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When Your Lips Are Toast, Use This Butter!

14 Feb


OK so that was a cheap tag line, but let me just say my lips are kind of crazy flaky dry like that.  I’ve been sick a bit over a week now and of course the two places that get uber dry are just around your nose and your lips.  Usually for me, since I’m weird like this, my lips are usually dry just around the line area of them. Never the full lips, that get licked the most. See weirdo here.  So while my boyfriend and I were on a trip to Target and getting medicine, he decided he wanted to try some different lip balms.  We were surprised when we found that Palmer’s made a lip balm.

If you haven’t used anything from Palmer’s go out and purchase something right now, especially if you love the smell of cocoa.  I fell like I have a hot chocolate lingering on my lips (sadly no taste included).

The site says that the cocoa is a natural moisturizer, which if I could slather on cocoa all day long I will.  I might.  I think I need to go buy a jar now.   Their site also says that their tube is the second most concentrated in the moisture area (while their jar has the most, the lotion the least), also another benefit SPF 15! If you want some more information go check out their site here and check out their FAQ.


Another neat feature, that I tend to enjoy a lot, is the oval shape.  It’s sits a lot nicer in my purse and in my pocket (which was also a selling point for my boyfriend). This balm has become a favorite of mine so far.  I believe it was only $2.99 at Target, and if you ever find yourself there go and pick up one.


Going Natural…a chemical free hair and body cleansing items journey

13 Apr


I’ve been coloring my hair since around 16 years now every couple of months. It doesn’t help that my hair is naturally baby fine.  So of course the times when my hair does look fuller is when I get it colored again.  I’ve used every product that is sold under the sun in stores and hair salons and nothing seemed to work. Well except the Noxen but it is so heavy with chemicals that when you stop using it your hair looks pretty dead, plus the smell is worse then getting a perm.

A few weeks ago my boyfriend was looking online for more natural hair care products so he could cut back on the cost of the gels and shampoos he gets.  And he stumble upon Chagrin Valley. They sell soaps, shampoos and salves.   While I was not convince to using a shampoo in a bar form he convinced me to try it one day.  He gave me the Coconut Milk shampoo bar.  It’s description says: 

A natural shampoo bar enriched with deep conditioning, moisturizing coconut milk that imparts silkiness, softness and shine to your hair. Used in India to soothe dry skin and scalps, coconut milk has anti-frizz properties that help with manageability. Woman in India often use coconut milk to prevent hair loss.

When I used it I washed my hair twice, and while still in the shower and it still wet  I swear I ran my hand over my washed hair and it was literally squeaky clean.  I can’t remember my hair ever making that sound.  I let me hair dry naturally so I could see if it would be frizzy, and to my surprise it wasn’t.  My hair had the best body it has had in a long time and my natural light wave was out full force.  I’ve been using it a week now, maybe once not washing my hair (and unlike before the next day where it would look greasy, it still looked like I washed it that morning) and my hair every morning seems to look fuller and I don’t really have to use product.  It’s not frizzy, I’ve had less breakage, and it just feels soft and full. This is amazing since my hair is so thin if I part it wrong you can still my scalp easy.

If you are looking for an alternative to high cost shampoo and just want to eliminate all the nasty stuff for your hair, try out Chagrin Valley products.  I’ve only used the shampoo but I’m adding soap body bars and a whipped facial cream to my cart right now. The best thing thou is the prices. They offer sample bars for $2.50 that will last weeks. The full bars are only around $7.50.  Majority of their products are vegan friendly as well. I hope you all give them a look.

And as always, stay beautiful!


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