Ahhh Sugar Sugar: Twenty Four Karat Tea Tonic Infused Facial Toner

Now this is something to write home about.

I do a lot of reviews on Ahhh Sugar Sugar. I love the brand, what they stand for, and the cool chicks behind it all. I do not love everything they do, and I am honest about that, but I do enjoy trying it all! I am cautious about what I put on my face. I have sensitive, acne prone skin so I try very hard not to irritate it or break it out. I would honestly not try facial products from most bath and body companies for several reasons. But when Ahhh Sugar Sugar came out with a facial toner, I did not hesitate. I know Haley and the Ahhh Sugar Sugar team. I have been using and following them for years. I trust their methods, intentions, and products. And they did not disappoint.

First, the packaging. This facial toner comes in an amazing and luxurious frosted glass bottle with a dropper. It is classy. It is elegant, and it is bougie. It is everything that Ahhh Sugar Sugar is and continues to be. They do not skimp on their presentation, which makes using their products so much fun. It is art in your bathroom.

Now onto the good stuff. This facial toner is said to brighten and refresh tired, dull skin. It also has several ingredients that are great for soothing skin as well. I like that they are not claiming that this product will do a laundry list of things. They are keeping it simple with what this product will do for your skin and how it will do it for your skin.

I have noticed after using this product for a few weeks, that my skin is brighter, clearer, and less textured. It helps soothe any irritated or red patches on my skin, while giving my overall complexion a total “wake-up” and refreshed feel. I use this as a moisturizer during the day, and it is perfect for this combo girl’s skin. It is very light, and sinks into the skin quickly. It has a light herbal, floral scent that is not at all strong or overpowering, but is from the oils and ingredients themselves. The one thing about this product that I do not love is that the botanicals in the bottle can stop your dropper from grabbing product, or they come out with the product onto your hands and face.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar is having a preorder right now, where this and several other products are available to buy. Go check it out here: Ahhh Sugar Sugar Preorder. Tell me what you think and what you buy! Thank you for being here!

The Dirty Goat: State of Grace Face Oil

I have used and loved facial oils for years now. In high school and college, my mom and I would research different carrier oils, mixing oils and essential oils to use to make our own homemade facial moisturizer. Since then, I have started dabbling in trusted skin care brands that provide facial oils.

The Dirty Goat makes skin care, shower, and body products that are luxurious and homemade. She has the most unique and intriguing scent blends that will make you come back for more! But I digress, we are here for her State of Grace Face Oil!

State of Grace Face Oil is one of her OG products that she has been making for years. I remember in one of my first orders I placed with Erica, she put a sample of the State of Grace Face Oil in the order, and I knew that I wanted to try more of her skin care products.

State of Grace Face Oil is a thicker oil that is packed full of essential and skin healthy oils that nourish and moisturize the skin. I find that this oil is best for nighttime use, because it is a bit of a thicker oil that can take some time to sink into the skin. This face oil will leave your skin nourished throughout the night and into the next morning. This face oil does not break me out, helps to calm my skin, and actually reduces redness and inflammation with continued use.

Now let’s get into the ingredients! State of Grace is made up of nourishing oils that help moisturize and protect the skin. Jojoba oil helps regulate oil production and helps prevent clogged pores. Rice Bran oil helps to even out skin tone, reduce pigmentation and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hemp seed oil has anti-aging properties to it. Argan oil helps to moisturize and soften the skin. Rosehip seed oil helps to correct dark spots and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E helps to block free radicals and keep your skin looking young. Evening Primrose oil helps to hydrate and prevent acne. Clary Sage helps to regulate oil production and reduce inflammation in the skin. Lavender Essential Oil is moisturizing and anti-bacterial which helps to prevent and treat acne.

Whew! When I said that this oil is PACKED full of amazing oils, I was not kidding. There is no filler ingredient in this bunch! Everything that has been put into this product has a reason and purpose. Products like this truly set The Dirty Goat apart from the others.

This oil is packaged in an 100% recycled plastic with a pump. This makes it easy to use, and helps protect the oils from light and air so they stay at their most effective and potent. This product cost $36 for 2oz. This is not a cheap product, but as you can see from the ingredient list, there is a reason for that. Also, 2 oz of face oil will go a long way, especially if only used at night.

I would highly recommend this product from The Dirty Goat if you are looking for a high quality face oil. You can find The Dirty Goat on Facebook and Instagram. Those are the best places to stay up to date on future restocks and make suggestions for products. Erica opens up her website, http://www.thedirtygoatsoapco.com almost weekly, during the pre-orders or restocks.

If you made it this far, THANK YOU! I appreciate all of you. Drop a comment down below if you have tried anything from The Dirty Goat or future reviews you would like to see me do! Have a great day, friends!

April Box of Sugar: Farmhouse Fresh

This month’s Box of Sugar is WAY different than anything else Ahhh Sugar Sugar has put out. They went with a totally different theme and feel than what they normally do, and this is a nice change! For this month’s box, they went with a totally clean and natural look and feel, and it seems like there might be more to come with these types of products.

The Barn at Post Oak and Ahhh Sugar Sugar collabrated again to bring us an AMAZING Soy Wax Candle. I am so happy that Ahhh Sugar Sugar uses and promotes soy wax, because that is what I like to use in my own home. This candle is scented in lemon verbena, cedar, peppermint, vanilla sugar, and eucalyptus. You know what is crazy? You can smell all of those scents, and they blend together perfectly. On the top, you get the lemon, peppermint and eucalyptus, the vanilla sugar sweeten all those “harsher” scents with the cedar giving it all some depth. Ahhh Sugar Sugar was also super kind, and provided everyone with very elegant matches in a glass bottle.

Sea Salt and Vanilla Bean Bath Oil. Ahhh Sugar Sugar has put out some nice bath oils before, but this bath oil is simple and luxurious, at the same time. I am very excited to use this, and see how this warms up in the heat of the bath. This smells of sweet vanilla bean, that is mellowed by the oil and salt.

Body Soap. Ahhh Sugar Sugar puts out Bath Frostings and Sugar-Free Bath Frostings. This is just labeled as Body Soap, so I am curious to see if this is a whole new formula, or is the same formula as the Sugar-Free Bath Frostings. This is scented in apricot, bergamont, and mint. This smells of sweet apricot, with just a hint of sweet mint.

Body Scrub. I have missed Ahhh Sugar Sugar scrubs! I ran out a few months ago, and just haven’t restocked yet. This is scented in rosemary, blood orange, basil, and thyme. This smells of sweet blood orange and herbs. It is a very nice, clean scent and one that I feel would transfer well to other products.

Hand Soap. This is a gorgeous hand soap that is all peachy and iridescent. I am excited to see them do a hand soap that is not foaming. This product looks amazing and I am excited to see how this works! It is scented in lemon, mint, and grass. This smells of minty lemon, with grass as an anchor. It is a nice clean, spring scent.

April Empties!

This month was a slow month for empties! I feel like across the board, for a lot of people, this has been a long, slow month for empties and just in general! I wonder why that is?

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Shenanigans Whipped Meringue: I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar Whipped Meringues, but I much prefer them in a pot instead of the tube. This was a very nice scent of fresh apples. I don’t know that I would repurchase this scent, only because Ahhh Sugar Sugar offers so many other unique and amazing scents!

LUSH Tea Tree Toner Water: This is a holy grail item for me, and something that I constantly use in my skincare routine. This toner helps to keep my oils at bay and my skin clear.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil: This was an alright cleansing oil. It didn’t WOW me, but it also wasn’t terrible. It got most of my makeup off, but I don’t know that I would recommend it.

LUSH Aqua Marina: This is my holy grail face wash. It is super calming for my sensitive skin, doesn’t break me out, keeps my skin clear and oil free, and you get used to the scent. I would highly recommend and I continue to repurchase.

Shea Butter Vanilla Buttercream: This was a stocking stuffer from my grandparents. It was a nice moisturizer and fit easily in my purse.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar The Jessica Bath Frosting: It took me awhile to finish this bath frosting, and this is the first bath frosting I have finished in awhile. This was an amazing, unique, and complex scent. I would highly recommend it if you haven’t used this scent before, and I always recommend Ahhh Sugar Sugar Bath Frostings!

Nyakio Maracuja and Yangu Soothing Oil: I very much enjoyed this facial oil! This was a very soothing and calming facial oil. It moisturized my skin without leaving it oily or feeling heavy, and it did not break me out. This had a very calming and grounding scent that was not overpowering on the skin. I would highly recommend this facial oil.

How did you feel about the month of April and all that it brought or didn’t bring?

March Box of Sugar: If Willy Wonka was the Easter Bunny

This month’s Box of Sugar is absolute Easter perfection! I was not expecting the Sugar Shack Crew to match all the packaging and make an Easter Basket type feel with this box! It was amazing to open and get that sense of wonder like a kid again! Ahhh Sugar Sugar does it again!

Smell The Rainbow Detangler: Ahhh Sugar Sugar has done detanglers before, and they are always super cute, make your hair smell great, and condition well helping to detangle your hair. I am excited to use this product, because it smells so flippin’ good! It smells like straight up skittles! But skittles that have all been mashed together! It is a SUPER sweet and slightly fruity scent and I am here for it.

You’re Turning Violet, Violet. Bath Frosting: Everyone knows, Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Bath Frostings are insanely luxicious. They lather up like a dream, they offer some exfoliation, they don’t dry your skin out, and they are beautiful to look at and smell amazing! I believe it is super generous of them to offer a full sized bath frosting in almost every BOS. I was expecting this to smell like Violets. The scent notes for this is juicy bubblegum, warm blueberry pie, and vanilla ice cream. I smell the warm blueberry bakery scent, with just a hint of sweetness from the bubblegum, and the vanilla ice cream to cut threw all the bakery and sweet.

Candy Land Waltz Dry Oil Spray: I am a fan of Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s dry oil spray. It is such an easy, fuss free way to moisturize quickly. This dry oil spray has added shimmer, which will be a nice touch in the summer sun! This product has scent notes of powdered sugar, cake batter, sugar sprinkles, and sweet tarts. To my nose, I get a bakery sweet tart scent. I am not loving the scent in the bottle, but I am curious to see how it smells on the skin.

Dreamers of Dreams Solid Bubble Bath: This pastel rainbow bubble bar is gorgeous! I love all the colors and the way they wrapped it up like a lollipop. Ahhh Sugar Sugar bubble bars create mounds of bubbles and make the water super soft in your tub. This has scent notes of watermelon jolly rancher and fruit loops, which they hit spot on. It smells like a super sweet fruit loops scent. I love it and want more of it!

Candy is Dandy Scented Nail Polish: This is a new product for Ahhh Sugar Sugar and one that is super interesting to see them make. I love painting my nails, so I am excited to see how this nail polish holds up. It is said to be scented in grape airhead. At this point, I only smell the nail polish, but should be able to smell the grape airhead when my nails dry.

Overall, Ahhh Sugar Sugar knocks it out of the park again! I don’t know how these guys do it, but they just continue to put out amazing, creative products that “wow” everyone. Plus, they continue to communicate with and listen to their customers! There is a reason these ladies have a cult following, and this is why!

If you haven’t tried Ahhh Sugar Sugar, what are you waiting for?

February and March Empties!

Can you believe it is April already? This year has been flying by which is exciting and scary all at the same time! I have been using up my stash nicely, and I am excited to see some of my older products being moved out of my stash and my stash at a more reasonable level!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Unicorn Farts Foaming Hand Soap: This was a nice, pretty soap. It lathered well, smelled amazing, and did the job. It smelled of sweet, tart berries. I am not a fan of foaming hand soap, but this did was it was supposed to do. I would not repurchase this.

Redken All Soft Shampoo: This was a nice shampoo, but it did not knock my socks off. It lathered well, smelled nice, and didn’t dry my hair out. I would not repurchase. There are better shampoos out there.

Bliss Bump Attendant: These are a lifesaver! When we moved here, I kept struggling with ingrown hairs. This product totally eliminated them! I use this after every other shower, and no more ingrown hairs. Check this out if you struggle with ingrown hairs! I have already repurchased.

OLLY The Perfect Women’s Multi: I was not as impressed with this product this time around. I do not know that I would repurchase. I have changed my diet up so that I am getting a lot of my daily vitamin and minerals, so I just don’t know that I need a regular multi.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater: I very much enjoyed this product! It was a nice facial spray that worked before or after makeup. It helped to calm my skin down and it smelled light and delicate. I would repurchase.

LUSH Kitchen Hot Toddy Shower Gel: This is a sad empty. Hot Toddy is one of my favorite shower gels and I am sad to have finished one from my stash. I would absolutely repurchase if they sold these again. It is such a nice warm, spicy scent. It was a gorgeous color of red with gold sparkles.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Fresh To The Core Whipped Meringue: I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar Whipped Meringues and this one was no different. The smell at first was great, it was a tart apple scent, but the more you used it the more it started to smell like plastic. I would not repurchase this scent.

The Dirty Goat Vetiver Probiotic Deodorant: This is my holy grail deodorant. I don’t use anything else on my underarms. I enjoyed this scent, it was a nice woodies, musky, while still be fresh, scent. I would repurchase.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Mrs. Claus Bath Frosting: I enjoy their bath frostings and use them all the time. They are super luxurious. I love this scent! I am surprised it didn’t make it into their “classics” group. I would repurchase this and I have!

LUSH Kitchen Tramp Body Lotion: I love the Lush Kitchen Body Lotions and wish LUSH sold this formula all the time. Tramp smells like a walk in a wet, mossy field and I love it! I would absolutely repurchase this scent if they sold it again.

NYM Clean Freak Dry Shampoo: I love this stuff and continue to go back to it. It is holy grail status for me.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Cream: This was just alright. I would not repurchase. It did moisturize, but it did not leave me feeling hydrated all day.

LUSH Sleepy Body Lotion: I enjoyed this hand cream and would repurchase. I use this at night before bed. It is very moisturizing and almost greasy. It smells like a musky lavender.

LUSH Fairy Dust Dusting Powder: I enjoyed this. It smelled very sweet, and it did what it was supposed to do. I don’t know that I would repurchase, because I just don’t think I have a need for a dusting powder.

LUSH Christingle Body Conditioner: I love LUSH’s body conditioners. They work great and last a long time. This is a VERY minty scent. I would repurchase this.

Whew, holy empties! Glad we made it through! If you are still here and reading this far, thank you! I appreciate you, and you are my people. I hope you have a great April and use all of the amazing bath and body products!

Thank you for reading my ramblings.

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

Hello!

I moved states about 6 months ago, started a new job, using new water and dealing with different environmental factors and stressors, and my skin has been paying for it. I have been dealing with acne, texture, dry patches, and none of my normal skincare has been working at calming my skin. It was getting to the point, where I was starting to get really upset and self-conscious about my skin, because I just couldn’t seem to get it under control.

In comes Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum. I was pretty skeptical about this brand, to be honest. It did not look like high quality stuff, and I was worried about it either not doing anything or breaking me out more, but after reading some of the reviews and ingredients, I was intrigued. I wanted a serum/acid that would help calm my skin, and start to lighten up the scars on my face from my recent breakouts. After reading about the antioxidant properties in this blend, I was cautiously excited to see if this would help calm my skin down.

This product has been THE ONE product that has helped my skin these past few months! Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum has evened out my skin tone, brightened my skin, smoothed out the texture, and helped stop my acne. I notice when I skip days with this product, because my skin starts to look dull, texture forms, and I start to get more acne. This product has quickly become a staple for me in my skincare routine and one I will not be giving up anytime soon.

WHY THIS PRODUCT WORKS:

Vitamin C and E are powerful and protective antioxidants that help reduce the appearance of discoloration and wrinkles. Ferulic Acid, when combined with Vitamin C and E, has a compounding effect with the antioxidants. Hyaluronic Acid helps plump up the skin. Konjac Root creates a thin protective barrier and helps to smooth and soften the skin. Konjac Root is also high in nutrients such as copper, zinc, iron, magnesium, fatty acids, and much more! Chamomile Extract also forms a protective barrier and helps to calm the skin and Clary Sage is a natural toner and astringent!

This serum is jam packed with amazing ingredients that are powerful and effective for the skin, and they have been blended perfectly for maximum results. I am a believer in Mad Hippie Skin Care, and I will be returning to try more products from their line! Any suggestions?

Thank you for reading these ramblings, my friends, I appreciate you all!