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Last year, I happened to get HBO free for 3 months and one day I was searching through the on demand shows when I came upon Game of Thrones. I had heard of this show before, but was never really interested in this type of genre. It kind of reminded me of Lord of the Rings, which I wasn’t too thrilled about either until we had a Lord of the Rings marathon in my house and I realized it was good! So I decided to partake, since they had the first 2 seasons available to watch. After one episode, I was hooked. Excellent acting, writing, and plots kept me coming back for more. I think I watched both seasons in 2 weeks. It was that good!
If you’re looking for one of the safest cosmetics brands, look no further! No Miss Healthy Alternative Cosmetics combines glamour and green in their amazing products. I had the chance to review 4 products from their cosmetics line. I get to share my honest thoughts with you and at the same time, you get a chance to win the very same products I used!
I have a great way for you to rid yourself of the Monday blues….it’s another giveaway sponsored by the awesome folks at Tropical Traditions!
Last time, the giveaway was so successful, they decided to sponsor another one for a gallon sized pail of coconut oil. This is a serious amount of coconut oil, but judging by how quickly we run through this at my house, it’d probably last a week. (Just kidding!) Just imagine how long it would last you!
I’ve loved coconut oil ever since I discovered all of it’s incredible benefits and uses. It’s so versatile and can be used to cook with, for beauty, and for health. Check out the many incredible uses for coconut oil or watch it here!
Here’s yet another use of coconut oil: you can use it to make your own safe and effective sunscreen! I haven’t tried this yet, but it’s on my “To Do List!”
Recent studies show the method of coconut oil preparation is directly related to it’s effectiveness and antioxidant content. So that means the coco oil you get from the health food store may not be as high quality as you think.
Tropical Traditions, however, is made by families in the Philippines using traditional methods, which means it’s quality and purity is preserved.
To enter the giveaway, see below. There’s lots of ways to enter, and if you only want to use 1 or 2 of the methods, that’s ok too. No pressure!
If you just can’t wait for the giveaway to be over, just click here to order some coconut oil today.
Win 1 gallon of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
Best of luck to all my readers!
Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!
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. If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.
Pretty soon in my household, we’re going to be undertaking a big project: painting! We’re going to be paining 5 different rooms in the house to give it a fresh, new look. Of course, the paint will be free of VOC’s and all the other nasty paint stuff. This led me to the thought about how women use paint to make themselves look fresh. I speak of painting our nails. I remember as early as age 4, I used to ask my mom to polish my nails. It was always a fun experience. Even now, I still love the polished nails look.
The Evolution of Nontoxic Nail Polish
Till now, I haven’t found a completely 100% safe, organic nail color. I was using “big-3” free polish: free of formaldehyde, toulene, and dbp. Want to know more about these toxic ingredients? Click here. I figured it was better than using the more toxic polish…it still bothered me that it contained FD&C dyes . Now….I’ve experienced an epiphany…yup, had my “aha” moment….in my discovery of Keeki pure & simple. Keeki pure & simple is a USDA certified organic, eco-friendly nail care line. This nontoxic nail polish comes in 9 water based shades. When I gave myself a manicure, I was pleasantly surprised to find there was no stinky smell, like other nail polishes! I painted my fingernails and toenails a hot color, Raspberry Sorbet. The picture on their web site doesn’t do this color justice! In the sun, it looks even brighter and more vibrant. They also sent me a gorgeous green color, Sour Apple Slushie, which is next on my nail agenda.
Silly Wabbit, Keeki’s For Kids!
This polish was designed for kids, but aren’t we all just big kids anyway? It feels wonderful to know there is a safer alternative for women and little girls who have to be like their moms and have pretty nails. In fact, due to such high demand from women, Keeki is soon launching a line for older kids (us!) Keeki also makes a nontoxic polish remover (again no nasty smell) and recently introduced a glow in the dark polish (just in time for Halloween!) They’re priced at $9.25 a bottle….sound steep to you? Remember you get what you pay for and in Keeki nail polish, you’re getting a product with ingredients from the earth and nothing bad for you. I also received the organic lip balm in Orange Creamsicle… what a dreamy experience for my lips!
This was my first time using a water based polish so I found out a few things. Here are some tips to keep in mind when using such polish:
Make sure to use 3 (maybe even 4) thin coats.
You must avoid contact with water for at least 20 minutes after polishing. (I didn’t do this and my fingernails began chipping 1 day after…my fault!)
When washing dishes, wear gloves (the water may cause the polish to chip as well). Better yet, get someone else to do the dishes!
The polish on my toes still looks great after a few days….so if you remember these tips, your “mani-pedi” is sure to last and look great.
Another thing I really like about Keeki has nothing to do with the polish itself. Their logo! It’s an adorable cartoon dog named (aptly) Keeki! Keeki is said to “wag her tail” when she sees nails painted with her nail polish….how cute is that? Keeki pure & simple polish holds true to their motto: “Love yourself, Love the planet.”
You have two options if you’d like to try this earth-friendly polish for yourself.
Visit keekipureandsimple.com to see all the beautiful colors and choose which ones are your favorites!
Yes, Toxic Beauty Blog readers, it’s time for another super fabulous giveaway! I’ve teamed up with Natalie and Katy, creators of Keeki Pure and Simple to offer you the chance to win the exact same prize pack I tried! Here’s what you will get:
1 full sized bottle of Keeki pure & simple nail polish remover
1 Keeki Pure & Simple lip balm
In order to register for this giveaway, the following is mandatory:
Sign up for the Toxic Beauty Blog newsletter (see sidebar for sign up form)
Sign up for my free ebook: Beautify Naturally: 10 Nontoxic Ways to a More Beautiful You (sign up in sidebar)
Please make sure to confirm your subscription for your entry to be valid.
Other entry methods:
Share this giveaway via Facebook and Twitter (good for one entry each- can be done daily.)
Share this giveaway on Stumble Upon, Digg, Mixx, Reddit, and Delicious. (Good for one entry per social media site.)
Leave a comment stating which entry methods you chose and your total number of entries.
Open to US/Canada residents only.
Giveaway is not redeemable for cash.
Giveaway ends 10/10/10 at 11:59 pm.
Keeki pure & simple will send the winner’s prize directly.
Thank you to Keeki pure & simple for creating a fun, safe product for women and girls everywhere and for sponsoring this giveaway!
Disclaimer: This review consists of my own thoughts and experiences while using Keeki pure & simple. I was not compensated for this review, however I did receive products free for review.