Ha’andah Organic Products Review and Give Away

1414026019652If you have been following me on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram you know I have become intrigued by a new brand of organic bath and skin products call Ha’andah. These are organic products created by two mothers who were concerned about exposing their families to chemicals found in many mass produced everyday products. It only took a short amount of time before they realized their products should be available to all those who share their passion. I love their story, and confidence in their products. It is concrete evidence, that a dream can become reality, if you just believe in yourself and your passion. I encourage all of my followers to dream BIG! You just never know.

The name Ha’andah comes from the Apache indians and means “all Welcome”. All products in the Ha’ andah line are handcrafted, organic, and made in small batches. Spa, facial, body and household products are infused with the earth’s most precious elements. When I interviewed Beckah and Stephanie, the founders of the company, they told me it was very important to them to use only raw materials that come from the earth! Hundreds of years ago, humans only used what was available around them. So why couldn’t we do it today? I think Ha’ andah has done just that.

As an authority in the world of skin care, I understand that there is a need for 100% organic products in the market. However, there seems to be as many reasons why people choose organic products, as there are people who actually use them. Some people truly need to avoid certain chemical ingredients due to allergy and other similar problems. There are others who simply want organic products because they have read on the Internet to avoid everything that is not made with all natural ingredients. With the exception of people with chemical allergies, I feel choosing to use organic products is nothing more than a personal preference. In the interest of providing a fair and balanced review, I want to make certain that everyone knows the stringent FDA requirement all luxury skin care must comply with before it can be sold to the public. Furthermore, my followers should understand that just because a product is labeled “organic” doesn’t mean you won’t have an allergic reaction to it. When using any new product one should test a small amount of that product on the inner arm or behind the ear.

If you are looking for budget friendly skin or body care, Ha’andah offers amazing organic products at truly affordable pricing. I would like to share with you following products that I purchased:

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1. Botanical Cleansing Oil $28
This is 100% organic and natural blend of vetiver , neroli oil and tamanu oil has the capability to turn your skin around. OK, first let me tell you, I love the cleansing oil, how it feels on the skin, and the natural scent. However, this is a very dense oil, you will need to use lots of warm water to remove it. After removing the oild from your face, your skin will feel very hydrated. If you have oily skin, it may take little while to get use to it. For dry skin, just go buy it !

2. Renewal Water – Tone & Replenish $16
A spray toner blend of witch hazel , with invigorating aloe, organic =rose hip see oil  and rose water.. I love how this  spray toner smells and refreshes the skin. I can’t wait to try this on the plane to Hawaii next week.

3. Restructuring Serum $24
This serum or I call it oil contains Gotu Kola and Vetiver, which is designed to repair worn and damage skin. This serum helps to stimulate the skin cells to heal and regenerate. I know this product is serum , but it feel like oil. I have tried using this serum (oil) under my moisturizer and it does make my skin feel smooth.

4. Clay Masque – Activate & Clarify $28
A magnetic blend of deep cleaning activated charcoal & electrically charge healing Bentonite Clay to pull any impurities from your skin. I would recommend you start with: one tablespoon of water in a bowel; very, very “gently” add the black powder; slowly mix the water and powder together to form the mask; and then apply on your skin !

5. Clay Masque – Cleanse & Glow $22
This mask blend of wildcrafted botanicals to exfoliate  & soften , enriches the skin with vitamin A , retinol , and rose clay. I have not tried this yet but I am sure I will like it.

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6. Body Scrub – Nothing to hide $16
A blend of large organic sugar crystals, paired with cooling peppermint oil, wild crafted peppermint leaves and hydrating carrier oils. This body scrub has a nice, not powering scent, and will make your body feel soft and smooth.

7. Bath Soak – Detox & Restore $16
Luxurious blend of detoxifying & muscle soothing minerals, skin sorting oat powder, and a fragrant blend of botanical and essential oils. The smell is heavenly.

8. Under Pressure – Eucalyptus Citrus $12
A multipurpose oil blend with jojoba oil, apricot oil, eucalyptus oil and eucalyptus globules and essential oils. I have been using this oil when I have body massage. It’s wonderful for stress relief and will make your body smell amazing.

9. Cocoa Mint Lip Balm $5
This is made form 100% local beeswax (Fallbrook , CA) protective lip balm also acts as natural sunscreen, wrinkle prevention and healing agent. I been carry this with me everywhere i go. Sometime I event use on the dry skin area. Small wonder!

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10. Kitchen &Bath cleanser $14
Anatural disinfectant , chemical free, dye and fragrance free and no animal testing. Blend with filtered water, hydrogen peroxide, sodium carbonate, vinegar and organic essential oils.

11. Laundry Soap – Drop your pants $8
Made with certified fair trade and organic oils. Biodegradable and vegetable based. No synthetic foaming agents , preservatives or thickener.

Let me know if you found this information helpful.
Thank you

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Dolce & Gabbana Skincare Aurealux

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I am so exciting about the AUREALUX skincare collection by Dolce & Gabbana. The name Aurealux is inspired from the latin term for Gold or “Aurea” which has played a sigificant part of the Dolce & Gabbana image and has been a element of their fashion for many years, and Lux or “Light” represents a desired radiance from the skin. This product is very new and so my opinions are based on the initial release.

The key ingredients of Aurealux are Gold Silk Cocoon from the East, rich and nourishing Olive Oil from the West, and Vitamin B3 inspired by the wheat fields of southern Sicily. Dolce & Gabbana science has isolated the life fostering qualities of the extremely rare and resilient Gold Silk Cocoon into an exclusively sourced Gold Silk Sericin. Gold Flavo Silk Tricomplex offers radiance, smooth texture and contour for your skin.

There are total Five (5) products in this collection : Aurealux Essence , Aurealux Serum , Aurealux  Cream, Aurealux Eye Gel and Auealux Mask. I have only used three of the five products to date.

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D&G Aurealux Serum

Aurealux Serum (Radiance Elixir) 1.0 oz $ 129.00
Hydrates to boost skin radiance and actively helps improve firmness over time. I would said this is a super light weight serum, it penetrate to your skin soon after you apply and it has floral scent.

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Aurealux Cream (Radiance Moisturizer) 1.6oz $129.00
A cream that almost feel like a  cream gel texture , this cream helps radiantly even tone, smooth texture and sensually contoured shape. The floral scent is little more richer than the serum

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Aurealux Eye Gel (Instant Revitaliser) 0.5oz $ 72.00
This eye gel offer instantly revitalizes, refresh and soothes tired looking eyes. This is also my favorite of the three products. As you can see in the picture above, the gel texture has a bounce back technology. After you remove the required amount of product, the surface of the unused portion of the product will “bounce back” and return to a smooth surface. This is super cool technology. The products floral scent is so light that you will hardly smell it. This gel is perfect for any one who has oily skin and it can be use under make up.

In addition to the Aurealux collection, Dolce & Gabbana also is offering the Essential collection. The Essential collection includes cleansing and protection products including, Essential Cleansing Gel, Essential Cleansing Milk, Essential Cleansing Oil, Essential Cleansing Water, Essential Eye Make Up Remover, Essential Exfoliator, Essential Toner and Essential UV cream.

Overall I love the packaging of this collection, it look so beautiful and elegant. As for the results, I immediately experienced a very smooth and soft feeling. The next day, I still felt the effects of these products. If you like Dolce & Gabbana make up, D&G has carried their theme through to the skin care, creating a very elegant and classy packaging. If you love D&G products, you will love their skin care.

In the USA , Dolce & Gabbana Skin Care is only available select Saks Fifth Avenue 

Skin Care Tips in 2 Minutes

Last week I posted the first video from my new series, “Skin Care Tips In Two Minutes”. This video blog is intended to share and answer questions you may have in a quick and informative two minute video. I will share quick and easy tips that will fit any lifestyle! Leave your skin care questions in the commend area and you just may see you question answered in the series.

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