Cannabliss Organic and Earth Day

Officially Earth Day is April 22nd but in reality it should be from January 1st through December 31st. We have but one earth and the purpose of Earth Day is to support our environment. We can do this through our actions and through products that we buy and use that are healthy for us and the earth. Earth Day was created in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin who was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970.

I have a particular fondness for Earth Day since my husband was a smoker. Our younger son was bothered by it immensely and would constantly ask him to quit. So together they discussed a plan that he’d stop smoking on Earth Day. It’s been over 25 years and I will never forgot this particular “holiday”. My husband is healthier and the earth is too from the lack of pollution that was caused by his habit. OK, off my soapbox and onto the review.

New to my life is a set of products from CANNABLISS ORGANIC. I’m going to start off with some information about them before I tell you about my experience with the sample set I received.

From the Cannabliss website: “We believe in a holistic approach to life. Our natural, organic products nurture your body and soul so you can be your best, true self. We are committed to eco-friendly practices and giving back to the community and environment.”

Cannabliss Organic Sampler Starter Kit

The Cannabliss Organic Sampler Starter Kit is a terrific way to start with this company, especially if you have any fears or phobias (like my fragrance one). For $25 you get three products that will help you determine the direction you want to go with this company. This set contains Cannabliss Organic’s hottest sellers: 5ml Revitalizing Serum, 5ml Age Defying Moisturizing Lotion, and 5ml Hemp Salve.

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Cannabliss Revitalizing Face Serum

Revitalizing Serum is a vegan serum containing a blend of anti-aging Korean herbs infused with full spectrum Hemp oil and essential oils. The serum was created to hydrate and firm skin, promote cell regeneration, brighten and even skin complexion.  It isn’t the least bit sticky and doesn’t interfere with any other products. I’m duly impressed with this serum.

Cannabliss Moisturizing Lotion

After applying the serum it’s recommended to apply the Moisturizing Face Lotion. Not only is this a vegan lightweight lotion but there isn’t a fragrance that I notice. Contains full spectrum hemp oil and Korean herbs such as schisandra, goji berry, and peony which contain anti-aging properties and help restore skin’s youthful glow, prevent signs of aging, provides intense hydration and protects against environmental stress and damage.” This is lovely for day time but I’m still needing more of a cream at night with this crazy weather.

Cannabliss Hemp Salve

And the star of the set for me is the Hemp Salve. This does just about everything. It’s the fix-it product of the line. It’s a fantastic lip balm that is tingly at first but moisturizes my lips beautifully. A tiny bit is needed for any job. So far I’ve applied it to the blister on my foot that I developed on my trip and it’s softened it considerably. I’ve also used it on my index finger where my skin is rougher than elsewhere on my hand and that too is softened and I may be able to ease away the callus that seems to want to form. Hemp Salve is recommended where you have dry or chapped skin.

Cannabliss Hemp Salve

This all purpose healing salve works with full spectrum hemp oil and healing herbs, such as mulberry, goji berry, and ginseng, to sooth and ease irritated skin, eases muscle and joint aches, gentle enough for all skin types.” It really does melt into skin without leaving a greasy finish behind. When I use it on my lips I don’t smell anything but like I said it does tingle.

Cannabliss Organic Sampler Starter Kit products

Cannablis Organic products are free of parabens, silicones, petrolatum, synthetic fragrances and dyes. Many products are vegan and all are organic. The website is interesting with a variety of items including candles, clothing, jewelry, and of course skincare. And if all this isn’t enough you need to know that this is a charitable company that  has partnered with 1% for the planet a nonprofit organization that connects eco-conscious businesses with environmental groups. You can feel good about using Cannabliss knowing that they proudly donate 1% of their sales to groups that are working to preserve our oceans and wildlife.

Join Cannabliss Organic in celebrating a healthy earth and healthy skin.  —  Marcia

Emtage Argan Oil Rollerballs help you on the go

Emtage Beauty is a company that wasn’t on my radar at all until they reached out to see if I’d like to try their products. I found some things about them that I instantly liked: they are an organic company that uses all natural ingredients, the were developed by a woman entrepeneur named Robin Emtage, and they are fair traded and sustainably produced by women co-operatives of the Argan forest. I was intrigued and decided to try these out. That was a great decision on my part.

Emtage Beauty Argan Oil Rollerballs

Emtage Beauty Argan Oil Rollerballs

There are two different rollerballs made by Emtage Beauty. ARGAN OIL ROLLERBALL is made of 100% Pure Argan Oil with the goal to Target & Revjuvenate Skin, Hair & Nails. ARGAN OIL ROSE HIP ROLLERBALL also is to Target & Rejuvenate but this one is aimed towards eyes, wrinkles, and dry skin.

Emtage Beauty Argan Oil Rollerballs

Emtage Beauty Argan Oil Rollerballs

The two rollerballs are purse and travel friendly since they fit in the palm of my hand with ease. I was all set to have Lisa review them if they had a fragrance but they are fragrance free so they are mine, mine, mine!! The prices are reasonable ($12 and $15) and they can be found at Whole Foods as well as bought online.

Emtage Beauty Rollerball

Emtage Beauty Rollerball

Emtage Beauty Argan Oil Rollerball is a clear not greasy oil that I especially love for my hands. Being in a rollerball form allows you to target exactly where you want this to be used. I’ll roll it over my cuticles and then massage in. It can be used on split ends to tame them from the Split End Monster. And it excels at protecting scars from hardening and skin from becoming too dry.

Target and Rejuvenate Skin, Hair, Nails

• Nourish and hydrate dry spots on face and body
• Brighten skin’s appearance
• Soften eyebrows and dry lashes
• Improve scars, stretch marks and sun spots
• Smooth split ends and rough edges
• Perfect for dry itchy scalp!
• Soothe damaged cuticles
• Moisturize dry nails
• Metal rollerball to increase circulation
• No spilling, no wasting
• Perfect for travel!
• Rejuvenate On The GO!
• Great for all skin types!

Emtage 100% Argan Oil

Emtage 100% Argan Oil

EMTAGE BEAUTY ARGAN OIL ROSE HIP OIL adds to the Argan Oil with Rose Hip Oil that’s also infused with Geranium essential oil “to provide instant hydration and age defying benefits to dehydrated, dry skin, wrinkles, fine lines and discoloration.” This oil starts with a light golden color that disappears as you roll it on. I like it because it helps with both dark circles and under eye puffiness. It’s also good for dry skin and to soften fine lines.

Emtage Beauty Argan Oil Rose Hip Oil Rollerball

Emtage Beauty Argan Oil Rose Hip Oil Rollerball

Emtage Beauty: Argan Oil Rose Hip Oil top, 100% Pure Argan Oil bottom

Emtage Beauty: Argan Oil Rose Hip Oil top, 100% Pure Argan Oil bottom

Not only are these two Argan Oil Rollerballs good for your skin but they are helpful to the earth and to women. As Ermtage Beauty told me “Emtage’s Argan oil is organic, virgin, cold pressed, expeller pressed, hexane free, NON GMO, fair traded and sustainably produced by women co-operatives of the Argan forest. Emtage Beauty is committed to women’s empowerment causes through out the world. They support fair trade women’s co-ops and charities that provide women’s advancement opportunities.”  Everything about this company and these products are what I want when looking for items I’m happy to review and recommend.

Have you heard of Emtage Beauty? They have a great line for hair, skin and nails so maybe it’s time to look. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

 

See the beauty of Araza Natural Beauty eyeshadows

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Araza Natural Beauty was founded by Lindsey who has a story to tell us: “As I began doing more research on the chemicals, fillers, and artificial junk that our processed foods contain, it also occurred to me that what we put ON our bodies is just as important as what we put IN our bodies. Our skin is the largest organ of the human body and it absorbs 70% of everything that we put on it! That being said, why would we take the time to eat healthy but then not put healthy products on our skin? Being a bit of a makeup junky myself I realized the products I loved and used were incredibly harmful and toxin filled. Heck, cosmetics are not even regulated by the FDA like food is. It is our responsibility to read labels and understand what we are using.”

Well the ladies at Beauty Info Zone wanted to know more about Araza Natural Beauty and we are lucky enough to have received 4 eyeshadows to wear and share. Since Lindsey wanted a healthy, high quality makeup line, made from the best natural and certified organic ingredients, we were excited to join her on her mission. She’s one smart lady who has created some beautiful eyeshadows (and more we’re sure).

The eyeshadows are called Long-Wear Raspberry and Citrus Infused Eye Color. You have 15 beautiful choices ($18 each) with excellent descriptions and photos of the colors so you won’t be surprised when they arrive – well you will but it will be because you are so delighted.

“Blendable and buildable eye color, Araza’s Long Wear Raspberry and Citrus Infused Eye Color glides on lids smooth and effortless, creating stunning color that enhances natural beauty and lasts until the day is done. Orange Peel is nutrient packed with vitamins and minerals, Raspberry fights free radicals, tones skin and soothes irritation. Certified Organic Jojoba locks in moisture and aids in reducing puffiness around the delicate eye area, keeping lids healthy and diminishing the look of aging.”

MARCIA’S EYESHADOWS:

ARAZA Mirage and Rose Gold Eyeshadows

ARAZA Mirage and Rose Gold Eyeshadows

My two shadows are MIRAGE and ROSE GOLD.  These are the best choices! They go on so beautifully that they are a pleasure to apply.

Araza Mirage eyeshadow

Araza Mirage eyeshadow

MIRAGE is described as “rosy brown matte demi-matte”. I would never have guessed this was considered a matte shadow when I opened it or when I wore it. It has a satiny finish and isn’t flat in the least.

On the website it appears lighter than in my photos but I don’t find it to be that light. It’s a mid-tone brown with no shimmer even though you can see a bit in my pic. The finish is soft yet there’s no powdery kick back to this at all.

Azara Mirage

Azara Mirage

ROSE GOLD EYESHADOW is simply stunning even on old eyes like mine. It’s described as “shimmery rose with hints of gold brown”. Is it shimmery? Not really, it’s more on the surface but now that I’ve used it for so long I only find that it’s a metallic rose gold. If you love rose golds you are going to want to snatch this up. This pairs up beautifully with a darker brown shadow in the crease or a smudged thicker brown eyeliner.

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Rose Gold

Araza Rose Gold

I’m so impressed by the amount of pigmentation and the soft feel of these shadows. They wear beautifully (I always use an e/s primer first). They are definite winners in my book.

Araza Rose Gold applied lightly

Araza Rose Gold applied lightly

LISA’S EYESHADOWS:

Sorry Marcia…I think ABALONE and JAVA are the best choices!!

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

 Abalone is a shimmery, subtle pearlized pink. I simply can’t explain how pretty this is. It has a hint of peach to it and it brightens up the eyes like crazy. I think this is an especially great choice for those with deep-set or hooded eyes. Just be careful not to pack too much on or it becomes a little frosty.

Araza Abalone Eyeshadow

Araza Abalone Eyeshadow

Java is a subtle sparkle warm chocolate-brown demi-matte. The sparkle is very light, but it makes this deep brown a standout shade.

Araza Java Eyeshadow

Araza Java Eyeshadow

I blend this in lightly as a crease shade and it also makes a fabulous contour shade as well as a liner. Together, Abalone and Java make a beautiful pair that I find myself reaching for all the time.

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Wearing Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Wearing Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

With an eye primer these colors stay true all day and don’t crease on me.  They are definitely winners!!

So which shade do you think is the best?  In addition to these four, there are eleven more beautiful shades available.  Head on over to Araza and take a look!

Strict Ingredient Standards – Only the Highest Quality 100% Natural & Certified Organic Ingredients -No Parabens – No Chemicals – No Unnecessary Fillers – No Sulfates – No Phthalates- No GMOs – No Gluten – No Triclosan- No Mineral Oils – No Synthetic Derivatives – No Artificial Fragrances. Vegan Friendly, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free

Go to Araza’s eyeshadow web page to see all the amazing ingredients that are used. http://arazabeauty.com/collections/all

*received for editorial consideration