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Review by Marah of the living the thrifty life blog

23 Jun

Hello, everyone! I am always trying new products and love finding great natural products that really work. I was sent Airbrush Miracle Foundation in ‘Bronze Glow’, ‘Warm Honey’ (which I think is a finishing powder but it could also be another Foundation), ‘Blushing Rose’ (blush) and Blushing Bronze’ (blush) from M G Naturals on Etsy.

I was sent two cards along with these products that have some great information on them. Let me just say first that these products are organic. Another thing that really got my attention on the card is that they do NOT use Titanium Dioxide in their makeup.

Some of you may be wondering what Titanium Dioxide is, well basically it is a carcinogen. Now what is carcinogen? It is a substance that is CAPABLE of causing cancer in living tissue. So the fact that these products do not have that is REALLY AWESOME! The other card I received has the directions and ingredients.

Now for the fun stuff! First I tried they Airbrush Mineral Foundation in ‘Bronze Glow’.


I just have to say this is a really gorgeous color and it does have a slight shimmer, however the shimmer does fade after buffing this out on your face. I just used a regular powder brush to apply this foundation, and it worked just fine. The foundation is a powder– so just remember that. It was very easy to blend out over my entire face and extremely build-able. You could wear this as a light or medium coverage, or I would even go to length of saying you could build this foundation to a full coverage.

I normally go for a full coverage foundation, and I could see myself using this on days that I just don’t want to put on all of my makeup.

Next, I used the ‘Warm Honey’, I am guessing this is a finishing powder but it could be another foundation color. I, however, used it as just a finishing powder, to help lighten the foundation and buff it out even more. It worked for me, and the ‘Warm Honey’ color was a good finishing powder just for me and that is what I personally would use it for. Again this was a great powder it was soft on my skin and really did what I wanted it to do.

Next, I used the ‘Blushing Bronze’ as a bronzer. I was so surprised by this color, in the packaging it looks like a pink with maybe a hint of brown but it when on my skin more like a really light bronzer. I could hardly see the pink in it once I actually used it on my skin. I really liked this product and would use it on the days that I just need a little color to my face but don’t want anything too dramatic.


Lastly, I used the ‘Blushing Rose’ as my blush. This is my favorite product that I was sent. It has GREAT pigmentation, and is so GORGEOUS. It reminds me of a NARS blush, judging by the coloring. NARS blushes are very pretty and pigmented, and this is what ‘Blushing Rose’ reminds me of. I would use this every day, regardless if I was wearing a full face of makeup or hardly any makeup at all. I LOVE it!


Overall, I really enjoyed all the products that I was sent. I would recommend them to anyone, especially teens that want a good makeup to give coverage, but is also buildable if you are seeking that. My favorite product out of all of them is quite obviously the ‘Blushing Rose’; I just love the color. Please check out M G Naturals on Etsy.


Things we are loving at Mama Going Natural

10 Sep

I love reading other bloggers “things we love” posts & learning about new products, brands & what is working for them, so here at Mama Going Natural we decided to do our own “Things we are loving” post to share some of our favourite finds.

And of course just to be in keeping with our blog all of our “loves” can either be eaten or help you to look fabulous while still being good for you 🙂

green people

I get asked a lot about what I do with my hair, as I obviously tried the whole “No Poo” thing only to end up with pooey hair!! I haven’t really shared much about what I do, as I am constantly changing what I use as I tried to find a shampoo/conditioner system that was non toxic & works for my hair!!

But my search is over now that I have found Green People Moisturising Shampoo & conditioner – I love these products (so does Kate Moss – by the way!!). They are mostly organic & were developed by a Mum for her two year old daughter who suffered from eczema & chemical sensitivities. They smell fantastic (Orange blossom anyone??) so clean & fresh & leave my hair light & glossy without being fluffy & fly away. Anyone with curly hair will know that the line between soft & silky & fluffy & fly away is way too close for comfort. The shampoo cleans without stripping your hair, but still removes product build up & the conditioner leaves your hair feeling lush & silky. I am in love!!

A little product seems to go along way too – which is great for the budget.



Its coming into summer here in Australia, so you know what that means, summer dresses, shorts & of course the very scary bathing suit….For instant confidence just add tan, but how do you do that naturally & safely??

Enter Tan Organic the only certified organic self tanning range that comes in an oil formula that leaves you with silky soft skin. This stuff is magic, it takes minutes to apply, rubs in perfectly (so no streaks) leaves your skin smelling & feeling fantastic & best of all it dries within minutes so your not hanging out nude in your bathroom trying to keep the kids at bay!

It gives you a nice glowing tan that looks 100% natural & can be layered to achieve more of a bronze look, I found that I needed two applications to really notice a difference & achieve the level of tan that I like, but because it is so easy to apply & nourishing for your skin adding extra layers is easy peasy. I found that my tan lasted well & once you have achieved your desired level of tan, a little top up once a week keeps your skin glowing.

So guess who is going to be rocking a nice tan this summer……..moi, courtesy of Tan Organics 🙂



Now of course it wouldn’t be a list of things I love without including something edible, as I love food!!

And my new love is Paleo Pure Muesli, this stuff is super yummy – yeah I know what your thinking…….its muesli! How good can muesli really taste?

Well let me tell you this stuff tastes so good, you will be eating it by the spoonful straight from the packet, just like we do in this household. I am yet to try it with any fruit, milk or yoghurt, it never seems to make its way into the bowl, we have gobbled up all the muesli before we have time to add anything.

It is the perfect 3pm blues snack, I often sit at my desk with a little jar of Paleo Pure goodness and best of all I don’t have to feel guilty about my little snack because it is 100% Organic, gluten free, refined sugar free & filled with healthy fats, nuts & seeds to keep my energy levels up.

I can not tell you how yummy this stuff is, you will just have to try it for yourself. It comes in 6 flavours (our favourite is apple & cinnamon – we can’t go past the soft, sweet pieces of dehydrated apple with the crunchy nutty base) so try some today.

Paleo Pure


And lastly but by no means least we are loving Oil Arganic. This stuff is fantastic, I have to admit to not really getting into the whole argan oil craze. I tried a few products & was a little ho hum about the whole thing, that was until I tried Oil Arganic, this stuff is amazing it is moisturising but dries within minutes, leaves no oily streaks, just leaves you looking healthy & glossy. I love it as an after shaving moisturiser for my legs as it soaks in straight away & leaves my skin soft, supple & glowing without the worry of any oil residue getting on my clothes.

But the true magic of this stuff is that it is not just great as a body moisturiser, it is a one stop shop, its great for your hair, face, body, stretch marks & scars. And best of all it is 100% natural & certified organic. You can add it to your bath, add a few drops to your favourite make up or just rub a few drops through your hair for glossy, healthy looking hair. All you need is a few drops, so it will last forever & who doesn’t love the idea of that?


Well thats it for now, these are our latest loves & what’s working for us in our world 🙂

We hope to be able to share our “new loves” with you on a regular basis, so if you find something amazing you think we should share feel free to drop us a line & share the love.


In the interest of honesty we do receive free sample products from time to time, but all opinions are unpaid & expressly my own. I would not endorse anything that I did not 100% love & believe in.



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