Firefly Candles Company – Jon Snow and Wizards Ball Candles Review

Company: Firefly Candles Company – “Movie and Book Inspired All Natural Soy Wax Candles”

Products

You Know Nothing, Jon Snow – Soy Candle

Wizards Ball – Soy Candle

Review:

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Firefly Candle Company creates soy candles with fantastic, seasonal scents that truly enhance the holiday spirit! Their vegan “You Know Nothing, Jon Snow” candle smells like outdoorsy, refreshing men’s cologne. It is exactly what I would imagine the beautiful Jon Snow of Game of Thrones to smell like… woodsy and fresh like a winter’s day! You may not be able to give Jon Snow (such a pretty, pretty man!) to your family or friends, but at least their house can smell like him!

Wizards Ball is another vegan candle that really epitomizes the scents of the season. It has notes of  christmas trees, snow, mistletoe, spiced cider and roasting chestnuts… not even the biggest Scrooge could resist this scent!

In an seriousness, if you use candles, it is very important that they are all natural, soy candles. Candles bought at the store contain harmful chemicals, which as they burn, are released and you breathe them in. Not good! The chemicals can cause people to have breathing problems, especially if they have asthma or another breathing issue already. They can even affect your pets! I don’t know about you, but breathing in burning chemicals doesn’t sound like a good idea to me! Go natural!

The Bottom Line

Firefly Candles Company creates fun candles with awesome names that also happen to smell fantastic! They’re all natural so you can feel good about using them during your holiday parties or while snuggled up reading a book! The packaging is beautiful and I love that the glass jars come with a lid!  Please note that these 2 candles in the shop are specifically vegan, as are the other candles without any dyes or colorants. Just message the shop if you want clarification.

I highly recommend these candles! If someone on your list is into Game of Thrones, surprise them with the You Know Nothing, Jon Snow candle! If someone loves wintery scents, the Wizards Ball candle is perfect for them! I’ve been burning these candles for hours and hours and I truly enjoy them!

Thank you, Firefly Candles Company, for sending me these candles to review! I love them!

Happy Holidays!

Bleeping Beauty Limited Edition Holiday Body Butters – They’re Vegan, Cruelty-Free & Smell F’king Fabulous!

Company: Bleeping Beauty – “Handmade. All Natural. No BS.”

Products

Basic As #!?& Body Butter (Pumpkin Spice) *Limited Quantity!

Merry As #!?& Body Butter (Holiday Spice) *Coming Soon! Available November 23!

Reviews

Alright girls, go grab yourself a PSL with almond milk, post a pic on Insta of your feet walking through colorful leaves and slather on some Basic As #!?& Body Butter! It’s perfectly pumpkin spiced because deep down, we’re all a little basic.

This super thick body butter gets its magical hydrating powers from shea butter and jojoba oil. Essential oils from cinnamon bark, nutmeg and cloves blend together to make its beautifully basic fragrance.

This bad boy melts right into the skin and leaves a gorgeous sheen on the the skin without feeling like an oil-slick. It makes your skin noticeably softer and deliciously smelling of pumpkin spice. Don’t be surprised if the scent  attracts a bunch of basic b$tches around you. ‘Tis the season.

Ok, let’s talk about the soon-to-be-released- holiday-spice-scented, Merry As #!?& Body Butter!

If the holiday season was somehow trapped in a jar and transformed into a moisturizer, it would smell like this sweet, refreshing, cinnamon-y blend of Christmas trees, warm apple cider, and sugar cookies!

Yes, it smells freakin’ amazing but it also really hydrates the skin, thanks to its rockstar ingredients; Shea butter and jojoba oil. My skin was softer after just one use and I loved smelling like the living embodiment of Santa’s excitement on Christmas Eve. I just couldn’t help but get into the holiday spirit with this stuff! I was, indeed, Merry as #!?&.

The Merry As #!?& Body Butter will be available on November 23rd on Bleepingbeauty.com! Write a reminder on your phone and don’t come crying to me if you miss out!

The Bottom Line

Bleeping Beauty makes delicious and fun body butters that will get even the biggest Scrooges singing Deck the Halls!

The Basic As #!?& Body Butter is almost sold out, so if your basic girl senses are tingling, you better order now! (Seriously, this stuff is amazing and I’ve never smelled anything like it before!)

The Merry as #!?& Body Butter is a scene stealer… a show stopper… a whatever showbiz cliché you can think of! It’s just awesome and I highly recommend it!

These body butters will make the perfect gift for anyone on your list that likes natural skin care that is vegan, cruelty-free, and has some F!?&ing personality!

Head on over to Bleeping Beauty’s website to check out their products!

Meraki Botanicals – Vegan Lip Balm Set Review

Company: Meraki Botanicals

Products: Vegan Lip Balm Set (4 – 0.5 oz. tins) $15.00 USD

Review: It can be tough finding an all-natural lip balm that doesn’t contain beeswax, so I was super excited to try out the Vegan Lip Balm Set from Meraki Botanicals. This set comes with 4 lip balms: Rose, Orange, Lavender, and Mint.

These balms are made with coconut oil, shea butter, and soy wax, which completely proves that you don’t need beeswax to make a good, moisturing lip balm! They are scented with essential oils, and thats about it! Less is more!

When you rub the product with your finger, it melts slightly so when you put it on your lips, it soaks right in. These are definitely hydrating and give your pout a nice glossy sheen that is not sticky whatsoever.

The Mint flavor is my favorite because it smells like sweet spearmint. The scent of the Orange flavored balm is very subtle. The orange scent mixes with the shea butter, giving it a light orange vanilla-ish flavor.

The floral balms, Rose and Lavender, have a stronger scent than the other two. I prefer food flavored lip balms, but these are pleasant and would absolutely be a winner to people that love flower scents. Since coconut oil, shea butter and soy wax can be used anywhere on the body, I will be using these on my elbows, cuticles, and wherever else needs some moisture.

The Bottom Line

These Vegan Lip Balms are as natural as can be and do a great job hydrating. I absolutely love the sheen they give my lips! The colorful labels and the durable metal tins are adorable, so these get an A+ for packaging! The Orange and Mint flavors are fantastic. I highly recommend these products, and if you’re a flower child, try out the Rose and Lavender balms. You can purchase the set of 4 or order them individually. Head on over to the Meraki Botanicals website to see what they have to offer! Let me know what you think of these vegan lip balms!

NW Beauty Works Reviews

Company: NWBeautyWorks

"Handmade, Vegan & Cruelty-Free!"

Products:

Daily Acne Cleanser

Cucumber & Cranberry Moisturizer

Warm Vanilla Sugar Lotion

Reviews:

Warm Vanilla Sugar Lotion contains Organic Shea Butter, Aloe Leaf Juice, Organic Coconut Oil, and Grapeseed Oil to hydrate even the driest skin (I would know!). To be honest, the skin on my feet gets so dry sometimes I can't even sleep at night, it's that uncomfortable! If a moisturizer can help my feet, it'll help anybody!

Within minutes of massaging this product into my skin, it was noticeably softer, smoother, and more comfortable. The sweet vanilla scent will leave a subtle scent behind, but it is not overpowering and will not compete with any other fragrances or products you are wearing.

Daily Acne Cleanser has a very strong fragrance of lemon and tea tree oil. It will definitely wake you up in the morning! Lemon is known to fade scars and brighten skin, while tea tree oil is known to kill bacteria to fight breakouts.

Cucumber & Cranberry Moisturizer is intended to be used all over the body without any greasiness. It's a very thin, gel consistency that smells primarily of cucumber. I'm not the biggest fan of cucumber in general, so I let my boyfriend try this one out! He used it and reported having softer, hydrated skin.

The Bottom Line

NW Beauty Works makes vegan, cruelty-free products that contain good for you ingredients without all of the chemicals and bad stuff. If you enjoy natural fragrances in products to moisturize and care for your skin, this brand is for you! Check out their website to learn more about their products and what they have to offer!

Thank you, NW Beauty Works, for sending me these samples to review!

 

 

NATURALPANDA Product Reviews


Company: NATURALPANDA

“We turn raw, natural ingredients into nourishing skincare products – free of any chemical dyes, additives or perfumes. Every product is carefully curated with simple ingredients that are meant to be healthy, holistic and pure.”

“A portion of your purchase will be donated to the World Wild Life Fund to help save the pandas!”

Products: 

Honeysuckle Body Butter (6 oz. – $19.06)

Wild Rose Face Cream  (2.7 fl. oz. –  $19.83)

Unscented Eye Cream (1 oz., – $9.53)

Reviews: 

Honeysuckle Body Butter 


“This body butter is lightly scented with honeysuckle essential oil. It’s richer and thicker in consistency and works great for treating rough or dry skin. It’s made with raw + natural ingredients that have beneficial properties for your skin. Together, the ingredients will create a protective barrier & help retain the moisture within your skin, without leaving an oily residue. Due to it’s thicker consistency, a little bit of product will go a long way!”

OMGosh. I never say that, but I don’t know how to communicate how excited I am about this stuff! This body butter is EVERYTHING I hoped it would be and more! The honey suckle scent is so spot-on I can’t even believe it. It’s sweet and floral and reminds me of the days that I spent in the backyard with my brother and sister hunting for honey suckles to pull apart and eat. You do not need to wear perfume when you use this body butter and I promise you will get a lot of “You smell good!” compliments like I did. This product melts quickly into your skin and does an excellent job hydrating even the driest skin thanks to shea butter as the main ingredient. My (formally) dry elbows give this a thumbs up!

Wild Rose Face Cream 


“This face cream is made with raw + natural ingredients that have beneficial properties for your skin. It’s lightly scented with a blend of rose geranium + ylang ylang essential oils, both which have additional properties for the skin. This light weight and cooling gel cream will provide hydration and moisture to the skin without leaving an oily residue.”

If you love floral scents, you will absolutely adore this face cream! It is thin and lightweight, yet really packs a punch in the moisture department! I have been using this moisturizer in the morning under my make up and my skin looks dewy and healthy.  I also have been using it at night and I always wake up to hydrated skin.

In my opinion, the best skin care products are those with the simplest and fewest ingredients. The ingredients in the Wild Rose Face Cream are aloe vera gel, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E, grapefruit seed extract and rose geranium and ylang ylang essential oils. I actually look forward to using this product, it’s that good!

Clear Unscented Eye Cream


“This eye cream is made with raw + natural ingredients that have beneficial properties for your skin. It provides enough hydration for the delicate skin around, and comes free of any essential oils. This light weight and cooling cream will provide the right amount of hydration and moisture to the skin without leaving an oily residue.”

A 2-ingredient eye cream? That’s exactly my style! Aloe vera and apricot kernel oil, that is all you will find in this Unscented Eye Cream! I use this in the morning under my makeup and it helps my concealer and/or foundation glide on smoothly and evenly. It prevents my undereyes from looking dry and it absorbs quickly. A little goes a long way, so this tiny container will last a long time!

The Bottom Line

I cannot say enough good things about NATURALPANDA! The products smells fantastic, work wonderfully, and the packaging is as cute as can be! To make it even better, Chandi, the owner, donates a portion of every purchase to the World Wild Life Fund to help save the pandas! How awesome is that? These products are simple, effective, and you help out pandas with every purchase. Its a WIN WIN WIN! Head on over to the NATURALPANDA Etsy page and check out all of her amazing products!

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