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Friday, May 22, 2015

Spring/Summer must-haves #1 : Prtty Peaushun Skin tight body lotion

Since Summer is apporaching I decided to compile a series of posts reviewing products that would be particularly appreciated during Spring and Summer. I'm also thinking about doing a guide in Fall- Winter as well.


The first product I'm introducing is the highly popular, often-raved-about Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight body lotion*. When you read the glowing reviews and you check the product description, it's safe to say that it's hard to resist :
"Radiance conceals minor imperfections and enhances definition to create a sexy, slimmer silhouette. Infused with an innovative blend of natural plant extracts to lift, firm, tighten and diminish the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and varicose veins, as well as minimizing bruising and sore muscles."
Sounds like a dream product, isn't it?  While all of these minor skin imperfections are perfectly natural, it's always nice to know that you can find a product that provides some coverage. Gluten-free, approved by PETA, with an outstanding formula (enriched in avocado, jojoba, camellia, grapefruit, green tea, rosemary, arnica and blue vervain), Prtty Peaushun seems to tick all the boxes for green enthusiasts. 
This is the travel size which contains "89ml" and if you're going away on a trip, this will last you for a few weeks at least.
On the picture above you see a swatch of "Light". This is how it looks like in reality. 
"Light" is a fair shade with a slight yellow undertone, it perfectly matched the color of my arms, legs and decolletage. "Light" doesn't provide any coverage, but imparts a stunning glow without the disco-ball effect. When I use it on my legs, I enjoy that it also gives a little moisture kick. I find myself with smooth and glowy legs at the same time. 
Currently, I particularly enjoy using on the neck and decolletage, because the result is really natural. While Prtty assures that it works for the face as well, I preferred not to apply it as it's quite rich. Texture-wise, it feels a bit "sticky" at first but once you massage it, the lotion is effortlessly absorbed, avoiding any risks of staining your outfit.
I do feel the need to insist on the fact that the shade "Light" will highlight and add some radiance, but is not meant to conceal minor imperfections - yours truly tried it on her stretchmarks, and couldn't see a difference, aside from the pretty sheen of course.

Therefore, I'd suggest to pick the shades "Medium" "Dark" or "Deep" if you're looking to even out the skin and blur any marks or bruises.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil *, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Wax, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Behenyl Olivate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Calendula Officiale Flower Extract*, Japanese Green Tea (Camellia Oleifera) Extract*, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Oficinalis) Extract*, Allatoin, Arnica (Montana) Extract*, Blue vervain Leaf Extract*, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenethyl Alcohol. May contain (+/-) Mica,
• Certified organics


Can you feel the glow tonight! ;)
Since I discovered the magic of highlighters in makeup, I couldn't be happier to find a product that would bring an enhancing glow to the body, while keeping it hydrated and smooth. Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight lotion compliments the skin. Thicker than a shimmery oil, the lotion provides a more polished and firm effect. The sheen gets evenly distributed accross the body and captures the light beautifully. While it's not warm enough yet to leave the house with bare arms and/or legs, I know that if I want to look extra fancy and get that red-carpet glow, I'll just have to squeeze out a dollop of this lotion.

Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight lotion (travel size) currently retails at 32Eur, and is available on Corponatura (worldwide shipping). 

Take care,

Liz

*Kindly provided for review, all opinions my own

Flash info: The Green Jungle Beauty Shop Opening



































A quick post, but with an important message ;)
Today is a special day for the wonderful Julie that you all know from Let's talk about Green : she's opening her own green beauty shop, namely The Green Jungle Beauty Shop
I couldn't be happier to see another blogger pursuing her dream to become an entrepreneur (see my posts about green bloggers turned shop owners here + here). Obviously, as a green beauty lover I couldn't be more excited to see another online destination as well.

Make sure to follow the shop on Twitter and Instagram for all the news related to the Green Jungle Beauty Shop.
Julie is stocking a wide selection of ethical, non-toxic beauty products. From indie to more luxe brands, there's truly something for everyone!

Just to name a few: The Green Alchemist, Moss Skincare, Josh Rosebrook, Cedar + Stone, Mahalo Skincare, Axiology, Earth Tu face, Skin and Tonic, Living Libations, etc.

The Green Beauty Jungle beauty shop ships worldwide

The link to her shop is (here)

Note: time difference obliged - Julie is based in Montreal - the launch is at 17:00 east time. So it's probably tonight that we'll be able to browse the shop :)

I wish Julie all the best! She is a kind, helpful and generous soul, and you'll be in good hands, that's for sure! <3

Happy shopping!

Liz

Sunday, May 10, 2015

My skincare routine (night edition)

You may remember a previous post (here), where I shared the products that did a wonderful job calming my skin after a bad reaction to products. Once everything came back to normal, I promised myself I'd stick to a routine and stop switching products all the time, only allowing a new product once in a while. My skin has never been calmer since. 
Just to clarify : I don't use all these products all at once, every evening. Depending on how my skin feels, I'll use a different cleanser or face oil.
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