Friday Faves: The Perfect Outfit for Wedding Guests

I am so excited… I am getting married NEXT WEEKEND! It’s come up so incredibly fast and wedding talk has hit fever pitch, so today I wanted to continue that vibe and share the perfect outfit for wedding guests. Whether it’s a spring, summer, winter or fall wedding, this is an easy outfit to style year round and most importantly, suits every body shape. Simply add accessories to change it up and use layers (such as a fur capelet) to suit the season.

With the coming week being my final week of preparations, I am surprised how many little things there are to do. I’m getting married back home in Australia and so excited to share the day with family and friends (some very special ones are flying in from around the world, it means a lot to have them there). When I first started organizing the big day, I thought “why does everyone think weddings are so hard? There’s not that much to do!”. I’m now swallowing my words. With so many final details (and being the main point of contact / decision maker for everything), it can get overwhelming at times, but I must say it’s been such a fun experience. After the wedding, I’m going to share lot’s of planning, details, tips and advice for brides-to-be so hopefully it will help others with their journey to the altar too.

Does anyone have any advice or words of wisdom to share going into my last week before the wedding? I would love to hear from you! Also, what do you think of this outfit for wedding guests? Do you have a go-to style for weddings?

The Perfect Outfit for Wedding Guests

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THE DRESS…
Eliza J Illusion Yoke Fit & Flare Dress

THE ACCESSORIES…
BAG:  Steve Madden Embroidered Clutch   |   Ted Baker Rose Gold Box Clutch (on sale 40% off, $89)

HEELS:  Sam Edelman Nude Linen Patent Hazel Pump   |   Sam Edelman Golden Caramel Hazel Pump

JEWELS:  Angelic Drops   |   Gold Celestial Drops (only $36)

LIPSTICK:  YSL Rouge Volpute Shine Lipstick in Lavalliere Nude   |   NARS Audacious Lipstick in Rita

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Friday Faves – My Bridal Skincare Routine

With our wedding just over TWO weeks away (Sunday the 5th of March is coming up so quickly!), I’m giving my skin lots of love and extra care.  I always try to use the most natural products I can, but am really fussy because they have to be effective and really pack punch.

To say I’m obsessed with the Jurlique is an understatement! I’ve used this Clarifying Deep Cleanser for years, it truly keeps my skin fresh and blemish-free. I also recently added the Rosewater Balancing Mist, Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum and Herbal Recovery Night Cream to my routine. They smell divine! You know that gorgeous scent luxe products at day spa’s have? Every night I’m like ahh… it just makes your soul feel good.

Of course even more than that, I’ve noticed my skin really looks alive and has a pretty glow, it’s also much more balanced (areas where I was dry or oily have evened out). With all the wedding prep and late nights organising things, my skin started to look dull and tired… so I knew I had to up my game.

I really wanted to start sharing the skincare routine I’ve found effective and if your skin’s in need of a little TLC, I’d definitely recommend the Jurlique range. You can check out their best sellers here. I always like seeing the products other people love!

Have you tried his range before? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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My Bridal Skincare Routine:  Rosewater Balancing Mist   |    Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum    |    Herbal Recovery Night Cream

 

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Friday Faves: The Five Blush Pink Fashion Pieces You Need Right Now

There’s just something about blush isn’t there! I adore this beautiful color and wanted to share five blush pink fashion pieces you need right now. As soon as I saw this Bell Sleeve Dress it was love at first sight, isn’t it just the perfect dress for spring and beyond? So fun and feminine, absolutely love love LOVE! This cute Karen Walker Blush Mini Bonnie Saddle Bag with leopard trim is also beyond fabulous and it’s currently 40% off.

When it comes to blush pink fashion essentials, heels are the perfect neutral. I found these Jeffrey Campbell Elena Pumps and think they’re the ultimate blush style staple… pair them for work or play, the neutral tone will work with everything. Oh and finally, an easy budget-friendly way to inject a little blush pink fashion into your life are these Mini Piñata Tassel Earrings or this M.A.C Cremesheen Glass in Just Superb, it’s a pretty soft pink color that suits every complexion.

I’d love to hear from you, which blush pink fashion piece is your favorite? I just had to have the dress and bag!

Blush Pink Fashion Favorites

Blush Pink Fashion Favorites: 1.  Bell Sleeve Dress (LOVE THIS!)    |    2.  Karen Walker Blush Mini Bonnie Saddle Bag (on sale, 40% off)    |    3.  Mini Piñata Tassel Earrings    |    4.  M.A.C Cremesheen Glass in Just Superb    |   5. Jeffrey Campbell Blush Elena Pumps

 
 

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Friday Faves – Valentine’s Day Gifts For Friends, Loved Ones and Furry Pals!

Looking for cute Valentine’s Day gifts for friends? You’re in the right place. V-Day isn’t just about celebrating with your partner… it’s about celebrating friendship and love, in whatever form that comes. From gifts to self (because we all need to treat ourselves), to gifts for your furry friends, Valentine’s gifts for your bestie, thoughtful gifts for your family and of course if you’re coupled up, a lovely present for your partner.

Here’s my guide to the best Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, family, lovers and of course, you – all under $75!

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Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Friends:    1. DIFF Eyewear Rose Mirrored Sunglasses    |    2.  ‘Forget Me Knot’ Cuff Links (also in gold and gunmetal)    |     3.  Bow Tie Dog Collars (lots of prints and colors!)    |    4.  Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment    |    5.  Monogram Wallet    |    6.  Love Spinner Necklace    |    7.  Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Polish    |    8.  Prosecco Rose Candle    |    9.  Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Set

Do you have any fabulous ideas on Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, lovers, furry pals or yourself? Please share and let’s help inspire each other!

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Friday Faves – 8 Blonde Balayage Hairstyles Every Girl Needs To Try

Lately I’ve been craving something new with my hair and have been looking at blonde balayage hair color ideas, particularly with ash blonde tones. Cool crystal blonde is one of the biggest hair color trends for 2017, I think it’s just so fresh, bright and gorgeous!  Of course, Pinterest is the ultimate source of inspiration and I have collected some beautiful hair colors and cuts on my Hair Envy Pinterest board (come join me and follow along for all my fab hair finds). I wanted to share some I’m considering with you and would love to hear your feedback.

I love col ash blonde tones, but am also drawn to golden highlights… decisions, decisions! Which do you prefer?

I’m also into really blunt cuts at the moment, I think they’re polished and so stylish. Plus, a blunt cut without layers also makes your hair appear thicker and more full – and who doesn’t want that!

Here are 8 blonde balayage hairstyles every girl needs to try… which blonde hair color blend do you like most?

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Blonde Balayage  – One:  Blonde Caramel Tones with Highlights

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Two:  Cool Blonde Hair Color

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Three:  Sandy Butter Blonde Highlights

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Four:  Bright Blonde Hair Highlights

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Five:  Dirty Blonde Blunt Hair

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Six:  Golden Lob (aka the long bob)

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Seven:  Crystal Blonde Ombre

 

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Blonde Balayage  – Eight:  Winter Blonde

 

 

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Friday Faves – How Long Can You Keep Makeup and How To Extend It’s Life

When I was younger, I would buy and use makeup without ever giving thought to the expiration date or how long you can keep makeup… some products I would have for years because I used them so infrequently. It never occurred to me that just like food, makeup does have an expiry date and for your own health and the effectiveness of the product, you really should adhere to it. I was always the worst with mascara! But when you think about it, your eyes and sight are everything, you don’t want to be messing around with them. So, the big question is… how long can you keep makeup? I’m answering this for you today.

I’ve done a bit of research and wanted to what I found with you. Importantly, I’ll also share my tips on how to make your makeup last longer so you get every cent worth (after all, our fave products usually aren’t cheap) and the one thing every woman will need to know at some stage… how to fix a broken powder compact!

I’d love to know, do you think about expiry dates or how old your makeup is before using it? Do you have any tips for how to make your makeup last longer or how to fix makeup breakages? Please leave a comment and share, let’s all help each other out!

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One of my favorite lip glosses, Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in #18 Seduction.

 
MASCARA:

Expiration: Three months from opening

One of the biggest annoyances for longevity is mascara drying out! My biggest and best tip is all in your application… do you ever pump the wand in and out of the tube? I used to… and you definitely should stop! This action is so unnecessary, it pushes air into the tube, really dries the product out and therefore significantly shortens your mascara’s lifespan. The alternative? Just gently move the wand around inside the tube before you pull it out, this will pick-up the product you need on the wand and won’t push excessive air inside.

Tip: If your mascara has dried out, you can salvage it by putting a few drops of baby oil in the tube.

 
 
EYELINER:
Expiration: Liquid Liners are three months, Pencil Liners are up to two years

For the best application and to avoid that frustrating moment when you accidentally snap off the tip of the pencil, warm the pencil in your hands before applying. Just take the pencil between your flat palms (palms face inwards with the product vertically held between them) and move your hands back and forth, the pencil will spin as you do this. The friction and movement will cause the product to warm up a little. This allows for a much smoother and more even application.

For liquid liner pots that have dried out, once again it’s all about adding a little heat! Just place these in the microwave for 5 – 10 seconds, or hold a hair dryer over them (with the lid closed so the air doesn’t dry it out further).

 
 
FOUNDATION:

Expiration: Oil-based, one and a half years. Water-based, one year.

It’s important to understand the composition of the foundation you use, is it oil-free? Water-based foundations tend to dry out more quickly. Good foundations aren’t cheap, so we want to get the most out of them! The best way to prolong it’s life span is to add a few drops of alcohol-free toner and shake / mix it with the product thoroughly.

 
 
LIPSTICK:

Expiration: One year

A simple trick to extending the life of your favorite lipsticks is to simply keep them in the fridge. It’s been proven that warm or humid climates can make the color pigments degrade quicker.

What happens if you drop your fave shade and it breaks? Ahh the horror. We’ve all been there, watching our most loved lipstick smash before our eyes, almost as if in slow motion and we’re powerless to stop it. But this doesn’t mean it’s all over… simply get a little pot and scoop the remaining product in, you can then apply it with a q-tip or lip brush.

 
 
BLUSH AND BRONZER:

Expiration: Up to two years

Just like the lipstick above, I think we’ve all squealed in devastation as our blush or bronzer has hit the tiles. The brilliant news is, believe it or not, your compact can be totally salvaged! Here’s how to fix a broken powder compact… to start the recovery operation, place the powder pieces back into the compact and break down any larger bits that survived, so it is all a smaller finer consistency. Then spray the powerdy pieces with rubbing alcohol and cover this with a tissue. Take a spoon and use the back-side to press down firmly on the powder in your compact, push down evenly to smooth the powder back into place and ensure it’s all positioned in tight. Place this on a counter top and allow it to dry. Then voila! Your powder compact will be back to it’s former glory.

 
 
NAIL POLISH:

Expiration: Two years

I hate it when I go to use my favorite nail polish color and find it’s all clumped or dried inside the bottle! The best way I’ve found to revive dried out varnish is to add a couple drops of nail lacquer thinner (this can be purchased from great discount places like Sally Beauty), then thoroughly shake to mix it all together.

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Friday Faves – The 7 Prettiest Semi Naked Drip Wedding Cakes

I’m well and truly in the midst of wedding planning right now (only 50 days to go!) and one fabulous thing to organize is of course, the cake! I’ve been scouting Pinterest for inspiration and there are some truly incredible creations… but with so many beautiful options, it gets a little confusing – I want them all! So that’s where I’d love your help… can you please help me decide? I love the effortless feel of semi naked drip wedding cakes, they are lively and fun. One of my colors is rose gold (wait til you see the invitations from Wedding Paper Diva’s – you can add metallic details to almost everything they have, I was in heaven!), so I’d love to incorporate the metallic rose gold element into the cake. I am thinking…

Option One: Semi naked drip wedding cake with white frosting sides and some metallic rose gold brushed details throughout. Then white drip over the top and finished with flowers, macaroons and other fun little treats.
Option Two: Semi naked drip wedding cake with all-white frosting sides and metallic rose gold drip over the top. Finished with flowers, macaroons and fun treats too.

Also, do you think topping the cake with soft blush pink flowers or bright pink flowers would be best? Please leave a comment and let me know your thought – I’d LOVE (and actually really need) your help! If you have any ideas on a creation, or a mix of the below, please comment and let em know.

If you’re after inspiration for your own birthday or special event… or just love looking at cakes (hello, who doesn’t?), I wanted to share some of the best semi naked drip wedding cakes I found on Pinterest, I think the addition of drips on the cake makes it even more fun too. Which wedding cake style do you like the most?

 

The 7 Prettiest Semi Naked Drip Wedding Cakes

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Cake One:  Ombre Semi Naked Drip Wedding Cakes via Pinterest

 
 

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Cake Two:  Brushed Gold Semi Naked Wedding Cake via Pinterest

 
 
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Cake Three:  Semi Naked Wedding Cake with Fresh Flower Topper via Pinterest

 
 
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Cake Four and Five:  Gold Drip Wedding Cakes via Pinterest here and here

 
 

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Cake Six: Metallic Gold with White Drips Wedding Cake via Pinterest

 
 

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Cake Seven:  Gold and Ivory White Tiered Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers via Pinterest

 

 

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Friday Faves: Review – The Best Hair Brushes Under $10

We talk a lot of fashion around here, but you know what? No outfit is complete without a beautiful ‘do. After the handle on my last brush broke off mid-blow dry, I vowed from that day forth to always purchase quality brushes. SO my search for the best hair brushes under $10 began… I visited the “latest” and “greatest” brushes everywhere from Sephora to Nordstrom… however, the thing is, I don’t really want to spend $50 plus on a brush. Right or wrong, I’d rather buy a cute top or a new lipstick instead.

Following many long weeks of hunting down honest reviews online, I realized I wanted to replace my entire set of brushes and add a couple more to my arsenal. I’ve been using these for a while now and I looove them – so of course, it’s time for me to share them with you! Here are the hair brushes you need for a perfect blow dry…

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The Best Hair Brushes Under $10

Over the years, I’ve come to realize that yes, you can get by with just one brush… but you wouldn’t want to. After having a selection of brushes in my repertoire, I’m the first to confirm that the results you can get, simply by using different brushes customized for achieving different looks, are fabulous! Here are four of the best hair brushes – ans they’re all under $10. Holy hair brush! This is the collection you need…

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The Best Hair Brushes Under $10 – Number One:

I’d never used a proper comb or brush after washing my hair (I know you’re supposed to) and when I found The Wet Brush I wanted to try it. Gals, it is honestly the BEST! I can’t even think about brushing my wet hair with anything else, it makes a huge huge HUGE difference. I also use it when I curl my hair as it’s gentle and doesn’t pull my curl style out, plus before my hair got long and I use to use clip-in extensions, it was great for gently brushing them. Can you believe it’s only $8.99? You can find The Wet Brush here.

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The Best Hair Brushes Under $10 – Number Two:

Ahh now it’s time for the everyday staple of the group. If you’ve never used a paddle brush, girl, you’re missing out! I upgraded to this Ion Golden Wood Paddle Brush and it’s fabulous! I chose this as it has boar bristles for adding smoothness and shine, plus the ionic bristles help to condition hair. I also love that it’s all one piece of wood and you can instantly tell this brush is great quality. It’s just $9.99 and you can get the Ion Golden Wood Paddle Brush here.

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The Best Hair Brushes Under $10 – Number Three:

Want the ultimate blow dry? You need the ultimate brush of course! After the handle fell off my old round brush mid-blow dry, I vowed to always buy quality and get a fantastic new round brush – and after much searching, I found it! This Beautique Tahiti Wood Thermal Round Brush is absolutely brilliant. Featuring boar bristles for smooth and shiny hair, it’s thermal properties mean hair is quicker to dry. It’s currently on sale for just $6.99 (so you can now have a salon beautiful blow dry every day), get the Beautique Tahiti Wood Thermal Round Brush here.

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The Best Hair Brushes Under $10 – Number Four:

After deciding I needed a little va-va-voom and volume injection in my hair, I recently become re-acquainted with the teasing comb. The Amped Up Tease Brush is wonderful! Featuring boar bristles for smoothness and shine, it also has a special bristle pattern and texture to reduce damage, breakage and frizz. Oh and I love the sectioning tip at the end, it comes in very handy for styling and also putting in extensions. You can get the Amped Up Tease Brush here for just $4.29.

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Tell me girls, do you currently have a selection of brushes in your repertoire? What’s your holy-grail brush?

 

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Friday Faves – #GirlBoss Tips To Boost Your Success in 2017

I personally think January is an amazing month, it’s a fresh start and brings so much excitement and anticipation for the year ahead. I always like to take some time at the end of December to dream, plan, get inspired and set goals – I really believe it’s a huge key to achieving success (professionally and personally).

There are a few things every Girl Boss needs to kick goals and today, I wanted to share a few essentials to boost your success in 2017 and make the next year your best EVER!

Whatever you dream of, the most important thing is to start. It’s as easy and as hard as that… just start! Do one thing over the next day that will lead you closer to where you want to be this time next year. Then, do one thing the next day… just take one step at a time. Stay focused, be positive, take action and when you put the work in, have the right strategy and surround yourself with like-minded people who lift you up and genuinely encourage you, it’s amazing what you’ll achieve!

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Be excited and willing to invest in yourself. If you want your business to flourish, whether it is a product or service, it is essential to invest. Think about where you want to be a year from now… really take a moment to close your eyes and picture it. What does life look like?  What are you doing? Importantly, what does it feel like? One of the greatest things you can do is map your path to success.

What do you need to do to be where you want to be this time next year? Do you need to up-skill with a course? Investing in your own education and increasing your knowledge is one of the best things anyone can do to empower themselves. Or perhaps you need to hire someone to help turn your vision into reality? Or spend a little money on marketing and advertising? When you’re in business yourself, there’s often a million reasons you can think of not to spend money and at times can over-think everything and end up talking yourself out of things. After all, when it’s your own money, it’s crucial your investment achieves results… and sometimes there’s no certain guarantee up front. I can totally relate to this, I use to do everything myself (perhaps that’s also part of my perfectionist nature and being somewhat of a control-freak), however what I’ve learned is sometimes you just have to take a leap and be willing to invest in yourself and your business. The old adage, “you have to spend money to make money” is true (naturally it has to be done in a strategically to maximize your return on investment).

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I also truly believe in the power of positive thought and the influence your environment has on your mental state. Create vision boards and put it somewhere you look every day, they are incredibly motivational. Surrounding yourself with beautiful, inspiring and uplifting things is key to maintaining your passion, drive and enthusiasm. Create a space you’re excited to be in, after all… as your business grows, you’re going to be spending a lot of time there!

I’d love to know, what is one #GirlBoss goal you have for 2017? Personally, mine is to continue developing the community and content here at Style Elixir – particularly video content. Yay! I also look forward to continuing my work with fellow bloggers, I absolutely LOVE the energy, passion, strategy and results I see for all the participants who take my Professional Blogging Course or personal consulting sessions. It gives me such joy and sense of fulfillment to share everything behind what I’ve done to grow my blog into a business and help others be able to move into full time blogging too.

Finally, I recently started offering blog design and want to continue to grow this service. I have been involved in some significant website developments and creative direction, but I really just want to work with fellow bloggers to help set them up with everything they need to blog successfully. It’s a niche I’m super passionate about, so the blog design work I’ve been doing has been such a brilliant process! Those are a few high level goals of mine, I’m excited to hear what yours are – please leave a comment below and share!

 

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas – Aveda Makeup Review

It’s only two sleeps until Christmas! I’m currently trying to finish up the last few gifts for my Christmas shopping and Chris, well… we are going tonight to basically do all his Christmas shopping (men, am I right?!).  I am sure we’re not alone, so wanted to share a few gorgeous last minute Christmas gift ideas. I have always been a huge fan of Aveda and love their products, they’re just all about simple, effective, natural products that genuinely do what they say. I wanted to share an Aveda makeup review with you today, specifically about products in the gorgeous new Fōklôr collection.

From makeup and skincare, to beautiful Chakra Balancing Body Mists harnessing the power of Ayurveda, there’s a perfect present for everyone. Plus, they’re already beautifully wrapped – the boxes and styling really make you feel like you’re giving (and receiving) something special. I hope you enjoy seeing my top picks and an Aveda makeup review of their new Fōklôr collection (spoiler alert, it’s fabulous!).

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Feeling Balanced is a Gift
An amazing set of Chakra Balancing Body Mists, harnessing the power of Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India, to help change how you feel. This is such a great gift and thoughtful way to start the new year with love, light and lots of positive feel-good vibes.

 
 
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Aveda makeup review – it is honestly brilliant! The colors are so pigmented and rich, they last and apply to beautifully. These are all from the new Fōklôr collection
Nouish-Mint Lipstick in Carnelian and Sheer Primrose. This lipstick has a fresh minty scent, such a fabulous idea! They are moisturizing color full, with naturally derived ingredients and a the mint aroma-flavor is created with certified organic mint.
Petal Essence Eye Color (clockwise from top); Balsam (a cool, deep evergreen), Chia (a dark greyish purple), Rose Quartz (a beautiful pink) and Dusted Sage (a light misty green).
Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Pink Lupine is such a pretty every day gloss and great to layer over lipstick too. It has a fresh minty scent also.

 
 

best-natural-beauty-products-aveda-review aveda makeup review More gorgeousness in my Aveda makeup review from the new Fōklôr range
Nourish-Mint Lip Shine in Chuparosa (a sheer orange red color), it is infused with certified organic mint and has a fresh minty scent!
Petal Essence Eye Definer in Slate Shimmer (rich grey with a touch of metallic sparkle) and Gypsum Gold (a light sparkling champagne color). Love love love the gold! It’s so pretty for adding a touch of shimmer and highlight the inner eye – it’s a trick makeup artists use to make your eyes seem bigger and brighter.
Nourish-Mint Lip Liner in Tarragona (a deep wine color, perfect for winter), it is richly pigmented and lasts for such a long time.
 
 

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