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It’s that time of year when I start to pick up a few key items when it comes to makeup.  The last few years I haven’t done much makeup shopping – to be honest, I’ve been doing really well with my spending.  But, I tend to pick up a few items to try towards the first few months of a new year.  About 3 weeks ago I found myself browsing through the aisles at my local Walmart – mainly because I was getting my oil changed and had nothing to do for an hour.  I know, I know – bad idea.  But, I found that it was actually a good time to check out the new cosmetic finds.  Within the last couple of months, Wet n Wild released their Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balms and I had seen a bunch in stock at Walmart at about $2.99 a pop so I decided, hey – I want to try these and I picked them up.  Today I’m going to be sharing with you my thoughts on the Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balms and we’ll see if they were a hit for me.

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Wet n Wild claims that this is their 1st Gel lip balm that provides a natural looking, sheer gloss that glides on smoothly while delivering lasting moisture and a sheer, glossy color.  I picked up a total of five shades, mainly because I really want to see the different range of colors and how they would work with my skin tone.  In all honesty, I didn’t think these would pack much of a color.

These Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balms come in 7 different shades.  Wet n Wild says that these are more glamorous than your regular lip balm, yet more natural looking than lipstick with it’s breakthrough color and gel formula.

“Your pout gets wrapped in luxury and kissed with a soft, barely there shade of glossy gorgeousness.  You will never want to be without it.”

Now, for years I have been a fan of the Maybelline Baby Lips.  This particular lip balm is ideal for me to take on the go and toss in my purse while offering my lips a smooth balm that is perfect for every day use.  I had wondered if these Perfect Pout Lip Balms from Wet n Wild were similar.  After applying the first color on my lips (while in the waiting area of Walmart because my lips didn’t have any balm and were feeling dry), I was immediately impressed with how easily this balm glided on.  I didn’t have a mirror to look at the color so I had no idea what it looked like on.  I went to the car when my oil change was complete and realized that I had a really pretty soft pink hue to my lips.  I was impressed.  Having used Maybelline Baby Lips for years and knowing that while they offered a tint of color – because my lips are darker than most, I don’t see the hue very often.  I was very impressed with the color payoff of the Wet n Wild.

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So, let’s get down to business… how are these lip balms?  First, if I had to compare them to Maybelline Baby Lips, honestly – I don’t think I’d buy a Baby Lips again.  I love the pigmentation on these lippies, they have nice color and perfect for my style.  The fact that the tinted ones show up on my dark toned lips are a big deal for me.  They allow me to put them on and run out the door looking put together.  They glide on a lot easier than Baby Lips as well.  There are times when some of my Baby Lips balms slightly tug on my lips when applying.  I’m thinking that the gel formula may have some to do with the slip.  If you are looking for a lip product with slip and that glides on – you’ll enjoy this one.

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The Perfect Pout Balms feel good on the lips but you certainly have to reapply after eating and drinking.  They are not really long lasting and longevity is basic – nothing to write home to mom about.  But, I feel for the cost and the basic need of these, they work.

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With regard to moisturizing the lips – they definitely moisturize my lips and I haven’t noticed any drying or odd feeling after using all day.  I have been enjoying these for every day use because I have a few colors to choose from and they are perfect for days I have no makeup or only mascara.

These lip balms feel very comfortable on the lips – lots of slip for someone like me who loves to pucker their lips often.  The color does transfer onto anything your lips touch – including my husband’s lips but it still looks fairly natural so he wasn’t too bothered by it.  These are very glossy on – so it looks like you have something on your lips for sure.  I love how smooth it is and how smooth it leaves my lips.  Formulated with Vitamin E, Avocado Oil and a proprietary Phytosterol complex – my lips are left feeling quite nice.

Ingredients: Dipentaerythrityl Hexa C5 – 9 Acid Esters, CaprylicCapric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Bis – BehenylIsostearylPhytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Coco – glycerides, Phytosteryl Oleate, Mineral OilHuile minerale, Euphorbia Cerifera Candelilla WaxCire de candelilla, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Persea Gratissima Avocado Oil, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, OleicLinoleicLinolenic Polyglycerides, FlavorAroma, Ricinus Communis Castor Seed Oil, Cetyl PEGPPG – 101 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Polyglyceryl – 4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Squalane, EthylenePropyleneStyrene Copolymer, ButyleneEthyleneStyrene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra – di – t – butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Ubiquinone, MAY CONTAINPEUT CONTENIR Titanium DioxideCI 77891, Red 21 LakeCI 45380, Red 7 LakeCI 15850, Red 28 LakeCI 45410, Yellow 5 LakeCI 19140, Red 30 LakeCI 73360, Blue 1 LakeCI 42090, Iron OxidesCI 77491, CI 77499 

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There is a huge con for these lippies however.  Do NOT leave these in the car, especially if it is a hot day.  I’m thinking due to the gel-like formula, they melt easier.  I left mine in my purse and ran into the store to grab a bottle of water.  I was only gone about 5 minutes and when I came back to the car – it was so soft it basically mushed some what.  It wasn’t even a hot day – so I was disappointed to find how soft the product was after the short time.  This is the type of balm you definitely don’t want to leave in your pocket because your body heat can melt or soften the product easily.

These lip balms are very lightly scented in my opinion – I could smell a hint of what I thought was a fruit like fragrance, but couldn’t quite figure it out and I didn’t find that they had any flavor – maybe it was just me.  Overall – at the price point, (they are cheaper here in Hawaii than Maybelline Baby Lips) I think I may replace these in the future when I run out of them.

You can purchase these products where ever Wet n Wild products are sold – I have been seeing them at Walmart, Walgreens, Target and CVS here.  They are also available online at Wetnwildbeauty.com

So what about you?  Have you heard or tried these lip balms from Wet n Wild?  Do you think these are worth checking out.  If you do, definitely let me know in the comments below your thoughts.

Have a great day.

Signature Honey

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We are in full Fall season and I can smell the sweet scent of Pumpkin and Pumpkin Spice everywhere.  I really wanted to share with my readers a sweet pumpkin scented set that you can purchase for yourself or someone you love.  The Happee Body Sweet Pumpkin Spice Collection will be a great gift or treat for anyone, so let’s chit chat about it, shall we.

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The Happee Body Sweet Pumpkin Spice Collection features a cute gift box filled with all of your pumpkin essentials to get you through the season and sweater weather.

The set includes:

  • 2 pieces of Sweet Pumpkin Spice Facial Soap
  • 2 oz. jar of Sweet Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub
  • 0.5 oz tin of Sweet Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

Retail: $18.97 http://happeebody.com

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The Pumpkin Spice Facial Soap – is such a fun little soap that is perfect for the Fall and holiday season.  This soap has a wonderful pumpkin scent which I love, but it’s not so strong that it’s too much.  It’s enriched with Mankua honey and premium shea butter to keep your skin moisturized, while it thoroughly cleanses and nourishes the skin.  To use the saop, simply lather and use to wash your face (it can also be used on the body).

This soap is sold in a pack of two for $5.97 if you decide to not get the whole set.

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The Sweet Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm (retail for $4.97 separately) has a light scent/fragrance and taste.  Made with premium beeswax and extra virgin coconut oil, this lip balm ensures that your lips are moisturized all day and everyday.  It’s easy to use, simply apply with your fingers (I prefer a brush) and swipe onto y our lips.  You can re-apply as often as you need.  The lip balm is clear and doesn’t have any color to it, even if it’s colored in the tin.  It applies nicely and leaves my lips feeling soft for hours.

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The Sweet Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub (retails for $8.97 separately) is perfect for the pumpkin lover and great for dry lips.  You literally only need a dab of it and you can gently rub away the dry flakiness on  your lips in seconds.  A little gentle scrub in circular motions is all you need and rinse the product off with water.  Once you are done, finish the moisturizing by topping your lips with the Sweet Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm.

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About Happee Body – Happee Body was created by Marge Maghoney who became interested in health and beauty as a respite from her 9 to 5 life.  Each product from Happee Body is handmade just for your with quality natural ingredients.  Happee Body products are formulated with pure essential oils, distinctive blends of fragrances, and some of the best ingredients Mother Nature has to offer such as shea butter, Manuka honey, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, Match, sweet almond oil, and dead sea salt.  Happee Body also uses a variety of herbs and botanicals.  Each of their products are handmade, natural bath and body products that are effectively preserved with the gentlest ingredients available to them.  Their products are not tested on animals.

If you are doing some holiday shopping, I think this little treat box is perfect for the season and especially wonderful as a gift for the pumpkin lover in your life.  I love featuring small businesses like these because I know that lots of love goes into great products.  I’ve been using my products now for over a month and I enjoyed my set so much that I purchased a few for family and friends and I know they’ll enjoy it too.

Check out http://happeebody.com to see all their Pumpkin loving finds as well as other bath and body products that you can pick up for yourself or someone you love.

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As we near the colder months, now is the time that I start prepping for dry skin.  Since I have Eczema, I’m always on the hunt for products that are good to my skin and that can protect it from the elements.  But, finding something that works for me, doesn’t mean it will be something I can use on my kiddos.  I absolutely love when I find a skin care line that is perfect for me and that I can use on my kiddos and Babytime! by Episencial is really proving to be the product line I’m enjoying.

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I was recently introduced to Babytime! by Episencial.  A brand that I have never heard of before, I was immediately taken by the ingredients and the fact that this line was meant for babies, which to me, means it’s great for my sensitive skin.  Babytime! by Episencial is dedicated to creating safe, effective, natural skin care products that enhance the health of babies since young children naturally have sensitive skin.  Babytime! is the only skin care brand to make baby-safe, all natural skincare products with Probiotics to support skin immunity and help treat common skin conditions – like Eczema, cradle cap and common dehydration.  Babytime! products are formulated to provide a protective barrier to insulate vulnerable skin, offset environmental contaminants and help to keep our children safe.  Immediately, I was intrigued and excited to try the line, knowing that if it was made for babies, it would work well with my sensitive and finicky skin type.

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The Babytime! Soothing Cream has become one of my favorites to help with my dry, sensitive skin.  Since I have been experiencing my normal allergies this time of year, my skin tends to be quite sensitive and I look for products that can moisturize but not cause a reaction or flare up.  The Soothing Cream has been a favorite the last month leaving my skin soft, moisturized and supple.  It’s especially perfect for my Eczema prone skin, offering a cooling comfort to dry, red, itchy and irritated skin.  It’s an all natural, scent-free formula that has calming calendula and raspberry butter to help restore moisture balance.  But, you also get nourishing probiotics and neem oil to help fortify and soothe developing skin.  This soothing cream is has probiotics in the formula to help ensure that baby skin is balanced and healthy with good bacteria.  It can be used to soothe eczema, dermatitis, cradle cap, baby acne or diaper rash.  I use the smoothing cream on my elbows and on my chin where I get dermatitis and eczema the worst and it has made such a huge difference.

  • Ages: Timeless for all ages, 0 – 150 years
  • Uses: Organic creamy lotion for itchy bothered skin
  • Benefits: Comforting, pH balancing + soothing
  • Safety: Doctor developed, EWG top rated for safety
  • Smells Like: Unscented, like fresh air
  • Feels Like: Healing, cooling and fresh
  • Ingredients: Organic calendula, neem, probiotics

This cream is lightweight – which is great for the hot Hawaii weather and I’m able to use it daily without feeling sticky or uncomfortable.  My skin looks smooth and feels soft and areas where I suffer from Eczema are healing.

Retail for $10.99 / Net. Wt. 3.4 fl.oz. (100 mL)

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Babytime! Cheeky Salve for Lips and Cheeks is another product I have been absolutely loving as well.  It has actively healthy ingredients that provide a gentle but mighty barrier to the elements.  Cheeky Salve is a transparent balmy butter that is my perfect savior for chapped lips and is designed and formulated to help with chapped lips, dry cheeks, cracked nipples, acne bumps, cradle cap and is absolutely all natural.  It’s an edible, unscented balm that is allergy tested and designed to enhance and enable better looking skin.  The Cheeky Salve is greater than 95% Organic and is easy to use.

I simply apply a thick layer (thin if I only need a little help) frequently through out the day.  You can use this product alone or as part of a 3 Step System from Babytime! for best results.  This salve is lightweight and smooths onto the skin and lips easily.  It’s non-greasy and feels comfortably on.  I also like that it is not sticky and leaves my lips feeling smooth and moisturized for hours.  I have been applying it to the tip of my nose, where I tend to get wind blown and dry and my cheeks and it has been such a life saver.  I apply this salve on my lips, cheeks and nose prior to leaving the house and they protect my skin from the elements.

  • Ages: Timeless for all ages, 0 – 150 years
  • Uses:  Protection for face, lips and bums, nipples
  • Benefits: Soothes + restores skin, allergy tested
  • Safety: Doctor developed
  • Smells Like: Unscented, like fresh air
  • Ingredients:  Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Seed Oil), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Oil), Tocopherol, Lactobacillus/Milk Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry Juice).

Retail for $9.50 / Net. Wt. 0.50 fl.oz. (15mL)

The products I have tried from Babytime! have been great.  I love that they are made with all-natural, mostly organic ingredients and contain no unhealthy toxins or chemicals.  Babytime! products combat this by blending advanced skin care technology with actively healthy ingredients like probiotics, neem oil, juice extracts and botanically-sourced essential fatty acids and antioxidants.  These natural ingredients enhance skin immunity and defend against daily environmental challenges from water, sun and air.   Babytime! products are also animal-friendly, most of them contain no animal products and nothing is tested on animals.  Babytime!’s green values extend beyond its ingredients.  Products are all manufactured in the US in facilities that use solar power and products are packaged in recycled and sustainable material.  Every facet of Babytime!’s mission revolves around helping parents make actively healthy choices for their families and the planet.

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Every one of Babytime!’s high-quality skin care products is made with all-natural, mostly organic ingredients and contain no unhealthy toxins or chemicals. All babies experience dermatitis – inflammation of the skin – at some point during their first years of life. Babytime! products combat this by blending advanced skin care technology with actively healthy ingredients including probiotics, neem oil, juice extracts, and botanically-sourced essential fatty acids and antioxidants. All of these natural ingredients enhance skin immunity and defend against daily environmental challenges from water, sun and air. Additionally, Babytime! products are animal-friendly – most contain no animal products, and nothing is tested on animals. Babytime!’s “green values” extend beyond its ingredients. Products are manufactured in U.S. facilities using solar power, and products are packaged in recycled and sustainable material. Every facet of Babytime!’s mission revolves around helping parents make actively healthy choices for their families and planet.

What I love about these products is that they work so well for both myself and my children and really anyone of all ages.  It’s a product that we can afford and get our money’s worth since everyone in the household can use the products.  I look forward to trying more from Babytime and if you have skin sensitivities like I do, I definitely suggest checking the line out for yourself.

You can learn more about Babytime! products and purchase some for yourself at: http://babytimeusa.com/ and select WholeFoods Markets.

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Summer and Winter are the seasons that tend to take a beating on my lips each year.  The Summer months leave my lips chapped and dry because of the heat and humidity and the Winter months leave my lips chapped and dry and sometimes cracked because the cold tends to really dry my lips out.  Because of this I tend to really gravitate towards lip balms that I know will rescue my pout and leave it looking and feeling it’s best.  Recently I was introduced to some lip balms from Palmer’s Cocoa Butter called the FlipBalm.  Now, I’m a huge fan of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter brand and products so I was very excited and ecstatic to give these products whirl.  I have been using them now for about 3 weeks and I’m finally ready to share my thoughts of them with you.  Without further adieu, let’s learn more about the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter FlipBalm shall we?

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Retailing for about $3.50 to $3.99 – the Palmer’s FlipBalm is a fun and colorful way to moisturize and hydrate those lips of ours.  Available in three delectable flavors, vibrant packaging and ingredients – you can easily find one that will work for you and help protect your pout this season or always.  The FlipBalms are available in Juicy Watermelon, Creamy Coconut and Ripe Mango.  I have the Juicy Watermelon on my desk and the Creamy Coconut in my purse, my son uses the Ripe Mango.  These cute little balms offer your lips much needed ingredients to help moisturize and protect them and they are so affordable, you could pick up each flavor if you wanted.  Let’s chit chat a little about each one, shall we?

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Juicy Watermelon includes incredients like:  Natural Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and watermelon extract to help instantly hydrate your lips and provide ultra lip moisture.  It has a sweet scent and feels really nice on the lips when applied.  With natural watermelon extract that is rich in Vitamin C to help promote cell renewal, this lip balm has been a go-to for me to use in the morning to prep my lips for other lip products like lipstick.

Creamy Coconut is probably my favorite.  With ingredients like natural cocoa butter, vitamin E and coconut oil – this makes this one a must have for me.  As many know, coconut oil is something I use in my daily skin and hair regimen and it’s my secret weapon so a product that has it makes it a must-have.  The flavor of this lip balm has a coconut sweetness and scent but it is light and I love it.  The pure coconut oil it is formulated with is packed with proteins and fatty acids to soothe dryness.  I use this lip balm particularly at night to help rejuvenate my lips from the day and also purchase one for my purse to use while on the go.

The Ripe Mango is a favorite of my eldest son.  It has a sweet tropical mango scent and flavor.  With natural mango extract that’s bursting with moisture to help prevent dryness and restore elasticity, natural cocoa butter and vitamin E, my son has been enjoying this product.  He naturally has dry lips due to his allergies and finds that this immediately soothes his lips and provides them with the much needed moisture to keep from cracking.

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The Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula FlipBalms feature a revolutionalry “flip to open” packaging design for easy application with one hand.  They are so fun and genius that they even won the “Best Product Award” for the most innovative packaging at ECRM in February 2016.  This patented, award winning and one-of-a-kind flip top applicator make applying this product easy and quick so it’s perfect for on the go.

Each lip product is made with pure Cocoa Butter, raw Shea Butter and Vitamin E as well as their additional ingredients stated above.  They are clinically proven to moisturize your lips for over 8 hours and I find that I usually apply them to my lips 2-3 times a day.  Once in the morning when prepping my lips for a lip product, once in the afternoon after eating lunch (if I remember) and once before bed to protect my lips.

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The FlipBalms contain ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients and are free of Parabens, Phthalates, Petrolatum and Gluten.  These little colorful pocket-sized treats will help protect and heal dry lips and come from a brand loved by consumers like myself as well as celebrities.  You get all the great benefits in a lip balm that you love, but in a tiny little package ready to take with you.

These juicy goods are available at stores like Target, Kmart. Five Below and Palmers.com – so if you spot them, I definitely suggest checking out at least one of them if not all.  If you love lip balm as much as I do – I think you’ll enjoy these as much as I have been.  I enjoyed these so much that I’ve already picked up a few for my “Give Bags” that I donate to the local shelters so that others can enjoy the benefits of this yummy tasting lip balm.

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If you’ve been a reader of Honeygirl’s World a while or follow me on YouTube, then you know that for a long time I have been a fan of lip balm spheres from other brands.  The difference I’ve noticed of this particular lip balm from Palmer’s is that it is much softer on my lips when applying and it really leaves my lips instantly moisturized.  I also LOVE the flip top which makes it easier to use – I’ve had to throw out a lip balm or two because I’ve dropped my cover on the ground while trying to apply on the go.  Everything you need for this lip balm is attached so it makes applying with one hand quite easy.

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Have you seen these lip balms hit your local stores yet?  If so, have you tried them or have been interested in trying them.  They are colorless so they work perfectly to use over or under any other lip product and I think you’ll surely enjoy them.

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A year or so ago I was introduced to deVine Beauty in an Ipsy bag and have been intrigued with their products so naturally when they reached out to me to test a few I was definitely excited.  Who wouldn’t be excited to try something that is all natural and has anti-aging benefits packed into a lip balm?  Capturing the magic of Red Wine Grape, deVine offers a variety of lip products that have antioxidants to help promote healing while offering delectible scents, colors and flavors to leave your lips feeling soft and beautiful.  deVine Beauty also offers skin care products like body lotions and hand creams, bar soap and more.

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With Resveratrol, Grapeseed Oil and Red Wine Antioxidants to help promote healing, the deVine lip products come in a variety of colors and flavors and offer you great products that are made in the USA.  Each item is hand-picked and packed from Westmont, Illinois.  The company believes in women, wine & everything deVine and strives to offer you a delectable elixir of products for women (and men) to enjoy.  I had the opportunity to try out three different products from deVine:  The Rose Glycerin Bar Soap $6.95 each (4 oz.), deVine Lip Shimmers $6.00 and Sangria Lip Shades with SPF 15 $4.00.

The Rose Glycerin Bar Soap is a nice Glycerin bar that leaves your skin feeling moisturized and soft.  I enjoy using this during my morning shower to help awaken my senses and really just soften my skin to prep for my day.  It has a light hint of rose fragrance, not strong enough to cause my allergies to go crazy, but still fragrant enough so that I can smell the sweet scent.  I really like this soap and overall I think it’s something worth checking out.

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The deVine Lip Shimmers are a nice addition to my lip balm collection.  I got them in Bordeaux and Cabernet.  Each lippy has a light hint of color, offering your lips sheer color for when you’re on the go and want a little something extra.  I like that they are hydrating and since I have tried these before via my Ipsy bag a year or so ago, I think my opinion on them are still the same.  They leave my lips feeling nice and soft but I love the hint of color they offer.  They have a light scent and taste to them, but not enough for me to pin point a particular flavor or fragrance.  I’m quite amazed with the color they offer and since I don’t use makeup daily, these make great additions to my every day look and really perk up my lips.

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The Sangria Lip Shades with SPF 15 are colorless but I really like the flavor of these.  They are what I throw in my purse on a daily basis to use along side some of my favorite lip balms.  They not only offer that SPF products that I love, but they are so handy to have and easy to take on the go.  Though they don’t offer any lip color, these are perfect to use beneath your favorite lip shades to give you that extra protection your pout needs, especially during the summer months.

Sadly, I couldn’t find the full list of ingredients on their website, but overall I do enjoy the anti-aging benefits and ingredients I do know about.  I have noticed with the lip products that my lips feel softer and take on lip color very nicely and evenly since I’ve been using these products.  My lips seem to love them and while they are not my only lip balm I use, I do reach for these often and especially the deVine Lip Shimmers on days when I am not wanting any makeup but need a little color to my lips.

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If you are looking for something that is reasonably priced that offer ingredients that are good for you – I definitely suggest checking these out.  A lip product that offers Resveratrol and red wine antioxidants is surely something I don’t mind using on my lips.  I love that my lips feel plumper, look less stressed and aged and feel nice and soft thanks to the great ingredient of Resveratrol in these lippies.  The bar of soap is definitely a great thing and I look forward to trying some of the other body care products available from deVine Shimmer soon.

What about you, have you heard of or tried anything from deVine beauty before?  If so, what have you tried and if not – what do you think about this brand offering you the benefits of wine?

You can purchase these products and more at: http://www.devineshimmers.com/

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Milani so I tend to stock the site and my local stores for new products consistently.  About a month or so ago I came across a display for some products that I had been eyeing from the website that were recently released – so I decided I would pick them up to try them out.  Ultimately – like with any type of product, what may work (or not work) for me, may or may not for others, so I figured I would share my experience on them.  Today I bring to you my thoughts on the Milani Moisture Lock Lip Treatment, Milani Lash Trifecta Mascara and the Milani Length in Seconds Lash Extension Fibers.  If you are not in the reading mood – you can check out my video where I explain my thoughts, here.

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Let’s start with the Milani Moisture Lock Lip Treatment in 01 Moisturizing Almond Coco which retails on Milani’s website for $8.49.  I got mine at Walgreens for $6.99 or $7.99 (sorry – I lost the receipt and couldn’t remember the cost).  I was immediately attracted to these because I cleanse and moisturize with oil nightly so I thought this would be a great option for daily use as well as on the go (since carrying a tub of coconut oil with me in my purse was not an option).  The lip treatment comes in 8 different types of oil treatment and has a Net. Wt. of 0.10 oz / 2.85 g which is a good amount of product and perfect for the on-the-go option.

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This lip treatment includes a scent (specifically a sweet coconut for the one I selected) and is formulated with Jojoba, Avocado and Tsubaki Oil.  Each shade is infused with a different nutrient-dense oil to treat a specific concern – the almond/coconut being that it  helps with moisture.  The applicator is really cool and unique.  It’s soft and much larger than your standard doe foot applicator, but applies evenly and nicely to the lips.

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What I love is that while there is some tact to the actual formula of the product, it is not sticky at all and really glides onto the lips, leaving them moisturized for house thereafter.  There is a shine to your lips which make this perfect for days when you want a natural look as this particular one doesn’t have any color.  Did I mention is smells wonderful?  I absolutely love the fragrance from this product – not overpowering at all but leaves a hint of scent while applying.  My lips feel soft, moisturized and overall hydrated for the rest of the day and I love that the packaging of this product makes it so easy to use and take with you.  I’ll be buying more of these in different shades/types really soon.

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The Lash Trifecta Mascara retails for $7.99 and helps to lengthen, curl and separate per the claims from Milani.  This mascara separates each lash using a curved 3-sided sculpting brush that adapts to your lash line.  It has special conditioning ingredients in the mascara formula that make the lashes feel soft – never brittle.  With the use of this product, your lashes will appear longer and fuller and offer clump-free wear.  The lash brush works well in coating each and every lash – including my really small ones that most mascara wands tend to miss.  The formula seems to coat each lash well too.  I like that the wand is on the thinner side allowing me to really get to the base of my lashes for good volume at the root.

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Overall – I think this is an okay mascara.  I have never really had any luck with Milani mascaras in the past, but liked how similar this mascara wand was to that of one of my favorite high end products.  The formula in my opinion is mousse like and applies nicely – though like most mascaras, the first several uses are a little too wet to my liking for my teeny tiny lashes.  The brush is interesting in that some of the parts of the brush are a little sharp or pokey like and rushing when applying this mascara is not ideal… taking your time will allow for you to use the brush properly without poking your eye.  Once the formula dried a little, I noticed it applied nicely and did pretty okay.  Since I have short lashes, I wouldn’t say it gave me a lot of length or volume, but I do love that my lashes are really soft (no matter how many coats I use) and I definitely didn’t have issues with clumps.  Also – it really doesn’t smudge or move through the day unless my eyes are watery… then I’m a raccoon. lol  The formula is a plain mousse black which makes it ideal for every day use – there’s no shine to it.  I’m still on the fence as to whether I would repurchase this mascara again.  I think that it is pretty okay – but doesn’t quite wow me like some other mascaras from the drugstore.  I like it – but don’t love it.

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The Length in Seconds Lash Extension Fibers is something you don’t see very often at the drugstore.  Retailing for $7.99 this product is Vegan and is tiny little white fibers that help give you that false lashes look.  I have pretty tiny lashes, so products like these seem to be ideal for someone like me, but often times, I think they just don’t work as well as I would like.  To apply, simply apply one coat of your favorite mascara to your lashes and then brush the Length in Seconds Lash Extension Fibers onto your wet lash tips.  Finish off the look with a second coat of mascara to seal in the fibers.  I found that I really had to be selective with the lash fibers in the type of brush and formula I used to get optimum results.  The fibers really are abundant, so sometimes if the mascara is not wet enough – they do not stick and can fall on my cheeks or into my eyes.

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Applying this product can take some time and a little finesse which is something I’m not particular fond of.  If it gets into my eyes – it causes my eyes to tear and even if I’m able to get it out, by that time my eyes are ruined and I really can’t salvage the makeup look.  I make sure that when I am applying this product that my eyes are not sensitive that day and I take my time when putting it on.  I like the concept of it and with the right mascara it really can give me a nice full look.  I find however that most fiber extension products like this one, because my lashes are so small, that it doesn’t give me huge benefits like a plain mascara can because there really isn’t enough lashes to grab onto.  While it tends to stay in place most of the day and doesn’t really flake off, I find that it can really irritate my eyes if my peepers are watery that day and can cause a mess.

Overall – I’m not sure if this product is right for me.  I’ll continue to use it because it’s affordable and I like to make use of the product – but I’m not sure that I’ll repurchase it.  Who knows, after a few weeks or months of continued use of this product, I may find a way to make it work and may end up changing my mind.

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The photo above shows what my lashes are like before “without any makeup, mascara, etc.) and then what it looks like with the mascara (2 coats) and with the mascara and the lash fibers (two coats mascara, one coat lash fibers).  The mascara only and then mascara with fibers were done on two different days so that I was not layering on additional product.  As you can see, the mascara holds well on its own without the lash fibers and once I apply the lash fibers they really make my lashes stand out much more.  I don’t necessarily think I need them but it works for what it does.  I do think that the lash fibers work better with some of my thicker mascara wands however and a wetter mascara formula.

Overall – as I mentioned above, I know I’ll be adding more of the Moisture Lock lip treatments from Milani to my collection in the future.  I’m really enjoying the one I have and I’m about to run out soon.  I still have some use left for the Lash Trifecta Mascara and the Length in Seconds Lash Extension Fibers so after using it a little longer, I may change my mind and decide I do like them.  Sometimes even after a while of using a product, with a little trial and error and rediscovery – you may change your mind and decide something that wasn’t great at one time, became a hidden gem.

So what about you, have you tried any of these products before?  If so – what are your thoughts on these products?  If not, are there any you are interested in getting?  You can pick up these products and so much more at Milanicosmetics.com or your local drugstores that carry the brand.  I’m super excited to find Milani at my local Walmart now – woohoo!

Don’t forget to watch the video embedded above or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

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I am a body butter nut, especially during the winter months when my skin is so dry and I need the added moisture and protection.  I have tried many products over the years and I surely have my list of favorites when it comes to body butters.  But, recently I had the opportunity to try the Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter in Tupelo Honey and I wanted to share it with all of you.  Let’s face it – I’m a sucker with anything that has honey or the word “honey” in it – for obvious reasons, of course – but I was intrigued by this body butter because it also includes Royal Jelly which is known to be a nutrient-rich and precious ingredient of the  bee hive.  Having loved products with this additive, I knew I had to try it.  I featured this product on my Holiday Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffers and figured it was so good it needed it’s own little feature here.

Soft and Smooth Winter Skin With Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

The Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter comes in three different formulas – Original, Sensitive Skin and Tupelo Honey.  Each cute little jar (I love the honey pot shape) comes in two sizes – Full Size (6.7 oz/190g – $24.70) and Mini Size (1.65 oz/48g – $12.90).  I got the Tupelo Honey formula in the mini size which is made with fresh tupelo blossom fragrance and soft hints of vanilla and lemon.  The super rich formula combines royal jelly and other hive treasures as well as skin quenching butters and essential oils to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth.

Soft and Smooth Winter Skin With Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

So what’s so great about this “Royal Jelly” that I keep mentioning?  Well, Savannah Bee Company commonly uses four different hive ingredients their their health and beauty product line including – honey, beeswax, propolis and royal jelly.  Honey is a natural cleanser and skin softener, beeswax protects the skin and prevents water loss and propolis is known for its antibiotic and antiseptic qualities.  Royal jelly is a substance secreted from the glands near the head region of work bees.  It is thought of as a combination baby food and queen food.  Honeybee larvae (baby bees) are fed royal jelly for the first few days of their lives.  It’s a heavy dose of mega nutrition to the young bees off on the right foot.  When it comes to the future queen bee – that story gets a bit interesting.  The worker bees begin the process of “growing” a new queen by completely filling a special cell in the comb called a queen cell with royal jelly.   The larvae selected to be the future queen spends her early days literally swimming in royal jelly.  At this point she is genetically identical to all other work bee larvae but it is a fact that her prolonged feeding of royal jelly initiates her genetic transformation into the Queen!  The queen is then fed royal jelly the remainder of her life, which is quite long by worker bee standards.  This awesome jelly transforms her into the queen phenotype (body type) and the miraculous secretion allows this individual to live up to five years compared to the eight month average lifespan of a typical worker bee.  Royal Jelly is mostly water – but it’s very nutritious.  It contains a fair amount of protein, trace minerals and vitamins (particularly high levels of B vitamins) and is the key ingredient in several of the health and beauty products offered at Savannah Bee Company.

Soft and Smooth Winter Skin With Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

I know that lesson was a bit long winded, but I felt it was necessary.  We hear and read that products on the market include this royal jelly but we have no idea why or for what reason and it’s kind of cool to read and learn that the “Queen Bee” has her own little fountain of youth.  They say Royal Jelly is a “Cinderella” substance that turns a worker bee into a Queen and allows her to live 40 times longer than the  average bee as a result.  This amazing substance is surely worth focusing some on and I wanted to share this with you.  The awesome substance is known for its nourishing and deep moisturizing properties as well as its ability to promote skin’s elasticity and smooth appearance.  It’s a great additive in the Savannah Bee Body Butter because it leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft but also hydrated and moisturized – especially during the winter season.

Soft and Smooth Winter Skin With Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

The body butter is rich and thick in texture with a smooth application.  It includes other goodies from the hive like Propolis which helps to add a protective barrier on the skin and Beeswax which is an emollient to help quench dryness and protect skin’s own natural moisture barriers.  Rich and softening Pecan Seed Oil and the natural, delicate scent of it add a great final touch to this wonderful and luxurious product meant for a queen.  Smoothing the product onto the skin feels like a spa experience.  You can feel the oils and ingredients quenching your skin and leaving it smooth.  I love that I can apply this to my hands and feet without the feeling slippery or oily and it really just adds a huge punch of moisture to my skin.

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If I had to make one suggestion, it is that the mini pot is a bit of a challenge to get the product out.  I would love to see the opening of the pot a little larger to allow for ease of use, but the body butter is so good – I find a way.  I love the thickness of this body body and as you apply it you literally can feel the moisture in your skin being revived.  It’s pretty darn awesome.

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I also had the opportunity to try the Savannah Bee Natural Beeswax and Propolis Lip Balm in Salted Caramel.  Retailing for $6.50 – this awesome lip balm has been a favorite of mine since I got my hands on it and I have been using it religiously.  My lips feel soft and smooth and I love that I haven’t noticed it dry even with my drying liquid lipsticks.  With ingredients like coconut and olive oil, cocoa and hemp seed, this lip balm is never greasy, glides on smoothly and absorbs and protects my lips.  It also includes softening honey, pure propolis and nourishing royal jelly like the body butter. If you love lip balm – you’ll enjoy this one.  I also love the taste on my lips… mmmm caramel.

I am very impressed with Savannah Bee products.  They never test on animals and do not have petroleum-based ingredients.  All of their products are free of parabens and preservatives.  Their beeswax is organic and the products really feel good on the skin.  I can’t wait to try more products from this line.  Recently while in Target I stumbled upon the Savannah Bee display so you can find some of their products there or via their website.

Have you heard of Savannah Bee Company before?  I’m quite impressed with the products I have tried and I think you may like them too.

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Fall and Winter seasons take a real toll on my skin and often times dry my skin out so bad that my Eczema flares up.  I have my favorite and go-to skin care products for this time of the year, but lately I have been using some new goodies that I wanted to share with you.  The Lindi Skin brand, created in 2003 is the first complete skincare line designed specifically for the unique needs of people undergoing cancer treatment, so it an ideal choice for people like myself who deal with sensitive skin.  Today I’m going to share with you a few of the products I have had the chance to try and if you are looking for some new skin care goods this Winter, hopefully this will be something for you.

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I had the opportunity to try out a few products from Lini Skin.  Over the last two months, I have been using these products in combination with my normal skincare goods.

Lindi Face Wash – $22.00 (4 fl.oz.) is a gentle face wash and a great alternative to soap that washes without stripping and works to achieve optimal pH balance. This face wash feels great on the skin and smooths on nicely.  I love using it with some of my favorite facial cleansing tools because they work so well together.

Lindi Face Serum in Lavender – $40 (1 fl.oz.) is formulated with the highest concentration of Lindi Skin’s proprietary LSA Complex and replete with botanicals, antioxidants and vitamins.  This serum comes in a pump / spray type packaging that makes dispensing the product easy.  The serum feels great on the skin and soaks in quickly.  It’s my favorite to use at night because the lavender offers a nice calming feeling that allows me to settle down and relax for the evening.

Lindi Eye Hydrator – $30 (0.50 fl.oz.) is designed to soothe dryness in the sensitive area around the eyes.  It’s a nutrient rich gel that also helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness and improve skin tone.  The silky gel absorbs immediately for maximum benefit and comfort and I love that it doesn’t leave any sticky feeling after you apply it.  No rubbing, irritation or funky texture and you can use it day or night.  This gel feels so nice on the skin and the eye area that it has become one of my favorites.

Lindi Lip Balm – $10.00 (0.25 fl.oz.) The winter weather takes a harsh toll on my lips and this lip balm has been a savior.  It is rich in Vitamin E and natural extracts that help to soothe and provide a protective layer to your parched lips.  It has a non-greasy formula and works double-duty to help keep your nails and cuticles healthy.  After I apply on my lips – I simply rub some on my cuticles and I’m good to go.  It’s moisturizing and really keeps my lips soft and smooth.

Lindi Skin products are clinically tested and proudly made in the United States in an FDA compliant facility.  They are Dermatologist and allergy tested and Lindi Skin products are never tested on animals.  I love that they are non-irritating which makes this a skin care line that works well with my sensitive skin and with daily use, I didn’t have any issues with my Eczema flaring up or skin sensitivities.

A little about the brand… Lindi Skin is a popular choice for dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons and spas because the products are perfect for post-peel and laser treatments based on their anti-inflammatory and safe healing properties.  The company discovered that patients using Lindi Skin during treatment (like chemotherapy) continued with the products following their recovery because of the noticeable benefits and that more general consumers select the products because of their gentle nature and reliability.  Lindi Skin uses the most healing botanicals and antioxidants to deliver ultra-hydration which is ideal for winter skin, older skin, general skin rashes and allergies.

The history of these products is quite remarkable and the story behind them, worth telling. According to Lindy Snider, Founder and CEO, Lindi Skin, “Several of my friends and family were going through radiation and chemotherapy cancer treatments and I was shocked by the side effects to their skin. As many of us have witnessed, some cases become so extreme that the treatment needed is stalled and such delays have serious consequences. When I tried to find topical help for their rashes, burns, wounds, dryness and other uncomfortable skin conditions, I became disappointed and then angry that this was not being addressed. I decided to become proactive and started my own line with the help of the eleven person Lindi Skin Advisory Board which is made up of experienced oncologists and dermatologists.” Lindy continues, “As advancements are made in therapies and a whole new class of drugs and treatments become available, the need for our product grows and we are thrilled that Lindi Skin is positively impacting the lives of people who often need a reason to be optimistic.”

After a few months of using these products, they have been so gentle on my sensitive skin that I’ve been truly enjoying using them.  Considering the line and what they offer, the prices are reasonable and I love that they are made right here in the United States.  The brand has a great story and offers awesome products for a great cause.  I am truly enjoying them.

Nourish Your Skin This Winter With Lindi Skin

Get 25% off your order today for yourself or as a Holiday Gift.  Use code BLOG25 at lindiskin.com now through December 31st.  Also – the company will make a donation to the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good, Feel Better” program with every purchase made through this date.

Have you heard of Lindi Skin before?  If not – would this be a brand you would take a look at and try?

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It’s no secret that I am a lip balm junkie and I’m always looking for one that hydrates and protects my lips with a sweet scent or flavor that makes treatment fun and exciting.  I have tried many available so I was so excited to be given the opportunity to try some from Mwah.  Mwah launched in 2014 with a vision to offer an innovative, effective, fresh and healthy spin on lip care that is still affordable for young women.  Mwah’s lip care products are natural, do not have harmful chemicals or preservatives and are never tested on animals.  They are produced in their 100% solar powered factory right in the U.S. (Southern California).  Today I am excited to share these products with you – they have been favorites of mine since I began using them so let’s chit chat about it.

Summer Lip Care For Your Perfect Pout With Mwah

Mwah offers three types of products at the moment.  Their lip balm stick, lip gloss and lip balm slider.  These products are available for purchase at stores like Target, Ulta, Walgreens, Walmart, CVS and Meijer as well as on Amazon.  Each of their products are solar factory made and are fun for all ages.  The packaging is cute – meant for tweens I’m sure, but this young-at-heart 35 year old loves it and I proudly tote them and take them out anywhere and in public.

Mwah products are produced in a 100% solar powered facility because the sun nourishes the mangoes that go into the super moisturizing formula.  Drawing from 100,000 watts of solar energy, Mwah’s facility combines solar power, low energy demand equipment and motion activated lighting to help reduce the carbon footprint and environmental effects from manufacturing their products.  I really love that so much thought and care is taken into consideration with the production of a product that I have grown to love.  What’s great is that each product is also made with Mango butter which is one of the healthiest and most beneficial ingredients for the skin.  It hydrates and nourishes and has great emollient properties but also provides excellent protection against the sun’s damaging UV radiation.  With vitamins A, C and E – mango butter offers awesome moisture and the hardness of the butter makes it a great butter for stick formulations such as lip balm and lotion bars.  Used to treat dry skin, heal skin peeling from tanning and heal sunburn and promote healthy rejuvenated skin.  Mwah’s products include all of this goodness thanks to the inclusion of mango butter in their lip products.

Summer Lip Care For Your Perfect Pout With Mwah

I have been loving the lip balm sticks and keep one in my purse, one on my vanity and one at my desk.  Available in Mango Madness, Creamsicle and Strawberry Sweetheart.  Creamsicle is my favorite at the moment.  Applying this is easy and my lips feel wonderfully moisturized and soft.  I especially have been loving applying this product prior to adding a lip color to give my lips a soft, pouty look.

Summer Lip Care For Your Perfect Pout With Mwah

The sliders are fun and have cute and interesting packaging.  Available in Coconut Chick, Sweet Tart and Mango Tango.  My favorite at the moment is Mango Tango and I love putting this balm on my lips before bed to give my pout a soft feel through the night and first thing in the morning.  Each slider includes mango butter, shea butter and macadamia nut oil which make them not only yummy but filled with great ingredients.  I love how cute and fun the packaging is, though I am not too fond of using my fingers to apply the product.  While I’m out and about, I tend to take the stick form to keep from contamination or germs but love the slider nonetheless.

Summer Lip Care For Your Perfect Pout With Mwah

Last but not least are the lip glosses.  Available in Berrylicious, Peachy Keen and Sugar lips.  These come in a traditional lip gloss squeeze tube and are made with mango butter and avocado oil to keep your lips pouty and pretty.  Each gloss is glittery and while I do think they are fun and make a great topper on the lips for on the go, I think these are definitely meant for the tween generation.  The gloss is thick, but feels nice on the lips which help to keep your lips moisturized.

Summer Lip Care For Your Perfect Pout With Mwah

I am glad I was introduced to this brand and love the message behind their products as well as the products themselves.  While I may not get much use out of the glosses, I have been loving the lip balm sticks and sliders and have been using them like crazy.  I have had a favorite lip balm now for over 4 years and I think I have just found one (or a few) that I enjoy more.  My lips love me and I love how soft they feel.

These products are made with a 100% natural formula and are Not tested on animals.  They do not include parabens, sulfates or harsh chemicals and are solar-factory made.  Not to mention they are filled with mango butter and delicious flavors.  I’m sold.

Have you tried these products from Mwah or have you seen them in your local stores?  I think the lip balms (stick and slider) will be a product I’ll continue to love for years to come.  You can check out what Mwah has to offer on their website at: http://www.perfectlypoutable.com/.

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This year has absolutely flown by in a blink of an eye and in just a few short days, we are celebrating with our favorite Dads for Father’s Day.  I am always on the hunt for special gifts for my dad and my husband and while I tend to select the same type of things each year – new watch, shirt, etc. I find that sometimes a change in gift is always fun and exciting.  This year I want to share with you the Father’s Day Gift Set from Menaji SkinCare.  Prior to trying these products, my husband and I have not heard of Menaji but my husband enjoys the little set and I’m pretty sure the favorite dad in your life, or dads will enjoy it too.

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This Father’s Day Gift Set is priced at $40 and includes three great products for any dad or man in your life.  These products are best sellers of Menaji and contain formulations specifically created for a man’s skin.  My husband has very sensitive skin as I do and he has enjoyed the products included in this set so we thought it would be a great thing to share with all of you.

Super Products For Your Super Hero Dad - Father's Day Gift Set from Menaji Skin Care http://honeygirlsworld.com

Included in the set:

  • Menaji Clearshave 3-in-1:  This cool product requires no water to use and you don’t need to wipe it off.  It has a built in toner and comes in the perfect size for travel.  This product is great in protecting against razor bumps and ingrown hairs which can make sensitive skin more sensitive if you don’t have the products to help with that.
  • Menaji Power Hydrator Aftershave:  This product moisturizes without oiliness.  We especially think this is a great product because my husband can get dry skin easily and this helps to keep his skin moisturized all day.  It is super light and includes hyaluronic acid which helps to increase the skin’s moisture level and minimizes wrinkles.  It includes Chamomile, Vitamin E, Grapefruit Peel, Green Tea and Aloe Vera – all things I always suggest for soft, soothed skin after a shave and nutrients to to help brighten dulled skin.
  • Menaji Lip Agent:  This lip balm is non drying and doesn’t have a waxy texture like some lip balms can have.  It has SPF 15 to help protect those lips.  This lip balm has a peppermint flavor, smells like peppermint and applies smoothly to the lips.

Super Products For Your Super Hero Dad - Father's Day Gift Set from Menaji Skin Care http://honeygirlsworld.com

These great products arrive in repurposed cigar box filled with the products and Menaji logo tissue paper.  No two cigar boxes are the same, so the box that you see I have may not be what you get when you order yours.  You still have till June 19, 2015 to place your order and get your goods for Father’s Day.  If you are looking for a Father’s Day gift or just something for that special man in your life, this is such a great gift – my husband surely loved it.

Order your box today: 1-800-551-5067 or Menaji.com.  Check out the site to see their full sized product line and other products that they offer as well.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!

Signature Honey

 

Disclaimer:  This product was sent to me for review and consideration however all opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased.  I was not paid to provide this review.  Through out this post there may be affiliate links within which I can and do get paid for.

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

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

Teadora Rainforest at Dust

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

Teadora Rainforest at Dust

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

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

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

Teadora Rainforest at Dust

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

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

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

Signature Honey

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

Lip Monthly

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I am an OG Monthly Subscription box/bag person… having been one of the first subscribers to Birchbox, Ipsy (then My Glam) and even one of the first for Glossy Box in the US, so I’m always stoked and excited to try out new Monthly Subscription services, especially if they are beauty related and offer Full Size goodies.  This month I had the opportunity to get a new Monthly Box in my mail and I was definitely excited since we all know I’m a lip product junkie.

Lip Monthly is a $10 a month beauty subscription.  You can select to have your Lip Monthly membership be monthly, every 4 months or yearly.  You will receive approximately 3-4 Full Sized Lip Products or Beauty Products and 1-2 Sample Sized products.  This box includes primarily lip products, but they are looking to include at least one bonus item that may not be a lip product in future bags.  Keep in mind, this subscription is just a couple of months old and still working out all the processes so at their early stage, we can expect a couple of small hiccups.

 

This month’s theme is Lips 101 – focused on getting ready to go back to school and enjoying the lovely summer weather.  There were a total of five products in the August Lip Monthly Bag… however, I did receive an extra product as an additional Press Sample to show you other products that you can get in your bag.  Check out my Open Box Video embedded below (and the excitement as I see each product) or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

Every month LipMonthly’s experts travel across the country to find the best products in retail stores, so you don’t have to. We will bring you the best deals on the market, in our beautifully designed packaged boxes. All that’s left for you to do is try them on!


Lip Monthly August 2014
I was super excited to see that Lip Monthly had City Color Cosmetics – since I am not able to easily get my hands on this brand.  This is the City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Lipstick in Phoebe and retails for $3.99.  This product is a full sized item.

Lip Monthly August 2014

The next item I received was the City Color Glossy Kiss Lip Gloss.  I could not find the name of the product or the actual product or cost on City Color Cosmetics website.  This was a bonus item sent to me, so not everyone who got a Lip Monthly bag would have received this.  The lip gloss is really nice, has a nice color to it and I love that it smells like Jolly Ranchers.  I’m not sure if this product is new to City Color Cosmetics or not yet released or a discontinued item.  But, I’ll be sure to update once I know more.

Lip Monthly August 2014

The next goodie I got in my bag is the City Color Cosmetics Lip Balm in Ultra Pink.  This lip balm retails on the site for 2.99 and is a moisturizing lip balm with a lipstick-like texture.  It also has a lot of pigment and offers a bold color on the lips.

Lip Monthly August 2014

The City Color Magic Balm was an interesting find in this August bag.  It retails for $3.99 and is not available on CCC website just yet.  I have been told this is a new product not yet released.  It is a moisturizing balm and at first I thought that it just offered a sheer wash of color on the lips but after using it on my lips and waiting a minute, I looked at my lips to find that the color pigment actually increased and became a deeper shade.  I guess that is where they got the “magic” part from.

Lip Monthly August 2014

I also got a Jesse’s Girl product in my bag this month.  This Jesse’s Girl Lip Gloss Lip Lock retails for $4.99 and is a sheer pink with light shimmer.  It’s a gorgeous gloss but a little on the sticky side (definitely not a fan of sticky), but overall – it’s a fun shade that I can definitely make use of or pass on to my sissy for her fun.  This lip gloss is in the shade Lickity  Split.

Lip Monthly August 2014

Last but not least is the Monthly Mix Up item.  It is a Pixi by Petra Lid Last Shadow Pen in Gentle Gold and retails for $18.00.  The shade is one I know I’ll get some use out of I love the high price point.

Overall, I think this bag is pretty cool – so much so I actually subscribed and signed up.  I love that it offers you a collection of lip goodies, which is great.  This will make it much more favorable for me knowing that there shouldn’t be much of an issue with shipping as other Monthly Subscriptions have had in the past due to items that include Hasmat items that cannot be shipped air to me in Hawaii.  I have heard from a few people that they had issues with Lip Monthly the first few months, but as I mentioned in the beginning, like any subscription service, you can expect to be a few kinks as they work everything out to be much smoothly.  When I first started with Ipsy (then My Glam), shipping and products were an issue back then and it took some time to really get things running smoothly.

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I love that Lip Monthly has a little card that lists the products in the bag as well as the price point so you know the value of your bag.  I also like that they sent a little cosmetic bag as a part of this month’s bag… because I have seen that others have gotten little boxes to hold their products in previous months.  While it does remind me of Ipsy a bit, I do like the personal touch and appreciate it.  Since you can cancel this box at any time, I think it would be worth it to try it out at least a month or two and see if this is something you’d be interested in.

Signature Honey

I have said this on many occasions, I’m a total eos addict.  When I got the email that their Holiday 3 pack was rolled out, I ran over to the site to order it and it was sold out.  Apparently it was sold out in a day and so I missed out on it.  But, I have hope that I can find it at my local Walgreens or CVS.  They also have it at Target or Ulta, both of which I do not have near me or on my island.  I am super excited because this collection has the Vanilla Bean flavor – yummy!  It also includes the Pomegranate Raspberry and Smooth Mint, two awesome flavors as well.  Definitely check out your local stores to see if you can get your hands on this set.  Retail $9.99

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