My first foray into the world of haul videos starts out with a massive super haul full of eco luxe green beauty.
I’ve been dabbling in green beauty for years, after having transitioned into a mostly organic plant-based / whole foods diet and trying to live a green, clean lifestyle. While most of my skin care regimen and makeup collection is pretty solidly vegan or cruelty free, I’ve been cautious of green beauty items that could not be obtained locally. I don’t want to leave a gigantic carbon footprint while on the hunt for green items that work with my stupidly hard-to-match skin tone. And, given that I live in the middle of the Pacific and the selection of beauty products is not as robust as it is on the Mainland, it’s been a struggle to fully transition over.
I’ve also been leery of makeup brands in the past due to the fact that the formulas just don’t perform well as their chemical/traditional counterparts or just simply are not fashion forward or color conscious. I.e., the design of the color ranges is drab, severely lacking in terms of catering to all complexions. And don’t get me started on some of these eco-brands’ package design. As a designer (web), visuals have a huge impact on me. Packaging and presentation are literally half a brand’s image, and a lot of the green community vendors out there leave a lot to be desired from a visual standpoint. They might have amazing products, but their packaging and logos might be so unattractive that they detract from the products themselves. You may put care into the ingredients list and formulations, but if the care you put into your products stops there, your business model may suffer.
I finally bit the bullet and obtained some green beauty items locally… at Whole Foods and Walgreens when they expanded their makeup options. And I found some e-commerce options that ship from distribution centers in the western US, and decided to start greening up my makeup drawer.
Again, my skincare is mostly green or DIY stuff I’ve concocted from researched and tested organic ingredients, but now I’m excited to find out that there are a ton of eco luxe brands that offer high end, high performance dupes for traditional high-end items out there, and that’s a video I’m interested in creating someday.
Without further ado, here we go!
Seriously Massive Green Beauty Super Haul
Click the video to watch in YouTube.
Products in order:
Ajne Super C Anti-aging Serum
One Love Organics – Morning Glory Caffeinated Serum
100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
The Honest Company Organic Healing Balm
TLDYEU 100% Natural Deodorant (The Last Deodorant You’ll Ever Use)
Aura Cacia Frankincense oil
Bite Beauty Luminous Lipstick, Pomegranate
Vapour Organic Beauty, Atmospheric Soft Focus Foundation, Shade 125 (medium golden)
100% Pure, Luminous Primer
Sky Iceland, Cooling Relief Eye Cream (greenish)
Bite Beauty, Agave Lip Mask (review coming soon!)
100% Pure, Pigmented Satin Shadow – Bora Bora
W3ll People Bio Brightener Invisible Powder
W3ll People Bio Expressionist Mascara
Peter Lamas Lash Masque and Conditioner
100% Pure Lip Creamstick, Perfect Naked Mauve
Samples from Eco Diva and Integrity Botanicals:
Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Blush
Vapour Organic Beauty Luminous Foundation stick
W3ll People Bio Brightener Stick (highlighter), Moonstone
Want to go green?
Start small. Look at ingredients, look at where your products are coming from (geographically). Keep it local when can.
Start with food you ingest, how clean your diet and lifestyle are. Be conscious, deliberate, and calculating about what you put in your body. Veggies and fruits and whole-food, organic diets with minimized amounts of animal products or non-hormone-infused animal products is healthy and will feed your skin from the inside out. Drink plenty of water.
Be aware of what ingredients feed your skin, what cause irritation, and what is straight up toxic. Often, some of the best ingredients for your skin can be found in your own kitchen pantry! If you are gung-ho about buying green only, and you don’t know where to start… here’s my advice.
- Breathe. Don’t think you’ll be able to change your routine and your life overnight. Nor should you. That’s insane and your wallet would hate you.
- Start small.
- Begin with phasing out products that you typically ingest (lipsticks, lip balms, glosses, etc). Trace amounts of our lip products often end up in our body and traveling through our digestive tract. If it’s toxic, what is in our gut will eventually filter through the rest of our body and show up on our faces. EW.
- From there, begin to use products that sit closest to your skin and work your way out. Skincare items first, then face makeup, then the rest.
And if you want to up your game, be aware of where each item you’re buying is being shipped from.
Don’t feel like you need to throw out everything you have right now. Try to give it away, sell it on Poshmark if you’re able to or sell it to friends. Or, if there’s very little left, use it up and then replace it with a green alternative. It will get overwhelming (not to mention EXPENSIVE), if you hype yourself up and think you have to do everything, right now. Start small, be conscious and deliberate and eventually you’ll get there. I’m still in the process of it all.
I hope you enjoyed that green beauty super haul! I can’t wait to give you all more in depth reviews about these products. So make sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube Channel, and I’ll see you soon!
With Love and Aloha,
Rock on Lovecats!
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Not a sponsored post. I’d DIE if any of the companies above did sponsor me, because I seriously love everything.
I am not compensated by any of the companies whose products are featured. My opinion is 100% my own. I am not responsible for the content of any responses to this video. Music is provided by the artists with direct permission and via the YouTube Audio Library and is used under “Fair Use” guidelines.
Filters and light leaks: Gabrielle Marie