When I connected with Feel Beauty (or just FEEL) on Instagram I was of course a bit skeptical. A lot of brands will reach out to me offering to send me product in exchange for a post or gram. 80% of the time I turn them down. Sure, free stuff is great, but the minimalist in me just can’t justify it and I’ll never post anything unless I actually try it and love it. But I actually reached out to @this.is.feel – their bio got me intrigued and their site sold me,
Feel was built on one simple idea –What if we could feel better, happier and more content? What if we could change the conversation of how we speak to ourselves? Within each of us is a beautiful, caring human. Yet, somehow, it’s hard for us to see ourselves that way.
Feel built their company on the idea that the whole beauty experience should do one main thing – make you feel good! (while also giving you lovely dewy skin, beachy waves and a badass [healthy] glow) This is what got me so pumped up about their brand. So many products and brands out there focus their marketing on preying on our insecurities by pointing out potential flaws and highlighting ‘problem areas’. And that’s just frustrating.
Upon opening the first box, I squealed. With every product you’re welcomed with a little mantra, “I exude a love for life and love for myself. I aspire to be the best version of myself so that I may inspire others to also feel their absolute best and happiest, even when times are tough. Life is short, let’s feel happy together.”
But still the real question remained… did the products actually work? I’ve been a loyal fan of R+Co’s Rockaway spray for a few years, but this beachy spray gives it a serious run for it’s money. The price point is the exact same, but something about this spray won me over. It gave my hair a ton of bounce and seems to have more ‘staying power’ than the R+Co. without the stickiness. Also, the R+Co spray was always clogging and it would spray in crazy directions – aka into my eyes. Feel’s beachy spray comes out perfectly every time. My girlfriend Erin was also getting ready at my place one evening and tried it out on her gorgeous waves and she was hooked…like she threatened to steal it! (Go get your own girl, but enjoy 10% off with: FEEL10 when you do!)
The result – piece-y, beachy waves that will last you all day. I normally curl my hair with a flat iron, here’s a tutorial on that. And I normally only do the top pieces… not because it’s trendy, but because I’m just hair-lazy.
So the beachy spray got a pass. And with my summer tan quickly fading I figured I’d try out their Glowing self-tanning mouse before my recent trip to California. I applied it the morning of our trip after an exfoliating shower, letting it dry while I was packing. I am normally so anti-self tanner. I have just never found one that doesn’t look crazy and streaky and orange.
But once again, FEEL nailed it. The velvety applicator mitt made the application process so easy and it was easy to see where I had already applied. The coolest benefit of this mousse is it naturally increases your skin’s ability to melanin! Now, I don’t think I’ve used it consistently enough yet to notice that, but I’ll definitely be doing another application soon. I did a test on my arm just to show you guys a side by side. It adds a subtle enough glow that no one will be asking if you took a red-eye to Aruba and back over the weekend.
Lastly, their refreshed spray is such a lovely combination of make-up setting spritz and toning hydration. It completely took me by surprise – it might be my favorite of the bunch! I used to be slave to Urban Decay’s All-nighter setting spray, but this has completely replaced that. It also provides that little dewy natural glow that I absolutely love! I find myself reaching for it multiple times a day.
From the thoughtful, cheery packaging, positive vibes and formulas that actually work – I’m totally hooked & deeply in love. Their mantra is everything I believe in and exactly what the Take Care Challenge is ALL about. They totally get it. And they were nice enough to offer all the challenge participants and my beautiful readers an exclusive discount through the beauty week series! You can enjoy 10% off any of their products with: FEEL10.
This post was sponsored and in collaboration with Feel Beauty. I was not compensated, all words and opinions are 100% my own. Pinky swear.