Hi, everyone! I’m taking over Elsie’s favorite natural products series this week since she is busy finishing up a new eCourse she’s been working on. Trying to go a less toxic route over the past year can be challenging at times, so it’s always exciting to share and talk about new products I love whenever I find them!
It’s been a little challenging to find good nail polishes that I like (especially in colors that I like). So I was thrilled when I discovered this Aila 8-free nail polish line. The polish feels thick when applied (in a good way), and you can add the Better Than Gel topcoat for an amazingly gel-like finish and feel. I love this mauvey Petunia shade that adds a little bit of color but is still subtle enough to act as a neutral. I’m hooked!
I’m a little bit obsessed with face washes. There’s nothing that feels quite as good as a clean face at the end of a long day, and this enzyme cleansing oil and makeup remover is a great way to wash away the daily grime. It’s a very light feeling cleanser, and it’s the first time I’ve tried using a clay cleansing sponge before, so that’s been kind of a fun experience! The sponge is a lot gentler than I imagined (it’s kind of a hard material until you get it wet), but it really helps to remove all the makeup. You can get 3 months of use out of one sponge. I do like to take off my eye makeup with coconut oil first, but this is great for the rest of the face.
Savannah told you guys about Bite Beauty in her post about her natural lipstick favorites, and this Cotton Candy color is the perfect bright photo shoot pink! I tend to wear lighter colors most of the time, but it’s always a good idea to have a bright shade on hand for a punchy photo or just as a mood pick-me-up if you know what I mean. The cool thing about Bite is that their ingredients are all food grade, so you could actually eat the lipstick (which is good because you kind of do anyway as it wears off, right?), and you can get it at Sephora. So you can try all the shades and find your favorite like I did.
I have to admit that I do kind of love having that little pink heart sponge always hanging up in my bathroom now – so cute! I personally love reading product roundups like these, and I hope you guys have found a few new items that you’d like to try as well! What natural products have you been into lately? xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman.
Hi Rachel! We mentioned a couple favorites in this post: https://abeautifulmess.com/2016/07/3-natural-products-i-am-loving-vol-5.html 🙂 -Jacki
Hi! I really love this series! Any chance you could do a post about natural sun-screens? Pretty please and thank you!!!
i love the nail polish and the face scrub.
I really love this series and urge you guys to look into clothing next. Not the toxicity of your clothing, but the negative impact of “fast fashion”, like H&M, Zara, and Forever 21.
You should check out my friends nail polish line, it is all food inspired names. It is 5-free and comes in SO MANY CUTE COLORS!!!
This is her site: http://www.palatepolish.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
and her instagram is: @palatepolish
She has a Nashville stockist too, Hey Rooster.
Thanks for the tips!
Great tip! Thanks!
Honestly, I think this series is my favorite that you ladies have done on the blog! I’ve found SO many good products that I love from them.
This is so helpful! I love the natural posts.
These days I do not have as much time as I use to browse around and try new natural products so this have been very great and I’ve try lots of the products you posted.
Bite Beauty makes the nicest lipsticks – I own a couple and I love them, but I had no idea they had food grade ingredients! Love this focus on natural products!
I love Bite lip products, they last forever! I’ll have to look into that nail polish, that color is gorgeous!
– Dara || www.peoniesandhoneybees.com
I’ll have to try the bite one! Edible?! Awesome. Have u tried Batty’s Bath products out of Ontario? Great for targeted skin care!
Love that nail polish! Thanks for sharing as I’d never heard of the brand.
Nicky Zeeb xx
I love the nail polish color!
I’m so glad you shared that lipstick because I always love your lip colors and wanted a natural one! I’d love to see that particular one on you. I just bought a similar shade from Root Beauty (great affordable natural makeup) but it’s more of a color balm.
I never got around to commenting on your mascara post, but one of the few I am comfortable using is Real Purity, from Amazon, which is basically like homemade ingredients-wise but looks lovely. I just purchased a Miessence mascara which just came out (I’m a rep) and hear it’s better than the Real Purity so I can’t wait to try it. That one is Australian certified organic, which is even higher than the USDA.
I just started using Go-To skincare after receiving it for my birthday and it is awesome! It’s so nice to read the ingredients list and understand what is actually in the product. Also feels amazing on my skin
You should check out squarehue, vegan nail/7 free polish. They also contribute some of their funds to fight human trafficking. great quality nail polish!
That lipstick is so pretty
For any Aussie girls out there with oily skin like me try Sukin’s Matte Oil Balancing moisturiser. It leaves your skin feeling silky and does a great job minimising shine 🙂
I have always heard such good things about Bite cosmetics, but I find it difficult to get hold of them in the UK.