Exciting Exclusive News ….You Don’t want to Miss.

Hello  Everyone ,

This time around this post is not about a  product review or about eco-living . This  time I am sharing something that Super Special , exciting & of course a little Green Beauty !   How can I not !

Where it all Began ….

For those  following me  from the  beginning  or just starting to  follow   Boho Chic Meets Organics blog. This is  a space that I created in passion to share my farm  Eco-living lifestyle & some of the green products that I use in my daily life. To bring awareness & information for others that are  looking  into a green life -style or just wanted to know learn .

Beyond blogging , I am a scientists, Researcher & Farmer.  I  work in a lab with organic ingredients & whipping some green magic . As I worked with brands & companies to test & formulate natural beauty products. In helping brands to create safe & Eco-conscious products for all types of consumers Like You & Me. But most importantly to bring more Eco & ethically products to the market.

The thought of creating my own product  just by pass my mind like a bird flying by. Belief me when  your body is cover with ten different oils or 20 different herb powers all you think about is a ” Good Bath with Osmia Soap ” ! jejeje. ” Would You ever create your own Beauty Line “ , was a question that came up multiple times in my life , but I didn’t give much thought until my mom asked me .

When my mother was going through cancer treatment & she became highly sensitive to the beauty products she was using. Makeup was a key part in helping her  still  feel beautiful.  Specially as my MOM is a “Totally DIVA”.  She is the women that wears red Lipstick & high heals  while doing the dishes or feeding the chickens in the Farm. 

When  she was no longer able to use her favorite “Red Lipsticks” that she adore so much I started to get to work and created costume makeup product for her. Through out the time of formulating for 2 years  I got inspired  to make my own makeup products .  That lead to founded  Boho Chic Cosmetics .

 

Tell us more about Boho Chic Cosmetics ……….

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  • Our products and ingredients:

-Boho Chic Cosmetics is a  mineral makeup line  handmade in small batches. The colors & collection are inspired by art, travels, and my flower farm in Pennsylvania.  I never use dyes, synthetic ingredients, or harmful preservatives in any products!  I only work with ingredients source that have approve certification that their facility are Cruelty-Free, No Animal testing & are Ethically Sources . The same high standards that I have in formulating products for brands the same apply to my products & formulas.

  • Simple and creative cosmetics:

-I love gorgeous packaging, but at Boho Chic Cosmetics, we also like to keep it simple because it creates less waste in our environment. Each product incorporates beautiful flower art inspired by the beauty of Mother Nature.

  • Our mission: 

At Boho Chic Cosmetics, we believe that everyone should have access to safe cosmetics. We want to keep it simple and budget-friendly but still provide high-quality cosmetics that all women should have.

 

 The First Collection Flower Head :

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The first collection is inspired by the beautiful blooms of are farm during the current Spring & Summer season. Bringing to life the beautiful colors of the flowers like are Lavender , Roses , Sunflowers &  Tulips . In this collection I wanted to capture the beauty of  nature that I get to see and wanted to share it with you through makeup !

Flower infused Makeup….

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In this  first  collection “Flower Head”  captures the flower colors but also the  elements of  are “Farm Flower Harvest”.

  • The Eye Shadows  has  organic Joboja Oil  infused in Lavender & Rose Petals .
  • The Rose Lip balm has Olive Oil infused with Rose Petals & healing  Calendula Flower.
  • All flowers are hand harvest  with love right in are PA   Farm .
  • Collection details : Comes in 3g ( $3 )  or 5g ( $6)  jars with sifters & Flower art design labels.You can get the full collection  that comes with a organic cotton design bag  ( $34, 5 g jars or $17 , 3g jars)  or  pick  up the individual products.
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Top to Bottom  Swatches : Leave , Tulip, Sunflower, Lavender & Blue Hydrangea .

 

  Shop Flower Head Collection + More details Here

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A Q&A with Top Questions in your Mind ……

1.How are the  Make up collections going to be like …. 

All the collections are going to be inspired by different elements of art, travel and my farm life . Each collection is going to be very different and have ingredient elements  base on the theme of the collection, along with flower art design labels created from the flowers that we grow in the farm.

2.How many Collections will you Launch per Year …..

I have plan to launch between 3 to 4 collections per Year. I really love to take the time to plan out each one as it required a process of research, sources & creative thinking ! I also want each collection to be exciting !

3. Please Tell us your Launching a “Press” makeup products ………

OH, YES !   This is one of my biggest mission with the brand. As we seriously need Green Press Makeup products ! All I can say is that the first press collection is in the final stages of testing & is plan to launch in the Winter 2016 !  Of course they will be budget friendly price at $9  to $10 . In addition to the press product launch  I will be launching  Makeup Palette in different sizes .  That all I can say for now 🙂 but more information will be release. So make sure to follow BohoChicCosmetics in Twitter or Instagram & sign up to the email list at Boho Chic cosmetics . 

4. Are your products Vegan or Cruelty-Free & etc :

All products are Vegan & No Animal Testing !!!  Also  products are made with  certificated organic  ingredients ( oils, extracts & etc). Are harvest herbs & flowers are hand harvest in are organic farm in PA in which we use no chemicals just a lot of love & a great green thumb.

5. Do you have a Blogger program for Review …

 Of course !!!! ! I do provide a special package for bloggers & vloggers upon request! Please contact me at bohochiccosmetics@gmail.com with the subject heading BLOGGER REQUEST.

6.What are your shipping rates? 

I ship all orders through USPS. I ship first-class mail for $3 (0-16 oz ) and priority-mail for $6 (0 oz & up). Free-shipping is available for all orders over $30 and up.

7.Please Tell me  you ship internationally…..

Yes, I do ship orders international with a flat rate of $7.50.

 

  A Exclusive Hint of the next collection……. Influenced by grow up next to the ocean …..Launching this Summer .

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So make sure to  sign up to the shop  e-mail list to get latest details on this launch & other up coming  product launches!!!

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As always  Thank You for the continue support to Boho Chic Meete Organics & excited to share this expand phase  where it all started with the passion to share & bring awareness !  Please feel free to leave comments & questions 🙂 

Yeiza Reyes

Founder Boho Chic Cosmetics + Boho Chic Meets organics 

Green Beauty Empties !

Green Beauty Empties !

Hello Everyone ,

Its been a while since my last post as I been a buzz Bee lately but all positive things ! Been wanting to get back on my blog routine for a while as I have so much to share with you all . I’ll talk more in details in a different post in what I been up too 🙂 .

In this post I will be discussing some empties from my stash that I have in my  Mom’s house . Yes that’s right I have a stash in PA farm home  & one in my Moms home in which both locations are different  :). Lets get too it !!!

Stash #1

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  1.   Organics Bath CO.  Body scrub in REFRESHMint

Love Love this body scrub ! Its my favorite scent as the mint is  very up lifting  & relaxing specially when coming for a long day of work or travel. This scrub is not over oily and is really soft to the skin. I have tried many scrubs but nothing is like the ones from Organic Bath CO. I always go back to this brand when it comes to body scrubs,they really make the best !  Really been miss this scrub since it ran out !! NEED MORE !

2.        W3ll People  Collection empties 

The W3ll People Expressionist Mascara in Black. I really had high hopes for this mascara but it just slips out of my eyelashes . It just makes me look like a raccoon with in a few hours . Love how it feels  but it just does not want to stick to my eyelashes. This was the second bottle that I use & really wanted to give it a chance but it was a no go !

The w3ll people setting power in  N2. Really enjoy this setting power as it went smooth on my face and set very well with my foundation . It also had a good way to control my T-zones areas & balance my skin. But by the end of the month of  using it the power start to gain a funny smell. I do clean my brushes every week since I am acne prone skin. Found it  wired that it gain a smell. This was not a go sign and I had no choice then to trash it out  😦 . Although it was more then half way done with the powder  I was really bummed  that the product gain a funny smell during the use . Love the product but will not be picking this up.

The w3ll people Stick Foundation N3. Finding a foundation is not easy but this stick foundation worked really well. I love how I did not have to set it with power & made my skin look very natural. It works well to cover dark spots or ant redness in the skin . Its one of my favorite stick foundations and one that works well in term to long lasting & setting into the skin natural . Plus its fast & easy to put on specially when your  in a morning rush ;).

The w3ll people Stick blush in …… I . Love my Stick cream blush by W3ll People it so easy to put on & long lasting all day . This color is a pink Peach tone which is great to get that nice rose look in those dark winter or spring days to brightening up your face . Would love to pick up more colors . Really love the natural color it gives & the great lasting power .

3.   Soap Empties 

Soap may be one of the most items that you find in my empties box . I love soap specially when they smell good & leave your skin soft like Meow Meow Tweet & Osmia Organics Soap do! These two are my favorite brands of soap ever & I always have a big stock of them to make sure I don’t run out . I actually just made a order to both to stock up again as my stash was getting super low !!! What can I say I am a True soap Lovers and these two brands are my LOVE . I love all their scents  by both brand ! And you can’t go wrong with any of them.

4.   Lotus Wei & Cap Beauty  ” Captivator” 

Everything that is Lotus Wei I just love . This brands  product are so much like scent therapy for me. This special mist spray is only found at CAP Beauty store as its a collaboration product. The Captivator smell amazing its sweet yet not a sweet scent but one that is very pleasant with a scent of rose or flowers smell. I enjoy every drop of this bottle and really need to get a new bottle to have. Its just such a nice product to help to up lift you during days work or tasking. A very beautiful mist spray !

5. The Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation N3.

This is a product that I am not going to discuss in much detail as it earns its own review that I really want to share my thoughts in. Its a favorite foundation to use during the dry & cold months as the oils of this product really  help with my skin becoming over dry. Stay tune for a full review  🙂 .

6. Pacifica Beauty color Quench Lip Tint .

Love a lot of the products that I have tried over time by Pacific Beauty but these lip tints  where not the best. Love the tint color that it gave but it was a very drying lip balm to my lips . It has a lovely scent of blood orange  that I like but wish the formula was more nourishing for the lips .

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7.  Meow meow Tweet .

These two product of Meow Meow Tweet are staples in my stash. The Baking soda free deodorant in grapefruit is my all time favorite. Now they also added the Lavender scent in which I love so much too. This deodorant works but really works !! And guess what They are launching the stick version of these this month !!!  Another product is the body oil in the scent  Frankincense + Flower  is a beautiful flower earth scent that is so amazing. Love this body oil as the scent is not over powering and wears so nice through out the day. Big two favorite , although I love everything from Mew meow Tweet and can’t wait to try more of their new products that they have launched .

Small Samples . ( Right side of photo) 

1.SheTerra Body  Butter in Vanilla  was a very over scent product. It was like putting cake in you body scent . If you love SUPER SWEET scent body butter you my like this . IT was not a go for me at all & the texture of the cream was very thick and hard to rub or sink into the skin.

2.Acure Organics  Face oil Argan oil. The  sample  was great to have on the go. Specially if I felt like my hand or skin was getting dry. Was great to have as a touch up.

3.Rahua Hair Care Samples . The lovely Ru gave me these to try the Rahua hair care line in which I had yet to try. Love the scent so f the product and made my hair feel good. But I can’t say that I would like them as I did not  feel like I can make a good judgement if it works for my hair type. But they sure smell great !

4.The following samples from Primial Pit Paste, Jadlener scrub & toner , HMW toner  where a no go for my skin or my body needs .

 

This stash had a lot of mix products but also some  fall out but happy that I got to try & continue to knowledge myself in what products works for me as a whole. That the fun part right !! I hope you enjoy this  empties stash post from one  of my green beauty home cabinets 🙂 . Next time I’ll share with you some my Farm home Empties which is a different stash cabinet in its own 🙂 .

 

Yeiza aka Boho Chic Meets Organics

Pumpkin Love Madness 2# Edition : Meow Meow Tweet Face Mask

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                      In Photo : Meow Meow Tweet Trail size ! I have the full size but it got pumpkin messes 🙂

Pumpkin Love Season :

Every where we look Now We see Pumpkins as the season of pumpkin is in high gear as Fall season arises !!! One of my favorite season as you just want to get almost everything Pumpkin , well almost everything 🙂 . Happy to bring you this second edition of Pumpkin Madness that got started last year !!! This time around I bring you a great selection of pure Pumpkin products that YOU JUST MAY WANT TO EAT UP 🙂

Pumpkin Madness : Meow Meow Tweet  Face Mask

Meow Meow Tweet is a vegan & organic Hand crafted right in New York. They are know for their famous cat designs that are just to cute to open up ! Just recently the brand launch a new Cat member in their skincare line  : Face Mask!!

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A Mask Full Of Pumpkin Goodies for All SKIN TYPES !!!

That right Everyone this Face Mask is made to be used by all skin type to give the skin nourishment of full antioxidant !!! With  organic Ingredient list of  pure kaolin- illite (french pink clay), *cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) powder, *cicer arietinum (chickpea) flour, *aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) powder !!!!

A simple list of  Yet power house ingredients that provide pore detox , moisture &  brighten to the skin ! Resulting too a completely gentle mask  that brings out your best pumpkin face !

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Pumpkin  Mask Fun !!

I been using this mask for a little bit and enjoy the Mixing as it turns to a orange Fall color ! I mix it with 4-5 drops of my Favorite facial oil for extra moisture or a few drops of warm water until it from into a paste as show above on the photo. 

I message my face going  in circles motion until my Face looks Like a Pumpkin Face :)!! so much fun too !! I think it makes for a great Halloween face 🙂

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Pumpkin Happy Face Indeed !!

The mask feels gentle but yet you know its functioning on your skin as you feel it !! I leave it on as I finish up this Post for 10 to 15 minutes . Then I rise it off with a wash cloth to remove it with warm water. Given me a result of a healthy looking skin and LOVE how it nourish my dry spots on my skin  !!! which is a big issue for me during this time as the temperature Here in PA can’t decide if it was to be 60 or 25 degrees !!

This mask is a full on trick or  treat  treatment for my skin as it LOVES PUMPKIN and has results to having less breaks and a more brighten complexion skin !!! THIS PUMPKIN FACE MASK IS MY NEW STABLE IN MY SKINCARE ROUTINE shelf  !!!

     Thanks Cats for another amazing product !!

You can give this mask as TEST as Meow Meow tweet sales a Trial size for $6 that gives you 3  Pumpkin face ! Or GET The full size of 1.5 for $30 supper Pumpkin face off  !!!  Meowmeowtweet.com

I hope you enjoy this Pumpkin and many more to come !!♥

Natural Product Expo East 2015 Coverage Report : Baby & Kids New Product Launches !!

 

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Reporting back from Natural Product East Expo 2015 !!

One of the biggest expo events that happens across the U.S is the Natural Product Expo , where  Organic, Natural brands gather together in one big space to present their product to the market ! This is not a public event and is only open to buyers, press and businesses market only ! But this year I got call in to come and cover the event as press 🙂 , something that I am very honor to get the chances to experiences been a green blogger ! So of course I took the 3 hour trip and head out for a weekend of all green things !

What Makes this Expo so important …..

Other then bring together brands from around the world and having a chance to present their product to the market ! It is also show case how the green market is moving & what is a head for the feature !  As the event also show case break session in where top brands, business , press  and much more  discuss the market and give a over view of what is next to come !

In addition to the hundreds and hundreds of brands owners & business present !! Just to give you a idea its four full floors of a convention space full of brands !! yeah crazy right !

The event takes place for 5 to 4 whole days of break out sessions and a chance to tour the whole space of brand show cast .Of course between all their session of fun music & food events happening .

Report 1 : Baby & Kids Products that are launching !

 I  am excited to see more & more non-toxic baby product launches this year as I find their is a need for more baby lines ! I AM  HAPPY TO REPORT THAT BABY NOW HAVE MORE PRODUCTS PICKS , I AM SURE THIS WILL MAKE MANY MOMS SMILE 🙂  .

In this post I discuss some of the best find products at the show that are all NEW LAUNCHES !!

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First up is Oh  My Devita Baby

” Pure & Natural Vegan skin care for your baby”

Its VEGAN , PARABEN FREE, NON-GMO

This new  expand line of products by DeVita  bring on Special Products For  just BaBy. The line includes a shampoo, body wash, baby balm, sunscreen and baby lotion . Each product has a special character that identify each products  as seen in the photo above .  Love how the design is super cute  and yet simple providing clear information about the products .

List products collection :

  • Bubbly Babbies ( shampoo & body wash)  – gentle, tear-free & has organic Aloe Vera .
  • Power Puff ( baby Power) -Talc Free , GMO free & made with cornstarch/ zinc oxide .
  • Butter Cheeks ( baby balm) – Barrie balm helping to protect & smooth bum .
  • Hey Sunshine ( SPF) – mineral sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection of SPF 25  & has organic Aloe Vera with Shea Butter & Green tea .
  • Flutterby (Lotion) – Fragrance free & non-greasy made with Shea Butter & Aloe Vera.

I got to test out some of the products and got to say that they felt really smooth and very gentle making it great for adults too that have sensitive skin.

Find more information at : www.ohmydevitababy.com

 

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Noyah

Noyah is a up coming brand in the Green Market that is base right out of New York . The brand focus on lip products like lip balms, lip sticks & lip gloss .The brand recent went into a whole re-branding with a whole new look.

Baby Lip Balm that has a nutrition label !!

Their new product is this organic baby Lip balm made just for babies ! This is no baby lip balm it is actually the first of its kind as its is edible, That right this lip balm has a nutrition label !  It contains only three organic ingredients : coconut oil, organic beeswax, organic extra virgin olive oil. A simple pure product just for babies !

You can find it NOW at  : noyah.com

 

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Betsy’s Brainfood is a organic & gluten -free food product brand for kids & adults too ! I am a big fan of this brand and of their many great cereals & snacks too ! This brand really has step it up in creating great food snacks that include serving of fruits & veggies in each serving! With them you never miss a veggie a day 🙂

New Cereal & snack  cookies !!

   At the  event they presents their new Blueberry cereal that is organic & gluten-free as seen in photo above . I got to try it and it was really good all I need was some milk 🙂 . In addition they also had new cookie snack flavors as seen in the back with the new packaging  , which  I am loving for on the go !

Find their new products at your local whole foods  or natural store !!

 

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Babo Botanicls

This is a well know baby line of products that is love by many moms . It was exciting to see the owner and get to chat with them about  products including their new addition to their line baby line .

Sensitive  Baby Sunscreen Products  : New launches !

The new products include two new sunscreen that are made just for very  sensitive  skin . It contains a clear Zinc  has no fragrances and  great nourish ingredients. In addition to having a higher SPF  to better protect babies while out doors .

TESTING IT OUT: I got to try it and the product is very gentle & smooth without leaving a white layer in the skin . It actually felt really nice !

Find more information at : www.babobotanicals.com

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Eco By Naty

Eco by Naty is a Eco-friendly baby line that focus on making products that are safe for babies but also safe for are planet !! This amazing brand is base out of Sweden and has a great focus on the good for the environment . The line is a beautiful lifestyle brand that has everything from baby cloths, diapers, bags , women care, wipes and so much more .

Baby  Eco toilet  like no other !

 One product that contact me eye was their kids Eco Toilet . The owner was so kind to explain the function and what made it so different . Its special feature was that the it was easy to use and clean for parents as it had a Eco bag that dissolved into water once it touch water & was flushed !  making a product that is safe for parents, child and mother earth !! HOW COOL IT THAT !! The bag is made out of plant & reuse  base materials ! As seen in photo above !

check out more information about this brand : www.naty.com

I hope you enjoy this Report of  Natural Product Expo East on NEW BABY PRODUCTS !!

STAY TUNE FOR MORE COVERAGE REPORT AS PART 11  IS ABOUT  NEW GREEN BEAUTY LAUNCHES !!

Green Hugs  🙂

 

New Lavender & Deodorant Find : Pachy Natural Deodorant by Rustic MAKA & Plus Discount for Readers !

imageA new Lavender & deodorant find !!!

If you follow my blog for a while you know by now that I just love Lavender !!  I am also always searching for products that have this amazing ingredient but that also work well too ! As you know finding  a natural deodorant that works and keeps you smelling good all day is hard to come by !

In the recent weeks , checking out one of my favorite shopping sites   The Choosy Chick online store , I came across Pachy Deodorant By brand  Rustic MAKA !! A new line that just arrived at The Choosy Chick site . I am always look for a switch up deodorant specially a stick one  . And when I seen Pachy I was like YESS I NEED TO HAVE YOU IN MY LIFE !!

I order the Calming Fields ( lavender ) scent among other selective scents that you can pick form at The choosy Chick  online Store or at www.rusticmaka.com . Right away as it arrived It went into my travel bag as I was heading For A Night Of Green Beauty at Chicago !!!

Test Drive …. In Chicago !

imageThe deodorant comes in two sizes a 1 oz travel size & a 3 oz  roll up stick . It comes in a variety of scents including a non-scent one .  This is a natural deodorant  that is made with organic and vegan ingredients ! And made right here in the USA & its Handcrafted  &  its even cruelty-Free !!ALL Made by the brand Rustic MAKA!  Which the name  MAKA & each  letters stands for all the ladies behind the brand . A brand that is total love & a family affair ♥.

Roll up is cool !

One thing that attracted me is that it is a roll up deodorant stick , which is not common found and was super exciting that this brand  Rustic MAKA created one !

Goodness inside ……

I love how simple the ingredient are and how many of them are actually wild crafted ingredients that indicated that your getting the the best goodies of nature in less words  🙂 .

This does have Baking soda if you are sensitive to this ingredient .

Ingredients :

Manihot Esculenta (Arrowroot) Tapioca Powder,* Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit,* Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,* Aluminum-free Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax,** Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil *Certified Organic Ingredient, **Wildcrafted Ingredient

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Smooth Texture & a heaven scent of Lavender fields !!

The texture of this deodorant is smooth without feeling like sand or rough when putting on your pitys. Since it has Shea Butter and Coconut oil it actually conduction’s the skin which is what gives it that smooth texture when roll it on  and after washing off  in the shower .

The scent is soo… soo… good love the true lavender scent yet the freshness note at the end due to the Spearmint that adds that touch . The scent is middle range not to strong or too weak . I personally love my deodorants to smell stronger as it makes me make sure that I smell good  specially on hot summer days in Chicago !!

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I used this deodorant as mention while in Chicago summer days in August , wear it while doing morning runs and during my out about walks in the city .

Lasting scent : the scent did have a stronger lasting power and does not wear off easy as the day kept going . My under arms  smell great through the day and hold up on hot summer days in Chicago. SO YES IT PASS THE TEST !!! I am super happy & impress with the lasting power of this deodorant  specially on me as I tend to sweat a lot .

A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY …

I little goes a long way with this product , if you put to much you will feel super lavender smell .. Jejej and your under arms will feel like your sticky . The brand shows in web site how much one should be really using which I thought it was cool.

BUT………..

 The one thing I did notice  and that the brand does state about this product is that it does melt a little which cause the product to loose its solid texture when exposed to heat . When I was in Chicago it did melt on me but as soon as I put it under the cold air it be came solid again. And it did not effect its texture.  That is the only down fall of this  is that its melts but its a fixable , other then that it WORKS GREAT AND DOES THE  WORK TO KEEP ME SMELLING GOOD ALL DAY.

Special Discount for Boho Chic Meets Organic Readers !!!

Here is your chance to try out Pachy Natural Deodorant  !! Go to www.rusticmaka.com & add goodies to your basket then check out  using the CODE : BohoChic20 for a 20% discount on your Entire Order  Valid until 9/4/14 to 9/18/15

Part 2: A Night of Green Beauty ( ANFGB) Greeting the Brands

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In this second part of ANFGB I take you to the greeting brand session of the event . Which is one of the best parts of this event is meeting the founders of brands that you love and finding new discoveries ! Its where you get top chat one on one with brand owners and ask questions about their products, which is  amazing !

Warning Note:

This post has many photos !! Also the lighting at the event was not the best so some photos are a little dark or have a wired purple lighting to it . but i still hope you enjoy the photos 🙂

First Stop: Laurel Organics

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Of course my first stop had to be Laurel Organics ! This brand products are just amazing and its hard not to love them not to mention the founder & team are so kind & sweet. Of course I had to dig into these products ! Of course I had to pull myself out of this table as you can easy find your self here all Day 🙂 !

Graydon

imageThis is actually a new brand for me and got to play with so of their products in which have many amazing ingredients . It was a nice New Discover find .

Osmia Organics

imageOOOOOHHH …. Osmia Organics it hard not to smell this table across the room !!! Another brand that I LOVE &  I am Obsessed with ! Its always so great to see the Osmia Organic Team as they are so funny & kind ! A lovely display of just goodness and heaven smells of lavender, rosemary ..

In addition the brand presented a NEW addition to the SPA family the : Emerald Body Essence ( you can see in the top shelf a black bottle .. this is it ) . Its a body oil that is very earth & green scent like in the most divine  way.

Alima Pure

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Alima Pure was also here which is one of the most favorite cosmetic brands in the Green Community. Their table as you can see was full of products to play with . I of course dig into the new  lip sticks & lip tints just recent launch. The colors are beautiful & feel smooth on lips . I was ready to take a few but Alima was not sale the products at this event , which was a bumper 😦  . But took home with me some notes of colors that I will be buying for sure .

In addition the brand was presenting their NEW PACKAGING !!! That’s right the new packing is amazing as it avoids loose power spilling off the product and the new refill tubes  for their lipsticks . ALL I CAN SAY is that the Brand is looking SUPER SHARP. MORE NEWS …… Alima  Pure is making part of their  collection PRESS MAKEUP !!!!!!  ( now scream of excitement !)

Cocovit

imageIt was so a honor to meet the founder behind this amazing brand Cocovit !! know for their amazing coconut oil that is know to be the best in the market. It was a  super fun table to play with and in addition got to meet TWO NEW products that are launching Coconut Charcoal Face  Mask & Orange + Basil Lip Balm  as seen in the table on the photo , which smells so good !! It needs to be in my life 🙂

Stark Skincare

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Stark Skincare table was super creative as they had the raw ingredients in display , which I know was cool and a great way to educate the customer in whats in their products . So many cool products in this table & a brand that has so much to ofter .

A NEW LAUNCH PEEK  is their new  Waterless Serum . Yupe you heard that right. It was a pleasure to test this product  and it feels like water into your skin. I have to say this was ONE OF THE MUST IMPRESS products & creation in skincare. STAY IN A LOOK OUT FOR THIS LAUNCH !

Strange Invisible Perfumes

IMG_0875A little heaven smell table ! Strange Invisible perfumes table was a rose heaven display !!

Mahalo Skin Care

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I was also honor to meet the brand founder of this amazing & handcrafted brands that comes from Hawaii ! That mask and the bowl are just so beautiful just like the products themselves .

One Love Organics

IMG_0882A table full of JUST LOVE !

One Love Organics table was just love it was a lot of fun  playing with this brand as they just recent renew their whole packaging !! which is looking more lovely . This brand was also presenting a NEW FEATURE LAUNCH product the Shea & Aloe lotion  which I got to Play with and its super cooling & very moisturizing on the skin as it sink in quickly making it a great product for shaving I MUST SAy !!

Josh RoseBrook

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This table got a lot of love !!! It was always super pack as Josh him self & lovely staff was their to helps us with are hair issues ! It was amazing to be able to MEET JOSH  & here him speak about his products and how to use them !  In addition a NEW LAUNCH was been introduce the NEW Balance hair care products for oily  / combination hair . Which by the way it smells amazing just like all his products !

Meow Meow Tweet

makep 2827 So happy to be able to see my cats here in Chicago ! One of my beloved brands that I just can’t get enough off . The cat crew was their with their cats too as you can see in the photo !  The table was by far the BEST CREATIVE ONE !!! Meow Meow was presenting their NEW  FACE CARE PRODUCT ADDITION : A PUMPKIN face mask !!! YUpe Its Pumpkin time people !!!!

Axiology Lipstick

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It was great to be able to meet the person behind these famous lipsticks that have taken the green community by storm . The owner was so kind and read to help you find that perfect lip color for you. Although it was sad that she was put in a  bad stop that had the worst lighting . As you can see in the photos it was dark with purple lighting. Even then the owner was very positive and gave hand handle mirror so you could go and find a perfect light stop.

Gressa

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Gressa was hoping & popping when I got their doing  touch ups  & full makeup was been giving on the spot ! Every one that she did looks so amazing and  glow skin, as she the owner of   Gressa work her magic . Of course I pick up some treats from here like Jolie that a beautiful peach color for lips & cheeks . Love how Gressa  is run by a  power couple that is full of passion for their costumers & the work of creating no-toxic cosmetics .

R.L Linden

makep 2817This is a brand that is love by many in the East coast side as the power group of these ladies is feel of spirit & joy just like their products.

Kari Gran

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Kari Gran was also their with the famous Lip whips , which they are a must in my list . The lovely owner was their  ready to take questions and help you test out products that would be perfect for your skin type . By the way her table was very beautiful filled with roses  I couldn’t tell if what smell good was the rose or the products 🙂 jeje .

Captain Blankenship

makep 2818This lovely East coast brand was ready to give us the ocean . A beautiful handcrafted brand base in New York . Who are  know for their famous Ocean hair spray & hair products for giving that a quick easy beach hair day without gong to the beach . Its always so great to see local brands & see them rise  into the market .

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Hana Organic Skincare

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Aster & Bay

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Best for Last : Kahina Giving

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 Kahina Giving is such a impress brand all around and the owner is a inspiring women with a passion be on words . I got a chance to listing to her while she chat with us as a group . Of course all her products are beautiful and effective as the ingredients  come from the most pure from . It was exciting so see a peek into a feature launch of a perfume FEZ . Which smells so good with a spicy note  that will be release some time in the fall months . So stay in the look out for this one !

A wrap Up …

This is it for the brand greeting as you see so many people & brands alike where their . I did miss a few tables due that many where packed and busy plus getting to everyone was not a easy task as I wanted to say high to the other bloggers that where presents . For sure time ran out quickly as one keeps on chatting away about all things Green Beauty !! It was great fun specially getting to share the moment with fiends made it even better !

Thank You & hope you enjoy this post !!! ♥

Spring -Up Series 2015  : Spring Skin care Routine

 Spring is passing by as in 2 More weeks or so Summer will be saying Hello !!!!

Which means the season change as the weather gets warmer and my skin needs start to change ! It becomes more oily in the T-Zone area and my dry patch areas are no longer to be seen. As winter my dry patches are the issue in Spring the issues changes to T-zone control as my skin adopted & reacts to weather !!

Below  I present to you my Spring Skin care routine ! 

Fist Step : Cleansing

Although my skin is a little sensitive as its healing from the tough winter . I try to use a face cleanser that is gentle yet help me skin feel clean & radiant !!!Osmia Organic’s Facial Soap In LUZ  is my spring SUN !!  Its been a staple with me for a 1 Year now  & must say its one of my favorite face cleanser as this soap is filled with tomato  paste , pumpkin  , Honey ,Mango , coconut, coconut milk are just a few of the nourish ingredients found in this Golden Bar ! You may seen this product before as it was also feature in my winter skin care routine its a all season facial soap that why I love it so much !

Its leaves the face clean, smelling great & over time of us my skin has been more glow & healthy !

Second Step :  Toner

As mention above my T-zones area be come  more oily due to warm weather , YUPE here comes Combination skin in full Swing ! To control  my oil T-zones I love to use Cucumber products as they work effectively in my skin for this season then any other ingredient ! One of my stables in which I also been using for   a year now is Caru Skincare Cucumber + Lime toner !

what i love about this product its how refreshing it feels in the skin but also how it helps to balance out my skin through the day. I usual have one in my gym bag to refresh up my face after yoga .

Love its simple ingredients of lime & cucumber hydrosol that make it effective & refreshing !

 

Step Three Facial Oil

You may ask your self WHY us oil when you are having oily T-zone  !! The true & trick is   that oil Balances oil  !!! Yupe you hear that Right ! And it works tooo……. Using  facial oil has help me balance my skin but ALSO HAVE LESS ISSUES WITH OILY t-ZONE .  One oil I been using is True Moringa oil !! Its a new oil that I discover and has great nourish to the skin . The one I have is peppermint which is great as it is uplifting to my spirit. This oil is Cold-Press & helps to support farmers & create jobs in Ghana ! A oil that is beautiful in every way !

Thanks Emily  & Team For so much love & such beautify work that you share in your products!!!♥

Love its light feel of sinking into the skin without leaving skin oily but instead healthy & nourish !

Step Four Pamper Skin

Are skin always earn that extra care & love ! Something that I do once a week or twice depending how my skin feels & whats been explode too . One that I discover  in the fall is Hana Organic’s Lavender Grains , first I am a lavender lover & second this product doubles as a mask & cleanser . Its a double love for the skin ! Its gentle & smells amazing I use it as a mask to pamper my skin & at the same time relax with lavender. Its simple ingredients of white clay, oats, lavender are just some of the nourish that the skin enjoys every time .

As a mask it leaves the skin relax, deep clean & refresh . As a cleanser it gently  cleans leaving  the skin relax . The lavender smell is light yet giving a relax sense .

These have been my spring Routine & one that I been enjoying ! I hope you enjoy this post & get to learn of new products  to add to your feature routine .

Happy Spring ! & Soon to say hello to Summer !

Note: True Moringa was kind enough to send me one of their oils to try as I was very intersected in this exotic oil . Thanks again to Emily 🙂 .   All other products where bought by me & as always review & thoughts are my own & always honest !!!