I am very specific about my makeup, and I like to use what works best for certain wants and needs – such as covering my rosacea, using products that are cruelty free, and the list goes on. I’m not a one brand kind of person either – I pick and choose from different brands based on what products work best for me.

Recently, Sephora released a section on their website and in their stores called “clean at Sephora“. Of course I knew about natural products before, but I hadn’t given much thought to using natural products.  I stick to my tried and true cruelty free items, but that does not mean those products are natural. It just means they’re not tested on animals. So I looked at what was available in the “clean” section and was intrigued.

The more I thought about putting certain products, specifically foundation and concealer on my face and how it’s absorbed into my bloodstream, I started to do more research on ingredients.

Here is what I have learned so far:

+ The average woman uses 515 synthetic chemicals on her skin every day, without even knowing.

+ The FDA doesn’t require any pre-market testing or approval before beauty products hit shelves. The European Union has banned over 1,300 chemicals found in cosmetics, as scientific studies suggest that they could be linked to cancer, reproductive harm, and neurotoxicity. However, the FDA has only banned eight and restricted three.

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While I’m not going all out natural all at once, I did just start using two Lawless Beauty face products and I am obsessed. So obsessed that I have to share with you guys. What really caught my attention with Lawless Beauty over some of the other brands I’ve seen is that the packaging is so glam and you can tell that there is so much thought and care behind the brand. Annie Lawless wanted her brand of makeup to reflect luxury and glamour while still being natural. LOVE!

♡ Lawless Beauty Foundation

I’ll start with the description, because it perfectly describes the product:

“This SPF-free, non-comedogenic, skin-nourishing formula won’t clog pores, and wears comfortably throughout the day with a weightless feel that won’t fade or disappear. Lightweight, antioxidant-rich, skin-balancing oils, including abyssinica, camellia, kukui, grape seed, and jojoba oils, help plump and replenish the skin’s moisture barrier for a supple, youthful appearance. Soothing, anti-inflammatory shea butter helps soften and repair skin, while promoting collagen production and protecting against free radicals. With this formula, you can achieve medium to full coverage with a natural, skin-like finish that never looks cakey or dry on the skin.” – LAWLESS

There is so much that I love about this foundation, but most of all, I love the consistency as it is not matte yet it’s not shiny, it has no SPF (which makes it perfect for a wedding!), and it wears very well throughout the day. I’m a huge fan, and I will be wearing this foundation on my wedding day.

♡ Lawless Beauty Seal The Deal Setting Powder

What’s different about this setting powder is that talc is not used. Instead, mica us used as the base. The powder does not add any cakiness, it is very fine and applies like an airbrushed finish.

Are you guys into natural makeup? If so, what have you loved? Please share!

xo, Lynn


 

I showed the CBD Oil from NuLeaf on my Instagram stories about awhile back, and I know it’s taken me forever to write a post about it, but I really wanted to see what it was all about first.

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SWEATER | JEANS | SHOES

Cold weather dressing. I’m usually perplexed when I have to dress for cold weather because it just feels so repetitive. Sweater, check…jeans, check…sweater dress, check. Repeat. I love these staples, but I’m always looking for pieces with luxe details so I don’t feel so damn BORING.

I am one who gets cold very easily – don’t judge me, please! I know many of you are in much colder climates but I am just a total wimp, so the warmer, the better. I am that person who has the car heater going when it’s 65 degrees and below outside.

Thankfully chenille sweaters are all the rage this fall, and I am not mad about it.

You probably have a closet stocked with tons of cozy sweaters, but that doesn’t mean that your collection is complete. Mine wasn’t until a few weeks ago. Enter: chenille. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you will know it when you see it and feel it in real life. It kind of looks like velvet, but it has a fab chunky knit to it. The best thing about chenille sweaters? They’re not itchy.

I don’t want to admit how many chenille sweaters I got, but here are a bunch that I’ve purchased and some that are on my wishlist. 

 

 

SWEATER | SIMILAR SKIRT | BOOTS | BAG

Every girl likes to feel a little (or a lot) glamorous. Am I right?

I love being a girl. My family and friends would tell you that since day 1, I have been a girly girl. It’s in my genetic makeup. I was always that little girl who wanted to get into any makeup that I could, and Barbie was my favorite toy. Not much has changed!

There is so much power in being a badass glamour girl. When you step into that feeling, you can unlock so much inspiration. Personally, I feel my best when I feel glam. For me, that means wearing some dainty jewelry (Miranda Frye is my favorite), wearing my favorite perfume (Santal 33 is ah-mazing and gender-less), having a fresh manicure and pedicure, and being in a clean house. Let’s not forget having a couple of candles burning. When I have these things going for me, I get my best work done, I’m a better friend, and a better partner.

Here are my top tips on feeling more glam:

Decide on the kind of world you desire to live and create it for yourself.  

Know the feeling of the world you desire to live in.  Each day, create the essence of that world for yourself.

Invest in the Details of Your Life.  

Glamour is all about creating FEELING into your everyday life. You can do this with so many little things such as decadent candles, music, fresh flowers around your home just to name a few. These are all an affordable access into glamorous living. It really is the little things!

How do you raise your level of glam? If you haven’t thought about it, try making a list and checking it off daily, weekly, or monthly. You won’t regret it because it feels so damn good.

xo, Lynn