Review: Dew Puff Sponges

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*Samples were provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

About Dew Puff Sponges:

Dew Puff face and body cleansing natural sponges are 100% plant-based cleansing products. Dew Puff has only one ingredient, konjac root, also known as elephant yam or kon-nyaku in Japanese.

When hydrated, these natural sponges become exceptionally soft, yet gently exfoliating, while creating a perfect pH balance on the surface of the skin. Regular use brightens and evens your skin tone without irritation.

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Dew Puff sponges are available in three varieties: Original, Asian Clay and Bamboo Charcoal.

Original Konjac Sponge

This is truly a no frills version that’s safe for all skin types. I use it with a cleanser, although it’s a versatile sponge, intended to use alone or with face wash.

Once I wet the sponge, it felt very soft on my skin.  It exfoliates very mildly. I tried the sponge without cleanser but it didn’t produce the deep clean that I prefer. That’s why pairing it with my favorite facial scrub is the way to go for me.

Asian Clay Konjac Sponge

This sponge is recommended for dry and flaky skin. It’s infused with Asian clay to remove impurities.

I don’t have dry skin so I didn’t give this one a whirl. However, my skin does tend to get dry in the winter and I plan to come back to this product once the temperature begins to drop.

Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge

The Bamboo Charcoal Sponge is recommended for oily or blemished skin. There’s no separate cleanser needed. It draws impurities out and provides all the positives qualities of charcoal cleansing.

Since charcoal is all the rage in skin care right now, I was excited to try this one out. I’m very happy that it drew out blackheads as intended.

The cost of each sponge is $8 and that’s a great deal. You’ll get at around 3 months use of it.

For more information, please visit http://www.dewpuff.com/ and follow Dew Puff on Facebook.

 

 

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Surya Brasil’s Exotic Animals Nail Polishes

*Samples were provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

Certified vegan and never tested on animals, Surya Brasil’s Exotic Animals Nail Polishes paint your nails in splashes of nature’s wonderfully vibrant colors.

The collection, which pays homage to exotic animals like the Peacock (metallic blue) and the Flamingo (bright pink), features 16 polishes ($12 each) in unique shades as well as a Base Coat, Extra Shine Top Coat and Oil Dryer that leave your nails feeling beautiful and healthy.

I had the pleasure of testing out the polish and chose Coral Snake and White Tiger. I immediately fell in love with this brand. I liked the juicy hues, saturated color application and the fact that there wasn’t a strong odor (we are all familiar with the toxic nail polish scent that usually takes over the room). The packaging is super cute and earthy and matches the company’s focus on natural beauty.

About Surya Brasil

Surya Brasil is a Brazilian company leader in natural, organic and vegan cosmetics. Fully committed to environmental preservation, animal welfare and environmental responsibility, Surya Brasil is notably
recognized for its vegan hair coloring, vegetable-based, with high performance and natural formulations sold in over 40 countries. The products contain organic ingredients and are free of animal components and testing, with the aim of combining nature with
technology to provide beauty with health.

Hold on to Summer 2017 with @KneippUSA’s Collection of Fruity Body Washes

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Summer is coming to an end but you don’t have to let it slip away. Hold on to the fruity scents of the season with Kneipp’s collection of body washes. Lather up these vegan beauties and let the fragrance take you back to the sunny, easy-going vibes of a summer day.

Lime & Mint Body Wash – “Endless Summer”

The lively fragrance of lime and mint refreshes – could summer be any nicer? The plant-based conditioning formula improves the feel of the skin during and after showering.

Mango & Starfruit Body Wash – “Tropical Dream”

Enjoy a mini vacation in the shower! The KNEIPP® BODY WASH “TROPICAL DREAM” with the scent of mango and starfruit makes you feel as if you`re on a perfect beach. This soap free formula cleanses gently, leaving skin soft and supple. The plant-derived conditioning formula improves the feel of the skin during and after showering.

Watermelon & Mint Body Wash – “Summer Mood”

The KNEIPP BODY WASH “Summer Mood” is my fresh summer partner. The fruity fragrance of watermelon and mint invigorates the senses – I’m all ready for a perfect summer day. The nourishing, plant-based formula improves the feel of the skin during and after showering.

For more information, visit https://www.kneipp.com/

 

Cole’s Middles Bread Review #tastymiddles

Cole's Middles

*Samples were  provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

Calling all bread and cheese enthusiasts (aka everyone)! Cole’s Quality Foods — popular for their delicious bread products, will release a new stuffed bread snack, Middles, available nationwide this September.

The tasty stuffed bread features the best part of any bread item, the middle, and is available in six different varieties. I was lucky enough to try the following flavors.

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  • Plain bread stuffed with 5 cheeseMy thoughts: A very tasty combo of quality cheeses, which are are mozzarella, asiago, cheddar, parmesan and romano.
  • Everything bagel stuffed with cream cheeseMy thoughts: A bit doughy and very garlicky. My taste buds weren’t into this flavor.
  • French toast bagel stuffed with sweet cream cheeseMy thoughts: I would give this one 5 out of 5 nom noms! The flavors matched the description perfectly. The taste of cinnamon and maple paired with a nice, sweet filling made for a delicious treat.
  • Plain bread stuffed with mac & cheeseMy thoughts: A hearty, cheesy carbohydrate bomb. I will be enjoying this one in moderation.
  • Pretzel stuffed with beer cheese fillingMy thoughts: Another contender for the coveted 5 out of 5 nom noms rating 🙂 I loved the crusty coating and the gooey cheese in the middle.

I was pleasantly surprised by how tasty the bread was as well as the quality and amount of the cheese. I’m happy to report that Cole’s didn’t skimp on the filling.

Middles are perfect for on-the-go snacking. I also think they would make a great party appetizer. Don’t be turned off by the cartoonish product packaging — I predict that Middles will be enjoyed by kids and grown ups alike.

Want to weigh in on the best Middles flavor? Cast your vote on Facebook.

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Everyone 3-in-1 Lotion Review

Everyone 3-in-1 Lotion

*A sample was provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

A lotion formulated for everyone? Yes, please!

In an effort to consolidate bathroom clutter, I’ve been on the lookout for multi-purpose beauty products. That’s why I was thrilled to hear about Everyone™ 3-in-1 Lotion ($5.99; 6 fl oz).

I was sent a sample of the unscented version. It is truly versatile! The lotion is light and moisturizing and has a very light coconut aroma. Although it’s safe to apply from head to toe, I mostly use it for my body. I still have an array of face creams to go through 😉

The lotion is formulated with a blend of Coconut Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin E, Rice Proteins and aroma therapeutic essential oils. There are no synthetic fragrances.

I was pleasantly surprised that the unembellished product label caught my husband’s eye. He now uses this lotion daily and applies it to his face and body, as intended. This is a small win in my war on bathroom clutter 🙂

Everyone™ 3-in-1 Lotion is available in: NEW Apricot + Vanilla, Lavender + Aloe, Mint + Coconut, Cedar + Citrus, Coconut + Lemon and Unscented.

 For more information, visit www.eoproducts.com

Meet My New Favorite Summer Lip Gloss

Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint in Modern Pink

*A sample was provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint in Modern Pink ($5.99) is the perfect rosy shade for the summer!

Reinventing lip gloss as you know it, Rimmel London’s NEW Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint fuses pure color pigments into lips for a refreshing juicy pop of color with an ultra glossy finish.

Pair it with sun (or bronzer)-kissed skin, waterproof mascara, a ruffle dress and cute wedges for a perfect summer look.

Find a Rimmel Oh My Gloss! retailer near you by visiting https://us.rimmellondon.com

Natural Personal Care Products for Dad From @KneippUS

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LET DAD FEEL INVIGORATED WITH KNEIPP

After all of his hard work, Kneipp’s “Men’s Only” Collection will give him the chance to feel relaxed, restored and refreshed.

Kneipp Cedar & Jojoba Oil Aromatherapy Bubble Bath ($15)

Let dad get that ideal experience for bathing and relaxing. Specially developed for him, the powerful, brisk scent of fresh cedar provides a natural, aromatic note while the valuable jojoba oil protects the skin from drying out.

Kneipp Cedar & Jojoba Shower Foam ($16)

With the powerfully brisk scent of fresh cedar and valuable jojoba oil, this shower foam will provide an extraordinary shower experience to gently cleanse and moisturize the skin. When mixed with water, the gel transforms into a unique, creamy foam.

Kneipp Blood Orange & Black Pepper Aromatherapy Bubble Bath ($15)

If he’s active, this bubble bath, with the lively, spicy combination of natural essential oils of blood orange and black pepper, is the perfect way to let his body relax after physical activity.

Kneipp Blood Orange & Black Pepper Men’s Body Wash ($14)

This body wash provides body care for men with expertise in nature. Soap-free and pH balanced, it cleanses gently, leaving the skin soft and supple. The plant-derived conditioning formula improves the feel of the skin during and after showering.

Available at Kneipp.com