Festive Nails: Mineral Fusion Nail Polish in “Brilliant” Review!

Hey all!

First off, a big hello to my new followers! I’ve been blessed with a little flurry of newcomers to my site, and I’m just thrilled you could join me 🙂 I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

And how was everyone’s Thanksgiving? I have to say, after three days of eating, drinking, and eating some more (no leftovers – except for cranberry sauce…does anyone EVER use up all the cranberry sauce??) I’m now ready for…CHRISTMAS! Honestly, I love Christmas – not so much the shopping and so on, but the good fellow feeling of Christmas; the idea that on Christmas day so many people, whether religious or not, are focusing on family and having a good time, rather than work and the usual every day worries that consume us. I personally am not religious, but being from England I’ve been raised to cherish the rituals that surround Christmas, from the tree-buying to the hot-chocolate drinking to the carol singing. I can’t wait!

And to get in the festive spirit I’ve been wearing lots of glittery nail polishes recently. Yes, they’re a drag to remove, but so worth it! I’ve recently been dabbling with the Mineral Fusion brand, and I must say I am in love with the formula. I used to be a big Essie fan, but compared to that brand MF polishes are so thick that you only need one coat –  a great time saver. I bought two recently, a raspberry pink with tiny silver sparkles (“Brilliant”) and a dark blue-black with green chunks of glitter called “Galaxy.” I’ll leave the latter for another day, as I don’t have a picture of it yet.

Here’s a picture of one coat of “Brilliant.” One coat is all you need because the formula is so thick and opaque. The brush is also very wide and thick, which I personally like.

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Some people don’t like wearing pink, but I’m pale and cool-toned and I always think pink is a great color on those with pale skin. Plus, it’s such a happy festive color – perfect for the holiday season. I also love that it’s not too Barbie-pink – it’s got a nice undertone of violet so in most lights it’s quite raspberry colored. And the shimmery sparkles are lovely; not too overdone.

Mineral Fusion nail polishes are 5-free and available at Whole Foods and Sprouts…I’m not sure where else, but I’ve heard they’re exclusive to these stores, or you can buy them for $7.99 online at the Mineral Fusion website.  I bought this one for $5.00 as part of a deal at Sprouts last week, which I think is still going on…

Have you tried any Mineral Fusion nail polishes? What did you think?

Liv 🙂

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November Favorites (Stocking-Stuffer Friendly!) w/Coupon Codes…

Hello!

I feel like it’s been a while since I did a ‘favorites’ sort of post, but I have one for you now. SO THERE! 😉

I’m in love with the following products, some of which I picked up with my own fair hand, some of which I received in subscription boxes. DISCLAIMER: I’m not sure the R.A.L in “Audrey” is quite worthy of being a ‘favorite.’ I’ve included it because I’ve literally worn it every day since I bought it, so I MUST like it, right? I guess so, but I’m not sure I’m as psyched about it as everyone else on the blogosphere. Am I missing something? I’ve included a piccie of myself wearing it, and I’d love you to tell me if it looks good or if I’m just fooling myself!

Secondly, if you do nothing else scroll to the end of the post for some info. about a gorgeous eyeshadow that’s a GWP offer this month…

O.K, let’s go! Here’s a piccie of my favs. for this month. Apologies for the blurriness. I’m still using a crappy old cameraphone, because I’m, er, lazy…

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Going clockwise…

1) Deep Steep Honeydew and Spearmint Moisturestick: I actually picked this up today at T.J Maxx (see my Black Friday post) but I love, love, LOVE it, and I’m sure I’ll be using it constantly. It smells fresh and lovely and contains lots of hydrating butters and oils. It retails for $5.95 at the Deep Steep website, but I got it at T.J Maxx for $1.99.

2) Mullein and Sparrow Cheek and Lip Tint: Woe is me, because although my Vegancuts insert card stated this was $10.00 full-size, it actually retails on their website for $22.00. I’m assuming I received a smaller size in my Vegancuts box. (Update – nope. It’s 1oz full-size) Anyway, I am IN LOVE with this product. Not only does it leave the glossiest, dewiest, most perfectly rose-tinted shine on lips and cheeks, it smells amazing. You know those stores that sell incense and it’s like walking into a hippy-den? It smells like that! Checking out the ingredients I discovered this was because it contains Patchouli oil. You don’t see Patchouli used much these days, but it should be, because it’s a gorgeous scent. All day you’ll get wafts of Patchouli if you wear this on your cheeks, and if you’re a child of the 70’s you’ll know how great that is! Peace out, man. Buy it at www.mulleinandsparrow.com

3) The Wonderseed Hemp Handcream (Lavender Spring): I received this in my Kloverbox, and I’ve used it every day since. Hemp seed oil is super moisturizing but this smells strongly of lavender so if you’re not into that, this isn’t for you. I, on the other hand, adore lavender, and I use it right before bed to keep pinkies soft and to help me sleep…($12.95 – www.thewonderseed.com) COUPON CODE: save 20% with code KLOVER20

4) Red Apple Lipstick in “Audrey.” Right, here I go with the piccie:

AudreyIs this what it looks like on you? It’s just a lot more subtle than I thought it’d be…I do like it though, because it’s creamy, glossy, and very wearable…a neutral medium-pink shade. I heard through the grapevine there’s a COUPON CODE: Thanksgiving sale, save 5% using this code: GOBBLE

5) Kosmatology Hand Sanitizer in Grapefruit and Clove. Another Kloverbox goody. I’ve been using this every day…as a teacher, germs are just one marked essay away, and I’ve already gotten sick this month so now I’m being extra careful. This contains alcohol but no nasties, and I love the scent. Very Christmassy, because of the citrus-clove combo. ($3.99 – www.kosmatology.com) COUPON CODE: save 20% using coupon code Klover20. Expires 12/31/14

6) The All-Natural Face DivaStix in Black Kohl. Another awesome Vegancuts find! At first I was like, NOPE. Because when I dragged it under the eye it was super bumpy and blotchy and looked terrrrible. But then I had a brainwave and smudged it with an eyeliner brush, and the result was gorgeous. Very natural looking. Here’s a couple of piccies:

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IMG_1917 (2)Nice, huh? But yeah, it does need a proper smudge. I used a sharp-edged flat brush because you have to push it up into the lashline as well. This costs a weirdly specific $4.88 at ANF’s website: www.theallnaturalface.com. And apparently they double as eyeshadows (although not this color, unless the goth look is what you’re after!).

7. Glamourdoll Mineral Eyeshadow in “Poodles.” Have you tried the Glamourdoll brand yet? If not, you should! Their all-natural mineral products are just lovely, and I encourage you to check out the range at www.glamourdolleyes.com. Pretty soon I’ll be swatching a whole host of their eyeshadows which I bought in a sample package, but this is my favorite thus far…it’s called “Poodles,” and it’s a light pinky shimmer, with a touch of lilac. Here’s a swatch:

PoodlesIsn’t that gorgeous? And here’s some GREAT news! “Poodles” is Glamour Doll Eyes’ “Gift With Purchase” ($10.00 minimum) this month! ($6.00 value). I am also very keen on their colors “Mushroom” and “Graves in May.” GORGEOUS colors, both.

I hope that made your Black Friday! Leave your thoughts/questions/comments in the box below!

Liv 🙂

#BlackFridayFail – What I bought (and only slightly regret buying).

Every year I smugly tell friends and family that I will NOT be participating in the Black Friday madness, and every year I totally, totally do. I call this the Black Friday Fail (hashtag optional). It all started when I checked my email this morning and found about 100 emails from various companies advertising their Black Friday deals. I think you’d have to be Ghandi to resist.

I was very discriminating, however…

The best online deal, at least for me, was the Pacifica ‘$10.00 off’ deal and free shipping (if you spend $50.00) plus the free gift box. I’m buying my sister a little natural beauty gift package for Christmas filled with items I love, so I was happy to get the box as a freebie, and of the goodies below I bought two  – one for me, one for her…

I bought:

– 7 free topcoat and basecoat – “Gloss” (I’ve heard good things about this product, and I like that it does double-duty). $9.00

– Aquarian Gaze Water-Resistant Long Lash Mascara (this has had amazing reviews, so I’m really eager to try it. I still haven’t found a natural mascara I like). $14.00

– Island Vanilla Solid Perfume (you know my love for this; I got another for my sis) $9.00 (only a bit miffed that it was $8.00 at Sprouts today!

Aside from the online bonanza, there was plenty on offer in bricks-and-mortar-land. I didn’t buy much natural beauty stuff in stores. Instead I went a bit clothes-crazy. The best deal I found was at NYC Company – a black cotton jumpsuit with 70% off, and then I got a $10.00 off ‘lottery ticket’ in store – so instead of paying $70.00 for it, I got it for a song at $11.00!! I also got some sweaters at Target (40% off) and a pair of boots at Broadway Shoes for 40% off. However, I did pop into T.J Maxx. Here I must pull out the trumpets and play a fanfare…have you ever perused the natural beauty product selection at T.J Maxx? It’s stellar! I mean, amazing. Some day soon I will dedicate a whole post to it. In the meantime, I’ll just tell you what I bought…prickly pear seed oil at $9.99 for my sister (40% off), Juice Organics hair conditioner for $5.99 (yes, really!) and the best of the bunch…THIS!

This little beaut. is Deep Steep’s Honeydew and Spearmint Moisture Stick. It retails for $5.95 on their website, but I got it for $1.99. It’s awesome – anything with coconut oil is awesome IMO, because of the dewy finish and moisture it provides – and it’s super portable…perfect for traveling. You can use it as a lipbalm or just for general moisturizing.

Well, that’s it! I have a twinge of regret when I think about the money spent and the sad truth that Thanksgiving has become a consumer’s dream slash nightmare…but then I shrug, because a) I scored some deals and b) I had a wonderful Turkey day with my family, and truly feel deeply grateful for all that I have. I don’t want to break the cheese-o-meter but last night my hubby and I shared all that we were most thankful for about each other and our relationship. Preeeettty cheesy!! But, I loved it!

How about you? Did you score any deals? Did you have  a good Thanksgiving?

Kloverbox November 2014 Review!

Hi Peeps!

First of all, what do you think about the new format for my blog?! My hubby, Josh, told me that the other theme (‘Forever’) didn’t convey “my personality” (ominous) and that he thought this one was more fun. So, we’ll see if it grows on me! It’s tough – I’m kind of used the old format.

Anyway, enough rambling. Today’s review is of a new-ish green/eco-friendly subscription box called Kloverbox. Unlike Petit Vour and Vegan Cuts, the items in Kloverbox are more ‘lifestyle’ products; not just limited to skincare and makeup. This piqued my interest, because I’m trying to be greener in other aspects of my life as well as beauty. Wouldn’t anything else be hypocrisy? So I was keen to try Kloverbox’s offerings. A 25% off coupon from their Twitter feed meant I got to try this box a bit cheaper than the usual $25.00. That sounds like a lot, and it is, but the nice twist to Kloverbox is that you can buy just one box when you feel like it, or subscribe for savings: a 6 month subscription = $22.50 a month, which is just a dollar more than Vegancuts. And I like the fact that you can buy one box every so often, if you fancy treating yourself.

So, let’s take a peek inside the box, shall we?

The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was a very, VERY strong apple scent! That’s because of the SoyWerks Appletosh Soy Candle (full-size, value $5.00). It’s a GORGEOUS tart-sweet appley scent, and is now sitting on my coffee table making the whole room smell like apples. I also love that it’s 100% vegan and soy wax, and handmade.

Here’s a piccie:

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But wait! Something else in the box was smelling amazing! The next thing I pulled out was a Cocoa-Mint Handmade Soap from Kloverbox’s featured Etsy shop of the month, Small Beauty Keys. First off, I love the fact that small shops are being featured in their box, but I also just loved the scent of this soap. It’s intensely minty, and I’m sure will tingle a bit in the shower. YUM! (full-size, value $5.00)

I kept pulling stuff out; it was like Christmas. Here are the other items included:

The Wonder Seed Hemp Hand Cream (full-size, value $12.95). This hand-cream smells intensely of lavender. Love it.

Lavina 100% Pure Argan Oil (sample, value $2.14). I already own argan oil, but it’s nice to have a travel-size.

Kosmatology Hand Sanitizer (full-size, value $3.99). Scented with grapefruit and clove, this hand sanitizer contains no triclosan or chemical thickeners. And it smells yummy.

Love Reusable Bags (full-size, value $13.95) As you can see from the picture, this is a cute and stylish lunch tote lined with food-safe PEVA lining. I like the Tartan; reminds me of a wonderful visit to Scotland I took a few years back…och aye!

Jolly Oak Dark Chocolate Coconut Raisin Granola (sample, value $2.50) I love dark chocolate and coconut anything, so this is a great sample for me to try.

And finally, here’s a pic of all the goodies (excepting the candle).

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My favorite products thus far are the candle (incredibly scented – I’m sitting on my sofa and keep getting whiffs of apple!) and the lavender handcream, which was great timing as my hands have been really dry lately. Plus, I love lavender. But honestly, I love everything in the box. If I could afford another subscription, I would totally get this one, but it’s nice to know I don’t have to subscribe and can just treat myself now and again. As for value for money, the total value of this box is definitely more than $25.00, and definitely a lot more than the $22.50 you’d pay for a 6 month subscription.

Kloverbox have been getting some great buzz in the blogosphere, but now it also gets…the Liv seal of approval!!

Liv 🙂

Ayurvedic Abhyanga Practice…

Hi Friends!
I’ve been so tired and stressed lately…I’ve literally been coming home from work and napping and then going to bed at 10pm! In an effort to relax and get my focus back on self-care I’ve been practicing Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage at nighttime. It’s definitely helping…I thought I would share with you a bit about this practice, which soothes both body and mind. At this time of year, especially, I think it’s really important that we honor ourselves, our bodies, and our need for rest…Enjoy!
Benefits of Abhyanga
Abhyanga increases circulation, lubricates joints, and moves the lymph (helping detoxify). It also improves sleep and helps you relax. It’s also, obviously, good for your skin!
Choose Your Oil
You can use any oil, or choose an oil that benefits and balances your Ayuvedic dosha. There are numerous dosha quizzes online, but in general…
-If you are an anxious, flighty person tending to dry skin you are probably VATA. Choose sesame or almond oil.
-If you are a fiery type, prone to irritation, anger, or traditionally ‘Type A’ you are probably PITTA. Choose coconut or safflower oil.
-If you are a grounded type, ‘earthy’ with a tendency to need ‘revving up’ for things, you are probably KAPHA. Choose safflower oil.
-If you’re not sure, choose jojoba oil, which is good for all doshas.
Vatas should practice abhyanga more often than other types, as it is profoundly soothing for their flighty, nervous natures! (I’m a vata, I should know!)

Here are the instructions which I’ve been following, taken from the Deepak Chopra website: http://www.chopra.com/ccl/the-benefits-of-ayurveda-self-massage-abhyanga

Steps to Follow for Self-Massage:
  • Warm the oil
  • Sit or stand comfortably in a warm room
  • Apply oil first to the crown of your head (adhipati marma) and work slowly out from there in circular strokes—spend a couple of minutes massaging your entire scalp (home to many other important marma points—points of concentrated vital energy)
  • Face: Massage in circular motion on your forehead, temples, cheeks, and jaws (always moving in a upward movement). Be sure to massage your ears, especially your ear-lobes—home to essential marma points and nerve endings
  • Use long strokes on the limbs (arms and legs) and circular strokes on the joints (elbows and knees). Always massage toward the direction of your heart
  • Massage the abdomen and chest in broad, clockwise, circular motions. On the abdomen, follow the path of the large intestine; moving up on the right side of the abdomen, then across, then down on the left side
  • Finish the massage by spending at least a couple of minutes massaging your feet. Feet are a very important part of the body with the nerve endings of essential organs and vital marma points
  • Sit with the oil for 5-15 minutes if possible so that the oil can absorb and penetrate into the deeper layers of the body
  • Enjoy a warm bath or shower. You can use a mild soap on the “strategic” areas, avoid vigorously soaping and rubbing the body
  • When you get out of the bath, towel dry gently. Blot the towel on your body instead of rubbing vigorously.

Repurchased! Products To Rave About…

Hi Friends,

I’ve been experimenting with green beauty for about four months now, and have come up with some winners…the following items are all things I’ve repurchased in the last month. Because they ROCK 🙂

1. Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Daily Calming Moisturizer.

yes to cucumbersIt was a happy accident that led me to buy this: I was looking for a new moisturizer in Target, but my hubby was waiting on me to go to dinner and I had about five minutes to pick something. After a quick browse through the ‘Yes To’ brand I decided to just buy the one that was the ‘most’ natural (98% in this case). Ordinarily, I’d pick a moisturizer for dry or aging skin rather than a ‘calming’ one, but now I’ve fallen in love with the scent. It’s that gorgeous, fresh, cucumber scent you never get tired of, and it works wonderfully well – not too thick, not too thin. Perfect for pre-makeup application…I also love the ‘Yes to Cucumber’ facial wipes because they’re one of the few wipes in the ‘Yes To’ range that don’t contain alcohol, which burns my skin something wicked. Price: $14.99. Buy here.

2. Mi-Me Tangerine Hydrating Lip Balm

mi me lip stuffI don’t think I really knew what a good lipbalm was until I tried the Mi-Me brand. Chock full of essential oils, coconut oil and soothing butters like mango, tucuma and mururmuru, this lip balm is the perfect not-too-thick or thin consistency, smells great, AND leaves lips with a gorgeous lipgloss-like shine. One of my friends thought I was wearing that famous MAC Lipglass (the clear one) and I was like, nope! Just my Mi-Me! Petit Vour sells them in packs of two for $10.00. Buy here.

3. S.W Skincare Makeup Remover.

SW makeup removerGuys, I’m almost tired of going on about how much I love this product! It’s the ultimate multi-tasker: makeup remover, cleanser, and moisturizer in one. I use it every night, and although it doesn’t smell amazing (no thanks to you olive oil) it works so well and is such a perfect consistency I forgive it. It’s a blend of jojoba, olive, and sweet almond oil, and somehow the ratio works perfectly. I use this before applying argan oil before bed, and my skin has never felt so soft upon waking up. And it removes even the most stubborn eye makeup easily.

4. Adama Minerals Orange Vanilla Body Lotion

Zion healthI reviewed this about a week ago and, believe it or not, I already repurchased the large version of my smaller sized orange vanilla body lotion (right) because that’s how darn confident I am that I will never tire of this product. The scent is divine, the consistency is perfect, and I want more orange vanilla everything in my life. And the price is a very reasonable $10.49 for 8oz. Buy it here.

Have you tried any of these products? Have you made any great purchases recently?

Tune in soon for a review of some lurvely Mineral Fusion nailpolishes and an Ayurvedic massage tutorial…

Liv:)

…In Which Liv Has a Muse About Blogging!

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First off, I know, second post of the day! I am not a blogging addict, I promise! And I apologize for clogging up your email/reader. But as you can see from the picture above, I am one of those people who, when they’re into something, they are REALLY into something, and when they’re not, they’re not. Right now I am quite into blogging 🙂

So I’m going to have a muse about blogging for a bit. How meta am I?

I was reading some comments on another lovely lady’s blog, and suddenly got to thinking about the whole blogging deal and what I’ve learned about it. And what I’m still not clear about. Perhaps you can even help me with that! Here are the results of my musings, in no particular order.

1. Blogging is super-duper hard. I used to have a friend who was a professional blogger and in my mind that meant she sat around all day in her P.J’s eating ice-cream and scrolling through her Twitter-feed. Actually, it’s really hard work. I didn’t realize this when I first started my blog, but to some extent you are creating a brand, and then working to refine that brand…to craft your presence, if you will. On top of which you have to write, tweet, comment, stay current, spend money actually buying stuff to review (until I get mega famous of course) and worry about how many views you got that day. It’s a recipe for crazy-eyes. Yet so fun!

2. Am I doing a good job? It’s like an existential howl into the night (sort of). I write my little post, press ‘publish,’ but then it’s so out of my control! And even when I get comments and follows I totally worry that I’m not ‘connecting with the audience’ or something like that. And then other bloggers say you should just worry about putting out quality content…and I’m like, erm, what’s that ‘look like’ exactly? I guess you just can’t quantify these things.

3. I’m still fuzzy on how to use tags and categories. I’ve looked at other blogs and tried to see what categories they use, and they usually seem much more specific than mine (i.e. a brand name) but then when I search that brand name in the reader nothing pops up. So why categorize it that way? Am I missing something?

4. It took me frickin’ forever to learn how to a) create a menu, b) add an instagram feed and c) add a featured image so that the whole of my post wouldn’t appear on the homepage. Grrrrrrrrr. I’m like a caveman learning how to bang one stone against another here.

5. I like getting free stuff. Is this really a perk? I’ve only had one freebie thus far, but it was AMAZING and really motivating. And I truly love the idea that I might get to promote smaller brands that I love.

6. The blogging community is fantastic. People are so supportive and friendly. I know that out there in the ‘real world’ horrible trolls lurk under bridges, but in the green beauty world at least, no one has been anything but lovely and kind. THANK YOU!!!!

I hope you guys have been enjoying my posts. Plenty more to come! In the meantime, fellow bloggers reading this, what are your thoughts on blogging?

Heard about Pinkwashing? What it is & How to Avoid It…

I learned something new yesterday…the term ‘pinkwashing.’ This is the term for when cosmetics/skincare items display the breast cancer pink ribbon logo to show their support for the issue – normally donating a portion of their sales to breast cancer research – but the ingredients in their products ACTUALLY CONTAIN CARCINOGENS. Cue shock-horror.

It’ such blatant hypocrisy and it makes we wonder, with weary cynicism, how companies can get away with it. But, of course, they do. It’s just one of many reasons I got into green beauty.

The way to avoid being ‘pinkwashed’ is simply to check the ingredients of a product brandishing the pink ribbon logo. Does it contain any of the following?

-parabens

-phtlates

-fragance

If the answer is yes, then it’s best avoided.

Here’s a short video from YouTube made by “The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics,” that discusses the issue and argues that if a company wants to advocate for women’s health they’d do well not to put known toxic chemicals in their products to begin with…

Tuesday Poem: She Walks In Beauty…

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In this gorgeous poem by 18th Century Romantic poet Lord Byron, Byron writes from true life experience: about a woman he passed on the street who caught his eye. By the end of the poem, however, he realizes that her beauty comes not from her physical beauty but her inner grace and innocence. Enjoy!

She Walks in Beauty

By Lord Byron (George Gordon)

She walks in beauty, like the night
   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
   Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
   Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
   Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
   Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
   How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
   So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
   But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
   A heart whose love is innocent!

W3LL People Altruist Satin Mineral Foundation Review!

I have to admit that for me dipping a toe into the world of foundation powders was a huge ‘green beauty’ step. Maybe I even deserve some kind of beauty bravery medal?! (note: Liv is being intentionally shallow and glib for comic effect).

The truth is that since I was a teenager experimenting with Covergirl pressed foundation powders (remember those? invariably cracked when bought, with the tiniest little mirror ever) powder and I have not been friends. I know, I know – cue tiniest ever violin playing. But I do feel like I’m missing out. Perhaps it’s because my skin tends to dryness, but powder always seems to leave a fine layer on my skin that looks ‘dusty’ (for want of a better description) and just kind of fake.

I won’t say that W3LL People Altruist Satin Mineral Foundation ($31.50) has changed my feelings about powders. I will say that it’s the best of the bunch I have tried (although I do love Bare Minerals’ translucents).

My second bb medal (is this a thing now? Can I create a hashtag for it?) is awarded for buying the lightest shade ‘fair pink’ sight unseen; no testers. I was pretty confident that this would be my shade, seeing as my nickname at school was ghost-face. However, it may have been a tad light, even for me. I’m not sure if this is why it doesn’t look as perfect on my skin as I’d hoped, or because the finely-milled texture is actually a bit thicker than I was looking for. However, unless I apply it sparingly, it does look a bit ‘caked on.’ Smooth going on? Yes. Good and even coverage? Yes. I just can’t load up the brush the way I do with translucent powder. Perhaps I need to buff more? People tell me it’s all about the buffing..so I’ll keep experimenting. Right now, though, I tend to rely more on my Yes to Grapefruit CC cream than I do this.

Anyway, here’s some info. from W3LL People’s website. And I will sail past the description of its formula as “supernatural” with nary a flicker of eyelid.

“The next generation mineral foundation for those with good intentions. Altruist instantly creates more radiant and healthy looking skin with weightless, flawless coverage in complexion perfect tones. The satin-like, supernatural formula moves and breathes with skin thanks to feather-light, triple-milled pigments that feel creamy smooth, with no creasing. Organic aloe nourishes and rejuvenates skin while zinc and titanium protect against environmental damage.

FREE FROM: Artificial preservatives, parabens, chemicals, dyes, fragrance, silicone, dimethicone, pthalates, sulphates, petroleum, talc, bismuth oxychloride, nanoparticles and bad mojo. Made in USA with love. Not tested on animals or robots”