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Practice good hand hygiene during cold and flu season with Purell


The cold and flu season is officially here, and Purell offers some great tips to help keep you and your family healthy and safe:


Purell’s advanced hand sanitizer kills 99.99% of illness-causing germs, while also being gentle on skin. Choose Purell’s original scent-free formula, or pick up a few seasonal fall/winter scents, such as Sweet Plum and Warm Fall Spice. Take your pick of several convenient Purell Hand Sanitizer products:

Visit Purell to see all of their hand hygiene products; and follow Purell on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.

Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Category: Reviews


Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book

Lost Ocean - An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book

So in case you haven’t been paying attention to current trends, one of the newest fads is adult coloring books. That’s right – coloring books for adults (and kids too!). Adult-oriented coloring books give us busy, stressed, overworked and underpaid adults the chance to relax and indulge in a relaxing, pleasurable leisure activity. Coloring can calm the mind and soothe the soul, so it’s easy to see why these coloring books have become so popular. Simply pick up a coloring book and your choice of coloring instrument (crayons, pencils, markers, pastels, etc.), and let yourself go.

Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book was designed and put together by Johanna Basford, who the New York Magazine call the Queen of the Colorists. Basford aimed to create a gorgeous, exquisitely detailed multi-page coloring book that takes the colorist on a journey under the sea. Illustrations include exotic fish, seahorses and octopi, and exciting pirate treasures.


You can purchase Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book at Amazon for $10.18. You can also find Johanna Basford’s work at Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my honest opinion. This post contains affiliate links.

Category: Reviews


Das Boom Industries

Das Boom Industries logo

Das Boom Industries is a California-based company that started out as an organic farm in Hawaii. The personal care products company believes that in order to take care of ourselves, we need to take care of the planet we rely on. Das Boom Industries’ products are equally good for you and Mama Earth, and there are many great personal care items to choose from, including the travel-friendly, great-gift-idea Das Boom Industries Travel Size Lotion & Wash Duo.

Das Boom Everywhere Body Wash & Das Boom Everywhere Body Lotion

The Das Boom Duo features a moisturizing body wash, Das Boom Everything Body Wash, and an equally moisturizing body lotion, Das Boom Everywhere Body Lotion. Both leave skin feeling and smelling great. Choose from several great scents: Bourbon Country, Denali, Detroit, and Kyoto. These items are each $24.00 separately for 8-ounce bottles; the set gives you both to try (3.3-oz bottles) for $20.00.

The Duo set we received to review is in the Kyoto scent. Kyoto is described as a combination of the scents saffron, shiso, and yuzu. Combined, these scents create a “crisp, bright, and spicy” scent – and I think Das Boom nailed it with that particular description. I would definitely say that Kyoto is more of a masculine scent, though I definitely enjoyed the luscious lather of the body wash and the excellent moisturizing and softening the lotion provided.

With Valentine’s Day a little over two weeks away, consider giving the gift of Das Boom Industries – with many travel sets and scents available, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Check out all of their products at Das Bom Industries; and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Disclosure: Das Boom Industries provided me with a free product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Category: Reviews


Save 50% on Julep’s Valentine Welcome Box!

Roses are red, violets are blue, this 3-piece beauty box is just for you! Take 50% of the Valentine’s Welcome Box when you join Julep Beauty. The Valentine’s Day box features Shawn, a bright poppy crème nail polish that will give you candy-red Valentine’s Day nails. The box will include two additional beauty or nail products. You’ll be asked to take Julep’s 2-minute beauty quiz and they will curate the two additional beauty products for your beauty box based on your quiz answers.

Valentine Welcome Box

Here are some reasons why you’ll love Julep:



Get your Valentine’s Day beauty box today! Use promo code XOXOXO to save 50% off your first month of Julep and get this box for just $12.49. OR, you can sign up for three months of Julep and get your first box FREE. Now that is even better than chocolate!


Simple Skincare Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes

Simple Skincare logo

Part of successfully adulting is good personal hygiene, and an important element of good personal hygiene is keeping your face clean. Since I wear makeup daily, cleansing my face is a daily routine. But I’m often lazy by the time nighttime comes, and the last thing I feel like dealing with at 11 o’clock at night is a multi-step makeup-removing / face-cleansing routine. So I jump right to the finish line with makeup remover / facial cleansing wipes. However, as I have found out, not all wipes are created equally.

Simple Skincare Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes

Enter Simple Skincare Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes. Simple Skincare advertises these wipes as being effective for gentle cleansing and refreshing, and as being ideal for removing makeup without causing skin irritation. I found a pack of these wipes at a grocery outlet for just $2.50, so I decided to give them a whirl, since that’s a price that’s hard to beat (MSRP is $4.71 on Amazon).

Unfortunately, I might as well have spent the full $5 on these wipes, because even on my light makeup days (pressed matte-ifying powder, eyeliner, mascara) I often need two wipes to completely remove my makeup. On “heavy” days where I’m wearing cream foundation, pressed powder, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow powder, eyeliner, mascara, and blush? Forget it – I might as well grab three, even four. The wipes are indeed gentle, but they’re not very effective in removing makeup with just a few gentle strokes and one wipe.

The verdict: great in theory (gentle! effective! shine-reducing!), poor in practice.

Disclosure: I purchased this product. This post contains an affiliate link.

Category: Reviews


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