Hello gorgeous! I'm a beauty and lifestyle blogger, makeup artist, wife, mommy and all around creative person.As a creative person, I'm naturally drawn to travel, a good laugh, musicals and old movies for inspiration. As a consumer, I'm not a purist by any means. But, I act upon my due diligence to make an informed choice when it comes to what I share with my family, clients and readers. I prefer to use non-toxic, natural, organic products while keeping a practical, common-sense approach to life.
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"At Zosimos Botanicals, we handcraft our own line of mineral makeup and natural skincare in our 100% wind-powered studio. As a green business, our products are handcrafted in small batches using gentle plant-based raw materials, including pure plant oils, natural waxes, herbs, extracts, floral waters and essential oils. No animal testing is performed, nor do we resort to synthetic chemicals such as parabens, nanoparticles or other toxins."
In my ongoing quest to "green" my make-up kit, I stumbled upon this wonderful website of handmade natural line of cosmetics and skincare products. Instantly, this peaked my interest. As I read more about the company, I found that not only do they prefer to make products that are fresh, (as in their items are not taken off a shelf and placed into a box) but they are also dedicated to sell a variety of safe, wholesome, non-toxic goods!
Oh happy day!!
After a series of correspondence, I've had the pleasure to know Linda Stein, Founder/Formulator of Zosimos Botanicals who allowed me to put in my two cents and help develop these impressive products. Again, these products have been meticulously handcrafted, freshly made and toxin free.
Dear readers, I am honored to introduce you to Zosimos Botanicals cream eyeshadows.
To see this project come to fruiton was truly exciting! When I was given these items to sample, it felt like Christmas morning! hahaha!
The color payoff on all six products were amazing! The eyeshadows had a light shimmer and applied smoothly. The two colors that I'm crazy about in this collection are Fool's Gold and Branch. I've foiled Branch and used it as an eyeliner then used Fool's Gold to brighten up the inner corners of my eyes. LOVE!
I found that White Hilite's texture leaned more towards the wet side and the rest of the cream shadows leaned more toward the dry/powdery side. However, since cream eyeshadows are brand new to their line of cosmetics, the texture and formulation may still be under review.
Overall, if you're crazy about cream eye shadow, these beauties are for you!
Once you apply your cream eyeshadow, ALWAYS apply powder eyeshadow of the same shade on top of it. This process will set your eyeshadow which will help sustain the longevity of your look.
Ready to see how they look? You got it! Since they were all earth tones,I had fun using all six products at the same time. These shades were suitable to use alone or in combination.
Now to make this product review a bit more entertaining, I decided to add captions to coincide with the expressions below. Each expression would serve as a character in this week's bloggy-sode of "Who ate the last slice of blueberry pie?"
*Queue in soap opera music*
This program is brought to you by our sponsors Zosimos Botanicals. Because at Zosimos Botanicals, they consider products created toxin-free not only logical, but spectacularly magical! Zosimos Botanicals."
Cassandra: "I DARE you to ask me if I ate it!"
Matilda: "So...what's that dark stain on your lip??"
Trixie: "It wasn't me! You can't prove anything!"
Matilda: "But I thought I heard you said you wanted something...sweet..?"
Cassandra: "Ah-hah! I had a feeling it was you!"
Chelsea: "Ya, don't look at me. I was at the tanning salon."