Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara

Goddess Huntress | Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara

Finally!  A clean mascara that WORKS!

I never thought that last sentence would ever be typed by my fingers.  I threw my hands up and gave up on the clean cosmetic industry a while ago, only in regards to a great performing mascara. Thankfully, I was proven wrong…and I LOVE being proven wrong.

Much gratitude to the wonderful team at Alima Pure, who successfully created a mascara that feels, acts, and looks as a normal yet, great mascara should.

Voila! Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara.

Goddess Huntress | Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara

Alima Pure’s Natural Definition Mascara lifts, boosts, and thickens lashes appearance with a long lasting finish.

I’ve been using my Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara since July (yes, I’ve been holding out on you) and the formula texture has maintained its freshness from day one…it hasn’t gotten clumpy, dry, nor thickened, a distinctive attribute other mascaras in the dirty world can’t even boast about. The brush’s shape is simple and delivers separated lashes.  The only clumping I experience is when I don’t remove my eye makeup the night before and reapply with the wand the next day…and when that happens it is so easy to separate (for all my other lazy beauties out there).

The color is rich in saturation and looks fresh all day as if it just was applied.  No dusty, off-color, textured, overly coated lashes here…take that dirty mascaras!

I had my mom (not a day does she go without mascara, nor stilettos, nor un-immaculate makeup) try it out for a couple weeks.  After I usurped the tube back, she says that she really misses it and asks where she can buy it, it was that good.

Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara. Dirty makeup mom tested, dirty makeup mom approved.

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Pssst! I will be giving away Alima Pure mascaras at my Beauty Bites Birthday Bash with Heather Pierce Giannone on January 21st.

Cooking, drinking, and mascara? Sounds like a win-win-win to me! Don’t miss out on the fun and giveaways! RSVP HERE

 

All I want For Christmas II

Goddess Huntress | Clean Beauty Christmas

Here is a roundup of the clean beauty I’d love to see in my stocking. Some are faves, some I’m longing to try!

1/ Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow in Magic 2/ Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Black Metal Dahlia 3/ Kahina Eye Serum 4/ Youngblood Cosmetics Liquid Mineral Foundation (I’ve been foundation free for years, I’d like to dabble in 2014 for some flawless finishes) 5/ BITE Beauty Limited Edition VIB Rouge Lipstick 6/ A year’s supply of Lurk BS003 Perfume Oil

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Forager Botanicals + Holiday Deal

Goddess Huntress | Forager Botanicals

When I cleaned up my regime, fragrance was the last to go…I’m talking two years late.

As much as I adore the sensuous memory of those perfume bottles, I now briskly walk by them in the marketplace and hold my breath.  I just cannot stomach them anymore (here is why).

Forager Botanicals is a fresh fragrance collection that doesn’t sacrifice your senses.  My two loves from their four scent selection are Woodland and Nectar.

Woodland has light notes of  pine and cedar that is reminiscent of an early morning spring walk through the woods.  Woodland is also reminiscent of beloved men’s fragrances, yet is very unisex.

Nectar is just like that early morning walk, but in a spring field.  Light feminine notes of honey, apple blossom, and grass create a sophisticated bouquet.  Nectar is feather light in aroma.

Forager Botanicals is the aura brainchild of Casey Coyle, who when pregnant sought after healthy scents and started to develop her line of fragrances.  She sought out to create fragrances that do not overpower, and she has done just that.  These scents become subtle and intimate as they wear. Forager Botanicals are handcrafted in Brooklyn.

Since I really love this collection, I asked Casey to do something extra special for you this holiday season…

Goddess Huntress | Forager Botanicals Holiday Discount

From now until the end of November, Forager Botanicals is offering you a sweet deal for the holidays.

Goddess Huntress readers will receive 20% off their holiday purchases at Forager Botanicals! Use code GODDESS at checkout.

Get a fresh start to your holiday scent shopping HERE

Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil

Goddess Huntress | Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil

This is a throwback post from December 2012…I have to whet your appetite with this insanely, delicious body oil because I have an exciting giveaway being announced this Friday, September 27th!!! Hint, hint!

Tata Harper Revitalizing Oil does just as it states on its label.  This luxury body oil completely nourishes skin with its rich ingredients of olive, sunflower, grape seed, and borage oils. Calendula, neroli, arnica, and natural oil blends create a fresh bouquet that induces energy and calm.  Even those around you will experience the fresh calm just by second-hand scent.

This is my absolute favorite body oil.  I douse it on after bathing and I also dab a few drops for fragrance and aromatherapy.  Now, if they’d only offer it in gallon sizes…

See you on September 27th for the grand giveaway announcement!!!

 

My Favorite Face Bar

Goddess Huntress | Gunilla Skin Alchemy Clean Face Bar [REN]

The last time I washed my face with a bar of soap? Um…this morning.

Of course this isn’t your run of the mill bar soap.  It is the clay bar soap I briefly mentioned a few posts ago.  A bar of soap that doesn’t strip your skin.

Gunilla Skin Alchemy’s Clean Face Bar [REN] is infused with jojoba oil, rose clay, and rosemary.  It clears and cleans up skin while providing moisture.  The Clean Face Bar is my powerhouse first step of my two step regimen.  I just follow with serum on moist freshly cleansed skin.

While we have all been so groomed on liquid cleanser, a face bar is extremely economical because it lasts so darn long!  Plus, when you travel it has no chance of spilling in your airborne luggage, just simply wrap the soap up in wax paper for your jet set ventures.

Pick up your Gunilla Skin Alchemy Clean Face Bar HERE

OR

You can pick it up in person and chat with Gunilla herself at the GH Fall Beauty Event on September 26th!

(I must say my graphic font is inspired by the new iOS 7…total geek, I know)

Peter Som X Zoya Nail Polish Trio 2014

Goddess Huntress | Peter Som 2014 Zoya Nail Polish Trio

 

Peter Som continues his collaboration with 5-Free nail polish brand Zoya.  Just launched on the runway September 6th, 2013. Peter Som x Zoya debuted a creamy peach “Stella”, a rich lapis lazuli blue “Edie”, and a sprig green “Alexa”

This limited edition Peter Som X Zoya trio is immediately available HERE

Check out some backstage shots and a few of my favorite looks from his Spring 2014 collection below.

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Backstage images by Bonnie Tsang via Refinery29

Runway images via style.com

Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum

Goddess Huntress | Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum

So I must divulge…as a beauty blogger, my skin is not always at its best.  I test and play with a myriad of skincare products, my skincare routine can often be sporadic, which leaves my pores with many personalities.  I also have large pores, leaving me adoring those who have small pores and glowing skin.

Three weeks ago, my mom suggested I get a facial because my pores were noticeably larger and clogged.  It was as if my pores were HD every day.

So I immediately simplified.  I returned to using my fav clay facial soap and now followed with Tata Harper’s Boosted Contouring Serum in the morning, nothing at night.  My pores became clearer and noticeably smaller.  In fact, my skin looked airbrushed in the airport bathroom mirror last week…I was taken aback, because when does skin look good in the airport bathroom!?! Jokes aside, I really was taken aback by my pore size and health, because I always viewed pore minimization as a beauty counter myth.

Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum is a part of the newly launched Supernatural Collection, that has been tested for years in her labs.  The serum formulation is designed to tighten and lift skin along with firming and smoothing skin with long term use.  What is refreshing about this serum is that feels extremely light, yet you don’t need further moisture application.  This bottle is the world’s first glass airless packaging system, always delivering its 35 active ingredients with peak performance freshness.

 

Really cool stat: 80% of volunteers noticed a reduction in jowls…(can I get a “hell yeah!”?)

Get your tight on HERE

Jurlique Essence Of Rose Fragrance Oil

Goddess Huntress | Jurlique Essence Of Rose Roll On Fragrance Oil

I absolutely adore healthy fragrances that smell expensive or transports me to a tropical island with every inhale.

When I was in San Francisco a few months ago, I came upon a Jurlique store so I had to pop in and grab at least one goodie to bring home.  Being an admirer of rose essences, my nose immediately guided me to their Essence Of Rose Fragrance Oil, a roll-on fragrance oil oozing with the beautiful scent of organic Turkish, Moroccan, and Arabic roses.

Jurlique’s Essence of Rose falls into my expensive smelling category and slips into my purse so conveniently for my daily multiple applications.  I’m just sort of addicted to rose aromatherapy, I guess you can say!

Roll on some luscious exotic roses HERE.

Fragrance image via Jurlique

The GH Fresh Face Set x Gunilla Skin Alchemy

Goddess Huntress | Gunilla Skin Alchemy The GH Shop

I’m excited to announce the launch of the GH Fresh Face Set featuring Gunilla Skin Alchemy!

The GH Fresh Face Set trio includes Clean Face Bar [REN], a non-drying rose clay and jojoba cleanser, Pure Rosewater Mist, a simple hydrating toner, and Hydrate Facial Oil [FUGTIG], a gorgeous blend of bois de rose (rosewood), jojoba, lavender, and rosehip seed oils..

along with a bonus Goddess Huntress cotton tote with purchase!

This skincare trinity is suitable for all types, especially benefitting problem skin.  This simple, yet enriching skincare regimen is perfectly sized for travel.

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Here are your juicy Fresh Face Set benefits:

Clean Face Bar [REN]/ Lavender acts as an anti-bacterial as it calms problem skin. Jojoba controls sebum and is ideal for acne. Rosemary cleanses without drying, defeats bacteria and clears the mind.

Pure Rosewater Mist/ Rosewater relieves redness and calms skin.  Preps skin to properly absorb moisture application.*

Hydrate Facial Oil [FUGTIG]/ Rosewood balances skin and promotes cell regeneration. Rosehip seed oil is coveted for its Vitamin C richness. Apricot kernel oil reduces inflammation. Lavender soothes. Jojoba clears.

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Get your Fresh Face Set HERE.

Get Gunilla’s DIY facial oil recipe featured on Daily Candy here.

*Pure Rosewater Mist not pictured