|Pure Anada products|
Hmm, I don't even know where to begin? I am bursting at the seams to let you know Pure Anada and I are partnering for a giveaway! Isn't it great when a brand you love and use for two years plus comes to you and offers amazing giveaway to your readers? I am certainly excited, and I hope you are too! Make sure to enter it, you will get a chance to win everything you see here in the photo above, eight items in total, a value of well over 100€! It will be run on Instagram, and I will have the rules at the end of this post. If you want to, you can scroll down to the very end of it to enter, but I suggest you hang out for a bit for a review. I think most of you know that their foundation trumped the likes like Alima Pure in my Yearly Favourites for two years straight (seriously, just check those posts) so needless to say I have a lot of love for this brand, and I will keep coming back till the dawn of time. I am sure you all would love the brand too, all the products are so pigmented, you only need a tiny bit. I can see them lasting for years!
I am not sure if all of their products are vegan, but they clearly state it in the description if they are. The company also does skincare and body care, as well as nail polish and adorable sets for little princesses.
|Pure Anada foundation swatches. Plus lip gloss :)|
This is what drew me to the brand like a month to the flame, and I knew it was first love on my first application. It is so pigmented, you only need one layer of foundation to get the full coverage!!! No more standing and buffing seven layers of minerals like I used to do with some other brands! I soon noticed that I am smiling in every single test photo and I since dubbed it the Smile Test, and that is how I go on about whether to invest in a full size product or not - I photograph myself trying out new product(s) and if I am smiling in the photo, it is much more likely that I will get the full size of it.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, (Derived from Coconut), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Virgin Organic Coconut Oil), Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed Oil), Argania Spinosa (Argan Oil), Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn), Cetyl Alcohol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Sorbitol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
They also have tinted moisturizer, primers, loose and pressed mineral foundation, cream concealer, finishing powders and correctors when it comes to the complexion products. I have my eyes on corrector(s) and I want to get their concealer to compare it to the one I have at the moment. All for for the sake of blogging of course :) Liquid foundation is on the list too, not for quite right now though as I am trying to keep my stash at the manageable level.
I have a full size of Fresh Mandarin from my order from about 1.5 years ago, and now the Forever Summer one, ge, which I am really happy about! The formula is good, very pigmented too so you only need a small dab in it, and it lasts all day without a bother. If you can find your shade, I definitely recommend it! It comes in pressed and loose formats, and they are both equally gorgeous. It is just a matter of preference, go for whatever you feel comfortable with. If you a newbie to blushes, or they scare you, please use a very light hand with it, just very light dab. As I already told you, these are crazy pigmented.
Oh, and just one little note, Pure Anada, please please bring back the Mango Ice blush (and Pink Orchard while you are at it) - pretty please please? Both were gorgeous colours, and I am still upset I didn't get the chance to get either. I still have a sample of each from my very first order from two years ago, and I am hanging onto them for dear life, bringing them out for a VERY special occasions. These have been discontinued before I got a chance to purchase them, so I am kind of beating myself up for not discovering the brand earlier.
Ingredients (pressed): Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499) Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglyceride *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba seed oil) Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) * Certified Organic Ingredient
Ingredients (loose): Mica, Silica, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Ultramarines (Cl 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77492)
Again, they have loose and pressed variety, luminous and matte - all gorgeous and pigmented! Nice array of colours, even some fun blues and greens if that's what floats your boat. I went for neutrals, as usual - Toasted Almond and Mirage, and I love both of them! Pure Anada made me a happy girl by sending me Toasted Almond, and that's one of the products will be included in the giveaway!
Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499) Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglyceride *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba seed oil) Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) * Certified Organic Ingredient
Ingredients (mascara): Aqua (Water), Oryza Sativa Wax (Rice Bran Wax), Olea Europea fruit oil (Olive Oil), Vegetable Source Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut), Coernica Cerifera (Carnauba Wax), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax), Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Acacia Gum, Black Iron oxide (CI 77499), Aminomethyl Popandiol (Ph Adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative).
Ingredients (liquid liner): Aqua, Mica (CI77019), Iron Oxide (CI77499), Hydrolized Corn Starch, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glycerin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate.
These come in loose powder format, and are seven of them to choose from, plus two pressed eye shadows that could be used as eye brow powder too. I was overjoyed to see ash tones to choose from. You see, I need ashy product for my brows, almost grey, and yet so many of the companies offer warm tones only. I have mine in Cinder, which is medium ash, which works well for me, it is my exact shade match. But due to the sheer pigmentation of it, I have to remember to apply it lightly. I might acquire Flint (light ash) and samples of those pressed eye shadows too. You get 1gr of it, and remembering that you need so little of it, you are set for life! Well, not really, but you get what I mean. Retails for only 8$ Ca, which is about 6.50€ Not bad, huh?
|Pure Anada Lip Shine swatch|
Ingredients: *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Euphorbia cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, *Organic Flavor, *Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil, Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxide (CI 77491) *Certified Organic
I chose it in the Mango Ice, even though it comes in 15 shades. Hard to choose, I know! I feel like a broken record at this point, but I have to let you know it is very pigmented too, not sticky at all and does not leave marks on the cups either. Wears well, and I find it can be worn as a lip stain too, if you will apply a thin layer and pat it into your lips. Get this, Pure Anada sells samples of the glosses too, when so many brands don't, and I like that a lot. I think I already mentioned this, but they do samples of almost all the products. The swatch can be seen at the top of this post, together with the foundation swatches.
Ingredients: made of 100% natural, vegan and mineral ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Unrefined, Organic, Shea Butter), Ricinus Communis (Organic Castor Seed Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic, cold pressed, Jojoba Seed Oil), Limnanthes Alba (Organic Meadowfoam Seed Oil), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax), Mica, Iron Oxides, Citrus Tangerina (Organic Tangerine Essential Oil).
May contain the minerals: Titanium Dioxide, and/or Zinc Oxide.
And here is a selfie of me wearing everything! Unedited in any way, because that's not how I roll - filters, photoshop and me don't go hand in hand.
|Pure Anada look|
The Pure Boutique
As I already mentioned in the beginning of the post, Pure Anada have a brick and mortar store (sooo on my bucket list) but there's an online store called The Pure Boutique for the rest of us. Not only does it carry their own brand make up and skincare, but they also have some other selected brands like everyone's favourite Orgaid sheet masks, Viva Organics (new to me), Dr.Brite (peroxide free tooth whitening), LaVigne Organic Skincare (I have bought and really recommend their Mayan Magic Balm for all kinds of skin issues, it helped tremendous amount with my dermatitis) and many more, around 30+ brands, and you can get all kinds of gorgeous natural goodies too - from gift sets and Princess gift packs (all natural nail polish, glitter and lip balm) to beeswax wraps for your produce to other home and house products to bio degradable toothbrushes and other dental hygiene products, sun protection, and the list goes on.
(don't forget to check out my trick on how you can make them work extra hard for you in this post, and no, I don't mean wearing the same mask over and over!)
|Green Life In Dublin & Pure Anada Giveaway|
|Green Life In Dublin & Pure Anada Giveaway|
💕 Tag three friends in the comments on this IG post
That's it! Easy, isn't it? If you want to earn extra entries, you can so so by doing one of the following:
💕 Reposting the giveaway photo on your page for 10 extra entries
💕 Reposting the giveaway on your social media, 10 extra entries. Don't forget to let us know about it.
💕 Following me and the brand on other social media platforms - one entry for each platform. Mine are linked down below, you will find Pure Anada ones on their page. Don't forget to let us know!
💕 Subscribing to my blog - 1 extra entry. Links in the sidebar. (only visible on the web version, sorry. If you are on the phone, please switch to web version and you should see it)
💕 Tagging more friends after the mandatory three. One extra friend tagged gives you extra entry. Don't forget you have to tag three of them first before going to town :) Each in separate line please.