Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My Favorite Natural Mascara and Deodorant....That WORK!

I wanted to try a natural mascara. I tried Honeybee Gardens mascara, but it didn't cut it. It was all smooshy and ran terribly. They do have some other products that are good, just not their eye makeup. So, I decided to try another. I found a winner! Ecco Bella's mascara is really nice. I only used waterproof mascara before this and really, I don't find that much of a difference. Except that this doesn't flake off. It's water resistant and is easy to remove. Some people have a problem with not enough "volume", but I find that I can have a clean look or get more volume by more applications. The brush is not wimpy! I got my Ecco Bella through our co-op for about $9 and you can find it for that + shipping online. It's worth it!
Here is the description from their website:

Ecco Bella FlowerColor Natural Mascara
Mascara in as pure a formula as you can buy. Based on clay and iron oxides, we leave out the lacquer, shellac and alcohol. This mascara wraps around and lengthens lashes to their longest.. It's water resistant, but not waterproof. Gentle, easily removed. Excellent for sensitive eyes.

Can you love a deodorant? I think you can! I almost gave up on deodorant entirely. I used every brand in the store. Dove..yuck..I used Secret for a long time...nope. I found that every one I used would end up melding with my natural scent to smell like fragrance and body odor. Not a pleasant thing! Degree seemed to do better, but I wanted to find a natural deodorant without the pore clogging chemicals of an antiperspirant. So, after trying a few natural deodorants, with no luck, I decided to try ONE LAST TIME. I went online and searched every back alley of every forum and health site and found two options that looked promising. So, I picked one and ordered Kiss My Face Liquid Rock in Scented last co-op order. It's inexpensive (I think like $3) and it's great! Now, if you're thinking "I've tried a crystal before and didn't like it..", this is not the same thing. I tried a crystal rock before and didn't like it at all. The Liquid Rock has a very light scent (you can get it unscented too) , I feel dry wearing it, and it battles body odor. I've successfully been stink free after the gym and even the next day after applying it. This is wonderful stuff.
Give it a try!

Liquid rock™ scented deodorant
aluminum and paraben free

A liquid mineral crystal formula, naturally scented, in a convenient roll-on that really works!
- neutralizes natural body acids in perspiration
- natural, safe & effective

Potassium Alum: natural mineral salt that prevents odor
Salix Alba (White Willow Bark): natural herbal deodorant
Usnea Barbata (Lichen): antimicrobial, natural odor deterent


LauraF said...

Thank you!! These are two products I've been looking for a natural variety of. Great detective work ;)

LauraF said...

Psst... let me know when you start an email subscription! I'll come back to sign up :)