Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Foxy Return of Sher Stewart

In an opening note, Endlessly Foxy has over 5500 views, and I haven't made a post in months, so that in itself was really surprising to me!
IM BACK, BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've had to switch my entire beauty routine around, from start to finish, due to change in lifestyle.  My look lately has been the "barely there" fresh face, which seems to be a big hit.  I get a lot of questions about what I use on my face, cleansers, etc, so I figured I would finally get off my ass and make a post to share the information.

It's going to be a quick post for now - I will post a few pictures of myself with the new look, and write a list of the products *with description of each*  used in those photos.  The reviews on the products will come later :)

My cleansing routine is SUPER easy now.  I use the "Dark Angels" scrub from Lush (www.lushusa.com), and Passion Fruit Seed Oil from Garden of Wisdom (www.gardenofwisdom/com) as a moisturizer.  

Lush is a cruelty free company, and they have NUMEROUS vegan options.  The ingredients are simple and natural, and their offerings are hand made :) The Dark Angels scrub is made up of soft black sugar and charcoal.  You simply take a small chunk out of the container, mix with a few drops of water to create a paste, and scrub away :) I love the Dark Angels Scrub because it has brought my skin back to life.  It was very dully, oily and acne prone.  It is SO much more balanced, and I can even be seen without make up now and it doesn't bother me!!  Another great part about Lush is that they give you very generous samples of things if you want to try them, but not buy yet.  You can just walk in and request one! :)  If you're interested in viewing the Dark Angels Cleanser, the information from Lush's website is available here: http://www.lushusa.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Lush-Site/en_US/Search-Show?q=dark%20angels  If you can make it to a Lush store, just tell them your skin care concerns, they will suggest products for you, and give you samples, advice, etc.  They are amazing there!  Additionally, you buy their products by the weight, so you can buy as much or as little as you want.  GENIUS!

Garden of Wisdom (www.gardenofwisdom.com) is a fantastic site that offers all natural and organic skin care, for AMAZING prices.  I use the Passion Fruit Seed Oil and Grape Seed Oil both as moisturizers.  I buy the 4oz containers, and have had them over 6 months already and they are about a quarter used up.  Passion Fruit Seed Oil is actually "Maracuja" oil.  You've most likely seen companies such as Tarte sell 1.7 ounces of this for about $50.  You can get 4 ounces of this oil at Garden of Wisdom for $17.  There are also other size options, I think the 1 ounce is under $10.  This oil has lots of vitamins to keep your skin healthy and with great elasticity!  Also great on acne prone or irritated skin, because its a natural anti-inflammatory.  Also, great for reduction and prevention of wrinkles... :) If you want to view the Passion Fruit Seed Oil listing here it is! http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/catalog/item/3987807/3778860.htm there are countless cruelty free, natural, organic items on the site, check it out!  It's the best thing for you!

Now then, lets start outlining the best part of the "barely there" look - the MAKE UP!! :)


bam - BAM!
On Face:

  • Primer: Passion Fruit Seed Oil
  • Concealer: Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
  • Foundation: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation
  • Blush: Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Rosey
  • Powder: Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder
  • Brows: Tarte Brow Mousse 
  • Liner: Essence Gel Eyeliner
  • Shadow: A rosey beige mineral shadow that I got from Etsy (also cruelty free and vegan)
  • Mascara: Jordana Extreme Lash
  • Lips: The picture on the left shows Hourglass Liquid Opaque Rouge Lipstick in Rose.  The one on the right shows OCC Lip Tar in Memento.
The Tarte line is absolutely amazing.  I've returned a ton of my cosmetics to Sephora for a store credit in return for the Tarte things.  Tarte is a CRUELTY FREE company, with numerous vegan options.  The foundation, concealer and finishing powder are literally amazing.  Together they provide a beautiful, natural, look, and the amazonian clay actually soothes the skin.  My skin always feels amazing after I remove my makeup at night.  These cosmetics are amazing, I'm not sure how I ever used anything else.  The chemicals and additives were ravaging my skin.  I will definitely be reviewing these items - if you have any questions about them in the interim, feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to answer them :)

I'm sure you all noticed the cruelty free/vegan items in this list
disclaimer!!!!
Making the choice to be vegan has proved to be the greatest decision that I have ever made in my life.  When I realized late last year that the choices that I make regarding my food, clothing, cosmetics, etc, effect the lives of animals to such a great extent that they pay with their lives - it literally crushed me.  It was like I was living a nightmare.  The choices I was making were killing the things in this world that I held so close to my heart and always proclaimed such a love for.  Yes I knew that meat came from animals, yes I knew that some companies did animal testing, and yes I knew that leather was the skin of dead animals...I knew that.  But for some reason, I never made the connection.  But once I did, there was no going back, and never will be.

There is nothing in this world that I love more than the animals, and I truly feel that they should be able to enjoy life as much as we do.  Anyone who knows me knows that I have a huge heart, endless love and compassion.  This is the perfect lifestyle that I've always been meant to live.  Some people have said that my choices are extreme, but the old saying holds true...you have to stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.

"Sher, this Dark Angels Face Scrub is amazing!  You're so foxy, will you marry me?"
OMG...!!! 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend guys, and stay foxxxy :)

xoxo
Sher