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Because We Love Our Man’s Eyes, Too

Beauty, Brand FeaturesNatalie Kay
green beauty

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Recently, I saw this great meme that touched on men’s and women’s beauty products. It basically said men could you use the same soap for everything, while women had a specific soap just for their elbow. I thought, ‘omg this is so true!’. Beauty brands spend much more time on formulating products for different parts of the woman’s body, but when it comes to men, they are given only a couple of options. The area around your eyes is extremely sensitive so the usual shower gels they use are not great for the face. I’m happy to see brands like We Love Eyes include the guys! 

 
 

What’s New at We Love Eyes

Tea Tree Eyelid Foaming Cleanser for Men: Much like the Foaming Cleanser for women, this refreshing daily eyelid wash helps invigorate dry and tired eyes. As always, it is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben-free and sulfate-free! Travis has a good amount of screen time in his life, and his eyes seem more sensitive than mine. This has been a great addition to his very small ‘beauty routine’. & he loves the scent, so that makes it even better! 

Where to Purchase 

You can shop We Love Eyes’ entire collection - here - and don’t forget to stay up-to-date with new product launches via Instagram

Want 10% off? Use code SUSTAINABLYCHIC for 10% off any of the beauty products :D

Now, go give your eye lids some lovin’ <3 

The Best Natural Way to Wake-Up & Rejuvenate Those Pretty Eyes

Beauty, Brand FeaturesNatalie Kay
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with Orenda Skincare's Illuminating Eye Concentrate

If you have been visiting this blog over the past couple years, I’m sure you’ve seen this brand pop up quite a few times. Orenda is by far one of my favorites in natural skin care, and I use at least one of their products every single day. This one in particular, the Illuminating Eye Concentrate, gets rave reviews - even from my own grandmother! It’s a product I put on first thing in the morning to give my eyes a pick-me-up - especially with this pregnancy & not being able to get my usual sleep - those tired eyes like to follow me relentlessly! Something that I’ve always loved about Orenda {besides their great products, of course} is their 100% Happiness Guarantee. They have this on all of their non-toxic, cruelty-free products so you can feel confident when trying them out for the first time! When I look back on my skin and its issues over the past decade, I always think about the area right under my eyes. It’s probably the most troublesome place for me, and it seems as if I need a myriad of things working together to make them brighter and less tired looking. This means - good sleep, health eating habits, less stress &  a great skin care formula. 


 

So... what’s inside this eye concentrate? 

The full list is as follows: 

    Organic Amaranth CO2 extract, Organic Grapeseed Oil, Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Organic Green Coffee Bean Oil, Organic Cranberry Seed Oil, Organic Borage CO2 extract, Organic Camellia Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Essential Oil, Organic Geranium Essential Oil, Organic Helichrysum Essential Oil, Organic Rose Essential Oil

See? All natural - you can pronounce it - you don’t feel like you are saying toxic words. Yes! 

 

& what do all of these great organic ingredients do for your skin? 

Together they help hydrate the skin to give you a firmer, less puffy under the eye area. This concentrate formula also brightens the eye by diminishing dark circles, softens fine lines & crow's feet {which I've recently started noticing... that time, right?!} and reduces aging effects. 

As always, their products are free of chemicals, parabens, gluten, gmo, artificial ingredients and animal testing. They are even fit for those with sensitive skin! 

The roller ball makes for a smooth & easy application, and I really like the fact it isn't goopy. I’ve tried eye creams and serums in the past that left lots of residue and weight on my skin. This concentrate has a more chilled, energizing feel making it perfect to put on in the morning or after a shower {pairs great with the Vitamin C Wash then, as well!}. 


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Where to Purchase

You can find the Illuminating Eye Concentrate at Orenda’s online shop - here - along with there other amazing products - the Face Serum & Vitamin C Wash. You can even use code Sustainably25 through 4/28/18 for 25% of your entire purchase! Don’t forget, they always have their 100% Happiness Guarantee :D #confidentshopping


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Empowering Yourself Through Self-Care | Why a Good Skin Care Routine is Important for this Busy Gal

Beauty, Brand FeaturesNatalie Kay
green skincare

with

banyan tree essentials

In spirit of International Women’s Day, I felt it appropriate to share with you a bit of my current self-care routine since I’ve always believed in order to take care of others, you must first take care of yourself. I don’t know about you, but I notice a huge difference in my attitude and energy when I take a few extra moments to myself everyday. For me, those extra moments always entail a great skin-care routine. Being that skin is the largest organ of the body, I’m very careful with what I put on it. After all, it’s tough to have a productive day if you have those little annoyances of break outs, itches and overall discomfort. Clear skin has also given me confidence, and when you have meetings, photo shoots and a platform in front of thousands of people, it’s nice to not have any skin worries.  

Why I Love Banyan Tree

Skin Care that Works: To say I’m impressed is an understatement - I’m actually genuinely obsessed. Their Day Cream & Night Cream I added into my routine a few weeks ago, and my skin has shown noticeable improvement. Not that I had a ton of concern to begin with because I try to take good care of my skin inside-out, but usual little blemishes I had have come to a halt. Most importantly though, my skin is softer than it has ever been before. I owe it all to these creams! 

The Scents: I have yet to use a Banyan Tree product that doesn’t take me mentally from home to spa in an instant. From their essential oil sets to their Jasmine skin care line, each product has an incredible scent. 

Economic Opportunity: With each amazing scent comes a story. Banyan Tree works with artisan communities around the world to create their products. In their Pride of Craft book, you can learn more about the makers behind the collections. 

Commitment to Sustainability & Health: Banyan Tree products are cruelty-free, free of parabens and are made with responsibly-sourced materials.


 My Daily Routine with Banyan Tree

Mid-Morning Routine

1. Thai Chamanard Shower Gel: I’m a morning shower person, and I like waking my skin up to great scents and lots of moisturizer. This shower gel is great for gentle removing of built-up dirt and oils, and the Vitamin B5 helps relieve your skin of inflammation while stimulating cell regeneration. A great whole body pick me up for your morning! 

2. Thai Chamanard Body Lotion: Another product to jump start my day is this lotion - especially with being pregnant, I am constantly moisturizing. The body lotion works much like their day cream {which I'm excited to get to next} in that the hyaluronic acid restores your body’s natural compounds to help treat and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. The cogon grass root extract is a wonderful source of potassium, as well.

3. Jasmine Rice Day Cream: Like I mentioned before, their creams are worth every penny. I highly recommend you add them into your own self-care routine. The ingredients jasmine rice ferment filtrate and acacia gum work together to tighten skin and increase resilience to wrinkles. I put this on every day before my makeup, and my skin feels instantly softer. 

End-of-Day Routine

1. Jasmine Rice Facial Foaming Wash: Time to wash that long day off your face, and I can totally see how this foaming wash won a Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Award for Best Brightening Cleanser. By using this every night, your skin will become brighter and softer each day because of the combination of jasmine rice germane filtrate {slows down signs of aging} & sodium PCA {moisturizes skin from within}. 

2. Jasmine Rice Facial Toner: After using the foaming wash, this toner helps trap in all the moisture and stimulates new cell growth. It’s been years since I’ve used a toner, and I’ve been missing out! 

3. Jasmine Rice Night Cream: Right before I go to bed, I finish the day off with this amazing night cream. And like what I said about the day cream, I think everyone needs to add this into their routine ASAP. It’s a cream I’ve recommended to my family and friends because it has been difficult for me in the past to find one I’ve been 100% set on. This is a winner! 

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Where to Purchase

You can find this entire collection in their online shop - here - & don't forget to enter the Giveaway I have hosted on Instagram from 3/8-3/13!


Sustainably Supported by Banyan Tree Essentials. As always, all views are genuine & products are truly loved! Help support the brands who support Sustainably Chic, so I can continue to bring you the best in sustainable fashion, beauty & lifestyle :) Thanks, everyone! #sponsored

Limited Edition Holiday Collections by Plume Science | For Fuller Lashes & Brows

BeautyNatalie Kay
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Plume Science

{use checkout code SUSTAINABLYCHIC for 15% off your entire purchase at plumescience.com}

Okay, okay.. I know I'm pregnant right now so my lashes are longer than usual to begin with BUT I owe a lot of credit to this serum. My mom has been using Plume for a few months, and stands behind it, too {she got her first big compliment on her lashes the other day & she said 'I USE PLUME!'}. If you have thin lashes like my mother, this could definitely work for you!! Plus, they have a 100% happiness guarantee so what do you have to lose?! 

I just recently started using their brow pomade, as well, and it's great at defining & nourishing those eyebrows of yours. I used to not touch mine, but sometimes it's nice to have a good fill in! If you are too happy with tweezers at times, this product can help bring your eyebrows back {it's not the 90s anymore and FULL is IN!}. 

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So what's in these boxes? 

The Limited Edition Lash Collection includes the Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum and Curl & Lift Lash Curler. It's on sale for $95, and you can use my code SUSTAINABLYCHIC for an additional 15% off {code SUSTAINABLYCHICCAD if you live in Canada!}. 

The Limited Edition Brow Collection includes the Lash & Brown Enhancing Serum, the Nourish & Define Brow Pomade and the Sculpt & Refine Precision Tweezers. The brow pomades come in 5 different shades, and you can see my before and after photos with the Cinnamon Cashmere. It's a perfect fit for me! Don't forget - you can also use the code I mentioned above for 15% off. 

before pomade & lash curler

after pomade & lash curler

I know the holidays are next week, but this is a wonderful 'treat yo' self' gift ;) My code won't expire on you! 

Enjoy those long lashes & full brows, ladies!! 

The Natural Makeup Remover | Cruelty-free, Non-toxic & SO Worth Trying

BeautyNatalie Kay
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We Love Eyes

I first found this natural beauty brand over a year ago. Since then, I haven't found any eye makeup remover that works just as well. It's truly an awesome product! And the best part, it's made by an Optometrist {so naturally, they know what's best for those sensitive eyes of yours!}. Dr. Tanya Gill is the founder & CEO of We Love Eyes, and she started this line to combat a problem. As an optometrist, she noticed several patients with chronically uncomfortable contact lens wear and red, dry eyes. Gill thought it it must have something to do with the makeup and removers they were using. After noticing there were zero non-toxic makeup remover options on the market, she went to work. With her chemistry background and kitchen lab, We Love Eyes was born. 

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The eye cleaning routine...

I first start off with the Tea Tree Eye Makeup Remover Oil. Ever since I started wearing makeup, my mom has always said, 'don't go to bed with your eye makeup on'. I was guilty of that a lot. It was hard to fully take off ever bit of black eyeliner and mascara. I probably needed this YEARS ago to get the job done right. It's even great for the waterproof stuff, too. The remover is gentle, and made with only three ingredients - Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil & Tea Tree Leaf Oil! 

Next, I use the Tea Tree Eyelid Foaming Cleanser to wash away dirt, allergens and makeup residue. The formula is just as gentle as the remover oil, and helps rid itchy eyes, red eyes, tired eyes, computer eyestrain symptoms, morning eye crusties & pink eye symptoms. Wear contacts? It even helps improve contact lens comfort! 

What a duo ;) & you can find them both - here

 

Sustainably Supported by We Love Eyes. As always, all views are genuine & products are truly loved! Help support the brands who support Sustainably Chic, so I can continue to bring you the best in sustainable fashion, beauty & lifestyle :) Thanks, everyone! #sponsored