Jun 30, 2018

A Splurge And a Save: Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist and SW Basics Rose Water

SW Basics Rosewater – Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist - Facial Mist Sprays - Review
SW Basics Rosewater – Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist

I love reading about makeup and skincare dupes, but as tempting as it might be to believe that a $10 cream is exactly the same as something that costs $200, it's almost always one of those too-good-to-be-true stories (or a lousy $200 cream 😏). Even accounting for the advertising and packaging markup that contributes to a higher price tag, a lot of the pricier products do contain pricier ingredients and/or higher concentrations. That's not to say, though, that an inexpensive product cannot be awesome or that a pricey one will work miracles.  You could just find two equally great products, without labelling anything as a dupe, as is the case with two of my favorite facial sprays – the Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist and the pocket-friendly SW Basics Rose Water.

Jun 25, 2018

Lavanila Healthy Deodorant - Vanilla and Earth

Lavanila Healthy Deodorant - Vanilla and Earth - Review
Lavanila Healthy Deodorant - Vanilla and Earth (available HERE)
Product provided for review.

Lavanila products are a go-to for anyone looking for more natural options, and their range of healthy deodorants are one of my favorites.  With no parabens, aluminum, or propylene glycol, these deodorants rely on high quality essential oils and an innovative beta-glucan (sourced from oats, barley, and sugar) technology to deliver long-lasting freshness.  The new Elements collection uses specific essential oils to enhance our connection to the elements, and the version I got to try out is the Vanilla + Earth for Balance.  With soft, woody notes of sandalwood, patchouli, and vanilla, this deodorant supposedly enhances focus and concentration.  Essential oils work their magic in mysterious (to me) ways, and while I generally take their health and wellness benefits for granted, there's no denying that most of them smell awesome.  Vanilla is a favorite of mine, and as with most other Lavanila products I have tried, the Vanila + Earth deodorant is brimming with the sweet vanilla goodness, rounded off with the warmer, woody notes.