the end of summer, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve run yourself ragged with kids, parties, biking, swimming, and a ton of other outdoor activities that have – let’s face it – done a number on your skin & body! I recently discovered a new place in town that’s PERFECT for relaxing & recovering, called the Wholistic Beauty Boutique. Colleen Fletcher, the owner, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Energy Healing Therapist, Certified Hypnotherapist, Metaphysician, AND Licensed Esthetician. So basically, she does it ALL!
One one of my first visits with Colleen, I discovered her 100% Pure makeup products. I’m one of those girls who’s tried every makeup line under the sun, looking for the right fit for my skin, that doesn’t have all the crazy chemicals in commercial makeup that I find worrisome. But many times, I’ve tried “natural” foundations that simply. Didn’t. WORK. They have all seemed like glorified tinted moisturizers to me, with not enough coverage. Curious, I had to check this stuff out!
First off, the primer blew me away. Foundation primer is important to me, because 1) I have acne scarring, and primer smooths out my skin before putting foundation on. And 2) I take lots of photos for my job, and if my face looks blemished and strange in those pics, there’s no way I’m going to post them, lol! The ingredients are: Organic Aloe Juice Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Rice Starch, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Candelilla Wax Extract, Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract, Resveratrol, Silica, Avocado Butter, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower and Honeysuckle Flower Extract, and Mica. Seriously, no weird stuff, nothing that will inflame my skin! And here’s the kicker: when I put it on, my cheeks literally glowed. I’m not kidding!
Next up, the foundation: Healthy Skin Foundation with Super Fruits. The ingredients are: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rice Starch, Pigmented Extracts of: Peach Fruit, Apricot Fruit, Cocoa Bean, Goji Berry Fruit, Acai Berry Fruit Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Extracts of: Candelilla Wax, Ferment White Tea Leaf, Coffee Cherry Seed, Maqui Berry, Muscadine Grape Skin, Mangosteen Peel, Acerola Fruit, Elderberry, Grapefruit Seed, Japanese Honeysuckle, Active Ingredients: 15% Titanium Dioxide, and 10% Zinc Oxide.
So again, no major chemicals or parabens; just natural ingredients that work great, and don’t make my skin break out! In fact, I’ve enjoyed using these products knowing that they’re not only healthy, but also contain ingredients that are actually working hard to improve my skin while I’m wearing them!
I loved that the foundation is heavy coverage (good enough for photo shoots!), but at first I found it a little hard to spread across my face, because it’s very concentrated. Colleen recommended I start with Camellia Oil, a soothing, nourishing face & hair oil I can pat on gently after washing & toning my skin. She also recommended I use a damp makeup sponge, and presto-chango, those two steps were the perfect combination!
So here is my regimen:I wash and then spritz with Virginn Pure’s Moisture Mist (another awesome local makeup company!), pat a little Camellia Oil on my cheeks, spread Luminous Primer over that, and once it dries and I get that little “glow,” I top it with the Super Fruits foundation. I can honestly say, my skin has never looked so great! The photo above has a lightening filter on it, for a soft glow, but I didn’t have to retouch any of my fine lines or acne scars. This is seriously GOOD makeup!
So… Would you like a little pampering too? 😀 I’m happy to announce it’s GIVEAWAY TIME, woohoo!
Wholistic Beauty Boutique is giving away a Pure Bliss Massage & Facial Combo!!! The facial includes a “high-performance, nutrient-rich herbal enzyme peel that targets signs of aging by a layering of vitamins, antioxidants, & anti-inflammatory botanicals to leave your skin protected and revitalized!”
CLICK HERE to “Like” Wholistic Beauty Boutique’s page and COMMENT on the contest photo there!
Good luck – a winner will be selected on August 16th, and notified by Facebook and/or email.