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Sep
8
2014
Sep 8, 2014

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Once upon a time in the corners of a cold day in December 2013, thanks to NailPolishCanada.com, I reviewed this product called Epicare. For our new readers who may not be familiar with it, think removal of unwanted facial hair. Yes, that’s what Epicare does. I later did an update on it in February 2014 and I feel like it’s time for another one.

Almost 9 months later, how is this little Epicare gadget doing? – Continue Reading

Jul
6
2014
Jul 6, 2014

thingsthatwedo.com - mother africa cocoa shea butterCopyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Does your skin need some love? The weather tends to do a number on our precious skin. In the winter months, it gets hit by that dry cold air. In the summer, you have to protect it from the sun.

Mother Africa Imports Cocoa Shea Butter is a product I found at my local health food centre a while ago. It was recommended to me by the staff for my big kid who has temperamental skin. With mild eczema that tends to flare up from time to time, I picked up the Mother Africa Imports Cocoa Shea Butter and hoped for the best. – Continue Reading

Jun
21
2014
Jun 21, 2014

thingsthatwedo.com - sukin revitalizing facial scrubCopyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Sometimes, my face is in need of a good scrub. I don’t need sandpaper but an occasional exfoliation does some serious good to get rid of old skin cells that seem to gunk up my face and make me feel like a walking dust mop.

For a while now, I’ve been trying to review products that are made with better ingredients but I also try to be realistic because I know all of our pockets are tight. Money doesn’t exactly fall off trees!

Enter Sukin Revitalizing Facial Scrub. I reviewed one of their products a while ago and they had a good price point with decent ingredients so I thought I’d test out their facial scrub.

Let’s just say I’m turning into a real Sukin fan. – Continue Reading

May
5
2014
May 5, 2014

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I like frozen yogurt and I’m sure most of us have tried the Menchies chain of frozen yogurt. Question is though: have you tried their lip balm?

I know, that sounds like an odd question. I mean, did you know Menchies made lip balm? Well, one day while I was paying for my little cup of frozen yogurt I noticed the display of lip balms and decided to pick one up to test.

Why? Well, the price was decent and surprisingly enough, the ingredients weren’t bad. So, I figured I’d pick one up and see how well it worked.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Apr
7
2014
Apr 7, 2014

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Chapstick, lip balm, call it what you want, it’s that stuff you put on your lips to prevent them from chapping. Now, I don’t know about you but I find it incredibly difficult to find a decent lip balm. I don’t want a lip balm with questionable ingredients but I also don’t want one that will break my bank either. After all, money is hard to come by.

Now, my kid loves lemon and lime so when I found the Badger Lime Rocket Cocoa Butter Lip Balm I knew it had to be tested. Up to now, I’d never seen a lime flavoured chapstick made with decent ingredients. I’ve tested other Badger products before so I had high hopes this would be a winner and I was NOT disappointed.

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Mar
3
2014
Mar 3, 2014

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Is it just me or is it still winter? Let me look out the window…

Yep, the white stuff is still on the ground and my winter coat is still hanging in the hallway. While I may like winter, there is no denying how my skin feels. My skin is dry and my lips have seen better days. You know, I’m not a big fan of lipstick and I’m not keen on weird chapstick made with funny odd chemical based ingredients so I’m always on the lookout for a more natural chapstick or lip balm.

Check out the Now Solutions Vanilla Completely Kissable Lip Balm. I noticed it at my local health food store and the price was reasonable. Let’s see how well it works.

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Feb
4
2014
Feb 4, 2014

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Back in December 2013, I did a review on Epicare, a funny little apparatus that’s supposed to get rid of unwanted facial hair. Back then, I was apprehensive about trying it but chose to tackle the product despite my wobbly feelings about it. Thanks to NailPolishCanada.com, I was able to try out Epicare and I liked it. A month later, I’m here to report on my current feelings about Epicare which sadly, are a little mixed.

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Jan
28
2014
Jan 28, 2014

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Washing your hands can be a whole lot more fun when you get hand soap that you actually like using. Take a look at this bottle of Avalon Organics lemon glycerin hand soap. It’s a glycerin based hand soap and contains lemon essential oil, chamomile, aloe and vitamin E. That sounds pretty good, right?

Let’s take a closer look and see how the Avalon Organics lemon glycerin hand soap fares compared to those bigger names that are out there.

First off, it’s pricey. I got this bottle on sale for $3.99 but at regular price it’s almost $9. That’s pretty hefty but then again, some big brand names cost more than that. Ever wonder what’s in their soap? Let’s move on, shall we?

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Jan
3
2014
Jan 3, 2014

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Back in September 2012, I did a review about reading labels and specifically mentioned the Ivory soap bars that are marketed as pure and simple (99.44% pure clean and simple so they say).

Yeeeeeah, and I’m a 3 star Michelin restaurant owner.

Enough said.

Anyhoo…during a recent grocery shopping trip at my local health food store, I spot Val’s Veggie Bar on sale for $2.49. Val’s Veggie Bar sounds like a healthy granola bar but it’s not. It’s soap, chunky bars of soap and I’m not talking $2.49 for 1 Val’s Veggie Bar. I’m talking 1 pack of Val’s Veggie Bar with 3 individual bars each 105 grams. Terrible English, I know but you get the idea. Quite frankly, I’m too excited about this to even form decent sentences.

I had to do a double take. I hadn’t even picked up Val’s Veggie Bar from the shelf to read the label yet but a quick calculation told me each bar was only about 80 cents. At that price point, Val’s Veggie Bar was comparable if not cheaper than most big store brands with a gazillion chemical ingredients that I could never pronounce.

I’m having an ‘OMG, this is a really good deal’ excited moment in the store (silent squeal because loud squeals really aren’t a typical supermarket occurrence).

I picked up Val’s Veggie Bar and read the label. Can you guess what Val’s Veggie Bar is made with?

 

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Dec
3
2013
Dec 3, 2013

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The wintry weather has arrived as to be expected. It’s cold and windy and chilly. There’s snow on the ground and you know Santa is packing his sleigh pretty soon. That cold wintry air is also a major problem for folks with eczema. Yeah…that would be us.

I was at my local health food store looking for a more natural alternative. I mean, have you looked at the ingredients on your bottle of skin cream lately? It’s pretty scary so brace yourself if you ever decide to really analyze what goes in to the average skin lotion. I mentioned the problematic E word and the staff recommended that I pick up a jar of Gator Balm made by Genuine African Formula company.

I read the label and it looked promising. The staff also mentioned that it was their top seller for folks with eczema. Yes, I’ll admit it’s pricey (just shy of $30) but then again, it’s not like those fancy creams marketed for women are any cheaper. If this Gator Balm can do the trick and help my child with her eczema, why not give it a try?

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