Friday, June 29, 2012

Favorite Products for June 2012! (Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil, Eminence Tinted Moisturizer, and Youngblood Mineral Foundation)

During the past couple of months that Jen and I have been MIA from our blog, I have been trying new beauty products that I have fallen in LOVE with!!!  Now that I have finished or given away some products I owned, I have been researching and purchasing products that won't irritate my skin and will even out my skin tone.  So far, so good!  I will do my best to describe how amazing these products are because they make you look spectacular on the outside and they make you feel good in the inside.

Kahina Giving Beauty - 100% Organic Argan Oil (30 ml - $36)

Before, I was using Pure & Basics Vitamin E oil to reduce the appearance of acne scars.  Although I have great respect for Vitamin E for its healing properties, the consistency was a little bit too heavy for my liking, and I decided that I wanted to use a product that would give me better results without the greasy feeling.  This is when I came across Kahina Giving Beauty, a company known for its argan Oil and philanthrophic endeavors; a portion of their proceeds go to the women of Morocco making these products.  How awesome is that?!?!  You can look beautiful knowing that you are also helping a great cause.  That said, the product is wonderful and I think I'm in love!  The design of the bottle is very modern chic and the argan oil has a luxurious feel.  The consistency is just perfect, and when you rub it on your face, your face feels like a baby's bottom, but even better.  I did not detect a strong scent (I'm not even sure there is one) which I know is good news for many who like unscented products.  So far I have only used the argan oil for my face even though you can use it for your hair as well.  After using this product in the evenings, the texture of my skin has improved tremendously and my scars have faded.  If you are looking for high-quality argan oil, I recommended you take a look at

Product Description:
Extremely rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, argan oil hasbeen shown to: minimize fine lines, restore elasticity, improve skin tone,soothe irritation, neutralize free radicals that cause signs of aging, andprotect the skin from harmful environmental agents.  Light and non-greasy, argan oil absorbs easily, instantlygiving skin a radiant glow.

Eminence Cocoa Latte Tinted Moisturizer - SPF 25 (1.2fl oz - $48)

Let me begin by saying that ever since the tinted moisturizer craze, I have purchased four tinted moisturizers: Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer, Youngblood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint, and Eminence Cocoa Latte Tinted Moisturizer.  I bought the tinted moisturizers after researching each one and ensuring they were oil-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free.  Unfortunately, the Smashbox TM in Tan was too dark for me and made me look very oily, and the Youngblood TM in Amber was a nice product but the pump stopped working after a few uses and the fact that it didn't contain SPF was starting to bother me.  I was about to give up on tinted moisturizers when I came across Eminence Cocoa Latte Tinted Moisturizer.  Even though I couldn't find many reviews on this product, I decided to take  a chance and I'm so happy I did!  Although many might think this product is pricey for a TM, it is definitely worth it.  The scent is amazing, it contains SPF, and it blends in really well with my skin.  My skin also looks great  throughout the day; instead of looking oily, my skin looks dewey.  Call it what you want, but this product is soufflé for my skin.  I highly recommend this product because the ingredients are organic and great for your skin! 

Product Information:
Eminence Tinted Moisturizer SPF 25 offers sheer coverage with UV protection to shield your skin from daily extremities.  The lightweight texture contains softening vitamin E, soothing aloe vera and nourishing plant extracts.  Free of harmful or harsh ingredients, your skin remains healthy and vibrant with a natural finish. 

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics - Natural Mineral Foundation in Toffee (.35 oz/10 g - $42)

During the past few years, I have tried many mineral powders.  As always, I'm always searching for a better product that can help my oily and acne prone skin, and a product that doesn't contain harsh chemicals, while giving me a flawless look.  Fortunately, this mineral foundation does everything I would hope for in a product.  The design is sleek, light-weight, and great for traveling.  In addition, the packaging prevents you from making a mess, which is always a problem with other mineral powders.  The mineral foundation powder itself is finely milled making the consistency silky; it also serves as a concealer and powder all in one.  Sometimes I forget I'm wearing makeup because my skin looks so radiant and healthy.  Even more amazing is the fact that this foundation does not accentuate my acne scars and it doesn't make me oily; it doesn't even make me break out.  YB mineral foundation is non-comedogenic, talc-free, and fragrance-free, all of which allow the skin to breathe. You can also find a wide array of shades for all skin tones.  In my opinion, YB mineral foundation is the BEST mineral powder I have tried on the market!  Youngblood Cosmetics offers quality products that truly make you look fabulous. 

Product Information:
Create the naturally flawless look you've always coveted with this ultra-fine, luxurious powder. The lightweight formula provides buildable coverage and a soft radiance — without any glitter or shimmer. Its exclusively designed container dispenses the precise amount of powder. 

Can't wait for you guys to try these products. Let us know what you think!