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25 Halloween Costumes w/Your LBD

The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress

1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

Unboxing the Bua Organics Collection

I am so excited to bring you guys this next unboxing! I've been testing so many wonderful beauty products as usual, but lately I've been without a complete facial care line, and now I'm up to my eyeballs in skincare thanks to Bua Organics! They are natural, certified organic, and certified Leaping Bunny. I have such bad allergies, so I'm thankful when a brand is not only toxin-free but also all-natural. All of the natural ingredients at Bua Organics are formulated to cleanse, calm, and moisturize to give you a beautiful complexion and younger-looking skin. And trust me, they all smell just as good as they look!

As you can see, the Bua Organics skincare line contains several different soap bars. I absolutely love these organic facial cleansing bars; because they're so affordable, they're eco-friendly with less packaging, they last a long time, and they're packed with different nutrients to address all of your skincare needs.

The Revive Complexion Soap is formulated with activated charcoal and three different kinds of clay to absorb toxins and improve the look of pores. A combination of plant-based oils provides nutrients, minerals and fatty acids to replenish moisture, treat acne, stimulate circulation and improve elasticity. Also pictured: Balance Complexion Soap

Made with organic carrot puree and organic raw shea butter, the organic Carrot and Shea bar soap is an incredibly nutrient-dense combination that replenishes the skin’s vitamins and nutrients. And it smells so good! The orange essential oil in this facial bar not only helps to cleanse and calm the skin, but it has a wonderfully uplifting citrus scent!

The Rose Clay Soap is best for normal, dry, dull and mature skin types. Made with the essential oils of lemongrass, blood orange and litsea cubeba—this luxurious soap has a crisp citrus aroma that will leave you feeling restored and energized. Also pictured: French Clay Soap

While I'm looking forward to testing each one of these organic all-natural soaps, I'm most excited about the Charcoal Detox Soap! I've been a long-time fan of skincare containing activated charcoal. I have combination oily skin and have always struggled with blackheads and occasional breakouts. I've found that charcoal cleansers are always effective at minimizing my blackheads, preventing pimples, and cutting down on excess oil. The charcoal soap at Bua Organics has the added blemish-fighting power of tea tree oil.

Check out all of their bar soaps, as they carry something for every skin type and need; and the travel size on most of them come in the super cute leaf form pictured above!

I'll be trying a few items from their organic luxury skincare line, including the Intense Repair Eye & Face Cream, which is formulated for mature skin. It contains Lupeol to increase skin elasticity and firmness. It's also packed with antioxidant rich oils like evening primrose, pumpkin seed and raspberry that promote elasticity, calm stressed tissue, and restore a brightened complexion. I did notice that the texture feels a bit oily, which I love! I'm always telling you guys to not be afraid of facial oils. They're so rich and moisturizing, and they really pack a punch when it comes to beneficial skincare ingredients. Keeping your skin properly moisturized and balanced can actually keep it from appearing oily. It's when we strip our skin and dry it out that it tries to over compensate, and we wind up with more oily skin. I'm definitely excited to try this on my 37 year old skin!

Also in the luxury collection (and pictured above) is the organic Brazilian Clay Renewing Mask. This has so many great ingredients for skin renewal, moisturizing, and cleansing. I love that it's gentle enough to use a few times a week, and is suitable for all skin types. And just like all of their products, it smells so good!

In addition to a great cleanser, mask, and cream; I always suggest adding in a facial oil or serum. This CoQ10 Regenerating Eye & Face Serum is of course made with CoEnzym Q10, a natural enzyme that enables cells to produce the elastin and collagen necessary for firm, supple skin. A unique combination of fast absorbing oils, vitamins, and antioxidants helps to improve skin texture and prevent further aging; while the addition of Vitamin E and lavender provides extra moisture and can help calm and clear the skin. 

One of my favorite facial care items from Bua is their organic facial sugar scrubs. It's so important to exfoliate regularly to help remove dead skin cells and encourage renewal. The Bua Organics facial scrubs are available in green tea, cucumber, and the Aloe Vera Moisturizing Facial Scrub. Honestly I'll be using mine in the shower. These are the type of cleansers I like to keep in the shower for those long days when I'v been so busy, and I'm tired, and I just need to wash the day (and all of my makeup) away before I climb into bed with my husband and our favorite t.v. shows.

Which leads me right to the next product...I love to keep a luxurious body butter or one of these organic vegan lotion bars on my bedside table and use it on my hands, elbows, and feet. I'm always in too much of a rush to do that after the shower, but I have plenty of time in bed, and find it so relaxing at the end of the work day. The vegan lotion bar pictured above is made with botanical butters, oils and waxes that permeate deep into the skin for long-lasting relief and moisture.

Though for the ultimate in relaxation and #selfcare, a face mask is a must! There are several different organic clay face masks at Bua, and I get to try the Rose Clay Conditioning Mask and the Turmeric Detoxifying Mask. The Rose Clay mask is the one I tested for you guys in the unboxing video, so check that out below for the review.

I'm just as excited to try the turmeric mask. Turmeric is very high in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and will have your skin glowing in no time. You can mix these masks with just water, but I'd love to mix the turmeric mask with yogurt or buttermilk to help even further with brightening and evening skintone. Related: Amazing Benefits of Buttermilk for Skin. I mentioned in the video how I love to use a little Mask Mixing Bowl with an application brush. It's perfect for mixing and applying these powdered masks.

And finally, my favorite perk of beauty editing is the lifetime supply of lip balm! I keep one on my nightstand, one in my pocket, and one in each purse. I'm trying two from Bua Organics, including the Organic Vegan Cocoa Butter Lip Balm and the Organic Shea Butter Lip Balm. You guys know how much I love shea butter for moisturizing, so I am already a huge fan of this lip balm.

Head on over to the unboxing video to catch my review on the Rose Clay Face Mask, and please subscribe on Youtube if you haven't already. I'd love to hear which of these products you're most interested in. Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. That Bua Organics skincare line looks really good. I'd love to try that. Thanks for sharing dear!

    Jessica |


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