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I know I’ve been featuring Pixi Beauty on the blog quite often lately, but in all honesty, I have a serious crush on the products I’ve been trying from the brand.  Between the influencer collaborations to products they’ve been releasing consistently, I have definitely been crushing on the Pixi by Petra.  Today we’re going to chat about some of their Skin Teats – like literally, that’s what tab they are labeled under on the website (and with good reason, because they totally are).  These beauty mists have been my lazy girl best friends lately and I am excited to share them with all of you.

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Everyone knows that a great makeup or skincare mist for the face is definitely essential but in some cases, it’s a luxury that many can’t afford.  However, over the last year or so – brands have been coming out with affordable versions and Pixi is definitely killing it in the game.  At just $15.00 each, you can’t help but want to give these babies a whirl and see how they work.  I have been using these skin treats mists now for at least 2 months and boy oh boy, I’m in love.

The Hydrating Milky Mist is one I had on my mind for a few months and I was so excited to get it in my recent box to try.  This deeply hydrating mist provides and invisible layer of skin-soothers and is the ultimate remedy for dry skin like mine.  It’s feather light and offers your skin a surge of hydration with hyaluronic acid to help plump the skin.  It’s perfect for all skin types and provides a blend of black oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid to rejuvenate the skin and provide a perfect first layer of moisture before you apply serums and makeup.  I shake my bottle and spray onto my skin in the morning or night (or anytime I feel my face needs a little hydration).  It’s easy to apply and one of my favorites.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Allantoin, Ceteareth-20, Trideceth-10, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-12, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Lecithin, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract. 80ml / 2.70 fl.oz

Before I go further, I also wanted to add that the spray nozzle on these bottles is great.  You get the perfect amount each time you use it.  I love it.

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The Makeup Fixing Mist with Rose Water and Green Tea has also become one of my favorite products.  Like most makeup setting sprays – this one prolongs makeup wear and keeps it from moving, melting and settling into fine lines and pores.  With the rose water and green tea infused formula, this spray helps to comfort, protect and balance the skin for a fresh face.  I love how it leaves my skin looking hydrated and really helps to give my skin a fresh look, regardless of how much makeup I have on.  I don’t have to worry about looking cake-face with this product.  This spray has replaced two of my favorites because it’s affordable and I love the smell.  If you’re looking for a spray that will set your makeup while adding a soft-focus finish, you’ll surely enjoy this one.

*I use this spray after makeup or spray directly onto my makeup brush before applying eye shadow for a foiled, more intense look.

Ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Citrate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Trideceth-10, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glycerin, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Soleirolia Soleirolii Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Fragrance, Butylene Glycol, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Pinus Densiflora Extract, Thuja Orientalis Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Maltodextrin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCl, Silica. 80ml / 2.70 fl.oz.

The Glow Mist is a product I’ve been using for quite a few months now and it’s one of my favorites.  Since I don’t use makeup daily and I’m always on the hunt for a glowy, dewy look, I think this product is one that gets the job done when I need it to.  The Glow Mist gives my face a luminous and glowing look while still leaving me with a smooth complexion.  It’s enriched with 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts.  It hydrates my skin while nourishing and also acts as a makeup setting spray while leaving my skin looking glowy and fresh.  I use it in the morning or evening when I need it and I even spray some on my shoulders when I am wearing something that exposes them some.  I love this product and I absolutely enjoy how it gives me that beachy (just get out of the water from a dip) look without being on the sand or getting wet.

Ingredients: Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Propolis Extract, Niacinamide, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Panthenol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Rose Flower Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil. 80ml / 2.70 fl.oz

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Last but not least, let’s talk the Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist.  First of all, I’m a morning person, so I love a product that just wakes up my skin so that I look like I feel – excited and ready to start my day.  This mist offers a boost to my skin while revitalizing it and giving my complexion an awakened effect.  The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavender, and arginine.  This mist helps to strengthen and tone while adding hydration and a protective veil to the skin.  It cools, refreshes and wakes up your skin to start your day.  You can use this in the AM or PM and it works wonders for those days when you feel like you needed to snooze your alarm a few more times.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Citrus Grandis (grapefruit) Peel Oil, Adenosine, Tropolone, Disodium EDTA, Arginine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Maltodextrin, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pryidoxine HCI, Silica.

I am always excited to share Pixi products with all of you – especially when they are products that I’ve been loving lately.  These are definitely some of my favorites and I’ll be stocking up on them as I run out.

I wanted to mention that Pixi is having a Friends & Family Sales Event – Save 20% OFF your order from May 16th to 23rd at http://pixibeauty.com (online orders only) This discount excludes Pixi Pretties Collection.  Use CODE:  pixifriends17 to get your discount.

So what about you, have you tried any of these awesome finds?  If so, definitely let me know what you think of them.  If not, is there anything you have your sites on?

Have a wonderful day and week.

 

 

 


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I know Spring has hit Hawaii when I drive around the up country area where I live and notice purple blossoms from the Jacaranda trees that line our streets here.  But, that is not the only thing that reminds me of spring – besides the trees and of course the weather, my skin texture and need for certain products definitely changes.  I’ve been using Rodial products for about a year now and I find that my skin really soaks up all the benefits of the products during the cool spring months.  It’s that time of the year when we are starting to transition from colder months to warmer here in Hawaii.  Today, I’m going to share with you some products I’ve been using the last month from Rodial so let’s get to it, shall we?

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Rodial is a UK based brand that recently made it’s way into the United States, offering a variety of skin care and cosmetic products.  I have tried several products from their  Dragon’s Blood, Stem Cell Super-Food and  Snake lines and for the most part, I’ve been quite impressed with the products I’ve tried so far.  Today I’m going to be sharing with you 5 products that are “new to me” and recently added to the Rodial line up.

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The first products are makeup types and include the Baking Powder ($48.00) and The Baking Brush ($46.00).

The Baking Powder (New Product) is a loose setting powder (I got the color 01) that helps you to achieve the perfect flawless base for your makeup.   This setting powder is silky and quite smooth which is ideal for “baking” your makeup – a technique that has been used for years in the drag communities and by makeup artists, and has recently (over the last year) become a popular step in the beauty community and YouTubers alike.  Baking your makeup is all about flawlessly setting your  makeup without creasing or caking.

While you can pretty much “bake your face” with any loose translucent powder – I prefer when doing this method of makeup that the powder be smooth and lightweight.  I also prefer a powder that will add a bit of brightness to the face effortlessly, without leaving a white cast behind when sweeping the powder away.  I must say – I was quite impressed with the Rodial Baking Powder.  It’s smooth to the touch and feels great on the skin.  Once you sweep the powder away – you are left with a flawless makeup application.

I will say however, that the amount of product you get – 4g / 0.14 oz Net. Wt. is not a lot considering the price tag.  While a little goes a long way with the product, especially since it is such a finely milled powder, when using something like this specifically for baking, you will go through product quickly and I think at $48.00 – that’s quite a hefty cost to have to replenish the product when you need.  The powder comes with a sifter which allows you to really get the right amount of product each time and hopefully eliminate an spill accident, but if you are someone who bakes your makeup often, you may need to buy a new one sooner.

If you are like me and rarely uses a technique like this, this product will last you a long time.  It feels great on the skin, like silk and you’ll definitely enjoy it.

Ingredients:  Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Boron Nitride, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Aqua (Water), Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract May Contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides) 

Next is The Baking Brush (New Product).  There’s not much to say about this brush except I really like it.  This brush is perfect for removing powder or applying it to the under eye area because it is so so soft that it will not affect the under eyes with an pulling or tugging.  This brush has been specifically designed with soft, dense hairs to allow for easy application of the loose powder as well as the perfect softness to remove the loose powder when your baking is done, leaving your skin looking flawless without “cake face”.

What I also love about this brush is that it is dense enough to pick up and apply any pressed powders and makes a wonderful bronzer brush for contouring or adding definition within the hollows of the cheek area and forehead.  I found that I was able to get the perfect bronze with this brush because it blends the products effortlessly.  The brush bristles are so soft.   I’ve looked all over the website and couldn’t find information on the specific type of bristles the brush was made with, but have been advised by those that have used the brand that they are indeed synthetic brush hairs… which is awesome.  It feels so good, you’ll definitely want to use this brush for everything and I have just about tried it on most of the my face products (with exception to foundation) and have enjoyed it.  The ferule is very well made, tightly cinched in place and the handle, while it does have weight to it, is not overly heavy but balanced well in my hands.  Yes, this brush is a bit costly, but considering the quality I’ve found it to have, I’m beyond impressed with it and I’ll definitely look into other brushes from the Rodial line.

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Next in this line up I also tried a few more products from the Dragon’s Blood line.  The Dragon’s Blood XXL Lip Plumper was definitely something I was excited to try when I seen it in the box.  It’s an interesting product and I do enjoy a good lip plumper so I opened this product first before any of the others.

The Dragon’s Blood XXL Lip Plumper retails for $30.00 and you 3mL / 0.1 fl.oz. of product.  Not that much product if you ask me, considering the price point.  This lip plumper was designed to nourish your lips while boosting the lips volume instantly.  They call it a “moisture-rich plumping miracle worker.”  It’s suggested to apply this product twice daily generously to the lips or as often as needed to provide an instant boost of moisture and plumping action.  The site also says that you may experience slight tingling sensation on your lips upon your initial application.

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So here’s the deal.  While I was very excited to see this product in my box when it arrived, after trying this particular one, it’s not my favorite in the bunch.  First, getting the product out of the tube took quite a while.  To dispense the product, you click the back of the pen like packaging till the product dispenses through the brush tip.  Let’s just say that it took me well over 90 presses to get that darn thing to come out.  By the time it was slowly making it’s way to the applicator, my fingers and hand was already uncomfortable and tired.

The brush made the product easy to apply, and I really liked that the actual lip product had a tint of color.  It’s the perfect type of shade for a natural, everyday glossy look and the product, while just a bit sticky, applied pretty easily.  I didn’t find any weird residue left on my lips through out the day and it wasn’t so sticky that I couldn’t purse my lips together after applied.  I did find minimum stinging and tingling which was great (considering they use chilli extract as their ingredient for the plumping) and the smell was almost minty and kind of pleasant for me.  I will say however, do not taste the stuff,  it has an odd taste that really didn’t sit well for me… I’m not sure what it is, but I didn’t like it.  It’s not chemical, but a weird mint and herb taste, if that makes any sense.  The plumping was definitely instant after application but not abnormal.  My lips seemed a fuller without looking weird and the effect was nice.  This gloss like plumper does not last a long time, so you may need to reapply after it comes off for optimal effect.

Ingredients: Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Olus Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Candelilla Cera, Parfum (Fragrance), Mica, Capsicum Annum Resin/Capsicum Frutescens Resin, Tocopherol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Trihydroxystearin, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Geraniol, Linalool, Sucrose Cocoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Limonene, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Glucomannan, Citric Acid, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 75470 (Carmine).

Cautions: Contains chilli extract. In case of discomfort, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water.

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The Dragon’s Blood Velvet Cream was another product I got to test out.  Retailing at $85.00 for 50mL / 1.7 fl.oz. worth of product, you get a good size tub of product for the price point.  While it is expensive, considering the brand and their products, it’s something you can definitely expect.  There’s one thing for sure with Rodial, their product packaging always goes with the particular product line, which I like and the packaging is nice and definitely well made.

This cream is interesting.  It’s a rich cream with a texture that kind of reminds me of a whipped body butter.  It applies smoothly and evenly and I love how nicely it blends and rubs into the skin.  Rodial says that this cream offers a multi-dimensional hydration that leaves the skin feeling deeply nourished and I can definitely agree with that.  After apply to my face I felt like my skin got a boost of moisture and I really love the fact that it doesn’t feel heavy and my skin just drinks it in.  If you have dry skin like I do, I think you’ll definitely enjoy this cream.  I found that using it at night has been best for me my skin feels soft and smooth the next morning.  You can definitely use it morning or night – but for me the night use is best, but I have enjoyed using it during the day as well.  It doesn’t have a bad scent, but smells oddly like a weird herbal citrus, I can’t quite figure it out.  This product is expensive however, so I say if you can splurge, great – you’re skin will surely enjoy it.  I also really like the fact that ingredients like Squalane are included so I can eliminate a few other products in my routine when using this cream.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Isoamyl Laurate, Glycerin, Squalane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Myristyl Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Silica, Potassium Sorbate, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Seed Extract, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Farnesol, Citral, Citronelloe

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The Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water is the last product that I got to try out this time around.  Retailing for $36.00 the water includes 200 mL / 6.8 fl.oz. worth of product.  The Cleansing Water was designed to remove all traces of makeup and give your skin a burst of freshness while hydrating and soothing your skin.  This cleansing water can be used on both the face and the eyes and is formulated with rose water.

Honestly, I have been using cleansing and micellar waters on my eye area now for over a year.  I know you shouldn’t but, I do and found that this particular one was quite gentle in that area.  My eyes didn’t burn or feel irritated which I liked.  Since this is a no-rinse formula, it was perfect to use for cleansing in the morning as well.  With ingredients like rose water, vitamin B3 and the Dragon’s Blood – this product is said to soothe sensitive and stressed skin while illuminating and brightening the skin and evening out the skin tone.   With some of my favorite ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3, I definitely am liking the results of this product.  This particular product is perfect on days when it’s hot and my skin feels parched and I love that I can use it day or night and all over my face without any sensitivities or issues.  It’s not a sticky liquid, but leaves my skin feeling hydrated so if I had to skip moisturizing for any reason, I know my skin will not be left overly dry after use.

Oh – did I mention how it removed my makeup?  My waterproof mascara or brow pencils come off without any issue and I like that my eyes don’t burn at all, of course, if I got the product directly into my eye area – that may be a different story.  This is a product I know I’ll for sure continue to buy and use – I could stock up on it because it truly is my favorite out of all the ones I wrote about in this post.  I have very sensitive eyes and to find a product that doesn’t burn them, at all – well, yes… I must stock pile that like it’s the zombie apocalypse and I need them all.

Rosa Damascena Flower Water, PEG-6 Caprylic/ Capric Glycerides, Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Geraniol, Citronellol.

Cautions: Avoid getting product directly in the eyes. If direct contact occurs rinse well with water.

Of course, each person’s skin and skin care routine differ and what may work for you – may not necessarily work for me and vice versa.  Ultimately, I enjoyed most of the products I tried that I discussed in this post.  I have used several products from Rodial over the last year and have enjoyed “most” of them.  I do think some of the products can be a bit overpriced, but considering the brand name, you often pay for the brand name and reputation.  Many of the ingredients in these products are really nice for the skin.  I’ve been using these products now for about a month and I haven’t noticed any sensitivities (I do have sensitive skin) and I can’t say that I’ve experienced any weird breakouts.  If I had to suggest at least one product from the five I talked about here today, I definitely think trying the Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water would be a good one to start with.

So – while this post was a bit “long winded” I wanted to make sure to be able to provide you with as much information that I could so you could decide if this brand or these products would work for you.  As I mentioned before, I do have other products that I’ve shared on social media but didn’t quite write about here, and I plan to over the next few weeks (so stay tuned).  You can purchase these products at: http://www.rodial.co.uk/us/ – I love that they are available in the US now.

What about you?  Have you tried any products from Rodial or any of them that I’ve discussed in this post?  Are there any products that you tried that I must get my hands on?  Let me know in the comments below.

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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.

Signature Honey


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Ugh… the cold and dry winter weather are still taking its toll on my skin, especially since Hawaii has consistently been experiencing “colder than usual” weather this year.  I know, I know… with so many friends from around the World – 60 Degrees is not necessarily “cold” – but hey, when you get 90 degree weather year round… the body eventually starts to go on strike when it experiences 40 – 60 degrees over the course of 3 or more months.  Nonetheless, I digress.   I have my little arsenal of beauty products to help combat the cold while keeping my skin moisturized, but my feet and especially my heels tend to take the most beating.  Dry and slightly callused heels, toes and the balls of my feet are absolutely NO BUENO, but thanks to Zim’s Max Crack Creme, the colder months have not been so brutal to my skin.

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I featured Zim’s here on my site a few months back, talking about the Zim’s Max Freeze Patches which you can read about here.  Today, I’m going to be sharing with you some information on the Zim’s Max Crack Creme and how it worked for me.  Zim’s started over 60 years ago with teh creation of Zim’s Crack Creme by a pharmacist in Austintown, Ohio.  Local cement workers frequently visited the pharmacy, complaining of dry, cracked skin; since the cement business took its toll on the workers’ hands and feet.  The pharmacist saw the need at hand and began developing an all-natural, herbal-based liquid formula designed to help the cement workers.  The formula later became what was called “Cement Workers’ Lotion.”

The lotion was sold locally after World War II, and it earned a strong and loyal following.  After many years, the product was eventually renamed Zim’s Crack Creme and was introduced on a national level.  This product is now one of many available from Zim’s and has become a household name for many.

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The Original Zim’s Max Crack Cream Liquid Formula retails for about $6.99 at most retailers and comes in a 2 oz. bottle.  It’s an all-natural multi-use liquid herbal formula that softens and moisturizes dry, cracked skin.  It’s recommended to use for nighttime but can be used through out the day as well.  I prefer to use it at night after getting out of the shower and before bed.  You can use this product on hands, feet, elbows, cuticles and so much more.  What makes this oil so great is some of the ingredients that it has – Arnica flower extract and Myrcia Oil.  I have used Arnica capsules over the years to help with any swelling, bruising, aches and pains in the muscles and sprains as well as for sea sickness for loved ones.  Seeing the Crack Cream have Arnica as an ingredient really excited me, because I had hopes that it would be a great treatment for my tired, achy and dry feet.

This liquid formula has been wonderful.  Even though it’s been cold – the liquid keeps my skin feeling and looking soft and it’s perfect to use when giving or getting a foot massage.  It’s soothing and immediately infuses moisture into the skin.  This is not greasy or sticky – your skin will soak it up immediately so it’s fine to use at any time.

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The Zim’s Max Crack Creme Creamy Daytime Formula retails for $6.99.  It is an herbal formula just like the liquid, but has a lotion like consistency.  This product softens and moisturizes dry, cracked skin and is a great compliment to the Original Liquid Formula.  Just like the original liquid formula, you can use the Crack Creme Daytime Formula on your hands, feet, elbows, cuticles and so much more.  This formula and product are ideal for dry split fingers that you hear are often associated with dry atmosphere weather in wintertime or southwestern climates and for people like my dad who has been a mechanic for years, this works well too.

This has been my go-to for daytime use and in the morning when I get up.  My skin can by dry, especially with the cold winter we’re experiencing here and this product has done wonders.  It has a minty fresh like scent – definitely not overpowering at all – in fact, you may need to really smell it well to pick up the hint of fragrance.

This particular cream is much like the liquid form in that once you rub it in, it soaks into the skin quickly.  You don’t have to worry about your hands being slippery once it has really soaked into your skin and I like this, because it allows me to get back to work or even drive without any issues like traditional hand creams.  There is no sticky, slippery or greasy feeling which is a HUGE plus for me.

I love when a product works and works well, but an important thing for me when it comes to products is availability.  Zim’s is not only affordable but easy to order off of their website.  But, I have been seeing it at my local Walmart which is great because I’m able to stock up or replenish this product once it runs out.  I shared these particular products with my dad as well and he thinks they’re awesome, my husband does too.  When you get the seal of approval from a man or men that work with their hands… I think you definitely have a winner.

Have you tried anything from Zim’s before?  What about the Max Crack Creme or Liquid, do you think you could get some use out of these products during the winter or year long?

These products and many more can be found on their website at: http://www.zimsusa.com/

Signature Honey

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With news articles and stories all over the internet, I’m sure you’ve heard the words:  “Sea Buckthorn berry” before, I know I have and over the last few months, it’s become quite popular.  Dr. Oz calls it the “Miracle Berry” and others rave about how it’s a power-packed super fruit that should be on everyone’s radar.  So – what is this berry and why is it becoming so popular?  Today, I’m going to share with you some sea buckthorn products from SeabuckWonders and hopefully I can share with you a little more on this product so you are armed with some information.

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The sea buckthorn berry has over 190 phytonutrients and fatty acids (ALL the omegas: 3, 6, 9 and the rae Omega-7) that help to protect against many diseases (including breast cancer), but it also provides soothing relief to many.  Many breast cancer patients use sea buckthorn products to reduce the negative effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments and there are a variety of different uses for this berry in general.  For those that are looking for an improvement in your skin – sea buckthorn if filled with antioxidants, vitamins A, E and beta-carotene.  With a treasure chest of nutrients, sea buckthorn has been a secret beauty aid in Eastern Asia for over a 1000 years to provide the lasting and necessary benefits for ever-lasting beauty.

Seabuck thorn berry oil is not only high in Omega-7 which helps to moisturize the cell membranes, but the anti-inflammatory properties can have a hugely positive effect on blood levels.  I was especially intrigued by this particular miracle berry because of the recent health issues I’ve been experiencing and sea buckthorn berry is known to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels while reducing  inflammation, dry-eye symptoms, vaginal dryness and dry skin conditions.  It can also assist in hydrating the digestive tract and internal organs and I love that it’s great for the skin and nails – which for me take a beating during the colder months.

So – now that I’ve given you a little information on this miracle berry – I’m going to share with you a brand and their products that I’ve been using over the course of the last few months.  I’m excited to share these with you because I love products that are affordable and easy to attain.

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SeabuckWonders is the first company that brought Sea Buckthorn products to the United States.  The sea buckthorn berries that they harvest are exclusively harvested from the prestine Tibetan region where high altitude and harsh environment have equipped the sea buckthorn with extraordinary biodefense mechanisms with numerous life-giving nutrients such as the rare Omega-7.  The SeabuckWonders 100% pure Sea Buckthorn oil contains up to 30-35% Omega-7, the highest concentration known in the natural world, that provides the best results possible.  All of SeabuckWonders products are made of 100% Pure, USDA Certified Organice Sea Buckthorn Oil, are Kosher Certified and are also Non-GMO Project Verfied and Gluten Free.

I tried four products from the line and have my eyes set on a few others that are on my wishlist to pick up.  The first I’m going to talk to you about is the Ultimate Hair, Skin and Nails Supplement ($34.97 – 60 vegan softgels / 500 mg each).  This supplement helps you to go below the hair, skin and nails to the root of any problems.  By combining biotin with the cell membrane nurturing properties of sea buckthorn oil, the blend offers the best support for strength and beauty.  As I mentioned previously, winter takes a toll on my body (especially my hair, skin and nails) and I make it a point to take a daily supplement to help with this.  The SeabuckWonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails supplement (with Omega-7 and Biotin) have helped to keep my hair stronger than usual while keeping my scalp moisturized so I don’t experience dry, itchy or flakiness.  I noticed after about 2 weeks of taking this supplement that my nails grew faster (my nails naturally are long and grow, but they are at their strongest during the summer months and tend to be brittle during winter).  They not only were growing faster but also stronger without treatment of my cuticles.  My skin is not as dry as it usually is during the winter which to me is probably the biggest plus to see.  Normally – my skin is so dry I am lathering layers of moisturizer to combat my Eczema.  This is the first winter in a long time since I’ve experienced an Eczema flare up thanks to my skin being so hydrated.

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  •  Cell membrane nurturing Omega-7
  •  5000 mcg of Biotin
  •  Vegan
  •  Gluten Free
  •  Available in 60 vegan softgels/500 mg each

This is the first winter in a long time since I’ve experienced an Eczema flare up thanks to my skin being so hydrated.

The SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Facial Cleanser ($16.97 – 4 fl.oz / 120 mL) has also been a welcoming part of my skin care routine.  During the winter my skin is so dry that I often layer on different types of moisturizing products but it can also cause my skin to look and feel dull while also causing me to breakout.  This exfoliating facial cleanser has been awesome to use the last several months because it not only deep cleans my skin but boosts my skin’s vibrancy.  It’s gentle and doesn’t strip my skin of it’s natural oils (which I definitely need) but still exfoliates my skin, leaving it smooth and clearing up my complexion.  This is a facial cleanser that is ideal for all skin types because of it’s nutritional properties and leaves my skin feeling clean, balanced and just awesome.

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  • Enhances skin tone & texture
  • Gently exfoliates & detoxifies
  • Made with certified organic Sea Buckthorn
  • Vegan; Non-GMO
  • Paraben-free; Leaping Bunny Cruelty-free
  • Dairy-free, Wheat-free and Gluten-free
  • Naturally scented with essential orange oil
  • pH-balanced for all skin types

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Coco Glucoside, Carrageenan, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Phenylethyl Alcohol, Sodium Phytate.

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The SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream ($19.97 – 1 fl.oz. / 30mL) has also been a great addition to my skin care regimen.  This product includes all the great ingredients that the others do like the Omegas (including Omega-7) and packs a lot of moisture for my dry skin while still keeping my skin in balance.  Absolutely lightweight and applies like a breeze, my skin drinks this facial cream up and stays moisturized and rejuvenated all day long.  This facial cream helps to minimize my fine lines while smoothing and softening my complexion.  I also enjoy the added benefit of it protecting my skin from the damaging effects of the sun and environmental pollutants.

  • Moisturizes and rejuvenates
  • Supports skin cell functions
  • Protects against visible signs of UV-induced stress
  • Enhances skin tone and texture
  • Made with certified organic Sea Buckthorn
  • Vegan & Non-GMO
  • Paraben free & Leaping Bunny Project Certified Cruelty-free
  • Dairy-free, Wheat-free & Gluten-free
  • Naturally scented with essential orange oil
  • For all skin types
  • 1 fl. oz. (30ml)

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Vegetable Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Shea Butter, Essential Herbal Blend (Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower (Linden) Extract, Cornflower Extract, Roman Chamomilla Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Essential Orange Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Pro-Vitamin B-5, Allantoin, Vitamin E, Ethylhexylglycerin.

SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion ($14.97 – 6 fl.oz. / 180 mL) was also a hit for me.  It was awarded the Delicious Living Beauty & Body Award in 2013 and I can definitely see why.  Filled with a potent infusion of Omega 3, 6, 9 and the powerful skin-healing Omega 7, SeabuckWonders Body Lotion provides nourishment with age-defying properties for soft and healthy skin.  I think this product will easily be a favorite of mine for years to come, especially during the winter.  It’s intensely moisturizing without feeling oily/greasy or sticky.  When applied to the skin, it soaks right in while leaving my skin and body feeling touchable soft.  With a high concentration of sea buckthorn oil, this lotion allows for superior moisture retention while protecting the skin from various signs of aging and effects of exposure to the sun.  My knees, elbows and feel LOVE this lotion and I love the light orange scent.  It’s amazing!

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  • Moisturizes and protects
  • Supports skin cell functions
  • Protects against visible signs of UV-induced stress
  • Made with certified organic Sea Buckthorn
  • Vegan; Non-GMO
  • Paraben-free; Leaping Bunny Cruelty-free
  • Dairy-free, Wheat-free and Gluten-free
  • Naturally scented with essential orange oil
  • For all skin types
  • 6 fl. oz. (180ml)

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Cetyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Essential Herbal Blend (Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower (Linden) Extract, Cornflower Extract, Roman Chamomilla Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Essential Orange Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Pro-Vitamin B-5, Ethylhexylglycerin, Vitamin E.

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I have my eyes set on a few other products to try from SeabuckWonders, especially the supplements.   As I mentioned previously, I have been dealing with a plethora of health ailments, so adding some new supplements to my regiment will surely help.  I’m beyond impressed with the products I’ve tried so far and I am definitely interested in picking up and ordering more that SeabuckWonders offers.

Like I mentioned previously, each product is reasonably priced – in fact, it’s quite affordable when you think of the benefits.  SeabuckWonders products were the first I’ve tried with Sea Buckthorn Oil and my experiencing has definitely been a positive one.  I know this was a lengthy review/feature, but I wanted to make sure you had as much information as possible to be able to make a decision on whether or not you wanted to try these.  As I say with anything I talk about here, my experience with one product may be different from those that you may have.  It’s important to make an informed decision before trying anything obviously, but I love sharing products I’ve been enjoying.

You can purchase these products or learn more about SeabuckWonders at: http://www.seabuckwonders.com/

So how about you?  Have you heard of Sea buckthorn oil or berries before and have you used it or products that include it?  What are your thoughts on this “supposed” miracle berry?

Signature Honey

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I know, I know… we are already in the second month of the new year, but it really is the perfect time to get started on a great skin care regimen (if you haven’t already started).  By this time, your skin is probably over the dry and cold winter weather and looking for a way to escape – I know mine is.  I find that this time of the year is the perfect time to get my skin in check and get it clear, healthy and ready to welcome Spring.  I also find that since I’ve been using minimal makeup lately, I really need to make sure that the products I choose will help bring my fresh and bright face forward.  I try a lot of skin care products and over the last month or so, I also included Derma E into that mix.  Let’s check it out, shall we?

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The first thing I wanted to touch base on is the Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50 – Net. wt. 1.7 oz / 48g).  Now a similar mask from Derma E has been one of my favorites over the last year or so, but I love the new packaging design and overall look of their products and the new additives that this mask has.  This mask helps to deeply detoxify the skin of harmful micropollutants in two ways:  1)  The natural clays infused with Kimarine Wakame, Bladerwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to congest pores as the mask dries; and 2) Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal while the Kaolin and Bentonite Clay absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion.

Now – let’s talk a bit technical for a moment and discuss how this all works – shall we?  The Kimarine Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect the skin against environmental pollutants like exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke and heavy metals.  Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment.  The Activated Charcoal is known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, to purge the pores of deeply rooted toxins and the Apricot Seed Powder gently exfoliates away the micropollutants.  All of these things working together create a mask that is ideal for oil, active or urban skin types, and is safe for reactive skin since it has minimal ingredients and is allergy tested.  Derma E suggests using this formula once or twice a week to see skin that looks dramatically fresher, healthier and purely glowing.

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Now – I talked about how I have used the other mask in the past but there is a bit of a difference in this mask versus the other Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask I’ve used.  I can only use that mask once every 2 weeks or so to avoid and Eczema flare up, but this one I could use once a week.  This mask has small little Apricot Seeds inside to really help with exfoliating.  After using this mask my skin looks so bright, fresh and clean and it’s one of my favorites to use about 3-4 days before a big event or date night because my skin is literally glowing.  Using this mask in combination with my other skin care products (from different brands) has been great and I’m loving that I can get these products at my local stores, making it easy for me to consistently keep up with the regimen.

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Next on my list is the Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50 – Net. wt. 4 oz. / 113g).  This scrub is one of my favorites for my sensitive skin.  It’s gentle enough for daily use to help lift away micropollutants and impurities while still promoting oxgenation for a fresh, healthy radiant look.  This mask is Doctor developed and clinically tested.  It is a revitalizing formula that contains some of the most powerful minerals and natural toxin fighters from the earth and from the sea.  With Kimarine Wakame (which I mentioned above and stated what it’s great benefits are) to Bladderwrack, Activated Charcoal, Apricot Seed Powder and Green Tea which delivers potent antioxidant defense.  This product is also ideal for oily skin and is safe for reactive skin since it also has minimal ingredients and is allergy-tested.  If you are looking for a formula that boosts skin purity for a refreshed, glowing complexion, you’ll really enjoy this one.

While you can use this scrub daily, I only use it every other day since again, my skin is quite sensitive.  I love how fresh and clean my skin feels after I’ve used this scrub and I think it will be one of those products that I enjoy from Derma E.  I love that this scrub is non-irritating and soothes my skin leaving it really soft after just one use.  I will a notation however, that this is not the traditional type of scrub you would expect to use, it’s thicker than usual (because of the clay) and the bits of Apricot Seed Powder is larger than I had expected.  It makes a great scrub for the body too – though I’ve been enjoying it on my face.

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This particular scrub is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil free, lanolin-free, gluten free and GMO-free.

Like I said before, while I do have a certain regimen I like to keep to and love trying new skin care products, it’s kind of cool to add new ones to my mix and I’ve been enjoying these from Derma E.  Have you tried anything from Derma E and if you have, what are your favorites or the ones you enjoy?  Have you tried these?  If so, what do you think about them.

You can purchase, get a full ingredient list and check out Derma E products at: http://dermae.com/

Signature Honey


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It’s that time of year again – Valentine’s Day is approaching.  Now, I’m kind of late the punch in getting this post up this year, but I digress… and it’s getting done anyway, right?  I’ve said this time and time again, but while my husband and I celebrate Valentine’s Day, we both feel that our love for one another should be shown and given every single day of the year – every day of our lives.  Let’s face it, some of you may find that corny, but the fact of the matter is… we shouldn’t need a holiday to celebrate love, right?  Regardless, each year I share a great little gift guide for you – whether you decide you are going to take advantage of it for the holiday or any time of the year or use it to treat yourself, it’s entirely up to you.  So, without further adieu, let’s get into some Valentine’s Gifts shall we?

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Let’s talk about rings… jewelry per say.  Now, if you’ve been a follower of this blog for a while, then you know that my husband is a law enforcement officer.  Over the years we have looked for rings that he can use that are not only stylish, but that will allow him to be able to use his rings to work.  In the type of job he has, a metal, gold or silver band can injure the finger and are a huge safety concern.  While it’s allowed for them to use it, it’s suggested that they use a silicone band to help protect against injury and to aid in safety.  That’s where FX8 (Fixate) comes in to play.  These fun silicone ring bands are made of Premium Medical-Grade Silicone.  They are stylish, functional and definitely durable.  The are comfortable to wear with a tapered dome design and are available in Men’s & Women’s styles and sizes.  I like the fact that they offer custom engraving and these rings are designed for an active lifestyle.

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Outside of work, we can use our regular wedding rings, but while my husband is at work, I know that this ring will work well for him.  Athletes, racers, extreme sports participants, fitness and gym trainers, mechanics, military personnel, construction and factory works and law enforcement officials all enjoy wearing these.

Each Fixate ring comes with a durable ring bag with a rugged metal “S” clip that is large enough to fit your drivers license, credit card, cash, ring and earbuds.  They are priced reasonably, starting at $19.95+ and while they are not the ideal choice for many, in our instance, it works for my family and our lifestyle.  They come in a variety of different colors too – so I think they are perfect for anyone and they are definitely an affordable, cost effective choice.

Get your FX8 bands here: https://fixatedesigns.com/

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Now, I consider Valentine’s Day to also be Gal-entine’s Day.  A fun way to celebrate your lovely gal pals is by giving them a little treat for themselves.  Let’s face it, most of us love makeup and what better way to have a little fun and treat ourselves and our gals by giving them some makeup delights.  Bodyography is a new to me brand, as well as Omega Labs USA.  I thought this would be an awesome time to share the products with you while giving some ideas for shade choices that make great gifts.

Looking for a classic red lipstick?  Try out Bodyography’s Lipstick in Red China ($17.00 – 0.13 oz/3.7g).  I talk about how I think red lips are so enduring and this shade is showstopping.  With a satin matte finish, this gorgeous and long lasting lipstick is super-pigmented and contains moisturizing Aloe Vera as the base to help protect the lips from signs of aging.  Rich mineral pigments provide amazing color payoff and you can find a variety of shades in ranges from pinks to purple and nudes as well as finishes of creams, shimmers, sheers and satin mattes.

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The Bodyography Glitter Pigments ($23.00 – 0.105 oz/3g) are also a great choice for a little sparkle any time of year.  These one of a kind eye shadows are made with a technology that incorporates the saturation of a loose pigment, the cushion of a cream, and the silkiness of a powder.  These gorgeous pigments are high glitter with a gorgeous pearl finish.

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This gorgeous shade I have here is called Halo.  It’s a very shimmery and sparkly silver that reminds me of tinsel.  This color is quite bold but would make a wonderful eye lid topper to add a little sparkle and shine or popped right into the inner corner of the eye to brighten the eyes while adding a little sparkle.

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There are eight colors to choose from total.  A little of this product will go a long way and I definitely suggest applying this product wet or foiled using a synthetic brush or with your finger and utilizing tapping motions when applying the product to the lid or where ever you want to go.  This is not your usual mica style pigment where it is finely milled.  These pigments are much more glittery so using these as a standalone shadow may pose some challenges.  But, they are glittery and gorgeous and I think definitely something fun for anyone to try.  Besides… we all love glitter, don’t we ladies?

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I love getting nail polish as gifts and these gorgeous polishes from Omega Labs are long wearing lacquers available in a wide array of high fashion shades.  Omega Labs lacquers are free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.  I have the color 389 Peek-A-Boo, a gorgeous nude toned soft peach shade is that is perfect for every day wear or a night out on the town.  The shade is neutral and gorgeous.  Omega Labs Nail Lacquers retail for $7.00 (0.44 fl.oz.)

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Now, I obviously couldn’t leave out a little bath and body action, right?  I mean come on… nothing says Valentine’s Day like a little body treatment.  One of my favorite Bath & Body brands, FarmHouse Fresh released this gorgeous Whoopie! Deluxe Gift Set that features the White Velvet Hand and Body Creams, Body Wash and Candle all of which have the irresistible whoopie pie aroma.  Let me just say – this is a set that I love and have purchased one for each of my sisters this year.  I know they will LOVE it.

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Packaged in a “ready to gift” box, this Deluxe Gift Set offers one of my favorite fragrances from FarmHouse Fresh.  I am loving the buttercream aroma that wafts through the air when I open any of these products.  This gorgeous set includes these wonderfully smelling delectables (do not eat them) amd retao;s fpr $54.00.  I can’t rave enough about this set and I loved it so much the last month that I had to pick up a set for each of my sisters (I have two) because I know they would love it.  With moisture boosting properties in each of these and a great smelling candle to fill a room with a sweet fragrance, I’m a happy camper.

*I plan to have a review detailing each product in the next week or so, so stay tuned for that.

This this set and so much more at: http://www.farmhousefreshgoods.com/

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Not everyone is into body care, makeup and jewelry – but house decor is always something fun.  That’s why I am recommending a gorgeous Mandala Tapestry from Rajrang.  Whether you decide to get a Single, Double or Round tapestry these are just gorgeous pieces of art.  I use mine as a throw, but you can definitely use it anyway you please.  A few popular ways are to use them as a wall hanging, home decor and in some cases, just like me – some may want to use this as a layout blanket.  I have taken it to the park or beach to lay on while reading a book.  These are made of a good quality fabric and are absolutely gorgeous.  Did I mention these were affordable?  I even like using these as backdrops to my videos and photos because they are so easy to work with.  Starting at about $10.00+, these beauties would make a great gift for anyone, anytime of the year.

Purchase a gorgeous mandala tapestry for you or someone you love at: https://www.rajrang.com/

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Last on my list is some gorgeous fragrances from DefineMe which I think would make an absolutely wonderful gift for any of your gal pals.  This is the Girls’ Night Set which includes the Audry and Sofia Isabel fragrances for $74.00.  This gorgeous set includes a combination of romantic florals and sweet intoxicating citrus.

Audry’s notes include:  jasmine, peony, rose and sandalwood

Sofia Isabel’s notes include:  mandarin, black currant, jasmine and sugar.

Layered together this set is a wonderful fragrance I absolutely enjoy wearing and I think many of my girlfriends would enjoy this as a gift.

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Now that I have shared a few favorites with all of you, I think you’ll have a list of fab items you could share with a loved one or pick up for your best friend or yourself.  I often get asked why it is that my lists like these are so odd and often times provide “interesting” items.  Here’s the deal… I love sharing a variety of products with all of you and many times I select them based on the fact that they are what I’m liking, enjoying and are favorites at that time or any given moment.  These are just suggestions of products I’ve tried, purchased or that I was sent to try and I like.  Ultimately, it is up to you to decide if this is something you may want to check out for yourself or to buy as a gift.  I also didn’t include many “male friendly” items in this gift collection this time around, mainly because I am just not sure what the hubby would like this year so I’m at a lost as to what to suggest.  Remember, like I said before – Valentine’s Day should be considered an “every day” kind of holiday.  Love should be celebrated each and every day.  Heck, my husband and I do it and it is a part of who we are.  No matter what you decide, make your Valentine’s Day something special – even if it means just treating yourself to something you like.

Happy Love Day, Every Day!

Signature Honey

Check out some of my previous posts over the years for Valentine’s Day inspiration:

Gal-entine’s Day

Gift Guide for the Man in Your Life

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Some of my past Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks / Tutorials: (top to bottom – left to right)

Be My Valentine – featuring Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Valentine’s Day Lookbook 

Bombshell Love

Cherry Truffle – featuring Too Faced Cosmetics

Just Call Me Sweetheart

Cupcakes & Hearts – featuring Jordana & Milani Cosmetics

Genuine Sweetheart – featuring Too Faced Cosmetics


Disclaimer:  Some of the products featured in this post were sent for review consideration while some were purchased with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links are listed through out.

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Let’s talk a bit about how I’m loving Pixi Beauty skin care products lately.  I’ll be honest, over the last few years I’ve actually been using Pixi Beauty makeup and cosmetic products, not so much their skin care – so I had no idea how much I would absolutely enjoy the products I have been using over the last few months.  A few recent additions to my skin care regimen from Pixi are the Glowtion Day Dew, Glow Mist, Beauty Sleep Cream and 24K Eye Elixir and I thought, since we are in the midst of the winter… what better to talk about then some products that can give you that glow during the colder months.

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The Glowtion Day Dew ($22.00) is a radiance-boosting moisturizer for a lit-from-within glow.  This moisturizer is lightweight and soothes the skin while blurring imperfections & giving you the glow your skin tends to lack during the winter months.  It offers an advanced illuminating skin-perfector finish and nourishes while giving a boost to dull skin.  I love how hydrating this product is and since my skin is absolutely death dry, this product really helps to keep it moisturized through out the day.  My skin looks healthier and much more even.

With lavender oil to help calm the skin, kaolin to help purify and mica to add a luminous and brightening glow – this product has literally been my go-to over the last few weeks.  I use it in the morning and apply a really thin layer to my cleansed and toned skin.  To add a little extra glow, I simply dab a little extra onto the high points of my face for a luminous finish.  Since I don’t use foundation, I love to use this product on it’s own, but it works well under your foundation or BB Cream and makes a great base for your makeup.

Ingredients:  Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycerin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl, PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Mica, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Tin Oxide, Silica, Kaolin, Silica Silylate. 35 ml/ 1.18 fl.oz.

The Glow Mist ($15.00) is a mist-on anytime type of mist that has 13 natural oils and propolis.  I LOVE this thing.  Again, since my skin is so dry during the winter months – this mist is the perfect travel companion.  I use it to help refresh or revive my makeup or to hydrate my skin while out and about or at home.  I have my eyes set on the Hydrating Milky Mist and plan to get my hands on that too (more on that in the future).  Anyway, back to the Glow Mist… this product gives your skin a glowing, luminous and smooth complexion.  With natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts to help hydrate, protect and nourish your skin.  It’s a multi-use mist and you can use it for setting your makeup or to add a dewy finish to your skin.  Looking to protect your skin, refresh your makeup or add some extra glow?  Well, this is the mist for you.  I especially love that it is suited for all skin types.

I literally spray this mist in the morning and night when needed.  It’s easy to use, just shake to mix it up, close your eyes and mist over your face & neck.  It is a light weight mist, smells refreshing and earthy and it’s not sticky at all.  With the additives of Tea tree Oil, Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Oil and so much more I get all the benefits of some of my favorite oils and hydrated skin when I need it.

Ingredients:  Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Propolis Extract, Niacinamide, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Panthenol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Rose Flower Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)

Beauty Sleep Cream ($24.00) is a great nutrient-rich nighttime essential to help protect and nourish your skin.  This is a great addition to any winter time routine, especially for those with dry skin – because it is not only nourishing but comforts and soothes your skin, prepping it for the next day.  Fast absorbing and rich in nutrients, this product is a great night-time essential to help hydrate your skin while you sleep.  Made with 100% natural mango butter, oils of lavender, lemon and bergamot and other great ingredients – this product is the perfect night time moisturizer.

I apply a thin layer to my clean and toned skin at night prior to bed and let it do it’s trick.  When I wake up in the morning, my skin is soft and supple and hydrated to start the day.

Ingredients: Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Hexyl Laurate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glacier Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalane, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethanolamine, Potassium Hydroxide, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Allantoin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Octyldodecanol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Disodium EDTA, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, BHT. 35 ml / 1.18 fl.oz.

Lastly out of the bunch is the Pixi 24K Eye Elixir ($22.00) has been a favorite for me the last month.  I use eye creams, gels and roller balls in various sorts under and around my eye area to keep it hydrated and help with any fine lines I have from allergies and I have found this product is a great one for all of that.  This elixir is an anti-fatigue peptide serum that massages away puffiness as it smooths and refreshes the eye area.  A multi-tasker of sorts that is infused with powerful age-defying ingredients to help refresh eyes and prevent the signs of fatigue.  With Collagen to help repair the delicate eye area, peptides to help plump fine lines and raspberry to tone the skin – you get a great all in one that’s perfect for everyday use.

I love putting this elixir in the fridge for a while to cool the product and the rollerball applicator to help awaken my senses and my eyes each morning.  The applicator is cool and soothes the eye while encouraging circulation.  You can use this in the morning or at night and it’s as easy as rolling the applicator under the eye from inner to outer corner approximately 2-3 times.  Since I don’t have any heavy wrinkles, I do notice a big difference in how hydrated and awake my under eyes look as well as the de-puffing in that area (though I do not have really bad puffy eyes).  This product is perfect for me to use on days when I woke up after a restless night or if my allergies are bothering me.

Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Arginine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Trideceth-10, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 15985, CI 17200), Steareth-20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Gold, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. 10ml/ 0.34 fl.oz.

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I think, like with all skin care – it really is about the person’s individual tastes, skin type and what they want to do for their skin.  Pixi products are reasonably priced – a little higher in price point then your standard drugstore finds, but I have been loving their products thus far.  I’m very impressed with this particular products because winter is when my skin is most delicate, sensitive and finicky and when I can try a set of products without any issue – I consider that a win in my book.  Each of these products offer your skin some glow while keeping it hydrated and luminous and let’s face it – your skin is most dull in the winter months so anything that will give you luminosity, is a huge plus.  If I had to choose just one product out of the four that I can’t simply live without, I think the Glowtion Day Dew would probably be it and of course, the 24K Eye Elixir is a must-have in my book.  All of the products are wonderful regardless and if you’re near a Target or love to shop online, I highly suggest checking them out.

You can learn more about Pixi Beauty on their website at: https://www.pixibeauty.com/ or at your local Target store.

Have you tried anything from Pixi Beauty?  Any of these products on your must-have list?  Looking for more information on other Pixi products?  If so, check out these links for other reviews and features I’ve done for Pixi in the past.

My Current Pixi Beauty Favorites featuring:  Nourishing Cleansing Balm, Glow Tonic, Rose Oil Blend & More

Lashes Layered to Perfection with Pixi Beauty

Pixi by Petra – Crayon Combo Pencils in Wide Awake, Super Natural and Softly Smoky

Have a fabulous rest of your day! xo

Signature Honey


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Over the last two years or so, I have shared my love for Beauty Junkees products.  Their makeup brushes are some of my absolute favorites so to see that they are releasing new products in the name of beauty, yes and yes… and so much yes… I knew there would definitely be some products in the line up that I’d enjoy.  Whether you are on a budget and want to try quality products at affordable costs or you just want to try out something new, Beauty Junkees has got you covered with a few new products they have recently released.  Let’s chit chat a bit about their new magnetic palette, brow tinted gel, concealer and brow highlighter pencils and their lip pumice.  Shall we?

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The Beauty Junkees Magnetic Makeup Palette is probably something I’m absolutely swooning over.  As you can imagine, organizing single eye shadows or palettes can be a bit of a daunting task, especially when you have so many.  This magnetic palette (retailing for $19.97) really is a great place to store all of your single shadows making them portable, travel friendly and of course, saving space while storing.  This palette really is a great “all in one” since it stores 28 standard eye shadow sized pans, but you can accommodate different pan sizes and shapes to fit your needs.  The palette is extra deep to allow you to also store dome shaped products such as your baked and mineral cosmetics.  What I love is that this palette is ready to be used right out of the shipping package… it includes 10 magnetic stickers for aluminum pans and you get a dual ended eye shadow brush that will fit into the built in space.  Further more, the brush that you do get is made of the Beauty Junkees quality that you are used to.  And, again – this palette is great for travel as it comes equipped with a large mirror for touch ups and application on the go.

Inside Dimension: 7.437″L x 4.25″W x 0.437″D 

Outside Dimension: 8.25″L x 5.75″W x 0.625″D

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The Tinted Brow Gel (retails for $12.97) is available in three different shades:  Auburn, Blond and Dark Brown.  I currently have Dark Brown.  Since I tend to wear my hair darker during the winter months, this shade fits me perfectly and I’m really loving this product.  The Brow Tint goes on easily like mascara with a large spoolie to help coat each little brow hair.  I love using a brow gel for everyday use because they provide my brows with a natural set without looking like my brows are drawn on.  They are perfect to also cover your greys as a touch up to your hair line.  This brow gel keeps my brows in place all day without any flaking and washes off easily at the end of the night when my makeup is ready to be removed.  It’s buildable so if you need more body to your brows, you can apply more as you need.  Made in the USA, Paraben, Gluten Free and Cruelty Free all make this brow gel an ideal for me so I’ve really been enjoying it.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Phenoxyethanol,Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, PVP, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Tocopherol Acetate, BHT May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Talc

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The Beauty Junkees Concealer & Highlighter Duo Pencil Crayons are also a great find.  Available in Cool Beige & Warm Beige, these pencils retail for $14.97 and are perfect and creamy to use.  Each duo pencil crayon comes with a matte and shimmer eyebrow shaper.  The matte shade will define, shape and conceal your brows for a clean edge, especially great for in between tweezing and the shimmery shade will add a natural lift to your brow and can also be used to highlight the inner corner of your eyes.

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These pencils are multi-tasking because you can use it to conceal your imperfections, highlight your best features and even can be used on your waterline to brighten the eyes.  I love how creamy these pencils are and they make great eye shadow bases as well to help make your shadows pop.  Use the shimmery side to help add a little highlight to your cupid’s bow or all over the eye lid to add a natural glow.  Since these pencils are so creamy, they can also be used on the cheekbones for a pop of highlight and the blend effortlessly with a beauty sponge (Beauty Junkees has those too) and your look is complete.

These products are Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Cruelty Free and Made in the U.S.A.

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Last but not least I’m sharing with you the Lip Pumice Exfoliator ($10.00).  This product has been a go-to lately since the winter months can really take a toll on my skin, especially my lips.  With the weather here in Hawaii being at its coldest, my lips tend to get dry and need some exfoliating.  The Lip Pumice Exfoliator is perfect on the go or to use when needed to help sloth away dry skin by helping to care for your lips leaving them feeling soft.  This lip care and repair treatment is easy to use and moisturizes while it exfoliates.  This is perfect for those who like to wear matte lipsticks and again, it’s absolutely convenient.  One note however… make sure to wipe off or wash off after using since the pumice leaves a white cast on the lips and cannot be used like a lip balm.

Ingredients:  Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Cetyl Acetate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate.

This product is Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Cruelty Free and Made in the U.S.A.

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So, have you tried anything from Beauty Junkees?  If not, I definitely suggest checking them out.  Beauty Junkees has been featured in different Gift Guides and reviews over the years and I’m always impressed with what I’ve tried from them.  Again, these new products are worth the look-see and if you are a makeup brush or makeup sponge lover like me, I definitely suggest checking out one of their Makeup Brush Sets or Sponge Blender sets as well – you will love them.

If you’re interested in checking out what Beauty Junkees has to offer, visit them on their site at: https://shop.beautyjunkees.com/collections/all.  You can also check them out on Amazon.

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