Wednesday, August 24, 2011

(BLOG) I'm Going to Change the Blog a Bit

I don't like the background, I don't like the header, and I don't like the text. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I did the layout, but alls I know now, is that it needs to be changed.

If things appear wonky while I make the changes, I apologize. I'll have everything back to normal soon : )

(REVIEW) Intimate Organics Body Souffle from EdenFantasys

Yay for organic products! I received the Intimate Organics Body Souffle to review from EdenFantasys recently and am excited to be able to share my experience with the product. I received the Cocoa Bean & Goji Berry scent.

When I received the product, I took a whiff of it, and immediately was not a fan of the scent. I had never smelt anything like it before. I decided to try the product out, despite the fact that I thought the smell was funky.

On the back of the product, it says to apply it to damp skin, so I bathed and then applied it. I applied the product to my legs, stomach and arms. When I went to put some of the product in my hands to apply, the souffle came out really quickly. I thought it was going to be a thicker substance, but I was wrong. Since it came out so quickly, I accidently got some on the rug in the bathroom. Woops! I tried getting the product off the rug, but so far I have had no luck. The product is a bright yellow too, so it's important to apply this stuff on yourself over a tiled floor, incase you drop some.

After having the product on me for 15-20 minutes, I actually started enjoying the scent of the product. My boyfriend liked it from the very beginning, but it took me awhile to get used to it. I suppose this is because I usually use common-scented products (ie. vanilla, strawberry, etc). The body souffle also really made my skin feel great. It is a nice moisturizer that doesn't leave a gross residue like some products can.

On the back of the product, it says to use the product to "prepare for a night of romance". I'm not exactly sure why this is, but I suggest using this product every time after a bath/shower, regardless if your night is going to be romantic or not. I actually use this product every single time after a bath/shower now because I've grown to love the smell of it and how it makes my skin feel.

I would highly recommend this product because:
  • The body souffle has a really exotic, strong scent (that I now LOVE)
  • It's affordable (all of the Intimate Organics products are)
  • It makes your skin feel lovely
  • It is organic
  • You do not need to use much of the product, resulting in the product lasting longer
  • Paraben free
  • DEA free
  • Intimate Organics products are excellent quality 
  • EdenFantasys ships orders in discreet packaging, no flashy labels or contents revealed.. oh and you always get to choose a free gift when you order with EF <3

Product Rating:
(Once I got over the strong smell, I became addicted to it lol)

Experience Rating:
( My experience is low because I got it all over the rug and a towel of mine the first time I used it, and now cannot get it out)

To find out more information on the Body Souffle, or to check out other great products, visit EdenFantasys HERE.

Please note: I received this product from EdenFantasys for reviewing purposes. All opinions and thoughts expressed in my review are my own.

(REVIEW) Tropical Traditions Organic Hair Oils in Lavender

As you may, or may not know, this is my second product I have had the pleasure of reviewing from Tropical Traditions. The first review you can view on my other blog HERE.

For this review, I decided to try out the Organic Hair Oils. I chose the Lavender scent because 1. I love the scent of lavender, and 2. because lavender is supposed to be a relaxing scent (and who doesn't need a feeling of relaxation every once in awhile?).

I received the product yesterday morning, and last night I decided to try it out. On the back of the product, it gives directions for different uses of the product. I used it as a conditioner, but you can also use it for dry scalp, or as a shine serum. I chose conditioning because my hair has been so dry lately. No matter what I used, once my hair dried from washing it, it was like hay. This is an extra big problem for me because right now I am growing out my hair to donate it to Locks for Love. The last thing I want is a head of ratty, dry hair to donate. 

So basically for using it as a conditioner, I applied the product to my dry hair and left it in for an hour before jumping in the shower and doing my regular wash/conditioner (as per the instructions). When I started putting it in my dry hair, I was a bit skeptical. My hair is chest length, and honest to god, it is the thickness of three people's "regular" amount of hair. As I was applying it, I thought to myself, "Shoot. I'm going to have to use the whole bottle to saturate my hair." 

Luckily though, after I applied a generous amount, I was able to run it through to the tips of my hair. I think the bottle should actually state that the product should be combed throughout the hair. Anyway, I saturated my hair, threw a towel on it, and watched a movie.

Once the movie finished, it was time to wash it out. I used my regular shampoo and conditioner, and eventually went to bed.

This morning, I could definitely see the change in my hair. It was not puffy and "hay-like". I straightened my hair (which yes, dries it out even more), and my hair looks great. Today it feels silky, and I LOVE it! It's been awhile since my hair has felt this good. This product is AMAZING.

A few things I want to note about the product that I wasn't overly excited about though are 1. the lavender scent is not a sweet soft scent, it's extremely strong. I was not a huge fan of it. 2. If you have longer hair like mine, or very thick hair like me, you will run out of this product quicker. The product comes in an 8oz. bottle. Unfortunately, it does not look like it comes in a larger size. You'll still get plenty of uses out of it, but with thicker longer hair, you'll obviously have to use more.

So overall, another excellent product from Tropical Traditions. I am a huge hair-freak, so when I rate hair products, I'm especially critical. This product I will highly be recommending!

I would strongly recommend this product because:
  1. It is organic. 
  2. You can read and understand all of the ingredients
  3. It really does wonders on your hair!
  4. It is affordable
  5. There are numerous uses for this product
  6. There are different scents you can choose from (or choose unscented)
  7. Right now Tropical Traditions is selling them for well below retail price
Product Rating:
(the end result is AMAZING)

Experience Rating:
(the strong scent was too much for me, and I had to use quite a bit to saturate all of my hair)

If you are interested in finding out more information on the Organic Hair Oils, Tropical Traditions, or any other products they carry, click HERE.

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.

(REVIEW) Aloe Cadabra Tahitian Vanilla Lubricant from The Adult Toy Shoppe

I was recently given the opportunity to review the Aloe Cadabra lubricant from the Adult Toy Shoppe. Before receiving the product, I wasn't really sure what to expect. The description of the product was quite brief, but I figured I'd give it the benefit of the doubt since it is 95% organic. I'm a sucker for more natural type products.

When I received the product, I wasn't too impressed by the product packaging. The box was nice, sure. But I typically throw the boxes in the recycling and just keep the products themselves in my treasure chest. What disappointed me was the fact that the product container does not have any information about the product on it (Again, I am talking about the product itself, not the box it is packaged in). I have a variety of lubes, oils, etc for massage and personal use. So information on the product is important to me.

What is most important though, is the product itself! I decided to use the Aloe Cadabra product to give my partner a back massage. You can use this product for X-rated purposes, but I like to use my lubricants and oils for nice romantic massages. Yes, I am a sucker for sensuality.

When applying the product, I was surprised that the lubricant was so thick. The consistency of the lubricant can be compared to hair gel. I am used to lubricants being liquid. This was different. I wasn't sure of it at this point.

When I put the Aloe Cadabra on my partner's back, that is when I realized it was my new favourite lubricant! I barely used any, and it covered his entire back/shoulders/neck. This is important to note, because the product is 2.5oz (which I consider to be quite small). Also, the product does not get sticky, or does not have a thickness once it is applied (which I cannot stand about a lot of lubricants). It applies well.

One last thing about the product that I think is worth mentioning is the fact that it really does moisturize the skin and smells good. The product I reviewed was the Tahitian Vanilla. The price is excellent as well, $12.99. Would I use this product again? Absolutely. Will I buy this product once this one runs out? You bet! Like I said, it's my favourite lubricant now. The others I have do not compare.

I would strongly recommend this product because:
  1. It is 95% organic
  2. It is affordable
  3. You do not need to use much of the product, therefore it will last for a longer time
  4. It moisturizes the skin
  5. The lubricant is water-based and does not leave a "sticky" feeling
  6. It is the best lube I have tried (and I have tried A LOT)
  7. The product can be used for sexual OR sensual reasons
  8. The Adult Toy Shoppe ships products in discreet packaging

Product Rating:
(It would have received a 5, but I need information labels on products)

Experience Rating:

(best lubricant I have ever used)

If you are interested in finding out more information on the Aloe Cadabra product, The Adult Toy Shoppe, or any other products they carry, click HERE.

Please Note: I received this product from The Adult Toy Shoppe for reviewing purposes. All opinions and thoughts expressed in my review are my own.