Arbonne. I’m sure most, if not all of you have at leastheardof this company. If you are NOT familiar however, they have created a completely vegan-friendly line of anti-aging, health & wellness, skin & body care and cosmetic products. Personally, I was familiar with the company, but hadn’t used any of their products previously.
Then, a family friend of mine, who also happens to be a rockstar Mom as well as Arbonne consultant, Emily, approached us a couple of months back (okay, so this post is WAYYYY overdue) about trying some Arbonne products and writing up our thoughts. At first, I wondered how skin care really pertained to fashion, but then realized, how are you supposed to look good in those hot pair of Michael Kors wedges you just scored from your local TJ Maxx if all others see is not-so-great skin. Basically, the first thing people see, generally, is your face. Why not focus on enhancing and preserving that beauty?
With that said, I have a couple of products that REALLY stood out as my favorite. First of all, I am definitely a liquid make-up kind of girl. I went the all-naturale Bare Escentuals route (which is great for some people I understand) and honestly, I wasn’t impressed with the coverage. I am certainly NOT, however, a girl that likes her face to be buried under 3 inches of gunk either. Basically, what I’m looking for is a liquid foundation that covers without making me feel claustrophobic. As I was given samples of the foundation, I clearly waited until I had a good excuse to try it—a local fundraising dinner where I also sported that dress I blogged about before. I have naturally red-toned skin, so it’s even more important to me to find a foundation that goes on, evens things out and then LASTS. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked in the mirror after a couple of hours and noticed all the foundation is gone. Where it went? Who knows. Maybe my skin just sucks it in. So really, I wanted to put this Arbonne foundation up to the all-night fundraising, socializing event that was ahead of me. I’m happy to say the second I found my perfect shade it went on perfectly. (AND, coupled with the great make-up primer she also sent over, it lasted all night—until 3am I might add!) NO more red but all even natual beige tone! This specific product was called Perfecting Liquid Foundation and there are about a million different shades so I know you can find the one that’s perfect for you! The best part about it is that it is all-natural, so you call feel good about rubbing it into your skin, but also, and somewhat more importantly in my book, it WORKS.
Okay, enough about foundation. My second (well third if you count the primer…for anyone who knows me and knows how much I LOVE eyeshadow—you know I think a good primer is a must so all that shadow doesn’t get buried in those cute little wrinkles on your lids as the day goes on) favorite product was from the Seasource Detox Spa trio Emily sent over. This product, pictured above, is called the Renewing Body Gelee—the third step in the trio. One of my biggest hobbies is running. I never thought I would love to go out on a run (I’m more of an organized sports girl) but I do. What I don’t love is the feeling of cooling off from a run, washing my face and then realizing that once was smooth, happy skin is now a desert. I figured this would be a great opportunity to try out the hydration and renewal this product is known for. What do you know? I LOVED IT! As soon as I put it on I felt cool, refreshed and ready to relax for the evening. I love these key ingredients: butcher’s broom extract, sea kelp extract, ivy leaf extract, green tea extract. Sounds pretty all-natual right? I think it’s the green tea extract that I love the most—just gives it a great aroma and enhances that “cooling” feeling.
Thanks for taking the time to read—I’m sure if you have any questions about Arbonne Emily would be more than happy to help! Feel free to message for more information.