Summer Body Care Essentials

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The spring weather has finally arrived in Montreal, so I was thinking about my summer body care essentials – besides the obvious one of sunscreen (recently reviewed here).

Summer Body Care Essentials

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Oil (or the Body Cream) for skin hydration (reviewed here and here). I love both the body oil and the cream for year ’round use.

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub for exfoliating (reviewed here). This was gifted to me, but I will be buying a replacement as soon as I use it up because it is so good!

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion to give me a natural looking bit of colour to my ghost pale skin (reviewed here). This is one of the few self tanners that I’ve tried that looks natural on me.

Summer Body Care Essentials

What are your summer body care essentials?

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Disclosure: Post contains one PR gifted product, identified above.

Monthly Empties Part 1- March 2019

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I’ve really been trying to use things up in my stash and this month I made really good progress at finishing up quite a few products – some full sized and some sample sized. I’ll link to any reviews, and let you know if I have plan to repurchase, or not. I decided to split my empties into two parts. Part one is my bath and haircare empties.

Let’s take a look:

March 2019 Empties 1

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soak – I loved this one so much, and will be buying it again the next time I’m doing a well.ca haul. This was particularly great for a post yoga soak! Original review is here.

Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave In Conditioner – This came in a Petit Vour box, and I really liked it a lot, it made my hair so soft and shiny! I have no plans to purchase right now as I’m still working my way through my haircare stash, but I think it is wishlist  worthy. Original review is here.

March 2019 Empties 2

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Conditioner – I really like this conditioner, the shampoo has a couple of uses left in it, but will probably end up in my April empties. I won’t be repurchasing right away as I just started using the ones from Oneka not too long ago, but I probably would repurchase in the future. Original review is here.

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask – (This was a PR sample for review) I loved this mask, it worked so well for my hair and scalp. And I just found a place in my neighbourhood that stocks it, so I plan to buy myself this hair mask soon. Original review is here.

March 2019 Empties (Part 1)

I’ll have my March Empties Part Two (Skincare and Makeup) next week.

Did you finish up very much this month?

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Disclosure: This blog post contains one PR sample (identified above), the rest have been purchased by me – my opinion is my own and is based on my experience in using the products.

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soak & Avocado Soap Reviews

Buck Naked Soap Company Avocado Soap & Himalayan Salt Soak

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Today I have review of two products from Buck Naked Soap Company that I recently purchased from well.ca – the Himalayan Salt Soak and the Avocado Soap [info in italics taken from the Buck Naked Soap Company website].

Buck Naked Soap Company Avocado Soap & Himalayan Salt Soak

 

If you remember, back in October, I had previously reviewed a few things that were sent to me as a PR package from Buck Naked Soap Company (Himalayan Salt Soap, Geranium & Purple Clay Sugar Scrub and the Natural Lotion Bar), and I loved them so much that I wanted to try more!

First up, the Himalayan Salt Soak:

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soak

Mined from ancient sea beds in the Himalaya, this mineral-rich salt is thought to be the purest available. Including over 84 minerals and trace elements to nurture balance, our soak helps maintain skin’s moisture and can be used to stimulate circulation and relax and soothe sore muscles. The unique ionic energy from Himalayan salt also helps draw toxins from the body.

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soak

The Himalayan Salt Soak is beautiful. I especially like using this for a nice long soak after my morning yoga practice (if I have the time) as it helps with muscle recovery and circulation. My skin is super soft after using this!

Next up, the Avocado Soap:

Buck Naked Soap Company Avocado Soap

Relaxing | Antioxidants | Luxurious. Avocado oil is rich in proteins and nutrients that help soothe and moisturize skin. Vitamins A, D and E, as well as lecithin and potassium – “the youth mineral” – also work to repair dehydrated, rough and itchy skin while reducing the appearance of inflammation. Ideal for normal to dry skin.

Ingredients: Elaeis Guineensis, Aqua, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado), Sodium Hydroxide, Essential Oil, Tocopherol

Buck Naked Soap Company Avocado Soap

This is a super hydrating and gentle soap, perfect for sensitive skin! It lathers well and has a very mild scent.

Thanks for reading

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Disclosure: I purchased these things.

My Top 18 Cruelty Free of 2018

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I’ve been combing through my blog posts from 2018 and have for you my top 18 cruelty free products for 2018 – it includes bath & body, haircare, skincare and a little bit of makeup. It was really tough to narrow it down to just 18.

Let’s get started! These are not in any particular order, just grouped by category.

Bath and Body:

1. Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium & Purple Clay Sugar Scrub – I’ve been using this all the time, it works amazing to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. This might be my all time fave sugar scrub! Review is here. (PR product).

2. Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soap – Another staple in my bath / shower routine. It also works well to gentle exfoliate without drying out the skin. Review is here. (PR product)

3. Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Oil – I love this body oil, it smells amazing and it is fast to absorb into the skin without a greasy residue. Review is here.

4. Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Cream – This smells the same as the body oil, but I prefer to use this one in the cold winter months. Review is here.

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm

5. Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm – Although I haven’t had this for very long, I’ve been using it daily and it has really been helping keep my hands soft. Review is here.

Haircare:

6. Kristen Ess Hair Sea Salt Air Dry Spray – This works well to give my hair beachy waves without making it feel crunchy or gross. Review is here.

7. Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask – I love hair masks and this one is exceptional. It makes my hair incredibly soft and really helps to tame it. Review is here. (PR sample)

8. Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner – I’ve tried three different formulations from this line, and liked them all, this is my current fave because my hair gets uncharacteristically flat due to the cold air and hat wearing. Review is here.

9. Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion – This is such a great styling lotion. I tend to use this when I’m going to blow dry my hair because it adds volume and tame my hair at the same time. Review is here.

Wise Men's Care

10. Wise Men’s Care Birch Bark Daily Shampoo – This shampoo doesn’t lather very well, but it manages to clean my hair deeply. And it smells very woody / earthy. Review is here. (PR sample)

Skincare:

11. Poetic Blend The Hero Oil and The Timeless Oil – These facial oils are beautiful. I use each one depending on what I feel my skins needs on any given day. These are a must have in my skincare routine. Reviews are here, and here. (I won these in a giveaway)

12. Poetic Blend The Warrior Serum – I use this serum at night and wake up with beautiful skin. It has AHA, glycolic acid, and ceramides Review is here. (Part of my Poetic Blend giveaway prize winnings)

13. Pacifica Quinoa Sensitive Super Gentle Face Wash – I really like this cleanser, it is super gentle but manages to deeply clean. Review is here.

14. By Anhesa Cedar Face Cream – Another new product, but I’ve been using it a lot these days as it is lightweight yet hydrating, and plays nicely with facial oils and with makeup. Review is here.

15. Sudsatorium Great Gatsby Lip Scrub – This lip scrub is so good. So good! It is bright and minty and my lips are always so smooth and soft after I use it! Review is here.

16. Nova Scotia Fisherman Extreme Lip Care Lip Balm – I’m a lip balm addict. This one is great for winter weather because it protects and hydrates the lips. Review is here.

Make-up:

17. Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Mineral Veil – This is such a great loose powder. It gives my skin a very natural, radiance and doesn’t cling to dry patches. Review is here.

18. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream SPF30 – I barely wore foundation all summer because this worked so well to give me the light coverage that I prefer and SPF. Review is here.

Wow, it was really tough to narrow it down to 18! What were your faves for 2018?

Thanks for reading.

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Disclosure: Please see original blog post reviews for details, all pr samples have been identified.

Buck Naked Soap Company Natural Lotion Bar Review

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Today I’m reviewing another bath + body product from Buck Naked Soap Company (thanks Rina!) that was sent to me to try out – the Natural Lotion Bar. I’ve already reviewed the Himalayan Salt Soap and the Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub [info in italics taken from the Buck Naked Soap Company website]

Buck Naked Soap Company

This bar provides extreme moisturizing with rich shea butter and cocoa butter that soothe and nourish skin. Surprisingly soft and light in texture, with only the natural scent of its base ingredients, you can use anywhere on your face or body that requires some extra TLC.

Buck Naked Soap Company Natural Lotion Bar

This is the ultimate body lotion for sensitive skin types. It has a very minimal ingredient list and has almost no scent.

I love that it is in a solid format, with a great storage tin – perfect for travelling.

Buck Naked Soap Company Natural Lotion Bar

Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Candeilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Butyrosepermum Parkii, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol

My skin does really well with shea and cocoa butter based body products as they are rich and super hydrating but not at all heavy or greasy feeling.

Buck Naked Soap Company Natural Lotion Bar

Have you tried a solid body lotion before?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR sample. However my opinion and love for bath + body products is entirely my own!

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub Review

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub

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Today I’m reviewing another product from Buck Naked Soap Company that was sent to me (thank you Rina!). I’ve already reviewed the Himalayan Salt Soap. [info in italics taken from the Buck Naked Soap Company website]

Buck Naked Soap Company

Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub gently exfoliates while it cleanses, leaving your skin silky and smooth. Developed with rich, moisturizing Shae and Cocoa Butters, our formula is soap based and packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and the antiaging elements of Brazilian Purple Clay. These natural ingredients help improve skin tone and elasticity. Formulated with fair trade ingredients, this scrub does good for your skin, while doing good for our world.

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are one of my favourite bath and body products – this one looks good enough to eat (but it isn’t recommended as it is soap based so it probably would not taste good).

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub

It exfoliates and moisturizes the skin really well, and the Geranium scent is absolutely gorgeous! Despite being super hydrating, it does not leave any greasy residue on the skin.

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub

Ingredients: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Aqua, Sucrose (Sugar), Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Montmorillonite, Kaolin, Mica, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate & Lactobacillus, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil

Do you like sugar scrubs?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR sample, however my opinion and love of bath + body products is entirely my own!

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soap Review

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If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen me unboxing my package from Buck Naked Soap Company. All this week I’ll be reviewing the items that I received (thank you Rina!), starting off with their Himalayan Salt Soap. But first, a little bit of info on this cruelty-free Canadian company [info in italics taken from the Buck Naked Soap Company website]

Buck Naked Soap Company

Buck Naked was born out of necessity. When baby Elias, son of Buck Naked founders Rina and John, developed skin irritations from traditional baby products, they soon realized they needed a truly natural alternative. As necessity is the mother of all invention, the Chamomile & Calendula Soap was invented to help soothe the little guy’s skin. With this creation, Rina discovered her passion of formulating skin care products using the purest of ingredients.

Since inception, we’ve introduced a full line of all-natural, vegan, handcrafted skin care products. We’re committed to being chemical-free, using only pure, natural ingredients. On this, we are unwavering: if you can’t (or shouldn’t) eat it, we won’t use it.

As someone with sensitive skin, this really speaks to me.

Let’s take a look at the Himalayan Salt Soap:

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soap

Softening | Invigorating | Purifying

Himalayan salt helps maintain skin’s natural oil balance, cleaning and drawing out impurities while warm water opens your pores to absorb the benefits. This amazing ingredient is also known to improve moisture, elasticity and softness, and may even reduce the appearance of fine lines and cellulite.

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soap

Not only does the soap look beautiful, it lathers beautifully and has a subtle scent. It is super gentle, and non-drying. I love that it has invigorating and purifying properties. And it exfoliates without irritating my sensitive skin.

I really like this one, and have added several of the various soaps to my wishlist!

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soap

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR sample. However my opinion and love of bath + body products is entirely my own!