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Tag Archives: Cocoa butter

How I’m saving my dry skin on a drugstore budget!

15 Jan

Hello Lovelies!

Winter is always super tough on my skin and my legs usually look alligator scales

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But not nearly as cute.

This year, I think I may have a routine that keeps my skin super soft.

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Nivea Touch of Sparkle is as moisturizing as it claims. My skin never feels tight or uncomfortable after the shower.

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Sidenote – it does not make me sparkle like diamonds. HAHA

The Skintimate shave gel is incredible.  We blogged about it before.  Smoother shave and smoother skin?  Yes please.

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After the shower, I’m using the Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant.  This doesn’t smell super coconutty and the scent fades quickly.  If you are hoping for a more tropical scent, this may not be your thing.  If you are looking for smooth skin, then this is it.

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In addition to these gems, I am making sure to drink a lot more water.  I suck at drinking water, I can easily not have any unless I make myself drink it.  Solution?  There is an app for that, at least for Droid.  You can set your daily water goals.  If you are OCD and like lists like me, this will be good for you.

~Anna

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Product I Can’t Live Without in Winter…but wish I could.

12 Dec

Chicago is freaking FREEZING right now.  Which means everyone’s heat is set to “Tropical” and means my poor skin is super dry.

Like as in, so dry that I’m super itchy and am scratching myself raw while sleeping.  No lotion I own is helping and its been over a week.  So this means it’s that time of the year that I make my trip to the LUSH store.  Woe is me.  😛

The only thing that has ever helped me survive Winter is Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner.  It smells amazing (like roses) and it seriously makes my skin feel amazing and stops all the itching.  The problem – it’s $33 a 7.9oz Tub.  [LUSH has free shipping on everything until the end of the day, so act fast.]

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Here is the story:  LUSH product inventor Rowena made this decadent, rose-scented shower ‘lotion’. She noticed how much she liked the sultry soft feeling hair conditioner gives her hair, so she thought how nice it would be if she could have the same feeling for the body too. With scoops of cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oils, and the fragrant scent of fresh rose petals, this is the most luxurious body softener that ever was (if we don’t say so ourselves!). After washing up, slather yourself all over with this new invention. Rinse, pat dry and revel in supremely soft, rose-scented skin.

An amazing way to use this product is to slather yourself with it before you take a bath and just soak away while it repairs your skin.

You can also use it to shave with…if you are rich.

What are your go-to Winter products?

LUSH Products for Men.

24 Oct

My name is Kassi and I am a Lush-aholic.  (aka a LUSHie).

What many of you don’t know is that LUSH has a whole bunch of products that guys would love.  They even have a whole men’s aptly named “Dirty.”

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It all smells AMAZING –  tarragon, lavender and subtle spearmint.

This line includes:

Dirty Shaving Cream – Oat milk, Shea butter and honey are great for calming irritations and red marks on sensitive chins

Dirty Hair Cream – moisturizing cocoa butter to soften your locks and make your hair easy to control and style, while rosemary calms the scalp.

Dirty Perfume and Body Spray –  tarragon, lavender and subtle spearmint

Dirty Soap and Shower Gel- Spectacular blue soap is definitely our new favorite wake-me-up bar.

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Other products you guys may enjoy are:

Ocean Salt – an amazing exfoliating scrub made with vodka, Coconut cream and sea salt  (this can help you become Patrick Bateman) and also helps prevent ingrown hairs from shaving.  Use before shaving – rinse with warm water – you will have the closest shave ever!  You can also use it on your hands and body!

NEW! – a solid shampoo bar to help hair look thicker and stimulate scalp.

Cosmetic Lad – A face moisturizer intended to help soothe your skin after shaving.  Chamomile extract, marigold and chickweed ease irritations, while rich cocoa butter moisturizes dry or red areas.

Aromaco – Natural deodorant made with witch hazel, baking soda, patchouli oil.

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These products are also great for woman too – Lush is not gender exclusive.   They will also provide you with any samples of the products.  But let me warn you, once you have tried them you will end up loving them.  Sorry wallet.