Imprinted on the Heart

In the midst of chaos and utter failures that creep into my mind, sometimes a simple thing will remind me that the storms will pass, growth will happen, lessons will be learned, and the next struggle of parenthood will be less difficult.

Children teach you the hardest lessons in life. They teach you to let go of your high expectations that are seemly impossible and rather too much to ask for in a small human that is still learning. They teach you that you can achieve things without juggling the to do lists, stressing over Mom guilt, or perfection.

Sometimes as a homemaker or stay at home mom, you learn what you are horrible at and how much you need to grow in order to truly thrive as a mother. Sometimes you simply feel like you are surviving as a mother instead of thriving.

When you get stuck in the spiraling chaos that is your own mind, your household is effected. It is not intentional however, a homemaker is a job you do not know how it is until you do it. It breaks away your comfort zone, it creates doubts, and it can bring forth many issues if you do not stop and pray, and create an environment that both your children, husband, and yourself can thrive.

That is a large task! If you go into it in the wrong mindset, you will fail and get frustrated. If you let go of everything, start over, organize your day, and work on yourself, you will create an environment that helps all.

In the middle of the hard times like a growing toddler who is learning how to communicate and handle their emotions, it can really take a toll on your thriving environment and attitude.

But a little reminder such as a adorable, chalk handprint on your sofa can bring you back to the important things in life and help you create a game plan during the tough times.

Take care of yourself and breathe. Let God take some of the burden. It is simple as that. He will bring clarity.

If you are in the trenches of toddlerhood I am with you and may this period of time bring growth and forgiveness within ourselves.

Liam’s Two and a Half Year Update

The trying two’s have reared it’s ugly head these past few months. Liam has learned many new things and many new words since his second birthday.





  • What has changed the most in the past six months is Liam’s ability to tell us what he wants. Although, many times we may not understand what he is saying, it is able to communicate very well now.
  • He is still a bit shy around those who he does not know, however he will still talk to other kids he may see at the park or adults that he meets.
  • He uses his manners and smiles to those who talk to him.
  • When talked to by an adult, he will respond with sentences, even if they are not understood well.
  • He is a bit rough while he plays with others however does show compassion if he truly understands they are hurt or if he may have done something to them. He does shy away from apologizing at times.



  • Liam can now talk in sentences.
  • He tells us how he feels. For an example: “That hurt my body”. “I want(insert want) please”. “I want to go outside”. Simple things like that.
  • He is able to recall past experiences for an example ” nana and papa ride on airplane” referring to the fact they left for VA after Christmas.
  • He no longer uses signsto communicate.
  • He knows all of his family’s names that he is around.
  • He knows his age and his mom and dad’s.

Cognitive Skills


  • Liam has a great memory and can remember how we did something the last time we did it. For an example; if we played with play dough and he wanted me to build a trolley from Daniel Tiger, he will remember exactly how I made it when we go to play with play dough again.
  • Liam is able to recognize a pair and say two without having to count, one two.
  • Liam loves a few educational series on Amazon and he is able to soak that information up easily. Just in a few days he is able to count with a few teen numbers.
  • He tends to use words in his own way even if corrected. For an example; he can say say small words like cup correctly but a larger word he will mess it up like helicopter. if I try to break down the word, like copter, he is able to say it mostly right, but all together has a hard time.
  • Liam remembers the strangest things. For an example when visiting family in Oregon, he noticed his great uncle leaving in a yellow car. When we got home, a car was mentioned and he starting talking about the yellow car leaving.
  • He still knows his shapes. He will recognize shapes and point them out in everything.
  • He knows all of the basic colors.
  • He can count to 12 without messing up. He tries to count in the teens and knows a few like 17 18 19.
  • He is able to do a small floor puzzle by finding pieces of the animals; with help.


Fine Motor Skills

  • Liam has great balance and is now being more bold by trying more challenge things.
  • He can climb children rock climbing stairs.
  • He is able to balance on things such an arm of a chair, walking alongside a playground wall, or on play equipment.
  • He is able to use a spoon and fork easier.
  • He is able to use a normal cup without spilling, a lot of the time.
  • He can take off his clothes.



  • Liam has been using his imagination so much these past months.
  • He loves playing “house”: playing under the blanket in our room.
  • He loves painting and creating things he has seen before like the sun or waterfall.
  • He likes to draw or imagine people he knows in his artwork.
  • Liam enjoys outside time and going to the park.
  • He likes to role play with his animals or stuffed animals.
  • We pretend there are monsters and run and hide, but also pretend they are nice.
  • Liam loves cars, firetrucks, trucks, and airplanes.
  • He is obsessed with monster trucks.
  • Lately he likes to pretend to be a baby.
  • Books are not grabbed as often during the day, but loves reading at bedtime.



  • He still hates getting his diaper changed, but refuses to learn to use the potty most times.
  • He does not like the idea of going to bed.
  • He does not like trying new foods.
  • He doesn’t like to have to sit for a long period of time like a car trip or stroller ride.

New Behaviors

  • No is a huge word lastly of course.
  • Liam is now liking to use the negative attention during the day because we are starting to get a bit bored this winter. I became a stay at home mom again back in October.
  • Liam doesn’t like to talk when he wakes up from nap and I have learned that the hard way. He is grumpy and I have learned to snuggle and snack right when he gets up and he has less issues.
  • He is his usual silly self. When playing with other kids, he likes to tell them what not to do or what to do in his best way. For an example, when playing with his cousin Aria, he will tell her no or tell her what toy he wanted.
  • He will try more challenging things on the playground like the tire swing.
  • He is talking a lot more now.
  • If he knows he has hurt his mom or dad, he will say sorry.
  • When told what to do, he will say “okay momma”.
  • We still share a room because of our situation and about four months ago he started sleeping on our bed rather than his.
  • He no longer cries at bedtime. For a period of time when putting him down he would cry for a little while or go down fine but end up crying for whatever reason. He has no sleeping issues right now!
  • He is now in 24 months and fits many 2t’s.

Potty Training

This is a very slow process for us. He is not interested. However, lately if I catch him pooping, if I ask him if he wants to use the big toilet, he says yes and finishes on the toilet.

I have tried asking him to go or putting him on the toilet often throughout the day, but he fights it hard.

I have tried putting on fun underwear and reminding him to tell me if he needs to pee or poo. That was not successful after a couple of days.

I have not been consistent because he makes it a very negative experience.

The little candies have been helping. He sometimes will ask to go. I am letting him lead it for a couple of months and then I will try again with more putting him on the potty. We sing Daniel Tiger songs, he watches shows with potty’s, and books are read. Fingers crossed that he will finally want to go.

These are just a few things I can think of  that Liam has learned over the past six months. He has grown so much already and communicates so much. He is so fun to play with and a joy seeing him pretend. The months are quick. Soon he will be three before we know it!





Liam’s Two Year Update

Liam has grown so much since his last update post. He talks non-stop and knows his colors and shapes. His little personality is silly as ever with a tornado of attitude. This update is full of exciting things!


This update is everything from 18 months to about his second birthday.


  • He loves being silly and messing around.
    • For an example: You ask him for kisses and he just smiles and looks away.
    • He runs away and hides when he wants you to chase him.
  • If Liam wants you to be with him he either pulls your legs to come to where he wants you or says “sit” and pats the area he wants you to sit with him.
  • If you are hurt he asks “you okay?”
  • Sits in your lap when he wants you to read with him.
  • He will go to the front door and say outside if he wants to go play on the slide.
  • He will copy what you do or say like for an example if the guys cheer at the screen when the game is intense he will to.
  • If he does not want to do something he will say “no book” or “no(insert thing)”.
  • He gets angry if you do not let him do something he really wants to do and yells NO. But he gets over things fairly quickly.
  • He asks for “animals” his kid apps on my phone.
  • He occasionally says “pie pie” for potty when he wants to use the bathroom. We are slowly introducing the potty to him.


  • He says please and thank you without prompting most of time.
  • He can say MANY words now.
    • outside, slide, cup, book, please, thank-you, potty, many animals names, colors, shapes, Bert(uncle Bert), nana, papa, down, sit, eat, and more!
  • He still uses the please sign and all done.
  • He will point at things when he wants them.
  • As mentioned above he will pat the ground or chair when he wants you to sit.
  • He puts his fingers to his mouth and says “eat” when he’s hungry.
  • He will point at mommy and say “momma”, point to daddy and say “dada” and so on.

Cognitive Skills

  • He will match shapes and colors.
  • He knows his colors and shapes now and will say them.
  • He has been great at putting things in size order.
  • He has been using some fun learning apps and can do matching puzzles.
  • Remembers where his toys or books go.
  • Knows where things are hidden like his crayons in the closet.

Fine Motor Skills

  • Uses utensils.
  • Can use a normal cup with minimal spilling.
  • Tries to put on pants or shirts or socks.
  • Can place puzzles pieces in the right spot a little easier now.
  • Can put his sandals on all by himself.
  • Stacks blocks.
  • Uses crayons.


His interests:

  • He loves dinosaurs, trucks and cars, animals, trains, airplanes, and books.
  • He likes to play with his learning apps on my phone.
  • He will sings ABC’s but it sounds more like “eo eo eo e”.
  • He loves to be chased and hides.
  • He LOVES playing outside and going down slides. He doesn’t care for swings.
  • He loves playing in the bathtub with the bubbles while splashing and moving around.
  • He loves playing in the bay or lake.
  • He loves making animal noises or pretending to be a dinosaur.
  • He likes throwing the rugby ball.
  • He loves throwing rocks into the water.
  • He loves sitting down and reading books with mom or dad.
  • He loves trains and making its sound.

Changes these past months

  • Haircut!
  • I weaned him completely from breastfeeding at 20 months.
  • Grown one size from 12 month to 18 months but is fitting into 24 months recently.


  • Having is diaper change!
  • Going to bed.
  • Listening to mommy and daddy(we are working on the no phase)
  • Eating anything his mommy makes him besides sandwiches, bananas, or fruit snacks. He is at the phase of being so picking and doesn’t even try things.

Behavioral Developments

  • Says no to many commands and we have to redirect him.
  • Sometimes when he’s very frustrated or does not want to do what we say he will get red in the face and yell NO. I have learned to approach him in a calmer manner to help him calm down instead of being firm. He starts to cry when he gets this way and will want to hug me for comfort. He seems scared of his own anger. I have learned how to avoid this altogether but sometimes we are human and get angry.
  • He will repeat things we do not want him to do until we physically remove him or ask him “do you want to go to bed”?
  • We choose to spank occasionally but I have learned what works without having to use that method. My husband can be more patient than me with dealing with situations that are frustrating involving Liam’s cooperation such as not wanting to eat dinner; Ben will try helping him try food. I tend to get upset and tell Liam to eat rather than sit there and help him.
  • Liam wants to be on the go and ALWAYS curious so he tends to get in trouble. Curious George!
  • He is very smart so he gets bored easily and wants to do this or that and has a hard time playing on his own because he is so social! If I leave the room long enough he entertains himself!

Two Year Appointment

  • 26 pounds
  • Healthy
  • Up to date on shots.
  • Will find the paper where it says height!

Two years have flown by so quickly! He is such a ham and being a parent is both hard and a joy! One thing I have learned is going with your gut and knowing what your child needs rather than googling or Facebooking EVERYTHING. I took time off of Facebook for Lent(not Catholic) and it was so refreshing. Take some time away from the distractions and stress and you will find your rhythm as a parent.




Liam’s Second Birthday Elmo Style

We celebrated Liam’s 2nd Birthday Saturday August 26th 2017. He had a great time opening presents, seeing his Elmo balloons, and eating his daddy’s Elmo cake.

We enjoyed the sunshine and Jimmy John’s subs while catching up with family. It was a relaxing time that was much needed.

Party Prepping

Daddy making the Elmo cake!

Making the goodies bags!


The Day of the party!







We enjoyed the day and thank you all who came and celebrated! Two years have gone by in a flash. We are excited to see what is to come with Liam’s 2nd year!

Motherhood and Guilt

I have been working on a few things within myself to better my relationships, marriage, and become more of a patient, gentle mother/wife.

I am…

  • very impatient
  • worry too much
  • rush things
  • complain
  • and irritable; especially when hungry or stressed.

I try to work these things everyday, however fall short quite often.

After I mess up, I feel like a horrible mom or wife. For example when I yelled at our 1 year old who is just tired and doesn’t mean to stress me out. I still feel so guilty for yelling and I am trying hard to make sure the situation is better next time. This time I forgot it was nap time and tried driving to a park. It was my fault.

Motherhood. Parenthood. It is hard! I am faced with my worse side more often than I wish to and the fact is that I am molding this little human which is quite terrifying and wonderful at the same time. Some days I have things all figured out. Some days I have things out of control. Change is hard, but the best things in life are worth working hard for. We have only been parents for a little over a year, however it is still extremely hard to think of someone else more often than myself. A small person needs so much attention, time, and love.


When feeling an overwhelming amount guilt, it can be depressing. I remind myself to do better next time and plan accordingly. Dwelling only makes things worse and I will never be perfect. I can only brush myself off and move on.

There’s always a new day to try again!

Share your experiences and what you learned from it! What have you worked hard on within yourself?


Foraged Fields Review

Welcome to another Small Business Review. I love to try out natural and homemade products as you may notice. This brand appealed to me because of the logo and products offered. This kit was paid for on a discounted price, however this is my honest opinion of this shop.

Customer Service

My interaction with April was pleasant and she created this review kit. I love how quick she is to respond and her patience with me with getting this review up and running.

What is  Foraged Fields All About?

I started my shop because I love decadence. I have some amazing things in my life and I want to share them with everyone. Now I can!

I love everything natural and love learning about homesteading and going back to our roots. I want to help people slow down and appreciate the little things in life; like soft pants and doing things for yourself.

I started this shop to share natural and organic products that were hand made and not pumped out in a factory. I get my ingredients from local sources where possible and make sure that there is nothing fake in each product. It’s amazing how sensitive we all are but we just don’t know it. Going back to natural whole products and fibers can help change your life!



Her blush is plant-based and Organic. I like how smooth and soft this is. It is VERY subtle on the skin, but gives a nice little glow. If you are looking for more of a natural look then this is for you.

  • Materials: beets, arrowroot starch for lighter shades, french red clay for lighter shades
  • Ships worldwide


Powder Foundation

I am not a huge fan of powder foundation because it tends to cling onto dry patches or my little hairs. However, this is very soft and I like to use it over my under eye concealer to add more staying power and coverage. This softens the area up nicely.

  • Materials: Organic Arrowroot starch, Organic Bentonite Clay, Organic Rhassoul Clay


Natural ChapStick

This really hydrates my lips and smells nice. I love that it does not take long to warm up and glides on smoothly.


Natural Face Cream

I LOVE this product. It is amazing for the winter and although feels a little thick, it soaks in the skin nicely and your face is smooth and plump. I love to use this at night to have nice skin in the morning. It smells very nice as well.

  • Great for all skin types, including sensitive skin. SUPER hydrating and great to apply after a shower, before bed or throughout the day. Great for people who work outside and have painfully dry skin or people who just want to not have wrinkles in the future. Can be an excellent intensive night treatment. Testers have seen results after only one use!
  • Materials: coconut oil, jojoba oil, sunflower infused with calendula, shea butter, beeswax, maca, kelp, reishi mushrooms
Overall Experience

If I had to say which product to get out of these few I have tried grab the Face Cream! It also works well on my lips while I am also hydrating my face. A little goes a long way and it has amazing benefits. Check out April’s shop and let her know I sent you.

Places you find Foraged Fields:

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Kloverbox Subscription Review

Today I will bring you Kloverbox, a green living subscription box. Their products range from skincare to People Towels. This box is perfect for anyone interested in green living and testing out brands/ products you may have never heard of.

Disclaimer: I was sent boxes for reviewing purposes for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

About Kloverbox

Kloverbox is an expertly curated monthly subscription box. We help you incorporate safe and effective products into every aspect of your life. Discover organic, natural and cruelty-free beauty, lifestyle, nutrition and healthy home brands. Choose a Monthly Subscription, a Three Month Subscription or a Six Month one-time purchase.

My Customer Service Experience

My interaction with Lora from Kloverbox has been very pleasant and she has been extremely patience with the timeframe of this review. She replies in a timely manner and very professional. I feel very comfortable contacting Kloverbox.

The Website

The website is very clean and easy to navigate. The logo is a cute clover which obviously goes with their clever name. The tabs are straight forward which eliminates any confusion. The website is very appealing and gives the natural feel you want in green living.

The Boxes

I have received three boxes thus far and every single one of them have been packaged perfectly. I love how each time I checked my mailbox they were a surprise.

  • The boxes have themes that curate products related to the theme.
  • Natural and biodegradable products
  • American made
  • A well balanced product selection
  • Product description and prices are included

Here is an example of what came in the recent boxes: Kloverbox Monthly

September 2016 Box

October 2016 Box

November 2016 Box

My Overall Thoughts on Kloverbox

I love what they pick in each box and how they have themes. This makes sure you have something different each month. I feel they have done a great job with the selection and is a great deal for the quality of products they send.

I love how this is a great way to get started in green living in not only in a beauty standpoint, but lifestyle. You can get introduced to so many things you may not have thought of.

I love how they went Green with their boxes.

Kloverbox has proudly teamed up with ECOENCLOSE  for our boxes!

Your Kloverbox will now be packed using eco-friendly materials in our ongoing effort to support sustainability. The box you are receiving every month is Recyclable, Recycled, Biodegradable, Renewable, Reuseable and Upcycled. Saving our forests has never been easier! EcoEnclose boxes are made from a mix of 95% post-consumer waste and 5% post-industrial waste. Absolutely NO new materials are used in the manufacturing of these ridiculously green shipping cartons. The crinkle paper (filler) is also made out of 100% recycled material.

For only $25 a month you can be sent amazing high quality green products to create a healthier and eco-friendly life. You also have other payment options.

I highly recommend this subscription for anyone who loves green living!


The Grieving Stages of a Former Stay at Home Mom

The transition from being home with your child all day, everyday, to working full time without seeing them is not only hard and tiring, but sad. Separation anxiety and missing your child is so strong! The routine goes from always tending to your child to giving them to other people for the whole day without knowing everything that goes on. And that is scary and heartbreaking to an anxious person.

These are the mental stages a mother can go through when transitioning into a working mom:

1: The First Day

This is surprisingly not the hardest day. However, your child will be on your mind all day and when they cry when you pick them up makes you sad. You do get somewhat distracted by the new job.

2: The First Night

You dread having to go back and cry because you will miss them so much.

3: The Second Day

This is hardest day because you know how the day will feel and your child is still confused why they are being left even if though they are distracted by the toys when you drop them off.

4: The First Full Week

The last day of the week your child is done being there. You may see more crying than the first day. It will make you cry in the bathroom before you start work.

5: The Second Week

You feel a lot better this week and can focus on your job. Your child has adapted fairly well to the routine. There are little tears now and then, but a lot of progress has been made for both parties.

6: The Constant Reminder That You Don’t See Everything Anymore

You have to accept that you no longer get to see everything your child learns or does for the first time or see their development first hand. This makes you sad.

7: Acceptance

You are confident in his caregivers and know that at this time you are doing what is best for your family. You know your child is learning a lot, gaining social skills, and having fun. Someday you will be able to be home with your child/children again and in the meantime enjoy life.


A Mother’s Pumpkin Patch Reflections

This year during our family time at the Thomasson Family Farm I was thrown into a whirl wind of emotions and memories of the past year. We came to this very same farm last year when Liam was almost 2 months old. I remember seeing all of the activities he would be able to do once he got older. This year I experienced joy as our little boy enjoyed himself on the farm. As cliche as it sounds, this past year has gone by way too fast!

Pumpkin Patch Fun a Year Later

Pumpkin Patch 2015 and 2016


Reflecting over the year I think of all of the challenging and amazing moments as a mother.

  • I remember the long, tiresome nights with tears and hair pulling.
  • I remember the snuggles in bed.
  • I remember the first time Liam crawled.
  • I remember the first time he said momma.
  • I remember the insecurities and the guilt for dreading the nights or the feedings.
  • I remember all of the family moments going on adventures and creating memories.

This time last year I carried Liam around in his carrier. I breastfeed in the Corn Maze. He did so well! This year he is a big boy and walking around exploring with family, riding in his new stroller, and loving his little tiny pumpkin that daddy found for him. Life goes on and you better keep up!

Going to the same place around the same time a year later brought all of these emotions and memories. I am excited to see more pictures like this in the future. He grows and learns so fast! Please slow down.


Small Business Shoutout Series: Green Beauty Cosmetics Review

Today I bring you Green Beauty Cosmetics. I have been a huge fan for years and the first time I used Mati’s products I knew I would be coming back. The quality and effectiveness are the reasons you will want to repurchase!

Disclaimer: Some products mentioned in this review were sent to me for free in exchange for my honest opinion of the products.

I also want to note that some of these are sample sizes and do not depict the actual size of the products.

Green Beauty Cosmetics Mission

This small business is ran by Mati Fuller, a women who believes you can achieve your cosmetics desires without compromising your health. Her mission is to make women feel better about themselves by creating products that fights aging and brings out the natural beauty.

Mati’s shop is the definition of ageless beauty!

Shop disclaimer:

Since none of the Green Beauty Cosmetics products have been tested on animals, I assume no liability for any kind of allergic reaction, eruption or any other damages that the products may potentially cause, including (but not limited to) loss of wages, revenues or business, or disappointed expectations of any kind. The customer must agree, before buying the products, that if they are not happy with them, the only solution shall be that they stop using the products. If, however, an allergic reaction or eruption should occur, a full refund for the cost of the products will be given as the only form of compensation.
No other form of compensation will be given. -Green Beauty Cosmetics

About Mati!

I was born and raised in Bergen, Norway and came to the USA in 1985. I have worked for myself most of my adult life, and I always have at least 3-4 projects going on at the same time because there is just so little time and soooo many cool ideas to create! I have a 2 highly spirited indigo kids and 4 gorgeous, snugly cats.

I live in a tiny town in the mountains of Colorado, and I love the silence – it is such a source of inspiration for me because everything is so beautiful and majestic here. It makes me feel like I’m an important part of something so much bigger than myself!

I’m alive, which to me is the most exciting thing, ever! Every day is a new day, with new possibilities and new potential!!! So, when I first open my eyes in the morning, I ask myself, what shall I create today? And, as soon as fresh ideas start coming, I can’t wait to jump out of bed and get started! I just love being alive!!! -Mati

Where can you find Green Beauty Cosmetics?


Etsy shop:


My Experience with Green Beauty Cosmetics

Every single encounter I have had with Mati have been pleasant and helpful. She is quick to respond and always professional. She seems to me to be a very kind and passionate person. She takes her job seriously and every product I have purchased have been in great condition and the packaging always clean. I have never had a problem.

Dealing with women on a regular basis, I have discovered that most of us feel bad about how we look. We don’t love ourselves enough, which is sad. But, perhaps this can be changed. Perhaps, natural skincare can become the perfect excuse to love yourself…-Mati

Products sent for this review

The Mineral Face Balm


This product is a great if you are looking for hydration, protection from the elements(sun, wind, snow) and safe ingredients. This product is not a foundation and is not intended to cover.

What is advertised for The Mineral Face Balm and did it work for me?

  •  Rubs in easily and feels creamy and moisturizing on the skin.
    • This is very easy to rub in and it is so creamy and mosturizing. It continues to moisturize all day. 
  • The face balm is an oily cream that feels good on dry or sensitive skin
    • I now have very dry skin ever since my pregnancy in 2015 so this product truly brings life to my face and keeps the flakes away.
  • The color nicely blends into light skin and leaves no whiteness
    • This does not cover my redness completely but does help even out the skin tone with the touch of color it does have. It brings a beautiful glow to the face.
  • Contains 11.6% micronized zinc oxide and 11.6% micronized titanium dioxide (NO nano particles)
    • I love this feature beacuse that means no white in photos and safe!
  • Reflects both UVB and UVA rays away from the skin
    • I have not gotten sun burned!
  • Contains oils that naturally absorb radiation, such as sesame oil, avocado oil and organic coconut oil
    • These are amazing oils and so healthy for your skin.
  • Smells good, feels good and keeps your skin looking beautiful
    • This great for those who do not like strong smells. I like that I cannot smell much because sometimes the smells can be too much.
  • Pocket size – take it with you and apply it anytime!
    • The size is great and fits perfectly in my purse.
  • A little bit goes a long way!
    • This is very true!

Ingredients: avocado oil, sesame oil, cocoa butter, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, organic coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, iron oxides, kaolin clay, vitamin E, vanilla

This is a very nice product to use if you need a quick pick me up. I love how easy and smooth the application is. I use my fingers to blend it into my skin and add a little more on my red areas. It brings a beautiful glow to the skin and keeps it feel so moist and plump!

Eye Brightener  


If you are looking for a product that brings a beautiful glow to your face, this is the product! It is a lovely addition to my makeup collection.

What is advertised for Eye Brightener and did it work for me?

  • Brightens the eye area
    • This brings a lovely glow that will have you look in the mirror over and over
  • Evens out skin tone
    • My experience with this is that it does help bring a slight color to the skin 
  • Titanium dioxide reflects light away from fine lines and wrinkles
    • I do see an improvement when I use this!
  • Titanium dioxide provides sun protection close to the eye
    • I have never had any problems with the sun in this area but it is great to be protected
  • Oil free and fragrance free
    • I love that it does not have a smell
  • Doesn’t dissolve your mascara
    • This does not do anything to my mascara
  • Highly moisturizing
    • This is amazing!
  • Doesn’t look pasty in daylight
    • This is very true and continues to look great all day
  • Made to match the natural tinted moisturizers
    • It also goes well with the face balm
  • Works well as an eye makeup primer
    • This is great for that

Ingredients: glycerin, oat starch, plant based emulsifiers, shea butter, rosewater, geogard ultra preservative, licorice root extract, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, mica, guar gum

The best thing about this product is the beautiful glow it gives you.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum


What is advertised: The hyaluronic acid moisturizer serum is so light it just melts into the skin and leaves it silky smooth and deliciously moisturized. It is made to penetrate deep into the skin to increase water levels, plump up the skin cells and make the appearance of fine lines less visible. If you only want to use ONE product, this would be the one!

What I love about this product:

  • This works very well at moisturizing the skin.
  • It does make the skin silky!
  • A little goes a long way.

What I do not like about the product: The only downfall in my opinion is the strong smell it has to me. It may not be that way for all. I cannot pin point the exact smell and it does smell nice, however very strong smell that lasts for awhile. With that being said I use this at night to minimize how long I smell it.

Ingredients: water and Abyssinian oil, rosewater and vegetable glycerin, corn starch and hibiscus flower extract, fermented sea kelp and hyaluronic acid, green tea extract and macadamia seed oil, soybean oil and grapeseed oil, soybean lecithin and beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter, rosehip seed and tamanu oil, olive squalane and vitamin E and vanilla, geranium and xanthan gum and carrot seed oil, plant based emulsifiers, geogard ultra preservative and yogurt

Lavender Body Lotion


What is advertised: Made with rich oils and butters, the lavender lotion is a good choice for dry or mature skin types. Because this is a slightly thicker lotion, more like a thick cream, it is also excellent as a hand cream or a face cream. The natural body lotion is softly scented with vanilla, lavender and rose geranium essential oils which are all beneficial for dry skin conditions.

What I love about this product:

  • It makes my skin very soft.
  • It smells good but not a strong smell.
  • Keeps my face moisturized all day!
  • Gives my skin a nice glow.
  • I love using this on my face because it gives it extra moisture during the winter.

Ingredients: water and plant based emulsifier, soybean oil and coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax, cocoa butter and vegetable glycerin, lecithin and honey, chamomile and green tea extract, hyaluronic acid and palm stearic acid, geogard ultra and kaolin, hydrolyzed oat and yogurt powder, vitamin E and vanilla oil, rose geranium oil and lavender, xanthan gum

Cream Blush/Lipstick in Rose


What is advertised for this product: This cream blush is made for women who want a blush that looks sheer, translucent and natural. The cream blush blends in easily and leaves the face with a subtle and healthy glow. The blush colors even match the colors of the lip tints, for a more complete and harmonious look. Yes, it has to be re-applied once in a while, but it looks so sheer and natural that it is worth the effort of an occasional touch up.

What I love about this product:

  • It does not stick to the spot you first rubbed it on so it blends very nicely.
  • It does give you a nice natural glow and you can build it up to your desired look.
  • It smells nice.
  • It gives your lips a beautiful natural tone.

Ingredients: shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil, soybean oil, avocado oil, sesame oil, iron oxides, titanium dioxide, mica, stevia leaf, tocopherol, kaolin clay

Other Products I have Purchased in the Past

  • Oatmeal Face Scrub:
    • This is in powder form and you mix this with water or cleanser and feels great on the skin.
  • Tinted Moisturizer:
    • This was one of my first I have tried as a sample and then purchased full size later. I love this better than the foundation because it gives enough color to even the skin tone yet gives a beautiful glow!
  • Mineral Foundation:
    • The difference between this and the tinted moisturizer is that it is matte and has a little more coverage.It is so smooth and leaves the skin looking fresh! I love this and is great for a more put together look. I will say it is not like traditional foundations because this is a natural foundation after all.
  • Natural Lip Balm:
    • One of my favorites because it gives you a great glow look and this looks great over the lip tints. They smell great and last a long time. You usually have a coupon with every purchase for a free lip balm.

Overall Green Beauty Cosmetics is an amazing alternative to name brand cosmetics because as stated before you can achieve your makeup or skincare desires without compromising your health. It can take some time to adjust to natural or safe cosmetics but in the long run your skin and health will thank you. I am happy to bring you this wonderful shop.