So, ya girl is broke, which means that I’m always lusting over products that are way out of price point. My goal is to eventually set aside some money to try out all of these at some point or another. So, without any further adieu, here’s my own beauty wishlist!
Yeah, I know. $65-freaking-dollars for an eye cream?! But let me tell you, this tiny 12 mL jar of goodness does wonders for my eye area. I actually was able to try out a sample thanks to an Integrity Botanicals purchase I made a couple of months ago. About 99.9% of the ingredients in this eye cream are from natural origin and about 74% of the ingredients are organic, so this eye cream means serious business. It’s jam packed with vitamin E thanks to argan oil along with white tea, green sea, and North Atlantic sea fennel. I’m not too sure about that last ingredient, but heck it’s working for me! The consistency is almost runny, but lightweight and non-irritating. When I wake up in the morning, my under eyes look noticeably smoother and more plump, so any fine lines look diminished. I’m almost out of my sample, so I want to get a full size jar because I can only imagine how my eyes will look with continued use!
ILIA has been one of the first brands I remember stumbling upon when I first started researching green beauty products and yet, I have still haven’t purchased a lip product from them! I always see rave reviews about ILIA from bloggers like Lilly from GenuineGlow.com and Teri Miyahira from YouTube and my itch to buy a lipstick grows every time I see someone mention it. Blossom Lady is described as a muted shade of pink, which I think would be perfect as an everyday-type of nude color. The ingredients are pretty awesome too and they include organic jojoba oil, organic cocoa butter and organic beeswax. Yeah, there’s beeswax in this, so sorry vegans! This lipstick will probably be my next big purchase if I don’t buy this next item on my wishlist.
I feel like everyone and their mother talks about this makeup sponge and I guess it’s for a good reason. You’re supposed to dampen the sponge with a little bit of water and then you can dab on your face makeup with the rounded end to seamlessly blend everything. You can then turn it around to the pointed end to blend in all of the nooks and crannies of your face like under your eyes and around your nose. In the past, I have used the RealTechniques Miracle Complexion sponge, which is only $6 and is supposed to be a dupe, but I’ve heard that the Beauty Blender far surpasses that makeup sponge by a mile. When I was using the RealTechniques sponge I noticed it didn’t really last too long because it slowly started to tear because of constant use. So, this leads me to wanting to try the Beauty Blender because I think it would hold up a bit better.
Again, I know. It’s another spendy item, but I’m just so intrigued by it! It’s almost a mouthful, but the Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation looks so heavenly because it’s a 2-in-1 one product, meaning it’s both a makeup product and a skincare product. It’s described as a multivitamin for your face, which sounds too good to be true in all honestly, however, the ingredients do look amazing. The ingredient list includes organic broccoli seed oil, organic sea buckthorn seed oil, organic neem extract, and just a ton of other great ingredients. I’ve seen reviews praising this foundation from YouTubers Ashley (makeupTIA) and Mercedes (l’amour et la musique) because of it’s ability to go from a serum to powder finish. I’ve also heard that it does smell a little funky, but I think I could manage that considering all of the benefits. Based on the shade guide I guess I would be either a 3 or 3.5 because I am yellow/olive-toned and I may decide on getting tanner this summer.
I know I haven’t mentioned hair products and that’s honestly because I haven’t really found a real OH MY GOD product in the green beauty category. I have an incredibly itchy scalp that is dry, yet prone to buildup and my hair is overall coarse, frizzy and dry. I stumbled on this company a while back and I forgot about them, but now they’ve come back into my head because I really want to try something new. The Morrocco Method (which is spelled differently from the country Morocco and I’m not quite sure why) involves shampooing your hair with a different product every time you wash your hair. You’re supposed to use the 5 shampoos that correspond with the five elements Earth, Fire, Air, Water, and Ether (sounds like Avatar: The Last Airbender am I right??) which are all designed to offer a different benefit to your hair and scalp. All of the shampoos are raw, cruelty free, vegan, gluten free, and contain no soy, GMOs or SLSs (aka sodium laurel sulfate which is a lathering agent that can strip your hair of precious oils). This travel set really looks like it has the potential to be a holy grail product for me, but for now I’m going to use up what I have in the shower before I decide to splurge on this!
So, that’s my first beauty wishlist! All of these products are definitely something I want to buy, but not necessarily buy all at once. You know how broke I would be if I ever did that, oh man! So, yeah.
Let me know if there’s anything that’s caught your eye in particular whether I mentioned it here or not!