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Tried, Tested + True: Acure Organics!

Back in the day, (2009-2010 to be exact) when I was a lot “newer” to organic products…I remember walking into Whole Body in Nashville (where I lived at the time) and thinking ‘WHOA, there are some cool lookin’ skincare products here that I’ve never even seen or heard of before. Not to mention, really great ingredients!Acure Organics being that specific product. I remember going a bit crazy in the store and purchasing their Brightening Facial Scrub (which is like holy grail to this day), their Ultra Hydrating Body Lotion and their Superfruit/Chlorella Eye Cream! I used the mess out of them, and to this day have (and always will) love me some Acure Organics products.

 

I recently received these wonders, and have absolutely loved using them! So let’s get right into it!

 

Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo Moisture Repairing (travel size)

That’s a bit of a mouthful, eh? I was a bit skeptical about this shampoo, it had amazing reviews, nothing bad to be said – and yet I was certain that I wasn’t going to like it because of its oil base. My hair is fine, there’s a lot of it, but it can get weighed down easily. Well, did it ever prove me wrong!

 

This shampoo states that it is for normal to dry/damaged/curly hair. I don’t necessarily have the latter, but I’d say my hair is pretty normal to dry. It provides amazing, lasting moisture leaving my hair soft, manageable and silky smooth. The Organic Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cells, CoQ10, and Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil–high in Omega 7, make up their patent-pending Triple Moisture System. Pumpkin Seed Oil –high in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, adds shine. “Hair repair with serious flair.” Annnnd BAM, it’s (thank goodness) safe for color treated hair*!

*color safe, vegan, gluten free, sulfate free, paraben free, phthalate free, cruelty free

 

Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Conditioner Triple Moisture Repairing

In conjunction with the shampoo, this conditioner provides lasting moisture to even the most dry and damaged hair. It’s left feeling oh so soft, tangle free, healthy, repaired, and overall lovely. Safe for color treated hair.


Foaming Shaving Gel

Lord knows no one wants all the chemicals and crazy toxins found in your everyday foaming shaving gel! But, don’t sweat it! This organic, chemical-free foaming shaving gel is powered by air! This shave gel actually FOAMS and dispenses just like ‘dad’s old stuff‘! No nasty gases or environmentally insensitive bag-in-can packaging. This package is 100% recyclable PET with a patented air compression dispenser that creates real shaving foam packed with soothing Aloe, Calendula + Blue Chamomile. HELLO? Talk about amazing. It leaves my legs feeling incredibly soft after I’m done shaving. Not to mention, if I don’t wash it off…it’s like a leg lotion.


Radical Resurfacing Facial Treatment

Last, but certainly NOT least – cus it’s my favourite, favourite Acure product!

 

It is no surprise that this treatment has received all the praise, and amazing reviews. It was even voted as Best Natural Beauty Product in Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine. This blend of brightening lemon probiotic and proprietary organic chlorella growth factor help to smooth out your skin’s texture and tone. Buddleja davidii (Butterfly Bush) Stem Cells help prevent photo-aging and oxidative stress.

 

The Resurfacing Treatment has the consistency of a somewhat thick cream; it’s not runny at all, which I love! (No mess, ftw!) The smell is quite herbal; it’s kind of tough to describe. It can take a bit of getting used to, but ultimately I enjoy it. To apply this treatment, I use one pump from the dispenser, apply it directly to my face, and pat it in. It is so great at smoothing things out, and works great under make up – which is GREAT news for women like myself who like having a smooth surface to apply make-up, without relying on silicone-based primers. Overall, this treatment will be a consistent must-have for me! I have already noticed a difference in the redness I carry in my cheeks, as well as some blotchiness in other areas. This stuff is amazing!


You can follow Acure Organics on:

Instagram: @acureorganics

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acure-Organics/125985280751999

Twitter: @acureorganics

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/acureorganics

 

Thanks for droppin’ in! xo

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Here’s a cool sound for your ears that I particularly have been enjoying. “Arcadia” by Apparat.

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Innersense Organic Beauty

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In order for me to be posting about hair products…you must know, I’m SUPER picky – so, this is a big deal! It can be kind of difficult to find a truly organic, clean, non-toxic shampoo or conditioner that really cleans or even lathers well. Not to mention, protects colour treated hair, while adding shine and leaving your hair feeling soft and manageable.

 

Innersense Organic Beauty is my new favourite! I was super excited to try out their products, and post my quick lil mini-reviews on them. So, here are my thoughts on these three awesome hair care products!


Color Awakening Shampoo:

This is a gentle cleansing shampoo for color treated hair. Hand Crafted from Certified Organic and Bio Dynamic ingredients of coconut and palm oils, pumpkin seed and shea butter to provide luxurious cleansing. The lather is wonderful, and really does clean your hair thoroughly and gently. Sunflower Seed extracts, a natural anti-oxidant, protects color from fading and adds superb shine (seriously, it is amazing). It will leave your hair naturally clean, healthy and awakened without residue or dryness.

 

Key Ingredients

Color Radiance Daily Conditioner:

This conditioner will revitalize and nourish color treated hair with natural proteins, aromatic oils and flower essences. The formula of this conditioner is super lightweight and build up free (thank goodness, amirite?), so it moisturizes and strengthens the hair while providing resilience and shine. Sunflower Seed Oil protects color and keeps hair radiant. Also, it smells ABSOLUTELY DIVINE – like the most beautiful sweet flower field ever.

 

Key Ingredients

Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner:

Sweet Spirit is a leave-in conditioner using a blend of natural oils, fragrant herbs and flower essences. A touch of honey adds body and manageability. Hair is perfectly balanced and ready for any style. Sweet Spirit can also be used on dry hair to revive and restyle. The natural Orange Blossom fragrance makes this a refreshing delight for the senses. Sweetness brings life into balance. (Basically, it’s the bomb.com)

 

Key Ingredients

You can find and follow Innersense on:

Instagram: @innersenseorganicbeauty

Twitter: @innersense

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InnersenseOrganic

Kiss My Honey is The Balm!

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Welcome back, friends!

I trust you all had a wonderful Easter weekend and spent some time with family/friends!

 

I wanted to introduce to you, and do a quick review on what you see right up there in that there photograph (I actually wrote that like I was reading that with a twang…). Kiss My Honey Lip Balm! My new obsession as far as lip balms are concerned. I have been wearing it on my lips now for a few days and notice a MEGA difference. No gimmicks here, folks. I don’t play around with lip stuff. I am a stickler for a good balm, mainly cus my lips can get so dry and goodness, it gets so annoying…but these two balms are just bliss! The ingredients are preservative free, chemical free, and paraben free. Not to mention their two flavours, Chocolate and Mint, are great.

 

So, let’s talk about the ingredients in these balms (specifically the Chocolate balm) for a hot minute!  They’re comprised of organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, organic unrefined Shea butter, vitamin E Grapefruit seed extract, organic sweet almond oil, organic peppermint essential oil (for mint flavored) and 100% chocolate flavor oil (chocolate flavored lip balm). Let me tell you what…I want chocolate every time I pop open that Chocolate lip balm lid. It smells THAT great.

 

The consistency of these balms is smooth, almost velvety like. It doesn’t have ANY stickiness whatsoever – which occurs often with some natural balms that use honey – and I LOVE THAT. Both Chocolate and Mint balms are colourless – which I prefer (for lipstick over it purposes). They just glide on over your lips with ease, leaving them feeling soft and “kissable” (haha) for forever! Even hours after the first fresh coat, my lips are so soft. It’s a nice change from all the crappy balms that just dry out, or have too much fragrance in them…including parabens and other non-quality ingredients. That being said, I can put the lip balm on before my lipstick of choice and it isn’t greasy or sticky, so the lipstick just glides on top of it with no issue at all and my lips look moisturized and softer. Who wouldn’t want that?!

 

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I have made up my mind recently that I am going to slowly transition my everyday cosmetics, beauty and body products – including all my daily makeup – from toxic to organic, natural, makeup. These balms are a great start! Baby steps, ladies. No need to rush. In fact, here’s a great blog post by the wonderful Amanda over at Organic Bunny about “How To Switch From Toxic Makeup to Natural Makeup“. I learned a lot, and will continue to keep on keepin’ on with this!

 

That’s all for today, folks! Thanks for reading, I hope these posts encourage, inspire, motivate, excite you, and all the other great verbs. If you’d like to purchase these balms, and find out more regarding Kiss My Honey lip products, you may do so HERE, as well as check out their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and blog!

 

And last – but certainly not least – here’s a little somethin’ somethin’ for ya music-heads (like myself). It has Honey in the track title…so, naturally, I had to. Plus, Joseph Arthur is wonderful. Like a quiet, restful nap on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoy!

 

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xo