Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Olivella Body Lotion

While I DO love my scented lotions, I like to always have something on hand that is either unscented or so lightly scented that it doesn't interfere with my perfume. After finishing up my umpteenth jar of Borghese Tono Body Creme, I decided to give something else a shot. Well, lo and behold, Olivella 100% Olive Concept Body Lotion hit the spot. It has a slight green tint from the olive oil chlorophyll, and while they claim it to have a light citrus scent, it seems much more of a neutral to me. It also contains vitamins A and E, both excellent for nourishing and increasing the resiliency of your skin. It's deeply hydrating without feeling too thick or sticky and absorbs really quickly, leaving the skin soft and moist. Olive oil is so wonderful for your skin, and this made in Italy formula is as economical as it is effective. Two thumbs up!

Olivella Body Lotion 500ml/16.9oz

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I was promoted at the beginning of the month and it's been keeerazy! I'm still alive :-) In the meantime, I've formed quite a few opinions that I can't wait to share with you. Now that I'm settling in I'll be back to opine all over your butts!

Look for a super new hair oil for those on a budget, a yummy hydrating serum, and some angelically gorgeous ear bobs!

Kisses! I've missed youse guys!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Amazon Deal Of The Day

This dress is freaking ADORABLE. I love the jewel tones and how flattering it is to all figures. It's list price is $98.00, so this is a whopping 40% discount.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Leap Into Summer Conscious Box

Conscious Box - June 2012

It's Conscious Box time again. The inside card read: Leap into Summer

"Summer days linger long as the light slides gently through the trees and away into night. Early summer eves awaken our spirits as warm air drifts over our skin and nature coaxes us to join it. Allow the bounty of June’s essence to wash over you, reinvigorating your soul with this season’s abundance of energy. Embrace this season’s simple gifts and revel in what they bring."

 “Then followed that beautiful season, summer. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if newly created in all the freshness of childhood.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  For the uninitiated, Conscious Box is a monthly subscription of eco friendly lifestyle products- everything from supplements to cosmetics to household goods. I've been such an enormous fan since I discovered them- every box gives me at least one item that I fall madly and deeply in love with.

Mighty Leaf Tea (2 flavors) - Organic Earl Grey and Organic Spring Jasmine. I'm so nuts about Mighty Leaf teas....Their handcrafted tea blends come to you in handcrafted pouches, bursting with flavor and some wonderfully creative blends.

Natural Vitality - Energy -I reviewed this in a previous blog entry, so I'll just say it again- I totally dig this stuff!


Savvy Boheme - Natural Real Deodorant- I loved this so much that I went and bought a full sized tube. I'll do a seperate review later since I'd like to do a Q&A with the shop proprietor.


Vita Rocks - Cherry and Lemon - another one that I reviewed previously- these things are so super duper cool!

bug stopper soap from Natural Newborn. Absolutely BRILLIANT. You can even take the bar and just leave it out in your tent to reap the benefits of the essential oils to help ward off the biters. Not just for babies! Perfect for those of us who don't want to use a bunch of toxic chemicals but want all over bug zapper protection. And if you do have a kiddo, this is a super easy way to protect them with slathering them in god knows what.

Kelp Krunch - kelp and sesame bar

Vega One - all in one nutritional shake berry flavored - 

Artisana - Almond Butter -GAWD I love this stuff. All of their butters are amazing, even the pecan one, which I didn't think I'd like! So smooth and creamy with a pure, rich taste. 

 EBoost - Berry flavored - these are a great way to get energy without turning into a tweaker. Natural energy that boosts you without turning you into a nutjob or giving you a crash.

KO Denmark - Jasmine Neroli Rose Body Lotion -miraculous! An organic lotion made with PURE jasmine and neroli oils? Those are some crazy expensive oils gracing this lovely and super hydrating lotion! Raved about in Allure for a reason. 

Nuti-Mesu Life Ocean Salt

Lara Bar Key Lime Pie I have a stack of Lara Bar boxes in my locker at work- they're the perfect midday snack to keep me going through till dinner without all of the sugars and fillers of so many snack bars. Made from nothing but actual fruits and nuts. Now don't go thinking this is going to taste like eating a piece of pie- it tastes like fruit and nuts- but I LIKE fruits and nuts.

$5 gift card to Soap Hope.  This site has everything from the obvious soap, to makeup and  cleaning products and is part of the Good Returns Business Model which means they invest 100% of their profits to empower women all around the world for an entire year.  I can proudly say that I know one of it's founders and it doesn't surprise me in the least that he chose this path for his life.

$5 coupon for LunaPads. I am a HUGE fan of these. So much better for the environment than disposables, you don't ever have to worry about emergency freak out running to the store and believe it or not- these are waaaay more comfortable than disposable pads. And I can't help it, I'm a sucker for the groovy patterns. 
 These are the pattern I have, and silly as it sounds, I picked these because they match my Vera Bradley purse ;-) And if that doesn't convince you, check this out!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Extra 20% off all sale items at Sephora code!!!!! LAST DAY!!!

NARS - Kiss Mini Larger Than Life® Lip Gloss Coffret

Whoo hoooo! I go completely insane in their sale section ANYWAY, but an extra TWENTY PERCENT OFF?????? HOLY COW!!!!!!! Use code

EXTRA20, Inc.

Amazon Deal Of The Day- Estee Lauder Ultimate Collection

Okay, honey, this is $340 worth of stuff! Holy COW!!!!!! It's finding deals like this that led my husband to start calling me The Beauty Pirate in the first place.

Estee Lauder Ultimate Collection Makeup Set: Smoky Plums Deluxe Eye and Cheek Palette with nine coordinating shades: Pure Color EyeShadow in Sepia Sand, Nocturnal Blue, Amethyst Spark, Tranquil Moon, Ivory Slipper, Amazing Grey, Provocative Plum, and Tempting Mocha plus Pure Color Blush in Audacious Plum Soft Neutrals Deluxe Eye and Cheek Palette with nine coordinating shades: Pure Color EyeShadow in Pink Flash, Hot Cinnamon, Silver Bell, Sugar Cube, Nude Fresco, Enchanted Forest, Chocolate Bliss, and Sugar Biscuit plus Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer in 02 Three full size Pure Color Long Lasting Lipsticks in Hot Kiss, Tiger Eye, and Blushing Pure Color Gloss in Plum Divine Two Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliners in Blackened Black and Blackened Sapphire Full size Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (full size, 3.4 oz) Four deluxe makeup brushes (powder, blush, lip, and eye) Look Cards with a subtle and statement look for each palette SlimCase Traveler