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November 3, 2014

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It’s no secret that I consider my lips to be one of my best assets… well, besides the fact that I’m well endowed in other areas, but that is definitely a subject for another post… teehee.  While I do have my cult and holy grail favorites when it comes to lip care items, I am a sucker for lip butters and I am willing to spend the price on one that works and does the job just as it says.  I can count my favorites on one hand so I was quite intrigued to see how this particular one would match up with some of my favorites.  Having never tried the Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter before (or any of the products from this brand for that matter), I couldn’t wait to put it to the test.Teadora Rainforest at Dust

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Let me start by saying that anything and I mean anything that smells like chocolate that I can put on my face… is already a seller for me.  Immediately upon opening the packaging and before opening the little box the lip butter came in – I could smell a soft hint of chocolate.  Nothing overpowering but enough of a fragrance that I was immediately entranced by it.  This lip butter (in a very generous sized pot) retails for $15.00 and includes 0.5oz/15mL worth of product.  Now, if you know anything about me… it’s that as much as I love Lip Butters, I’m not a fan of the pot and the fact I have to dip my hands into it to get the product out.  But, I’m not gonna lie, I have and will continue to make the exception with this product.

Teadora Rainforest at Dust

The lip balm is quite firm at first touch so using this as a balm and applying with your fingers is definitely best.  It’s as easy as swirling your finger on the balm and rubbing onto your lips.  I love that this can also be used as a light exfoliant before moisturizing.  Simply scoop a larger portion of the butter with your finger, apply to your lips, and lightly remove with a damp warm wash cloth.  After you are done exfoliating, go ahead and swirl your finger on the butter again and apply to your lips to moisturize for soft lips that last all day.  The balm not only smells like berry and chocolate but it has a light flavor of chocolate with a hint of berry too.

Teadora Rainforest at Dust

Each lip butter is packed with antioxidant and vitamin-rich Buriti, Brazil Nut, Andoriba, Maracuja (passion fruit), Acai oils, Cupuacu, Murumuru, Mango butters plus Carnauba Wax to help moisturize your lips, add extra vitamins needed to heal your lips, protect them from UV Rays, anti-aging benefits and so much more.  The Acai-Acu (which has that berry chocolate flavor) also provides the light exfoliation and hydration for your lips making this product a benefit for your puckers.

Ingredients: Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Astrocaryum Murumuru (Murumuru) Seed Butter , Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter, Organic Euterpe Oleracea Fruit (Açaí) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Organic Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit (Buriti) Oil, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed (Brazil Nut) Oil, Non-GMO Tocopherol (mixed Ester – Vitamin E), Carapa Guianensis (Andiroba) Nut Oil, Eugenia Uniflora Fruit (Pitanga) Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Passiflora Incarnata (Passionfruit) Seed Oil, Organic Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni, Natural Flavor.

Not into a chocolaty flavor or scent? Don’t worry, because Teadora offers this lip butter in two scents/flavors:  Dawn (which has a citrus type scent/flavor) and Dusk which is this one having a chocolate/berry scent and flavor.

Teadora Rainforest at Dust

I absolutely love that Teadora’s Lip Butters are 100% vegan. They are free of parabens, synthetic fragrance, silicone, gluten, phthalate, sulfates and other harsh chemicals which we try so hard to avoid in our skincare today.  This product has become a favorite in my daily routine, especially now during the colder months when my lips are most dry.  The pot seals up nicely which allows me to travel with it or toss it in my purse without any issues and while the pot includes much more product than I would expect, I love that this gives me the opportunity to do double duty and use as both a lip butter or light lip scrub.

For the price point on this item, you are getting two in one and a delicious treat for your lips.  I definitely recommend this product and I know it will be one of my favorites moving forward.  I can’t wait to try out Dawn.  Also, by purchasing Teadora products, you are also supporting sustainable agriculture in Brazil to help stop rainforest deforestation.

Have you tried anything from Teadora before?  What are your favorite lip butters available on the market today?  I would love to hear from you so be sure to leave a comment down below.

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This product was provided to me as a Press Sample for review and / or consideration.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased.


I know, I know… Halloween has come and gone, but I didn’t have a chance to post this earlier so I’m playing catch up right now.  The boys and I had fun with some LED Light Up Devil Horns we got off of Amazon and we are still enjoying it even after Halloween has passed.

LED Devil Horns

Looking for a quick costume or something fun?  Check out these Light Up LED Devil Horns.  They are just $9.00 on Amazon and I love that they fit my rather large head and my quaff of hair- which is a bonus since most headbands don’t fit me properly.  With a tiny little button, you can turn the light on and off on the horns and it is fun and festive.

Since Halloween supplies, costumes and decor always go on sale after Halloween is over, this is the perfect time to stock up on costume supplies for next year.  Check it out and see if this is something that works for you.  Pair these horns with a bold red lip and a cat eye liner and you are ready to rock out your Halloween costume for next year.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


I think brows are the basis to every and all makeup looks – but I’ll be honest, since my brows are already pretty full, I usually tend to comb them in place, set them with a wax or gel or shade them in just a bit and I’m out the door.  I have used many different brow products in the past, but I’m always on the hunt for an easy to use, long lasting brow powder, gel or wax that will keep my brows in place.  Today I bring to you a simple pictorial featuring the Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows kit and show you quickly how I create my statement brows.

Paula Dorf 2+1 for brows

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Since I have dark hair, I chose the Brunette 2+1 by Paula Dorf, but the kits come in four different shades for that perfect statement brow look that matches your hair color.  Retailing for $26.00 the set includes 0.017oz / .5g (wax) and 0.07oz / 2g (powder) comprising of a trio that is perfect to create long lasting brows.

Paula Dorf 2+1 for brows

The brow and wax set comes with two complimentary brow shades and one wax.  The brow powders are very smooth in texture and apply very nicely with great pigmentation in one swoop.

Paula Dorf 2+1 for brows

To shape and add body to my brows I follow this routine:

  • Using a brow brush or spoolie, I comb my brows into the shape I would like them to be.
  • Then I take the darkest shade of the brow powders and use this to define my brow shape.  Using an angled brow brush I apply the shade to carve out my brows on the top and bottom.  This will give my brows definition.
  • With the lighter brow shade, I now shade in my brows.  This will allow the brows to be colored in but not look too bold or artificial.
  • Blend the darker shade and the lighter shade on your brows so that there are no harsh lines.
  • Brush through your brows once again with a spoolie to make sure you are blending the brow powders with your natural brows creating a softer look.
  • Set in place with the brow wax and you are good to go.

Paula Dorf 2+1 for brows

If I am in the mood for a darker brow, I simply use just the dark brow powder instead of blending in the lighter shade and define my brows that way.

Paula Dorf 2+1 for brows

Overall I’m pretty impressed with this brow set.  If there was one thing I would like to critique, I think that the brow wax a little thinner for my liking because once I set it down on my brows, I noticed that it started to melt a little and then it didn’t stay in place as long as I would like.  But, I do like the brow set, the colors work really well with my hair color as well as my complexion and I love the feel of the brow powders, very soft and blend-able.

Right now, buy the Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows set and get a free brush with your purchase.  Use Code BROWBRUSH at check out.

I have used many different brow products in the past and I’m always intrigued by the different styles and types that are rolled out.  What are your favorite brow enhancers or products?  Are there any you simply can’t live without?

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This post was sponsored by Brandbacker.  All opinions discussed are my own.  I was not paid to review this product.