Mirror, Mirror

In the home I grew up in I had a built-in vanity with starlet lightbulbs. I adored it, it fashioned my love for beauty time. Now that Andrew and I have a grown-up home, I’d like to bring in a beautiful vanity to spend one-on-one time with all of my beauty loves. Here are my two beauty lounge wish lists…with all the luxe beauty + bauble accoutrements, of course. Who says we can’t shoot for the stars, right?

Goddess Huntress | Gilded Vanity

Vanity/ Mirror, Vanity Table, Stool

1/Collette Ishiyama Necklace 2/RMS Buriti Bronzer 3/Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow 4/Tom Ford Foundation Brush 5/BITE BEAUTY Luminous Creme Lipstick in Salut

Goddess Huntress | Ebony Vanity One Kings Lane

 

Vanity/ Mirror, Vanity Table, Stool

1/Chanel Nail Colour in Black Satin* 2/Tiffany Kunz Ring 3/Honoré Des Prés Love Coconut Eau De Parfum 4/Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Goddess 5/Lina Hanson Global Body Serum

*Chanel Nail Colour is 5 free

(This post is in partnership with One Kings Lane. Check out their Home Decor Resource Guide for more ideas. All opinions are my own…no, surprise there.)

Graydon Clinical Luxury

Goddess Huntress | Graydon Clinical Luxury

My skin and I have been completely moved by two bottles for the past couple of months.

Before I dip into the brand details, I’ll share my incredible results: baby soft skin, thoroughly nourished, bright, taut, supple, cleaner pores, and unbelievably soft skin (so soft, I have to mention it twice). I’m over the moon in love with this brand.  My skin always feels like I’m on a juice cleanse!

One word. Graydon.

Graydon, my skin is in love with you as am I.

My Graydon regimen is simple. I use The Serum, an amber colored serum rich in blueberry seed oil, cranberry seed oil, raspberry seed oil, and grapefruit seed extract along with omega fatty acids; and Face Food, a mineral mist infused with silver, copper, and zinc.  After cleansing my skin, I apply a pump of The Serum and massage onto face. After, I mist the Face Food all over.

This is the first time my regimen has been turned upside down. Serum before mist? What???  I’ve only known mist before moisture…I love being proven wrong!

Bonus: raspberry seed oil boosts your skin’s internal SPF. Take that UV damage to be!

There is no breaking me apart from Graydon. I’m going to stick with them.

Get yours HERE.

Best Moisturizers with SPF

Goddess Huntress | Best SPF Moisturizers

I’ve been asked many times what moisturizers with SPF I recommend and use.  I will say, I don’t test SPF for its effectiveness on my own, I let the Environmental Working Group do that professional lab testing stuff.  Every year they release their list of the BEST, clean, stable, and highly protective sunscreens, I recommend it as the SPF reference for all.

The EWG just released their 2014 Guide to Sunscreens this month, so here is a selection from their list of THE BEST SPF MOISTURIZERS that are worth us giving a spin.

Goddess Huntress | Best SPF Moisturizers Below $20

1/Safe Harbor Natural Suncare Face & Neck Cream SPF 40 2/Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Day Cream SPF 15 3/Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Moisture Plus Lotion SPF 15 4/Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 5/Andalou Naturals BB All In One Beauty Balm SPF 30

Goddess Huntress | Best SPF Moisturizers Over $30

1/ COOLA Suncare Plant UV Sunscreen SPF 30  2/Consonant The Perfect Sunscreen SPF 30 3/Marie Veronique Organics Everyday Coverage SPF 30 4/Suntegrity Skincare Natural Moisturizing Sunscreen & Primer SPF 30 5/MDSolarSciences Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30

Find out what other sunscreens made the EWG best list for 2014 HERE.

And as always, stay the hell away from sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate, they can mutate into carcinogens in sunlight.

Practice safe sun, everyone!

*Please note these sunscreens are pictured because they made the EWG Best Sunscreens List. There may be some ingredients that some may deem controversial in any of these formulas, please read ingredient lists and chose accordingly to your temperament. I am slightly more lenient when it comes to SPF, I chose high-level, stable UV protection as my priority because of my father’s melanoma history and am willing to let a couple not-so-clean ingredients slip by (only a couple, no more than that).

Osmia Organics Natural Perfume + Giveaway

Goddess Huntress | Osmia Organics PerfumeCampfire dreaming and leather. Two of my favorite scents.

Osmia Organics has taken these scents to another level.  Osmia Organics Natural Perfume in Juniper Fire smells fresh of the mountains: juniper, cedar, sandalwood, and a touch of smoke. These notes may sound heavy, but they are really light and absolutely delicate. Juniper Fire is such a beautiful blend of notes, it can be worn year round.

I also love Osmia Organics Natural Perfume in Cuoro, which is a deeper woodsy scent with the essence of leather.  There is a gorgeous masculine essence to this perfume that I love. I at times dab a little Cuoro with a little dab of Juniper Fire, which lends a soft dimension to all the notes.

Seriously high-end fragrances, that can be worn by a man or a woman.

Whenever I am introduced to natural fragrances that smell as good or better than their toxic luxury fragrance counterparts, I fall madly, madly in love.  Osmia Organics has my heart.

Not only does Osmia Organics have a dreamy, chic selection of fragrances, they also have a full range of skincare, couture soaps, bath, lip care, and some of the most beautiful photos in Instagram! Dreamy.

Osmia Organics and I would like you to get dreamy as well! Osmia Organics is giving one lucky Goddess Huntress reader a choice of 5 perfume samples and your choice of one of three lip glosses!

Goddess Huntress | Osmia Organics Giveaway

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*Contest only open to those living in the continental United States (those strict chemical transport laws!)

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And in case you didn’t know, this is why you only want to use natural fragrances.

Shikai Coconut Hand & Body Lotion

Goddess Huntress | Coconut Shikai Hand & Body Lotion

 

It is no secret.  I’m a HUGE coconut fan.

I try to be surrounded by it on the daily. Being that I don’t trust hotel room offerings, I always bring my moisturizer in tow.

Prior to our Hawaii trip, I picked up Shikai Coconut Hand & Body Moisturizer. It smells delicious, absorbs quickly, and doesn’t ruin your clothes a few minutes later. The scent is not overpowering, nor lingers past your scent curfew (I, on the other hand do not have a coconut fragrance curfew). Fantastic to have at your office desk for some vacation time at work.

A simple moisturizer that goes along way with coconut, borage oil, shea, and aloe.  An easy island go-to.

Get yours HERE.

Goddess Huntress | Aloha Come back tomorrow for an Aloha Week Beauty Bite…cukes are on the way with a bit of kick!

Foundation Oil

Goddess Huntress | Foundation Oil

So in 2014 I’ve decided to take on foundation and drop my attitude that it looks caked and fake.  So I’ve been playing around with foundations on some days to even skin tone.  I am a fan of a dewy, glowing face that isn’t overdone.

Being that I loved the tone of my moisturizing Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, I dropped 2-3 drops of Meow Meow Tweet Facial Oil onto a small dab of concealer in my palm and mixed together with my finger, then applied all over on a freshly moisturized face.  Voila! Way better than a tinted moisturizer and just as easy to apply.

Tarte + Meow Meow Tweet are my dewy hula duo.

I get a youthful aloha glow with an even skin tone for day or evening with minimal to moderate coverage. (I reapplied in the evening)

I sported this combo every day in Hawaii last month; it is perfect for warm and humid climates.  No precious application needed, which is a perfect glow for an island vacation or day to day.  (I will be doing the same this weekend for the Coachella Music Festival).

After application, proceed with bronzer, blush, or powder if needed.

Do you have any foundation tricks? Enlighten us in the comments below.

*Meow Meow Tweet review is coming next week…oils that I LOVE!

Goddess Huntress | Aloha

Join us tomorrow on GH Aloha Week for a facial travel set that hypnotizes you with the aura of florals.

Aloha Week

Goddess Huntress | Aloha Week

It is Aloha Week here on Goddess Huntress.

Get transported to the islands without even boarding a plane.  Aloha beauty is coming your way this week, along with a delicious Beauty Bite recipe.

Dust off that coconut bra and join the beauty luau!

The Coachella Essentials List 2014

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Low and behold, it is that time of year again!  The Coachella Music Festival is upon us April 11-13th and 18-20th. Time to load up on the satchel essentials before you start to shake it in the desert sun. With temps that can soar past 100 degrees Fahrenheit and impromptu sandstorms, not only do you want to look good, you want to be properly prepared on the grounds. So I’ve pulled 9 of my fav products that should accompany your groove with your desert fringe.

Here is your Goddess Huntress 2014 Coachella Essentials List

Goddess Huntress | The Coachella Packing List 2014

1/Cotton head scarf (if the temps are too hot, dip in water and wear on shoulders or head. If the sand starts to blow, tie around your face like an ol’ timey bandit)

2/COOLA Suncare Baby SPF 50 Unscented Moisturizer  3/Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray  4/Mommy’s Club Perfect Touch Sanitizer*  5/Band-Aid bandages by Cynthia Rowley  6/Korres Lip Butters *  7/COOLA Suncare Liplux SPF 30  8/Osmia Organics Perfume Sample Pack*  9 LAQA & Co. Gold Fleck Manicure Duo Pen

Now you can fully enjoy the music!

Will I see you there?

*Review coming soon!

CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion + Giveaway

Goddess Huntress | CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion Giveaway

CV Skinlabs is a skincare line that takes skin care to new heights.  CV Skinlabs is first and foremost formulated to healthfully soothe and repair skin that been taxed by the effects of chemotherapy, dermatitis, eczema, radiation burns, and post-laser hair removal. Yet, CV Skinlabs beautifully nourishes and boosts all skin types, taxed or not.

Britta Aragon, founder and cancer survivor, sought out to create a clean skincare line that benefitted and healed sensitive skin, which is more prone to the effects of toxins. Britta saw the vulnerability of sensitive skin first-hand with her father’s eight year battle with cancer and also being a Hodgkins survivor herself.  With her expertise as a skin therapist and makeup artist, she created CV Skinlabs to provide ethical, non-toxic skincare based in science to heal vulnerable skin.

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When I received my CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion and Rescue + Repair Spray, I immediately handed off the Body Repair Lotion to my boyfriend who has dealt with eczema his whole life.  His eczema has to be managed daily, as he almost died from it as an infant.  So here he is the expert in eczema and here am I just seeking a healthy solution that would put his prescription topical treatment on hiatus.

Andrew abandoned his famous drugstore oatmeal brand lotion (which isn’t so clean as they market) that kept all things calm on the skinfront for CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion for the past month.  It has served his skin so well, that he has officially divorced that other lotion brand he used for decades that starts with an A and ends with an O.  He has seen such a positive difference in his skin with CV Skinlabs, he has requested I purchase more…which I’m doing tonight.  A request I’m gleefully willing to fulfill.

CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion is stellar for all types of skin: highly compromised, moderately compromised, and somewhat compromised…(non-compromised skin simply doesn’t exist)

Being that CV Skinlabs has made such a difference in our household, CV Skinlabs and I will be giving away one Body Repair Lotion to one lucky winner in honor of Goddess Huntress’ 5th Birthday! 

Simply Log in with your facebook or email below, and enter by posting a comment below.  Take advantage of the bonus entry options offered to increase your chances of winning!

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