Edible Beauty No.4 + Tinted Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion Review (and a discount)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Edible Beauty is an Australian skincare brand based on the philosophy that what you put on your skin should be good enough to eat. Edible Beauty products contain only the highest grade plant-based ingredients, both certified organic and from wildcrafted sources.

The skin is our largest organ, and 70% of what we put on our skin is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. The brand was developed by naturopath and nutritionist Anna Mitsios.
Edible Beauty Australia offer edible skin care products, herbal beauty elixirs and wild-crafted exotic teas containing evidence-based therapeutic botanicals designed to have you glowing both inside and out. Anna is passionate about using nutrition through food and herbs to achieve radiance, vitality and bountiful youth. It is one of my favourite skincare lines for the consistently beautiful products that are not only 100% natural, but also highly effective.

Edible Beauty is also cruelty-free and vegan.

Edible Beauty No.4 + Tinted Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion
Use code LIBERTYGREEN20 to save 20% off when you order here.

The Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion is the most luscious, silky texture. It is beautifully light on the skin and absorbs quickly, leaving my complexion feeling hydrated and supple.

The No.4 + Tinted Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion is the same formula as the untinted version (which I've used in the past), just with the inclusion of a mineral tint. This moisturiser isn't designed to give you coverage (and isn't a makeup substitute), but rather a subtle sun-kissed glow. The tint is just enough to add a little touch of colour to my skin (so you do look sun-kissed, but not tanned - it's almost invisible) and absorbs fully. You don't need to worry about colour coming off your face throughout the day.

I use this in the morning paired with an oil, or when using the untinted version, you can use it both morning and night. It wears beautifully under makeup, really hydrating the skin to ensure a smooth application. There is no icky feeling or greasy residue with any of the Edible Beauty products, something that I used to have a lot of trouble with prior to discovering Edible Beauty.

Two or three pumps is sufficient for my face and decollete, and I also notice an improvement in the lines on my neck (which appear whenever I neglect that area) and plumpness of the skin when using this daily.

The Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion contains -

  • Australian Rosella Extract, known as the “botox” plant, thanks to its natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s) which helps to speed up cell turnover, increase moisture and flexibility and encourage fresh, younger looking skin.
  • Black Raspberry contains a natural SPF and is loaded with the powerful anti-inflammatory resveratrol, which protects the skin against inflammation. The antioxidant function of these stem cells extends skin cell longevity by repairing DNA damage and preventing internal and external oxidation.
  • Lemon Aspen which contains flavone glycosides, strong antioxidants which help combat the free radicals that damage the skin. It strengthens capillaries, helps to increase collagen production and improves skin texture.

You can read the full ingredient list here.

I absolutely love this entire line, and if you are looking for a beautiful moisturiser to use morning or night, with or without makeup, then you really can't go past this one. It really is great product for all ages and skin types. Use code LIBERTYGREEN20 to save 20% off when you order here.

Kelsey xx
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Ere Perez 2017 Collection Review + Get the Look

Sunday, October 15, 2017

I began this blog two years ago to the date, with a review of Ere Perez, so I think it's only fitting (and actually, entirely coincidental) that this post is going up on the 2nd birthday of Liberty Green.

The entire Ere Perez brand has had an overhaul in the last few months, with gorgeous new packaging (still in their chic silver and white minimalist style, but with more glass, less plastic). 
The Arnica Concealers have been revamped and reformulated, now in a layerable, full-coverage cream consistency. The Carrot Colour Pots are now also in the same glass pot as the concealers, but with a mirrored lid, and new shades. 

I also have their new Lip liner Pencil in Sweet, but I'll be reviewing that separately.
Don't forget to use discount code LIBERTYGREEN to save 10% off your 1st order plus there is free shipping within AU over $50 on any order.

This is a super pretty peachy pink - just peachy enough not to be washed out, it also looks beautiful on the lips. The shade Harmony is incredibly close to Kjaer Weis Blush in Blossoming, but this is more on the pink spectrum. The colour is intensely pigmented, so only tap your brush once or twice in the pot, building up the colour only if needed. 

It is creamy enough to give a light dewiness to the skin, and not be dry on the lips, but stays put and doesn't fade throughout the day.  

I've been using the new Multi-Purpose Brush to apply this to the apples of my cheeks, and this brush is the perfect size for the pot, and my cheeks. I absolutely LOVE it. It distributes the product evenly over the skin without disturbing the foundation or concealer underneath. I've actually been using it for all my cream blushes. I wonder now how I ever lived without it. 
I actually think this brush would also work well for concealer/foundation, but I've yet to test it for that.

I've been wearing the brown Ere Perez eye pencil for ages, but the new Bronze shade takes it up a notch. It has a soft metallic finish, that adds a subtle light and sheen to the eyes, rather than a flat finish. All of the eye pencils are very creamy, so you can smudge it out with a brush for a soft smoky effect, or set with a little powder to stay put all day. 

I have found the Bronze shade is creamier than the Brown pencil, so if you don't want to smudge your eyeliner, I recommend you opt for the latter instead.

This is the product that I love the new formula and packaging of the most. 
The old style was in a roller-ball applicator, and the formula was very thin (almost water-like). I could NEVER get it to work for me - all of the colour ended up settling into the inner area of my lips, and it wouldn't blend well on the cheeks. 

The new Beetroot Lip & Cheek Tint has a doe-foot applicator wand, and more of a gel-like consistency. It provides a long-lasting stain to the lips and cheeks - once it's on, it will stay put for hours. 

I have been loving wear this on my lips especially. If you like bold, red lips but hate the maintenance, this product is for you!! I can wear it with just lip balm over the top (for moisture), alone, or even pair it with a little lipstick if I want a custom shade that I know won't wear off.

To apply: I put lip balm on, let sit whilst I do my makeup, then blot off any excess. I swipe the colour onto my lips, focusing on the outer edges most (as the colour holds more readily to the inner lip). I then use my finger or a dry Beauty Blender sponge to pat the colour out. It dries within seconds, and then you're done! If I want more intense colour, I simply build it up. 

For the cheeks, it's easiest if you apply it from the back of your hand, in a quick patting/blending motion. 

The formula of this hasn't changed, but the packaging has. It's sleeker, in a screw-top pan rather than the old mirrored compact. The new flat-topped packaging makes all of these products much easier to store.

The shade Falling Star is reminiscent of RMS Beauty's Living Luminiser, but with a more golden undertone. It gives the skin a glowy, lit from within look (as you can see below). I love it!

Get the Look

Foundation & Concealer - Ere Perez Arnica Concealer in Honey 
Applied all over with this brush then layered to conceal where need using this brush.

Powder - Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder in Keiko
Applied all over and under the eyes to set

Blush - Carrot Colour Pot in Harmony

Eyes - Ere Perez Organic Eye Pencil in Bronze to create a wing
Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadow in Ivory Tower all over the lid

Brows - Plume Brow Pomade in Ashy Daybreak

Lips - Beetroot Lip & Cheek Tint in Joy 

Hiighlighter - Versatile Vanilla Highlighter in Falling Star applied to the tops of the cheek bones, brow bone, cupids bow and inner corner of the eyes. 

Discount codes: 
You can use code LIBERTYGREEN to save 10% at all of the above, including the brushes used. 

Kelsey xx
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Indagare Beauty Review (and a discount!)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Indagare Beauty is a gorgeous Australian skincare brand, currently with just two oils - mostly Certified Organic - currently in the range. (Indagare meaning ‘to investigate’ or ‘explore.)

Despite how many products that I have tried (and constantly having to expand storage for) as a beauty blogger, I do actually like a really simple routine. I don’t think you need a hundred steps and products in order to have good skin - it is simply a matter of quality, and finding what works for you.

The Signature Night Recovery Oil and Illumino Youth Serum could easily be the foundation to your skincare (I’d add in a toner and water-based serum or moisturiser). Both oils include organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil.

Prickly Pear Seed Oil is:

  • ❤ Remarkably lightweight oil that is easily absorbed 
  • ❤ Brightening serum that with regular use gives skin a gorgeous glow 
  • ❤ Incredible amounts of skin-softening vitamin E - more than any other beauty oil 
  • ❤ Boasting high amounts, 60.5 %, of Linoleic Acid (an essential fatty acid) which is proven to lighten sun-induced hyper-pigmentation 
  • ❤ Soothes inflammation 
  • ❤ Boosts cellular turnover and stimulates collagen production 
  • ❤ Rich in vitamin K which helps even skin tone and reduce dark circles under eyes 

The Illumino Youth Serum (designed for morning use) has a high amount of Prickly Pear Seed Oil, along with Organic Neroli and Geranium essential oils.

The Signature Night Recovery Oil contains Prickly Pear Seed oil alongside 18 other botanicals, such as Tamanu oil (regenerating, promotes new, healthy cell growth), Evening Primrose (heals and reduces inflammation), Sea Buckthorn oil (regenerating, skin strengthening) and Carrot Seed essential oil (rich in carotenoids that help decrease damage from ultraviolet exposure, aids in fading sun spots and pigmentation).

Both oils are incredibly lightweight and absorb rapidly into the skin. I use 4-6 drops of each, morning and night.

You can really swap either oil around and use them morning, night or both. I was actually looking forward to trying these in the warmer weather, as they are so light, but October has been rather much cooler than it usually is at this time of year (I’m still wearing slippers in the mornings!), so I’m afraid I can’t report there. That said, knowing how light they feel, and how soft, supple and non-greasy my skin is left feeling, I know that when Summer eventually rolls around, I’ll still be able to enjoy them both as much.

I'm also completely in love with the packaging. Both oils are in glass, the Signature Night Recovery Oil in Miron glass, and the outer packaging is a cardboard tube  (they're stunning!) - so extremely minimal plastic (the caps).


Within the first week of use, my skin was looking very clear, evenly toned and radiant. I wasn’t sure if it was a coincidence or not, but after several more weeks use I’m really happy with how well it helped to heal some breakouts I had and also fade the red marks left behind.

My skin is left feeling ultra-soft afterwards, and the Illumino Youth Serum is beautiful under makeup. As it absorbs so well, if you have dry skin you may still want a primer or moisturiser over the top. Because it absorbs really thoroughly, I also don't mind pressing a few drops into my neck and decolletage, whereas I usually avoid oils altogether below the jaw. 

The high amounts of fatty acids and antioxidants also make these amazing for helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, protect against free radicals and also help with sun and age spots.

Overall, I really love both of these oils. They work beautifully in harmony together, as stand-alone products in an incredibly simple skincare routine, or part of a more complex routine. 

Use discount code libertygreen to save 20% off when you order. You can explore Indagare Beauty and find out more about these products here.

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IME Natural Perfume Ourania Review

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Many perfume aficionado's would be incorrect in assuming that expensive, higher-end perfumes contain real botanical extracts and natural fragrances. The majority of perfume today is nearly all (if not entirely) synthetic.

Synthetic fragrance would have to be one of the most toxic products you can own. Ingredients do not have to be disclosed under laws that protect fragrance as ‘trade secrets’. Many components of fragrance have been linked to or proven to cause endocrine disruption, reproductive failure, organ system toxicity, developmental disorders, and cancer. Synthetic fragrance can contain hundreds of individual chemicals.

Many of the preservatives in fragrance also contain Formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen, which is released at very low temperatures. Aside from the more serious health concerns regarding synthetic fragrance, for many, it can cause headaches, nausea, trigger asthma and migraines and cause respiratory distress.

A brilliant book on fragrance (really, it's quite an interesting read whether you care about natural or not) is The Case Against Fragrance by Kate Grenville. I highly recommend you read it (see if your library has a copy!). It's an easy read, She talks about the immediate side effects as well as those over the long term - such as what it does to women and unborn babies, and how it affects our development later in life, backed up with sound scientific research.

It is possible to have gorgeous 100% natural perfume, without a headache and synthetic scents. Created in partnership with a master perfumer, IME Perfume is certified Cruelty Free, Certified Toxin-free with Safe Cosmetics Australia, Certified 100% Natural with The Natural Perfumers Guild and also certified by IFRA.

The nine scents each have a Greek Goddess muse, designed around the personality of the Goddess.

I have the scent Ourania.
Described as — Optimistic, Happy. Intuitive.

The muse of Astronomy is a visionary and optimistic. She will guide you to reach for the stars and land upon your dreams. Use your intuition to find the heavenly goddess within and elevate yourself to experience the future you desire. Scent: Oriental, Floral, Musk A delicate and subtle array of florals on soft, sensitive and sweet timbers. Beautiful and profound.

Inspired Notes: Orange, Pink Grapefruit Spearmint, Spearmint, Pine, Marjoram, Howood, Jasmine Absolute, Guaiacwood, Patchouli, Vanilla Absolute, Peru Balsam

The packaging is stunning - I really love the glass paired with the timber cap and then the spray applicator. The scent lasts for 4-6hrs, which I think is pretty good considering it doesn’t have any of the synthetic chemical fixatives usually required for perfume.

Ourania is definitely a sweet (but not at all sickly) floral scent, with musk base notes. It's a beautiful fragrance.

IME Perfumes does well to describe each scent and offers travel sizes as well as the full-size bottles. But if you really can’t decide, they also have a trial pack of all nine scents for you to sample each and decide which is your favourite!

You can explore and shop IME Perfume here, with international shipping also available.
What is your current perfume? Have you ditched the toxins yet and made the switch?

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FitGlow Beauty EyeBright+ Review

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The FitGlow Beauty Eye Bright+ is a concealer meets eye cream.

The yellow base counteracts darkness, brightening the eye area, while wrinkles are smoothed with Evening Primrose Oil, and puffiness is reduced with Coffee Extract and Aloe Juice.

This is quite a dry cream formula, so it stays put once it's in place, and doesn't settle into creases or fine lines. I apply it with my fingertips in patting motions, usually over my moisturiser or eye cream before it's completely absorbed so it's a little easier to blend.

I have been really loving this just to lift and brighten my eyes on days when I'm makeup free, or even under makeup, because it stays in place so well for extra brightening!

The Fitglow Eye Bright is 100% natural, and blends seamlessly with the skin. It is in a non-emollient cream formula, so it goes on light, and stays put without being super creamy or creasing. Due to only being available in a singular shade, it won't work for very dark or very fair skin tones unless you're planning on pairing it with makeup to bring it up to your natural tone.

The Eye Bright+ also works well as an eyeshadow primer, helping powder to stay in place and giving more vibrancy to the shade. 

Fitglow Beauty is available in Australia from I Am Natural Store, with free shipping on orders over $100.

Kelsey xx
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New in Green Beauty 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

It feels like there have been a lot of new product launches, releases and announcements this year, with a good majority having happened in the last month or so. Some I'm really excited about as it's something I've been waiting ages for - like all the new lip pencils (which green beauty was seriously lacking!). 

I wanted to put together a list of all the new releases or new-to-me products I'm going to be reviewing over the next few weeks and months.

Ere Perez Cosmetics
SHOP: AU use code libertygreen to save

The entire Ere Perez brand has had an overhaul in the last few months, with gorgeous new packaging (still in their chic silver and white minimalist style, but with more glass, less plastic). 
The Arnica Concealers have been revamped and reformulated, now in a layerable, full-coverage cream consistency. The Carrot Colour Pots are now also in the same glass pot as the concealers, but with a mirrored lid, and new shades. Harmony pictured above is the most gorgeous colour, which I'll be featuring in a post soon.

They have also released new eye pencil shades (I've been wearing the brown to do winged liner for ages) which include a black, gold, copper, stunning green and purple shades. (I'll be reviewing these soon)

Ere Perez are also one of the brands to have released new lip pencil shades. With a gorgeous creamy consistency and universally flattering shades, these are a brilliant new addition to green beauty. (again, reviewing them soon!)

Kjaer Weis

Kjaer Weis released their lip and eye pencils at the beginning of September. The caps are the "refill" part of the pencils, so only the pencil is 'waste' (which is only what encapsulates the product, the rest is used). They've started off with four lip shades and two eye colours (black + brown) with more promised. They are also going to be releasing a powder sometime in the next few months. 

Plume Science
SHOP: AU use code libertygreen / USA (use code libertygreen15 or libertygreen15CAD if you're in Canada to save)

The long awaited release of Plume's Brow Pomade is FINALLY here. 
Not only does it fill, define and sculpt your brows - allowing you to acheive either natural or Instagram-style brows, but the product is formulated to help encourage brow growth over time. 
I'll take a whole bucket, please. 

Also, review coming soon.

Gressa Skin Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation
SHOP: AU free shipping over $50+ and code liberty green saves 10% off your 1st order 

By no means a new release —and having arrived in Australia several months ago, not that new here either. But I've finally gotten my hands on it and will soon be reviewing this foundation. 
Let me just say though, first impressions are very, very good. 

Au Naturale

This has only just been released days before I published this post, so they've not yet landed in Australia, but Au Naturale have launched new brow pencils! The entire brand also underwent an overhaul earlier this year, launching entirely new-look packaging. 

Edible Beauty
SHOP: AU (ships to USA + CA) use code libertygreen20 to save 20% off

I recently reviewed this one - it's the Edible Beauty Sleeping Beauty Purifying Mousse. 
So, SO luscious and a brilliant addition to the line. It's also a great product if you have more dry skin and can't do clay masks, but still need something to help withdraw impurities and clear the skin. 

RMS Beauty
SHOP ships worldwide, free over $50+

New multi-use palettes, lipsticks (in an actual tube!!), highlighters and an entirely new collection of eye polish and lip2cheek shades. They've also recently expanded the shade range of the "Un" Coverup!

Karen Murrell
SHOP: AU use code libertygreen to save

One of the brands to launch an entire line of Lip Pencils —all in shades to match perfectly with their lipsticks —was Karen Murrell. These are again perfectly creamy, with a matte finish, you can even wear them alone with a touch of lip balm. One end it the pencil, the other, a built-in brush —a genius feature in my eyes.

Review on this coming soon.

And finally, I can't not mention my own Green Beauty Starter Kits. If you missed the post on those with all the details about what they are, head here to read the post.
What have been some of your favourite releases for this year or can't wait to get your hands on?

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Liberty Green X Emporio Organico Collaboration Launch

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I am so, so excited to announce the launch of my Green Beauty Starter Kits, created in collaboration with Emporio Organico. The idea behind the boxes evolved as I was in the process of writing my e-book, The Healthy Glow. As I was curating my Green Beauty Starter Kit for the book, I realised that there was nothing else like this around - nothing designed to help make your life easier when it comes to making the switch to completely clean, natural cosmetics.

Designed to be everything you could possibly need in one beautifully presented gift box, the Liberty Green X Emporio Organico Green Beauty Starter Kits are beauty without compromise. Featuring a carefully curated selection of products, chosen personally by myself and Kitsa from Emporio Organico, these kits include only the crème de la crème of green beauty. 
The Teen Green Beauty Starter Kit

We've done all the work for you, selecting products that not only perform the the highest standard, but work cohesively together, and you can rest assured what's inside is the safest, most natural and organic brands on the market.

  This is not your average beauty box.

Every box is fully customisable to your own shade of choice - this is not a subscription, but your entire makeup bag in one stunning package. I have chosen products that are universally flattering and available in a wide range of skin tones.

There are four options to suit every woman and with AfterPay available, every budget.

Whether you're just making the switch, or are a seasoned green beauty goddess, my Green Beauty Starter Kit includes everything you could possibly want. 
From Teen (which TBH, I'd totally snag for myself) through to the Ultimate Box, the Green Beauty Starter Kits also make an amazing gift for the green beauty goddess in your life - or any beauty-loving girl that you want to show how incredible natural cosmetics can be.

Click here to explore the Green Beauty Starter Kits and see full lists of just what exactly is included!

I'd love to hear what you think - please leave a comment below or over on Instagram!

Kelsey xx

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Ere Perez Arnica Concealer in Honey, Chai & Caramel Review & Swatches

Friday, September 15, 2017

Ere Perez was the very first brand I reviewed on Liberty Green almost two years ago. It's a beautiful 100% natural and non-toxic Australian cosmetics brand, Cruelty-Free and also with some vegan products in the line. I've made no secret of the fact that their Waterproof Mascara has been a long-standing favourite. 

With recently updated packaging, new shades and a new cream formula, I was excited to get my hands on the new Ere Perez Arnica Cream Concealers.

I've swatched the shades Honey, Chai and Caramel for you below. These are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th shades in the line, with a shade lighter and two darker. 

I wear the shade Honey

The new packaging features a glass pot and a plastic lid. I love this type of packaging for concealers especially, as it's compact, easy to apply the product quickly and small enough to carry in your handbag, without fearing spills/leaks.  

The concealer promises full coverage, and at first use, I thought I'd be lucky to get it to medium coverage.  I'm not sure if I wasn't picking up enough product on the brush, or the top layer had formed a 'seal', but whatever the reason, it's definitely buildable to full coverage for me now.  

Ere Perez Arnica Concealer Honey

Ere Perez Arnica Cream Concealer Swatches L-R: Honey, Chai and Caramel

I have applied the concealer using the new Lip & Concealer Brush, my fingers and also a foundation brush (code libertygreen saves you!).

I find this concealer works best by applying it after foundation.

It's actually something I do with nearly all concealers for a couple of reasons. Often, foundation is enough to even out a lot of unevenness, redness or blemishes on the skin, and it leaves less concealing work to do. This means I end up with less product on the skin, a more flawless result and also saves times. If you apply concealer everywhere you need it first, adding foundation over the top often disrupts where you've carefully placed the concealer, and you can end up with a cakey, flaky mound of concealer trying to cover up something that is probably a tiny little blemish (and it's even more important to concealer afterwards if you are trying to cover a huge mountainous pimple)

For those interested, I use the Lisa Eldridge method to conceal, which works with pretty much any foundation and concealer.

This concealer layers extremely well and has a non-emollient texture with an almost cream-to-powder satin finish. If you need more coverage, simply apply another layer either with a concealer brush or your fingers, then blend out the edges with a small, fluffy brush.

The Ere Perez Arnica Cream Concealer works well under the eyes, due to the non-emollient texture, and doesn't crease like crazy or slip around settling into fine lines etc. With a little powder it stays in place under the eyes all day. I will note that this concealer does sting if you get it in your eyes, so be careful when applying it not to get it into your waterline. 

Aside from using it as a full coverage concealer, the Ere Perez Arnica Cream Concealer works beautifully as a foundation. As I mentioned before, the coverage is buildable, so I can apply just a light layer to even out my skin tone and give my complexion a radiant look, and then apply it more precisely over any blemishes with a concealer brush. Even after a whole 10 hour day, in warm, sweaty weather, this concealer still looks amazing all-over as a foundation.

If you're interested, this is the foundation brush I use, and you can use my discount code libertygreen to save 10% off your order.

Overall & discount

I'm really impressed with Ere Perez's new concealers, the full coverage and finish.
You can shop Ere Perez here in Australia and code LIBERTYGREEN will save 10% off your 1st order + free shipping over $50 (no code required).
Kelsey xx
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