Bloom Into Your Full Potential with the Magic of Flowers

We have all experienced the joy and pleasures that flowers can bring into our lives, but we are far mor interconnected then we think. In the new book: Flowerevolution: Blooming into Your Full Potential with the Magic of Flowers by flower alchemist, Katie Hess (of Lotus Wei) and award-winning filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, we learn just how influential flowers and plants can be, and how they can make us feel happier, less stressed and more in tune.

“When we’re in nature, we move toward what elicits our best qualities. When we need a boost of confidence, joy, courage, or love, we’re attracted to those flowers that evoke those qualities within us. After spending time around trees and flowers, we actually feel different; we can feel all kinds of positive qualities rising up within us. Those qualities are already within us, but it’s being in nature that wakes up those feelings inside us and remind us—with a visceral experience—of who we are.” ~ Katie Hess, Author + Flower Alchemist

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Boxwalla’s October Green Beauty Box*

Discover great artists and artisans from all over the world with Boxwalla. This subscription service allows you to explore a bimonthly selection of curated products in four different categories, including Artisanal Food, International Film, Literature and Green Beauty. You may subscribe to one interest, or hop around to explore other categories if you please.

I have the October Green Beauty Box to share, and its pretty amazing!

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nūdus ‘Lip Euphoria’ Lipstick in Naked 01

The Australian brand nūdus encapsulates the true meaning of beauty in their ‘Lip Euphoria’ range of lipsticks. The nūdus brand brings luxury to the world of green beauty, with a quality clean aesthetic and exceptional performance. The formula is brimming with an exquisite combination of organic ingredients to nourish and protect, while delivering exceptional pigment and superior longevity.

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 Naked 01 (left) 27 Kisses (right)

Each lipstick contains 27 active naturals from certified organic ingredients and are expertly handcrafted to ensure quality and integrity. The formula contains high-quality, anti-aging ingredients, loaded with super foods, antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, and essential fatty acids. All derived from extracts of flowers, fruits, herbs, minerals, and cold pressed oils, including pumpkin, kiwi fruit, raspberry, pomegranate, argan, and moringa.

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27 kisses (left) Naked 01 (right)

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(wearing Naked 01)

nūdus pigments are created with a basis on traditional Ayurvedic principles. They contain bioactive color extracts from a natural origin. Each ingredient is carefully selected to provide long-lasting color and safer moisturizing properties. There are ten shade selections in the nūdus ‘Lip Euphoria’ range.

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Naked 01*, the shade featured here, is true nude shade with slight golden shimmer and a matte finish. If I might add, it is indeed the perfect nude, with enough color so as not to wash me out. The texture is creamy, ultra nourishing and never drying. As I have mentioned, I am excited and amazed by its lasting ability.

All in all, nūdus is an absolute must-try brand, not only for you green beauties, but for those who are seeking moisture and anti-aging benefits, in a luxurious formula and quality aesthetic.

nūdus ‘Lip Euphoria’ lipstick in Naked 01 $32 

Available at beauteabar.com, intergritybotanicals.com

*sample: All thoughts expressed are always honest and true to my personal experience.

Get the Orange Lip Trend with Ilia Lipstick in Voilà

Ilia Beauty nailed the this season’s hot orange lip trend with their recently released ‘limited edition’ lipstick in Voilà. Orange can be a tricky color, but Voilà is a perfectly wearable tangerine hue. With Ilia’s all-natural and organic ingredients you will protect your pout while staying on-trend. The ILIA Lipstick has a soft balmy texture that feel oh-so-good on the lips.

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ILIA Lipstick in Voilà

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Play with color this season and pair orange lips with a contrasting shade of aqua or sky blue on the eyes or nails. Try Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Blue Orchid.

 ILIA Lipstick in Voilà $26 at ecodivabeauty.com

 

LORAC SummerGlo Eye Shadow Palette (review & swatches)

Lorac has created yet another ‘must-have’ with their SummerGlo Eye Shadow Palette. This palette contains a selection of 10 shimmering and matte shades to create a multitude of looks for both day and night. The SummerGlo Palette will surely become your staple this summer.

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While the SummerGlo Palette’s brights are certainly a stand-out, the neutral shades deserve a mention all their own. The combination of creams, browns and golds in a stunning luminous texture, makes this palette a must for the neutral shades alone. The addition of four beautiful brights makes this palette utterly swoon-worthy. As a girl who most often opts for a natural look, this palette had me playing with color like nobody’s business.

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  1. white (matte)
  2. light brown (matte)
  3. coral (matte)
  4. iridescent light purple
  5. aqua blue (shimmer)
  6. light gold (shimmer)
  7. light bronze (shimmer)
  8. light teal (shimmer)
  9. medium nutmeg brown (matte)
  10. light peachy-nude (matte)

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Lorac refers to some of these shades as ‘matte’, although I have trouble labeling them as so due to their luminous finish. The finish creates a glow and does not lay flat in any sense. I find myself opting for these on a daily basis. The shimmery shades all contain fine shimmer, except for #7 which has some larger flecks of glitter. The shadow’s in the SummerGlo palette are more dense and have a lighter texture than those in the PRO Palette. All shadow’s performed beautifully except for #6 which had some fall-out. With the SummerGlo Palette the looks are endless and I am smitten. All in all, the new palette is an absolute must!

 LORAC SummerGlo Eye Shadow Palette $24

loraccosmetics.comkohls.com, nordstrom.com

Look to follow…

*Disclosure – This posts contains PR samples sent to My Lucite Dreams for consideration. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and based on my personal experience. All links in post are there strictly available for your convenience.

Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library

The Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library from Bite Beauty features 12 mini glosses inspired by the scent, color and beauty of the delicate rose flower. This collection features shades raging from soft sheer pinks to deep and vibrant reds to suit your any mood. Each gloss is infused with antioxidant and mineral rich Rose Otto essential oil. Bite lip products contain only food-grade ingredients and are free of any chemicals. They’re good enough to eat and if you care to indulge yourself, they taste as good as they look.

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The Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss set features a stunning selection of 12 shades. The deeper the shade, the richer the pigment and coverage. Shades seven on, apply like a liquid lipstick, leaving behind rich color. Some of the lighter shades apply very sheer, although can easily be layered for more coverage. The gloss is on the stickier side and does take some manipulation from the doe-foot applicator to spread the formula across the lips. Some tackiness wears away and lips are left feeling soft and nourished. It wipes off clear and leaves no stain behind. The fragrance is lovely and smells of the purest form of the rose and not of a perfumed re-creation. I’m loving the new glosses which makes my lips feel healthy and moisturized. The only problem is choosing just one shade to wear.

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 shade in order from 1-12

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  • One – cool-toned milky pale pink
  • Two – light rosy pink
  • Three – pale peach
  • Four – raisin
  • Five – light mauve
  • Six – dusty rose
  • Seven – dusty coral
  • Eight – cherry red
  • Nine – cool red
  • Ten – berry red
  • Eleven – brown red
  • Twelve – deep purple

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 Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library $49 

available at sephora.com