Sunday, December 28, 2014

Chit Chat: Natural Lip Products

Let's talk lip products...

So over the past few months I have been thinking a lot about lip products...weird right? I got to thinking one day about all of the products I use on my lips daily, and how so many of them are FULL of stuff that could potentially be harmful for me. If you think about it, we basically eat the stuff we are putting on our lips when it comes down to it. 

A few weeks ago a family friend of mine who is EIGHTEEN got diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. When I heard the news a million things ran through my mind. She is a beauty guru much like I am, and always has her hair dyed the cutest color, and her makeup is always done perfectly. I stopped for once and thought about these chemicals we are putting on our bodies. As healthy as a try to be, I am not at the point where I am willing to give up my numerous eyeshadow pallets and foundations (yet). One things I am willing to give up is my lip products. I went through my beauty station and threw away the  lip products that weren't natural (I am still freaking out a little). As a reward I went to Sephora and picked up some Bite Beauty lip products. So far I am really happy with the lipstick and lipgloss. I picked up the Lipstick in "fig" and the lipgloss in "honey". 

I encourage you to consider the products you are putting on your lips. I know I may be a little paranoid, but it doesn't hurt to try and be more conscious of what we are putting in our body :) 

In the picture below I am wearing Bite Beauty's lipgloss in "honey". I want to know what YOUR favorite Bite Beauty colors are! Also, if you know of any other companies who make natural lip products, please let me know! I would love to try it. 

Have a blessed day!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Burt's Bees Lip Crayon Review

Burt's Bees Lip Crayons Review!
I have been wanting to try this for while, and I finally caved in and picked my 2 favorite colors out to give them a try.  Let me just say...THESE ARE AMAZING. The staying power is great and they apply smoothly and have semi matte look to them, without over drying your lips. One of the reasons I am most excited about these is because they are 100% natural. I have always used Burt's Bees lip balm and have known the line of products is natural, but never gave much thought to it. After looking into some of the ingredients in my current lipsticks I was taken back at the fact that these chemicals are going on our lips...which essentially ends up in our body. I am going to try and slowly switch my everyday lipsticks to either Burt's Bees or Bite Beauty, because I am starting to realize the importance of natural lip products. 
Here are the swatches: 
On the bottom: Sedona Sands
Top: Redwood Forest

Redwood Forest on my lips:
I have to say the Redwood Forest was my FAVORITE. I have been trying to branch out and wear darker colors on my lips for the fall/winter. This color gives the most elegant shade of red that isn't too intense. Definitely a new found favorite of mine. Below is a better swatch of Redwood Forest on my hand. 

Sedona Sands on my lips:

Overall I liked this color, but my only complaint was that it isn't very pigmented. My lips are naturally pretty pigmented, so this shade was one of those "my lips but better" colors. 

I would highly recommend these lip crayons! I purchased mine at Ulta but you can find them at most drugstores.