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 Hi Beautiful! My name is Kassie and I’m a 27 year old from a small town in Oregon. I have a passion for all things beauty, being green, and writing which is why I started Beautiful Basics. In this blog you will find my thoughts on natural and organic beauty products as well as DIY beauty recipes and other odds and ends.

I’m not an expert or a professional but I have learned a lot about beauty and skin care by experimenting and teaching myself.

I like to keep this blog as positive as possible. I love testing out products but I only write about the ones I love.

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I hope you enjoy!

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I also have a blog that chronicles my life living with chronic illness.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Talk About It - Painted Earth (Part 1: Skin Care)

The topic of Today’s Talk About It is Painted Earth Skin Care and I’m so in love with this company and their products that I’m going to make this is a special with two parts. Today is going to feature Painted Earths skin care products and part 2 will be posted on Thursday with my thoughts on their cosmetics. I absolutely adore everything I was so fortunate to try from this company. I’m going to be broken hearted when I run out of them, and I look forward to trying more of their products in the future.

Painted Earth offers a very wide array of high quality and innovative skin care and cosmetics that are made with natural and organic ingredients. Their products are made in the United States in an FDA registered lab. They use only the best ingredients that are completely safe and they never tested on animals. That alone is great, but their products really speak for themselves.

Like I said, I love each and every product I tried but I would have to say my most favorite is Fresh New Eyes. This is a light, non-greasy, clear, fragrance-free gel that I have been using on my under-eye area twice a day. I have seen such a difference in my usually very dry under eyes. My dark circles have improved as well as the puffiness that usually accompanies them. I’m only 24 so I don’t have wrinkles yet but I do have fine lines around my eyes and I feel like this plumps them up so they’re not noticeable. It doesn’t irritate my eyes or cause those small, irritating bumps (Milia) that some eye creams can do. It even works well under makeup and doesn’t cause foundation or concealer to crease. This is one of my favorite beauty products ever and I would dare go as far to say that it’s perfect, at least for me.

Fresh New Eyes is 99% natural and 72% organic. It comes in a .5 oz tube and a little goes a long way. I’ve been using it twice daily for nearly 2 months now and it is still half full. It has some really great ingredients like aloe and fruit extracts like kiwi, grape, strawberry, as well as a lot of other beneficial ingredients.

I also got to experience the joys of the Blueberry Cranberry scrub, which is one of the scrubs I use each and every week. This scrub is 98% natural and 72% organic. It makes my skin look incredible and it feels even better than it looks. It’s deeply cleansing and exfoliating while still being gentle enough to not irritate my skin in the slightest bit. It’s got an all-star ingredient list featuring blueberries, cranberries, rhubarb, pomegranate, dandelion, aloe, jojoba beads, hibiscus buds and olive. It decongests pores, softens, rejuvenates, and provides the skin with the nutrients it needs and desires. This scrub is more than amazing, and I couldn't be happier with it!

Next up is a product that I was initially a bit nervous to use because of its warning label stating not to use on sensitive skin but I finally broke down and tried it. The product I’m talking about is a facial mask that has been added to my weekly skin care routine because of its ability to keep my skin clear and bust breakouts in their tracks. Painted Earths Pumpkin Masque is a superstar. It’s got a lot of great things in it like pumpkin, bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon extract, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger rosemary and neem oil. It smells just like pumpkin puree. It tingles and is a bit uncomfortable upon first application but settles down. I do this mask once a week, or if I feel a breakout coming on. I apply a thin layer on clean skin and let it sit for 5 minutes before washing off. I owe this mask a lot because it keeps my skin looking clear and smooth as well as luminous and bright. People have been complimenting my skin and asking me what I am using.

Speaking of pimples, lets move on to Boo Boo Gel which is an ointment made with essential oils that helps ail many different things like blemishes, bug bites, cuts, sores, sunburns, razor burn, large pores, bruises and whatever else might be bothering you. This is a gel like product that my family and I have been using for everything since we got it. It’s an inflammatory and antibacterial that really helps clear up everything that I mentioned. It’s my go-to for bug bites (I’m allergic to mosquito bites, so this really saved me a few times) and pimples. It’s great, cooling, and smells good!

Lastly is Another One Bites the Dust, an anti-aging moisturizer. This cream smells delicious to me and hydrates so well. I feel like it really helps skin look and feel more firm and elastic as well as more even and bright. I had a couple of dry patches on the sides of my nose from a cold and this helped soothe and moisture them so they were gone in no time. I really like this for every day use. It makes my face so smooth and silky!

I hope you can tell how passionate I am about Painted Earth and their wonderful products. On Thursday I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the makeup items I got to try with you (I love all of them too!). If you’re interested in checking out their website or their products you can find them online. To read my review of Painted Earth's Cosmetics please click here

(FTC: These products were so generously provided to me for review consideration by the company. I am not being compensated to write this review. All thoughts and opinions, as always, and my own and honest.)

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