12.27.2009

HoneyBee Gardens Review & Swatches!!



Mission:

Since 1995, Honeybee Gardens, Inc. has operated under one simple concept, "Create pure, all-natural bath and body care products made from only the finest organic ingredients, offer them at a reasonable price, and treat every customer like a friend." Along the way, we've managed to do some things we're very proud of. For starters, under no circumstances do we do animal testing, our packaging is made from 100% recyclable materials, and our raw material suppliers practice responsible harvesting.

But Honeybee Gardens, Inc. also takes pride in the communities in which we operate. We contract with a retail order fulfillment center that provides jobs to the physically challenged. One of our contract packagers provides jobs to mentally challenged individuals. Our soap company in Western Pennsylvania provides sample and production overruns to area charities and shelters for abused women and children, as well as the homeless. Profits on sales from our new "Cherokee" lipstick color go to support Native American festivals and charities. And since Honeybee Gardens, Inc. contracts with manufacturing facilities across the entire US, our growth (roughly 300% annually for the past three years) helps provide jobs and supports local economies nationwide.

We're not your typical cosmetics company. We don't make products that follow the hottest new trends. We don't make false advertising claims or try to convince you that our products can perform miracles. All we do is make really good products made from really good ingredients that really work. That's it. We try to satisfy the real needs of real people. Oh yeah, we have really great customer service too.

Honeybee Gardens, Inc., a division of HBG Enterprises, Inc.

Remembering our place in nature, and nature's place in us.




Truly Natural Mascara
Shade: Black Magic
Buy it HERE!
$9.99
Here's proof that a truly natural mascara CAN be amazing! Our silky, lash-defining mascara is totally weightless yet provides all day color. The smooth light-as-a-feather base boasts zero clumping due to the absence of clay in the superior lash-conditioning formula. Bat your eyes and flutter your lashes without flaking and smudging. Perhaps best of all is that this botanically-enriched mascara is paraben free. Water-resistant, work-out proof. Not water-proof.
Beauty Tips:
1) Apply one coat for a natural, eye-defining look.
2) Drama queen? Apply two coats. Unlike traditional mascaras that clump after one coat with lashes stuck together (making application of a second coat nearly impossible!), our mascara remains light and silky. You can easily apply that second coat to get a more dramatic look without harming delicate lashes.



JobaColors Eye Liner
in Smoking Gun (charcoal grey)
Buy it HERE!
$6.99
Enhance and define the natural beauty of your eyes with confidence. This smooth jojoba-based formula won't drag or pull delicate skin. Easy to apply for a perfect, long-wearing look.

PARABEN FREE

Comes in 5 great colors:

Jet Set - black
Belgian Chocolate - dark brown
Brown Sugar - light brown
Smoking Gun - charcoal
Blue Jeans - deep navy blue

I absolutely LOVE this shade!! It's a charcoal grey color- but it has hints of brown in it (think MAC's limited edition eye shadow in Moth Brown).
Unbelievably gorgeous and smooth to apply!!!



PowderColors Stackable Mineral Color
Buy them HERE!
$5.99 each
Left: Satin Sheets "the palest of sparkly peaches with gold highlights"
Right: Angelic "sparkly iridescent pink with hints of lavender"
All mineral make-up is not created equal.

Sure, mineral make-up is fun, easy to use, and allows you create stunning looks ranging from natural to glamorous, but what makes PowderColors
TM different?

1. PowderColors
TM is a blend of pure, uncoated mineral pigments and oxidized mica, free from unnecessary fillers and preservatives.
2. The popular department store brands contain talc and bismuth oxychloride - cheap fillers that can wreak havoc on your skin. Bismuth oxychloride is a synthetically-produced metal that can get into pores and cause irritation.
3. PowderColorsTM is totally vegan! It does not contain dyes, lakes, carmine, FD&C colors, fragrance, talc, bismuth oxychloride, parabens, petroleum derivatives or dimethicone.

4. Portability. Decide what colors you want to wear for the day, twist the little pots together and all your color is in one convenient place. What could be easier? No more fumbling around your handbag for your shadow, eye liner, blush...
5. Price. Why do all these other companies make their products so expensive?? At Honeybee Gardens, we believe natural, healthy body care and cosmetics should be affordable. We're not rich and we want good products. Solution: make them ourselves and share the love with the world!

6. We have something for everyone. Our shades range from ultra-mattes to shimmery and sparkly. From very neutral beige Chai to check-me-out turquoise Castaway.
7. Versatility.These beautiful loose powders can be used as eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, and even mixed with our Clear WaterColors Nail Enamel to create custom polish colors! See Directions.

Ingredients: mica, iron oxides. May Contain: titanium dioxide, ferric ferrocyanide, serecite, kaolin.



Truly Natural Lipstick
Buy it HERE!
$9.99
Shade: Soft Kiss "pale pink matte"
You need the protection only a lip balm can provide. But you also want the color of a lipstick. Why compromise? Our lipstick combines lip-quenching botanicals with natural ingredients to give you all the benefits of both! PARABEN-FREE!! No mineral oil, no FD&C colors. Only natural beneficial ingredients like coconut oil which penetrates and moisturizes lips, shea butter which protects your lips, sesame seed oil to heal and soften, vitamin E as an anti-oxidant, and pure botanical extracts which act as a 100% natural preservative.

Talk about the perfect pale pink lippie!
This is soo gorgeous- they describe it as a matter, however, I think it has a nice satin finish.
I really want to try out HIPPIE CHICK (pale lavender)!!
Product Ingredients: canola oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) fruit, beeswax, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, tocopherol (vitamin e), origanum vulgare (oregano) leaf extract, thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon) bark extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, hydrastis canadensis (golden seal) root extract. May Contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, carmine, manganese violet.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!



Luscious Lip Gloss
Buy it HERE!
$8.99
Shade: Innocence "pale neutral pink, slightly peach, watermelon flavor"
I love how you can see how much product is left in the tube! How convenient!
This is seriously a NARS ORGASM Lipgloss dupe!!
How gorgeous is this shade?!
Enriched with Vitamin E , cocoa butter, olive oil and shea butter, our new paraben-free lip gloss is super-moisturizing. It provides long-lasting shine without the stickiness of conventional lip glosses. Available in five luscious lip-smacking flavors and great neutral shades to enhance any skin tone:

Innocence - pale neutral pink, slightly peach, watermelon flavor
Hollywood - fabulous peachy pink, orange flavor
Glam I Am - gorgeous neutral plum shade, mango flavor
Viper - soft ruby red, raspberry flavor
Eternity - classic clear, mint flavor



7 comments:

wuzzyangel said...

The liner & lippies from this company look really good! :) Thanks for the swatchies Whit!

Dee said...

I love the mineral shadows, lipstick and gloss! Looks lovely! Thank you so much for the swatches babe!<3

Gabriela said...

Thank you very much, I liked a lot the review. The gloss color is gorgeous!!!

lindah said...

their lip products look great :) but nars orgasm lipgloss didn't look too great on me! GRR.. waste of money lol

Helen said...

What did you think of the mascara? I'm thinking of buying the mascara, but I see mixed reviews everywhere and I'm still not quite sure if I should.. Does it make a big impact on your lashes?

Whitney said...

Hi Helen, the mascara is not too bad. Not as black as I'd like but you can't really find a natural mascara like this... plus it's just about as expensive as drug store... it's worth a shot. Nothing too crazy or amazing- but I like that it is paraben free!

mary said...

I love that pink lipstick so much! I am definitely going to buy that!