FarmHouse Fresh One Fine Day Flawless Face Polish makes a great addition to my skincare life

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FarmHouse Fresh is the one brand that changed my mind about fragranced products. When this blog was started almost 7 years ago I refused to use anything with a fragrance to it. You’ve probably noticed that my blog partner Lisa is the only one that reviews any true fragrances and at least 80% of scented products. After her second (or so) FarmHouse Fresh review she insisted that I take one of the products to try out. Well Lisa was right and I’ve been on the FarmHouse Fresh bandwagon ever since.

Farmhouse Fresh One Fine Day

FarmHouse Fresh One Fine Day

During the scurry of buying for the winter holidays FarmHouse Fresh had some amazing extras with purchases. At first I bought my essentials like FarmHouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Body Scrub and another amazing body oil (this time in Clementine) and received a great gwp. More offers came in and I couldn’t resist so while looking around I noticed One Fine Day Flawless Face Polish and knew that was going in my cart.

So many reasons that I’m glad I bought this! It’s both a cleanser and exfoliator in one. It’s gentle as can be so I can and have used it daily. It washes off so easily without leaving behind little scrubbies. I always use a wash cloth or preferably The Body Shop Luxury Flannel Washcloth which is more like a shammy in the way it works.

The Body Shop Luxury Flannel Facial Washcloth

The Body Shop Luxury Flannel Facial Washcloth

The texture of One Fine Day is unlike any other cleanser I’ve tried. It’s almost balm like without being a balm. It’s very thick and you only need to scoop out a small amount for your entire face.

Farmhouse Fresh One Fine Day

FarmHouse Fresh One Fine Day

Wet your face with warm water and apply the cleanser with your fingers. I start in a circular motion and am able to exfoliate my face without it feeling rough at all. I still use another exfoliator on some mornings when I’m in the shower and can wash off a heavier one but this is perfect for daily use.

Farmhouse Fresh One Fine Day

FarmHouse Fresh One Fine Day

Now let me address the fragrance which I can do in one word – yummy – but of course that’s not enough. It’s sweet because it’s a sugar scrub but it also contains a hint of natural grapefruit and citrus oils. And if you get some on your lips just lick it off since it tastes sugary and not bitter.

One Fine Day is good for all skin types, even those of you who might have rosacea. It helps to reduce redness with its gentleness. It hasn’t ever stripped my skin, instead it’s left it feeling soft and hydrated. One Fine Day is 98.5% natural, and like all FarmHouse Fresh products, it is Paraben and Sulfate Free.

Farmhouse Fresh One Fine Day Shea Sugar Face Polish

Farmhouse Fresh One Fine Day Shea Sugar Face Polish

FarmHouse Fresh even told us how the product got its name: “Shea butter’s many vitamins quickly penetrate to nourish skin while the micro sugar crystals clear the way for having one truly fine day.”

If you haven’t gotten onto FarmHouse Fresh’s mailing list you need to consider that since they often do gifts that you won’t be able to resist. I’m glad I didn’t resist and found a cleansing exfoliator that makes my day just fine.  —  Marcia

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You need Farmhouse Fresh Hydrating Lip Balms to get through this winter

Farmhouse Fresh Hydrating Lip Balms

Farmhouse Fresh Hydrating Lip Balms

If you aren’t subscribed to the Farmhouse Fresh website you are making a big mistake. In December I took advantage of this amazing site by stocking my closets with the items I already love and new ones I’m now loving. Farmhouse Fresh completely changed my personal feelings about fragranced skincare and I’m now addicted to their products. I just recently passed up a great special since I’d fulfilled my dreams already but if they keep up offering some fabulous gifts then you don’t want to miss them. Two items I didn’t have to purchase though were their terrific HYDRATING LIP BALMS since I was sent them to review. These two balms will make winter a lot more tolerable.

Two of Farmhouse Fresh’s best sellers are their Whoopie! Cream products as well as Coconut Beach and those are the two scents that they chose for their new Hydrating Lip Balms. whoopie-cream-hydrating-lip-balm-7Whoopie! Cream Hydrating Lip Balm has the same delicious smell as the other Whoopie! Cream products. It’s sweet but not overwhelmingly sweet. To me it smells like an enhanced buttercream frosting. It’s 96% natural, gluten free, and paraben and sulfate free. It’s so moisturizing on your lips that you won’t even mind if you have to reapply. It contains both jojoba oil and shea butter to keep your lips kissing soft.coconut-beach-hydrating-lipbalm-7

Coconut Beach Hydrating Lip Balm knocked me out. At first I thought I’d be a good blog partner and let Lisa (our coconut queen) have this but no way. I am totally in love with the way this smells and feels. Now I understand why people are coco for coconut.

Coconut Beach Hydrating Lip Balm

Coconut Beach Hydrating Lip Balm

These lip balms help with already chapped lips but even more with preventing them before they start. Like the Whoopie! Cream you want to reapply this because it’s so delicious. It will take you away from winter in your mind and make you think of warmth and tropical breezes. If you like coconut you can’t pass this up.

When you order from Farmhouse Fresh be sure that you check off the box that says Bag of Free Samples as it will give you the opportunity to test and smell so many of their products. My buys included a sample bag with about 10 packets as well as beautiful postcards and a booklet.

Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie! Cream Hydrating Lip Balm along with some of the free samples

Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie! Cream Hydrating Lip Balm along with some of the free samples

Farmhouse Fresh Hydrating Lip Balm on one of their postcards

Farmhouse Fresh Hydrating Lip Balm on one of their postcards

The Farmhouse Fresh brand is a revelation to me and one I highly recommend. These lip balms almost make winter worth it.  —  Marcia

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Farmhouse Fresh and fabulous holiday buys

Welcome back to Makeup Wars. We took a break over the summer which then extended into the fall but we’re excited about being able to come back full force now. Today’s topic is Holiday Beauty Buys. My beauty buys aren’t quite within the norm since I’m taking you into bath and body products specifically from Farmhouse Fresh. I didn’t want to go the typical route with cosmetics since I’m sure the rest of the crew will be sharing theirs. I’m so enamored with Farmhouse Fresh and I think they make great gifts for holidays, hostess gifts, housewarming gifts, and, most important, for you!

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Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness Body Sampler

Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness Body Sampler

I only have one of the many Farmhouse Fresh gifts but I hope that will change. SWEEPING SOFTNESS is a 3 step sampler for your body. What you’ll get is a ready to wrap box with three of Farmhouse Fresh’s top selling body products. For $18 you’ll be able to see what bloggers rave and rave about. The plastic jars each contain 1 fl oz of product. Enough for many uses and enough to tempt you to try these full size or other FHF products.

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Scrub, Whoopie Cream Shea Butter, Agave Nectar Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Scrub, Whoopie Cream Shea Butter, Agave Nectar Body Oil

Start your day in the shower with Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub. This has been on Oprah’s Favorite List so it’s easy to understand why it was chosen for this set. When you open the jar you’ll see the sea salt and silky rice bran oil. I mix them together with a tiny spatula that I have from a previous jar, then scoop it out to exfoliate my body with its goodness.

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub

It melts on my skin while hydrating it with the oil. The fragrance is sweet and luscious; it will remind you of baking sugar cookies.

From there you want to apply Whoopie Cream Shea Butter, a fluffy body cream that smells like a vanilla layer cake just out of the oven. It’s really wonderful for dry skin as it contains shea butter, vitamin E packed jojoba and soybean oils. Your skin is going to be so soft after. While this smells good enough to eat, save it for your body. My legs are eating this up.

Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie Cream Shea Butter

Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie Cream Shea Butter

Before dressing give yourself a wonderful experience with the Agave Nectar Body Oil. I’ve previously raved about the FHF Body Oils so having this one is a delight. Since it’s in a jar it’s harder to use though which is why I cut part of the liner off. This is an oil so you don’t want to spill it and waste the delight inside.

Farmhouse Fresh Agave Nectar Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Agave Nectar Body Oil

FHF describes the smell as similar to Tiramisu with an oat milk scent. I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything quite like this fragrance wise. I smell vanilla in it too. “Barley, Sandalwood and Amurense bark combine with Agave Nectar and a blend of natural oils to deeply hydrate without a greasy afterfeel.” These oils are heaven scent. They don’t leave my body feeling oily and they don’t cloy with their scent. I notice the fragrance for a while but it never interferes with my day.

Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness

Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness

Sweeping Softness is a perfect gift for any woman you know even if you have no idea of what she likes. It’s the kind of item to have on hand for a last minute gift or to take with you. While I highly recommend it for you too to have the chance to try 3 amazing products from Farmhouse Fresh there are two other gift sets that look pretty amazing too.

Farmhouse Fresh Skin Saviors

Farmhouse Fresh Skin Saviors

Farmhouse Fresh Skin Saviors has 3 shea butter items within: This travel trio of our best-selling shea butters is ready to quench on-the-go. Whoopie! Cream (scented like fresh-baked whoopie pies), Rainbow Road (scented with coconut and Bartlett Pears), and Fluffy Bunny (a light lavender mint julep) bring along decadent scents and the promise to hydrate – wherever you may be!

Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery

Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery

Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery is a face mask kit containing Guac Star Avocado Mask for hydration, Splendid Dirt Organic Pumpkin Mud Mask for radiance, and exfoliate to smooth perfection with Pudding Apeel Tapioca Glycolic Mask. I’ve used both the Guac Star and Pudding Apeel and know that they are outstanding.

No matter which of these is your choice, you can’t go wrong. There aren’t enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe how I feel about Farmhouse Fresh and these holiday gift sets will make your days and nights a lot brighter.  —  Marcia

Join the Makeup Wars team to see what else stands out for the holidays this year. Enjoy their posts.


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Scrumptiousness for your skin: Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar SoapI am on a total bar soap kick lately…all the different styles, textures, and scents are so much fun.  Bar soap certainly isn’t what it was back in the day.  While bar soap is very nostalgic for me, I also remember how soap used to smell so….soapy.   Plus, every brand seemed to dry out skin and leave itchy patches.  Well, that was then and this is now, and Farmhouse Fresh has a trio of fantastic retro bars of soap that combine all the best from the past and the now.                                                                                                                                                                   samples

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar SoapAll three varieties of the Shea Butter Bar Soap ($11.50) are wrapped in beautiful, thick printed paper tied with hemp rope.  The Shea Butter Bar Soap is 97% natural and paraben and sulfate free.  All three varieties create a full, creamy lather that cleans and moisturizes.  No dry skin patches from these hydrating bars of goodness!  And the fragrances….oooooh they all smell SO good.

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Front Porch Punch

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Front Porch Punch

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Front Porch Punch

Ok, so it is officially fall and Front Porch Punch is scented with ripe, juicy summer fruits, including strawberry, grapefruit, mango, melon and peach – but I don’t care what season it is, you are going to love this soap. It smells so good you will want to lather up from head to toe, and the super thick foam is great for shaving.

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Citrine Beach

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Citrine Beach

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Citrine Beach

Citrine Beach is a totally different scent – not sweet, but fresh and clean smelling.  It’s a morning breeze filled with fresh grapefruit and orange that will wake you up and put a smile on your face.Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Coconut Cream

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Coconut Cream

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Coconut Cream

My most favorite of the three Shea Butter Bar Soaps is – surprise! – Coconut Cream.  Oh this is lovely.  It’s a deep, rich coconut that isn’t too foody or too tropical…it just smells like amazing, deliciously fresh coconut.  Wow is it good.

For bar soaps with packaging that brings you back to the good old days and soap that has all the good stuff skin loves, be sure to try Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soaps.  You can find them online at farmhousefreshgoods.com.  – Lisa

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Recipe for calm and hydrated skin with Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Ingredients:

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

scoop of your choice

hair tie back

washcloth

water

Timing:

one minute for application

two to three plus minutes to “bake”

one to two minutes to wash off

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Farnhouse Fresh’s new Peat Perfection Mask is different from the other Farmhouse Fresh masks I’ve tried. The others, Pudding Apeel and Guac Star, have looked and smelled good enough to eat. BUT who wants to eat Peat? Normally I’d pass this by except when it’s a mask from Farmhouse Fresh the answer is yes, I’ll try.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask box

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask box

At first glance you might be thinking chocolate, then you’d smell and know that it’s not chocolate. While this doesn’t have the smell of what you know as peat, it does have a fresh outdoorsy aroma that is not offensive at all. It’s actually only noticeable if you purposely smell it to check out the fragrance as I’m wont to do.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Peat Perfection is a vegan mask that’s created with peat, the highly concentrated organic plant matter that’s harvested from ago-old enriched wetland vegetation. This natural resource contains a cocktail of calming, hydrating, and moisture locking ingredients. It features locally grown cold pressed organic cucumber extract (full of vitamin C), caffeic acid, silica, and other minerals which all provide anti-oxidants.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

The purpose of Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask is to help detox, calm, and soothe irritated skin while also hydrating it and locking in moisture. While I don’t have irritated skin I do have skin that wants extra hydration. I have large pores on my nose and cheeks and I find that a mask that dries down like Peat Perfection does wonders to cleanse my pores and keep them looking smaller.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

The ingredients in this mask are what made me want to use it. Of course it’s paraben and sulfate free since it’s Farmhouse Fresh after all. It contains essential oils of orange peel, grapefruit, and lavender. Ingredients like bentonite and kaolin clays help remove impurities and at the same time balance oils, unclog and refine pores. In addition it contains anti0xidant rich safflower and soybean oils, pro-vitamin B5, and allantoin. All of these repair the skin’s barrier, attract and hold moisture, and help with irritation.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask ingredients

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask ingredients

This is one of the easiest and least messy masks I’ve used. It takes just minutes to set up so even if you have just a few minutes this is perfect. I pull my hair back, smooth the peat perfection on with my fingers and wait for it to dry. It takes maybe 2 to 3 minutes to dry but I like to leave it on longer. I rinse off with warm water and my wash cloth and VOILA I’m done and ready to glow. For those of you who have irritation you’ll want to use this daily, it’s that gentle. The glass jar is 3 oz and you should be able to get 14-16 uses out of it.

Farmhouse Fresh can be found on their website, on Amazon, and at top destination spas like Red Door Spas, Ritz-Carlton, The Spa at Camelback Inn, and many more. The jar retails for $30 making it approximately $2 per use. Wouldn’t you spend $2 to make your skin feel refreshed and hydrated to start your day?  —  Marciapeat-perfection-enriched-peat-purification-mask-9

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Farmhouse Fresh has altered my life. Citrus Cilantro Body Oil and Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard are 2 reasons why.

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard and Citrus Cilantro Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard and Citrus Cilantro Body Oil

Upon discovering Farmhouse Fresh my sensibilities were altered. I always said I don’t like fragranced products. Anything fragranced that came to Beauty Info Zone via PR was something that my blog partner Lisa received and wrote about. She finally twisted my arm and told me that Farmhouse Fresh was a line that she knew I would love and she was so right. I don’t just love the line, I’m crazy about it. My former beliefs were turned upside down and now I crave Farmhouse Fresh. Happily I was sent two new products to adore and teach you about.

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard and Citrus Cilantro Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard and Citrus Cilantro Body Oil

It’s important to know what makes Farmhouse Fresh stand out from the crowded field of bath and body. This is a company that uses farm fresh ingredients that are grown in the U.S. Resorts and spas throughout the states proudly use their products knowing the clients will be clamoring to come back for more. 99% of their products are vegan and gluten free. Each product ranges from 90-99% natural. Finally the scents are exquisite.

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil and Citrus Citlantro Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil and Citrus Citlantro Body Oil

Citrus Cilantro Body Oil is the second Body Oil I’ve been privileged enough to use. When I reviewed Quinsyberry Botanical Body Oil I noticed the other scents and drooled. I knew that more would be in my future. Citrus Cilantro is a totally different experience. While Quinsyberry is sweet and seductive Citrus Cilantro is like a breath of fresh air. It’s an outdoor  fragrance to me. It’s summery in the same way that freshly cut grass is yet it has an edge to it with the citrus. Citrus Cilantro Body Oil is formulated with antioxidant-rich olive fruit & grapeseed oils and contains orange peel, jojoba, sunflower seed & apricot kernel oils.

Farmhouse Fresh Citrus Citlantro Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Citrus Citlantro Body Oil

It’s wonderfully hydrating and I like to apply this upon getting out of the shower. If you love to luxuriate in a bath then a Farmhouse Fresh Body Oil is a great companion. Pour some in and it will automatically hydrate your skin without leaving it oily. Since it’s a glass bottle it lives on my counter and not in the shower stall. I’m always amazed at how little I need to moisturize my body and how long lasting this is. Even though an $18 bottle of Farmhouse Fresh Body Oil lasts forever I’ve still ordered Clementine since these are what I like to use for fragrance. Who’d have thought this would ever happen to me?

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Newer to my life is the Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard. Oh my goodness. You don’t know what delicious smells like until you use this body moisturizer. It’s like getting two for the price of one. Unscrew the glass jar and from your first sniff you’ll be thanking me for introducing this to you. It’s that scrumptious.

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

This light orange and white body moisturizer comes with a great wooden spoon for mixing. It’s created from a 2-part blend that includes 1/2 whipped shea butter and 1/2 live fruit cells that are suspended in an aloe gel. Imagine yourself wrapped in this blood orange cream with a hint of delicate honeysuckle flower essence! This is a fabulous warm weather body cream. It’s rich enough to make your skin feel soft and moisturized but light enough for summer skin. You’ll not only feel soft and supple but you’ll smell delicious. Both the mason jar and the wooden spoon are reusable too. One of my favorite parts is this bag that it comes in, all ready for gift giving!

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

These two products have strengthened my admiration for Farmhouse Fresh and I’m eager for a fragranced future with them. —  Marcia

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Beach party in a bottle: Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Every time the BIZ is sent a new product to try, Marcia and I have a very calm, civilized, and adult conversation about which one of us gets to do the reviewing. We each have our favorites – Marcia loves anything with a citrus scent and I love anything with coconut. So you can just imagine how flummoxed we were when faced with deciding who got to try FARMHOUSE FRESH’S® NEW CITRINE BEACH BODY MILK…after all, this beach party in a bottle is a delicious combination of Texas grapefruit extract, decadent coconut, lime, and creamy rum. Yup…basically a pina colada on a sun-drenched sandy beach.

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

My love of anything emblazoned with super cute cows won the ‘discussion’ and I was the lucky winner. I do mean lucky because this is some of the most awesome smelling body lotion EVER. Just gorgeous!! Of course, as with all things Farmhouse Fresh, the packaging is to die for –  Shannon McLinden, the CEO of FarmHouse Fresh®, says “Like our other Body Milks, we incorporated nostalgic motifs and the feel of handmade paper when creating the packaging for the tube, inspired by patterns of vintage wallpapers and towels.”

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

The lotion is light and silky, with antioxidants and potassium to plump up wrinkles and treat age spots. It has beautiful oils that skin just loves, like soybean, rice bran,jojoba, sweet almond, avocado and sesame seed oils. These oils stimulate collagen production and make skin more elastic. This beautiful body lotion is 96%-natural, and the vegan formula is free of gluten, parabens, sulfates and mineral oil. I have pictured the larger size Citrine Beach Body Milk lotion (8 oz.; $28.00) in the “Our Cows Sip Sunshine” gift box printed with vegetable-based inks. The smaller travel-sized tube (2.4 oz. $14.00) comes in a decorative package.

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

You can find FarmHouse Fresh® products at retail stores and at professional spas like Glen Ivy Resort & Spas, Four Seasons, The Spa at Camelback Inn, as well as Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria and Hyatt Regency locations, as well as online at  farmhousefreshgoods.com.  I love so many of their products, but I am especially happy that I won the latest wrestling match with Marcia and have my beach party in a bottle!  – Lisa
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