So long summer and hellooooooo autumn! We’re back for Volume 5️⃣ of the Well Rounded series (I can’t believe it’s already been a year!). Each quarter I like to give you guys updates on new products I’ve been testing and grabbing repeatedly. Whether it’s sustainable fashion, wellness-related, clean beauty, or natural skincare. I aim to include a fun variety for the season, so let’s look at what’s been #OrganicallyBeccaApproved lately! 🍁
This post contains affiliate links. Some of these products were gifted to me for PR consideration with no obligation to share. Trust me, I only share the good stuff with ya!
Btw, if you missed the last Volume 4 from summer, you can check it out here!
This mask is SO FREAKIN’ COOL. It will literally give you glass skin It’s a multitasker that hydrates, brightens, and resurfaces. I expected it to be tingly or kind of harsh, but it actually feels gentle and soothing on my skin. It’s a thicker gel that you paint on your skin and leave on for at least 15 minutes (but you can do it overnight, too!).
It tightens on your skin as it dries but thankfully doesn’t feel itchy, drying, or too stiff. The mask is packed with Vitamin C, peptides, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and lactic acid. It smells refreshing like cucumber 🥒
This mask would be ideal if you’re looking to clear out pores, need an exfoliation, heal sunburn, or if you’re targeting fine lines and dullness. I’ve been using it about once a week and just LOVE how glowy and fresh it makes my skin look (not to mention nice and smooth). It’s expensive but I think it’s worth the splurge; it’s truly like an at-home facial.
I was literally SHOCKED the first time I used this (in a good way!). I have crow’s feet and eye wrinkles when I smile (trying to embrace them!) but I’m always looking for products that blur and help with fine lines around the eye area. This does!! 👁
The consistency is unique too! It’s not too oily, but it has more oomf compared to a typical water-based serum and leaves my skin nice and moisturized. It even gives a slightly glowy and luminous effect ✨
The serum is Ecocert organic certified and is packed with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, caffeine (to brighten and depuff), jojoba, and pitaya. And its delightful smell is due to the first two ingredients: cucumber fruit extract and lavender water!
It has a higher price tag but I can definitely tell that it’s quality stuff and makes the delicate skin around my eyes look awake and youthful! And I only need a tiny pump of serum to cover my entire eye area.
You can also shop Agent Nateur products online here at Love Peace Organic, where code ORGANICALLYBECCA works for a discount!
Not gonna lie, I was equal parts intrigued and a little nervous to use this oil because it’s BLACK! But despite the color, it applies clearly! The color is from vegetable charcoal which removes impurities and buffs away dead skin cells. It also contains organic black cumin seed oil which is naturally antibacterial and powerful against blemishes.
This is a nighttime facial oil that works its clarifying/detoxifying magic overnight; I’d recommend it if you have oily, combination, or acne-prone skin. I’ve been grabbing it when my skin feels congested or I’m experiencing breakouts, and I can really tell that it helps calm things down overnight because my skin is noticeably clearer in the morning.
I thought it would feel tingly or intense, but it’s silky and makes my skin feel really supple! There is no fragrance or smell either. Thumbs up from me! 👍
Acupressure is an ancient massage therapy used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It works by applying pressure to different points of the body (acupoints). You can do it at home with something called an acupressure mat. Stimulating acupoints can have tons of benefits such as releasing tension and stress, alleviating pain, stimulating endorphins, increasing circulation, and deeper sleep!
I bought one called a Pranamat which is one of the best on the market and I truly love it! There are multiple ways you can use an acupressure mat, but I typically lay on mine in the evening for 10-20 minutes at a time. Soooooo relaxing, but yes, the first minute or two can be a little uncomfortable!
If you want to do a deep dive and learn more about the ins and outs of acupressure, check out this blog post ⬇️
Overall though, the Pranamat is extremely high quality and well-made with sustainable materials. It’s a nice addition to my wellness routine and an easy way to get some self-care in. I definitely recommend it!
You can use code BECCA for a discount on Pranamat sets, the discount applies automatically with the link below!
I immediately had to buy this as soon as it launched! I picked up the shade Pomegranate Fizz which is a sunny effervescent red-pink. It comes in a compact with a mirror, but you can get refills of the blush pan!
Simply put, this blush is GORGEOUS! It’s a buttery powder that applies quite soft and you can build it up for more intensity. The finish is silky smooth and luminous; it has some shimmer to it but isn’t glittery. The color stays put for a really long time, too. I am obsessed and want to try the other colors ASAP!
Saie has been knocking it out of the park lately with all their new releases! This lipstick comes in six shades and has a matte finish with TONS of long-lasting pigment. Like, if you put it on in the morning, it will still be colorful hours later.
They’re also super hydrating and creamy because they’re formulated with hyaluronic acid, olive oil, and jojoba oil. And I love the size of the applicator; it’s smaller than a typical lipstick so you can apply it more precisely. These are awesome!
It’s hard to pick a fave, but I’ve been gravitating towards Modern over and over again which is a pretty rosy nude! 💄
I can’t resist a good brow gel! They’re so easy to swipe on quickly for a polished look. I actually tried the Blonde and Brown versions of this brow gel and loved the formula, but the colors didn’t match my brows that well. Blonde was too red/warm and Brown was too dark. I can make the Brown one work if I brush it out, but, the Clear one is where it’s at for me!
It’s kind of like a white opaque waxy gel consistency. It goes on pretty clear on brows, but sometimes I might have to brush out some spots. However, it has AWESOME hold! If you want that bushy laminated brow look that won’t budge, this is for you.
I also like that it’s not too wet! A lot of clear brow gels can be really watery and goopy. This consistency is perfection because it’s on the drier side. Bonus: it has ingredients that condition and promote healthy brow hairs!
You may know that I’ve been on a journey to strengthen my feet and transition to barefoot-style shoes! My hiking boots were due for an upgrade, so I bought some Vivobarefoot hiking boots 🥾 and I’m so happy with them!
They’re flat, lightweight, thin, flexible, and have a wide toe box; all the basic principles of a barefoot shoe. Vivo has a couple of boot styles, but I picked the Tracker II FG in the Bracken color (bonus: they’re conscious of the materials they use). They’ve honestly been so comfy from the start and I didn’t even feel like they needed to be broken in!
I love that they’re light and I don’t feel like I’m hauling around a big chunky boot. And the bottom is really grippy which is great for hiking and uneven surfaces. Since they’re flat and thin, I can better sense the ground I’m hiking on and feel like I’m less likely to roll an ankle. The boots have a high and cushy ankle which feels supportive too! (I used their size tool and got a half size up from what I usually wear and they fit great)
The only thing I don’t love about them is the laces because they latch onto hooks instead of the traditional holes you pull them through. Not a huge deal, it just takes longer to lace them up.
To get 25% off your first Vivo order, click here to get a voucher!
Enjoy cozying up and drinking those PSLs this fall. We’ll be back in winter with the next volume of the Well Rounded series! Thanks so much for reading this blog and trusting my recommendations 💚