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If you want to bring out the best in your hair, you must be careful when selecting the products that you use. Most hair care products that you buy off of the shelves at grocery or drug stores contain chemicals and other ingredients that actually destroy your hair. It is easy to just purchase a shampoo and/ or conditioner just because it smells amazing, or is on sale, but you get what you pay for!
Thankfully, Phillip Adam Inc. takes the hassle out of having to read labels. Phillip Adam sells products that are biodegradable, paraben free, gluten free, sulfate free, cruelty-free, vegan and safe for the entire family.
Their products are clean, healthy and free of any harsh chemicals. Phillip Adam has developed salon-quality hair care products that can be found in over 600 health food stores, including Whole Foods Markets and Your Good Health Stores etc.
I have always had problems with my hair being too dry and brittle. It always grows to a certain length and then breaks off and looks extremely frizzy. I have tried shampoos and conditioners before that have actually damaged my hair because of the unnatural chemicals in them.
I was given the chance to review Phillip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Conditioner. I was excited to try these products because apple cider vinegar is very good for the hair. It removes build up from styling products.
Phillip Adam shampoos are based on a refined Apple Cider Vinegar formula this shampoo will help you give your hair the natural care it deserves. Gentle and nourishing, the ACV Shampoos are suitable for fine to normal hair types including colored or virgin heads of hair. They add natural shine and help maintain a healthy pH balanced scalp. Family and pet friendly! Available in several different scents such as Green Apple, Verbena Sage, Orange Vanilla or Unscented as well as Peppermint found in our special Curly Hair Shampoo formula.
After the first wash, I noticed a difference in how my hair felt. It was actually squeaky clean, and so I knew that the build up residue was gone. Due to being free from product residue, my hair had incredible volume! You never realize how much your styling products weigh down your hair until you use a clarifying shampoo such as this one that really works, without stripping your hair of it's natural oils.
Formulated with all natural based ingredients, Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner will keep your hair healthy and well-nourished. Great for the whole family and everyday use, our conditioners gently condition and detangle, help with frizziness, maintain the pH balance and control static electricity to result in soft, shiny and healthy hair. They come in several different scents including Green Apple, Orange Vanilla, Verbena Sage, Unscented as well as the Minty scent found in our special Thirsty Hair Conditioner formula.
The conditioner makes my hair feel soft and silky. I love that. These products make my hair look and feel shiny, healthy and luxurious. I love how it brings my hair alive with radiance, shine and volume.
To learn more you can visit their website: https://phillipadam.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
I love makeup. Makeup is one of my greatest obsessions in life! I love makeup because it allows me to completely transform my looks, or simply enhance my natural beauty. The right makeup helps me to feel really beautiful and gives me a boost of self confidence.
When looking for a new brand of cosmetics, there are two important things that I look for. First, I read the label to find out whether or not the ingredients are vegan. Second, the brand must be cruelty free!
Lime Crime Vegan & Cruelty Free Makeup definitely passes the test!
Founded by Doe Deere, Lime Crime is a 100% Vegan & Cruelty Free Makeup brand. Lime Crime loves their furry friends! They offer cruelty free cosmetics, which means they do NOT test on animals and they certify that all of their makeup products are 100% vegan. Lime Crime is proud to be certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program.
Lime Crime’s mission is to revolutionize makeup, from the way you shop for it to the way it makes you feel. As one of the first digitally-native beauty brands, Lime Crime has become a cult favorite and leader in the social + digital space. They set trends that take the internet by storm - while setting new standards for performance and quality. From their trail-blazing beginnings, they have changed the face of beauty with category firsts other brands have raced to imitate. (Who ever dreamed our blue Unicorn lipstick would become a mainstream must-have?)
They want you to express yourself unapologetically, so they create kick-ass products you can create looks with as individual as your moods. Whether you’re looking for a new go-to color or a special occasion sparkle, Lime Crime's collections are designed to put the perfect shade - and a smile! - on your face.
Founder and CEO of LimeCrime Cosmetics, Doe Deere
Vegan & Cruelty Free Makeup 101:
- Vegan Makeup - Does not include animal ingredients or byproducts such as beeswax, lanolin, whey, and carmine
- Cruelty Free Makeup - Cosmetics products and ingredients that are not tested on animals
What is Leaping Bunny Certification?
Leaping Bunny began with the creation of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), 8 national animal protection groups, such as Humane Society of the United States, coming together for the protection of animal rights. The Leaping Bunny Standard is also internationally recognized and partners with animal protection groups in Canada and Europe. They have created the cruelty free makeup standard, strict background testing including third party manufacturers to assure that all cosmetics are not tested on animals. Lime Crime has been independently verified as through stringent certification guaranteeing all of our cosmetics are cruelty free.
What is PETA Certification?
PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has certified Lime Crime Cosmetics as both vegan and cruelty free as part of their commitment to preventing animal cruelty and testing. PETA is the most widely recognized organization in the United States dedicated to preventing animal abuse. You can find Lime Crime listed in PETA’s cruelty free and vegan shopping guide, a database of companies who are dedicated to the humane treatment of animals.
Lime Crime HQ is full of animal lovers of all kinds. Most employees actively adopt and foster furry friends who need our love. Everyone at their company is committed to creating animal-friendly cosmetics for everyone. It’s a part of their culture about which they’re most passionate and proud!
Learn more about Doe Deere here: http://www.doedeere.com/
To learn more about Lime Crime go here: https://www.limecrime.com/
Number 4 Hair Care Ignites a Texture Transformation with New
Sugar Texturizing Spray
Number 4™ Jour d'automne™ Sugar Texturizing Spray denounces salt while heralding sugar in a declaration of sweet love for hair texture that is perfectly undone. Transform limp, lackluster strands into loose, touchably soft, "beach inspired" waves with a nourishing blend of sugar and flexible styling aids. Sugar Texturizing Spray aids in style defense against humidity to help build a long-lasting relationship with texture that's more than just a summer fling.
To fully comprehend the vast benefits of Sugar Texturizing Spray, let's start with a little comparison in a sugar versus salt battle for your hair's affections:
- Can irritate hair, skin and even eyes
- Can strip hair of its essential oils and hair color, causing dry, brittle, lifeless hair
- Can strengthen hair
- Can deliver soft waves
HOW IT WORKS : Number 4 Sugar Texturizing Spray achieves hair texture through simple sugar cane molecules and flexible styling aids producing a lattice of soft structure and haphazard patterns of loose, shiny waves.
HOW TO USE: Spray through mid-lengths to ends. Scrunch, tousle, blow dry with a diffuser, or air dry as desired.
RESULTS: Hair in need of a texture reboot will thrive with a sweet misting of Sugar Texturizing Spray. Create a transformative element of style with staying power-the undone, "beachy" wave. Flex net resins help keep glossy texture intact despite unfavorable conditions of heat and humidity, while anti-static properties provide extra nourishment.
PROPERTIES: Color Protecting, Anti-Aging, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, and Paraben Free. Fragrance Notes: Tonka Beans, Patchouli, Spanish Moss.
MY THOUGHTS: I love having beachy waves in my hair. I once wore my hair straight and sleek, but my hair became heavily damaged due to the heat styling I was subjecting it to every day. So, I decided to start wearing my hair naturally. I started using texturizing sprays that contained salt, and they did give me my desired waves, but tended to dry out my locks.
I was given the chance to try out the Sugar Texturizing Spray from Number 4. I usually use the spray on my hair when it is dry, first thing in the morning. I spray my hair liberally with it, and then I scrunch it all over until I have the beachy look I am after. I absolutely love how beautiful and soft my hair looks and feels. The fragrance is beyond heavenly as well. The waves in my hair look natural and luxurious.
Here is a car selfie, showing off my waves
About Number 4: Innovative, Lightweight, Color Protecting, Anti-Aging Formulas. 100% Vegan, Gluten Free, Sulfate & Sodium Chloride Free, Paraben Free. The Ultimate Hair Care Experience. California based Number 4 High Performance Hair Care was founded to define new stylistic territories in newfound creative and artistic capacities. Our collection represents a strategic alliance of styling, hydrating, volumizing and essential products to deliver a unique voice in the hair care and beauty industry.
Number 4 Sugar Texturizing Spray 4.9OZ is available in salons and select retailers nationwide. Suggested Retail Price is $22.00. For a complete listing, please visit www.number4hair.com.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Dedicated to creating the most effective, organic product on the market, Jeffrey James fashioned a sophisticated, natural skincare line that adapts to every skin type and concern. Jeffrey James Botanicals combines modern skincare with science and natural actives to create a truly luxurious, organic experience. Below are the descriptions of the products.
A rich blend of organic essential oils and ocean minerals create a therapeutic facial cleanser to nourish and repair dry, blemish-prone and rough, damaged skin. Vitamin E and Rose Hip Oil diminish discoloration and repair scarring. Botanicals soothe and renew skin cells and stimulate cellular regeneration.
Bamboo heals and energizes skin, while Aloe Vera, essential oils and raspberry extract draw out toxins. High in antioxidants and bio-flavonoids, this scrub nourishes and protects skin while gently exfoliating for accelerated cell regeneration.
Rejuvenate skin with Glycolic and Alpha Hydroxyl Acids that boost cell renewal and collagen production. Bee propolis and royal jelly restore proteins and enzymes to reveal healthier, more supple skin.
Hyaluronic Acid makes up 50% of this formulation to draw moisture from the environment to skin. This serum penetrates deeply to activate collagen production for a fresh, youthful complexion.
Intensive antioxidant repair serum defies aging by restoring skin’s elasticity. Argan stem cells accelerate skin’s natural repair process to rejuvenate tired complexions. Vitamin C brightens and boosts collagen production while hyaluronic acid deeply nourishes to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
For more information go to: www.jeffreyjamesbotanicals.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. All opinions are my own.
Amy Rueda created Authentic Skin Remedies after successfully battling a rare form of neuroendocrine system cancer, believed to have been hormonally based with strong environmental links.
Amy wanted her product line to center around three factors. First, they had to contain 100% certified organic ingredients, 100% essential oils, and be chemical free. Second, the products needed to actually work better than many of the popular anti-aging and solution skin care products currently containing harmful chemicals. Many of her products focus on treating common skin issues such as acne, rosacea and eczema using ingredients found in nature. Lastly, the products had to be easy for today's fast-paced, savvy consumers to use on a daily basis.
The Bath and Body Luxe line is a three step regimen to polish, gloss, quench and nourish skin from head to toe. All products are plant and fruit based with 100 percent certified organic ingredients and pure essential oils.
The perfect natural buffing formula for dry, lackluster skin. A blend of organic brown sugar crystals infused with essential Avocado Oil which helps improve circulation and acts a total body cleanser. Slough away dryness while eliminating skin impurities, for glowing skin with a delicate fragrance. After one use, skin appears to be firmer and more radiant.
Multi-Purpose Uses for Sugar Exfoliating Buff:
- pregnant belly
- men like to use POLISH as a facial exfoliator
My Experience: I used this wonderful scrub on my elbows and heels during my shower. It left my skin soft and feeling luxurious.
A subtle aromatic, multi-use emollient. This softening oil contains avocado oil and sunflower seed oil which best mimics skins natural oils. It can be layered with a daily application of QUENCH for an added boost of nourishing hydration. Use from head-to-toe to tame frizzy flyaway hair, soften nail cuticles and dry heels. Excellent as a pre-shave prep oil and to soften rough beards. Massage onto body. Leaves a delicate essence in place of harsh perfumes.
Multi-Purpose Uses for GLOSS:
- bath oil
- body oil
- unisex shaving oil
- facial pre-cleanse
- makeup remover
- hair serum
- massage oil
- natural perfume essence
My Experience: I used Gloss all over my body for a delightful moisturizer. It smells wonderful! My skin really felt soft and supple afterwards.
A luxurious botanical balm will nourish the most parched skin without leaving a sticky film. Leaves your skin smooth, supple and delicately fragranced with a coconut essence. The natural, plant-based ingredients such as Sunflower Seed oil and Shea Butter soften and enrich dry, dehydrated skin, while the essence appeals to your other senses.
Multi-Purpose Uses for Nourishing Face & Body Balm:
- nighttime facial crème
- under eye crème
- body crème
- hand crème
- foot balm
- pregnant belly
My Experience: I love a good body balm and this one is amazing! I use it on my elbows, hands and feet. My dry skin is left renewed and it smells yummy, like coconut!
To learn more about Authentic Skin Remedies or to place an order go to: http://www.authenticskinremedies.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Over 500 Flavors of Natural Lip Balm to Feed Your Addiction!
& Other Bath & Body Products too.
I absolutely LOVE lip balms and MyLipStuff.com has the greatest texture, aromas and flavors ever! I was truly honored to be able to sample these terrific and yummy lip formulas which truly brought my lips blissfully through this rough winter weather without my usually dry and chapped pout.
My two teen daughters could not keep their hands and (lips) off my balms, so I let them pick a couple of flavors each to try. They LOVED them.
My three year-old, Braxton could not resist and was often found hiding behind the couch or a door just slathering MyLipStuff lip balms all over his little yummy lips.......And I did not mind a bit as the balms are 100% Vegan with all natural ingredients.
I gave a few out as holiday gifts as well to the delight of the recipient.
The following is from their website:
My Lip Stuff Natural Lip Balm- in over 500 flavors & many different label choices. Get our regular label lip balm or what we call "fun labels". Express yourself with lip balm! Try out our Booze Balms, Mood Lip Balms, Days of the Week Lip Balms, Calendar Lip Balms, Magic 8 Balms, Fortune Cookie Lip Balm, Loveabalms, Party Favor Theme Lip Balms, Call Me Lip Balms, Horoscope Lip Balms, Voodoo Lip Balms, and more! Or we do also create Personalized Lip Balm, Custom Lip Balm, Private Label Lip Balm, & Promotional Lip Balm! Perfect for business promotion, wedding favors, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties & other special events! We might even be able to make your favorite flavor if it isn't one of the 500+ flavors we make already. My Lip Stuff is the ultimate lip balm experience: a cruelty free environmentally friendly company, & a natural lip balm that is not only the best moisturizing lip balm on the planet but it's flavor choices are nearly limitless. "Serious lip care with a fun flair". So feed your addiction (or start a new healthy one) & get some My Lip Stuff today! Don't forget to check out our other handmade natural bath and body products, & our 100% VEGAN LIP BALMS! All our quality products are made from only the finest ingredients.
Please follow the links to find the information you need, or feel free to call or email us if you have any questions.
I am IN LOVE with 100% Pure's Products!
100% Pure products are truly 100% Pure-no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins.
This company deserves the greatest of acknowlegdement for what they stand for. Not only does this company, 100% Pure, create and sell the most delightful bath, body and beauty products you could ever dream of, but the company's owners and representatives are some of the nicest folks you'd ever want to do business with.
I had the honor of sampling several of their products, and I am truly impressed. Just to let you in on what I tried and LOVED, I'll begin with their ORGANIC EUCALYPTUS SEAFOAM FACIAL CLEANSER . My skin felt 100% purely clean and refreshed. My skin even produced much less shine the next morning and throughout the entire day!
Check out all of their other 100% Pure facial cleansers here. They have one for every skin type.
My three-year old son enjoyed his bath using the YUMMY ICE CREAM 2 IN 1
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP body wash/shampoo. It didn't sting his eyes at all! The foam smelled delicious. I even used it to wash my own hair in the shower and it left MY hair squeaky clean, and actually pretty bouncy the next day. It makes me feel so good knowing that I am using a product on my baby's skin that is as gentle as water. These handy 2 in 1 bodywash/shampoos come in two other yummy scents, too. Check 'em out!
Last but not least, I was completely indulged by the most luxurious body creme ever. I used the ORGANIC VIRGIN COCONUT NOURISHING BODY CREAM. The creamy texture and rich coconut scent made my body feel so very soft and the fragrance made me feel so delicious. I slathered it on after my showers or on my hands all throughout the day. I LOVE IT! I was also able to sample all of the other body creams and lotions and was completely in heaven by their captivating aromas and texture.
These 100% Pure products are going to be at the very TOP of my Christmas 'give' list for my mom and all of my sisters this holiday. I cannot think of anything better:)
The following is taken from their website:
We love animals and refuse to support anything that hurts animals which is why none of our formulas are ever tested on animals (everything we use is food grade and does not require testing, whereas chemical ingredientsmust be tested). All our makeup brushes are from synthetic fibers. No animals were hurt for their fur and no animals were hurt for any of our ingredients (the only animal ingredient we use is crulety free honey).
Why not perfumes or fragrances?
Perfumes and fragrances are synthetic chemicals that do not have any medicinal or aroma therapeutic value. 100% Pure products smell delicious because what you smell is real. The wonderful aromas in 100% Pure products are from real fruits, pure essential oils, and pure absolutes. There are never any synthetic fragrances or anything artificial in 100% Pure products.
Why not thickeners and emulsifiers?
Because those are just cheap fillers. 100% Pure products are never diluted with water, alcohol, thickeners, emulsifiers or any other “fillers”. Instead, 100% Pure products are totally concentrated, which means they are most effective.
Why are antioxidants so important?
Every moment, we are slowly deteriorating. Free radicals such as the sun, smog, smoke, cigarettes, etc. attack us, causing aging, wrinkles, and cancer. ONLY Antioxidants protect us, fighting off the damaging free radicals. Sun block is important because it blocks up to 80% of UV rays, but sun blocks DO NOT protect against other free radicals. Your skin needs antioxidants for sun protection andprotection against all damaging free radicals.
Since there are no preservatives, how long do your products last once I open them?
On each product, there is an open jar symbol with a number on it. That number indicates how long you can use the product once it is opened. The #1 reason why our products do not require harsh chemical preservatives is because you need two things for bacterial growth: water and air. Since we never use water in the first place, this eliminates the use of harsh chemical preservatives.