I’ve been using this Lotus Aqua Bloom Cream by Beyond for about a week now. Using this mainly as a night cream as it is quite thick on the skin. The morning after waking up and having this product to fully work its magic into my skin, my skin is left feelings very plump and hydrated. This is definitely a drink for your skin and will help repair any kind of dryness you are experiencing.
As everyone’s skin is different, I have very sensitive skin and most products sting my under eyes. However this lotus aqua bloom cream is safe for my under eyes with no irritation.
Have a look at the products from Beyond (Korea).
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I received some really lovely products today from Shoreline Body Co. Handmade & based in Ucluelet, BC Canada. The owner from Shoreline Body Co – Amy, grows her very own medicinal herbs to infuse her products with the healing powers of herbs and pure ingredients . Her products are “pure, natural and simple.”
You can find Shoreline Body products here:
BUZZ Lip Balm – This lip balm is very smooth and soothing on the lips. There is many good properties about the ingredients so I will list them below from the Shoreline website. Shoreline Lip Balm’s go for $8.00. A fantastic price for homegrown and handmade products made with passion and love!
I had the pleasure of including the Essence Facial Toner in my skin care routine this morning. This specific toner is a rose toner which excites me because I am a huge fan of products that include the healing power of roses! I feel like she explains her products so well in her product descriptions so I am going to include images of those so I am not trying to rewrite her fabulous words!
Rose Facial Toner : $24
Next is this FLAWLESS Face Serum. Which she honestly couldn’t have found a better name for it! This serum is absolutely divine! I included this after I did the facial toner in my skin routine this morning. My skin is feeling so hydrated and rejuvenated today! I’m super excited for my skin and myself to continue using these in my daily routine ❀
Including the healing properties of the Organic Oils from – Calendula, Jojoba, Argan, Grapeseed, Geranium, Rosemary, Lavender, Neroli and the purest form of Love!
I applied 4 drops to my face, massaging and patting it into my skin.
FLAWLESS Face Serum: $28
My last heavenly product from Shoreline Body Co is this BALANCE Body Butta’. This is a very hydrating blend, looking a bit like honey in the jar! It was a bit liquidy when I first opened it, due to the intense heat of the summer right now. However since it’s been inside it has started to thicken a bit more which will make it more manageable.
Leaving my skin smooth and hydrated and my hands not too oily afterwards like some body budders. The smell and aroma I am getting from this is so lovely and calming.
BALANCE Body Budda: $24
This was such a lovely package clearly made with passion and love. I was so impressed that the the medicinal herbs she uses in her products are all homegrown and cared for personally. This is a huge quality and really appreciated! Thank you Amy for the lovely products, they are truly divine!
Make sure to have a look at Shoreline Body’s other natural products!
❀ Thanks for joining me today in this post! See you next time. ❀
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Hey buds! I have this volcanic ash mineral mask to share with you lovely beans today. This product is 100% vegan and cruelty free ^.^ This mask also contains sweet almond oil, avocado oil, green tea extract :D!
Protects skin from harmful damage caused by free radicals & pollutants in the environment.
Intensely moisturizes with a hydrating blend of sweet almond and avocado oils.
Softly rejuvenates with anti-aging green tea antioxidants.
Gently exfoliates with volcanic ash minerals.
Minimizes pores, reduces fine lines, & deep cleanses.
Decreases dark circles & reverses sun damage.
Purifies to bring out your body’s natural luster & tone 😉
The mask I have here is 30ml/1oz & i’ve probably used it around 7 times already and will get probably another 5 mask’s out of it.
The texture is a thick dark mud which I just apply to my t-zone. I leave mine on until its all dry which is about 10 minutes. The packaging says 5 minutes but I like to feel fancy for longer than 5 ;). While it dries it becomes pretty tight on the face. I’ve made the messy mistake of getting it to close under my eyes which is very sensitive for me personally and felt a bit burny feeling. So if you have sensitive under eyes like I do, definitely try to avoid getting it on there.
Over all i’ve had fun using this product, it leaves my skin feeling super smooth and hydrated. I would recommend removing it with a hot cloth because it can make quite the mess if you try and just wash it off with water 😛 big mess.. for me at least hehe.
Thanks for reading friends! ❤
A few shots from a recent photoshoot I did with this beauty!
Model: Kim Kooznetsoff
Photographer/Editor: Miz Lulu
What are your monthly favorites?
Passion Moon Potions is a Luxurious and Indulgent Skin Care line, handmade in Kona Hawaii. I was fortunate enough to collaborate with Francesca Azar, the founder and creator of Passion Moon Potions to review and share some of her luxurious products with you!
You can check out Francesca’s Etsy store here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/PassionMoonPotions?ref=l2-shopheader-nameI received this Moisturizing Leave in Condition in the scent “Sweet Orange” which I have been really loving. This leave in conditioner comes in 9 different scents, I have quite curly hair naturally and this leave in conditioner really helps the curls stand out and hold bounce. This is perfect for at the beach and just everyday use after showering! My roommate and I are absolutely in love with this leave in conditioner and can’t get enough of it! It smells so refreshing with a creamy orange scent and leaves your hair looking and feeling nice and smooth.
Moisturizing Leave in Conditioner $9.07+ : https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/225381168/moisturizing-leave-in-conditioner-hair?ref=shop_home_feat_1
“The perfect easy-to-use conditioner for all types of hair. This light spray won’t weigh down even the finest hair. Our Leave-in Detangler uses Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and Castor Oil to smooth and condition the cuticle making it easy for combs and brushes to get through all your curls, waves, and knots! It’s perfect for after swimming in the ocean, or for any extra frizz. Scented with pure essential oils and fragrances.”
My next product i’ve been really loving is this Clarifying Cleanser for Oily Skin. This is a super gentle cleanser that feels silky smooth on the skin. I love that Francesca includes directions on how to properly use this face wash. Advising to be gentle and to not add too much pressure, cleansing in circular upwards motion. These are all natural, handmade, vegan and cruelty free products which I truly admire!
“This Clarifying Cleanser is an incredibly adsorbent, refreshing one-step cleanser which is packed with extracts, vitamins and oils that will moisturize so as not to destroy your lipid barrier, while the charcoal deeply cleans. Blended with lemon and lemongrass essential oils, perfect for oily skin types.”
She also offers cleansers for all types of skin, so be sure to check out the other cleansers if this one isn’t for your skin type!
Clarifying Cleanser for Oily Skin $13.97: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/210349437/clarifying-cleanser-for-oily-skin?ref=shop_home_active_95
My last product I have from Passion Moon Potions is this Lip Tint in the colour “Cherry Merlot”. If you’ve read other posts of mine or watched some of my youtube you will know I am a redwine fan so this was perfect for me! The tint isn’t too pigmented so it can be used as an everyday lip moisturizer. This lip tint is deffinitely on the smoother side of lip tints, it glides on very nicely and keeps your lips hella moisturized. Made with olive and coconut oils, cocoa and kokum butters, beeswax and natural flavors, xylitol (naturally occurring in many fruits and vegetables) and Aloha ❤
“Sweet Cherries, with a deep merlot red color. A perfect lip color for a night out, or just a bit of color for your day. This lip tint is made with lip softening oils and butters, and colored with lip safe mica. Sweetened with stevia, tastes and smells, and looks beautiful.”
Cherry Merlot Lip Tint $6.38: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/125256220/cherry-merlot-lip-tint?ga_search_query=lip+tint&ref=shop_items_search_5
I also had the pleasure of doing a quick interview with Francesca from Passion Moon Potions!♡
Miz Lulu [Q]: What inspires you to create Passion Moon Potions?
Passion Moon Potions [A]: I love to create products that make people feel good. I’m inspired by this gorgeous island. Flowers, foods, desserts. Anything that entails you to be nice to yourself.
Q: What are two products you use on the daily?
A: Whipped sugar scrubs and Kau’i Oil
Q: Where did the name Passion Moon Potions come from?
A: Passion Moon Potions began from my love of pastry and desserts combined with the importance of lavishing oneself in quality skin care. I always loved being in the kitchen creating delicious things to eat. Baking sweets & decadent desserts was a way for me to express my love for this art through complex flavors and textures combined. As a coffee connoisseur, I also enjoyed making gorgeous designs in lattes using my artistic nature with the creamy coffee textures. I always enjoyed making desserts for people and was happy to put a satisfied smile on their faces. Finding the baking world to be far too fast paced, I decided to start my own business to continue following my love of this art and keep my passions alive. I made the leap from desserts to skincare and combined my love for desserts and sweet smelling skin products into literal desserts for the skin. Flowers have always drawn me in for their sweet scents and beauty. These floral expressions are embodied within my skin care products. For women, the moon represents a source of connection with nature. As I was experimenting with my own recipes and creating luxuries for the skin, I created many potions in my laboratory, evolving into Passion Moon Potions.
Q: When did you start creating your own skin care products?
A: I started back in 2000, went from a hobby to a business somewhere around 2006.
Q: What do you do when you’re not creating potions and filling orders?
A: I work a couple days at my family’s organic cafe. Enjoy Island life. Head to the beach, swim, relax, read. Play around with new product ideas. I focus my life on feeling good and having fun. 🙂
Be sure to check out Passion Moon Potions on Etsy! She’s got tons of lovely skin care products for every type of person! ❤
Good afternoon my lovely beans, today I have a special post review for you! I recently teamed up with Jessica Johnston from Voodoo Herbals to showcase and review some of her all natural, cruelty free, river friendly and homemade goodies! I was able to do a short interview with Jessica so we could get to know her a bit better!
Shop Voodoo Herbals here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Voodooherbal?ref=pr_shop_more
Miz Lulu (ML) : Where you are from and where are your products are made?
Voodoo Herbals (VH): Im from a tiny little town in Oregon called Grass Valley population less than 100. My products are made at my house (for now).
ML: Where your passion comes from to create these products?
VH: I find it unbelievable how many nasty harsh chemicals are found in damn near everything. I was giving my daughter a bath one day and started reading the shampoo label and realized I couldn’t pronounce a quarter of what was in it and that really motivated me to make the bath and beauty products I have (with many many more on the way). As for the herbal remedies I make, I remember my grandma always had a herb for everything while I was growing up, and once I grew up (now living 100s of miles from grandma) I still use some of her remedies today. Where we live we do not have access to doctors, hospitals or grocery stores unless you want to make a 2 hour trip. simple things like cough medicine or ointments or really anything….. doesnt come to easily out here so I learned to make them myself 🙂
ML: What is your occupation other than an etsy store owner?
VH: Oh gosh lol so much. I am the chief of flags at Oregon Raceway Park, I run Voodoo Herbs on and off Etsy, part time housekeeping for some businesses around the county, full time mommy, and a micro farmer/ homesteader. I stay pretty busy 🙂
ML: How long has Voodoo Herbal been going for?
VH: Almost a year 🙂 it will be one year in July
ML: What made you choose the name Voodoo Herbal?
VH: The name was actually chosen for me. I had been making herbal remedies for friends, family, and neighbors for awhile and they would all tease me calling me a voodoo woman as a joke because everything I would make them usually helped out really well with whatever they needed it for. So when it came time for me to pick a name for my shop i asked everyone what it should be and everyone picked Voodoo Herbs/Herbal so it just kinda stuck.
ML: What are you doing on your days you’re not taking orders and creating products!
VH: Well if i’m not working at the racetrack or for the shop I am usually home taking care of my daughters (ages 2 and 8) and taking care of the homestead and animals. I also do a lot of gardening, canning, and I even sometimes crochet if I have the time lol. Its never ending work but its so worth it.
I’ve been using this soap for about a week now, Jessica offers custom natural goat milk soap bars with a huge list of scent options. I received the Amber/Goat Milk Soap bar which I am absolutely in love with! Amber is one of my favourite scents of all time and mixes so nicely together with the goats milk. Every time I wash my hands I can’t stop smelling them >.< So yummy!
Check out all the different scents & herbs for pre-made and custom goat milk soap bars!
“If you have a particular scent or scents you would like added message me with your request and we will make it happen for you. All soaps have added shea butter to keep skin moist. The sample bar gives you a good amount of uses so you can try before you buy a full bar :)”The next items I have here are 3 custom bathbomb’s in “Lemongrass”, “Cinnamon Spice” and “Cupcake”. I’ve already used the Lemongrass one which I really enjoyed, I have some video footage of it in my favourites video I will have live on my youtube shortly! These are super adorable and make baths super fun ^.^
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/255473769/custom-bath-bomb-set-of-6-or-12?ref=related-3 Last Voodoo Herbals included two sample sized salves for me to try out, (all of these products can be custom made to your preferred scent) She included a “Migraine & Headache Salve” which is a soothing menthol scent. I use this even if I don’t have a headache because I love the smell so much 😛 The other she included was a “Frankincense & Cinnamon” which I really enjoy the two together! I’m a bit of a cinnamon fan, so I could be smellin’ on this all day in my cinnamon spice bath later tonight! MMMM CINNAMON GOODNESS ❤
I included these goodies in my monthly favourite’s which will be live shortly!
Shop Voodoo Herbals here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Voodooherbal?ref=pr_shop_more
I was recently in touch with Debra Pschigoda on etsy, who is a stay at home mama with a passion for re-purposing “spent” items and for all things that bring us closer to nature and a more natural way of living. Debra sent me 3 of the 9 perfume oils she makes at home to review and share with all you lovely birds out there! ❤
I’ve been using these oils for a little over a week now and i’ve grown very fond of the Sweet Patchouli and the Bergamont ,Yarrow & Vanilla perfumes. The Hippie Godiva is also very nice, a bit more floral than the others and very lovely! I’ve used the Sweet Patchouli almost every day since i’ve had it and the oil hasn’t moved down in the bottle at all, so this will last me a super long time which is exciting! I literally cover any skin showing with these oils because i’m so in love with them ♡ They come with a little roller ball application which makes is super easy to apply and perfect for in your purse 😛
These perfume oils are $9 and is 1/3 oz a bottle which is extremely affordable and worth your money!
Debra’s profile: https://www.etsy.com/ca/people/dpschigoda3
“Handmade with no harsh, hormone disrupting chemicals. If you can’t pronounce it don’t put it on your skin! My perfume oils are made in my home using only fractionated coconut oil and a blend of essential oils all of which hold their own aroma-therapeutic benefits. This way, you don’t just smell good, but you’re doing something good for your mind, body and soul too! I currently offer nine amazing scents in four different sizes. “
Sweet Patchouli – A lighter version of the original; slightly sweeter because of the addition of vanilla. Aromatherapy benefits: aphrodisiac, romantic, soothing, sensual, calming, comforting, balancing.
Ingredients: Fractionated Coconut Oil and Essential Oils of Patchouli and Vanilla.
Hippie Godiva – For the floral hippy, Hippie Godiva combines four essential oils which results in this exotic scent. Aromatherapy benefits: aphrodisiac, uplifting, inspiring, confidence-building, calming, comforting, balancing, relaxing, sensual, romantic,soothing, and mood-lifting.
Ingredients: Fractionated Coconut Oil and Essential Oils of Bergamot, Vanilla, Jasmine and Geranium.
Bergamot, Yarrow & Vanilla – A light and uplifting scent for those days that you need it! Aromatherapy benefits: aphrodisiac, uplifting, inspiring, confidence-building, calming, comforting, balancing.
Ingredients: Fractionated Coconut Oil and Essential Oils of Bergamot, Yarrow and Vanilla.
I’m super excited to share these with you, I truly believe in supporting small home businesses and fair trade! And hope this brings some interest to some of you lovelies out there! ❤ & I want to thank Debra for sending me these lovely oils, i’m really enjoying them and happy to have the chance to write this review about your lovely products!
Make sure to check out Debra’s etsy store the Spent Dandelion: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/spentdandelion?ref=l2-shopheader-name