Soap Hope: All-natural products with a purpose

It’s one thing to love a product but it’s something else to love the mission behind a company. Such is the case with Soap Hope. Not only do they offer premium, all natural cosmetic and beauty products at affordable prices, but every single dollar goes into programs that help lift women from poverty around the world. Amazing, uh? I got the opportunity to test drive some of the fabulous brands that Soap Hope has to offer.

If you’re a natural beauty products lovin’ girl like I am, you’ll be aware of many of the brands. I’ve played around with Hugo Naturals before, have heard of Pangea Organics and put Mahya Cosmetics on my radar. But it was the stunning soaps from Indigo Bar that stole my heart.

Just how gorgeous is this Citrus Mint goat milk soap?

And trust me, darlin’. They feel as lovely as they look.

Formulated with all-natural everything (including dyes and fragrance), I have taken a total liking to Zum Bar. I found it to be super moisturizing, which is usually the case with all of the goat milk soaps I’ve tried. The price is about right too at $3.99. While I’ve been using this for face and body, I think it’s just too darn purty to NOT use as a handsoap as well.

So while I’ll be ordering more of these beautiful soaps, I’m also going to check out Zum Clean, Indigo Wild’s natural laundry detergent. I can’t use traditional laundry detergent because of my sensitive skin.

For more information about Soap Hope and to get your shop on, visit their website. Oh, and did I tell you that in addition to already having lower prices, they often offer coupons. Woo hoo!!

Thanks to LUSH’s Greench Deodorant, my feet don’t stink!

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s hot as a jaguar’s mouth outside. Unless of course you live in Johannesburg, South Africa or Angmagssalik, Greenland. In which case, I envy you like you wouldn’t believe.

Like okay…I know it’s ALWAYS hot in Florida but every year it seems to get worse and worse. But good thing I’ve got funk bustin’ products to keep me dry and from smelling like a foot. Take LUSH’s Greeench Deodorant ($9.95) for example.


This vegan powerful powder will work wonderfully for you and your favorite guy. It includes thyme and tea tree so your fella won’t have to smell like a dainty little flower. At the same time, it isn’t SO masculine that you’ll have your coworkers mistaking you for the boss man every time you walk by.

It’s been a few months since I’ve worn traditional deodorant so this stuff is right up my alley. According to LUSH, “Microfine magnesium trisilicate and sodium bicarbonate keep your pits dry and comfortable, free from discomfort and moisture. The Greeench can be used on armpits, backs, feet and anywhere that needs a bit of herbal assistance.” (source) Well, ain’t that just nifty? An all-purpose funk busting powder that I can pretty much dump on my head? It’s pretty epic, all right.

The Guy seems to love it more than I do. I love to sprinkle a bit of it in my shoes and socks. Sweaty feet is anything but sexy. But when it comes to using it on the pits, I find it be effective but the smell just isn’t for moi. If you aren’t a fan of the herbs rosemary, thyme, sage and clubmoss, then I’m afraid this powder may not be for you.

BUT, if you’re in the market for a healthier approach to bustin’ funk and don’t mind herb-y scents, this bacteria fighting powder will be right up your alley.

Products like this are why I really love LUSH though. They’re so innovative yo. LUSH is what dreams are made of.

Snag these from LUSH stores and online for $9.95. Have you or would you give this deodorizing powder a whirl?

Summer shavin’ with Schick. And summer reading too.

Okay, raise your hand if you’re moderately hairy but still don’t shave on a regular. Yeah. I’m that girl. I’ve never been obsessed with shaving every day. Quite frankly, I find it to be too much of a hassle and too time consuming. But check this out…

Ta da!! It’s Schick’s Intuition! I know it’s nothing new but I have rediscovered this beauty of a razor and I’m in love. First of all, how beautiful is the handle? Gorg, right? You know how us women can be. Sometimes our beauty gadgets have to be pretty and decked out in colors for us to want to play with them. The limited edition Schick razors come in this and two other fun designs.

And you know what makes Intuition the coolest of all razors, right? It comes with built-in shaving cream.

Which makes it the perfect traveling companion. And with airlines charging extra for EVERY ounce in a suitcase, packing lightly  just makes sense. They come in 3 variations; Moisture with Pomegranate extract, Naturals with all-natural aloe and the Moisturizing Care Pack with milk and honey and shea butter. And it feels sooooo good on the legs. It lathers up with ease and the 4 blades handle the rest. As long as you keep this kid in a dry area, you should get a ton of use out of it.

So yes…Intuition is the business. Snag it from Drugstore.com for $8.99.

In other news…I’m reading again!

This is such a big deal because between blogging, freelancing, working with the day time  job and Earth Blend & Flower, I never really have time to read. But in attempts to find some sanity, I went and purchased  Little Bee and Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella and have been in literary heaven ever since.

I love real books. I still can’t get down with the e-reader, iPad, Nook, Kindle thing. Just…no. There’s something about the smell of an old and new book. Yes, I sniff books. You judgin’ me yet. Hehe!

Anyone else shaving their legs and reading this summer? 8)

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter does faces now!

Raise your hand if you knew that the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter brand had products just for your face? Didn’t know, did cha? Yes darlings, they do. If you love their body lotions, gels and sticks, then something tells me that you are going to go gaga over their facial care products. Let’s check out the Daily Facial Lotion first…

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Steam Activated Cleanser? What the…

From a beauty blogger’s perspective, you know a product is good when you start using it before taking pictures. I like to be a good blogger and give my products photo shoots before I start usin’ them. But I couldn’t help it. When I saw that Biore had a paraben-free Steam Activated cleanser, I just had to give it a whirl. Hence why I’ve used up a quarter of the bottle. Ha!

Wait…steam activated cleanser? Just how in the world is that supposed to work?

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