Treat Yourself to Something New

Treat Yourself to Something New

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As the mom of four little ones under six and under I’m bad about not taking the time to do things for myself, or I don’t always put myself first. I’ve decided that lately, I needed to take time to change that because as a parent I’m important too.

How can I make sure to treat myself?

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A New Luxury Lip Balm Worth Checking Out

A New Luxury Lip Balm Worth Checking Out

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During the winter and summer months, a high-quality lip balm is a must-have for me. During extreme weather, my lips get rather dry, and often times crack. This could get a bit uncomfortable for me, and I don’t always want to wear lip products when my lips get this dry. I’m always on the hunt for the next gear lip balm, and I truly think I’ve found it in the Bali Balm.

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Travel-Friendly Mineral Makeup

Travel-Friendly Mineral Makeup

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I have been a fan of mineral makeup for years now. I first tried mineral makeup soon after my son was born. I was searching for natural products to use because I was interested in removing chemicals and unwanted ingredients from our household and my beauty products. Back then, mineral makeup came in jars and it usually got all over the place! Now, there are more options when it comes to natural makeup!

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Tired Of The Same Ole Toothpaste?

Tired Of The Same Ole Toothpaste?Beauty Brite Disclosure
I have been using the same brand of toothpaste since I was little! What brand do you use? Have you ever switched or tried anything new?

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Quick Sheet Mask Treatments

Quick Sheet Mask Treatments 

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I have a confession to make. I have a slight addiction/obsession with sheet masks. Even though I might look quite silly while I’m wearing one, they’re a fun treat for my skin. As a longtime fan of Burt’s Bees, I was extremely excited to hear they were coming out with their own collection. I couldn’t wait to cover my face with these new sheet mask gems.

A Sheet Mask for Every Skin Type

Burt's Bees Sheet Mask

There are currently three face masks in the Burt’s Bees collection:

  • Purifying with Kiwi Extract sheet mask – gently cleanses while moisturizing
  • Hydrating with Clary Sage sheet mask – instantly moisturizes & improves skin texture
  • Detoxifying Charcoal with Honey sheet mask  – removes impurities for an invigorating cleanse

All of the masks are 99% natural, cruelty-free, dermatologist tested and formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS or petrolatum. What also makes these masks so unique is they are designed to be quick treatments. Most facial masks I’ve used require you to leave them on for at least 10-15 minutes, sometimes longer. While I like having a quick sheet mask treatment option, I’m not sure how much benefit you get from 2-5 minutes.

Burt's Bee's Sheet Mask Packaging

Of the three masks, my favorite is the Detoxifying. It fit well on my face, felt nice on my skin, and contained the perfect amount of formula. The mask did a nice job of treating my skin without irritation, which sometimes happens when I use charcoal masks. I know I will continue to the Detoxifying mask whenever I want to quickly remove impurities.

Burt's Bees Sheet Mask Usage

 

I found the Hydrating and Purifying masks hard to work with. Both were hard to apply and kind of dry. I even had to lay down to keep the Hydrating mask on my face. The Purifying mask made my skin feel like it was on fire. The two minutes was about all I could stand. The Hydrating sheet mask left my skin feeling dry and sticky, instead of moisturized. I think part of the problem is these masks aren’t as wet as most sheet masks so they don’t properly distribute the formula.

Eye and Lip Masks

Burt's Bees Lips and Eye Sheet Mask

In addition to sheet masks, Burt’s Bees also has a Rejuvenating Eye Mask and Moisturizing Lip Mask. The eye mask (99.9% natural) uses Rosehip Seed Extract and Jojoba Oil to help reinvigorate tired skin. The Lip Mask (100% natural) contains Meadowfoam Seed and Almond Oil, which helps hydrate and define lips.

Like their face mask counterparts, these masks are also cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS or petrolatum.

Of the two masks, the five-minute, Rejuvenating eye mask is my favorite. It left the skin around my eyes feeling very hydrated and looking less puffy and smoother. I would absolutely use these again and again. I’ve tried many eye masks and many of them are so strong they irritate my sensitive skin. These eye masks don’t. I think this might have to do with the fact they are made from fabric as opposed to a gel. I find some gels masks can be very intense.

Burt's Bees Lip and Eye Mask Usage

I did have some issues with the Moisturizing lip mask. It didn’t fit well over my lips and was hard to keep on during the five-minute treatment. The formula in the mask also irritated my lips. I often have this issue with 100% natural ingredients because my skin is very sensitive. After using the mask my lips felt dry and slightly inflamed in places.

Burt's Bees Eye and Lip Sheet Mask Results

Although not all of the new Burt’s Bees sheet masks worked for me, I’m glad I was able to try them. As a fan of the brand, I was hesitant to write this post, but I also want to be honest with our readers. Additionally, I think it’s important for brands to hear from their consumers, so they can continue to improve their products. I look forward to seeing what Burt’s Bees will do with their sheet mask line in the future.

 

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Are you a fan of sheet masks? Which of these Burt’s Bees masks would you like to try?

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Fragrance For Healthy Beauty

Natural Fragrance For Healthy Beauty - Luna Noel Natural Fragrances

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I love perfume, it’s one of my favorite indulgences. However, there can be many harmful ingredients hidden in our favorite bottles of fragrance.  With the popularity of natural fragrances on the rise, I thought it was time to start investigating an all-natural alternative…. [read more]

Simple Steam Mop For Any Household

Simple Steam Mop For Any Household

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I prefer to use natural and eco-friendly cleaning products and solutions when cleaning around the home. A few months ago, I was introduced to using steam to help sanitize around our home with one product. Since then, we’ve had a cleaner home without chemicals. One product allows us the versatility to use steam to clean and sanitize many types of surfaces, mattresses, furniture, and clothes.

Are you ready for a simple steam mop for any household?

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Treat Yourself With Cruelty-Free Beauty

Treat Yourself With Cruelty-Free Beauty

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More and more, consumers are realizing that they have choices. For me, I know I have a choice to choose cruelty-free beauty products. For the longest time, I always choose green-friendly, eco-friendly and earth-friendly cleaning products, especially after my son was born. I realized when I was pregnant that I wanted to use safer products to clean our home. There was no need to use chemicals that made me dizzy just to clean!

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Getting Clean Has Never Smelled So Good

Getting Clean Has Never Smelled So Good - Soft Soap Earth Blends Liquid and Bar Soap

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I’m getting so tired and fed up with this cold weather and all I want is to be whisked away to somewhere nice and hot.  I’m dreaming of leaving these wet and snowy days in the past. I’m the kind of gal that loves it hot and enjoys everything summer. So I’ve finally found a way to get that little bit of summer in the middle of winter.

One of my favorite things to do is draw a nice, hot, steamy bath and soak until all my cares have vanished and with the help of SoftSoap Earths Blend, I can do just that! Getting clean has never smelled so good. The new Earth Blends smell AMAZING! There are three different scents to the Earths Blend line: Pink Grapefruit & CucumberPomegranate & Plum, Coconut & FigMy favorite is the Pink Grapefruit & Cucumber. It’s the perfect mix of scents and leaves you feeling super clean…. [read more]

Products to Help Your Breastfeeding Journey

Products to Help Your Breastfeeding Journey - Milkies- Nursing Blend Breasfeeding Supplement - Lactation Massager by LaVie

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I’m the mother of four children, ages ranging from six years old to three months. I always thought that breastfeeding would be easy. I never imagined things wouldn’t go according to plan. With my first two children I really didn’t have the knowledge that I needed to move forward, so when things got hard I just gave up and used formula.

(First and foremost I’d like to say that I have no problem with formula, I honestly and fully believe that FED is best. So just wanted to say there is no mommy shaming in this post! )… [read more]