Saje Natural Wellness Perfume and Lip Balm

img_0383 img_0390 img_0384 Good evening everyone 🙂 🙂

I love the upmarket beauty brands sold at Sephora as much as the next person, but sometimes I like to try out other, lesser-known brands, particularly ones that only work with natural ingredients. My aunt gifted me a perfume and lip balm from Saje Natural Wellness for Christmas, and I am completely in love with this brand.


  1. Environmentally friendly
  2. Healthy
  3. More supportive of the body’s natural functions than other products
  4. Pure essential oils distilled from a wife variety of fruits, flowers, leaves, trees, and grasses
  5. Pure essential oils only combined with natural-base ingredients
  6. 100% natural products
  7. Free of parabens, SLS, SLES, PEGS, glycols, petrochemicals, synthetic colours and synthetic fragrances.
  8. All ingredients are derived from safe and renewable resources
  9. Packaging is made of recycled paper and recyclable materials
  10. No products are tested on animals
  11. Canadian-owned and operated (So maybe I’m a little biased . . . )
  12. Most products are manufactured locally
  13. Natural remedies to cure a wide variety of ailments, such as a cold, the flu, a headache, and insomnia

I could go on and on about this brand and still have more to say, so I’ll curtail my prattling and delve right into my thoughts on these two products.

The perfume is Goddess: Fulfilling and Heartfelt, Ananda: Confident & Whole, and Shanthi: Serene and Tranquil. The packaging is beautiful, and it is all recyclable so there is no waste. Plus, it features a unique rose quartz rollerball for easy application and to inspire awareness of beauty in oneself and others. This fragrance is meant to connect one with her femininity, to lift spirits, and to instill feelings of love and happiness. With notes of sweet florals, citruses, and vanilla, this is such a lovely and light scent, perfect for everyday wear. Each fragrance is paired with a healing mantra, and the Goddess mantra is “I relax into the gentle power of my feminine being and let all that is good flow through me.” I have been wearing this perfume everyday and its scent gives me a little lift on the rainy days and is calming during lectures where stress typically abounds. I apply a small amount to all my pulse points, behind my ears, along the sides of my neck, and inside my wrists and elbows, as suggested. Of course, you can wear as much or as little as you want, but I wanted to try out their recommendation and see what it was like. I find all of these places to be too much but I do apply it to my pulse points and inside my wrists. Each perfume retails for $29.95, which I think is super reasonable for an all-natural perfume, and its size and rollerball applicator makes it perfect for traveling. And I am so happy that I can type out the ingredients in this lip balm post and pronounce them all!!!

Ingredients: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil; essential oils of citrus tangerina (tangerine), citrus aurantium amara (neroli), jasminum officinale (jasmine), rosa damascena (rose otto), cananga odorata (ylang ylang), vanilla planifolia (vanilla) alcohol infusion and citrus aurantifolia (lime).

The Sweet Lips Lip Balm doesn’t just have a sweet fennel smell; it has oils of fennel in it. Plus, it retails for $4.95, beating out almost every lip balm I can think of, and it’s 100% natural. My lips really dry out in the winter months, so I have been using this lip balm anywhere from once to five times per day since I received it for Christmas. It does an incredible job of soothing and moisturizing my lips, and completely alleviates any chapping and irritation. I am definitely going to purchase this again when this one runs out, and I might even try out the other ones available. Once again, here is a list of all of the easy to type and pronounce ingredients!!!

Ingredients: Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera alba (beeswax), butyrospermum parkii (shea nut) butter, essential oil of foeniculum vulgare (fennel), theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, stearic acid, tocomin®, stevia rebaudiana (stevia) leaf and aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice.

I’ll type it one more time and then I’ll stop: I am addicted to this brand and I will definitely be having a shop through all their products once my university workload lightens up a little. I would recommend this brand to anyone and everyone, even if you are only looking for one product, because it offers high-quality and affordable products. Besides, why go for synthetic products when you can go for all-natural ones???

What all-natural brands are your favourites???

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Top Five Fall Fragrances

IMG_6169Good morning everyone!!!

To keep the autumn theme going, I thought I would share with you another seasonal beauty favourite of mine: fragrances.

I do not have any fragrances designated for particular seasons; rather, I like to wear some of my favourites throughout the year. Besides, most fragrances are so expensive that you want to get plenty of year-round use out of them. They also help you qualify for some brands’ bonus gifts, which are always lovely.


1. La petite Robe Noire by Guerlain

IMG_6157I came across this while in Paris back in August, and immediately fell in love with it. I would have purchased it in Paris, but I have a deep-rooted fear of traveling with perfumes (for anyone who has had one leak in their suitcase, you will understand why). So, when I got home, I purchased it as soon as possible, and I actually went with the eau de toilette version. Not only is it more “cost feasible,” to put it formally, but I prefer the more subdued version of the scent. With notes of black cherry, almond, berries, rose, licorice, and black tea, this is a fresh yet intoxicating scent. Aside from the fragrance itself, I adore the packaging. The heart-shaped bottle is so pretty, and the the silhouette of the little black dress is such an elegant yet modern touch. The 50mL size of this eau de toilette is about CAN $85.

2. Dolce by Dolce and Gabbana

IMG_6165As you can probably ascertain from the tiny amount that is left in the bottle, I really, really, really like this fragrance. It is a soft scent of white flowers, neroli leaves, white amaryllis, white water lily, and white daffodil, among other things. Fun fact: White amaryllis is a South African flower that was used for the first time ever in scent for this fragrance. The packaging of this fragrance is both beautiful and symbolic. The bottle itself is evocative of a vintage fragrance flacon, while the flower stopper is a tribute to Sicilian customs. The black grosgrain ribbon represents the signature white shirts and bow ties of early Dolce and Gabbana runway shows and, finally, the script of the label is a replica of the signature of Domenico Dolce’s father. This eau de parfum comes in three sizes: 0.25oz for CAN $34, 1.6oz for CAN $109, and 2.5oz for CAN $136.

3. La Vie Est Belle 

IMG_6158I came upon this fragrance in the pages of Vogue. I couldn’t figure out why the issue smelled so good, and then I found the perfume sample. After wiping the magazine page on my neck for the next few days like a right fool, I went out and purchased the fragrance. It turns out that it was actually more cost-effective to purchase the three-piece box set than just the large size of the perfume alone. Fun fact: the final formula of this perfume is the result of three years of trials and 5000 versions. Just imagine working through 5000 different versions of something before you got it how you wanted it; that is dedication. The top notes of this fragrance are blackberry and pear, with middle notes of jasmine and iris, and base notes of praline, vanilla, tonka bean, and patchouli. However, I found that some of these base notes, particularly vanilla and praline, are much more prominent than blackberry or pear, but the powdery base and fruity tier organization is still intact. This fragrance is quite heavy, and fairly long lasting, making it perfect to wear on a night out. It comes in three sizes: 0.34oz for CAN $28, 1oz for CAN $74, and 1.7oz for CAN $98.

4. Vanitas by Versace 

IMG_6160This is the second fragrance I ever purchased and, once again, I discovered it from a sample in Vogue. It is a fresh and clean scent, making it perfect for everyday wear, but it is soft enough that those around you won’t be overpowered by it. To many people, it may be more of a spring/summer fragrance, but I love getting whiffs of summer as I go about my day, especially when the days get gloomy. The predominant scents in this fragrance for me are lime, freesia, and Virginia Cedar, with some base notes of tonka bean. It comes in three sizes: 30mL, 50mL, and 100mL. I could only find the price for the 50mL size, and that is CAN $98.

5. Modern Muse Chic by Estée Lauder
IMG_6162The last of my favourite fall fragrances is Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse Chic. It is much lighter than the original version, Modern Muse, while still maintaining its
 striking contrast of floral and woods scents. This is a daring and slightly spicy scent, and I think the nearly-empty flacon speaks for itself about its wearability. This fragrance comes in two sizes: 1oz for CAN $68, and 1.7oz for CAN $90. I went with the 1oz size because I wanted to make sure that I liked it before I bought the larger size. Fortunately, I picked it up around Christmas time when purchasing it qualified me for one of Estée Lauder’s Christmas gift sets, which are well worth their value and come with a large case that is perfect for keeping all cosmetics and toiletries in one place when traveling.

And those are my top five fall fragrances!!!

Now it’s your turn: let me know in the comments below which fragrances are your favourites, either for the autumn season, or just in general 🙂 🙂

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