Get Clean With Plaine Products

Plaine Products review by iliketotalkblogEnvironmentally safe, cruelty free products

Have you ever taken a look around your bathroom and realized how many products you had that were housed in plastic? The creators of Plaine Products did, and set out to change the way people live by creating a line of natural bath products using sustainable packaging. Environmentally friendly products that are not only cruelty-free and vegan, but made to be effective and biodegradable so it stays safe for the environment.

I was sent their body wash, shampoo and conditioner to try. I was happy to hear that not only was it color-safe for my newly colored hair, but also kid safe since my daughter takes baths at the same time and would be around any products that I use.

The formulas are made with a base of organic aloe vera juice that contains vitamins and 8-essential amino acids to keep hair and skin looking and feeling it’s best. All of the products are naturally scented with rosemary, mint and vanilla which blossoms in the shower. I wasn’t sure what that combo would smell like but overall it smells quite minty and I love it. The scent even lingers well after the shower which I enjoy.

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What’s really cool about the brand is the fact that the bottles are actually aluminum refillable/reusable bottles. The bottles are large and will last for quite a while and are sturdy so they can take a beating if they fall over in the shower — just watch your foot, haha. Aluminum was chosen because it’s easy to make reusable by sterilization and strong enough for multiple uses. It’s also a material that can be completely recycled without a loss of quality and less energy needed to make that happen!

So what happens when you finally finish up your bottles? You can ship them back in the eco-friendly packaging they sent you the bottles in (remember to rinse them out and replace the original caps the bottles came with) and Plaine Products will take care of the rest!

Plaine Products review by iliketotalkblogHow long will the bottles last you? I did mention earlier that the bottles are pretty large. I’d say they were on the large economy size you’d normally see with big, cheap bottles of shampoo or body wash, but just made with aluminum. The company says they should last you anywhere from two to four months. They also have travel size aluminum bottles which is helpful and will fit in a toiletry bag much better!

I was really surprised by the quality of the shampoo, conditioner and body wash. I was a bit nervous that the quality would be all in the packaging and not in the actual product but there was a lot of attention to detail put into every aspect of the brand. The shampoo suds very well, smells great and doesn’t strip my hair. The conditioner leaves my color processed hair feeling silky and rinses away easily and the body wash produces a nice lather that leaves my skin feeling moisturized. The pumps on the bottles work well, the packaging that the products were ship in are sturdy and the products look nice over all!

To find out more about Plaine Products you can visit their website or give them a follow on Facebook or Instagram.

Jan Marini’s C-ESTA Serum

Jan Marini C Esta Serum review by iliketotalkblogThere is no doubt that I’m seriously invested in finding the best skincare products for my skin. I frequently read other people’s reviews and try and test out several different things to find the perfect combo that suits my needs. What I find I need is frequent exfoliation, cleansers I can use 2-3 times a day, a hydrating serum, a reparative serum, and a good moisturizer.  I’ve already had the pleasure of trying out Jan Marini’s Hyla 3D Serum which gives my skin the boost of moisture it needs, but I was on the hunt for something the was reparative and could strengthen my skin from the inside out. Luckily, Jan Marini’s C-ESTA Serum was made available to me and I’ve been loving every drop of it.

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I’ve always known and been a fan of topical vitamin C. Vitamin C works as a antioxidant to fight free radical damage, improve collagen synthesis, and can have a brightening effect on the skin. It’s a all-in-one wonder cocktail that truly fights all signs of aging in one. What makes C-ESTA Serum different though is the addition of DMAE, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins B5 and E.  DMAE is a skin-firming agent that has anti-inflammatory properties to it. It fends off wrinkles, improves elasticity and generally sounds like the sister to Vitamin C in my book.  I found out that our brain actually MAKES some of this stuff in small quantities. How cool is that?

Hyaluronic Acid is my jam. It’s the first thing I always want to put on my skin so it’s nice this serum already has it in there. Vitamin B5 is also known as pantothenic acid helps keep that much needed moisture in the skin where it belongs, and helps with the skin healing process. Vitamin E is a well known antioxidant that blocks free radical damage and improves moisture levels of the skin.

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Because this is a luxury skincare product for me, I appreciate that a single pump works for the entire face. I give the bottle a good shake (as directed) and apply after washing my face. I do feel that there is some sort of granular feel to it at first, but it disappears as I massage it into my skin. I have a few acne marks that dry over and often scar immediately after, but I think they are healing faster and leaving less of a mark behind since using this serum. Since it’s only been a few weeks I can only imagine what a significant amount of time with this product can achieve.

I really should remember to use this all over my neck as well, but I generally reach just beyond the jaw line and stop. This stuff is so good I need to make it last! At the same time — I don’t want my neck and chest to look older than my face. Dilemmas, dilemmas.

You can purchase Jan Marini products through their website and through select skincare professionals. To find out more about this cruelty free brand, you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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Shaving Made Simple With Busy Beauty

busy beauty showerless shave gel review by iliketotalkblogCruelty Free, Vegan Shave Gel

In all the blogging that I do, I love when I come across something that is really innovative in the beauty field. Something that makes life easier, and makes me say, WHY didn’t somebody think of this before!? Today is one of those days, guys. I was introduced to something super nifty and I get to share it with all of you! In the next five minutes you’re going to learn all about why you need Busy Beauty Showerless Shave Gel in your life.

How many of us live super busy lives– so busy in fact, that you may forget to shave a leg (or two) before stepping out of the shower? How many of us might have noticed that we missed a patch after you’ve already dried off, put your pjs on and are laying on the couch? Or worse, at the beach and you noticed a spot you forgot! <> And lastly, how many of us have done weekend overnighters or other sleep over trips and you’re not about to lug around those big, huge metal cans in your travel bag because 1) HUGE and 2) the fear of a pressurized metal can exploding over your toiletry bag is something that haunts you to this day.

If ANY of those situations made you whisper to yourself “me” while raising your hand while reading this on your phone then you need Busy Beauty Showerless Shave Gel.

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I’m a super busy mom with a toddler that keeps me on my toes at all times. I also work from home. Figuring out that balance is like learning how to juggle with Faberge eggs. I do everything I can to stay organized and on top of things but I’ll be damned, there are things that will just be forgotten, like shaving my legs which happened just two days ago. Since I’m home alone with my little tornado all day we take our baths together. It’s easier, it saves time and I don’t have to worry that the house will be burned down. But there are times that by the time I’m done with her, and we’ve both gotten out of the bath and dried off that I realize I’ve forgotten to take care of one of two major things that make me feel like a new woman after a shower. First being, freshly washed hair and second, having smooth, shaved legs.

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Lucky for me, I had Busy Beauty Showerless Shave Gel handy so I could do a quick shave on dry skin (dont freak out, I’ll explain) and go on about my night. This unique shave gel doesn’t need any water to activate it, it’s a clear gel that moisturizes, lubricates and prevents irritation from occurring. It has a unique blend of natural oils like Eucalyptus, Ginger, Tea Tree and Oat extracts,  that fight nicks, cuts and ingrown hairs. I just get a few pumps of the clear gel, rub it all over my legs to make a thin film, grab my razor and do what I need to do!

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I still wipe the blade clean and rinse under water between every couple of swipes so I can get a good, close shave. And any remaining gel left on my legs I rub into my skin to act as a post-shave lotion that moisturizes and hydrates.

Guess what, guys? No redness, and no razor bumps. My skin felt pretty nice the next morning actually! Why did I not having this during my dating days?! I needed this!

Some other juicy details about Busy Beauty Showerless Shave Gel:

  • Vegan and Cruelty Free
  • Alcohol and Paraben Free
  • TSA-approved size for easy travel

For around $10, you can grab yourself a can of this all in one shave gel by visiting their site at www.busy-beauty.com. While you’re at it, give them a follow on their Facebook or Instagram too!