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Annmarie Gianni Wildcrafted Skincare: The Self Care Glow Set for $14.99

This post features Annmarie Gianni Wildcrafted Skincare: The Self Glow Set for $14.99.  annmarie gianni self glow set

Your skin is a window to your health.

When you’re tired and stressed, it shows on your skin. And as you probably know, looking your best has a lot do with feeling your best.  

Now, more than ever, we need to take the opportunity to slow down and unwind. That’s why I was so eager to talk about Annmarie Skin Care. They just made it possible to create a spa moment at home with ease, courtesy of a high-quality skin care routine. 

Imagine: It’s daybreak and you just brewed a warm cup of tea. As it steeps, birdsong fills the air outside. You make your way to the bathroom and begin your daily spa session with a creamy, lemon and lavender-scented cleanser. 

Now, you follow it with an exfoliant scrub, this won’t happen every day, but it is key to a perfect routine only a couple times a week. Not to mention a mere whiff can teleport you to a 5-star spa.

The next step is a fast-absorbing serum, notice how instantly you feel uplifted, from your complexion to your spirit. 

Lastly, moisturize with a luxurious herb-infused oil that leaves your skin beautified and ever so soft. 

Now it’s time to sip that tea—an anti-aging blend that gets you glowing from the inside out.

You deserve that experience, now more than ever

Annmarie Skin Care’s all-natural products are rare because they’re high-quality, chemical-free formulas that work. They take good care of your skin, so your skin can keep taking good care of you. 

So when they bundled all my personal favorites in a set, I was beyond overjoyed. 

Behold The Self-Care Glow Set. It’s a luxurious moment to yourself, an aromatherapeutic experience like nothing else, and an instantly-beautifying batch of products.

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Try it for $14.99 (a $45 value). You get:

  • The pH-balanced Aloe Herb Cleanser (1oz) and ultra-hydrating Anti-Aging Serum (5ml), two core essentials that leave skin supple, nourished, and flawless with purely natural ingredients.  
  • Two FREE sample bonus formulas, with organic ingredients: the detoxifying Kaolin Micro Exfoliant—infused with green Kaolin clay and green tea leaf extract—plus the Anti-Aging Facial Oil, a luxuriously herb-infused elixir that delivers dewy, glowing skin.
  • FREE Beauty Blend Tea, because true healthy radiance stems from the inside.
  • A 100% money-back promise if you are not satisfied with your order.
  • FREE shipping (for US and Canadian residents only).

Annmarie Skin Care is a pioneer of plant-based solutions for a decade. 

While creating products that have been clean and absolutely chemical-free since the beginning. That means no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or synthetic preservatives, just for starters. 

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They’re also one of the most thoughtful and compassionate lines I’ve ever come across. Annmarie Gianni Skincare is fully transparent with their labeling. They source ingredients ethically and sustainably & even use eco-friendly packaging… all created at wind-powered facilities. 

Plus, their products are pure and proven, with literally hundreds of 5-star reviews from folks of all ages, men, and women. The secret is officially out. 

Why are they so celebrated? Well, a lot of their customers love their integrity, while others swear by their anti-aging formulas and botanical serums (and the newfound confidence to go makeup-free!). Others love their raw, hand-foraged ingredients—the luxury of it all. 

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Oh, and as for your gifts… 

The Self-Care Glow Set includes two priceless formulas—as gifts. First is the Anti-Aging Facial Oil, infused with nourishing jojoba oil, beautifying rose distillate and antioxidant-rich goji berries. Yes, it feels as sublime as it sounds. Firming, softening—it’s honestly magic. 

As for their Kaolin Micro Exfoliant? It’s a staycation in a bottle, minus the heft price tag, formulated with sage, lemongrass, green Kaolin clay, and diatomaceous earth. This is your skin’s detox spring and a spa-worthy treatment at once. 

And it’s all only $14.99, with free shipping, a money-back guarantee and bonus gifts. 

What’s not to love?

Let’s face it: You deserve a day at the spa now, more than ever. So let’s create that experience at home.

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My Clean Beauty Look + Products

not gonna lie, felt a little bit like a female-Fabio making this boomerang 🦁but, here is my clean beauty look + products breakdown!

but CLEAN BEAUTY. here are the non toxic makeup items + brands i’m wearing here and on a daily basis. they endure workouts, dog walking, running outside and all the activities🌿💋

COMPLEXION

@100percentpure Fruit Pigmented Healthy Liquid Foundation in “Creme”

-mixed with @mineralfusion Liquid Mineral Foundation in “Olive 2”

-pressed powder in oily areas by @mineralfusion in “Olive 2”

BRONZER + HIGHLIGHT

@100percentpure bronzer in “Cocoa Glow”

-“Pink Champagne” luminizer from the @100percentpure Pretty Naked Palette

-“Free Spirit” eyeshadow from @faerieorganic as added luminizer

EYES

-Lids: “Flax Seed” from the Pretty Naked palette by @100percentpure

-Lashes: Fruit Pigmented Ultra-Lengthening mascara by @100percentpure with a layer of Volumnizing mascara by @mineralfusion

BROWS

@Zuzuluxe brow pencils in colors “Russet” and “Mink”

-Homemade brow gel: @aubreyorganics hairspray poured into to an empty mascara tube I purchased on amazon 🙃

LIPS

@beelove lip balm

@100percentpure fruit pigmented cocoa butter matter lipstick in “Mojave”

@burtsbees lip crayon in “Pacific Coast”

@mineralfusion lip gloss in “Clarity”

If you’d like to try a few items out for yourself, save $15 on your order from @100percentpure by heading over to this link!

Thanks for checking out this post about my clean beauty look + products!

Here are some great articles for learning more about the importance of clean beauty:

https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

https://www.theorganicbunny.com/what-to-expect-when-switching-to-green-beauty/

Clean Beauty—and Why It’s Important

Also, some information on the brand that I use the most items from!

“100% PURE™ isn’t just our name. Or just our ingredient list. 100% PURE™ is a commitment to producing the purest, healthiest products and educating everyone on why being 100% PURE™ is so important. We strive to live with compassion, kindness and empathy; to be environmentally sustainable and to improve the lives of 6 billion people and animals while also being charitable and giving back to our global community.”

The Eczema Company: Manuka Honey Eczema Cream Review

The Eczema Company: Manuka Honey Eczema Cream by Yoro Naturals

About:

creamy balm thick in texture and rich in emollients, the Manuka Honey Skin Cream is our top seller because it moisturizes even the dryest of skin. Organic New Zealand Manuka honey is combined with organic tree nut-free oils and beeswax to create this gentle, nourishing Manuka honey eczema product that will not burn or sting the skin. Our “Manuka cream” is a surprisingly soft and creamy oil based balm, rather than a true water based eczema cream that’s excellent for soothing and calming irritated skin.

What is Manuka honey and Manuka Oil?

Manuka honey is native to New Zealand and is created when bees pollinate the Manuka bush, a relative of the tea tree. Manuka oil is extracted from the leaves of the Manuka bush. Manuka oil is actually 10 times more potent than tea tree oil. Manuka and tea tree oil are ancient remedies used worldwide for a variety of ailments. Unlike the very medicinal odor of tea tree oil, Manuka oil and honey have a lovely delicately sweet scent. What else makes Manuka honey so incredible? It contains 1,000 times more methylglyoxal than other forms of honey. Methylglyoxal is what gives honey it’s anti-bacterial properties and which makes honey so beneficial.

The level of methylglyoxal in manuka honey is 1,000 times greater than most regular honeys

  • Great for soothing dry skin.
  • Active 16+ Manuka honey from New Zealand – 3rd party lab certified.
  • Hand Crafted.
  • GMO free.
  • NOT gamma radiation treated.
  • Made in Canada.

My Experience:

My facial complexion was been a focus of my self-care since I was a teenager. I battled cystic acne for many years. While that’s a thing of my past and I rarely get breakouts, I do have an uneven complexion due to sunspots and redness (likely related to what I’m eating).

Of course, what I put on my skin also effects how it looks. I use exclusively clean skincare (almost always 100% organic, with the exception of the makeup I wear). Even though my skincare routine is clean and my diet is mostly healthy + nourishing, I’m human and imperfect. There are days I don’t drink enough water, splurge on food here and there and/or drink several rum + club sodas.

While I do my best to not attach any guilt nor shame to those things, I do realize that my skin is a reflection of what’s going on inside my body. I’m always open to experiment with skincare to help reduce my facial puffiness, redness and uneven skin tone.

I was excited to collab again (you can read my thoughts on some of their other products here) with the Eczema Company to try this product and compile my experience in a blog post.

I’ve always been aware and a fan of Manuka honey and the myriad benefits if can provide for many aspects of overall wellness. It’s been a long time since I’ve used it on my skin, and I don’t believe I’ve ever used a Manuka honey based skincare product of this quality. I like that it contains Olive oil (I like to rotate my facial oils and most of them contain a nut-based oil).

I’ve been applying this Manuka Honey Eczema cream to my face (with a focus on my red cheek area) at night on a fresh face after cleansing) for about a week now. I don’t think that the redness on my face is eczema, but I do think it can be helped by a cream that targets inflammation.

So far, I can definitely tell a difference in my skin redness. Very encouraging!

Diet + boozing impacts my skin quite a bit, so i never expect a face product to be a cure all. but when it makes a noticeable difference, it’s so rad. HONEY FTW 🍯

You can try this product for your skin woes here.

Primally Pure Skincare: Dry Shampoo + Facial Oils Review

This post is a review of Primally Pure skincare products.

I discovered Primally Pure on instagram while scrolling through some of my favorite green skincare account. I had seen their name many times before actually looking into their product; initially I was skeptical only because there are so many skincare brands out there now claiming to be “clean”, but aren’t.

However, after checking out their ingredient lists, I was seriously wowed. Organic ingredients, thoughtfully selected oils and just super nourishing skincare products. To try them out, they were generous enough to send me their Fancy Face Serum, Dry Shampoo for dark hair, Complexion Mist and Cleansing Oil.

Primally Pure Skincare

I’m just crazy about these product thus far and how they make my face feel. Here’s how I’ve been using them:

Fancy Face Serum

About:

Fancy Face Serum contains a vitamin and antioxidant rich blend of the most potent + healing oils our planet has to offer. Great for all skin types, Fancy Face Serum helps to diminish fine lines, scarring, age spots, discolorations and more.

How I’m Using It:

I apply a few drops of this to a freshly cleansed face at the end of the day along with the cleansing oil (I use the cleansing oil as a moisturizer). Currently, I only wash my face once a day–so nighttime is all about nourishing my skin after I take off the day’s makeup. This serum has a beautiful, dark brown color and literally feels like it’s a cure all for my facial redness, uneven tones and blemishes.

Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

About:

For days when you’re in a hurry or when washing/drying your hair feels like too big of a task, our dry shampoo will be your new best friend. Our dry shampoo for dark hair contains more organic cocoa powder for seamless blending with all shades of brunette.

How I’m Using It:

Shampooing my hair only happens about once a week; for me, this has proved to be the magic period of time for me to preserve some of my hair’s natural oils and texture without stripping it away. For the days in between that my scalp starts to look suspect (grungy and oily), this dry shampoo is magic. I just sprinkle some on the oil slicks and rub it in to my scalp with my finger tips. If you’ve never used dry shampoo powder before, you’ll be surprised at how refreshed it makes your scalp/hair look.

Also worth noting–most generic dry shampoos at the store are packed full of toxic junk and ingredients that are harsh on your skin. They can sometimes cause hair loss and scalp issues. This makes it super important to pick a clean brand!

Neroli Complexion Mist

About:

Neroli Complexion Mist boosts moisture + plumpness, balances oil levels and combats acne with powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Our hydrating + toning complexion mists are suitable for all skin types, and we recommend rotating each of them into your skincare regime.

How I’m Using It:

Since I only wash my face at night, this is the one product I really enjoy in the morning for a skin pick-me-up. My favorite way to use it is to lightly mist my face with it after I do my make-up. It really helps your makeup blend into your skin. It helps your skin look like skin!

Cleansing Oil (Normal Skin)

About:

Based on the scientific principle that like dissolves like, the oil cleansing method utilizes beneficial oils that penetrate deep into pores to dissolve grime and build-up. This age-old method of cleansing effectively purifies + nourishes the skin while keeping its natural moisture barrier in-tact.

How I’m Using It:

YEP, I’m totes aware that this blend is meant to cleanse the skin when used alongside a washcloth. But, I love how pure and nourishing the ingredients are in this one and they have been working flawlessly to moisturize my skin at night after I take my makeup off.

I sometimes use a few drops in the shower (paired with a baking soda + bentonite clay mixture) on days when I’m wearing quite a bit of makeup. The oils really helps dissolve all the impurities and also packs some extra get-off-my-face power for eye makeup like stubborn mascara.

Pixie Cup: Period + Menstrual Cup Review

PERIOD BLEEDING!🌺

This is quick run down of my period history and experience with the Pixie Cup; a menstrual + period cup.

i don’t want to sugarcoat or filter myself on this topic because i think as women, untethered convos on this topic can be super helpful.

for most months of my life, menstrual cramps have clotheslined me and had me contemplating why women are cursed (or blessed) with something so absofreakinglutely dreadful.

Finding ways to make my time of the month less awful has been a focus of mine since age 12. when i first started having periods, i don’t think menstrual cups were around or at least not so mainstream. i always had to buy a bunch of super absorbency tampons to deal with how much i bled.

thank goodness i can now rely on the Pixie Cup to help. a. girl. out.

Wearing the cup is more comfortable than tampons, is way cheaper and is better for my body + environment (wayyyy less waste). <if you’re still reading this, you’re probably not a dude, so i’ll keep giving deets>

It took me a few months to get the hang of putting the cup in so that there was so leakage and it was “sealed”. But i don’t have issues now and there’s no looking back to the days of buying tampons/pads every month.

I can’t recommend this cup enough, and AM SO HERE so all the questions you have. please comment with questions or DM if that’s more comfortable for you.

This small company has really changed my period for the better. I can’t wait to hear that more women are using this 🌺#gamechanger