Product of the Week

This week’s pick comes from Belmondo, a skin care line that hand makes all of their products in small batches in British Columbia.  The first Belmondo product that caught my eye was their No-Rinse Face Cleanser aka The Rain.

I’ve experienced the amazing cleansing and rejuvenating effects of using apple cider vinegar as a toner so I was happy to see ACV as one of the cleanser’s main ingredients.  In case you’re concerned that you’ll smell like a salad, don’t worry – once you apply the liquid (with a cotton ball) and leave it on (remember – it’s NO RINSE), the slight essence of vinegar quickly dissipates. The inclusion of rose essence and lavender oil also gives this cleanser a nice, light floral scent.

I love how the ingredients of this cleanser are so simple yet effective and I really love how clean and soft my skin feels after I use it. I also think their packaging is awesome.

This cleanser is excellent for all skin types. Belmondo tests all their products on willing two-legged friends, never on animals. You can order it online or check out some of their retailers here: Where to Buy.

p.s. I promise that pictures from my first visit to France are coming soon! :)

First Giveaway – Kaylala Organic Apothecary

I’m very excited to announce that my first giveaway begins today! One lucky reader will have the pleasure of trying out the full organic, handcrafted face care system from Kaylala Organic Apothecary.

The Face Sampler includes:

(1) #7 Afterglow Rejuvenating Serum
(2) Nectar Renewal Moisturizing Creme
(3) Dew Kissed Cleansing Creme with AHA
(4) Green with Envy Clarifying Face Mask
(5) Orange You Glad It’s Toner
(6) Sweet Cheeks Face Polish


How to win:

  1. Be a follower of
  2. Leave a comment below, including your email address so I can contact you if you win!
  3. Like Kaylala on Facebook /follow them on Twitter (if you have a Facebook/Twitter account)
  4. Tweet about this giveaway to receive an extra entry (Please leave a separate comment letting me know that you tweeted about it)
  5. “Like” this post to receive an extra entry (Again, please leave a separate comment to let me know)

Entries can be made until 5pm next Thursday, December 16th. The winner will be chose at random and announced on the 17th. Good luck readers!

A special thank you to Kaylala Organic Apothecary for hosting this first giveaway of many to come :)

Sure to be a Hit!

It’s funny how you can discover great beauty companies — sometimes it’s a really well-known one that you finally try out, maybe it’s a small blurb in a magazine, an unexpected find in a fun boutique, OR it’s your older sister in a small, New Hampshire town talking to the cousin of the company’s owners (2 sisters). The last possibility is how I found out about Sunnygirl Organics. This company isn’t in your local chains just yet, but it definitely should be soon! All of their products are made of entirely organic ingredients or very close to it. Some of my favorites (pictured below) include the Lavender Mint Hand & Body Lotion, the Mint Chocolate Chip Hand & Body Lotion, the Orange Creamsicle Lip Balm, and the bar soap (all four). Every single Sunnygirl product has a delightful scent, a high quality effect on skin, and a reasonable price tag. These 2 sisters really know what they’re doing and I can’t wait to see where this company goes in the near future!

Photos Courtesy of Sunnygirl Organics