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Lipgloss Reviews – Glossy Girls!

I’m not really a lip gloss kinda girl, but I’ve tried a few glosses lately that I think are worth mentioning. The first is Bare Minerals 100% Natural Lip Gloss by Bare Escentuals. I tried Chiffon, a sparkly sand color, and Sugar Cookie, a golden pink sparkly color. These glosses ...

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Arbonne FC5 Facial Cleanser Review

  Never giving up on my search for the perfect cleanser, I’ve tried yet another that’s good enough to put in my oil control cleansing rotation. Arbonne’s FC5 Purifying Cleanser loves oily skin. In fact, it was developed just for those of us who are “lucky” enough to have oily ...

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Cruelty Free Beauty Products – Summer Sweeties!

I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been craving sweets. That might sound completely normal to some of you, but I’m a french fry/pizza/sushi craver – not a cinnamon roll/pie/ice cream craver. When I was a kid, I’d go to McDonald’s with friends for ice cream, and I’d always order ...

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Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Powder Review

My must-have for summer shine? Jane Iredale PurePressed Powder. This lightweight mineral makeup comes in a convenient refillable compact and gives me the perfectly matte skin I want, without looking cakey or heavy. From my previous posts, you can probably tell I’m a Jane Iredale fan. It’s true. It’s a ...

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Facial Moisturizer Review – She’s So Lovely by Exuberance

 As the weather gets hot, you get sweaty.  That’s how it works.  Unfortunately, if you’re like me, that means more breakouts.  How can you fight back?  Pick a light facial moisturizer for summer that has skin balancing ingredients. One I recommend is She’s So Lovely (We All Agree) Beautifying and ...

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Lip Balm I Can’t Live Without

Spending the last 12 years in a dry climate, I’ve tried practically every lip balm on the market. And in all my experimenting, there are only three I have designated as keepers. They also happen to be cruelty free. I’m beginning to learn that when it comes to lips, natural ...

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Summer Skin Care: Jaime Earl Review

I recently had the pleasure of trying Jaime Earl’s cruelty-free beauty products.  I tried the Balancing Facial Tonic, the Balancing Masque and the Ootanga Body Oil. The Balancing Facial Tonic is an organic chamomile distillate (kind of like chamomile tea for your face).  It can be used alone to soothe ...

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Summer Skin Care: Mint Marrakesh Black Soap Elixir

Got acne?  Bacne?  Buttne?  Chestne?  Never fear – Mint Marrakesh is here!   Mint Marrakesh Black Soap Elixir is a great summer body wash from Shea Terra.  It’s made with African shea butter, coconut oil, a blend of African herbs and black soap.  What is black soap you may ask?  ...

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Hamadi Eco-Pack Shampoo & Conditioner Review

OK, so when I’m choosing a new beauty product, I have to admit I’m often influenced by what I see recommended in beauty magazines, as well as celebrity endorsements. That’s why Hamadi Hair Care first caught my attention. But, before I buy, my more practical side takes over and I ...

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Product Review – Organoderm Body Lotion

Finally, I’ve found a body lotion that softens without leaving a greasy film. Organoderm’s Body Lotion is a creamy, yet lightweight product takes care of my dry, scaly skin fast. It smells great, like sweet oranges, without being overpowering. And I love that it actually feels cooling when you apply ...

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