The Upkeep of Solid Shampoo Bars

I love solid shampoo bars. I think they are an ingenious invention to help cut down on plastic and also add much needed nutrients to your hair.

As shampoo bars get used, they start to wear down, which is the natural course of things. But as they get thinner and smaller, I have noticed that they do not dry out as well between washes and they stick to the container and start to tear. They also start to get glumpy. I have noticed that some pieces can start to break off and stick in my hair. I would love to get my uses out of my products, but after I hit the halfway mark of my shampoo bars they don’t dry out as well, even using a container, and they start to wear down and thin out faster. Does this happen to you guys and how do guys combat this? I would love any tips!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar: Morality Whipped Meringue

I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Whipped Meringues! They are super thick and moisturizing, and are just what my skin needs to put the life back into it at the end of my day. Whipped Meringues are a super thick, whipped body butter full of oils that quench dry skin and visibly plump up and smooth out the skin.

Morality Whipped Meringue has the scent notes of lemongrass and sage. I would never think to make a Whipped Meringue out of those scents notes, or even think to put them together, but it works so well! Ahhh Sugar Sugar creates the most innovative and creative scents, and it is a pleasure to get to experience their creations.

Morality is a very clean, herbal scent. It can seem like a very powerful scent because of how “herbally” it is, but do not let that scare you away! It is really a very lovely, delicate, light scent that sinks right into the skin. This scent is not powerful on the skin, and after a few hours, you won’t even notice it.

As with all of Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Whipped Meringues that I have tried so far, a little goes a long way with this product! It is so packed full of oils and butters that you only need a little bit of this whipped goodness to moisturize your whole body. This product is so moisturizing that my skin still feel moisturized after washing and sanitizing my hands throughout the day. I cannot recommend these Whipped Meringues enough!

Check out Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Facebook Group: AhhhSugarSugar Sugar Babies to keep up to date on restocks or just to learn more about the company. Happy Bathing!

July Box of Sugar: Flashback Friday

Hooray for some old school Ahhh Sugar Sugar products! I have loved Ahhh Sugar Sugar for about a year and a half, but I was not actively buying from them right when I found them, so I feel as though I have missed out on a lot of their scents and products from their older days! I have missed the opportunity to have products with their old labels, and I had yet to smell Who Killed The Basic Witch scent, so this box was an extra special treat for me!

The first product I pulled out was of course Who Killed the Basic Witch Coffee Scrub! I was extremely anxious to smell this product because of all the hype surrounding it. Let me tell you… the hype is justified! It smells AMAZING! Ahhh Sugar Sugar states that it has scent notes of coffee, waffles, and pumpkin. I can smell the coffee and a hint of bakery from the waffles. But to me, I get a strong sweet/tart, almost apple, scent that is just lovely. I assume that that is the pumpkin, and I love that this is not a traditional pumpkin scent, because I am not a fan of the tradition pumpkin scents. This is a very delightful scent and scrub that has actual coffee in it. I am very excited to try this scent in more formats!

I pulled out Wonderland Whipped Meringue, well, because of my obsession with Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Whipped Meringues! I was not in love on first sniff, so I put it back into the box. I took it out a couple days later, and fell in love! It is such a lovely, clean, spa-like scent. This is one of those times where I am just in awe of Ahhh Sugar Sugar and their mastery. I can detect each individual scent notes, but they are all perfectly blended in a clean, delicate, spa-like scent. On first scent, I can detect the green tea, then the aloe comes into play, and lastly the lavender helps calm and round out the scent. I am very excited to throw this perfectly sized 4 oz whipped meringue into my purse to use as a hand cream throughout the fall!

Next up is Mrs. Claus Bath Frosting with the old label! I am very excited to have an Ahhh Sugar Sugar product with an old label, call me crazy! I love the Mrs. Claus scent, and just recently used up and posted a review on my Mrs. Claus Whipped Meringue. Mrs. Claus is such a sweet musky scent that is not overpowering in its sweetness and is simply a lovely scent. It is one of my favorites from Ahhh Sugar Sugar! I already know that I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s bath frostings, so I cannot wait to get this in my bathroom!

Last, but certainly not least, is Carousel Shower Gel. I am not sure if Ahhh Sugar Sugar has created a shower gel before, but I am extremely anxious to try my first one from them! The Carousel scent might be a tad too sweet for me being birthday cake and cotton candy, but I will certainly give it a go! You can really smell the bakery vanilla cake scent with the sticky sweetness from the cotton candy. I am very interested to see how this shower gel performs and to see if Ahhh Sugar Sugar will start doing more shower gels.

Needless to say, I am totally in love with this Flashback Friday themed box of sugar! I can’t wait to try these products, but I am cautious to use them before I get any more of these scents in my stash! I am very excited for the August box for a couple of reasons! One, August is my birthday month so everything seems extra special to me. Plus the theme of the August box is Last Lick of Summer! I am hoping for some more new products and some more citrusy scents (my favorite) to hold me over until next summer!

As always, let me know what you want reviewed specifically and I will post it to my page!

Zoetic Petal Drops

I have always been a gal that prefers oils to creams. It is a very strange thought and idea, but oils actually control my natural oils better than cream lotions do. Oils also have so many natural ingredients that have specific properties that help better your skin. They aren’t filled with unnecessary fillers and waters like lotions and creams.

Zoetic Petal Drops is a wonderful facial oil that is packed full of amazing ingredients that all have a specific purpose to help and nourish your skin. It has Moroccan Rose and Virgin Chia Seed Oil that are high in antioxidants that help fight the signs of aging, minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Calendula helps to minimize scarring and increases the product of collagen around wound sites. Hibiscus helps to tone and firm skin. Apricot Kernel Oil helps to repair damaged skin and helps to decrease puffy eyes. Jasmine Oil helps to calm skin. They ALL help add moisture to the skin and help keep it moisturized throughout the day.

This facial oil has a lovely light floral smell that adds a real elegance to the product. It is not overpowering and does not linger on the skin. Zoetic Petal Drops are highly moisturizing and sinks quickly into the skin. It does not leave a greasy residue on your skin. They are highly concentrated facial drops, so I only need to use 3 drops to cover and moisturize my whole face. Because of this, and the high concentration of amazing oils, I fully believe the price for this product is justified.

On the Zoetic website, they say that you can use their Petal Drops as a moisturizer, night treatment oil, and makeup primer. I have found that you can use this oil on your face, down your neck, and even in the ends of your hair. Zoetic has made an oil that has many uses and advantages. It is a very nourishing and moisturizing product. I would highly recommend trying this product out.

Zoetic Petal Drops comes in a nice elegant glass dropper bottle with a few flower buds and flower petals in the oil. It is a very beautiful bottle that adds such a nice touch of luxury and elegance to my nighttime routine and to my bathroom!

To check out Zoetic and their amazing Petal Drops click the link: Zoetic Petal Drops

July Empties

AHHH Sugar Sugar 7pm in Charleston Salt Scrub: I love this salt scrub! I do not like usually like salt scrubs, but Ahhh Sugar Sugar has changed the game for me! This has a very nice clean scent and works wonders on the skin! I have a review of it already here:

LUSH Sparkling Dusting Powder in First Snow: I didn’t know quite what to do with a Dusting Powder when I first got one. I did not like the idea of using it on my sheets because of the recent research involving talc. I did not like the idea of using it on my carpet, because I have heard about it overheating the engine of the vacuum. I ended up using it for the drains in my kitchen sink. We do not have a dishwasher, so after I would get done washing dishes, I would put a little bit in the bottom of the sink to help keep out kitchen smelling fresh! It worked well, and I enjoyed using the product in that way!

LUSH Aqua Marina Face Wash: This is my holy grail face wash! It is perfect for my combination and sensitive skin. It helps keep my face clear and my oils at bay. If you have not tried this yet, give it a shot! It has done wonders for my skin.

Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil: I have gone through many bottles of this! I use this to take off my makeup at night and it does the job well. I have tried other cleansing oils in the past, and they all do the job, this one is cost effective and has a pump, so it wins!

Almay Eye Makeup Remover Liquid: This is a good eye makeup remover. It gets rid of all my mascara and cream shadows. It does sting my eyes a little bit, so I will be looking for a different one that does not sting my eyes.

LUSH Tea Tree Toner Water: I LOVE this stuff! I buy this in the big bottles because I use this everyday. Tea Tree is antibacterial and antifungal. It also has a lovely woody smell. I use this after I wash my face to help keep my face clear and clean.

Simple Micellar Face Wipes: These are some of the best face wipes I have ever used! They take all my makeup off, even my eye makeup! They don’t sting my eyes and it doesn’t leave a weird residue on my face. I will definitely repurchase them!

AHHH Sugar Sugar Mrs. Claus Whipped Meringue: AHHH Sugar Sugar Whipped Meringues have changed my lotion game! They keep my skin super soft and hydrated. I will forever repurchase this product! I am new to the Mrs. Claus scent, and but I have found that I really enjoy it! It is a nice musky, sweet scent. I have a review of this product here:

LUSH Breeze on a Sea Air: This was a nice toner water, but it does not compare to the Tea Tree Toner Water. I enjoyed using this, but I would not repurchase this.

LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub: This is the best lip scrub I have ever used! I prefer to use minty scented lip scrubs, and this one is a wonderful minty scent and it tastes good! It offers a perfect amount of “scrubbiness” and it takes all the dead skin off my lips without damaging my lips!

Mrs. Claus Whipped Meringue

I am all about a thick, moisturizing body butter. I love to slather myself from head to toe with anything I can find! This Whipped Meringue is super lightweight and absorbs into the skin easily. It has a high oil content for how lightweight this lotion is. Because of how moisturizing this body butter is, it only takes a little dollop to moisturize your body parts! Trust me, it is easy to use too much! Less is more with this product!

Now if you are looking at the scent notes, and are turned off by how sweet this scent sounds, don’t be! It is a sweet scent, but the musk does a lot to tone down the sweetness of the cotton candy and bubblegum. I cannot make out the specific notes of the cotton candy or the bubblegum, they mix together so seamlessly to create a nice sweet base and the white musk tones down the sweetness and adds some depth to the scent. On the skin, the white musk comes to the top, so you are left with a sweet smelling musky scent. It is definitely a scent worth trying out! The scent lasts on the skin nicely. If I apply this at night after my shower, I can still smell it the next day on my body, the sheets, and my pjs!

Whipped Meringues from Ahhh Sugar Sugar have become a staple product for me. They are super moisturizing on the skin, their scents are amazing, and they last on the skin for hours! They also have good ingredients in them which help repair and maintain the skin. Ahhh Sugar Sugar is a company I can get behind and stay behind. If you love body butters and are looking to try out a product of theirs, try a Whipped Meringue. You will not be disappointed!

Zoetic Glamour Shampoo Bar

I am a new believer and lover in shampoo bars. I believe shampoo bars are an amazing invention that helps reduce waste, are cost effective, and they eliminate parabens and sulfates. I do not have much experience with shampoo bars, but the little experience I do have, I know that I love them!

I have curly, can be frizzy, dry hair. I color my hair, and I have to use a lot of conditioner and oils to keep my curls curly and not frizzy, but not too much because I do not want my hair to be greasy or weighed down. I have very picky hair!

Zoetic’s Glamour Shampoo Bar is made of antioxidant and nutrient rich ingredients such as Kokum Butter and Black Cumin Seed Oil that promote hair growth and elasticity. It also has Moroccan Rose Oil and Avocado Oil that help moisturize the scalp and and nourish the strands along with strengthening the roots of the hair.

After only two uses of Glamour Shampoo Bar, I can tell a noticeable difference in my hair. My hair is softer and smoother, while still holding a curl, and does not feel weighed down at all! My hair feels less damaged, as in my ends don’t feel as rough or “in need” of a trim and my “fly aways” are tamed and not “flying” around my face. I am thoroughly impressed with this shampoo bar.

Zoetic recommends Glamour Shampoo Bar for normal to dry hair, and I would wholeheartedly agree. I feel with how much moisture this shampoo bar gives, it might be too much for oily-haired girls. For the dry-haired girls and guys, you MUST give this shampoo bar a try! It will change your hair game!

Glamour Shampoo Bar is scented with Rose and Strawberries. Right out of the box, you can smell the rose! It is a very strong floral scent. Once in the heat of the shower, the strawberry scent comes out to play. It turns into a sweet, floral scent. I do not notice that the scent lasts on the hair.

Zoetic is having a major sale right now, so now is the time to pick up some items to try! I will post the link for Glamour Shampoo Bar below, and I also highly recommend checking out the Sugar Body Polish, Bath Salt Soaks, and the Petal Drops! Let me know what you try and love!

Glamour Shampoo Bar