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Not Quite Natural: güd by Burt’s Bees

Mar
8th
2012
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Nice try, Burt's Bees. Your (sort of) new line of bath and beauty products almost won me over. The phthalate-free scents are lovely, and the branding is nice and clean. But wait! Let's have a closer look at the ingredients, shall we? Floral Cherrynova Natural Softening Conditioner-water, cetearyl alcohol, fragrance, ceteareth-20, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, hibiscus sabdariffa flower*, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract*, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract*, thymus vulgaris (thyme) leaf extract*, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract*,...

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November Empties

Dec
5th
2011
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Caitie's recent November Used It post inspired me to do one of my own. It's my very first, and it's a little late, but here I go anyway.

  From Left to Right: Captain Blankenship Mantra Perfume Sample- I ran out of this dreamy sample almost immediately. After Jana heard about how much I liked this particular scent, she kindly offered to send me my own roll-on for free! My Christmas list just got a little shorter. Wash the Day Away Calming Chamomile Facial Elixir- Since...

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Inside My Makeup Bag: Fruity Lips & Rosy Cheeks

Nov
8th
2011
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Today I'll be sharing my makeup that's meant for cheeks and lips.  Here's to hoping you guys aren't tired of looking at the contents of my makeup bag!

  1.  Alima Pure Nourishing Lipbalms (Natural, Fig, & Holly Berry)- They're just what a girl needs for minty, soft lips. 2. Priia Cosmetics Vacation in a Jar Sample- Sup, sun-kissed face? 3. W3ll People Universalist Matte Muti-Use Color Stick  (#5)- This color stick makes a great blush or lipstick, and just an FYI: mine looks more rusty red and less...

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Achieving Beach-Ready Feet at Home

Jun
7th
2011
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I love having soft feet and polished toes, but I do not love paying a stranger $20+ to touch all over my feet (not to mention all the harsh ingredients in the creams, scrubs, and polishes most nail salons use). To avoid this awkward, pricey, and potentially hazardous situation, I gathered all the necessary supplies and gave myself a pedicure just in time for the beach. If you too would like to fancy up your feet at home, I've provided a picture of the supplies I used and a list of the steps I took below.

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Searching for a Safe, Affordable, and Unexpired Sunscreen

Jun
6th
2011
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Greetings from the beach, and try not to be jealous of the fact that I'm probably digging my toes into the sand and drinking something icy as you read this.  While I'm gone, I've scheduled a beach vacation themed post for each day. Today's post is obviously about sunscreen. Enjoy! After realizing that all three of my bottles of sunscreen were expired, I began looking for a safe and affordable replacement to bring with me to the beach. I researched my past purchases (the first three below) and several other sunscreens I've yet to try. Below are my findings, made (for...

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Choosing a Natural Insect Repellent

May
18th
2011
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Mosquitoes in Lake Charles are a different kind of awful than I'm used to encountering. Applying a little bug spray before an evening cookout always got the job done in Mississippi. Here, I've been getting bitten throughout the day and through my pants while covered in my go-to bug spray. That isn't to say Burt's Bees Herbal Insect Repellent doesn't help at all (I get twice the bites when I forgo wearing it), but it definitely isn't providing optimal protection. And since my supply is dwindling, I thought I'd do a little...

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Everyone loves giveaways!

Apr
14th
2011
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My day isn't complete unless I've entered a giveaway (or six). Here are a few health and beauty-related ones I've come across recently that you guys might be interested in: Burt's Bees Baby Bee Giveaway- Do you have a tiny bundle of joy in your life or know someone who does? Want to win 4 full sized Baby Bee products? Entering this giveaway is as easy as commenting with the name of a Burt's Bees product you'd like to try, and there are several other ways...

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Burt’s Bees Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer Review

Apr
3rd
2011

T&J

Rating:

8
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Ingredients (provided at burtsbees.com)- “ethyl alcoholwater, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, glycerin, fragrance, aloe barbadensis leaf extract." This product receives a hazard score of 4 on the Cosmetic Safety Database, and the only ingredient with a hazard score above a 3 is fragrance. The bottle says the fragrance is natural, and I guess that's just vague enough to make it seem less threatening. The CSD also lists Sodium Benzoate as an ingredients,...

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EO Essentials Orange & Ginger Spice Shower Gel Review

Mar
22nd
2011

T&J

Rating:

6
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After finishing my bottle of Milk & Shea Butter Body Wash, I began searching for something with an ingredient list that wasn't tainted by fragrance.  When I came across EO Essentials Orange Ginger Spice Shower Gel, I must've been so pleased by the price and the lack of synthetic fragrance that I forgot to analyze the rest of the ingredient list before purchasing it. Ingredients (provided on product packaging)- "Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl HydroxysultaineSodium Coco-SulfateSodium Methyl Cocoyl TaurateVegetable GlycerinCaprylyl/Capryl GlucosideEO Essential Oil...

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A Lovely Evening

Mar
4th
2011
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With my approaching period, I've been feeling not quite myself lately. I've been eating everything in sight without a second thought. My skin and my hair haven't been behaving themselves (My clay and eggs mask had positive but fleeting results), and after walking Clem and Winston every day this week, my feet are sore and actually pretty smelly (It happens to the best of us).  One night this week, in an attempt to make myself look and feel less haggard, I made time for a

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