#ThingsILoveThursday: Investing in Smart + Natural Beauty Products

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Makeup c/o 100 Percent Pure

Woo, chicas y chicos! I am so happy to get back to my #ThingsILoveThursday posts. If you've been following along for the past few months, then you'll know this is where I share my favorite musings from music & restaurants to beauty & yoga products! I started this series back in March, and I find it very gratifying to look back and see what inspired me during those times - I hope you enjoy it, too!

SPOTLIGHT ON: 100% Pure Cosmetics

This week, I really wanted to put the spotlight on my favorite 100% natural cosmetics brand, 100% Pure. While I know there are a bajillion beauty brands out there, I think it's important to support the ones you love & believe in - from core company values to the brand messaging. To be honest, I have yet to find a purely natural brand I love more, and I welcome someone to challenge that! I love learning about other amazing holistic companies putting beautiful high quality goods on the market. So, please share!

Since day one of wellness blogging, natural skincare has been a core value of mine. Some of you might recall this post from four years ago when I was a guest blogger for YourZenLife. Chemicals on my face are sooo not my jam. I don't care how glamorous those fancy designer serums are... if it contains toxic ingredients that couldn't potentially be ingested, then that's a sign it's not the greatest for your skin (or your internal health). Not to mention, many of the designer brands test on animals. No bueno. Sure, our bodies can handle a lot, but why put it at risk for cancer and other diseases when you don't have to? Beauty is pain? Nah. It's not. There is power in natural beauty.

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Food for your Skin

So, why 100% Pure? It's 100% natural and 100% cruelty-free. All products are completely, 100% free of artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemical preservatives and all other toxins. I like to consider myself a conscious consumer. I care about the origin of my products, and I care about how it was sourced. Think about it... our skin is ours to keep forever, whether we like it or not. If I am to splurge or invest in anything, it's food + skincare. Luckily, my beauty products don't consume much of my wallet, since I don't wear a lot of makeup. A little goes a long way for me, and 100% Pure is thankfully a very affordable brand. I do, however, spend a shit ton on food. Ugh. #ILoveHateYouSweetGreen

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Featured Makeup: Long Lasting EyelinerBlack Tea Mascara, Truffle Lip Caramel,

Loving Lately

It wouldn't be #ThingsILoveThursday if I didn't spill the beans on some specific 100% Pure goodies I'm usin' & lovin'.

So, here it goes: [WHAT]:Black Tea Ultra Lengthening Mascara[WHY]: My eyelashes feel so much healthier & stronger. I always fear the day my eyelashes all fall out, but by using a natural product, I feel like I'm helping keep them in tact longer. [WHAT]:Honey & Virgin Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner[WHY]: My hair is on the dryer side these days, and after using this for the past couple of months, my hair is naturally softer and shinier. Overall, it's just healthier. [WHAT]:Truffle Lip Caramel[WHY]: I wasn't sure if I'd like this color until I finally put it on and wore it out! It's the color I'm wearing in all of these photos. It's really beautiful - I love the darker nude look, since it's a bit more sultry for evening.

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Gift with Purchase, Anyone?

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At the risk of sounding too promotional, I do want to let you know about great deals I find. 100% Pure is running a sweet promo right now, where you receive a 5-Piece Gift with Purchase for orders of $69. These are full-sized products - not sample-sized, which is awesome. This promo could not have come at a more perfect time, because I literally just ran out of their mascara. Check out the free set below.

It includes:

This entire set is valued at $119, and it's free with any order over $69. No code required. The sweet deal ends September 28th or when supplies run out (and they really do run out, haha...). Also, they offer free shipping & free returns for all of their products. Wahoo!

For more on 100% Pure, check out this previous article I wrote about the brand (featuring a really pretty pomegranate lipstick)!

Happy shopping, and keep me posted on what you think of your new beauty goods!

*Note: This post was sponsored by 100% Pure. All thoughts and opinions are completely (and always will be) my own. I receive a commission if you purchase products from the links in this post. The commissions are used to keep my blog running and to provide you with awesome content that I strongly believe in. Thank you for your continued support! x Jules