26 11 / 2013
I’m a summer person. I feel alive when The Sun is up outside and no rain. But I still love rain when I’m safe somewhere indoor. LOL.
Everything comes with a risk. If I love The Sun that much, I must accept that The Sun radiates its ray. Along with those ultraviolet particles too. And we all know: ultraviolet is dangerous for your skin if sunken, especially the one appeared on midday.
So, I admit that I need sunscreen, since I often go outside, too! For years and months, I’ve been longing for a good sunscreen. For some logic and passionate reason, a good sunscreen, for me, is the one with better ultraviolet-prevention ingredients, for example: it won’t clog your pores, the shield-agent should be natural or mineral in this case, not chemical. You can Google about what is mineral and chemical. Usually, these organic or natural sunscreen on the market own zinc oxide as the mineral agent. It better be non-nano too, if you don’t get what is non-nano, please keep searching on Google, I’m not good in explaining about that. :p
I was curious with many products before, since finally I got two various Badger’s sunscreen from Lynn. A little sample and a stick. She has reviewed Badger’s products on her blog, so I’ve already known that it should be a good sun protector. And it’s not bad! The only downside is the cream leaves white stains from some specific ingredient on the skin. Overall, I love that sunscreen with natural cocoa scent (and it contains real cocoa butter too).
One day, Lynn sold her sunscreen stick from Babo Botanicals. I bought it. It’s a cute stick with green label and bunny illustration. Simple and smells like apple. It has clear zinc oxide which is literally transparent. It’s not sticky, and months after using that regularly everytime I meet my Sunshine, I think it doesn’t cause any breakouts or any other skin trouble.
I have to say I’m in LOVE with this sun protector.
You may visit babobotanicals.com for further info about this super cute sunscreen and other natural products! J Meanwhile, to make it easy, here I paste the ingredients of that one ‘sun and wind protector’ I have, plus a little explanation.
Zinc Oxide, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba seed) oil, cera alba (beeswax)*, sesame indicum (sesame seed) oil*, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax*, persea americana (avocado) oil*, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, natural apple flavor, tapioca starch*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)*, mauritia flexuosa (buriti) fruit oil*, tocopherol (vitamin E). *Certified Organic Ingredients
And this formula should have these benefits:
# For Face, Lips, Nose and Ears
# Power-packed UVA & UVB sun protection of zinc goes on clear - no more white residue!
# Skin-soothing balm contains certified organic oils, including jojoba, coconut and avocado.
# Moisturizing shea butter and beeswax helps prevent and relieve chapped face, nose, lips and ears.
# This sunscreen is chemical-free and playground safe. It’s sweat proof, absorbs quickly, won’t clog pores and is non-greasy.
It such an out-of-season review, since it’s rainy season now. But, meh, this global warming makes season is just a word. I have rain, super-bright-sunshine, extreme wind, hardcore cold, all in a ONE-WEEK package! Every single day, each with different weather. And if we complain about that, please remember: we, and our ancestors maybe, have built this situation together. From tribal life to modern life, with lots of CFCs and energy, electricity, waste, toxic, etc. Our ozone has broken. Now we’re just simply here to enjoy the effect. Never meant to blame you, and, no, I don’t support another complains and critics.
Now, all we have to do is: REPAIR THE EARTH! :)
By the way, I bought some Nicole’s natural bath products this afternoon. I need the shower gel (that I generally use for shampooing), and because I was soooo longing for lavender scent lately, I took their Lavender soap bar too. Et voilà, I got free gift: Citrus body lotion in small bottle. The shower gel I purchased was the Rose one. So, three ranges in a row. Impulsive buying. Forgive me! LOL. But thank you for the gift and 10% discount on shower gel because I brought back the previous shower-gel empty bottle (the Green Tea one). ©
16 11 / 2013
"Between the past, the present, and the future. And I hope you’re there. :)"
28 10 / 2013
Synthetic ingredients and other chemicals might scare you. It makes you feel guilty sometimes, because you know it’s going to harm you somehow, slowly.
It’s real. Lipstick with leads. With carmine a.k.a crushed beetle. Face powder with asbestos inside. Creams that clog your pores event if they make you glow. Soaps to disturb deep-water-life-cycle. Brushes from furry friends murdered. Food with parabens. And all things creepy to be imagined.
Beauty world can be dark sometimes. Those who jump into the more-natural-and-eco-friendly beauty habits will feel more secure, but not all the time. We still find natural substances that works similarly with some dangerous synthetic ingredients. Oh yes, and we can’t totally move from synthetic stuff. They can be useful sometimes!
But if there’s a will, there’s a way. Don’t you ever think about how our ancient grandmas/grandpas lived without big industry and manufacturers like today? They used to grow everything themselves! They made things at home! No commercial creams, no sausage, no artificial fruit juices. And do you realize? They lived longer, healthier!
Should we shut all the supermarkets down and start to own a garden? Not that extreme. We have to accept world nowadays. We can make little changes here and there. We start with ourselves, our family, our friends, then we may conquer the world—LOL.
We must believe in nature, responsibly. Take only what we need, don’t be greedy! Use natural products wisely. Don’t just buy things with ‘natural’ label. Read the ingredients yourself. Learn a lot. Don’t be lazy! Don’t be eaten with contains natural ingredients thingy.
And you know what? Sometimes we don’t need that much bulky products. We may have only 2 shades of lipstick. One face cream. One face cleanser, or you can just buy a bottle of plant oil (e.g: VCO, sweet almond oil, grapefruit oil, avocado oil, rosehip oil, etc.) as a cleanser and moisturizer! So you just save your money and your space for double bottles/tube.
You can Google about how to live more naturally. I’m not Google, not even a daughter of Google (?). I suddenly write these whole thoughts to motivate you, friends, to respect your body, humanity, and Mother Earth!
Would you please do that?
n.b: Selamat Hari Sumpah Pemuda! Cinta Indonesia.
23 10 / 2013
I’m not a person who like to make a formal post title. So, if this post should be formal, I’ll probably have written: REVIEW & SWATCH: 100% Pure Lip Glaze in Cabernet.
No, it’s not so Ningrumisme. But truly, I’m posting about that review and swatch for real, anyway!
Pass my unimportant words above.
When I ordered my 100% Pure products months ago, I picked on lip glaze product as a gift for my Mom’s birthday. I gave it to her earlier because her previous lipstick, the one from The Body Shop, has been old and dry. I want my Mom to consume a better lipstick, because she often licks her lip colour!
My Mom loves the colour, but she doesn’t really click with the boldness of it. Because it’s RED. I mean, bright red like what. ! The colour is matte red, a little pink if you look closer, maybe that’s why they wrote on the website: deep blue red, not a basic red or what? It’s not looking that cheerful when you see the lip-stick. But when applied, yes, it’s red. Woohoo, how many ‘red’ word I used?
And you know what? I love that colour! Hahaha. My Mom and I share the lipstick in the end. We use it together. Because we’re simply mother and daughter, plus, I don’t believe that this lipstick tube may be empty in a year if she uses it alone. I’m the one who loves experiencing with make up! LOL.
So, about redness of the tone. I’ve been searching for a red lipstick, without glossy effect. I would like to try classic make up theme. I’m a theme person! I change my style everyday. I go sporty, I go pink, I go Barbie, I go nerdy, like, day by day. And this red lipstick, I need it for my vintage look! Imagine a red lips paired with floral shirt and denim skirt? Nice as heaven.
And this Cabernet Lip Glaze of 100% Pure gives me that. So I would like to repurchase this again, later, along with other shade to try. I’ve tried rose petal too before, got a sample from Lynn, it’s a little dark pink on me. <3
Okay, I love the colour. But I’m not finished. Don’t you think some lipsticks are too dry and cracky sometimes? Or, it feels heavy sometimes. In my case, this lip glaze is not sticky nor drying, and it’s creamy with quite long-lasting pigment! Note this: every lips are special. It may gives different effect on yours, but on me, that’s how it goes.
You can build the colour if you apply the creamy lip glaze twice or more.
Oh, one more thing, it smells fruity! Cute! I feel like like a little girl trying to wear make up. And your make up are made from fruits!
Look what they put inside the stick, the one wrapped beautifully with metal cylinder covered by beautiful floral prints:
Organic Avocado Butter*, Organic Cocoa Butter*, Contains all or some of the following Fruit Pigments: Organic Cherry*, Organic Plum*, Cabernet Grape, Organic Raspberry*, Organic Blueberry*, Organic Blackberry*, Organic Peach*, Organic Apricot*, Organic Tomato*, Organic Pomegranate*, Organic Cacao (chocolate)*, Organic Rose Petals*, Organic Lavender Flower* and Organic Cinnamon*, Organic Shea Butter*, Organic Rosehip Oil*, Organic Mango Butter*, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), May contain Mica (natural shimmery mineral) * Certified Organic
Nice! I’m more happy because they don’t add beeswax on it. It feels lighter on lips without beeswax. And, the reason why it’s creamy? Perhaps because you can see avocado, cocoa, she, and mango butter. Butter! Nothing better than those vegan butter! :D You know I love shea butter, and I do love fruits.
Alright, if you’re curious, just hop and read the website yourself, okay? Here’s the link: http://www.100percentpure.com/
Thank you if you read this and be inspired. On the illustration, I give you the real swatch on paper, that heart-shaped red colour. ;)
By the way, DON’T COPY OR USE MY ARTWORK WITHOUT PERMISSION, get it? See you! Happy Wednesday. :D
22 10 / 2013
"The truth is: I love bold red lips for some occasion. I don’t care what people say. I love them. When it suits my mood, I’ll be bold. :)"