Saturday, May 30, 2015

My Top 3 Natural Products

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Hello lovies!

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about natural products. I have been doing a lot of research on the use of body washes, lotions, and deodorants and the studies that have been found linking the ingredients in these everyday products to serious health issues. To say I was shocked by the facts would be an understatement. Parabens and phthalates are two of the more known and debatable ingredients in beauty products and have been linked to increased risk of breast cancer and fertility problems.

Now, I have some good news!! There are surprisingly a lot of natural products available that are fairly inexpensive. A lot of them arguably work better than their chemical-induced counter parts. In looking at natural options I found that a lot of labels are 99% organic or 97% natural. There are definitely 100% organic products out there, you just have to look a little harder.

In my switch (which is ungoing) to natural products I found that my face was not so eager to accept natural products. I'm not sure what it is about my face but it is REALLY sensitive so I have yet to switch to "completely" natural because I need to find a product that works well with my sensitive skin. So, I wanted to share some of my favorites with you guys, especially if you are thinking of switching to a natural regimen. Now there are some brands that have a mostly natural line of products such as Burt's Bees and Yes to Carrots and both of these lines can be found in local drug stores.

My top three picks:

1. Weleda skin food
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I love this stuff! It is a very rich body cream but it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a greasy residue. I use this especially right after the shower when my skin is still damp to lock in that moisture and the skins natural oils.

2. SheaMoisture Olive and Green Tea Body Scrub

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Exfoliating your skin regularly is really important and this is by far one of my favorite products. Its a gentle scrub but instantly reveals healthy younger looking skin.

3. Burt's Bees Extra Energizing Citrus and Ginger Body Wash

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What I love about this body wash the most is the smell! I thought switching to natural products would mean that everything would smell natural. But this fresh citrus smell is perfect!

So, there you have it. My three favorite natural body products. Let me know what you guys think!

Kisses, Shavon

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Very First Post

Guys I did it!!!!

I created a blog, which is something I told myself I was going to do a million times. BUT I FINALLY DID IT.

I am wanting my blog to include a little bit of everything. I will share information about different products I've used and reviews, tips I've learned along the way about everything I know, and general life updates. With the first update being:

*drum roll please*

I get married in 30 days to this babe!!!!

Can't believe it. But with that being said I am working a full-time job and getting down to the wire of wedding planning and will do my best to post regularly. Just bear with me please :)

So what do you want to hear/know? Leave me comments or suggestions.

Kisses, Shavon