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Happy Blogger Link Love Friday!

This week just flew by. I can’t believe I’m nearly through my 4th week of weight training. Everything is sore from my back to my calves, literally, but it’s a really accomplished feeling for me as I have gained a bit of strength since we started and I certainly feel stronger and even a bit leaner. It’s been difficult to not to cardio, but that will happen soon enough and I’ve been doing a 4 mile walk on weekends to try and get a bit in.

Anyhow, onto the links!

Clarins BB Cream Giveaway – Fluff & Fripperies

I’ve only found Fluff & Fripperies this week and I really love it! An Irish beauty blog, this is a great one for those who enjoy beauty news and reviews as much as me and she’s doing a giveaway at the moment so definitely sign up for that!

Amazon Beauty Bargains – Victoria’s Vintage

Victoria’s Vintage is a lovely blog if you’re a fan of Alice in Wonderland and tea parties because everything is always pretty and cute, often pink, and quite pristine which I find really lovely. She has great beauty and fashion posts, frequent giveaways and this week’s post features some awesome beauty bargains from Amazon so definitely worth a look!

Illamasqua Paranormal lipsticks swatch

NEW Illamasqua Paranormal lipsticks – British Beauty Blogger

If you aren’t already, you definitely have to follow the amazing British Beauty Blogger! Not only is she a veteran in the beauty industry, but she’s always the first to know when it comes to new beauty trends and products that are not even out yet. This week’s post features new lip colors from Illamasqua which I’ve been obsessing over! She’s a great adviser in blogging tips and etiquette for new bloggers and she’s just a fun read overall.

Embracing Pain: Life’s Gifts Often Come Wrapped in Sandpaper – Tiny Buddha

 I’ve been trying to feature the odd post in these links which isn’t about beauty and this week, it’s a post from Tiny Buddha about spirituality or whichever. I don’t know why, but I really enjoyed this article which discusses how suffering and hard times in life can often bring about great things. It has kind of stuck with me all week so definitely check it out!

Battle of the Hair Oils – Friday is Forever

This awesome post by Friday is Forever features some nice hair oils! I love a good hair oil, especially in Summer when I’m much more likely to need extra nourishment due to the sun, heat and time spent in pools or at the beach. There are some lovely hair oils featured that I’ll definitely be looking into! Friday is Forever is a fantastic beauty and fashion blog for those interested in that sort of thing- which I am!

Beauty Haulin’ – Diary Delights

Diary Delights is a lovely beauty and lifestyle blog which features all sorts of posts like this one where Phoebe, the lovely blogger behind it all, shows us her latest beauty purchases. I don’t know why, but I love haul posts! She’s done tons of other types of posts, but hauls are fun to read and see what everyone’s gotten. It’s my way of being nosy on the internet, if you will. Definitely check out this blog if you’re into beauty and the like!

Get App-y: We Try Inglot’s Virtual Makeover App - Beautylish.com

Get App-y: We Try Inglot’s Virtual Makeover App – Beautylish.com

This last one is from Beautylish, an awesome beauty site! They’ve done a feature on a new smartphone app from Inglot where you can digitally apply Inglot cosmetics to a photo of yourself. I guess it’s meant to help you decide if you would like to purchase that specific product, but I personally find “makeover” type digital tools for makeup, hair, etc. to be a lot of fun and thought you all might want a look!

What Links Are You Loving this Week?

Let me know in the comments!

Have A Great Weekend! 

♥ Tianna

Aurelia Miracle Skin Cleanser

{ This cleanser was provided to me by Aurelia Skincare for review }

I’m super excited to share the latest face cleanser I’ve been testing out by Aurelia Skincare!

The Miracle Cleanser, as they call it, is definitely one to obsess over! 

First off, Aurelia Skincare offer a number of skincare products which all focus on offering natural healing to the skin.

They seek to achieve this by utilizing natural Bio-Organic plant essences and oils in their product formulations as well as their own unique probiotic technology which helps balance stressed skin in order to allow your skin to reap the most benefits from these valuable natural ingredients.

It’s all very high tech and complicated, but the idea is that your skin can be damaged over time by stress, inflammation, and other factors caused by diet, the environment, etc. and which can cause skin issues such as premature aging, acne, and redness and the technology combined with the ingredients in the Aurelia Skincare products seek to correct and heal these issues in order to bring new life to your skin.

Utilizing a number of plant oils and essences including coconut oil, shea butter, chamomile, eucalyptus, rosemary, and bergamot, this super creamy cleanser is very softening, hydrating, and healing. It feels a lot like a cross between using Pond’s cold cream and the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish because it feels super creamy and lotion-like, but it’s quite cleansing and has a similar scent to the Cleanse & Polish.

What I really love about this cleanser is the fact that when I use it with my clarisonic, it leaves my skin super soft, calm and hydrated.

The Liz Earle sometimes made my skin a bit dry, but this does not at all. I also really enjoyed using the muslin cloth they sent with this cleanser as well because it also gives the skin that smooth, soft feel while still gently exfoliating.

It seems like it would be a great way for sensitive skin to exfoliate without causing irritation. 

Last of all, I’ve been using this quite regularly and I have experienced very little to no breakouts at all in the entire time which seriously impresses me, especially given that this cleanser is so thick and creamy so I highly recommend this cleanser as one that any skin type can try comfortably.

Check it out on the Aurelia Skincare website – here.

You can also learn more about the cleanser in a video they’ve done on it – here.

Have You tried Aurelia Skincare?

Any thoughts on probiotics being utilized in skincare?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!

♥ Tianna

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Happy Blogger Link Love Friday!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely week and look forward to an even better weekend! I’ve begun a new weight training routine which involves lifting heavy ass weights and doing no cardio. It feels very unnatural and my body hurts all the time now, but it’s a good burn. Also, it’s my birthday tomorrow! I’ll be turning 24 – weird how time flies ha?

Anyhow, onto the link love! ♥

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Sephora Birthday Haul – AdoraBeauty.Net

I’m loving all the awesome beauty stuff AdoraBeauty picked up on her birthday visit to Sephora! I got a birthday gift coupon in the mail as well so I’ll be visiting them sometime this weekend, I hope!

Waxing Tips for Summer – BellaSugar.com

If you don’t follow BellaSugar, definitely check them out! They always have super helpful beauty related articles. This one on Waxing was interesting and may be helpful for those prepping for Summer!

Orange Carrot Ginger Juice | gimmesomeoven.com

Orange Carrot Ginger Juice | gimmesomeoven.com

I’m not sure this post would be complete without a juice or smoothie recipe and this one from GimmeSomeOven is actually really delicious! I tried it yesterday – it’s very orange and there is a bit of carrot, but it’s just sweet enough and very refreshing. You will need a juicer to make it, though, but it is delicious as well as being great for eye and digestive health!

Etude House Hand Bouquet Rich Vitamin Hand Cream review

Etude House Hand Bouquet Rich Vitamin Hand Cream review – http://jessicaliani.blogspot.com/

I really love this beauty blog for Asian beauty reviews and she recently featured this amazing looking hand cream that I would really love to try out. Her blog is adorable and her pictures are always really good so she’s definitely worth a look!

Clean Eating 101 – The Iron You

If you’re looking to eat healthier and cleaner or want the scoop on clean eating, this is a great article from The Iron You! Aside from healthy eating articles, they also discuss weight training and other fitness topics as well.

How to Apply Foundation – TheBeautyDepartment.com

Who doesn’t follow TheBeautyDepartment? Commandeered by the incredible Lauren Conrad, they always have helpful tips for beginners in any beauty related category from hair,  to skincare, makeup, and nails.

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7 Steps to Hear Your Own Inner Wisdom – TinyBuddha.com

TinyBuddha is fantastic for those seeking spiritual guidance in life. I’m not always into what they write, but sometimes they do feature really interesting articles like this one that encourage us to reach within ourselves to find the right path as opposed to searching without. I actually think there’s a lot to be learned from that!

Tara’s Treats & Reviews – MAC & Other Goodies Giveaway!

I really love Tara’s Treats & Reviews blog! She does a lot of helpful posts in all areas of beauty and she seems like she’d be a lot of fun IRL! She’s currently doing a giveaway, if you’re interested, where she’s giving away 3 amazing prize packs, including MAC goodies, the above beauty goodies & a hair Pro Styler Curling Iron tool! It’s open internationally so definitely enter for your chance to win!

6 Popsicles to Celebrate Spring

6 Popsicles to Celebrate Spring – CookingStoned.TV

I discovered CookingStoned this past week and the founder,  Jerry Jame Stone, posts amazing recipes nearly every day! I’ve been dreaming of making these popsicles all week pretty much!

Wish your waist well with this abdomen-focused routine!

Waist Well Wisher Routine – BackOnPointe.Tumblr.com

If you are into fitness and healthy living, BackonPointe is an awesome Tumblr to follow. She always posts great simple fitness routines that can be done anywhere as well as helpful articles on health and fitness.

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Thursday Giveaway Links – ShibleySmiles.com

Shibley Smiles is an awesome lifestyle blog which features tons of articles on various topics. She’s always really helpful and she does this weekly post where she links up TONS of giveaways going on RIGHT NOW where you can win stuff. I took a glance at this weeks and up for grabs are anything from an Ipad Mini to a Coach bag or Clinique beauty stuff so definitely check it out!

That’s All for Now – Have A Lovely Weekend!

What Links Are You Loving this Week?

I’d love to know in the comments!!

♥ Tianna

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Happy Thursday Lovelies!

I hope you’re all having a great week – Today’s post is a different kind of post than I’ve normally done, but it sort of continues on with this post I did on the idea of vulnerability in bloggers for authenticity. Also, in an effort to try and be more open with readers and see what it is that you all really want to know, learn or hear about, I’ve designed to ask you all. 

So, with that, I’d really appreciate if you all commented with what you would like to see more of on the blog whether that means more beauty, more fashion, etc.

Otherwise, you can be ultra specific about it and let me know something you want to learn ie. “I want to learn how to diminish acne scars with DIY” or “I want more bright color fashion inspiration.” 

You can also request more posts on health and fitness or even if you’d simply like to know more about me and my own hobbies or whichever. 

Just let me know in the comments & I’ll do my best to make it happen!

♥ Tianna 

Nuxe Aroma Perfection Masque Unclogging Thermo Actif Face Mask

I was super excited when The Beauty Box sent me this awesome face mask by Nuxe Skincare as I’d never tried a Nuxe product before, but I’d heard loads of good things around many of the blogs that I follow.

First off, if you’re unfamiliar with Nuxe Skincare, they are a higher end skincare company that offer tons of beauty products, especially skincare, and often feature many botanical ingredients in their product formulations.

This face mask – the Aroma Perfection Unclogging Thermo Actif Mask – includes a variety of skin beneficial ingredients such as kaolin clay, rice powder, various plant extracts, hyaluronic acid, and various natural acids to help slough off dead skin cells and reveal healthier, clearer and more even toned skin that is hydrated and radiant.

The mask itself feels really gooey, but has a sandy like texture that feels a lot more like a scrub than a face mask. When applied to skin, it immediately warms up so you definitely feel the “thermo actif” bit they mention in the name. It doesn’t burn or anything – it just feels quite warm. It’s meant to be massaged into the skin gentle for about a minute or so and then left on for 2-3 minutes before rinsing it off.

I really love that this feels like a face scrub and mask in one and the heating bit is really a nice touch that makes you feel like the mask is “working,” but the effects speak for themselves. After using this, my skin felt soft, hydrated, calm and clear, and more even toned. This is a fantastic face mask to use if you are short on time, but want to get the quick results that more time consuming face masks will give you because this does it in less time.  Another great thing about this mask is that it’s one of the more affordably priced items from Nuxe so you don’t have to break the bank to get hold of one. It’s a simple way to exfoliate and treat your skin all at once and I definitely recommend it.

You can check it out on The Beauty Box – here.

Have You Ever Tried Any Nuxe Products?

What Do You Think of Face Mask that Heat Up?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

♥ Tianna

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Blogger Link Love - StorybookApothecary.com

Happy Blogger Link Love Friday!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely and productive week and onto an even better weekend with  ( hopefully ) lots of sleep. I am exhausted. Last weekend, I spent most of my time helping my boyfriend film a short for a festival and I got to be both the camera operator and a female lead which was all done through V.O. I had tons of fun and we got some amazing shots, but it was tiring and I was left feeling like my weekend never happened at all, despite how much fun I had , so I’m looking forward to getting some solid sleep time in this weekend and possibly filming my own short as well, if time permits, and then I can show you all! Do let me know if you’d like to see any of that and I’ll happily showcase it here once it’s done.

… Onto the posts I’ve loved this week!

Are Bloggers Being Exploited? - These Stylish Streets

Are Bloggers Being Exploited? – These Stylish Streets

I really enjoyed this article from These Stylish Streets discussing the topic of blogger exploitation for free products. It’s a fascinating topic to me and she brought up some really fantastic points about the whole issue that is very relevant for any blogger, not just fashion and style bloggers. If you’re a blogger, definitely check it out and, if not, you may enjoy a look into blogging issues as well!

Lush Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb Review – Seek My Scribbles

I really loved this review on the Lush Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb from Seek My Scribbles! I love all Lush products so when I see a review or post on them, I just flock there. Everything is so beautiful and smells amazing and -sigh- it’s been WAY TOO LONG since I’ve graced their shops! Anyway, her review is lovely and thorough and I especially love the photos of her pink bath water – definitely picking up this bath bomb soon!

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How I Style My Sweater – My Lady Boudoir

I absolutely love this post from My Lady Boudoir on how she styles her new sweater! She’s so adorable and the styling is brilliantly simple, yet chic. I’m always super inspired by fashion and style bloggers and this is an awesome blog if you’re in need of inspiration!

Sweet Jelly Bean: Beauty + Blog Tips

5 Easy Steps to Blog Spring Cleaning – Sweet Jelly Bean

I absolutely love Sweet Jelly Bean! Not only is she one of my closest friends in the blogosphere – she’s also a brilliant blogger. She features lovely beauty and lifestyle posts, but also does super helpful posts on blogging itself. Take this recent one she did on Blog Spring Cleaning – very helpful and fantastic for those of us who want to get more traffic to old blog posts. I highly recommend her!

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Beauty Lush List – Discoveries of Self

I love wish lists in all their forms and this one is no different! This lovely Lush List from Discoveries of Self  is a fun read and features some promising beauty goodies, especially the OCC lip tar and Lime Crime lippie! She has tons of helpful posts and beauty reviews as well so definitely check her out!

Lastly, check out this awesome post on How to Walk 10,000 Steps A Day from Skinny Ms. – this awesome health & fitness site for women that I pretty much stalk! They have super valuable info on getting fit and being healthy – highly recommend if you’re into that sort of thing!

That’s it for Blogger Link Love Friday – What posts are you loving this week?

Share them in the comments below!

Activaroma Pure Argan Oil

I was recently sent a small sample of this Pure Argan Oil from Activaroma by The Beauty Box and have really loved using it.

If you’re unfamiliar with argan oil, it’s an oil that comes from the nuts of the argan trees found in Morocco. What marks argan oil as unique from some other various plant oils is the fact that argan has an especially high content of vitamin E and essential fatty acids which are critical for restoring dryness and damage in skin.

Activaroma says that this oil will diminish fine lines and wrinkles, heal spots and blemishes, stretch marks and scars, and restore strength to brittle hair and nails.

I’ve been using this in various ways for about a month and I really do like this oil. The sample I received was pretty small so I haven’t experimented with it on my body or hair as there was not really enough oil to go around, but on my face and nails, this was lovely.

It is very hydrating to the skin while also feeling light and definitely helps combat dryness and dull skin. I really felt like it made my skin look more dewy, glowy and just overall more healthy in condition. I have combination acne prone skin, but this didn’t irritate or break me out – actually I’m convinced it’s helped my breakouts heal more quickly. It smooths the skin’s texture and seems to make scars lessen, though I’m not sure if it would make them diminish completely as I’ve run out of oil. As for my nails, this oil is fantastic for dry cuticles and nails and really does seem to strengthen them.

The full size bottle of this oil comes in a 2 ounce glass bottle which looks pretty luxurious – much like a classy bottle of perfume. I would really enjoy putting it on display as the packaging is really lovely. My only complaints about this oil are that the oil isn’t organic and there’s no note on the sustainability of how it was sourced or grown which I personally like to know about. Also, it’s pretty steep at $55 for 2 ounces of argan oil, but the quality and effectiveness is certainly there so if the price and origin of the product don’t bother you, I say go for it because it’s absolutely a quality product.

Check it out on The Beauty Box – here.

Have You Tried Any Argan Oil Products Before?

Which is Your Favorite?

I’d love to know in the comments!

♥ Tianna

True Natural EyeBright Peptide Serum

Awhile back, this eye serum was sent to me from True Natural for review and I’ve really enjoyed using it.  A natural beauty brand, True Natural uses all natural ingredients in their product formulas so their products are often lightweight and gentle, but really effective.

I’ve been testing this serum out for a good few months now and it’s definitely improved the condition of my entire eye area. It utilizes a number of natural plant oils, extracts and super hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid in order to moisturize and brighten the eye area, thereby improving discoloration, under eye circles, dryness, and broken capillaries.

After using this for a few months, I don’t know that I saw a huge difference in my under eye circles. They are still present, but less so. Actually, the main reason I really like this serum for my eye area is because it’s not only super gentle and non-irritating, but it has definitely helped hydrate my often dry under eyes and it’s also seemed to improve the condition of broken capillaries I have in the inner corners of my eyes from rubbing them a bit too often. All this coupled together has made a big difference in the overall appearance of my eyes, lending them a more youthful and healthy look.

I do wish they had done more for my dark circles, but then I know the dark circles I do have are due, in large part, to my genetics so I realize there’s only so much improvement that can be made with topical treatments, but this certainly comes close and as a standard light eye serum, this is a great choice. I think those with oily skin will really benefit because it’s light enough that it doesn’t clog under eye pores, but nourishing enough that you’ll see a difference.

You can check out this eye serum on True Natural – here.

What’s Your Favorite Eye Serum or Treatment?

Do You Prefer Eye Creams or Serums?

I’d Love to hear your thoughts on this!

Blogger Link Love - StorybookApothecary.com

Happy Blogger Link Love Friday Everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week and look forward to an even better weekend.

My weekend will be filled with more Spring cleaning, especially my bathroom and we’re actually having a yard sale as well so that should be fun.

It’s that time again – Blogger Link Love Friday! – so here we go 😉

Caudalie Divine Legs – British Beauty Blogger

If you don’t follow the amazing British Beauty Blogger, go there RIGHT NOW and follow her! She is a maven and a veteran in the beauty industry who offers loads of priceless advice on navigating the beauty world as a blogger, consumer, etc. Plus, if you just want to know what’s new in beauty – she’s always the first to know!

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Pretty Little Purchases – Milk Bubble Tea

The lovely Milk Bubble Tea blog is one of those blogs that is just so pretty to look at! I can spend hours browsing the posts because everything is so shiny and lovely. This post she did recently on some adorable purchases she’s made is no different and look at that dressing table! I highly recommend her if you’re a fan of pretty things like me 🙂

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31 Day Nail Challenge – Megan Box Nails

I found this amazing nail blog, Megan Box Nails, awhile ago when Megan and I traded buttons and I’m so glad because she inspires me when I’m feeling especially nail inferior. Her designs are really fun, creative and well, amazing. She knows what she’s doing with lacquer ladies! If you’re a nail design fan, definitely check her out.

Cucumber Sparkling Water – Undressed Skeleton

You may already know about the incredible Undressed Skeleton tumblr blog, but if not, definitely check it out! Especially helpful if you’re into healthy eating, her blog is filled with healthy, low calorie, and simple recipes for those seeking a healthy lifestyle with food. She’s super creative in her ideas and I love looking through her recipe index for inspiration and ideas for meals and snacks.

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PB&J Smoothie – Keep Your Diet Real

I love smoothies and this one from Keep Your Diet Real looks amazing! Growing up, I was pretty obsessed with PB & J (Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, if you’re not in the know 😉 ), so much so that my mom claims I ate them every day for lunch for a few years, but that’s all hearsay. Anyway, this recipe looks fun and a bit different from many conventional smoothie recipes so I thought it’d be a fun one to try out. This blog has tons of great healthy food recipes for those who are keeping their diet ‘real’.

Shea Moisture NEW Olive & Green Tea Body Butter

Shea Moisture NEW Olive & Green Tea Body Butter – Organic Beauty Talk

The lovely Organic Beauty Talk blog is all about discussing non-toxic beauty and proving that you can be green and clean in beauty as well as stylish. She posts reviews on loads of natural beauty products which are always thorough and helpful when looking for new things to try. Definitely check her out if you’re into a natural beauty routine that’s not just for hippies, as the blogger and founder of OBT says 😛

And lastly, some awesome giveaways are going on this week on various blogs.

Check out the 3 below & definitely sign up to win some fantastic prizes!

Swirls & Scribbles X The Fashion Closet Giveaway

Swirls & Scribbles X The Fashion Closet Giveaway

Lou Loves Beauty Makeup Palette Giveaway

Lou Loves Beauty Makeup Palette Giveaway

Lauraxamy’s Spring Giveaway

Lauraxamy’s Spring Giveaway

So that’s all for this week’s edition of Blogger Link Love Friday.

Be sure to check out all the awesome blogs and sign up for the lovely giveaways for a chance to win some really great prizes.

What Are You Plans For the Weekend?

I’d Love to Know in the Comments!

Have A Lovely Weekend!

♥ Tianna

Burt's Bees Favorites Skincare Set

Burt’s Bees Favorites Skincare Set – Target

I know a lot of people often think that you can only get natural and organic beauty products if you pay a lot of money, that they aren’t convenient and that you can only get them at specialty type stores, but the truth is that it can be super affordable and simple to get a hold of great products, even at your local drugstore. I have tons of favorite products that I love from various natural and organic drugstore brands so I thought it would be fun to share my favorite brands that you can easily get ( at least in USA, not sure about other countries sorry!) at your local drugstore.

1. Burt’s Bees. I love Burt’s Bees! They have tons of great skincare and body care products, but my favorite are their lip tints. They have really natural tints that are very wearable for every day and super nourishing on lips. I love them so much and they’re super affordable. You can get them at almost any pharmacy or drugstore like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid or Target.

Pacifica® Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette

Pacifica® Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette – Target

2. Pacifica. If you’re familiar with Pacifica, you might have seen their products at Sephora, but I was SO excited to see they are now being stocked at Target! Man, how I love Target and this only makes my love grow stronger. They sell a variety of lovely natural body, fragrance, and even some natural cosmetic products like the above eye shadow palette I’m currently lusting after. The photo doesn’t do it justice though. It looks WAY better than that in store and it’s only $11.99! I think that Pacifica has actually lowered their price point to fit in with what Target customers are willing to pay so WOOT! Oh, and they also carry amazingly nourishing body lotions; I especially love their shimmery body lotions which smell incredible. 

Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Soap - Lavender (16 oz.)

Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap – Target & CVS

3. Dr. Bronners. These are not necessarily my favorite products, but they are really great basics to have on hand and they get the job done in a natural, eco sustainable and fair trade kind of way which I really love. Their products are gentle and smell really lovely, but inoffensive. Also, the value for what you pay is amazing as you can get these huge economical sized bottles for under $20. 

Yes To Cucumbers Face Cleanser Towelettes - 30ct.

Yes To Cucumbers Face Cleanser Towelettes – Target or CVS

4. Yes To… Although they have other lines ( Blueberries, Carrots, etc.), my favorite of the lines is the Yes to Cucumbers line. It just smells really refreshing and calming and their face towelettes are lovely for carrying around in my purse whenever I need freshening up! Their products are super affordable and diverse, but nearly all skincare products. I haven’t done much experimenting with their Carrots/Blueberries products, but the Yes to Cucumbers are all pretty amazing. 

Willa Girl Cucumber Face Mask - .33 oz

Willa Girl Cucumber Face Mask – Target

5. Willa Naturals. Although this is technically a beauty brand for girls, I have no shame in admitting that their products are awesome and, why yes, I use them quite faithfully! My favorite of their items is this Cucumber Face Mask which is both refreshing, detoxifying and cleansing. It’s a great simple clay mask to have on hand for weekly pampering or fighting breakouts and the brand is SUPER affordable for teens and adults alike.

Dead Sea Essentials Chamomile Mud Mask - 5.3 oz.

Dead Sea Essentials Chamomile Mud Mask – Target or CVS

6. Dead Sea Essentials. I actually discovered these by winning a mini spa pack at my sister’s baby shower a few months ago and I was really surprised to actually like their body products. Their body lotion and scrub are both really nice, gentle and calming while their hand cream is super nourishing and smells really pleasant without being too overwhelming. 

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil - 3.4 oz.

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil – Target, CVS, Walgreens

7. Weleda. Weleda is a fantastic brand for body products, especially natural body oils, bath oils and hydrating creams. Their bath oils are really calming and their creams are great for calming irritation or helping with severe dryness in skin.

Avalon Vitamin C Rejuvenating Oil-Free Moisturizer - 2.0 oz.

Avalon Vitamin C Rejuvenating Oil-Free Moisturizer – Target, CVS , Walgreens

8. Avalon Organics. Avalon Organics is a lovely skin care line for brightening and simple basic face moisturizers. I really love their Vitamin C range and that’s mostly the products I’ve tried from them, though they do offer other types of products as well and are all affordably priced.

Eco Tools 5-pc. Brush Set

Eco Tools 5-pc. Brush Set – Target, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart

9. ECO Tools. I absolutely love the ECO Tools brand for makeup brushes and shower tools. They offer great quality makeup brushes that last a super long time and are made with sustainable materials at a very decent price point. Plus, they are stocked at tons of places so you can get them virtually anywhere. Plus, their shower gloves and bath sponges are also lovely and very affordable as well.

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Physician’s Formula Mood Boosting Powder – Target, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart

10. Physician’s Formula. This is a really lovely cosmetics brand that is offered nearly every pharmacy as well as at Walmart and Target. They are super affordably priced and they offer some fun products like this line of blushers and bronzers that are scented and actually smell really lovely, but are meant to boost your mood. I don’t know if I believe all the mood boosting crap, but it does smell really nice and the designs of these are so cute!

So, those are my favorites; What Are Yours?

I’d Love to Know in the Comments!