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Tag Archives: Coconut oil

Review – Hustle Butter Luxe

12 Nov

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Cost $25.00 for 30ML Hustle Butter Luxe

I wasn’t very excited about this cream and I’m usually wary of products that are marketed as “multipurpose”.    I’ve let it languish on my shelf for a couple weeks, routinely bi.-passing it in favor of other moisturizers.   Until I decided to give it a try.

First up, here is what Birchbox says:

BIRCHBOX BREAKDOWN

Don’t go without this newly revamped face and body balm, packed with super-nourishing hyaluronic acid and algae. Originally developed to heal tattoos, this multipurpose cream primes, moisturizes, and heals any skin. What’s more, the rich formula works equally well as facial moisturizer, makeup remover, hand cream, and even as a sunburn healer when you (oops!) forget to slather on the SPF. This is one powerful balm that never stops hustling.

HOW TO USE

Dab it on whenever and wherever you need moisture and protection.

My thoughts:

Initial reaction was surprise and tiny alarm because this stuff is THICK.  Like coconut oil in solid form thick.  Like you sort of have to work to dig this out of the pot, thick.

But, okay, I dug it out.  Examined it.  And decided that it would be okay as a night time under eye cream.

And…

BOY WAS I RIGHT!

This stuff is amazing!  AMAZING!!!!

Pros:

It leaves my skin so hydrated.

It hasn’t clogged any more.

It’s got a great price point at $25.00 especially since a little does go a long way.

You can put it on elbows and hands and cuticles.

Cons:

NONE

Have you tried Hustle Butter Luxe?  Do you like it?

Thanks for reading!

~Anna

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My Favorite Products of 2014

29 Dec

I discovered so many awesome products this year!
Here are my new loves!

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1) L’Oreal Butterfly Mascara – I haven’t reviewed this!  I will soon, promise!

2) Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion

3) Dr. Brandt Vacuum Cleaner – I just discovered this!  Review coming soon!!!

4) Tints & Sass

5)Joico Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Semi-Permanent Hair Color – Red

6) Sexy Hair H2No

7) Curlisto

8) Coconut Oil

9)Montage Jennesse Chocolate Masque

10)Super 8 Beblesh Balm Triple Function Orange

So there you have it!  My top Favorites of 2014!  These were either sampled and bought or recommended and bought.  And I love them!

What are your favorite new products of 2014?

What I am loving – Coconut Oil

5 Dec

I’ve been resistant to jump on the coconut oil band wagon because last time I tried a  natural approach to my hair, this happened. It was a mild nightmare.

However, soooooo many beautiful ladies were talking about this and a co-worker brought me a sample a couple of months ago.  I liked it.  Eventually, I bought my own.

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I bought this Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil from a grocery store for around $10.00. You can also get it on Amazon here.  Since then I have been using it daily as a body lotion.

It works very well on my dry skin. My legs actually feel silky smooth at bedtime!  That’s more than 16 hours of moisture.

I use it once a week or so on my hair.  Sometimes I apply it at night and leave it on while I sleep.  Sometimes I apply it for 30 minutes to an hour and wrap my head in plastic.  #twinpeaksreference

The only complaint I have is that it doesn’t moisturize my hands!  Sup with that???  After I apply it post shower, I have to apply a second hand lotion to my hands.  That seems stupid.

It’s in a solid form in the jar, white in color, very lightly scented of sweetness.  I wouldn’t call this a coconut scent.  The scent disappears when applied.  It turns to liquid pretty much on contact with skin.  It applies really easily.

Are you a fan of coconut oil?  What brand?

~Anna

Glamour Beauty – 16 Amazing Oils for Skin

20 Jan

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Sunscreen vs no Sunscreen vs Coconut oil as Sunscreen?

6 Jun

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There is so much information about sunscreen coming out lately.  We at Fairy Godmother have a confused attitude about it, probably like a lot of folks.  Sunscreen causing cancer is a freaking scary concept!

Also, Anna is allergic to most products that contain SPF so she rarely uses it on her face.  And by rarely we mean when she is sitting on the beach in Mexico.  🙂 Continue reading

DIY – Coffee Sugar Scrub

16 May

Turns out, using coffee in a scrub actually has some benefits other than making your body smell like heaven and your skin feel amazingly smooth.

  • Caffeine has anti-inflammatory properties and also helps to speed the healing of skin wounds.
  • Caffeine typically aids in blood flow which helps prevent varicose veins and cellulite.
  • Caffeine is a natural antioxidant which help reduce age spots and wrinkles

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Recipe:
1 cup Coffee Grounds (used or unused)
1 cup Coffee Grounds (used or unused)
1/2 cup Coconut or Olive oil
1 cup Sugar (I recommend raw cane sugar)
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 Tbs Ground Cinnamon

Mix together and you are done.il_570xN.451666197_gaqq

How to use:  Apply to damp skin in the shower, scrub, rinse off.

Seriously this scrub is so easy to make that you can do it in under 5 minutes.  Just make sure to use it within about 5 days or it will start to go bad.

“It smells so good you will want to eat it!”

-kassi