Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gift Soaps With A Purpose

The other day I noticed a charming little ribboned box at my grandmother's house.  The box smelled to high heaven.  Out of curiosity I removed the ribbon and saw two tiny decorative soaps.  Too small to use, even so, the ingredients were harsh and would be incredibly drying to the skin.  So what exactly was the purpose of these soaps?  Other than the novelty of receiving a cute box and ribbon I can't think of anything other than collecting dust.

  Decorative soaps with a purpose

 I'm all about giving soap as gifts.  They offer a combination of luxury and practicality.  There is a caveat: soaps should be usable and of good quality.  In a sea of unusable decorative soaps I found a fantastic site that offers top quality bar soaps with an aesthetic appeal.

Many of you may already be familiar with Australian Natural Soap. Australian Natural Soap, LLC, have been in the natural soap industry for over twenty years, supplying both New Zealand and Australian markets as well as high end private labels throughout Europe.  These Australian-made soaps are now available to the public worldwide.

  What makes these soaps so amazing?

All you have to do is look at the list of ingredients. No junk just the right combination of natural ingredients such as certified organic shea butter and natural botanicals.  The soaps are available in both vegetarian and vegan formulations.  So there is no animal fat!   Just simple, pure ingredients.

Australian Natural Soaps offers a varied selection such as gift soaps, wedding favors and the option to by in bulk. I was sent a few to review.  They weren't labeled, but I'm guessing I was sent the Gardener's Craft Soap in Honeysuckle and the Almond.  All are lovely and refreshing. Because these soaps are comprised of natural oils they will not dry out your skin by any means.  They're a joy to use and make the mundane task of showering far more enjoyable. My favorite feature is the value.

Another feature that ensures the consumer will get more bang for their buck is that these soaps are french milled.  This is a process that ensures a higher quality soap, one that is creamier and lathers more quickly.  This results in longer lasting soap.

You can purchase the 3.5 oz craft soaps in ten count bulk for only thirty one dollars.  Oh, but better yet, you also have the option to purchase in a seventy two count carton for only one hundred and forty four dollars.  This translates to only two dollars per soap.   For a soap of this quality that's quite remarkable. All that and they ain't too shabby to look at.  You can learn more about these natural soaps by visiting

Jerry from Jerri1962's Blog says "The Soaps Smell Wonderful and Are Beautiful in Color they are 3 Ounces Each. The Soaps are Shipped Very Quickly and Arrive Nicely and Tightly Double Packed in this brown cardboard box.... I Started with The Gardenia and Its Very True The Soaps are Hard and Last Long and they Smell Great.."
Australian Natural Soaps


Monday, November 12, 2012

Beauty Extravaganza; The Event of A Lifetime

Welcome To A Beautiful You Extravaganza hosted by The Consumer Adviser 

Win over $600 in quality beauty products. Skin & personal care products, gift sets, cosmetics and even a must-have gadget.  

Featuring the finest beauty product and sponsored by truly remarkable brands and people

The effects of aging can be hazardous to one's face.  This is why the anti-aging market is said to be a eighty billion dollar industry that will grow considerably in the next few years.  Yet, many people insist that they will age gracefully and honorably repudiate fighting the natural aging process.

I am not one of those people.  I started an anti-aging routine when I was sixteen.  I began my journey with products found in your local drugstore.  Like a true junkie I then advanced to more potent fare found in department stores.  Oh, but nothing could have prepared me for the ease and comfort of shopping from my own abode.  Every sales pitch and promise and I was sold.  In the end I realized I was paying a large price for empty promises.  Sadly this just left me seeking more promises.

 I found myself in dept and I was no longer able to afford those lofty words so I began to take matters into my own hands.  It was out of desperation that I did the unthinkable,  I attempted to make my own beauty products.   My venture into the world of chemistry failed, but all was not lost. I came away from the experience with an education.

 Skincare industry is big business

The beauty industry is not a pretty business. I learned that the legion of products that I purchased in the past were loaded with a lot of junk and not so-good-for-you ingredients. The hard fact is that the conglomerates behind these products are looking to make a massive profit.  Any temporary plumping of the skin is surely not worth the cost to ones health.

Ethical Companies Striving to make a difference

There are, however, a handful of ethical folks that have successfully developed products that are pure and natural and comprised of only good stuff and deliver positive results.   I composed a list of what I feel are the best on the market.  The fact that they are vegan and cruelty free is a huge bonus.

Who are they?

Hylunia.  The perfect marriage of science and nature. Truly fantastic products that deliver high on results. I can't live without their anti-aging/age prevention products which feature Retinol and their own patented Peptide solution for a seriously reversing the aging process on your face.

 I'm happy I came upon SeabuckWonders via a contest.  I didn't win, but I'm happy to discover this company and products.  They provide a luxurious experience that will leave your skin feeling and looking lovely.  Without a doubt the best skincare products containing Sea Buckthorn that I've tried.

Pure organic, fair-traded argan oil.  Eden Allure has high standards for their Moroccan Argan oil.  The result is a beautiful oil that is high in nutrients and the perfect moisturizer.  A fraction of the the competitor's cost.  A must-have for your beauty arsenal.

L'uvalla products are purely organic and purely lovely.  One of the most purest companies to really deliver a unadulterated quality product.   L'uvalla also won over a bevy of celebrities with their line of quality skincare.  A truly wonderful company.

Moringa Source brings us top quality products made with Moringa Oleifera.  The nutrient packed superfood has both internal and external benefits.  I discovered the pure Moringa Oil and it's much like Argan Oil.  A very inexpensive beauty must-have.

I'm sure most of you are already familiar with Reviva Labs.  There are a few products from this company that are unsurpassed in quality and price.  Meaning you won't find a comparable product for the price.

Au Naturel Ayurveda offers holistic bath and body products. Their unique proprietary blend of ingredients offers pure luxury with added aromatherapy.

Annmarie Gianni set out to make pure good-for-you products.  Not even the tiniest bit of preservative touches her skincare.  The result of her endeavor is a line of luxury products that nourish the skin from the inside out while delighting the senses.

ToiletTree Products is new on the beauty scene.  They won me over with their oral irragator and more recently with their Professional Skincare System that accomplishes everything of a pricey sonic cleanser.  This is a very luxurious cleaning system at a phenomenal price.  I'm hoping to see more from these folks.

These are the brands that I use again and again.  Even though I'm new to a couple of the brands, I couldn't be more pleased.   I use to hoard products simply because I wasn't satisfied with the results. This caused me to seek out more products.  Those days are behind me and now I'm met with a ton of compliments on a daily basis.  Folks always want to know how I attain such beautiful skin, well that's my secret. Now ya know.

Would you like to try some of these products for yourself?  All of the folks behind these brands have offered to supply one of you fine folks some of their amazing products.  Some of which were hand picked by me, so you are actually getting my faves.

L'uvalla has generously offered to sponsor their Balancing System which consist of three full size products each designed to hydrate all skin types.   Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Rejuvenating Eucalyptus  Cleanser and the Balancing Day/Night Cream.  Valued at $110.00

Hylunia is sponsoring their Beyond Complex C. This is Packed full of anti-aging ingredients and retails for $84

SeabuckWonders is sponsoring their Natural Skincare Program. Four full size products include: Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion, Face Serum, Face Cleanser and Body Lotion.  You can purchase this system on their site for $73.84 sold separately the products amount to over $100

Au Naturel Ayurveda is offering full size products of their SHREE Jasmine Body Cleanser, SHREE Saffron Body Moisturizer and the SHREE Revitalizing Soap. A retail value of $50.00

Reviva Labs is offering the Organic Cleansing Milk, Tan Without Sun, Under Eye Dark Circle Serum and Seaweed Soap.  This is a $51.50 value

Vivoderm is offering their amazing Anti-Aging Mask.  This retails for $75.00

Moringa Source is offering 2 ounce size of their Moringa Oil and 2 ounce size of their Moringa Body Butter.  $30.00 value

 Eden Allure is offering a 2.2 ounce size of their Argan Oil and two organic bar soaps. $30.00

Iderma is offering the Glow Minerals Sheer Tint Base and the Glow Minerals Under Eye Concealer. $60.00

ToiletTree Products are offering their Professional Skincare System.  $32.00

Annmarie Gianni is offering the Aloe-Herb Cleanser that retails for $24.95


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A beautiful You Giveaway Event

This event is brought to you by The Consumer Adviser and is comprised of the best skincare on the market. This is the guarantee from a true skincare junkie.  Skincare that is truly natural and effective. 

Eden Allure
Moringa Source
Annmarie Gianni 

Are you a blogger that could use some additional followers?  Here's your chance.

Giveaway open to US/CAN
All can participate
Dates 11/5 through 11/27

First link is free with announcement post! here's the code

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