Archive for December, 2010

I don’t remember how I learned about Biggs & Featherbelle but their samples came to me right at the perfect time.  I was having a stressful day and a box of treats showed up at my door.  My obsession with bar soap is almost as ridiculous as my obsession with lip balm.  And when I got samples of both it was like my worlds colliding… in a good way. Just to ice the cake here, they also sent me one of their very luscious Body Butter Bars.  I had forgotten how much I love lotion bars in the winter time when my skin gets so dry and chapped I look like a lizard shedding its skin. It’s not attractive. But lotion bars or more specifically, Biggs & Featherbelle’s Body Butter Bars are the perfect way to combat this.

When I first tried lotion bars last year, I looked at my purchase and thought “What am I supposed to do with this?”.  But now I’m a pro and they are woooonderful for dry skin problems.  They key is warming them up. You can’t just take it out of the package and start rubbing it on yourself.  Well you could, on an elbow or something, but I have much better results when I rub it between my hands first and then apply to my rough areas like feet, hands, elbows, and even shins if you can believe it.

But that’s not all you can find at Biggs & Featherbelle… they have a wide range of fabulous products including soaking salts, lip balms and  soaps.  I received their Muscle Soak and lined up a night to soak my aching body (I’ve been doing a lot of Pilates and Yoga lately -and OW man) .  What a lovely relief it provided. With ingredients like Sea Salt, Epsom salt ginger and clary sage – it landed me a long hot bath full of relaxation and muscle relief.

Now on to the bar soaps.  I collect bar soap.  Seriously… it’s a sickness.  There is so many in my shower at any given time (hey I like to have choices in there) that my husband often stands there dumbfounded wondering if I am working on a soap sculpture.  But after trying out Biggs & Featherbelle’s Bar Soap I truly am wondering if I’ll ever stop buying soap.  They have so many fantastic scents to chose from like their Beach Bar with Sea salt, eucalyptus, clary sage and jojoba oil for exfoliation and moisturizing.  Or their really awesome Goodie Bar which is packed with skin nourishing oils like Macadamia Nut oil an Sweet Almond along with goat’s mil for hydrating and smoothing.  I could go on forever, but you can check out the selection yourself. Yum yum yum. Love love love.

Their ingredients lists are truly impressive – not a chemical as far as the eye can see. Their cute and eco-friendly packaging is a big bonus too – I love my bath goodies to look nice!  I’ll be a frequent customer, I can tell you that.

Get Your Own: You can shop at BiggsandFeather.com and receive 20% off your order with coupon code BFLSM!

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Biggs & Featherbelle is so generously giving away an AWESOME (seriously, I’m jealous) gift set samper full of their incredible products.  Included is

17 Soap Samples (.3 oz each)
2 Lip Balms (Eskimo Kiss & Soul Kiss)
3 Bath Salt Samples (2.3 oz each)
2 Milk Bath Samples (1.3 oz each)

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Someone recently asked me about safe play make up for kids and I started looking around on the Internet for some safe brands.  Then it dawned on me that if you yourself are using safer make up, then it’s going to be safer for your daughters too.  I’ve been trying to really make an effort to make my make up bag as non-toxic and chemical free as possible and part of that meant finding new options for foundation and for lip colors.  I’ve been a big fan of mineral make up for a while but lately I’ve been wondering about those little particles getting in my lungs and felt I needed to find a liquid foundation that isn’t full of gunk.

Erin of Ely Organics was so gracious to send me some samples of the cosmetics offered by Miessence Organics.  It never occurred to me to check with Miessence for make up but lo, they do carry a nice line of cosmetics.  I checked out the Miessence Translucent Foundation and was really impressed. It goes on super smooth and does have a translucent look o it so you don’t look or feel overly made up or caked.  It blended in easily and is virtually odorless.  Ever notice how some foundations are a little, well stinky? Not so with Miessence Translucent Foundation.  It works perfectly by itself or with a powder (if that’s your preference).  If mineral foundations are your thing, they carry that too, along with concealers and bronzer.

I also had the chance to try out their Shimmer Creme.  This might be one of my newest favorite products Ive tried recently.  It’s essentially a lip gloss in pot rather than a tube since its more solid but onc eyou put your finger or lip brush in it you quickly realize it’s versatility. I chose a Shimmer Creme in Berry which is a warm berry tinted gloss that goes on sheer.  You can play with the concentration too… want to go light? You dab a small amount on your lips for a sheer tint of color with some sheen to it.  Need more of a night look? Add a larger amount and the color gets deeper with a glossier look.

What I also love is that it feels nice on your lips.  Not sticky or thick and has a very faint scent (vanilla?).  Either way, this made it as a permanent resident in my purse and will be making an appearance on my lips at a Holiday Party tomorrow night. What’s great is you can also use this as a blush… its sheer enough and light enough to give you an extra little glow.  It’s hard to believe a lip gloss that works this well has only 4 ingredients: certified organic simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, certified organic unrefined cera alba (beeswax), mica, certified organic vanilla planifolia fruit extract. That’s it.

Miessence uses all natural ingredients, no chemicals and mostly organic ingredients too. I’m beginning a kind of love affair with Miessence products!

Get Them: You can find these and other great Miessence products on ElyOrganics.com!

Skin Deep Rating: 2 – Foundation, 1 – Shimmer Creme

Oh yes more lip balm.  I am a self professed lip balm addict, as you may very well know.  So when a couple samples of Crazy Rumors lip balm crossed my desk I was all for trying them out.  I adore these lip balms for several reasons:

First is the ingredients list.  All the lip balms are made with all natural and organic ingredients. No ickies.  There are several varieties of scents and flavors and they are made with organic flavors and flavored with stevia. Important to note too is that they are not tested on animals and they are totally vegan!

Second is the packaging… I know many moms cringe at the varieties of lip balms marketed to kids.  These would be a great alternative.  With flavors like Raspberry Sherbet, Lemonade, Mint Chocolate Chip and Root Beer how can you go wrong? Wouldn’t these be a great stocking stuffer?

Performance: I am picky about my lip balms.  If they get bumpy or chunky or don’t glide on easily I am not a happy lip balming camper. But Crazy Rumors lip balms deliver.  I’ve had them in my pockets for weeks and they still work great and haven’t gotten weird or lumpy. Smooth smooth lip balm action over here.  I love the scents and they have a faint sweet flavor. Thumbs up!

Get Them! You can pick up any of they’re awesome scented lip balms on their website CrazyRumors.com, including their tinted HibisKiss lip balms.  Their Candy Cane set might be a cute surprise in someone’s stocking this year… *ahem* like for me. :)

Get 15% off with coupon code CR15 at checkout!

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