Seams and Sprinkles

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Organic Beauty Reviews

In one of my very first posts this year (it might have actually been the first now that I think about it) I shared that I was working to get towards owning and using organic beauty products. I have done a great job of finding new things to try; unfortunately, they all have not been the best experiences for me so far. Today I am going to share some recent brands I tested out that I purchased all at Target on a recent run. You can't leave that place without a whole cart full of stuff!

I will start with the things I love first and then go into the things I am not sure I am sold on just yet, but am giving a little time...I did spend money on each of them after all.

Love, love, love, totes amazing...

Pacifica Kale Luxe Oil-Free Multi Cream

This daily moisturizer is specifically formulated for oily skin, which I deal with on a daily basis. I combine this product with the Kale Luxe Oil-Free face wash. The combination has helped me keep my face clean, minimize my pores and start to create an even canvas. I love how well it works without making me feel like I have gloopy lotion all over my face. It is great for day or night use as well, which I really appreciate.

Yes To Face Masks

These face masks both worked so wonderfully. Some other products had been starting to break my skin out and I noticed an immediate difference using the charcoal detox mask. It helped soak away those pimples popping up right away and even my skin tone back out. My face didn't hurt or get overly dry afterward either which was a relief! I also really liked the brightening mask, which I tried a few days after. It was also a mud mask so they both contributed to getting my complexion under control again. I am hoping to try a few of the other kinds very soon, too!

Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes

These underarm wipes come in a few different scents, so don't worry if you are not sold on coconut. I have recently started getting back into yoga during my lunch break so these have been a great help to save time after the sweaty seshes. They are the perfect amount of clean and refresh you right up all in a little disposable wipe. I have really been enjoying all the Pacifica products I have tried, so liking this furthers my faith in continuing to buy from this organic brand for my other beauty needs.

Meh, so far I am not really impressed...

Pixi by Petra Color Correcting Foundation

I really, really wanted to love all of these products. There was such a great selection at Target and from what I saw; it seemed to be things that could really fit my lifestyle. I purchased this powder foundation with along with a few others I will share that I had been pairing altogether. I am not sure if it is the combination of the other items or brands or what, but this brand of items was the only thing I swapped into my routine and my face does not like it at all! I have had a lot of breakouts on my face and my face has been extra oily and my pores are visibly larger. Being that the prices are comparable to what I would pay at Macy's for a larger brand, I was pretty disappointed in this result. I am still testing it out to see if my chemistry starts working with it or not after an extended period, but this may be heading for the garbage soon.

Pixi by Petra Sun-Kissed Bronzing Powder

Based on the issues I discussed above with breakouts, oiliness and enlarged pores I am not too sure on which product to call out for causing these problems. This is why I am not quite sold on them yet and am still working on what would be best for me. I do have to say though, I really like this sun-kissed color for a bronzer. I am pretty light and I just need an extra pop of color so I don't look like a ghost. I definitely don't want to be confused with an Umpa Lumpa by being super orangey and all that jazz. Color-wise this one is spot on for my fair skin!

Pixi by Petra Vitamin Makeup Mist

This mist seemed like it would be great, but it could also be a culprit of the acne and oiliness. I have since discontinued it in my morning beauty routine just in case. The mist is supposed to be useful in several facets, such as a morning refreshing primer or a refresher throughout the day. I had hoped it would be perfect as a makeup setting spray, but it just didn't do it for me. Maybe it would be more helpful as a travel item, but we shall see.

Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask

I don't want to hate on this product too much because I enjoyed the benefits of it right away, the mask part was just huge. From the photo, it seems like they want you to cover all around your lips, but that just won't work for me since my skin seems to be susceptible to breakouts right now. I ended up cutting the mask down to fit my lips, but that was a bit of a pain in the patooty. It did hydrate right away and make my lips smoother, but I only had the benefits of that for about a day. I would suggest using this when you are getting ready for an event or photos and want those lips to be on pucker point!

I hope my personal experience testing out these organic beauty products for the first time will be helpful in choosing items that would work best for you. I think I really do love everything about Pacifica best so far and will probably need to keep adding more of their products into my regimen. Please tell me all about your favorite and most effective organic beauty products in the comments below!


  1. Pacifica makes little roller perfumes that I love and they make great gifts! I will have to try some of their other stuff.

    1. Yes, definitely check it out! There are so many great things and I haven't been disappointed with anything yet.