Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kneipp Natural Skincare


(Lemon Verbena & Avocado Butter Hand Cream, Arnica Bath Oil, Lavender Body Wash)

I came across a natural skincare line by Kneipp
that smells amazing!
Everything is vegan and uses essential oils.

I really love the story behind the brand!
125 years ago, a naturopathic health pioneer Sebastian Kneipp
educated and provided people with a simple plan for good
health through natural healing powers of water, plants and herbs.
Now that is right up my tree! 
The products are free from preservatives, silicone, mineral oils & paraffin.
 They have plant-derived, functional ingredients that are skin tolerance confirmed by
dermatologist.

I really like the bath packets! I'm a big believer in the healing power of baths 
and adding essential oils, salts and herbs, etc.
These are perfect little packets to just pour in and
enjoy a wonderful healing, stress free bath!
Find more Kneipp products here!

(Red Poppy & Hemp Bubble Bath, Eucalyptus Mineral Bath Salt)

Kneipp is having a cool giveaway you can win too thru Aug, 14!



Enter your chance to win the Let’s Explore Package, featuring:

Shinola Detroit Arrow Bicycle
Kneipp Natural Bath & Body Products

Link to sign up: bit.ly/SummerLovinSweeps

XOXO,

Taj


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Heal Your Skin Naturally: Psoriasis Free & Clear




I've got a great book for you guys about using food
and your positive energy to heal your
skin issues!

The focus is on her journey with this skin issue and how she
took steps to heal herself.
What I love about this book, first off, is that you can really apply 
these things to your body whether you have psoriasis
or any other condition! Particularly though, skin issues that so many
people have these days due to so many diet factors and stress. 

Mary believes that there is a process of physical healing, emotional healing
and spiritual healing. She goes into depth for each one. She
also provides recipes for clearing skin. 
One I especially like is her Juicy Juice (pg. 112):

1 Bunch of Kale
2 Peeled Lemons
1 c. Mint Leaves
3c Water 
Blend and enjoy!
This combination is high in vitamin C and it cleanses your liver. 

There is also a section in the book for supplements and herbs which I 
really enjoyed. I am a big believer in the healing power of natural herbs & plants
taken daily.


Our skin is a big indicator of what is going on inside of us. 
I know for myself, I tend to have small flare-ups when I am stressed and 
when I have too much sugar. I have learned to be kinder to myself about it.
It used to be the end of the world every time I had an outbreak! 
I agree with the part of the book where it talks about realizing how
our feelings help to manifest our reality.
Oftentimes we are super critical and judgmental towards 
ourselves and it builds up for years!
Becoming aware of these feelings and thoughts and
replacing them with positive, loving and kind thoughts is key.
It is truly amazing how much these things effect our bodies!
Perhaps our body is saying: "wait, you are not being kind to yourself!"
It's almost a blessing! Like a warning sign of a road you don't want to go down.

One thing that has worked for me and my skin is coconut oil. 
I use a spray that has no scent and absorbs right away into my scalp, which is
where I have my own issue.
I actually use it for like every skin ailment! But it helps with itchiness, dryness
scars & redness. You can find it here

If you have any skin issues or if you know someone that does,
I recommend this book. I love when a author shares
their true journey in hopes of helping others heal as well.
This book encompasses so many great resources for 
you to heal and to take control in a healthy, natural way.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, please leave any 
 personal suggestions or resources you know of! You 
can always e-mail me or send me a message too
on Instagram at gorgeousglamrose!
 
Happy Healing!
xoxo,
Taj

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Natural Makeup: Benecos




I've been trying out a natural makeup by the natural beauty brand Benecos.
The German brand uses all organic ingredients and is
free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, dyes, PEG and gluten. It has no 
petrochemicals, silicones or GMO's.

I tried the color nude in the Natural Creamy Make-up.
There are 3 shades in the line. Nude, Honey and Caramel. 
The Nude was a tad too light for me, as I have a light/medium olive
complexion. Nude would be great for lighter complexions.
I made it work though and added a little bronzer afterwords!

The application I used was my fingers first to get a good
feel for it.
It was a bit tacky and set really quick.  Once it set it was
not moving! So I added some of my moisturizer to it and it applied better
and I was able to get an even finish.


The next time I applied it, I massaged the tube a bit, I find that sometimes
natural ingredients can break up a bit, so I shook the tube and
massaged it. The makeup was much better after I did this!
It wasn't nearly as tacky. I still added moisturizer to it though.
I used a brush and also a sponge application and I like fingers to apply it
the best for this product. It gives a nice light coverage and is buildable.
I really love that it doesn't settle into fine lines or emphasize pores.
It has a matte finish and doesn't really need powder to set it. 

After wearing all day, I found that it held up pretty good! There was some break up
around my nose and chin. For me, I would wear this like a tinted moisturizer.
It is a perfect workout makeup too!
It doesn't have enough coverage for me to wear it as a true foundation 
and I found it a bit too tacky to blend into a flawless finish. 
I love the ingredients, it has jojoba see oil, shea butter and aloe leaf!
If you are someone who doesn't wear much makeup anyway,
this might be a great choice for you. 
I have combination skin, and I didn't find it greasy or oily at all.
It does feel creamy and smells like a natural product which I like.
Overall, for the price which is around $17 US I would recommend
this if you are looking for a healthy makeup. It will give you a 
light coverage like a tinted moisturizer. The bottle is convenient and 
travel friendly. 

Our skin is our biggest organ and it really is important as women to 
choose brands that are healthy for our everyday makeup. 
Benecos has a lot of other products that I am interested in trying out
like eye liner and blush! Check them out here!

xoxo,
Taj

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Eyelash Nail Art


I had a little fun with my nails and painted
some eyelashes on them!
They are not perfect, but I think
they came out pretty cute!
I just love these pretty Spring colors from 
Sally Hansen.

My daughter and I both painted our 
toenails the beautiful lilac color!



(Clear Top Coat, Rosy Quartz, What in Carnation, Pardon My Garden, Shea Dream)

Sally Hansen has a new Argan Oil Infused Formula, which are the 
Top Coat, The Rosy Quartz and the Shea Dream colors shown here.
It fuses intensive nourishment and moisture to the nail and provides
up to 10 days of fade-proof and chip-resistant wear! It
comes in 38 shades too!
I am really loving these beautiful shades for Spring and
can't wait to come up with some other fun combinations.
I'm thinking unicorn inspired nails for my daughter!

xoxo
Taj



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Loving: Healthy Serum


I've been using this vitamin serum for several weeks now
and I'm impressed. 
Frownies Immune Shield is specially formulated
for inflammation and dry skin.
I like that it can be used all over the body
not just on the face. 
It is great for fine lines, wrinkles, 
and especially around the eyes.
It can be used on and around the lips 
to reduce fine lines.
There are so many healing benefits of this serum
like use on scars and stretch marks,
use on acne and rosacea and psoriasis.

What I am most impressed with is the ingredients,
it is stacked! 
There are no parabens, fragrances, gmos, mineral oil,
animal testing and it is vegan and 100% plant based!


Some of the ingredients are hemp seed oil, oat oil e, sea
buckthorn oil, grapeseed oil, meadowfoam oil,
carrot seed oil, macadamia nut oil, vitamin e, radish oil!
Just to name a few!
It absorbs into the skin right away and isn't greasy.
I like to just pat it into areas that I need it most.
You can also apply it before sun exposure to protect skin from UV
damage (in addition to your sunscreen of course!) 

This is a great serum to add to your routine! It has
healthy ingredients that work together to
heal and protect your skin. I also love
their Rose Water Face spray, it is amazing!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Taj

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

French Brand: Le Couvent Des Minimes


I recently discovered this French Brand Couvent Des Minimes!
They make natural skincare recipes that began in 1862
with the Sisters from the convent of the Minims in Mane France. 
They had a passion for aromatic plants and natural ingredients.
I just love French beauty so I am drawn to anything
that comes from the Provence region. These items are also available at Ulta!

The first item is a Nail and Cuticle Fortifying Salve.


It has Shea butter, Apricot kernel oil, Myrrh & Rosemary to name some
ingredients. 
I like to have this at my desk as it smells so invigorating!
My hands are always dry from busywork and this is so soothing!


The Loving Care Body Balm is an original recipe with Galen's wax which 
helps nourish and repair skin.  Calendula extract soothes and Mallow 
extract prevents dry skin. It smells very floral and is super hydrating.


My favorite is the Botanical Cologne of Serenity! It
smells like heavenly lavender, with notes of mandarin, bergomote and cedar.
It takes me to France, transports me to this wonderful feeling of freshness and
calmness!
Definitely try it! 

These little treats are all on sale at Ulta buy one get one half off so
now is a great time to try them out! 

xoxo,
Taj

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SoCozy Hush Collection



SoCozy has a new line of sensitive skin hair products for our
kiddos called Hush! 
This is great news, as I find more and more kids have sensitivities 
than ever before. There are four products in the Hush line that
I found at Target in the Baby section.

If you are new to SoCozy products, they are free of toxic ingredients and
anything else yucky that we don't want touching our precious kids!


There is a Sensitive Scalp Serum that helps
calm irritation and balance the scalp.
It is a non-greasy formula that soothes a dry, flaky scalp.
I'm super impressed with the thought that went
into creating such a helpful and healthy product for kids! 

The Sensitive Styling Foam also helps 
maintain a healthy pH balance.
Importantly, it does not cause product buildup, which I find
happens easily to my daughter so this is great.
The 2nd ingredient after water is Aloe!


I always love the SoCozy detanglers!
They save my daughter and I a lot of circus activity!
This Sensitive Detangler is a ultra-gentle leave-in.
It soothes and softens hair to remove tangles.

The Sensitive 2in1 Soothing Shampoo + Conditioner 
has a soft messaging brush on the end to help lift dirt, flakes and oil.
It helps to soothe and calm an irritated scalp while keeping it moisturized.
All the products have an ever so light, natural and fresh scent to them.

This whole SoCozy Hush line is available at Target and right now there
is a Cartwheel coupon for 25% off too!
So it's a great time to try it out on the little ones.
If you have yet to try out SoCozy I know you will love it,
they are tried and true in our house!

xoxo,
Taj


(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SoCozy & BrandBacker.
All opinions are 100% Mine!)



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Makeup: Butter London


Hi! I've got some fabulous new makeup to share with you!
Everything I have here from butter London has been pretty great so 
far, so I wanted to let you guys in on it too if you are shopping for
new Spring makeup!


First, I love the pretty packaging all the products come in. 
These Wink Eye Pencils come in these gorgeous black boxes
with pretty floral vines on them. (You can see them in top pic)
These eye pencils go on so smooth and they set in 30 seconds for all day wear.

I have Union Jack Black here which is a true black and a shimmery Earl Grey.
I've been using the Earl Grey non-stop lately, it's something different and fresh.


 This Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara in Brilliant
Black is a great addition to my mascara rotation!
I love how the wand has a plumper tip to really
get into the lashes and separate them and plump them up.

I've been using the Tailored Brow Tint in Dark Brown
as a final step on the brows.  It has a natural look for 
quick application and keeps brows in place.
With wand brow gels I always wish though that they also had
a precision tip on the other end to get that perfect brow.

This eyeshadow duo in up all night was a surprise.
I really love the champagne color for inner corner highlight
and also as a cheek highlight! It is so pretty you can use it many ways.


Loving these two Plush Rush Lip Glosses, the wand is nice and fat
and they go on nice and creamy, moisturizing and minty
for a little plumping! They have a sheer finish and the
texture is a little tacky, but a good tacky! It doesn't feel 
like it's slipping off your lips right away, but staying put.

Birthday Suit is a really pretty Nude.

(L:In Love, R: Birthday Suit)


The Bronzer Clutch is so amazing! It has three shades, Sun Kissed, Sun Baked
and Sun Shadow. It comes with a golden Glow Pen.
This kit is perfect to amp up your dull winter skin!
The first two have a bronze goddess shimmer effect while the last shade 
is great for contouring with no shimmer.
The gold highlight pen is so gorgeous
and can be used so many ways.
As a eyeshadow, a inner eye highlight or a
cheek highlight.


The packaging is so glam!

Saved the best for last! This Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil in Dusty Mauve.
It is such a pretty pink for spring. I love how moisturizing it feels.
I love the packaging and the soft tip applicator. This is my go-to right now!



That's what I'm loving from butter London right now for a pretty Spring 
update! Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo 
Taj

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Switch to Non-Toxic Candles : Loving Bright Endeavors



Happy Love week! 
Romance is in the air and so is my Lavender Sprig
soy candle from Bright Endeavors!
If you haven't made the switch to non-toxic candles
what are you waiting for! 

I always have a candle going from about September to 
August...umm always!
I used to always stock up on a very popular candle brand
that would have 2/$20 sales. I'm sure you know who!
Until I realized they were giving me headaches.
My favorite scent was always the Evergreen Balsam,
as it reminded me of the fresh scent back home.
But not for long. Usually, I would get a little annoying 
headache.

All those unhealthy, toxic ingredients found in most candles,
were creating a polluted environment in my own 
home!


Candles made with s bees wax and (non gmo) soy wax with
 natural scents are best for you.
They are an aromatherapy for your home and senses.

Many, many candles are made with paraffin and
some sort of filler oil (vegetable for example.)
 Paraffin releases carcinogenic 
chemicals into your home. 
The fumes can be similar to a 
diesel engine! Yuck!

Tips:  Don't buy $ Store candles or cheap
candles from brands like glade etc.
No candles with artificial scents,
gel candles, imported candles.
Lastly, that have a metal core wick. (These 
have been banned in U.S. but many
still make their way from overseas and are
not banned in other countries: Hi Canada!)

Anytime you burn a candle, do it in a wide
open space in your home. Not a small
bathroom or room with no ventilation.
If you do burn non- bees wax or non- soy candles,
try to limit it to once a week or less!

What I love in particular about this brand Bright Endeavors,
is that the candles are made by young moms in need.
All the profits go towards their paychecks!

This Lavender Sprig 8 oz. candle has
 30 hours of burning time! 
It's made in the USA and 100% of the proceeds
support the young moms who make them.

If you haven't made the switch to healthy candles,
please do so for happiness and good health!
There are so many great natural candles out there
a great way to give back too!
xoxo
(Image via Bright Endeavors)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sweetheart Nails


Valentine's Day is almost here and I
was inspired to paint my nails a soft pink with
metallic and peachy hues!
Something different and fresh!
I used the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line.
I love the finish I get, it's super shiny and luxe.

 I really love the look of mixing polish colors on one
hand, I think it is easy to do at home and then I
don't have to spend a fortune on nails at the salon
for artwork or fake nails. 
It is modern and unique and you can switch it up without
any major commitment!
 I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in:
World is My Oyster, Mauvin' On Up (pink perfection!!) and Freedom of Peach.

I love the thicker brush the polish has so it is super quick to apply and dries 
fast. 
Are you doing any special nails for V-day?  
Smooches!
xoxo
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