When it comes to skin care and beauty products, i’m always trying to find the best natural and toxin free products that I can. This can be a tedious task and I use the App think dirty to help me get info about products that I would otherwise be clueless about. There are certain companies that just go ahead and make it so easy for you to find 100% natural products that are safe to use and work just as well as there un natural counter parts. One of those awesome companies is Rocky Mountain Soap Co! I’ve been using a variety of their products lately and I wanted to highlight a few of my favourites!
Body Butter: I had no idea that moisturizer on a stick was a thing but let me tell you it’s awesome! It’s really convenient and great travel. I have the vanilla coconut version and it smells amazing! I also looked it up on think dirty just to confirm and it has a a rating of 1 which is awesome!
Face Polish: Before this product, I hadn’t used any kind of face polish. I’ve used a few different types of exfoliating scrubs but nothing like this. I really like the light level of exfoliation that it provides. I also like that I can use it in-between uses of a heavier scrub. I try not to exfoliate everyday because it can be hard on my skin, which is pretty sensitive to begin with, so this product has been a great addition to my skin care regimen!
Face Mask: I love doing weekly face masks so i’m always up to try a new one whenever I can. This tea tree mask is my current favourite. I have really sensitive combination skin so i’m always trying to find ways to keep it balanced. I find that cleansing masks work the best for me and are always my favourite!
Lip Quench: I am the biggest fan of this tinted lip balm! It’s seriously one of my favourite products. I prefer more natural lip colours and tints are so perfect for that. I have the Dark Plum shade and it is amazing! It gives my lips just the right amount of colour and it also has a refreshing mint flavour, which is unexpected but awesome!
If you want to learn more about Rocky Mountain Co, you can check out their website: Rockymountainsoap.com
*All featured products are C/O Rocky Mountain Soap Co and i’ve provided links to the products in the titles!
It’s no secret that I love lip gloss, I can’t leave the house without it. This time of year as the weather cools down, it’s even more of an essential part of my beauty regimen.
TruSelf Organics has recently come out with an Organic Raw Honey lip gloss and i’m pretty obsessed with it! It contains a few awesome ingredients including honey and grapefruit oil, which gives it a lovely citrus taste! You can also feel good about the fact that it’s made from all natural and organic ingredients. I like to choose products that are natural whenever I can, especially when it comes to lip care! This gloss can be worn on its own or over matte lipstick to give your lips a nice shine. It’s also very moisturizing, so get the benefits of a balm as well as the shine of a gloss! Check out truselforganics.com to try it out for yourself!
My skin has been problematic for a little over half my life. Because of this, i’ve tried out a lot of different products to find a solution. Although i’ve gotten used to dealing with it and also pretty good at hiding it, i’m always on the hunt for anything that is going to improve the clarity of my skin. Recently i’ve been using a cleansing balm to remove makeup and cleanse my skin at night. I’m very used to washing my face with some type of soap and water so this method of cleansing is very new to me.
If you’re not familiar with the oil cleansing method, here’s the basic concept. The method is based on using Castor oil (a heavy oil) as the cleanser. When you massage it into your skin and then steam it out, it helps to loosen up the gunk that builds up and clogs your pores. It does this without stripping away the moisture and irritating the skin, the way synthetic soaps can. Because this method can be messy, MJ over at Soak It! has developed three different balms to help cleanse, tone, moisturize and treat different skin types. I chose the cleansing balm for oily & acne prone skin.
At first it felt a little strange to be rubbing a balm on my face when it’s covered in makeup but i’ve found that it works really well and i’m very happy with the results! The cleansing balm is really easy to use, all it takes is 3 short steps!
Step 1: Remove eye makeup (I like to do this first so that I don’t smear black goop all over my face when i’m massaging in the balm)
Step 2: Take a dime sized amount and massage into dry skin (take extra care in trouble areas).
Step 3: Use a warm wet cloth to steam off balm.
The best part of using this cleansing balm is that it doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry. You don’t have to moisturize when you are done because it leaves your skin already moisturized! Head over to the Soak It! website to try it out for yourself! I would also like to mention that all Soak It! products are all natural and hand made! If you order between now and April 22nd you can use the promo code: Foxy15 for 15% off and also get a $10 flat rate for shipping to Calgary AB!
Product: C/O Soak It!
I’ve recently teamed up with Lionesse Beauty Bar to bring you a Festival inspired hair style! To create this look I used 22″ Clip in Extensions , Hair Serum and a 1″ Curling Iron from Lionesse. Right now you can use the discount code “thefoxandfern” for 20% any product at Lionesse.com!
It’s pretty simple and easy to get this look. In just a few steps you will have festival ready hair!
Step 1: Apply a small amount of the hair serum to the ends of dry hair. This helps to protect them from the heat of the curling iron. Because my hair is not very thick and I love volume, I try not to add to much because it can end up weighing down my hair. If you don’t have this problem, feel free to use as much as you need!
Step 2: Before you curl your hair make sure you spray it with hairspray, especially if your hair is clean. This will help to hold the curl in your hair longer.
Step 3: To create loose waves instead of tight curls I like to separate my hair into sections about 3″ wide. The smaller the sections are that you curl the tighter the curls will be. You may need to do smaller sections if you have thicker hair. I like to curl my extensions and the rest of my hair separately but if you find it easier to do it while they are in, that works too! When you are finished use Hair spray again to seal the curls
Step 4: Leave the curls the way they are for at least 10 minutes, you can leave them for longer if you would like. After that use a large hair brush and brush them out. Continue to do this until you go from tight curls to loose waves. Depending on your hair type you might not even need to use a brush. If you have really thick dry hair you might be able to get away with using just your fingers to loosen the curl.
Step 5: I like to backcomb my hair at the roots to give it a little more volume. If you have a lot of volume to begin with, or like a sleeker look you can skip this part.
Step 6: Add a flower crown. Nothing is more perfect for a festival than a flowers!
Lately I’ve been really focusing on finding skin care products that are natural and safe for my skin. It’s really unsettling how many products there are available that contain chemicals and unsafe ingredients. Recently i’ve been going through my bathroom and my makeup bag and scanning everything with an app I downloaded called Think Dirty, to see what’s good and whats not so good for my body.
I’ve recently started using some products by Truself Organics and i’m really impressed with them. The company it’s self has a great mission and their products are all organic, all-natural, and cruelty free. That’s pretty awesome if you ask me! In particular i’ve been using the detoxifying mask and it’s been a great addition to my skin care regimen. My skin has been breaking out a bit lately and I’ve found that this mask has been very helpful in fighting that. If you would like to try it for yourself check out their website at www.truselforganics.com and use the discount code “THEFOXANDFERN15” for 15% off your purchase!
I’m going to start by giving you a little back story on my hair. I’ve been wearing clip in hair extensions for quite some time now. When you find something that gives you the look that you’ve always wanted, it’s hard not to stick with it. I don’t have overly thick hair so when I try to grow it out, it never looks the way I want it to. I actually remember when I was younger, thinking that everyone who had long, thick, gorgeous hair, was just born with it and I was a little jealous. When I got a little older and discovered all the different ways to accomplish fuller looking hair with more volume, I was incredibly happy and a little obsessed.
I’ve just recently tried out Irresistible Me hair extensions and so far i’m really happy with them! They are soft and silky and blend in with my natural hair quite well! The extensions that I have are from the Royal Remy collection in 20″. They are made from 100% Human hair. That is a very important detail when picking out hair extensions because natural human hair can be washed and heat styled where as artificial hair can’t.
I choose the 200g option for the extensions and that comes with a large 7.5″ piece with 4 clips. This piece goes in the back to add most of the extra fullness and length. I’ve always bought single row extensions in the past, so having this larger piece is a nice change and saves a lot of time when I’m putting my extensions in. It also comes with 2 pieces of 3 clips that are (6″), 5 pieces that are 2 clips (4″) and 2 pieces that are 1 clip (1.2″) I wear these closer to my face. I personally don’t use all of these pieces at once. because I don’t have really thick hair, it would look a little unnatural to have so much extra hair. You definitely need to try them out and see for your self how many pieces you need to add to get the most natural look possible. I also recommend taking your extensions to a hair stylist and getting them texturized to match your natural hair. I have layers in my hair so the extensions needed some as well to blend into my hair properly.
Details : C/O Irresistible Me Hair Extensions
I recently had the pleasure of stopping by the Beach Beauty Bar for a mani and pedi. It’s located at 1909 17th ave SW in Calgary AB, so it’s nice and central and easy to get to.
I was instantly in love with this adorable place. The decor is beautifully rustic, with a beachy vibe to it (the sandbox and sun chairs help with that). It really doesn’t feel like you are in a nail salon. It feels more like you’re at a friends house who just happens to have impeccable taste and I love that! While you are there they also serve an assortment of healthy snacks and bevies. I had the organic iced tea and it was delicious!
The Beach Beauty Bar doesn’t just have great decor, they also use amazing products that are toxic free, cruelty free and organic. They use a gel polish called Bio Seaweed Gel that is a much healthier choice then regular Gel polish. For regular polish they use Trust Fund, A great brand that sources their polish from Canada and the US. They also use products by a local company OH DEER that are plant based and organic!
I haven’t always taken the best care of my nails. I know this sounds strange being that i’m a fashion blogger but that is the truth. After going to a place like Beach Beauty Bar, I have no excuse not to. It’s such an awesome place with lovely staff and great products. They also have weekly deals from Monday to Friday that include a students night as well as an industry night. Check out their Instagram BeachBeautyYYC for more information!
If you live in Calgary or are ever in the area I highly recommend checking them out. You won’t regret it! for more info or to book an appointment go to www.beachbeauty.ca