Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day! And, In celebration of that, Live Clean kindly reached out to me about a giveaway for some of their Green Earth products. I *love* to give stuff away, and Live Clean is an earth conscience brand with eco-friendly products, so of course I said yes. However, I did want to try everything out for myself, so read on to hear about the products you could potentially be winning!
I freaking love me some Live Clean body wash! Not only does the product come in ENORMOUS bottles, but they also lather up and smell wonderful. This was my first time trying out the Green Earth scent and it wasn’t exactly what I expected. I think I was thinking it would smell kinda like grass? In the end, it’s a very clean soap smell with almost a hint of… mango? There’s some kind of fruit aspect to it and I can’t quite put my finger on it, so we’ll go with mango!
I was totally new to Live Clean‘s shampoos and conditioners and had no idea what to expect. The Green Earth scent does, of course, match the smell of the body wash which is a plus in my book. As for function, these are a perfectly serviceable daily shampoo and conditioner! I noticed no build up in my hair over a week of use and they worked well in conjunction with my other styling products once my hair was dry.
Live Clean Green Earth Giveaway
On to the giveaway! Two people will win the Live CleanGreen Earth set pictured above. This includes:
Live CleanGreen Earth Body Wash
Live CleanGreen Earth Shampoo
Live CleanGreen Earth Conditioner
This giveaway is open to Canada only!
This giveaway starts on April 22, 2017 and runs for one week.
Please be aware that all entries will be double checked to ensure fairness.
One winner will win the Prize Pack pictured and described above.
The winners will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail. If they fail to respond within that time frame, I will pick another prize winner. (And so on.)
As we move from the winter months into spring and summer here in Canada, I always find myself switching over to a thinner moisturizer. I tend to stick to thick body creams throughout the winter, but come the warmer months, I want something that’s going to keep my skin happy, healthy and hydrated, but that also won’t feel heavy on my skin.
So when I was introduced to Karen Dermo CosmeticPhytoplankton Moisturizing Lotion (distributed by Canadian brand Blugenics Innovations in Sackville, New Brunswick) that promised me that phytoplankton was the new superfood that could nourish my skin, I was definitely interested.
The Karen brand of phytoplankton is approved by Health Canada and is clinically proven to infuse new life into skin and eliminate the toughest skin conditions. The phytoplankton (algae) is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and the lotion is hypoallergenic as well as paraben free. In case you’re curious, the Karen brand of phytoplankton is grown in a closed environment facility which is free of pollution and contaminants (so rest assured they’re not scraping it out of the actual ocean!).
I don’t have psoriasis, rosacea or eczema, which this lotion has been clinically tested to help (most people saw a 95% improvement in their skin quality over a four month dermatologist supervised study), but I do have oddly itchy skin on my shins. The Karen Dermo CosmeticPhytoplankton Moisturizing Lotion helped to relieve that itching sensation and after about two weeks of straight use I’d say that the desire to scratch at my shins is totally gone! I did try it out once on my face just to see how it would go and I wasn’t in love with it that way – this was definitely a body moisturizer for me!
So if you’re looking for a healing agent in your body lotion that is also not a super thick cream and absorbs easily, you may just want to take a look into this one!
Karen Dermo CosmeticPhytoplankton Moisturizing Lotion will set you back $39.99 CAD for a 100 ml tube. And if you don’t like it? Don’t worry – it comes with a 30 day money back guarantee! You can purchase it at Rexall, Guardian, London Drugs, PharmChoice, Pharmasave, Shoppers Drug Mart and online at karenphytoplankton.com.
With Easter around the corner, Lush has released their seasonal themed collection and, as per usual, it’s adorable!
The very first item I grabbed for was this adorable bath bomb called Chick ‘n’ Mix!
Imagine my surprise when I pulled out the bath bomb and it fell apart in my hands! It’s a three piece item!
The outer shells of the chick open up to reveal a tiny little baby bunny inside! (I 100% squealed when I saw this by the way!)
Since the bath bomb is so enormous, I opted to use it across two baths. The first one I used the bottom blue half alongside the baby bunny. As per usual, any bath involving a Lush bath bomb is such a pleasure. This one leans citrus, but there’s a powdery scent to it as well.
Need to get your lips in tip top shape? Try out the LushLip Scrub in Chocolate! It does have a predominantly chocolatey scent but there’s a lovely kick of orange to it! Think Terry’s Chocolate Orange (which is a personal favourite treat of mine). LOVE!
Lush Shower Gels are always a must have in my shower… although the scent on the new Wash Behind Your Ears isn’t quite up my alley! The scent on this one is jasmine, rose and neroli.
I’ve saved my absolute favourite for last – the Chocolate Easter Egg soap! Does anyone else still use bar soap? Because I freaking love it but I feel like almost everyone sticks to shower gels these days. So the Chocolate Easter Egg soap is billed as chocolate (makes sense lol), BUT I get a lot of honey sent in this one. It smells very, very similar to Honey I Washed the Kids soap or the It’s Raining Men shower gel – which is VERY exciting for me because that is my absolute favourite scent that Lush makes.
I’m really hoping you guys don’t mind the overabundance of Live Clean products that have taken over my blog for skincare posts! Because, truth be told, I really, REALLY love their products and they keep knocking it out of the park with every new product I try! (And they’re actually affordable! All the items I’ve tried out so far in their lineup are around the $10 and under price point!)
Also, fun fact about these photos, our bathroom had JUST been recaulked which is such a relief since now I can take bathroom photos without grossing you out (oh the joys of past tenants not taking care of their tub in a rental unit!).
Anyway, on to the products, I don’t believe the Live Clean Spa Therapy items are new to the brand, but they are definitely new to me. And, as with all Live Clean products, the Spa Therapy range is plant derived and eco-friendly!
The Spa Therapy Soothing Dead Sea Salts are your traditional epsom and Dead Sea salts bath soak that help to soothe muscle aches and relax you. From a personal standpoint, I find these kinds of salts to be exact thing I want to throw in my bath after having a stressful workout. The overall scent on the soak is predominantly lemon (to my nose) with hints of lavender, eucalyptus and a very small hint of ginger.
My favourite of the two products though is definitely the Moisturizing Foam Bath. I have long complained about bubble baths not actually producing enough bubbles so it’s really, really nice when I encounter a product that delivers me plenty o bubbles! Like the bath soak above, this one does have lemon, lavender and eucalyptus, but the punch of ginger is a bit stronger in this one which makes it really revitalizing.
In general, I’m more of a bubble bath kind of person, but dang if that bath soak doesn’t feel wonderful after I’ve pushed myself to the limits during a tough weightlifting session! Either way, I don’t think you can go wrong with the Live Clean Spa Therapy line!
The products featured in this post were sent to me for consideration.
Lush always knows how to come through with their seasonal collections – their currently released Valentine’s Day one is enormous!
The first item I immediately tried out was the Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb. I had just finished up my soccer game for the evening and wanted to take a relaxing bath.
The scent on this one is very rose-centric (not surprising though now is it??) with a hint of lemon oil.
Plop the Rose Bombshell in the bath tub and it explodes into a hot pink burbling ball. Wait for the whole bath bomb to dissolve and suddenly you’ll find yourself swimming in sweetly fragranced rose waters with *actual* yellow rose petals floating around you. Magical? Absolutely!
Want something a little less fussy for your bath? Check out the Two Hearts Beating As One Bath Melt! As the name would suggest, this bath melt is two interlocking pieces that will melt into your bath water leaving behind a hydrating and silky feeling to the water. This one is a mix of ylang ylang and rose oil which gives it a bit of a tangy punch to the scent.
If you’re looking to have a little more fun with your bath, go for my personal favourite, the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar! Soft rainbow pastel colours covered in micro glitter is pretty much my idea of the best damn time ever – so pair that with some bath time bubbles and you’ve got a winner on your hands! Unicorn Horn has lavender, ylang ylang and neroli mixed together and you can definitely break up this bubble bar for use in multiple baths!
Once you’re all done with your bath, get your moisture on with a good rub down for you and/or your partner with the Love Spell Massage Bar. Quick tip for these: they pack a lot of oily punch, so you don’t need a ton of product. Swipe this on to the skin a few times and then start massaging your skin. Don’t do what I did many years ago – which is to say that I kept using the bar and turned my husband into quite the oil slick!
As far as I can see, every single item in the Lush Valentine’s Day collection is still available on Lush’s site! This is kind of a relief since their limited edition collections do tend to run out pretty fast – so if you see something you like, snatch it up quickly!
Products featured in this post were sent to me for review.