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MY HAIR SMELLS LIKE I SHOULD EAT IT {Marie Dean Giveaway!}

[ 12 ] July 12, 2012 |

Let me first start off by telling you that the succulent smell of my hair is making me want to ingest stuff I’m not supposed to eat.  You might wonder how this is different than any other day in my life (remember this, and  that time I wanted to eat everything in my kitchen and yours? ).  But, it is.  Right now, at this very moment, I’m 150% intoxicated by the smell of my Marie Dean Coconut Detangler & I sorta fear that I might not be able to control myself.  Let me set the stage for ya:

About a month ago, I received an email from Adriene (the fancy lady behind Marie Dean Hair & Body Care) & she offered to send me 3 free products to try/review (and even somethin’ super dope to give away to one lucky 5-style reader)…soooooo, you might wanna keep readin’.  Anyway, I was totally stoked to try some new hair products as I was burning out on what I had.  Mostly though,  I was really hoping they’d be awesome, because it would totally suck to have to write an ick review after receiving such a generous freebie.  Thank god, they are (you know, pretty darn awesome).

Marie Dean only uses high qual “naturally focused” ingredients that nourish your skin & hair (be sure to check out their Face Care, Body, Men’s and Mommy & Baby/Kids products too).  Their products are made by hand, “using luxurious ingredients such as organic botanical extracts, exotic butters and highly moisturizing fruit and vegetable oils rich in vitamins and minerals”.  Everything is mineral oil-free, petrolium-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and sulfate-free.  Um, SCORE!

I tried the Papaya & Mango Conditioner first, and totally effed it up right off the bat.  I blame it on the temporary insanity that was invited by the absolute divine smell of this stuff.  Oh, and it also looks like cupcake frosting, so that didn’t help my cause.  Any way, I used WAY  too much of it and grew impatient before the 15-30 minute time frame your “supposed” to let it marinate on your locks.  Result – totally greasy, sticky dread-locks.  I have a ton of hair but its super fine and hates to be told what to do.  Thankfully, when I tried it a second time, I did it the right way and my mane complied.  Result – Silky, smooth & shiny hair that made me want to strand myself on an island with nothing, but my hair, my Papaya & Mango Conditioner and my sniffer (find yours here for $18 bucks, and don’t forget to enter the coupon code “5stylehigh” at checkout for 15% off storewide!* Whaaaa-hut?  Yup, I said it.  Coupon.).

The Sweet Milk Moisturizing Deep Conditioner had an even longer “marination period” (30-60 minutes!).  So, instead of panicking about spending a whole entire hour nourishing my hairs, I savored some much-needed “me” time…you know…gave myself a mani/pedi, plucked my brows, stared at my new forehead wrinkles & gave them the middle finger.  Good times ;)

This stuff smells like christmas cookies.  So, um…how hard do you think it was not to stuff my face with naughty food during my pamper fest? Pretty hard, FYI.  All in all, I was thankful that I waited the full hour (and thankful I didn’t stuff my grill with cookies) as I was actually able to smooth out my naturally obnoxious waves.  I was so excited, I tried to recreate one of those hair commercials in my bedroom – you know, by whipping my glossy locks around to a technoesque theme song, while gushing about my perfect hair in a sultry voice…but, then I almost passed out. Soooooooooooooo…..yeah (find yours here for $22 buckaroonisDon’t forget the 15% off coupon!*).

Since this “leave-in” detangler arrived into my life just one short month ago, I’ve used it quite frequently.  I heart the way the brush slides through my hair and savor the hints of “island” I notice throughout the day.  Sometimes, I pretend I have to go to the bathroom and instead open up the shower curtain, lay in the tub fully clothed, and sniff it to delirium.  Ha-ha.  That’s a lie.  But it could be a truth.  That’s how crazy I am for this stuff (find yours here for $16 doll-hairs  if you want a 15% off discount, you know what to do!*)

Ok, thanks for listening…um…bye.

JUST KIDDING!  I’m not a TOTAL wack-job!

Enter below for your chance to win your very own Conditioner Gift Set valued at $50 (courtesy of Marie Dean Hair & Body Care)!  The Conditioner Gift Set includes three, 6oz jars, including the Apricot Mango Leave-In Conditioner (Apricot Mango Scent), Coffee & Kokum Moisturizing Deep Conditioner (Vanilla Scent) and the Sweet Milk Moisturizing Deep Conditioner (sweet honey scent).

Enter now through July 18th and on or about July 20th, one (1) lucky 5-style-high reader will be chosen at random.  And she (or he) will then be able to brag about their awesomely shiny, and delightfully smell-drunk hair ;)   Hooray!

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INTERVIEW WITH A VAMP…(I MEAN, “NATURAL”)

[ 5 ] May 31, 2012 |

So, here’s the thing.  Bloggin’ is freaking awesome.  Not only do I get to hemorrhage my thoughts and views and weirdness onto innocent strangers, but I also get to meet some truly talented artists, entrepreneurs, and all around kick-ass people.  Cue, Anatomy Naturals (the company that produces the all-time best facial cleanser this face has ever used!)

Recently, I had an AWESOME opportunity to hook up with Kelly Green for a super-duper fun interview/chit-chat.  Kelly is the insanely talented and totally cool woman behind the Anatomy Naturals brand.  Obviously, she’s not a “vampire” as the title of this blog post insinuates.  Come on people…I mean, vampires only live in Transylvania and Forks, Washington (holla Twilight fans!).

In all honesty, I just couldn’t resist the whole “Interview with a vampire” thing as the title, since this is the first official interview I’ve ever done in my life and I needed it to actually sound “official”.  Oh, and also since Kelly has some pretty mind-blowing altered art that kinda-sorta fits the title. What’s that mean?

Well, before our official interview, I had to get all Barbara-Waltersy and do some diggin’.  One of the coolest things I found was that the designs on all of the Anatomy Naturals products are Kelly Green originals.  And, I’m telling you, that the talent doesn’t stop at her off-the-hoooook skin care products and packaging.  Her personal art is thought-provoking, engaging, unique, naughty, raw and cutting edge, but more on that later. Above all, I realized that we were kindred spirits and couldn’t wait to hear more about how this emerging product line was born.

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to gush about her fab products, her deliciously macabre personal art, an off the chain limited time gift certificate offer, and your chance to win an amazing prize package put together by Anatomy Naturals and yours truly.  Hope you enjoy it and show a lil’ love and support to one, super cool chick, her art and her growing brand. Ready, set, go.

 You might remember my first post about Anatomy Naturals a couple of months ago in my “It’s Time  for a Super-Sized List of Awesome Beauty Stuff” 5-list.  Well, two really cool things happened:

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My hubby saw that I wanted to try the Anatomy Naturals Facial Cleanser, and ordered it for my birthday.  Yeah, I hit the jackpot with that guy.

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Almost simultaneously, I received an email from Kelly, thanking me for featuring her in my blog!

As an extension of the written “thank you” she wanted to send me a free bottle of the cleanser.  Um, how cool is that?  Long story, short (and after a small internal melt-down from the hub, who was dealing with like, the third gift I was receiving in duplicate this year) he connected with Kelly and as a result of their master plan, I not only got to try the facial cleanser, but Kelly sent me a package filled with even more samples to try!  Weeeeeeeeeeee!

Gentle Facial Cleanser: I already mentioned that the facial cleanser is literally the best I’ve ever used.  I’m not lying.  Nor did Kelly send me a box full of Ben Franklins to say that (although I likely wouldn’t have turned that down if I’m bein’ honest).  Seriously, though…it really is that good.  I have Rosacea and if you know anything about Rosacea you know that it is nearly impossible to find products that don’t make you look like someone took a blow torch to your skin.  Well, I found it.  It smells great, feels great and does not dry out my insanely desert like skin.  I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and have noticed an incredible difference in the look and feel of my face – No more dryness, and reduced redness.  I almost can’t believe it myself.  I’ve spent YEARS trying to find something, ANYTHING that would help me.  Finally, thanks to Anatomy Naturals, I did.  No seriously, I’m prepared to stalk them until I’m dead.  And, then I’ll probably haunt them (find yours:  here for $24 bucks)

The rest of the package included the samples below, all of which were just as first-rate as the cleanser.  Oh, and when you get a package from Anatomy Naturals, you feel like you are getting a gift from a friend.  Presentation means a ton to me and what you see in the pics is truly whatcha get:

My other fave was the Tangerine & Grapefruit Body Scrub – the grapefruity/citrus aroma is intoxicating.  So intoxicating, I nearly passed out in the shower and came out slurring my words.  Bonus:  My skin was silky smooth afterwards.  Like butta.

(find yours:  here for $26 bucks)

 

 

The Anti-Aging Eye Serum is equally out of this universe.  Use a dab of this at night and you’ll look like a newborn when you wake up.  I did.  I had to double check to make sure I still had boobs.

(find yours:  here for $28 bucks)

 

 

 

The Healing Hydration Hand Cream works good for other body parts too (heels, elbows and even cheeks!)  It has the texture of a salve which makes it a true stand out to other hydrating creams.  I loved it so much I slept with mine the first night.  It almost broke up my marriage, but it was totally worth it (just kiddin’ love….or, am I?).

(find yours:  here for $26 bucks)

 

I haven’t tried the Botanical Facial Toner yet (she sent that too), but am on that like white on rice (find yours:  here for $28 bucks).  I also have the Honey Lemon face polish on my radar too, which can be found here with the rest of this sensational line of products.

Yeah, I did too.  Here’s what I found out:

So, what made you develop this awesome skincare line?  I was drawn to developing Anatomy Naturals as a result of my grandmother’s use of Aloe, Vitamin E & Honey as part of her home remedies while I was growing up.  I was fascinated by it and always carried that with me.  When I asked her what her favorite home remedy is, she replied with one word – “Aloe”.  Thanks Grandma!

How did you learn to make everything?  It seems like you need to be a master chef or scientist or something…Actually, I am completely self-trained.  I did a lot of research online and read a lot of books!  FYI, all of the products from the Anatomy Naturals line are 100% natural.  These “gourmet” skin care products are “handmade in small batches using only pure, simple, and nourishing ingredients”.  They are free of synthetic ingredients, chemicals, parabens, artificial preservatives, colors and fragrances.  And, they are gluten-free, vegetarian and cruelty free – Perfection (read more here).

Do you make it in your kitchen?  It must take forever to make all of this stuff! (laughs)  I have a designated room in the house.  The scrubs take the longest as they have to set and “marinate” before packing and shipping.  I bet her house smells scrump-dittley-umptious!

Any new products you’re getting ready to try? Maybe a mens line that would include shaving oils and after shaves.  I also have a newer product that I made specifically for woman, called “Slip”.  It’s a soothing feminine lube and moisture cream made with a slippery blend of organic coconut oil, aloe vera butter, olive oil, organic sunflower oil and vitamin E (find it:  here).

Bananas or Peaches?  Peaches! Don’t ask. I’m weird.

So, what’s the deal, right? Well, if you follow my blog, you know I’m in serious love with subscription boxes of all kinds (read about that here, here and here).  Well, how stoked do you think I was to hear that Anatomy Naturals has been asked to be in not one, but TWO subscription boxes, putting these wicket-ossum products in the hands of over 8,000 households nationwide.  Sounds phenomenal right?  Well, it is.  But, it is no small undertaking (or expense).  So, Kelly created a fantastic Win-Win Promotional Opportunity for peeps like you and I, and here’s the skinny:

For a limited time, you pay $50 for a $70 gift certificate and $100 for a $150 gift certificate!  I mean, that’s like a bazillion bottles of cleanser, serum, scrubs, and what not, at a gigundo discount – Just enough to experience these magical products and help a fellow sista’ grow her dream.   As I mentioned, this is an exclusive, limited time opportunity.  All gift certificate purchases must be purchased by June 30th, 2012 so hurry up and don’t miss out!  Check out the full deets here and don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter while you are there:)

Oh, and make sure you check in next week, for the announcement of our awesome giveaway – Kelly and I are putting together a prize package valued at over $150 for one (1) lucky winner.  It’s gonna be legit.

No need to panic, it’s right here! When you have a spare moment, check out The Kelly Green Gallery to see more of her provocative pieces. Now, on to the finale’ of my Barbara-Walters-ing:

So, what’s the obsession with human anatomy? I always wanted to be a surgeon, but I didn’t really want to go to medical school. So, I worked my butt off in art school instead.  While at school, I ended up taking an anatomy class and found it fascinating.

What do the birds in your pieces represent? I really don’t like birds.  Actually, they are kind of creepy.  I am drawn to vintage bird illustrations though.  The drawings are fascinating and the birds are usually very expressive.

Some of your stuff seems a bit naughty…what inspires you? I’m totally inspired by my “photographic first love” Joel-Peter Witkin.  When I first saw his work my head blew up.  I loved the idea that the subject matter could be pushed that far and still be so beautiful.  Being a photographer, I like the form of the naked human body – clothing dates people.  It’s not as raw. When I asked Kelly how she would describe her art to a blind person, she said she would describe it as a “Morbidly Naughty Feast”.  I couldn’t agree more!  I bet that a lot of aspiring artist’s heads “blow up” just looking at her stuff.  I love the way things come full circle in life.

Fishnets or Knee Highs? I love both!

If you won a bazillion dollars in the lotto, what would you do with all of that money?  Give it to me? She laughed, uncomfortably.  No.  I would not give it to you. (what???)  I’d move to the beach or plan the greatest beach vacation ever.  I’m an “ocean person”.  I think I was a mermaid in my past life. I mean, I was serious.  I kinda thought that since we were new besties that she would give it to me…but I guess mermaids don’t share with awesome bloggers. Wah.  

And, that was that.

Kelly loves Lana Del Rey, Florence & the Machine (me too!), Counting Crows (me too!) and Tori Amos (me too!).  When she’s not busy raising her boys,  and making everyone’s faces, bodies, babies and lady parts better with Anatomy Naturals, you can find her watchin’ American Horror Story or Best Ink (and for the next million days, making lots of product samples for those 8,000+ households).  I encourage you to stalk her at all of the below (and don’t forget to check back next week to enter our awesome giveaway!)  Tootles!

 

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SHOP IT TO ME!

[ 0 ] May 22, 2012 |

Thanks to Angie for hookin’ me up with Shop It To Me.  I hadn’t heard of them prior to your email and am super stoked to check em’ out.  Here are the deets:

So – If you love shopping, but get tired of scouring the internets to find that perfect piece to add to your closet, this totally free online personal shopper gig is SO for you.  It’s super simple.  I’m pretty sure your cat could use it.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?  Get an invite from your’s truly (If you’d like an invite, send me your email address or click on either of the links on my Facebook or Twitter pages).  Then, ask your cat to get off your computer and fill out the profile (you pick your favorite brands, from high fashion  to classics like The Gap).

GET NOTIFIED:  They send you email alerts that feature all the current markdowns, VIP sales and super top-secret promotion codes.  So, if that lil’ dude that lives in your computer screems “You’ve got mail” do 2 things:  #1  click on the link to check out your awesome deals and #2:  Get yourself an iPhone or something.  This is the 2000′s people!  I’m pretty sure that AOL is extinct by now right?

BUT I DON’T WANT TO WAIT FOR AN EMAIL: Don’t worry Miss Independent, you don’t have to wait for them to notify you.  You can also shop by type.  Let’s say you need a hot lil’ number that’ll make your milkshakes look so good that the boys will be sprinting to the yard (cue, slutty techno dance party – thank you Missy Elliot ) - just login and plug how much you want to spend and/or your favorite brand via the home page. Viola.  Your milkshakes are practically celebrities.

You get the gyst.  I’m excited to give this a try.  Let me know what you think!

Oh, P.S. – The site is good to go for DUDES & KID-LETS too!  Just select the proper category when you fill out your profile and you are golden ;)

 

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IT’S TIME FOR A STUPER-SIZED LIST OF UNIQUE SUBCRIPTIONS!

[ 8 ] April 6, 2012 |

ohhhhhhhhhh, yeah.  This is gonna be a good one.  First, I must wish you a hip-hoppity Good Friday.  Hopefully, you are off from work like moi.  Although I wish I was layin’ around all day being a total sloth, I must finish packing up my abode for the big move of twenty-12 which is just 7 days away.

The day started off a little shaky – the only thing I wanted to do was sleep in, but the fluff-child had different plans for me.  We spent from 7am-9am laying in bed.  Me, trying to sleep, while she obsessively licked my eyelid and “touched” my face.  If you’re a cat person, you’ll get exactly what I mean.  If you hate cats, well, this will just make you hate them more.  Finally, I decided that sleep was NOT on the agenda for the a.m. so I turned on the Tube and was accosted by another heart breaking SPCA video, that made me pretty  much want to slit my wrists.

But, not to worry – the day is lookin’ good now:  I got the movie Selena bumpin’ in the background and I’m sippin on some coffee in my jam-jams.  Even better (as if it could get better than the movie Selena), I’m about to blow your freaking mind with a SUPER Sized list of awesomes.   I mean, it’s a holiday.  It’s the least I can do.  Enjoy.

Number 1:   Art in a Box

Whatcha’ Pay: $50 bucks per month (including shipping); 3-month minimum

Whatcha’ Get:  Kick-butt, high-qual works of art (you pick the medium) from Bay Area artistsUm, how fun is this?  And, how perfect is this for (a) yourself; or (b) you’re art-lovin’ soul-friend who is so hard to buy for.   Frankly, I think this is freaking awesome.

Find it:  here

Number 2:  Beauty Army

Whatcha’ Pay: $12 bucks per month (including shipping); 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions available; currently SOLD OUT, but you can get on a list.

Whatcha’ Get:  6 beauty samples, hand-picked by YOU each month.  Woazers!  These guys are claiming to be “the only subscription service that gives you the option to choose“.  LOVE it.  Will maybe send them a love note. Find it: here


Number 3:   Turntable Kitchen

Whatcha’ Pay: $25 bucks per month (including shipping), plus tax; recurring subscription

Whatcha’ Get:  “A curated food and music discovery experience, delivered to your door.”  I’m crushin’ on this box.  Totally genius idea to pair food & music.  If I had one of these boxes, I’d probably dance with it.  Then, maybe eat it.  Find it: here   (photo via theKitchn)

Number 4:  Umba Box

Whatcha’ Pay:$26 bucks per month (including shipping); available in 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions

Whatcha’ Get:  “A monthly delivery of curated handmade product(s) that is sure to please.” I like that whatcha’ get each month is a surprise – one month you might get something for your house and the next, something for your mouse to jazz up your outfit.  Just throwin’ it out there, but if anyone is thinkin’ about getting me something “just because”, this would probably suffice.  Find it: here         (photo via Subcriptionboxes.com)

Number Five:  Manpacks

Whatcha’ Pay:$TBD; depends upon what’s picked for the pack

Whatcha’ Get:   This service is a bit different then your average “of-the-month”, as it’s designed so that guys don’t have to shop for the basics.  Apparently, someone caught on to the fact that a guy will wear holy socks & skivvies until they basically fall off.  This service, sends them the package (with option to change up) every 3-months.   What does this do?  It gives them “More time to slay dragons” (that’s Manpack’s tagline by the way).  Genius.  

Find it: here       (photo via Hall of the Black Dragon; Online Magazine for the Modern Gentleman )

Number 6:  Conscious Box

Whatcha’ Pay:$12 per month (plus $7/month for shipping); or $33 bucks (plus shipping) for 3 months; or $54 bucks (plush shipping) for 6 months.

Whatcha’ Get:   With a focus on “sustainability, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility”, you’ll get 1 themed box per month filled with anything from vegan food to organic beauty and more.   From what I hear (yeah, I’m kind of a big deal), these boxes come pretty packed with stuff, and so therefore they are awesome.

Find it: here

 

Number 7:  Bark Box

Whatcha’ Pay: As low as $17 per month, including shipping.

Whatcha’ Get:  First of all, if you have a dog to buy this for, I’m jealous and I hate you.  Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s the skinny: Each box comes with 4+ awesomes for your pup (treats, shampoos, bones, new cool dog-stuff, etc).  BONUS:  A portion of the proceeds for each box go to help “doggies-in-need.”  Holla! Woof.    Find it: here

(photo via Style It:  Where the Fashion Nerd meets the Pop Culture Obsessed)

Number 7:  Best Friend Box

Whatcha’ Pay: $25 per month for the Tasting Box, $35 per month for the Classic Box or $45 per month for the Premium

Whatcha’ Get:  Yeah, yeah.  I know.  Two pet boxes in a row.  And, by the way, I still hate you if you have a dog, but I’m slowing warming up to the idear.  Anyway, I’m bananas over this box because you can get it for your kitty-cat or your pup.  Boxes are personalized and 10% of the proceeds are donated to help animals in need.  Done and done.

Find it: here

Number 8:  Paleo Pax

Whatcha’ Pay: From $28 bucks per month, including shipping

Whatcha’ Get:  K.  I’m not gonna lie.  I had NO CLUE what “Paleo” meant, until I read all about this “real” food diet here.  But, if YOU know all about it, you are going to LOVE this tasting box subscription, because it was made just for you (and a whole bunch of other Paleo-peeps, but whose counting).  Enjoy 5 or so snacks each month – all of which will help you stay on track while on the go, or at home.  Sounds nifty!

Find it:  here 

Number 9:  Babesta Tee of the Month

Whatcha’ Pay: From $75 bucks for 3 months, $150 for 6 months and $290 for a year

Whatcha’ Get:  Each month, your love-child will get a new snap button snaptee, or regular tee (depending upon his/her size and age).  I mean, if you want a trend-setting babe, this is where it’s at.   I’m getting the “party at my crib” one for my cat.  She’s bound to love it.

Find it: here


Number 10: Lovely Box

Whatcha’ Pay: From $14 bucks per month, with options to add on for personalization

Whatcha’ Get:  I’m sorry, but I HAD to save this one for last.  Once I found it, I absolutely could not keep this off the list.  Gentle-dudes, take a back seat.  This one is for the ladies only (unless you also suffer from PMS and monthly visits from Aunt Flo-rence).  This box.  These guys provide a “little sunshine, at a time that is normally gray and blah”.  You’ll get anything from aromatherapy, tea and chocolate.  All the things that help to ease your inner-bitch (you, know the one that ONLY visits once a month).

Find it: here

And, that’s all I have to say about that.  Happy monthly-gift recievin’ and or givin’!

Oh, if you wanna see more subscriptons or cool of the months, click here and here.

Jenny, out.

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IT’S TIME FOR A SUPER-SIZED LIST OF AWESOME BEAUTY STUFF!

[ 7 ] March 2, 2012 |

Happy Friday party people!   Although I should be providing 5 reasons why I suck at blogging these last couple of weeks, I’m going to be positive instead and beef up todays 5 list with an additional 5 bonus awesomes!!!  I feel like I’m running down the stairs after my name was just called on the “Price is Right” don’t you?  Alright, maybe that was a bit drastic and presumptuous, but you get the gist.  I’m tryin’ to be awesome at blogging instead of stoooooopid at it.  Here we go,yo!

If your man is a metro-sexual-esque Paul Bunyan, you’ve just won the “best present ever” lottery.  Thanks to Wild Rose Herbs, your hunky will have the most stylin beard a dude could have:  This Wild Man Beard Gift set (for a mere $29 buckaroos) comes with Wild Man Beard Wash, Beard Conditioner, and Wild Man Stud TonicStud Tonic!!!  I’m getting all hot and bothered just thinkin’ about it.  In fact, I’m gonna ask the hub to grow a beard now. Yes.  Happy Friday to me.

 

How freaking adorable are these labels from Whiffs Of Whimsey!  LOVE.  But, what I love even more is the fantastic names of these Body Washes and shower gels:  (1) Jolly Good Jelly Donut; (2) Holla Black Licorice; (3) Holy Moly banana Cream Pie; (4)  Heck Ya chocolate Dipped Oranges..and, now I basically want to order these so I can eat them.  In case you forgot, I started my “No Sweets for 4 Weeks” diet yesterday, and now, thanks to these yummy named goods, I wish I had pica.  You kind find these travel size bath & body goodies here for $5 dolla bills each.  I’m hungry.

 “Absinthe Lips is a lip balm reminiscent of that one crazy night in Prague, minus the hallucinations.”   Okay…my interest is piqued.  I’m a lover of lip balms, although ironically,  really hate the word “balm”.  Don’t ask.  Either way, I’m super stoked to try this lush lip stuff…I’m thinking it’s going to be like doin’ a shot of Ouzo at a big fat Greek wedding, without the spinning of the room part. For only $4 doll hairs and fitty cent, you, me, WE, can give Absinthe Lips a go.  And, if we buy 2 of em’, we get one free courtesy of Etsy shop For Strange Woman (who has some really great natural beauty products, FYI).  Opa!

All kiddin’ aside, I’m actually super stoked to try this Natural gentle facial cleanser with olive oil, coconut oil, chamomile and green tea extract.  Thanks to a post I saw on Jenna Marbles blog, I’ve been researching the bazillion benefits of using coconut oil for basically everything and anything related to your body, skin, weight, hair, etc.  Since I have been ”blessed” with Rosacea, it’s almost impossible to find products that work right.  So, whenever something has a bunch of all natural skin benefiting goodness, I’m doing cartwheels.  You can find this gem for $25 bucks (and lots of other goodies) at Anatomy Naturals.

Speaking of Jenna Marbles – if you don’t know this chickity, you should checkity her out (that was lame, shhhh).  No seriously, her videos are punch you in the stomach hilarious and really right on target when it comes to human behavior.  Just remember to leave your inhibitions behind though if you visit her site – she likes to use the F-word and say Vagina a lot.

 

Speaking of the “V” word… Men who move around a lot in their jobs can apparently can get some “chaffing” and skin irritation in the down yonder regions.  Thankfully, Sam’s Natural has created the “Down There Repair” (for a mere $9 dollars) so that our dudes don’t have to feel all gross and hurty in the nethers.  And, as of this moment I can’t get the word Penis out of my head….puppies…marshmellows…carebears.  Ok, I’m back.  In all seriousness though, this shop is really killer – All products are formulated for men’s skin which is a whole lot different from ours.  It’s natural, affordable and the packing/concepts behind the product is A-plus.  Easter basket present?

Doesn’t this just look like it would make you feel like sunshine?  I think so. Dudes .(yeah, I said that), dudes:  This a SPRAY.  A SPRAY!  A vegan “soothing Aloe Vera facial spray that offers deep moisturization and fast absorption. Formulated especially for extra sensitive and very dry skin.”  Um, did they make this special for me?  apparently, mist spray absorbs faster and deeper than your regular ole’ average lotion.  Yes, I will marry this.  And, it will only cost me forty shiny quarters (that’s $10 dollars for my mathematically challenged readers).  Thank you Red Leaf Bath & Body.  You are awesome.

Really, I don’t consider this a beauty product, per sae…but, I just couldn’t resist Smelling Salts.  For whatever reason, it makes me giggle. Hee. Hee.  Ok, so these Eucalyptus Smelling Salts (ha-ha…ha) are available at the Portland General Store shop for a mere $10 US dolla bills (remember, that’s just 40 quarters).  I’m pretty sure you just sniff it. I don’t think you snort it.  It seems fabulously sniffalicious.

Don’t be shy and check the rest of their stuff out here.

I sorta feel like a need a translator to describe this awesome from Etsy shop: EraDansElHerbe (say THAT five times fast).  I decided to give it a go anyway though seeing as their stuff is just so elegant and beautiful, and…well, the Europeans seem to always have a leg up on us when it comes to fab beauty stuff.  This $11 US Dollar Whip Scrub looks great for exfoliatin’ the skin after a day basking in the Parisian sun.  All, I have to say is “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir”?

 

The Etsy shop, Bath and Body Boutique has so many products in their Spoiled Rotton Line, all with great names, like “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” and “Grumpy Skin Astringent“.  To the left (to the left)is their cuticle oil, which will make your daggers,nice and healthy – perfect for clawing eyes out in a cat fight.  This site is fun to browse.  Tons of products at great prices. You should.  I did.

 

 

 

 

Here’s the thing:  if I were Eve back then, I would probably eat the apple.  I would eat it. I’m crazy like that.  I think that’s why I’m so drawn to this cute lil’ shop on Etsy called Poison Apple Potions.  And, this Cheshire Moon Mini Sugar Scrub seems super fun and it’s only$4 paper bills.

Wow – 10 awesomes makes me loopy.  In fact, I”m even not sure what else to say.  Eat apples.  Take chances.  Shop at Poison Apple Potions.  Be Friday-ish.  Enjoy your weekend.  Send me one million dollars.  Unmarked bills, obviously. Clearly, I’m drunk.

Just kidding.

Or, am I?

 

 

 

 

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