Side by Side – h.wood.beauty

h.wood.beauty is the kind of brand that Marcia and Lisa just love to discover. There are so many interesting companies on the market but none beat h.wood.beauty for its inspiration: h.wood.tea. The brand hails from Hollywood and was inspired by h.wood.tea which was developed for the exclusive VIP tea room of Hollywood nightclub h.wood. We were lucky enough to try out several of h.wood.beauty’s products, many of which are tea-spiked. In the words of h.wood.beauty “we believe that makeup isn’t about looking flawlessly polished, it’s about celebrating yourself.” So Marcia and Lisa go Side by Side to celebrate ourselves and this great line.

MARCIA’S SIDE:

Knowing that h.wood beauty is known for their tea inspiration I was really excited to try out the Lip Tea Scrub. Not only is this an organic product but it’s handmade locally (California locally) and is infused with tea. I have the absolutely luscious BEAUTY BLEND: GREEN APPLE. This simple scrub is made with organic sugar. It’s smells and tastes heavenly. I apply it with my fingertips and massage it in. You can wipe it off but why do that when you can lick it off!! It makes the experience even better! Apples are good for tired and stressed out skin and green apples, in particular, give skin a toned glow. It’s easy as pie to use and leaves no sticky residue. My lips look less lined and more rejuvenated after using this and it doesn’t interfere with lip products at all, only enhances them.


The Lip Tea Scrubs are available in 8 blends. If you feel the need to detox there are two you can choose from (Gingergrass and Vanilla Caramel). If you want an energy blend there are another two (Coconut Chai and Peppermint Anise). Pom-Rose is an anti-aging blend that sounds wonderful because it has anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits). There’s also Blood Orange and Champagne Rose currently available beside the luscious Green Apple that I’m using. These are $20 each and mine seems to last and last.

I also have been using h.wood beauty Cream Blush (no surprise to anyone who reads my reviews). Mine is called Marigold and it’s the sweetest peach shade. This is a matte cream which is unusual in the world of cream blushes. It’s paraben free and easy to apply. I use my fingers with this and just pat it onto my cheeks and even my lips sometimes. If I want to intensify the color, I layer more on since it builds up. I didn’t really have another blush in a color like this so it makes a great addition to my summer cosmetic wardrobe. It also comes in Azalea and Snapdragon.

LISA’S SIDE:

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!  You tried some beautiful products, but you are going to be so jealous when you read about the fabulous finds that I was able to check out.

Just look at this GORGEOUS eyeshadow, the name is Robertson.  Click on the picture for an even larger look and prepare to drool.

Could it be any more stunning???  It’s a beautiful, complex, shimmering light gray.  If you have deep set, hooded eyes like me it’s the perfect lid color to make the eyes *POP*.

The eyeshadow is highly pigmented, and it has terrific lasting power.  It looks almost as vibrant 8 hours later as it does when I first put it on.

And did I mention that the texture is like BUTTER?  I am so excited about this eyeshadow I can’t believe it.  It’s just plain awesome, and while $16 is a little pricey, the pan is huge.  This is a total winner.  I think I’ve worn the past ten days in a row…a record for me!

Speaking of winners, another one from h.wood.beauty is the  lip gloss ($16.00).


Meet Napa, described as a deep plum wine color.  It has beautiful gold shimmer in it.


You can see from the swatch that it looks like a deep color, but like most reds it turns rather pink on me.  Not that that’s a bad thing…but it does go to show how different colors react to different body chemistry.

Above is with inside lighting, where it looks more pink than it does outside.  Below is outside, and you can really see the tiny shimmers.

This fabulous lip gloss has a doe foot applicator, which I love.  It also dries down to a stain, and a pretty one, it doesn’t look all dry and icky.  The texture is smooth, not sticky, and it has a faint vanilla flavor.  I love, love, love it. 

Here’s my h.wood.beauty look, with Roberston eyeshadow and Napa lip gloss.  This is a fantastic, fascinating line and I for one cannot wait to try even more things.  It’s a line worth investigating, no question.

Besides buying h.wood beauty online you can find it at a variety of boutiques and spas here. What a delicious find for us and for you! – Marcia and Lisa

Comments

  1. The lip scrub sounds amazing and I am a total cream blush junkie. Lisa, your products look amazing too. I will definitely have to check out this line. Thanks for the preview girls!

  2. I love lip scrubs and I’m always looking for new ones. Thanks for introducing me to this interesting sounding company.

  3. The lip scrub looks delicious, and that eyeshadow is to die for. What a super cool line, thank you for the introduction.

  4. Very pretty, I have to have that gray eyeshadow.

  5. They look great! Love the make up look!