Product Review: Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30+





Mission: To find a toxin-free moisturizer with a sufficient amount of sun protection that won't break me out.

Merchadise: Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30+

Taken Directly from their website:

"Sunshine Go Away Today... And it will with DeVita's feather-light, never heavy, oily or greasy moisturizing sun block. It's hard to believe (but it's true!) that our all-natural, sheer, moisturizer/sun screen is a deeply moisturizing daytime cream and sun block all in one! DeVita's exclusive formulation is created specifically for those sensitive to breakouts. This moisturizer is light enough to wear under make-up, absorbs quickly, and yet leaves the skin nourished and feeling soft and smooth. Offering full spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection with a SPF of 30+. Safe for adults and children. Titanium Dioxide Free."


DeVita skin care products are 100 percent Vegan and Paraben Free. They are considered Gluten Sensitive Safe and never contain GMO's. DeVita products are never tested on animals (only humans!).

As I read more into the Devita Story, I found myself relating to the same struggles president and CEO of  Devita International Inc. Dr. Cherylanne Atwood faced at a certain period of time in her life. A few of the struggles were:
  • acne (this is a BIG one - no pun intended)
  • the lack of natural, toxin-free skincare readily available in the market
  • the absence of truly effective toxin-free skincare targeted for mature/sensitive skin
  •  vegan skincare options
I consider myself to be the type of consumer who believes in the saying, "If you know better, you do better". Meaning, I remain diligent in my research of the  goods and services I plan to use, in order to make a better choice. After all, If I'm willing to give these companies my hard-earned money for their products, shouldn't I have the right to know what they offer?

Luckily, as far as my skin is concerned, Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30+ is the better choice.


Four things I love about this moisturizer. First, the container is a beautiful purple-colored glass bottle. Second, it has a feather-light texture with a mild vanilla scent, which I love! Third, I've been using this product for the past three months and  it hasn't broken me out. And fourth, sun protection! All the bases were covered. YAY!!

OH!

and BONUS!


It also contains HYALURONIC ACID
Some want to refer to it as the "Fountain of Youth" for our millennium. When applied, it acts as a super moisturizer that hydrate and plump up the skin. SWEET!

If you have the same skin concerns as I do, I would recommed trying this product. They offer samples on their website at  http://www2.devita.net/content/specials/samples.php
as well as monthly sales/specials. For this month, ALL moisturizers are on sale.

Suffice to say, I stocked up. : )

Thanks for stopping by and I'll dish out more d'lish topics next time!




Love, Laugh, Live Positive




Product Review: Zosimos Botanicals cream eyeshadows




Taken directly from their website:

"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!

**Quick Tip**
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."

and....ACTION!




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."


Ness:
*Burp* "Tee-hee!"


Chillessa:
*Snore*
Laugh, Love, Live Positive
 




Adventure: Rouge and Run (Beauty Breakdown - Ken)

INSPIRATION




BOLD



DYNAMIC


DEFIANT






IGGY POP ~ DAVID BOWIE





















"So...you ready for this?" As I sleepily asked my nephew that following Sunday morning. My voice was still cracking. Barely awake from the previous evening's events. I mentioned what my ideas were to him once...maybe twice... no more than that.

It involved MUSIC. ATTITUDE. ROCKSTAR.


"Ya, sure." He casually responded. He's been ready. Seems like he's always ready to meet up with his auntie Nancy's crazy creative ideas. I have so much to learn from this person's incredible generosity, boundless creativity and unyielding quiet confidence.




I love this kid.




Everyone, meet Ken.


















Prep:



*Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes


*Korres Quercitin & Oak primer






Face:


*Coastal Scents Camo Quad in Medium/Dark (Contour)



*Nvey Eco Organic Moisturizing Liquid Foundation (515)


*Nvey Eco Organic Compact Powder in Neutral


*Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish







Eyes:



*Nvey Eco cake eyeliner and brow (black)

*NYX Auto Eye Pencil (Black)

*Shopping in Milan: Yellow (eyeshadow)


*Earth's Beauty Sunlight (eyeshadow)


*Earth's Beauty Satin Rose (blush)


*Urban Decay Heavy Metal in Metalhead


*Physician's formula Organic wear mascara (ultra black)



Lips


* Maia's Mineral Galaxy French Rose


*Shopping in Milan: Pink (gloss)






Bowie, Iggy and a bit of New York Dolls playing in the background got us all hyped up for this shoot. To put on bright, colorful makeup on a guy and have him channel a 70's rockstar stance was a feat, especially since my nephew was born in the mid-80's. Queue in "Hair Bands". Hahaha! We had a blast!


Ken, Thank you for your audacity to step up to the plate! I appreciate all you do, all you give and all you create. Keep honing your skills. YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR!! I can't wait for you to share your gifts to the world.



LaUgH, LoVe, LiVe PoSiTiVe