Lush Sleepy Body Lotion | A Bath and Body Care Review.

I have a problem. I am addicted to lotions and soaps. Most recently, I have been really getting into Lush.

For what I think is my first body care post, we are going to focus on Lush’s sleepy!

I am sure you can gather from the body lotions name, it is meant to aid you in sleep, and moisturize your body of course. If you have bad insomnia like I do, anything that offers to help aid in the sleeping experience sounds very inviting.

The sweet lavender and tonka perfume are meant to make you feel at ease, while the glycerin, cocoa butter, and almond oil moisturize your dry skin.

Ingredients:

Oatmeal Infusion (Avena sativa) (Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract) Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis) Lavender Water (Lavandula Angustifolia) (Lavandula Angustifolia Extract) Lavender Flower Infusion (Lavandula angustifolia) Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) Glycerine Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) Stearic Acid (Stearic acid) Illipe Butter (Shorea stenoptera) Triethanolamine Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre) (Styrax Tonkinensis Resin Extract) Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata) Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata) Cetearyl Alcohol *Benzyl Benzoate *Benzyl Cinnamate *Coumarin *Geraniol *Limonene *Linalool Fragrance Snowflake Lustre (Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide (Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Red 28, Blue 1, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide) Red 28 Blue 1 *Occurs naturally in essential oils

*the ingredient listing is taken directly from the Lush USA website.*

This lotion is cruelty free, free of synthetic preservatives, and is also vegan. The tub it is in is made out of recycled plastic.

How I use it:

*Sorry if my font changed, it occurred when I added the ingredient list from the Lush site.*

Before I start relaxing in bed for the night I apply “Sleepy” all over my body. Making sure to get my chest, so I can really inhale the scent. Then I light a candle and get to relaxing.

A little tip, use the Lush body wash in “Twilight” during your night time shower, it has a very similar scent to the lotion.

What I think:

Sleeping is tough for me, and I wasn’t expecting this lotion to be a fix all. I don’t think it is helping me fall asleep, but it does help me to relax, which is pretty close!

Is this a product I will continue to purchase? I think it is! It smells amazing, is pretty clean, does its general job, and the product itself is purple!

You can purchase the “Sleepy” lotion, Here!

The 3.1oz, which is what I got, retails for $9.95.

I hope this short post was some how helpful! What Is your favorite thing to help you sleep?

Thank you for reading. 💜

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box November 2017| Glamours Beauty

This November I am thankful for double makeup items in my VC box! But seriously, I am pre-writing a ton of post. (Including this one). I get to spend time with my son an my family and I would not trade my little man or his adoptive family for the world. He had a baby doll he loves and he pushes it around in a stroller. Future great father in the making. 💜💜💜If you are a birth mother or a child of adoption and need support from someone who understands, please do not hesitate to contact me, no matter what time of day or night!!

Would you like to hear my adoption and NATURAL birth story? Please let me know!

What are you most thankful for this thanksgiving season?

Back to the topic of this post!

This months Box is really nice, I can not want for y’all to see what’s inside. One of my moms watched me open it and was almost more pumped than I was!! ( let me know if you want a tid bit post on my large but amazing family!)

100% Pure Long Lasting Liner “dark cacao” $26 Value

100% Pure could come out with a product that is legit just water and I’d love it. Everything I have ever gotten from them blows me away. I have green eyes, so I more often then not tight line with brow liner.

This one is really creamy and pigmented. I can see myself going through this liner fast, and I WILL repurchase.

Alma Botanicals Luminous Glow Botanical and Clay Mask $22

I keep getting powdered masks and cleansers. I am becoming addicted! This one contains tons of nutrients to help your skin maintain a natural glow. If your skin is anything link mine, a mask like this will come in handy in the winter months.

Olivella Face and Body Bar $5

If you follow my blog, then you know I LOVE bar soap. I use a micellar water on my face, then bar soap, then cleanser. Every night. I haven’t even gotten in the habit of using them on my body now that I have gotten through all of my non- CF bar soaps! This bar is made with 100% olive oil and is suitable for all skin types. Sounds great to me!

Ever Clen Eye Cream $20

I had a toner from this brand that blew my mind. I still need to repurchase it. It was legit the best toner I have ever used!!

Anyway. When I opened this box my mom saw eye cream. This is my Bio Mom and she loves opening packages with me.

She said “this eye cream is mine.” I have gotten like four sent to me in the past few weeks. I can’t tell my birth giver no! I am sure it will be great and I will get her feed back. I know I have some readers in all of my mommas age groups 40-50’s, so I will get her feed back!

Glamour Doll Gloss Snob “Mood Ring” $3

Make item number two! I’ll be honest, as is policy on this blog. Squezzy rube glosses are not my thing. BUT, this shade is really pretty.

I am going to give it a shot, but I can see myself passing it along pretty quickly. It just isn’t convenient to use.

Over all VC is STILL my favorite subscription box!! 🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯 out of 5 tigers. I am still not over last weeks TWD if you get the reference.

Thank you so much for stopping by beautifuls💜💜💕

What did you think of this box? Comment below!

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Ipsy Offer Smooth Skin, Soft Hair | What is Inside? 

*Set is no longer available,  unfortunately.*

What it is: A curated set by Ipsy, with a one time purchase. Containing skin and hair care products.

Cost: $15


Biorepublic Pomegranate Crush Illuminating Mask and Cucumber Breeze Soothing Mask $7.49 on Target.com

These Masks are made without parabens and are cruelty free. I have tried Masks from this brand before and LOVED them. I am looking forward to trying more.


Honest Beauty Refreshingly Clean Makeup Remover Wipes pack of 7 $10 for full size on honestbeauty.com

I have been wanting to try out some skin are from honest beauty. Makeup wipes are an essential, so I think this is a great place to start. 


Glow for a cause Facial Moisturizing Cream “vanilla and aloe” $38 for full size

This product is free of like everything, including animal cruelty! I kind of want to use it on my body instead of my face. It smells just like an orange dream sickle!! 


Lué Erase Powder $15

I’m starting to really get into these powdered exfoliaters. This one is extremely clean and it is cruelty free!


Nature Queen Shampoo and Conditioner $39 for full-size set

This shampoo and conditioner duo is made of all natural ingredients and smells fantastic. It is meant to help with dry scalps and encourage hair growth. Which, God knows I need.

That is the entire Ipsy Offer! Have you tried any of these products? Comment below!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

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Natur-all Club | Natural Hair Mask Box 

What it is: A natural avocado hair mask and a Serum, delivered monthly.

How much: currently only $25 a month.

I am going to be honest, before this I had NEVER used avocado, or any type of food, in my hair. Even though it is a frequently discussed remedy for dry hair. I was too lazy to DIY an avocado mask. This is where the Natur-all club comes in and saves me. 

The Natur-all Club Is a monthly box that includes A hair mask, hair serum, hair tie, shower cap, and spray bottle (the spray bottle is only in your first box).  On top of the benefits of extremely natural, good for you hair products;  you get the added bonus of taking part in supporting an all African American women owned business! 

Each month has a featured ingredient, for October the ingredient is Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps repair and build tissue, reduce scalp inflammation and damage to the follicles, encourage the the growth of healthy follicles, and even prevents premature graying. Tackling a TON of concerns! 


The mask does need to be frozen until used sense it is made of avocado. Once thawed it must be kept refrigerated where it stays good for a week. The 4oz mask gives 1-3 uses. I used more than half on my first go.


Here is what the mask looks like! It is pretty thick, which is expected. Before applying make sure you dampen your hair with water, using the included spray bottle- remember his bottle is only in your first box.


Here is me, bare faced with the mask on! Once you have applied the mask secure your hair with the included hair tie then put on your shower cap. Let sit between 20-40 minuets. I did the full 40.

The mask does have a very spicy/earthy scent, which I am fine with. If you aren’t, don’t worry because you will still be using your usual shampoo and stuff after rinsing it out. So, the scent doesn’t stick around.

You are meant to repeat the process every two weeks, so I am assuming the mask can be refrozen?


After you wash your hair, you apply the serum. Then continue to do so once a week. 

The serum has no dectable scent and is solid. 

Once my hair was dry I noticed what a difference the mask made. I cannot stop running my fingers through my hair! It’s so soft! I wasn’t expecting results after my first use, but I got them and I am VERY impressed. I have tried a ton of hair masks, this one just blew them all out of the water!

🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑 out of 5 avocados! Way worth the $25 a month. It is natural and everything you need is included in the box.

Subscribe to the box and check out the Natur-all blog HERE!

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed your time with the post! Have you tried the Natur-all Club before?

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*product was sent for review. All opinions are honest and my own. 

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box OCT. 2017 | Revitalize Your Look

What it is: A cruelty free and vegan Beauty Box you receive monthly.

Cost: $25 a month

I love VC. And I love October. It’s safe to say I was overly excited for this Box. Let’s talk about what’s inside.

The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir $15


“Rose hair elixir to protect and nourish dry, damaged, and frizzy hair.”

First of all, this elixir smells amazing. The packaging is glass and has a dropper to get the product. I have high hopes for it! 

Use code “VEGANCUTS” for 15% off their site.

Vedic Botanicals Ayurvedic Skin Cream $15


“Ayurvedic herbs, Shea butter and coconut oil blended into a luxurious skin cream.”

This cream is a healing herbal blend and unscented. It’ll come in handy for really dry skin, small surface injuries to the skin, and may even come in handy while tattoos heal, which is awesome sense I plan on getting more soon! 

Use code “VEDICVEGAN” for 20% off at yourvedicbotanicals.com

Z Skin Cosmetics “Pumped” Mineral Mascara $19


“Add length to your lashes with waterproof mineral mascara”

I love receiving Mascara in boxes. I hate buying it, but I also love trying out different mascaras!

Moon Rivers Naturals Coconut Milk Face Wash $9


“Refreshing coconut milk based facial wash to cleanse and revitalize.”

This cleanser is pretty liquidy and it smells like coconut milk. It seems like it will be very hydrating.

Simply Wicked Matcha Green Tea Face Mask $3


“Antioxidant rich green tea matcha powder face mask.”

I love Face masks. I have gotten to try so many from this box. I have never tried a matcha green tea Mask, so this will be neat!

That’s it for this months Box! What did you think? Comment below! 

Thank you so much for reading. 💜

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Juara Java Plum & Avocado Nourishing Mask | Sample Series 

*Can only attest to results from the sample size use.* 

I found this in my little box of sample products. I can’t recall where it came from (99% positive it was a Petit Vour Box), but it sparked my interest! Juara is a brand I enjoy, and I’m a face mask junkie.

Claims:

“Leaves skin soft, plump and radiant

Immediately relieves dry, stressed skin

Helps reduce the appearance of dehydration lines

May also be left on as an overnight moisture treatment.”

Ingredients:

“100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water/Aqua, Cocoglycerides*, Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) Butter, Dicaprylyl Carbonate*, Stearyl Alcohol*, Behenyl Alcohol*, Glyceryl Stearate*, Glycerin, Avocado (Persea gratissima) Oil, Lecithin*, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols*, Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa) Fruit Oil, Java Plum (Spondias mombin) Pulp Extract, Mango (Mangifera indica) Pulp Extract, Banana (Musa sapientum) Pulp Extract, Plum (Prunus domestica) Fruit Extract, Neem (Melia Azadirachta) Leaf Extract, Neem (Melia Azadirachta) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum*, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin | *Certified Organic Ingredient”

My Experience:


I found that the mask was extremely creamy, had no scent, and was very easy to use. I loved that I just put in a thin layer of it before bed while winding down and it just seeps in! 

The next morning my skin was always extremely soft and best of all stayed hydrated for a few days! If you have dry skin, this could be face changing. I think this mask would be perfect for the cold, skin moisture sucking weather that will be coming up soon. 

At first I though the $38 retail value was too much. But, this mask is essentially perfect for my dry dull skin. You can get it, HERE, on the Petit Vour site, where you earn point for your purchase, so it’s almost like it’s not $38! 

🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁 I need it. I will be purchasing this five leaf mask. 

I hope you enjoyed this little review! Thank you so much for stopping by!! I have some big things coming up for y’all! 

What is your favorite face mask?? Comment below!

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Beauty Without Cruelty Full Volume Mascara | CF & Vegan Mascara Review

If you have stuf with me for a little bit, then you saw that the BWC Full Volume Mascara in “Black”, was featured in the summer Vegan Cuts Makeup Box. You would also know that I was PUMPED to try it! I had been wanting to for quite sometime, but couldn’t bring my self to shell out the $25.95 that it costs. Now that I have finally gotten to experience it, I am here to tell you what I thought.

First, let’s start with the actual product claims, ingredients, the deets. 

Claims

“ FULL VOLUME MASCARA MAXIMUM LENGTH AND THICKNESS

DOUBLE DEPTH BRUSH MAXIMISES EXTENSION AND THICKNESS FOR EXTRA VOLUME”

Ingredients 

“ Aqua/water, Iron Oxides,Oryza Sativa Bran Cera (Rice Wax),VP/VA Copolymer,

Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-5 Laurate, Acacia Senegal Gum (Acacia Wax),

Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera

Cera/copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera/rhus

Verniciflua PeelWax (Japanese Fruit Wax), Nylon-66, Hydrogenated Lecithin,

Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ultramarines,

Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Powder,

Benzyl Alcohol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil,Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Biotin.”

My thoughts

I am going to set this up a little different than normal, I have a lot of thoughts on this little lady. 

The wand:


The wand is amazing. It really grabs each lash and helps to give the lashes Volume as it is intended to. But, it is also pretty large, so this isn’t doming that is easy to apply to the lower lashes. Which is fine, I’m extra enough to have a separate lower lash Mascara. 

The Formula:

This formula and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the length and volume it gives my lashes. But, damn do I hate how wet of a formula it is. If I had liner on my upper lash line it was fine, but if I didn’t good gracious could you see the transfer. It literally looked like I used a liner pen that was running out of ink and I just didn’t care. 

Then again, if I had my upper lash line well, lined, it was great! I mean….look!!


This Mascara is extremely easy to build. Now, keep in mind I’m in a phase where I’m digging the slightly clumped lash look. If that isn’t your taste you may not vibe with this Mascara if you like the “false affect”. I refuse to use falsies anymore, so it’s almost like a false lash placebo for me. 

I am giving this product 👻👻👻👻 . It lost a ghost because of how wet of a formula it has. I would not pay the full $25.95 for a four ghost product. But, would purchase it if it was on sale. 

If you would like to purchase The BWC Full Volume Mascara for yourself, of check out what else they have to offer, you can do so, HERE!

That’s it for my review. Thank you so much for stopping by! What are your thoughts on this Mascara? What is your favorite CF & Vegan Mascara? Comment below!

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