Saturday, April 29, 2017

Beeswax Candles from Michigan - TMHamiltons Etsy Shop


There's nothing more inviting than walking into a room filled with aromas and scents.  When I come home from work, or even after a short outing, I am always invited by welcoming and warm scents when I arrive home.


I'm not hard to please....as long as my house smells clean and there's some sort of candle or wax burning, I'm happy.  But...to have a candle that is totally clean smelling, without a very strong fragrance that can sometimes leave people saying, "That's too strong," or "I'm getting a headache", means more than anything.


Beehive Candle (don't you just love this tissue paper!)

TMHamilitons Etsy shop has these very very cute beeswax candles.  They are 100% beeswax that comes from Michigan and each one is created and hand poured with care.  The candles contains a cotton wick and I found that these beeswax candles has no artificial color...just natural and a very nice clean smelling aroma.  When it's not burning, the scent of the beeswax candle reminds me of a mixture of honey and almond, but it's not too strong...just subtle.


The stars are floating star beeswax candles and I love this little acorn candle! 


Tricia is the owner of TMHamiltons Etsy Shop and any questions you may have about the beeswax candles, she will be more than glad to help.  Not only does she offer beeswax candles, but you will also find wood works and melt and pour soap bases.  


This is my favorite!!




I couldn't wait to burn my Pine Cone Beeswax Candle


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Friday, April 28, 2017

Baby Cakes Organic Blush - A Soft Pink Rose Blush by My Organic Beauty



You've probably have heard, if there's just only one makeup item you just gotta have, it's mascara.  Okay...what if we could have two items?  I would definitely pick mascara AND blush!  Mascara is great for giving your eyes an extra oomph, but blush is what is going to give my face a little color.  



I'm not gonna lie....I NEED my makeup. God forbid, I ever go to work without it! Makeup, to me, just seems to put everything together...to create and enhance your face like no other.  I am starting to become more and more in love with mineral makeup. I've been using mineral makeup for about a month, now and I just love it! 


Mineral makeup just seems to last a lot longer, which means, you get more for your money.  My Organic Beauty Etsy Shop has this beautiful soft pink rose blush, that is organic, vegan and a shimmering pink color.  Like any other mineral makeup I've tried, it doesn't take much at all to get the right amount of color.


My Organic Beauty's mineral cosmetics are made with all natural minerals from the Earth.  You will not find any preservatives in My Organic Beauty's mineral cosmetics.  

This light pink rose mineral blush has a shimmer to it, great for highlighting the cheeks at the same time.  It is available in three sizes: 

     *XL = 15gm square jar with 4 grams of blush
     *Full Size = 10 gram jar with approx. 2.5 grams of blush
     *Shadow Size jar = 5 gram jar with approx. 1.5 grams of blush

I love this color!  It's summer-y, spring-y and just great all year round.  

Another item that I really really love is My Organic Beauty's bronzer.  Many people use bronzer to give their face a golden sun-kissed look or maybe a nice golden tan look to their face.  What do I use the bronzer for?  AS BLUSH!  Yep, there's just something about using a bronzer as blush and I love the color.  I get a natural looking color that blends with my skin tone.  


Most mineral bronzers, to me, have some sort of a brown shade to it.  There are light bronzers, all the way up to a darker brown bronzer.  Although these bronzers are some shade of brown, when applied to my cheeks as a blush...it doesn't give me that brown look.  It almost has a hint of rustic look (I really have no way of describing this) but with a hint of color.  Top this bronzer off with a little highlighter above the cheeks and you have a winner!


I love the look of this bronzer, as a blush!!

AND...if you are looking for mineral eyeshadows...My Organic Beauty has you covered.  Check out all the mineral makeup that My Organic Beauty has to offer. They have everything from mineral foundation, eyeshadow, blush and more! This photo below, is the mineral eyeshadow - Venus and it is a light colored eyeshadow that is perfect for applying as a base color to the whole eye lid area. It too, has a slight shimmer and so very pretty.



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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Aloe Vera Gel Spray with Lemongrass by Silba Body and Skin Care



We've all heard a lot about aloe vera and the wonderful soothing properties it can bring to a burn or sunburn.  Some get the actual gel from the plant itself and then there are gel versions that you can purchase in the store.  But what about a body spray that combines the refreshing and invigorating scent of Lemongrass with aloe vera gel?



Silba Body and Skin Care has this wonderful smelling body spray that consist of both aloe vera gel and Lemongrass.  I've always loved the Lemongrass scent, whether it's in a soap, lotion or body spray.  Silba Body and Skin Care offers this Aloe Vera Gel with Lemongrass Body Spray in a 2 oz. bottle, that combines aloe vera gel, Vitamin E, Distilled Water, Lemongrass oil and Vegetable Glycerin. 

With all these ingredients, it helps to not only soothes the skin, but hydrates it as well.  This spray is great for bug bites, itchiness and even as a bug repellant (I may try this when the mosquitoes come out this summer!)  




A little known fact about aloe vera: 

penetrates and moisturizes deeply into the lower layers of the skin. Its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce skin inflammation while its antiseptic properties can help cleanse and remove skin’s impurities. It soothes and calms the skin and gives it a soft and pleasant feeling.

Silba Body and Skin Care has 37 items in their Etsy shop, consisting of: Aloe Vera products, Body Scrubs, Body Butter, Moisturizers, Facial Toners, Face Wash plus a whole lot more.

I also had the pleasure to experience Silba Body and Skin Care's Face Wash and Face Toner.  Both, when combined as a daily routine, leaves your skin soft and refreshed.  

ALOE FACE WASH - LAVENDER & TEA TREE



This face wash is smells SO good and who doesn't love the calming scent of Lavender?  It's gently on the skin, removes dirt and oil and leaves your face hydrated and nourished.  It's a creamy and light lathering cleansing milk that that restores the natural ph balance and protects the skin's moisture barrier. 

I used this last night, mainly to wash off my makeup and every little bit came right off, easily.  It left my face feeling clean and soft. I also finished it off by using a night face oil.


ROSEMARY FACIAL TONER




I love the scent of this Rosemary Face Toner.  It is a daily balancing toner that has these key ingredients: Rosemary, Aloe Vera, Willow Bark Extract, Calendula Flower, Licorice Root, Ginger Root, Hibiscus Flower and Goji Berry.  To learn more about each ingredients properties, the benefits and how they work with the skin, go check out Silba Body and Skin Care Etsy Shop.  They have some pretty amazing products that are not only good for your skin, but hand crafted with your skin in mind.


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Homemade Body Spray Spritzers - Peppermint Lavender & Lemon Zinger by The Salvy Blossom



Who loves body sprays as much as I do? I absolutely love the body sprays. They are a little lighter in scent compared to perfumes and you get an inviting and wonderful scent by spraying, not only on your wrists, but your whole body, hair and clothes.  I bet I go through a bottle of body spray a month, if not sooner. That's just how much I use them.  I don't know if I've ever come across a scent I didn't like, but I normally tend to stick to those that are Vanilla & Brown Sugar, Fruity or an uplifting scent.


Did you know, that there are many Etsy sellers that make their own body sprays/spritzers?  I was curious as to how these smelled compared to the ones I buy in the store.  Let me tell you, the ones I've tried from Etsy smell just as wonderful, if not better!  One of the scents I've tried, was the Peppermint Lavender by The Salvy Blossom Etsy Shop.



You can definitely smell the peppermint and a hint of lavender in this body spray.  The peppermint scent is known to help uplift your mood and is great if you have a cold.  Lavender scent is known to help relax and calm you. Put both these scents together and you have an invigorating clean scent that just makes me happy!  It's not over powering, but I can definitely smell this body spray, once sprayed.


The next body spray by The Salvy Blossom is the Lemon Zinger.  I just love this name!  This is a full blown lemon scent that also has an uplifting and inviting scent.  It has a citrusy, bright scent that is light.  The essential oils that you will find in this Lemon Zinger are Lemon, Litsea, Distilled Water and alcohol.  The Lemon and Litsea, are both to be known to be uplifting and Bright.


Both body sprays come in a 4 oz bottle that when sprayed, come out in a light mist, so you don't have to worry about wasting any, when spraying.  Jennie Duhn is the owner of The Salvy Blossom Etsy Shop and has 114 items in her shop, ranging from body sprays, lip balms, salves and more!  Go check her out and see all the unique items she has.  I love the whole packaging of The Salvy Blossom's products...nice, clean and eye catching.


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ancient Grimoire Potions of The Beach Witch - Sea Salt & Flowers Spray



I love bath and body products.  I especially love bath and body products that have a unique and different twist on the regular and everyday scents that you see in some of the malls.  

This unique fragrance from the Sea Salt & Flowers Collection: Sea Salt & Flowers Sea Grass - Flowers has a totally different fragrance, as well as fragrance name, compared to a lot of other body sprays I've used.  I don't use much perfumes, but I DO use a lot of body spray.  They just seem so much lighter, but also have a nice scent that I love.


This body potion spray is different.  The scent seems to linger a whole lot longer and it may be due to the fact, that it has a carrier oil added to it.  When you add a carrier oil to essential oils and to a fragrance, the scent is known to last longer.

This Sea Salt & Flowers Sea Grass- Flowers Spray smells awesome!  I love the scent and it is a scent that I normally go for!  It has a soft & captivating scent of sea grass & flowers, which include a fusion of Fresh Sea Grass, Night Jasmine, Beach Flowers, Sea Salt and other ethereal ingredients.


Beach Witch sprays are all made with the finest essential oils, essence oils and organic carrier oils, herbs and flowers.  They are freshly made and do not sit on a shelf for long periods of time.  As a matter of fact, all of The Beach Witch sprays are made within 12 hours before shipping.

I couldn't stop smelling my wrists, after spraying this Sea Salt & Flowers Body Collection Oil Spray!  It was just so intoxicating and so addictive!  The Beach Witch has 288 items in her Etsy Shop, all of which revolve around Magickal potions, lotions, oils and sprays to ritual waters and dream pillows.  Such a unique, interesting and fun shop that you MUST check out.

This Sea Salt & Flowers Collections Sprays are available in a 2 oz, below is a sample of what I received.


Sample of Sea Salt & Flowers~Sea Grass & Flowers Spray

Some of the other fragrances that I have tried and love by The Beach Witch are the Summer Love Roll On, Beautiful Sea, Orange Blossom and Pink Beach...but my all time favorite is definitely the Sea Salt & Flowers Spray - Sea Grass & Flowers!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

All Natural Plant Based Bronzer - Mica Free!



I am going to be the first to admit...I have used mineral makeup and always thought it was good for your skin.  As a matter of fact, I just recently used mineral makeup this week, with last week being my first.

There's so much GOOD things I've heard about mineral makeup, how it's better for your skin, than the store bought stuff, but I didn't realize, if breathed in, is not healthy for you and could be harmful.


April, over at Foraged Fields, has a line of organic and natural makeup, that is plant based.  Just yesterday, I used April's Foraged Fields clay based bronzer....and I ain't gonna lie...I loved it!  I actually used the bronzer as a blush and I've had several compliments on how good my makeup looked.

This Foraged Fields bronzer went on so smooth and silky, and it did not take much at all, to give me the blush coverage I needed.  When I first saw the bronzer (I knew I was going to use it as blush), I was wondering, "How is this going to look like blush?  It's brown, almost a clay, dirt like color.)  Well folks, that thought was put aside, as when I applied it, it worked wonders as a blush!


I was so happy on how this looked!  Are you wondering how a plant based skin care is different?  Here are some benefits of using Foraged Fields plant based cosmetics and products.

     *Contains all natural clay that heals impurities
     *Heals and helps with discoloration
     *Naturally detoxing
     *Helps with acne
     *Pulls out toxins
     *Healthy looking skin


Most mineral makeup contains Mica.  Mica is a colorant that gives mineral makeup their shade.  Foraged Fields line does NOT contain Mica, as their products are all natural, organic & plant based.  Foraged Fields bronzers are great for all skin tones and types.

INGREDIENTS IN FORAGED FIELDS BRONZERS:
Organic Arrowroot Starch
Organic Bentonite Clay
Organic Cocoa Powder
Organic Rhassoul Clay
Organic Cinnamon
Organic Nutmeg


Foraged Fields Bronzer-used as blush

Yes, I was surprised to see cinnamon and nutmeg as an ingredient in this bronzer!  But hey...it works! The Foraged Fields bronzers comes in a 1.25 ounce reusable and recyclable glass jar.  This amount is tons more than what you can buy at a drugstore.

Foraged Fields has 24 items in her Etsy shop.  You will find Bath & Beauty products, Herbal, Home Goods and even Knit/Crochet items.  Go check out Foraged Fields Etsy Shop today and experience the benefits of plant based cosmetics!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Extreme Glitter Lip Gloss - Shine On!



How many of you gals love lip gloss?  Do you prefer lip gloss over lipstick...if so, why?  Let me tell you...I LOVE lip gloss.  There's something about the feel of lip gloss vs. lipstick that I love.  I love the shine, shimmer and how light it can feel when wearing it.  What's even better, is I love when lip gloss has that added "KICK" to it...a little glitter power!

The lip gloss shown here, is by Nefertiti Cosmetics Etsy Shop.  It has TONS of glitter power and there are so many colors to choose from.  The possibilities are endless and I found it so much fun to test out each one!  They are fun, small and convenient to carry with you, while on the go and they make a statement.


The lip glosses come in both a tube or small round pot container.  Nefertiti Cosmetics has colors that range from Amethyst to Giza, which is a light gold colored lip gloss.  They look like little pots of glitter, but glides on as a lip gloss....because it is lip gloss!  


This is perfect when you need a little sparkle to your lips for that special evening out.  I guarantee, any little girl or even teenagers would love this product.  It's just so fun to play with glittery lip gloss.  


These lip glosses contain Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Olive Oil, to keep your lips moisturized and feeling supple and soft.  Are you looking for fun gift for that special girl (or adult) that loves lip gloss and fun lip color?  Why not give her a gift that she will enjoy, such as Nefertiti Cosmetics lip gloss?


I'm wearing the purple in this photo

The tube version that I received was packaged and presented so cute!  There was a set of 5 sample lip glosses, laying on a black tissue paper inside a clear plastic box, that had rhinestones adorned all around it.  It even had a tiny silver bow in the corner!  Colors were: Gold, Silver, Purple, Red and Pink (they probably had their own unique names!)  So cute, that I could give it as a gift, as is....BUT I'M KEEPING THEM!

Go check out Nefertiti Cosmetics Etsy Shop.  She has 46 different items in her shop, ranging from glitter eyeliners, glitter eye shadows, glitter lip glosses, metallic lip glosses and more!  I love looking at all her glittery items!


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