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You guys, I have something interesting to share with all of you today.  Over the last few weeks I’ve been using a new product that I thought you may all want to learn about.  You may be seeing this display at your local stores or you may have contemplated picking one up for you to try.  Either way – I’m going to share my thoughts with all of you on this pretty cool and genius product.  The DUO is available in Olay, Old Spice and Ivory.  I got the Olay – which I was quite happy and excited about.  So – what is this interesting showering tool, you must be asking?  Well, let’s get into it, shall we?  I’ll be giving you the details on the Olay DUO today and sharing my experience on this particular product.  Ready?  Let’s go!

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So what is the Olay DUO?  Well, the DUO unites the clean of a bar, the care of a body wash and the experience of a puff/implement, while giving consumers the multi-sensory experience they are looking for and desire for the best of all worlds.  Basically, it’s a dual-sided cleaning tool that is infused with a flexible cleanser inside.  There are obviously two sides – one side is the scrubby side that exfoliates and renews the skin’s surface and a soft flexible cleanser interior conforms and lathers while the smooth side softens and conditions the skin.

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The Olay Duo (Dual-Sided Body Cleanser) retails nationwide for $9.99 – $12.99 (MSRP).  Available in popular scents, I got the Olay Soothing Orchid  & Black Currant but Old Spice offers Old Spice Swagger and Pure Sport and Ivory has a scent called Refreshing Clean.  I can only speak to the Olay Soothing Orchid & Black Currant, but I can tell you that it’s a a fresh and fragrant scent that I’ve been loving.  If you are someone who is not fond of fragrance, you may not like that these come scented, but I really enjoyed the smell.

So – with these particular shower duos, using them is easy.  You simply just add water.  You can experience the DUO daily for a complete, close clean and an invigorated and healthy skin look.  By adding water to your DUO, you will start to get a rich lather that is perfect for the body.  Use the scrubby side to exfoliate and clean and the smooth side to get a soft and gentle massage for your skin.  You can use the DUO daily and hang it dry after each shower.  DUO’s built in cleanser indicates when it’s time to dispose and get a new one – when the lather fades, time to buy again.  This will give you up to 30 uses.

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Why is the DUO so awesome?

Well, it’s more effective than other cleansing bars & tools because of it’s patented multi-layered cleansing technology that delivers a 2x better clean vs. their basic body wash and puff.  You get a deeper clean as it exfoliates the surface skin deeper than a body wash puff.  You also get a complete clean because the flexible cleanser glides and contours to your every move and groove.  And, you get a delightful scent experience with 3-4x more fragrance ingredients than their current bar soaps and body washes.

I haven’t used a bar soap in years but have read that bar soaps are perceived to clean well, though you can trade off on delivering soft and smooth skin.  Body washes are perceived to lather and nourish (which is what I used prior to the DUO) well with a great scent experience, but you can trade-off on the deep clean and exfoliation.  DUO was invented because 34 percent of men and 44 percent of women in the U.S. say that they are dual users, meaning they use both a body wash and a bar soap to get the clean, lather and soft skin they yearn for.  The DUO basically offers benefits of both of those things and eliminates having to use both to get the job done.

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My skin feels smooth and soft but really feels like I got a good clean.  I’m beyond impressed with what is being offered and I look forward to trying other scents and fragrances.  I would love to see this offered in a variety of scents in the future and look forward to trying them all.  Here’s the deal – if you are someone that uses a loofah or puff to clean, you’ll enjoy this product.  If you are someone who uses a bar soap to clean, you’ll enjoy this product.  I love that there is so much in this item that you get a lot of uses from it and it’s something neat and exciting.  I like neat and exciting new things.

For over 130 years, from the launch of Ivory bar soap to the introduction of their body wash, Procter and Gamble has delivered innovative products based on the evolution in consumers’ body cleansing behavior.  Over the past 20 years, the cleansing category has not seen the introduction of any new forms – until now.

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Now, here’s the low down and my actual thoughts of this product.  Like I mentioned before, I really did like the scent of the Soothing Black Orchid and Black Currant – while it was stronger than what I’m currently using, I thought it smelled slightly fruity with a tad bit of musk but overall it was a clean scent and one that lingered on the body for hours.  When it comes to the type of clean that the DUO provided, I think it surely got me clean without question but left my body and skin feeling soft and moisturized.  I didn’t feel like I had a build up of product left behind on my skin and my skin didn’t feel dry at all.  I thought I got good exfoliation from the product which is great. I currently use a product called Via Buff and found that this still exfoliated my body of dead skin cells well.  I love how the DUO feels against the skin.  The exfoliating side really cleaned perfectly, but gentle and the soft side just left my skin feeling nice.  And, I just love how convenient this product is – easy to use, no need to deal with messy soap or body wash and considering the price point and how many uses you get out of this product, I think it’s at a reasonable cost.  Overall, I will continue to buy this and have purchased another to replace this one since I seen it at my local Walmart this past weekend.

You can get more information on this product and find locations of where you can purchase it at: http://www.olay.com/en-us

Have you seen this product in your local stores yet?  Is this something you would try or have tried already?  Comment below and let me know.

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As National Honey Month comes to an end, I’m sad to see it go.  Honey is one of my favorite things – maybe it’s because of my name, maybe it’s because it tastes great, but nonetheless – I love it.  Oddly enough though, I’m allergic to bees – deathly allergic, like anaphylaxis allergic, so as much as I love the beautiful sweet nectar these creatures create, I observe the beauty from a distance.  I digress though… let’s chit chat Honey.  So – September is National Honey Month, a celebratory and promotional month/event that is held annually during the month with a purpose to promote US beekeeping.  The beekeeping industry is so important in that honey is used as a natural and beneficial sweetener.  But, now a days there is honey in all kinds of products and today I’m going to share with you a few of them that I’ve been loving lately.

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September was selected as National Honey Month as an awareness month initiated by the National  Honey Board in 1989.  September is significant for honey producers as it is the month that marks the end of the honey collection season for many beekeepers in the United States.  Different types of honey are used in various products like skin care and hair (it’s not just for food any longer) and it’s one of my favorite ingredients in my skin care routine.  Since honey is naturally antibacterial, it’s great for treating and preventing acne.  It’s also full of antioxidants to help aid in slowing down aging and is extremely moisturizing and soothing giving your skin a gorgeous glow.  I am constantly on the hunt for products that have honey so I’m sharing with you two brands that have caught my eye lately.

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beelove offers a variety of natural skin and body care products from lotions and lip balms to body creams, scrubs and shower gels. Each product has the sweet fragrance of honey – soft and not overpowering and I absolutely love that they are handcrafted in batches. 

beelove Replenish & Soften, Soften & Restore body lotion (net wt. 9 oz. / $17.00 – $4.00 for the smaller size): is an all natural skin moisturizer and conditioner.  It has a lighter formula than the body cream and absorbs easily into the skin leaving your skin feeling smooth and soft.  This is my every day moisturizer since I’ve started using it and is what I use after washing my hands or the dishes to help revitalize my hands and cuticles.  It’s been perfect for my sensitive skin and I look forward to using it during the winter months when my eczema usually flares up.

Ingredients: distilled water, shea butter, hydrolyzed silk protein, wheat germ oil, meadowfoam seed oil, avocado oil, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, aloe, emulsifying wax nf, vegetable glycerin usp, stearic acid, vitamin E, xanthan gum, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol, to which we add our signature beeloveTM scent.

beelove Polish & glow honey and brown sugar scrub (net wt. 8 oz. / $19.00): is the perfect skin pampering treat.  The raw brown sugar crystals gently smooth away dry, dull skin cells to reveal fresh energizing skin and a healthy glow.  This scrub is very gentle and leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft as well as moisturized.  I love using this scrub on my feet and toes and on places like my elbows and knees for a great exfoliating treatment without a harsh scrub.

Ingredients: raw sugar, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, beelove honey, vegetable glycerin, tocopherols (vitamin E), polysorbate-20, and our signature beelove scent

beelove Nourish & Smooth Body Cream (net wt. 8 oz / $22.00):  This is definitely going to be one of my favorite fall and winter products.  This body cream is silky and rich and so moisturizing for my skin.  I absolutely love it.  It’s what I use on my knees and elbows and all my dry areas to help hydrated the skin and leave it silky smooth and soft.  This cream is made with natural honey, 35% shea butter and silk protein to condition the skin, soften and deeply moisturize.  It also helps to tone the skin and add a full hydration treatment to quench your skin’s thirst.  I use this cream after getting out of the shower at night.  It does it’s magic immediately but when I wake up in the morning, my skin feels absolutely silky smooth and I love it.

Ingredients: distilled water, shea butter, evening primrose oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil, rose hip oil, hydrolyzed silk protein, vegetable glycerin usp, emulsifying wax NF, citric acid, vitamin E, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol: a mild blend of paraben and formaldehyde FREE preservatives, and our signature beelove scent.

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What’s so great about beelove is that they also harvest their own honey to create their products.  Their worker bees are treated with the utmost care and respect since Honeybees are responsible for pollinating 70% of U.S. food crops, yet 30% of the U.S. honeybee population have disappear in just five years they work to keep them thriving.  beelove keep their bees far from the harmful pesticides of corporate agriculture and only take half of the honey from the bees, leaving them an ample food supply.  Their honey that they harvest is wild and raw with a taste and feel you’ll love and that is what goes into the luxurious skin care products.

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The next brand and goodies on my list are from Savannah Bee.  Savannah Bee Company grew out of the founders passion for bees, beekeeping and honey.  Their specialty honey is the culmination of a 35 year search for the world’s best.  Their beauty products delivery real benefits derived from treasured hive ingredients – beeswax, royal jelly, propolis and honey.  I talked about Savannah Bee in a previous post last year featuring their Royal Jelly Body Butter (you can read about it here) and it’s still a favorite as you can see.  I have recently been introduced to the Savannah Bee Honey Body Lotion and Honey Body Wash and I knew I just had to share them each with you.  Let’s chit chat about them, shall we?

Savannah Bee Honey Body Lotion ($9.99 / net. wt. 8 fl.oz.) is available in 5 scents – Wild Blackberry, Lemongrass Spearmint, Orange Blossom, Unscented and Tupelo Honey.  The Tupelo Honey is my favorite, but I was able to try the lemongrass spearmint this time around and I like the invigorating scent it offers.  It has a fresh and earthy type of fragrance. Each body lotion contains aloe vera, coconut oil and honey to help nourish and hydrate your skin.  It’s non-sticky, which I love and the travel size fits perfectly in my purse for on the go.  My skin is always smooth and feels soft after using anything from Savannah Bee.

Ingredients: purified water, organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl stearate citrate, cetearyl alcohol, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, cetyl esters, natural fragrance, natural BEESWAX (cera alba), vegetable glycerin, glyceryl oleate, lauryl laurate, HONEY (mel), xanthan gum, glyceryl caprylate, sodium levulinate, potassium sorbate, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, & sodium phytate (from rice bran)

Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash ($12.50 / net. wt. 8 fl.oz.) is available in four awesome scents – Wild Blackberry, Lemongrass Spearmint, Orange Blossom and Tupelo Honey.  This body wash includes honey which is a nourishing, but gentle cleanser that naturally exfoliates your skin so it’s a great little skin treatment for the whole body.  The body wash is formulated with 100% all-natural ingredients and contains no parabens or petroleum.  I love the Tupelo Honey fragrance and it leaves my skin feeling clean, moisturized and smooth.

Ingredients: water, cocamidopropy betaine, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, decyl glucoside & disodium coco-glucoside citrate & sodium lauroyl lactylate, sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate, natural fragrance, glycerin & ROYAL JELLY (raw), pca glyceryl oleate, HONEY, d-panthenol (provitamin b5), PROPOLIS extract, sodium levulinate, potassium sorbate, sodium phytate ( from rice bran), & annatto fruit extract

So while I sit here sipping on my tea and honey for the day, I remind you that Honey is such a fun and exciting product.  Honey never spoils when it’s sealed, but raw honey may crystalize.  You can gently restore honey by placing the jar in warm water – do not microwave or boil.  Honey is the oldest natural sweetener and has been found in many ancient civilizations, being utilized to treat various skin and beauty treatments, health ailments and so much more.  And, what I think is the coolest part about Honey is that it’s color and flavor vary based on source of nectar and the season… you could say – it’s based on the mood… just like me, it can be sweet, bitter or perfect at a moments notice… lol.

You can purchase or learn more about the products I mentioned in this post at the following sites:

http://www.beelovebuzz.com/#beelove and http://savannahbee.com/.

If you are allergic to honey – I’m so sorry about that.  But if you’re not, I highly suggest looking into honey for your skin care needs as well as all your foodie love.  Happy honey beekeeping and Happy Honey Month!

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A few months ago, I was introduced to LATHER, a skincare brand that maintains that… “It’s what’s inside that counts.” After having the opportunity to try one of their soaps and a yummy scented candle, I knew that LATHER would be a brand that I would enjoy.  Today, I am sharing with you a few items from the line that I have been enjoying as well as a little about the company and who they are.  LATHER’s motto is “Clean skin for a radiant life” and their products offer a variety of different skin loving ingredients and essential oils that help to do just that.

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LATHER started as a dream by Emilie Davidson who suffered from migraines and had a passion for aromatherapy and a growing passion and interest in skin care.  Emilie took this interest into action by starting LATHER which originally included a small line of pure olive oil soaps which quickly gained a cult following.  From a one person operation to a full-fledged business now offering body, face, hair and home products, Emilie opened the first LATHER store in Pasadena in 1999.  Now, almost 20 years later and LATHER is open in different states and sold in beauty boutiques, spas and hotels.  Something that started as a passion is now what drives Emilie to provide outstanding products that really do make a difference.  The mission of LATHER is to offer this awesome and superior body care experience by creating products using the best and highest quality natural ingredients while providing outstanding service that will not only treat the skin but educate the consumer.

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The Coconut Creme Body Whip ($22.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) is one of my favorite products that I have tried so far.  If you know anything about me, it’s that a product that smells like coconut and includes skin loving coconut oil is definitely something I will love and cherish.  This product has stole my heart from the first use and it is one I know I’ll continue to use.  This beautiful and silky whipped body creme feels wonderful on my skin and leaves my skin feeling moisturized while calming my eczema flare ups.  With coconut oil to provide a light moisturization and aloe vera to provide calming relief to sensitive, irritated or sunburned skin – this body whip is the perfect product for spring or summer months as you get over the winter dry skin spells.  Paraben Free and formulated with precious essential oils like tonka bean, patchouli, geranium and vanilla – this body whip has a light but prominent sweet warm scent.  If you are sensitive to fragrances, I think this may be a winner.  It’s lightly scented and never affects my allergies.  To say I love this product is an understatement.  My skin is soft for hours and in some cases I need not apply anymore body creme for 24 hours or more because my skin is still soft and moisturized.

Ingredients: water (aqua), glycerin, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, stearic acid, fragrance*, aloe barbadensis leaf juice**, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, phospholipids, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, dimethicone, sodium polyacrylate, tetrasodium edta, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, aminomethyl propanol, carbomer.
*natural fragrance **organic ingredient

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The Coconut Foaming Body Scrub ($21.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) literally is my spa day at home product.  This wonderful body scrub smells absolutely divine.  I have stated this before, but I have a thing for sweet scents and this line has stolen my heart 10 fold.  The scent is warm and sweet and reminds me of coconut, vanilla and a salted caramel.  The scrub is super gentle and feels wonderful on my sensitive skin.  It scrubs and cleanses at the same time as it exfoliates it works into a moisturizing and creamy lather.  The body scrub includes natural exfoliants like coconut shell, jojoba beads, walnut shell, bamboo stem powder and minerals that help slough away the dead skin and rough dry patches on places like elbows, knees and feet.  Formulated with sugar cane and mixed fruit extracts – this scrub boosts surface exfoliation with alpha hydroxy acids leaving your skin smooth and soft.  This body scrub is paraben-free and sulface-free and I think anyone would enjoy it.

Since I have sensitive skin, I tend to steer clear of products with shells like walnut as the additive for exfoliating… but found that this scrub was very gentle and I not only enjoyed the way it felt on my skin, I loved how my skin felt once it was washed away.  It’s easy to use… simply apply to your damp skin and rub in circular motions to work up a lather.  Rinse well with warm water once done.  Note – this is not to be used on the face.

Ingredients: water (aqua), quartz, hydrogenated jojoba oil, hydrated silica, lauryl glucoside, juglans regia (walnut) shell powder, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, glycerin, fragrance*, bambusa arundinacea stem powder, cocos nucifera (coconut) shell powder, aloe barbadensis leaf juice**, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extact, sea salt, polysorbate 80, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, citric acid. *natural fragrance **organic ingredient

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The Yuzu Sugar Cane Body Buff ($21.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) smells like fresh Yuzu and citrus.  As soon as you touch this body scrub, you can instantly feel the moisturizing oil blends that it’s formulated with.  Made with pure can sugar to gently exfoliate the surface cells, this body scrub leaves your skin so smooth and soft but also very moisturized.  It is formulated with a blend of essential oils including yuzu, mandarin orange, ylang ylang, litsea cubeba, jasmine and oakmoss.  This is a spa-experience in a jar.  This paraben-free scrub is the perfect product to use in the morning when you want a little pick me up (the scent just wakes you up) and leaves your skin so soft.  I love it.  The texture of this scrub is quite interesting as well – as it feels gel like and quite different from the Coconut Foaming Scrub.  It’s cooling sensation and vibrant scent make it a great Spring and Summer must have.  I find I love to use this product most on my elbows and on my feet.  It’s perfect for flip flop and sandal wearing feet.  Also formulated with safflower oil and plant phospholipids to soften the skin and create a breathable protective layer to lock in moisture.  Massage this product into damp skin with gentle circular motions and rinse well with warm water.

Ingredients: ucrose, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, isopropyl palmitate, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, silica, dimethicone, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, citrus junos (yuzu) peel oil, citrus limon (lemon) peel oil, citrus reticulata (tangerine) peel extract, cananga odorata flower oil, jasminum officinale (jasmine) extract, litsea cubeba fruit oil, evernia prunastri (oakmoss) extract, phospholipids, glycerin, water (aqua), ascorbyl palmitate, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol.

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The Muscle Ease Gel with Botanical Pain Relievers ($18.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) has been a lifesaver in the last month.  With my husband’s aches and pains and my bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, we have both been in a bit of hurt.  This product has helped to not only ease our pain but help offer us some much needed relief so we can tackle our day but also sleep at night.  This herbal pain relieving gel is formulated with centuries-old plant extracts that are used by the native tribes of Northern Mexico to help relieve minor aches and pains of muscles and joints.  It’s definitely fast acting and you can feel the gel begin to work immediately, once it is applied and massaged into the affected areas.  You can experience unique cooling and heating on the skin.  The first application I did on my husband, he said his skin felt like it was burning and tingling and a bit uncomfortable – but after that first use, he hasn’t had any issue with it.  Some people will definitely react differently with this product as I felt a cooling sensation and some tingling, but only burning on certain areas of my body.  Formulated with ingredients like menthol, camphor and capsaicin to help provide temporary relief of backaches, arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains, this product contains no waxes, oils, artificial colors or fragrance making it fast acting.  It’s paraben-free and you really only need a small amount applied to the affected area no more than 3-4 times a day.  Rub the product in well until the gel is absorbed and make sure to wash your hands well after applying.

Like with any product used to treat pain, this can feel differently for some versus others, so make sure to test a small amount of this product in a small area to see how it works for you.  It definitely helped with pain relief – that’s for sure and it’s something we continue to use in our house.

Ingredients: Active ingredients: camphor 3%, menthol 3%

Inactive ingredients: aloe vera extract, capsaicin, carbomer, decyl polyglucose, deionized water, grapefruit seed extract, green tea extract, orange peel extract, queen of the prairie extract, rose water, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, vegetable glycerin, witch hazel, yucca extract.

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The Vanilla & Argan Lip Scrub ($10.00 / Net. wt. 0.8oz)  is AMAZING.   As a blogger who reviews beauty products, I have tried my fair share and more of lip scrubs.  Heck, I have even made many of my own over the years.  I have had my favorites and still continue to use them from time to time, but this is quite possibly one of my favorites to boot.  This certified organic, lip-smoothing exfoliator uses sugar cane crystals to gently buff away flaky skin from dry, chapped lips.  Its emollient-rich base is formulated with some of my favorite ingredients like honey (a natural humectant), argan, coconut and rosehip seed oils as well as vitamin E.  It also includes beeswax to restore moisture and softness and provide a protective layer to help prevent future dehydration.  It tastes and smells divine with a sweet and comforting vanilla scent that combines spearmint oil for a pleasant, light tingling sensation to softly plump lips.  This lip scrub prepares your lips for a great application of lip color and it’s paraben-free.

You simply rub this product softly on the lips and remove with warm water.  I love it.  This lip scrub leaves my lips feeling smooth and soft and brings the juicy color back to my lips instantly.  It plumps my lips softly (without any pain) making them look and feel like they are much younger than they are.  This product is probably one of my favorites I’ve tried from LATHER and I think it will be a lip scrub I’ll continue to purchase for years to come.  I’ve made my own for years and find this one to be quite wonderful!

Ingredients: sucrose (cane sugar)*, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, vanilla flavor*, cera alba (beeswax)*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, argania spinosa (argan) nut oil*, mentha spicata (spearmint) leaf oil*, mel (honey)*, mixed tocopherols (vitamin e), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract*, rosa canina (rosehip) seed oil*, calendula officinalis (calendula) extract*, eupatorium rebaudianum bertoni (stevia) leaf extract *. *certified organic ingredient

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The Daily Defense Facial Sunscreen with Aloe & Grape Seed ($24.00 / Net. wt. 2 fl.oz.) has a broad spectrum SPF 30 with UVA/UVB protection against sunburn, skin cancer and early skin aging cause by the sun.  It combines the mineral sunscreen Titanium Dioxide with Octinoxate to provide protection for your skin.  It is enriched with natural botanicals to soothe, hydrate and protect your skin from sun exposure.  Free of synthetic fragrance, color and parabens, this product is specifically designed for the face.

Application is easy – simply apply to the face and massage into the skin.  I like to use this product daily over my moisturizer and apply through out the day if I am in direct sunlight or extended periods of time.  This product applies easily and doesn’t leave my face feeling oily (which I love).  It has a light aloe like fragrance, nothing overpowering or funky at all… and the consistency of this product feels really nice on the skin.

Active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (5%), Octinoxate (4%).

Inactive ingredients: Alanine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Arginine, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bisabolol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco Caprylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Glycine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mica, Niacin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Phospholipids, Potassium Sorbate, Proline, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Citrate, Sorbitan Monostearate, Tetrasodium Edta, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Water (Aqua), Xanthan Gum.

The Coconut Creme Body Wash ($18.00 / Net. Wt. 8oz) is a rich and creamy cleansing body wash.  It feels luxurious on the skin and lathers up to leave you feeling clean and moisturized.  This body wash gently removes the dirt and oil while still leaving your skin feeling soft and full of moisture.  It is formulated with coconut oil to help provide light moisturization and aloe vera to provide calming relief to sensitive skin.  It also includes shea butter to help soften, comfort and soothe your dry skin leaving your body feeling soft and smooth.  This body wash is paraben and sulfate free and has a light coconut vanilla fragrance.  This product is as easy to use as taking a shower… simply apply to wet skin using your hands, sponge, etc. and work up to a lather while cleaning your body.  Rinse with warm water and feel how soft your skin is after you’re done.

Ingredients: water (aqua), sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauryl glucoside, peg-150 distearate, fragrance*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice **, bambusa arundinacea stem extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, passiflora incarnata flower extract, rosa canina fruit extract, allantoin, panthenol, sodium pca, tocopheryl acetate, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, glycerin, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, citric acid, polyquaternium-7, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, glycol stearate.
*natural fragrance  **organic ingredient

I am very impressed with the products I tried from LATHER so far.  I love when a brand and their products has a unique story behind them and a mission that is quite impressive.  With all the products I listed and discussed here today, I can’t help but to recommend all of them.  I think each of them have wonderful properties and with someone like me who has sensitive skin, these products each helped to combat those issues.  Now that we are in Spring, I’m noticing how much the winter weather took a toll on my body and dried my skin out so horribly bad.  These products have been essential in bringing back the moisture and treating my skin to a spa.  If you haven’t tried anything from LATHER yet, I highly suggest you take a look and see what products you think resonate with you.  Each product offers so many benefits and most of them have such an addicting fragrance to them as well.

For my Hawaii readers:  Modern Honolulu Spa offers 20% off their treatment if you show your ID and are Kama’aina (Local) so feel free to check out LATHER at your local spa.  For those that are interested in trying out something from LATHER – check out their website filled with all kinds of goodies from their Modern Apothecary:  http://www.lather.com/

What about you?  Have you tried anything from LATHER before?  If so – what have you tried and what are your thoughts?  If not, what do you have your eyes on to check out?

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Disclaimer:  The products mentioned/featured in this post were sent to me for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts for you.  Affiliate links are posted through out.  Thank you to LATHER for sharing these wonderful products with me.

I love monthly subscription boxes and while I’ve had my fair share of them, I think the Popsugar Must Have box is definitely one that you must try out at least once.  This awesome subscription delivers a plethora of treats from beauty and skin care to food, fashion and more and for just $39.95 a month, shipping included.  I love receiving this box because I know that everything included is full size so I’m definitely getting my money’s worth with just a couple of items.  This month there was a range of surprises and treats that I couldn’t wait to dig into.  Check out my video embedded below to see the unboxing, or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.  Scroll down to see all the delectable treats and fine goods I got in my August box.

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As you can see – the box was filled with a bunch of awesome goodies.

Paddywax Candle

The Paddywax Ocean Tide + Sea Salt Mini Jar Candle ($10) smells like a beautiful sea breeze in a jar.  Fragrance notes of sea salt and the ocean tide, this soy-wax candle brings the beach directly to you.  I love the scent… it is subtle but you still get an awesome fragrance from it.  The packaging is awesome and reminds me of sea glass. When I use up the candle, I will be saving the jar for little knick-knacks or to make my own little candle DIY.  www.paddywax.com

thinkThin brownie crunch high protein bar

The thinkThin Brownie Crunch High Protein Bar didn’t last long.  After snapping the photo, I ate it in a quick jiffy.  This was a special extra in the box this month and I really did enjoy it.  It has a nice chocolate taste and is 20g of Protein, 0g of Sugar and great for on the go or after a work out for a quick snack.

Kendra Scott Elisa necklace

Next in the box was the Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace in Black Cat’s Eye ($50).  I was very excited to get this necklace because those that know me, know I’m big on natural minerals and stones, crystals and such and this will be a great addition to my growing jewelry collection.  It’s set in 14k gold over brass, and I love Gold jewelry and it has a gorgeous black oval stone that is classic and timeless. This is the first and only piece I own from Kendra Scott so I’m very proud to have this in this month’s box.  This piece alone pays for the entire box and then some… so the rest of the goodies included are actually extra goodies. www.kendrascott.com

Goodbyn Purple Meal and Dipper Set

The Goodbyn Purple Meal & Dipper Set ($8.00) Now – this next item is awesome for me and I’m super excited to get it.  First off… it’s purple, yes… praise the purple loving Gods… it’s purple.  Then it is an awesome way to keep track of meal portions and is a great portable way for me to travel with a meal when I’m on the go.  I’m so busy sometimes, I skip out on a meal because I just don’t have the time, but this will really give me the option to pack something to eat ahead of time and be on my way.   www.goodbyn.com

Mason Jar Cookie Company

The Mason Jar Cookie Company Celebrate! Cookie Mix ($12) Being a mommy of boys, goodies are essential and I’m always looking to add new treats to our foodie line-up.  We haven’t had the chance to bake these up yet, but know that I will post all about it once I do.  This treat is festive and ready to go – just add butter and an egg and bake it up for a delectable treat.  www.masonjarprovisions.com

Lollia At Last Perfumed Shower Gel

Lollia At Last Perfumed Shower Gel ($22).  I was pretty excited to see this in my box, because I have heard of the brand but have never tried the products before.  It smells really nice, but sadly – my box was a complete mess when it arrived due to the fact that this shower gel leaked everywhere.  It seems like the cap was not tight on the bottle and even after cleaning it up and tightening the cap, it continues to leak.  This shower gel is infused with shea butter and jojoba oil so I’m excited to give it a whirl with what I have left in the bottle.

Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip

Ooh La La – the Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip in Popsugar was a surprise to me but I was so excited to get it. ($22.00).  I’m a huge fan of the brand and this will be the first lip gloss that I have been able to try.  To celebrate Popsugar’s Must Have’s second birthday, Bite Beauty created this new shade for the occasion and it’s so sweet.  Strawberry, Coconut and avocado oils leave my lips yummy and pink.  www.sephora.com/bite-beauty

Bite Beauty Popsugar

The shade of Popsugar is a tad sheer, but it’s a gorgeous shade nonetheless and I love how it feels on the lips.  A little sticky but not so much that it’s irritating to use.  Definitely a gorgeous color.

Overall – I’m quite impressed with this month’s Popsugar box.  Overall I received a total of $124+ worth of products and all of them in full size.  Each month the Must Have box is $39.95 and includes full size goodies for you to test out.  I love the goodies Popsugar sends out because this particular box is much more lifestyle based, then beauty – so you get a variety of goodies that you can use on yourself or with your family in mind.  Have you tried the Popsugar Must Have box?  If not – is this something you may be interested in?  If you have, what are your thoughts?  Popsugar is a great way to try out some new things, click here to learn more about it.

Due to where I live – I apologize that it took me a while to get my unboxing up and live.  But I do have a discount code for anyone interested:

Get $10 off of a 3-month subscription by using CODE: AUG14SELECT Code is live and expires on 9/10/14.

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DISCLAIMER: POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.