Thursday, May 19, 2016

Makeup Bag Makeover: Organic Products Under $25

Whether you're someone with skin sensitivities, allergies, or you're just looking to have your beauty regiment go "green" this spring, Below I've rounded up the top products from that will keep your skin hydrated, nourished, and provide you with that oh-so-fabulous glow – all for under $25!

  • Bausc Sweet Mint Lip Balm is an all-natural, organic alternative to traditional lip gloss that will leave your lips feeling nourished. Created with the best ingredients, lip balm goes on clear and never leaves a waxy or uncomfortable feel. Available for $4.00 at

  • Acquarella nail polish is completely free of toxins such as Formaldehyde, Toluene, Ketones or petrochemical solvents and available in a variety of gorgeous, vibrant and bold colors. Streak-free, water-based nail polish hydrates the nail while preventing any chipping or peeling (while looking great) and comes as an entire manicure set of non-toxic products – from a clear base to a non-toxic nail polish remover, making it the perfect gift set! Available for $16.00 at

  • Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Cream is like a warm, calming embrace for dry, sensitive and reactive skin. Organic sweet almond oil gently nourishes with soothing vitamin E and essential fatty acids that skin needs to be healthy and supple. The antioxidants in plum kernel oil help guard from damaging environmental influences. Beeswax protects skin while allowing it to breathe and function normally. Available for $24.50 at

  • Organic Everyday Moisturizer provides relief from a long winter of dry skin and protects your face from the upcoming summer sun (and sunburns that might follow if you're not careful!) This organic moisturizer provides natural antioxidants along with Vitamin E, beta carotene and omegas, to give gentle protection from dryness. Available for $18.00 at

My Thoughts 

I got the opportunity to review a variety of products from Cure Diva, including the lip balm, nail polish, facial moisturizer, and nail polish remover. These products are all either certified organic, or free of toxic ingredients. 

My favorite of the bunch was the facial moisturizer. It wasn't overly oily as some can be, and it felt light. The lip balm was also nice, moisturizing my lips without that overly sticky, uncomfortable sensation that some lip balms and lip sticks have left behind. I definitely recommend these two. 

As for the polish, it was nice, although the remover didn't really take it off as easily as I would have liked. Even after several applications, I still had a couple of spots here and there that just wouldn't come off until they eventually washed away. I can actually still see some of the clear polish that was left behind, so if you're getting the nail polish, I would definitely suggest getting the clear as well for a protective top coat that will make the color last longer. I did a clear base and then the color with no top coat. 

Overall, I like these brands and I would definitely consider replenishing some of the products once I am out.