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Brand Review — CBD Living

Hi all! I’m here with a different type of brand review for me.  I recently received bath products from CBD Living for my honest review.

I haven’t tried many products infused with hemp-derived CBD, so I was curious to try these.

I do know that claim with this ingredient is that it helps with physical pain and mental issues such as depression and anxiety.  As a women going through the change of life, I have plenty of both, so I was excited to try these!
The products I received are:

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CBD Lavender Soap ($14 USD) is made from 100% natural ingredients and coconut oil, and is infused with nano-CBD for easy absorption. Lavender is used for relieving stress, promoting a sense of calm, helping with sleep and reducing skin irritations, such as sunburn and eczema.

I really enjoy this soap.  It’s creamy and lathers nicely.  The scent is such a nice mild lavender.  And it’s a really pretty color!

CBD Living Lotion ($40 USD) is a new product for the company. It comes in three scents: Invigorating eucalyptus, relaxing lavender and unscented for those with sensitive skin. A 16 oz bottle contains 250 mg of nano-CBD, created from 100% organic hemp grown in Colorado, and is vegan and cruelty-free.

I received this in Eucalyptus.  I thought the scent might be too strong for me, but it’s really nice.  It’s refreshing and very herbal scented.  The lotion itself is a thinner consistency, and it absorbs really quickly and softens my skin so nicely!  I use it all over after a shower or bath and I use it on my hands at feet at night.  As it’s getting warmer out, I don’t really want a very heavy cream, so the lotion is perfect for a lighter hydration.

Each CBD Coconut Lime Bath Bomb ($14 USD) contains 60mg of nano-CBD for maximum absorption. Enhance your bathtime ritual with luxurious CBD Bath Bombs in a pleasant tropical scent.

This smells amazing!  It has a faster fizz, but it does last a few minutes, which I love. I found that it left a moisturizing kind of a film in the bath, but that’s okay, because I always rinse off in the shower after a bath (I do a lot of bath bombs).  My skin was very hydrated afterwards.

After trying these products for a little bit, I really do like them.  I noticed that my back didn’t hurt as much after my bath with the bath bomb. I’m not quite sure if the CBD is helping my anxiety, but I do feel calmer lately.  That could be why! I so enjoy the scents and how soft these products make my skin feel.  I also love that they are natural.

Have you tried CBD Living or other CBD products?  What do you think?

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C.O. Bigelow The Iconic Body Care Collection Review

Hey all!  I can’t believe February is almost over!  I am so looking forward to spring!  I just went out to lock up our chickens and stepped in snow, ice and mud…so tired of winter!

But I’m excited to tell you all about C.O. Bigelow’s new The Iconic Body Care Collection. This has been carefully crafted to “deliver a unique sensorial experience while caring for, and treating, skin. Four aromatic, iconic fragrances were thoughtfully culled from the vast, storied C.O. Bigelow archives and then married with the historically most popular personal care products, creating a new range of expertly blended hand washes, hand creams, body washes, body lotions and body creams.”

I received a few of these amazing products to try out for my honest review.

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Here are the products and the scents you can get each in:

Hand Wash ($18): Formulated with aloe vera, shea butter and panthenol, this rich-lathering hand wash combines the most effective cleansing with skin-conditioning ingredients, leaving hands soft and smooth.

Hand Cream ($16): This silky, smooth, non-greasy cream contains shea butter, avocado oil and olive oil, leaving hands soothed and nourished after each use.

Body Wash ($20): Luxurious and refreshing, this body wash features coconut oil and aloe vera, providing a silky, cushioning lather while gently cleansing the skin. The hydrating and soothing ingredients help to maintain moisturization levels for healthier skin.

Body Cream ($30): This ultra-nourishing, restorative body cream is formulated with kukui seed oil, coconut oil and shea butter, providing intense moisture and leaving the skin delicately fragranced.

Body Lotion ($24): Nourishing and conditioning, this lightweight lotion contains borage oil, panthenol and grape seed oil to replenish the skin while leaving it delicately fragranced.

THE SCENTS:

AQUA MELLIS
Olfactive – Fruit
Top Notes – watermelon, citrus and pear
Heart notes – clean French lavender, watery orchid, geranium and violet
Bottom notes – honey, woods, vanilla and musk

MUSK
Olfactive – Floral/musk
Top notes – bergamot, orange and muguet
Heart notes – bay leaf, dianthus, orange flower and orris
Bottom notes – musk, cedarwood, sandalwood and warm amber

BERGAMOT
Olfactive – Citrus
Top notes – bergamot, petitgrain and lemon
Heart notes – white flowers
Bottom notes – rich vetiver, amber, musk and beechwood

WEST VILLAGE ROSE
Olfactive – Floral, woody
Top notes – anjou pear, mandarin, sparkling bergamot and thyme
Heart notes – violet petals, magnolia rose and earthy geranium
Bottom notes – oakmoss, amber, vanilla, white cedar, musk and sandalwood

I was lucky to try each fragrance.  Aqua Mellis and Bergamot are my favorites.  Aqua Mellis is a soft, fruity scent.  I have it in a hand cream.  The hand cream is very hydrating, which is really needed in the winter!

I have hand wash and body cream in Bergamot. It is a fresh scent and I love the smell of citrus!  The hand wash is moisturizing and so pretty!  It’s pearly, and really, all of the products are packaged so elegantly! I think my favorite product is the body cream.  The bergamot scent is so yummy and the cream is hydrating without being greasy.

Next, I like the West Village Rose body wash.  It has a really nice lather, but doesn’t dry out the skin.  The scent is nice. Rose scents can be overpowering, but this one isn’t  We are enjoying using it.

The last scent I tried is the Musk in a hand wash.  I haven’t smelled musk in a while, and this is fine.  It is not something I would seek out, though.  I’m not the biggest musk fan, but if you are, this one is good.

The prices range from $16-$30.  Purchase at http://www.bigelowchemists.com

I think this is a gorgeous, luxe collection.  These would make beautiful gifts, as well (Mother’s Day?).

Have you tried C.O. Bigelow?  What is your favorite bath and body products?

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Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale Haul June 2018

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Last Saturday, I went to Sephora to get my birthday gift (post to come) and I decided to stop by Bath and Body Works to check out the Semi-Annual sale.  I found a few things and the range averaged $3-4 an item.  I also had a $10 of $40 coupon which helped.

Here is what I got:

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Three sheet masks.  I purchased some of these before, but gave them away as gifts and haven’t tried one yet! These were $1.25 each with my coupon.IMG_1328

My daughter and I both love bath bombs, so I picked up two of their bath fizzies.  These were $2.88 each.  I used the orange and ginger and it was really nice.

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The hand soaps were $2.48 and the shower gels were $3.27.  I love stocking up on these.  I’m also giving some to my daughter who goes off to college in August.IMG_1331

These all were products I haven’t used before.  It’s fun to find something new to me at the sale! On the left is the White Mousse-to-Oil.  It comes out as a mousse, but when you rub it in your skin, it turns into an oil.  The scent is a little musky and masculine for me, but it’s a nice idea! It was $3.41.

The two items on the right are Body Wash with Olive Oil.  They are a creamy body was and leave the skin really soft.  They were  $3 each.

IMG_1332 The last thing I got on clearance was a body butter.   I got this in Focus for my college-bound daughter, LOL! It was $3.41.

And I got a candle, not on clearance, but on sale for $8.70 with the sale and coupon! It is Costa Rica, which is a Rainforest Passionfruit scent.  I love passionfruit! They also had an Italy one which was chocolate cannoli scent and I almost got that one!

I’m glad I went and got some great items…now if I can stay away!  But, I’ll probably go back.

Did you get anything from the big sale?

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National Bubble Bath Day — and a Neutrogena Giveaway!

Neutrogena Rainbath
Neutrogena Rainbath

Bubble Bath Day is here! Today, Wednesday, January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day! I favor baths over showers, so I was excited to learn this!

And to my joy, I received samples of Neutrogena Rainbath® Refreshing Shower and Bath Gel ($7.99 for 8.5 oz) for my honest review.

Available in Original, Pear & Green Tea and Grapefruit, Rainbath® creates a rich, conditioning lather with ingredients that leave skin feeling irresistibly clean, smooth and refreshed.  Rainbath® can even be applied as a skin-softening shaving gel for legs, helping save time and money on unnecessary products.

I have just taken my bath with the Pear & Green Tea Rainbath® and I’m in love!  I have always wanted to try this product and it is just as great as I had thought it would be.  The scent is amazingly fresh (I also love the spicy original) and it left my skin soft and clean!

You can learn more and purchase at www.neutrogena.com/product/rainbath.  Also available at mass market retailers.

If you’d like to try out Neutrogena Rainbath®, I’m giving away 2 bottles — 1 bottle each to two lucky readers!.  Just leave a comment below, and I’ll select a winner at random.

The scents will vary, so it will be a surprise when you receive it!  You may enter until Thursday, January 23rd.  I will announce 2 winners on Friday, January 24th and will also email the winners.  Good Luck!

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Treat Someone To a Fab Bath And Body Gift Set

A beautiful body care gift is perfect for so many of the ladies in your life!  The sets below are all lovely.  The Pacifica or the Upper Canada set would be perfect for a teacher.  The Olay or the AHAVA collections would be a sweet gift for an aunt or grandmother.  Split up the L’Occitane hand creams and give to fellow office workers.  And your best friend would love the Bliss spa set.  It smells fantastic!

Olay Luscious Embrace Luxuries Gift Set ($9.99 USD $15 value) — Let fragrant moisture embrace you. Discover the lush, flourishing beauty of the Amazon – lushly exotic, merging the scent of crushed orchid extract with hints of papaya, blackberry and black currant. Feel it envelop your body like a botanical-infused steam treatment. With jojoba butter.

Contains:

  • 10 fl oz moisturizing body wash
  • Puff
  • 8.4 fl oz hand & body lotion
  • 2 moisture bars, 4.25 oz each
  • Savings booklet

You can purchase this set and others from Olay at drugstores and mass market retailers near you.

Pacifica Island Vanilla Take Me There Set ($18 USD, $26 USD ) — Inspired by the unique magic of Tahitian vanilla, this sensual blend sets sweet and sultry vanilla absolute, with honey-jasmine notes and a touch of fruitiness, against a deep and beautiful base of tea. This set contains the purse-ready 2.5oz Body Butter, .33oz Perfume Roll-on and NEW Color Quench Natural Moisture Lip Tint.  Visit www.pacificaperfume.com to learn more and purchase.

L’Occitane Hand Cream Bouquet ($60 USD on sale for $50 USD) — The delightful Hand Cream Bouquet is an arrangement of Mini Shea Butter Hand Creams (1 ounce each) in Cocoa Flower, Desert Rose, Hibiscus Flower, Pivoine Flora, Shea Butter and Vanilla.  This fantastic set comes wrapped in a festive pink holiday box with candy print, delightfully packaged in gold paper.  Purchase at usa.loccitane.com.

Upper Canada Naturally Tin Box Set ($20 USD) — On their own, Upper Canada Soap’s BodyWash and Lotion keep skin soft and supple, but together they are the ultimate power couple in moisturizing and smoothing skin!  Available in Wild Mint Lime, Warm Honey Nectar, Pressed Olive and Avocado, and Sweet Vanilla Fig. Visit www.uppercanadasoap.com to learn more.

bliss happy ‘spa’lidays in lemon + sage ($29 USD, $46 value) — a ‘scent’-sational set of best-selling bath blends
This lemon scented, spa-inspired sudsing and softening set is your ‘zest’ bet for a livelier lather and post-shower slathering. Merry ‘citrus’ to all! Includes full sizes of lemon+sage soapy suds and body butter, plus a Bliss blue shower pouf.
• Lemon+Sage Soapy Suds (16 oz): whips up a luxe lather and doubles as bath bubbles • Lemon+Sage Body Butter (6.7 oz): delivers mega-moisture in Bliss’ signature scent.  You may purchase at www.blissworld.com or www.sephora.com.

Shoshanna for AHAVA Gift Set ($35 USD value $60 USD)  — This limited edition holiday gift set will spark skincare addicts and fashion lovers alike as it brings the best of two worlds together: skincare and fashion. The collaboration between AHAVA and Shoshanna was inspired by their ability to make women feel and look their best, at any age. Combining the best in mineral skincare with the best in design, AHAVA and Shoshanna created this bright, bold, sensible travel case to compliment the chic, sophisticated traveler. The set contains AHAVA’s famed products: Mineral Body Lotion, Mineral Hand Cream, and Dermud Enriched Foot Cream. Available at Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, and www.AHAVAUS.com.   Enjoy!

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AHAVA Juniper Mineral Bath Salts

AHAVA Juniper Mineral Bath Salts

 

Envelop yourself with the soothing scent of AHAVA’s Comforting Juniper Mineral Bath Salts ($22.00 USD) to restore calm to both mind and body. Comprised of 21 essential Dead Sea minerals, including magnesium, potassium and calcium, these 100% pure Dead Sea Salts work to melt away stress and provide relief to tired muscles. The clean, fresh scent of juniper and white floral extracts will soothe your senses, while leaving your skin soft and supple.
 
Directions: Dissolve 1 cup of salt in warm bath water. Soak for 20 minutes and shower off. Rest for half an hour. Note: if you have a history of high blood pressure or are pregnant, please consult a physician before using.
What I think: I LOVE the scent of these bath salts. They smell so comforting. The salt are also very soothing and are great for after exercising or a rough day at work or at home! I noticed that my skin is very soft after use.
 
You can learn more or purchase the salts at www.ahavaus.com
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Get Smooth for Summer with the Borghese Forma Bella Collection

Yes I have cellulite. I am 40 (41 next month) and have three kids. I am unsure if anything can get rid of cellulite, but it has been proven in some studies that good exfoliation and certain creams can minimize the look of the offending dimply stuff.

I have been using Borghese’s Forma Bella Body Contour Collection about three times a week for a few weeks now. It is an invigorating treatment that leaves my skin so soft. I haven’t noticed much of a change in my cellulite, but my skin is very smooth to the touch and does look good. 

Forma Bella Body Contour Scrub ($45.00 7 oz) — The ingredients include Guarana & Zedomine extracts to warm the skin and diminish the appearance of cellulite, Acqua di Vita Complex to revitalize the skin, Multi-Vitamin CO Q-10 Complex to provide anti-oxidant protection from free radicals and Adzuk Bean Powder, Jjoba Beans and Sweet Almond Seed Meal to exfoliate.  I use this scrub in the shower on my thighs.  As I rub it in, my skin is instantly warmed and the exfoliation feels great. I then add warm water to lather and rinse.

Forma Bella Body Contour Creme ($55.00 7 oz) — This luxurious cream contains Caffeine, Guarana, Ginger, Cinnamin and Iodine to help diminish the appearance of dimpling, cellulite and scars, Algae & Pullulan help tighten & firm the skin,  Acqua di Vita Complex to revitalize the skin, and Multi-Vitamin CO Q-10 Complex to provide anti-oxidant protection from free radicals. I smooth this on my skin in circles and my skin starts to feel cool and firm. It is also SO smooth. I like to rub it all over my legs, especially when I am wearing a skirt or capris.

I think this line is quite lovely. And while I can’t say for certain that it will get rid of your cellulite, it will make your skin feel and look better. For more info, check out the website at www.borghese.com.