August 31, 2013

August Empties

This month was big for empties! This summer I was working a lot on not buying products, and in the meanwhile tons of things got used up. I have a lot of favorites in here, a few misses, and now I just need to figure out what I can recycle...

August 27, 2013

Solar Recover Save Your Hair

So many green hair products are oil or butter based, and lean towards the heavier side. Now, meet the other end of the spectrum: Solar Recover's Save Your Hair ($12 for 8 oz.). This fine mist spray is the most lightweight — the absolute lightest — hair product that I have ever encountered.

August 25, 2013

Seventh Generation Protecting Boost: we've made it to the drugstore!

Natural beauty has officially made it to the drugstore! Well, one product has at least. Most of the time I turn to the internet and health food stores to find products, so it feels like a little victory that you can now buy a facial oil at your local Walgreens!

August 24, 2013

The All Natural Face Papayas and Cream + Mangoes Cream Face Food Fruit Facial Washes

You know how they say if you wouldn't eat it, you shouldn't put it on your skin? You literally could eat The All Natural Face's Face Food Facial Washes ($7.50). Made only of dried fruit and dried coconut milk, these little tubs are quite popular thanks to Brianna, who raved about the Strawberries and Cream version. I honestly wasn't too interested in these until I saw that there was a whole slew of fruit flavors available, including mango and papaya. I'm obsessed with tropical fruits, so naturally, I decided to try them.

August 23, 2013

Nubian Heritage Ivorian Cocoa Butter Soap

If you haven't picked up on it yet, I really like the Nubian Heritage soaps. Though it was discontinued, I found some of their Ivorian Cocoa Butter Soap on Amazon, and snapped it up (it can also be found on eBay). I figured the combination of milk chocolate and hazelnut oil might smell like everyone's favorite Italian import: Nutella. As it turns out, maybe I am really not a fan on hazelnut scents because I really wasn't in love with this fragrance. Like most of Nubian Heritage's products, it is initially very strong but once it's used it actually smells quite mild. One thing I didn't like is that the hazelnut pieces were very large, and could be a bit too exfoliating at times. Overall, I don't particularly love or hate soap, so I'm not so sad it was discontinued. I will still be trying other Nubian Heritage ones though!

August 13, 2013

Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo & Hair Lotion

Lately I have been going through quite a few hair products, despite the fact that I don't even wash my hair that often. I suspect I am not the only one in my household using my shampoos...... Regardless, this has given me the opportunity to try a few new products, just to see what I think. I have been intrigued by the fair-trade focused Alaffia for a little whiles now, and opted to try their Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo and "Hair Lotion" ($7.99 each) for curly hair and locs, because I have a big ol' mass of curls on top my head.

August 7, 2013

Jurlique Citrus Silk Finishing Powder

It isn't very often that I meet a product that has it all, but simply put, Jurlique's Citrus Silk Finishing Powder ($36) is just gorgeous all around. High performance, sophisticated packaging, super natural ingredients, perfect light scent -- this powder is so on point.

August 4, 2013

Blissoma Restore Deep Healing Oil Serum

Facial oils are quite abundant on the natural skincare market, but Restore ($29.99), the sole oil serum offering from Blissoma, is decidedly different. A deep olivey amber color, this oil is earthy. If you're into woodsy scents, this has your name on it, and if not, you may be interested in the cocktail of healing ingredients. In Blissoma products, every component offers potent benefits, and this product is no exception.
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