As Summer Winds Down, Keep Your Skin Healthy With Natural Products From The Vitamin Shoppe

I love that you can use natural products, and get great results for your skin at the same time.  Win, win! Try one of the following products — you will love them!

Vitamin C W/Coq10 Facial Cleanser from Beauty Without Cruelty ($11.99 USD) — This wonderful softening facial cleanser contains Organic aloe vera gel, organic botanical infusion (chamomile, calendula, lavender), Co-enzyme Q10 and many other natural ingredients.  It does not contain parabens, animal ingredients and it is not tested on animals.

Kiss My Face Face Factor Spf 30 For Face and Neck ($11.99 USD) — Kiss My Face combines Oat Protein and Oat Beta Glucan, a dynamic duo of patented ingredients that reduce irritation and inflammation and fight against damaging free radicals as they moisturize your skin. This contains UVA/UVB Protection, it is water-resistant and is 100% paraben free.

Vanilla Honey Spf 15 Lip Balm by Kiss My Face ($3.29 USD) — Smooth, soothe and protect chapped lips organically with this 72% organic treatment. It works quickly to return your lips to a happy state with SPF 15 and tasty vanilla honey flavor. This product contains no animal ingredients, artificial colors, or unnecessary  chemicals and was not tested on animals.

One With Nature’s Shea Body Wash ($8.49 USD) — With a sweet and soothing scent, this ultra moisturizing body wash provides a thick, rich lather to gently cleanse the skin.  Shea butter and natural minerals, muds and salt of the Dead Sea Basin moisturize your skin and leave it feeling clean, healthy and rejuvenated.

100% Pure Cosmetics Honey Almond Body Scrub ($22.99 USD)  Juicy and invigorating body scrub smoothes away bumps and flakes for incredibly silky soft skin.  Fruit oils deeply moisturize while anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants nourish.  Fruit acids brighten gently for a healthy glow.  No harsh detergents, no synthetic chemicals, no artificial fragrances or any other toxins that can strip, irritate or dehydrate your delicate skin.  Truly, 100% Pure.

All products are available for purchase at The Vitamin Shoppe or at

Mineralogie — Achieve A Flawless Finish With Makeup That’s Good For Your Skin

Tired of using the same old mineral makeup. Try Mineralogie, which is made with the best pharmaceutical grade minerals available. Nourishment of the skin, sheer to complete coverage and, most important, total protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays is the philosophy of the brand.

For a flawless and non drying look, the Mineralogie 4 Piece Starter Kit — Choose the foundation shade that is right for you from one of Mineralogie’s seven most popular colors for your personal introduction to 100% mineral makeup. Each Starter Kit includes 3-grams of Mineralogie’s SPF 26 Loose Mineral Foundation (to match your complexion!), 1-gram of coordinating Loose Mineral Bronzer, 6-ml of our new Natural Cream Concealer, a personal size Makeup Brush plus, a Mineral Application Card! A $90.00 retail value for only $35.00. That’s over 60-days of makeup!! The perfect way to begin experiencing the flawless beauty of minerals. Available in 7 shades.

I like all of the products in this kit. The foundation is very pretty and doesn’t cake in pores. The color blends well with my skin color. I do think it is a bit too glowy for me and I need to dust a bit of matte translucent powder on top to tone down the shine. The concealer is very matte and works well.  Plus the bronzer is beautiful and not too shiny. For the price, this is a great deal!

From light to luscious our new Spring Quad Pressed Eye Shadow Compact ($38.00 USD) includes the must have colors for the season. Accentuate your spring wardrobe with Champagne, Mulberry, Fusion and Mango. The perfect springtime combination for a fresh, natural and irresistible look. 

These shades are very soft in the compact, but pack a lot of color and shimmer (which I love).  I am not a fan of glitter, but I think shimmery shadow is youthful in neutral shades like these. Perfect for spring!

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Pur Minerals Exotic Oasis Spring 2011 Collection

Pur Minerals Spring 2011 Exotic Oasis collection consists of tropical glowing colors that will guarantee to get your beauty routine out of the winter doldrums! The colors in both of the product I’ve tried are warm and shimmery — and really brighten dull skin. They are:

Triple the depth, drama and dimension with the adventure-ready Exotic Rocks Trio ($28.00 USD, $52.00 value), featuring two new additions to the Pür Rocks family. Give skin a rosy radiance with the popular Hot Rocks (shimmery pink shades), turn up the heat with Lava Rocks (rosy red) and touch the sun with Glow Rocks (beautiful bronze shades). Use alone or combine the multidimensional shades for an endless array of gorgeous looks for eyes, lips and cheeks.

Exotic Rocks Trio includes:

  • Lava Rocks
  • Hot Rocks
  • Glow Rocks

What I think: I have wanted to try the Hot Rocks because they looked like they would brighten the complexion with the shimmering pink combination of colors. I was so exited to hear about the addition of Lava Rocks and Glow Rocks. I love to use the Glow Rocks first like a bronzer — everywhere the sun would naturally touch my face, forehead, nose, chin and cheeks. In the day time I then sweep Hot Rocks on the apples of my cheeks and add Lava Rocks in the evening. The colors can be mixed to find the perfect flush of color for any complexion.   

Make every day extraordinary with a brilliant mosaic of exotic eye shades and the undisputable glow of a sun-soaked getaway. Featuring a dazzling palette of tropical pastels and deep-sea corals, Nature’s Paradise ($28.00 USD, $132.00 value) captures the bold spirit of a season filled with excitement and mystery. Break away this spring with a stylishly intrepid look and claim your own piece of paradise.

Nature’s Paradise includes:

  • Six island-inspired eye shadows
  • Tropic Bronze sun-soaked powder
  • Polynesian Pink mineral blush
  • Mini Powder Brush

What I think: They pretty palette will effortlessly take you from Spring to Summer. Use the pink blush and the soft pink and gold shadows for Spring and turn up the heat with the bronzer, and bronze and turquoise eye shadows for Summer. So pretty and complimentary on all skin tones.

Learn more and purchase at Enjoy your bright new looks!

FACE Stockholm Mineral Powder Foundation with SPF 15

FACE Stockholm Mineral Powder Foundation with SPF 15

Need a new mineral foundation? Although I am not a fan of the loose mineral makeup that is so popular these days, I love the smooth finish that the new FACE Stockholm Mineral Powder Foundation with SPF 15 ($38.00 USD) gives me. 

FACE Stockholm’s website states, “Our innovative, Mineral Foundation Powder with SPF 15 provides a natural, non-irritating alternative that is hypoallergenic, paraben and fragrance free and includes the added benefits of antioxidant and ultraviolet protection with Dermat Complex to significantly reduce shine. 

This silky, soft mineral-based foundation glides on effortlessly, to create a healthy, glowing, flawless complexion without any mess. Formulated to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines while creating a natural matte finish, it does double duty as a translucent powder – or a buildable coverage foundation.

The lightweight, breathable powder easily adjusts from polished sheer to rich, more opaque coverage with the use of a brush or sponge. Enhanced with Vitamins A, C & E to condition and Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide for natural, chemical-free sun protection, it is appropriate for all skin types.”

I love this mineral makeup. It doesn’t cake in the pores like other mineral foundation can and it actually seems to hydrated my skin instead of making it seem dryer.  It stays fresh on my face for hours, too. Available in 7 shades from very light to very dark, this foundation would work on many different skin tones and types.

Visit to learn more and to purchase. Enjoy!