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Lush And Etsy Haul

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Welcome back to my blog! Today I have a fun autumnale etsy and lush haul for you! 

I have found that organic cosmetic lines can be very limiting when it comes to offering variety and they often dont change their products up from season to season.  I  was bored at looking at the same old stuff so I decided to have a look on etsy.  I found PILES AND PILES of lovely handmade options for fall. I just love to be festive so I like to change my products up according to season. 

I am very exited to share some of the lovely goodies I found while browsing etsy. 

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 I was looking for a particular perfume with a true honey aroma as this can be so hard to find. I ended up on a shop called symbolic imports because they offer a perfume called ”Sweet Honey“ They also offer samples so I decided to try a couple more scents along with it.

My thoughts on the perfumes I received:

Sweet Honey

Not what I was looking for in a honey perfume. It is SUPER sweet but the name of the perfume did imply that. I  was looking for that raw sweet but somehow earthy and dirty smell that raw honey has. This perfume smells like it has alot of Vanilla added  to it and vanilla is not my favorite perfume note. I am not saying this is not a nice product, I just think perfume is very personal and its hard to please everyone when it comes to scent.

Oatmilk and Honey

Not for me either. To me this just smelled like straight up marzipan. If that is your thing I highly suggest it! 

Celtic Moon

Oh my goodness! This perfume captures that mysterious and dark yet comforting scent of a chilly walk under the full moon. The notes of this perfume are black tea, jsamine, and sandalwood. The perfume hypnotizes you with the earthy fresh scent of black tea leaves and then comforts and warms you up with the amber floral notes of the sandal wood and jasmine. Much like that feeling of going out for a evening walk and then snuggling up in a cozy cabin. I will be buying this one in full size for sure.

 Last thing I got from symbolic imports is the salted caramel lip balm you see on the top picture. MMMM so good rubbing that caramel goodness on your lips! 

Over all I really enjoyed looking at the fun diverse shop that symbolic imports is!  I am also very happy with the originality and thought put into the products! I would suggest you check this shop out! 

https://www.etsy.com/people/SymbolicImports

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While pursuing my search for products in the fall theme I looked for a fall scented lotion.  Every night before I go to bed I moisturize my hands with a lotion and the lotion I was using at the time smelled like citrus and coconut which I thought was to summery for this time of year,  I came across a shop called Green Nymph Gratto and let me just say I fell in love with the name of the shop and the packaging right away! The packaging is very simple yet beautiful. They craft handmade lotions and you can choose any of the scents they have listed which there are some really fun autumn scents available! I chose falling leaves and I LOVE this scent, the scent is a bit more foody than I expected but I loved the warming smell of the cloves and it reminds me of chai tea which I am loving at the moment! The consistency is so nice and rich but not so rich that it can be called a butter or whip. It is just a perfectly crafted hand lotion!

Check out the wonderful Green Nymph Gratto on Etsy

https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreenNymphGrotto

petite threla etsy haul

Before I ended my etsy search I decided to try out some tinted lip balms because they are my favorite lip products for on the go! There are so many options when it comes to lip balms on etsy but the shop Petite Threla stood out to me most. One because the packaging was beautiful and the lip balms looked professionally named and branded. My next reason is the color selection is abundant.  Let me tell you I am so glad I ordered from this shop! The delivery was quick and the shop owner was so lovely and included a free lip balm and left me a note!

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The first color I purchased is rose and you can see it on my lips in the picture above. Its a perfect rosy pink. Very delicate and subtly shimmery. The scent of this is of true rose luxury! The pigmentation is also very subtle but you can build on it.

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Next I chose Jasmine. This color is a beautiful grape purple with a fairy like sparkle effect! The smell is to die for if you are a jasmine fan like me!

Excuse the blister on my lip I just got over a cold and rubbed tíssues on my skin too many times. Something that really helped with that blister was Threla’s perfectly crafted pomegranate lip balm. Hands down best lip balm I have ever tried. The PERFECT consistency! Not to greasy but softer than a burts bees. Extremely long lasting! I am also obsessed with the bright fruity scent of this lip balm, so cheerful and a little strong for a lip balm but I LOVE that!

If you want some well made fun and delicious lip balms check out Petite Threla

https://www.etsy.com/people/PetiteThrela

Now its time for some LUSH action! I Popped into the shop just to have a look at the Autumn winter selection and two products caught my eye and my nose. I have not shopped at lush in a while because though they keep preservatives and emulsifiers to the minimum they still do put things like parabens and sulfates in a great deal of their products.  My daughter is currently obsessed with bubble baths and natural sulfate free soaps do not give alot of bubbles for a bubble bath. I was like hey my girl wants a fun bubble bath I am going to give her one! Which leads us in to my first purchase.

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When I entered the shop I was  approached by one of the many lovely employees the lush always has. I told him I was looking for a fun Halloween inspired bubble bath experience for my daughter and as soon as he showed me the sparkly pumpkin shaped bubble bar, I was sold! The scent is nothing to special but it gave mountain levels of bubbles and turned the bath into a beautiful orange sparkly soup! My daughter had a wonderful time!

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After playing with alot of lush products the friendly salesmen took me to the sink to wash my hands and I used a soap called yog nog which is one of there new Christmas scents! I personally am not ready for Christmas shopping yet but this soap smelled like tofee and burnt sugar! I had to have it! I like to cut pieces off of the big chunk before use. Yog Nog smells so good! It has a great lather too!

That is all the festive purchases I made! I feel so very much in the fall and holiday spirit now. I will probably do a similar haul like this around December. A great thing about shopping on etsy is the prices are so reasonable and everything is handmade. I love helping people turn their hobby into a way to make money!

Check out my youtube video where I feature all of these products!

Wishing you all Beauty and Bliss

Danielle

DIY Shea Butter Anti Stretch Mark Stick, pregnancy, stretch marks, shea butter, prevention

Hello my beautifully blissful followers! Today I have a special recipe which I being hugely pregnant at the moment have been enjoying alot lately!

As many of you know I was using an expensive oil by living libations with pretty promising claims that I wont get any stretch marks this pregnancy. The pricey oil did not work for me but this recipe I have put together of affordable and simple ingredients has kept the stretch marks at bay at least for now!

Ingredients:

40 Grams Shea Butter unrefined

10 Grams coconut oil

10 drops of lavender essential oil

I have found she butter to be the magical ingredient. I noticed it does not rub off on my clothes right away like most oils. It penetrates the skin deeply and my skin still feels moisturized hours after application.

I really enjoy using it in a stick form because its fast application and I dont need to get my hands greasy.

Here is a video tutorial on how to make it on my youtube channel.

Also check out my recipe for A vanilla body whip made from shea butter

https://daniellebeautybliss.wordpress.com/?p=341&preview=true

Hello all my faithfully blissful followers!

I am back in the blogging and vlogging groove! So sorry for my absense! Life as a new mommy makes it difficult to find time however my daughter is already One year! AHH time flies! Now that she is one I have noticed how much more time I have to get things done as she can entertain herself so much better and is reliably napping. YAY 😀

So without Further ado here are my  Favourites for the Month of August 2013. I am excited to announce that you can plan on seeing videos from me on my youtube channel every Tuesday & Thursday! http://www.youtube.com/user/DanielleBeautyBliss

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Lets Talk Makeup First!

I Have been loving these two creme highlighters by Lavera

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To the right is my absolute favourite of the two at the moment and it is called shining pearl 02. Its a beautiful champagne with a dusky rose undertone.  I love to use it in the tear ducts of my eyes to brighten them up.

To the Left is Golden Shine 03. It is a beautiful true gold and it looks lovely with a tan and when you want a warmer more summery look.

I love the formula of these creme highlighters. They aren’t to wet so they are easy to apply. They go on like silk and dont smudge all day. They set just like a powder but without the annoying fall out and they sink into the skin keeping a flawless finish.

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Next Up is this Beautiful lipstick by Alterra in the Color fuschia. The color is very innocent and girly. I would describe it as a pinky violet with a silver sheen. It is slightly frosted but in this case it works well!

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To Hear more about my Favourites this month check out my youtube video:

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you beauty and bliss!

Danielle

How To Organize Essential Oils!

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Hello Loves! Today I decided to share how I organize my essential oils for my working desk!

I have a fairly large collection of oils and not alot of space to store them.

 So here is what I came up with!

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I store all of my essential oils on my working desk in these wooden Ikea drawers that came in a small storage dresser.

I find its easier to just leave the drawers themselves on my desk so I can grab what I need easily.

Now onto how I manage to find the oil I need without having to pick each one up and hope that I grab the essential oil I was looking for.

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As You an see when looking at my oils from above they are all numbered. What I have done instead of writing all the names of the oils on top is I have created an essential oil index in my creation binder.

Each oil has a number and it can be easily searched for in the index and located in the box. All  of the oils in the box are organised by number in order.

Why I like my index so much better than writing down the names on all of the labels is it firstly can be difficult to fit the names of the essential oils on the labels. But most importantly I also like the Idea Of having my essential oils filed and written out on paper that way I can easily assess which oils I have and which I need or desire.

Here is how the index works!

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Essential oils fall into different categories in nature. There are Flowers, Trees, Woods,Roots, and Grasses.

So my index contains all of my essential oils organized by category. I have all the flowers on one page and the trees on another.

This process is so easy it takes literally two seconds to open my binder and find the number of the essential oil I wish to use.

Here is a video demonstration and a walk through of my organization in further detail!

Hope you all really enjoyed this post and found it helpful 🙂

Wishing you all beauty and bliss!

~Danielle


how to make foaming body wash, natural sufate free body wash recipe, diy foaming bodywash, diy bodywashThis recipe is perfect for this time of year with its warm spicy sweet aroma! Not only is this recipe free of sulfates and  preservatives but its also extremely moisture rich. This recipe is great for washing hands, for babies (perhaps use milder essential oils instead of clove) for pets (No fragrance for pets) it also makes a fantastic shaving cream or even shampoo!

Ingredients (Makes 100 ML)

15 Grams Dr Bronners Magic Soap (unscented)

15 Grams Oil of your choice

5-8 drops of clove essential oil

10-12 drops of orange essential oil

70 grams water

An aerated soap pump is an essential to make the body wash foam! You can find them online or use and empty bottle from and old foaming foaming product.

Video Tutorial Here:

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Wishing You All Beauty And Bliss

Happy Autumn

~DanielleBeautyBliss

This DELICIOUS body whip is fantastic for:

~Preventing Stretch Marks

~ Fading Stretch Marks

~ Diaper rash

~ Hair Treatments

~Face moisturizer

~Scars & Blemishes…….. and the list can just go on!!!!

Here is What you Need:

2 oz (28 grams) of all natural unrefined Shea Butter

1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Vanilla powder

Vanilla extract (or essential oil)

Step By Step Instructions On My Beauty Video Here: 

Whats In My All Natural Travel Beauty bag? 

Hello Natural Beauties! 

so I am headed on a weekend trip with my husbands family to Lepizig Germany. YAY 

Here is a List Of things I typically bring with me for a small trip like this. Everything From skin care to hair care to makeup all fits in my favorite rosy print cosmetic bag!

 Hair Care Goodies:

For hair care I tend to bring quite a bit. since this is only a short trip I decided to bring a small container of shampoo and conditioner. My Natural Shampoo and conditioner of choice right now are by the affordable line Lavera.

~Lavera Basis Sensitive Shampoo

~Lavera Mango Hair Milk Conditioner

Now For styling I have really been enjoying and indulging in the not so cheap Intelligent Nutrients range. The products that I have are actually the trial sizes so PERFECT for travel. I also like to bring Raw Coconut oil as a highly effective de-frizzer

~Intelligent Nutrients Spray On Detangler

~Intelligent Nutrients Volumizing spray

~1 teaspoon coconut oil in a small travel container

Skin Care For The Body:

Being 23 weeks Pregnant I need to continue my stretch mark prevention routine while away.  I will be using Everybody Loves The Sunshine From Living Libations as a body oil and for fun in the sun!  One of my charms while away on holiday is the burts bees hand salve. I like to use this for rashes from walking and sweating long periods of time.

~Everybody loves the sunshine by living libations

~ Burts bees hand salve

~ Lotion for dry hands

Now For My Travel Skin Care Routine!

I believe less is more when it comes to beautiful skin. No need to pack a 6 step cleansing method while you are traveling. how unpractical and annoying is that?

How about a simple 2 step? or make it one step if you like!

Step.1

I am Bringing My Soft Bristle Face Cleaning Brush. All I do is rub this on my DRY face in Circular motions. This Exfoliates and removes all that dead skin and dirt and brings blood circulation to the face. It will leave your skin feeling silky soft.

Step 2.

I am a HUGE fan of Rose Water. It is commonly used as just a toner but it is a wonderfully versatile gift from nature. The one I am using is by a line called Safeas and it has a fantastic sprayer that feels like mist to the face! Rose water not only tones but it cleanses and  moisturizes all at the same time which makes it perfect for travel because of its all in one abilities!

Hope you enjoyed my natural beauty travel tips. See you all when I return on Tuesday!

~DanielleBeautyBliss

Youtube video:

I hope to inspire you to embrace the natural wonders beneath the surface of the earth.

Let nature in and toxins out!

Together we can learn the basics on living a natural and healthy lifestyle, all you need is a little bit of inspiration and mother natures blessings.

On this website I will provide:

~reviews of organic cosmetic lines including skincare, makeup, hair care, womens personal care products and much more.

~write articles about the importance of natural and chemical free living.

~pictures included with every article and product review

~beauty recipes (face masks, lotions, body oils, body scrubs, herbal infusions)

~aromatherapy (for beauty and medicinal practices)

~Personal style

I am a Organic beauty guru on youtube, be sure to check out my channel and subscribe I upload videos weekly! 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/user/DanielleBeautyBliss?feature=mhum

About Me:

 I am a simple down to earth girl who tries to make the best of every situation Even on my worst days I find it hard not to smile, for the good always outweighs the bad.

I have a open mind and a wild spirit. I simply cant sit sill for to long; there are just to many things I wish to see and do.

I love a change in surroundings, hence I love to travel. I love learning and meeting new people.

I am a true nature girl at heart. I find pleasure from the simplest qualities in life such as drinking from a clear river or bathing in a creek.

I am always striving to better my health. I am inspired by nature and its beauty.