Category Archives: Personal Products

Dr. Jacobs Naturals: Eucalyptus Castile Liquid Soap Review

Dr. Jacobs Naturals: Eucalyptus Castile Liquid Soaps – Review + Giveaway

I have mentioned in the past that one of my favorite soaps to use is castile soap. The reason for this is that it is one of the most gentle soaps while remaining the most versatile and adaptable soaps on the market.

As I have gotten older I have seen the need products that are pure and simple. When I was young I loved things that smelled good, and really did not care about the product much further than that. Even when it came to my dog, it was my goal to make him smell good. As I have aged, I have learned what the good smelling things can actually do to your skin,

As I said above, castile soap is versatile and simple. Last year I came across a company called Dr. Jacob Naturals and their line of castile based soaps. I recently reviewed their set of exfoliating bar soaps and received a couple of samples of their liquid soaps. As I was washing my hands that night, I began wondering how this would do in other applications and was eager to give it a try.

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Luseta Beauty: Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo + Conditioner Review

Luseta Beauty: Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo + Conditioner Review & Giveaway

As far as hair goes, I have gotten fairly lucky over the years, my hair seems to be the perfect combination of soft, curly and a wonderful natural color. Despite this streak of good luck, I still want to take the best care of my hair and give it what it needs to keep it at the level I have become accustom. This includes always trying new shampoo and conditioner combinations.

When I saw this on the Luseta Beauty website I was immediately interested in giving it a try since I had never heard of awapuhi, but ginger I had heard of. So when I was given the opportunity to review Luseta Beauty’s – Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo and Conditioner, I was intrigued to say the least.

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Cremo: Lavender Bliss Shave Cream Review

Cremo Company: Lavender Bliss Shaving Cream Review & Giveaway

Recently I had the opportunity to try Cremo Company and their men’s and women’s shaving creams, as well as their face wash and moisturizer. Each of these products are great, and live by a little goes a long way.

When they informed me that they had released a Lavender Shave Cream, I was excited to try it and have the added benefits of lavender when I shave! They also happen to make concentrated shaving creams, which means less of the product is needed to give a good shave.

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Bain de Terre: Lavender Color Enhancing Hair Care Duo Review

Bain de Terre: Lavender Color Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner Review + Giveaway

When I was young and I would dye my hair, my friends would think I was crazy that I would give up my sandy blonde color for a shocking red or deep purple color. Now that I am older I realize what my friends were talking about – people pay for my natural hair color.

While I still love to color my hair from time to time, I can appreciate my natural color and am starting to prefer it more as I age. When I saw the color enhancing line and colors of hair care from Bain de Terre I was immediately interested in seeing if this would enhance my already natural color.

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Cremo Moisturizer and Face Wash Review

Cremo Company: Cremo Moisturizer and Face Wash Review & Giveaway

Since I was raised by a man, I am a big fan of items that can be used by men and women.

I believe that while men and woman have differences in their skin care, and personal needs, I also believe we are similar in our wishes for skin care.

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to review a skin care company called Cremo that makes simple shaving creams and skin care that both men and women can use. When they told me that they had a face wash and moisturizer I knew that we would want to try it.

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Dr. Jacobs Naturals: Loofa Exfoliating Castile Bar Soaps Review

Dr. Jacobs Naturals: Loofa Exfoliating Castile Bar Soaps – Review and Giveaway

One of my favorite soaps to use is castile soap. This is one of the most gentle, most versatile and adaptable soaps that is made.

When I was young and first introduced to the miracle of castile soap. My father shared that there was a gentle soap that I could use that would not irritate my skin. I inquired how he had this previously unknown to me, piece of knowledge. After a small chuckle and an exhale, he sahred with me that yes this was common knowledge.

One of my favorite activities of last year was attending the Natural Products Expo because with my attendance I discovered companies I would not have discovered otherwise. One of these such companies was Dr. Jacob Naturals, and since then I have been actively watching the social media. Recently I saw that they have released a set of exfoliating bar soaps, I was eager to try them.

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YogDev: Yoga Mat Review

YogDev: Yoga Mat Review + Giveaway

The practice of yoga requires few supplies, in addition to an open mind, and one of those things is a soft base to practice on, while feeling safe.

One of the best things to use is a high quality, color soothing yoga mat. When I received the Yoga Mat from YogDev, it matched every quality I was looking for, as well as a couple I was not.

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Bain de Terre: Blood Orange & Passion Fruit S/C Review

Bain de Terre: Blood Orange & Passion Fruit Color Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner Review + Giveaway

When I was 18 years I began dying my hair to shades of red. The shades ranged from strawberry blond to deep dark red. My favorite shad was an in-between of the lightest and darkest – it was a nice middle ground. As I got older another color began making an appearance, and it was not one I was necessarily choosing – gray! I have begun coloring my hair, to cover this streak of gray I seem to have now.

I have reverted back to those easy days of reds, and in the sun my hair now has a nice red tone. While I enjoy dying my hair, I try to minimize it whenever possible, looking for other alternatives that will freshen my color. When I saw a color enhancing line and colors of hair care from Bain de Terre I was immediately interested in seeing if this would enhance the color.

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Good Earth Beauty: Chocolate Amour Duo Giveaway

Good Earth Beauty: Chocolate Amour Duo Giveaway

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I immediately think of a box of chocolates. When I was young I remember my father had back to back meetings, and despite every year prior, this particular year I did not get the box of chocolates I normally received.

I went to to sleep that Valentines night, thinking that my father forgot about the holiday – but the joke was on me. When I woke up that next morning I not only had chocolate waiting for me, but a stuffed cat (that I still have 25 + years later). It was, and still is, one of my favorite Valentine’s gifts

Recently I was sent the Good Earth Beauty’s Chocolate Amour Duo and smelled it, I was taken back to that special moment years before. The bonus –  you also have an opportunity to win a set! Continue reading

YogDev: Hot Yoga Towel Review

YogDev: Hot Yoga Towel Review + Giveaway

If there is one thing I have learned as I have gotten older is that not all towels are built the same way.

When you are doing yoga, your towel needs are different than you would after a shower. After a shower, you want a plush towel that will engulf you in warmth.

When you are in the middle of a yoga session, you want a soft towel this moisture wicking. When I received the Hot Yoga Towel from YogDev, it is those qualities that immediately got my attention and made me eager to review it.

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