Renpure Ren Cleansing Conditioner

Although this product is new, the concept of a cleansing conditioner is not. Wen and Hair One have preceded Ren. However, in my opinion, Renpure is the first company to get it right! A bottle of Wen will cost you about $35.oo. Hair One is about half that at $15.00. Ren is approximately $10.00 (on their website) but you can find it even cheaper at Harmon’s.

What is the allure with Ren?

  • Renpure products are healthier for you and the earth.
  • Ren is easy to use – pump the product out, massage it into your scalp, let it sit and rinse (does not require multiple steps like Wen and Hair One).
  • You can use it as a leave-in conditioner or detangler in addition to using it as a shampoo/conditioner.
  • Your hair is left amazingly soft, clean and shiny.
  • Ren contains Keratin, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter.
  • Ren comes in two scents: Rosemary Mint and Sweet Pomegranate. I have both in my shower and alternate between them.

Try Ren! Let me know what you think below. My experiences with Renpure as a brand have been awesome, and I’m excited to continue using their products.

-Katie

 

Review: Renpure Organics

(5/5)

Renpure organics shampoo and conditioner was an impromptu purchase at Harmon’s recently. I am trying to reduce my dependence on shampoos and conditioners that are laden with parabens, sulfates and harmful chemicals. A series of bright bottles caught my eye and I was delighted to see organic in the title of the brand! I popped open the top – sometimes these products can smell too earthy for me – but I was pleasantly surprised & impressed with the summery, fruity scent. I purchased three bottles (they were thankfully on sale!). I use A LOT of conditioner, about 2x as much shampoo I use – so I purchased two conditioners and one shampoo.

The moisturizing shampoo had a catchy tagline – “my pretty hair is parched.” So I bought this & the matching conditioner. Both products are fabulous. The shampoo is moisturizing but does not leave any type of unwanted sheen/oil on the hair. I use it every other day. Additionally, it smells awesome! It is definitely a great pick for the summer. I have incredibly tangly hair and this conditioner does a good (not great) job of detangling but in the defense of Renpure Organics, I have yet to find a great, organic, detangling conditioner.

I also purchased body & shine “i love my hair” conditioner which seems to be VERY similar to the moisturizing conditioner. I truly notice little difference – both work well, smell great and leave the hair soft & .:sigh:. nourished.  : )

Check out this brand if you happen to come across it! Otherwise, check out their website: http://www.renpure.com/. Their section on chemical exposure is of particular interest to me & it might be informative and useful for you as well!

xo Katie

Review: Yummy Earth Wild Peppermint Organic Candy Drops

OMG loves candy! If you are ever in the mood for something sweet & peppermint flavored, Yummy Earth’s Wild Peppermint Organic Candy Drops are perfect!

Unlike other candy, Yummy Earth’s Candy Drops do not contain any artificial colors or flavors. Most peppermint flavored candy contains sugar, corn syrup, peppermint oil, and artificial color.

Yummy Earth’s candy drops are made of organic evaporated cane juice, organic tapioca syrup and/or organic rice syrup, and organic/natural flavors (peppermint oils).

Yummy Earth Wild Peppermint Organic Candy Drops are: USDA organic, vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free, nut-free, soy-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, dye-free, inexpensive & individually wrapped

If you are looking for a minty treat this Christmas & holiday season Yummy Earth Wild Peppermint Organic Candy Drops are a better choice “than mass produced chemical candy” that you will enjoy eating & sharing! :)

In and Out #1

So it is time to switch it up a bit and do an in and out post!

*IN*

Black & White: I love wearing black & white right now! It seems like I cannot get away from it-when I go shopping I am just drawn to black/grey/white/silver. I find that I am even wearing more black jewelry – which seems to be easily accessible right now, especially at Forever21. Perhaps my favorite thing about the marriage of black and white is versatility. You can wear these colors, and look dressed up or casual, depending on how you accessorize.  I am going on a short trip this weekend, and everything, from my luggage to my jewelry are black & white (of course, I had to add a splash of  color somewhere so my nails are short & hot pink).

Solid perfumes: My current favorite-Pacifica solid perfume in Brazilian Mango Grapefruit. The scent is incredible. It is summer in a tiny yellow tin…I love it. The Pacifica solid perfumes are also fun to layer-be creative and give it a try. I always have a tin of Pacifica solid perfume with me because I like to reapply the scent throughout the day. It is made with organic and natural ingredients, and free of parabens, animal ingredients, gluten and artificial colors.

Roadtrips: I am obsessed with these! My month-ling roadtrip over the summer was the best thing I have ever experienced and I am anticipating and planning my next adventure…

Greek Yogurt: I love Stonyfield Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt! I find myself eating it almost every day. I have tried blueberry, honey, strawberry and vanilla. Vanilla and honey are my absolutely my favorite flavors! All of the flavors have 0% fat which is also awesome.

*OUT*

Car maintenance: I feel like I clean my car SO often & yet it still gets cluttered with random papers, extra pairs of flats (I think there are currently at least 3 pairs of flats in my car…and I am not really sure why?!), books, granola bars etc. Also, since it is white, I constantly feel like it needs to washed! I try to refrain from this to conserve water… and time.

Missing the sun: The shortest day of the year (in terms of sunlight) 12/21 is quickly approaching. It seems like the sun is only out for a little while each day & it is usually when I am unable to be outside. I am missing warm summer days & the beach!

Trident Layer Gum: I tried both flavors but neither of them were particularly good. It had a strange consistency and was way to expensive for gum – about $2.00 at WaWa.

Review: Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

Overall: (4.5/5)

Badger cocoa butter lip balm is awesome! It makes my lips feel so soft. Right now, I am using the creamy cocoa one.

I love this stuff for these reasons:

-It is organic.

-My lips feel great. The cocoa butter and extra virgin olive oil are excellent moisturizers.

-It smells so good-like chocolate! The scent is light and not overpowering.

-Price. I bought my lip balm at Wegman’s for under $5! You get a great amount of lip balm for that price. It is such a good deal!

-Tastes.Like.Chocolate. Yum!

-I love the packaging. There is something nice about applicating lip balm from the tube that Badger cocoa butter lip balm comes in. It is wider than a traditional lip blam tube (think Chapstick) and the balm goes on smoothly.

-Fair Trade: It just feels better when you know that something you are purchasing or using is a product that contains fairly traded ingredients! New to the term? It means that the people who are producing the ingredients in developing countries are getting a fair wage or amount for their work and products.

I know that you can buy this lip balm on the Badger website:  http://www.badgerbalm.com/default.aspx. I checked the website because I can’t wait to get some of the other varieties of the Cocoa Butter Lip Balm, especially Cool Mint and Lime Rocket.

Also, the website says that Badger is offering 20% off all fair trade products this month because it is Fair Trade Month. I would definitely recommend that you get this lip balm! It would also make a great gift!

Just a little tip-I keep a lip balm in all the pockets of my winter coats and jackets so that I never have to worry about having dry/chapped lips (just make sure you take it out before you do the laundry)!

Let me know what you think about Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balms!

-Katie

*A girl with a passion for makeup, hair & fashion*

Hey! Welcome to my blog! I’m glad you are checking it out!

On this blog I will discuss: MAKEUP, hair, fashion, beauty products, anything organic, occasionally food, drinks, and literature.

So how many of you remember your first experience with makeup? I do! I was about 8. It was a hot summer day, the sunshine was pouring into my room as my neighbor yelled the familiar, “Hey Kaaaaate!” I ran down the stairs to discover some samples of Clinique products. Mascara. Lipstick. Blush. Eyeshadow! It was thrilling…and that was when it all began.

Since then, I have used countless products, ranging from drugstore to department store. Over the years my collection of beauty products has grown and diversified, products that I adore continue to be staples while others currently remain hidden somewhere in the dark depths of my walk-in closet (that is intoxicated with jewelry, shoes, makeup, hair products, and clothing).

It’s not that I am wasteful with money or frivolous, it’s actually quite the opposite. I work and earn money, like most people. However, unlike most, I am uninterested in diversifying my portfolio I’d rather diversify my look.

I have started this blog as an outlet of my passion for makeup, hair, and fashion.  Enjoy!