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Skincare Saturday: Diving into Autumn with Live Clean + Giveaway!

Although we’ve also had some unseasonably warm temperatures in September and October, Toronto is *finally* starting to cool down and I can feel my heart singing with the cooler temperatures! (Seriously, summer begone! I’m done with you!)

With the cooler temps, it’s time to wrap ourselves in hydrating products and warm, refreshing scents, and what better way to do that than with products that are easily found at the drugstore, do their job well AND are inexpensive? Live Clean has you covered on all those angles!

This a roundup of some of Live Clean‘s most effective and best selling products that will help keep you clean, exfoliated and moisturized as we head into the drier months. Let’s dig in:

  • Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner: I don’t know what it is about this particular formula or scent, but I LOVE it. I’m not traditionally someone who likes the smell of argan oil – I generally find it too heavy and clingy in my nose. However, this particular shampoo and conditioner has none of that cloying scent I’ve come to dislike! I was also pleasantly surprised at how light my hair felt after using these products – because they’re labelled as moisturizing, that usually tends to weigh my hair down. Not the case at all!
  • As my hair grows longer and longer (I really only get it cut once a year), I find myself with a knotted mess after I’ve towel dried my hair. It’s a disaster when I try to run a comb through it, so a leave-in conditioner spray or detangler is a huge must. The Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Leave-in Conditioner Spray works like a charm and lets my brush glide through my hair as opposed to the usual “snag and tear” method that I usually resort to.
  • Let’s not forget your face though – get it all scrubbed up and exfoliated with the Fresh Face Smoothing Facial Scrub. I love, love, LOVE the texture on this one. Not too gritty, not too few scrubby bits and just the right feeling!
  • And when you need to get moisturized up before hitting the sack, slather on some Fresh Face Nourishing Night Cream which is blissfully not too thick and gunky and cover your body with the Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Lotion (which, of course, smells freaking incredible).

Of course, there’s a lot to love about Live Clean aside from cute packaging and lovely scents! Their products are:

  • 98% plant and natural based ingredients
  • SLS and silicone free
  • Petrolatum, paraben and pthlatate free
  • DEA free
  • Phosphate free
  • Dye free
  • Vegetarian formulas
  • Never tested on animals
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Biodegradable ingredients
  • Packaging recyclable

That’s a lot of awesomeness wrapped into a product, isn’t it??

Live Clean Autumn Giveaway

The people at Live Clean are amazingly generous and often reach out about doing giveaways. I can never say no because their products are wonderful and I love spreading the word about the brand. One person will win the following:

  • Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo
  • Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Conditioner
  • Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Leave-in Conditioner Spray
  • Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Lotion
  • Live Clean Fresh Face Smoothing Facial Scrub
  • Live Clean Fresh Face Nourishing Night Cream

Giveaway Rules

  • This giveaway is open to Canada only!
  • This giveaway starts on October 7, 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.)

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Skincare Saturday: Live Clean Green Earth + Giveaway!

Live Clean Green Earth products

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!

Live Clean Green Earth body wash
Live Clean Green Earth body wash

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!

Live Clean Green Earth shampoo and conditioner
Live Clean Green Earth shampoo and conditioner

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

Live Clean Green Earth giveaway!
Live Clean Green Earth giveaway!

On to the giveaway! Two people will win the Live Clean Green Earth set pictured above. This includes:

  • Live Clean Green Earth Body Wash
  • Live Clean Green Earth Shampoo
  • Live Clean Green Earth Conditioner

Giveaway Rules

  • 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.)

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The products featured in this post were sent to me for consideration and the prizes are being provided by Live Clean!

Skincare Saturday: Live Clean Spa Therapy

Live Clean Spa Therapy

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!)

Live Clean Spa Therapy
Live Clean Spa Therapy

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!

Live Clean Spa Therapy
Live Clean Spa Therapy

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.

The Live Clean Spa Therapy Moisturizing Foam Bath produces a TON of bubbles!
The Live Clean Spa Therapy Moisturizing Foam Bath produces a TON of bubbles!

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.

Skincare Saturday: Live Clean Fresh Face

In terms of brands that continue to impress me with each new product release, Live Clean has got to be near the very top of that list. Each new release leaves me nodding my head going “yes, oh yes”. The Fresh Face range is 98% plant derived, paraben-, phthalate- and petroleum-free, and hypoallergenic. And to add onto all of that, these products do not break the bank at all, which is such a relief!

Live Clean - Foaming Daily Cleanser
Live Clean – Foaming Daily Cleanser

You know what’s nice? A face cleanser you don’t have to faf around with. The Foaming Daily Cleanser is exactly that: faf-free. It’s easy to use (thank you pump!), it smells good (light, airy, slightly aquatic and slightly… musty? Weird to say, I know, but I liked it) and just all around nice. This is the kind of facial cleanser you can rely on to do the job: clean your face and leave it feeling fresh.

Sidenote, I have tried the Hydrating Creamy Cleanser from this same range and wasn’t in love with it. This Foaming Daily Cleanser was totally different and was much nicer in my opinion.

Live Clean - Refreshing Facial Wipes
Live Clean – Refreshing Facial Wipes

The Live Clean Refreshing Facial Wipes are hypoallergenic, are 98% plant derived and come with 30 wipes per package (THANK YOU, LIVE CLEAN! I am eternally annoyed with the brands who only put 25 wipes in a pack!). These are mostly billed as a product to remove your face of impurities, choosing to list “removing makeup” as the last thing on their list. So in my eyes, these aren’t really what I’m looking for in a wipe (which is, to say, that I want it to actually remove all of my makeup), but that’s okay, because I remember when I wore less makeup on my face and I just wanted a wipe to refresh my skin. I remember starting a job in my mid-twenties when I didn’t wear foundation, blush or bronzer and I just wanted a skin pick-me-up throughout the day. I used to use facial wipes for that reason – it was an easy way to “wake up” my skin in the middle of the work day when I was feeling tired and dirty. So that’s what these wipes are to me – a skin renewer throughout the day. (And yes, I did try these a few times as a makeup remover and I just feel they didn’t take enough off.)

Live Clean Soothing Daily Moisturizer
Live Clean Soothing Daily Moisturizer

The final item I tried out in the Fresh Face range was the Soothing Daily Moisturizer. And really, it ticked all the necessary boxes in my book:

  • smelled nice, but was not overpowering
  • hydrating, but not greasy
  • squeezable bottle (I really don’t like pots that I have to stick my hands in)

It’s a no muss, no fuss moisturizer which is exactly what I need. If you’re super dry though, you may find that this isn’t thick enough.

So have you tried Live Clean yet? Let me know your thoughts on this brand!

The products featured in this post were sent to me for consideration.

Skincare Saturday: Live Clean Body Washes

Live Clean Body Washes

You know what’s really, really nice? When you’re introduced to a product, love it, and then discover that it doesn’t break the bank at all!  And that’s exactly what’s happened with these gorgeous Live Clean body washes – they’ rich and foamy, the bottles are ENORMOUS (seriously – there’s 500ml per bottle!) and they’re on well.ca for just under $8 CAD each!

Live Clean Body Washes
Live Clean Body Washes

Live Clean introduced their line of body washes to the world six years ago. The brand is entirely vegan with no animal products (or even by-products) in their formulations. They’re also eco-friendly and are committed to having as little environmental impact as possible. They’re also completely void of SLS/sulfates, phthalates, petrolatum, silicone, dyes, parabens, DEA and phosphates!

The top three favourites that the team at Live Clean love the most are:

  • Coconut Milk: I love this one because it has a glorious rich and creamy scent that veers on the less tropical side of things for a coconut scent. It’s more of a warm coconut scent than a beach vibe (if you know what I mean) and I quite enjoy that different take on a coconut scent!
  • Fresh Water: I’m all over any kind of aquatic scents so I knew I was going to love this just by looking at the blue water logo on the front of the bottle. And sure enough – I’m in love!
  • Exotic Nectar: This is the scent that really made me fall in love with Live Clean. I was over at Julie‘s place and got a whiff of these and I was totally stunned by the scent. Their main scent is argan oil and I am NOT a fan of that smell at all – but there’s something about the way this scent is blended that is extremely pleasing to me.

And, lastly,  brand new to Live Clean‘s range is their Vanilla Oatmeal scent. I personally smell a lot more of the oatmeal side of things with a hint of vanilla. While the three scents I mentioned above are more summer scents in my mind (although I’ll gladly use them year ’round!), this Vanilla Oatmeal one is the kind of warm, inviting scent I want to be using during the cooler months.

You can find a wide range of Live Clean‘s body washes on well.ca, but they’re also sold at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, London Drugs and Amazon!

So what about you? Have you tried Live Clean products before?

The products featured in this post were sent to me for consideration.