Since today is Earth Day, I thought I would share with you some of my green beauty essentials. I’ve been purchasing more natural products a lot over the last few years, especially when it comes to skin, body and haircare. This is a topic that is very dear to me, so I’m surprised I have not yet shared these products yet.
I’ve been leaning toward purchasing fewer, but better quality products when it comes to personal care. I know, I could definitely do the same in regards to makeup, but I just can’t… yet. As I said, I’ve been paying so much more attention to ingredients, ethics and sources of the products I’ve been using. There are so many great brands on the market that offer these clean solutions, and I have found them to be extremely accessible. My favourite sources for natural beauty are National Nutrition (which I visit in Orillia, Ontario) and well.ca (which is based in Toronto & Guelph Ontario) so hurrah for supporting local businesses too! Let’s jump in and go over all the great natural and green goodies I’ve been using, loving and hope you get inspired by!
I’ve been on a bit of a Pacifica Beauty bender and recently decided to pick up the Pacifica Solar Complete Color Mineral Palette. My Pacifica collection is definitely growing – I’ve been coveting everything by the brand! From their quality, to their ethics, I am behind everything they have to offer, and this palette is no exception!
This palette does it all
With 6 eyeshadows, 1 blush, 1 bronzer and 3 cream highlighters, this palette has got all the essentials to create a full faced look. The colour palette evokes spring/summer perfectly! The shade selection is very complimentary, even with the addition of gold and blue. It’s easy to create a full-faced, cohesive look because all these elements pair so well together. I’ve been mixing up the way to use these elements and have found they perform well no matter the context. Bonus points! Both the blush (Flushed) and bronzer (Bronzed) make a gorgeous all-over lid shades for a single shadow look! The eyeshadow Glow is an unreal highlight on the top of the cheek bones! And all of the highlighters make gorgeous lip toppers in place of gloss. Talk about multi-use! This palette really does it all!
The Pacifica Daydreamer Roll-On Trio contains 3 of the brands gorgeous perfumes. As with all of their products, these perfumes are vegan & cruelty free which is what initially drew me to this pack, but the unique scents are really what makes them amazing! For $19USD ($25CAD) you get to try 3 .33oz rollerballs of delicious, unique fragrances, all wrapped up in a gorgeous package, which is always to be expected of Pacifica!
I had been looking at the Pacifica perfumes for quite some time over the past few months as I ran out of my much loved MAC Turquatic Perfume and will not be repurchasing it. Unfortunately Pacifica is not very accessible here for me, so I was hesitant to purchase and commit to a specific scent. So when I discovered the variety of trios that they offer, I was excited and found that this one looked like it would suit my personal taste best. It contains 3 delicious scents: Tuscan Blood Orange, Indian Coconut Nectar, and Tahitian Gardenia
Since making the switch to cruelty-free purchasing, the one thing I have been struggling finding is a good mascara. There are lots of formulas I like and can use, but in the past 6 months or so, nothing has really stood out to me. But then, I received the Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara
as a Christmas gift, I have not looked back! This formula seems to offer me so much of what I want from a mascara with it’s deep black colour, length and volume and good lasting power!
Pacifica is a brand that unfortunately I have had little introduction to in the past. I bought one lip balm by the brand about 3 years ago and that’s the extent of it, but I had been looking into them for perfumes and skincare for a while before I was gifted this mascara from my sister over the holidays! The brand really drew me in because it is vegan and cruelty free and I had seen Rhian from WifeLife
talking about the brand a fair amount. Unfortunately this brand is not very accessible here in Canada, but I am so grateful that my sister found this and surprised me with it! Side note: I’ve already placed an order with them and can’t wait to try out more goodies!
This formula really does it all. I often run into issues with formulas getting too heavy that my lashes are weighed down and can’t hold a curl, but that doesn’t happen with this formula. It does transfer just a little onto my upper lid which is a constant struggle with my hooded eyes, but that means my lashes are staying nice & curled so I can completely over look that. This formula is not waterproof, which would prevent that smudging, but I don’t think they offer a waterproof version. I’m obsessed with how black this shade, Supernova, is! It is so rich and offers a ton of impact and drama.
The packaging is just way too adorable to resist as a bonus! I love the white tube with line drawings and the gold accents on the box. It looks to me like Pacifica really tends to have a lot of fun with their packaging, which I think is nice as lots of vegan brands keep things quite simplistic and minimal. The only thing about this product I think could be improved upon is the wand, which is a little too fibrous and plush for my personal preference. As I have quite small eyes, I find this type of want is too difficult to control and can often make a little bit of a mess. However, I would be very curious to try out more of Pacifica’s mascaras because this formula performs so well and their other brushes look to be more my preferred style.
Have you tried this mascara? Have you tried anything from Pacifica? Let’s chat more about the brand below! I want more recommendations of fun things to try!