Sunday, April 8, 2012
I have been a big fan of coconut oil for many years, so I was thrilled when Tropical Traditions sent me a 32 oz. jar of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil for a review and giveaway! My very first giveaway I might add! My first experience with coconut oil was 7 years ago. I was working with a young woman from Pakistani descent at the time. I was discussing my frizzy out-of- control hair with her and I asked her how she keeps her hair so shiny and smooth. She advised me to use coconut oil. I had never even heard of it before! Well, it made my hair feel and look so smooth and it defined my natural curls! In fact, coconut oil must be the most versatile of all oils in my opinion because it has HUNDREDS of uses! Here is a list of uses provided by Tropical Traditions : http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/how-to-use-coconut-oil.htm . Now that I have tried Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil, I would never buy just any old coconut oil ever again! First off, Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin coconut oil is made from only the finest organic coconuts produced in the Philippines! From my past experience with coconut oil, I could tell that Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin coconut oil is top quality. It has an extremely smooth texture and it almost smells like pure honey to me,it's heavenly! Here is a guide to buying top quality coconut oil online : http://buycoconutoil.com/ , and here is an explanation of what virgin coconut oil is : http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/what_is_virgin_coconut_oil.htm . They have a great sale going on right now until 4/12/12 by the way,buy one get one free on the 16 oz Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin coconut oil here : http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/virgin_coconut_oil.htm .
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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
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A winner will be chosen at random on 4/18/12. Good luck! *GIVEAWAY CLOSED* Congratulations to #3! An Ordinary Housewife!
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I just adore being a Bzzagent! They came through for me once again and offered me a great product to try and review! I'm not by any means saying that it's perfect, every product such as every individual has its flaws. This was the first time I had ever tried a B.B. cream. In fact I wasn't even sure what a B.B. cream was until I read the description. I am a loyal fan of Garnier products, hair care and moisturizers, so I was really excited to try their new B.B. cream also. B.B. I now know stands for beauty balms. They are "skin perfectors" which brighten,even skin tone,hydrate and provide SPF! B.B. creams are all the rage in Asian countries and the word has spread around the world! Garnier B.B. cream contains SPF15 uva/uvb sunscreen to help prevent skin damage. I personally would have preferred a higher SPF because I'm very light-skinned, but it's fine because you can just apply SPF before applying the Garnier B.B. cream. This cream also contains vitamin C and mineral pigments. The vitamin C is known to promote collagen production in your skin and it also gives it a fantastic glow. The mineral pigments even out your skin tone. Garnier B.B. cream is available in two shades, light-medium and medium-dark. I had no issue with this at all,but if you find that you are too light for the light-medium shade, then I would suggest you try mixing equal parts non-tinted moisturizer with the B.B. cream before applying. If you have dry skin like myself, I would moisturize your face a little before applying just enough to promote an even and smooth application.
To sum it up, I love this product. It's fast and easy to apply, it's leightweight,non-comedogenic(won't clog pores) ,it goes on sheer so your face doesn't look plastered, and I feel much more "put together" with very little time and effort! Pick one up today!