Neither Here Nor Air

One of the neat things about being a blogger is that you get to have a bit of a platform (as opposed to a soapbox, in my case) to share things that matter to you. For example, while I’ll just as easily a leather bag or a luxurious lipstick from a designer brand, I also get the opportunity to introduce my readers to things like vegan cooking and natural beauty products – both things which I think are great to integrate into your life, at least a little. The neat thing is, I feel like some of you may feel the same way! I read all of our comments and love to hear how many of you are enthused by say, the natural care brands I’ve been teaming up with over the last year. With that in mind, I’m pleased to share another one of them with you: Vapour Organic Beauty.

vapour-organic-beautyLike many natural brands, Vapour is all about producing products that are as kind to your skin as they are to their earth. Every item in their line is made from at least 70% certified organic, food grade ingredients – the remaining 30% consists of mineral pigments and vitamins to enhance and protect your skin (including some might nice anti-aging properties). They see that commitment through from end to end of their product life cycle – from supporting organic farming that supplies their source ingredients to ensuring their packaging and shipping materials are either made from recycled materials, recyclable, or both. Besides all that feel-good stuff, their cosmetics and skincare items perform pretty damn well (which, at the end of the day, is probably the most important thing). They’ve earned accolades from the likes of Allure magazine and have racked up a pile of celebrity fans including Gwenyth Paltrow, Olivia Wilde and Jessica Alba. So with that glowing introduction, I’d like to point you in the direction of a few must-try products for your beauty drawer!

Vapour Organic Beauty Luminous FoundationAtmosphere Luminous Foundation – $40
I think one of my favourite things about Vapour’s line of natural products is how accessible it is. Some people are wary of natural cosmetics, but Vapour gets it. They walk you through how their products perform as well as luxury (chemical-laden) brands, including tips on how to apply, and a very handy guide to help you determine what formulation is right for you. It’s for these reasons and more that their Atmosphere Luminous Foundation earned some recognition in this year’s Allure Best of Beauty awards. The smooth-as-butter stick formulation is crazy easy to apply and contains a mixture of skin calming ingredients – including tulsi and lotus flowers – to give your skin a healthy, glowing finish. Not sure what shade you are? The also offer one-on-one customer service to help you find the perfect match for your skin tone or replacement for your current product.

Vapour Beauty Mesmerizing Eye Shimmer

Mesmerize Eye Shimmer – $18
I *love* creamy eyeshadow – but like many women, I don’t love how easily it creases. Big beauty brands have come out with increasingly long-wearing, crease-fighting formulations, but at a cost. The chemical adhesives that go into long-wearing lines can actually irritate your skin and cause long-term damage that results in premature aging. The good news is, Vapour Organic Beauty’s line-up of dreamy creamy shadows is chemical-free but still long-lasting. It’s also great for layering – you can build up the pigmentation with multiple swipes for a super dramatic look, or layer it under a mineral powder shadow for a more intense finish. Alternatively it works just fine to give your lids a subtle shimmer for daytime, in one of twelve covetable shades.

Vapour Organic Beauty Siren LipstickSiren Lipstick – $22
Another product that has caught the eye of beauty editors (like Lucky magazine’s staff and beauty detox specialist Kimberley Snyder) is Vapour’s Siren Lipstick. Each sleek tube brings together the trifecta of a perfect lip treatment: a massive range of colours, a hydrating, breathable formula (thanks to myrrh and lemon balm), and long-lasting performance. Each shade is designed to flatter virtually any skin tone, making this a virtually foolproof gift idea for your favourite beauty maven. The only trouble is what colour to choose – from eyepopping red to dramatic plum, there’s enough to replace every shade you’ve alread got.

Vapour Beauty Vernissage 5-Free Nail LacquerVernissage 5-Free Nail Lacquer – $16 each
You’ve heard of 3-Free, even 4-Free, but Vapour’s line of pretty Parisian-inspired polishes takes things a step further by eliminating 5 major known carcinogens and producing a non-toxic polish that’s safe for expectant moms and kids alike (and everyone in between). Available in eleven shades and counting, each bottle provides a long-lasting, chip-resistant finish that’s also ultra easy to apply. And since nail polish is the one thing every girl I know can never seem to get enough of, I’m sure your closest girl friends wouldn’t mind receiving a bottle or two on her birthday this year.

Halo Body SpotlightHalo Body Spotlight – $34
This one I love because it’s not something every brand out there carries – not only is it unique for its natural formulation, but for its very existence. The idea is simple: as humans, we are attracted to a healthy, vibrant glow (why do you think pregga mama’s look so cheerful?) Halo Body Spotlight lets you fake it – simply swipe it on to your shoulders, arms, back, and chest for a subtle, light-reflecting shine that looks like you’re radiating from within. It’s a great choice to toss into your purse for mid-night touch-ups when doing the holiday part circuit (especially thanks to its transport-ready packaging), particularly as a more sophisticated choice over shimmery body lotions.

While you’re free to order Vapour Beauty goodies from their website, they’re also sold at a number of Canadian bricks & mortar and eboutiques, including Green Beauty, Detox Market, Louche Lily, The Make Up Bag, Saffron Rouge, White Oaks Resort, New Energy Wellness Spa, and Fresh Faced.

Alright girlies (and their guys) – a handful of you are about to get a little more gorgeous. Vapour has graciously agreed to award five of you with with their highly praised Atmosphere Luminous Foundation! Interested? Here’s how to enter:

1) Visit the Vapour Beauty website and leave a link back in the comments below to the product you’d most like to try (or gift)! You’ve got until November 18th so get crackin’. And hey, while you’re at it – I’d love to hear your two cents on natural beauty. Has the CGG inspired you to incorporate more natural cosmetics into your routine or try new brands?

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 19th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Send your love to Vapour Beauty by liking their Facebook Page and leaving a comment about what product you’d most love to try (or gift). Leave a link back to your comment below to earn yourself a bonus entry. As always, stay tuned for other opportunities between now and the contest close date to score extra entries!

58 Responses to “Neither Here Nor Air”
  1. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d love to try the Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss. I actually do find that I am transitioning to more natural hair and beauty products. Sometimes I struggle with the fact that they are pricier than my usual products, but I’m definitely moving in that direction. Your blog has been helpful in learning about new brands that I wouldn’t ever hear of otherwise.

  2. Christine Sch says:

    I’d love to try the nail polish because I’m still looking for one that doesn’t have that pungent smell.'m smitten with the colour Eternal 522 an awesome lavender pearl grey

  3. Joan G says:

    I’m anxious to try the Halo Body Spotlight it sounds like an in interesting products.


    I’m not sure if CGG has inspired me to incorporate more natural cosmetics but it certainly has made me research what products I use.

  4. Susan says:

    I’d like to try Instinct 528 Vernissage 5-Free Nail Lacquer. Such a pretty colour and I love that the 5 carcinogens have been removed! Yes, I am inspired to look for more natural skin care products.

  5. Cairine says:
    I like the eyeshadow storm 604. There is so much in makeup that sounds so awful that natural products look a lot better to us.

  6. Bici Love says:

    I am interested in the Atmosphere soft focus foundation Yes like the philosophy of CGG and has inspired for years

  7. Paula Harris says:

    My lips are so thin,i would really like to trythe Elixter Plumping lip gloss”Pout”

  8. Alison K says:

    Visited the Vapour Beauty website and the product Iā€™d most like to try is their, “Stratus Soft Focus Instant Skin Perfector” And the CGG has inspired me to incorporate more natural cosmetics into my routine & try new brands but I don’t wear a lot of makeup nor do I feel comfortable paying so much for such products. So instead, I share my findings with friends that do so for that I’m thankful to CGG for the introductions. I really enjoy seeing all these products I never knew about šŸ™‚

  9. Sam Turnbull says:

    I would love to try the concealer as I have the worst dark circles

  10. Dreena says:

    I’d like to try this: in GILT. Looks nice.
    I’ve never had any natural makeup before and I’d like to try it. Do have some natural haircare and body products.

  11. ashley forrester says:

    I would love to try to find the evidence of working night shift!

  12. Pam says:

    Love to try these all natural products

  13. Lisa says:

    I want to try
    I am becoming more interested in products without parabens.

  14. Erin W says:

    I love these:
    And I don’t wear a ton of makeup, and to be honest, I wouldn’t know where to look for. I like CGG because you give me somewhere to at least start looking!

  15. Anne Derkat says:

    I’m definitely interested in cut out all the chemicals in makeup. Would love to try the lipstick.

  16. Gizele says:

    The eye shimmer looks great.
    I am always inspired new try new brands.

  17. patricia says:

    love the concealer

  18. May says:

    I would love to try the Clarity Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil!

    I have been trying to put in more natural products in my daily routine and CGC definitely help me discover new brands I would not have known about!

  19. Wanda Bergman says:

    I would love to try the Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss. . I don’t often wear makeup but I always prefer natural cosmetics.

  20. Rebecca says:

    I would love to try the Oribe 24k gold pomage for golden highlights

  21. Betty S says:

    I would love to try the Lux Organic Lip conditioner with Jojoba oil

  22. Donnas says:

    I’d like to try the Essence Restorative Night Treatment.

    And I like that there are more natural cosmetics at an affordable price, which makes it easy to incorporate them into my routine.

  23. Glogirl says:

    I’d like to try this lip gloss in the colour “metro” ~

  24. Athena says:

    I’d love to also try their Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in entice

  25. Nicole Welsh says:

    Its great so much to chose from…

  26. Diane says:

    I’d love to try the restorative night treatment. You have informed me of many new natural products.

  27. jan mallory says:

    would love to try the siren lipstick — something with staying power would be incredible for the winter season… thanks (pink/purple colour – NEW HOLIDAY #425)

  28. Annie Demill says:

    My daughter worked for LUSH so I’ve been converted to natural products and love it; no going back! I would love to try

    Liked on facebook and left a comment :

  29. Diane says:

    Great products!

  30. Julie G. says:

    I’d like to try the Lux Organic Lip Conditioner
    My thoughts on natural beauty – I thought I already was one – hee hee!

  31. Natalie SQ says:

    I just recently had a shellac manicure from a spa no less, and my nails are in bad shape after its removal. I would most like to try the 5-free nail lacquer

    In Trance!

  32. eleanor says:

    I’d like to try the Essence Restorative Night Treatment

  33. I commented on their Facebook wall – Danielle Floyd

  34. stacey h says:

    i would like to try:
    i have always been conscious about natural products – i like learning about different brands from CGG

  35. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would love to try the I have been using natural products for years where I can. I like knowing exactly what ingredients are in an item I am putting on my body

  36. I’d really like to try the Luminous Foundation.

    I have sensitive skin, but am fair and flush easily, so I’m always looking for something that won’t a) irritate my skin, and has reasonable coverage.

  37. KellyPC says:

    I would love to try the Elixir Plumping lip gloss in Bitten!

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