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09.2019 Cosmetics

Monday is here again which means another blog post from me! Today’s post is to share with you all what beauty and cosmetic products I finished in September. Most of these products are in plastic containers and I’ll be rewashing them out and recycling them. #ForMotherEarth
This week I will also be writitng another cosmetic review from a face primer and moisturizer that Influenster sent me to review. While you wait for that blog post, following me herre on WordPress is the easiest way to stay up to-date with the content I share freely to the masses.
Throughout this blog will be links to previous beauty-cosmetic blogs and Amazon affiliate links as well.

To start this blog post, its time to throw a company (or two) under the bus because they aren’t truly environmentally friendly.


Love Beauty Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Conditioner

In February, I bought a box of beauty samples from Influenster (Best of Beauty Box). For $30 I’ve been sampling at least $300 worth of products and they sent me a Love Beauty Planet Lavender Lotion. While I still haven’t finisehd that product yet, I did finally got to complete the Love Beauty Planet Lavender Conditioner I bought from Target earlier this year.. For years, I would also try out lavender scented products first as a tester for other products. The smell, texture, and post-shower hair cair improvements were all winners for me.

Until I watched this YouTube video.

Please watch the full video but the answer to Love Beauty and Planet is the first thing mentioned.

green washing: Greenwashing is the practice of making an unsubstantiated or misleading claim about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company practice.

Love Beauty Planet is owned by Unilever who makes the following: Dove, Lipton, Ragu, Hellman’s, Suave men’s, etc.
This company is amongst the leading companies that produce the most plastic pollution and waste in our environment.
Love Beauty and Planet is a product that’s marketed for those of us who strive for vegan, environmentally friendly, and modern products.
Before I watched this video, earlier this year I bought the Love Beauty and Planet Conditioner and while I highly enjoyed it, I’m no longer supporting Unilever again.
By the way, Shelbizlee is a top new YouTuber I discovered this year, so please go and follow her for fantastic content!

Beauty & cosmetic products I wrapped up in September: Love Beauty and Planet; Bath & Body Works; NYX; elf cosmetics; IT Cosmetics; Mary Kay; and Smashbox.
Beauty & cosmetic products I wrapped up in September: Love Beauty and Planet; Bath & Body Works; NYX; elf cosmetics; IT Cosmetics; Mary Kay; and Smashbox.

Bath & Body Works Beauitful Day Shower Gel

A few months ago, I browsed through and shopped at Bath & Body Works during their massive sale. I bought perfumes and stress reliver lotion that are slowly being worked through but the item I just wrapped up is one I’ve always enjoyed from Bath & Body Works: Beautiful Day shower gel. This was given to me as a Christmas gift at least a year or two ago and it lasted me long enough to not need another one.
I flip flop between wanting more Bath & Body Works or swithcing to other environmentally friendly brands. For now, I’ll survive without some of my favorite Bath & Body Works items for products that are more sustainable.

NYX Matt Finish Setting Spray

This was a product mailed with the Best of Beauty box from Influnester. It took me from June to September to use it up and it was a LIFE SAVER. With the summer temperatures and doing my make-up in my car, the product was a nice way to save face in the heat.
I definietly noticed the difference between the NYX setting spray and the setting powder I’m using now because of how much easier it is for my make-up to not stay on for longer than 10 hours or more.
Just like the previous two brands listed above, I’ll be waiting to purchase one of these until they change up their packaging and formula to be more eco and environmentally friendly.

Proof that Jupiter likes to get in the way of things sometimes.
Proof that Jupiter likes to get in the way of things sometimes.

Smashbox Photo Finish Face Primer (minimize pores)

During that shopping trip where I went to Bath & Body Works with family in Dallas, I also went and shopped at the massive Sephora store at the mall. While browing for Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, a Sephora attendant provided me 3 free samples of face primers (one of the perks of shopping at Sephora- free samples!). In August, I used one of the face primers and loved it (still don’t know the brand for that one). And in September, I finished the Smashbox Photo Finish Face Primer.

I’m supperrrr excited to purchase this one in the future. Smashbox is cruelty-free and does provide some vegan products but the catch is that they are owned by Estée Lauder, who still tests on animals. BOO.

Mary Kay Satin Lips

Five years ago, family members bought me a slew of make-up from Mary Kay. And they stocked me up for longer than needed because I finally used up the last of my satin lips lip mask. While it wsa an enjoyable product, I’m most likely not buying from Mary Kay until they become animal cruelty-free and vegan.
I am looking into buying a lip mask in the future from a more sustainable source. If you know of any brands, please refer them to me! ❤

e.l.f. cosmetics 16HR camo concealer

Influenster, how I love you.
During Memorial Day weekend this year, I was sent elf cosmetics concealears to try out and I still can’t beleive I had never tried out elf cosmetics… they are vegan & cruetly-free! *Dances excitedly*
I wrapped up the medium peach concealer and washed out the container. I’ve rinsed it out and removed a plastic barrier that was in their to make it more recyclable.
Currently I’m working on the second concealer medium sand one and its worked out well for this fall season.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream SPF 50+

I bought a full one of these a year ago, and this foundation pairs well with the Color FX corrector. IT Cosmetics is cruelty-free and vegan and while they may be a little bit more expensive, the little sample sized foundation will work well for trying it out and seeing if IT Cosmetics is for you.
I would love to, eventually, upgrade my eco tool make-up brushes to IT Cosmetics brush set. They are beautiful, and they hit all the points I look for in beauty brands.

Thanks for reading through this lengthy cosmetics blog and I’ll see you all again next time!

Danielle Sullivan

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