I am not one of those fanatical natural beauty fans. But lately I’ve noticed I am drawn to natural products. I just never thought deodorant would be one of them. I hate being stinky and frankly always thought natural deodorant wouldn’t work well. Now I am singing a different tune thanks to LAVANILA.
LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant is 100% natural and super soothing to the sensitive under-arm area. Magically, this aluminum-free deodorant is really effective. It isn’t an antiperspirant but it does keep odor at bay. I am using the vanilla coconut scent which is subtle but slightly spicy/tropical.
The formula is free of mineral oil, silicone, dyes and synthetic fragrance. But it does contain Beta-Glucan Technology which works against bacteria and as an antioxidant. Goji Berry, Japanese Honeysuckle and Lemon and Tea Tree oils work to fight odor and manage to nourish the skin at the same time. Available at Sephora and Amazon.
Regular readers already know how much I love the natural makeup line rms beauty. I have invested in the living luminizer and “un” cover-up (both of which I am wild about). When I spotted the buriti bronzer, I just had to have it. This creamy, organic proper contains Buriti oil packed with vitamin A and beta-carotene. The pigment comes off very sheer for a perfect subtle winter glow. There is very little sparkle adding to its natural look. I also love a wash on eyelids for a simple eyeshadow look.
Not sure why I hesitated getting BarkBox for Izzy and Tink… we just got our first box and it was totally worth it! The toys are well-made and crowd-pleasers. The treats were perfect for my smaller pups (you designate what size pup you have when ordering).
Make sure to note on your calendars the official L’OCCITANE holiday kickoff on Thursday! Stores will be offering complimentary mini-facials, hors d’oeuvres and champagne – who could resist! Spend $65 and you’ll receive two travel-size products from our new macaron-inspired collaboration with Pierre Hermé. Swing by as the festivities will be happening all day. More info here.
Thinking about my former city, Austin, tonight as they are dealing with a massive amount of rain. Stay safe, Texas! The rain has arrived here in Oklahoma, but unlike South Texas, it is a welcome relief here. One of my pups is a little under the weather (but overall okay). So this calls for a cozy weekend in with football, cooking (butternut squash salad) and sleeping in.
In the meantime, I am trying out a new skin care routine from dr. brant that I know you guys will be excited to hear about. So far, I am very impressed. And here are some of my favorites from October. I was in major shopping mode this month, investing in and keeping my eye on some “forever” items: