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OGX Candy Gumdrop Shampoo & Conditioner-worth the hype?

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Kandee Johnson is THE OG of Youtube for beauty.  I’ve been following her on social media for so many years, I don’t care to admit it (as it will be easy to determine my exact age).  I wasn’t betting on any of my local stores in the GTA ( greater Toronto area) having her limited edition OGX Shampoo & Conditioners so when I was in the U.S.A. recently, I picked up the OGX Candy Gumdrop Shampoo & Conditioner.  Just in case you didn’t get the ‘gist’ of that last sentence, I paid for these with my own $$$.

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Essential Stocking Stuffer alert! Burt’s Bees Beeswax Bounty lip balm quartet!

*I received this product for review but have been purchasing Burt’s Bees lip balms for many years, so this review will be 100% positive*

When you live in a climate where there is a ‘winter’ season and the temperature starts to dip below freezing, you simply cannot afford to forget about your lips.  I travel and function with lip balm-in fact, multiple lip balms (car, jacket pocket, purse, work desk, night stand).  This Burt’s Bees Beeswax Bounty Lip Balm Quartet is perfect for a stocking stuffer or for an outdoor lover, or heck, gift yourself!

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Review-Epic Blend Premium lip balm

*This post contains products sent for review.  I like to state that first out of respect for my readers. This doesn’t change my opinion of the products.*

Shameless plug:  I actually had a giveaway for an entire set of these lip balms that I first mentioned on my YouTube channel.  It’s closed now but just in case, you may want to check over there-I tend to give my subscribers a “heads-up” when the giveaways come around!

I have extremely dry lips. ALL. THE. TIME.  I’ll cut right to the chase when I tell you that this product is heaven-sent.

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Epic Blend uses natural ingredients without synthetics….which is a huge + for me. I hate hate HATE using petroleum based lip balm (and before you all slam me for using lipsticks, glosses with chemicals, hear me out).  I like to use the most moisturizing natural products the closest to my skin….this product is amazing to wear on its own when you’re out in the ‘weather’, or even as your base before you apply your other lip products.  It GLIDES on and the flavors are fun!

Epic has 3 different ‘categories’ of balms:

Hemp:  Organic Hemp Seed Oil is a great anti-oxidant, super nourishing and quickly absorbs deep into the skin cells.

More Moisture:  Seven moisturizers, including Organic Shea Butter come together to provide an extra kick of moisture plus a boost of staying power.

Vegan:  100% plant-based and beeswax-free.  Candelilla wax is used in these balms, giving them a smooth texture.

The formulas:

-Nutrient dense natural and organic ingredients that improve skin’s health

-Petroleum free, Gluten free and non GMO

-Not tested on animals

-Natural flavors

Sounds good to me, right?  I’ve been using these and loving them.  And so has my other half, who was a devout Carmex user…..and fyi, there is an unflavored version if you aren’t into all that.

Try these out-you won’t be disappointed in this *Epic* Canadian company (see what I did there?)

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Gift idea for the beauty in YOUR life-dirt sweet + spicy sugar scrub vanilla sandalwood

Winter wreaks havoc on the skin-leaving it dry and flaky.   Nothing makes a beauty happier than a long hot shower/bath and a thorough exfoliation!

What it is

A relaxation ritual. A delectable body treatment.
Richly crafted, this abundant blend of sugar crystals, nutrient-rich antioxidants and essential oils render a divine exfoliation treatment. It features honey and chamomile extracts and nourishing essential oils and apricot kernels. Creamy vanilla and smoldering sandalwood are entwined to create a sweet aroma with a hint of spice.
Size: 12 oz / 350ml

coarse texture
maximum moisture
relaxing aromatherapy
No paraben, mineral oil, petroleum or artificial color.

dirt sweet+spicy vanilla sandalwood retails for $45.00 CAD

Find dirt products on Glymm.com or www.dirtbeaute.com