Natalie Loves Beauty

February 19, 2017

Falling (Even More) In Love with 100% Pure | No Dirty Beauty

100% Pure Makeup Skincare

Since gravitating toward more natural beauty brands a couple of years ago, there have been quite a few that have topped my list of must tries, one of them being 100% Pure. In case you have never heard of them, 100% Pure is an organic beauty company based in California that specializes in fruit-pigmented and antioxidant rich cosmetics, including makeup, skincare, hair care and even nail polish. Their products are super clean and safe, meaning many of them even smell like you could eat them (but please don't)! I have previously tried a few of their products, namely their Fruit Pigmented Healthy Skin Foundation Powder (review + demo), their Everywhere Sun Stick SPF 30 (featured) and their Nail Polish in Coachella (worn here), so I was really looking forward to discover even more of their products. Well, the day has come and I have a handful of new-to-me goodies that I'm super excited to share with you (spoiler alert: they don't disappoint)!
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February 15, 2017

Everyday Winter Makeup | 12 Products Total

Everyday Winter Makeup

Back at it with another Get Ready With Me! What can I say? I love filming these videos because they are so casual and laid-back. I figured I would share what products I've been loving lately in the form of my Everyday Winter Makeup Routine. I'm using some old favourites as well as some new additions that I've quickly taken a liking to.
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February 10, 2017

How to Celebrate Galentine's Day | Ideas For The Single Ladies

How to Celebrate Galentine's Day

Still single and (not) ready to mingle this Valentine's Day? Well don't I have a concoction of fun ideas to make it a day to remember! Whether it's giving yourself a little TLC in the comfort of your own home or organizing a little Galentine's Day get together with your closest friends, here are just a few things that will make it that much better!
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February 7, 2017

Amoils Healing Natural Oils | Review

Amoils Healing Natural Oils

If there's one thing I can't go without in my beauty arsenal, it would be natural oils. Like many, I was pretty skeptical about them, especially when used on my skin as I feared they would break me out. I did start out by using coconut oil as a facial moisturizer, but after a while realized it was not the best for my acne-prone skin so I've resorted to using it only as an eye makeup remover and body moisturizer as I did start to break out more on my face after a few months of use. After doing some research, I found that some oils are more comedogenic than others, so I've been sticking to low-comedogenic oils such as sesame and rosehip seed oil on my face, both of which have done wonders for my skin. The latest additions to my natural oil collection are the Amoils Healing Natural Oils Simply Face Oil*, Simply Neck Firming Oil* and Simply Hair Oil*. I've been playing with these for the last few weeks and have quickly taken a liking to them, so I wanted to share their benefits with you.
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February 1, 2017

Glo Minerals Fresh and Glowy Valentine's Day Makeup

Glo Minerals Fresh and Glowy Valentine's Day Makeup

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and I'm jumping on the bandwagon and sharing a quick and easy glowy makeup look using products from one of my favourite brands, Glo Minerals! I love how my last Holiday Makeup Look turned out using their Bold Pursuit Collection, and I got to pick out some new-to-me products to play with for this look, pairing them with some old faves.
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January 27, 2017

Lily Lolo Cheek Duo In Coralista | Review

Lily Lolo Cheek Duo Coralista

Lily Lolo is one of those brands I've had my eye on for a few years now. I first came across their products on Instagram when scrolling through the #veganbeauty feed. Truth be told, that is where I discovered many green beauty brands, both big and small! Upon reading up on the company, I learned that they are based in London but are are now also located in America. They are said to be the "original mineral makeup" brand of Europe, which is neat to say the least! They carry a variety of makeup products, from BB creams to mineral powders, concealers. correctors, blushes, bronzers, eyeshadows, mascara, brushes and more!
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January 25, 2017

21 Ways To Use Essential Oils During Winter ft. Thursday Plantation

21 Ways To Use Essential Oils During Winter

Is winter taking a toll on your body and spirit? Have no fear - essential oils are here! When this thoughtful care package arrived from Thursday Plantation*, I knew I would put these oils to good use. After educating myself on the power of mother nature years ago, I've been a fan of essentials oils in my skin care, but it isn't until recently that I've come to appreciate their many other uses.
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January 23, 2017

Advanced Mineral Makeup Pressed Mineral Powder | Review + Giveaway!

Advanced Mineral Makeup Pressed Mineral Powder Taylor

Having struggled with acne and scarring for over ten years, I know how hard it can be to step out the door barefaced. For years I wouldn't dare go outside without foundation, and that was not a healthy mindset to have. In the past few years, I have been reaching less for full coverage makeup and instead gravitating towards light makeup, and yes, on most days I don't even wear cosmetics and let my skin breathe instead. Celebrity makeup artist Annie Mayo has seen teenagers and young women struggle with these issues first-hand throughout her years working in the beauty industry, working on sets for Nickelodeon, Regis and Cathy Lee, CNN, Super Bowl, Target, Under Armour and the list goes on. She realized there weren't many products on the market that would be safe and not further aggravate their skin issues. This is what prompted her to create Advanced Mineral Makeup in 2009 - a safe, all natural and vegan beauty line void of harmful ingredients such as parabens, silicones, synthetic dyes, talc, perfumes and fillers, without however sacrificing quality or performance. I've had a few faves when it comes to natural face powders along my journey (100% Pure and Honeybee Gardens make great ones), but let me tell you, the Advanced Mineral Makeup Pressed Mineral Powder* is in a league of its on.
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January 19, 2017

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Lip Paints | Review + Swatches

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip

Looking back at some of my older posts, I've noticed how I've gone from being a neutral lip kind of gal to actually preferring statement lips. Don't get me wrong, when it comes to my personal style I am still all about the greys, beiges and black (something I should probably branch out of a bit), but I guess my pop of colour could come in the form of bright or super deep lips instead of a yellow blazer or red pants. Call me basic for my sense of fashion, but my lip shades of choice are anything but! Speaking of vibrant and fun shades, Make Up For Ever has just come out with their Artist Acrylip Lip Paints* as part of their year-long collaboration with British singer Jessie J, and if you are familiar with the brand's lip products, you know they rarely disappoint! I received three out of the ten shades in the range to try out, and I'll be giving you all the details without further ado!
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January 15, 2017

Lancôme Grandiôse Liner and Extrême Mascara Volume | Review

Lancôme Grandiôse Liner and Grandiôse Extrême Mascara Volume

Lancôme is one of those brands that has really fascinated me ever since I got into makeup. I think it might be their sleek packaging, and the fact that they seem to come out with products that are kind of unprecedented. Having never actually tried anything from the brand, I was really looking forward to test some of their latest launches, namely two of their Grandiôse Liners* and their new Grandiôse Extrême Mascara Volume* in Bleu Nuit. You might be thinking to yourself, great - another liner and mascara release, what's so special about these anyway? Well, wait until you see how these are designed to simplify your makeup application!
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