Honeybee Gardens: Natural Makeup Review
Honeybee Gardens all-natural, cruelty free, environmentally
friendly makeup products, now even hippies can
be glam. Honeybee Gardens was created in 1995 by author and herbalist
Melissa J. Hertzler. Years of herbal study prompted Ms. Hertzler
to create natural personal care products for her and her family.
Melissa launched a new makeup line that is all-natural, and nail
polish that is water-based - no stinky formaldehyde. The non-toxic
formula also does not contain toluene, xylene, dibutyl phthlate,
or FD & C colors.
the package of cosmetic samples came, I eagerly ripped open the
envelope and was beyond thrilled to see the beautiful products.
I tried the lip gloss on, looked in the mirror, and immediately
put it in my purse. This means it was automatically
'daily' use. This is big league, folks. Very few lipgloss or
makeup products make it into my purse. The gloss is smooth, non-sticky
It also has a great
I have tried in the past.
The gloss is all-natural
and comes in five different shades.
next morning, I had a meeting to go to, and figured it might
me nice to have * some eyes* for the day. I whipped out the mascara
tube, and started applying. The product went on super smooth,
and feathery light. It coated evenly, and not one
lash clumped, nor stuck together. It was like the formula automatically
separates lashes, and even without coffee, it's
was like I could not mess this up. As I examined my elongated
lashes, I couldn't believe that this was an all-natural product.
to wonder if Melissa has secret super powers. Who would buy chemically-laden
makeup, with this fabulous product available?
then painted my bare toenails, and simply put...it was an eurphoric
experience. Besides watching my toenails turn
to a beautiful shade of amber rose with gold flecked color, I couldn't
believe how smooth
the polish went on. The coverage was so uniform and solid,
that I really didn't need a second coat. Then it hit me. There
was no smell or heinous lung searing fumes.
actually wanted to pick up the phone and call Melissa from Honeybee
Gardens, right then and there. First to let her know how great
her products where, and secondly to put an order in for Christmas.
know what you're getting now. ) While humming happily with my new
all naturally coated lips, eyelashes and toes, my daughter came
in and oohed and ahhed over my toenail color. She asked if she
could have painted toes, and I said yes. "Yes, my girl....you CAN
have this water-based polish on your pure little toes."
have also received an odorless nail polish remover, that is acetone
free. It contains horsetail extract to strengthen nails, and
fortified with vitamin E and aloe to sooth and protect nails.
I haven't had a chance to use it yet, because my toe polish is
still going strong. Although I love my color, Honeybee Gardens
offers 16 different shades of polishes. I will of course, have
to try them all now.
a girl needs a little glam, and Melissa (and her secret super
magic beauty powers) have made makeup an environmentally-friendly
reality. The product prices are also very reasonable!
here to visit the Honeybee Gardens website. Enjoy!