I love chocolate. In fact, I’m a little obsessed with chocolate. I had a long conversation the other day about how I was going to find a chocolate dragon and slay it and take all its chocolate loot. My friend, who offered to help me slay the dragon, proceeded to not assume he could have some of the chocolate, but to ask nicely if I would share. I almost had to stop and consider my answer before saying that I would in fact share my chocolate.

But that’s the thing about chocolate. Sharing is fun. It’s fun to have by yourself, it’s fun to have with friends, and it’s also fun to smear across your skin. And these recipes will let you do all three.

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Now, I’d love to give you the full recipes here. But that privilege must be reserved for readers of Simply Gluten Free Magazine, since that’s where the recipes are printed. Some of you reading this are here from the article. But for those of you just reading my blog, go snag your own copy at your local store!

OK, have you got your magazine now? Sweet (pun totally intended). Now here’s the links to all the ingredients and the downloads for the cute labels!

The Promised Goods

In the article, I gave y’all a link sending you to this page. In it, I promised links and the cute labels displayed in the pictures. Check it out below!

Ingredient Links

There’s a total of 5 recipes in the article. However the ingredients have a lot of overlap, which makes it cheaper and easier to make them all! I grabbed all my ingredients from Amazon, and these are the ones I used:

Containers, Molds and Label Links

For all the tools you probably don’t have lying around that you need, here’s the links to those too.

Labels + Designs

And because I like cute things and organizing things and giving things away, here’s allll the labels I made for these containers!

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Buy these labels exactly-

Then print these PDFs full size, on the round labels:

Just peel them off and stick them straight on and you’re done!

Print this PDF full size on top of the small labels:

For the lip balm, it’s a little trickier. I decided to go for the easy-to-find labels instead of something more obscure. So these are just normal return address labels. To get the lip balm labels, after you print them, cut them in half. Peel off one half and stick it on. And done!

Enjoy your chocolate skincare success!

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Right now, here in Austin, TX, it’s an absolute blaze of muggy heat. If you’re walking out your door, expect to sweat and glisten like you basically just took a shower. Expect to wipe droplets from your brow and feel a river run down your back. Expect your face to literally reflect the sun’s rays back at everyone around you because the oil is real.

Now I’m not trying to complain. But those of you who live in hot climates know exactly what this does to your makeup. The amount of summer makeup kung-fu we have to master is actually brutal. Whatever we use can’t melt, can’t smudge, can’t fade with profuse perspiration and basically has to be fit to face the fires of hell.

To be honest, in the past what I’ve done to handle these situations for long periods of time is just skip half my makeup. A little mineral powder foundation is great for your skin, but what eyeshadow and base could possibly survive such an encounter? And I’ve tried a lot of products, so when I can’t answer that question, y’all know we’re all screwed.

Except now I can. Because I just spent 3.5 hours in 95+ heat with about 70% humidity, and got back home with still flawlessly sparkly and non-creased eyeshadow.

This is not a drill. This stuff is real. And it’s literally my new obsession.

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Does it Really Last All Day?

Yes. Yes it does. It’s lasted through every extreme I’ve given it thus far. Which extremes are about the worst possible! That melting heat, oppressive mugginess and excessive sweating. If you had told me a few months ago that there was a gluten free eyeshadow that lasted literally all day without creasing at all in the worst possible weather, I would have smiled and quietly thought to myself that you were lying. But nope. This is legit.

What’s the Texture Like?

So what is this magic that makes this stuff so amazing? When you look at the pictures, it just kinda looks like a powder. It does in person too. Maybe a kind of sticky powder? But no. When you touch it, it’s fluffy and cool, almost like a mousse. And it goes on like a light cream, that dries almost instantly into a powdery feel. There’s absolutely no wait time between application and then putting something else on top or around it.

How are the Colors?

mirabellacolorsCurrently, this eyeshadow comes in 3 colors. And that’s my only complaint right now. Because I need this in all the colors, ok? But don’t get me wrong, these colors are pretty amazing. A brilliant gold, bright cool pink, and a rich warm pink. Unfortunately I can’t really use pink around my eye area, because it makes me look like I’ve been sobbing. But the gold. I’ve been wearing the gold every single time I go out because WHY NOT. It’s glorious! The pinks actually make for a fun blush too, if you like a wildly sparkly blush.

Should You Get a Color or Two?

YOU TOTALLY SHOULD. In fact you should go get it right now.

Get your own everlasting magic in a little jar right HERE

 

Have you tried this product yet? Will you be trying it? Let me know in the comments below!

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Summer is HERE and it’s absolutely brutal. Here in Texas, we’re frying alive in the blistering rays of the sun. Tonight it’s in the upper 90’s until the sun goes down. No joke.

With all this insane heat, it’s time to really pack on the SPF. It’s not terribly difficult to find gluten free sunscreen, but finding gluten free facial moisturizers with built-in SPF? Nearly impossible.

So I’ve gathered all the best gluten free SPF 15+ facial moisturizers I can find. Check ’em out!

Cleure Sunscreen SPF 15Cleure Sunscreen SPF 15

A brand that focuses mostly on skincare, it’s hardly surprising that Cleure would tackle gluten free SPF facial moisturizers. It’s only SPF15, but in trade you get a lighter, less chalky finished look. It’s based in shea butter, so smoothing it on under your makeup is like putting on a deep moisturizing treatment.

  • Non-comedogenic
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance free
  • Made in the USA
  • No animal testing

Get it here

Keys Solar RX Therapeutic Sunblock SPF 30Keys Solar RX Therapeutic Sunblock SPF 30

 

A beautifully moisturizing, everyday cosmetic sunblock, this moisturizer is not waterproof. However, it’s been featured on the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Report as the safest moisturizer with UVA/UVB protection on the market. If you’re not gonna be pouring sweat, this is an awesome option!

  • No synthetic ingredients
  • Moisturizing and gentle enough for daily, year-round use
  • Vegan
  • Soy free

Get it here

SPF 30+ Sunscreen LotionCalifornia Baby SPF 30+ Sunscreen Lotion

Known for their incredibly gentle baby care products, California Baby also makes equally gentle products for adults. This sunscreen lotion works for the whole body, but is advertised to be safe for the face as well. With SPF 30+, it’s really hard to wrong here!

Get it here

 

Have you tried any of these products before? Did I miss any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

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Welcome to the 17th edition of the Gluten Free Makeup List! If we’re being technically accurate, it should probably be The Gluten Free Makeup, Skincare, Hair Care, Body Care+ List, but that’s way too big a mouthful. And besides, y’all already know how inclusive it is.

For this update, we have alll good news and no bad news! 4 brand new companies have been added to the list. And 1 company that vanished about a year ago has resurfaced, with new formulas and new branding, but the same dedication to gluten free.

Also, for kicks, this update has an official theme song. It goes like this…

Because 3 out of these 4 new companies hail from beautiful Canada! So Canadian friends, rejoice! Non-Canadian friends, you may still recognize these companies, because at least one of them is pretty popular in American health food stores.

The Canadian Gluten Free Makeup Trio

Green Beaver

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With an intense dedication to pure and natural ingredients, Green Beaver does an incredible job of creating really gentle products that are also 100% gluten free. They focus mostly on body care type products, with a few shampoos and conditioners to play with. They also have an all-natural deodorant, so if you’re on the hunt for one of those, check them out!

Sweet LeiLani

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With both makeup and skincare, this company boasts tons of beautiful cream-based products. In addition to being gluten free, these products are vegan, paraben free, cruelty free and fragrance free. Another cool thing about this company is they also cater to people requiring highly corrective makeup. So when they say their foundation is “waterproof” and has “full coverage”, they are absolutely not joking. Check out some of the before and afters!

Bellaphoria

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For a full line of organic mineral cosmetics, look no further than Bellaphoria. They claim to be allergen free, and do in fact skip all the major allergens. Their range of products includes just about everything you need except for mascara. Be sure to check out their huge selection extremely wearable eyeshadow shades!

The Prodigal Child + the Other

SophytoPRO

sophytoproA looooong time ago, I wrote a review for the skincare line Sophyto. At the time, they were my absolute favorite skincare line. And frankly, I think it likely that they would still be my favorite. If they hadn’t vanished off the face of the earth. Which they did. In fact you may remember when I removed them from the list because all the links were dead and I couldn’t find them anywhere. Well, they’re back! New formulas, new branding, new way of distribution (only available through practitioners). But they are still gluten free, and I assume as lovely to use as ever.

Elea Blake Cosmetics

The lone American newbie on the list! This company’s products are entirely gluten free, but they have another trick up their sleeve: This company has an insanely awesome color coding system. You know how hard it is to find just the right color from an online makeup company? With with these guys, snag a little kit from them (for either lips or cheeks), follow their special video, and you’ll end up knowing exactly what colors you need, and even which ones you just like best.

 

If you’re already signed up for the list, you probably came to this post because you just got your updated PDF. If you haven’t signed up for the list, get it below!

Find Safely Gluten Free Makeup Companies

Also featuring gluten free skincare, hair care & body care

Enter your name and email address for an instant download!

 

Also, if you want to share the list with your friends, feel free to share the image below so they can sign up too! 😉

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Got any companies you think should be added to the gluten free makeup list? Let me know!

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The Top 3 Canadian Gluten Free Makeup Companies

Once upon a time, shipping stuff from the USA to Canada was a fairly simple and inexpensive process. But in recent years, customs fees have jumped to the point of making it unreasonable to pass packages across the border. And with the US producing the majority of the gluten free makeup that I’ve been able to find, what’s a Canadian makeup-lover to do?

You’re in luck. This article is exclusively for you, my Canadian friends. 😉

I’ve dug up 3 safely gluten free companies that are proudly Canadian made and shipped. No customs fees, and you support Canadian makeup companies! In addition, I’m including an online Canadian retailer that sells several US brands. One way or another, you are officially set.

Bellaphoria

bellaphoriaNatural, organic, food grade, GMO free, corn free, soy free- what more could you want!? Bellaphoria has a great selection of products, featuring a few slightly more rare items like lipsticks (that are super reasonably priced!), cream concealers and cream blushes. However, there are only 4 colors of their loose mineral foundation. So if you’re hard to match, this might not be the right company for you.

Green Beaver

greenbeaverNot technically makeup, but this cult-favorite, Canadian-based company is safely gluten free! If you haven’t tried these beauties out, then you’re in for a treat. Skincare, hair care, body care, sunscreen, toothpaste, deodorant- basically, if it takes care of your skin or hair, they have it. They also have one rare thing I don’t think I’ve ever seen in a gluten free form… SPF 15 lip balm.

Sweet LeiLani

sweetleilaniThis company has makeup, skincare, and has a physical location all of their own! They actually do all kinds of services, so if you’re in Langley (Vancouver), British Columbia, you should go check ’em out! But if you’re not there, no worries. You can still order their lovely products online. They boast an overall rare selection of products, such as tinted moisturizer, liquid primer and cream foundation!

Eco Diva Beauty

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In case you’re still pining over some American brands (hello Vapour Organic Beauty! ILIA Beauty! Alima Pure!), here’s a fantastic, online, Canadian-based seller of natural makeup. They ship from Canada, but carry several brands of gluten free facial products. The website is absolutely stunning, so you should check them out and see if they can solve some of your shopping woes!

You can see all the brands they carry HERE.

So, my gluten free makeup-loving Canadian friends… Are you going to try these brands?

If you’ve tried any of these products before, I’d love to hear about it! Let me know in the comments below!

Also, if you’re looking for a collection of gluten free makeup that’s not purely Canadian based, check out the FREE Gluten Free Makeup List!

 

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Picture this: Colorful, polished, velvety soft lips. Gracefully cheery vanilla scent. Effortless lasting power. All through the work of a single product.

Yep. This exists.

Had someone described this to me, I would have told them it was my dream product. But I had no idea my dream product existed until now.

On the whole, I’m a pretty low-maintenance gal. If it needs to be touched up on a regular basis, if it’s likely to bleed, or if it’s just a pain to apply, it usually ends up somewhere in the back of my makeup drawer. But then, I really love colorful lips.

So what’s a gal to do?

There’s lipstick, of course. But to get it looking really good requires a lip pencil, or detailed application. Too much work for this gal’s daily routine.

Lip gloss? Pretty stuff, easy to apply, love the shine. But hair on my lips drives me wild, making it difficult for me to enjoy wearing it.

Lip pencil? Great precision, but usually kinda dry and waxy. Not usually very pretty on it’s own.

But how about something that combines the best of all of the above?

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Gorgeous, right??

Usage

Crazy easy! Pencil on, rub lips together a bit, BAM. Done. Slide it into your purse and check after eating a meal. You might want to reapply in the center, but you probably won’t need to fuss with it any more than that.

Colors

Intense and highly pigmented. It’s amazing how much pigment is packed into such a little amount of product. While the coverage is not as intense as a lipstick, it is very close. The colors are gorgeous and wearable. I’ve now tried a good selection of these pencils and all of them are true to the website’s portrayal. And look at them. Look at those brilliant, gorgeous colors! –>

Texture

Silky and velvety. It glides on your lips in a thin coverage that feels light and airy. You might even think that it’s too thin, except that the color on your lips is perfectly vibrant. Because it’s so thin, make sure that your lips are well exfoliated before using. If there’s any dry flakes, they will show up far worse using this than if you went bare-lipped. However, plain dryness is not much of a problem.

Staying Power

Truly excellent, if applied properly. Don’t put on lip balm before using! And make sure you apply it with a light hand. There’s plenty of color to go around. If you do apply it heavily or if your lips are freshly moisturized, then the pencil will feather over time. But as long as you don’t smear it on, and your lips are not freshly moisturized, it will stay extremely well. Apply in the center after eating, but that’s pretty much the only time it needs touching up!


Mirabella’s Velvet Lip Pencils are rapidly becoming my go-to lip product. I’ll never stop loving lipstick, but the “grab ‘n go” appeal of these pencils is unbeatable.

Speaking of grabbing… Grab yourself some and fall in love too!

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As cheesy as the New Year’s mantras end up sounding (“New year, new you!”, “Out with the old and in with the new!”), there’s actually a glimmer of truth to them. Fresh years always turn our minds towards fresh starts, and motivate us to make this year better than the last.

This year, clean up and spice up your skincare routine with these fabulous, must-need gluten free skincare products! “New Year, New You”, right? 😉

Acure Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes1. Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes

No more laboriously cleaning off your face every night. These towelettes take off every bit of your makeup in a single go. Cruelty-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and biodegradable.

 

Frank Original Coffee Scrub2. Frank Original Coffee Scrub

Too good to be limited to your face alone, this scrub battles cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema, acne and scarring all over your body. Utilizing roasted and ground robusta coffee beans, brown sugar and sea salt, it smooths your lumps and bumps, moisturizes and tones your skin, and works wonders from the outside in.

 

Aloe Vera Gel3. Aloe Vera Gel

I know what you’re thinking. “This is life-changing? I already use this stuff on burns all the time!” Well hang on just a sec! Did you also know that this stuff is incredible for removing eye makeup? And for treating acne-prone skin? Make sure it’s pure stuff before putting it on your face (like this brand), with no added fragrances or alcohols.

 

Keys Solar RX Therapeutic Sunblock SPF 304. Keys Solar RX Therapeutic Sunblock SPF 30

SPF 30 facial sunblock that can go under your makeup. Need I say more? OK, then how about I tell you that the EWG gave this product the absolute best safety rating possible. And they listed this product as one of the best moisturizers with SPF of all of 2015! You really can’t go wrong here. It’s pure win every way you look at it.

 

 

Essential Deep Cleanse Collection5. Essential Deep Cleanse Collection + BONUS ROUND

Rather than just one product, this set gives you 2 powerful components for a flawless complexion. Based in Australia, Mukti ships all over the world. Their products are so excellent, it’s absolutely worth getting it shipped to wherever you’re at!

The 2-in-1 Resurfacing Exfoliator gently removes dead skin cells to encourage collagen production and allow new cells to surface and renew the complexion.

The Deep Cleanse Antioxidant Masque is an effective age defying treatment that deeply purifies and detoxifies the skin’s appearance. Meanwhile, it supplies essential antioxidants, phytonutrients and minerals.

 

And there you have the gluten free skincare products that’ll totally make your 2016!

Did I miss any spectacular products in this line-up? Let me know in the comments!

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16 REALLY Last Minute Gluten Free Makeup Gifts

Running a bit behind in your holiday shopping? Don’t stress! Here’s how to get something for every person on your list before Christmas arrives. And we’re not even talking gift cards- we’re talking tangible gifts you can wrap and hand to your loved ones on the big day. What’s the secret to this magic list? Amazon’s 2 Day Shipping! Almost every single one of these products is shipped Amazon Prime and will get to you before Christmas if you order by the 22nd!

If you’ve got a super gluten-sensitive person on your gift list, this is the gift guide of the year.

Note: US shipping only- sorry! Also, in order to get some of these items in time for Christmas, you may need to select upgraded shipping. While all of these companies assured shipping in time for Christmas when this article was published, make sure you check and see that’s still true!

For Literally ANYBODY on Your List

eos Lip Balm Stick

This company is most famous for their round little bubbles of balm (which yes, is on this list later… 😉 ). However, they also package their amazing balms in the more traditional and unisex stick form. Same formulas, different packaging!

 

Everyday Coconut Super Hydrating Body Lotion

An excellent lotion for anyone who has skin! Which is… Everyone. It actually has very few allergens, so it’s no joke that this lotion will probably work for anyone. If you have extremely dry skin it may not be strong enough, but for normal or slightly dry skin, this is an excellent lotion to gift to your recipient, or yourself.

 

For the One Infatuated with Skincare

ACURE 100% USDA Organic Moroccan Argan Oil

This stuff is basically magic. Anyone who loves skincare should have this stuff in their arsenal. Anti-inflammatory, nicely hydrating, nourishing to the skin… You can’t go wrong with it!

 

Nourish Organic Rejuvenating Rose Hip and Rosewater Body Oil Mist

This stuff is incredible. It can be used anywhere on your body, from face to toes. It’s highly absorbent, and works to balance skin and improve elasticity, texture, and tone. It works for any skin type, but is particularly good for oily skin.

 

ACURE Radical Resurfacing Facial Treatment

You know those chemical peels that kill the top layer of skin and let you rip it off? This is like the natural, less damaging version of that. It evens out skin’s texture and tone with a blend of brightening lemon probiotic and ACURE’s proprietary organic chlorella growth factor.

 

For the One Obsessed with their Nails

LONDONTOWN lakur

32 rich colors, varying textures, super long lasting… This is the best nail polish I’ve ever tried in my life. Snag this for the nail lover in your life.

LONDONTOWN kur Nail Hardener and Base Coat

Gotta have this to start the magic lasting power…

LONDONTOWN kur Protective Top Coat

And this to finish it!

For the Super Low-Maintenance

eos Holiday 2015 Limited Edition Lip Balm Collection

Sure, you could grab a few eos balls from the shelves of Wally World. But why do that when you can give your recipient a limited edition collection of Holiday themed lip balms? Even the vanilla flavor is special edition, so she’ll never get another gift quite like this again!

 

Frank Original Coffee Scrub

I know what you’re thinking- a scrub for someone low-maintenance? Hear me out though! This stuff is so easy. While in the shower, just scrub yourself down as if you were cleaning your skin. It scrubs, moisturizes and heals scarring all in one go. Your low-maintenance recipient will love you for the multi-tasking power.

 

For the One Who Never Leaves the House without Something on Their Lips

BITE BEAUTY Limited Edition Lip Lab Trio

Give them a taste of one of the only store-available gluten free lipsticks around! Creme lipstick, lush lip gloss, and a little compact mirror make up this gorgeous gift set. The colors all match, so can be worn together, or separately.

 

Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick

Luxurious, ultra-moisturizing, gently natural lipsticks in subtle, wearable colors. This stuff is like butter that melts into your lips and nourishes them intensely. It’s an especially good winter lipstick!

 

For the Fashion-Forward Kids

gluten_free_nail_polish_keeki_pure_and_simple_postKiki Pure & Simple Nail Polish

Gorgeous, non-toxic nail polish that’s perfectly designed for children. It peels within a few days if used on naked nails. But if any of you adults get a hankering to keep their vivid colors around, use their nail polish base and it’ll last much longer. 😉

 

For the Person who is Constantly Trying New Products

ultimate-guide-coverThe Ultimate Guide to the Best Gluten Free Makeup

You know that one person on your list who has tried everything and never settles down with any one product, or brand? Help fuel their addiction by giving them this eBook! Yes, it’s my eBook, so you know it’s great stuff. 😉 For every person who wants to know exactly which products to try next, this is the book for them!

 

For the One who’s been Really Good

TEMPTU Air Custom Essentials Kit

Absolutely flawless TV-quality makeup, done at home, 100% safe. There’s nothing else like it on the market! You’ll pay the price, but for someone who deserves a real treat, this is THE gift. It’s the one product on this list that Amazon doesn’t sell, but if you order on the 18th (!!) you will get it before Christmas!

 

For the Person Still Figuring out the Gluten Thing

consultingteaseGluten Free Consultation

Does your recipient just have no idea where to start with gluten free products? Wondering which products they should replace first? Got a load of questions that need answering?

Give them the gift that’ll serve them for years to come. Give them a consultation to find them ALL the products they need!

 

Got it All Done? Congratulations!

Your Christmas shopping is done for the year! Whew! What gluten free products did you purchase for your list this year?

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What do you really want from a skincare regime?

The grandest scientific breakthrough? A price tag to make your friends blanch? An A-list celebrity worshiping the label?

Of course not. Nobody really cares about that kind of thing. You just want it to work.

A smooth, silky texture to your skin. Clarity of color and little to no breakouts. That certain glow of health that every living being on earth recognizes in an instant.

To find these things, we search the skincare world over. Ever seeking that special regime that will finally give us what we want.

The search is over. The skin you want is right here.

There’s no gimmicks here. Nor icky chemicals. And obviously no gluten. Savvy Bohème cuts unnecessary ingredients to bring you a skincare experience you’ll never forget.

This regime brings together healing ingredients that work with your skin to help it rebuild itself. It’s designed to work with your skin at it’s base level of operation, not getting distracted by the individual quirks that everyone’s skin has. As they put it:

We’ve found that in general, all skin works like this. Almost all skin types have the same basic needs: to protect the acid mantle, to maintain cellular death and renewal, to add moisture, vitamins, and lipids, and prevent loss, to keep pH balanced, and to protect from free-radical damage.

We’ve also found that those needs can be met with just a few simple products, so we’ve combined them into two steps through our Facial Trivium. It’s a truly simplistic skin care set that is LOADED with nutrients that work HARD to give you a beautiful complexion

Which brings us to the review. 😉

 

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One Set to Rule Them All.

The Facial Trivium. Three products wrapped in cellophane, peeking out at you in unassuming, but attractive containers. The most sensitive of the products ship out in cool packs, making sure that any heat does not melt the natural ingredients too much.

Three products may not seem like all that much. But thanks to how much these products multi-task, using all three together crafts a full and luxurious facial treatment.

Check out the three tiers

African Black Soap

african-black-soapThis soap has been used for centuries by the beautiful women of Africa. Called “black soap” because of it’s slightly bizarre black and brown marble coloring, this recipe uses cocoa pods and ash to create a gentle but clarifying facial soap.

It sounds totally weird, I know. But this stuff works. It’s really moisturizing, gives amazing texture to the skin, is super gentle and removes every last trace of makeup if that’s how you use it. And see those little squares the bar is cut up into? This means you can grab a square, pop one in your shower and one by your sink, and you nearly completely avoid “melted soap bar syndrome”. It only gets melty when you’re nearly done with the cube. Then it’s on to the next one.

Oh and yes, it does help with acne. My troubled skin feels calm when using this soap.

Raw Sugar Scrub

sugar-scrub-loveliest-bloomSugar scrubs are nothing new. But this scrub combines the beloved glycolic acid action of sugar with a unique blend of intensely moisturizing natural oils and luxurious aromatherapy.

Instead of just one or two basic carrier oils, this scrub caresses your face with organic olive oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, organic honey, and vitamin E. The oils work together to gently soften and loosen dead skin so you can scrub it away with the sugar.

Don’t even get me started on the scents. With all natural blends custom crafted by the owner herself, no matter how you like your pampering time to smell, there’s something here you’ll love. Girly and rosy? Done. Soft and lavendery? Done.  Brisk and bright? Done.

You simply can’t go wrong with this scrub.

Raven’s Balm

ravens-balm1This is just about the simplest moisturizer the world has ever seen. 4 ingredients blended softly to give you an ultra gentle but super effective final step to your facial routine.

The moisturizer is primarily shea butter, with a bit of aromatherapy and rice powder to help it smell lovely and stabilize the texture. With that shea butter punch, a little balm goes a long way. It’s spreadable, non-greasy nature makes it a snap to use even if you don’t need very much moisturizing. But if you really do need a lot of moisturizing, feel free to slather this stuff on.

Coming in a little wand that you rub against your face, this balm is super portable and easy to use. A little different than I’ve ever seen before, but not as weird as it sounds. I like the ease of grabbing the chunky container and dotting the balm where I need it straight from the tube. Different, but oddly intuitive.

The Whole Package

facial-trivium-forbidden-fruitYou can purchase each of these products separately, but the real magic comes when using all the products together. Knowing this, Savvy Boheme packaged them up for your convenience.

Cleansing, healing, renewing, and replenishing. The combination is incredibly potent for only 3 products together.

Choose between 7 divine fragrance combinations to find your ultimate match.

Check ’em out here!

Have you tried Savvy Bohème’s products before? Do you want to try them now? Let me know in the comments?

 

 

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The FINAL Gluten Free Makeup List of 2015!

Here we go again, my friends! It’s time for the final Gluten Free Makeup List of 2015! The safest collection of gluten free makeup, skincare, hair care and body care on the internet!

There aren’t very many changed to the list this time around. Real Life has been crazy so I’ve had less time to contact companies, but even worse, every company I’ve contacted in the last quarter has not been safe. However, there is a backlog of companies to contact, so hopefully there will be a huge update next time! But you never know, perhaps they will all turn out to be unsafe too. ‘Ya never know.

This time around, we’ve got some “winter cleaning” going on. I discovered some URLs were going to 404 pages, so changed those to the correct URLs. In addition, it appears that two companies have gone out of business. If they come back online I’ll add them back, but I’ve been watching them for a few weeks now and they still look dead. So sad!

Here’s What Updated:

  • Replaced some old URLs
  • REMOVED Sappho Cosmetics
  • REMOVED Techniche

I know a few readers here used to use Sappho. Does anyone still use them? And if so, have you heard anything about them going out of business? Their website now goes to this dubious-looking “Organic Makeup Sale” place. But they still sell Sappho “on sale”. It looks sorta creepy to me, so I’m no longer recommending them. If it’s not the real deal, then it’s not worth the risk.

So! That’s all for this round! Not terribly exciting, I know. But hey, at least it’s cleaned up and accurate again! 😉

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