace

https://www.beautycounter.com/gracebissenden?goto=/

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Battle of the Clean Mascaras

Let me start by saying I am fully aware that everyone wants something different from their mascara. I get it. I want something that will POP my lashes and stay put throughout the day. That being said I put two “clean” brands to the test. Fitglow Beauty’s Good Lash Mascara is packed with amazing ingredients (vegan formula) that contains a serum that promotes hair growth and prevent breakage. It is a very wet formulation. This mascara retails at $38.00 U.S.

Here’s a close-up of the pine cone brush.The Beautycounter Volumizing Mascara is made with natural fibers and boasts an increase in lashes by 385% and is gluten-free. This mascara retails at $29.00 U.S.

Here is the close-up of the hourglass brush.

I really like both mascaras quite a bit. Each is unique in what they promise while both give an almost exact look to the lashes when applied (2 coats). Both apply easily and look really nice on the lashes.

Based on my 5 💗 rating I give them the following:

Fitglow Beauty’s Good Lash 💗💗💗💗 1/2

Beautycounter’s Volumizing Mascara 💗💗💗💗💗

The only reasons I knocked off 1/2 of a heart for Fitglow is because of the hefty price point and a little transfer throughout the day.

This decision for you may wind up being personal to you. One being vegan and the other gluten-free.

I purchased my Fitglow mascara at http://www.safeandchic.com you can also find it on their site http://www.fitglowbeauty.com.

Beautycounter’s Volumizing Mascara can be purchased here:https://www.beautycounter.com/gracebissenden?goto=/product/volumizing-mascara

I hope you all found this helpful. If you’ve tried both, let me know your thoughts.

Thanks for reading!

Grace ❤️

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Dark Eyelids Begone!

My foray into clean beauty is an adventure that I truly am LOVING! I heard great things about this brand out if England called Lily Lolo and immediately wanted to give them a try. Sometimes when I am doing my eyeshadow I want extra punch and I find when I use a primer, I get that. My eyelids can get red at times due to allergies and general tiredness so I wanted something that would correct color too. Lily Lolo’s award winning Eye Primer was on my radar because of my needs. The compact (which is adorable by the way) comes with 2 shades. One is a light flesh tone and the other a yellow tone corrector. Both sides are very creamy. The yellow corrector is a not as creamy as the flesh tone but definitely hides red or blue tones your eyes may have. Made with jojoba seed oil, candelillia wax and argania spinosa kernal oil it also has mica, titanium dioxide and iron oxide.

🚫Completely free of GMO’s, talc, additives, harsh chemicals, parabens, gluten, dyes, fillers and lots of other nasty stuff!

I love the consistency and how it makes my eyeshadow pop and stay in place. Available at http://www.safeandchic.com and http://www.lilylolo.us for $15.00 U.S.

My score for this product out of 5 💗’s is a solid 💗💗💗💗💗

What I love: Price-point, formulation, sleek compact, effectiveness.

What I don’t love: I’d like to see it in other flesh-tones.

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Watch Those Lines DISAPPEAR!

Just like magic! Beautycounter’s Mattifying Powder blurs fine lines, wrinkles and pores while leaving a lovely matte finish to your skin. Admittedly I prefer a glowy finish on my 52 year old face but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I like this product for a more polished look. The jar is .32 oz and retails at $39.00 U.S.. You won’t be disappointed with this super-finely milled, translucent powder. Great for all skin types and tones. It is just stunning. Please note, I use no filters on my photos.

My rating out of 5 💗’s is 💗💗💗💗 1/2

What I love about it: I really like the finish and how easily it goes on. GORGEOUS finish!

What I don’t love about it: .32 oz., BUT a VERY little goes a long way!

🌱Gluten-free 🌱Vegan 🌱Unscented🌱Nut-free🌱Soy-free

Beautycounter bans the use of over 1500 potentially harmful ingredients and is a B corp brand that is Leaping Bunny Certified.

To order please visit my site at :

https://www.beautycounter.com/gracebissenden?goto=/product/mattifying-powder

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Teeny-Tiny Haul from Safe & Chic

I got a very small haul from Safe & Chic yesterday. I ordered a large size Routine Natural Deodorant in “Cat Lady” and they sent me a sample of it in “Superstar” (hilarious). Go check out my full review a few posts ago for that product. I also ordered a new cool-toned bronzer by Han Skincare Cosmetics .I purchased the shade “Malibu” and must say I really like it. The pan is smaller than I thought, .16 oz but it is bronzer and should last me awhile. I wanted this particular bronzer because it is cooler than others I have. It is talc free and made with oil-absorbing rice powder. The best part? It is antioxidant infused with organic cocoa powder and slightly smells like it! I am wearing it here with Beautycounter’s blush in “Nectar”. I absolutely love it’s consistency which is smooth and silky (not powdery). It applies quite easily and looks natural. It retails at $16.00 U.S. You can check it out at http://www.safeandchic.com or http://www.hanscc.com