Can you believe that today is the first day of September? I’m having a hard time with it. As much as I love Fall (it’s my favorite season, and September is also my birthday month), I’m going to miss the summer, and my summer beauty routine too. I love how minimal my beauty routine is during the warmer months.
Something I am proud of is that I am actually very good at painting my own nails. Years ago, I worked for Sally Hansen doing marketing, and back then my fingers would (literally) be painted all different colors as we were always testing, testing, testing. That said, I still typically go to the salon as I love a good gel manicure.
Charcoal is certainly having a moment. I have girlfriends who take charcoal pills to prevent a hangover the next day (they swear by it, but I’m too scared to actually ingest charcoal!) And now, it’s all over the beauty world. What makes it so effective is that it acts like a magnet to attract (and then absorb) dirt and oil.
If we are being 100% honest, I don’t get super excited about natural makeup. I’d sort of just given up. I try to be green where I can… Tata Harper’s lip and cheek tints are fantastic and I love RMS, but natural cosmetics are a lot harder to find than natural skincare, especially when it comes to foundation/concealer.
Okay. I am embarrassed to tell you this, but when I first fell in love with Indie Lee‘s products, it was because of the packaging. This goes against pretty much everything I stand for as I never judge a product by its container. Some of the best products I’ve tried have some of the ugliest packaging, especially on the natural/green beauty front.