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?

The Dirty Goat: Ever Since New York Shampoo and Shave Bar

Shampoo Bars are becoming increasing popular as a way to reduce plastic, provide multi-purpose uses, and often showcase specific hair-loving/skin-loving ingredients. I am very happy to see many of my favorite small business vendors creating their own versions of shampoo bars!

The Dirty Goat makes some of my favorite products, including the Probiotic Deodorant that I am always raving about, and has branched out to Shampoo Bars! I was very excited to try her shampoo bar, and see where she takes these new inventions and creations!

Her Shampoo Bar doubles as a Shave Soap! At first, I was very confused by this. Why would my Shampoo Bar be something that I rub on my legs for shaving? Most Shampoo Bars simply do not have that kind of softness or lather to them. This one does! This is the most moisturizing and nourishing lather that I have ever felt in any kind of shampoo, bar or not! It is luxurious and moisturizing, while giving your hair and scalp a deep clean. Most Shampoo Bars leave my curly hair feeling dry, but not this one! It provides a deep clean, while nourishing my hair and scalp. My curls are left moisturized and not frizzy, which is a huge plus in my book!

Now the scent! My word, does this smell good! Ever Since New York smells of sweet blackberries, tart lemons, and butter vanilla. To my nose I smell the sweet blackberries and warm vanilla at the front, with the tart lemon underneath it all to make it more rounded and not so sweet. This scent is amazing and fills the whole bathroom when warmed in the shower. I also love that I can take my hair down at the end of my day and get a hint of blackberry, lemon and vanilla! It is the little things in life 🙂

This Shampoo Bar is huge! It is a thick, solid bar that is 3 oz of love and comes in a biodegradable, compostable wrapper because that is The Dirty Goat, and they are awesome and care for our environment!

Go check out Erica and her amazing shop, The Dirty Goat. She makes her products with integrity and is super knowledgeable about ingredients and skincare! She is an amazing person inside and out, and I am happy to support her small business!

July Empties!

Another month has come and gone, and I am feeling good about the size of my stash and the amount of products I am using and enjoying! It is important to be happy with the size of your stash, and that you enjoy using your products and getting use out of them. If not, then what is the point, Ya feel me?

Neutrogena Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads: I did not think that I would like these, but I actually enjoyed them very much and would like to repurchase them! They are super easy to use, are big enough to cover both eyes, and have enough cleanser on them that they do not dry out. I highly recommend giving these a shot!

LUSH Aqua Marina: My holy grail facial cleanser! I won’t beat a dead horse, but I highly recommend this cleanser! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Bath Frosting in Put On Your Birthday Suit: I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar Bath Frostings! They are super luxurious, lather extremely well, and last forever. I always feel like a queen when using these products! Put On Your Birthday Suit smells amazing! It has scent notes of birthday cake, sage, fruit loops, and jasmine. I would definitely repurchase this product!

Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo: This was a very nice dry shampoo! It was volumizing, smelled nice, and left my hair feeling clean. I did feel like I needed to use a lot of product to get the effect that I wanted, which I did not enjoy. I will not be repurchasing this dry shampoo. I enjoy other dry shampoos more, and that are more affordable.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Whipped Meringue in Lemon Rose: I loved this! It smelled of fizzy lemons, sugar, and a hint of floral. I love Whipped Meringues. They are super moisturizing and the scent lasts for days on the skin. I highly recommend giving these a shot, and I will be repurchasing!

N०7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes: I enjoyed these! I am pretty picky about face wipes, but these were not bad! They had enough cleanser, so they were all equally saturated, and they did not leave a weird film on my face. They did not get all of my makeup off, which is a con, but they were decent. I would look into repurchasing these wipes.

We finished a candle! Scentsational in Midnight Woods: My partner loved this and used this in his office when he was gaming or working. It was a very nice scent. It smelled of plum, cedar wood, and amber. It is soy wax which is our preference for wax. We would definitely repurchase!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Whipped Meringue in Cabana Boy: Can you tell that I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar and their Whipped Meringues?! I didn’t love this scent at first, but it really grew on me. I kept this on my bedside table, and it was a nice relaxing scent to use at night. It smells of black peppercorn and cherry. Guys, try these lotions!

June Box of Sugar: Tropic like it’s hot

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Box of Sugar is my favorite package to get every month! It is the perfect subscription box for anyone that loves bath and body products! You get four products every month, most of the time full-sized products, that are all curated for that month’s theme.

Twisted Boardwalk Whipped Meringue: Whipped Meringue’s are perfection! They are light and airy, with an intense level of moisture to keep your skin hydrated all day. Twisted Boardwalk has scent notes of yuzu, coconut, and strawberry daiquiri. This smells of a miami vice, but with a less sweet coconut scent, and sweet strawberry scent. It also has a slightly earthly note to it, which I am guessing is from the yuzu. Very excited to have this scent in my collection, it is perfect for summer!

Chasing Waterfalls Anywhere Spritzer: I love Anywhere Spritizers! I use them on my sheets, pillows, couches; anywhere that I feel I want to freshen up a room! Chasing Waterfalls has scent notes of cool water and juniper breeze. It is a nice clean, herbal scent that is just perfect for sheets and pillow cases. I cannot wait to break this out on a spring cleaning day to freshen up our bedroom!

Hot Guava Sparkling Shower Gel: Ahhh Sugar Sugar Shower Gels are amazing! They are super soft and luxurious feeling. Hot Guava smells of coconut, sweet vanilla, fresh guava, and pina colada. To my nose, I get a very very sweet, fruity, pina colada. I believe this was the most popular product/scent this month, and for good reason! It is absolutely stunning, with it’s neon peach color and gold biodegradable glitter and a fun tropical scent!

Vitamin Sea Premium Bath Bomb: I have been waiting for a bath bomb to show up again in a Box of Sugar, and man, was it worth the wait! This bath bomb is right up my ally too! I love all things citrus and fruity. This has scent notes of freshly peeled oranges, green apple, and fresh pear. It is one of the most vibrant bath bombs that I have ever seen and I am super excited to get it into the tub!

Iz Yew Mad Poolside Conditioning Spray: This is a new product from Ahhh Sugar Sugar and one that I am so excited to try! This is a leave-in hair conditioning spray to help soften and detangle after a long day in the hot sun or at the pool. I think this is genius! This has scent notes of pina colada and watermelon popsicle. This smells of sweet watermelon pina colada. I imagine this will be a light scent when sprayed on the hair. I can’t wait to see how this works and how the scent holds up in my hair.

This has been the perfect tropical theme Box of Sugar! Every month I am blown away by Ahhh Sugar Sugar, and I cannot ever imagine not wanting to continue with this subscription box! If you haven’t already, get your name on the waitlist for this box. You will not be disappointed!