A Big Ol’ Birthday List

Aug
8th
2012
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I'll be 23 on August 19th. Instead of comparing myself to all the people who were already wildly successful in their fields by the time they were my age, I think I'll share a list of things I want instead. Sound good?

You had me at organic cotton.

A dream and a half.

Whether it's because we share a name or...

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Aubrey Organics - 100% Natural Hair, Skin and Body Care

A Quick Fix for Puffy Eyes

Aug
7th
2012
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Yesterday I awoke to the puffiest eyes imaginable, and I was pretty bummed out about it until a I came across Keiko Lynn's most recent Makeup Monday post. I love Keiko's sense of style, but I tend to skip over her Makeup Monday posts since natural products are not her top priority. However, when I saw that yesterday's post focused on travel skin care, I decided to check it out since traveling light with toiletries is kind of a foreign concept to me.

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Nourish Organic Fresh Fig Deodorant Review

Aug
6th
2012

T&J

Rating:

8.5
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Hey friends! I'm back from the beach and it's business as usual, starting with a review of the third and final Nourish product I received for review: the Fresh Fig Organic Deodorant. Ingredients (provided at nourishusda.com)- "Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Organic Saccharomyces Ferment, Organic Fragrance." The preliminary report that I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a low hazard score of 1. The only individual ingredient with a...

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Vapour Vernissage 3-Free Nail Lacquer Review

Aug
3rd
2012

T&J

Rating:

9
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  A nail polish review seemed like an appropriate addition to a week full of beach-themed posts, so today I'll be reviewing Vapour's 3-Free Nail Lacquers in Trance and Eternal shades. Ingredients (provided at vapourbeauty.com)- “Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid, Isoproply Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Iron Oxide, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6 Lake.” The preliminary report that I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a hazard score of 2. The only individual ingredients with hazard scores above a...

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Shear Miracles Save Your Color Leave-In Conditioning Spray Review

Aug
2nd
2012

T&J

Rating:

10
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  Before winning a few of Robyn's products in a giveaway recently, I had never heard of Shear Miracles organic salon products. Boy, was I missing out! The Shear Miracles website boasts that their products are so pure you can eat them, and the leave-in conditioner I'll be reviewing today is no exception. Now that's impressive. Ingredients (provided at shearmiracles.net)- “Distilled water; organic jojoba oil; organic olive oil; organic grape seed oil; organic apricot oil and organic evening primrose oil; certified organic plant source xanthan gum; organic essential oils...

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Vidoma Naturals Sunscreen Lotion Review

Aug
1st
2012

T&J

Rating:

9
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  Remember Vidoma Naturals, the company whose bug spray I recently reviewed? Well, they also sent me a Sunscreen Lotion to try. I used it on a recent trip to the beach with Kirby's family, and today I'll be sharing my thoughts. Ingredients (provided at vidomanaturals.com)- “Jojoba lotion, aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) gel, organic extra virgin coconut (Cocos Nucifera) oil, argan (Argania spinosa) oil, organic sunflower oil (Helianthus annuus), zinc oxide, titanium oxide, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), green tea (Camellia sinesis) extract, and organic shea butter (butryospermum...

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Sketchy Sunscreen vs. Good Old Fashioned Shade

Jul
31st
2012
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Lately I've come across a few articles that have caused me to question my former faith in sunscreen. So can we talk about sunscreen for a minute?   What we know and what we're learning: Chemical Sunscreens are both unstable and unsafe, especially those containing oxybenzone (unless you like your hormones good and disrupted). Nanoparticles are no picnic either, and they have no place in mineral sunscreens masquerading as safer alternatives. Retinyl Palmitate, a form of vitamin A, has been shown to speed the development of tumors in sunlight. Still, it's added to 1/4 of all sunscreens. Avoiding sunlight completely and/or bathing in sunscreen...

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Beach Necessities (Round 2)

Jul
30th
2012
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Remember last year's Beach Necessities post? Well, today I'm back with an updated list of items required for a sufficiently fun day in the sun.

1. Big Towel- Who will be there to comfort you when your upper lip won't stop sweating or you get sand in that cut on your foot? Big towel, that's who.

2. Beach Bag- Because you'll obviously need somewhere to put your folded towel and the items to follow.

3. Books- Reading is like...

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KLUTCHclub Review: July’s Box

Jul
27th
2012
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A reasonably priced box full of health, wellness, and fitness products might sound too good to be true, but that's exactly what you're signing up for when you join KLUTCHclub. For $16-$18 a month, you'll receive $50 worth of healthy lifestyle goodness right on your doorstep! I recently received July's box for review, and it did not disappoint.

 What's Inside:

Mighty Leaf Teas- All three teas were impressively tasty. I tried the Organic Earl Grey first thing in the morning,...

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Nourish Fresh Fig Organic Body Wash Review

Jul
26th
2012

T&J

Rating:

10
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I'm back today with a review of Nourish's lovely Fresh Fig Organic Body Wash. Let's go! Ingredients (provided at nourishusda.com)- "Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Purified Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Organic Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Organic Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Organic Fragrance, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Organic Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Organic Althea Offinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract." The preliminary report that I created for this product in the Cosmetics...

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