May 2, 2015

Soap Hope Gift Card Giveaway!

Soap Hope is one of my favorite online shops and they were very kind to send me a $25 gift card to giveaway to one of my readers.

Open to USA residents/addresses only.

Contest is open 5/2/2015 12:00 AM MST until 5/9/2015 12:00 AM MST

Good Luck!

To get an idea of what Soap Hope offers here are two previous blog posts about Soap Hope:

Soap Hope Haul: Changing the World with My Order

Soap Hope: A Sample of What is Available

April 28, 2015

March Empties with Reviews

*PR Samples
**Giveaway Prize received 

March has been a difficult month for me personally, but a gal still has to care for herself the best that she can.  As per usual I collected quite a few empties along the way.  (better late than never, right?)

Soaps/Body Wash

Nourish Organic Coconut & Argan Body Wash with Hibiscus: I obviously have become fond of the Nourish Organic line.  I picked this up at my local Target.  This tropical scented body wash foams up nicely while leaving my skin hydrated.  I finished this bottle quickly by splitting its use.  I used half of it as a body wash and half as a hand soap.  My hands were extremely dry in March and it was very nice as a hand wash.  Recommend.

Indigo Wild Zum Jolly Holiday Almond Soap: I received this as a gift over the holidays.  This was not my favorite bar of soap.  It has some sort of black round exfoliating substance inside of the soap that is extremely too harsh for my personal preference.  I cannot find this ingredient disclosed in the ingredients list. It seems too round to be almond bits.  Would not repurchase.  

Hair Products

Acure Moroccan Agan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Conditioner: My favorite must have #1 conditioner ever.  I always have this stocked in my stash.  Always repurchase.  

Yarok Feed Your Ends*: This leave in conditioner spray worked well with my hair.  I have a lot of hair that need to be thinned out at every hair cut [In April I chopped it off see here: photo].  It tends to be tangle prone and a leave in conditioner is typically part of my routine.  Yarok worked well in that routine.  Recommend.


Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Body Serum: Warm and spicy this body oil scent is complex and nearly indescribable.  The experience of wearing this oil was so calming and relaxing I enjoyed every minute of it.  I would so enjoy a perfume in the scent of Fez.  Recommend.

Herban Lifestyle*: (review).  This scrub stands out over other body scrubs as the grain size is much larger than other scrubs that I've tried.  I think the size of the granules makes it a great choice for the stubborn areas like the soles of the feet.  Recommend especial for pedicures if your normal scrub is not quite making it.  

Natural Vitality Natural Calm Bath**: This is a combination of Natural Calm and Redmond Real Salt to form a relaxing bath soak.  (Looks like product has been discontinued).  

Zum Lab Solid Perfume in Frankincense & Myrrh:  I've had this for such a long time that they've changed the packaging now.  As a migraine sufferer I'm very picky when it comes to perfume.  This is just way too strong for me.  I have not been reaching for it so it has to go.  I'm starting to realize that Zum/Indigo Wild is just not a good match for me.  Will not repurchase.


Thayers Lavender Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel (Travel Size)*: I really enjoyed the lavender scent of Thayers witch hazel.  Dare I say maybe even more than the rose?  Either way Thayers brand of witch hazel remains my go-to brand.  Love it.  Recommend.

Sante Facial Cleansing Tissues:  The elusive makeup remover wipes.  These were okay but not extraordinary.  Where I found them lackluster was around my eye area.  They were not sensitive enough for my eye area and stung a bit.  I would not repurchase.

Olie Biologique 004 Huile Moderne Hydrating Oil**: I adored this facial oil.  The two powerhouse organic oils in this blend are argan and rosehip with Vitamin E in the mix.  Also in this lovely white bottle is bergamot, neroli, and frankincense oils.  My skin simply soaked this blend right up.  Recommend.   

Splurge Skincare Lip Buttah in Peppermint*: One of my favorite lip balms that I've tried since making the green beauty switch.  This lovely lip balm is very hydrating and main difference that I can find is the babassu oil.  Recommend.


Lily Lolo Mascara in Black*: Another green beauty mascara that worked out for me.  I'm starting to find quite a few mascaras that work.  I wear my mascara only on the upper lashes because my eyes water a lot due to my migraines so most of my reviews are going not going to focus on lower lash performance.  The product lasted the entire 3 months that I used it and did not dry out. Recommend.  

Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation 100:  This was one of my very first organic foundations ever.  It is a cream stick fountain.  I loved it to the very last use.  I know I will eventually repurchase it but for now I'm looking into getting a liquid foundation.  I still have two other cream foundations in my stash.  Vapour is a brand I've grown to trust very quickly.  Very clean ingredients.  Recommend especially for dry skin.

Juice Beauty Lip Gloss in Champagne*: This lip gloss is very pretty, but I just cannot get over the scent of this product.  I've hung on to it for quite a while and tried it several times.  It's just time for me to admit that I simply cannot stand the scent.  Not for the scent sensitive.  Will not repurchase.

Zuzu Luxe Cream Brow Pencil in Russet:  Turns out this brow pencil is just too reddish for my brows/coloring.  It has also gotten very hard overtime.  It is time to let it go.  Will not repurchase.

BWC Natural Mineral Eye Defining Pencil in Soft Brown*: Way too hard in consistency.  Never managed to use.  Will not purchase.  


Urban Moonshine Organic Digestive Bitters Refillable Herbal Travel Spray Original*: I tried this a few times and it just did not seem to work out for me.  This is one of those situations where everyone is different.  Keep in mind that my health is a mess right now and after a few tries I just felt like I needed to stop.  Will not repurchase.  

As usual all opinions are my own.
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