Happy August! I hope you're all having a wonderful Summer so far. Thank you so much to those of you who have been keeping up with me on Instagram. I'll keep you updated on my back issues via IGTV or Youtube, but to sum it up, I'll say that I'm doing okay. I'm feeling much better than last month thanks to the right meds and thanks to physical therapy. I do wish I was much more functional, but only time will tell as far as that goes. Luckily I've been able to catch up on beauty reviews and photography this month, and I have some real gems to share with you!
At The Natural Realm, they are passionate about merging nature with technology. Their 6.0pH Beauty Water-based products are infused with organic, therapeutic-grade essential oils, flower waters and quartz crystals & gemstones. I had the pleasure of testing two mists from The Natural Realm, including an anti-aging facial mist and a soothing body mist.
The Cool & Clean Body Tonic Mist is perfect for Summer! Made with lemongrass oil, organic cucumber hydrosol, peppermint oil, and Hymalayan pink sea salt; it helps to cleanse and soothe dry, itchy, or sunburned skin. The lemongrass oil inhibits bacteria growth, sweat, & odor. Meanwhile the cucumber and peppermint provide a cooling and soothing sensation. The sea salt in this body spray also inhibits perspiration and inflammation. The beautiful turquoise stones infused in this mist are used for detoxifying and healing, and they add such a beautiful touch to the look of this spray. Altogether these botanical ingredients are just the thing for irritated and acne prone skin during Summer. I enjoyed how cooling and soothing it is, and I really like the lemongrass scent!
I also loved their Anti-Aging Facial Tonic, made with their ionized filtered beauty water, lavender and frankincense essential oils, orange blossom flower water, and grapefruit seed extract infused with rose quartz crystals. It serves as a toner, moisturizer, and refresher that is ideal for the warm Summer months. The skincare benefits of frankincense essential oil include the repairing and regenerating of skin cells as well as astringent qualities for cleansing and minimizing pores. The subtle frankincense and lavender scent is so calming. I really enjoy spraying this on throughout the day and especially at night.
For soothing aches and pains this Summer, I've been using the L'BRI PURE n' NATURAL SuperAloe Multi Function Pain Relief Cream. Most over the counter menthol creams are too harsh for my skin and cause a burning sensation, however the L'BRI pain relief cream contains a tolerable amount of menthol in addition to other natural ingredients like arnica and ginger extract. I've tried several natural pain relief creams this year, and they always tend to do one or another - easing muscle tension or numbing pain. This L'BRI Pain Relief Cream on the other hand, manages to do both of those things! It honestly helped relieve some of my worst muscle and nerve pain this month. It does smell strongly of menthol, but as much as it helped with my pain, I really didn't mind the scent.
Another L'BRI product I liked this month, in addition to their skincare line, was their Lip Protection SPF 30. It's just as important to protect the skin on your lips, and this ultra-hydrating shea butter lip balm protects against both UVA and UVB rays!
For a nice sampling of multiple beauty products this month, I absolutely adored the Petit Vour cruelty-free beauty box for July, and I’m so looking forward to the August box! For just $15 per month, you get 4 products & over $50 worth of cruelty-free clean beauty. You can subscribe and save, or simply purchase one box to try it out, and you can earn cash towards future purchases by leaving reviews at Petit Vour. I especially love that the featured items are available for purchase in full sizes and individually at Petit Vour. So if you have a favorite item that you'd love to repurchase, you can get the full size anytime you want!
My favorite item in the July box was the French Girl Organics LAIT DE ROSE Vitamin C Polishing Wash made with pink clay, coconut powder, watermelon extract, and various botanicals to cleanse, brighten, nourish, & exfoliate. It can be used as an exfoliating cleansing wash or as a pore-cleansing resurfacing mask, & it always leaves my skin so smooth and glowing and minimizes my pores. It is definitely something I would repurchase individually!
Thank you for checking out my July beauty faves! You can shop these featured brands via the links below, and if you have any questions about the brands and products mentioned here, please let me know in the comments section. Before you go, leave me a comment to let me know what some of your beauty faves have been this Summer!