Archive for October, 2010

I have several lip gloss reviews coming up and wanted to kick them off this the new glosses from Revolution Organics.  I learned about Revolution Organics a few years ago when I fell in love with their 22+ Uses All Over Body Balm.  Their motto is “Guilt Free Glam” and with good reason.  These products not only deliver but they do so without toxins and chemicals.  I know I’ve said it before but I am a lip gloss girl.  I have thousands of them.  Good, bad and great ones. So when I learned that Revolution Organics recently added lip gloss to their arsenal of products I was skipping with glee.

The technical stuff: These are made with natural and 85% certified organic ingredients.  It’s free of chemicals, mineral oils, petroleum, sulfates and parabens.  It’s packaged in recyclable, biodegradable materials and uses mineral pigments to create the lush colors. I was really impressed with the ingredient content in these glosses because it’s hard to find a gloss that delivers the way lip glosses we were used to, using only natural ingredients.  But Revolution Organics has figured it out.  Using plant proteins and extracts they actually promote healthy lips with antioxidants while keeping them hydrated and moisturized.  They also don’t test these pretty products on animals.

The beauty stuff: They come in 5 great colors and they are all sheer but colorful enough to wear every day (or night). Judging by the vibrancy in the tube you’d think it painted on like a lipstick but in reality it smooths on a sheer rich color that isn’t too over powering. My favorite for my skin coloring is Integrity which is a pretty rose with a subtle gold shimmer.  I can get away with the bright hot pink too for a night out.  It’s pink enough to compliment without making me look like a clown.  The clincher? They aren’t sticky. So many times have I bought a “natural” lip gloss only to put it on and it feel like plastic wrap on my lips. These are truly natural and truly comfortable to wear.

What I also appreciate is their packaging.  I’m a sucker for great packaging.  And while I try to buy only natural and safer cosmetics and skin care for myself, I admit I feel a pang of envy when I see a line with great packaging – wishing it wasn’t laden with petroleum and parabens. But with Revolution Organics – you get the best of both worlds.  Natural and safe and looking chic at the same time.  Revolution Organics is one of my top choices. I’m a customer for life.

Get it: You can purchase their new Freedom Lip Glosses from their website Revolution Organics or from other online retailers like Saffron Rouge or Upurea.com

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I’m giving away a mega gift pack to a LovelyMama reader.  You will receive the complete line of Freedom Lip Glosses (5 – one of each color) AND a set of their fabulous Freedom Glow Beauty Balms (3 colors). The Beauty Balms are awesome for cheeks or as a tinted lip balm.  Awesome prize that I am totally psyched to give away.

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I don’t have my thumb on the pulse of every trend in fashion and style but I like to think I’m not totally in the dark when it comes to those things.  Even though I prefer less chemicals I still read fashion and beauty magazines and watch for the seasonal trends that pop up.  Nail polish color is one of them.  Granted most nail polish is not a notoriously “green” item but I can’t give up my mani pedis.  What I can do is choose fashionable colors that are made by brands that follow the “3 Free” rule.  That is: Free of Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde and Toluene. (Check out my favorite nail polish blog All Laquered Up for a great breakdown of what and why)

When I got a few samples of Dashing Divas new colors that were all over the runways at Fashion Week, I was tickled to see they have 3 Free formulas.  The colors gracing the runway? Sheer pinks, dark gunmetal metallic, matte blacks and burgundy.  I love all of their colors – even the ones I never would think I would wear, I like to wear.  From their Fall Collection, a metallic neutral called No More Alimony is shiny and awesome.  Hard to put on but worth the effort.  A fun “night out” color.  The Fall Collection is delicious and perfect for this weather and season.  I am totally wearing Bitter Sweet for Halloween!

They also have a neat product called Make-It Matte that transforms your color to a perfectly matte finish.  I thought at first, “Why?” but after I tried it – FUN.  I also like this on bare nails too.  This is great for men as well.

Overall is this the perfect, from nature, totally green hippie brand? No but they’re free of the big 3 so if you’re a mani girl like me, you will take it where you can get it.

Get Dashing Diva: You can purchase all their colors and finishes on their website DashingDiva.com

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