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Curlformers – The best way to air dry your hair!

I don’t know about any of you guys, but foam/velcro/hot rollers just don’t work for me.  Either my hair doesn’t curl well and whatever curls doesn’t last long – I’m looking at you hot rollers – or it never, ever dries on the inside.

I had resigned myself to the fact that if I wanted to achieve gorgeous curls with my hair it would take lots of time, heat, and patience to curl my hair with an iron.  But then one day I was browsing on the most deadliest of all sites, pinterest, and found something called curlformers.  They are amazing!   Who doesn’t want to have perfect curls without damaging their hair in the slightest?IMG_4277 Continue reading Curlformers – The best way to air dry your hair!

My Skin Care Routine – Updated

I haven’t done a post like this in a while, and when I look back at my other one things have changed a lot!  There’s only one product that I’ve found that I’ve liked enough to keep consistent over the past year and a bit, but otherwise things have changed up a lot!


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How to Use Shampoo Bars


Over the past several months I have noticed how my Shampoo Bar Epiphany post is one of my most consistently read posts.  But I’ve been feeling a little guilty lately because it isn’t the most up-to-date with my current shampoo bar routine nor does it really discuss all of the trials, tribulations, epic fails and light-bulb-coming-on-ah-ha-moments of “genius”.  If you’re thinking about giving shampoo bars a try, but don’t know what to expect or where to start, this post is for you.  If you’ve been at war with your shampoo bars, are at your wits end, and are just about ready to throw in the towel, this post is for you.  If you’ve been using shampoo bars but your hair is, well… just meh, this post is for you.  Everything i could possibly think about to help make shampoo bars a success with just about any kind of hair is in this post.  Without any further adieu! Continue reading How to Use Shampoo Bars

Boo Bamboo Facial Cleansing Towels and Body Wash Review

Again, always looking for travel options, I was lucky enough to win a full sized package of Boo Bamboo’s Facial Cleansing Towels to try out as well as their Exfoliating Body Wash. One was a hit, the other a miss.

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Aura Cacia Foam Bath in Grapefruit Review

I received this package in an Eco Emi box a few months ago but only found time to give it a try recently. I’m sad that I waited this long! Continue reading Aura Cacia Foam Bath in Grapefruit Review

Chagrin Valley Natural Healing Salve Review

I received a natural “polysporin” in one of my EcoEmi boxes a while back, but the shop on Etsy was sold out when I was looking to replace it.  Naturally, I went back to my tried and true brand of Chagrin Valley and found that they do indeed have a healing salve.  

Even though we are moving into spring my cuticles still crack, and this has been a lifesaver in preventing the minor infection that is almost guaranteed to happen in my line of work. Minor cuts and scrapes that both myself and my boyfriend had responded surprisingly well to this balm. It’s too bad I can’t truly compare healing times for you on a cut that is treated verses one that is not. If I get any comparable injuries in the near future I will be sure to do so. But until then, take my word for it, the anti-microbial properties of the essential oils in this salve do make a difference.

The number of minor infections in my dry and cracked cuticles is non-existent. When you compare that to the number of raised, red, obviously infected skin cracks on my cuticles that I received prior to using this ointment, I would be silly to not consider repurchasing this product when I run out. Also, I received several small cuts on my arm from a rogue fence while hiking the other day and they became red and inflamed almost immediately. I applied this salve as soon as I got home and everything was completely healed over in about 5 days. The little 2 ounce pot will last a very long time, though, so I expect I won’t have to worry about this now until at least the fall or winter.

$11 per 2 ounce tin at changrinvalleysoapandsalve.com

Seabuckthorn Night Cream Review

SBT Seabuckthrorn has provided another product for you guys to try and win!  Aren’t they amazing!? Up for review this time is their Night Cream.  Sadly for me, my skin didn’t seem to appreciate it.  My boyfriend’s on the other hand? It was exactly what his skin was looking for.

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