Although I have yet to visit France, I have always been intrigued by the way in which French women express their beauty. It is about being uniquely you - remaining natural and highlighting your most favorite features (whether that means choosing to let curly hair be beautifully free, or rocking unkempt brows).
When I stumbled across French Girl Organics on Etsy, I knew I had to try their collection and embrace an effortless take on beauty that is oh-so-Parisian...
When my pretty little package arrived at my doorstep, I was definitely happy with how quickly it shipped to me and how safely protected the products were... And when I ripped the box open, I immediately fell in love with the simplicity of the packaging, and specifically, how large the sea spray ended up being (a full 8 fl. oz., as opposed to my 3.7 fl. oz. sea spray from Beauty Counter).
+ Sea Spray, Jasmin/Néroli
I can't say enough good things about this sea spray, and of the products I chose to try, this is hands down my favorite. As I'm sure other beauty-lovers have experienced, often I find that sea sprays make my hair too crunchy or weighed-down. This spray is a soft mist that beautifully and subtly texturizes locks, leaving hair feeling weightless, and as if it has been kissed by the ocean. The Himalayan pink, French grey, and Dead Sea salts do not dry out hair, especially since this spray has coconut oil, and other yummy and therapeutic essential oils within the formula. And the smell? Unexpectedly delicate, yet so dreamy... The aroma of jasmine is my weakness, so I knew I had to have this product, and the whisper of citrusy néroli feels fresh and beachy.
+ Facial Polish, Néroli Du Maroc
The only other powder-based cleanser I have used (and adored) has been Honest Beauty's Refreshingly Clean Powder Cleanser - but I have to say, this one is may just take the cake (or rather, the French pastry). For such a fine-milled powder, I was pleasantly surprised at how coarse (though not at all irritating to my sensitive skin) of an exfoliator this was. HB's powder cleanser was more milky, while this one properly sloughed away every bit of dead skin to leave a more luminous and bright complexion. And while I was nervous I would lose serious moisture while cleansing, I was left shocked at how hydrated and plump my skin felt. The scent is calming with lavender undertones, though I find the herbaceous rosemary to be most present, yet not at all overwhelming to the senses. I nearly love this polish as much as my beloved sea spray - which says a lot. And though this little travel-friendly bottle is tiny, you only need a pea-sized bit of powder to fully cleanse your face - though once I run out, I will be sure to purchase to larger bottle.
+ Mineral Lip Tint, Rose Noir
Of all the products, the lip tint is the one I wasn't totally in love with. Does it do the job in moisturizing my lips? Absolutely, and actually better than most balms. But personally, the scent (rose and mint) doesn't quite hit the mark for me. I adore the packaging, and will definitely use this balm when I want a simple flush of color, but I would much rather try other French Girl Organics products than repurchase or try out new lip tint colors. However - if you're in the market for a moisturizing lip tint (that is more natural than it is highly pigmented), I would suggest you give this vegan balm a try and see if you love it.
Next up, I'm dying to try the Under Eye Oil, Dry Shampoo, and Jasmin Vert Liquid Perfume... so stay tuned for more FGO reviews!
Although I have a scar on my upper lip, I've always loved letting my pout take center-stage.
What are your favorite features that you love you embrace?
Olivia Rose | 25