Bodyceuticals Calendula Skincare: Vanilla Avocado Body and Hair Oil Review

Company: Bodyceuticals Calendula Skincare

About the Company:

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Product:

Vanilla Avocado Body + Hair Oil – Sheer Body Oil Spray

Review:

Y’all know that I love a good multi-purpose product! That’s why I was so excited to try out this Vanilla Avocado Body and Hair Oil from Bodyceuticals Calendula Skincare! I absolutely adore anything vanilla-scented and c’mon… I’m vegan, obviously I’m a huge fan of avocado!

http://www.calendulaskincare.com/whychoose.asp

So, what exactly is calendula oil and why it is so great for the skin? Calendula inhibits bacterial, viral and fungal microorganisms. It also reduces inflammation, protects against free radical cell damage, increases collagen levels, and helps to prevent scars. It includes a long list of skin-loving ingredients such as fatty acids, beta-carotene, and quercetin for anti-inflammatory and protective properties. Read more about the wonders of Calendula, here.

Well, how did this product perform?

First, the vanilla scent is sweet and delicious. It is the kind of vanilla scent that I love to wear every day. Vanilla is great for anytime of year or occasion and the scent of this hair and body oil is absolutely gorgeous!

This product contains all organic ingredients including: coconut oil, aloe vera, olive oil, calendula flowers, virgin avocado oil, Madagascar vanilla, jojoba oil, and vitamin E. I mean, it doesn’t get any cleaner or natural than that, amiright?

As a body oil, I love to use this after I dried off from the shower. All you do it spray it on, rub it in, and you’re good to go! It absorbs very quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft, hydrated, and smelling amazing. It also leaves a subtle sheen on the skin that is so pretty! I have very dry skin and this product did a great job moisturizing my skin to make it look healthy and cared for. Love!

When this product arrived, I was actually struggling through the Flu. I had been in bed for days and my hair was the last thing on my mind. Needless to say that when I was finally feeling well enough to shower and tend to my hair, it was a dry, tangled mess. Even after I used my normal conditioner, my hair looked dead and I thought I would have to at least get a few inches cut off.

Just out of curiosity,  I worked 2-3 sprays into the ends of my hair when it was still damp. I couldn’t believe how much better my hair looked after using this! It was shiny and actually looked healthy! My hair needed a lot of help after all of that time that I was sick in bed and this oil seriously helped! I love this stuff!

The Bottom Line

Bodyceuticals Calendula Skincare offers vegan, cruelty-free products that naturally care for your skin. They are sustainably made with the environment and your health in mind. The Vanilla Avocado Body and Hair Oil absolutely brought my hair back to life and it was also a fantastic moisturizer for my dry skin. Of course, it smells absolutely wonderful!

I highly recommend this product and look forward to trying more from this company! Head on over to Bodyceuticals’ website to read more about their mission and products!

Not Soap, Radio – Peace, Joy & Sanity Gift Set and The Phoenix Bubbles for Bath or Shower Reviews (Part 2)

Company: Not Soap, Radio

Products:

Peace, Joy, & Sanity Gift Set

The Phoenix (when you need to rise for the ashes, yet again) Bubbles for Bath or Shower

Reviews: It is that time of year when you have a billion things to do and your nerves might be wearing a bit thin. Don’t worry! Not Soap, Radio’s Peace, Joy & Sanity Gift Set is exactly what you need! (Who says you can’t buy a little something for yourself, huh?)

This gift set comes with 3 travel-sized hand/body lotions and 3 travel-sized bubble bath/body washes. The bubble bath/body washes work into a nice, rich lather that leaves your skin feeling clean, soft, and lightly fragranced. The lotions absorb quickly into the skin and also leave your skin smelling fabulous! The scents are absolutely mouth-watering and sure to help you unwind! (Nobody said you can’t have a little wine with that bubble bath too, did they?!)

The “To sleep full of sweet dreams (without waking up in a mad panic at 3am)” scent contains chamomile and lavender to calm your overworked mind and smells like lavender and clementine, which is just so so nice! It truly will help you get a (relatively) peaceful sleep!

The “Liquid Freud (when you need to turn up the volume on your inner voice of reason)” scent is made to balance your emotions and act as a little pick me up. The coconut milk, mango and vanilla scent definitely makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation… who wouldn’t feel better after that?!

“When life gives you one too many lemons (and you’ve misplaced your happy place…)” is a must try! The fresh, bright scent of lemons and sweet sugar naturally makes you feel more optimistic about life… It reminds me of summertime and lemonade and just generally makes me feel happy!

“The Phoenix (when you need to rise for the ashes, yet again)” is another fun, refreshing bubble bath/body wash that will help you exit the bath/shower with a brand new outlook! The super luxurious lather and intoxicating scent of persimmon and plum are exactly what you need to get back on your feet and attack the day head-on! It doesn’t hurt that your skin will smell like a million bucks!

The Bottom Line

I’m a huge fan of Not Soap, Radio’s bath and body products! They’re vegan, cruelty-free, and have the best scents out there! I love the names and how they are made to really make you feel better. These products would make the perfect gift for just about everyone on your shopping list, or just go ahead and treat yourself (you deserve it… you little badass, you!)

Head on over to Not Soap, Radio’s website to check out these products and all of the fantastic gift sets that they have available! While you’re at it, check out my previous review of their hair/body fragrance that is also a fav of mine!

Organic Beauty Junkie – Vegan Lip Balm and Solid Perfume Reviews

Company: Organic Beauty Junkie

“Welcome to Organic Beauty Junkie! You will find natural and organic skincare and personal care products. Our products are handcrafted and contain only the best ingredients to ensure our customers get only the most effective, natural beauty products.”

Products:

Vanilla Vegan Lip Balm

Jasmine Vegan Solid Perfume

Reviews:

Hello, natural beauty lovers! I got to try out Organic Beauty Junkie’s vegan and cruelty free products, so let’s jump right in!

The Vanilla Vegan Lip Balm is made with shea butter and coconut oil, so you know it’ll do a good job hydrating your pretty little pout! This balm glides on smoothly and leaves a subtle sheen on the lips. The natural vanilla scent is there, but it’s not overwhelming in any way. It did, in fact, moisturize my lips and made them look and feel naturally gorgeous!

Using natural lip products is so important! You don’t want to put layers and layers of harmful chemicals on your lips because you end up ingesting a lot of it! Natural is the way to go!

The Jasmine Vegan Solid Perfume is made with essential oils and smells incredible! It is sweet and alluring (my boyfriend loves it, wink wink), yet not too overpowering. This product applies effortlessly and does not leave any greasiness behind. I used this on my wrists and pulse points and enjoyed getting hints of the fragrance throughout the day. I did have to reapply this perfume, but since the tube is small and portable, it’s not a big deal. If you like soft, floral fragrances, you will LOVE this one!

The Bottom Line

If you’re in the market for naturally effective products that are vegan and cruelty-free, I highly recommend that you give these products a try! I love that the lip balm has coconut and shea butter because they are the VIPs of natural moisturizers and I don’t have worry about putting toxic chemicals into my body! The scent of the Jasmine Vegan Solid Perfume is absolutely beautiful and it made me feel pretty wearing it! I highly recommend these products to all natural beauty junkies!

Thank you, Organic Beauty Junkie, for sending me these products to review!

Not Soap Radio – Blackberry and Vanilla Pheromone Activation Detox + Hydrate Fragrance

Company: Not Soap Radio

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Product:

The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in (because sometimes fate needs an assist) – Detox and Hydrating Spray for Hair/Body (4.2 fl.oz.) $18.00 USD

Review:

I am very thankful for all of the bath and body products that I get to review (it’s an awesome hobby!). Every so often a fresh and innovative company comes along that reignites my love of vegan and cruelty-free products. Not Soap Radio is one of those companies!

Their products are made with essential oils, botanicals, and herbal extracts that actually take care of your skin (Bath and Body Works, who?). Their bottles are made of recycled plastic and they practice the “farm to bottle” approach to use local ingredients to lessen their carbon footprint.

Their products are truly eye-catching with their bright colors, fun names, and hilarious descriptions! When you look at their website, you will want to try everything!

I tried their “The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in (because sometimes fate needs an assist) – Detox and Hydrating Spray for Hair/Body”. Told ya the names of the products were fun! This Blackberry and Vanilla scented spray can be used all over the body, including your hair. This fragrance is bright and sweet like freshly picked berries. Feeling a little tired? This spray has a refreshing and energizing kick thanks to Peppermint and Ginseng extracts. It also contains Argan oil, which makes this a hydrating spray for both hair and body.

On the skin, the fragrance is light and sweet and is suitable for any occasion. You will smell hints of it throughout the day and you’ll think “Damn, I smell good!” which is always nice. I found the fragrance to be a little bit stronger when used in the hair. I liked using this as a hair fragrance most of all since that is how it was most noticeable to me. Who doesn’t want hair that smells fabulous?

These sprays can also be used as room or linen sprays. How cool is that? I love multi-functional products!

The Bottom Line

Not Soap Radio is a company that creates fun and exciting products that are animal and environmentally friendly. Their use of natural, locally-sourced ingredients puts them miles ahead of other, not so socially responsible companies.

Using their products is a genuinely enjoyable experience, thanks to their creative names, vibrant colors and fantastic scents. I am so thrilled to have tried their products and to share them with you! I highly recommend them!

Thank you, Not Soap Radio, for sending me this fragrance to review!

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!