Cleaning up with Good Earth Beauty (and a giveaway)

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You’ve read about Good Earth Beauty several times on Beauty Info Zone. This is a brand that we are always happy to receive for articles and even happier to use. The Good Earth Beauty site is one that sells brands that are both natural and organic and in addition they’ve created their own brand which has all that goodness. Today we have a few bath and body products to share with you and also a giveaway.

MARCIA is using SHOWER WHIP

Shower Whip is an exfoliating whip that is also a soap. It’s available in 5 scrumptious fragrances: Flower Cart, Pink Lemonade, Chocolate Amour, Coconut Lime, and Lavender Vanilla.

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip in Flower Cart

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip in Flower Cart

They are available in 12 oz tubs and all contain natural ingredients. I was sent a smaller size to test out. What I’ve found is that it’s gentle enough for both my face and body.

Ingredients:

Organic RAW Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Powdered Volcanic Ash, Vitamin E, Grapeseed Oil, Natural fragrance and essential oils.

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Flower Cart is the one I have and the one that our giveaway winner will be receiving. The Good Earth Beauty description says it all: “Flower Cart Scent Description – Filled with the delightful and perfectly balanced aromas of blooming tulips, heavenly frangipani, purple hyacinth, exotic orchid and sweet lily of the valley.”

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

The granules in the whip are very subtle which I think is best for my skin. I want to add moisture to my skin, not remove it with harshness. It washes off well with either my hands or a wash cloth leaving a subtle scent behind. This isn’t a sugar scrub or a salt scrub, instead I believe the granules are from the powdered volcanic ash. Since it contains shea butter along with oils it’s a good moisturizing scrub that only strips away the dead skin and leaves behind softness.

LISA is using STRAWBERRY MARGARITA BODY WASH and STRAWBERRY LIP SCRUBGood Earth Beauty

This is one of those times I really wish our blog had a ‘scratch and sniff’ feature. The super scrumptious strawberry scent for both the Strawberry Margarita Body Wash ($18) and the Strawberry Lip Scrub ($8.25) is out of this world. These can be purchased separately, or – even better – together. The 8 0z. bottle of body wash and a 1 oz. jar of lip scrub set goes for just $20, a really terrific value.

Good Earth Beauty Strawberry Margarita Body WashThe Strawberry Margarita Body Wash is a very hydrating wash that scrubs up to a soft foam. It has some great ingredients, including organic milk and honey, that make it a very soothing soap that works for sensitive skin. The scent is a combination of fresh lime and ripe strawberry, along with just a hint of lemon. I am not kidding when I say that it smells INCREDIBLY delicious. It isn’t sugary sweet like some strawberry fragrances.  It’s more of a grown up take – I guess maybe that’s good since it’s modeled after an alcoholic drink – yet it will still take you back to your childhood and soft summer days picking ripe, juicy strawberries.  Good Earth Beauty Strawberry Lip ScrubGood Earth Beauty inside Strawberry Lip ScrubAnother mouth-watering scent can be found in the Strawberry Lip Scrub. It smells and tastes so darn good (the taste I am sure thanks to the sugar that puts the scrub into the product). A tiny scoop of the sugary scrub with a bit of water makes for a delicious exfoliating treatment for lips that leaves them plump and perfect. So yummy I really can’t get enough. All of Good Earth Beauty products have no parabens, pesticides, petroleum, propylene glycol, phthalates, sulfates, or artificial colors, and they are handmade with love in the USA.

 

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Good Earth Beauty is offering their Shower Whip in Flower Cart along with the Strawberry Lip Scrub to one US BIZ subscriber. This giveaway is open through 3/13/17 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If our comment section closes please email us your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Good Earth. Be sure you click “I commented” when you do this or Rafflecopter won’t recognize your entry. Thanks for entering, you’ll love this prize.

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Get Total Hydration with ChapStick® (and a giveaway too) #sponsored @ChapStick

Winter skin doesn’t stop for any of us. My friends from Hawaii to Canada, from the west coast to the east coast all complain about the toll weather takes on their skin. It may be hot as blazes or cold as an icicle, neither of which prevent chapped lips. That’s why I love to go to Target for all the best that ChapStick® has to offer.

Shopping at Target for my favorite ChapStick® Total Hydration products

Shopping at Target for my favorite ChapStick® Total Hydration products

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All opinions are my own.

ChapStick® Total Hydration

ChapStick® Total Hydration

ChapStick® makes it easy because there are several items in the Total Hydration line so whether you only wear lipbalm or only wear lip color there’s something for you. There’s the new and wonderful ChapStick®Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub, there are varieties of ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint, and the always popular ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural balms.

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub

New to me is the ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub which I already purchased again. This small jar is perfect for all my scrub needs. I was sent the first and as soon as I used it I knew that my purse craved one too. It’s small, closes securely and doesn’t spill. The flavor is a refreshing peppermint and it exfoliates and smoothes at the same time. For me there’s no removing it since it has a balm like feeling when applied and moisturizes amazingly. The ingredients are naturally sourced i.e. Sugar Crystals, Maracuja and Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E. I’ve flipped over this.

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub

Another ChapStick® group of Total Hydration that is perfect to have to protect from the elements are ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural. These age-defying lip balms are clear with 100% naturally sourced ingredients like Argan Oil, Omegas 6 & 9 and Avocado Butters.

ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural

ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural

There are several flavors in these 100% Natural balms: Vanilla Cream, Honey Blossom, Cooling Peppermint, Fresh Citrus and  more. At $2.99 you can have these everywhere without any guilt. Healthier lips never go out of style. With Omegas 6 & 9, Vitamin E, Antioxidant CoQ10 and Madecassoside your lips are in for up to 8 hours of hydration.

ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural

ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural

And we can’t forget those of us who never go without some color on our lips. For that ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint ($4.99) are perfection. These are the very first ChapStick® tinted balms which they are really excited about. They should be since they not only have pretty hints of color but they contain the ingredients that moisturize our lips. They contain rosehip and jojoba oils in an advanced moisturizing formula and avocado butter.

ChapStick® Total Hydration @Target

ChapStick® Total Hydration @Target

ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint

ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint

Pick one or all of the three tints depending on your mood – Rose Petal, Coral Blush, and Merlot.

ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint in Rose Petal, Coral Blush and Merlot

ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint in Rose Petal, Coral Blush and Merlot

I’m most comfortable wearing Rose Petal as it’s the lightest but the one that has the best fragrance is actually Coral Blush. Merlot has a grape fragrance, Rose Petal has a hint of rose, and Coral Blush smells peachy to me.

I’m sure you’ll soon be at Target since it’s a favorite for Valentine’s Day shopping,  everything you can possibly need for you and your family is there! That includes the ChapStick® Total Hydration line. No matter which you choose, you are going to be one happy lady. Plus if your kids are anything like mine they’ll want their own ChapStick®. —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: ChapStick® wants to offer one Beauty Info Zone US subscriber a package with a variety of these products plus a $25 Target gift card so that you can see exactly what I mean when I always rave about ChapStick®. The giveaway is only open for one week and will close at 11:59 p.m. on 2/7/17.

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Put your money where your mouth is with Apa Beauty

My favorite summer look? A long, wispy white dress with sky blue sandals, beachy waves, a deep tan…and a super white smile.

Nanette Lapore All Laced Up Dress

Nanette Lapore All Laced Up Dress

Charlotte Stone Ogden Gladiator Sandals

Charlotte Stone Ogden Gladiator Sandals

I can buy the dress and the sandals (at Shopbophere and here) – and I can get the tan with some great self tanner – but the teeth? I need some help. Luckily there are a few products by Apa Beauty that definitely do the trick!

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Apa BeautyApa Beauty is a line of oral care and beauty products created by the celebrity cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Apa.The packaging is sleek and white, just like your teeth will be after using the products.

Apa BeautyI am fascinated with all of the really cool products in this line and I tried a trio of items that make for a great summer smile: Apa Lip Loofah ($18), Apa Tooth Gloss ($28), and Apa Blue Lip Shine ($25).

Apa Beauty Lip Loofah

Apa Beauty Lip Loofah

I have a love/hate relationship with lip exfoliators. I love how soft my lips are after using them, but I usually hate the feel of them. They are either too gentle to make much difference or else they are too rough and are painful to use.

The Apa Beauty Lip Loofah impresses the heck out of me – this is a lip scrub to love! It’s super gentle but it gives excellent results. I use a tiny bit with some water and softly scrub in small circles, then rinse and voila – soft, moist lips that are super smooth. The scrubby stuff is made from sugar and sweet almond seed, and the moisturizing stuff includes Jojoba oil, shea butter and orange peel.

Apa Beauty Tooth Gloss

Apa Beauty Tooth Gloss

The biggest surprise for me out of the three products I tested is the Apa Beauty Tooth Gloss. I never thought for a moment that this would be anything I would use regularly – it seemed like something models or beauty pageant participants would use instead of Vaseline on their teeth to keep smiling.  But this tooth gloss does so much more:

  • LIGHT REFLECTING GLOSS BRIGHTENS TEETH FOR A BEAUTIFUL SMILE
  • ANTIOXIDANT GREEN TEA COMBATS BACTERIA AND BAD BREATH
  • SAFFLOWER SEED AND JOJOBA OIL NOURISH TEETH AND GUMS
  • PEPPERMINT OIL FIGHTS GERMS AND FRESHENS BREATH
  • RECOMMENDED FOR USE IN COMBINATION WITH APA LIP LOOFAH AND APA BLUE LIP SHINE FOR DAILY RADIANCE CARE

I don’t think I’ve ever tested anything quite like this light-reflecting gloss. It makes teeth look whiter and keeps breath fresh. It’s not slimy or weird feeling on…in fact, it’s really pleasant. It does make teeth look whiter and feels better than breath mints which actually minimize shiny teeth.  I keep it in my purse and apply it every so often. What a great and unique find.

Apa Beauty Blue Lip Shine

Apa Beauty Blue Lip Shine

Apa Beauty Blue Lip Shine swatch

Apa Beauty Blue Lip Shine swatch

I’ve had great results with blue lip gloss in the past and the Apa Beauty Blue Lip Shine does its job by making teeth look even whiter. It doesn’t really add color to lips – just shine with a slight tint thanks to minty blue crystals. I like the feel of this gloss, although I wish it lasted longer. I find I need to reapply it often to keep the effect.

Overall, I really like this trio for keeping my summer smile as white as possible. Apa Beauty has all kinds of other great products for keeping teeth white, so head over to their website at apabeauty.com to check them out.  – Lisa

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Lip Loofah Ingredients:  SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, SUCROSE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, BEESWAX, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, THEOBROMA (CACAO) SEED BUTTER, OLEA EUROPEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, SILICA, SQUALANE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, FLAVOR.

Blue Lip Shine ingredients:  POLYBUTENE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, CERESIN, BEESWAX, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA, OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, TIN OXIDE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRADITBUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNIMATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, BLUE 1 LAKE.

Tooth Gloss ingredients:  HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, POLYETHYLENE, PPG5 PENTAERYTHRITYL ETHER, PEG5 PENTAERYTHRITYL ETHER, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, GLYCINE (SOYBEAN) STEROLS, STEVIOSIDE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, XYLITOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE

A lip smacking giveaway with Good Earth Beauty Lip Scrubs

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Once upon a time a maiden was searching for a shop that she could trust. One that carried natural products. One that was known for using organic ingredients. She believed that the items she used should be cruelty free and good for her. In her search she came upon Good Earth Beauty and knew that this was the start of a ‘happily ever after’.

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As she was traveling her lips felt awfully dry. She knew that they were dehydrated since they didn’t feel smooth and she even had some lip peeling. This wouldn’t do but luckily she found that Good Earth Beauty had an exclusive set of products – exfoliating lip scrubs. They sounded pretty darn good. There were 7 individual lip scrubs ($8.25 each) but they also came in a set of 3 ($22) with chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla flavors. It reminded her of Neopolitan ice cream which she always loved. That sounded perfect and she asked her friend Marcia to test these out.

Good Earth Beauty ice cream flavored lip scrubs

Good Earth Beauty ice cream flavored lip scrubs

Marcia was very impressed with these and couldn’t wait to share them with her maiden friend and two of her blog subscribers. She wanted them to see how yummy they smelled and how great they tasted on her lips. Her biggest problem was deciding which Lip Scrub to use each day.

Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Lip Scrub

Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Lip Scrub

Good Earth Beauty Vanilla Lip Scrub

Good Earth Beauty Vanilla Lip Scrub

Good Earth Beauty Strawberry Lip Scrub

Good Earth Beauty Strawberry Lip Scrub

Did she want to taste chocolate, which she can’t go a day without? Or what about the enticing vanilla with it’s secondary taste of almond? But then again there was strawberry and it’s not summer without strawberry. The fragrance of this was enough for her to want a bowl of fruit instantly. She couldn’t choose just one so this trio is wonderful.

Good Earth Beauty Lip Scrub

Good Earth Beauty Lip Scrub

These are not goopy lip scrubs, they feel like pure sugar but they are loaded with great ingredients: sugar, organic sunflower oil, organic coconut oil, organic almond oil, organic shea butter, organic jojoba oil and flavor.

You’ll end up with sugar on your lips that you just lick away after rubbing them onto your lips to exfoliate them. It’s a triple threat: exfoliation, hydration, and deliciousness! You definitely want this kind of threat!  — Marcia

Good Earth Beauty has free shipping in the US plus there’s a discount code you can use on your purchases to receive 10% off: GEB10. They carry so many brands beside their own that the code will surely come in handy.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Two US Beauty Info Zone subscribers will win a set of three Good Earth Beauty Lip Scrubs. Your set may include Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry OR Chocolate, Cherry Vanilla, and Strawberry. Either way you’ll come out a winner. The giveaway is open through 7/28/16 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If comments close early please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Lip Scrubs; make your comment in the email so you can continue on with the Rafflecopter. Good yummy luck.

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Perfect autumn lips with bodyography Exfoliating Lip Duo

I swear, indoor heat is the most annoying thing ever.  I have so many issues with dry skin and dry lips…my entire body becomes the Saraha Desert.

Sahara DesertI am always surrounded by tubes of various lip balms, but at night I like to give my lips a good scrubbing with bodyography Exfoliating Lip Duo ($25).  Now, scrubbing the lips sounds painful, and I have had some bloody lip disaster with exfoliants that are just too harsh.  But I am completely sold on the Exfoliating Lip Duo that we were sent because it gently and effectively removes any dry skin, hydrates lips, and comes in practical, smart packaging.

bodyography Exfoliating Lip Duo

bodyography Exfoliating Lip Duo

This is a dual-ended lip treatment with a sugar-based lip scrub on the bottom and a Marula Oil based solid lip oil on the other.  It is just an awesome little package with a fantastic lip scrub.  First, the lip scrub tastes delicious.  Second, just a tiny bit scrubbed onto dry lips removes all dry skin and leaves lips super smooth.  Third, you don’t even have to wash it off after – just wipe with a dry towel.

bodyography Exfoliating Lip Duo Lip Scrub

bodyography Exfoliating Lip Duo Lip Scrub

Exfoliating Lip Duo Lip Scrub

Exfoliating Lip Duo Lip Scrub

Once lips are wiped clean (I dare you not to lick them first…it really does taste wonderful!) open the top of the jar for the solid lip oil.

Exfoliating Lip Duo Solid Lip Oil

Exfoliating Lip Duo Solid Lip Oil

Exfoliating Lip Duo Solid Lip Oil

Exfoliating Lip Duo Solid Lip Oil

The solid lip oil is Marula Oil, a fantastic antioxidant that treats lips and helps to build collagen.  This is the perfect finishing touch for hydrated, healthy lips.

Since I started using the Exfoliating Lip Duo every night my lips couldn’t look or feel better.  It is a real winner in my book.  It’s not just a night treatment – it’s also perfect before applying lip pencil and lipstick.

Check out these tips from bodyography Creative Director and professional makeup artist, Lori Leib, on how to get your fall lipstick to last.

Step 1: Exfoliate and hydrate your lips with Bodyography Exfoliating Lip Duo, this creates a beautiful base for any lip color.
Step 2: Lightly dab off the solid oil from the Exfoliating Lip Duo with a tissue after a few minutes – now your lips are prepped for color.

bodyography Rosewood Lip Liner
Step 3: Choose a smooth plum-colored lip pencil like Bodyography’s Rosewood Lip Pencil and line the outside of your lips.

bodyography Rosewood Lip Liner
Step 4: Use this same pencil to color in the entire lip.
Step 5: Take a pressed powder, I used Bodyography’s Every Finish Powder in Translucent and lightly brush some of the powder over the lip liner to create a nice matte base.

bodyography Every Finish Powder
Step 6: Apply a warm plum toned lipstick like Havana Sheer Lip Stick all over the lips, blot with a tissue and apply again.
Step 7: You should now be left with a long-lasting, sexy Autumn lip!

bodyography Havana Lip Color

Be sure to try this, it works!  – Lisa

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